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  2. toomuchbaloney

    Presidential Election 2020

    Does it seem like having a profit focused business model improves the quality or delivery of American health care? What other explanation is there for the obscene cost of US healthcare as compared to most other nations? Frankly, the status of our health system will be a hot topic for the upcoming election.
  3. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    William Weld says some Republicans appear to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, and identifying with their captor (Trump). From what I have read in this thread, I completely agree with Mr. Weld.
  4. Lil Nel

    Presidential Election 2020

    The Boston Herald, which is a conservative newspaper, ran a nice, concise, editorial the other day, welcoming William Weld as a challenger to Trump. Bravo!
  5. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    Yes, I understand the sadness. There is no shortage of truly racist, homophobic, etc. acts in this country, on a daily basis. There was no need for him to make one up. I really don't know what he hoped to gain. Unfortunately for the right-wing, this one instance, doesn't negate all the previous true hate crimes.
  6. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    No. We should allow law enforcement to do their job. Yes, Donnie Jr. is desperate for some good news to surround his father. Paul Manafort is being sentenced March 8. The Mueller report is expected shortly. Michael Cohen will be testifying on Capitol Hill soon. There is little good news surrounding the circus clown: DJT. So little Donnie, is just being the good son.
  7. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    That's kind of what I said a couple of days ago that he really has some sort of mental issue. Still making a false report is a felony and he should be prosecuted and I don't see liberals lining up to defend him or falling apart at the seams. Just a big disappointment and sadness in the man.
  8. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/19/19-hate-crimes-in-trump-era-that-were-hoaxes-complicated/ https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/red-alert-politics/conservative-attacked-on-uc-berkeley-campus-for-protesting-jussie-smolletts-hate-crime-hoax
  9. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Larry Hogan, Republican Govenor of Maryland is complaining loudly, that the RNC is taking unprecedented steps to protect Trump from primary challenger. Read the story in Washington Post. Oh, things are going to get juicy on the GOP side. I am liking this!
  10. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    Well, according to Don Jr. all that is fake news. He Tweeted this article recently. About 90% of his tweets for the last several days have been made about Smollett, whom like I said, they really want to elevate this controversy to a whole new level of anti-left rhetoric. https://nypost.com/2019/02/21/the-list-of-bogus-hate-crimes-in-trump-era-is-long/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter I think the bottom line is he was taken at his word by a lot of people, and a lot of people got angry. A lot of those people are angrier still that they were taken. It's easy to blame the press for this but I think they were just doing their job reporting it. Granted people were hungry for a juicy story like he was reporting but it is what he said. Maybe we shouldn't be so gullible. Maybe we should presume attackers, victims of rape and other assaults are laying and have another agenda. I don't know.
  11. toomuchbaloney

    How about a Game of Questions?

    Has my charade been exposed?
  12. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    The hole for me, was the liquid allegedly poured over him. There are lots of acid attacks in GB, but we haven't seen many in the US. If your attackers are going to bother to pour a liquid over you, how would it be one that caused no harm? Just dumb luck? That didn't seem plausible to me, given the other alleged details of the attack. Again, that is why I never brought up the topic. What I don't understand, and what makes no sense to me now, is how this attack would lead him to more $$$$ per episode. Maybe he has an underlying mental illness. I don't know. We will see how it all shakes out.
  13. toomuchbaloney

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Pustules
  14. toomuchbaloney

    Media behaving badly

    This thread is intended to discuss media (not journalist) misbehavior. Lots of the commentary on news and current events from the right wing is not published or volunteered by journalists. Rush is an example of that type of media. He pushes agitated conspiracy and partisan spin.
  15. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    Well, to be fair, baloney, only one poster is praising Rush Limbaugh.
  16. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    Of course Rush Limbaugh and the like will paint this the way they have. The number of hate groups and hate crimes, are going up in this country, not down. Yesterday, I read report on NPR, from Southern Poverty Law Center, that had the statistics broken down. But Rush, and his ilk, will deny, deny, deny. Trump is a lover, not a hater!
  17. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    To quote wikipedia Limbaugh "is an American radio talk show host and conservative political commentator". He's not a journalist or part or main stream media or really any kind of news source. People love him and love his opinions. Still, at the end of the day it's not just him, many people in the right are going ga ga over this. With Trump as President can you blame for jumping on whatever controversy they can find?
  18. toomuchbaloney

    Media behaving badly

    How ironic that Rush Limbaugh is praised in a thread which is supposed to be a discussion of media misbehavior. How quickly his conspiracy theories about that crazy trumpster who mailed bombs to Trump's political adversaries are forgotten.
  19. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    I think it's fair to take stock and see how some news agencies handled it at the start but even Fox News reported it when it happened. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/empire-star-jussie-smollett-recounts-alleged-hate-crime-on-good-morning-america How people like Kamila Harris and others responded is not "media behaving badly". Here's Fox's News story today. The are loving this and spinning it like liberals are just falling apart over this. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/deroy-murdock-jussie-smollett-attack-melts-down-as-leftists-self-immolate
  20. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    It Trump actually used the word investigation, in reference to SNL. I think their Trump and Jeff Sessions stuff has been hilarious. Sean Spicer stuff, with Melissa McCarthy, also hilarious. Two Trump supporters have made hit lists of Democrats and journalists. I think Alex Baldwin is right to be worried. Remember the Trump wacko in FL, who was mailing bombs? And now the White Nationalist Coast Guard Lieutenant. Some of these people are off the rails. Couple that with easy access to guns, and it is scary.
  21. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    I will say this. With the current environment in the white house, the daily lies, the daily controversies, there is no way for the media to not be somewhat "left leaning" in people's eyes because he daily gives us something new to talk about that puts him in a bad light. It's truth, but to other's is "fake media"...."I'm so popular my numbers are rising even though there is no good press about me"....etc. It can't be any other way. With such BS oozing out, if it mean the press is "left leaning" then so be it.
  22. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    The reported them as true because that's what the news was. Limbaugh doesn't seem to understand that. The police took him at his word first and then investigated it. Kudos to them for that. Isn't that what the press did as well. The press is now reporting the news as it is. But Limbaugh and other right wingers will make him the poster boy for "media behaving badly" because that suits the agenda that "media is the enemy of the people...but not my million dollar media empire that is". Yawn. I do believe there were holes in the story. My best friend that reads main stream media found them, as did a lot of other people. So somehow the media was reaching liberal people with the truth as they knew it.
  23. Lil Nel

    Thursday February 21 2019

    Inservice was tolerable, herring. I climbed up into the hay loft, at Talli's barn yesterday to drop a hay bale. When I picked up the hay bale, something jumped out. I thought it was a cat. It was a raccoon. I did not attempt to pet it. It gave me a perturbed look, and walked away. While I enjoy the raccoons who hang out with the parking lot cats, I don't want them living in the barn with the horses, and horse feed. I have never seen a raccoon at Biggie's barn. Talli is definitely herd bound. He will get used to me bringing him in. Eventually. He sniffed my legs today, and nipped my knee. He is funny. He and Biggie are complete opposites. Biggie is just like me, and Talli is so laid-back and chill. I remember in microbiology, our instructor telling us, that if a rabid dog is chasing you, let it bite you in the butt. Something about fewer nerve endings in your butt. Don't let it bite you hand. I drank hot chocolate tonight. Probably shouldn't have done that. I am wide awake.
  24. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I don't find the portrayals of Trump really funny. But really SNL has satired politicians and others for a long time. Their portrayal of Palin was pretty good. Their portrayals of Obama wasn't too funny. They made Bush to be made out to be an idiot. I don't think any of them suggested "retribution". Baldwin says it might be a call to violence towards him. Probably unfounded, but some of those Trump supporters scare me. Trump really should be a better sport about it. But really, the best idea is to not watch it period if it's insulting.
  25. herring_RN

    Thursday February 21 2019

    nursej22: I'm glad it is sunny and warm for you! Today it was COLD. Driving from the store snowflakes lasted a few seconds before melting. On the radio they said it snowed at Malibu beach. Our outside thermometer stated 32 F at 3:00 pm. Daytime freezing temps only happen here every eight to ten years. Last time I saw snow on beach sand was 1972. If it is not raining , or snowing ?, I plan to walk to the farmer's market.
  26. toomuchbaloney

    2018 Elections

    It seems to me that Harris should be disqualified from the next election. He should be investigated and prosecuted for his election crimes.
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