HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » turbinetree » Journal

turbinetree

Profile Information

Member since: Fri May 30, 2014, 03:30 PM
Number of posts: 18,030

Journal Archives

Moores Campaign Manager Is Running Against Incumbent Rep In GOP Primary

Source: Talking Points Memo

By NICOLE LAFOND Published JANUARY 3, 2018 1:49 PM


Rich Hobson, who managed embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moores campaign, is planning to announce a congressional bid of his own.

With intentions of running against Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) in the states Republican primary, Hobson confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that hes diving into the race to do whats best for Alabama and the USA, not because he has beef with Roby.

The Republican incumbent did not defend Moore when multiple women came forward alleging the former state Chief Justice pursued relationships or made inappropriate sexual advances toward them when they were teens and he was in his 30s, CNN reported. Roby has also publicly said she did not vote for President Trump and criticized him when the Access Hollywood tape came out in the 11th-hour of the 2016 election.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/moore-campaign-manager-running-against-incumbent



She voted to hurt human beings over 50 times on health care.

She voted to helped Paul Ryan create a 1.5 trillion dollar deficient, and Ryan has said that Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid should be reduced and privatized to pay for these social programs..........................


Take a good look at who she votes for.........................

https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cidN00030768


And then this supporter of a "guy" that was accused on molesting young woman..............









New Study: Facebook Most Important In Spreading Fake News

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Facebook is “the most important mechanism facilitating the spread of fake news” and its efforts to curb the spread of fake news through fact-checking are unlikely to succeed, according to a new study.

The 2016 election saw the rise of fake news websites which distributed fabricated information packaged to appear as legitimate news articles. The study, released last week by the political scientists Andrew Guess, Brendan Nyhan, and Jason Reifler, examined web traffic data collected from the computers of a national sample of Americans from October 7-November 14, 2016 — a period which includes the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign — in order to map who consumed fake news and which platforms helped spread it.

The political scientists estimated that more than a quarter of American adults visited a page on a pro-Donald Trump or pro-Hillary Clinton fake news website. Most of the fake news was pro-Trump, and people who supported his campaign were significantly more likely to visit fake news sites than people who supported Clinton.



-snip-

Last month, Media Matters named Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg our Misinformer of the Year, noting Facebook’s central position in the fake news infrastructure and its repeated failures to respond.

http://www.nationalmemo.com/new-study-facebook-important-spreading-fake-news/


The only "THING" Zuckerburg is worried about is stock valuation, and doesn't give a rats ass about informing the public of mis-leading information on his platform, he has no fucking credibility, or principles, he is only worried about his bottom line.

When his stock came out it did not make initial public offering

https://www.cnbc.com/id/47043815

I am so glad I do not have a account on that platform or it's stock





Trumps Infrastructure Plan Isnt About Building

Source: National Memo

Nicole Goodkind

Posted with permission from Newsweek

Revamping America’s infrastructure is at the top of President Donald Trump’s agenda for 2018, and he is expected to detail his $1 trillion plan to address the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and airports this month.

According to what has been heard from the White House so far, it appears the effort will focus mostly on deregulation and privatization of America’s infrastructure—not actual construction of new roads and bridges.

“The biggest single thing we can do for infrastructure in this country is we can shorten and improve the approval process,” said the director of the White House National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, who will brief Trump on the plan Wednesday. “We can streamline the approval process from years to weeks and months, and if we do that there is money.”

Sources told Politico that Trump will split the infrastructure bill into three sections: streamlining bureaucracy, increasing funding and ending the agency review process. He would like to allocate $200 billion for infrastructure projects over the next decade, Politico reported, and expects the rest of the money to come from private-public partnerships and state and local funding.


Read more: http://www.nationalmemo.com/trumps-infrastructure-plan-isnt-building/



I don't know about you, but we the taxpayers own the roads, and other publicly funded buildings, airports, etc....... in some shape and fashion, and I really don't appreciate, that infrastructure should be turned in how stadiums are paid for using public dollars to make some asshole, hedge fund manager , or some sovereign fund rich investment rich---------------------

This sexual predator traitor only looks at how he can make a buck off anything, and in the process bankrupt everything he touches








Legal Footnote: You Have to Look Hard to See the Supreme Court Correct Its Mistakes

Rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court often come with great anticipation and attention, even true drama. Anxious crowds gather outside the court at dawn. Opinions first go out on paper to the waiting hands of television news interns, who sprint the documents to correspondents to be immediately deciphered on the air. Justices later announce their decisions in open court, and occasionally read aloud the opinions.

But when the court fixes mistakes in its opinions, it does so very quietly. No press releases. No public reading of corrections. For most of the court’s history, the justices have only signaled their fixes and edits by adding the word “modified” in small type to newly issued print and digital versions of the opinions.

The changes thus have proved hard to find — not just for the general public, but for lawyers and judges and scholars of the law.

Gabe Roth, executive director of Fix the Court, an advocacy group pushing for judicial transparency, thinks that’s a problem.

https://www.propublica.org/article/legal-footnote-you-have-to-look-hard-to-see-the-supreme-court-correct-its-mistakes


These corrections should be made in public----------------end of story, these people effect our lives on a daily basis -----------------this is inexcusable




Tribute to Rick Hall.....................Muscle Shoals Producer






Passed away at the age of 85, and he produced songs for Wilson Pickett


Rick Hall, legendary Muscle Shoals record producer, dies aged 85

Source: The Guardian

Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and 70s and helped develop the fabled “Muscle Shoals sound”, has died.

Hall died at his home on Tuesday following a fight with cancer, said longtime friend Judy Hood. He was 85.

Hall founded Fame Recording Studios in north-western Alabama in 1959 and went on to record major acts including R&B stars Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett. Hall also recorded country artists including George Jones and Brenda Lee and produced pop acts including Paul Anka and the Osmonds.

A new generation of listeners knows Hall through the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals. The movie tells the story of Hall, the region’s musicians and their distinctive, soulful sound featuring heavy bass, guitar and electronic organ or piano.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/02/rick-hall-muscle-shoals-record-producer-dies-aged-85



See you!' Ryanair passenger leaves plane via emergency exit video





That does not take to much smarts....................

The frontline of resistance: ACLU ready for further fights with Trump

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are gearing up for what is expected to be a crucial showdown in the US supreme court in 2018 over Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban, as they enter the second year in an epic battle against the president’s populist – and frequently arguably unconstitutional – agenda.

The nation’s oldest and largest civil liberties group has found itself on the frontline of legal resistance to an executive branch that is proving to be historically hostile towards constitutional rights. Since Trump took power on 20 January, the organization has launched 113 legal actions attempting to block his extreme rightwing ambitions.

Those actions included an unprecedented 57 lawsuits brought against the most egregious aspects of the Trump project. Having warned Trump before he entered the White House that he would have to “contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at your every step”, the organization has lived up to its word.

It has successfully challenged the administration in its efforts to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, cut off access to abortion, ban transgender people serving in the military and overturn Obamacare.

“Donald Trump is certainly the most dangerous president we’ve had in my lifetime, and possibly ever,” said David Cole, the ACLU’s national legal director, who leads a central team of 100 lawyers. “But he’s also the most frustrated president in my lifetime, maybe ever.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/03/aclu-civil-rights-donald-trump


And I am a proud dues paying member of the ACLU.........................




Kobach: Voter Fraud Panel Likely To Meet This Month

Source: Talking Points Memo

By ALLEGRA KIRKLAND

Published JANUARY 2, 2018 2:54 PM

President Donald Trump’s beleaguered voter fraud panel will likely reconvene in January after getting waylaid by some eight federal lawsuits, according to the commission’s leader, Kris Kobach.

“Much of the past few months has been spent by commission staff answering discovery requests for information and drafting affidavits and things that like — going through the legwork of litigation, and that takes time,” Kobach, who serves as Kansas’s secretary of state, told the Topeka Capitol-Journal in an interview. “We have a very small staff in Washington, D.C., and that staff has been bogged down in litigation.”

Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law—as well as one of the Democratic members of the panel—have sued the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, alleging a lack of transparency and that the collection of Americans’ personal data violates voters’ privacy.

That litigation has stalled the work of the panel, which has not met since September.

Kobach has been a leader of the effort to gin up concerns about voter fraud and build support for restrictive voting laws. Elections experts say widespread voter fraud doesn’t exist.





Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kobach-voter-fraud-panel-meet-again-january



Have you, Kocbach, handed over documents to the one and only democrat on this panel, and how much money has your bull shit cost the taxpayers in this country to date?







November 2018 cannot get here fast enough







Dozens of LGBTQ Texans are running for office in 2018

A record number of openly queer and transgender Texans are seeking office across the state in 2018, part of a growing response to national and state-wide policies targeting the LGBTQ community.

According to OutSmart, a queer Houston publication, at least 35 openly LGBTQ Texas candidates are running for public office in 2018. That’s approximately twice as many as have ever run during any election cycle in Texas history. While six of the candidates are incumbents, the rest are newcomers. At least two are running for governor, with others eyeing seats at a national level in Congress. Some are vying for positions in the state Supreme Court or the Texas Legislature.

The upsurge follows a year of tension within the state over the rights of its large queer and transgender community. At the national level, President Trump’s administration has sought to roll back LGBTQ worker protections and bar transgender soldiers from the military. Those efforts have been welcomed by some state governments, including Texas.

The second-largest state in population size, Texas is consistently ranked as one of the most hostile states for LGBTQ people. Last spring, controversy over a proposed “bathroom bill” overshadowed other policy efforts in the state legislature, eventually prompting a special session over the summer. The bill would have required Texans to use the bathroom correlating to their “biological sex” and was met with heated opposition from all sides of the political spectrum. Business leaders and Texas oil executives actively lobbied against the measure, arguing that it would hurt the state’s economy. The bill ultimately failed to pass, despite the efforts of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, both Republicans.


https://thinkprogress.org/lgbtq-texans-2018-8d6da6e2fcc4/


And I also truly believe that this is going to be the year of the woman in local, congressional and federal elections, enough is enough


November 2018 cannot get here fast enough



Go to Page: « Prev 1 ... 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 ... 546 Next »