Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pope Francis Meets With Scientists, Urges Certain Unnamed Nation (HE MEANS US) Not To Kill Planet


The ‘distraction’ or delay in implementing global agreements on the environment shows that politics has become submissive to a technology and economy which seek profit above all else,” Francis said.
Francis, who wrote an encyclical, or papal letter, on the environment last year, took a swipe at those who dispute that climate change is caused by human activity, criticizing “the ease with which well-founded scientific opinion about the state of our planet is disregarded”.

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Make the Electoral College great again: let “conscientious electors” do their jobs

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Constitutional history makes clear that the founders had three main purposes in designing the Electoral College.
The first was to stop a demagogue from becoming president. At the Constitutional Convention, arguing in support of the Electoral College, Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts said he was “against a popular election” for president because the people would be “misled by a few designing men.” In Federalist No. 68, Alexander Hamilton wrote that the electors would prevent those with “Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity” from becoming president. They would also stop anyone who would “convulse the community with any extraordinary or violent movements.”

Stopping foreign interference in elections was a primary goal of the founders

The second goal was to stop foreign interference in election. In the founding period, the framers were extremely concerned about infiltration by rivals including Great Britain. In Federalist No. 68, Hamilton wrote that one major purpose of the Electoral College was to stop the “desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” He said that the college would “Guard against all danger of this sort … with the most provident and judicious attention” from the electors.
The third goal was to prevent poor administration of government. This is a less well-known purpose of the Electoral College, but it is again expressly discussed in Federalist No. 68. Hamilton wrote that “the true test of a good government is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration,” and for that reason, he said, the electors should be “able to estimate the share which the executive in every government must necessarily have in its good or ill administration.”

Banana Republican

Never believe anyone who keeps saying “Believe Me.”
The Armchair Anarchist 

Why Donald Trump is Not Fit to Be President

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann 

Published on Nov 28, 2016
The words of the *president-elect* do not sound like those of a sane man.


CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal 'height of folly'

...and other follies...



In the first interview by a CIA director with the British media, John Brennan outlined a number of areas where he said the new administration needed to act with "prudence and discipline" - these included the language used regarding terrorism, relations with Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and the way in which the CIA's own covert capabilities were employed.
Read full terrifying article here 

Bahrain To Hold Major Celebration At Donald Trump’s D.C. Hotel

Yet another potential conflict of interest for the president-elect.

11/29/2016 04:58 pm ET
WASHINGTON ― The Embassy of Bahrain plans to host its annual National Day celebration at President-elect Donald Trump’s lavish Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Set to take place on Dec. 7, the Bahrain National Day celebration would add yet another bullet point to the ever-expanding list of potential conflicts of interest facing the president-elect as he seeks to balance his new role and his global real estate empire. His D.C. hotel already emerged as a point of concern after it suggested to foreign dignitaries that staying there during their official visits could help their relationship with the president-elect.

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Racist Lady Just Can’t Go Anywhere These Days Without Getting Discriminated Against



 By Robyn Pennacchia - November 29, 2016 - 9:28am Read more at http://wonkette.com/608878/racist-lady-just-cant-go-anywhere-these-days-without-getting-discriminated-against#cifk0kbiBlrVXBB4.99

Meet Jennifer Boyle - Ms. Kiss My Entitled Thug White Ass.
Ironically she had recently been dismissed from here job in, get this, human resources.

Yup...lotta these type folks so suddenly emboldened. Great, something to look forward to. 
This whole rant is about a $1.00 shopping bag she felt entitled to. 
Merry Fricken Christmas.

Here she goes again: 

WATCH: Trump supporter caught in racist Michael’s rant previously berated Peet’s Coffee employees

 Breaking: Trump offers Ms Boyle cabinet position! 

Congrats to Micheal's for supporting their employees!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This is What Happens When You Criticize Donald Trump

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann - Go Keith!! More on economic terrorism bill to prevent protest and suppress free speech.
We are so screwed.

Trump’s election suddenly created an awful lot of international Trump-branded targets for terrorists

Hmmm, he should have thought of that....



We spoke with terrorism experts on how the Trump empire can be protected.


"But there's another security consideration that may have dawned on folks along with the need to protect Trump's Gold House in Midtown: What about all of those Trump-owned and Trump-branded properties across the globe? Thanks to a hundred thousand voters in the Midwest, anything with the word “Trump” emblazoned across its front just became a huge possible target for international terrorists."

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In today's episode of 'Pimping the Presidency' ...

On top of everything, we have to rent space from him to protect him?? Ugh.

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga

The presidency of the United States is actually an institution, not an individual. As an institution, it must be protected. Most people get that idea. But how much does it cost to protect that institution? As written about last week, the price tag could top $1 million per day to protect President-(s)elect Donald Trump, his immediate family, adult children, and Trump’s grandchildren. But did you know some of that money, which is being paid by the American people in general and New Yorkers especially, might be finding its way into the president-(s)elect’s personal pocket? The Christian Science Monitor reports that the Secret Service may have to rent space in Trump Tower in order to be able to do its job of protecting Trump and his family:  Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, and son, Barron, are staying in New York until the spring, and Trump has stated that he will travel there regularly during that time. For the Secret Service, protecting the family requires setting up a command center nearby — and Trump Tower has available space.
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Deny Trump His TV ratings - Great Idea!!



Donald Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting: What we know so far


Updated
The rumor mill is churning out names as Washington watches to see who President-elect Donald Trump will select for to fill his Cabinet.
The people Trump picks will not only be tasked with running entire departments, they'll be the best indication of how Trump intends to govern and which of his many (and sometimes contradictory) policy positions he intends to pursue..

Click here to see all choice so far

After the Election, Trump Maintains His Bizarre Relationship with Conspiracy-Pushing Website

HE believes in the tin foil hat wearing Info Wars guys. We are so screwed.

His claim of millions of illegal votes is straight from the 9/11 truthers of "Infowars."

 

Last Nights Twit Storm

Only and idiot would complain about about YUGE voter fraud in an election he won. 

    1. 6h6 hours ago
      . is so embarrassed by their total (100%) support of Hillary Clinton, and yet her loss in a landslide, that they don't know what to do.
  1. ": There is NO QUESTION THAT did take place, and in favor of !"
  2. ": Pathetic - you have no sufficient evidence that Donald Trump did not suffer from voter fraud, shame! Bad reporter.
  3. ": just another generic CNN part time wannabe journalist !" still doesn't get it. They will never learn!
  4. ": what PROOF do u have DonaldTrump did not suffer from millions of FRAUD votes? Journalist? Do your job! "

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tweet? Nuke?


Analysis: For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase. Surprise! Direct from Fox News

Millions of votes shouldn't count? That should frighten everyone.

By SemDem 2016/11/27 · 19:47


Try to imagine the rightwing outrage if Obama said that the few thousands of votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Michigan that separate Hillary and Trump shouldn’t count and we won’t acknowledge them—and therefore Hillary should be president.
Of course, he has too much respect for our Constitution to do such a thing.  On the other hand, we are on a road where stealing elections are standard operating procedure for the GOP.  We’ve had six years of voter suppression tactics---now, even if we somehow overcome those we are told we will still lose.
To be clear: there was never a scenario—not before the election or (God-willing) the next election where Donald Trump would ever accept defeat.  He is a megalomaniac and the GOP is all to happy to kowtow to him.
Today, we got a glimpse of the total madness that is Donald Trump.  Today, he incorrectly said that he won the popular vote, and I quote, “if you deduct the millions who voted illegally".
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Trump claims millions voted illegally in presidential poll

 Donald Trump's bogus claim that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton

Which Trump are we Getting???

The Trump who signed a full page ad in the New York Times, demanding president Obama DO SOMETHING about climate change?

Or this guy?

Donald Trump Still Thinks Climate Change Is ‘A Bunch Of Bunk’

His presidency will likely be disastrous for global efforts to mitigate climate change.

11/27/2016 03:22 pm ET


Pipeline Owner Laughing In Obama's Face..#Zero_Hour


We are so screwed

In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Is Barron Trump Autistic? #StopTheBullying

Sorry bout the conspiracy theory video but....regardless, poor kid.

Conflicts of Interest


The Randy Report: President-Elect Trump On Recount Effort: "This Is ...

The Randy Report: President-Elect Trump On Recount Effort: "This Is ...: Statement From President-Elect Donald J. Trump on the Ridiculous Green Party Recount Request: "The people have spoken and the elec...

How The GOP Gets Rid of Trump and takes all 25th Amendment Section 4

Mike Pence, Paul Ryan and Orin Hatch, 2/3 of house and senate.That's all.

Section 4.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxxv

President Trump


Three Wisconsin Counties Just Admitted They Padded Trump’s Win With Fake Votes



In order to give election returns to the Outagamie County Clerk’s office as quickly as possible the Chief Inspector added together the votes from the election machine tapes. An error was made while keying the numbers on the calculator during this process resulting in an incorrect number of votes reported on Election night. The official process of tallying the votes was completed and rechecked. These vote numbers were recorded and delivered to the Outagamie County Clerk’s office the morning of November 9th. The official tally reflects the accurate votes in the Village.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Consitutuion's "Crazy Ass President" Clauses Protections

Published on Nov 23, 2016
How to remove a maniac president from office—without having to get Congress to impeach him.

The Surprisingly Easy Way to Get Rid of Donald Trump | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ

Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say

Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his global business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject him.
As Eisen explains, “the founders did not want any foreign payments to the president. Period.” This principle is enshrined in Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, which bars office holders from accepting “any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” The provision was created to prevent the President from being corrupted by foreign influences.
Painter agrees. “I don’t think the Electoral College can vote for someone to become president if he’s going to be in violation of the Constitution on day one and hasn’t assured us he’s not in violation.” Painter says his attempts to warn the Trump transition of the legal consequences of Trump’s continued ownership of his business interests are being ignored.
Trump doesn’t release his tax returns. He won’t put his foreign business holdings into a blind trust. His children sit in on private meetings with foreign leaders. If the 538 Electors vote for Trump on December 19, in the absence of a complete divestment of his business interests, they will abdicate their solemn duties under the Constitution.
What do you think? ~ Robert Reich

Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say

Ethics lawyers for the last two presidents are in agreement.

Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless he sells his companies and puts the proceeds in a blind trust, according to the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents.

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Petition: Electoral College Electors: Make Bernie Sanders President on December 19th


Wisconsin agrees to statewide recount in presidential race


Wisconsin's election board agreed on Friday to conduct a statewide recount of votes cast in the presidential race, as requested by a Green Party candidate seeking similar reviews in two other states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins.
The recount process, including an examination by hand of the nearly 3 million ballots tabulated in Wisconsin, is expected to begin late next week after Green Party candidate Jill Stein's campaign has paid the required fee, the Elections Commission said.
The state faces a Dec. 13 federal deadline to complete the recount, which may require canvassers in Wisconsin's 72 counties to work evenings and weekends to finish the job in time, according to the commission.
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"Lock her up" folks...you mad?


Donald Trump and the Return of Seditious Libel

by Richard Tofel
ProPublica, Nov. 21, 2016, 12:54 p.m.

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In February he pledged that “one of the things I’m gonna do if I win, and I hope that I do, and we’re certainly leading, is I’m gonna open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws. So that when the New York Times writes a hit piece that is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money rather than have no chance of winning because they’re totally protected. You see, with me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people, but I’m not taking money, I’m not taking their money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws, folks, and we’re gonna have people sue you like you never got sued before.”

 

How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism: An Educational Film from 1946

A short educational film released after WW II. Made by Encyclopedia Britannica, in collaboration with Harold Lasswell (Yale University)

Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Think Draining The Swamp Is A ‘Real Concern’ Of Regular People

Thousands chanted it at Trump rallies, but the Senate leader doesn’t think a lobbyist-ridden government affects their lives. 11/25/2016 06:01 am ET | Updated 17 hours ago LOLOLOL


Friday, November 25, 2016

Personal Enrichment ~ Trump


 A scramble to assess the dangers of President-elect Donald Trump's ...

Highly Cited-Washington Post-Nov 20, 2016

Trump's claim that 'the president can't have a conflict of interest'

Washington Post-Nov 23, 2016
The law doesn't say the president can't have a conflict of interest. But Congress, under Title 18 Section 208 of the U.S. code, did exempt the ...

Trump's Businesses and Conflicts of Interest

Wall Street Journal-14 hours ago
The Trump transition team's Code of Ethical Conduct covers the basic conflict of interest issues—officials suspending activities on behalf of ...

Trump Barraged by Conflict of Interest Questions

ABC News-Nov 22, 2016
Mr. Trump was also asked about his business, and potential conflicts of interest. The president-elect once saying in the campaign, if elected, ...

Hundreds Of Veterans “Self-Deploy” To Standing Rock To Defend Protesters

The protesters are in desperate need of more support as police turn to riot suppression tactics commonly used in authoritarian dictatorships. Since beatings, mass arrests, and targeted sexual humiliation has failed to break the spirit of the protesters, they have turned to outright violence, using water cannons to soak protesters in freezing temperatures and unleashing brutal fusillades of rubber bullets and concussion grenades.
Hundreds have been injured from bullet fire. One protester will lose her arm after a grenade detonation sliced through her muscles in a gruesome fashion. Five to six hundred have been treated for hypothermia after being hit by water cannons. The veterans, however, are undaunted at the prospect of violence. “Bring Body armor, gas masks, earplugs AND shooting mufflers (we may be facing a sound cannon) but no drugs, alcohol or weapons” reads the Facebook page.

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 Standing Rock Member Reminds Obama About Promise He Made When They Met

Politicians Discussing Global Warming

This is a statue located in Berlin, entitled "Politicians Discussing Global Warming."

A Battle to Change Medicare Is Brewing, Whether Trump Wants It or Not

For nearly six years, Speaker Paul D. Ryan has championed the new approach, denounced by Democrats as “voucherizing” Medicare. Representative Tom Price of Georgia, the House Budget Committee chairman and a leading candidate to be Mr. Trump’s secretary of health and human services, has also embraced the idea, known as premium support.




TotalIndivsPACs
Northwestern Mutual $256,335$164,335$92,000
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $144,550$46,050$98,500
Koch Industries $130,222$42,222$88,000
National Assn of Home Builders $107,200$5,700$101,500
National Beer Wholesalers Assn $100,500$3,000$97,500
Abbott Laboratories $99,300$25,050$74,250
AT&T Inc $96,230$7,730$88,500
FedEx Corp $94,600$33,600$61,000
Pfizer Inc $93,005$54,505$38,500
National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors $92,500$0$92,500
USAA $90,620$47,120$43,500
Credit Suisse Group $89,325$21,825$67,500
National Auto Dealers Assn $88,500$0$88,500
Bank of America $84,644$36,644$48,000
American Hospital Assn $82,586$43,686$38,900
National Assn of Realtors $81,760$6,100$75,660
Blackstone Group $81,700$79,200$2,500
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance $79,385$8,385$71,000
Investment Co Institute $78,999$5,500$73,499
JPMorgan Chase & Co $76,475$17,475$59,000
This table lists the top donors to this candidate in 1997-2016.
 The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the
 organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those 
 individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Jill Stein raises over $4.5m to request US election recounts in battleground states

Green party presidential candidate seeks donations to fund efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over ‘compelling evidence of voting anomalies’

Stein said she was acting due to “compelling evidence of voting anomalies” and that data analysis had indicated “significant discrepancies in vote totals” that were released by state authorities.
“These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified,” she said in a statement. “We deserve elections we can trust.”
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Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States
New York Times - 1 day ago
 
Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead is now over two million
NBCNews.com - 2 days ago

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A YUGE Turkey


Six electors have vowed to cast ballots against their state’s popular vote to narrow Trump’s Electoral College win

“The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College as the last line of defense, and I think we must do all that we can to ensure that we have a Reasonable Republican candidate who shares our American values,” he said.

Read entire article here 




Here's why the electoral college (probably) won't stop Donald Trump ...

Los Angeles Times-14 hours ago
Protesters gather in New York after the election of Donald Trump. ... Each electoral vote is represented by an elector, an actual person who has ...
 
 


Hillary Clinton Has Grounds To Challenge Election Results, Activists Say

They claim electronic voting machine tallies in key states show discrepancies that hurt Clinton.

11/22/2016 09:45 pm ET
 
A group of computer scientists and election lawyers are urging Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to challenge her election loss, saying they have evidence the results in three key battleground states were compromised.
According to New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, the activists say electronic voting systems in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania produced discrepancies that hurt Clinton.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

White nationalists converge on capital to celebrate ‘an awakening’

Demonstrators marched to the site of the annual “Become Who We Are” conference, a key gathering of the so-called alt-right, in Washington, on Saturday.
By Alan Rappeport and Noah Weiland New York Times 

Obama says he may comment as citizen on Trump's presidency

US President Barack Obama has said he may speak out after leaving office if he feels his successor Donald Trump is threatening core American values. Read More

Protesters try to confront white nationalists in D.C. for conference



Cop Flies Confederate Flag At Anti-Trump Protest

Published on Nov 20, 2016
A Michigan police officer is under criminal investigation for flying a Confederate flag at an anti-Trump rally. Ana Kasparian and Grace Baldridge, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/join

Trump Already Shaking Down Foreign Diplomats For Access, Via His Stupid Hotel. Winning!



In interviews with a dozen diplomats, many of whom declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak about anything related to the next U.S. president, some said spending money at Trump’s hotel is an easy, friendly gesture to the new president.
“Why wouldn’t I stay at his hotel blocks from the White House, so I can tell the new president, ‘I love your new hotel!’ Isn’t it rude to come to his city and say, ‘I am staying at your competitor?’ ” said one Asian diplomat.

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Donald Trump Prepares Cold Open - SNL

West Winging It!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Randy Report: Hypocrisy Of The Day: Communication

The Randy Report: Hypocrisy Of The Day: Communication: But let's talk about that email server in the basement of a home protected by the US Secret Service, and installed by the US State De...