Tuesday, November 29, 2016

So, who's the party of hate?






Today's DUMP
SIX THINGS (Last One is Best)



Hillary Clinton's Life So Far





                                           






This is without doubt the finest, most complete, and historically accurate capsule of Hillary Clinton's public life I've yet seen.  I have several times wanted to do a similar compilation, but it was just too much work.  I know, in this age of ala-carte truth, it will be almost impossible to get her supporters to watch, but it's least out there.

Abdul Razak Ali Artan
















He was upset with how Muslims
are perceived and treated.




From Stu Tarlowe <stu@tarlowe.com>
12:48 AM (9 hours ago)

OK, so by now most of us have heard at least part of the news story about the student Ohio State in Columbus who drove his car into a crowd on the college campus, and then got out and started stabbing and slashing people until he was shot dead by a local cop.

Since the news reports at first seemed hesitant to release his name or description, one could almost have forecast that, when those details were made public, he would be black or Muslim, as those are two groups the Mainstream Media tends to protect and defend. It turns out he was both

But now that he's been identified, expect to hear that "Since he wasn't yelling 'Allahu Akhbar', authorities have no reason to believe this was in any way connected to Islam, the Religion of Peace™."

But I don't think we're going to hear much from Black Lives Matter about how he was "another black man gunned down by a racist white cop who declared himself judge and jury."

And, in all seriousness, are we going to hear anything about the reports that someone pulled a fire alarm just before the car-and-knife attack? That would have resulted in more people out on the sidewalk, providing a more "target-rich environment"; it might also indicate that the attacker had an accomplice. There are also police and witness accounts which mention a second and possibly third person involved. But I'm sure we'll instead be hearing that he was "a lone wolf" who "had been dealing with emotional issues".

It couldn't possibly be anything he'd read in the Most Holy Koran™ or heard in a mosque that made him want to go out and "slay the infidel wherever you may find him."

Actually, it has been reported that the attacker had posted on social media about his unhappiness with the way Muslims were perceived and treated; for example, he was upset that prayer rooms hadn't been provided. Well, his actions will certainly go a long way toward making people reconsider their attitudes toward Muslims, won't they?

Well done Stu.

Donald Trump Has Broken the Constitution???




UNHINGED           








[Snippage]

I’ve been teaching and studying the U.S. Constitution for a quarter-century, and events have sometimes tugged at my procedural head and my substantive heart in different directions.

The impeachment of Bill Clinton, for example, struck me as a ludicrous comic-opera coup d’etat—

The Constitution is not, however, as Justice Robert Jackson once famously wrote, “a suicide pact.” That phrase is usually used to suggest that government can legitimately overstep its bounds in times of emergency. But it also refers, I think, to moments when “we the people” pour a national libation of Kool-Aid and demand that everybody drink.

I won’t.

The election of Donald Trump was, in procedural terms, scrupulously fair. I hold no dark suspicions of altered vote counts or intimidation at the polls. We may wish the Voting Rights Act had not been gutted by the Court; but the election of 2016 followed the law of 2016.  Clearly a large proportion of American citizens—not as many as voted for Hillary Clinton, but still, under our strange system, enough—wanted Trump as their president and now hope that he fulfills the loud promises he repeatedly made to the country.

But those promises are the problem. Donald Trump ran on a platform of relentless, thoroughgoing rejection of the Constitution itself (?), and its underlying principle of democratic self-government and individual rights. True, he never endorsed quartering of troops in private homes in time of peace, but aside from that there is hardly a provision of the Bill of Rights or later amendments he did not explicitly promise to override, from First Amendment freedom of the press and of religion to Fourth Amendment freedom from “unreasonable searches and seizures” to Sixth Amendment right to counsel to Fourteenth Amendment birthright citizenship and Equal Protection and Fifteenth Amendment voting rights. (so?)

I deny their right to give Trump my rights or those of others who cannot defend themselves. No result is legitimate that threatens the Constitution its very promise of the “blessings of liberty.” No transient plurality, no matter how angry, has the power to strip minorities of equal status and protection; no mass of voters, no matter how frightened, has the power to vote away the democratic future of their children and their children’s children. (HUH?)

American national leaders gain their legitimacy by competing in compliance with not merely the outward forms but the clear values of our Constitution—equal dignity, religious freedom and tolerance, open deliberation, and the rule of law. These values don’t bind Donald Trump; norms of decency do not apply; he shrugs off the very burden of fact itself.

Like dictators of the Old World, he uses his mass media power to lie, to insult, to strip individuals of their dignity, to commit the grossest libels of religious and national groups, and to encourage persecution, torture, and public violence. He actively campaigns against any notions of racial, religious, and sexual equality. He threatens those who oppose him with the unchecked power of the state. (HUH the fk?)

But I know this as well: Trump was elected President on November 8.

But he is not my president and he never will be.

FULL GARRETT EPPS


[Trump] uses his mass media power to lie, to insult, to strip individuals of their dignity, to commit the grossest libels of religious and national groups, and to encourage persecution, torture, and public violence. He actively campaigns against any notions of racial, religious, and sexual equality. He threatens those who oppose him with the unchecked power of the state.


 .... grossest libels of religious and national groups, and to encourage persecution,  torture, and public violence.?
Specifically?

There's no end to this sort of drivel from shell-shocked leftists.  Where are the examples?  One real problem is that Epps, and ilk,  have  "been teaching ... the U.S. Constitution for a quarter-century."  And leaving behind a trail of schooled, but poorly educated bots, in the wake.


"He threatens those who oppose him with the unchecked power of the state."
Where has this man been the last 8 years?  

Is It Propaganda Or not? Propaganda



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In other words, the individuals behind this newly created group are publicly branding journalists and news outlets as tools of Russian propaganda — even calling on the FBI to investigate them for espionage — while cowardly hiding their own identities.


THE WASHINGTON POST on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg — headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” — cites a report by an anonymous website calling itself PropOrNot ((Is It Propaganda Or not? Your Friendly Neighborhood Propaganda Identifiation Service Since 2016!), which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.”

The group’s list of Russian disinformation outlets includes WikiLeaks and the Drudge Report, as well as Clinton-critical left-wing websites such as Truthout, Black Agenda Report, Truthdig, and Naked Capitalism, as well as libertarian venues such as Antiwar.com and the Ron Paul Institute.

The group promoted by the Post thus embodies the toxic essence of Joseph McCarthy, but without the courage to attach individual names to the blacklist. Echoing the Wisconsin senator, the group refers to its lengthy collection of sites spouting Russian propaganda as “The List.”

[...] "The group promoted by the Post thus embodies the toxic essence of Joseph McCarthy, but without the courage to attach individual names to the blacklist." (FULL)
Well met; however the rather gratuitous slam "The group promoted by the Post thus embodies the toxic essence of Joseph McCarthy, but without the courage to attach individual names to the blacklist" comment caused me to find out that, as expected, author Glenn Edward Greenwald was born in 1967, and thus the product of an education system that, rather purposefully, pedals the "toxic essence of Joseph McCarthy" crap.  

As for the WaPost, it has under the Jeff Bezos encroachment become left wing toxic.