Friday, August 19, 2016

New York Daily News Video of Naked Donald Trump Statue Being Removed From Union Square (Graphic)

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Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign (link)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm run by Donald Trump's campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine's ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country's pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law. 

The lobbying included attempts to gain positive press coverage of Ukrainian officials in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press. Another goal: undercutting American public sympathy for the imprisoned rival of Ukraine's then-president. At the time, European and American leaders were pressuring Ukraine to free her. 

Gates personally directed the work of two prominent Washington lobbying firms in the matter, the emails show. He worked for Manafort's political consulting firm at the time. 

Manafort and Gates' activities carry outsized importance, since they have steered Trump's campaign since April. The pair also played a formative role building out Trump's campaign operation after pushing out an early rival. Trump shook up his campaign's organization again this week, but Manafort and Gates retain their titles and much of their influence. The new disclosures about their work come as Trump faces criticism for his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin

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63 comments:

  1. At first I thought this was another photo of Noah Green!

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    1. Maybe in 40 years.

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    2. What would YOU cut?

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  2. Wow..what has become of the Tattler. It used to be about local news, now its just a sad attempt at bashing Trump and pushing your own political views.

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    1. You mean pushing views that are not yours. Right?

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    2. After 8 (?) years of incredibly effective local news coverage, and in the face of the single most abysmally ignorant presidential candidate in the history of our country, I am glad the Tattler is using this opportunity to get clear information out to the public. Thanks Tattler!

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    3. Sad attempt? I don't always agree with the tattler. And he doesn't always air my posts but this is no 'sad attempt''.. Bashing trump is easy

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    4. true but why not a little balance

      Hillary is an awful candidate also

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    5. Yeah, but she is beating the pants off of Trump. So to speak.

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    6. I agree 8:37. Trump is such a poor excuse for a human being, he's such an embarrassment to our country, our world, our species, that he is way too easy to bash.
      All you need to do is observe and record.

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    7. 7:40A-I don't mind if The Tattler wants to voice his personal angst, but there is enough to go around on both sides. Presenting one side is just being the usual mediocre journalist. He wants the pot smoker? Then tell us why he likes him. Hillary's backyard is clean? Not! Give some examples of that. I agree, Trump bashing is easy. But I thought The Tattler was above that.

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  3. The message on the back side of the statue of Donald that the officer is reading says"Hillery, you can kiss my A**

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    1. Yeah, Trumpy does talk like that. Probably why he is tanking so badly in the polls.

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    2. Why you always spell her name like that?


      Creepy

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    3. 8:37, I think it's what passes for witty repartee from 7:06.

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    4. The poor spelling of 7:06 is also known as grapho-legasthenia, a common learning disability.

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  4. New money making scheme by the Democratic Party. Policies under Democrats opened private prisons, now (per Mother Jones reporting) Obama's Department of Justice has penned a letter saying that private prisons would no longer be given contracts. Stating that being over crowded is a thing of the past along with lack of trained personal.
    The Federal prison system can now increase the amount of money it charges families when sending "care" packages; which have to be purchased through the same system. KCET Democracy Now

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    1. For-profit prisons are immoral

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  5. Kudos to Gary Johnson ( libertarian): under the listing of accomplishments; he did sumit Mt. Everest, all the while recovering from a broken femor.

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    1. So vote for the guy who endangered his life to get to the top of a mountain?

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    2. While eating pot cookies for his pain?

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    3. Mountains are high too, you know.

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    4. Hillary and Trump could use a couple of pot cookies

      both are deceitful - they could use a little enlightment

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    5. Weed as the answer.
      The question being, How can I get really stupid?

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    6. The bliss of an herbal lobotomy.

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  6. Unlikely Pres. Obama will cut his vacation short in Martha's Vineyard in order to tour flood ravaged Louisiana. Donald Trumps plane just touched down on the runway for a tour if the area.

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    1. He's checking to make sure the strip clubs are safe.

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    2. Nobody ever accused Trump of ignoring a photo op.

      And there has never been a Democrat who takes vacations like the Republican W did.

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    3. A "tour"? He has no business there other than a photo op

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    4. Hope he keeps his clothes on.

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    5. Ever since teump's wife was caught plagiarizing the obama's she's been on vacation too. But not in Louisiana and not with poor people.

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    6. I doubt Mrs. Trump III, or is it IV, will be allowed to say anything that isn't programmed directly into her brain circuits. That may be why Trump projected an enforced silence on the Gold Star parent, when none existed.
      But leave Melania alone with a microphone? No no no. A camera, sure; a mic? Nu uh.

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    7. Really 8:21A? To be fair, the Obama family has had their share of trips all over the world.

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    8. As president Obama was asked by the governor not to visit for a "couple of weeks" due to logistical problems of a presidential visit, you are correct. Perhaps you feel he should go unload emergency supplies like the Trump entourage did for 30 seconds?

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    9. The Donald only does air conditioned rooms.

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  7. Putin's messenger boy quits the Trump campaign.
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-donald-trump-s-embattled-campaign-1471615841-htmlstory.html

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    1. He was in the campaign for less than 3 months. Trump inspires loyalty...

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    2. Trump hires and fires at will. He doesn't give a damn.

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  8. Reality TV at its finest ....

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    1. Yep. That's why Trump hired Mark Burnett.

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  9. You guys can bash the Trump all you want, everyone's knows he is not a stellar Candidate... But there is no doubt Hillary will be going to jail along with her aids

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    1. Did your dog tell you that?

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    2. Realize this is off topic, but have you seen the Arcadia Weekly article about how council member Sho Tay now wants to help the Chinese immigrants who come to Arcadia? Apparently he wants to help them all assimilate in the Caucasian culture. This is nothing more that a redicilous attempt for him to appear that he cares. This man has on several occasions shown that he clearly favors the Chinese immigrants and wants nothing to do with helping them assimilate but rather continue to take over the existing culture. He's the one that put on an event to discuss Arcadia's residential code update, his notice of the meeting was only released in mandarin and the event speakers only spoke mandarin. This guy is in complete pockets of developers and his voting record clearly shows that. He could not care less about preserving anything in Arcadia, from our ranch style homes to neighbors that actually communicate with other neighbors. He brings nothing to the council, has never once asked an intriguing question or participated in any dialogue. The only good thing is we have just under 2 years until him and Chandler are up for election. Hopefully the city will wake up and vote these fools off the council.

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    3. Hear you loud and clear, 11:05. You have to organize your neighbors to start now to educate all Arcadians about Tay's disgraceful record.

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    4. 9:24 Do share the precise criminal statutes and precise acts or omissions violating those criminal statutes that leave you "no doubt."

      Reminder: The bloviations of Beck, Limbaugh, all Fox infotainers, Drudge, Breibert, Trump, etc. do not constitute evidence.

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  10. Hey. Why you bashing Louisiana? California has more poor and voter ignorant citizens on the left coast. Obama and his wife have speech writers; Hillary too. They can't go off script. Too many, ah, ah, ah and Hillary goes into spastic head shakes. It's who can spend the most money into order to hide their weakness. Blame the hired help; and did you mean poor as in worst second natural disaster since Hurican Sandy? So why isn't Obama leading? Playing golf at tax payers expense, along with all of his world visits he charges to tax payers by stoping by a waving to the troops so he can write in vacations as official?

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  11. The city of San Gabriel (named after a saint) voted to remove the cross atop the San Gabriel Mission from the City flag. The discraced Chinese council member(google story)
    who was arrested for battery on his girlfried called for the initiative to be voted on. Said that the Asian community lacked representation. So much for assimilation.

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  12. 12:07. That's the Political spin coming from the white house. Under pressure Obama will now go into area on Tuesday. His golf card full and no available phone or T.V. crew, only journalists snapping his golf shots , he was informed by his aides that this did not look good. With Hillary naping; its good that Trump cared about Louisiana.

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    1. The new NBC News and Reuters polls out today show Trump falling even farther behind. All that dumbass Fox News crap doesn't work anymore.

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    2. Oh yes, Trump is misunderstood. He's actually a deeply caring and sensitive individual, who seeks to express his heretofore hidden altruism.

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  13. Did you say "New NBC" news? What happened to the old? What??? No ratings!
    FOX news; one of the highest rated news outlets in the United States. Fair and balanced journals reporting.

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    1. They sure worked wonders during the 2 previous presidential elections. Looks like we are heading for 3 in a row.

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  14. FOX reports. YOU pour and drink your own koolaid.

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    1. Don't accept a drink from Roger Ailes.

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  15. No Lolita specials from the Clinton hubby & wife.

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  16. "Obama won't break off his vacation in Martha's Vineyard — or stop playing golf on said vacation — to travel to Louisiana. Because he believes he can monitor the situation as well — or better — from where he is. And that the sole reason to go to Louisiana is for the theatrical piece of politics, a piece that he not only rejects but detests."
    By Tuesday it will have been 10 days since the flooding began.At that time he will be able to travel to the hatefull state of LA.without disrupting emergency services.

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    1. Not funny, just finished reading today's blog. The hate is so powerful, sounds like people are trying to divide the USA. How can anyone with half a brain want someone like Trump leading our nation. Fortunately Trump is taking himself down. The only people left supporting Trump are so full of hate they don't care what he says. And a friend of the Russians at that.

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    2. But your words aren't hateful? No one seems to care about what is going on in San Gabriel. Pity!

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    3. Do you often make so little sense?

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  17. Red states have already divided the country, 9:39.

    Sure, it is terrible what is going on in Louisiana. But in this instance, people from a red state who generally complain vociferously about government handouts (yet every year gladly accept about $1.75 in federal dollars for every federal dollar they pay) are complaining that the President is not there to personally hand them additional cash.

    FEMA is there actually getting the job done, unlike under W after Katrina.

    The complaining about the President's presence is just another example of a standard southern red state practice: Whine and complain about taxes and welfare to the poor but accept way more federal welfare than federal taxes paid. See also major corporations who whine and complain about taxes but gladly accept government subsidies (corporate welfare) and externalize their costs to the rest of us. Hypocrites all.

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  18. Just to get back on subject this morning, Ukraine sports dozens of oil pipelines heading to the west from the Baku oilfields. Putin knows that if he controls the Cossacks of the Ukraine he controls the oil to the west. What is the connection between the Trumps and Putin's Russian State?

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