Here's an idea. Instead of CNN giving these liars airtime, how about not inviting them on in the first place? If these anchors are going to be forced to contend with these lying Trumpsters, New Day host Victor Blackwell showed everyone how they should be handled this Saturday when Council member for the 51st District and Minority Whip of the New York City Council Joseph Borelli tried pushing Trump's lie that construction has "already started" on his border wall.
BLACKWELL: Let me come to another thing the president said yesterday and has been saying for a while now -- that there's a lot of wall that's being built, that the president has already seen additional miles of this new wall being built. That is not true. Why is the president saying it?
BORELLI: We've had this debate. We've had the gumballs out that you like so much. You know...
BLACKWELL: I like the truth. The reason they are gumballs is because the president has said more than 8,000 things that are either false and misleading.
BORELLI: And there is a wall that's existing that is being repaired. There are small patches of new wall that are being formed. And I think...
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Following in President Lou Dobbs' footsteps, Acting President Sean Hannity demanded the incoming Attorney General deal with Deep State enemies..
On Thursday, the Fox News host laid out Trump's enemy list he considers "deep state actors" aching to overthrow Trump's presidency. Hannity then demanded they be held accountable by the newly minted Attorney General William Barr.
Hannity had just finished advising Trump on signing the spending bill and declaring a National Emergency for his border wall funding so when he says his sources tell him something from within the Trump administration, it makes it more credible.
After going ballistic over Andrew McCabe's new book and upcoming 60 Minutes appearance. Sean was foaming at the mouth. "They even plotted and schemed to remove a duly elected president from office because they didn't like him or want him to win!"
"It seems like they are getting away with it," he continued. "We have a new Attorney General, hopefully that will change. My sources telling me tonight things are happening as we speak."
James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates and Rod Rosenstein all made his hit list. Sean went on about FISA warrant lies, just like Dobbs did.
He is also not fond of former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
MiniWiki is a new app from developer Will Bishop that allows you to browse Wikipedia directly from your Apple Watch. The app supports features like popular articles around you, offline reading, bookmarks, and more.
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In the movies, super villains always pause in the middle of their evil schemes to give a detailed account of why and how they’re out to end, ruin, or run the world. On Friday, life followed art—only life has much poorer writing than even the worst comic book film.
Donald Trump shambled onto the steps above the Rose Garden Friday morning, appropriately enough backed by nothing, to talk about China, the stock market, his close friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, women with duct tape on their mouths, and just incidentally, how he was going to misuse the National Emergency Act to steal $8 billion in taxpayer dollars for a vanity project. And, while he tried to bury his scheme in an incredible stream of incoherent babble, it still didn’t stop him from admitting that his abuse of power was fundamentally to no end.
“I didn’t need to do this.”
What’s that? Why is there an emergency being declared if even Lex Luthor’s much dumber brother doesn’t think it’s an emergency?
“The only reason why we're up here talking about this is because of the election.”
That’s good clarity. Trump also let it be known that running off with the money that’s supposed to provide homes, schools, and hospital beds for military families was no big deal. No big deal at all.
“It didn’t sound too important to me.”
It was, all an all, probably the most bizarre speech that has ever been delivered within a mile of the White House — and that includes some pretty colorful statements from the far side of the gates. But there was one last bit of truth in Trump’s monologuing
“And then we will be sued.”
Ding. Ding. Ding. Oh, yes, you will.
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As an IT Director, I am always on the lookout for ways to allow our students to use technology in new and interesting ways. We teach some basic coding skills (I love it for the problem-solving aspect as much as anything), we have an active STEM lab, and we’re always looking to expose our students to different ways of learning. Last fall, I was sent a review unit of the Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit that is only available at the Apple Store.
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Last weekend, Apple sent a wave of Apple Music notifications to previous subscribers offering them an additional 3-month free trial. Now, Apple is continuing its Apple Music focus with push notifications allowing current subscribers to gift a friend a free month of the streaming music service.
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Happy weekend, fellow hostages, er, Crooks and Liars! What a day Friday was! From the National Emergency that isn't to tough words from Marco Rubio, the blogosphere had it all from A to B and back again!
Greg Fallis says what's on everyone's mind.
News Corpse tells us who influenced Comrade Trump's decision.
I Should Be Laughing gives us some examples of true national emergencies.
Bonus Track: Miss Cellania reminds us that it is the thought that counts.
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National fake emergency is for Trump’s base and Trump’s base alone. I sound like a broken record on this “Trump’s base, so what? Not enough to win with” stuff, but there’s reason.x
Trump's 'base-only' strategy can't win him MI, PA, WI again. D's now equally (or more) energized. Key swing demo in 2020 are the "ambivalent" voters who hated both Trump & Clinton in 2016.https://t.co/RP2sHXLG2O— amy walter (@amyewalter) February 15, 2019
Nate Silver/FiveThirtyEight (from 11/18):
Trump’s Base Isn’t Enough
This year’s results do serve as a warning to Trump in one important sense, however: His base alone will not be enough to win a second term. Throughout the stretch run of the 2018 midterm campaign, Trump and Republicans highlighted highly charged partisan issues, from the Central American migrant caravan to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. And Republican voters did indeed turn out in very high numbers: GOP candidates for the House received more than 50 million votes, more than the roughly 45 million they got in 2010.
But it wasn’t enough, or even close to enough. Problem No. 1 is that Republicans lost among swing voters: Independent voters went for Democrats by a 12-point margin, and voters who voted for a third-party candidate in 2016 went to Democrats by 13 points.
Trump and Republicans also have Problem No. 2, however: Their base is smaller than the Democratic one. This isn’t quite as much of a disadvantage as it might seem; the Democratic base is less cohesive and therefore harder to govern. Democratic voters are sometimes less likely to turn out, although that wasn’t a problem this year. And because Republican voters are concentrated in rural, agrarian states, the GOP has a big advantage in the Senate.
And see this one, too, from last month:
Rachel Bitecofer/NY Times:
Why Trump Will Lose in 2020
The president is running hard on a strategy of riling up his base. But by doing that, he riles up the Democratic base, too, and that one is bigger.
All of this was validated in 2018. That’s why Nancy Pelosi is speaker.
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