Friday, October 27, 2017

Poll: Majority of military officers view Trump unfavorably

Mod: Donald Trump  is a fearless chickenhawk who dodged military service during the Vietnam era, yet doesn't seem to have any problems sending others into harm's way now. He is not exactly beloved by today's armed forces. You are surprised?

Poll: Majority of military officers view Trump unfavorably (The Hill link): A majority of U.S. military officers have an unfavorable view of President Trump, according to a survey released this week by the Military Times. According to the poll, 53 percent of respondents said they hold an unfavorable opinion of the commander in chief, while about 31 percent said they view him favorably. Sixteen percent said they were neutral on the matter.

The findings come amid the controversy surrounding Trump's disputed call to the widow of a U.S. Army soldier killed in Niger earlier this month.

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who was with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson at the time of the call, alleged that Trump was insensitive in the conversation. The White House has denied that claim and has accused the congresswoman of politicizing the soldier's death.

Johnson was one of four soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4 while U.S. troops accompanied Nigerien soldiers on a routine patrol. The Pentagon has since launched an investigation into the attack and the circumstances surrounding it — particularly how Johnson became separated from the rest of the unit.

Ron Reagan: Trump is deeply damaged human being (The Hill link): The son of former President Ronald Reagan on Wednesday took aim at President Trump, questioning his fitness for office.

"Donald Trump is a deeply damaged human being," Ron Reagan said on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." Reagan, a radio host and MSNBC contributor, went so far as to also call the commander in chief a "sociopathic, malignant narcissist." Reagan compared Trump to a stain in a carpet, arguing that the president must be removed.

"The Electoral College has sort of vomited this thing up and it landed in the Oval Office. And it needs to be removed. It's a stain. It's a big glob on the carpet there. It needs to be removed. And that means impeachment or the 25th Amendment. This man is a danger to the world," he continued.

Ally of Milo Yiannopoulos wins control of California College Republicans (Los Angeles Times link): In a closely divided election, a UC Irvine student who led an insurgency against establishment politics won a bitter battle Saturday for control of the California College Republicans, a triumph for provocative conservatism over a more moderate approach. Ariana Rowlands, an ally of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, led a slate called Rebuild, which advocates aggressive actions in campus culture wars and taking on college administrators and liberals who try to suppress the conservative voice.

Her opponent, USC graduate Leesa Danzek, works for a centrist Republican state legislator, favors inclusion and encourages students to help GOP candidates with phone banking and electioneering. She headed the Thrive slate and had led the state organization, which supports about 70 campus chapters, over the last year.

Rowlands defeated Danzek, 88-64, in the first contested election in nearly a decade but the 14-member executive board ended up evenly split between the two sides. The divide between them reflects the national battle between GOP establishment insiders and insurgents inspired by Trump.

YouTube Trumpkin and Former Milo Intern Kills His Own Dad for Calling Him a Nazi (The Daily Beast link): It was a clear summer afternoon on July 14, on Samish Island—a small, idyllic community off the northwest coast of Washington state—where Lane, a balding, bearded, Donald Trump-supporting conspiracy theorist and prolific YouTuber and Redditor, known online as Seattle4Truth, lived with his parents.

Lane had spent that Friday morning as he did most mornings, on the Internet. This day, like the others, Lane read and retweeted posts celebrating the Second Amendment, bemoaning diversity, and spreading conspiracy theories that alleged Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta was involved in a child sex ring and DNC staffer Seth Rich had been murdered for leaking sensitive emails to WikiLeaks.

It was the end of a busy week during which he contributed to the Donald Trump subreddit, and over on The Ralph Retort, a fringe blog where he worked as a political editor, (unpaid, according to the site’s owner), he had celebrated the idea of a Kid Rock Senate run, claimed America was under threat of Sharia Law, and wondered whether CNN was “literally ISIS.”

Lane’s parents, Catherine and Charles Davis—Charles was known as Chuck to his friends—were used to their 33-year-old son’s outbursts. They had become so frequent that Charles had started recording the tirades on his phone. But that afternoon, they were tired of Lane’s screaming, wanted him to leave, and told him as much. Instead, Lane chased his parents around their home, spitting in his father’s face while screaming that he wasn’t threatening to kill them, but “pedophiles who were taking over the country.”

Minutes later, Catherine called 911. The audio recording is hard to hear. In it, Catherine is running and the portable phone she’s using breaks up. Catherine screams “He stabbed him!” before the connection is lost.

As the 73-year-old maritime lawyer and grandfather of two lay bleeding on the back deck, stabbed by his son in the chest and the back with a chef’s knife, Lane walked outside, dropped his weapon and stood with his hands in the air, waiting for police to arrive.

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50 comments:

  1. And it was so necessary that Orange head directed the release of more JFK records? I’m sure there are more important things the fool should be directing. What’s next? Big Foot videos?

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  2. Tattler's been big on Russian collusion but only with Trump. How about covering the Uranium One scandal and the fake Trump dossier. Or will that put DNC and Clinton on a negative light?

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    1. Trump is the President of the United States. You'll notice we don't focus on Mitt Romney or Alf Landon, either. This isn't child care and we don't really care what the other kids did.
      2) The actions of others do not absolve Trump of his strange behavior.

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    2. This Story has been recycled from last year. The fact-checking organization Politifact says it is mostly true that the Clintons take from the foundation no salary, no other money, and no personal benefit.[25] Supporters of the Clintons say that the controversy obscures valuable work done by the foundation.[26] while others assert that the foundation made it possible for donors to gain access to Secretary Clinton, and influence her official actions.[24]

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    3. Whataboutism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whataboutism
      Whataboutism (also known as whataboutery) is a variant of the tu quoque logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent's position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument,[1][2] [3] which is particularly associated with Soviet and Russian propaganda.[4][5][6] When criticisms were leveled at the Soviet Union, the Soviet response would be "What about..." followed by an event in the Western world.[7][8][9]

      The term "whataboutery" has been used in British English since the period of The Troubles conflict in Northern Ireland.[10][11][12] Lexicographers date the first appearance of the variant whataboutism to the 1990s,[1][10] while other historians state that during the Cold War Western officials referred to the Soviet propaganda strategy by that term.[7][13] The tactic saw a resurgence in post-Soviet Russia, relating to human rights violations committed by, and criticisms of, the Russian government.[7][14][15] The technique received new attention during Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Ukraine.[16][17] Usage of the tactic extended to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.[18][19][20]

      The Guardian deemed whataboutism, as used in Russia, "practically a national ideology".[21] Journalist Julia Ioffe wrote that "Anyone who has ever studied the Soviet Union" was aware of the technique, citing the Soviet rejoinder to criticism, And you are lynching Negroes, as a "classic" example of the tactic.[22] Writing for Bloomberg News, Leonid Bershidsky called whataboutism a "Russian tradition",[23] while The New Yorker described the technique as "a strategy of false moral equivalences".[24] Jill Dougherty called whataboutism a "sacred Russian tactic",[25][26] and compared it to the pot calling the kettle black.[27]

      Critics of US President Donald Trump charge that he makes use of whataboutism.

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    4. 6:41 - I don't think any of the services offer medals for heroically contending with bones spurs; maybe the Air Force but I wouldn't know.

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  3. A brain science expert explains how to deprogram truth-denying Trump supporters
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/a-brain-science-expert-explains-how-to-deprogram-truth-denying-trump-supporters/

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  4. God Bless That Other Guy: Trump tweets happy birthday to the wrong Lee Greenwood

    Trump tweets happy birthday to the wrong Lee Greenwood

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/trump-tweets-happy-birthday-wrong-lee-greenwood-article-1.3593024?cid=bitly

    President Trump didn't do himself proud on Twitter Friday morning, appearing to wish congratulations to the wrong Lee Greenwood.

    "Happy birthday to the great @leegreenwood83. You and your beautiful song have made such a difference. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" he posted.

    October 27 was the 75th birthday of singer Lee Greenwood, best known for his ultra-patriotic song “God Bless the U.S.A”

    However, @leegreenwood83 is not the flag-waving performer, but an account that says it belongs to a New York lawyer with the same name.

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  5. "Donald Trump Was the Dumbest Goddam Student I Ever Had."
    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/12/1705902/-Former-Wharton-Professor-Donald-Trump-Is-the-Dumbest-Goddam-Student-I-Ever-Had?detail=emailclassic

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. PROTESTER RYAN CLAYTON THROWS RUSSIAN FLAGS AT DONALD TRUMP AND MITCH MCCONNELL ON CAPITOL HILL
    https://theintercept.com/2017/10/24/protester-ryan-clayton-throws-russian-flags-at-trump-and-mcconnell-in-capitol/

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  7. Releasing the John F Kennney records is mere grandstanding. Nothing else. It certainly is not about policy or anything else that requires critical thinking from President Bone Spurs.

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    1. Trump will use anything to try and distract people from his Russian collusion.

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    2. I think they were automatically scheduled for release, trump just approved

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  8. Kudos! Friday dump day! Break it down.
    "In harms way", only if you missed out on basic training when "you" signed up for duty.
    Phone call insensitive; only because it's an election year for giddy up gal Wilson (D-Fla) and she drew attention to the Sargent's death by making it all about her.
    Someone at MSNBC should have coached Ronnie Regan about choosing an alternative word other than "stain on the carpet"; come on, really? MSNBC is making it to easy to understand why they are hashtag; number one crazy wanna be a news organization!
    Congratz to the students on taking back of UC Irvine, freedom of speech lives on.
    Again, the publication of the Daily Beast fails to address mental health issues and instead chooses to exploit, how typical of the left leaning rag, anything to make a buck; hypocrisy at it's best.

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    1. MSNBC Ranks as No. 1 Cable Network in Total Viewers for First Time Ever
      http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/msnbc-cable-news-ratings-charlottesville-1202531567/

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    2. 7:40 grunted: "'In harms way', only if you missed out on basic training when 'you' signed up for duty."

      Obviously another lover of the military.

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    3. 7:40 Your essay consists of strings of words, non sequitur to be precise, with little substance and no citation to facts.

      I'm afraid you're getting another F. Your advisor strongly suggests that you drop this course and take an incomplete.

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  9. Everyone one knows trump is a idiot like the whole world, lets get back to basic's Sierra Madre, Ca. How to save sierra Madre from it's self? Answer; http://www.whittierdailynews.com/2017/10/26/montebello-says-meh-to-indoor-commercial-cultivation-manufacturing-and-testing-of-marijuana/

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  10. 7:27: Excellent post. Whataboutism should be cited each and every time Hillary is raised by Trump supporters, particularly the part showing pervasive use of whataboutism by the Soviets and Russians, a technique now favored by their colluding accomplices in the United States.

    Birds of a feather not only flock together, they sing the same songs.

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  11. Whataboutism wont save that nasty woman from what fate awaits her; lock her up!

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    1. How ironic that the loser who popularized ‘lock her up’
      is now on himself under federal investigation

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  12. Whataboutism wont edit from the history books what Obama will be remembered for; the first non white person to serve as President of the United States and the first President to be found guilty of using the FISA law against opponents.

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    1. Don't you understand that you have just given about as perfect an example of a whatabout defense of Trump as possible? Obviously this conversation has gone way over your little puddin' head?

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    2. The Tea Loons are getting all worked up over the possibility of the first Russian style political show trials in US history. The charges will be trumped up so to speak, but rule of law is not the point. Overthrowing democracy and empowering the corrupt and bloated Trump clan is.

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  13. Smoking Gun: Captured Obama email clearly points to targeting the Tea Party and Conservative tax payers by the "Obama IRS".
    Can anyone say ABUSE OF POWER.

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    1. Good on him. The Tea Party is shot through with Putinista traitors.

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    2. What about Dizm Bush did the same thing during the Iraq invasion

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    3. I think 10:03 has brain spurs.

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    4. The so called 'tea party & conservative tax payer' are nothing but a tweeter front for Russian Communists, the boat is loading up with punks like thee to be shipped back to 'mother russia'.

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  14. Whataboutism you don't like 9:50am!

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  15. 8:27am. Lol, save Sierra Madre with blinders on? Are you not reading posts from this site!

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  16. Hypocrisy is one thing but having to swim in the swamp of denial is another.
    President Trump is a businessman, not a Politician, and yet the "puddin heads" just dont get it.
    Step outside your cardboard box style of remaining stuck in your personal growth of, everything is ok just the way it is.

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    1. Al Capone was a businessman, too.

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    2. Trump is a classic politician who do you think you kidding beside yourself

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    3. Politicians have been saying they aren't politicians since politics were invented.

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  17. 6:41 talks about a Uranium scandal.

    6:41 Please tell us exactly

    (1) how Clinton approved the deal;
    (2) how you believe she approved the deal;
    (3) how she could have vetoed the deal;
    (4) how you believe she could have vetoed it;
    (5) how she voted to approve the deal;
    (6) how you believe she voted to approve the deal;
    (7) how many export licenses have been granted to send uranium to Russia as a result of the deal;
    (8) how many export licenses you believe have been granted to send uranium to Russia as a result of the deal;
    (9) how much uranium left the US to Russia as a result of the deal; and
    (10) how much uranium you believe left the US to Russia as a result of the deal.

    Please cite reliable sources for the odd numbered items. What your dog told you is acceptable as source material only for the even numbered items.

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    1. hannity said so.
      That’s enough for him

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  18. 1:40pm. You may wish to check back into reality from time to time; tune into any news source for your questions.

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    1. Just as long as it is Fox or Russia Today. Anything else would be fake news in the opinion of 2:36.

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    2. Sounds like you have the answers 2:36. Let hear them! (Same source citation rules as above.)

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  19. Obama, W, Clinton, Reagan and other Presidents visited the Korean DMZ.

    Why won't Pr*sident Trump show his leadership abilities and go there?

    Bone spurs?

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    1. I see the official version is he has a skin condition called 'Yellow Streak' running down his backside. The is why is was graded 4F before and why he is a 4F seat warmer in the White House!

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    2. Makes sense. He's a Red with a Yellow Streak. Everyone knows that red + yellow = orange.

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  20. Heel spurs. And bladder control.

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  21. BREAKING: CNN Reports First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation
    https://www.mediaite.com/online/breaking-cnn-reports-first-charges-filed-in-mueller-investigation/

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  22. Impeachment ad triggers Trump meltdown as polls increasingly show Americans want him out
    Trump claimed an ad calling for his impeachment is "wacky," but polls show Americans have consistently wanted him removed from office after months of incompetence and corruption.

    Donald Trump is very upset that philanthropist and activist Tom Steyer is running an ad calling for his impeachment, but recent polling shows Americans are already onboard.

    Steyer purchased time for the ad on Trump’s favorite show, “Fox & Friends,” smack dab in the middle of programming on the right-wing propaganda network, Fox News. The gambit worked, and caught Trump’s attention as he spends his valuable time watching a television network dedicated to making him happy.

    The ad is part of the “Need to Impeach” campaign, which cites three reasons to “stop Trump now”: Trump and his team’s continued lies about his interactions with Russia; Trump’s discussions about possibly pardoning himself, aides, and family; and the threat posed to national security by “refusing to stand up to Russia and engaging in brinkmanship with North Korea.”

    https://shareblue.com/impeachment-ad-triggers-trump-meltdown-as-polls-increasingly-show-americans-want-him-out/

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  23. 9:20 am. What? No thoughtful debate?

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    1. You presented very little material to work with.

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  24. You know, it just struck me. Trump's presidency is not so much a vindication of White Supremacy as it is a marketing tool to promote and validate INSANITY (and, let's face it, White Supremacy philosophy is another manifestation of insanity).

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