Bias Alert: MSNBC’s Joy Reid says Trump makes now ‘worst time to be a human’

Id like to have her explain what she means by this because all Ive seen is him trying to bring America together and straighten out the mess Obama made of our Nation. 😦

By Brian Flood

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Cavemen faced a daily struggle for survival against the elements, starvation and predators. In one seven-year stretch in the Middle Ages, a fifth of the world’s population died of the plague known as Black Death. Just last century, fascist dictators killed more than 100 million people.

Yet, “the worst time to be a human,” according to MSNBC’s Joy Reid, is right now. And it is all because of one man: President Trump. The current occupant of the White House, Reid believes, has made life on Planet Earth more intolerable than it has ever been for those of us who walk upright and have opposable thumbs. At a time when media hyperventilating over Trump has become downright boring, Reid, host of “AM Joy” and a frequent commentator on the cable network, has managed to redefine hyperbole.

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In an interview with Vulture that was published on Monday, Reid referred to the Trump administration as “the apocalypse,” though the author made sure to note she was “half” joking. However, there was no mention of joking satire when the MSNBC host was asked how she feels about her increased ratings during the Trump era.

“I’ve said to people that this is probably the greatest time to be a journalist, and the worst time to be a human,” Reid told Vulture.

Reid has previously shown a firmer grasp of reality in putting tough times into perspective. Last month, she reminded her Twitter followers about the evil of slavery during a debate regarding the removal of Confederate statues.

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Slavery. Slavery is worse. And fighting for slavery. And memorializing the fight for slavery with monuments to slavers. All worse.

This isn’t the first time Reid has made news with bizarre rhetoric. Back in June she criticized House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., while he was still hospitalized after being shot when a gunman attacked Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice.

The future is the information economy not an industrial one. A wise U.S. would be planning for automation, globalization and climate change.

Also, Bannon’s beloved 19th century was a period of extreme racial violence, after Union troops left the south. Maybe that’s the appeal.

In fact, Reid has contradicted her comment that this is “the worst time to be a human” on her own Twitter feed since the article was published. While criticizing Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon for mentioning the 19th century as a time when America was built on citizens, she tweeted that the 1800s were “a period of extreme racial violence” when women weren’t allowed to vote.

But this is the worst time to be a human.

Bias Alert: MSNBC’s Joy Reid says Trump makes now ‘worst time to be a human’

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What We Deal with on Daily Basis Still

Because We Stand with Trump. These are not Protests nor Protesters. They are Domestic Terrorists and the Illegals who participated in this violence should be deported and any American Citizen who participated in the Violence should be Imprisoned! These people need to learn, with whatever laws can be enforced to stop this, that Violence will get them nowhere, nor be tolerated, in any way shape or form,  and that our laws, our Democracy will be re-instated. Ve Con Dios!

 

Assange: Russian government not the source of WikiLeaks emails

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Democrats lost last year’s presidential election because of what he called “the rigging of the primary process” to nominate Hillary Clinton.

In Part II of the exclusive interview with Assange, which aired Wednesday night on “Hannity,” the Australian said that the Democratic Party has a chance to “go through a reformation” after Clinton’s defeat at the hands of Republican Donald Trump.

During the election campaign, Wikileaks published thousands of leaked emails detailing apparent favoritism shown to Clinton by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during her primary battle against Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“It can only go through that reformation if it looks at the genuine reasons for the loss,” Assange said. “The genuine reason, to my mind, for the loss, is [that] they didn’t pick the strongest candidate … That didn’t happen. Why didn’t it happen? Because the DNC … no longer represented the genuine interests of the Democratic party.

“So, my message to the U.S. Democratic Party is … Take the information that we have published, which shows who the different players are and how they work within the DNC, learn from it and reform.”

Hannity interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Assange has been holed up for five years while he battles extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

Assange also encouraged President-elect Donald Trump to embrace Wikileaks’ philosophy of transparency, and praised Trump for communicating directly with Americans rather than using the mainstream media.

“If you can get the information out as soon as possible, then you can correct as soon as possible,” Assange said. “So I think that Donald Trump, early on in his administration, he needs to set a standard. He needs to go to someone in that Cabinet, ‘OK, you’re a friend, maybe even [an] ally, but you did the wrong thing here by the American people, so you’re fired.’ And that standard needs to be set early.”

Assange: Russian government not the source of WikiLeaks emails

Putin: Russia will not expel anyone in response to US sanctions

Published time: 30 Dec, 2016 12:30
Edited time: 30 Dec, 2016 14:03
The Russian president has rejected a suggestion of the foreign ministry to expel 35 American diplomats in response to a similar move by the US. He said Obama’s act was designed to provoke a reaction, but Russia would not take the bait.

We reserve the right to retaliate, but we will not sink to the level of this irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy. We will take further moves on restoring Russian-American relations based on the policies that the administration of President-elect Donald Trump adopts,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a statement published by the Kremlin website.

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Putin said that, unlike the Obama administration, Russia will not target foreign diplomats and their families days before New Year’s celebrations.

We will not forbid families and children from spending the New Year’s holidays at the places they are used to. Moreover, I invite the children of all American diplomats with accreditation in Russia to New Year’s and Christmas festivities in the Kremlin,” the Russian president said.

Putin said he regretted that US President Barack Obama is ending his term “in such a way,” but that he extended his New Year’s congratulations to the outgoing US president and his family nevertheless.

“I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and the entire American people!” he concluded.

The Kremlin said it will send a government plane to the US to evacuate the expelled diplomats and their family members. Earlier, there were reports that the diplomats were having problems buying tickets on such short notice, with airlines already booked by New Year’s travelers.

 

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov suggested that Russia respond to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the US by expelling 35 American diplomats from Russia. Similarly, the eviction of a Russian diplomatic staff from two vacation houses in the US would be mirrored by a similar eviction of Americans in Russia.

President Obama targeted Russian diplomats as a part of wider sanctions against Russian, which he justified by the alleged interference by the Russian government in the November presidential election in the US. Moscow denies the allegations.

The US claimed that the vacation houses had been used for espionage. Russia insists that they were used by the diplomatic staff to spend holidays with their families.

Trump and Brexit success could herald Australian regional, rural revolt

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The election of Donald Trump and Britain’s exit from the European Union are the hallmarks of a tectonic shift in Western politics, fuelled by rural and regional revolt.

Key points:

  • Trump and Brexit have shaken up politics in Australia
  • One Nation’s resurgence has rattled the major parties
  • More issue-based voting rather than party-based voting anticipated
  • National Party expected to break ranks with the Coalition more often

As a consequence, the long-forgotten people in the regions of Australia are now at the forefront of every politician’s mind.

Infrastructure Minister Darren Chester said there is a growing push back against the idea of the elites.

“I think there is no doubt there is a bit of an anti-establishment movement in the community,” he said.

“It’s more of a feeling amongst some people that perhaps they may have been left behind.”

Conservative LNP Minister George Christensen believes political movements in the US and UK indicate it is time for Australia to take a drastic change in direction.

“As important as it is, people aren’t interested in the Government’s budget repair, they’re interested in repairing their own household budgets, which are bursting at the seam because of higher electricity prices, petrol prices,” he said.

“It’s the cost for everything. Tax is out of control.”

If George Christensen’s point of view was a slogan, it would echo Donald Trump — “Make Australia great again”.

“Civic nationalism is actually very different to the ethnic Nazi-type nationalism, fascist-type nationalism that we saw throughout Europe and sometimes do see throughout Europe,” he said.

“Civic nationalism is about putting your country first on matters economic, on matters political, and I think that’s where the public wants us to be.”

Rise of One Nation

All of this is music to the ears of One Nation, whose resurgence has rattled the major parties.

Rob Borbidge knows more than most about the threat posed by One Nation.

He was Queensland premier in 1998, when Pauline Hanson’s party won six seats off the Nationals and five off Labor.

“There’s an enormous amount of dissatisfaction with everyone. I mean, people are basically grumpy,” he said.

“They feel disenfranchised, they feel that the political system is letting them down.”

He is urging the major parties to stick to their core values and wait for One Nation to implode, as they did when he was premier.

“I don’t think that mainstream political parties should panic at this stage.

“The types of people that One Nation get into Parliament are rebellious, they are renegades and they don’t want to be part of the football team.

“Sooner or later, they want to go and do their own thing.”

Many in the current crop of Nationals, such as Darren Chester, agree, and for now are resisting calls from within to lurch to the right.

“I don’t think that many people in Australia actually identify as being left or right. I think they tend to vote on issues,” he said.

It is a sentiment shared by Labor, who has a lot to lose in the rise of the anti-establishment movement.

Joel Fitzgibbon, the Opposition spokesman for regional and rural Australia, said politics outside the major cities has changed.

“The National Party represents I think nine of the 10 poorest electorates in the country,” he said.

“And yet over time, people have continued to back them in and support them in those electorates.

“So if the National Party was serious, it would be talking about some progressive change. That’s certainly what the Labor Party wants to do.”

Breaking ranks a feature of the future

The recent Orange by-election in New South Wales was yet another wake-up call.

The Baird Government’s greyhound ban and push for council amalgamations saw a major upset, with the election of a Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party candidate.

A matter of days later in Federal Parliament, the Nationals sent their constituents a powerful message when two Senators crossed the floor to support lifting a ban on the Adler shotgun, and four others abstained.

In fact, not a single National voted with the Government’s position.

Nationals breaking ranks with the Coalition is something we are likely to see a lot more of in future, as regional representatives seek to prove they are different to their colleagues from the big smoke.

“There’ll be times when we disagree and we need to negotiate, we may need to compromise,” said the Nationals’ Darren Chester.

“If we can’t reach that agreement, there will have to be times when the Nationals may well vote differently.”

That is something Labor, with its strict rules about caucus solidarity, will not be trying to replicate.

“Sticking together in a big number is a better way of progressing good public policy and good outcomes than fracturing all over the place,” said Joel Fitzgibbon.

“I mean, fracturing, I think, only further feeds the new and unstable political model.”

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Trump and Brexit success could herald Australian regional, rural revolt