20 May 2018

BLOGGERS Say Maxine Waters told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that her first act as president would be to "impeach Donald Trump." 15MAI18

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THIS shows just how stupid these right wing bloggers and all who shared this post as the truth are. IF Maxine Waters was president she wouldn't be able to impeach donald drumpf/trump because he would not be president. AND only Congress can impeach the president. DUH, REALLY, DUH!!!! BIG surprise these people watch fox faux news! These people need to pull their heads out of their asses. From PolitiFact.....

Maxine Waters
U.S. House of Representatives, D-Calif.

Say Maxine Waters told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that her first act as president would be to "impeach Donald Trump."

Say Maxine Waters told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that her first act as president would be to "impeach Donald Trump."

No, Maxine Waters did not say she would impeach Donald Trump if she were president

This meme has been circulating widely on social media.
Maxine Waters may be just one of 435 members of Congress, but President Donald Trump has elevated the profile of the California Democrat.
In March, at a campaign rally in southwestern Pennsylvania, Trump called Waters — a fierce opponent and the president’s ideological opposite — "a very low-I.Q. individual."
"You ever see her?" Trump continued, to boos aimed at Waters. "You ever seen her? You ever see her? 'We will impeach him! We will impeach the president!' But he hasn't done anything wrong. ‘It doesn't matter, we will impeach him!’ She's a low I.Q. individual. You can't help it. She really is."
Given Waters’ role as a foil for Trump, she has become fodder for social media posts by Trump’s allies.
One we came across was the following post that appeared on May 15, 2018, on the Facebook page "Judge Jeanine Pirro has Fans." This Facebook group bills itself as an independent fan page for Pirro, a Fox News host who is closely allied with Trump.
According to the Facebook group’s "about" page, "Judge Jeanine Pirro is out spoken and always on target. This site will expound on what the Judge is talking about and report what mainstream media won't." The group counted 713,110 followers when we first saw the post.
The post shows what appeared to be a screenshot of a CNN appearance by Waters with host Anderson Cooper. The chyron at the bottom of the screen said, "Maxine Waters 2020," and the meme offered the following dialogue:
Anderson: "If elected what would your first act as President be?"
Waters: "Well Anderson, I would impeach Donald Trump."
The group shared the image by saying, "And we pay her a salary!"
The problem: Waters never said anything of the sort.
The image appears to be from a real newscast on April 19, 2017, when Cooper interviewed Waters about Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News.
But the chyron "Maxine Waters 2020" is fake. The original chyron said, "Bill O’Reilly Out at Fox News."
The meme aims to make it look like Waters actually said that she would impeach Trump if elected president, which would be nonsensical. Obviously, there would be no need to impeach Trump if she either defeated him or succeeded him after he left office. Also, it’s up to Congress to impeach the president.
Waters has called for investigations that could lead to Trump’s impeachment, but on several occasions — including an interview with the platform Cheddar and a rally at the U.S. Capitol — she called for Trump’s impeachment directly. When she denied on MSNBC in April 2017 that she had called for Trump’s impeachment, we rated her claim Pants on Fire.
We found no evidence that Waters is seriously considering a run for president. While she has occasionally joked about it, she shot down the idea during an appearance on The View in August 2017. (Her office did not respond to an inquiry for this article; nor did the administrator for the Pirro fan site) noted that the meme appeared elsewhere before the Pirro fan site picked it up. The faked dialogue seems to have initially started as a joke in a May 11 tweet, and a version with the Cooper-Waters visual was retweeted May 14 by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade (he added: "genius"), earning more than 900 retweets and more than 3,000 likes.
Our ruling
Viral social media posts said Maxine Waters told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that her first act as president would be to "impeach Donald Trump."
This exchange never happened; it appears to have emerged as a joke that was eventually attached to a screenshot of an unrelated interview. In any case, the comments are nonsensical and may have more to do with making Waters look unintelligent than with the actual impeachment process.
We rate it Pants on Fire.

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Published: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Researched by: Louis Jacobson
Edited by: Katie Sanders
Subjects: Fake news


"Judge Jeanine Pirro has Fans" Facebook group, post, May 15, 2018
RealClearPolitics, "Trump: "Maxine Waters A Very Low I.Q. Individual," March 10, 2018
Anderson Cooper 360, episode transcript, April 19, 2017 (accessed via Nexis)
Anderson Cooper 360, tweet, April 19, 2018
Alex Griswold, tweet, May 11, 2018
Brian Kilmeade, tweet, May 14, 2018

Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks - SNL 23OKT16

A classic......

Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks - SNL

Contestants Keeley (Sasheer Zamata), Shanice (Leslie Jones) and Doug (Tom Hanks) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).

01 May 2018

Trump Administration Delays Most Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum 30APR18

WATCH how the drumpf/trump-pence administration handles these trade talks, I think it is a preview of how the summit with n korea will go, just a whole lotta noise and basically no significant changes. I hope I am wrong but I have the feeling we're gonna end up thinking 'art of the deal' my ass. From NPR......

Trump Administration Delays Most Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum

The Trump administration has decided to hold off on imposing most of its tariffs on imported steel and aluminum until at least June 1.
Tariffs were scheduled to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday on imports from Canada, the largest U.S. supplier of steel and aluminum, as well as Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Brazil and the EU.
A source familiar with the decision says the administration has reached an agreement in principle with Australia, Argentina and Brazil, which may avoid the need for tariffs against those countries altogether.
Talks continue with Canada, Mexico and the EU.
Trump initially ordered the tariffs — 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum — in March, ostensibly to protect domestic industries, which the president called critical to national security.
But before the levies took effect, the administration granted temporary waivers to most major U.S. allies.
In recent weeks, Trump has used the tariffs — or the threat of tariffs — as a bargaining chip in broader trade negotiations.
Mexico and Canada are in talks with the U.S. on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement.
South Korean officials won a permanent exemption from steel tariffs in March as part of an updated free trade agreement with the U.S. But in exchange, South Korea had to reduce its steel exports to the U.S. by about 30 percent, Similar quotas could be imposed on other countries as part of a final deal.
Japan never got a break from the tariffs, so Japanese exporters have been subject to the levies since late March. That was a source of some friction when Trump hostedJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago two weeks ago.
The EU had threatened to retaliate if the steel and aluminum tariffs took effect, by imposing levies of its own on politically sensitive American exports. Potential targets include Harley Davidson motorcycles, from the home state of House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Kentucky bourbon, which could get the attention of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
The steel and aluminum tariffs are part of a broader effort to crack down on what Trump calls unfair trading practices. The administration has also imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. And it's threatening hefty penalties against a wide range of exports from China.
A U.S. delegation is on its way to Beijing for trade talks later this week.
"You see what's happening with respect to trade and the United States," Trump said Monday. "We are being respected again."
Economists have warned that tariffs could backfire, by raising prices for U.S. businesses and consumers and sparking a backlash against American exports.

30 April 2018

NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop. 29APR18

YET another example of the gross hypocrisy of the drumpf/trump-pence administration. No doubt pence will make neo-nazis in the republican party proud with his propaganda speech against gun control while the nra imposes gun control on their convention while pence is there.  I say level the playing field and let government officials face the same possibility of gun violence that they have imposed on the rest of us. It will be hysterical if someone is able to hack into the PA system at the convention and broadcast the sound of a semi-automatic being fired! From DailyKos.....

NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop.

Guns will be barred during Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance at an upcoming National Rifle Association convention to protect his safety — prompting survivors of the Parkland school shooting in Florida to wonder why the gun group won’t agree to gun restrictions elsewhere to protect children.
Those attending the NRA Leadership Conference in Dallas are on notice that no firearms or “weapons of any kind,” or ammunition, will be allowed in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center “prior to and during” Pence’s appearance on May 4. The NRA posted the restrictions ― a requirement of the Secret Service ― on a website announcing the conference.
“There will be no storage for firearms,” the NRA says in the announcement. Knife Rights, a knife advocacy group, will provide “complimentary storage” for knives, the NRA adds.
nra convention
oh how rich !
Fred Guttenberg, father of 14-year-old Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg

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