More despicable behavior by Putin’s Bitch –
The Chumph just picked on the wrong woman to get crass with in DC. Mika Brzezinski is not only a popular TV Host, she has a lineage which goes back to her Father, Zbigniew in the halls of some of the most powerful people in the US Government. Unlike most of the talking heads on cable news – Mika grew up in the halls of power. Her family is highly respected, whether you agree with her politically or not. She is DC “royalty”, and a lot of folks watched her grow up and become a successful reporter.
“You don’t tug on Superman’s cape.”
So the crass, low-life, pernicious tweets by the Chumph – which are a hallmark of a mental maturity of a sociopathic 9 year old, are getting hammered by both sides of the aisle.
This shit is below the office of the President, and any politician who is blocking Putin’s Bitch removal from office is committing treason against America. And hopefully will suffer the righteous consequences of removal from office, conviction, and prison.
Here Charles Blow directly confronts the Chumph and his acolytes lying.
Hours after President Trump posted a pair of ugly tweets attacking cable TV hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, cable news talk shows across the political spectrum featured lengthy, often angry monologues accusing him of demeaning his office as well as women.
Conservatives Charles Krauthammer and Tucker Carlson criticized the tweets on Fox News, with Krauthammer saying “Presidents don’t talk like this.”
On CNN, Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper dedicated their opening remarks to what Lemon called Trump’s “flat out gross and disgusting” tweets.
And on a CNN panel Thursday night, USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers got into a lively debate over the definitions of “feminism” and “misogyny” with Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord.
But even Lord, who usually defends anything and everything Trump does, said, “I don’t think he should have done it.”
Few were as impassioned as Nicolle Wallace, a former communications director for President George W. Bush. On her MSNBC show Thursday afternoon, Wallace delivered a scorched-earth monologue.
“As someone who once proudly called myself a Republican, the party will be permanently associated with misogyny if leaders don’t stand up and demand a retraction,” Wallace said, challenging women in the Trump administration to publicly denounce their boss’s words and “work behind the scenes to educate him about just how offensive they are.”
Wallace singled out Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
“Most importantly,” Wallace continued, “as the mother of a son, I ask any woman who’s defending these comments how they plan to raise good men if the most powerful man in the world gets away with this.”
Other conservative hosts shared in her exasperation.
At the beginning of an interview with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, Fox News anchor Julie Banderas said she would “love to start this segment out about health care, the travel ban” or the controversial off-camera White House press briefings, “but instead I have to start with the president’s tweets.”
McDaniel defended the president’s instinct to fight back against criticisms doled out by Scarborough and Brzezinski, but Banderas pushed back, saying Trump didn’t “need to stoop to that level.”
“I don’t care who you are. You don’t stoop to the level of that,” Banderas said. “I mean that’s like me scolding my 4-year-old for using a bad word and then me repeating it. That’s just not how you run a country or you parent a 4-year-old.”
Krauthammer, the dean of conservative newspaper columnists and frequent Trump critic, said during a panel with Fox News’s Bret Baier that Trump was behaving like authoritarian leaders.
“Presidents don’t talk like this. They never have,” Krauthammer said. “This is what it sounds like when you’re living in a banana republic. This is how Hugo Chávez would talk about his opponents. This is how the worst dictator, Duterte in the Philippines, would talk about opponents.”
Some years ago a guy named John Fund had taken the WSJ’s editorial pages into Briebart land, with the publishing of a number of racist articles by white nationalists and racists like Heather McDonald.
Good to see there are some small signs of recovery at what was at one time, before Fund and his racist trolls, the nation’s premier business publication.
The Wall Street Journal’s right-wing editorial page has written another blistering editorial slamming President Donald Trump’s erratic and self-destructive behavior.
In a Tuesday op-ed, the Journal’s editors excoriated the president for sending out tweets that attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan and that undermined his own case for his proposed travel ban.
When it comes to his fight with Khan, the Journal editors were appalled that Trump would bash the London mayor less than a day after his city suffered from a deadly terrorist attack.
“World leaders who stoop to attack municipal politicians in foreign cities look small, not that we can recall a precedent,” they wrote. “If Theresa May has an opinion about Bill de Blasio she’s kept it to herself, though the Prime Minister was compelled to say Mr. Khan is ‘doing a good job. It’s wrong to say anything else.’ In a humiliating coup de grace, the mayor’s office put out a statement saying he ‘has more important things to do than respond’ to Mr. Trump’s social-media insults.”
Pivoting to Trump’s tweets in support of his ban on travel from several Muslim majority countries, the editors wrote that Trump had undermined the case that his own lawyers at the U.S. Department of Justice had meticulously constructed to help it pass the legal muster.
In conclusion, the editors said that Trump’s continued ineptitude will only scare away intelligent and qualified people from working at the White House — and leave an administration filled with “no one but his family and the Breitbart staff.”
The beginning of a groundswell of resistance from the Federal Government against the Chumph’s gag order to Federal Agencies.
Anther Government Agency goes rogue in resistance the to the dictator.
After climate-related tweets from Badlands National Park were deleted, other parks have tweeted in defiance
The National Park Service employees’ Twitter campaign against President Donald Trump spread to other parks on Wednesday, with tweets on climate change and a reminder that Japanese Americans were forcibly interned in camps and parks during World War II.
A day after three climate-related tweets sent out by Badlands National Park were deleted, other park accounts have sent out tweets that appear to defy Trump. One, by Redwoods National Park in California, notes that redwood groves are nature’s No. 1 carbon sink, which capture greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
“More redwoods would mean less #climatechange,” the park said in a tweet.
Golden Gate National Park in California said in a tweet that 2016 was the hottest year on record for the third year in a row. The tweet directed readers to a report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA
The tweets went beyond climate change.
Death Valley National Park tweeted photos of Japanese Americans interned there during World War II, a message that some saw as objecting to Trump’s pledge to ban Muslims from entering the country and a proposal to restrict the flow of refugees to the United States.
A park service spokesman declined to comment Wednesday.
Three climate-related tweets sent out by the Badlands park account were deleted after they went viral on Twitter, sparking debate over whether the park was defying the Trump administration.
The South Dakota park posted tweets Tuesday that accurately quoted climate science data, including the current record-setting high concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Trump has called climate change a hoax.
The tweets were shared thousands of times, and the Democratic National Committee circulated the message by email with the subject line “Resist.”That message — resist — was featured on massive banner unfurled atop a 270-foot construction crane blocks from the White House. A spokesman for the environmental group Greenpeace said protesters who climbed the crane to place the banner are encouraging resistance to Trump and his agenda, including executive orders signed Tuesday to boost the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, both of which were blocked by President Barack Obama.
The tweets by the park service accounts came after the Interior Department briefly suspended park service accounts and others run by Interior in response to photos retweeted by the park service during Trump’s inauguration.
The photos contrasted turnout at Friday’s inauguration with previous ceremonies. Trump has claimed without evidence that turnout at his event was larger than reported by news media.
The Interior accounts were reactivated the next day.
Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, a human rights organization, said Trump’s order to build a wall on the Mexican border and restrict refugees from entering the country “marks one of the most hateful days in our nation’s history.”
Trump “is retracting the promise of American freedom to an extent we have not seen from a president since Franklin Roosevelt forced Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II,” Goldstein said.
The Statue of Liberty — another national park — “weeps over President Trump’s discrimination,” Goldstein said.
I think just about everyone who has participated in any public online discussion on the internet has seen the work of racist trolls. Believing they are anonymous, such racist trolls regularly attack black forums. It would seem in Brazil, they have developed a partial solution…
Spend a little time on Twitter and you’ll quickly find out that for every empowering Black Lives Matter or Hispanic Girls United message posted, anonymous users of the social media platform also churn out plenty of hate—without any repercussions for their name-calling or threats. Back in October, author and economist Umair Haque wrote over at Medium that Twitter is becoming a ghost town owing to the amount of abuse on the platform, “and the fact that the average person can’t do anything about it.”
But perhaps the people who make racist comments on social media could be put on blast through the magic of geotagging. That’s the idea at the heart of “Virtual Racism, Real Consequences,” a Brazilian campaign that posts billboards with offensive online comments in the neighborhood where they were published—potentially squashing the idea that social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook are an anonymous Wild West of bigoted name-calling.
The campaign was launched this summer by Criola, an Afro-Brazilian civil rights organization, after a black weather reporter in Brazil was the object of severe racial harassment on Facebook. The effort tracks down the geotagged locations of the authors of anonymous comments posted on social media; Criola then purchases space on billboards or on buses nearby. Although the campaign blurs out names and profile pictures, the bigoted postings are exposed for everyone to see.
“Those people think they can sit in the comfort of their homes and do whatever they want on the Internet. We don’t let that happen. They can’t hide from us; we will find them,” Criola’s founder, Jurema Werneck, told BBC Trending.
A 2014 analysis by the U.K.-based think tank Demos of nearly 127,000 English-language tweets written over a nine-day period found that 10,000 tweets with a racial slur are posted daily. While the report’s authors noted that “the overwhelming majority of them are not used in an obviously prejudicial or hateful way,” it’s one thing for black folks to tweet each other the lyrics of a popular rap song that contains the n-word and quite another to be on the receiving end of the hate that some people of color experience on social media (particularly if they are active in social justice work). Shaun King, an activist who is the senior justice writer at the New York Daily News, wroteearlier this month that racial abuse on Twitter is so bad that “I almost need to pray before I use it.”
King wrote that he’s blocked 20,000 people on the platform so far this year owing to the bigoted hate that comes his way. “Racists now post messages on every single hashtag of interest to black folk. Almost always without their real names or faces, racists will use racial slurs in messages to or about people thousands of times per day on Twitter,” he wrote. “It’s so prevalent, so pervasive, that it’s basically impossible to use the service as a person of color and not have to face it down every single day.”
When a person’s identity is known, the consequences for posting offensive comments online can be severe. In 2013, former public relations executive Justine Sacco was axedafter her tweet “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” went viral. And in October, 20-year-old Erika Escalante was fired from her internship at a health and wellness company in Arizona after she posted an image on Twitter of herself in a cotton field. The caption for the photo: “Our inner n—– came out today.”
Meanwhile, Werneck told BBC Trending that although Brazil has laws against hate speech, they are not always enforced, and some people may be afraid of speaking up. To that end, she hopes the campaign will empower people to expose the abuse they encounter online. And perhaps with their anonymity in doubt, some folks might choose to keep their prejudiced thoughts to themselves.
WOuld work in the US in my view – if the billboards did full exposure.