In its farewell message to Barack Obama The LA TIMES editorial board puts its blinders on, creates its own false realities and advises the incoming President to follow in the footsteps of Mr. Obama (“Trump may not embrace many of Obama’s policies, but he would serve himself and the country well by studying the way his predecessor conducted himself.”)
Enforcers of drug prohibition can be perversely ingenious in devising methods to subvert due process guarantees. One tactic widely employed by police officers looking for a way to circumvent the Fourth Amendment is to intimidate a subject into giving the officers permission to invade the rights of others – such as residents of an apartment building, or passengers in an automobile. That ruse has been rebuffed in two recent state Supreme Court rulings.
The Trump administration transition team is considering plans to open White House press briefings to more alternative media outlets. The plan, which includes moving the briefings to a larger venue on the White House complex, has some mainstream media journalists worried they’re losing their monopoly on presidential coverage.
She was the first Presidential candidate in modern history who did not call the victor and offer him some kind of belated congratulations. The word was that she was drunk and couldn’t talk. I’ll accept that. I’ll also accept the fact that she is an arrogant woman who was convinced she was going to win, and she had her 69-year-old head handed to her. I don’t really care why she didn’t call Trump. She is a sore loser. Most of all, she is a loser. She was discarded onto the ash heap of history on November 9. The MSM have no further use for her. She is no longer on anyone’s radar.
The tax cost health insurers $8 billion in 2014, the first year the Affordable Care Act went into effect. That collective tax rose to $11.3 billion in 2015 and 2016. I will rise to $13.9 billion in 2017, and will rise again to $14.3 billion in 2018.
The bottom line is that if you can live without Facebook or other social media networking sites, by all means don’t use them. If you do decide to use them, keep the information you post to a minimum. For instance, the only photo I have posted on Facebook is more than a decade old. I log on once weekly to answer messages from my family. I don’t accept “friends” whom I don’t already know personally. If you use Facebook or other social media sites, I suggest you take similar precautions.
Few terms are as divisive in today's United States as "political correctness." A concept that was intended to create greater freedom in the country may instead have resulted in the opposite. It also helped strengthen the right wing.
For many weeks we have witnessed the extraordinary attack by the CIA and its assets in Congress and the media on Donald Trump’s election. In an unprecedented effort to delegitimize Trump’s election as the product of Russian interference in the election, the CIA, media, senators and representatives have consistently made wild accusations for which they have no evidence. The CIA’s message to Trump is clear: Get in line with our agenda, or we are going to mess you over.
President Barack Obama has seized more than 260 million acres of land and water throughout his tenure using the Antiquities Act of 1906. As his final presidential term comes to an end, the Obama White House has increased its pace of declaring thousands of acres of land and water federal property.
If you live in the Virginia/Washington D.C. area and feel a rumbling under your feet, don’t worry. It’s just George Washington spinning in his grave. No wonder millennials are voting for socialism… and appear so ignorant of the world around them. They are, and it’s by design.
As president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration gets nearer, American liberals are becoming increasingly anxious about what his administration will mean for progressive fantasies. They don’t see Trump’s rise as a referendum on 8 years of failed progressive policies, but simply as proof that America is a nasty place.
Eight years of Obama spent the Democrats into a hole deep enough to hide every “green energy” boondoggle and auto industry bailout. The price of Obama has been too rich for even billionaires like Mike Bloomberg and George Soros. So, the Democrats are paying it now. Enjoy 2017, lefties! You earned every moment.
The system is looking for a scapegoat, for someone to blame, as a massive debt bubble – across several industries – threatens to burst, and a host of other systemic financial problems threaten to collapse down upon us.
Now, the neocons and liberal hawks find themselves on the outside looking in and one can expect their anger to be voiced at increasing decibels across the mainstream media. But whether anyone still takes them seriously is another question.
When Big Government goes off the rails, it’s almost like they’re smoking crack. In this case, that’s not far from the truth: The Albuquerque Police Department now plans to manufacture crack cocaine so they can sell it to people who are then arrested for “possession of crack.”
President-elect Donald Trump’s political handlers have suggested that the incoming administration will have bigger priorities than continuing investigations into Hillary Clinton’s possible illegal activities. But that isn’t quelling an ongoing movement calling for the former top diplomat’s prosecution.
The mainstream’s “news” was supposed to help Hillary Clinton ride Barack Obama’s coattails into the presidency. The supposedly “fake news” of skepticism about an economic recovery is what killed her bid instead. -- But that news is real. It wasn’t the “Russians.” Hillary simply couldn’t sell the message of recovery because no one outside the major cities felt anything close to a recovery.
Instead of admitting wrongdoing after this embarrassment, the MSM has decided to double down and escalate the accusation that the alternative media is “fake news.” Meaning, the MSM wants people to believe that we are liars and amateurs, that they are the “professionals,” and that the public should ignore everything the alternative media has to say from now on. I have to point out, though, that the narrative of mainstream news versus “fake news” seems a little thin to me. Meaning, I believe there is more going on here than the MSM simply trying to save itself.
Roosevelt was eager to get the United States into war against Germany at all costs. But Americans wanted no part of Europe’s war, recalling how British propaganda had deceived America into World War I. The single largest ethnic group in America was of German origin. In the 1880’s, my native New York City was the third most populous German city on earth after Berlin and Hamburg.
America is a country without an honest media. A country without an honest judiciary. Without an honest government. Without an honest legislature. Without honest schools and universities. A country whose morals are confused by propaganda. A country whose elites believe that they are entitled to all the income and wealth and those normal American people are the “deplorables,” to use Hillary’s term for ordinary Americans.
“The media are in full panic mode because the American people rejected their leftist agenda -- and them. People didn’t believe the nonsense that the media were politically neutral. Even a third of Hillary's supporters believe they were pro-Hillary!
Three million votes in the U.S. presidential election were cast by illegal aliens, according to Greg Phillips of the VoteFraud.org organization.If true, this would mean that Donald Trump still won the contest despite widespread vote fraud and almost certainly won the popular vote.
For those of you on the left, I know it is hard. You are confused, bewildered and deeply, deeply saddened. Maybe even triggered. You probably missed work or school yesterday, called in sick or simply didn’t get out of bed. That’s ok though because your Indigenous Women’s Studies prof said it was ok to skip the exam today. Everyone is getting an A as a morale builder. So cheer up.
Had you known history, you would have realized political parties – such as your Democrats – care little (if at all) about your rights. Sure, they speak your language when necessary, but they only seek power for themselves. And those who use that party for their personal benefit, those who fund your protests and control the media, lock you out of their private communities, similar to those who control the Republican party.
Areas throughout the US where towns and counties are designated as “Sanctuary Cities” appeared to correlate with the Democrat vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to an analysis of election maps.
Hillary Clinton was indeed “kilt and whupped” by Republican President-elect Donald Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election. But Clinton’s lengthy political career isn’t the only thing headed for the grave. Here are three bigger losers than Clinton.
Trump’s victory has sparked unrest across the US as angry citizens riot in the streets after his shock election win. But some raging Clinton supporters are taking things a step further as they blatantly call for The Donald’s “assassination”. Sickos are asking for betting odds on the chance the Republican will be killed before the end of 2017.
Pollsters and election modelers suffered an industry-shattering embarrassment at the hands of Donald Trump on Tuesday night. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, had long said the polls were biased against him. His claims — dismissed and mocked by the experts — turned out to be true.
Open enrollment for Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, begins today. Problems with the law mean consumers could face significant rate hikes in some parts of the country. There will also be fewer health plans to choose from.
I pressed again and again on this very issue... The investigations will continue, there is a lot of evidence. And barring some obstruction in some way, they believe they will continue to likely an indictment.
Obama wasted no time uttering his trademark lies. In his third sentence, he stated that his “conversations” with the American people “are what have kept me honest.” Honest? Are you kidding? This guy’s the sneakiest, most deceitful pathological psychopath of a lying president in US history. Two of his biggest whoppers out of the gate numbering in the thousands will go down in infamy...
Every American who looks at the CIA objectively or in a balanced way and judges it by any number of criteria, such as moral, legal and pragmatic, should reach the conclusion that the CIA should be abolished. JFK wanted to break it into a million pieces. Trump is right to dismiss its intelligence reports about DNC hacking. The CIA war on Trump shows us immediately that the CIA is a rogue organization within the U.S. government and a severe threat to America.
Facebook has launched its so-called ‘Journalism Project’ as a way for the social media giant to further bolster its position as a news media organization and promote what it determines to be real news.
Wake up, Self-Proclaimed “Progressives”: you’re apologists for an Evil Empire.Your devotion to the Democratic Establishment that has mastered the art of bleating politically correct speech acts while destroying entire nations renders you the classic useful idiots, on par with those who defended Stalinism and the Soviet Gulag because “it was the right thing to do.”
For once, can we do the right thing and end this disaster sooner rather than later? Can we admit that Obamacare is a failure and so was the president it’s named after? This Vietnam War of social programs cannot be won. “Saving Obamacare” makes as much sense as “peace with honor” which cost thousands of lives past the point we knew that war could not be won. Repeal! Day One, repeal!
The much-anticipated Intelligence Community report backing up its claims that the Russians hacked the US elections in November has just been released. Titled “Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” the report is long on speculation and short on any evidence for the claims it was supposed to prove. It even came with a warning label stating that though the conclusions are reached with “high confidence,” that “does not imply that the assessment is a fact or a certainty; such judgments may be wrong.” We who lived through the 2002 “high confidence” in Iraqi WMDs remember this possibility well.
Which leads to an 11th form of fake news: if one lie doesn’t quite fly, tell a much bigger lie. And these mainstream sources are currently shouting and bloviating about independent media spreading fake news. I guess you could call that number 12: accusing their opponents of committing the crimes they are, in fact, committing.
In the final days of Barack Obama’s presidency, the warmongers in Washington, DC are hell-bent on causing as much chaos as possible. If they don’t manage to start a war with Russia before Donald Trump is sworn in, it won’t be for lack of trying.
So, it appears several “kids” decided to spread some after-Christmas cheer with brawls at the mall. See here. Hmmm… it would appear the great America that Obama created for us hasn’t trickled down to youth, what? This must be Trump’s fault, like everything else that has happened since he was elected! “Gosh, the onions in the fridge went bad! Let’s see… we bought them back on November 3. See! I knew it! It’s Trump’s fault!”
President Obama has doubled America’s national debt and thrust 10.7 million more people onto food stamps… all in just eight years… all while subverting the culture, education, law enforcement and religion.
Now, make no mistake, Facebook, Snopes, and WaPo are lawyering up right now faster than they pissed their already skid-marked knickers. Alex Jones owns one of the biggest media companies in the world (Infowars); which of course dwarfs the Washington Post. He also has alliances with many of the titans in the alt media which all combined recently conjured an influential juggernaut powerful enough to put Der Trumpen Führer in the White House. In court, Facebook’s billions can’t buy a jury but Alex Jones’s influence can.
In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million – though that is likely to climb to $90 million after additional records are released, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch based on federal government records.
Growing popularity of voice activated technology in smartphones and home automation devices means that many Americans are never more than a few feet from a device capable of recording conversations they may assume are private. But a warrant recently obtained by police in Arkansas should serve as a reminder that Americans are willingly bugging their own homes.
Say what you want about the Obama economy, but one aspect of it must be stated up front: It was the “Happy Time” of crony capitalism. I know this statement departs from the glowing narrative being promoted by mainstream sources, but facts are facts. Maybe Obama’s was left-cronyism, whereas Bush pushed a right one, but no matter. Crony capitalism has done well since 2009.
Hetfield’s treatment is similar to countless other celebrities in California who are shunned merely for disagreeing with far-left ideology. According to former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson, more than 2,000 conservative and libertarian celebrities are forced to hide their viewpoints over fears of being “backlisted” by the industry.
What can be done to alleviate this situation? Why do banks get bailed out (2008 Lehman crisis) for cheating the world, while students must continue to pay a debt? Why is a private institution (The Federal Reserve) in charge of this nation’s money and finances? How will students continue to be able to go to college when the price continues to skyrocket as the federal minimum wage stays stuck at $7.25 an hour? At some point soon, the masses won’t take it anymore from the banking cartel. The education system is in for some major changes very soon.
It’s also worth noting that both of Eichenwald’s employers came under fire during the election season for a bias toward Clinton in coverage. -- This is what’s wrong with the nation’s media establishment.
Clinton’s beef, however, isn’t with fake news—it’s with free speech. After all, Clinton has been a huge promoter of actual fake news over the years. From bimbo eruptions to the Benghazi video, the former first lady has made a career out of media manipulation.
The war on “fake news” embarked upon by Facebook, Google, and Twitter may be earning the media goliaths brownie points with establishment politicos, but users — and even employees — aren’t feeling as enthusiastic.
In the last year several countries have, as a part of the War on Cash, begun removing larger banknotes from circulation in order to force people to perform all economic transactions through the banking system, ensuring that the banks would gain total control over the movement of money. Of course, the banks could not admit their true goal to the public. They instead used the governments to claim that the measure was being undertaken to restrict crime (money laundering, drug deals, black marketing, terrorism, etc.).
If one needed more evidence of the steep decay in academia, Donald Trump’s victory provided it. Let’s begin by examining the responses to his win, not only among our wet-behind-the-ears college students, many of whom act like kindergarteners but also among college professors and administrators.
Kick the snowflakes who participate in this out of the school. Either be the adults or you are letting the kiddies run the school. Twelve years of hard work for that important Associate's degree in Liberal arts right down the toilet. I hope the administration keeps their janitors out of the sh*t in - maybe their pussified noses will convince them how stupid they really are...
The Donald has won and, best of all, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker and the three main networks have once and for all disgraced themselves by proving they have no idea what this country is about. Yippee!
Poor babies – the election ripped the last shred of credibility from the Times and every other mainstream media outlet. Only now – even after years of dying a slow death – they figure out maybe, just maybe, they might begin to report “honestly.”
These mob riots are not spontaneous but are astroturf demonstrations funded by George Soros’ Moveon.org and his leftist and globalist comrades for the express purpose of destabilizing the American system. Paid “demonstrators” are being bused into select cities in order to foment riots. Destabilizing the system is an oft-used tool of the power elite – particularly the U.S. government — seeking to topple foreign governments and set up puppet regimes they can control. Destabilization benefits the ruling class and the oligarchs.
Despite bringing in record tax revenue of $221,692,000,000 this October, the federal government ran a deficit of $44,192,000,000 during month. That is because federal spending in October was $265,884,000,000.
President-Elect Trump, more policy tweaks, more promises of more government free money and more symbolic gestures won't fix anything. You must dig out the rot in our system of governance, destroy needless and burdensome state-cartel-imposed costs and encourage transparency, competition, accountability and locally based community-economy solutions.
Allan Jones, CEO of Tennessee-based Jones Airways, is offering free one-way flights to Canada for Hollywood celebrities who promised to leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidency.. In a video posted to Facebook, which has received more than 600,000 views thus far, multiple celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Alec Baldwin are offered a complimentary flight across the northern border on a Falcon 900 jet.
Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. He can do that by shutting down the Federal Reserve and returning the U.S. to a gold-backed sound monetary system. It should be his first order of business.
This is all symptomatic of modern journalism’s great moral and intellectual failing: its unbearable smugness. Had Hillary Clinton won, there’s be a winking “we did it” feeling in the press, a sense that we were brave and called Trump a liar and saved the republic.
The question, however, now is how many of these provocateurs will be true to their word, especially in a world in which long-held conventions just got slammed overnight: how many of these so-called starts will make good on their promise?
Twitter and Facebook are currently serving many roles: a political battlefield, a sanctuary for people to find the lighter side of politics as well as a launchpad for drawing harrowing comparisons surrounding the date. It didn’t take long for anyone to swap the 11/9 to 9/11.
The point is, as horrifying as a Clinton presidency might be to conservatives (or to everyone), don’t get too comfortable under Trump. The party is just getting started and our vigilance must be even greater with a conservative White House, because, like it or not, everything Trump does is going to reflect on us. We can no more allow unconstitutional activities under Trump than we could under Clinton. If you think the election has been chaotic and confusing so far, just wait until after it is over.
More people see the news media--as opposed to Russian hackers or political bosses--as the "primary threat that might try to change the election result," according to a recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll. -- 45.53% said “the news media”--followed by “the national political establishment” (20.79%); “undecided” (13.42%); “foreign interests such as Russian hackers” (10%); and “local political bosses” (8.95%).
Donald Trump says this is worse than Watergate. As of now, it is only potentially so. But if Hillary Clinton, this distrusted and disbelieved woman, does take the oath of office on Jan. 20, there is a real possibility that, like Nixon, down the road a year or two, she could be forced from office. Do we really want to go through this again?