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36 Comments

  1. Griff.

     /  2nd February 2019

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  2nd February 2019

      Nice hand, Griff, nice hand.

      So I’ll see your Jan 30 and your Jan 4, 2018 and raise you a July 14.

      Not twice but three times since the start of 2018, King Moron has celebrated the Dow hitting 25,000. Three times. In the worst year for stocks since 2008 (remember 2008?).

      He thinks it’s “tremendous news” that the Dow has been flat for more than a year

      #snort. Tremendous news would be his resignation

  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  2nd February 2019

    There’s a trite little PR puff piece in the NYT.

    Maggie Haberer has really embraced the Nothingberder-In-Chief this time.

    The NYT won’t ever reveal the family and financial ties that Maggie Haberer has with the trump-kushner clans. Like her mother’s connections with trump and his family, and with the kushners. Or her father-in-law’s connections with the Carnegie Moscow Centre.

    Hide the reasons Haberer gets access to the President, then let her do her spin to get the exclusives. Keep. The. Access.

    Money for nothing and the clicks for free.

    View at Medium.com

    • Pink David

       /  2nd February 2019

      A Jewish journalist who lives in Brooklyn is a secret Trump supporter?

      We truly are living in the end-times.

      • Joe Bloggs

         /  2nd February 2019

        Truly we are indeed living in the end-times … glad you comprehend the horror that is the trump poresidency.

        As for Haberman (spelling corrected) – she’s been a not-so-secret trump supporter for most her life. Look at the family connections.

        And let’s review Maggie’s 2015–2016 coverage once again…

        “Donald Trump” and the “Mafia”? ZERO search results.

        Hillary Clinton scandals? Between the terms “Benghazi” and “email” alone, 94 Maggie Haberman hits.

        94–0. It’s stunning.

        As long as the NYTimes values a reporter’s access over their integrity, this will continue

  3. Pink David

     /  2nd February 2019

    I’m surprised this story has not been more widely reported.

    A Jewish, Black, Gay actor is attacked on the frozen streets of Chicago at 2am by a roving band of MAGA hat wearing, racist, homophobic, Trump supporters, with rope and chemicals while they shout ‘Chicago is MAGA country!!!!”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/01/jussie-smollett-attack-chicago-statement-investigation

      • Griff.

         /  2nd February 2019

        Umm Alan

        Overall, we rate the American Thinker, Questionable based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories/pseudoscience, use of poor sources and failed fact checks.

        https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/american-thinker/

        Trumpies are Suckers for any old rubbish .

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  2nd February 2019

          When you don’t like the message, attack the messenger, eh Griff?

          The article points out the lack of any substantive evidence in support of the allegations made and reported as fact. Sensible people are not suckers for noting that.

          • Joe Bloggs

             /  2nd February 2019

            When the message smells off, it’s because the source is rotten.

            It’s called critical thinking, Alan, a capability that eludes you. Sensible people are not suckers for noting that.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  2nd February 2019

              As I noted above, thinking is not your forte, Joe. I’d give up the attempt if I were you.

            • Pink David

               /  2nd February 2019

              “When the message smells off, it’s because the source is rotten.”

              Hahaha, and you swallow the story that claims “Chicago is MAGA country”

          • Griff.

             /  2nd February 2019

            No Alan
            Just pointing out that source is for cranks who believe gibbering conspicy nonsense
            Mind you considering your favorite scientists is a creationist nutbar who rejects evolution I doupt you have the intellectual capacity or critical thinking skills to understand why it is a source only someone in lala land would use.
            See comment about trumpies above …..

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  2nd February 2019

              You just repeated your silly tactic. Grow up.

      • Joe Bloggs

         /  2nd February 2019

        Alan, you’re so thoroughly enmeshed in Cult-45 that it doesn’t matter.

        You just pretend it never happened and move on to promulgating the next lie.

        Even as California burned, the South flooded, and now the midwest freezes, you read Trump’s tweets and laugh yourself silly at how clever the president is. He really showed them loony lefties who’s boss!

        How’s about your grow a goddamn spine and admit you backed the bigliest loser.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  2nd February 2019

          Silly stuff, Joe. The bigliest loser was your soul-mate, Hillary.

        • Pink David

           /  2nd February 2019

          “You just pretend it never happened and move on to promulgating the next lie.”

          What happen Joe?

        • Pink David

           /  2nd February 2019

          “now the midwest freezes”

          It’s cold, in the midwest? In winter?

          What next could possibly happen in this crazy world!

      • Pink David

         /  2nd February 2019

        Don’t spoil it early!

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  2nd February 2019

    • Blazer

       /  2nd February 2019

      Murray had no problem ..with that.’show some restraint’. 😉

  5. Patzcuaro

     /  2nd February 2019

    Humans caused the Little Ice Age after the arrival of Europeans in the Americas brought diseases which killed 90% of the native population. The resulting revegetation absorbed more carbon dioxide resulting in a reduction in temperature.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/31/european-colonization-of-americas-helped-cause-climate-change

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  2nd February 2019

      Despite the clickbait title it seems that was just one of several contributing factors.