Showing posts with label Endorsement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Endorsement. Show all posts

October 7, 2016

Why Would ‘The Atlantic' go for HC?




                                                                     
   


The following are the reasons why a publication such as The Atlantic which never endorses political candidates and has been negative on Hillary Clinton now endorses Hillary Clinton. I usually don’t post about news publications endorsements anymore because I don’t see that they are as important today as they might have been in the past. Candidates obviously still love to be endorsed since is free advertisement besides most people would prefer a good word about them that a bad word. 

Since The Atlantic has been what I consider very critical of Clinton I was a little surprised by the endorsement and thus would like to share with you the main reasons the The Atlantic felt compelled to endorse Hillary Clinton. I think the reason for a publication that has more to loose than to gain in an endorsement reasoning should be interesting for those that plan to vote on the US Presidential election a few weeks from now.

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“Today, our position is similar to the one in which The Atlantic’s editors found themselves in 1964. We are impressed by many of the qualities of the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others, but we are mainly concerned with the Republican Party’s nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency.


These concerns compel us, for the third time since the magazine’s founding, to endorse a candidate for president. Hillary Rodham Clinton has more than earned, through her service to the country as first lady, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of state, the right to be taken seriously as a White House contender. She has flaws (some legitimately troubling, some exaggerated by her opponents), but she is among the most prepared candidates ever to seek the presidency. We are confident that she understands the role of the United States in the world; we have no doubt that she will apply herself assiduously to the problems confronting this country; and she has demonstrated an aptitude for analysis and hard work.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read. 

This judgment is not limited to the editors of The Atlantic. A large number—in fact, a number unparalleled since Goldwater’s 1964 campaign—of prominent policy makers and officeholders from the candidate’s own party have publicly renounced him. Trump disqualified himself from public service long before he declared his presidential candidacy. In one of the more sordid episodes in modern American politics, Trump made himself the face of the so-called birther movement, which had as its immediate goal the demonization of the country’s first African American president. Trump’s larger goal, it seemed, was to stoke fear among white Americans of dark-skinned foreigners. He succeeded wildly in this; the fear he has aroused has brought him one step away from the presidency.

Our endorsement of Clinton, and rejection of Trump, is not a blanket dismissal of the many Trump supporters who are motivated by legitimate anxieties about their future and their place in the American economy. But Trump has seized on these anxieties and inflamed and racialized them, without proposing realistic policies to address them.

In its founding statement, The Atlantic promised that it would be “the organ of no party or clique,” and our interest here is not to advance the prospects of the Democratic Party, nor to damage those of the Republican Party. If Hillary Clinton were facing Mitt Romney, or John McCain, or George W. Bush, or, for that matter, any of the leading candidates Trump vanquished in the Republican primaries, we would not have contemplated making this endorsement. We believe in American democracy, in which individuals from various parties of different ideological stripes can advance their ideas and compete for the affection of voters. But Trump is not a man of ideas. He is a demagogue, a xenophobe, a sexist, a know-nothing, and a liar. He is spectacularly unfit for office, and voters—the statesmen and thinkers of the ballot box—should act in defense of American democracy and elect his opponent”

October 4, 2016

Star Trek Cast, Crew Endorses Hillary





                                          




Donald Trump has earned the wrath of the Enterprise. A group called Trek Against Trump railed against the Republican presidential nominee in an open letter endorsed by a number of cast and crew involved with the Star Trek franchise. 

The letter begins, “Star Trek has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others. We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election.”

Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, George Takei, Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin, CBS’ Star Trek Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller, and Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam, are among the long list of names endorsing the movement. 

“Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump,” the letter continues. “His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously. We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of: where personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other.”


The group urges voters to support Hillary Clinton over a third-party candidate because the latter would be “both illogical and inaccurate.” The letter notes how the Democratic nominee ”has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation.”

The statement adds, “If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it.”

Read the full letter below. 

Star Trek has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others. We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election. Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump. His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously. We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of: where personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other.

The resolution of conflicts on Star Trek was never easy. Don’t remain aloof –vote! We have heard people say they will vote Green or Libertarian or not at all because the two major candidates are equally flawed. That is both illogical and inaccurate. Either Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump will occupy the White House. One is an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities, while the other has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation. If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it.

Have you just turned 18? Have you moved? Have you never voted before? Some states have early registration (early October) and/or absentee ballots. You can’t vote if you are not registered. So make it so. Go to https://www.rockthevote.com , a non-profit, non-partisan organization, and fulfill your civic duty. Because, damn it, you are a citizen of the USA, with an obligation to take part in our democracy! Do this not merely for yourself but for all the generations that follow. Vote for a future of enlightenment and inclusion, a future that will someday lead us to the stars.


Endorsed by:
J.J. Abrams
Allan Apone
Richard Arnold
René Auberjonois
Scott Bakula
Ira Steven Behr
Rick Berman
John Billingsley
Christopher Black
Paula Block
Paul Boehmer
André Bormanis
Brannon Braga
Mark Robert Brown
LeVar Burton
Terri Potts-Chattaway
John Cho
Tracee Cocco
George Colucci
Mimi Cozzens
Denise Crosby
Dan Curry
Joseph D'Agosta
Peter David
Nicole de Boer
Keith R.A. DeCandido
John de Lancie
Jonathan Del Arco
John DeMita
Chris Doohan
Paul Eiding 
Aron Eisenberg
Terry Erdmann
Terry Farrell
Lolita Fatjo 
David C. Fein
Juan Carlos Fernandez
Louise Fletcher
Jonathan Frakes
Bryan Fuller
Dave Galanter 
Tim Gaskill
David Gerrold
Robert Greenberger
Bruce Greenwood
Max Grodénchik
Martha Hackett
Glenn Hauman
Manu Intiraymi
Michael Jan Friedman 
Dominic Keating
John Knoll
Walter Koenig
Alex Kurtzman
Judith Levitt
Jeff Lewis
Justin Lin
David Mack
Dennis Madalone
Chase Masterson
Dakin Matthews
Gates McFadden
Robert Duncan McNeill
Nicholas Meyer
Anthony Montgomery
Ronald B. Moore
Tom Morga
Kate Mulgrew
Larry Nemecek
Adam Nimoy
Susan Nimoy
Robert O'Reilly
Linda Park
Leslie Parrish
Robb Pearlman
Simon Pegg 
Randy Pflug
Ethan Phillips
Robert Picardo
Sandra Piller
Chris Pine 
Emmett Plant
Zachary Quinto
Michael Reisz
Andrew Robinson
Eugene & Heidi Roddenberry
Marvin Rush
Tim Russ
Zoe Saldana
Ralph Senensky
Naren Shankar
Armin Shimerman
Gregory Smith
Brent Spiner
Rick Sternbach
Peter Sternlicht
Eric Stillwell
Jay Stobie
Sandy Stone
Carel Struycken
Marina Sirtis
Michael Sussman
Kitty Swink
George Takei
Michael Taylor
Hallie Todd Withrow
Connor Trinneer
Karl Urban
Wil Wheaton
Herman Zimmerman


July 11, 2013

Christine Quinn No Stuffers, No Additives Just a Real New Yorker



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November 20, 2012

Australian Journalist Streaks To Nothing on Rihanna’s Flight


Rihanna isn't shy about exposing herself on and off the stage.
But on a flight back from Berlin the popstar was upstaged by a naughty journalist who stripped off in the packed cabin for all to see.
The plane was carrying various members of the press as she traveled on her 777 tour, but as the journalists struggled to get any time with the Barbadian starlet, the flight descended into anarchy.
In-flight entertainment: On the first day of the 777 tour Rihanna greeted her passengers with diamond gifts and Champagne

Documented: As the Australian journalist tore through the cabin, the watching press whipped their phones and cameras out to record the impromptu flasher
Showing his wild side: An Australian journalist strips and streaks on board on board Rihanna's 777 tour plane
Showing his wild side: An Australian journalist strips and streaks on board on board 
Rihanna's 777 tour plane 

June 23, 2012

La Raza (Largest Latino Org) Endorses Same Sex Marriage


 
Happy Pride weekend. Here's some more good news on the marriage beat to share with you this beautiful weekend here in New York.
La Raza, the nation's largest Latino civil rights organization, unanimously approved a resolution supporting same-sex marriage equality, the Washington Blade reported exclusively yesterday.
It's getting hard to keep up with all the developments on marriage, in the courts of the federal judiciary and public opinion. Since President Obama came out in support of marriage equality (and naysayers said it would sink him with black and Hispanic voters), the largest black and Hispanic civil rights groups have also come out in support. At the same time, multiple cultural leaders, politicians, and an increasing majority of Americans of all colors have joined in. Since the announcement, every federal court case, ruled on by federal judges appointed by presidents of both parties, has found in favor of marriage equality.
Even ardent Prop 8 defendant David Blankenhorn, who was an expert witness in the court court case trying to uphold the law, came out yesterday in favor of gay marriage.
Who is left to defend denying gays the right to marry?
With their star witness Blankenhorn and their one-time social media director Louis Marinelli abandoning ship, it's going to get awfully lonely for Maggie Gallahger and Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage.
In fact, the fight against same-sex marriage is starting to mirror Obama's election campaign theme, which Politico described like so on Tuesday (emphasis added):
"President Obama's campaign wants to turn Mitt Romney into the candidate of old, straight, white men. Of course, his aides would never state it so crudely. But that's the unmistakable aim of their political strategy of the past two months. The Obama campaign spent weeks playing up the contraception fight and pushing legislation to guarantee women equal pay for equal work ... Obama got pushed into backing gay marriage more quickly than he wanted - but once he did, the campaign milked it for days to try to make Romney look like a throwback. The drumbeat on more affordable student loans has been constant. And now, the president is trying to drive a wedge between Romney and Hispanic voters with a sustained push to soften U.S. deportation policy. ..."
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You can follow staff writer Steven Thrasher on twitter (@steven_thrasher) or reach him by email (sthrasher@villagevoice.com).

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