10 thoughts on “News/Politics 12-1-18

  1. The lies continue.

    THIS is CNN.

    NPR had already retracted it, yet they’re still spreading it.


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  2. Fake news spreads quickly among the parroting class.


    “NPR falsely claimed that Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017 conflicted with an account given by a former attorney for President Donald Trump.

    Here is NPR’s false write-up of that testimony:

    Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017 that although there had been negotiations surrounding a prospective Trump Tower in Moscow, they concluded without result ‘at the end’ of 2014.

    ‘But not in 2015 or 2016?’ Trump Jr. was asked.

    ‘Certainly not ’16,’ he said. ‘There was never a definitive end to it. It just died of deal fatigue.’

    Trump’s account contrasts with the new version of events given by Cohen on Thursday in a guilty plea in federal court. In that new version, Cohen says the discussions with at least one Russian government official and others in Moscow continued through June 2016, well into Trump’s presidential campaign.

    In fact, Senate investigators were asking Trump Jr. about a series of efforts to develop property in Russia, going back several years. Reporter Phil Ewing (reporter Tim Mak contributed to the story) conflates one of those efforts with another separate effort. That conflation results in the false news report.

    A full 100 pages before the portion Ewing quotes, Trump Jr. explicitly contradicts NPR’s false claim when he gives a clear answer to the following question:

    Q. It’s been reported that in late 2015 or 2016 when now President Trump was running for office the Trump Organization was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow. Is that accurate?
    A. Yes.”



  3. Yeah, funny that….


    How the parrot scam works.

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  4. “Read my lips, No new taxes” was the phrase that defeated Bush for a second term.
    Trump is still dealing with, “And we’ll make Mexico pay for it”.
    A guy on TV asked, “If Mexico will pay for it, why do we need to appropriate money?”

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  5. Finally….. some push back at these frauds.



    “Zinke was responding to an op-ed Grijalva wrote Friday calling on the Interior head to resign because of numerous ethics allegations investigations he is facing.

    “I take no pleasure in calling for this step, and I have resisted it even as questions have grown about Mr. Zinke’s ethical and managerial failings,” said Grijalva in a USA Today op-ed. “Unfortunately, his conduct in office and President Donald Trump’s neglect in setting ethical standards for his own cabinet have made it unavoidable.”

    Grijalva has pledged to initiate his own investigations against Zinke if he takes control of the Natural Resources Committee in January.”


    “Zinke, in his attack, is likely referring to a $48,000 settlement Grijalva approved in 2015 “to a woman who accused him of being frequently drunk and creating a hostile work environment,” a severance agreement that the Washington Times has reported on.

    Grijalva later denied the allegations in the Arizona Daily Star, despite paying the severance.”


  6. AJ – Re: your comment on the Reason article I shared yesterday. I didn’t have time to respond yesterday, so here are my thoughts today. . .

    Yes, The Reason writers come from a libertarian perspective. Although they want freer borders, libertarians don’t have one hard stand on the issue. They seem to range from merely wanting to make legal immigration an easier, more streamlined process to the full open border stance. (My view is the former.) BUT those who are in favor of open borders (as well as most of the others, I think) are against welfare-type help for immigrants.

    I, too, noticed the mention of Obama’s fudged numbers, but my reason for sharing the article was for the other info.

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  7. Nice tribute at powerline:



    President George H.W. Bush died yesterday evening at the age of 94. He led an almost impossibly full life, capped by his election to the presidency as Ronald Reagan’s successor in 1988. A good man and a good president, he was perhaps more than anything else a great American of the old-fashioned variety that is passing from the scene.

    I took my family to hear him speak at the annual dinner of the Minnesota Family Council within two or three years of his departure from office. He was warm. He was funny. He was engaging. He talked about his upbringing, about his flight training at the age of 18 during World War II in Minneapolis, about the friends he made here, about his career in public service. He recalled his mother (Dorothy Walker Bush) and her telephoned scoldings whenever she found him to be bragging or glorifying himself as president. (Mrs. Bush died in 1992, in the final year of his presidency.)

    He exposed a personal side that he mostly guarded in public. I thought it would have been to his advantage to show more of it. …

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  8. https://www.wral.com/curtains-for-the-clintons/18033351/


    Curtains for the Clintons
    Posted 2:04 p.m. yesterday

    By Maureen Dowd, New York Times

    TORONTO — The snow is falling lightly.

    My thoughts are racing darkly.

    I’m feeling something foreign, something I’ve never felt before. It takes me a moment to identify it.

    I’m feeling sorry for the Clintons.

    In the 27 years I’ve covered Bill and Hillary, I’ve experienced a range of emotions. They’ve dazzled me and they’ve disgusted me.

    But now they’re mystifying me.

    I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. …

    I can’t fathom why the Clintons would make like aging rock stars and go on a tour of Canada and the U.S. at a moment when Democrats are hoping to break the stranglehold of their cloistered, superannuated leadership and exult in a mosaic of exciting new faces.

    What is the point? …

    … Some in Clintonworld say Hillary fully intends to be the nominee. Once more, in Toronto, she didn’t rule it out, dodging the question with a lame joke. She carries herself with the air of a president in exile. …

    … Bill has given monologues to old friends about how Hillary knows how she’d have to run in 2020, that she couldn’t have a big staff and would just speak her mind and not focus-group everything. (That already sounds focus-grouped.) …

    The Clintons refuse to be discarded. It has been their joint project for half a century to be at the center of the public scene and debate. The way that the whole thing came crashing down in 2016 is too hard for them to bear. They would like to rewrite the ending, but there is no way to do that.

    Nothing they have done lately suggests that they have learned anything, including their obtuse post-#MeToo comments about Monica Lewinsky, who has been far more candid and sympathetic in the 20th anniversary retellings of the impeachment saga. The Clintons are still unable to hold themselves accountable. The formerly golden couple who dominated their party for nearly three decades is traveling North America in a bubble, shockingly un-self-aware. …

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