13 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-5-17

  1. An article on Trump and CNN:

    It contains a nice little segment on Jeffrey Lord who is probably my favorite Trumpkin. Lord makes the same ridiculous arguments as the other Trumpkins, but he is unfailingly polite and good natured. Even Kirsten Powers (my favorite liberal) can get angry (generally following some new Trump lie or antic) but nothing can change Lord’s pleasant demeanor.


  2. Well look at that. Suddenly the media has a problem with a president who golfs a lot. Another 1000 rounds or so, and he’ll have caught up to Obama. But I guess they couldn’t have a problem with Obama doing it, ‘cuz he’s black, and that would be racist. 🙄


  3. AJ, You misunderstood the cover photo. The joke is not that The Orange One is playing golf. The joke is that he is just digging himself deeper into trouble (the bunker) as each day goes by.

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  4. Yeah I got that, but the golf is a thing now too, now that Obama isn’t president anymore. Perhaps you missed that second dig, a shot at Trump as well.

    Like I said, it’s a thing now….





    I’d love for you and Trump to get together for a round. I’d even caddie. No way I’d wanna miss that. 🙂

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  5. Today is supposed to be something called “Equal Pay Day”

    So naturally, hypocritical Dems are all over it.


    “The gender pay gap in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) office is nearly 10 percent wider than the national average, meaning women in the Massachusetts Democrat’s office will have to wait longer than most women across the country to recognize Equal Pay Day.

    Equal Pay Day, created two decades ago by the National Committee on Pay Equity, is scheduled by using the Census Bureau annual unadjusted gender pay gap to determine how far into the next year women would have to work to match annual earnings of men. Last year’s figures, showing that women earned 79.6 percent of what men earned, put Equal Pay Day on Tuesday April 4, more than three months into the calendar year.

    However, women working for Warren were paid just 71 cents for every dollar paid to men during the 2016 fiscal year, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.”

    Elizabeth Warren ✔ @SenWarren

    #EqualPayDay isn’t a national day of celebration. It’s a national day of embarrassment.

    4:51 PM – 12 Apr 2016
    2,779 2,779 Retweets 3,669 3,669 likes”

    I’ll say it is. I for one am extremely embarrassed that a fraud like this holds high political office and makes decisions adversely affecting the rest of us.


  6. Also from the link….

    “Most notable on the list is failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who paid women less than men first as a senator, then as secretary of state, and as a presidential candidate. Her campaign viewed her tendency to pay women less than men as a campaign vulnerability.

    Former President Barack Obama regularly spoke out about the gender pay gap, but women working at the White House were paid less than men.”


  7. Fact checking AP’s Fact Check.

    Alternate title,

    Yet another reason to not trust AP’s Fact Check.


    “Like other Democratic Party news outlets, the Associated Press is conducting a daily war against President Trump and his administration. This war is waged through biased news stories, which are legion, and through the AP’s purported “fact checks.” Today’s AP “fact check” is typical; if anything, better than average: AP FACT CHECK: Trump errs in describing Obama stimulus:

    President Donald Trump disparaged his predecessor’s economic stimulus spending Tuesday as a windfall for social programs and said he’s unaware of anything built from the money steered to infrastructure.

    That’s a mischaracterization of former President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus package, which had tax cuts as its largest component and plowed more than $100 billion into highway, transit and other “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, to use the buzz phrase of that time.

    That’s a little over 10% of the purported “stimulus,” which may be a high estimate. Three percent of the $800 billion stimulus went for roads and bridges, which Obama and his minions endlessly promoted as the main point of the legislation.

    TRUMP, in remarks to CEOs Tuesday: “There was a very large infrastructure bill that was approved during the Obama administration, a trillion dollars. Nobody ever saw anything being built. I mean, to this day, I haven’t heard of anything that’s been built. They used most of that money — it went and they used it on social programs and we want this to be on infrastructure.”

    This is a classic AP “fact check.” It starts with Trump hyperbole–“Nobody ever saw anything being built.” Trump’s point is that his own infrastructure bill is actually going to go for infrastructure, unlike Obama’s. His audience understood that he was exaggerating for humorous effect, and also understood that Trump was basically right. Obama’s stimulus plan was sold as a “shovel-ready” infrastructure building program, but that turned out to be an insignificant portion of the whole. The AP doggedly documents the fact that a tiny portion of Obama’s stimulus bill went for infrastructure, and therefore Trump is supposedly a liar.”

    “This kind of thing happens over and over. Often, it is worse. On Saturday, the AP accused President Trump of “false advertising,” even though it didn’t show that Trump said anything that was false. It merely quoted his statements on various issues and countered with the Democratic Party’s talking points.

    Do you want to know what is really false advertising? The AP’s claim that its “fact checks” constitute “a look at the veracity of claims by political figures.” In reality, the AP “fact checks” only one political figure, President Trump, with occasional attacks on members of his administration. Here are the headlines for the last 25 AP “fact checks.” Judge for yourself:”


  8. It’s gotten so bad that CNN is fact checking jokes in order to provide cover for Hillary and keep the Russia/Trump thing going.

    Journalism is near death.


    “Speaking of the Clinton News Network, CNN has been reduced to fact-checking jokes about Team Trump members using Russian dressing on their salads:

    Proving that the rabidly partisan journalists at CNN have way too much time on their hands, reporter Michelle Krupa on Wednesday actually fact checked a White House joke about Russian salad dressing. During his daily briefing on Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer teased, “If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russia connection.”

    The humor-challenged CNN sprung into action. On CNN.com, Krupa wrote, “Thing is, Russian dressing isn’t Russian.” Wait for it, here is the devastating bombshell:

    The mayo and ketchup concoction — often dressed up with horseradish and spices — was created in Nashua, New Hampshire.”

    “Democracy and our republic are safe. Another Team Trump lie has been exposed. For all the righteous indignation about Michael Flynn’s dealings as a private citizen with Russia, one would have thought he was Bill Clinton, making speeches to foreign entities seeking influence with his Secretary of State wife for ungodly sums while donations poured into the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments and individuals to pay, among other thigs, for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding dress and lifestyle.

    One would have thought for all the outrage against Flynn and other members of Team Trump, maybe the chattering class has Flynn confused with John Podesta, the doofus whose password was “password” and may have violated federal disclosure laws for not disclosing he was paid to sit on the board of various Russian entities:”


  9. It would be fun to have Trump play golf with our group. One of my playing partners is a Trumpkin and could be on his team. He would have to get in shape and be able to walk 18. We don’t allow carts in our group. Shockingly, I understand he likes to bend the rules, though I can’t believe he is as bad as Bill Clinton who could turn a 100 into an 81 with the help of a pencil and assorted mulligans.

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  10. Jonah Goldberg had some interesting observations:


    This time reminds me a great deal of 1973. We should expect the Republicans to suffer losses in 2018 and 2020.

    People like Goldberg, Rich Lowry, Bret Stevens, Paul Ryan and Pence need to be giving some hard thought to what American conservatism will look like over the next 50 years. Pence and Ryan should have time to do that in the midst of their babysitting.


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