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Tactical Peek

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Formerly TacticalPeek here, dropped out when old DU switched over and my pwd got hootchered.

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Trump aide takes responsibility for Melania speech

Source: USAToday

A Trump aide has taken responsibility for the controversy over Melania Trump’s speech, saying she offered to resign but Trump rejected it.

In a statement released by the Trump campaign, in-house staff writer Meredith McIver said it “was my mistake.”

"In working with Melania Trump on her recent First Lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages she wanted to share with the American people. A person she has always liked is Michele Obama. Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech. I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches. This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/20/trump-aide-takes-responsibility-melania-speech/87340850/
Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:46 PM (39 replies)

How Melania Trump’s Speech Veered Off Course and Caused an Uproar

Source: NYT

The speechwriters, Matthew Scully and John McConnell, sent Ms. Trump a draft last month, eager for her approval.

Weeks went by. They heard nothing.

Inside Trump Tower, it turned out, Ms. Trump had decided she was uncomfortable with the text, and began tearing it apart, leaving a small fraction of the original.

Her quiet plan to wrest the speech away and make it her own set in motion the most embarrassing moment of the convention: word-for-word repetition of phrases and borrowed themes from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic convention eight years ago.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/us/politics/melania-trump-convention-speech.html?_r=0


Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Jul 19, 2016, 11:35 PM (11 replies)

The Presidential candidate of one of our two major political parties . . .

The Presidential candidate of one of our two major political parties

(1) says repeatedly that the sitting President of the United States of America was born in Africa and is not a U.S. citizen

(2) attacks a federal court before which he has business, calling the federal judge "a Mexican" who cannot administer a fair trial

(3) reveals publicly that as President, he would default on the debts of the United States

(4) incites his supporters to commit violence against his opponents repeatedly, and offers to pay any legal expenses they incur thereby

(5) declares that on becoming President, he will institute torture and extra-judicial killing of prisoners as his executive policies

(6) promises to employ a program of U.S. government reprisal killing of women and children who are relatives of alleged offenders,

and (7) seven out of (8) eight Supreme Court justices remain silent.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Thu Jul 14, 2016, 07:19 PM (3 replies)

Senator Professor Doctor Warren is live on c-span2 from the Well of the Senate.

Senator Professor Doctor Warren is live on c-span2 from the Well of the Senate.

Just sayin'.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Jul 13, 2016, 03:16 PM (0 replies)

George W. Bush dances while mourners grieve Dallas police officers

Source: 9news.com.au

Eyebrows have been raised after former US President George W. Bush swayed and danced a merry jig onstage during a memorial service for five Dallas police officers killed last week.

Bush seemed out of tune with the gathering, smiling broadly and rocking back and forth while a choir sang The Battle Hymn of the Republic, a popular US patriotic anthem.

The former president held hands with wife Barbara and first lady Michelle Obama in a line of otherwise solemn mourners, and both appeared unsettled and uncomfortable by Bush's behaviour.

Predictably, Twitter users were quick to question what Bush was up to, and whether his behaviour was inappropriate.

Read more: http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/07/13/09/40/george-w-bush-jigs-onstage-while-solemn-mourners-grieve-five-fallen-dallas-cops

Meds can be hard to adjust.

Drunken Shrub . . .

. . . or is it early onset dementia?


It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

(1 minute clip)

Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Jul 12, 2016, 05:10 PM (15 replies)

Cursing Eric Trump Calls WaPo Reporter Over Coverage Of His Dad's Donations

By Sara Jerde, Published July 6, 2016, 6:23 PM EDT

Eric Trump reportedly called up The Washington Post on Wednesday to profanely rant at the reporter spearheading coverage of the charitable contributions made (or not made) by his father, Donald Trump.

But the younger Trump didn't offer any evidence of those donations.

"I’m just saying, Jesus Christ, why is this guy trying to f---ing kill us?" Trump allegedly told the Post's David A. Fahrenthold.

Fahrenthold had meticulously tried to find corroboration for Donald Trump's claims of generous charitable giving, contacting 200 charities associated with the businessman. The reporter found only one charity that received a donation, in the amount of less than $10,000.


(my bold)

Posted by Tactical Peek | Thu Jul 7, 2016, 01:18 AM (5 replies)

A beat of silence followed.

State admits HB 1523 doesn’t protect all
By Larrison Campbell

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves asked lawyers for the state in court Friday if its controversial "religious freedom law" would protect Mississippians with sincerely held religious beliefs against straight marriage, just as it protects those with sincerely held religious beliefs against gay marriage.

A beat of silence followed.

Paul Barnes, who is defending the attorney general and the registrar of vital records in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of House Bill 1523, cleared his throat. Judge Reeves looked at him.

"I'm trying to parse it out," Barnes said.

Almost a minute of silence followed. The other attorneys for the defense, Douglas Miracle and Tommy Goodwin, checked their notes. Someone coughed. Finally, Barnes leaned into his microphone.


Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Jun 24, 2016, 10:25 PM (1 replies)

At the platform hearing, Bob Moses as revolutionary as ever, says affirm right to vote.

At the Democratic National Convention Platform Hearing today he said:

To reinforce the intent and purpose of the Reconstruction Amendments, and to ensure that all of our citizens, including incarcerated persons, have full political rights, the SNCC Legacy Project and those of us who commit to organizing earned insurgencies of people power, champion, in opposition to Chief Justice Roberts, a people's narrative: that the nation rejected both slavery and its assault on human dignity, and altered its slave-tolerating Constitution to give the federal government power to protect the people's rights.

We ask that the national Democratic Party take a revolutionary stance: confirm the right to vote and make it explicit. Adopt in your platform the following statement.

"The national Democratic Party agrees to work for the following voting rights resolution.

Voting Rights Resolution

Section One - The people's right to representation being necessary to our republican form of government, the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be infringed.

Section Two - The federal branches of government shall protect this right.

Thank you.



( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Parris_Moses )

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Jun 18, 2016, 04:22 PM (3 replies)

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

Source: Washington Post

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.

The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system they also were able to read all e-mail and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts.

The intrusion into the DNC was one of several targeting American political organizations. The networks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were also targeted by Russian spies, as were the computers of some GOP political action committees, U.S. officials said. But details on those cases were not available.

A Russian Embassy spokesman said he had no knowledge of such intrusions.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-government-hackers-penetrated-dnc-stole-opposition-research-on-trump/2016/06/14/cf006cb4-316e-11e6-8ff7-7b6c1998b7a0_story.html



Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Jun 14, 2016, 11:54 AM (43 replies)
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