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  • Trump's Electoral Victory

    Trump's Electoral Victory

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    President Trump went on a long rant of a press conference yesterday where he lashed out at the press, and praised the job that he's been doing as President. He claimed that his Administration is running "like a fine tuned machine" and blamed the notion of a chaotic White House on "fake news". This word comes on the heels of one of his appointees resigning or being fired (depending on which day you ask the President), another appointee withdrawing to avoid being voted down, and a third declining his appointment, referencing the offer as a "shit sandwich".  In the presser, President Trump also told a few whoppers, including one he has often repeated even though it has been thoroughly debunked.

  • Betsy DeVos Buys A Job

    Betsy DeVos Buys A Job

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    Alright, before the Trump fans have a conniption, the sub headline there is a joke. Despite what you might believe if you watched this broad stumble through her confirmation hearing, she has been educated by someone. Somewhere. Someone who probably isn't rushing to the forefront right now to claim her. I scrolled back to December 18th on the Calvin College Facebook page and there was no mention of their Alumnus poised for such a prestigious governmental position. Now in fairness, I have no idea what protocol is for this sort of thing, but I would think it might get a congratulations or at least a mention, but in this case there was none.

  • We're Going To Build A Wall

    We're Going To Build A Wall

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    These words rang out time and again from Donald Trump during the Presidential campaign. "We're going to build a wall," Trump would exhort his rally audiences. He would then ask them who is going to pay for the wall? "Mexico!", they would yell back. As President, Trump signed an executive order to get the wall started. This lead many people to proclaim that he was keeping his campaign promise. However, the President has asked Congress to pay for the wall with the promise that he would find a way to get the money from Mexico at some point in the future. Then the Administration floated the idea of a 20% tax on Mexican imports. Now before we get into that, let's discuss the notion of keeping promises.

  • Trump Fabricates Shootings During Obama Speech

    Trump Fabricates Shootings During Obama Speech

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    As Trump has said, the level of violence in Chicago is through the roof. Last month, they had 40 murders in 22 days. 6 people were shot at a memorial for another victim of the gun violence on Wednesday. Despite last years spike in the murder rate, this year has gotten off to an even more violent start, with more murders-to-date than the city had seen in nearly 20 years. It's sad to see what is going on there, and President Trump has even talked about sending federal law enforcement to clean the mess up. One would think that with all of this violence and mayhem, the President wouldn't feel the need to invent murders that didn't happen. One would be wrong.

  • Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

    Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

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    Back during the election process Donald Trump brought this up, and my Facebook friends who supported him started beating me over the head with this study from the PEW Research Center. Why? Because despite being a Republican, I reject the notion of widespread voter fraud. So Trump brings up the conclusion of this study, and it starts a chain reaction among his supporters. "Try to deny it now, Steve." At the time, I told the lovely Ramona that this is what truly bothers me about Trump. I expect the average guy on the street to misunderstand what some of these studies are saying, but for a Presidential Candidate this is pretty basic stuff. So, allow me to lay out my case again why Trump is wrong and I was right, and this time I will have a little affirmation from those in the know.

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Michael Moore Learns Irony Can Be Rich

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Michael MooreI had left the wikileaks stories alone until now, but this little breaking story is just too good to pass up on. Documentary Filmmaker and legendary eater Michael Moore recently ate about 16 boxes of twinkies (presumably), then coughed up $20,000 to bail out WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He also praised traitor PFC. Bradley Manning, who is alleged to be responsible for the leaks, calling him a "courageous patriot" for exposing United States "war crimes". So, it appears that all is well in the love affair between Michael Moore and any enemy of the United States that he can find. No surprises here, right? Well, maybe a little bit of one. First, one must remember that clowns like Assange and Moore generally assume that there is some type of unspoken loyalty between them. Then, one must consider the fact that both parties have done nothing but exemplify disloyalty across the board. So here is how this little crackpot drama plays out.

Assange, fresh out of jail, releases a new batch of documents, which included this gem about Michael Moore and his fictitious documentary "Sicko".

XXXXXXXXXXXX stated that Cuban authorities have banned Michael Moore's documentary, "Sicko," as being subversive. Although the film's intent is to discredit the U.S. healthcare system by highlighting the excellence of the Cuban system, he said the regime knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them.

What a nice little "thank you" note for the guy who just got you out of the tank, right? Moore disputes this little gem as being a fake plant.

Sounds convincing, eh?! There's only one problem -- 'Sicko' had just been playing in Cuban theaters. Then the entire nation of Cuba was shown the film on national television on April 25, 2008! The Cubans embraced the film so much so it became one of those rare American movies that received a theatrical distribution in Cuba. I personally ensured that a 35mm print got to the Film Institute in Havana. Screenings of 'Sicko' were set up in towns all across the country.

Now, I assume Michael knows what he is talking about here. Does he have any theory about why this false information would be released in a secret document from one Government official to another?

The U.S. government has been passing around these "secret" documents to itself for the past fifty years, explaining in painstaking detail how horrible things are in Cuba and how Cubans are quietly aching for us to come back and take over. I don't know why we write these cables, I guess it just makes us feel better about ourselves.

Awe, come on Michael! You're a conspiracy theory guy, and that is the best you can do? Are you sure that our Government didn't do this just in case some renegade Private gives secret documents to wannabe journalists who will dump it on the web, get arrested, get bailed out by a wannabe documentary filmmakers, and thus said filmmaker will lash out and discredit the very leaks that he has been praising? It makes more sense than most of your theories. But the funniest part is his outrage.

So what do you do with about a false "secret" cable, especially one that involves you and your movie? Well, you wait for a responsible newspaper to investigate and shout what it discovers from the rooftops. But yesterday WikiLeaks gave the 'Sicko' Cuba cable to the media -- and what did they do with it? They ran it as if it were true!
So here you have WikiLeaks, who have put themselves on the line to find and release these cables to the press -- and traditional journalists are once again just too lazy to lift a finger, point and click their mouse to log into Nexis or search via Google, and look to see if Cuba really did "ban the film."

Yes, journalists should positively fact check their stories before they just run with them. So, my question is, who is the first journalist to release this story?

I support Julian, whom I see as a pioneer of free speech, transparent government and the digital revolution in journalism.

Yes, Michael Moore identifies Assange as a journalist. That having been said, how many journalists are responsible for pushing a lie here? Michael linked to the stories from "lazy" journalists who "failed to fact check" but they all seem to have one thing in common. Link 1 carried this headline. "WikiLeaks: Cuba banned Sicko for depicting 'mythical' healthcare system". The first line from link 2 is "And they say there's nothing interesting in the WikiLeaks cables:". The third link breeches the subject as follows. "I thought of him when I read the latest Wikileaks’ cables in this morning’s Guardian."

Notice something there? Each and every one of these articles isn't claiming to have hot new scoop that turns out to be false. They are all simply reporting the information that the first "journalist" Julian Assange posted on WikiLeaks. So, Michael, I will agree that journalists need to do a little fact checking. Perhaps you could discuss this with your bailout buddy right after you help him get over his fear of bending over to pick up the soap. And perhaps you should retract this offer to help this lazy journalist spread his unchecked lies across the world wide web.

"I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars,"

In the future, perhaps Michael Moore would be better served to remain silent and thought of as an idiot, than to open his mouth and remove any doubt. Either way, perhaps he has learned a valuable lesson. After all, it is possible that not every enemy of the United States is indeed Moore's friend.