So that's my opening shot in today's war of words. I'll let you make you own judgements regarding the rest, with as sparse a commentary as I can make.
"In a heated debate, Pressley launches an offensive against Capuano" by Michael Levenson Globe Staff August 16, 2018
City Councilor Ayanna Pressley launched a bristling offensive against Representative Michael Capuano on Wednesday, using the final debate of their hard-fought contest to accuse him of being willing to support President Trump’s “hate wall,” of voting to restrict access to abortion, and of expressing skepticism about the push for gun control after the Virginia Tech massacre.
Pressley’s barrage in the opening minutes of a fast-moving televised debate on WGBH’s “Greater Boston” signaled a new and more confrontational turn in what had been a contest notable for the candidates’ reluctance to directly engage each other or criticize each other’s records.
Her version of Shock and Awe.
The contest between the 44-year-old African-American city councilor and the 66-year-old, 10-term incumbent has been watched nationally as a test of Democratic primary voters’ willingness to jettison incumbents in favor of newcomers — particularly women and people of color, who are running on a promise to fight Trump’s agenda.
With the Sept. 4 primary looming and polls showing Capuano ahead, Pressley was the aggressor throughout the 30-minute debate, moderated by host Jim Braude.....
Like it is a f***ing boxing match.
The issues they disagreed sharply over were the national anthem, abortion, undocumented immigrants, gays, and in another swipe, Pressley pounced on Capuano for voting earlier this year for a bill that would make it a federal crime to assault a police officer. Capuano took a shot at Pressley for comments she made about Bernie Sanders when he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton.
I guess it will all be in who counts the votes.
"President Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA director John Brennan" by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear New York Times August 15, 2018
When I saw the breaking news on television last night I said it's about time out loud.
WASHINGTON — President Trump revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former CIA director under President Obama, on Wednesday in a striking act of retaliation against an outspoken critic. The president threatened to do the same to other former national security officials who have antagonized him.
Yeah, forget the treasonous subversion.
Citing what he called Brennan’s “erratic” behavior and “increasingly frenzied commentary,” Trump dispatched Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his press secretary, to read a statement saying that Brennan had abused his access to the United States’ secrets “to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations,” as well as “wild outbursts on the Internet and television about this administration.”
Step by step, from the moment 10 days into his administration that he fired the acting attorney general, Sally Q. Yates, Trump has overseen the removal of top national security officials who have defied him or worked at senior levels of the Russia investigation. They include James B. Comey, the former FBI director; Andrew G. McCabe, the former FBI deputy director; and Peter Strzok, the former FBI counterintelligence agent who helped oversee the Hillary Clinton e-mail inquiry and the Russia investigation and disparaged Trump in a series of inflammatory texts.
They then go on to imply that Trump is “crazy.”
The revocation of Brennan’s security clearance also appeared to be a way to change the subject from damaging accusations in a tell-all book by Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former reality TV show star who worked in the White House and now claims that Trump used a slur to disparage African-Americans and is in a state of mental decline.
Oh, Globe, you WENT THERE AGAIN TODAY!
And you wonder why your credibility has been totally shredded and you are considered an adversary?
The revocation drew a swift response from Brennan. Brennan has become increasingly vocal in his criticism of the president and often tweets or appears on television as contributor on NBC to question Trump’s fitness for office. Last month, Brennan said the president should be impeached for “treasonous” behavior after Trump stood next to President Vladimir Putin of Russia at a news conference in Finland and cast doubt on the conclusion of the intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
On Tuesday, the story of Trump’s reality star aide turned accuser intersected with that of his frequent public antagonist when Brennan chastised the president in a tweet for calling Manigault Newman “that dog.”
Brennan wrote: “It’s astounding how often you fail to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity. Seems like you will never understand what it means to be president, nor what it takes to be a good, decent, & honest person. So disheartening, so dangerous for our Nation.”
The level of arrogance is beyond description coming from this evil cretin.
This is the same guy who was in charge of presenting the drone kill lists to Obama for approval, and then told to go get the ones Obama decided to assassinate. The same guy who lied under oath to Congre$$, the same guy whose agency spied on the Senate when they were investigating torture, the same guy who funneled the discredited Steel dossier thru Harry Reid so that Obama's government could get a warrant to spy and try and set up an opposing party's presidential nominee and campaign. The same guy who was a communist because that's who the agency told him to infiltrate.
Somehow, our friends in the pre$$ have all forgotten that -- much like they have forgotten Holder's jailing of reporters under Obama.
You guys are all part of the same shell game, aren't you, and it is the voices of dissent and protest that are in the targeting crosshairs.
Sanders said the president was also considering yanking the security clearances of other former officials and one current Justice Department official, all of whom have angered the president. The group includes Michael V. Hayden, the former head of the National Security Agency who was made CIA director under George W. Bush; Susan Rice, a national security adviser under Obama; James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence under Obama; and Yates.
Look at that motley crew. Clapper another liar to Congre$$, and Rice was an unmasker that helped run Mike Flynn out.
Others who no longer have a clearance might lose the ability to have it reinstated, the president warned. Comey and McCabe, neither of whom currently have a security clearance, are part of the list.
The only current official on Trump’s list is Bruce Ohr, an attorney in the Justice Department’s criminal division. The president has criticized Ohr on Twitter because of Ohr’s friendship with Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer who compiled a salacious dossier containing potentially damaging information about the president.
Ohr’s wife, Nellie — Trump singled her out as “beautiful” in a tweet over the weekend — worked until September 2016 as a contractor for Fusion GPS, the research firm that commissioned the dossier.
Either the Globe will follow up with this line of inquiry, Ohr they will drop it like a hot potato.
So his wife worked at the company at the same time the company was contracted to commission the dossier, and at the same time it was being passed through channels so that the DoJ could obtain a warrant to spy on and attempt to entrap the Trump campaign?
Wow. That's like Watergate on steroids. Must be why Obama remains out of sight.
Intelligence agencies were taken by surprise by the White House announcement.
Yeah, I'll bet they were.
Think about it. Trump knows if he tells them anything, it's leaked to the pre$$ before the day is done.
Trump’s action appeared to be the first time that a president has ever issued or revoked a clearance outside the established process, according to Bradley P. Moss, a lawyer who has written on the issue.
Clearances are typically revoked for cause, because of a security concern such as health concerns or the mishandling of classified material.
“This is supposed to be an impartial and objective assessment of security concerns,” Moss said. “This is the president taking a step that he most likely had the legal authority to take, but that no other president has ever thought it proper or justified to do on his own.”
Well then, that's the problem with this president, isn't it?! Those last three words.
Then Aly Raisman tells the Globe what it is like training with the enemy.
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"Amazon’s silence on HQ2 only stokes more speculation" by Tim Logan Globe Staff August 15, 2018
There has been so little news of late about Amazon’s search for a second headquarters that some observers have taken to seizing on the slightest whiff of a clue about where the e-commerce giant might decide to locate its coveted $8 billion complex, or the persistent rumor — most recently given life by a story this month in The New York Times — that the public release of a shorter short list of finalist cities for the project is imminent. It is not, an Amazon spokesman says.
No, I don't make this stuff up.
I guess friends spread rumors.
Nearly a year after Amazon launched its search process to great fanfare — and hype — it’s hard to blame people for resorting to speculation.....
Which is the rest of the article is, right down to the tax loot bribes it is going to take to get them.
Then there is this at the bottom of the front page. You figure it out for yourself while Hallquist, Zimmerman, Zuckerman, Davis, and Braus get a “pony keg of beer and enjoy each other’s company.”
Here is their first item of concern upon taking over.
Manafort’s tax- and bank-fraud case is heading to the jury
Looks like he has to be convicted to validate Mueller, so what we are seeing is a kangaroo court with a predetermined outcome.
The Washington ComPost tells us that the court verdict is the only way for the special counsel to speak -- as his office leaks to them and the New York Times.
Twitter muzzles conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week
Oh, isn't that rich?
You've got the pre$$ whining and complaining about what someone said about them and at the same time a controlled opposition straw man is being set up to silence us all.
They only have themselves to blame. Had it not been for the, let's face it, decades of lying us into wars as well as the eliti$t $upremaci$m and in$ult that comes along with the $elf-$erving agenda-pushing, I wouldn't even be here.
Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man, bake me a cake as fast as you can.
So we have had a conversation with an Olympic athlete that was subject to institutional pedophilia covered up for decades -- and in the Catholic Church's case centuries, but their are no conspiracies because people would talk and they couldn't be kept secret. Of course, that is the way it is now. They moved from outright censorship before the Internet to thinking they could create reams of propaganda to accomplish their ends to letting the truth get out and now it has to be put back in the bottle -- to a confused gubernatorial candidate, and now a cake in a baker's face.
I can understand you being hungry, and yeah, those things will kill ya'!
Judge blocks effort to shield military transgender ban info
Seems like a theme.
Just keep it quiet around command.
"A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday. Erika Carter Boquet, 29, was driving her 2016 Toyota 4 Runner eastbound on Oregon Highway 78 when an oncoming vehicle veered into her lane, authorities said. The crash happened in a remote part of Oregon about 130 miles west of the Idaho border. A GoFundMe page to help bring the bodies home had raised more than double its goal of $10,000 on Wednesday....."
"More than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said. The birds were living in extremely overcrowded conditions in a home in a Columbus neighborhood. ASPCA and Columbus Humane officials said the birds have been relocated to a temporary shelter until a court determines custody....."
At least they didn't eat the fish, and there is a lot of weird weather going on lately, I mean fires that look like they were caused by lasers and lightning strikes from a violent cloudburst that knock down bridges and destabilize a populist government that is not very popular in certain quarters (remember the bridge that collapsed at the Florida University a while back? Was breaking news and then flushed down the ma$$ media memory hole just as fast. Makes you wonder who was at fault)?
I'll tell you, there was one time I believed in a lot of things that were shown to be false, and the "official story" from authority via their mouthpieces no longer cuts it anymore especially since their has not only been no change in behavior, they are worse than ever! Not even trying to hid their agenda-pushing politics anymore.
Looks like we lost Cambodia.
Must have been Chinese interference.
Looks like a path was cleared for the IMF to get into Pakistan, as earlier this year, Khan married faith healer Bushra Maneka. He has previously been married to socialite Jemima Goldsmith and journalist Reham Khan.
He needs to go on Maury and get his family's DNA collected for the database..
(sound of crickets chirping)
Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records
Seems like a theme.
Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father’s war
Interesting juxtaposition. The first item brings to mind the phrase "Never Again," while the second item brings to mind the phrase "Never Enough."
Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post
Now that the perversions have reached into the Buddhist community (see #145 on your program), maybe its time to scrap all religion (he canceled the trip?).
The only one it hasn't touched so far is Islam.
Which makes the Australian's remark all the more astonishing.
Ever since Trump ordered peace talks with the Taliban, the country has been riddled with daily atrocities, or so I have been told.
Israel eases restrictions on Gaza imports after days of relative calm
Thank God for small favors. I sincerely mean that. No sarcasm. Well, maybe a little.
Briton From Sudan Is Named as Suspect in London Crash
I haven't even examined whether it is piece of complete fakery or a false flag crisis drill gone live, and don't feel the need. My first thought was why do the British need to be distracted by fear right now, and what further government agenda is it serving. I know a portrait of the suspect and his movements has begun to emerge (ha-ha, all right, this cover story crapola should be good):
He lived above shops in Birmingham before moving to the Highgate neighborhood, according to the BBC, and came from Darfur in 2010 and later became a British citizen. His family as being in “a state of shock” over the arrest (they always are), and he “had been trying to get a visa from the Sudanese Embassy to go back to Sudan” where he studied engineering in Sudan. British news outlets reported that he later studied accounting at Coventry University, and it appeared he had most recently worked as a shop manager in Birmingham. Khater’s Facebook page included posts about listening to sentimental songs like Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me,” and Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie.” He was also a fan of Al-Merrikh SC, a Sudanese soccer club, and was not known to authorities in Britain, officials said.
And the solution?
Make Parliament Square a pedestrian-only site to thwart future vehicle attacks.
As walls need to go up in London, they are coming down in Korea -- with or without the disapproval of the AmeriKan pre$$!
Pretty soon AmeriKan schools and subways will be just like theirs, although the portable screening devices, which will be deployed later this year, will “quickly and unobtrusively” screen riders without revealing their anatomy and without forcing them to line up or stop walking and “most people won’t even know they’re being scanned, so there’s no risk of them missing their train.”
Hope it's worth it at $100,000 each, and you better not.
Should coffee come with cancer warnings?
When you get to the bottom of it you realize they care more about the industry and money when it comes to the bu$ine$$ and $ocietal ramifications of your health.
$o much for $cience!
And yet we are expected to believe the dogma that comes forth from authority and is transmitted by the altrui$tic pre$$ -- because they are our friend!
"In their bid to unseat Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana, Republicans have seized on a new controversy: an apocalyptic poster depicting a dead President Trump that promoted a Pearl Jam concert that was used to raise money for Tester’s campaign. While there has been no suggestion that Tester had input into the poster’s design, Republicans are criticizing the red-state Democrat for failing to condemn its content. Chris Meagher, a spokesman for Tester, said the campaign did not have input into the poster’s design and did not approve of it. ‘‘We never saw the poster before the show, and we don’t like it,’’ Meagher said. ‘‘And we don’t condone violence of any kind. Period.’’ Pearl Jam’s ‘‘Rock2Vote’’ concert in Missoula on Monday was staged independently of the campaign, with a focus on voter turnout. Meagher said the campaign purchased tickets at face value and paired them with tickets to a separate event as a means to raise money for Tester’s race against Matt Rosendale, the state auditor, who has the active support of Trump....."
Yeah, they knew nothing about it, and they don't condone violence unless it is EUSraeli aggression.
"George Conway is at it again. A day after lighting up the internet with a not-so-subtle dig at President Trump, the attorney and husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway jumped back into the online ring with another tweet on Tuesday morning. The latest Conway barb came after he shared a comment from The Washington Post’s Philip Bump. Referencing the recent White House intrigue surrounding Omarosa Manigault Newman’s book launch and the administration’s effort to discredit the former staffer, Bump put the matter in the hypothetical terms of the business world. Conway has become an increasingly public voice of dissent against the president....."
There she is again, and all I can think of is what Kellyanne has to go home to at night. It must be hell in that house. I wonder if she reads him the riot act, or does he still beat his wife?
"The White House has admitted error for its false claim President Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans as Barack Obama. It was a rare acknowledgment of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains......"
It was like that for eight years under Obummer and they loved it.
By now you should know who are the winners and losers.
Was the last thing I read.
It's the losers that complain the loudest, and to the victor go the spoils.
No one is saying the pre$$ shouldn't have the right to spew. It's their self-righteou$, self-serving, self-appointed role as dispenser of unquestioned truth and received wisdom that's the irritant.
Man attacked by shark off Cape Cod
It's the B-section's top story, and the coverage has such a summer of 2001 feel to it.
One wonders what horrific plot is coming our way this September. I'm sure the plotters and planners think it will unite this fractured country and propel us into new conquests the way it did after September 11th, 2001.
Well, are they ever in for a big surprise. A lot has happened since then, not finding WMD didn't help, and the never-ending war-promoting and other lies have taken a toll. We aren't going to turn to the media and ask why did this happen this time. Why do they hate us. The Democrats are so lost in hatred they will use an attack to impeach Trump for not keeping us safe, and the rest of the citizenry will wonder how, after all the years of increasing surveillance and spying and after the billions in loot, could this happen again before they grow furious in outrage at all authority on all levels. Good luck organizing that. It's not like there has never been domestic unrest during a war effort, no matter how much the war monger's history books whitewash it.
Jane Fonda donates papers to Smith College
You can look them over at lunch.
Rogue scooter company Bird flees Cambridge and Somerville
Yeah, it is time to be scooting along.
To where I don't know.
You will have to mark it Return to Sender before setting up camp.
Compensation rises for local hospital leaders
At lea$t they are healthy!
You really should buy them some flowers.
Sorry, but it is time to get rid of the Citgo sign.
Honestly, I have nothing to say about any of them because none of them interest me.
These are the highest-paying jobs in the US right now
SEC is said to subpoena Tesla after Elon Musk’s take-private tweet
Stocks tumble as investors fret about China’s slower growth
I thought it was Turkey that was going to be the problem.
Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings
She can't recall key facts?