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19 December 2018

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***M***

,,,Stay tuned for Mueller Time,,,two more years to go

Don Bessee

Getting real on school safety -

In its final report released Tuesday, the commission concluded the “guidance” issued by the Obama administration in 2014 “may have paradoxically contributed to making schools less safe.”
Some education policy experts have observed the Broward County school district’s policy that includes consideration of race and minority status where discipline is concerned, inspired the Obama administration’s guidance and may have played a role in the fact that Nikolas Cruz remained under the radar until his shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/19/safety-commission-recommends-scrapping-obama-race-based-school-discipline-policy/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/19/president-trump-doubles-down-armed-teachers-a-critical-part-of-hardening-schools/

;-)

***M***

,,,interesting,,,

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-cuomo-trump-signed-letter-moscow_us_5c19da8ee4b02d2cae8e658a

***M***

I like boys.

Todd Juvinall

Gallup poll and "climate change" is not on the American people's radar.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/1675/most-important-problem.aspx

Gregory

It's been a full five days since anyone (Punch in this case) has left a note at the FUE's blog, and nearly a full week since Jeff himself touched his own blog.

"Isn't anybody going to help that poor man??!" -Harriet Johnson in Blazing Saddles

Paul Emery

So Todd you disagree with the urgency expressed by NID that the Centennial Dam is essential because of climate chance?

Paul Emery

Also Todd now that you're touting the Gallup Poll that obviously means that you support their findings that Trump is down 16% in job approval.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/203207/trump-job-approval-weekly.aspx?version=print

Gregory

See the dead horse.
See Paul.
See Paul flog the dead horse.
Flog.
Flog.
Flog.

Paul Emery

Now we have echo man Gregory. Perhaps he's trying to write poetry or children's books or songs. At one time he was an intelligent contributor to this blog. Sad

Don Bessee

Is anyone surprised?

The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined that an influential Antifa leader uses aliases to spread radical and often violent rhetoric while concealing his actual identity.
Joseph “Jose” Alcoff works with congressional Democrats as part of his day job as a manager with a DC-based advocacy group. But he spreads socialist and communist propaganda when going by the name “Jose Martin.”
Identifying as “Chepe,” Alcoff advocates for the violent overthrow of the government and for the murder of the rich. He has relished the mainstreaming of Antifa’s militant tactics in the Trump era.
A 2017 book identified Chepe as an organizer behind Smash Racism DC, the Antifa group that mobbed Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home in November and ran Ted Cruz out of a restaurant in September.

https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/18/antifa-leader-violent-communist/

;-)

Paul Emery

Further evidence that Fox is dumping Trump. they are his only friends n the TV media.

"Fox News’ Kennedy on Wednesday admitted that most conservatives would have been up in arms if former President Barack Obama had proposed siphoning off money from the U.S. defense budget to pay for a pet project the way that President Donald Trump has proposed doing.

Earlier in the day, Trump had pledged that he would find a way to fund construction of his proposed border wall even if Congress failed to allocate funds for it. What’s more, the president said he would have the military work on building the wall."

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/fox-news-host-arms-obama-acted-like-trump/

Todd Juvinall

Oh my Paul Emery, don't you ever tire of putting your intentions into others as well as your words in their mouth? Guess not.

"Touting" No just pointing pit the poll. I never said anything that would be considered "touting"

NID needs to build a dam on the Bear and maybe the Yuba. The state needs the water and that is a need that will be forever. You and your short term pals in the eco movement might get thirsty someday and not want to drink filtered pee water.

Don Bessee

Rancid Russian dressing is less popular than ever -

There are a number of things notable about CNN’s abysmal primetime showing in 2018. To begin with, during a banner news year that included a midterm election, the network still failed to average a million total viewers.
Secondly, MSNBC nearly doubled CNN’s total viewers, and Fox News nearly tripled the fake news network

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/12/19/2018-delivers-another-humiliating-ratings-year-for-cnn/

;-)

Don Bessee

So why do those who wreak of rancid Russian dressing totally ignore this?

"Any Russian interference in U.S. energy markets must be exposed and met with full consequences," IER president Tom Pyle said in a press release. "Why Treasury has failed to dignify either this FOIA request or the requests of House Committee Chairman Smith is unknown and gravely concerning. We hope Treasury corrects this matter immediately by providing the necessary records to document what has been happening behind the backs of the American people. Treasury must be clear: foreign meddling in U.S. energy policy or markets will not be tolerated under any circumstances."

Smith and other members of Congress have suggested that green groups working to influence U.S. energy policy on behalf of foreign governments could be operating in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 that requires "persons acting as agents of foreign principals in a political or quasi-political capacity to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal, as well as activities, receipts and disbursements in support of those activities," according to the U.S. Justice Department.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/open-records-lawsuits-probe-into-russian-support-for-u-s-green-groups/

;-)

fish

In its final report released Tuesday, the commission concluded the “guidance” issued by the Obama administration in 2014 “may have paradoxically contributed to making schools less safe.” Some education policy experts have observed the Broward County school district’s policy that includes consideration of race and minority status where discipline is concerned, inspired the Obama administration’s guidance and may have played a role in the fact that Nikolas Cruz remained under the radar until his shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.


Obama Administration? A feature then and not a bug!

Robert Cross

Can't you come up with anything new other than your rancid 'rancid Russian dressing' schtick?

Don Bessee

Sounds like the troll is talking to Adam Schiff and the pony tail of ignorance.

;-)

Paul Emery

The Circle of Jerks are like that Cross. They just find something that gets them stimulated and do it over and over again.

Gregory

See the dead horse.
See Paul.
See Paul flog the dead horse.
Flog.
Flog.
Flog.

;)

Paul Emery

Case in point:

Keep flogging away Gregory You don't have to advertise in public though. Kinda weird

'''M'''

,,,Trump is such a low-life douche. His foundation was a sham and his so-called university was a sham.
Proof that a sucker is born every minute, and they all voted for Trump.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery you are in the middle of the circle. Getting sprayed. And you like it!

Gregory

Todd 1132am, why do you think Paul and friends would want to filter their 'pee water'?

Paul Emery

M

Trump and his family and administration are currently being investigated by over 17 different entities . They have all the makings of a crime family. When Trump vowed to drain the swamp little did he know it would include his family and administration.

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 19 December 2018 at 11:59 AM

The Circle of Jerks are like that Cross. They just find something that gets them stimulated and do it over and over again.


Yeah pretty gross…... almost like we were obsessed over political opinion polls or something!

Weird!

***M***

I thought it was only a fart

fish

Finally…..a demonstration pf the proper use of gun buyback program money!


Baltimore Woman Uses Gun Buyback Cash -- to Buy Bigger Gun…


https://reason.com/blog/2018/12/19/baltimores-gun-buyback-program-is-insane

Gregory

Thank you to fish for my big bellylaugh for today.

Yes, turning Mr. Nine Millimeter to raise the money to buy a bigger gun is an appropriate misuse of a gun buyback program!!!!


Bill Tozer

Don @ 11:20 am.
Is anyone surprised?

“........TheDCNF reached out for comment Tuesday evening, as was the account of his brother, Sam Alcoff, a producer for Democracy Now.

Alcoff’s mother reminisced in a December 2016 Facebook post that when Alcoff and his brother, Sam Alcoff, were teenagers, they “began to ask for presents of cans of spray paint” and “duct tape, bulk cutters [sic], gas masks.”

“But I was a good Mom,” she wrote. “One Christmas I wrapped up a bull horn and put it under the tree. Those days may be returning. Happy holidays guys.”

Yeah, what a good mom. She raised two violent commie thugs. Good job, Mom.

Bill Tozer

Election fraud comes to Nevada County. One from Alameda County, the other from Santa Clara County and lives in Nevada City. Why am I not surprised?

“According to those records, Vrooman in June 2015 registered to vote in Alameda County. That county mailed Vrooman a ballot on April 17, 2016.

On May 10, 2016, Vrooman registered to vote in Nevada County. The local elections office mailed her a ballot two days later, Gillham said.

Gillham said Vrooman told her she didn't know voting twice was illegal.

"'I guess I did,'" Gillham said, summarizing Vrooman's statement, "'But I didn't know it was illegal to do so.'"

https://www.theunion.com/news/local-news/nevada-county-judge-to-consider-election-fraud-case/

I did not know voting twice is illegal. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Frisco Values.


Walt

Paul.. Your scared of American patriots wanting to keep America,, America.
Yet not a peep of disgust for ANTIFA... And their COMMIE leader.
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/18/antifa-leader-violent-communist/

No need to respond... We know how you feel...

Todd Juvinall

Just had a new Comcast box and remotes installed. I can talk into the remote! Technology is cool!

***M***

,,,po ol trumpski,,,with so much losing going on the Autocrat in Chief was desperate for a WIN! so decided we won the war on ISIS and wants the troops to pull out!!!

Who needs Generals eh trumpski???

Did Putin tell him in one of those secret meetings they had that he had to pull out of Syria or no Trumpski Hotel in Moscow?

Paul Emery

Never was a supporter of Antifa Walt. Show me where I was. You made that up.

***M***

I have something stinky in my diaper

***M***

,,,day trader/Trump water boy Bessie,,,worst December for Dow since the Great Depression,,,Losing!

Gregory

Todd, your remote is very possibly listening to you all the time. Remember to always speak loudly and clearly. Big AI is listening

M
The stinky thing in your diaper... what does it taste like?

Todd Juvinall

If they are listening to my remote they are not hearing much. But when the gal is here they might.

Bill Tozer

Our favorite Nobel Award Economist has done gone off the rails. Didn’t take the news well. Kinda sounds familiar to our pearl cluthing angry white lefty ‘men’ who post here. Oh, those pesky apparatchiks.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2018/12/19/ny-times-paul-krugman-it-again-conservatisms-monstrous-endgame

Taking another view, it’s up to Congress to write the laws. It’s up to Congress to write a budget. This writer says a pox on all our houses. Like the writing style. Something for everybody.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/obamacare-program-paul-krugman-sabotage-claim/

'''M'''

Not sure Greg, but it smells like fish!

Paul Emery

What's up with you Gregory-you used to have clever and intelligent comments. Never thought you were one of the Circle Jerks but it looks like you've joined. You're reverting to poop and pee jokes-goodness.

'''M'''

Paul, these guys are so angry that their Savioris going down the tubes with screw up after screws up that they are reverting to childlike insults.

BTW- someone is spoofing and impersonating me, hence the anal fixation humor,,,probably a fan of Fishtroll.

Gregory

I'd say right back atcha, Paul, but I can't recall a time when you made clever, intelligent comments.

fish

Posted by: '''M''' | 19 December 2018 at 03:24 PM


Yeah….it did seem pretty stupid……just not your flavor of stupid!

Robert Cross

Well the sandbox certainly is the proper place for cat fights and pissing matches as seems to be the norm. Paul is correct in his observation that the regulars seem to be getting more bitter by the day, indictment by indictment, plea deal after plea deal, etc; and it will only get worse as the trumposphere crumbles. I will call you and raise you one goombah.

fish

Well Gosh and Golly Paul…..who knew you were such a delicate flower!?

fish

Posted by: Robert Cross | 19 December 2018 at 03:36 PM


There's a snake in my boot!

- Sheriff Bobsy

Paul Emery

Todd

Does "your gal" know you brag about her and your studly prowess to your fellow Circle of Jerks on this blog?

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 19 December 2018 at 03:44 PM


Sounds like somebody is off to tattle on Todd!

Paul Emery

Yeah Cross, as a boxer I know losers when they have no punch left and resort to cute boxing tricks to win the vote of the judges. that's the Circle of Jerks current strategy. Notice our host stays out of this and still has a little punch left. Usually that means the end is near. Note that Gregory has joined the circle and now has nothing to say of substance. Scenes-still has viability and can land a big one now and then. Of course being a boxer I won't reveal when because that would be admitting a weakness to be later exploited. All and all the fight seems over for the COJ's and Trump. they are waiting for the end of the last round but may resort for a plea of "no mas" and bail early.

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 19 December 2018 at 03:52 PM


Paul speaks the truth bobsy…..that's how he earned the moniker "Punchy"….. abundant evidence of far too many blows to the head. But any moment now he's just going to find the right poll or news story that completely blows us out of the water rhetorically!

That'll show us!

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery, our circle contaiuns a space in the middle occupied by you and BoobieC and your ilk. We enjoy dumping on you as you are so outraged at being bested. We actually are called the "circle of smarts" so please get that right.

Don Bessee

The pony tail of ignorance @352 is breaking a wrist patting himself on the back when he has been consistently wrong since Nov 2016.

Here some more of your putin cuddling -

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/12/19/u-s-secures-20-year-deal-to-supply-natural-gas-to-poland/

Nice bene -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-signs-executive-order-giving-christmas-eve-off-to-federal-employees

;-)

Paul Emery

Todd in the Circle of Smarts. That is evidenced by the Red Wave you predicted.

Todd Juvinall

Yes, thanks for agreeing Paul Emery. Looks likje your blue wave was a bust.

Paul Emery

Keep it up Todd. Every time you brag about the Republicans showing in the last election new legions of readers laugh at you. Once again Todd, you believe the Republicans won the '18 midterms yes or no.

Walt

Poor ANTIFA fascists.(yaa,, better look up the definition.)
Judges not seeing it your way?
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/19/antifa-lady-court-wont-dismiss-wwii-hero/

"Antifa activist Yvette Felarca has gone from violently roughing people up on the streets — and getting caught on video while doing so — to getting figuratively roughed up in the courtroom.

Now, according to attorneys, it’s concerning that her fight against fascism isn’t getting the same recognition as the heroes who fought Nazis during World War II."

They sure are full of themselves.

Don Bessee

Its so cute when he stomps his little feet and holds his breath, YES OR NO! YES OR NO! YES OR NO! Especially when the little ponytail of ignorance bounces! LOL

;-)

Don Bessee

Is anyone surprised the socialst dems copy the Russians, the Clintons had more Russian contact then the Trumps ever did -

The project’s operators created a Facebook page on which they posed as conservative Alabamians, using it to try to divide Republicans and even to endorse a write-in candidate to draw votes from Mr. Moore. It involved a scheme to link the Moore campaign to thousands of Russian accounts that suddenly began following the Republican candidate on Twitter, a development that drew national media attention.
“We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet,” the report says.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/19/us/alabama-senate-roy-jones-russia.html

;-)

Bill Tozer

@5:04
That’s what Tiggers do best

Paul Emery

Don

Let me give you the same opportunity to exhibit your intelligence. I'll ask you the same question I asked Todd: Don, do you believe the Republicans won the '18 midterms?

Bill Tozer

Gainor said that “major media have done more to discredit legitimate journalism than anything their critics -- even Donald Trump -- could ever do,” with attacks on the first lady’s style being the latest example.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/vogue-ripped-for-attacking-melania-trumps-white-house-christmas-portrait-utter-piece-of-garbage

Don Bessee

What's your mensa score @528?
============================================

Insidious infiltration of government by special global warming interests -

In that scheme, Bloomberg funded a new "center" of the New York University School of Law, and the school provides the funding for certain attorneys to be placed within attorney general offices (OAGs) around the country with the sole purpose of pursuing litigation and other legal work related to climate change.

The payment for these attorneys includes their ongoing salaries, so that the OAGs are able to essentially add an extra full-time staff member without having to dip into their budget.

In August of this year, Horner and CEI published their findings on the efforts in a paper titled, "Law Enforcement for Rent." Later, the Wall Street Journal editorial pages weighed in on the situation.
"The ethical problems here should be obvious. Private interests are leveraging the police powers of the state to pursue their political agenda, while a government official is letting private interests appear to influence enforcement decisions. None of this is reassuring about the fair administration of justice," the paper said.

Horner and CEI have argued that it may be illegal in some or all of the jurisdictions for the OAGs to accept attorneys whose salaries are paid for by outside entities, because in most situations, an AG's office is funded by the respective legislative body. And the funding mechanism is generally understood as a "check" on the law enforcement agency's powers.

About a month after CEI issued its full report, the Free Beacon obtained a document showing that lawyers for the Oregon legislature analyzed the situation, and concluded that the outside funding of an attorney working within the Oregon Department of Justice was likely not allowed under state statute.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/d-c-attorney-general-sued-for-documents-related-to-bloomberg-scheme/

;-)


Walt

"YES or NO",,, we cant even get that out of "him".

Paul Emery

Ask me a yes or no Walt. Give it a go Howe about three questions-yes or no. I'll do it for you.

Don Bessee

GOod ol boy SF values -

The mayor’s letter was first reported Tuesday night by KNTV. The television news station reported that court records say Brown was recently caught with heroin in prison and had two years added to his sentence, a detail not included in the mayor’s letter to the governor.

Sandra McNeil, the mother of the victim, said Brown does not deserve early release.
“I don’t think it would be justice,” she said. “She’s the mayor, so she’s got a little power, so she thinks she can get her brother out.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sf-mayor-trying-to-get-brother-a-convicted-killer-out-of-lockup-20-years-early

;-)

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 19 December 2018 at 04:49 PM
Your ilk won i/s of one-third of the Federal government. The R's maintain the majority of the governors, we have the Presidency and now the SCOTUS. We own 67 legislatve chambers to your 32.

The answer for the twelf time is YES!

Paul Emery

Todd

You are talking about the overall status in the balance of Pubs and Dems not the returns of the midterms. Do you agree that in the '18 mid terms the final results showed the Dems won 7 Governor races more than the Repubs, 40 house seats more than the Repubs and that the Repubs won 2 Senate races more than the Dems. Can we agree on that?

Paul Emery

Also Todd what does "i/s of one-third of the Federal government." mean?
And what are the "67 legislatve chambers to your 32. that you claim the Repubs "own" ? You're kinda incoherent here.

Todd Juvinall

Paul E,ry are you that dense? Apparently so. In your desperate attempts to claim some victory, you have lost your mind. 1/2 of 1/3 of Congress. Go to Ballotpedia as I mention to you about twenty times. Jeeze you simply prove you don't really read others posts.

Paul Emery

Todd

You wrote "i/s of one-third of the Federal government. of one-third of the Federal government." What does that mean? Never heard of a fraction called
i/s.

George, you know math better than I. what does that mean?

scenes

https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall

You know, I'll bet that would work like a charm if that did some sort of pay-as-you-go kind of thing. Maybe people could get their names inscribed on the materials.

Don Bessee

Well that's just a scintillating repartee with a tap out by the po' ol' fakenewsman.

;-)

scenes

News o' the day.
https://twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/status/1075488441566146564

Russ

Least-Educated State: California No. 1 in Percentage of Residents 25 and Older Who Never Finished 9th Grade; No. 50 in High School Graduates

(CNSNews.com) - California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

Texas ranks No. 2 for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 49th for the percentage who have graduated from high school.

9.7 percent of California residents 25 and older, the Census Bureau says, never completed ninth grade. Only 82.5 percent graduated from high school.

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/least-educated-state-california-no-1-percentage-residents-25-and

Paul Emery

What is a "tap out" Don?

Don Bessee

Exhibit 1 @743.

;-)

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 19 December 2018 at 07:43 PM

Hmmm .....interesting.....you would think that someone who so often brags about his prowess in the ring would know!

Bill Tozer

Nate Silve speaks.


The famed statistician continued: “If you wrote out a list of the most important factors in the 2016 election, I'm not sure that Russian social media memes would be among the top 100. The scale was quite small and there's not much evidence that they were effective.”

Platform-wide, there are something like 500,000,000 tweets posted each day,” Silver wrote. “What fraction of overall social media impressions on the 2016 election were generated by Russian troll farms? 0.1%? I'm not sure what the answer is, but suspect it's low, and it says something that none of the reports that hype up the importance of them address that question and neither does Punchy.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nate-silver-dismisses-russian-trolls-influence-on-2016-election

That is beyond embarrassing. Time to put a fork in it.


Paul Emery

Bill

Very embarrassing to Trump for sure because because it was the Republican Senate that released their findings of Russian use of social media to influence the '16 election. Bad day for Trump for sure from the Senate who did not support Trumps shutdown of the Government for lack of funding for the wall.

"Senate reports show scope of Russian election meddling
The Senate Intelligence Committee has released two reports detailing the breadth of the Russian social media campaign to sow discord in the United States."

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 19 December 2018 at 07:22 PM
I corrected my misspelling in the post above your second question. So that tells me you don't read. You lost I won. Very simple.

Bill Tozer

With a Judge named Chen, it makes sense.


.The original ban on this weapon—two rods tied or chained together—dates back to the Nunchuck Panic of 1974, when overanxious adults worried that the popularity of Bruce Lee's martial arts movies would mean children mercilessly thwacking one another in the streets. Lawmakers reportedly believed the lure of nunchucks to be so strong that a private citizen could not be trusted to keep them safely locked away at home. No nunchucks for anyone, they said; nunchuck privileges revoked, you bloodthirsty monsters.”

http://gothamist.com/2018/12/18/new_york_nunchuck_ruling.php

Paul Emery

Don

I am familiar with the expression "tapped out". That is a verb with obvious meaning. Is that what you are referring to?
Let me correct you by correcting your sentence. I do lots of proofreading Don. Here you go:

"Well that's just a scintillating repartee from a tapped out po' ol' fakenewsman."

Does that help you Don? Glad to proofread your comments anytime to help casual readers know what you're talking about.

https://www.tapout.com/

Todd
You didn't admit you had a misspelling when you corrected your typo. How is someone to know? Again you are confused.
The Repubs lost the elections that were held this year in the House and Governorships and won in the Senate. How can you dispute that?.

fish

Cue Queen.....another one bites the dust!


There’s a happy ending: Spiegel fired Claas Relotius today for being a lying liar who has lied about more than Fergus Falls.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46624297

Walt

Our Lefty loons had their panties in a knot because Trump may have paid hush money. Even LIB news was all giddy.
I those kind of "crimes" only apply to the Right. When their own do it, just another day with sunshine.
" You do know Clinton paid hush money too, right? He paid Paula Jones $850k. He was impeached bc he lied under oath. He also had sex while at work in the Oval Office. And you Liberals think sex in a hotel room nine, ten years ago is the same?"
http://checkyourfact.com/2018/12/19/fact-check-bill-clinton-paula-jones-hush-money/

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 19 December 2018 at 08:45 PM
A three year old could have figured that out. My goodness you have an excuse for everything. Typical liberal.

Paul Emery

Todd

that's right Todd a three year old could have figured out that you meant something other than who won the "16 elections , which is obvious even to children.

Just trying to help you express yourself in public. A thank you, while appropriate, is not necessary or expected.

Todd Juvinall

Ph go to bed you are acting like a three year old.

Paul Emery


Republican Senate up in arms about Trumps Syria pullout proclamation.

"GOP senators leveled blistering criticism at Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday for President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria, with multiple Republican senators expressing outrage and frustration.

Pence was dispatched to the Hill as the administration began absorbing a torrent of condemnation from hawkish Republicans, who blasted the White House announcement that the U.S. and its allies have defeated the Islamic State in Syria and that some of the 2,000 U.S. troops battling the terrorist group will begin coming home. But though the criticism was directed at the president in Wednesday's party lunch, Pence still endured an earful as he tried to make a presentation to the startled GOP about U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Pence he was "personally offended" to read about the decision in the news rather than hearing from the president or his aides. Graham has grown close to Trump and has generally praised him though he often criticized the president during the 2016 campaign.

"We're going to hold the administration accountable for this decision," Graham recounted telling Pence. "If Obama had done this, all of us would be going nuts because it's such a bad idea. The job of the Congress is to hold the executive branch accountable. He's the commander in chief, but he needs to be held accountable for his decisions. And I want hearings as soon as possible."

Graham declined to say how Pence responded. Pence declined to speak to reporters after the lunch.

More here:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/19/trump-us-troops-in-syria-1068734


‘’’’M’’’

,,,the Reckless Coward in Chief has put people’s lives at stake in Syria,,,and all to hijack the news cycle because he has been found out by Mueller and does not want his dirty laundry hung out for all to see.

#Sad

‘’’M’’’

,,,no one, Proggy or Conservo, thinks the pullout of forces in Syria is a good idea

But it is a nice Christmas present for Putin

‘’’M’’’

,,,Trumpski pulls 2000 troops from Syria for Putin and ISIS,,,meanwhile he recently moved 6000 troops to our border to protect us from a mythical Caravan Invasion

#Sad

Russ

VETERAN TECH JOURNALIST Walt Mossberg said Monday he was leaving Facebook after 12 years of using the social media platform. "My own values and the policies and actions of Facebook have diverged to the point where I'm no longer comfortable there," he wrote.

- More revelations about Facebook's policies and actions - namely, the New York Times reporting Tuesday night how the company gave other tech giants "more intrusive access to users' personal data than" it had disclosed - appear to have prompted other journalists to ship. Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman, the New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones and MSNBC host Kasie Hunt tweeted yesterday that they were deleting Facebook.

- Hunt wrote in a farewell Facebook post how she doesn't "trust them any more" and issued a warning. "To anyone who uses this as a place to get news, I urge you: DON'T. At all," Hunt wrote. "It's bad for your brain, divides you from your neighbors, and it's worse for democracy."

Source: POLITICO Morning Tech

Are you a Facebooker? Do you trust Facebook?

fish

Posted by: ‘’’’M’’’ | 20 December 2018 at 06:12 AM


#conspiracytheorist!

fish

Posted by: Russ | 20 December 2018 at 06:26 AM

Are you a Facebooker? Do you trust Facebook?


To quote Mother Superior…..Facebook is for wankers!

Walt

A new low. LIBS do the dirty work, just to blame the Russians.
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/19/democrats-russian-bots-false-flag/
Democratic operatives created thousands of Twitter accounts posing as Russian bots in order to boost Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in the October 2017 special election by linking his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, to Russian influence campaigns.

The operatives, who were funded by liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman independently of Jones’s campaign, created more than a thousand Russian-language accounts that followed Moore’s Twitter account overnight, The New York Times reported Wednesday evening.

Hoffman gave the operatives $100,000 for their project, which included creating fake conservative Facebook accounts to dissuade voters from supporting Moore, according to the Times.

“We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet,” the operatives recounted in an internal report obtained by the Times.

You can bet LIBS will say "it's all good".

Russ

The Huawei connection: Revelations that Facebook granted access to user data to Chinese telecom firm Huawei and Russian company Yandex, flagged by U.S. and Ukranian intelligence officials over security concerns, also prompted scorn from lawmakers. "I'm concerned that they would share with anybody that the users are not fully aware of but particularly which could be used by Huawei, which to me is an extension of Chinese intelligence and of course Russia, which we know collects information on Americans for purposes of influencing our political debate," said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). A Yandex spokesperson told the Times it was unaware of the access. Huawei did not offer comment.

Source: POLITICO Morning Tech

Do you trust Facebook?

scenes

"Are you a Facebooker? Do you trust Facebook?"

Yes, and of course not. I can't say that they are any better than Google, etc. They all combine a pretty toxic brew of analysis of 'customers, selling of data, and being in bed with the 17 intelligence agencies.

Facebook is EZ to use. Just install browser plug-in that turns off your feed, click on your friends or groups that are interesting, be fairly circumspect about what you stick on there.

My own take is that it'll become increasingly important to keep a public and a private persona. Merely staying off-line will make you more suspicious to Paul's buddies at the 17, so a vanilla public face will become more necessary. The Chinese are blazing the way here.

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Posted by: Walt | 20 December 2018 at 07:14 AM

You can bet LIBS will say "it's all good".


No doubt Green Libertarians™ will be horrified at the notion!

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