Trump’s attack on media have jumped the shark!

From the Daily Beast:

President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of refusing to cover terror attacks. “Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino, and all across Europe,” Trump said during an address at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. “It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that.” Trump did not get specific about which terrorist activities were ignored by journalists.

I get that the media missed Trump’s election victory in the runup to the election.  They got the polls wrong, they got a lot wrong, they had a really bad read on the situation.

Now the Trumpers have taken that and have decided to use that media mistake and enlarge that to create some massive distortions to reality.

Were there millions of illegal immigrants that voted for Clinton that made her win the popular vote?  I’m not 100% opposed to this idea but I need to see some proof.  Testimony, internet videos, some illegal immigrants that voted for her.

Are there terror attacks that do not get covered by the media?  It seems not in the interest of those in power not to cover terrorist attacks and it seems really unlikely that bodies have been dropped by Islamic militants here in America that have not been covered by the media.

El Trumpo needs to put his facts on the table for assertions on this or this sort of attack on the media is going to get tired real quick.

Show us the pictures, the places, the bodies!!

 

 

Big mouths beget big mouths, El Trump-o!

From the Daily Beast:

President-elect Donald Trump is “furious” at spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway’s comments knocking Mitt Romney during her TV appearances Sunday, MSNBC reported on Morning Joe early Monday. Conway’s comments suggested that The Donald had “betrayed” his supporters by considering Romney for the secretary of State post. “Kellyanne went rogue at Donald Trump’s expense at the worst possible time,” a source told MSNBC. “Instead of driving Donald Trump’s message, she’s pushing her own agenda,” a source said. “It’s dangerous.”

I think it’s hard to have sympathy for the El Trump-o on this one.  He’ll say anything to get a headline and apparently he doesn’t appreciate others shooting unproductive shit out of their pieholes.

At least Ruth Bader Ginsburg was smart enough to remove her head from her ass

From the Daily Beast here:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday said she should not have answered a question about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, citing her lack of understanding of the issue. “Barely aware of the incident or its purpose, my comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh,” Ginsburg said in a statement. “I should have declined to respond.” Ginsburg drew fire from liberals when she called the protest, which was done to raise awareness of police brutality and racism in America, “dumb.”

The ‘liberal’ lion of the Supreme Court didn’t apologize but she said something that leads a normal person to conclude that she is aware of her ignorance on this topic.

Anyone who dumps on Krugman is all right by me!

From here:

In March, Krugman had a column called “Clash of Republican Con Artists.” In it, he called Trump’s foreign policy more reasonable than that of Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz and said he’s just as terrified of either of those men in the White House as he is of Trump. He wrote: “In fact, you have to wonder why, exactly, the Republican establishment is really so horrified by Mr. Trump. Yes, he’s a con man, but they all are. So why is this con job different from any other?”

Yet a few weeks ago Krugman wondered how Republicans could rally around Trump “just as if he were a normal candidate.” It was exactly Krugman who normalized him! What makes Donald Trump normal to so many is that they’ve heard all the hysteria from people like Krugman before.

It’s not like I harbor any ill will towards Krugman for his condescending put downs of Bernie Sanders (he can fuck himself), but I do enjoy seeing somebody catch him in a web of his own weaving.

Folks should click on through and read the article as it points out one of my major problems with the Clinton wing of the Democrat party is just how frickin’ smart they think they are.  And they aren’t so smart.

This thought would never appeal to a smug, head up the butt mainstream Democrat

From here:

Nassim Taleb, author of the Black Swan, has pointed out that people at the bottom or people who are heading there under the status quo and have little cushion, need volatility. If you’re at the bottom or near, and you can’t stand the status quo (aka, things getting slowly worse for you), then taking a flier on someone like Trump is a rational decision.

If I see one more self-satisfied pinhead liberal commentator talking about how nuts it is to vote for Trump I’m gonna vomit.  People are using Trump like a drug to feel better about themselves — how much more humane and mannered and mature they are.  What a complete load of shit.

If you’re getting completely fucked over by the two political parties it makes perfect sense to vote for Trump.

How can the New York Times print both of these statements re: Orlando massacre??

From the front page of the New York Times:

Gunman in Orlando Pledged Allegiance to ISIS Before Attack

The gunman, identified as Omar Mateen, 29, a U.S. citizen, had been investigated twice by the F.B.I. for possible connections to terrorism, but no ties could be confirmed.

I don’t want to be some sort of foul skeptic but how can you say this guy had pledged allegiance to ISIS but the FBI can’t confirm any connections to terrorism?

Of course, the ISIS pledge was the headline and the lack of terrorist connections is underneath in smaller print.

Just another shining example of fantastic quality American news covering.

Where is the media tenacity re: Afghan hospital attack?

From here:

It’s been nearly six months since a U.S. attack aircraft bombed the Médecins Sans Frontières trauma clinic where Amina was staying. Time has not yielded clarity — there still seem to be more questions than answers. And the U.S. military’s lack of transparency has only compounded people’s mistrust.

According to Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan at the time, what happened in Kunduz was a “tragic but avoidable accident.” MSF, the international medical aid organization that ran the hospital, has described the assault as a potential war crime.

C’mon, where is the mainstream media on this issue?

Is anybody digging to see if the allegations are true that the U.S. bombed this hospital for 30 minutes even after people at the hospital notified U.S. forces that they were a hospital?

NY Times full of shit, Hilz and Bernie have same number of delegates!

From the New York Times:

The delegate count in the Democratic primary shows Senator Bernie Sanders slipping behind Hillary Clinton, and the odds of him overtaking her are growing increasingly remote.

Also from the New York Times:

A New York Times analysis found that Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders are tied in the pledged delegate count, at 51 each.

Guess which excerpt is on the front page?

Imma gonna stop reading the Times, they’re in the bag for Clinton and it’s not fair.

Not everything needs to make financial sense

From the front page of the New York Times:

As oil prices sink, it is becoming cheaper to make new plastic and other materials than it is to recycle them from garbage.

This is why I despise the New York Times.

When they make pronouncements like this, they’re basically telling all their readers to go ahead and throw all their plastic shit and not worry about it.

They certainly put a stamp of approval on the Iraq war with their borderline psychotic reporting so they’re a pretty trusted source for thoughtful news.

I don’t know about you readers out there but I’m not super psyched about the giant islands of plastic garbage floating around the Pacific Ocean.  But I guess if the Times helped make a giant fucking mess in Iraq they don’t mind making a huge mess in the ocean.

Throw your shit out, it’s fine, don’t worry about it.

Trump harkens back to great American a-hole Andrew Jackson

I’m currently reading the book The Half Has Never Been Told by Edmund Baptist.  It is a thorough history of all aspects of American slavery.

President Andrew Jackson was a genocidal military officer — an extremely violent and unpleasant man.  His actions towards Native Americans would be considered a war crime today.

And he was elected to the office of President on the idea that the federal government through the Bank of the United States was tilting the playing field towards the upper class of slaveowners in the South through unequal access to credit.

Jackson promised to reverse this.

The similarities to Trump are numerous.  The anger of working and middle class people at government policies that create inequality and unfairness.  A Wall Street bailout at the height of the financial crisis that bailed out Wall Street and left Main Street high and dry?

Our fantastic ruling class and our great American media wants to pretend that Donald Trump has risen purely on the racism and hatred of ordinary Americans.

They don’t want to acknowledge unintended consequences of deeply unfair policies that both our political parties created when they bailed out Wall Street, further worsening income inequality and cementing the idea that the system is rigged.