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Documenting the Atrocities - Hate Images

This link is to a Facebook video, from the Ross Barnett Reservoir area near Jackson, Mississippi


Fred Chambliss depicts a neighbor's display of an effigy hanging from a flag pole.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Oct 28, 2017, 03:29 PM (1 replies)

How Republicans Are Jumping on New Steele Scoop to Distract From Trump-Russia Scandal - David Corn

How Republicans Are Jumping on the New Steele Scoop to Distract From the Trump-Russia Scandal

Meanwhile, they are promoting a counter-controversy of dubious origins.

David Corn
Oct. 25, 2017 2:47 PM

The cognitive dissonance of the Republicans is pegging the needle this week. The news that a law firm working for the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee bankrolled the Trump opposition research project that produced the infamous Trump-Russia memos has touched off much howling in GOP and conservative quarters. The revelation that these Democratic outfits financed the digging of Christopher David Steele, the veteran British counterintelligence officer, was a scoop—but it does not fundamentally change the landscape.

When the existence of these memos was first reported (uh, by me, in October 2016), I noted that Steele’s investigation was underwritten by a Democratic source. Now the public knows which ones. But as Republicans seize on this development to try to discredit the Steele memos and the whole Trump-Russia scandal, they are also pushing for an investigation into what they claim is the real scandal involving Hillary Clinton and the sale of a uranium company with US operations to a Russian government agency. Fact-checkers have already declared this supposed scandal, which President Donald Trump has pushed, a phony. But here’s where the hypocrisy truly kicks in: the Clinton-uranium story originated with an anti-Clinton book called Clinton Cash, which was produced at a nonprofit supported by right-wing hedge-fund manager Robert Mercer and co-founded by conservative firebrand Stephen Bannon.

So you see what’s happening? Republicans are asserting the Steele memos should be dismissed because they are a dastardly Democratic oppo concoction and saying this somehow undermines the whole Trump-Russia scandal. Yet at the same time, they are demanding an investigation of the fake Clinton-uranium scandal that was based on a debunked story subsidized and promoted by a big-money conservative donor and Trump backer.

At the heart of all this is a simple and troubling fact: Most Republicans don’t seem to give a damn about the Russian assault on the 2016 election and the profound implications of that act of information warfare. Trump, of course, has refused to fully acknowledge Vladimir Putin’s attack on American democracy and has branded all reporting of interactions between him and his associates and Russia as “fake news.” (His denial of Russia’s actions was one form of collusion.) Most of his party has followed his lead. Though there are three congressional investigations underway related to the Trump-Russia scandal, several prominent Republicans, including Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Devin Nunes, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, have been trying to change the subject by focusing on the Steele documents more than the extensive Russian covert plot—which included the hack-and-dump operations and, as we know realize, clandestine social-media campaigns. These Republicans also have been attempting to develop competing scandals, such as the Clinton-uranium affair or the unmasking controversy. (For the latter pseudo-scandal—a Nunes favorite—Republicans have claimed former Obama administration officials who reviewed classified intelligence intercepts improperly asked for the names of Americans caught in US intelligence eavesdropping. Unmasking actually is a common action conducted by national security officials, and so far there has been no evidence anyone engaged in wrongful unmasking.)


Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Oct 25, 2017, 04:53 PM (7 replies)

BREAKING on CNN! U.S. Forces Fight Against Counterterrorism!

No wonder this is all so difficult!

Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Oct 24, 2017, 01:35 PM (8 replies)

Concert with Presidents streaming




Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Oct 21, 2017, 09:03 PM (2 replies)

Best regards and have a good time, Mr. Trump.

Donald J. Trump on Twitter

Aug 12, 2017 - Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Donald Trump to people in a shelter from Hurricane Harvey:

“Have a good time, everybody!”


Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Oct 18, 2017, 08:20 PM (0 replies)

We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, where she was due to receive a prestigious German literary award.

Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”, first published in 1985, has shot back up the bestseller lists after being made into an award-winning TV series depicting a totalitarian future in a United States where women are forced into sexual servitude.

Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president has, for some critics, brought that vision closer to reality as he uses social media to browbeat opponents, and lawmakers in a number of states seek to restrict women’s reproductive rights.

“It feels the closest to the 1930s of anything that we have had since that time,” the 77-year-old Atwood told a news conference, drawing parallels with the fascist and communist regimes which then ruled parts of Europe.


Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Oct 14, 2017, 09:59 AM (1 replies)
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