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Trump administration extends protections for Salvadorans, allowing thousands to stay in U.S.

Source: LA Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday extended temporary protected status for thousands of Salvadorans in the United States, granting them reprieve from removal to El Salvador.

Administration officials had insisted for weeks that the continuance of TPS was not on the table in exchange for the resumption of aid to the small Central American country, or the signing of a recent agreement on asylum seekers. An estimated 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. have TPS, making them the largest single group under the program. Many live in Los Angeles.

El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, a millionaire millennial who has had warm words for President Trump and his officials, touted the move in a Twitter announcement Monday morning as a victory for his newly elected administration.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-10-28/trump-administration-extends-tps-for-salvadorans-allowing-thousands-to-stay-in-u-s

10/25/19 - A Day That Will Live in Irony

Today the asterisk president visited Benedict College, an HBCU in Columbia, SC to discuss criminal justice reform the day after revelations that he is conducting a criminal investigation against the FBI, days after comparing the impeachment inquiry against him to a lynching, on the same day as the funeral for a highly-respected black member of Congress whose district he called "disgusting rat and rodent infested."

It is important to note the impeachment is the result of trump's attempt to bribe the Ukrainian president into opening a bogus investigation into a political opponent. While he is investigating the probe of Russian attacks on the 2016 election, there are no known allegations, and no known persons of interest. It is, in fact, another bogus investigation attempt. It is also important to note that his personal attorney is seeking an attorney himself as he is under federal investigation.

Six elephants die trying to save each other at Thai waterfall

Source: BBC

Six elephants have fallen to their deaths in Thailand while trying to save each other from a notorious waterfall.

Officials said the incident occurred after a baby elephant slipped over the waterfall in central Thailand's Khao Yai National Park.

Two other elephants were also found struggling on a cliff edge nearby, and have been moved by Thai authorities.

The waterfall, known as Haew Narok (Hell's Fall), has a history of similar incidents.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49944885
Posted by BaronChocula | Sat Oct 5, 2019, 09:16 PM (7 replies)

North Korea breaks off nuclear talks with U.S. in Sweden

Source: reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday that working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington had broken off, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate.

The North’s chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, who spent much of the day in talks with an American delegation, cast the blame on what he portrayed as U.S. inflexibility, saying the other side’s negotiators would not “give up their old viewpoint and attitude”.

“The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off,” Kim told reporters outside the North Korean embassy, speaking through an interpreter.

The U.S. State Department said those comments did not reflect “the content or spirit” of more than 8-1/2 hours of talks, and Washington had accepted Sweden’s invitation to return to Sweden for more discussions with Pyongyang in two weeks.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-sweden/north-korea-breaks-off-nuclear-talks-with-u-s-in-sweden-idUSKCN1WK074

Couldn't see this comin'.


Thanks to Congressional Democrats who have finally put their full potential on checking the crimes of Mafia Don. Many of you are concerned about whether or not the case will gain public traction. One thing that may help your cause is a little something called rhetoric. The words you use and how you use them can make all the difference. The first thing to bear in mind is that you are up against a fraudulent but successful marketing machine. When Trump goes after those who prosecute him, he relentlessly and aggressively assails them with so much intensity that he erodes their credibility. Talking like a college professor is no way to combat him. Don't try to sound educated. Sound angry! When talking about Trump use pointed words like:
Example: Trump is so corrupt, he commits crime after crime after crime yet he's so incompetent it's all traceable.

When discussing the people who protect Trump in the Administration and in Congress, use words like:
Example: Again and again, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, and all the other Congressional Republicans have been accomplices who have aided and abetted each and every crime committed by Trump. It's like a criminal syndicate

Also, use graphic analogies that you imagine white suburban women could actually start repeating if you you use them frequently enough.
Example: If America is a house, Trump is burning it down with all of us in it. He needs to be stopped.
How long does a CRIME have to go on before you step up and do something about it? The time has come.

Finally, dictate the narrative you want people to believe.
Example: Republicans in Congress secretly want Trump out ASAP because of what he's done to their party, but they're afraid.

When you sound clear and rightfully accusatory, you sound like you have control over the situation. People support those who take control. People support those with a clear and simple message. People support those with a repeatable narrative. So go out there, calibrate your rhetoric to suit the mission and GET THAT TRAPPED RAT!

A HOLIDAY Song That Sums up the GOP

Posted by BaronChocula | Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:09 PM (0 replies)

Deep State Democrats Begin Rigging Ohio's 12th

The busses filled with detained migrant children are en route to the polls and John Podesta is coordinating with Vladimir Putin as Ohio's 12th District special election ramps up. It's been a pure playbook of desperation as Democrat Danny O'Connor is up against a tremendously popular president and a thoroughly competent Republican candidate whose profile is buoyed by his close friendship with totally non-scandal ridden fellow Ohio Republican Jim Jordan who was never told by any OSU wrestlers about rampant sexual abuse by a school doctor.

Astute political watchers know that this is a Democrat district that Crooked Hillary won hands down in the 2016 election. In spite of this, the fake, fake, crooked... fake news claims a Democrat win would be an upset. Polls open 8 am Wednesday August 8.
Posted by BaronChocula | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 03:52 PM (6 replies)

Peter Strzok DESTROYED the Party of Alex Jones Today

Peter Strzok DESTROYED the Party of Alex Jones Today. He was eloquent, respectful, and unshakeable. Democratic members of the committee were stellar, from demonstrating the GOP's own bias against Trump to reminding us that criminal findings of the Mueller investigation have nothing to do with Strzok's political bias.

I just regret the chutzpah we saw by Democratic committee members will not be distilled down into productive Democratic messaging because, well, that's just not what we do. We'll get some statesmanlike sober comments from Adam Schiff who is good at repeating the news of the day, but seems to have zero interest in creating and controlling a message to susceptible voters (suburban white women). Those susceptible voters have preconceived notions of the AJP (Alex Jones Party), but to exploit those notions, we need to be PR people and not just prosecutors. How hard is it to call the GOP the Party of Alex Jones? Even if they don't know who Alex Jones is, there is an implication of inferiority that will put your Raul Labradors and Mitch McConnells on defense.

This is not a disavowal of ground game or remaining true to progressive values, not by any means. This is about taking away the one appeal the MAGAs have to swing voters. Swingers respect power and control. They are not politically sophisticated, but they can tell who has the rhetorical upper hand. Trump repeats that he is a victim of a political witch hunt and as a direct result, more people are of the opinion that Mueller has a political bias against Trump. We will always lose when we don't show up to play. So...

Peter Strzok DESTROYED the party of Alex Jones today.

Keeping Heat on MAGA Goppers Over Immigration Fail

It would be great to hear Dems come out every day and refuse to agree to anything on immigration until all the families that have been wrongly separated have been reunited. If the parents have been deported, they should be able to find their children through American embassies and consulates. If they are being detained here, their children should be brought to them. Until then, Dems should do everything to make white suburban woman reflect on how they would feel having their children taken away for the crime of trying to keep them safe.

I beg the Democratic leadership not to let this issue die while toddlers remain in Gopper jail ON THE TAXPAYER'S DIME!

David Corn and the Dem Messaging Deficit

Mother Jones' David Corn just published a piece sounding the alarm at how Trump is winning the messaging war in the Russia investigation because there is no sufficient rhetorical opposition. It's not so much that there is no pushback. There is no rhetorical offense. But it's not just in the case of Russian collusion. Democrats are out-messaged for lack of going on coordinated offense 100% of the time.

Let's take a page from the book of Gopper messaging. No - Let's take the entire book. With nothing to offer, Goppers put negative spin on every move Democrats make with quick denigrating phrases that seep down to those white suburban women who literally swing in the balance. Suburbanites were soaking up Gopper messaging on Obamacare before Obamacare even became law which helped to shift House leadership to Gopper hands. Goppers have a simple offensive phrase for everything Dems support with the purpose of sowing doubt in the Dem agenda.

Dems, on the other hand do have an agenda, but we have no messaging. While it's so easy, it's never done. It's VEXING. No safe Dem should talk about the Trump Administration without mentioning how Americans are tired of the DAILY CORRUPTION, LIES, AND COVERUPS. It's so easy.

No Dem should avoid the opportunity to talk about the MASSIVE DEFICIT HIKE passed by Goppers which PUNISHES THE MIDDLE CLASS FOR MAKING LESS MONEY. It's so easy!

No one should talk about and White House officials and their Congressional allies without referring to them as CONSPIRATORS where applicable. It's so easy!

No Dem should talk about agenda and vision for the future without talking about THE MORAL HERITAGE OF OUR COUNTRY. We should own it. It's so easy.

Goppers never lost points by using rhetoric to undermine voter faith in Democrats and the Democratic Party. They are the only ones playing on that field. Yes, we need Adam Schiff to explain the legal ins and outs of Gopper corruption, but we also need to frame what we would want the typical suburban white voter to parrot to their friends. Whose message do we want them to repeat - ours or theirs?

Should we be going on offense on points in the Russia investigation? Yes. That would be a great place to START.
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