Monday, October 29, 2018

BREAKING: Stocks sink again, erasing 500 points from the Dow.

Jeh Johnson: "I'm very distressed that immigration, legal immigration and illegal immigration coming from Central America, is being used to score political points to pander to our fears, our biases, our prejudices."

My take: 5,200 soldiers deployed to the Mexican border to win an election. I’d really like to see mission statement & intelligence estimate for domestic troop deployment. “Trump Sending 5,200 Troops to the Border in an Election-Season Response to Migrants”

Shep Smith on FOX: "The migrants are 2 months away if they make it here at all. Tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about. There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing to worry about."

Exclusive: @RealDonaldTrump's marketing scam ACN had deep links to Russia. We have video of him promoting the company "I know nothing about" to @WSJ - in Russia, in 2013

S&P 500 down more than 10 percent from its September 20 record high close

“He could be seeding, into our state government, you know, Soros-backed activists,” @RonDeSantisFL said of @AndrewGillum on Friday, without evidence and days after a bomb was delivered to George Soros’s home.

Jim Acosta rattles Sarah Sanders: ‘Shouldn’t you have the guts to state which outlets are the enemy of the people?’

Sanders: Trump is only referring to certain journalists who he thinks are "the enemy of the people," but Sanders won't say who these reporters are. "Those individuals probably know who they are," she says.

Wow. @PressSec won’t say whether @realDonaldTrump would suspend habeas corpus or posse comitatus in response to what he calls an “invasion.” Good Q from @stevenportnoy

This is getting absurd. SEVEN Republicans are not only lying about pre-existing conditions, they're also lying about their Dem opponents telling the truth: Pete Roskam Rodney Davis Mike Kelly Erik Paulsen John Faso Jeff Denham Dave Brat

JUST IN: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum and turn him over to the U.S

In light of spate of domestic attacks, please read this essential analysis by ⁦@intelwire⁩ - What Is the Alt-Right? A Twitter Taxonomy

Here are all the ways Georgia's Brian Kemp has been accused of suppressing voters in battle with Stacey Abrams

"Trump's schedule on Tuesday featured nine hours of ’Executive Time’ and just over three hours of work. The president never begins his day before 11 a.m., and has hours of television watching built into his schedule."

Lynnette Lederman, former President of Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue: "I do not welcome this President to my city ... He is the purveyor of hate speech. The hypocritical words that come from him tell me nothing."

New: Package to CNN intercepted today similar to others sent by Sayoc. Image here:

Supreme Court refuses to hear GOP challenge to new Pennsylvania electoral map

Choke it down, and vote for Menendez | Editorial

Nunes ?

Is this how you avoid creating division in the country? You call a black candidate a "thief"?

President Lazyass Is Like SO BUSY You Guys

Plaintiffs depict the Trump Org. as a racketeering enterprise that defrauded thousands for years

Because it is a matter of heightened public interest, these are the names tied to the russian (.ru) Cruz campaign email contacts:

Gallup: Trump weekly job approval plummets eight net points, falling to 40-54 (was 44-50 last week)

Democrats are planning to pursue a major U.S. transportation and infrastructure measure if they win back the House

9 hours of ‘Executive Time’: Trump’s unstructured days define his presidency The president’s schedule shows huge swaths of his day unplanned, allowing his whims and momentary interests to drive White House business.

This profile of Trump’s former digital director/new 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale in @nytimes by @maggieNYT is a shameful PR puff piece - no mention of Cambridge Analytica, use of stolen Facebook data or where/how $90+ million was spent HT

Jim can't even give a straight answer on pre-existing conditions. GOP Leaders like @MikeDeWine, @Jim_Jordan, and @JimRenacci are LYING through their teeth when they say they will support Ohioans with pre-existing conditions. LOOK AT THEIR RECORDS. The proof is in the pudding

Maria Butina's college research called for her to gather info on cyberdefenses of U.S. nonprofit organizations that champion media freedom and human rights, AP has learned.

The wait time for U.S. citizenship applications to process has been stretched to more than two years in some parts of the country, raising questions about whether the delay is aimed at suppressing the votes of potential anti-Trump voters.

Far right politicians are gaining power not because they have better ideas or anything approaching a vision for the future, they’re winning because they’re better at manipulating through new technologies and have no shame about lying or subverting democracy.

State of Play: With congressional election near, Republicans' talk turns Trumpian

The White House is bracing for GOP midterm losses and an exodus of staff, sources say

Steven Mnuchin is set to snatch from Timothy Geithner the mantle of selling a record amount of notes and bonds as he seeks to finance America’s growing budget deficit

For the past 18 months, more than two dozen U.S. diplomatic staffers once stationed in Cuba and China have endured an ordeal that is equal parts medical mystery and political stand-off

Trump’s Corruption: The Definitive List The many ways that the president, his family and his aides are lining their own pockets.

Jimmy Carter wades into Georgia governor's race with appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state.

Angela Merkel has been chairwoman of Germany's CDU since 2000.

Home price growth is slowing in almost half of the major U.S. housing markets, including Dallas-Fort Worth.

National Security Pros, It’s Time to Talk About Right-Wing Extremism

Trump’s Culture Warriors Go Home

Saying Trump can't be an antisemite because his daughter converted to Judaism is like saying he can't be a misogynist because he married 3 women.

Security-challenged firms are gatekeepers of US elections

BREAKING: After 18 years Merkel gives up leadership of CDU

This kinda shit from Laura Loomer and her friends is gonna get people killed.

Read This if Youre Not Going to Vote. If You Are Voting, Share This With Someone Who Might Not.

Alleged Russian agent Butina studied U.S. groups cyberdefenses

This is YOUR money, funding the spread of Kremlin conspiracies.

In other news, GOP voting restrictions could swing key races in states like GA, ND, FL, KS, WI & TX. My cover story in @nytopinion Sunday Review on how voter suppression is tainting the midterm

The Fed isn’t likely to come to the rescue of stock investors this time around, Morgan Stanley warns

Ronald Reagan’s message to bigots and antisemites:

Cornell University becomes one of the first US universities to cut back its cooperation with China over issues of academic freedom. Given the money involved -- Duke? NYU? Stanford? -- will others follow suit?

A journalist, Justin King, beautifully explains how the GOP’s fear-mongering about immigrant caravans is complete BS.

This video has 286k views. We need MILLIONS. Come on people! Get the word out and get these assholes out of Congress!

Man charged with Pittsburgh synagogue massacre due in court

Father faces backlash for dressing son as Hitler, wearing Nazi soldier uniform for Halloween

The nonstop drumbeat of over-the-top invective and irrational conspiracy theories from the right-wing industrial media machine can drive otherwise sane conservatives to extremism — and it can drive those who were already unstable to violence

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Georgia election fight shows that black voter suppression, a southern tradition, still flourishes

It's time to arrest #DebbieCox and @KrisKobach1787 for obstruction of justice! They are blatantly attempting to get around a federal judge's order!

If voters see their machines flip votes at their polling location, they should tell poll workers, who in turn should take the compromised system out of commission.

Erick Erickson is one of the most prominent conspiracy theorists on the right. He alleged that Christine Ford was part of a conspiracy.

This is a very important indictment of Trump and his Propaganda machine. Make no mistake. This was Trumps Reichstag fire . A manufactured crisis built on lies, incitement and scapegoating for political power.

Barack Obama: "It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say you don't try to punish political opponents. Or threaten the freedom of the press just because you don't like what they say."

A few reporters from Brazil contacted me based on my work on Cambridge Analytica, asking for help uncovering corruption ahead of the elections. I do this work part-time & unpaid - meanwhile MSM barely covered this story. This needs to change, the rise in fascism impacts us all

A Democratic Party majority in the U.S. House could push stocks into a bear market, says veteran emerging-market investor Mark Mobius

Thousands protest in Rome over city's "degradation" under populist mayor

A conservative filmmaker and Fox News regular pardoned by President Donald Trump has been retweeting Twitter posts with the hashtags burntheJews and bringbackslavery hastags 24 hours after the synagogue shooting

Today's Wichita Eagle: "Cox said she didn’t mean anything by the 'LOL'."

Lack of proof aside, Kris Kobach can’t stop talking about voter fraud in Kansas governor’s race

GOP Sen. @ChuckGrassley promotes antisemitic conspiracy theory about Jewish philanthropist Soros 1 day after synagogue massacre & less than 1 week after assassination attempt against Soros by Trump-inspired terrorist. The GOP’s antisemitism is going to get more people killed.

Trump is far from the first politician to use the fear of the rabble to boost his party’s fortunes

Trump officials irked that Border Patrol union endorsed 3 Senate Democrats

Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro, advised by Steve Bannon, has exalted the country’s military dictatorship, advocated torture, threatened to destroy his opponents, said women don’t deserve the same pay as men & that he’d rather his son die than be

What to expect in the case against the pipe bomb suspect

How #Czechoslovakia spied on Donald and Ivana #Trump during the Cold War, seeking access to 'highest echelons of US power'

Former President Obama: "It's wrong to spend all your time from a position of power vilifying people, questioning their patriotism, calling them 'enemies of the people,' and then suddenly pretending that you're concerned about civility. Come on!"

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy deletes tweet saying George Soros, Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg are buying this year’s elections

"Do you think Appalachian women like me with steel in our backbones will yield?"

Buyer's remorse on Trump in the Rust Belt spells huge flop for Republicans embracing the president

Netanyahu legitimized Trump and Orban's anti-Soros campaigns that fueled the anti-Semitism killing Jews in America

Opinion: Trump’s America is not a safe place for Jews

The #BlueWave Trailer

The mass killing at a Pittsburgh synagogue represents a flagrant challenge to America's core values — that people of every race or religion are endowed with the same inalienable rights

Verdict on Trump drug plan: A tough sale ahead

Ronald Reagan has a message for senatemajldr — Social Security (unlike the $2 trillion GOPTaxScam) doesn't contribute ONE PENNY to the deficit.

The Wall Street Journal's editorial board endorsed Jair Bolsonaro, the authoritarian who just won Brazil's presidential election. A reminder that that's not a new thing for the WSJ.

Fox News host: ‘Anti-Semitism from the left’ is the real cause of hateful attacks on Jews

Boycott Fox News Advertisers

Trump Allies Reject Link of Rhetoric to Increased Violence

Every one's a little edgy lately

Chris Wallace grills DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen: How do women and babies "threaten national security"?

In 1790, President George Washington wrote to Jewish congregations of Newport, Rhode Island, that the US Government "gives to bigotry no sanction,” adding his hope for Jewish Americans that "every one shall sit in safety” with "none to make him afraid."

Today's boycott recommendation for a boycott moves us from whiskey to butter! Land of Lakes, the company that makes the butter I have been buying contributes to American Fascist Steve King and advertises on Fox News. Don't buy Land of Lakes Products. Boycotts work.

This is appalling: “For his 2018 campaign, King has received contributions from AT&T ($5,000), Berkshire Hathaway ($2,500), the American Bankers Association ($9,000), Land O’Lakes ($2,500), Intel ($2,000), and many others.”

Losing it after Pittsburgh

When you need guns to defend your church against fascism, you don’t have freedom of religion. Regain your freedom. Vote.

Khashoggi plot...Trump WH knew.

The president of George Soros's foundations responds to Matt Gaetz's attacks: "We would encourage Rep. Gaetz to get his facts straight and try not to fuel the climate of fear and hatred that is emboldening extremists and stoking threats of violence."

Run, Olga Rubin, run!

Aaron Eason, 38, who was charged in federal criminal complaint last week for allegedly engaging in activity promoting violence & civil disorder in furtherance of white supremacist ideology has surrendered to the FBI. Mr. Eason will be in court for an initial appearance on Monday

If Murdoch and his sons won’t rein in its extremist propaganda, advertisers should flee Fox, and investors should flee its parent company, News Corp. Its stock should become as toxic as shares of mining companies that produce “blood diamonds.”

Why is Trump personally interviewing this potential judicial nominee? Has he done that with other nominee? The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear cases arising from disputes with Mueller, including a potential challenge to a subpoena of Trump.

Be aware. The “blue wave” is going to hit gerrymandered walls. It is not certain that the wave will reach the shores of justice. But Republican gerrymanders CAN be overcome if people turn out and vote in record numbers. That’s what it will take. VOTE!!

Never forget that it was the Murdoch family & Roger Ailes who invented a "War on Xmas" to vilify Jews - a @FoxNews calumny Trump endorsed.

As we mark 9 years since the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, we recommit ourselves to standing against the Trump Admin’s discriminatory efforts to ignore & erase our LGBTQ brothers & sisters.

America is complicit. Stop Saudi arm sales.

Facebook exodus: 44 percent of American users ages 18-29 have deleted app.

the United States of America has a Lou Dobbs problem

Here is a picture of Georgia governor candidate Brian Kemp and James Stachowiak , a multiple convicted felon who has regularly posted FB videos instructing his viewers to kill black people and threatened his opponent Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams

Texas Warns Voters That Some Voting Machines May Switch Their Ballots If They Try To Vote A Straight-Party Ticket

Ted Cruz

If Democrats retake the House, they want to aggressively open probes into issues the special counsel is also investigating

Opinion: The hard, long work of healing a society

Tom Steyer was sent a pipe bomb in the mail last week. The president is now calling *him* a "stumbling lunatic" But please, tell me more about how 'both sides' are to blame

Every responsible voice in the media should be echoing the sentiment here. Instead Trump supporters will be given ample airtime to do their mock umbrage schtick at the mere suggestion that a President's lies have power.

Researchers say they are seeing an increase in anti-Semitic posts from far-right users of Instagram and Twitter, and that the services aren’t doing enough about it.

Steve Bannon's ex-wife said under oath he didn't want his daughters to go to a school because it had too many Jews. No Bannon interviewer ever asks him about this.

Secretary Mattis: "With our collective interest in peace and unwavering respect for human rights in mind, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in a diplomatic facility must concern us all greatly."

Standing ovation at #Pittsburgh vigil as leader of Islamic Center of Pittsburgh announces Muslim community has raised over $70,000 for victims and their families

Remember when Donald Trump spent two years obsessively pointing out to his fans that Jon Stewart is Jewish?

Armed militia groups prepare to fight off migrant caravan at the Mexico border

Fascism. Know the signs. Say something

.@soledadobrien clocked CNN right in the throat for their “both sides false equivalence bullshit

Feds widen search for others who may have helped the South Florida mail-bomb suspect

Republicans Aren't Commenting On Their George Soros Attacks, After Soros Conspiracy Theories Played Into A Violent Week

BREAKING: @GoDaddy is threatening to suspend our domain (which is worth six figures) if we do not transfer to a new provider by tomorrow. This is madness. @realDonaldTrump @parscale I hope you are paying attention.

Thanks Go Daddy

The Fake News is doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred that has been going on for so long in our Country. Actually, it is their Fake & Dishonest reporting which is causing problems far greater than they understand!