Showing posts with label Lies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lies. Show all posts

February 24, 2017

Trump Promised to Protect the LGBT then Forgets What the ’T' is for

 Ironic but now the LGBT community can see him as he is “An Emperor with no clothes”

In a total surprise after Trump said he will protect LGBT students he has turn around and forgotten what the “T” stands for. on LGBT which he promise he will protect.  No wonder people say his level of reading comprehension is very low. How can a man run and after winning, again doubles down on his supports and commitment for this LGBT community then turns around and sticks a knife in them.
We’ve learn that is his m.o. (modus operandi).

 Right after his election he tried to backtrack with the whole gay community but changed his mind thinking of how unpopular that would be and besides the gay community has reached the backing of the law by the Supreme Court and in many legislatures in many states. It is said his son in law Mr. Jarrett and his daughter,  convinced him otherwise to reconsider and so he did but he would have never have changed his mind if it wasn’t that he realized he was going to get a lot of heat in his presidency too early on. He figures there is always later.

The Transgender community does not enjoy the advances the gay community has enjoyed.
That is why they fought so hard when some red states made an issue where there was none, about the use of the bathrooms. At the same time you saw the bigotry against this community since it is the least understood, come out.  Now people who never knew the so called problem existed now they were “scared, concern could not let it go on” There was legislation on the pike for the Transgender community but the Republicans had been dragging their feet for two years on this. Everyone thought with another Democratic administration their protections would advance but no luck there. They got a man that can turn his promises around on a dime! It’s still stinging and hurtful.  The Emperor with no clothes now and also fat wearing a speedo with a full shoulder nudge from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is dropping protections for transgender youth looking to use, of all things, a school bathroom.

For a national leader who continually talks about unity and public support, it’s a divisive and cruel move. He’s erasing a guarantee in the battle for equality and basing the decision on the doctrine of states rights, a cloak that bigots misuse to dodge federal directives — especially those dealing with civil rights.

The net effect overturns an Obama directive and needlessly reignites a culture war issue. It allows states and school districts to set the rules on whether to allow transgender students to use toilet facilities and locker rooms based on their gender identity, not birth certificate. But it also gives license to bullying and discrimination and deepens a sense of separation for an emerging minority.

During his campaign, Trump signaled sympathy, saying transgender people had the right to “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate.” But he also worked hard to win support from religious conservatives, who oppose the idea. Since taking office, he’s continued that shift by picking Sessions, a longtime foe of gay rights, as attorney general.
In California the reversal will have little impact since state laws and most school boards fully support transgender access. Nationally it will be another story. There are an estimated 150,000 transgender youths between 13 and 17 years old, according to the Williams Institute, a think tank at the UCLA law school.

The White House argues that the Obama administration went too far in using federal laws barring sex discrimination in schools. That, at least, was the legal rationale used by religious minded critics who talked up fears of sexual predators and wholesale loss of privacy.

If there’s any consolation, it’s that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reportedly struggled to convince Trump to stick with the access rule. But she lost out to Sessions, who viewed access as an intrusion on state powers and wanted no part of defending legal cases testing the law.

By backing away from transgender rights, Trump is punishing the group and rewarding his most strident followers. He’s also showing that his campaign rhetoric about tolerance can mean little when the pressure builds.

January 25, 2017

The Alternate Truth and Interesting Real Truths Today

A New ATT:

The following appeared on NBC site and it shows by quoting different media sources how Alternate Truth Trump (ATT), disregards the Truth and feels very comfortable looking at the camera in the lens and saying the opposite of the truth. We have always known that politicians lie. Some people were quoted as saying they voted for Trump (ATT) because he was  different than politicians and he said it ‘how it is’. 

The problem with Trump is that he is not your regular everyday bread and butter politician. 
He makes his own truth. Politicians tend to stretch or hide the truth. Trump*ATT does it differently with the truth. He lives the truth where it is and makes his own.  Some Preachers do it all the time and so does magicians.  Those two professions depend on the followers not only to trust them but to pay money to see and listen to them. The truth is the truth no matter what, the problem is that you mostly need words to describe the truth and there is where people that get paid to play with the truth have the advantage. Trump has enough of ‘something’ to believe he can conn the whole nation with his alternative truth (alternative truth is adjective introduced by Trump’s Press Secretary and KellyAnne his Special Assistant).

The President is going to show this nation how smart it the nation is and he is going to play with the truth and our sense of decency and certain truths we have always held close to us and thus making mistakes have developed in 200+ years a nation many envy and will kill just to be part of it.  This is another test of the people we truly are and the attack this time comes from within. Only time will tell who wins. During this four years we should look in the mirror often (just a thought).

The Washington Post: "Donald Trump, having propelled his presidential campaign to victory while often disregarding the truth, now is testing the proposition that he can govern the country that way." 
He is expected to sign an order to fund a border wall. More, from Kristen Welker: "President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday to begin paying for a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, a senior administration official told NBC News on Tuesday night, taking the first step toward fulfilling his marquee campaign promise. The official, who asked not to be identified, said Trump would likely sign the order — which would shift money from other federal programs to the wall project — during an appearance Wednesday at the Department of Homeland Security, the parent agency of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The official said Trump still intends for Mexico to end up paying for the wall eventually." 
More from the Washington Post: "It was not yet clear late Tuesday whether DACA would be addressed as part of Trump's immigration actions, according to a White House official, because of differing views among Trump's advisers and associates about the timing, scope and political benefits of ending the program or suspending it for new entries." 
Worth watching, via POLITICO: "Donald Trump promised during the campaign that he'd "immediately" kill Barack Obama's unilateral actions to shield hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Now, just four days into the new administration, immigration hardliners are demanding that the new president follow through. And they're increasingly frustrated at the shift in tone from top White House officials signaling a more compassionate approach for so-called Dreamers." 
Trump threatened to "send in the Feds" to Chicago if its "carnage" does not stop. 
And Trump on Twitter said he will be asking for a "major investigation" into voter fraud. 
The Wall Street Journal on the issues Trump will face as he tries to "put America first" on trade. "Upending existing trade rules risks hurting U.S. firms that depend on sales to Canada, China and Mexico, the top three buyers of U.S. goods and services. Moreover, global trade is anchored in regulations layered on since the end of the World War II, making it difficult to change terms without setting off a domino effect of unintended consequences. That will likely complicate the Trump administration's efforts to wrest economic concessions from existing trade partners." 
Here's NBC's Peter Alexander on Trump's order to advance the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access pipeline projects. 
POLITICO on the information lockdown hitting some federal agencies. "Federal agencies are clamping down on public information and social media in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, limiting employees' ability to issue news releases, tweet, make policy pronouncements or otherwise communicate with the outside world, according to memos and sources from multiple agencies. The steps to mute federal employees — seen to varying degrees in the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of the Interior, Transportation, Agriculture and Health and Human Services — are sparking early fears of a broader crackdown across the government, as Trump vows to pursue an agenda sharply at odds with his predecessor." 
Writes the Wall Street Journal: "Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Gary Cohn will receive more than $100 million of stock and cash that would otherwise have been locked up for years as he leaves the Wall Street firm for a role in the Trump administration. Goldman said in a filing Tuesday that it had made available immediately Mr. Cohn's outstanding stock awards and long-term bonuses accumulated over his 25 years at the bank, many of which he spent as the heir apparent to Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein." 
The New York Times on Trump's coming Supreme Court pick: "Mr. Trump said Tuesday morning that he would make his choice by Friday and would announce next week his choice of "a truly great" justice. The three leading contenders — Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the federal appeals court in Atlanta, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the federal appeals court in Denver and Judge Thomas M. Hardiman of the federal appeals court in Philadelphia — are drawn from a list of 21 conservative nominees that Mr. Trump made public during his campaign." 
Here's what Bloomberg is reporting on the SCOTUS pick: Two frontrunners and two more in the mix. 
DEM WATCH: Missing the boat on the Women's March?
NBC's Alex Seitz-Wald asks if Democrats missed the boat on the Women's March: "Established Democratic groups were slow to fully endorse the march, and made limited efforts to collect participants' information in order to communicate with them and try to convert marchers into volunteers and donors. While some groups had a presence, there were relatively few clipboards visible on the National Mall Saturday.”

January 22, 2017

Kellyanne Conway and Trump Alternative Facts = Ur Own Truth

 Kellyanne with Dan Quayle (Mr. Potatohead to others)

The phrase "alternative facts," coined by President Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, buzzed around the Internet Sunday (Jan. 22), leading to amused commentary by many -- including 'NSYNC's Lance Bass.
Conway said the White House delivered "alternative facts" to those reported by the media regarding how large Trump's inauguration crowd was. Press secretary Sean Spicer backed up claims by Trump on Saturday, saying, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration -- period -- both in person and around the globe." Photos of his inauguration crowd compared to previous ones -- including former President Barack Obama's in 2009 -- showed otherwise. The New York Times, with the help of an expert, reported that Trump's crowd was roughly one-third of the size of Obama's.
"You're saying it's a falsehood and Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that," Conway said in an interview on NBC's Meet the Press. "I don't think you can prove those numbers one way or another. There's no way to quantify crowd numbers."
 Conway's choice of words baffled many and made way for some jokes as the hashtag #AlternativeFacts was born on social media.
Bass mocked Trump's counselor, tweeting, "As a member of the @backstreetboys, I had a love child with @BettyMWhite. #AlternativeFacts” 
Conway was also parodied on SNL Saturday night in a Chicago-inspired skitthat imagined why she joined Trump's campaign.
Meanwhile, the ‘NSYNC singer kept busy this weekend, taking part in the Women's March in Los Angeles, where he carried a sign that read "Gays Love Vaginas."

November 28, 2016

Fed.Gov’t Will Become a Joke as Trump Makes Up His Own Untrue Facts

“There He Goes Again” (adamfoxie)

 Needs to be first! "Now I need to build the popular vote so I can win it too.
Election Over? No, they are still counting votes.”

In a tweet Sunday afternoon, President-elect Donald Trump said he won the popular vote in Nov. 8’s election if “you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

There has been no evidence of the widespread voter fraud that would have had to taken place to give Clinton millions of illegitimate votes.

While Trump won the presidential election overwhelmingly in the Electoral College, where the Republican collected 306 votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 232, the most recent tallies indicate that he lost the popular vote to Clinton by more than 2 million votes, according to NPR.

The winner of the popular vote has lost in presidential elections four times before, but some of Clinton’s supporters have argued that her large lead and likely victory in the popular vote should force politicians to reconsider the electoral college system. Several petitions asking electors to defy the results of their particular vote and vote for Clinton have garnered millions of signatures, though the likelihood of that happening is almost non-existent according to most political observers.

In the past week, Clinton’s campaign has said it will join in recount efforts in the state of Wisconsin started by Green Party nominee Jill Stein. While Clinton’s campaign said it had uncovered no evidence of voter fraud or illegal hacking, several cybersecurity experts and political advisers have urged the Democrat to challenge the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a New York Magazine report.

Trump, for his part, argued on the campaign trail that the electoral system was “rigged” against him and urged his supporters to take steps to fight voter fraud, including casting multiple ballots or registering as poll watchers on Election Day, leading some to fear there would be incidents of voter intimidation. However, most reports from Election Day indicated that the election proceeded smoothly, though there were a few instances of violence, per

In two follow-up tweets, Trump also argued that he would have won the popular vote “convincingly” if the Electoral College did not exist.

November 5, 2016

Ivanna Trump Worked Illegally in the US Earning Thousands

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has put illegal immigration issues at the forefront of his campaign. But a new report claims that his wife, Melania Trump, worked in the United States before she had obtained a work visa and allegedly illegally earned over $20,000.
According to the Associated Press, Melania was paid $20,056 over seven weeks for 10 modeling jobs in the United States in 1996 while she was on a B1/B2 visitor visa. The news outlet cites detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago in their reporting.
The B1/B2 visitor visa allowed Melania to stay in the U.S. to look for work, but not to perform paid work in the country. Melania, through immigration attorney Michael J. Wildes, released a statement on Oct. 5 confirming she came to the United States from Slovenia on August 27, 1996 and pursued a B-1/B-2 visitor visa. However, Wildes also said that Trump didn’t obtain her work visa until nearly two months later. 


“Shortly, therefore, on October 18, 1996, the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia issued Mr. Trump her first H1-B visa, a category which authorizes employment as a model in the United States. Mrs. Trump was thereafter consistently issued H1-B visas, five in total, between October 1996 and 2001, at which point she became a lawful permanent resident, or ‘green card’ holder,” Wildes wrote.
Documents provided to the AP, however, indicate that Melania was paid for work between Sept. 10 and Oct. 15 — therefore making the income earned outside of the bounds of her visa.
A Trump campaign spokesperson did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Wildes did issue a statement to the AP after reviewing their source material — which they said included ledgers, accounting documents and a management agreement signed by Melania from Metropolitan International Management.
He told the AP that “these documents, which have not been verified, do not reflect our records including corresponding passport stamps.” The AP said he did not elaborate or answer additional questions asking for clarification.  
In August, she responded to reportsquestioning the legality of her immigration.
“Let me set the record straight: I have at all times been in full compliance with the immigration laws of this country. Period,” she said in a statement on Twitter. “Any allegation to the contrary is simply untrue. In July 2006, I proudly became a U.S. citizen. Over the past 20 years, I have been fortunate to live, work and raise a family in this great nation and I share my husband’s love for our country.”The potential first lady has refused to make her immigration papers public, despite a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump.

Report stating that Melania Trump’s former records suggest that she was on a tourist visa when she was modeling and therefore not allowed to work.

 On Thursday, she talked about her decision to come to the United States while giving a speech for her husband.
“As a young entrepreneur, I wanted to follow my dream to a place where freedom and opportunity were in abundance. So of course, I came here,” Melania said. “Living and working in America was a true blessing — but I wanted something more. I wanted to be an American.”

People Magazine
*In 1971, she married real estate agent Alfred Winklemeier, but they were divorced in 1973. In 1975 she left Czechoslovakia for Canada to be with a childhood friend, George Syrovatka, who owned a ski boutique there. For the following two years she lived in Montreal and worked as a model for some of Canada's top fur companies. She then left Syrovatka and moved to New York to promote the Montreal Olympics.

It was in New York that she met Donald Trump, son of prominent real estate developer Fred Trump. On April 7, 1977, she married Donald John Trump, in a lavish society wedding. Donald and Ivana Trump became leading figures in New York's high society and business during the 1980s. 

November 4, 2016

Trump and Fox Making Up Rumors About FBI Non Existing Criminal Investigation

On the campaign trail today, Donald Trump touted allegations about the Clinton Foundation that reliable sources say are false and ill-informed.
“It was reported last night that the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s pay-for-play corruption,” the Republican presidential nominee said today in Jacksonville, Florida, during his first rally of the day. “The investigation is described as a high priority. It’s far-reaching and has been going on for more than one year. It was reported that an avalanche of information is coming in. The FBI agents say their investigation is likely to yield an indictment.”
ABC News sources, however, indicated those statements — and the Fox News reports they’re based on — are inaccurate and without merit. The sources acknowledged that the FBI began looking into the Clinton Foundation after the controversial book “Clinton Cash” was published last year. In particular, agents were trying to determine whether donations to the foundation may have been traded for access to Clinton while she was secretary of state.
In February, FBI agents presented their findings to senior FBI officials and prosecutors in the Justice Department’s public integrity section, sources said. But the prosecutors and senior FBI officials agreed that there was no clear evidence of wrongdoing and that a criminal case tied to the Clinton Foundation could not be made, according to the sources.
“It was not impressive,” one source said of the February presentation. “It was not something that [prosecutors] felt they could authorize additional steps for. They were not impressed with the presentation or the evidence — if you could even call it evidence to that point.”
Investigators and higher-ups have continued to discuss the matter, but there has been no change in posture, sources said. Authorities still believe there is no evidence of wrongdoing, and they do not believe there is a sufficient reason to pursue charges, according to the sources.
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times first reported many of the details about how the Clinton Foundation–related probe developed.
According to the Clinton Foundation, it provides healthful meals to children in nearly 35,000 schools across the United States; trains more than 150,000 farmers in MalawiRwanda and Tanzania; and helps more than 11.5 million people around the world gain access to more affordable HIV/AIDS medications.
ABC News’ John Santucci and Candace Smith contributed to this report.

September 22, 2016

Trumps Ends Birther by Birthing a New One } Fact Checker

 When finally coming around to the fact President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Donald Trump tacked on a dig at his White House rival. It was Hillary Clinton, he said, who started the rumor that Obama was born abroad.

“President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period,” the Republican presidential nominee said last week, before quickly deflecting blame. “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it.”

But Trump’s new allegation that it was all Clinton’s fault is as untrue as his original lie. The public record over the past decade undermines his attempt to blame the Democratic nominee for the origins of a conspiracy Trump peddled for years.

People in Clinton’s orbit did discuss Obama’s background during their bitter primary struggle in 2008. But as nasty as that campaign got at times, it was not an anything-goes affair. And it appears that when Clinton got wind of smears about Obama’s roots or religion, she either shut down that line of argument or ignored it.

There is no evidence that Clinton herself has ever said Obama wasn’t born in America.
Trump, meanwhile, was for the past five years the primary propagator of the falsehood that Obama was not born in Hawaii in 1961, even though there was no serious question about Obama’s birthplace even before the president produced his birth certificate in 2011. 
On Sunday, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway cited three pieces of evidence to support her boss’ claim that Clinton was the original “birther.”
Here’s a closer look at evidence that is dubious at best, fails to tie the falsehood conclusively to Clinton herself and cannot compete with Trump’s yearlong effort to undermine the legitimacy of the nation’s first African-American president.


In an interview Sunday with CBS’ “Face The Nation,” Conway offered as a first piece of evidence an email that surfaced about a month before the January 2008 Iowa caucuses. Obama and Clinton, then U.S. senators, were at that time locked in a fierce campaign as stars atop the Democratic presidential field.

Judy Rose, Clinton’s top volunteer in a rural eastern Iowa county, had forwarded the chain email to eight fellow Democrats. It mentioned Obama’s father’s Kenyan ancestry and the father’s Muslim faith. But that email, which became public the following month, stated that “Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.” There is no evidence that Clinton herself has ever said Obama wasn’t born in America.The email falsely claimed Obama is a Muslim and equated Islam with support for overthrowing the U.S. government. “The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the U.S. from the inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level,” the email from an anonymous author stated.
Rose quit her unpaid volunteer post and Clinton’s national campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle contacted her counterpart in Obama’s campaign, David Plouffe, to apologize. It was clear, Obama’s team says, that Clinton was not behind the attempted smear.

“Having worked on that campaign, there was no point where we felt that Hillary Clinton was pushing these rumors,” said Tommy Vietor, Obama’s 2008 Iowa campaign spokesman and later a White House communications aide.
Questions about Obama’s place of birth did surface in an anonymous email in April 2008 that was circulated among some die-hard Clinton supporters, as Obama appeared headed toward the presidential nomination.
That email alleged that Obama’s U.S.-born mother was living in Kenya late in her pregnancy, was unable to travel and registered his birth in Hawaii after he was born. There is no evidence Clinton or her campaign team spread it around.


Conway also cited a memo by Mark Penn, Clinton’s chief pollster and media strategist in the 2008 campaign. It cites Obama’s “Lack of American Roots” as a liability.
“His roots to basic American values and culture are at best limited,” Penn wrote, further suggesting Obama was “not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and his values.” Penn went on to suggest Clinton draw attention to the idea “without going negative.”

In a race that had become personal and caustic, Clinton rejected out of hand the ideas that Penn did present, Solis Doyle said.
“I’m not saying we didn’t campaign hard against Obama,” she said. “It was a hard-fought, sometimes brutal campaign. But this would have delegitimized his identity. And, to us, that was beyond the pale.”
It is worth noting, too, there is no mention in the strategy proposal of Obama’s birthplace. “We are never going to say anything about his background — we have to show the value of ours,” Penn wrote.


By one account, an important unofficial adviser to Clinton did stoke rumors about Obama’s country of birth. Conway cited Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal meeting the Washington bureau chief for McClatchy newspapers at the time, James Asher, and telling him Obama was born in Kenya.
Blumenthal has denied discussing the subject with Asher, who maintains he met with the Clinton confidant. McClatchy correspondents have said it’s true Asher asked them to look into Obama’s ties to Kenya. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach Asher on Tuesday were unsuccessful.
But there is no dispute that Blumenthal, while close to Clinton, was not officially part of the campaign staff. The McClatchy newspapers found nothing to support the claim that Obama was born in Kenya.
Nor did Clinton’s campaign stir a pot that Trump would tend to for years.
“The ‘birther’ thing was never an issue that mattered in any conversation, rising to the level where we had to address it,” said Paul Tewes, a senior Obama campaign adviser in 2008. “In other words, I don’t believe the Clinton campaign was out there being malicious.”

September 17, 2016

Trump’s Birther Lie for Eight Years and Not Over Just Yet

It was not true in 2011, when Donald J. Trump mischievously began to question President Obama’s birthplace aloud in television interviews. “I’m starting to think that he was not born here,” he said at the time.

It was not true in 2012, when he took to Twitter to declare that “an ‘extremely credible source’” had called his office to inform him that Mr. Obama’s birth certificate was “a fraud.”

It was not true in 2014, when Mr. Trump invited hackers to “please hack Obama’s college records (destroyed?) and check ‘place of birth.’”

It was never true, any of it. Mr. Obama’s citizenship was never in question. No credible evidence ever suggested otherwise.

Yet it took Mr. Trump five years of dodging, winking and joking to surrender to reality, finally, on Friday, after a remarkable campaign of relentless deception that tried to undermine the legitimacy of the nation’s first black president.

Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, who has long questioned the president's U.S. citizenship, said on Friday, “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.” He also falsely accused Hillary Clinton of having first raised questions about Mr. Obama’s birthplace during the 2008 Democratic primary.  
Trump nurtured the conspiracy like a poisonous flower, watering and feeding it with an ardor that still baffles and embarrasses many around him.

Mr. Trump called up like-minded sowers of the same corrosive rumor, asking them for advice on how to take a falsehood and make it mainstream in 2011, as he weighed his own run for the White House.

“What can we do to get to the bottom of this?” Mr. Trump asked Joseph Farah, an author who has long labored on the fringes of political life. “What can we do to turn the tide?”

What he could do — and what he did do — was talk about it, uninhibitedly, on social media, where dark rumors flourish in 140-character bursts and, inevitably, find a home with those who have no need for facts and whose suspicions can never be allayed.
We looked at how his foray into the "birther" issue gave him a base for the primaries and a template for upending political rules.

And he mused about it on television, where bright lights and sparse editing ensure that millions can hear falsehoods unchallenged by fact-checking.

“Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate?” Mr. Trump asked on ABC’s “The View.” “I want to see his birth certificate,” he told Fox News’s “On the Record.”

And so it went.

The essential question — Why promote a lie? — may be unanswerable. Was it sport? Was it his lifelong quest to court media attention? Was it racism? Was it the cynical start of his eventual campaign for president?

It might not matter. He kept doing it, even as his most senior aides assured the public that he had long since abandoned the fallacy.

He had not. He was disingenuous until the very end, telling a Washington Post reporter just 72 hours before that he was unready to concede the president’s place of birth. But he treated the weighty topic, as he does so much else, like a television cliffhanger, promising a major declaration on Friday.
And then, around 11 a.m. Friday in Washington, he gave up the lie. But he conjured up a bizarre new deception, congratulating himself for putting to rest the doubts about Mr. Obama that he had fanned since 2011. “I finished it,’’ he declared, unapologetically. “President Obama was born in the United States — period.’’

Surrounded by, and in many ways shielded by, decorated veterans in his new Washington hotel, he could not resist indulging in another falsehood — that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, had started the so-called birther movement. She did not.

Much has been made of Mr. Trump’s casual elasticity with the truth; he has exhausted an army of fact-checkers with his mischaracterizations, exaggerations and fabrications. But this lie was different from the start, an insidious, calculated calumny that sought to undo the embrace of an African-American president by the 69 million voters who elected him in 2008.

In the end, it seemed, Mr. Trump’s plot to diminish Mr. Obama did not succeed. On Friday, the president of the United States seemed much bigger.

“I was pretty confident about where I was born,” Mr. Obama said from the White House, a wry smile crossing his face. “I think most people were as well.’’

And the president had this to say about the myth heedlessly spread by the man seeking to replace him: “My hope would be that the presidential election reflects more serious issues than that.”


August 23, 2016

Trump’s Wife Bites the Bullet One More Time: This Time She Lied ‘Under Oath'

She’s lied but also hung out to dry

It’s only been a few days since Stephen Bannon and Kellyanne Conway joined the Trump campaign in hopes of refocusing his freewheeling, fact-averse campaign and restoring a veneer of professionalism by Election Day. And Donald Trump’s new conservative media messaging masters are trying—forcing the long-winded billionaire to read off teleprompters and edging him away from some of his most incendiary stances.

But no campaign reboot is capable of fortifying a campaign built on fictions. This time, the problem stems from the candidate’s wife, Melania Trump. In a report exploring the fate of the former model’s caviar-based skin-care line, Racked inadvertently stumbled upon a 2013 court deposition in which she said, under oath, that she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

“Would you please explain to the Judge your formal education including what schools you attended and from which you graduated?” an attorney asked, according to a transcript pulled by Racked.

“I attended and graduated from design school, from Fashion and Industrial Design School and also attended, graduated from architecture degree, bachelor degree,” she responded. (I attempted to find the same section of transcript through court filings, but the documents online were truncated. I did find a portion in which a lawyer seemed to have just asked her about her education in an October 2013 deposition, since his follow-up question was, “between the time you completed college studies around 1992 until the formation of Melania, LLC in 2009, could you tell us about what other business activities you were engaged in?”)

A spokesperson for the Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Melania’s degree, or lack thereof, has come under the microscope before. Earlier this summer, the Republican National Convention published a biography of the third Mrs. Trump, in its official convention program, in which she was described as having obtained “a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia.” Before her Web site was scrubbed entirely and started redirecting visitors to her husband’s page, the official bio on her site boasted the same credentials.

A number of reports, however, have suggested otherwise. Politico reporter Julia Ioffe, who wrote a profile about Melania that was ultimately derided by Melania herself, noted that Mrs. Trump had dropped out after a year. The New Yorker reported the same in May, and The New York Times in July. Both publications found that Melania dropped out of college, despite her claim to have received a degree.

To be clear, it doesn’t make much difference one way or another whether Melania has a bachelor’s degree in architecture or whether she never set foot in a classroom. She isn’t running for president, or designing anything, for that matter, so her exact accreditation means very little. It’s hard to imagine that any voter would deem her husband more fit to run the country because his wife had a design degree from a university in Eastern Europe. And Melania certainly wouldn’t be the first entrepreneur to have achieved success without graduating from college.

But the revelation that Melania may have lied under oath is concerning for two reasons. First, it points to the Trump campaign’s underlying tolerance for playing fast and loose with the truth—from the candidate’s repeated claims to have been against the Iraq War, despite documentation of his past support for the invasion, to claims about the size of his fortune (or hands, for that matter), to ongoing obfuscation about the breadth of his charitable donations.

More troubling is how Melania, despite repeatedly indicating she does not want to be a public figure, has repeatedly been hung out to dry under the campaign spotlight. In the most high-profile incident, Melania was pilloried when it became clear that the speech she delivered at the R.N.C. borrowed lines that First Lady Michelle Obama had delivered years earlier. A Trump Organization staffer appeared to take the fall for the mistake, but her statements still pointed the finger back at Melania (it certainly took all blame away from Trump or anyone else on his campaign staff). More recently, the campaign limelight cast a shadow on the legitimacy of her visa status as an immigrant in the mid-1990s.

Melania, who shuttered her Web site in the days following the Republican convention, tweeted in July that it had been taken down because it no longer accurately reflected her current business and professional interests. In recent days, Trump’s campaign has left a similar black mark on his daughter, Ivanka’s, business. The media pounced on reports that her brand has a licensing agreement with a company that reportedly does not offer paid maternity leave and hires unpaid interns—both choices that seem to fly in the face of what the #womenwhowork advocate says she stands for.

But Donald Trump winning was always more important than doing right by his wife or his daughter and their ambitions. After all, he’s a man who once called letting his wife work a “very dangerous thing.”. By his own admission, Trump has, from the get-go, put his vision quest for the White House before his wife’s wishes. “She said, ‘We have such a great life. Why do you want to do this?’” he told The Washington Post in April. “I said, ‘I sort of have to do it, I think. I really have to do it.’ . . . I could do such a great job.”

College degree or not, Melania is sharp enough to have seen the bus coming straight towards her. It’s her husband who has repeatedly left her right in its path.

Emily Jane Fox is a news writer covering Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the .001 percent everywhere. She lives in New York City.

August 4, 2016

Trumps Spokesperson Accuses Hillary and Obama to Controlling War in 2004

Katrina Pearson,  Donald Trump’s new spokesperson not only lied about Pres. Obama and Clinton’s involvement about the death of hero Capt. Humayun Khan but she never explained how they were able to “turn back the clock” and travel to the year 2004 since neither one was in the White House  (Bush was) back at that time. She probably is gone thru the brain transplant or the yellow cool-aid that do or die Trump’s supreme follower’s take to deny or not listen to any reasoning that puts Trump  on a not so nice light. As far as the core of these people they suffer from loving someone they don’t know even though there is tons of information on him, everything except his tax returns and who in Russia backed his Trump Plaza building. He can’t love them back because he only loves what belongs to him and every time he speaks he exposes more of what inside that big head of his contains. He is not blue collar like many of them since the only blue shirt he ever wore had 18kt. cufflinks with the initials DjT. on it. They don’t believe video either so the below video is for anyone who wants to know more.

You were not going to believe what marching soldier Ms. Pearson said so I got you a video from U-Tube.
This is what Ms. Pearson said in quote:  “But surely you can understand the confusion, considering how Donald Trump never voted for the Iraq War, Hillary Clinton did,” Pierson said. “Then she didn’t support the troops to have what they need. It was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagements that probably cost his life! So I don’t understand why it’s so hard to understand why Donald Trump was confused.”

August 3, 2016

Trump Does Another Lie Rolled on “I was Kidding" Wrapper


The babies and the big bad wolf:
Donald Trump booted a fussy baby from a rally Tuesday because the tot was wailing over the businessman’s speech“You can get the baby out of here,” the GOP presidential nominee barked from the stage in Ashburn, Va.
The baby banishment came just seconds after Trump bragged about his love of children and promised that the crying kid could stay.
“Don’t worry about that baby. I love babies," Trump said as the tot’s wailed interrupted a speech about trade imbalance, according to Politico. "Don’t worry about it. I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it. What a baby.
What a beautiful baby. Don’t worry, don’t worry. The mom’s running around like- don’t worry about it, you know. It’s young and beautiful and healthy and that’s
what we want.”
But when the baby kept crying, Trump abruptly Changed his tune.
“Actually I was kidding, You can get the baby Out of here”
His previously love for babies went the way of “I was kidding”
He does it so easy: Makes the statement  and then he doesn’t back tracks or say excuse me or I changed my mind. I had a change of heart. No he says (amI bad!)He said his love for the baby was “sarcasm”
His followers in the crowd which are the only ones you find now. The new and  curious looking for funny stuff are mainly gone buy now. The people there are the ones who drank the kook-aid  and they will all stay with him unless he takes one and kicks him in the ass which in case only one will be against him and the others will cheer him on and laugh like they did to the babies. They swallowed the change in personality from loving to monster like it was a stranded man out in the dessert looking for anything to satisfy his thirst, the quality, smell  or color of the water would not matter only to be liquid to be able to go down.
           Adam Gonzalez

Some good news for Hillary Clinton from the New York Times:

At the end of a series of tumultuous events and two political conventions, the presidential race is more or less where it was before it all began: Hillary Clinton has a clear lead.
All seven national surveys conducted since the Democratic convention show her ahead, by an average of nearly seven percentage points.
It’s a seven-point boost over where those same surveys showed the race after the Republican convention — enough to erase Donald Trump’s bounce and more. She is about three points ahead of where she was before the two conventions.
Convention bounces often prove to be short-lived, as the name implies and as Mr. Trump’s experience proves. Often, post-convention bounces don’t even reflect real changes in support — just changes in how likely people are to respond to a poll or to indicate their support for a candidate.
With that history in mind, Mrs. Clinton’s lead would be expected to fade a bit over the next few weeks. But her comfortable advantage in the post-convention polls suggests that her support can fade and that she can still maintain a clear lead.
There are also reasons to think that Mrs. Clinton’s bounce is likelier to stick than most. In general, convention bounces are most durable when they help unify the parties — something that’s largely inevitable and hard to undo.

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The latest CNN poll, which showed Mrs. Clinton ahead by nine points, suggests that she made her biggest gains among friendly groups, like young voters, supporters of Bernie Sanders and nonwhite voters. These gains could prove relatively durable. Notably, these gains have been enough to push Mrs. Clinton to 50 percent in three of the post-convention surveys.
Mrs. Clinton made gains among Republicans and white voters without a college degree, according to the CNN poll. But she’s still faring worse among those voters than the CNN poll has shown in the past, and even worse among white working-class voters than President Obama fared in pre-election polls from 2012.

June 28, 2016

GOP Rocked by Report Indicating Their Lies and Abuses on the Benghazi Investigation

Editorial on Report


House Republicans were dealt a severe blow by a 339-page report from the Democrats on the Benghazi Select Committee who not only provided the evidence that Republicans have hidden but also detailed the Republican abuses and lies throughout the investigation.

House Republicans were dealt a severe blow by a 339-page report from the Democrats on the Benghazi Select Committee who not only provided the evidence that Republicans have hidden but also detailed the Republican abuses and lies throughout the investigation.

According to the report from the Benghazi Democrats:

The Democratic report also documents the grave abuses Republicans engaged in during this investigation—from A to Z. Republicans excluded Democrats from interviews, concealed exculpatory evidence, withheld interview transcripts, leaked inaccurate information, issued unilateral subpoenas, sent armed Marshals to the home of a cooperative witness, and even conducted political fundraising by exploiting the deaths of four Americans.

“In our opinion,” the Members wrote, “Chairman Gowdy has been conducting this investigation like an overzealous prosecutor desperately trying to land a front-page conviction rather than a neutral judge of facts seeking to improve the security of our diplomatic corps.” 

“We are issuing our own report today because, after spending more than two years and $7 million in taxpayer funds in one of the longest and most partisan congressional investigations in history, it is long past time for the Select Committee to conclude its work,” they wrote. “Despite our repeated requests over the last several months, Republicans have refused to provide us with a draft of their report—or even a basic outline—making it impossible for us to provide input and obvious that we are being shut out of the process until the last possible moment.”

The Chairman of the Select Committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy, has consistently refused to release full transcripts of interviews. Gowdy has also refused to give Democrats on the committee access to information, or allowed them to help draft the final report.

Gowdy has also leaked inaccurate information in an attempt to help Republicans defeat Hillary Clinton. Rep. Gowdy illegally shifted the focus of the investigation away from Benghazi and on to Hillary Clinton’s emails. The chairman has interviewed witnesses without Democrats present and has treated the Select Committee like an arm of the Republican Party that is digging for opposition research on Hillary Clinton.

The Benghazi investigation has always been an attempt to bring down the Democratic presidential nominee. House Democrats on the Select Committee aren’t standing for it. They are popping the Benghazi conspiracy theory balloon and showing that the Republican investigation was a total sham.

Democrats aren’t going to play the GOP’s Benghazi games.

Republicans Rocked By Report Detailing GOP Lies And Abuses During Benghazi Investigation added by Jason Easley

May 21, 2015

Gop’r Fake DATA on Door to door Study


Late last year, the journal Science published a study that suggested door-to-door canvassing could increase support for same-sex marriage. That study, by Michael LaCour, a doctoral student of political science at UCLA, and Donald Green, a professor of political science at Columbia University, was picked up by several news organizations mostly because of its far-reaching implications.
But when other researchers tried to replicate the data, they failed. In a paper titled Irregularities in LaCour, David Broockman, an assistant professor at Stanford University; Joshua Kalla, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley; and Peter Aronow, an assistant professor at Yale University, wrote that the dataset in the Science paper "was not collected as described." They also provide a timeline of how they came to their conclusion.
Here's what happened next, according to Green's letter to Science, published in the blog Retraction Watch, which tracks such issues:
"I brought [the] report to the attention of Lynn Vavreck, Professor of Political Science at UCLA and Michael LaCour's graduate advisor, who confronted him with these allegations on Monday morning, whereupon it was discovered that [the] on-line survey data that Michael LaCour purported to collect could not be traced to any originating Qualtrics source files. He claimed that he deleted the source file accidentally, but a Qualtrics service representative who examined the account and spoke with UCLA Political Science Department Chair Jeffrey Lewis reported to him that she found no evidence of such a deletion. On Tuesday, Professor Vavreck [asked] Michael LaCour for the contact information of survey respondents so that their participation in the survey could be verified, but he declined to furnish this information. ... Michael LaCour's failure to produce the raw data coupled with the other concerns noted above undermines the credibility of the findings."
Green asked Science to retract the article. The journal told Retraction Watch that it takes "this case extremely seriously and will strive to correct the scientific literature as quickly as possible."
LaCour, in a statement on his website, writes he is "gathering evidence and relevant information" to provide a single, comprehensive response to the allegations.
The study attracted widespread publicity when it was published last December. Articles appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, among others; WBEZ's This American Life aired a segment on the paper, which it has now retracted. The show's host Ira Glass writes:
"Last month we did a story about canvassers who'd invented a way to go door to door and, in a 22-minute conversation, change people's minds on issues like same sex marriage and abortion rights. We did the story because there was solid scientific datapublished in the journal Science – proving that the canvassers were really having an effect. Yesterday one of the authors of that study, Donald Green, asked Science to retract the study. Some of the data gathered by his co-author seems to have been faked.
"Our original story was based on what was known at the time. Obviously the facts have changed. We'll update today as we learn more."
The show has appended a note to its original story.


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