I’d say “heh”, but it’s just too damn disheartening/disgusting.
Yep. Toldja. All good.
“They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here.”
Jones, president of the United Steelworkers 1999, which represents Carrier employees, felt optimistic when Trump announced last week that he’d reached a deal with the factory’s parent company, United Technologies, to preserve 1,100 of the Indianapolis jobs — until the union leader heard from Carrier that only 730 of the production jobs would stay and 550 of his members would lose their livelihoods, after all.
At the Dec. 1 meeting, where Trump was supposed to lay out the details, Jones hoped he would explain himself.
“But he got up there,” Jones said Tuesday, “and, for whatever reason, lied his a– off.”
In front of a crowd of about 150 supervisors, production workers and reporters, Trump praised Carrier. “Now they’re keeping — actually the number’s over 1,100 people,” he said, “which is so great.”
Jones wondered why the president-elect appeared to be inflating the victory. Trump and Pence, he said, could take credit for rescuing 800 of the Carrier jobs, including non-union positions.
“He lied his ass off…”
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, real U.S. manufacturing output went up, not down, from 1987 to 2016. In fact, output is up a full 85.2% over these 29 years, with current output having recovered to its pre-recession levels. This despite the implementation of that “worst” deal ever, NAFTA. So what does this mean? The total production of our manufacturing sector is at an all-time high, growing at a rate faster than the population since the 1980s, and leading to a greater per-capita production of goods in America than in 1987. At the same time, we are employing millions of fewer people in manufacturing than in years past. How can these both be true at the same time? It’s due to automation, and process improvements.
If the U.S. manufacturing base is making more/better goods than before, but employing fewer people, that’s the result of finding ways to organize production better, machines that run smoother, faster, and do more things, and perhaps additional factors like cheaper or more abundant raw materials, or imported parts. In a world without trade agreements, manufacturing output per-worker would still be higher than before due to these improvements, meaning the total number of people required to make the same volumes and kinds of goods would still be decreasing. In other words, even if protectionism did work (it doesn’t), and you could “keep” some additional jobs in the U.S., it would just be a band-aid, a temporary fix, as these jobs would end up going away with more production improvements anyway.
The American people are being lied to. You shouldn’t let people lie to you.
As I noted the other day, this kind of thing is simply disgusting.
You-Tube has put a “hate speech” label on this vid and pulled it down.
Time to warm up the tar…
These demagogic non sequiturs undercut conservative claims to value the truth. And that has policy consequences: the supposedly conservative Pence and company have been pushing the lie for a week now that the free market is a failure and case-by-case economic fascism from above is the solution to lost American jobs. When truth doesn’t matter, lies about policy are sure to follow.
You should read the whole thing.
Truth is not irrelevant to conservatives. It certainly is to T-rump suckers.
Ivanka Trump meeting with Al Gore today at Trump Tower to discuss “Climate issue”.
Oh, super. The (Collectivist) Beauty and the Man-bear-pig Beast.
Andrew Branca makes it to National Review (which all good T-rump suckers know is a pack of RINO squishes)!
(Whoever wrote that headline for him did no favors, however.)
Leslie Eastman, Roger Pielke Jr. has an article in Friday’s WSJ that expands on some of the matters that you covered back in your October 28, 2016 post:
Wikileaks Flood Hits Climate Change Alarmists
My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic – WSJ
By Roger Pielke Jr.
Updated Dec. 2, 2016 7:04 p.m. ET
Much to my surprise, I showed up in the WikiLeaks releases before the election. In a 2014 email, a staffer at the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta in 2003, took credit for a campaign to have me eliminated as a writer for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website. In the email, the editor of the think tank’s climate blog bragged to one of its billionaire donors, Tom Steyer: “I think it’s fair [to] say that, without Climate Progress, Pielke would still be writing on climate change for 538.”
Never heard of this site, but if true Nevada should be heating up soon.
Stan Vaughan was a candidate in Nevada’s assembly district 15, who has huge proof of fraud in his district. It’s the Democrat kind that involves falsified, non-existent voters who somehow still managed to cast votes. In 9,200 instances, the persons supposedly registered to vote don’t live at the address provided, as verified by Mr. Vaughan’s clever idea to send an individual piece of mail to registrations in which he had reasons to question their validity.
He conducted a random check of 200 of the registrants whose mail was returned by the US Post Office as being invalid and found that 185 of them still voted. If that factor of 92.5% fraudulent voting is extended out to the 9,200 pieces of returned mail, there were 8,510 fraudulent votes cast in Mr. Vaughan’s district.
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Here’s a little mnemonic that’s been running through my head for a while now. Something to remember whenever you hear new legislation being proposed.
Power and control, power and control, it all comes back to power and control.
The questions that come with that are naturally: who does this legislation really empower and what are the controls it gives them? You remember that when you are reading, well basically anything coming out of DC, and it ought to help you better decide whether or not you want to support it.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is telling supporters she’s willing to sue Republican President-elect Donald Trump if that’s what’s needed to protect the state.
In a fundraising email Tuesday, the Democrat said that when the federal government overreaches or attempts to take illegal action, state attorneys general provide a first line of defense.
In the email, Healey says she won’t hesitate to take Trump to court if he carries out what she described as his unconstitutional campaign promises.
Healey, who supported Democrat Hillary Clinton, ticked off a number of concerns, saying she’ll fight to defend Massachusetts’ efforts to expand health care, enforce some of the country’s toughest gun laws and maintain oversight of banks and Wall Street.
Healey faces re-election in 2018 and has about $526,000 in her campaign account.
Oh, and an update on the Terence Crutcher case. Officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed Crutcher, is set to appear in court today for a pretrial hearing.
Nice neat story from my neck of the woods and something I think we may see more of in the coming years. Tulsa man helps police capture a couple of suspects by following them with his drone.
I think we’ll be seeing more such stories as this because as drones become more prevalent we are going to see them increasingly used by law enforcement to do such tasks rather than by endangering themselves and the public by engaging in high speed pursuits or foot chases.
I suppose this is as good a place as any to share this, and ask a question about it. So here I will.
Over the past few years, since Obamacare was presented, then “passed”, I have tried to keep up on all the “ins and outs” and implications of the law. Mostly. (I haven’t actually read it in its entirety.) It’s critics predicted it would fail, and it seems to be failing spectacularly. Many said it was designed to fail, so that it would act as an impetus to foisting a single-payer system on America. (I happen to think it was so designed.)
However, I don’t recall ever hearing about anything similar to my own personal experience with Obamacare. I’m sure others have experienced this, and I imagine it’s been reported, somewhere, but I myself haven’t seen or read anything that would have warned me about the following consequence of Obamacare.
After finally securing a seemingly stable and likely “sufficient” job back in May of this year, I signed up for the insurance offered through my employer after the 90-day “probationary” period. It seemed like good insurance — I am a Type II diabetic, but had not had any insurance since December of 2015, two months after I was diagnosed. I also began having some heart problems right around the time I signed up for the insurance. So, I was finally able to see a doctor (a good doctor, and not the incompetents [unfortunately] at the local health clinic for poor people). And I was able to finally afford medications for my diabetes, and ultimately for my heart condition. The cost was “just” $200 per month ($50 taken out of each week’s paycheck) for the insurance, plus roughly $50 each month out of pocket for the medications. Considering how expensive the doctor visits and medications would have been without insurance, it was well worth it.
But in late October, work began slowing down in my department (consisting of myself and another, older gentleman who had years of experience in that area, whereas I was a complete greenhorn). I went from easily getting 40 hours per week, to struggling to get 35 hours per week, to getting 25 hours in two successive weeks, to 17 hours in the last week I actually worked there, to 0 hours in my “final” week (and many of those hours in the last few weeks involved cleaning up the area, or hunting for work in other departments).
As my hours dwindled, and it became clear there was nothing to suggest they would increase any time soon (or late), I decided that I simply could not afford the “extra” $250 per month for insurance and medications. I would have to forego those benefits for a while, until I could again afford them. (I was only earning $14.00/hour, by the way.)
So I met with the lady who handled the company’s insurance, and explained my situation, and asked her to cancel my insurance. She said it couldn’t be canceled, except for certain “qualifying conditions”. She emailed some person who had more expertise in the matter, to confirm what she thought; within a few minutes (fortunately!), she received a reply, which basically said, “Yes, you’re right. The insurance cannot be canceled unless there are qualifying conditions, and being ‘unaffordable’ is not a qualifying condition.” Thus, BY LAW, I could NOT cancel insurance that had truly become “unaffordable” for me. If I earned $50.00 take-home from work in a given week, ALL of that amount would go towards my insurance — Obama had decided that he (and Jonathan Gruber, I suppose) knew best how I should spend what I earned; and Obamacare effectively put it into law that insurance was more of a necessity and priority than, say, food or shelter or gas money for getting to and from work or hunting for work.
Obamacare thus effectively economically ENSLAVES those who unwittingly sign up for at least employer-based insurance. Once in, you can’t get out (except for “qualifying conditions”, which were never listed for me, but I can only assume include death and losing one’s job). As it is, I quit the company since I could not in principle submit myself to such bondage. (Not that it made much difference in my wages, naturally, since there was no work anyway.)
This forced attachment to one’s insurance, above and beyond the everyday necessities to actually be able to live and function in this world, is an outrage. It also seems designed to force people in such circumstances to then depend upon OTHER government handouts, further increasing government control over people’s lives. Clever, deceptive, and evil.
Has the ADL become a tool of the left?
Please, please, please analyze this from Caroline Glick:
The unique snowflakes can’t really stand to see Darwin in action.
This makes me belly laugh even now. The Horror, the horror …
Curious Redditor observes that Jill Stein’s electoral challenge is being funded by a bot.
Whoops. The Washington Post is claiming it has “debunked” a conspiracy theory at Reddit.
In my experience, when the Washington Post “debunks” a political story, it’s true, and disadvantageous to a Democrat.
This “debunking” is weak and incoherent, mostly because it leaves out a lot of pertinent information, for the purpose of making the theory look less-well-founded. The piece is strongly reminiscent of the “debunking” of the Swift Boat Veterans story.
That clumsy effort by the Washington Post to protect John F. Kerry from the consequences of a pack of lies he told in his “autobiography” unintentionally drew attention to his flaws, and may well have affected a presidential election.
Tears are streaming down my cheeks.
Reddit folks started a campaign to send salt to the NYT. So far they’ve met the goal of sending a ton of salt. Some of them sent pacifiers, Kleenex, hemorrhoid cream and other stuff.
#SendEmSalt: an attempt to deliver 1 ton of salt to the New York TimesHIGH ENERGY (self.The_Donald)
submitted 3 days ago * by njmksrUSA
DEAR NYT, when you get this salt, please donate it to somewhere that needs it, like a homeless hospitality kitchen. Don’t just hoard it or send it back. Do something good with it.
If you want to see this post stickied, modmail the mods!
While I was viewing the frontpage today, I was inspired by one ‘Pede’s act of sending the NYT 25 pounds of salt.
So, I thought we could follow in this brave patriot’s footsteps and pool together to send the New York Times an entire literal ton of salt.
If 89 of us send 25 pounds, we’ll have sent just over one (metric) ton. Here’s where you can order the salt:
https://www.amazon.com/Morton-Table-Salt-25-Pound/dp/B007SNJ98G That’s right, back in stock! Woohoo!
Another thing you can send: salt shakers: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I5UQU60/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Send it as a gift to: The New York Times 620 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
The message should include something about being from /r/the_donald, and also #SendEmSalt.
Post your order confirmation below if you choose to do it- I’m in the process of sending mine. Use a screenshot on https://i.sli.mg/
Good luck, ‘Pedes. Special thanks to /u/legalizehazing
Tally: PROGRESS SO FAR BY #SENDEMSALT
105/89 Sent, 2 Pending (me, /u/EmpireofWin) WE MADE IT! ONE METRIC TON SENT! And don’t forget to review on Amazon!
But but but but I thought the DNC leaks weren’t news!
It is interesting that Obama raised this question, of the distinction between the public and the private positions, because apparently he thinks he got away with it.
During his campaign, when he was promising to remove our troops from Iraq faster than humanly possible, his campaign instructed its volunteers to tell people “We know he can’t do that.” I got this directly from a volunteer.
It’s been one scandal after another, including the passage of Obamacare and the subsequent admissions by Johnathan Gruber that the administration had deliberately lied in order to quiet opposition to it.
And, here’s a choice flash from the past, where Time magazine tried to soften the scandal by claiming that Republicans lied about Obamacare, too.
“The truth is there was deception on both sides of the debate that preceded passage of health care reform. Two wrongs don’t make a right—transparency is always better and more fair—but such context is necessary when judging Gruber and his remarks caught on tape. Republicans propagated talk of “death panels” and the notion that health reform would “ration” care, putting a board in charge of deciding who could live or die. The ACA does neither. The GOP also peddled the false idea that Democratic health reform was a “government takeover,” an argument that conveniently left out the fact that government dollars account for more than half of all health spending, with or without the ACA. And Republicans cast the entire discussion of the “public option,” a Medicare-like government insurance plan consumers could buy if they wanted to, as socialized medicine for all. ”
Once again, the Republicans were telling the truth, and the media was lying to help the Democrats.
This lying, not racism on the part of the new media, Trump, or voters, is why Breitbart and FOX News continue to hammer their competition.
Link for the Time magazine quote
Impressive article about Jared Kushner.
“It’s hard to overstate and hard to summarize Jared’s role in the campaign,” says billionaire Peter Thiel, the only significant Silicon Valley figure to publicly back Trump. “If Trump was the CEO, Jared was effectively the chief operating officer.”
“Jared Kushner is the biggest surprise of the 2016 election,” adds Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, who helped design the Clinton campaign’s technology system. “Best I can tell, he actually ran the campaign and did it with essentially no resources.”
Noteworthy entertainment, at least to me. A story about normal people reaching out and touching the NYT ivory tower – and dumping salt on them.
The infamous Reddit sub The_Donald sent 2000+ lbs of salt to the NYT separately in 25lb bags… gift wrapped with short letters to the editors. After a hard fought campaign for Hillary the media earned their salty salty tears. Article after article smears any place associated with the “Alt right” as racist and bigoted etc. Recently the NYT in an article accused The_Donald of housing bigotry. The folks at The_Donald responded in kind.
In a playful rebuttal Reditors took it upon themselves to send 25lb bags of Morton’s salt to the NYT editors. Like much of the beautiful ambiguity that makes up the Trump supporters the symbolism is multifaceted. It’s a clear reference to the NYT’s salty tears. The knock at the tears is both a reminder of their ridiculous partisanship and terrible sportsmanship after a Loss. They impugn average Americans and treat them as bigots of every type without a second thought, let alone basic decency. Those horrible bigots sent salt. An ancient valuable harvested by middle class people all across the middle of this country. It serves as a nice reminder that the anonymous worthless stupid bigoted masses of the middle country can reach out and respond. Like they did on November 7th. Gosh PA is awfully close to home.
Maybe the salt is also a reference to a razed Carthage.
NYT piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/opinion/sunday/reddit-and-the-god-emperor-of-the-internet.html
Or it could gave been a take on “Truth to a liberal is like salt to a slug”
So, like a spit-load of other things that faux conservatives USED to pretend they were for or against, T-rumpulous is smooth, groovy, and outasight…!!! Because…T-rump.
THAT is a great idea. Huelskamp was beaten by the GOPe via an outfit that pretends to be “conservative” but is strictly crony capitalist. He defied the crony ag boys in his and other states, and they couldn’t have that.
He should be given a mandate to end the Dept. of Agriculture, which no longer has anything like the meaning it did at the Founding.
SAN ANTONIO — Two 10th-grade students at a San Antonio high school and their teacher have been reprimanded over a skit portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump.
One of the boys used a gunfire sound effect from a cellphone; the other boy, playing Trump, fell to the ground.
Barry Perez, spokesman for Northside ISD, said the “appropriate action” had been taken against the three, and that the teacher had apologized.
Ever since election night, when Donald Trump won the state’s six Electoral College votes, Whitmer says he’s received multiple threats demanding him to change his vote.
“From people who I don’t know, who are demanding that I vote for someone other than Trump,” said Whitmer. “A lot of them demanding that I vote for Hillary Clinton.”
Whitmer has received calls and messages on his business’s Facebook page.
“No one have overtly threatened me, but I feel that it could come to that,” said Whitmer. “And these people have looted. They have assaulted people. They’re having these huge demonstrations in major cities, and they are just mad about this election.”
Despite the threats, Whitmer says he will continue to stand behind Trump, who he believes is best suited as President.
This is all on democrats shoulders now if anything happens.
Anti-Trump Protesters Threaten to “Put a Bullet” in the Brain of Michigan Elector
22-year-old Michael Banerian, one of Michigan’s 16 Electoral College voters, told the Detroit News that he has received a deluge of hateful messages from leftists, including numerous death threats.
“I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out.
“Basically this man is probably going to destroy the earth and civilization as we know it. It’s kind of terrifying.”
“These protests are so moving, but ultimately what are they going to accomplish? I’m so glad these kids on the campuses everywhere are going ape s—, but at the end of the day the guy’s still going to be president. Maybe you need a civil war or something.”
“I don’t want to live in a country where people voted for Trump. I want to live in some other f—ing country. But I don’t want to run away. So we’re just going to have to bust this thing up.”
“There’s a lot of old people who need to realize they’ve had a nice life, and it’s time for them to move on. Because they’re the ones who go out and vote for these assholes. If you look at the young people, between 18 and 25, if it was up to them Hillary would have been president. No offense to the seniors out there. My mom’s a senior citizen. But if you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn.“
This actor turned “political thinker” still doesn’t get it, and he never will.
PacketSled CEO fired. Copy of his posts at link threatening to kill President Trump, along with his “bring it secret service” when one of his respondents says next he’ll have the FBI …
An important sub-issue in the campaign was the resounding repudiation of the media.
As a result, consumers turned to new media, including Breitbart, which has become influential
Breitbart Beats NY Times, CNN, and Fox News for Election Day Facebook Engagement
and the NYT knows it
and the NYT promised its readers to upgrade the quality of its reporting
With a little help from its friends:
Google to limit “news” sites to ones they choose, rather than allowing customers to choose
and college professors also think that they should decide which publisher qualifies as “news.” which at least in some cases means eliminating Breitbart
Meanwhile, articles by the New York Times and the Washington Post are being carried in our regional newspapers. These articles claim that Breitbart.com has “promoted whit nationalist, racist and anti-semitic views.”
Does anybody who reads Breitbart recognize the site in that description? I do not.
Breitbart has announced that it is considering suing a major news organization for slander. I suspect the New York Times is spoiling for that fight. They think that Times v. Sullivan allows them to publish slander, because the actual malice standard is so high. They have taken the position over time that there is no limit to what they can publish, because they can claim it is all opinion, anyway.
I think the better course is for Breitbart to take away the New York Times’ market. Its circulation is down to nothing. The paper, that was once ubiquitous on city streets, in airports and hotels across this country, has been replaced by USA Today. However, its article are used regularly, and heavily, in the regional papers as a kind of national news supplement.
These are obviously contractual arrangements that Breitbart, or some other new media entity, might pursue. Their argument would be that, since the old media has resorted to highly partisan half-reporting, a little balance would be refreshing, and more interesting to their readers.
I gave the whining three days to settle down, it’s been a week, and it is continuing, possibly because the newspapers continue to push it.
Today’s San Diego Union-Tribune has an article by Noam N. Levy of the California News Group, owner of U-T and LA Times, “Trump Not Indicating He’ll Fight Drug Prices — Issue was key part of campaign health care pitch not mentioned since election.”
Did he say anything? Not according to the article, which is taken to mean he has “downgraded plans to act aggressively.”
This is another pathetic attempt to upset people, rather than convey information.
Missed this on election night. Chris Matthews sounds like he is channeling Ann Coulter in explaining to Rachel Maddow why Trump won.
Best traffic report ever from Oklahoma. Extremely helpful for those celebs needing directions to Canada.
PacketSled CEO threatens to kill Trump. He’s going to be loved tenderly by the SS.
PacketSled Response to Matt Harrigan Comments
Posted on November 14, 2016 in Events by admin Comments are off
PacketSled takes recent comments made by our CEO, seriously. Once we were made aware of these comments, we immediately reported this information to the secret service and will cooperate fully with any inquiries. These comments do not reflect the views or opinions of PacketSled, its employees, investors or partners. Our CEO has been placed on administrative leave.
I like to find out how we at LI can send donations to thomas friedman at the NYT for at least a single wide trailer. Poor guy feels homeless in America. Pictures of the feeling homeless mansion of thomas at link.
Completed in 2003 on over seven acres of prime Bethesda, Maryland inside-the-D.C. Beltway real estate, and consisting of 10 baths and 11,420 square feet, the home’s current tax value is in excess of $9 million.
Hate Trumps Love again from the deranged left.
November 11 at 8:41pm · Lake Carmel, NY ·
I have spent the last five days meditating on Trump’s election. Upon consideration, I believe this is a call to violence. I felt the call to violence in the 60’s and I feel it now again. This attack on liberty and tolerance will not be solved by appeasement. Obama tried that for eight years. We should finance those who support violence resistance. We should be willing to take arms. Like Old John Brown, I am willing to battle with my children. Alt right nut jobs swagger violence. It’s time to actualize that violence, Like by Civil War Michigan predecessors I choose to stand with the black, the brown and the oppressed.
If you look at the NY Times exits polls,
it was the black, brown, and oppressed that elected Trump. They voted more for Clinton, but the poor black, brown, and oppressed from the rust belt was the difference between Trump and Romney.
I hope some one at Legal Insurrection is looking into Ithaca against Trump. They held an “organizational meeting” at a private residence here in Trumansburg on Friday night. I was alerted to it & their Facebook page by a friend. The meeting was 2 houses away from me. In their post they makes assumptions such as, we have understanding neighbors (true) who are also anti-Trump (not true). These people never asked us if it was ok to invite over 900 people ( the invited number shown on the FB page ) to our neighborhood. Where on earth would they expect to park that many cars ? Lucky for us, there was a vehicle accident that shut down the street & nobody could park on our block. I have no idea what downtown must have looked like if they all parked there & walked. They had open bonfires in a residential neighborhood, I assume because not everyone could fit inside the house to keep warm.
Read their meeting rules. They don’t want peace or resolutions. Their statement was any Trump supporter caught on the premises would be reported to the cops & charged with trespassing. I can’t believe that this is allowed. What do these people want ? The election is over. I still can’t speak out for fear of being cast as racist. What is wrong with this country ?
How are others who are surrounded by post-election crybabies dealing with the endless sniveling? I don’t want to waste energy debating, but I don’t want to listen to that garbage, either. Just saying “GTFU” (grow up) is probably not productive. Maybe tell them how many days until Santa comes?