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  1. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    I'd settle for equality in health care and education for all. I think parents should really consider the cost of child care and feeding their children when planning for children. They already get tax breaks, so I'm bit torn on supplying child care, but as a single middle class person with a high tax burden I could just be bitter. Speaking of socialism. A word I'm now going to embrace because I'm going to have to get used to Republicans and the right spitting it out, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/opinion/trump-socialism-ocasio-cortez-sanders.html Sanders through himself into the race. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/democrats-ignore-bernie-sanders-2020-announcement-while-embracing-his-socialist-policies https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/branding-2020-democrats-as-socialist-could-be-harder-than-republicans-think/2019/02/18/6349c6c2-2fdc-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.97ac214801c9
  2. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Yes, the public is indeed naive in the ins and outs of tariffs. It's not necessary something we would know about going about our daily lives, so it's easy for Trump to spin it and get people to buy into that it's good for us. The dig at liberals like that companies are paying tariffs that ultimately passed on to the consumer and hurting the middle class and lower income people makes no sense. Still there are some winners in this trade war. The revenue from tariffs is small compared to overall revenue, but might even get smaller as people look for goods not subject to tariffs. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/18/us-china-trade-war-hasnt-benefited-vietnam-in-big-way-yet-investor.html One thing about tarriffs is that yes, it is revenue, bit really in
  3. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    Doubtful she's committing career suicide, she's currently the darling of the right wing media. Surely Fox News or someone will pick her up. I appreciate when people do call out the media and their biases. She makes a lot of generalizations there. Such as " all the coverage on Trump all the time is negative". Or " “How do you know you’re being lied to? How do you know you’re being manipulated? How do you know there’s something not right with the coverage?” she asked. “When they simplify it all and there’s no gray. There’s no gray. It’s all one way. Well, life isn’t like that. If it doesn’t match real life, it’s probably not — there’s something wrong.” Which makes no sense to me, other than feeding into the paranoia that the media is not to be trusted and is fake news. She also states that 85% percent of reporters are Democrats as an assured fact and doesn't state a source. Of course she's being interviewed but as a journalist surely she should back this up. I can't find any documentation of this fact. From 2014 I found this: https://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/05/survey-7-percent-of-reporters-identify-as-republican-188053 It states: Meanwhile, the number of journalists who consider their role to be “investigating government claims” is at its highest yet, with 78.2 percent finding that aspect of their jobs “extremely important.” Obama was president then. Obviously with a Republicans in power investigating government claims would make it seem like they were slanted to the left. I think sometimes when media says "Trump falsely stated...." which is a true unbiased statement, the right will scream "the media is so anti-Trump and biased", when it merely is a true statement. We have long had editorials in newspapers which were slanted one way or another, and now we have news pundits that are slanted one way or another, and the internet. It's sometimes hard to filter through what is opinion and bias and what is fact. So I will agree with her on that.
  4. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    Did you mean to include a link or quote. I'm confused.
  5. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    You made it sound like you were talking about politicians not saying much about the shooting happening in a state with strict gun laws, because you were talking about politicians in the line above what I called a deflection. When you changed the subject did you mean that it was the media that said didn't report on the shooting happening in a state with strict gun laws and that's an example of media behaving badly? You weren't clear. I'm confused.
  6. Good Morning! Herring, hope MIL gets well. Such a fine line with these old folks. I had a dehydrated 90 year old patient that went into fluid overload on IV fluids the other day and had to give her a low dose lasix to help with that. She made it to rehab when I worked the other day so she was okay. But you put out one fire, and another starts up. Nel, I always have a resentment about "customer service" training. It's quite simple...good staffing equals good customer service and I do not need any training on how to be a good nurse. That river of poop situation sounds like the one I saw the next shift dealing with while I was charting (and call lights going off with one tech tied up in a room with an 18 to one ratio...there goest those customer service scores). J22, did you wind up watching any Netflix? I just watched a series on megacities which highlighted four megapolis's around the world (Dehli, Mexico City, Moscow and Hong Kong). I enjoyed them except there were no subtitles when they were talking with non-English speakers. Had a poor nights sleep again. Hard a hard time falling asleep and slept fitfully. Sometime after 1AM I took 1/2 a sleeping pill and slept a few hours. Up early so as not to ruin tonight's sleep. Waiting to see if I'll be called in. It would be an 8 hour shift from 11-7, not a 4 hour shift. Again, I'd be happy not to do it. I don't need the money, but like Dianah said, it's for "life", and after paying off my debt a few weeks ago, I could use some emergency money and spending money. I had an okay day off yesterday. Mowed the front grass. It was quite warm and the air conditioner came on. Made a lovely "Cambodian sweet and sour eggplant and tofu" dish. I added the tofu actually and it cut back on the sweet. Was quite good. Bowling team did well last night. We jumped back up to 11th place. I need to mop the floors and cook something for dinners the next couple of days. If I don't get called in I hope to go to yoga. I finished up a 20 class pass. But if I don't get to work today, I will not, I will not, I will not volunteer for Friday and work 5 12's in a row again. Have a great day!
  7. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Her disdain for the tax privileges of the wealthy are well known. When you think about it, 70 billion a year would take away the tax cuts of just a few people.
  8. Tweety

    Monday February 18 2019

    Oh no. Hope all is well. How lucky she is to have you.
  9. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    One of these days I'll learn how to type your when appropriate and you're when appropriate. https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/16/tech/facebook-definers-apple-news/index.html
  10. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    Was that necessary? Why be the instigator? Those of us on the sidelines are really tired of you two and you're back and forth, and that's just what we see for things are deleted by admins. . Take the high road for a change. You can only change yourself. Seriously.
  11. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    Nice deflection. Local and state politicians did comment. While it was national news it does seem to be that when it involves children or large amounts of people like in the theater do national politicians respond. Obama often commented on shootings but certainly not every mass shooting because he would have been commented every day. How many has Trump commented on? I think it's more of a "well another workplace shooting..thoughts and prayers.....yawn" response...next story. Had he been an illegal immigrant and not a homegrown killer, what do you think the response would have been?
  12. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    I still don't get it. How is giving someone props for looking good on a shopping spree not being objective? About the reporter that Tweets that Trump was on his game and they had a good time, I would certainly expect that a good reporter when reporting a news story later would stick to the facts. Now if this was the only reporter that had these facts and was breaking the story, then yes I would probably go hmmmm.... but surely other reporters would jump on it and try to get to the facts. But don't you think it would be headline news if the investigation closes showing no collusion and this reporter wouldn't be the only one? I understand that stranger things have happened in the world of politics and reporting and perhaps it might be best to be stoic on the offhand chance it bites you later, but most people don't operate like that. Sometimes, it's just best to be yourself no matter how much people are going to spin it and these days each side is going to spin the other side to look bad.
  13. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    From the Washington Post. There was reason to be skeptical. My best friend even said he had doubts from the start and finds it interesting how it's playing out. I didn't read between the lines that critically myself as I tend to skim some stories. Cory Booker apparently didn't see it coming either. So I wonder is it the press's job to report a story and say "but I'm skeptical" or just report the story, or as some say just sit on it and wait. Also, as noted on the video I mentioned above one of the other panelists said a lot of the judgement was coming from outside the press, especially on social media. Were people just too hungry for another example of MAGA hate and homophobia that they jumped on the story without thinking? https://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/opinions/2019/02/17/i-doubted-jussie-smollett-it-breaks-my-heart-that-i-might-be-right/?nid=menu_nav_accessibilityforscreenreader&outputType=accessibility&utm_term=.bb09da58cb4b
  14. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    CNN covered the story. I believe the covered it from the beginning. Again, I don't think covering a celebrity beating from the beginning is "media behaving badly" and they should have waited. It was just too juicy. The had a video of a discussion panel where one African American man panelist agreed that the public and press might have been too quick to judge. https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html I went to see what Fox News was saying and they are covering the story from an angle that slams Cory Booker. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cory-booker-withholding-judgment-on-smollett-case-after-calling-it-attempted-modern-day-lynching
  15. Tweety

    Monday February 18 2019

    Good Morning! Joe, hope you have a good day at work. Glad you had a good Sunday. You've always been thoughtful in considering when and why to leave. Wise to stop an not act rashly. It's nice and warm this week in the 80's. Little chance of rain. Going to finally get out there and mow the front yard. I don't water so during our dry season I don't have to mow much but parts are overgrown. Hopefully will make a gym run and do some cooking as I might work overtime tomorrow. Volunteered to come in at 11:00 for post-op admissions should they need me. As much as I hate my job sometimes, having the opportunity to get overtime and make some money is nice. My paycheck on Friday was really nice with just one day of overtime and $150 bonus. Might as well get what I can get if I need it.
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