In a nation that took down Dan Rather's journalism career over proportional spacing on a standard IBM office typewriter of the late 1960s, that spent years in the fake scandal that Obama was born in KENYA (though he'd still be his mother's child and a natural US citizen -- oops) ... we're still THAT easily conned?
You either have a heart or you don't. I can't help you with that here, but I CAN help you visualize which states' entire populations would represent the number of human beings, AMERICANS, who would be thrown to the tender mercies of maybe making it to an emergency room (assuming THAT law isn't rescinded as well).
You know, there was a good civic REASON for those birthdays. Washington's story is fortitude, perseverance and INTEGRITY. Lincoln is fortitude, patience and HONESTY. We WANT to celebrate those qualities. We NEED to celebrate those qualities.
They are too busy dismantling the Consumer Protection agency, Dodd-Frank, regulations on dumping coal-ash into rivers, taking away health care from 26 million Americans (myself included), selling off public lands, licensing drilling and mining and fracking, oh my! and investigating CARTOON CHARACTERS!
And yet, it is so nakedly aggressive, so neurotically defensive and ever so arrogantly childish that Donald J. Trump is the textbook example of the enfant terrible for the whole danged U.S.A.
Democracy is like that. Once a rare and precious item, found only in Athens, Hellas, it spread like wildfire after 4 July 1776 and became so popular that even dictators and despots make a SHOW of elections as a means of legitimizing their misrule.
Our intelligence community is unanimous on an uncomfortable truth, therefore the Trumpian Kampaign takes the Faux Nooz/Hate Radio route and denies that any proof can ever be sufficient and, therefore, this is all a Theory. You know: like Evolution.
I cannot understand how, using the poisoned fruit of the poisoned tree, the American media is NOT a willing accomplice in a plot against their own nation, AND, (all caps) HOW KNOWINGLY FEEDING POISON TO CHILDREN IS NOT GOING TO POISON THEM.
There is something fundamentally wrong when thousands of partisan "Americans" automatically accept disinformation -- from a foreign government that is KNOWN to be an attempt to interfere in internal US politics -- when it fits their hatred of their own countrymen.
The American people are stupid. So dumb, in fact, that they often say "They ALL do it," and "a plague on both your houses," when we all know who is to blame for keeping the government NOT working through the worst economic meltdown since the Depression.
in the horrifically evolving combination of an incompetent and unprofessional press and an increasingly imperious candidate class, the old "people's right to know" is summarily tossed on the trash heap and access is granted only for the most self-serving of means. Donald Trump has yet to answer a single substantive question about his candidacy...
The Psy-Ops serpents of the GOP have, once again, placed a completely bogus story smack into the middle of mainstream reporting, and all it took was the merest scintilla of the slightest whiff of a "medical crisis" for these mindless, ravening and rabid hyenas to form into a pack and go charging straight up BS Mountain.
But that's falling into the trap. We could just as easily end up with the flypaper of "Clinton is up in Texas!" which comes from another, equally reputable poll. And it's been brought up a smidge. The fall campaign now kicks off in earnest, without the slightest indication that it is going to be anything other than an ugly feces-flinging extravaganza in the Grand tradition of the Oil Party.
This is the last dregs of Ailes. Coupled with the [Wall Street Journal] fake scandal of "ransom" for hostages it's another distraction from a media empire based on distraction and disinformation at the expense of reportage and fact.
This is evidently not the first time he's stolen Queen music, nor the first time he's been caught stealing music for his rallies. That track record of theft of intellectual property makes it rather difficult to make the case that they couldn't possibly have stolen a nice chunk of a Michelle Obama speech.
A lot of talking heads will shake their shaggy manes and harrumph and blither and blather and suchlike, as talking heads are wont to do. Supreme Court deadlocks, thwarting Obama’s immigration actions Josh Gerstein / Politico: The Supreme Court has thwarted President Barack Obama’s drive to expand his executive actions on immigration by making as [...]
We ought to be chilled. Instead, this will be cast into another "us versus them" bit of minor pettifoggery, while the intent to use government as a tool of political vendetta looms large already, without a Trump presidency that would almost undoubtedly be partially devoted to settling all and any scores, old and new.
You GOPs created the conditions for his Ascendency; he's YOUR original sin, not mine. But gee, all these Ayn Rand Rugged Individualists, these Atlases, these John Wayne Self-Made-Bullies are screeching that collective action must be taken to stop the Barbie-Hairian at Their Gates?
In both cases, the party bases BELIEVE that a magical solution out of our woes is possible. Neither side shows any pragmatism in their plurality, but at this juncture, any prudent view to the future would INSIST on pragmatism and FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE.
It’s important that I write this before the results are known. The silly season is well and truly upon us: Donald Trump accidentally put money in the Communion plate at a church in Iowa Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been looking for ways to reach out to evangelical [...]