• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by mr6666

  1. mr6666

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Michael McFaul @McFaul · 5h Trump can’t have it both ways. He can’t argue that he wants to bring our heroes home from Syria but then send more of these heroes to Saudi Arabia (just because Saudis paid for their services).
  2. mr6666

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Marco Rubio @marcorubio ISIS killers will now escape & boost chances of a resurgence One of few moderate pro-U.S. groups in region now allied with Assad & Putin Syria’s future now controlled by Russia & Iran. A significant blow to Israel’s security & boost to Iran’s goal of regional dominance 3/3 8:14 AM · Oct 14, 2019
  3. mr6666

    2020 Election

    Democrats Should Heed the Lessons of 2004 To face a monstrous Republican seeking re-election, Democrats chose a moderate, ‘electable’ Senate lifer over an insurgent from Vermont. What about this year? "........the Democratic Party leadership swore to do whatever it took to prevent that outcome from happening twice. As Democratic primary season kicked off in 2003, they dedicated themselves to the pursuit of “electability.” There were other players in that Democratic primary, but the essential drama unfolded between the eventual candidate and a politician from Vermont who had a reputation for yelling a lot and an ambitious plan for a dramatic expansion of publicly provisioned health care, which he called “a moral imperative.” That plan, he noted, could be paid for in part by repealing some highly unpopular, recently enshrined tax cuts. That was Howard Dean, in case you were wondering. Dean had a zealous grassroots organizing network, buoyed by youthful organizers. He had a major advantage in smaller-dollar fundraising thanks to his embrace of internet-based donations. Opposite him was John Kerry, a war hero whose career in politics had been largely inoffensive to that point. He had that elusive “it” factor the Democratic leadership identified as electability, which translated into muted policy ambitions and a biographical backstory that might endear him to Republican swing voters if they squinted hard enough. That all dovetailed conveniently with the Democratic Leadership Council’s mantra of “moderate, moderate, moderate.” So Democratic leadership pushed to elevate Kerry, while stamping out Dean’s insurgency. They ran to the middle, hoping to peel off elusive centrist Bush voters.... In 2004, Democratic leadership, when facing down a bellicose demagogue with a cabal of criminals working for him, shelved a popular, medical-care-driven agenda backed by a network of grassroots organizers in favor of electability, and an “Anybody But” war cry. What proceeded was catastrophic, not just for the Democratic Party, but for the country. If you think Trump is bad in term one, a second term would be profoundly emboldening. ... 2004, whose postmortem called for more ambitious progressive policy and the abandonment of electability as a guiding principle, may be the most relevant to our current day. Unfortunately, Democrats may prove unwilling to learn the lesson. "
  4. mr6666

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Jenny Leonard @jendeben Scoop from my colleagues in Beijing China isn’t ready to sign what Trump calls the “phase one” deal without more talks later this month. Beijing also wants commitments prior to signing that the next round of U.S. tariffs, scheduled for Dec. 15, is off.
  5. mr6666

    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    'Too Little, Too Late': Critics Pan Trump Plan to Sanction Turkey "Trump's statement on hitting Turkey with sanctions over the military operation in Syria does not mention the Kurds once." ......Trump announced imminent sanctions that would address "Turkey's destabilizing actions in northeast Syria." Turkish attacks on the Kurds in Syria have horrified the world since beginning last week. The assault has been by all accounts relentless and has resulted in a number of ISIS prisoners being set free from their prisons. Kurdish forces have been at the frontline of fighting the extremist group. ...... NBC reporter Richard Engel observed that the conflagration in northeast Syria is part of a broader theme emerging across the region where borders are being redrawn. It's not just Turkey—as Common Dreams reported on Sunday, Kurdish forces in northeast Syria joined forces with the Syrian government to fight back against Turkey, a major diplomatic move that will have consequences for the entire Middle East. "Turkey is grabbing a piece of Syria," said Engel. "The Kurds and Syrian army, now aligned, are fighting to hold on to what they can."
  6. mr6666

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Charlotte Clymer @cmclymer · 9h This was way more violent than I expected. The content that floats around in Trump World is mostly cartoonish nonsense, but this is quite graphic. I don't know how any reasonable adult watches this and concludes it doesn't encourage violence against media. It does. #TrumpVideo
  7. Inside Mark Zuckerberg's private meetings with conservative pundits Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months to discuss issues like free speech and discuss partnerships. The dinners, which began in July, are part of Zuckerberg’s broader effort to cultivate friends on the right amid outrage by President Donald Trump and his allies over alleged “bias” against conservatives at Facebook and other major social media companies....... “The discussion in Silicon Valley is that Zuckerberg is very concerned about the Justice Department, under Bill Barr, bringing an enforcement action to break up the company,” said one cybersecurity researcher and former government official based in Silicon Valley. “So the fear is that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the Trump administration by not cracking down on right-wing propaganda.” Facebook has been criticized in recent days, including by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, for its ad policy, which exempts politicians from third-party fact-checking and arguably facilitates the spread of disinformation..... , Zuckerberg met earlier this year with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who insinuated that Facebook had become a monopoly during a congressional hearing last year; Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has fingered Zuckerberg as contributing to “the death of free speech in America”; and conservative radio talk host Hugh Hewitt, who has cautioned against a DOJ enforcement action but has called for a “new regulatory regime” to minimize “big tech bias” against conservatives. CNN commentator Mary Katharine Ham, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, AEI fellow and former Washington Free Beacon editor Matt Continetti, Town Hall editor and Fox News contributor Guy Benson, and Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell have also attended the dinners, according to the person familiar with the gatherings. Washington Examiner chief political correspondent and Fox News contributor Byron York also confirmed his attendance........ Facebook’s critics on the left have argued that the company is overcorrecting and trying to curry favor with the Trump administration as it faces increasing scrutiny over its sloppy privacy practices and potential monopoly in social media. ......... asking what the company was doing to address “the spreading of political disinformation by real accounts.” “We are concerned that you and your company are not taking these occurrences seriously and are grossly unprepared for the 2020 election,” they wrote. “Specifically, we are concerned that there may be a potential conflict of interest between Facebook’s bottom line and immediately addressing political disinformation on your platform.” -No wonder he fears a Warren presidency
  8. tonight, some good Paul Muni flicks...... 8:00 PM Good Earth, The ( 1937) Epic adaptation of the Pearl Buck classic about Chinese farmers battling the elements. Dir: Sidney Franklin Cast: Paul Muni , Luise Rainer , Walter Connolly . BW- 138 mins, CC, 10:30 PM Bordertown ( 1935) An ambitious Mexican-American gets mixed up with his boss's neurotic wife. Dir: Archie Mayo Cast: Paul Muni , Bette Davis , Margaret Lindsay . BW- 91 mins, CC, 2:15 AM Black Fury ( 1935) A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob's efforts to infiltrate his union. Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast: Paul Muni , Karen Morley , William Gargan . BW- 94 mins, CC, 2:00 AM Dr. Socrates ( 1935) A small-town doctor gets mixed up with gangsters. Dir: William Dieterle Cast: Paul Muni , Ann Dvorak , Barton MacLane . BW- 70 mins, CC,
  9. mr6666

    Trump vs. the Press/Media

    Trump called head of Fox News to complain about coverage: report By Chris Mills Rodrigo - 10/13/19 08:29 PM EDT " President Trump complained about coverage of himself to Fox News chief executive Suzanne Scott in a phone call late this summer, the New York Times reported Sunday....... The president has taken issue with the network's pollsters, saying they "suck" after a poll found majority support for impeachment. Trump has also complained about several of the network's polls that showed him trailing his Democratic challengers in potential 2020 matchups and regularly lashes out at employees who are critical of him. He tweeted in August that the cable network "isn't working for us anymore" and that his supporters "have to start looking for a new News Outlet." Despite that criticism, the network's anchors are largely supportive of the president......
  10. 7 Questions We Would Have Asked Donald Trump At His Canceled Press Conference- President-elect Donald Trump promised a press conference Thursday to clarify the role he would have with his international business entanglements after he becomes president. He canceled. The transition team said Monday that Trump is delaying his "announcement" until January. Later that night, Trump took to his favorite medium to go around the filter — Twitter — and made some news about his plans: It’s been 140 days since Donald Trump’s last press conference. In the meantime, he’s tweeted 1,461 times. Why does this matter?Unlike other ways of getting messages out, press conferences hold public officials more accountable to the American people because they have to answer questions in an uncontrolled environment.....
  11. mr6666

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 7m “Serial killers get more Due Process than the Democrats give to the President of the United States.” @marklevinshow
  12. mr6666

    Trump vs. the Press/Media

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 26m Somebody please explain to Chris Wallace of Fox, who will never be his father (and my friend), Mike Wallace, that the Phone Conversation I had with the President of Ukraine was a congenial & good one. ......... ====================== -thinks he rid himself of Shep Smith, now starting on Chris Wallace......
  13. complain to provider...pretty sure TCM did NOT request & is not receiving any extra $$ ============================== TCM@ Twitter......(today @6:43 pm) " Comcast made the decision to repackage TCM in its More Sports and Entertainment package. You can find other ways to get TCM here: Q: How can I get Turner Classic Movies (TCM)? A: Click HERE to learn about the ways you can get Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
  14. mr6666

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 39m The U.S. has the worst of the ISIS prisoners. Turkey and the Kurds must not let them escape. Europe should have taken them back after numerous requests. They should do it now. They will never come to, or be allowed in, the United States!
  15. @NBCNews · 12m WATCH: Joe Biden declares that "no one in my family will have an office in the White House” or “sit in meetings as if they're a Cabinet member” or “have any business relationship with anyone that relates to a foreign corporation or foreign country.”
  16. TCM @tcm · 20h Join @ProfJStewart tomorrow night for F.W Murnau's FAUST ('26)--with an unlimited budget from the studio, it was the most expensive German film made during its time. #SilentSundayNights
  17. mr6666

    Films in 2019

    Cartoon Brew‏Verified account @cartoonbrew 17m17 minutes ago A Preview Of Major Animated Films Coming To Theaters In 2019 …
  18. mr6666

    Police Force abuses?

    Texas police officer shoots woman to death inside her home A Fort Worth police officer checking out a residence with an open door opened fire on a 28-year-old woman inside her home. ....The shooting early Saturday happened less than two weeks after a police officer in nearby Dallas was found guilty of murder for fatally shooting a man in his home in 2018. In both cases the officers are white and the victims were African American. In the Fort Worth shooting at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, authorities have the officer's body-camera footage. According to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, the imagery shows the perspective of the officer outside a home, peering inside a window using a flashlight, spotting someone inside standing near a window and telling her, "Put your hands up — show me your hands," before opening fire.......
  19. mr6666

    Noir Alley

    @NoirAlley · Oct 11 CLASH BY NIGHT ('52) features Marilyn Monroe in one of her early film roles alongside Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan and Paul Douglas. It's this week's film on #NoirAlley hosted by @EddieMuller .
  20. mr6666

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    The Hill @thehill · 4h Putin calls for foreign militaries to leave Syria amid Turkey military offensive
  21. mr6666

    2020 Election

    Electoral College Overwhelmingly Favors Republicans, "....GOP candidates for president can expect to be victorious in 65 percent of future presidential elections and University of Texas at Austin researchers analyzed why "inversions" — where the popular vote winner loses the overall election — has happened twice since 2000. The study authors found that the Electoral College's winner-take-all approach favors Republicans and has pushed them to victories in 2000 and 2016. The researchers concluded that inversions will occur more and more in 2020 and beyond unless a policy change completely dissolves, rather than reforms, the Electoral College........ "Feasible policy changes—including awarding each state's Electoral College ballots proportionally between parties rather than awarding all to the state winner—could substantially reduce inversion probabilities, though not in close elections," the study authors proposed. A constitutional amendment would be required in order to abolish the Electoral College entirely, setting up the highly improbable situation......
  22. mr6666

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    - STILL AFRAID TO CALL THEM "LIES"?? ----------------------------- AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s 'shoddy info' on Syria, impeachment, etc. "President Donald Trump spread shoddy information about Syria, the economy and matters at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against him in a week of caustic rhetoric. Some examples:.......
  23. mr6666

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Meet the Press @MeetThePress · 1h EXCLUSIVE: Former Defense Secretary James Mattis tells Chuck Todd that if the U.S. does not keep pressure, "ISIS will resurge." #MTP #IfItsSunday Mattis: "It's absolutely a given that they will come back."
  24. mr6666

    Trump vs. the Press/Media

    Reporters call out the State Department for ‘lockdown’ on Ukraine Questions about the department’s role in events covered by the impeachment inquiry go unacknowledged, says correspondents’ association. ".....reporters have been directed to put Ukraine-specific requests to Katie Martin, a deputy assistant secretary for media strategy who joined in March from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. But reporters say their questions rarely yield answers, and often go unacknowledged. "The requests kind of disappear into the ether," said a third reporter. And this lack of clarity from the administration, the reporter said, hampers journalists' ability “to explain what is happening to the American public.” .... “We hear things on the Hill, the White House is speaking quite a bit, and we have essentially nothing from the State Department." ....... Wednesday, Pompeo sat down with PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff to make clear that the administration opposes the Turkish assault on northern Syria. Pompeo answered Woodruff’s questions on other topics, including on Ukraine, though at one point suggested the journalist worked for the Democratic National Committee after she suggested “there’s been no proof of any misdoing on the part of Vice President Biden” .....
  25. mr6666

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Aaron Rupar @atrupar TRUMP: "Are you ready? Saudi Arabia at my request has agreed to pay us for everything we are doing. That is a first. Saudi Arabia, and other countries soon now, but Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay us for everything we are doing to help them and we appreciate that." ==================================== Ayman Mohyeldin @AymanM · 9h Imagine being the family of US service members and hearing the Commander-in-Chief basically describe the American military as a mercenary army hired by countries like Saudi Arabia who are “paying” us to go protect them

New Members:

Register Here

Learn more about the new message boards:


Having problems?

Contact Us