The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Some Friday evening Pithy comments...

I have some pithy comments on some headlines I pulled off "Drudge"   I will post a snippet about an article then my response.  

The former "almost coronated one" on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against.
“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol Hill.
Some Democrats have argued the spread of anti-Clinton fake news online contributed to her electoral loss to Donald Trump.
The issue has received renewed attention this week after a gunman entered a pizzeria in Washington that was at the center of a false viral conspiracy theory that alleged it was home to a pedophilia ring operated by Clinton and her inner circle.
“This isn’t about politics or partisanship,” Clinton continued during her speech Thursday at a ceremony honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
“Lives are at risk — lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities.”
“It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly,” she said.(HUFFPOST)
   You mean the news that wasn't pumped out by your sycophantic media allies who's bias was so apparent and they didn't care.  The hubris exhibited by the DNC and the mainstream media was appalling for organizations that are supposed to be the bulwark for a free society to be shameless bootlickers and toadies for the establishment, they need to find their ethics again and it will take many years to repair the damage to their reputation.

Pope Francis joined the chorus of condemnation of media organizations that spread disinformation and compared their focus on "ugly things" to one of the more unsavory fetishes.
Francis said, although positive "in themselves," communications media can be harmful and used to slander people, "especially in the world of politics," during an interview Wednesday with the Belgian Catholic weeklyTertio. He added that anyone who uses means of communication to defame someone is committing a sin.
His comments came amid growing controversy over "fake news" — including one involving him: a false report online that he had endorsed Donald Trump.(Yahoo News)
  The "fake news" news whistle parroted by the leftist now that the bias in the media is so apparent.  If it doesn't fit their agenda it must be silenced because it can't be controlled or run through a filter of political correctness.

The business world was caught flat-footed when Trump won.

Still grappling with Donald Trump’s surprise election, the nation’s business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hardline immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy.
The push, led by an advocacy group backed by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is still in its infancy as the business world struggles to understand the tough-talking Trump’s true intentions on an issue that defined his outsider campaign. Some groups, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are holding off, doubtful that Trump will actually create a deportation force, as he suggested before his election, to expel those estimated 11 million immigrants in the country illegally.(Bloomburg)
   Now the deep pocket donors that supported unfettered immigration because of the really cheap labor that it provides.  It doesn't matter that these people are not affected by the same immigrants that the middle class has to deal with.  They live in their bubble communities insulated by the crime and rampant poverty that follows these immigrants, whereas the middle class have to deal with the crime foisted on them.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign tried to remove an MSNBC personality from the air after she aired criticisms of the Democratic presidential candidate, the host revealed Friday.
Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said NBC was pressured to get her pulled during the campaign.(NYPOST)
“I was concerned the campaign was not understanding that perhaps there was an arrogance. They needed to sort of get off their high horse and understand that this isn’t over,” Brzezinski said on her show Friday, recalling the criticism she expressed frequently during the campaign.
“I’ll just say it: NBC got a call from the [Clinton] campaign. Like I had done something that was journalistic inappropriate or something and needed to be pulled off the air,” she added.
   The Clinton machine and the media were in cahoots the entire time to the panels even sending questions to the Clinton campaign for approval and so she can prepare for the right questions.  if anybody deviated from the group hivething they have to be punished for heresy. 

Hillary Clinton’s campaign had basic assumptions about key battleground states that turned out painfully wrong.
WASHINGTON ― In the closing weeks of the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s staff in key Midwest states sent out alarms to their headquarters in Brooklyn. They were facing a problematic shortage of paid canvassers to help turn out the vote.
For months, the Clinton campaign had banked on a wide army of volunteer organizers to help corral independents and Democratic leaners and re-energize a base not particularly enthused about the election. But they were volunteers. And as anecdotal data came back to offices in key battlegrounds, concern mounted that leadership had skimped on a critical campaign function.
“It was arrogance, arrogance that they were going to win. That this was all wrapped up,” a senior battleground state operative told The Huffington Post.
      The arrogance and hubris of the Clinton campaign, they really thought they had it in the bag and this was the coronation of the queen herself.  So the Democrats totally blew off the middle class mostly voters as being inconsequential to the campaign,  they figured that the identity and gender politics and victim groups  would push her to victory.  they forgot it was Bill Clinton that commented "Its the economy...." in the 1992 election and won on account of it.  But the Democrats forgot their roots and their original base for the new and trendy blocks of voters and paid the price.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl--held captive for five years after being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan--has requested a pardon from President Obama, Fox News has learned from two senior US officials.
According to a well-placed source, Bergdahl thanked the president for rescuing him in May 2014 in a controversial exchange for five Taliban prisoners from Gitmo, in addition to asking for a pardon in the letter.
The Secretary of the Army was copied on the letter to the president, but the pardon was not formally requested through the military chain of command.
A Justice Department official confirms that it received a pardon petition from Bergdahl. Pentagon and White House officials would not immediately respond for comment.(Yahoo News)

Nuff Said

China and the Washington foreign policy establishment thought they could tell President-elect Donald Trump whom he can and cannot speak with on the phone.  They thought wrong.

On Friday, Trump received a congratulatory call from Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, in which the leaders briefly touched upon economic, political, and security-related ties between our two democracies.  Trump congratulated Tsai on her own victory in Taiwanese elections earlier in the year—a watershed since Tsai is the first woman leader in Asia who isn’t the daughter or wife of a previous leader
Nick Burns, a longtime member of Foreign Service guild that dominates the State Department, tweeted, “Taking a call from Taiwan’s leader a significant mistake by Trump.  Is he listening to the State Department?” 

   I guess the State dept forgets that they work for the American people, the state dept and many others forget that they are supposed to represent the American people, not the globalist agenda that they espouse.  Trump isn't beholding to any special interest group, that is the greatness of that situation.  China has no respect for the Americans and they play us for fools and suckers.  Trump was reminding them that there is a new player in town.

1 comment:

  1. MANY inside the beltway have forgotten who they work for... Just sayin'