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« on: February 01, 2017, 04:36:51 pm »



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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 06:22:27 pm »


Watching Donald Trump in action is just like watching the rise of Adolf Hitler all over again.

The United States of America under Trump is morphing into the Fascist States of America.

I guess, eventually, there will be Nuremberg-style trials with Trump and his henchmen in the dock, possibly at The Hague.

That is where criminal despots tend to eventually end up in this 21st century. Either that or dead.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 10:26:53 pm »


hope he exterminates all those retarded commies
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 01:39:17 pm »


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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 10:03:38 am »


from the Los Angeles Times....

America's fate is in the hands of Trump's bizarre inner circle of advisors

By DAVID HORSEY | 5:00AM PST - Thursday, February 02, 2017



HERE IS something to keep you awake at night: Your future, and the future of the world, now rests in the hands of a tiny team of zealots and opportunistic hacks in the White House who prefer to rule the country by edict and “alternative facts” while ignoring the courts, leaving Congress out of the loop, purging seasoned officials from the government and targeting the independent media.

Yes, there was an election, but this feels more like a coup.

Before you run into the night screaming, it is worth noting that the coup is being managed by a collection of characters who seem unable to pull it off without raising deep opposition. Journalist Jonathan Alter called Trump and company “a breathtakingly incompetent administration.” And he is far from alone in that assessment, especially after the cruelly chaotic imposition of a temporary ban (yes, ban — that's what the president called it) of refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

As Butch said to Sundance, “Who are those guys?”

Well, heading up the propaganda team is motor mouth Kellyanne Conway. Less than a year ago, she was on the Ted Cruz campaign team. Back then, she called Trump a whiner and attacked him for his Trump University scam. Now, having coined the euphemism “alternative facts,” she has given her soul to the con man and enthusiastically warps common rules of language to justify any untruth that comes out of her new leader's lips.

The team's mouthpiece is Sean Spicer, the communications director whose angry outbursts at the White House press corps look like the reaction of someone who knows he is being forced to defend preposterous fibs and hates being caught in the act. This is the knucklehead who said out loud in front of all the world that it would have been “misguided and wrong” if airport security officials had not handcuffed a 5-year-old boy who got caught up in the snare of the Muslim ban.

The chief of staff is Reince Priebus, a political apparatchik who, as chair of the Republican National Committee, was one of the few members of the GOP establishment to hitch his wagon to Trump's rising star. His loyalty paid off “bigly,” as Trump would say.

Retired General Michael Flynn, a big fan of conspiracy theories, is Trump's national security advisor. Flynn is currently under investigation by U.S. counterintelligence agents for his communications with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. Congressional Democrats are asking if the fee Flynn received for a speech in Moscow in 2015 broke the law against receiving payments from foreign governments.

One of the architects of the Muslim ban that the administration now claims is not a Muslim ban is Stephen Miller. As a college student a decade ago, Miller organized events to raise awareness of the terrorist threat and “Islamo-fascism.” Before coming to the White House, he worked for Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for attorney general, pushing a hard line on immigration and Muslims. For Miller, the current ban is just a tiny first step.

And then there is Stephen K. Bannon, a self-described “Leninist” and former boss at Breitbart News, where he provided a platform for an array of ideas from the so-called alt-right, including white nationalists and extreme anti-immigration activists. If the Trump administration continues to foment turmoil in government and economic and trade policy, it may actually be intentional. That is Bannon's vision for America, and he has inserted it into the cavernous spaces inside Trump’s untutored mind.

“Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that's my goal too,” Bannon said in a much-quoted 2013 interview. “I want to bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today's establishment.”

Yes, this guy is the senior advisor to the president of the United States and has been given a seat on the National Security Council.

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 05:30:11 pm »

the media has been caught lying so many times that nobody believes them anymore
and the left all they have is calling people names because that's all they have
their reality is inverted the things they accuse other people of doing is what they do themselve

being a left is a mental disorder these people need to be re educated, a lot of them are nasty, violent thuggish, domestic terrorist without a clue.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2017, 11:46:31 am »


from the Los Angeles Times....

From cable TV to cattlemen's websites, flood of Trump news swamps the media

By DAVID HORSEY | 5:00AM PST - Friday, February 03, 2017



HERE IS the latest news from the “Stock Exchange”, a website you've probably never seen that tracks news of interest to cattlemen and ranchers: Tracy Brunner, president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is worried that the Trump administration's protectionist trade policies are going to be a disaster for his industry.

“Sparking a trade war with Canada, Mexico, and Asia will only lead to higher prices for American-produced beef in those markets and put our American producers at a much steeper competitive disadvantage,” Brunner said in a news release. “The fact remains that 96 percent of the world's consumers live outside the United States, and expanding access to those consumers is the single best thing we can do to help American cattle-producing families be more successful.”

Now, there are a couple of interesting observations to make about this bit of news.

The first that comes to mind is the irony of all those ranchers and cowboys and small-town Westerners who decided to take a chance with Donald Trump and now face the possibility that their livelihoods will be wrecked by the new president's naive, rant-driven policies.

The second is that even in an obscure, remote perch of the media world, Trump cannot be escaped. Trump-centered news is everywhere, all the time, with no pause.

Trump announces travel restrictions aimed at Muslims from seven different countries. His poorly conceived action creates chaos at the nation's major airports and inspires thousands to turn out in protest.

Trump fires the acting attorney general after she says she cannot defend his Muslim ban because it violates the Constitution.

Trump nominates a staunch conservative to the Supreme Court and political war ensues on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans are already at each other's throats over several controversial picks for Trump's Cabinet.

Trump incites a telephone spat with the prime minister of the nation's most reliable ally, Australia, and hangs up on him.

Trump calls up the president of Mexico and, reportedly, threatens to send the U.S. military across the border to deal with “bad hombres.” The White House says it was just a joke.

Trump stands at the arrival of the casket bearing the body of a fallen Navy SEAL and makes news because his daughter is at his side rather than the first lady, who has been staying away from Washington.

Trump revives plans for two oil pipelines blocked by the Obama administration and reignites protests on the Standing Rock reservation.

Trump removes the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of national intelligence from their permanent seats on the National Security Council and installs his bomb-throwing political guru, Stephen Bannon, on the NSC.

This is just the shortlist of stories from the last few days and doesn't include early-morning tweets, sudden settlements of old lawsuits, constant fights with the media, wild statements from Trump surrogates or the latest valentine for Vladimir Putin (such as Thursday's relaxing of sanctions against Russia). Trump news comes so fast and thick, it is easy to forget the controversies of even last week, like the argument over the size of the inauguration crowd.

These days, cable TV news is nothing but talking heads talking about Trump 24/7. Network news shows consist of Trump-related stories and the latest bad weather. Newspapers are filled with Trump, much like newspapers in the 1940s were dominated by coverage of World War II.

Arguably, all the attention is justified because the country appears to be in a new war — a battle for the soul of America. But how long can we sustain this? Will we fail to give attention to serious news developments — like a bad trade policy that harms American ranchers — because we are drowning in a stream of provocative tweets?  Will there be Trump news fatigue? Will people start to tune it out? Or, like a real war, will patriotism and fear for the future keep us engaged?

It is easy to be daunted by the prospect of this fireball of Trump news rolling on, day after day, for four years or more. A good citizen, though, dares not look away.


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How protesters plan to get under Trump's skin wherever he goes

Donald Trump sought to create unprecedented disruption in Washington, so his critics will seek to
bring unprecedented disruption to his life as commander in chief. Demonstrations will follow him
when he travels, and protests will dog his businesses — serving as his brick-and-mortar stand-ins.


By PERRY STEIN and DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD | 3:05PM EST - Saturday, February 04, 2017

Demonstrators protest the election of Republican Donald Trump as president at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Las Vegas in November. — Photograph: David Becker/Reuters.
Demonstrators protest the election of Republican Donald Trump as president at the Trump International Hotel and Tower
in Las Vegas in November. — Photograph: David Becker/Reuters.


WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. — The Saturday evening march will begin at Trump Plaza, a high-rise apartment building. President Trump actually hasn't owned the place since 1991. Fine. It still has the name. It's a good place to start.

From there, the marchers will head south, walking along the Intracoastal Waterway that separates West Palm Beach from ritzy Palm Beach island. They'll stop, on police orders, when they reach the bridge across from Mar-a-Lago.

And then, the plan is to wave signs and glow sticks. The hope is that they'll be visible across the dark water and the great green lawn of the club, from up in the private apartment that is now the “winter White House.”

If Trump sees those green lights, then he'll know that his critics have followed him home.

“He is a part-time resident here, and we want to make sure people know his values are not our values,” said Alex Newell Taylor, 34, an organizer of Saturday's march. She said thousands are expected.

This is the reality of Trump's honeymoon-free presidency.

Having sought to create unprecedented disruption in Washington, his critics will now seek to bring unprecedented disruption to his life as president — including demonstrations that follow him when he travels, and protests that will dog his businesses even when he doesn't.

Already this week, Trump — the most unpopular new president in modern times — canceled a trip to visit Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, where local groups had planned to protest his appearance; the White House said the protests were not the reason for the cancellation.

And, around the business empire that Trump still owns, his critics treat each location as an avatar for the president.

There have been small gestures of pique: lipstick graffiti on the sign at Trump's golf course in Los Angeles, and a plan for a mass mooning of his hotel in Chicago. There have also been more organized efforts to take time and money away from family businesses — a boycott of stores selling Ivanka Trump's clothes and a campaign to flood Trump businesses with calls demanding that the president divest from his holdings.

For Trump's opponents, these demonstrations are a way to change his behavior by denting the president's own self-image, as a popular man with a successful business.

The risk, for them, is that protests meant to shame Trump will consume energy that could be used to beat him by winning elections and swaying votes in Congress.

A protest “gets under his skin,” said Michael Skolnik, a filmmaker and prominent liberal organizer in New York, who supports this sort of demonstration. He said he hoped that, somehow, getting under the president's skin might turn out to be a good long-term political strategy.

“What if Trump can't come out of bed for four days? That could happen,” Skolnik said.

In his later days, George W. Bush faced protests outside his Texas ranch, from people opposed to the Iraq War. On his travels, Barack Obama sometimes faced demonstrations from liberals, pushing him to do more on immigration or the environment.

But neither one faced organized protest movements at the start of their presidency, condemning the president across multiple policy areas. Trump does.

It began the day after his inauguration, when more than 1 million marched in “Women’s Marches” in Washington and around the country and globe. It continued the following weekend, when thousands of people gathered at airports to protest Trump's executive order on immigration, which barred refugees and all visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries.

It continued this past week, as the administration was consumed by the chaos that the loosely drafted immigration order set off. In New York City, for instance, hundreds of bodega markets owned by Yemeni Americans closed on Thursday to protest the same order.

“You know how Yellowstone National Park is built on one of the world's biggest volcanoes?” said Ben Wikler, the Washington director for MoveOn.org, a liberal activist group. “It feels like that just exploded in terms of grass-roots energy.”

Trump has dismissed these protests — operating on the theory that he doesn't need these protesters to like him and that their anger might actually help him by pushing others closer to him. On Twitter, for instance, the president cast the Women's March as a massive outpouring of sour grapes.

“Was under the impression that we just had an election!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Why didn't these people vote?”


Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's Palm Beach, Florida, property, is being targeted by protesters this weekend. — Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post.
Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's Palm Beach, Florida, property, is being targeted by protesters this weekend.
 — Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post.


On Friday — after a pair of violent protests on college campuses where conservative provocateurs were invited to talk — Trump seemed to lump these small groups of unruly protesters in with the rest of his critics from the other events.

“Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” he said, though there is no evidence that any significant number of demonstrators are being paid.

Saturday night's protest near Mar-a-Lago will be a test of what's next: On a Saturday night, with no election in sight, can organizers raise a crowd merely to haunt Trump from across the water?

The organizers said they think so. They expect thousands.

“The traditional way of looking at these Facebook events is to look at the number of RSVPs and cut it in half,” Newell Taylor said. But the past few weeks have shown that anti-Trump events are different, she said. They always get bigger than you expect. “With this Trump situation, it's, ‘Take the number of RSVPs, and double it’.”

Across the country, other groups have directed their unhappiness toward Trump at his business empire, which he still effectively owns, though Trump says he has given over management to his executives and two older sons.

“I am scoping it out right now,” said a woman snapping photos of the sign outside Trump's golf club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, near Los Angeles. She gave her name only as “Diane”, and said she was scouting the site for a protest.

“People are pissed and feel they can't do anything, but we want to hit him where it hurts,” she said. “I don't think he wants people near his businesses. We want to hit him where it hurts most, his money.” On an earlier day, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department took a report for vandalism — somebody crossed out “Trump” on the sign with lipstick, and wrote a Spanish swear word instead.

Others were more organized about their efforts.

One group, called Grab Your Wallet, was started in October after The Washington Post obtained a 2005 video in which Trump bragged about groping women during a taping of “Access Hollywood”.

Shannon Coulter, who helps lead the group, said she had a visceral reaction after that when she encountered Ivanka Trump-branded items while shopping. Ivanka Trump had continued to campaign for her father after the tape's release.

“I kind of had [trump's] words ringing in my ears,” she said. She helped launch a boycott campaign, which has grown to include more than 60 companies — including the Trump Organization's own hotels and golf courses, business that carry Ivanka Trump merchandise and businesses whose leaders supported Trump during the election.

Coulter said her Facebook group has thousands of people connected to it. What they want, she said, was to “shop the stores we love with a clear conscience, and without any bad memories.”

Now, three businesses that her group targeted for boycotts have severed or loosened their connections to the Trumps. Nordstrom said it would stop selling Ivanka Trump merchandise, Nieman Marcus stopped selling her jewelry on its website and the chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing company, pulled out of Trump's business advisory council.

Another campaign offers Trump's critics a more direct — but possibly less productive — way to respond to Trump.

It lets them call up one of his companies at random and complain to whomever answers the phone.

“Until he divests, these [businesses] are embassies of the White House,” said Scott Goodstein, the co-founder of Creative Majority PAC. He also runs Revolution Messaging, the Washington firm that actually set up the system.

Their system connects callers to one of 30 Trump business phone numbers. It could be a hotel front desk. It could be a restaurant. Goodstein said they encourage callers to “have fun with it.” For instance, if a restaurant employee offers to help make a reservation, one might say: “I have a reservation — that Donald Trump is not taking this job seriously.”

Since this effort started in December, the PAC says it has facilitated 33,000 phone calls, and has been blocked by 51 different Trump Organization phone numbers. He said it's having the desired effect: squeezing Trump’s business in a way that would squeeze the man himself.

“It's definitely having an effect on Trump's businesses,” Goodstein said. “And I'm sure that President Trump will know that this act of dissension is taking place.”

But Alan Garten, chief legal officer for the Trump Organization, said in a telephone interview that the phone calls had not interfered with the business. And even if they did, he said, Trump would not know about it because has resigned from his management roles.

“There's a complete separation,” Garten said. “He may read [about] it in the newspaper, that I don't know.”


David Fahrenthold reported from Washington. Sandhya Somashekhar and Wesley Lowery in Washington and Bill Dauber in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, contributed to this report.

• Perry Stein covers D.C., Maryland and Virginia for The Washington Post.

• David A. Fahrenthold covered the 2016 presidential campaign for The Washington Post. He has been at The Post since 2000, and previously covered Congress, the federal bureaucracy, the environment, and the D.C. police.

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Calls emerge for a boycott of the White House
Correspondents' Association dinner


The annual event has faced criticism in recent years as it became a celebrity event allowing
journalists to hobnob with government officials they're supposed to objectively cover.
This year, emotions are likely to become even more heated — and conflicted.


By ELLEN McCARTHY | 5:28PM EST - Saturday, February 04, 2017

President Barack Obama drops the microphone after speaking at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. — Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images.
President Barack Obama drops the microphone after speaking at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
 — Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images.


ALREADY, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker have canceled their annual parties associated with the April 29th White House Correspondents' Association dinner, according to The New York Times. And comedian Samantha Bee is planning an alternative event, billed as “Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner”.

Now calls are beginning to emerge for an outright boycott of the dinner, which ostensibly highlights the work of journalists but is traditionally headlined by the man in the Oval Office.

In a recent editorial for U.S. News and World Report, opinion editor Robert Schlesinger questioned whether Donald Trump would show up, saying that, regardless of whether he does, journalists should not. Instead, Schlesinger suggested, reporters should “make other plans that night and if [trump] does attend, let the ratings- and crowd-obsessed narcissist freak address an empty ballroom.” He also suggested that, “news organizations should buy tickets as usual (it's for a good cause).”

Beau Willimon, creator and writer of the American version of “House of Cards”, had a similar thought, tweeting on Friday that the press should boycott the dinner entirely, or at least “leave when [trump] speaks.”




Iranian American author Reza Aslan shared a similar view, in a tweet of his own: “I swear to God, any reporter or journalist who attends this should be boycotted.”

The White House Correspondents' Association received so many inquiries about the fate of this year's dinner, scheduled to take place at the Washington Hilton, that association president Jeff Mason released a message on Thursday saying the show would go on: “This year, as we do every year, we will celebrate the First Amendment and the role an independent press plays in a healthy republic,” he wrote.

The WHCD has faced criticism in recent years, as the dinner has became a celebrity event that allows journalists to hobnob with the very government officials they're supposed to objectively cover. But this year, emotions are likely to become even more heated — and conflicted. The White House has a highly contentious relationship with the press, with Trump echoing the sentiment of his top adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, who referred to the media as “the opposition party”.

“I'm not quite sure what boycotting the dinner would accomplish,” said Patrick Gavin, a former Politico reporter and creator of “Nerd Prom”, a documentary about the dinner. “Essentially, people are boycotting the president. They're not really boycotting the dinner.”

At the dinner, awards are given to top White House correspondents, and scholarships are presented to students pursuing careers in media. But that's not why Hollywood stars now flock to the event, as well as to the dozens of parties that take place before and after it. They're there to see and be seen, and to mix it up with top journalists and political bigwigs.

The White House Correspondents' Association has not yet announced its entertainment lineup for the evening, which traditionally features a comedian roasting the president, the media and other A-listers in the room. In 2011, Seth Meyers eviscerated Donald Trump, and his prospects for political office, while Trump sat stone-faced in the audience. Gavin said the choice of headliner will probably determine whether Trump attends the dinner or punts, as he did with the Alfalfa Club dinner in January.

“If they pick Jimmy Fallon, then Trump will show up. If they pick Jon Stewart or [Stephen] Colbert, Trump is just not going to show up,” he said.

Gavin added that this year the dinner could serve as a platform for journalists to promote freedom of the press, and “to really hold the administration to task and let the C-SPAN audience know what's going on,” suggesting that any organization or advertiser who boycotts the event should instead donate to organizations that protect journalists.

If Trump himself decides to boycott the event, he said, it will certainly break with tradition: “The last president who didn't come was Reagan in '81 — and that's because he got shot.”


• Ellen McCarthy is a feature writer for Style at The Washington Post. She is the author of The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter's Notebook.

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good job it will save the country some money

keep the fake news away from trump  Wink

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from the Los Angeles Times....

From Streep to McCarthy, why women
are the ones getting under Trump's skin


By MEREDITH BLAKE | 3:30PM PST - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Melissa McCarthy as Press Secretary Sean Spicer during the “Sean Spicer Press Conference” sketch on “Saturday Night Live” on February 4th. — Photograph: Will Heath/NBC.
Melissa McCarthy as Press Secretary Sean Spicer during the “Sean Spicer Press Conference” sketch on “Saturday Night Live
on February 4th. — Photograph: Will Heath/NBC.


MEMO to frustrated Democrats trying to rankle President Trump: Try doing it in drag.

While many are still laughing about Melissa McCarthy's instantly classic portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer this past weekend on “Saturday Night Live”, his boss apparently isn't.

Politico reported on Monday that Trump was particularly unhappy that Spicer had been portrayed by a woman. According to a Trump donor quoted anonymously in the story, the president “doesn't like his people to look weak.”  (In a stunning break with tradition, Trump has refrained from saying anything on Twitter about the sketch.)



Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on “SNL”.

And now Rosie O'Donnell, the president's longtime bête noire, has volunteered to play Steve Bannon, the Trump strategist who helped draft a controversial travel ban and, according to a growing media narrative, is the “real president”.  (Trump was also Twitter silent on the cold open depicting him sitting at a child's desk playing with toys while the show's Grim Reaper version of Bannon sat behind the actual Oval Office desk.) Whether “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels will take O'Donnell up on her offer is unclear, though he's shown a democratic willingness in the past to crowd-source “SNL” casting (see Larry David's brilliant turns as Bernie Sanders), there can be little doubt it would send Trump into meltdown mode.

For all his alpha male swagger, Trump has repeatedly proved himself uniquely vulnerable to attacks by women, from the millions who marched around the globe the day after his inauguration to Meryl Streep's lacerating take-down at the recent Golden Globes.



During Meryl Streep's acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, she condemned President-elect
Donald Trump’s campaign-trail comments about a reporter with a disability.


Part of what made McCarthy's caricature so devastating was the gender switch. Just as drag queens, with their over-the-top makeup and glitter, highlight the performative nature of femininity, McCarthy's cartoonish aggression — she chomped on gum and mowed down reporters with a Super Soaker squirt gun — turned Spicer's combative, hyper-masculine persona into a punchline.

It matters that Spicer was portrayed not by any woman, but by McCarthy, a performer who has done as much as nearly anyone to dispel the ludicrous, but once astonishingly mainstream, notion that women can't be funny. On Saturday, she showed that women can be funnier than men, even — maybe even especially — when playing men.

In yet another layer of significance, McCarthy also happened to appear in last summer's all-female “Ghostbusters” remake alongside “SNL” cast member Leslie Jones, who was the target of a campaign of virtual harassment led by Milo Yiannopoulos, a professional agitator and writer for Bannon's Breitbart News who was subsequently kicked off Twitter.

The spoof wasn't just a brilliant reversal of the comedic tradition of men playing women for laughs on “SNL” (e.g. Will Ferrell as Janet Reno or Kenan Thompson as Star Jones). It was also a delightful rebuke to Trump's over-the-top macho style.

From bragging about his penis size in a televised debate — remember when that happened? — to claiming that his opponent Hillary Clinton didn't have “a presidential look,” Trump clings tenaciously to antiquated ideas about power, image and masculinity.

During the seemingly never-ending primary campaign, Trump vanquished some of his most formidable Republican rivals by not so subtly questioning their virility — think “Little Marco” Rubio or “low-energy” Jeb Bush.

From O’Donnell to Megyn Kelly to Streep, women are the ones who consistently seem to get under his skin, and his counterattacks — mocking their looks, suggesting they have their periods or claiming they're “overrated” — only lend to his image as a schoolyard bully.

Not surprisingly, his still very young presidency has already been defined by female-led opposition, including the multitudes who turned out for post-inauguration protests in what, by some estimates, was the largest demonstration in American history, and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, whom Trump claimed “betrayed” the government when he fired her for defying his immigration order.

Though increasingly outdated, these notions are well-established in presidential politics, where machismo and leadership are often seen as interchangeable.

Ronald Reagan, a product of the Hollywood image-making machine, rarely missed the opportunity to be seen astride a horse. In 1988, the candidacy of Democrat Michael Dukakis was doomed in part because the diminutive Massachusetts governor looked insufficiently tough atop a tank. Barack Obama was derided as “feminine” for his healthy eating habits — green stuff is for women! — and his deliberative approach to foreign policy.

In less than three weeks in office, Trump has taken a defiantly bullheaded, my-way-or-the-highway approach to governance, showing little heed for established procedure or traditional checks and balances.

Trump may be the most aggressively macho president since Lyndon Johnson, a famously pugnacious, womanizing commander-in-chief who, according to biographer Robert Caro, referred to his own member as “Jumbo” and was known to leave the bathroom door ajar in an aggressive display of dominance.

Though Trump's beloved daughter Ivanka has built a brand around an ideal of womanhood that is, at least superficially, more modern than his own, Trump reportedly prefers his female staffers to “dress like women,” a detail that's sparked a furious social media backlash.

And will, in all likelihood, lead to more women “dressing like men” on “SNL”.


• Meredith Blake is an entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times based out of New York City, where she primarily covers television. A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Georgetown University and holds a master's degree from New York University.

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 • Watch Jon Stewart's brutal anti-Trump screed alongside Stephen Colbert

 • Samantha Bee on the ‘Full Frontal’ move to Wednesdays and why she has no fear in the Trump age

 • See Stephen Colbert and ‘Stephen Colbert’ bid Barack Obama farewell


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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2017, 05:37:48 pm »


from The Washington Post....

I understand now.
The Trump administration is right about everything.


It is not their fault that someone (cough) Kellyanne (cough) stepped on that butterfly.

By ALEXANDRA PETRI | 5:07PM EST - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald J. Trump. — Photograph: Gerald Herbert/Associated Press.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald J. Trump. — Photograph: Gerald Herbert/Associated Press.

WE ARE being too uncharitable to the Trump administration.

We have probably made Sean Spicer cry, and that is not what anyone set out to do.

There is a much simpler explanation for the list of Secret Media Terrorism Coverups and the Bowling Green Massacre and the “alternative facts” than this idea that somehow, the Trump administration is making up facts or misleading the American people. Nonsense. They are doing the best they can with the facts they have. They simply have come here from an alternative universe.

It is not their fault that their facts appear to be quite different from what is happening in the universe where most people live. They did not ask to come here. Something went wrong with the timeline, is all. Somebody stepped on a butterfly, and here we are.

When we look at their recently provided list of times when the media failed to cover Horrible Acts Of Terrorism, what we see is a long series of mis-spellings in which, often, zero people died. When they look at it, do they see millions of lives cut short, enough to justify a massive travel ban? It is unclear. What is clear is that they exist in a universe where no one reported adequately on the Paris attacks, whereas we live in a universe where all 130 victims were profiled. This discrepancy is nobody's fault. There, the media really did cover up dozens of very serious attacks in which I, personally, was killed.

In their universe, America is “not so innocent.” (After the Bowling Green Massacre, we did what we had to do.) Also, the Bowling Green Massacre, something Kellyanne Conway mentioned in multiple interviews, is a real thing that happened. The carnage was unbelievable — not in the sense that it is here, where we don't believe that there was any carnage. In the other sense.


Kellyanne (cough) Conway (cough) stepped on a butterfly. — Photograph: Kena Betancur/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.
Kellyanne (cough) Conway (cough) stepped on a butterfly. — Photograph: Kena Betancur/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.

Newt Gingrich tried to warn us about this months ago. These are alternative universes, and they are at war.

In their universe, Frederick Douglass is maybe still alive, and his contributions will be “recognized more and more.” There, Abraham Lincoln is known for being some kind of technological innovator, of whom it could be reasonably said that “10 years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible.” In their universe, these are enlightened things to say that make sense.

There, the crime rate is up. Here, it is down.

There, the “inner cities” are unbelievable. In that universe, any time people in the nightmarish hellscape of the inner city leave their homes, they are instantly shot. Every time. You cannot go to the store without being shot. People sit huddled in their homes waiting to draw straws as to who will leave the house first, as whoever does so is inevitably killed. It's awful. If we could only see what is happening in that universe, we would agree with sending in the feds.

In that universe, you need guns in your schools to protect from bear attacks, which are CONSTANT.

In that universe, “attacker” is spelled without the “c”.

There, immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen were, in fact, responsible for post-9/11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Here, they aren't, but — there, they are.

There, the (failing) New York Times apologized for its bad coverage of Donald Trump.

In that universe, President Barack Obama was an evil king who constantly imposed his will on the people through illegal means. He was a Muslim who, naturally, was born in Kenya. We have still not seen his birth certificate.

In that universe, Hillary Clinton was accountable for scores and scores of deaths. Personally. Also, Trump is not the puppet, no puppet, she's the puppet. Ted Cruz's father assassinated JFK. Countless people cheered on New Jersey rooftops after 9/11. In that universe, these are well-documented facts, as opposed to what they are here: poorly documented conspiracy theories that did not happen.

Also, all immigrants there are MALICIOUS and BAD. They do murders, constantly.

Carnage covers the land. It is just as Trump said in his inauguration address, which was the best-received address ever at the biggest inauguration ever. Trump, when visiting CIA headquarters, received more applause than Peyton Manning did (from the CIA?) after he won the Super Bowl (and went to the CIA?!?). Look, this is just a fact.

Both of these universes are equally valid. We happen to live in one where none of these things are true, and they happen to live in one where all of these things are true, but that does not mean that we are right and they are wrong. It simply means that our perspectives are different.

But don't worry. Trump is doing his best to drag us out of this universe. And if we keep implementing all his real solutions to what appear, to the untrained eye, to be imaginary problems, the world will soon be just as unpleasant a place as he says it is.


• Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog at The Washington Post, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day. She is the author of A Field Guide to Awkward Silences.

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 • VIDEO: We asked Bowling Green residents what they were doing on the day of the ‘Bowling Green Massacre’

 • Kellyanne Conway says her Bowling Green interview won praise — before the ‘haters’

 • Kellyanne Conway, in return to CNN, plays a shell game

 • Rosie O'Donnell as Steve Bannon? SNL could really make Trump angry if it wanted to.

 • The Fascism Forever Club, and other clubs that were definitely jokes at the time


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Factual leaks infuriate a president who tweets nonsense

By DAVID HORSEY | 5:00AM PST - Thursday, February 16, 2017



IT'S no fun to live in a house with a leaky roof, so it must be a major pain to live in a house — the White House — that leaks from every crack and corner.

Leaks appear to be tremendously infuriating to the new occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. On Wednesday, during a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when he wasn't recalling the mythic proportions (and I do mean mythic in the fictional sense) of his electoral victory, President Trump was complaining about the leaks that brought down his national security advisor, retired General Michael Flynn.

Characterizing leaks from intelligence and law enforcement agencies, as well as his own White House, as “criminal acts,” Trump expressed sympathy for his departed aide and blasted the recipients of the leaked information, the news media.

“General Flynn is a wonderful man,” Trump said. “I think he's been treated very, very unfairly by the media — as I call it, the fake media — in many cases.”

The tone of Trump's latest tirade undermined the official version of events surrounding Flynn's departure. On Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump had acted decisively to oust Flynn once he learned the general had lied about the content of his meetings with Russian officials. Judging by the president's remarks, he was not really all that upset with Flynn and would not have let him go if details of Flynn's actions had not been made public.

Trump is discovering what he should have known when he first decided to become a candidate for president: running the country is not at all like running a real estate business or playing the part of a brilliant businessman on TV. He cannot just spit out orders and make everyone do his bidding. He cannot hide the unsavory side of his activities. And he cannot avoid accountability and tough questions.

In response to Trump's latest attack on the “fake media,” CNN's Jake Tapper attempted to school the fledgling commander in chief.

“The media, of course, did not fire General Flynn. President Trump did,” Tapper said on his program on Wednesday. “Now, what the media did do was reveal to the nation that General Flynn had lied to the Trump team — including Vice President Pence — when he claimed he never discussed Obama's sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador. President Trump knew this at least as early as January 26th. But he did not act on this until media revealed the truth to you [the public], and, as it turns out, Vice President Pence.”

Tapper went on to explain the difference between conspiracy theories and real news to Trump. The stories about Flynn were news because they were based on facts provided — yes, leaked — by officials with real information.

“Conspiracy theories are different. They're false, they're crackpot, they're nonsense,” Tapper said, going on to give two examples: the falsehood that President Obama was born in Kenya and the bogus claim that Texas Senator Ted Cruz's father was involved in the plot to kill President Kennedy.

Trump should be familiar with those two crackpot theories since he was the one pushing them. It is not likely the president is going to gain a new appreciation for facts, though. That is not how his mind works. He perceives the world in starkly simple terms in which only one thing matters: who is with him and who is against him. Any other truth is irrelevant.


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Trump will not attend the White House correspondents' dinner

The president announced his decision via Twitter on Saturday, amid his now-semi-regular tweets
attacking the media as “fake news” and growing calls for media outlets to boycott the event.


By AMY B. WANG and CLEVE R. WOOTSON Jr. | 6:31PM EST - Saturday, February 25, 2017

Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arrive for pre-parties before the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington D.C. on April 30th, 2011. — Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters.
Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arrive for pre-parties before the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner
in Washington D.C. on April 30th, 2011. — Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters.


PRESIDENT TRUMP will not attend the White House correspondents' dinner, after a campaign and early tenure where he continually battled with the press.

Trump announced his decision via Twitter late on Saturday afternoon. The dinner is scheduled for April 29th.




Shortly after Trump's tweet, the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, which sponsors the annual event, said in an email that the dinner would take place even without Trump's attendance.

“[The dinner] has been and will continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic,” WHCA president Jeff Mason said. “We look forward to shining a spotlight at the dinner on some of the best political journalism of the past year and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession.”

Since Trump's inauguration, calls to boycott the annual event have grown louder amid his increasingly fraught relationship with the press. Throughout his campaign, Trump regularly lashed out at the press, singling out news outlets for being “dishonest” and at one point barring The Washington Post from covering his campaign events. Since his election, he has accused certain media outlets of publishing “fake news”. Earlier this month, the tense relationship reached a boil when Trump called the media “the enemy of the American People”.

In response to concerns, the White House Correspondents' Association released a statement earlier this month, saying the dinner would take place. Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Bloomberg canceled their parties, which had usually drawn celebrities. Comedian Samantha Bee announced in January that she was planning an alternative event on the same night for “journalists and non-irritating celebrities from around the world.” (Its tentative name: “Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner.”)

Questions about whether the dinner was appropriate existed before Trump took office. The event is an annual gathering of journalists and the people they cover, typically headlined by the sitting president. The White House Correspondents' Association awards $100,000 in scholarships at its annual dinner, according to its website, and recently started a mentoring program that pairs working journalists with journalism students.

The annual dinner began in 1921, and Calvin Coolidge became the first president to attend the dinner in 1924. In 1978, Jimmy Carter declined to attend, citing exhaustion. First lady Rosalynn Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale also didn't show up that year, according to The Washington Post's Paul Farhi.

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan managed to deliver remarks by phone even though he was at Camp David recovering from an assassination attempt.

“If I could give you just one little bit of advice, when somebody tells you to get in a car quick, do it,” Reagan said to laughter.

Trump has attended the dinner before.

In 2011, then-president Barack Obama roasted Trump at the dinner — five minutes of jokes directed at the man who had raised questions about whether Obama was born in the United States.

“No one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald,” said Obama, who ultimately released his birth certificate. “That's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: Did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”

At the time, Obama joked about Trump's experience to lead the nation.

“All kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience,” Obama said. “For example, no seriously, just recently in an episode of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’, at the steakhouse, the men's cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. And there was a lot of blame to go around but you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the problem was a lack of leadership and so ultimately you didn't blame Little John or Meatloaf — you fired Gary Busey. And these are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well-handled, sir. Well-handled.”

Obama ended his roast talking about the change a President Donald Trump would bring to the White House.

Then he flashed a picture of the then-hypothetical Trump White house, emblazoned with pink neon and gold columns, with bikini-clad women relaxing in the fountain outside.


• Amy B. Wang is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post.

• Cleve R. Wootson is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post.

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 • Even under a Trump administration, plenty of media organizations party on for the White House correspondents' dinner

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 • How a journalists' dinner became a celebrity blowout


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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 04:47:11 pm »


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Trump ruins everything: The problem of nothing else mattering

By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist | 9:03PM PST - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Put your fist down, you orange thug. You don't deserve a single iota of the power you have.
Put your fist down, you orange thug. You don't deserve a single iota of the power you have.

OSCAR GAFFEE 2017? NASA discovering seven new, Earth-like planets? Milan Fashion Week? Subway's chicken is only 50 percent chicken? Thousands (!) of female employees sexually harassed by male bosses, for years, at Kay Jewelers? Someone you know and/or love getting married, buying a house, moving to Peru, replacing a kidney, showing you snazzy vacation photos from Mexico or Costa Rica or the moon?

Whatever. I mean, it's all wonderful. It’s all delightful and disturbing and beautiful as ever — except, of course, that it's not. Not completely, anyway.

I mean, how can it be, when everything is covered in this gloomy, oozing pall? When everything is so inexorably tainted by the devastating reality that we are, as a nation and a species, fast circling the karmic drain, that everything good and hopeful from the past 10 — or is it 100? — years is being crushed and spit upon, when democracy as we know it is being gruesomely dismantled in real time, to be replaced by something like fascism, only dumber?

Did you endure any of Trump's scowling, heavily edited, lie-strewn address to Congress? Did you feel the shudder and groan that shot through the planet like a sighing death knell?

Of course you did. Everyone did. It's a real problem, this feeling of Trump-stabbed ennui, this all-consuming sense that nothing else can possibly matter right now but the ongoing, vicious desecration of everything you ever cared about. It's not exactly an isolated feeling. Nor is it limited to liberal “bubbles” like San Francisco.




It's everywhere. The collective anxiety is palpable. Stress levels nationwide have skyrocketed. School-kids are freaking out. Immigrants are panicking. Psychiatrists are busier than ever. Airports are sort of surreal. Foreign countries are steeling themselves against America's imminent tidal wave of thuggish violence and isolationism. Hate is begetting hate, trolls are begetting trolls and it's all you can do to take a deep breath, meditate for 15 minutes and pour a bottle of wine down your face, lest you spontaneously combust.

Is that an exaggeration? Not by much. Fresh entertainments, new inventions, personal sagas, cute kittens, dumb gaffes at the Oscars? It's damn near impossible not to feel that it's all so insanely frivolous, so absurdly self-indulgent, selfish to the point of meaninglessness.


Female members of Congress wear white to honor the women's suffrage movement and support women's rights as U.S. President Donald Trump promises to “move on each of them like a bitch” … er, gives his big speech.
Female members of Congress wear white to honor the women's suffrage movement and support women's rights
as U.S. President Donald Trump promises to “move on each of them like a bitch” … er, gives his big speech.


Hey I like your new haircut, but don't you know we're all going to die? Hey, thanks for sharing your photos from that rave in Tulum — do you know what's happening to the EPA? Oh, you you wrongly handed the Best Picture Oscar? Gosh, sorry. Do you know what Trump and his flying monkeys in the GOP are going to do to Planned Parenthood? To science? To clean f-–king water?

It's not completely true, of course, this ever-present dystopia, this we're-all-screwed insanity. But it's close. We are very much living in the worst-case scenario anyone could have dared to conjure regarding Trump's presidency. This is about as bad as it gets. Except it's only getting worse.




Call it Trump Syndrome, Trump Disorder, Trump Disease — whatever it is, it's downright lethal. It's waking up every day and feeling all cozy and positive for roughly 1/19th of a second before the realization of the orange goblin's very existence slams down upon your liminal well-being like an anvil made of turpentine and nuclear war and the corpses of 1 million dead squirrels.

It's the dread you feel when you pick up your phone after an hour or two of mellow inactivity, only to be confronted, yet again, with a fresh hell of breaking news: some billionaire conspiracy crony jammed into a high-ranking cabinet position, some newly obvious Trump link to the Russian mafia, some embarrassing presidential midnight tweet, some fresh cruelty to women, or immigrants, or blacks, the ACA, some fresh evidence that the GOP is gloating its way to collective treason.

Here's what we know so far: It's nonstop, and will continue to be so, until he's impeached, resigns or explodes into a million tiny shards of oh-thank-god-this-has-all-been-just-a-horrible-dream. How soon will that be? Not soon enough.

It is, of course, no way to live. This poisonous center cannot hold. There is sacred practice. There is yoga, meditation, kindness, invention, a fresh and fervent commitment to daily, intentional refocusing on beauty, art, protest, a more immediate connection to community and love and nature. Tend your own garden. Invite like-minded advocates, creators, thinkers and fighters and dreamers into it. Make a fist together. Use it wisely. Use it often.

And use it to join the resistance, that surge of global outrage and savvy defiance that's welling up everywhere, that's cobbling  evidence from various reliable sources that all is not lost — not yet, anyway — and that, should we somehow survive the orange nightmare, we will slingshot much further in the hopeful, progressive direction. That's the dream, anyway.

That is, if the planet doesn’t shrug us off first. I mean, can you blame her?


The darkness lurks. The nightmare slithers on.
The darkness lurks. The nightmare slithers on.

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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2017, 02:49:25 pm »

The next US president?



Merkel defends Ivanka Trump sitting in at G20 meeting
BY JOSH DELK - 07/08/17 05:10 PM EDT  292

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday defended President Trump’s daughter Ivanka for briefly sitting in for her father during a Group of 20 summit meeting in Germany.

Merkel, who served as the host leader of this year's summit, said at a news conference that it was up to individual nations to decide who represents them, Bloomberg reported.

"The delegations themselves decide, should the president not be present for a meeting, who will then take over and sit in the chair,” Merkel said, according to the report.

“Ivanka Trump was part and parcel of the American delegation so that is something that other delegations also do. It’s very well known that she works at the White House and is also engaged in certain initiatives.”


A photo of the first daughter sitting beside British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping surfaced on Twitter, drawing some criticism, including from aides to former President Barack Obama.

Cabinet officials typically replace the president at high-level sessions when a stand-in is needed. Ivanka serves as an unpaid adviser to her father in the White House.

“Ivanka was sitting in the back and then briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out,” a White House official said in response to the photo.

The topic at hand reportedly concerned one of Ivanka Trump's projects, the World Bank finance initiative for women entrepreneurs.
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Oh dear.....Trump's sensitive thin skin couldn't handle the fact the other leaders weren't throwing themselves at him in adulation, so he hid behind is wife by sending her in his place.

Kinda makes sense when you think about it....Trump is notoriously thin-skinned and he wouldn't have had a fucked-in-the-head Republican crowd he could go to for adulation in Germany.
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BTW....I know the PERFECT job for you.

You should write a letter to Donald Trump volunteering to move to Washington D.C. to be his personal arse-licker.

Who knows....he may even allow you to suck his dick from beneath his desk in the oval office if you beg him nicely enough, eh?
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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2017, 07:05:32 pm »

Ktj......." so he hid behind is wife by sending her in his place"

...uuuhhhmmm.....I guess you don't keep up with the play very well...which no doubt is a prerequisite for kiwirail employees in  an effort to waste hundreds of millions of hard earned taxpayer dollars every year...

..but.... just to help you a little....Ivanka is President Trumps daughter.....not wife....now please try and keep up..

...we know your not the sharpest tool in the box..but I think you can do better than that...
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 01:24:46 pm »


Donald J. Trump: THE TRUTH; THE WHOLE TRUTH; AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH…



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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2017, 02:54:14 pm »

Oh no....playing that old demented lefty copy and paste to multiple thread game now are we....ok..let's all do it😜

Ahhhh....no....it's a lefty rant from a lefty journalist, who is married to a lefty Ozzie Labour Party politician, and who is employed by a lefty tax payer funded state owned media organisation....actually the same sort of set up that you are employed by...you know ...sucks hundreds of millions of hard earned tax payer dollars every year to pay people who only work there because they can't get a real job like the rest of us😳

Jeeezzz buddy....you really need to try and get out more..ever thought of broadening your horizons....perhaps travel out of Musturtun once in a while...easy to see why people do not join this group when you have shit for brains fuckwits starting the practice of pasting the same post to multiple threads....your childish antics are just sad really. Easy to see why with this standard mental capacity kiwirail loses hundreds of millions of hard earned tax payer dollars every year...what could have been thousands of medical operational procedures😏
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