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Trump reportedly claimed 2 were shot dead in Chicago during Obamas speech. But it never happened.

Source: Chicago Tribune

Trump reportedly claimed 2 were shot dead in Chicago during Obama’s speech. But it never happened.

by Jeremy Gorner and Jason Meisner

January 27, 2017


An ABC News transcript of its interview with President Donald Trump on Wednesday quoted him as saying that two people were fatally shot in Chicago while his predecessor, Barack Obama, was giving his farewell speech at McCormick Place — a claim shown to be false by Police Department records.

The passage in question was not included in the broadcast aired Wednesday night, but the network posted a longer transcript on its website that contained the remarks in question. An ABC spokesman confirmed to the Tribune on Thursday that the transcript accurately depicted the president's words, but the network did not immediately share the video with the Tribune.

Not only did no homicides take place in Chicago during Obama's address of about an hour Jan. 10, but the official Police Department records and the Tribune's crime database show that no shootings at all occurred over that time frame.

Trump apparently made the erroneous claim during an interview with ABC News anchor David Muir, who asked the president about the tweet he'd sent Tuesday that read: "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!"

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-chicago-violence-abc-interview-met-20170126-story.html




My bold.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Jan 27, 2017, 12:23 PM (1 replies)

Finding it hard to keep up? Here's a handy guide:

from a commenter at Eschaton

http://eschatonblog.com/


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Modemocrat • an hour ago

Finding it hard to keep up? Here's a handy guide:

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Minority Business Development Agency.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Economic Development Administration.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the International Trade Administration.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Fossil Energy.

* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen.

* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.

* On January 20th, 2017, roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics.

* On January 20th, 2017, a member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He remains in critical condition.

* On January 21st, 2017, DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.

* On January 21st, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.”

* On January 22nd, 2017, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news.

* On January 22nd, 2017, DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back.

* On January 23rd, 2017, DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option.

* On January 23rd, 2017, Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China.

* On January 23rd, 2017, DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote.

* On January 23rd, 2017, it was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in.

* On January 24th, 2017, Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote.

* On January 24th, 2017, DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is curiously dated January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration related protest in history.

* On January 24th, 2017, the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts.

* On January 24th, 2017, the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House.

* On January 24th, 2017, HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote.

* On January 24th, 2017, Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.”

* On January 24th, 2017, DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways.

* On January 24th, 2017, it was discovered that police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources.

And today: the wall and a ban on Muslims entering from a large number of countries and the end to accepting Syrian refugees


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http://www.eschatonblog.com/2017/01/75.html#comment-3122517396

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Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Jan 27, 2017, 12:49 AM (3 replies)

Son, we live in a world that has lies,

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QuentinCompson, Negatory • 7 hours ago

SEAN SPICER: Son, we live in a world that has lies, and those lies have to be guarded by Trump loyalists. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Jim Acosta, CNN? We have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for the facts, and you curse the lies. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what we know. That the stain of telling lies, while tragic, probably saves office-holders. And our existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves office-holders. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want us at that podium, you need us at that podium. We use words like exaggeration, hyperbole, alternative facts. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent hiding something. You use them as a punchline. We have neither the time nor the inclination to explain ourselves to a gaggle who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very mass audience that we provide, and then questions the manner in which we provide it. We would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, we suggest you pick up a press release, and print it in the Post. Either way, we don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.





https://disqus.com/home/discussion/eschaton/eschaton_policy_matters_46/#comment-3115675727


From Eschaton comments
http://www.eschatonblog.com/2017/01/policy-matters.html


Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Jan 23, 2017, 10:31 PM (0 replies)

MS state senator blasts "unhappy liberal women" fueling social media firestorm

Source: Mississippi News Now

Published: Monday, January 23rd 2017, 11:48 am CST
Updated: Monday, January 23rd 2017, 3:58 pm CST
Posted by Mary Grace Brantley, Digital Content Director


JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Mississippi state senator has created a firestorm on social media after a post on his Facebook page targeting the Women's March on Washington.

Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, more than a million people turned out for women's marches all across the country. According the movement's official website, their mission is to protect women's rights, safety, health and families.

On Sunday, the day after the march, Senator Chris McDaniel posted to his Facebook page calling out the "unhappy liberal women", asking "if they can afford all those piercings, tattoos, body paintings, signs, and plane tickets, then why do they want us to pay for their birth control?"

Read more: http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/34323401/ms-state-senator-blasts-unhappy-liberal-women-fueling-social-media-firestorm



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Plus, there is a poll so you can express yourself. The mobile version has the poll through a link at the very bottom I understand. McDaniel is a Teabagger creep who deserves any sadness he gets.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Jan 23, 2017, 07:04 PM (15 replies)

Trump's Vainglorious Affront to the C.I.A.


Trump’s Vainglorious Affront to the C.I.A.

By Robin Wright January 22, 2017


. . . On his first full day in office, President Trump spoke at the C.I.A. headquarters in front of the hallowed Memorial Wall, with Ames’s star on it. Since his election, Trump has raged at the U.S. intelligence community over its warnings about Russian meddling in the Presidential election. After CNN reported on, and BuzzFeed published, an as-yet unsubstantiated dossier about Trump’s ties to Russia and personal behavior, the President erupted on Twitter, “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”

On Saturday, speaking to about four hundred intelligence officials, Trump blamed any misunderstanding on the media. “They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth,” he said. (The official White House transcript notes “laughter” and “applause” here.) “They sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community. And I just want to let you know, the reason you’re the No. 1 stop is exactly the opposite—exactly.”

Trump vowed greater support for America’s sixteen intelligence agencies than they had received from any other President. “Very, very few people could do the job you people do,” he said. “I know maybe sometimes you haven’t gotten the backing that you’ve wanted, and you’re going to get so much backing. Maybe you’re going to say, Please don’t give us so much backing. Mr. President, please, we don’t need that much backing.” Trump said he assumed that “almost everybody” in the cavernous C.I.A. entry hall had voted for him, “because we’re all on the same wavelength, folks.”

In his remarks, Trump made passing reference to the “special wall” behind him but never mentioned the top-secret work or personal sacrifices of intelligence officers like Ames and the others who died in Beirut, including the C.I.A. station chief Kenneth Haas, and James F. Lewis, who had been a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, and his wife Monique, who was on her first day on the job at the Beirut embassy. Nor did the President refer to any of the dozens of others for whom stars are etched on the hallowed C.I.A. wall of honor. It was like going to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and not mentioning those who died in the Second World War.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trumps-vainglorious-affront-to-the-c-i-a

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 09:06 PM (9 replies)

Words used in speeches - just a reminder of Trump and Hitler's collected speeches

From the Washington Post today -




From a Vanity Fair article in 1990 -

Donald Trump appears to take aspects of his German background seriously. John Walter works for the Trump Organization, and when he visits Donald in his office, Ivana told a friend, he clicks his heels and says, “Heil Hitler,” possibly as a family joke.

Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. Kennedy now guards a copy of My New Order in a closet at his office, as if it were a grenade. Hitler’s speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.

“Did your cousin John give you the Hitler speeches?” I asked Trump.

Trump hesitated. “Who told you that?”

“I don’t remember,” I said.

“Actually, it was my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew.” (“I did give him a book about Hitler,” Marty Davis said. “But it was My New Order, Hitler’s speeches, not Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I’m not Jewish.”)

Later, Trump returned to this subject. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.”

http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2015/07/donald-ivana-trump-divorce-prenup-marie-brenner

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Jan 20, 2017, 04:47 PM (1 replies)

In one of first Trump admin. orders, Dept of Housing & Urban Dev. suspends reduction of FHA annual m

Source: CNBC

CNBC Verified account
‏@CNBC

JUST IN: In one of first Trump admin. orders, Dept of Housing & Urban Dev. suspends reduction of FHA annual mortgage insurance premium rates


UPDATE - added another link

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-20/trump-administration-overturns-obama-s-fha-mortgage-fee-cut



Read more: https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/822510744998658050
Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:22 PM (29 replies)

CREW files complaint against Trump over hotel before inaugural speech is over.

https://twitter.com/samsteinhp/status/822493113360990208

https://t.co/bfC5Gm7nc0 (pdf)


Right the fuck on!



Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:42 PM (5 replies)

URGENT POLITICAL WEATHER MESSAGE



URGENT — POLITICAL WEATHER MESSAGE
POLITICAL WEATHER SERVICE WASHINGTON DC
1140 PM CDT THU JAN 19, 2017

...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...

HURRICANE DONALD...A MOST POWERFUL FUCKUP WITH UNPRECEDENTED
STRENGTH... RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE ADOLPH OF 1939.

MOST OF THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE UNMANAGEABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED AGENCIES WILL HAVE MANAGEMENT AND LINE FAILURE. ALL MIDDLE GROUND WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE POSITIONS SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

THE MAJORITY OF NONPARTISAN GROUPS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.
PARTIAL TO COMPLETE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL RECENT ADVANCES WILL BE DESTROYED. CONSTITUTIONAL SAFEGUARDS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME LAW AND ORDER FAILURES.

HIGH MORAL POSITIONS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL ETHICS OVERSIGHT WILL BLOW UP.

AGENCY DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE CRUCIAL ITEMS SUCH AS INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY AND EVEN WELL ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES. LINES BETWEEN LIGHTNESS AND DARK WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. CITIZENS...IMMIGRANTS...AND VISITORS EXPOSED TO THE FORCES WILL FACE CERTAIN DESPAIR IF STRUCK.

POWER REALIGNMENTS WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER CENTERS WILL BE ATTACKED AND ALLIANCES DESTROYED. INFORMATION SHORTAGES WILL MAKE WIDESPREAD PANIC INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF BASIC VALUES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY UNRECOGNIZABLE. FEW FUTURE PLANS WILL REMAIN. PROGRESS LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE DESTROYED.

A HOMELAND LOCK-DOWN WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED BULLSHIT NEAR HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF BULLSHIT AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

ONCE POLITICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE BULLSHIT ONSET... DO NOT VENTURE OUTSIDE!








https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Weather_Service_bulletin_for_Hurricane_Katrina

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:14 AM (2 replies)

Maybe Nazi sympathizers got the Faceborg to ban Janis Ian.



Maybe we should help undo that shit.


Janis Ian ‏@therealjanisian 7h7 hours ago

If you're on Facebook, I'd appreciate a complaint, asking them to reinstate me on http://www.facebook.com/janisianpage . So I can post more Trump memes.
1 reply 12 retweets 19 likes
Janis Ian ‏@therealjanisian 7h7 hours ago

Facebook's banned me for posting photo urging people to protest Nazi march in Whitefish. So they say. I think it's the anti-Trump posts...

https://twitter.com/therealjanisian?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Jan 15, 2017, 04:13 PM (12 replies)
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