HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » tenderfoot » Journal
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 24 Next »

tenderfoot

Profile Information

Gender: Female
Hometown: East Coast
Home country: USA
Current location: West Coast
Member since: Tue Sep 3, 2013, 12:59 PM
Number of posts: 2,805

Journal Archives

Charles Manson FINALLY DEAD

https://twitter.com/CBSLA/status/932483493430427648


Good Riddance!

We Knew Julian Assange Hated Clinton. We Didnt Know He Was Secretly Advising Trump.

Actually, a lot of people knew wikileaks was a pro-authoritarian/pro-Fascist joke....

THE REVELATION THAT WikiLeaks secretly offered help to Donald Trump’s campaign, in a series of private Twitter messages sent to the candidate’s son Donald Trump Jr., gave ammunition to the group’s many detractors and also sparked anger from some longtime supporters of the organization and its founder, Julian Assange.

One of the most high-profile dissenters was journalist Barrett Brown, whose crowdsourced investigations of hacked corporate documents later posted on WikiLeaks led to a prison sentence.

Brown had a visceral reaction to the news, first reported by The Atlantic, that WikiLeaks had been advising the Trump campaign. In a series of tweets and Facebook videos, Brown accused Assange of having compromised “the movement” to expose corporate and government wrongdoing by acting as a covert political operative.

Brown explained that he had defended WikiLeaks for releasing emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee, “because it was an appropriate thing for a transparency org to do.” But, he added, “working with an authoritarian would-be leader to deceive the public is indefensible and disgusting.”

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/15/wikileaks-julian-assange-donald-trump-jr-hillary-clinton/

Al Franken asks for ethics investigation into himself.

https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/931219678940286976

Roy Moore supporters defend pedophilia on twitter...

https://twitter.com/CarrollBryant/status/928963150820642816

Jews should concern Americans more than Russia, says Nigel Farage

https://twitter.com/bpress726/status/928676421228269568

NYC Mayoral candidate Bo Dietl tweets bitter response to loss, rife with misspellings...

https://twitter.com/BoDietl/status/928241166902054912

Glenn Greenwald to discuss Kevin Spacey with S.E. Cupp!

And will no doubt try to tie Spacey's behavior to liberals, liberalism, the DNC, Hillary, women, Hollywood, the left.

Just an FYI...

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/925132763782701056

Private Prison Giant Parties At Trump Resort After Landing $110M ICE Detention Center Contract



In recent years, the private prison company GEO Group has held its annual leadership conference at venues near its Boca Raton headquarters. But this year, the company moved its gathering to a Miami-area golf resort owned by President Trump.


The event last week, during which executives and wardens gathered for four days of meetings, dinner receptions and golf outings at the luxurious 800-acre Trump National Doral, followed an intense effort by GEO Group to align itself with the president and his administration.




During last year’s election, a company subsidiary gave $225,000 to a pro-Trump super PAC. GEO gave an additional $250,000 to the president’s inaugural committee. It also hired as outside lobbyists a major Trump fundraiser and two former aides to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, one of the president’s most prominent campaign backers.


Shortly after Jeff Sessions reversed Obama’s phase-out of private prisons, GEO Group landed a $110 million federal contract to build an immigrant detention center. Since then their stock value has tripled. Obama’s move came after widespread reports of corruption and mistreatment of prisoners by GEO Group
.

more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/with-business-booming-under-trump-private-prison-giant-gathers-at-presidents-resort/2017/10/25/b281d32c-adee-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html

Curb your enthusiasm: Flake votes w Trump 91.7% of the time.

Stop letting mild criticisms of Trump make you fall in love him

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/jeff-flake/

p.s. Flake is awful. So is McCain. So is Corker. They're diametrically opposed to everything you stand for. Get a grip.

Leftists That Arent Leftist

In the last few weeks a video of Michelle Obama speaking at a conference began to make the twitter rounds to general acclaim. In it the former First Lady was responding to a query concerning the phenomenon of Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome, first conceived of by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978, has been a common topic of discussion in liberal academic circles since and it concerns the negative experiences of members of underrepresented groups in straight white male dominated environments — the feeling of being an imposter in such settings.The First Lady, interpreting and guiding the conversation in a somewhat different direction, began to use the imposter syndrome conversation as a base to expand upon other conceptions of the imposter. Though not directly stated (she really has mastered the ability to name names without actually naming any names), her comments were very clearly a grade-A read of the current president: he was the imposter. While Trump may fit the predetermined mold our society has outlined for the role of president in body and skin tone and selection of sexual partners, the implication underlying the First Lady’s statement was that in reality he was actually a fake and maybe, perhaps, us self-conscious marginalized types are not the ones so out of place.

<snip>

Take Julian Assange, for instance: ever since Wikileaks first dropped those Chelsea Manning-acquired dispatches he’s been hailed by large portions of the left as a truth-telling hero of the people. This reputation has largely continued with that group even as the man, self-exiled to an embassy due to rape charges, worked for a year to get Trump elected and has been operating as a clear front for the far right Russian government. He’s even had things to say on twitter about Weinstein! Mostly, that he blames the former Democratic presidential candidate and popular vote winner Hillary Clinton for Weinstein.

There’s Jill Stein to consider too. The former Green Party candidate ran off with Hillary supporters’ money at the end of 2016 and is now a likely focus of Mueller’s investigation. Importantly, her state margins and choice to specifically target battleground states played an integral role in Trump’s election. And she still has no explanation for her infamous dinner with Putin.

And there’s Edward Snowden: a far left hero since 2012 and bunk buddy to Putin ever since, he urged voters nationwide — likely at Putin’s request — to vote third party. It had, obviously, a disastrous outcome. Both Snowden and Stein have largely kept their image intact with the far left even as their actions have contributed directly to the rise of the right: there seems to be no recognition of the damage they each have wrought. As for the man, Glenn Greenwald, who made Snowden famous in 2012? You could have caught him on FOX News this week attacking Democrats and liberals.

These people are fakes. They do not wish the party well and they do not care about the ramifications of a rising far right they’ve regularly assisted. They are in this for themselves. The left needs to recognize that.

https://medium.com/jeremystephenwright/leftists-that-arent-leftist-657f1f3e02e
Go to Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 24 Next »