21 thoughts on “News/Politics 2-4-19

  1. Should of saved their money……

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/42990/washington-post-paid-52-million-super-bowl-ad-emily-zanotti

    “Media companies may have laid off more than 2,100 journalists last week as they scale back in search of profits, but The Washington Post is splashing out on a $5.2 million Super Bowl ad starring Tom Hanks to teach Americans how important journalism is in the age of President Donald Trump.

    The ad, USA Today reports, will “highlight the role of journalists around the world who gather news, oftentimes in the face of grave danger.” It will be narrated by A-list actor, director, and producer Tom Hanks, who has been an outspoken advocate for the media these last two years, even delivering a brand new, $1700 coffee machine to the “embattled” White House Press Corps.

    “The commercial shows several slain and missing journalists affiliated with The Post and other publications, according to a description in Saturday’s newspaper,” USA Today reports.

    “The commercial shows major news events from World War II to the present day and describes how journalists are gatherers of facts on the world stage,” USA Today continues, quoting a Washington Post story about its own 30-second spot. “[T]he ad ends with the paper’s logo and its slogan: ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness.'””
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    Democracy Dies in Darkness… after we do a middle of the night re-write that we don’t mention to readers. Shhhhhh……. it’s a secret.

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  2. The G.O.A.T.

    The greatest of all time.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/super-bowl-liii-rams-patriots-live-updates-score-halftime-show-commercials-today-2019-02-03/

    “The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to become the champions of Super Bowl LIII. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady secured the sixth championship ring of his career, giving Boston its second major league championship in less than six months.”

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    But he must be punished for his politics, because haters gotta hate. It’s what they do.

    https://nesn.com/2019/02/daily-beast-writer-rips-patriots-boston-sports-for-being-maga-scum/?fbclid=IwAR3HZLYnD89IvhAtwbqzPCJslAXLGwllvYQ_-vmy69RggnnqUmtHdhTweoo

    “Daily Beast Writer Rips Patriots, Boston Sports For Being ‘MAGA Scum’”

    “There have been many brutal New England Patriots takes over the years, but Daily Beast writer Corbin Smith might have produced the dumbest yet.

    Essentially, Smith believes you shouldn’t root for the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII because they’re a team of “MAGA scum.” We won’t waste time breaking down the stupidity of Corbin’s take, we’ll just present you some of the more notable excerpts from his piece.

    (Since publishing the piece, Smith has made his Twitter private — which is a shame, because his tweet promoting the promoting the story was pretty rough, too.)

    You ready?

    — “Their star quarterback, coach, and owner all supported Trump. But that’s not the only thing that makes the Super Bowl LIII-bound Patriots the preferred team of white nationalists.”

    — On Brady’s speech at the Patriots’ send-off rally: “Obviously, Brady is referring to his aging, decrepit, cheating-ass squad’s progression to the big game. But, imagine you didn’t know anything about football, or who Tom Brady was, or anything like that. You would think that you were watching some square-jawed grifter throwing red meat to the hogs at an alt-right rally, screaming at the libs who thought Nancy Pelosi and her gender warriors were gonna keep DECENT AMERICAN FOLKS from BEING HERE.”

    We’re just getting started.

    — “Of course, even if you do know stuff about Brady you may still think he’s on his way to pursuing this line of grifting. He flashed a red MAGA hat, an accoutrement that is gaining more and more traction as a symbol of white nationalism in America, in his locker back in the primary days. He wasn’t the only one! Patriots’ Coach Bill Belichick wrote a @#$#@#$$ letter to Trump right before the end of the campaign that basically amounted to an endorsement, that Trump then read on stage. And Pats’ owner Robert Kraft is also his pal, and was even shouted out at Trump’s pre-Inauguration dinner in D.C. for his most deep-pocketed donors.”

    — “The whole institution of Boston sports, from root to stem, is tinged with the sort of racism that brought Trump into office. The Boston Red Sox were the last MLB team to desegregate, more than a decade after Jackie Robinson entered the league.”

    — “Kraft insists he doesn’t agree with Trump’s rhetoric on Kaepernick, but it’s not as if he’s cast the man aside. Belichick won’t even deign to answer a question on that matter, because he is a robotic psychopath who only thinks and talks about football.”

    — “Look, it doesn’t matter if the Patriots like it or not, they are the official team of American White Nationalism, the MAGA Boys On the Field.”

    — “When you root for the Patriots, you are associating yourself with a virulent and revolting strain of politics that seeks to Make America Great Again — which is to say, white, European, English-speaking.”

    Wow.”
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    Wow is right.

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  3. Ruh-roh. 🙂

    Thank God for Judicial Watch, because our govt will do nothing. The swamp protects it’s denizens.

    https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/02/02/yes-her-emails-federal-court-orders-discovery-on-clinton-email-server-benghazi-scandal/

    “It’s a caveat we’ve brought up often in our reporting here on Twitchy, but sometimes it’s hard to keep track of. Yes, there were congressional investigations into both the Benghazi scandal (where a bespectacled Hillary Clinton threw up her hands and yelled, “What difference, at this point, does it make?) and the Clinton email scandal, but Judicial Watch was the little train that kept on rolling, filing its own lawsuits and FOIA requests independent of the government’s investigation.

    So while the government’s investigation into Clinton’s email scandal has withered and died, Judicial Watch is getting ready for its questions to be answered under oath by such Obama administration luminaries as Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes.”

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  4. Good.

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  5. The Boy and I were rooting for the Patriots but Nightingale was rooting for the Rams. (I don’t even watch or understand much about football, but will watch the Super Bowl with The Boy.)

    Gotta say, though, can the Patriots or their fans really brag about winning a game by only getting one touchdown in the whole game? But I was happy for them anyway.

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  6. I remember watching Super Bowl LI, but with the sound off, only turning it on for the commercials. (The Boy had fallen to sleep early.) As the 4th quarter started with a score of 28 – 3, it was obvious that the Patriots were losing that one.

    And then. . .Wow! The Patriots managed to come from that far behind to win! That 4th quarter was so amazing, I was actually paying attention. 🙂

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  7. “Gotta say, though, can the Patriots or their fans really brag about winning a game by only getting one touchdown in the whole game?”

    Sure. Because #1,as everyone knows, defense wins championships. Since the Rams only scored one field goal, the Pats clearly had the better Def.

    And #2, one TD is all you need when your Def. is that good. The 2 field goals alone would have beaten the Rams and their pathetic excuse for an Offense.

    The Rams chocked. Hard.

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  8. You may not have noticed because you don’t practice this.
    But the audio from radio broadcast is a few seconds later than the event, as seen on TV.
    The reason for this?
    For years, in the DC area, Redskin games were broadcast by S0nny, Sam and Frank. That is, Sonny Jorgensen (former favorite RS Qb) Sam Huff (former linebacker. Famous quote, “The game hasn’t started ’till you hit someone.”) and Frank Hertzog., the WAMU announcer.
    What happened was: People watched the game with sound off and the radio on.
    They had to put a stop to that.

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  9. This individual SB, you might have a point. But when the big picture is looked at you see a dynasty, where coach and QB are the only constant. 6 wins, 9 appearances. These guys have more championships in 18 years together than most other teams have in their entire history. Were it not for the NFC East (twice to the Giants, once to the Eagles) they’d have 9. Until last year, my fav the Giants were their only known kryptonite. That’s unheard of, and unlikely to be repeated. In that regard, it really doesn’t matter if it’s pretty, it’s still historic. 🙂

    And I hate to break it to folks, especially AFC fans, but that’s not gonna change anytime soon. They aren’t finished. They aren’t going anywhere. 🤪

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  10. Put me down for “not shocked” please.

    Bought and paid for by Molech’s minions.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/governor-who-endorsed-infanticide-received-2-million-from-planned-parenthood/

    “Governor Who Endorsed Infanticide Received $2 Million From Planned Parenthood”

    “Public records reveal Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who endorsed infanticide as a form of abortion on Wednesday, received almost $2 million in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood.

    Research reveals nearly $2 million in campaign contributions from the taxpayer funded pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood sent to Northam, who endorsed a bill that would allow new mothers to determine whether they wanted to keep a child after delivery, essentially legalizing infanticide.”

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  11. Hahahaha!

    MAGA!

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  12. Oh my….. 🙂

    Nice to see Congress’ newest bigot on the list too.

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/02/01/sandmanns-lawyer-media-they-know-they-crossed-line/2745272002/

    “Sandmann lawyer: Letters sent to New York Times, Today Show, 50 others may precede suits”

    “The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.

    The list includes 50-plus names of organizations or individuals: from presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren to actress Alyssa Milano; individual journalists including Maggie Haberman, Ana Cabrera and David Brooks; national media outlets like the The New York Times, CNN, GQ and TMZ; and the dioceses of Covington and Lexington as well as the archdioceses of Louisville and Baltimore.”

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    The entire list is at the link.

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  13. Comment posted today from a friend re the big game: “Most unimaginative game plan by either team. yawn”

    Someone else posted a blank screen labeled “Highlights from the Super Bowl game”

    Oh well.

    Maybe next year’s will be more exciting.

    I still need to see that Harrison Ford commercial. I heard a dog had a role.

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  14. School is in session dummy. Pay attention.

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