Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Trump joke for you


What's the difference between a lentil and a chickpea?




Trump won't pay $1000 to have a lentil on his face.

Buzzfeed - these reports allege President Piddles has deep ties to Russia. And all the lamestream media had all this last summer, and said nothing, because some chick running an email server was so much more important, so kudos I guess to Buzzfeed for saying enough is enough and letting this out into the open. As for the lamestream media, time to have them all killed for treason.

And, because you can't rely on the lamestream media anymore, you can read the entire dossier yourself! LINK

Meanwhile,

Daily Kos - President Piddles was bailed out by Russian crime bosses.

I won't link to the Guardian article on the topic, because they're playing the same game the CBC is here in Canada - they'd rather run entire stories about Russian denials of things (as if that counts as news in any way) and criticize Buzzfeed for "ethics violations", by which I think they mean "actually reporting a news story that should have been reported months ago in order to safeguard democracy".

And,

Lawfare - about that explosive President Piddles story. Quote:
Second, while unproven, the allegations are being taken quite seriously. The President and President-elect do not get briefed on material that the intelligence community does not believe to be at least of some credibility. The individual who generated them is apparently a person whose work intelligence professionals take seriously. And at a personal level, we can attest that we have had a lot of conversations with a lot of different people about the material in this document. While nobody has confirmed any of the allegations, both inside government and in the press, it is clear to us that they are the subject of serious attention.

Third, precisely because it is being taken seriously, it is—despite being unproven and, in public anyway, undiscussed—pervasively affecting the broader discussion of Russian hacking of the election. CNN reported that Senator John McCain personally delivered a copy of the document to FBI Director James Comey on December 9th. Consider McCain’s comments about the gravity of the Russian hacking episode at last week’s Armed Services Committee hearing in light of that fact. Likewise, consider Senator Ron Wyden’s questioning of Comey at today’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, in which Wyden pushed the FBI Director to release a declassified assessment before January 20th regarding contact between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. (Comey refused to comment on an ongoing investigation.)

So while people are being delicate about discussing wholly unproven allegations, the document is at the front of everyone’s minds as they ponder the question: Why is Trump so insistent about vindicating Russia from the hacking charges that everyone else seems to accept?

Fourth, it is significant that the document contains highly specific allegations, many of which are the kind of facts it should be possible to prove or disprove. This is a document about meetings that either took place or did not take place, stays in hotels that either happened or didn’t, travel that either happened or did not happen. It should be possible to know whether at least some of these allegations are true or false.
Well, you're never going to know from the lamestream media. Their idea of news reporting is to phone up Dmitry Peskov and ask him to fax over a press release.

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