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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Fox contributor Judy Miller calls investigation of Russian hacking Obama's tar baby gift to Trump

Fox contributor Judy Miller calls investigation of Russian hacking Obama’s ‘tar baby’ gift to Trump

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/fox-contributor-judy-miller-calls-investigation-of-russian-hacking-obamas-tar-baby-gift-to-trump/



In a discussion about the investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 election, former New York Times writer Judith Miller warned against Trump involving himself in the mess, saying it could be a “tar baby” for his nascent administration.

“As Sen. McCain said, it’s pretty clear that the Russians did something,” said Miller. “And it’s pretty clear — according to 17 U.S intelligence agencies — what what they did helped Donald Trump.”

As much as Trump might want all discussion of the matter to cease, she continued, “it’s not going away.”

“Pres. Obama isn’t going to let it go away because his full intelligence review guarantees that this tar baby is going to be delivered to Mr. Trump as a ‘welcome’ present to the White House before inauguration on Jan. 20,” she said.

At what point do you believe "buyer's remorse" will set in for the AVERAGE Trump voter?

Because I've gotta tell you, what's in the headlines today has not amounted to jack squat. The people I know who voted for Trump still think he's all about the working class and that he's already making America great again (they LOVED the one about how it is "OK" to say "Merry Christmas" again).

What will it take? The end of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and anything else Paul Ryan defines as an "entitlement" program?

Tax cuts that add trillions to the deficit and funnel the majority of money to the 1%ers?

More "Carrier" deals in which taxpayers pay a bribe to keep a portion of a company's jobs in the U.S.?

The lack of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico?

No mass deportations?

No Muslim registry?

At what point will they say "This guy lied to me?"

Trump: Russia intel from Dems, not CIA, to distract people from my massive landslide victory

The TOP TWO Facebook "trending" news stories: homophobic Cindy Brady and pregnant Bristol Palin.

The third in the Top 3 is wedding photos of two actors I've never heard of.

THANK YOU, Mark Zuckerberg, for bringing us the stories that matter most.

The only "political" story in the sidebar right now is John Neely Kennedy's senate win.

Yesterday, they did have an item about the Republicans attempting to gut Social Security, but that's gone...perhaps replaced by the LBN about Don Rickles selling his home or Ronda Rousey's return to the UFC.

Read Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Read Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-acceptance-speech/



I’m sorry I can’t be with you in person, but please know that I am most definitely with you in spirit and honored to be receiving such a prestigious prize. Being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature is something I never could have imagined or seen coming. From an early age, I’ve been familiar with and reading and absorbing the works of those who were deemed worthy of such a distinction: Kipling, Shaw, Thomas Mann, Pearl Buck, Albert Camus, Hemingway. These giants of literature whose works are taught in the schoolroom, housed in libraries around the world and spoken of in reverent tones have always made a deep impression. That I now join the names on such a list is truly beyond words.

I don’t know if these men and women ever thought of the Nobel honor for themselves, but I suppose that anyone writing a book, or a poem, or a play anywhere in the world might harbor that secret dream deep down inside. It’s probably buried so deep that they don’t even know it’s there.

If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel Prize, I would have to think that I’d have about the same odds as standing on the moon. In fact, during the year I was born and for a few years after, there wasn’t anyone in the world who was considered good enough to win this Nobel Prize. So, I recognize that I am in very rare company, to say the least.

I was out on the road when I received this surprising news, and it took me more than a few minutes to properly process it. I began to think about William Shakespeare, the great literary figure. I would reckon he thought of himself as a dramatist. The thought that he was writing literature couldn’t have entered his head. His words were written for the stage. Meant to be spoken not read. When he was writing Hamlet, I’m sure he was thinking about a lot of different things: “Who’re the right actors for these roles?” “How should this be staged?” “Do I really want to set this in Denmark?” His creative vision and ambitions were no doubt at the forefront of his mind, but there were also more mundane matters to consider and deal with. “Is the financing in place?” “Are there enough good seats for my patrons?” “Where am I going to get a human skull?” I would bet that the farthest thing from Shakespeare’s mind was the question “Is this literature?”


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Patton Oswalt: Trump is like a "grope-y, racist uncle who just won $50,000 playing scratch-offs"

On Friday evening, Trump’s transition team dismissed the CIA report as a fabrication in a statement that also described the intelligence agency as “the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”

“It’s time to move on and ‘Make America great again,’” the statement said.

But Oswalt, for one, is putting his foot down and refusing to normalize the president-elect, whom he likens to a “grope-y, racist uncle who just won $50,000 playing scratch-offs.”

“In the middle of it all is Trump ― bloated, grinning, oblivious, wearing his cheap baseball cap and ruining people’s lives with his Twitter,” Oswalt wrote. “While all around him ― smarter, better, exhausted people scramble around, trying to sweep up a china shop he keeps stumbling through, laughing the whole time at these stupid nerds picking up the broken pieces on the ground.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/patton-oswalt-donald-trump-no-holds-barred_us_584c6e5ee4b0bd9c3dfd1efa

Trump fan Susan "Cindy Brady" Olsen fired from radio for calling listener a 'pathetic little c*nt'

DU's 4 paragraph rule and context: The recipient of her anger posted something on her radio show's Facebook page about it being an inappropriate forum for her pro-Trump platform. Then...



Susan 'Cindy Brady' Olsen, and Mrs. Brady -- the late Florence Henderson -- Susan Olsen Facebook

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/trump-loving-former-brady-bunch-star-fired-from-radio-job-for-calling-listener-as-pathetic-little-cnt/

She then private messaged Acord-Whiting with a homophobic screed which he in turn provided to her bosses.

“Hey there little p*ssy, let me get my big boy pants on and Reallly (sic) take you on!!! What a snake in the grass you are you lying piece of sh*t too cowardly to confront me in real life so you do it on Facebook,?? she wrote. “You are the biggest f*ggot ass in the world the biggest p*ssy! My Dick is bigger than yours Which ain’t sayin much! What a true piece of sh*t you are! Lying f*ggot! I hope you meet your karma SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY”

Olsen later followed with a second message, telling Acord-Whiting, “I sincerely hope you reap all that you deserve Karma wise. What a pathetic little c*nt you are. Hell is waiting for you. ENJOY!”

In a statement posted on Facebook Saturday morning, La Talk Radio said they have fired Olsen, writing: “LA Talk Radio takes pride in its close and collaborative relationship with the LGBT community, and will continue to provide a home for those who have hopeful and positive messages of togetherness and tolerance to share with our listeners. We will not tolerate hateful speech by anyone associated with our radio station and have severed our ties with a host that veered off the direction in which we are going.”

Republicans CANNOT gut Social Security with "reconciliation"...they'd need Democrats.

Representative Sam Johnson, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Social Security subcommittee, has introduced a bill to cut Social Security benefits. Why he is doing this, and what it means, is extremely hard to say. Any reckoning with the politics has to begin with a grasp of the bill’s effect. It would eliminate Social Security’s actuarial deficit entirely through spending cuts — indeed, more than entirely through spending cuts. Social Security taxes bring in about 13.2 percent of taxable payroll. Bringing the program into balance entirely through cuts would bring spending down to that level. Johnson would cut it another percentage point lower:



It is really hard to overstate just what a political catastrophe it would be for Republicans to try to pass a plan like this. Republicans have always been extremely skittish about messing with Social Security. When they tried to privatize the system in 2005, they very carefully exempted all current beneficiaries, and framed their plan as a no-lose chance for everybody to get rich through the stock market, with no downside for anybody. (Had their plan passed, the 2008 crash would have blown it to smithereens.) Even Republicans most eager to cut Social Security have promised not to make any cuts for current retirees or anybody retiring within a decade. But Johnson’s plan would beginning cutting as early as 2019.

As a public-opinion matter, it would be insane for Republicans to attempt to pass this bill. It would be almost as insane as a matter of voting mechanics. It would require not only 218 House votes but also 60 Senators to cut Social Security. (The Senate can pass fiscal bills with just a majority, but those bills, called reconciliation bills, are not permitted to touch Social Security.) That means, as in 2005, Democratic support would be needed to pass the bill. And the over/under on the number of Senate Democrats likely to vote for a bill like this is 0.0000000.

Republicans could eliminate the Senate filibuster to pass this bill. But that would still leave the problem that Donald Trump repeatedly promised not to cut the program, ever.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/12/are-republicans-crazy-enough-to-go-after-social-security.html

Jorhn Cornyn: Russia hack is "serious," but hardly "news"...it's been "going on for years"

https://twitter.com/JohnCornyn/status/807597834346385408

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All this "news" of Russian hacking: it has been going on for years. Serious, but hardly news

Trump team tells Obama to "move on" RE: Russia, compares cyber-hacking intel to Saddam & WMDs

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/10/trump-team-says-move-on-after-obama-calls-for-cyber-hacking-probe.html

Trump has been repeatedly dismissive of the intelligence community's determination that Russia sought through hacking to disrupt the U.S. election, which Trump, a Republican won in stunning upset over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It's now time to move on and `Make America Great Again,’ ” the transition team said. "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”

Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told “Fox & Friends” on Friday that Democrats “won’t learn the lessons” from the 2016 race.

"A little self-awareness would do for a team that is blaming everybody but themselves for this. It’s Bernie Sanders’ fault … It’s the alt-right’s fault," she said. "It’s … fake news’ fault. It’s Russian interference. It’s James Comey. ... How about you had no message?"
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