I guess I should feel a little cheap for deciding to throw another string of Trump’s whaargarble up on my blog for examination, but the fact of the matter is, Blogger and Twitter are not cheap, but free. And the funniest thing about Trump’s tantrums is that he sometimes goes ahead and tells on himself.
You take a look at “the lack of investigation on Clinton made fake dossier”
Jeff Flake. Bob Corker. John McCain. Each of these senators has now delivered scathing attacks on the president of the United States elected by their own party. Three others could potentially join them: Ben Sasse, who harshly attacked Trump throughout the campaign and at times since then, and Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, who have opposed Trump personally in addition to opposing Trump — and their fellow Republican Senators — on some policy questions.
That’s a potential six-senator group of anti-Trump Republicans. I’ve argued that in politics, words are action. But surely there are additional steps they could take.
The New York Times has an article about the death by overdose of Paul Horner who claimed to have written all kinds of fake news appearing on social media and fraudulent news websites. Stories about paid protesters – which you believed. Stories you shared and stories you won’t give up on because you’d hate to have to admit you’ve been duped and besides, you hate Hillary anyway.
Remember the one about her having a terminal illness? Maybe that one was Russian, I don’t know. I’ve been rummaging through some image files I’ve kept over the years and came up with one about how most murderers are black and it sure looks real until you read the source which is fake. I think people “shared” that with me at least a dozen times – but it goes way back.
This is one reason Trump’s approval rating remains so low. About 51% of the public thinks he says incorrect (untrue) things most or all of the time, and another 24% believe he does it sometimes. Only a tiny 15% say he rarely or never says incorrect (untrue) things.
And 39% (nearly four out of 10 people) believes he does that lying intentionally, while 24% believes it is an accident (i.e., he is too ignorant of the facts to get them correct).
As the title and opening lines suggest, Meyerson seems to be calling for rolling back First Amendment protections. But in the following paragraphs, Meyerson approvingly documents cases in which private establishments open to the public have restricted or banned “offensive” symbols and language.
For example, in 1970, a security guard in Disneyland ordered Meyerson, then a young college student, “to turn my shirt inside out so that the name ‘Oar House’ would be hidden. Apparently, the name was too suggestive for Disney.” More recently, Meyerson’s wife observed a passenger at LaGuardia Airport “wearing a pair of jeans with a swastika knee patch. . . . Neither of us could fathom why an airline would allow this person on the plane.”
After a day of kinda behaving himself, Donald Trump finally broke out of whatever Twitter jail John Kelly managed to lock him in after it was revealed that Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller has filed his first charges in the investigation.
Following a series of relatively restrained and off-topic tweets on Saturday, Trump woke up Sunday morning with itchy thumbs and a case of indictment fever.