October 21, 2017, edited! please read addition at end

Creepy Frankenstein in a suit and Trump’s chief advisor, Stephen Miller, makes an appearance at the Steve Bannon/Brietbart hosted party for Laura Ingraham’s (Fox News) new book.  Reporters from various news outlets were in attendance.

Also in attendance was Kelli Ward, who is supported in her upcoming effort to unseat Trump critic Jeff Flake from the senate, by Steve Bannon…and of course Laura Ingraham too.  As was reported by none other than…Breitbart News.

“Former White House Chief Strategist and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon will attend an event for 2018 Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward in Arizona on Tuesday.  The event is headlined by conservative radio and soon-to-be Fox News host Laura Ingraham.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/16/stephen-k-bannon-attend-kelli-ward-event-laura-ingraham-arizona/

There is audio of the event, which I haven’t bothered to listen to.

Politico excerpt:

MILLER also briefly spoke: “I have to say I’m here in my personal capacity but just wanted to congratulate you Laura and your incredible book which I know will be a huge success and also everything that you’ve done for so many years for this movement, nation-state populism … Thank you to everybody at Breitbart for everything you’ve done for years now for that same movement and giving hope to millions of people all around the country who believe that a nation ought to take care of its own people first and everything else flows down from that.”

That pretty much sums it up.  Has there ever been a point in the history of the US where the administration clearly had a propaganda arm in mainstream media?  A Propaganda arm directly involved in our Nation’s politics?

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This is where Trump gets the majority his political ideas.  Right there in that Photo.  Fox News and the deranged lunatics Bannon and Miller.

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This could create and extremely interesting diversion fed to the media by Trump when the time comes:

 

 

 

Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
 

I don’t want to get into that now, but there has clearly been reasons, even now, to keep this stuff locked down.  I don’t know why and I’m not a conspiracy-minded kind of dude to even care, but this could be a new diversionary tool when needed.

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I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!

Trump retweeting from one of his favorite twitterheads:

 

The President of the United States is forwarding the idea that Federica Wilson was planted by Obama and Clinton to undermine his credibility because they wanted to divert attention from a Uranium deal with Russia.

What can you say?  Seriously…wtf can you say?  How far down this rabbit hole can we go?  Is this it now, or do we still have like another week of this insanity left?  I said before this story has octopus legs.  Now it has an octopus driving the bozo bus to Crazytown.

Trump does love to have us riled up and we’re all on the bus, hitting ourselves about the head with a mallet, slack-jawed and slobbermouthed, heading to the asylum.

Yipppeeeeeeeeeeee.

ADDED!!!

I just caught wind of something real fucked up.  Trump snuck in another Executive order yesterday.  This is to Amend Bush’s proclamation after September 11, to press into duty any military member or reservists back into military action or reassign those in action back into rotation.  This was Bush’s Executive order to keep as many people active as possible for the certainty of war.

Trump just added to it by new executive order yesterday:

“Section 1. Amendment to Executive Order 13223. Section 1 of Executive Order 13223 is amended by adding at the end: “The authorities available for use during a national emergency under sections 688 and 690 of title 10, United States Code, are also invoked and made available, according to their terms, to the Secretary concerned, subject in the case of the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, to the direction of the Secretary of Defense.”

Had to look this up, but section 688 and 690 of title ten is:

(b)Covered Members.—Except as provided in subsection (d), subsection (a) applies to the following members of the armed forces:

(1)

A retired member of the Regular Army, Regular Navy, Regular Air Force, or RegularMarine Corps.

(2)

A member of the Retired Reserve who was retired under section 1293, 3911, 3914, 6323, 8911, or 8914 of this title.
In other words, Trump just made it possible to ALSO press into military action anyone who has ever been in the military at any time!!!
what does it mean???
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October 20, 2017

Seeing Trump’s world view…reading it daily, turns my stomach.  It turns my stomach because it is forcibly becoming my nation’s worldview whether we agree with his infantile twitterings or not.  It doesn’t matter what we think of it now.  We are rapidly becoming what we have allowed ourselves to be.

Just out report: “United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.” Not good, we must keep America safe!

Of course there was no correlation drawn in the most recent report from the UK regarding the substantial rise in crime and “Radical Islamic terror”, hell we all knew that before we even double checked on Trump.  That doesn’t matter.  In Trump’s mind, that’s the way it is and therefore, it is.

This tweet is reminiscent of this profoundly retarded misunderstanding by Trump:

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, reassuring his people after a terrorist attack:

“Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed.”

This is obviously a statement informing people there is no imminent follow-up attack and we’re here to make sure everything is ok.  Don’t panic!  To which Trump tweets, in his infinite wisdom:

“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!” and:

“We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.”

I’m not being fatalistic when I say, “What Donald Trump says, is,” it’s becoming reality before our very eyes with the passing of the budget in the Senate.  As stated repeatedly by this administration, we are going to cut funding to everything, particularly social programs, education, and protections (environmental, regulatory) and increase spending in anything related to war.

People and the land shall suffer domestically and globally; fail of their own accord with our blessing and urging as is our wont and also the natural course of affairs for the uninvolved and heartlessly disconnected.  We’ll set it straight in the end by leveling anything remaining with our Nationalistic might.   Directly from the passed budget:

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Defund our global social programs that are preventative measure to stop strife before it happens and seek to make the world a better place for everyone.  That was a solid, forward looking  position and money well spent.  Where have we decided our money is better spent now?  Our foreign policy interests now lie in the machinery of war.  We’ll be waiting, we’ll be back, but this time, not with food in our hands.

Domestically, our states rights shall be returned to themselves.  Your state has it’s right, it’s liability to pick up your own pieces now.  We’ll fund CHIP to insure your 9 million poor children until 2019, after the midterms coincidentily, then it’s going to be on you states.  You’ll now have the right and responsibilty to take back your Federally protected lands, and parse them out to the raping of corporations.  Block grant out your insurance, and the rest is on you to figure out.  Good luck, we’re winning now.

Welfare systems, you’re on the block.  Student loan protections..you too.  Immigration, we got this thing locked down.  Everything, all of you, unless you’re involved with the machinery of war, your time is up.

I’ll just grab a little section out of the budget that was just accepted by the senate and this isn’t cherry picking, it’s reflective of the budget as a whole, so you can see how we’re winning again.  2017 vs 2018 budgetary adjustments by cabinet sectors:

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Education isn’t nearly as important as the ability to reflexively kill things.  That’s -13.5% in education in one year.  One year.  HHS -16.2% in one year.

The budget as a whole is a pipedream of economic trickledown, that will never happen.  It adds over a Trillion to the deficit in one year with no clear way to regain the losses as well as has this retarded built in 1% lessening in Federal spending year over year, cumulatively, with no indicated way to balance the losses.  it has projected an impossible 5.1% year over year growth to the GDP.  It’s a fucking retarded budget and it easily passed with a simple majority; rubber-stamped by the 51 that I’m pretty sure didn’t read it or don’t care what it means.

The way it’s set up now, it only needs a simple majority in the house too, and from what I understand it is chained to tax reform which also will now need just a simple majority to pass.

What Trump says, is.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf

October 19, 2017

Trump did not use the hole is in his schedule to start a new mess or to defend himself from all the attacks yesterday, he sent out Sarah Sanders instead.  Which was a good move.  The goldstar family situation has octopus legs right now.  Fox is in full defensive mode; throwing the kitchen sink into burying, deflecting, and denying wrong-doing on Trump’s behalf in this one.  Hannity was literally foaming at the mouth last night (at 8:50 mark).

You heard it here first, you can’t report the news unless you donate money.  Even then, you shouldn’t be dissing his holiness. : )

Fox news regularly “reports” an emotive narrative instead of fact based reporting.  In this case, it’s clearly a diversionary tactic.  It’s the “oh yeah, well what about…”, that both Fox and Trump employ to turn any honest discussion sideways.

Trump back to quoting Fox news late last night and this morning.  I bet Trump could not wait to find solace in Hannity last night.  Trump tweets this at 11:03pm last night:

After this 9:08 mention by Hannity(at 8:25 mark):

 

It is worth noting that Hannity and “Fox and Friends” are the #1 cable shows in their timeslots.  Their entire deriding “mainstream media” schtick is beyond silly.  That in mind, the answer to this poll question should be 100% that sometimes mainstream media makes up stories about Trump.  Right?  Even CNN and MNBC give platform to some made-up news, if we consider the many divergent viewpoints they allow to be expressed on their shows.  So, 100%.  More on this poll later…

This Trump tweet at 7:17am:

Comes from this “Fox and Friends” segment at 6:02am ( I believe I also saw this at a relative time on Fox and friends in the 7-8am hour but all “Fox and Friends” videos have been scrubbed from Youtube today..except this one I managed to grab.  I don’t know why, never saw this before.  They might find mine too, let’s see if it disappears). (at 1:30 mark)

 

Very loosely wound narrative that has one question asked by one senator conflated into the most important thing everyone in the Senate Judiciary Committee was concerned about when questioning Jeff Sessions.  This story has been Hannity’s -bread and butter, “oh yeah, well what about…”, diversionary tactic for over a year.  He talks about it literally every night.  There certainly could be some wrong doing here.  It’s been under investigation for years.  I just wouldn’t go to Fox news to learn anything about it.

As far as the questioning of Sessions by the Judiciary Committee yesterday, one of the biggest stories is actually, for people that are concerned about our politicians, is this continuing use of a quasi-executive privilege defense that has literally zero basis in constitutional law or congressional history and the smug, smarmy-ass way the southern belle Sessions repeatedly delivered it .  I don’t understand why the Judiciary Committee is sitting there and accepting it.  Definitely not a good precedent to have established and they’re going to regret letting this slide with Sessions twice now.

This tweet:

I believe was mentioned on “Fox and Friends” in the 7-8am timeslot, but all of today’s Fox and Friends videos have been effectively scrubbed from youtube, don’t know why.  At any rate, this is truly a puzzler.  We all know it’s yet another diversionary tactic from Trump, but still…I don’t understand why Fusion GPS has bothered to make a political issue out of this..I can’t see this working out well.

That House Intelligence Chairman Nunes has been a downright douchebag, when it comes to his perpetual interference and undermining of the very investigation he is or was(?) supposed to be running, is without question.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/538kw5/is-congressman-devin-nunes-derailing-the-russia-investigation

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/538kw5/is-congressman-devin-nunes-derailing-the-russia-investigation

…This shit is honestly….unbelievable : (

However, Fusion GPS, which had no problem whatsoever testifying before the Senate version of this investigation for 10 hours and declaring…go ahead and publish the transcripts, should not have bothered to point out what a fucked up investigation is going on over at the house, which they did:

“Josh Levy, an attorney for Fusion, blasted the Intelligence committee and Nunes following Wednesday’s session.
“No American should have to experience today’s indignity. No American should be required to appear before Congress simply to invoke his constitutional privileges,” Levy told TheDC.
“But that is what Chairman Nunes did today with our clients at Fusion GPS, breaking with the practice of his committee in this investigation. The committee has not imposed this requirement on any other witness, including the president’s men.”
He called the committee’s “disparate treatment” of the Fusion partners “an abuse of power and unethical.”
He also accused “the Trump cabal” of carrying out a campaign to “demonize” Fusion GPS over its ties to the dossier.
“Any attempt to change either the narrative or a congressional committee’s focus will not change the facts, which we hope all serious investigators will learn,” Levy concluded.”

Man, that’s some strong stuff.  Should have just declared the fifth and flatly stated, “we’re more than happy to work with the senate.”  Instead, they are now going to be embroiled in politics.

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So, back to that poll data.  here’s the thing about numbers, they can be made to reflect whichever position you desire and factually be correct, if you have the right kind of statisticians working for you : )  You can work any angle you desire and the numbers can be made to support your position.

In the case of this data, reported by Politico and generated by the company, Morning Consult, there was no nefarious design by which the pollsters sought to manipulate the data.  They actually did a really really good job of getting a fine cross section of Americans.  I mean the numbers look evenly disbursed across age, income, political leanings, education…everything.  It looks great.

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“Based on what you know”, is of course a subjective question and it is worded correctly.  As I said above, if I personally consider Fox news and every guest CNN or MNBC has had on, I have to answer, “yes”.  So in that case what may be an exception, proves the rule.  That makes this faulty data that is not clearly representing my intent.  Also as far as I know, Fast food joints make food that is bad for you.  Does that mean all of their food is bad?  Does that mean ALL fast food joints make bad food?  Does that mean that I eat bad food from fast food joints?  Nope.  Similarly, noting the presence of made-up stories does not mean that I consume them or imply any effect.

That being said, the real problem with this data, is the pool itself, even though the distribution looked great.  What is not taken into account is something we already intuitively know.  People are, for the most part, drawn to the news sources that most reflect what they already believe.  We often seek reinforcement of the way we would like things to be.  if the number one narrative of Fox news, day and night, is “don’t trust what anyone else is telling you because it’s fake, the only one you can trust is us,” then you’re going to get numbers like this:

People polled( directly lifted from Morning Consult’s raw data):

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Good looking numbers right?  Now how did they answer the question about made-up news by this category?

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People that voted for Donald Trump, heavily skewed the answer to this question to the “Fake News!” angle by… an overwhelming amount.  Now where do you think they get their news?

Don’t trust numbers.

October 18, 2017

For the past two weeks, Trump has seriously curtailed his direct quoting/transcribing of what he sees on “Fox and Friends” as the gospel truth and foundation of his cobbled together beliefs or platforms via twitter.  Sad!  He is instead, sticking to a handful of already established soundbites and hammering away at those.

The latest entry into the Trump created madness is the whole, “Trump is the biggest and bestest person that ever called Goldstar families,” insane narration.  That he was caught being a heartless twat in his latest attempt to act human is hardly surprising and kudos to the news networks for steam-rolling over this side tracking stupidity, that is entirely of Trump’s own making, reporting on it, and moving on to all the crazy shit Trump is doing to our government and the world.  This is no different then Trump tossing out a casual, “have fun!” to people suffering in the aftermath of the Hurricane in Puerto Rico.  He’s incapable of empathy, we all know it, let’s move on and leave him to wallow in whatever twitterstorm he wants to create to justify his inhumanity.

Looking at Trump’s “schedule” today, which is always thin on focused, national activity (heavier on scheduled golf outings and political/party-centric pep rallies), there’s a big ol’ hole in the middle of the day where nothing is scheduled.  I have a feeling he’ll come out of his self involved twitter den, midday, to either stir up some bullshit with how he is being unfairly attacked, unfair! or…or, a couple days have gone by without lobbing a hand grenade at congress, so why not announce some initiative to rewrite the welfare system?  That would be super cool.  I expect him to stir something up for sure.

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I’ve been looking through Donny’s lawsuits, both ongoing and completed.  There’s a lot.  A lot.  Of course I keep checking on the Summer Zervos thing to see if Trump’s lawyers responded to the latest motion..and I know this is going to go on forever.  The judge could ultimately decide to stay this libel suit until after Trump’s presidency is over…however we arrive at such a time. : )

If you ever come into a couple hundred million dollars, here are some lessons to learn from Trump’s prolific legal battles.

  1. Pay your taxes.  or you’ll be opening up subpoenas for the rest of your life.
  2. Pay your contractors too.
  3. For the love of God, real estate development is a great sector to be in..real estate ownership or management, not so much.
  4. Don’t consider “lying” a standard business practice.
  5. Don’t grab pussies.
  6. Don’t purposefully make yourself a public figure, all publicity isn’t good publicity.  Some crazy dude will sue you for $900,000,000,000,000.01.

 

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October 16, 2017

After a weekend of golfing and more grenade throwing, Trump schedules a cabinet meeting and a hastily arranged, “look, me and McConnell are chums!” mini press conference/rugby scrum in the Rose Garden.  By this point we’ve all already seen the rehashing of the: 1 part bold-faced lies, 1 part bizarre assertions, and 1 part tremendous superlative slobberfest.  The cabinet meeting statements were the usual blabber for the most part.  Wall street way up! narrative and the connection he’s making between corporate profits and the Federal deficit, as if those profits are being handed back to the IRS via unsolicited charity donations.    Trump mentions attacking drug companies for their profit-taking on prescription drugs and segues into Border wall shit and all the drugs just pouring in from Mexico.  Skirting around the Opioid crisis which seems implied in the unfortunate segue and thoughts of the actual cause of the crisis come to mind and the slight-of-hand shell game back at the drug dealing Mexican rapist hombres.

 

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Somewhere in there, Trump seemed to indicate welfare reform will be his next hand grenade.  So let’s watch for that.  I’m sure it will be handled professionally by the country’s leading experts on the subject.  No doubt.

I checked in on CNN and MSNBC for their breakdown of all of the sounds that gurgled out of Trump’s piehole, and it was pretty much what I expected.  I switched over and checked Tucker Carlson and Hannity and that was pretty much what I expected too…mostly more stuff about how Hillary Clinton was virtually married to, and responsible for Harvey Weinstein and more golden butt nuggets concerning NFL players kneeling in unbridled joy for the murder of our police and war veterans, our first responders, your dog, probably your mom and simply everyone, EVERYONE is in moral outrage about it.  That kinda stuff.

Ho hum.  There is bias in all media for sure.

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I read a little piece about what would be Trumps first big, actual test of leadership.  Like what would it be and what would he do.  some ideas were tossed around about a Russian confrontation or a North Korea cyber attack.  Very concerning stuff for sure.

I’m actually of the mind, that Trump’s first crisis and possibly his second, aren’t going to be his crisis alone, they’re going to be a National crisis.  I do believe it’s possible that our man Bob Mueller will come down with indictments that happen to fall right before midterms.  It is possible that several current and former associates of Trump’s get the hammer; but not Trump himself.  which would have the effect of dumping Trump on Congress to figure out what to do with him, if anything.  Some Congressional hearings during a midterm?  Could be.

The second crisis, I feel is almost built in to the system already, like this tic tic tic is already there.  Russia’s short term goal is the destabilization of the US political system.  We know they have facts not at our disposal concerning Trump…and I’m not even talking about the pee tape if that exists, although that would work just fine.  They have financial data about Trump’s dealings in Russia and former bloc nations that we simply don’t.  some of it may be incriminating in the US, but that wouldn’t even matter.  Merely the amounts of money and the people that were dealt with could be damning enough.  Hell, the Russians wouldn’t even mind if it made them look bad too, because they wouldn’t release it and they wouldn’t need Wikileaks (although wikileaks would be perfect for lots of reasons) to do the dirty work either.  They could just hand it to the NY Times through various agents and deny they had anything to do with it.

That information is of no particular use after 2020 I would think.  So…I’m just saying, would it be surprising if some new found and verifiable dirty information about Trump, miraculously appeared during the 2018 midterms or preceding the 2020 election?

Just a thought.  It’s better than trying to parse the garbage that came out of Trump’s mouth today.