In 2005, consenting adult Alicia Machado had sex when she knew that she was being recorded for a Spanish reality TV show called “La Granja VIP.” The recording of her having sex was later broadcast on that show.
Now, the New York Times claims that the tape of Machado having sex is not a sex tape:
Donald Trump Bashes Alicia Machado Again, Alleging a ‘Sex Tape’ (Without Evidence)
September 30, 2016
Donald J. Trump went on a morning Twitter tirade on Friday, denouncing the former Miss Universe winner he once shamed for gaining weight and directing the American public to seek out a sex tape that he said she participated in as evidence of her sordid past.
The attack, in a flurry of tweets on the topic posted from 5:14 to 5:30 a.m. Eastern time, was the latest effort by Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, to discredit the beauty queen, Alicia Machado, after Hillary Clinton used her as an example of his sexism during the debate on Monday night. Fact-checkers have found no evidence that Ms. Machado, who was featured in Playboy, appeared in a sex tape. Her critics may be referring to a risqué scene that she appeared in on a reality television show.
Mr. Trump maintained this week that Ms. Machado’s weight and attitude were problematic after she won the 1996 pageant and his campaign circulated information about her previous brushes with the law.
On Friday, Mr. Trump suggested that there was more to be revealed about Ms. Machado and offered the theory that Mrs. Clinton, his Democratic opponent, helped her attain American citizenship.
Donald Trump tweet: “Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?”
Mr. Trump had been modulating his tone in the weeks before the debate, but his uneven performance appears to have caused him to lash out. He has increasingly flirted with leveling more personal attacks on Mrs. Clinton’s history of marital problems and he has doubled-down on his charges that the news media is rigging the election.
While Mr. Trump had little to say when Mrs. Clinton brought up Ms. Machado on the debate stage, he said in his Friday tweets that she “duped” Mrs. Clinton. He called this a sign of bad judgment.
“Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an ‘angel’ without checking her past, which is terrible!” Mr. Trump wrote.
Ms. Machado, who told CNN this week that she is “not a saint girl,” was also accused in the late 1990s of abetting an attempted murder committed by her then-boyfriend, who shot a family member in Caracas, Venezuela.
She was said to have been seen driving a getaway car, but did not face charges.
Since he reshuffled his campaign’s leadership in August, Mr. Trump’s team has tried to instill a more disciplined approach that has been heavier on scripted speeches and policy. Twitter, however, has continued to be an outlet for Mr. Trump to vent without a filter, and rants such as the one unleashed on Friday undermine his efforts to appear presidential.
Backers of Mrs. Clinton seized on Twitter storm as more evidence that Mr. Trump is unfit to be president.
Correct the Record, a “super PAC” that supports the Democratic nominee, suggested that Mr. Trump was showing frustration about a recent batch of weak polls.
And John Podesta, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, advised that Mr. Trump might want to resist the urge to grab his phone when he wakes up “in the middle of the night.”
Mrs. Clinton responded later in the morning on Twitter by calling Mr. Trump “unhinged” and said his treatment of Ms. Machado was unwarranted.
Editorial: A principled option for U.S. president: Endorsing Gary Johnson, Libertarian
By Editorial Board
September 30, 2016
As Nov. 8 looms, a dismayed, disconsolate America waits and wonders: What is it about 2016?
How has our country fallen so inescapably into political and policy gridlock? How did pandering to aggrieved niche groups and seducing blocs of angry voters replace working toward solutions as the coin of our governing class? How could the Democratic and Republican parties stagger so far from this nation’s political mainstream?
And the most pressing question: What should tens of millions of voters who yearn for answers do with two major-party candidates they disdain? Polls show an unprecedented number of people saying they wish they had another choice.
This is the moment to look at the candidates on this year’s ballot. This is the moment to see this election as not so much about them as about the American people and where their country is heading. And this is the moment to rebuke the Republican and Democratic parties.
The Republicans have nominated Donald Trump, a man not fit to be president of the United States. We first wrote on March 10 that we would not, could not, endorse him. And in the intervening six-plus months he has splendidly reinforced our verdict: Trump has gone out of his way to anger world leaders, giant swaths of the American public, and people of other lands who aspire to immigrate here legally. He has neither the character nor the prudent disposition for the job.
The mystery and shame of Trump’s rise — we have red, white and blue coffee mugs that are more genuinely Republican — is the party’s inability or unwillingness to repulse his hostile takeover. We appreciate the disgust for failed career politicians that Trump’s supporters invoke; many of those voters are doubly victimized — by economic forces beyond their control, and by the scorn of mocking elitists who look down their noses to see them. He has ridden to the White House gate on the backs of Americans who believe they’ve been robbed of opportunity and respect. But inaugurating a bombastic and self-aggrandizing President Donald Trump isn’t the cure.
The Democrats have nominated Hillary Clinton, who, by contrast, is undeniably capable of leading the United States. Electing her the first woman president would break a barrier that has no reason to be. We see no rough equivalence between Trump and Clinton. Any American who lists their respective shortcomings should be more apoplectic about the litany under his name than the one under hers. He couldn’t do this job. She could.
But for reasons we’ll explain — her intent to greatly increase federal spending and taxation, and serious questions about honesty and trust — we cannot endorse her.
Clinton’s vision of ever-expanding government is in such denial of our national debt crisis as to be fanciful. Rather than run as a practical-minded Democrat as in 2008, this year she lurched left, pandering to match the Free Stuff agenda of then-rival Bernie Sanders. She has positioned herself so far to the left on spending that her presidency would extend the political schism that has divided America for some 24 years. That is, since the middle of a relatively moderate Clinton presidency. Today’s Hillary Clinton, unlike yesteryear’s, renounces many of Bill Clinton’s priorities — freer trade, spending discipline, light regulation and private sector growth to generate jobs and tax revenues.
Hillary Clinton calls for a vast expansion of federal spending, supported by the kinds of tax hikes that were comically impossible even in the years when President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats dominated both houses of Congress. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget calculates that Clinton’s plan would increase spending by $1.65 trillion over a decade, mostly for college education, paid family leave, infrastructure and health-related expenditures. Spending just on debt interest would rise by $50 billion. Personal and business taxation would rise by $1.5 trillion. Sort through all the details and her plan would raise the national debt by $200 billion.
Now as in the primary season, Clinton knows she is proposing orgies of spending, and taxing, that simply will … not … happen. She is promising Americans all manner of things she cannot deliver.
That is but one of the reasons why so many Americans reject Clinton: They don’t trust what she says, how she makes decisions, and her up-to-the-present history of egregiously erasing the truth:
In the wake of a deadly attack on American personnel in Libya, she steered the American public away from the real cause — an inconvenient terror attack right before the 2012 election — after privately emailing the truth to her daughter. The head of the FBI, while delivering an indictment minus the grand jury paperwork, labeled her “extremely careless” for mishandling emails sensitive to national security. In public she stonewalled, dissembled and repeatedly lied — several were astonishing whoppers — about her private communications system (“There is no classified material,” “Everything I did was permitted,” and on and on). Her negligence in enforcing conflict-of-interest boundaries allowed her family’s foundation to exploit the U.S. Department of State as a favor factory. Even her command and control of a routine medical issue devolved into a secretive, misleading mission to hide information from Americans.
Time upon time, Clinton’s behavior affirms the perception that she’s a corner-cutter whose ambitions drive her decisions. One telling episode among the countless: Asked by a voter if she was for or against the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, she replied, “If it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question.” As we’ve asked here before, will Hillary Clinton ever get over her consuming fear of straight talk?
Taken together, Trump and Clinton have serious flaws that prevent us from offering our support to either of them. Still, come Nov. 8, tens of millions of Americans with make a draw that they consider beyond distasteful.
We choose not to do that. We would rather recommend a principled candidate for president — regardless of his or her prospects for victory — than suggest that voters cast ballots for such disappointing major-party candidates.
With that demand for a principled president paramount, we turn to the candidate we can recommend. One party has two moderate Republicans — veteran governors who successfully led Democratic states — atop its ticket. Libertarians Gary Johnson of New Mexico and running mate William Weld of Massachusetts are agile, practical and, unlike the major-party candidates, experienced at managing governments. They offer an agenda that appeals not only to the Tribune’s principles but to those of the many Americans who say they are socially tolerant but fiscally responsible. “Most people are Libertarian,” Johnson told the Tribune Editorial Board when he and Weld met with us in July. “It’s just that they don’t know it.”
Theirs is small-L libertarianism, built on individual freedom and convinced that, at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, official Washington is clumsy, expensive and demonstrably unable to solve this nation’s problems. They speak of reunifying an America now balkanized into identity and economic groups — and of avoiding their opponents’ bullying behavior and sanctimonious lectures. Johnson and Weld are even-keeled — provided they aren’t discussing the injustice of trapping young black children in this nation’s worst-performing schools. On that and other galling injustices, they’re animated.
We reject the cliche that a citizen who chooses a principled third-party candidate is squandering his or her vote. Look at the number of fed-up Americans telling pollsters they clamor for alternatives to Trump and Clinton. What we’re recommending will appeal less to people who think tactically than to conscientious Americans so infuriated that they want to send a message about the failings of the major parties and their candidates. Put short:
We offer this endorsement to encourage voters who want to feel comfortable with their choice. Who want to vote for someone they can admire.
Johnson, who built a construction business before entering politics, speaks in terms that appeal to many among us: Expanded global trade and resulting job expansion. Robust economic growth, rather than ever-higher taxation, to raise government revenue. A smaller, and less costly, federal government. Faith in Americans’ ability to parlay economic opportunity into success. While many Democrats and Republicans outdo one another in opposing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, or TPP, we’re amused by this oddity: Today the nation’s two most ardent free-traders arguably are Barack Obama and Gary Johnson.
That said, Obama and Johnson are but two of the many candidates we’ve endorsed yet with whom we also can disagree. Johnson’s foreign policy stance approaches isolationism. He is too reluctant to support what we view as necessary interventions overseas. He likely wouldn’t dispatch U.S. forces in situations where Clinton would do so and where Trump … who can reliably predict?
But unless the United States tames a national debt that’s rapidly approaching $20 trillion-with-a-T, Americans face ever tighter constrictions on what this country can afford, at home or overseas. Clinton and Trump are too cowardly even to whisper about entitlement reforms that each of them knows are imperative. Johnson? He wants to raise the retirement age and apply a means test on benefits to the wealthiest.
What’s more, principled third-party candidates can make big contributions even when they lose. In 1992 businessman H. Ross Perot won 19 percent of the popular vote on a thin but sensible platform, much of it constructed around reducing federal deficits. That strong showing by Perot the relative centrist influenced how President Bill Clinton would govern.
We wish the two major parties had not run away from today’s centrist Americans. Just as we wish either of their candidates evoked the principles that a Chicago Tribune now in its 170th year espouses, among them high integrity, free markets, personal responsibility and a limited role for government in the lives of the governed. We hope Johnson does well enough that Republicans and Democrats get the message — and that his ideas make progress over time.
This year neither major party presents a good option. So the Chicago Tribune today endorses Libertarian Gary Johnson for president of the United States. Every American who casts a vote for him is standing for principles — and can be proud of that vote. Yes, proud of a candidate in 2016.
Yesterday, I made this post about how debate “moderator” Lester Holt was biased against Donald Trump.
Now we have some more interesting news along the same issue of bias. The Commission on Presidential Debates had just made the following admission:
“Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall.”
This is completely in line with the following comment that Trump had made right after the debate:
“And they also had, gave me a defective mic. Did you notice that? My mic was defective within the room… No, but I wonder, was that on purpose? Was that on purpose? But I had a mic that wasn’t worked properly, with, working properly within the room.”
Here’s a five minute interview with a refugee who fled an Islamic hellhole so she could come to the U.S.
This whole thing is great, but the best part – I think – is when she asks why “western feminists” want their own countries to import the same kinds of scumbags that she came here to get away from:
Lester Holt asked Trump 15 questions, Clinton 2 questions
September 27, 2016
A close analysis of the transcript of the first presidential debate on Monday night shows that moderator Lester Holt of NBC News asked 15 questions exclusively of Republican nominee Donald Trump, and only 2 questions exclusively of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The analysis, posted on social media and drawing intense attention on Reddit, walks through the entire 90-minute exchange and notes Holt asked six questions of both candidates, in addition to Trump’s 15 and Clinton’s two.
Holt, a newcomer to presidential debate moderation, faced intense pressure from the Clinton campaign and the mainstream media to be tough on Trump. Some explicitly called for Holt to “fact-check” Trump — the implication being that Trump is more ignorant or dishonest — and implied that he would face the same fate as NBC’s Matt Lauer and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, both of whom were slammed by liberal media critics for the crime of treating both candidates fairly.
Moreover, most of Holt’s questions prompts were overly friendly to Clinton’s point of view, while hostile to Trump. In one of the last exchanges of the debate, for example, Holt strongly implied Trump was a sexist when asking about a past criticism he had made about Clinton lacking a “presidential look.” He also introduced the opening topic of the debate by praising Obama’s economic performance, ignoring the fact that growth never reached 3% under Obama and labor force participation has fallen.
Breitbart News noted that Holt intervened several times to “fact-check” Trump — often erroneously — while never checking Clinton’s facts, even when she was completely wrong, as in her claim that she had never flip-flopped on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, the Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry notes Holt asked Trump six follow-up questions, and none of Clinton, leaving Trump “having to debate the highly anticipated event’s moderator as well as his Democratic opponent.”
Holt Interrupted Trump WAY More Than Clinton In Debate
September 27, 2016
Moderator Lester Holt was much harsher on Republican nominee Donald Trump than he was on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the debate Monday evening.
Holt interrupted Trump a whopping 41 times, either to “fact-check” the Republican nominee, or to ask a follow-up question. Clinton was only interrupted seven times during the course of the 90-minute debate.
Holt interrupted Trump the most during a particularly heated exchange about Trump’s stance on the Iraq war. Both candidates attempted to dodge their former stances. Holt challenged Trump in particular, cutting him off several times to assert the business mogul did indeed support the war in Iraq when it was popular.
Holt interrupted Trump 10 times during the exchange, and demanded at least five times why Trump thought that he had better judgement than Clinton.
In the first majority-Muslim U.S. city, residents tense about its future
November 21, 2015
HAMTRAMCK, MICH. — Karen Majewski was in such high demand in her vintage shop on a recent Saturday afternoon that a store employee threw up her hands when yet another visitor came in to chat. Everyone wanted to talk to the mayor about the big political news.
Earlier this month, the blue-collar city that has been home to Polish Catholic immigrants and their descendents for more than a century became what demographers think is the first jurisdiction in the nation to elect a majority-Muslim council.
It’s the second tipping for Hamtramck (pronounced Ham-tram-ik), which in 2013 earned the distinction of becoming what appears to be the first majority-Muslim city in the United States following the arrival of thousands of immigrants from Yemen, Bangladesh and Bosnia over a decade.
In many ways, Hamtramck is a microcosm of the fears gripping parts of the country since the Islamic State’s attacks on Paris: The influx of Muslims here has profoundly unsettled some residents of the town long known for its love of dancing, beer, paczki pastries and the pope.
“It’s traumatic for them,” said Majewski, a dignified-looking woman in a brown velvet dress, her long, silvery hair wound in a loose bun.
Around her at the Tekla Vintage store, mannequins showcased dresses, hats and jewelry from the mid-20th century, and customers fingered handbags and gawked at the antique dolls that line the store, which sits across the street from Srodek’s Quality Sausage and the Polish Art Center on Joseph Campau Avenue, the town’s main drag.
Majewski, whose family emigrated from Poland in the early 20th century, admitted to a few concerns of her own. Business owners within 500 feet of one of Hamtramck’s four mosques can’t obtain a liquor license, she complained, a notable development in a place that flouted Prohibition-era laws by openly operating bars. The restrictions could thwart efforts to create an entertainment hub downtown, said the pro-commerce mayor.
And while Majewski advocated to allow mosques to issue calls to prayer, she understands why some longtime residents are struggling to adjust to the sound that echos through the city’s streets five times each day.
“There’s definitely a strong feeling that Muslims are the other,” she said. “It’s about culture, what kind of place Hamtramck will become. There’s definitely a fear, and to some degree, I share it.”
Saad Almasmari, a 28-year-old from Yemen who became the fourth Muslim elected to the six-member city council this month, doesn’t understand that fear.
Almasmari, the owner of an ice cream company who campaigned on building Hamtramck’s struggling economy and improving the public schools, said he is frustrated that so many residents expect the council’s Muslim members to be biased. He spent months campaigning everywhere in town, knocking on the doors of mosques and churches alike, he said.
“I don’t know why people keep putting religion into politics,” said Almasmari, who received the highest percentage of votes (22 percent) of any candidate. “When we asked for votes, we didn’t ask what their religion was.”
Past clashes with present
Surrounded by Detroit, Hamtramck is Michigan’s most densely populated city, with about 22,000 residents occupying row after row of two-story,
turn-of-the-century bungalows packed into two square miles. Polish Catholic immigrants began flocking to Hamtramck, which was originally settled by German farmers, in 1914 when the Dodge brothers opened an auto assembly plant in town.
While the city’s Polish Catholic population has shrunk from 90 percent in 1970 to about 11 percent today, in part as the old residents have moved to more prosperous suburbs, Polish American culture still permeates the town.
Labor Day, known as Polish Day here, is marked with music, drinking and street dancing. The roof of the Polish cathedral-style St. Florian Church peaks above the city landscape, and a large statue of Pope John Paul II, who visited the city in 1987, towers over Pope Park on Joseph Campau Avenue. The Polish pope’s cousin, John Wojtylo, was a Hamtramck city councilman in the 1940s and 1950s, according to local historian Greg Kowalski.
The once-thriving factory town now struggles with one of the highest poverty rates in Michigan. In 2009, American Axle shut down its plant in Hamtramck, laying off hundreds of workers. There is a new class of entrepreneurs, including Igor Sadikovic, a young Bosnian immigrant who plans to open a coffee shop with an art gallery by next summer, and Rebecca Smith, who owns a handbag store that employs Muslim women.
But the new businesses have not been enough to offset the loss of a manufacturing base and reductions in state revenue sharing. Since 2000, Michigan has twice appointed an emergency manager to the city, which has an annual operating budget of $22 million.
Hamtramck’s exceedingly low home prices and relatively low crime rate have proved especially attractive to new immigrants, whose presence is visible everywhere. Most of the women strolling Joseph Campau Avenue wear hijabs, or headscarves, and niqabs, veils that leave only the area around the eyes open. Many of the markets advertise their wares in Arabic or Bengali, and some display signs telling customers that owners will return shortly — gone to pray, much in the same way Polish businesses once signaled that employees had gone to Mass.
Tensions rise in volume
Many longtime residents point to 2004 as the year they suspected that the town’s culture had shifted irrevocably. It was then that the city council gave permission to al-Islah Islamic Center to broadcast its call to prayer from speakers atop its roof.
“The Polish people think we were invading them,” said Masud Khan, one of the mosque’s leaders, recalling that time in an interview earlier this month. “We were a big threat to their religion and culture. Now their days are gone.”
The mosque, which attracts about 500 people for its Friday prayer services, has purchased a neighboring vacant limestone building in the heart of the city that once was a furniture store. The mosque’s leaders plan to put a minaret — a spire — on the building and use it to continue broadcasting a call to prayer five times a day.
The private sale enraged city leaders, including the mayor, who sees the area as key to commercial growth. Mosque leaders estimate that the 20,000-square-foot building will hold up to 2,000 people once the renovation is finished next year.
The town’s transformation caught Mike Bugaj off guard. When the Hamtramck native left to join the Air Force in 1972, the city was widely referred to as “Little Warsaw.” When he returned from the military in 1995, “the Muslims were here,” said Bugaj, who is of Polish and Native American descent.
The new majority Muslim council has Bugaj worried that old traditions, like the Polish festival and Fat Tuesday’s paczki day, soon will be wiped away.
He and other residents are “concerned about what they would want to change, that they could mistreat women,” said Bugaj, who wore feather earrings and a T-shirt with wolves on it. “Don’t come over to America and try to turn people to your way of thinking.”
Wayne Little, who has been a pastor for nearly 40 years at Corinthian Baptist Church, said many of the city’s African American residents are also waiting to see whether the new Muslim-majority city council will represent their interests.
“They are clannish and stick together. . . . The jury is out on them.” Little said.
But Hamtramck’s Muslim population is hardly a monolith — the city is about 23 percent Arabic, 19 percent Bangladeshi and 7 percent Bosnian. The predominantly Muslim groups don’t intermingle much because of language differences, according to Thaddeus Radzilowski of the Piast Institute, a census information center.
Adding to the city’s burgeoning diversity are the young, white hipsters who have begun to migrate here from surrounding areas for the food, bars and art shows.
On a recent Saturday, about 40 people crowded into a one-room studio to sip wine from red Solo cups and enjoy a watercolor exhibition by African American artist Olayami Dabls as reggae music thumped in the background. The nudity and sexuality portrayed in Dabls’s paintings provided a startling contrast that afternoon to the handful of veil-clad Muslim women poring over produce at the Yemeni-owned grocery store visible across the street through the window.
Even some residents who are nervous about the new council speak of the city’s diversity with pride, noting the eclectic mix of restaurants and the fact that at least 27 languages are spoken in Hamtramck schools.
Frank Zacharias, an elderly Polish American usher at St. Ladislaus, the Catholic parish across the street from the mosque, is intimately familiar with life on Hamtramck’s streets, which he tromped for 28 years as a mail carrier before retiring. The changes have stunned him, he said.
“It was hard at the beginning,” he said, referring to 2004, when the mosque began the call to prayer.
But, he added: “They’re human. You gotta live with them. Hamtramck is known for diversity.”
University of Michigan at Dearborn professor Sally Howell, who has written a book on Michigan and U.S. Muslims, said that although some outsiders have equated the election results with “a sharia takeover,” that is not a fear she hears expressed by Hamtramck’s non-Muslims.
It all boils down to “a fear that this city council won’t represent the community,” Howell said. Her own sense, she said, is that it will.
The discord intensified in the weeks before the election, beginning when several senior citizens living in an apartment complex complained about the volume of the 6 a.m. call to prayer from a nearby mosque.
Susan Dunn, who was on her fifth unsuccessful run for city council, raised the issue before the governing body.
“I have my own rights, as well,” she said while baking her son’s birthday cake in her kitchen. “I’m not a hater. It wasn’t a calculated move.”
At one point as she spoke, a mosque close to Dunn’s house began broadcasting the call to prayer. “You try reading a book in your back yard while your dog is barking to that,” Dunn said, clearly exasperated.
On the eve of the vote, then-candidate Almasmari sent a photo of a flier he said he had found on the street to Majewski, the mayor, and Dunn. “Let’s get the Muslim out of Hamtramck in November 3rd. Let’s take back our city,” it read. The photo of the flier, which was illustrated with images of three white candidates, including Dunn, began circulating on Facebook. Dunn said she had nothing to do with it.
Then, after the election, a Muslim community organizer upset many residents when he praised the composition of the new council.
“Today, we show the Polish and everybody else,” said Ibrahim Algahim in an address to fellow Muslims that was captured on video.
Muslim community activist Kamal Rahman said he empathizes with the older residents’ concerns and has been working to help unify the town by meeting with city leaders.
Rahman, who in 1986 became one of the first Bengalis to attend a Hamtramck high school, said he considered moving to a mostly white Detroit suburb but decided against it once he discovered that a Ku Klux Klan group also had an address there. Instead, he built a five-bedroom home next to a Yemeni mosque just outside of Hamtramck, and sends his children to charter schools in the city.
Rahman encourages other Muslims to watch their language, because it can seem threatening.
“It sends the wrong message. If I were white, I would feel scared,” he said.
As he sat in a Yemeni restaurant neatly dressed in a blue dress shirt and dark blue striped tie, Almasmari, the council member, recalled feeling shaken in the weeks leading up to the election, when he discovered that dozens of the yard signs touting his candidacy had been spray-painted with an “X.”
On a boarded-up building on the city’s main street, a poster to re-elect council member Anam Miah had been partially covered with big block letters — “DON’T VOTE” — and a swastika was drawn on Miah’s forehead.
But Almasmari insists that longtimers’ fears are unfounded. Already, he said he has scheduled a meeting with residents who wish to talk about their concerns — economic, educational and otherwise.
“People talk about Muslims by talking about ‘them,’ but we’re not going to be as single-minded as people think,” said Almasmari, a married father of three who covered his Facebook profile picture last week with the French flag filter.
Back in her vintage shop down the block, Majewski said she sympathizes with the stories of immigrants in search of a better life. It is a subject the mayor knows something about, having specialized in immigration and ethnicity when she earned her doctorate in American culture at the University of Michigan, said Majewski, who works at UM’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy.
A few minutes later, she pointed to a large, vacant building down the street that she said had once housed a popular department store. It was purchased by a Yemeni immigrant and has sat empty for two years, she said.
“It creates a lot of resentment and drags down the property values. That’s a real source of tension,” Majewski said. “Is that ethnic? . . . What do you call that? Can you criticize his lack of action? There’s certainly an ethnic element, the feeling that they don’t care about the city. How do you disentangle those?”
She paused to tell a shopper that the red plaid shirt he was trying on looked like a good fit before concluding aloud that the new conflicts in Hamtramck have less to do with ethnicity and religion and more about to do with what it means to be a good neighbor.
“We live on top of each other,” she said. “You can pass your plate through the window to the person next door.”
Alicia Machado tells CNN host “That happened 20 years ago” after he asks her if she was the getaway driver from a murder, and if she threatened to kill a judge
This is the woman whom Hillary Clinton defended during Monday’s debate:
Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/
Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/
Items 1,001 through 1,304 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/
Here are the 55 new entries:
1,250) A spokesperson for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contradicted Clinton’s own statement about the 30,000 emails that Clinton had deleted from her private server
In March 2015, ABC News reported the following about the 30,000 emails that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had deleted from her private server:
“We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails and deliver them to the State Department,” she said, adding that all other emails were personal and pertained to matters such as “yoga routines,” “family vacations,” and “planning Chelsea’s wedding.”
In July 2016, Donald Trump said:
“I will tell you this — Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be next. Yes, sir.”
Hillary for America senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan responded by saying:
“This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent… That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”
So, which is it?
Are all of the emails private and not related to work?
Or, are they a matter of national security?
They can’t be both.
So which is it?
1,251) The “most transparent administration in history” illegally ignored a Freedom of Information request regarding Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedule
In 2015, Associated Press sued the Obama administration for illegally ignoring a Freedom of Information request regarding Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedule.
1,252) “Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.”
In August 2016, the Washington Post reported:
Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.
A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees wanted help getting a visa for a British soccer player with a criminal past.
The crown prince of Bahrain, whose government gave more than $50,000 to the Clintons’ charity and who participated in its glitzy annual conference, wanted a last-minute meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
U2 rocker and philanthropist Bono, also a regular at foundation events, wanted high-level help broadcasting a live link to the International Space Station during concerts.
In each case, according to emails released Monday from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state, the requests were directed to Clinton’s deputy chief of staff and confidante, Huma Abedin, who engaged with other top aides and sometimes Clinton herself about how to respond.
1,253) The “most transparent administration in history” said it would not release the rest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedule until after the November 2016 election
In August 2016, the Obama administration said that it would not release the rest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedule until after the November 2016 election.
1,254) The “most transparent administration in history” waited seven months to tell the public that it had airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran
In August 2016, it was reported that seven months earlier, the Obama administration had secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran.
1,255) The Obama administration lied about whether or not its payment of $400 million in cash to Iran was a ransom for releasing four American hostages
On August 2, 2016, the Obama administration said that the $400 million in cash that it had given to Iran in January 2016 had nothing to do with Iran releasing four American hostages.
However, on August 18, 2016, the Obama administration said that the payment was contingent on the hostages being released.
One of these two statements by the Obama administration must be a lie. I don’t even have to know which of the two statements is true, and which one is false, to know that one of them is a lie.
1,256) The “most transparent administration in history” refused to answer questions from Congress about how it paid an additional $1.3 billion to Iran
In August 2016, it twas reported that the Obama administration had paid $1.7 billion to Iran. Of that amount, $400 million was paid in cash as ransom for four U.S. hostages. However, the Obama administration refused to answer questions from Congress about how it paid the other $1.3 billion.
1,257) Commander-in-Chief Obama “killed entire families instead of ISIS fighters”
Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. In July 2016, the Washington Post reported:
An airstrike in Syria killed entire families instead of ISIS fighters
The airstrikes at dawn on Tuesday pulverized entire families, including young children — families that were fleeing Islamic State militants but were instead mistaken for being those very fighters. Depending on whom you ask, the number of bodies found in the rubble is 56, 85, 160 or 212. Pictures of the mangled bodies, covered in dust, are a testament to the carnage.
People who live near where the bombs fell — about 10 miles north of Manbij in northern Syria — said the only planes they’d seen since June were from a U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State.
At least 56 civilians were killed in this incident.
1,258) Obama engaged in the same kind of “unconscionable ineptitude” that he had previously accused Bush of engaging in
After Hurricane Katrina, Bush flew over Louisiana. Obama accused Bush of “unconscionable ineptitude.”
However, in August 2016, after another hurricane in Louisiana, Obama played golf at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
1,259) After Secretary of State John Kerry said that air conditioning was just as big a threat as ISIS, the Obama administration ignored a petition to remove air conditioning from State Department buildings and vehicles
In July 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry said that air conditioning was just as big a treat as ISIS. In response, people signed a petition for the State Department to remove air conditioning from all of its buildings and vehicles. However, the State Department ignored the petition, and continued to use air conditioning in its buildings and vehicles, despite Kerry’s claim that air conditioning was as dangerous as ISIS.
1,260) After a Swedish telecom company called Ericsson paid Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s husband $750,000 for giving a speech, the Obama administration gave the company an exemption from U.S. sanctions
In November 2011, a Swedish telecom company called Ericsson paid Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, $750,000 for giving a speech. In April 2012, Obama signed an executive order which placed sanctions on telecom sales to Iran and Syria. However, Ericsson was given an exemption from these sanctions.
1,261) Obama continued Bush’s policy of having the Veterans Administration spend millions of dollars on artwork while veterans were dying form lack of medical care
In July 2016, it was reported that Obama had continued Bush’s policy of having the Veterans Administration spend millions of dollars on artwork while veterans were dying form lack of medical care. Between 2004 and 2014, the agency had spent $20 million on artwork. Of this amount, $16 million happened during Obama’s presidency. A list of these artworks, including their prices, can be read here. 12 of these pieces of artwork had individual price tags of $250,000 or more, and of these 12, nine were purchased during Obama’s presidency.
1,262) Although patients at the Veterans’ Administration were dying due to lack of medical care, out of the 39,454 new jobs that it added between 2012 and 2015, fewer than 10% were doctors
In May 2016, on page 3 of this PDF, Open the Books reported:
While long wait times persisted the VA added 39,454 new positions to their payroll between 2012-2015. Fewer than ten percent of these new positions (3,591) were ‘Medical Officers,’ i.e. doctors.
1,263) Regarding the Obama administration’s $400 million dollar cash payment that was airlifted to Iran, White House press secretary Josh Earnest falsely said “There’s actually not anything particularly unusual about the mechanism for this transaction”
In August 2016, it was reported that seven months earlier, the Obama administration had secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran.
In August 2016, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said of this payment:
“There’s actually not anything particularly unusual about the mechanism for this transaction.”
However, Associated Press responded to Earnest’s comment with the following:
But diplomatic historians and lawyers with expertise in international arbitration struggled to find similar examples.
Asked to recall a similar payment from the United States using cash to settle an international dispute, the office of the State Department historian could not provide an example.
1,264) 17 of the 28 U.S., European, and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo had either donated to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation, or paid her husband to give speeches
The term “Skolkovo” refers to the U.S. government sharing biomed, space, nuclear, and IT technologies with other parties. In July 2016, it was reported that 17 of the 28 U.S., European, and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo had either donated to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation, or paid her husband to give speeches.
1,265) Gave illegal aliens advice on how to illegally stay in the U.S. without getting arrested
In August 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had given illegal aliens advice on how to illegally stay in the U.S. without getting arrested.
1,266) Illegally kept private information about law abiding U.S. citizens who had legally purchased guns
When law abiding U.S. citizens legally purchase guns, a background check is conducted. Federal law requires the U.S. government to get rid of this private information after the sale has been completed. However, in August 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally held on to this information.
1,267) State Department spent $185,000 of taxpayers’ money on a piece of artwork that was made from balls of thread, and was displayed in Islamabad, Pakistan
In August 2016, it was reported that the State Department had spent $185,000 of taxpayers’ money on a piece of artwork that was made from balls of thread, and was displayed in Islamabad, Pakistan.
1,268) Gave Somali Muslims a special tour of U.S. airport security where they were allowed to see areas that most U.S. citizens are not allowed to see
In August 2016, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security had given Somali Muslims a special tour of U.S. airport security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where they were allowed to see areas that most U.S. citizens are not allowed to see.
1,269) While Veterans were dying due to lack of medical care, the Veterans Administration spent millions of dollars to install solar panels that were never used because they were incompatible with the local electric grid
In 2013, while veterans were dying due to lack of medical care, the Veterans Administration spent millions of dollars to install solar panels at its facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. Two years later, the panels were removed and reinstalled to accommodate a new parking garage. However, the panels were never turned on in either of these installations, because they were incompatible with the local electric grid.
1,270) Although Obama supports tougher gun control laws for law abiding gun owners, he either pardoned or commuted the sentences of 107 federal inmates who had been convicted of gun crimes
Obama supports tougher gun control laws for law abiding gun owners. However, as of August 2016, he had either pardoned or commuted the sentences of 107 federal inmates who had been convicted of gun crimes.
1,271) Obama gave his own daughter an exemption from the federal laws against marijuana which he had prosecuted so many other people for
Item #7 on this list contains a huge number of examples of people who were prosecuted by Obama for smoking medial marijuana, despite the fact that it was legal in the states where they lived.
On the other hand, Obama refused to prosecute his own daughter, Malia Obama, for smoking recreational marijuana, which was reported here, including video evidence, on August 10, 2016.
Furthermore, on August 11, 2016 – the very next day – the Obama administration announced that it would continue to classify marijuana as an illegal and dangerous Schedule 1 drug.
For the record, I think that marijuana, both recreational and medical, should be legal. I don’t have any problem with Obama’s daughter smoking marijuana. It’s President Obama’s hypocrisy that I have a problem with.
1,272) The “most transparent administration in history” “altered intelligence reports to portray a more optimistic picture of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria”
In August 2016, the New York Times reported:
Military Officials Distorted ISIS Intelligence, Congressional Panel Says
Officials from the United States Central Command altered intelligence reports to portray a more optimistic picture of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria than events on the ground warranted, a congressional panel said in a report issued Thursday.
The interim report, from a task force established by the Republican chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee, Intelligence Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, found “widespread dissatisfaction” among Central Command intelligence analysts, who said superiors were doctoring their assessments of American efforts to defeat the Islamic State. Central Command, known as Centcom, is the military headquarters in Tampa, Fla., that oversees American military operations across the Middle East and Central Asia.
“Intelligence products approved by senior Centcom leaders typically provided a more positive depiction of U.S. antiterrorism efforts than was warranted by facts on the ground and were consistently more positive than analysis produced by other elements of the intelligence community,” a news release about the report said.
“What happened at Centcom is unacceptable — our war fighters suffer when bad analysis is presented to senior policy makers,” said Representative Ken Calvert, Republican of California. “The leadership failures at Centcom reach to the very top of the organization.”
“Throughout the first half of 2015, many Central Command press releases, statements and congressional testimonies were significantly more positive than actual events,” the report said.
1,273) After Congress approved $500 million to fight the Zika virus, Obama illegally gave the money to the United Nations to spend on green energy projects in foreign countries
After Congress approved $500 million to fight the Zika virus, Obama illegally gave the money to the United Nations to spend on green energy projects in foreign countries.
1,274) After a company manufactured defective combat helmets for members of the U.S. military, the Obama administration rewarded it with another contract
In 2010, the U.S. Army recalled 44,000 defective combat helmets that had been manufactured by a company called ArmorSource.
However, in May 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps signed a contract with the company to manufacture 10,000 helmets.
1,275) Spent taxpayers’ money to try to convince lesbians to become farmers
In August 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent taxpayers’ money to try to convince lesbians to become farmers.
1,276) Obama refused to prosecute Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for illegally sharing top secret information with people who had not been cleared to receive such information
In July 2016, it was reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had shared 22 emails that were marked “top secret” with three of her aides. These aides had not been cleared to receive such information, which means that it was illegal for Clinton to share the information with them. However, Obama refused to prosecute her.
1,277) “Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub”
In August 2016, U.S. News & World Report reported:
Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub
A former Navy machinist mate who admitted taking photos inside a nuclear submarine was sentenced to a year in prison Friday, with a federal judge rebuffing a request for probation in light of authorities deciding not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information on a private email server as secretary of state.
Kristian Saucier’s attorneys argued in a court filing last week that Clinton had been “engaging in acts similar to Mr. Saucier” with information of much higher classification. It would be “unjust and unfair for Mr. Saucier to receive any sentence other than probation for a crime those more powerful than him will likely avoid,” attorney Derrick Hogan wrote.
U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill sentenced Saucier to one year in prison and a $100 fine, along with six months home confinement, 100 hours of community service and a ban on owning guns, his legal team says.
1,278) “U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds”
Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. In August 2016, Reuters reported:
U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds
The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced.
The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Army lacked receipts and invoices to support those numbers or simply made them up.
1,279) After Huma Abedin spent 12 years working as the assistant editor of a radical Muslim journal that opposed women’s rights and supported the death penalty for all non-Muslims, Obama hired her to be the top aide for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
From 1996 to 2008, Huma Abedin worked as the assistant editor of a radical Muslim journal that opposed women’s rights and supported the death penalty for all non-Muslims. In 2009, Obama hired her to be the top aide for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
1,280) “… email exchanges show that Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman had to go through the Clinton Foundation in order to set up a meeting with Clinton after the former Secretary of State declined to meet after official requests were made…”
In August 2016, the Daily Caller reported:
Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation
Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation.
The documents, released Monday by Judicial Watch, included emails between Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band and former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin, which appear to show that Abedin acted as a middleman between Clinton and her foundation’s donors.
Band and Abedin’s email exchanges show that Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman had to go through the Clinton Foundation in order to set up a meeting with Clinton after the former Secretary of State declined to meet after official requests were made.
1,281) As part of the “most transparent administration in history,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton illegally ignored 237 of the 240 Freedom of Information requests that she had received
In August 2016, it was reported that during the time that Hillary Clinton was Obama’s Secretary of State (i.e. from 2009 to 2013), she had illegally ignored 237 of the 240 Freedom of Information requests that she had received.
1,282) “Hillary State Dept. Helped Jailed Clinton Foundation Donor Get $10 Mil from U.S. for Failed Haiti Project”
In August 2016, Judicial Watch reported:
Hillary State Dept. Helped Jailed Clinton Foundation Donor Get $10 Mil from U.S. for Failed Haiti Project
The new batch of emails showing that the State Department gave special access to top Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state brings to mind the case of a shady Miami businessman serving a 12-year prison sentence after scamming the government out of millions. His name is Claudio Osorio, a Clinton Foundation donor who got $10 million from the government after the Clinton State Department reportedly pulled some strings.
Osorio got the money from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal agency that operates under the guidance of the State Department, to build houses in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The OPIC supposedly promotes U.S. government investments abroad to foster the development and growth of free markets. Osorio’s “Haiti project” was supposed to build 500 homes for displaced families in the aftermath of the earthquake. The project never broke ground and Osorio used the money to finance his lavish lifestyle and fund his illicit business ventures. He also ran a fraudulent international company with facilities in the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Germany, Angola and Tanzania that stole millions from investors. Some of the OPIC Haiti money was used to repay investors of his fraudulent company (Innovida), according to federal prosecutors. In September 2013, Osorio was sentenced to 150 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release.
1,283) Benghazi-related documents were part of the emails that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had illegally deleted and had falsely claimed were not work related
In August 2016, it was reported that Benghazi-related documents were part of the emails that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had illegally deleted and had falsely claimed were not work related.
1,284) Statistics from Obama’s own administration showed that Obama was lying when he said that blacks were better off in 2016 than in 2009
In August 2016, Obama said that blacks were better off in 2016 than in 2009.
However, statistics from Obama’s own administration showed that the following harmful changes had happened to blacks during that time period:
* The black labor force participation rate fell from 63.2% to 61.2%.
* The black home ownership rate fell from 46.1% to 41.7%.
* The number of blacks on food stamps increased from 7.3 million to 11.7 million.
* The black poverty rate increased from 25.8% in 2009 to 26.2% in 2014 (data from 2015 and 2016 was not yet available at the time).
1,285) Falsely said it was “discrimination” for employers to fire immigrants after their employment authorization had expired
In August 2016, the Obama administration falsely said that it was “discrimination” for employers to fire immigrants after their employment authorization had expired.
1,286) In August 2016, Obama’s Syrian refugee program was still discriminating against Christians, even though Christians in that country were being specifically targeted for persecution
However, from early to mid August 2016, the Obama administration admitted 1,575 Muslim refugees from Syria into the U.S., but only 12 Christian refugees from that same country.
1,287) The “most transparent administration in history” illegally ignored a Freedom of Information request regarding what, if anything, it was doing regarding the genocide that ISIS was carrying out against Christians in the areas that ISIS controlled
In August 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally ignored a Freedom of Information request regarding what, if anything, it was doing regarding the genocide that ISIS was carrying out against Christians in the areas that ISIS controlled.
1,288) After Hillary Clinton quit her job as Secretary of State, she illegally continued to keep classified information, and illegally continued to email that classified information
In August 2016, it was reported that after Hillary Clinton had quit her job as Secretary of State, she illegally continued to keep classified information, and illegally continued to email that classified information. However, as always. Obama refused to prosecute her.
1,289) The “most transparent administration in history” agreed to secret exemptions which let Iran ignore some of the restrictions that had been placed upon it in the nuclear deal that the U.S. had signed with Iran
In September 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had agreed to secret exemptions which let Iran ignore some of the restrictions that had been placed upon it in the nuclear deal that the U.S. had signed with Iran.
1,290) Instead of following the proper government procedures for destroying electronic devices that contained classified material, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had her aides hit them with a hammer
In September 2016, it was reported that when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton switched from older phones to newer phones, instead of following the proper government procedures for destroying electronic devices that contained classified material, she had her aides hit them with a hammer.
1,291) Although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a document which stated that she had received training on how to handle classified material, she later said that she could not remember receiving such training
In September 2016, it was reported that although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had signed a document which stated that she had received training on how to handle classified material, she later said that she could not remember receiving such training.
1,292) Secretary of State Hilary Clinton illegally ignored a subpoena which had ordered her not to erase the emails on her private server
On March 4, 2015, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi which ordered her not to destroy any of the emails on her private server. However, three weeks later, one of her staff members used software called “BleachBit” to erase the emails, and the staff member later admitted that he had been aware of the subpoena at the time that he erased the emails.
1,293) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her private server for email which contained information about the whereabouts and plans of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was one of four U.S. citizens who were murdered by Islamic militants in the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012
In March 2016, it was reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had used her private server for email which contained information about the whereabouts and plans of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was one of four U.S. citizens who were murdered by Islamic militants in the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012.
1,294) 80% of illegal aliens captured at the U.S.-Mexico border were released back into the U.S. instead of being deported
In September 2016, it was reported that 80% of illegal aliens captured at the U.S.-Mexico border were released back into the U.S. instead of being deported.
1,295) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton falsely said that she did not know that the designation of “(C)” in emails stood for “classified”
On July 2, 2016, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she did not know that the designation of “(C)” in emails stood for “classified.” However, it was later discovered that Clinton had previously used the designation in thousands of emails.
1,296) Illegally gave the personal information of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers to three environmental groups
In September 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency had acted illegally when it gave the personal information of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers to three environmental groups.
1,297) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed 194 of her foundation and/or campaign donors to State Department advisory boards
In September 2016, it was reported that 194 of the people whom Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had appointed to State Department advisory boards had donated money to Clinton’s foundation, her political campaigns, or both.
1,298) Obama prevented a woman in labor from crossing the street to get to the hospital so he could have a fundraiser
In July 2014 in Los Angeles, Obama prevented a woman in labor from crossing the street to get to the hospital so he could have a fundraiser.
1,299) After builders of the Dakota Access Pipeline had obtained all of the necessary construction permits, the Obama administration illegally tried to block the construction
In September 2016, it was reported that after builders of the Dakota Access Pipeline had obtained all of the necessary construction permits, the Obama administration had illegally tried to block the construction.
1,300) Spent taxpayers’ money to try to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
In September 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent taxpayers’ money to try to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
1,301) Obama refused to prosecute Imaad Zuberi, a fundraiser for Obama’s campaign, for illegally waiting months to register his work on behalf of a foreign government
In September 2016, it was reported that Obama had refused to prosecute Imaad Zuberi, a fundraiser for Obama’s campaign, for illegally waiting months to register his work on behalf of a foreign government.
1,302) The “most transparent administration in history” refused to release its report on the number of illegal aliens who entered the U.S.
In September 2016, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security had refused to release its report on the number of illegal aliens who entered the U.S.
1,303) Falsely said the U.S. could not wire money to Iran
On August 4, 2016, when Obama was talking about how the U.S. had given $400 million in cash to Iran, he said:
“The reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions and we do not have a banking relationship with Iran that we couldn’t send them a check and we could not wire the money.”
However, on September 18, 2016, it was reported that the U.S. had made two wire payments to Iran during the previous 14 months.
1,304) “Mistakenly” gave U.S. citizenship to 1,800 illegal aliens who were supposed to have been deported
In September 2016, it was reported that the Obama administration had “mistakenly” given U.S. citizenship to 1,800 illegal aliens who were supposed to have been deported.
Liberals’ faces melted after reading this blonde, white journo’s tweet about Charlotte shootings
September 22, 2016
Katie Hopkins has received both backlash and support for a tweet she posted Thursday morning about the current social unrest in Charlotte, NC.
The tweet said:
“Black man shot by another black man during a protest of shooting of a black man by a black cop. My white privilege means I don’t understand”
CNN adds the word “racial” to Trump’s quote.
Hypocrisy alert! Black Lives Matter leader gets robbed by armed black man, and then complains that there are not enough police officers!
Students concerned about increased crime near University of Houston main campus
September 8, 2016
HOUSTON (KTRK) — A University of Houston grad student was robbed at gunpoint just outside his off-campus apartment by a man he mistook as a student.
Jerry Ford Jr. has fought for social justice around Houston as one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. But Wednesday night, he became a victim.
“The guy was standing right here just seemed like he was hanging out,” Ford said. “I told him wassup. He asked me did I have a key to get in. I told him yeah I’m about to go upstairs.”
Ford lives just blocks from the UH campus at the Vue on MacGregor apartments.
“I reach in right here to open the door and I turn back around and he has the gun right there in my face,” he tells us.
The bad guy took his wallet and his phone and ran off into MacGregor Park.
“It was just a couple of weeks ago that somebody was robbed just across the bayou at the bus stop,” said Aaron Maxwell.
Last month, dozens of vehicles were broken into at the Campus Vue apartments around the corner.
Maxwell is a sophomore transfer student who also lives at the Vue on MacGregor. He says he didn’t know about the robbery until we told him about it.
“It’s a little daunting. I’m not from Houston and I just moved here for school and everything. And it seems to be…it’s not just here at this property, it’s the area,” he said.
All this as the university touts its record enrollment. These apartments mainly house UH students, but the university says UH Police do not patrol them. Ford says that needs to change.
“It’s becoming a pattern. I hope they would take a bigger stance and put more security over here because you have a lot of people walking back and forth to class,” Ford said.
As scary as this was, Ford actually feels bad for the guy.
“I would’ve gave him money,” he said. “I would’ve talked to him because the real crime is why is he in that position that he feels the need to come and hang out at a college campus and rob people of stuff they worked for.”
Houston police say the suspect is a black man around 30 years old, 5’6 to 5’7, around 150 pounds with medium dreadlocks. He was wearing dark shorts and a camouflage shirt.
Truthfeed.com: Chelsea Clinton’s NY Apartment is “Listed Address” For Senior Care Facility, “Metrocare Home Services Inc.”
Chelsea Clinton’s NY Apartment is “Listed Address” For Senior Care Facility, “Metrocare Home Services Inc.”
September 13, 2016
In a bombshell revelation, Chelsea’s NY apartment is the LISTED ADDRESS for a senior health care facility called “Metro Home Services.”
Is this a crazy coincidence, or is something more sinister at work?
This information was first uncovered on Reddit and later distributed by Info Wars reporter Paul Joseph Watson.
This would explain why Hillary’s team did not want to take her to the hospital and instead went to Chelsea’s apartment, which on the surface seemed very odd.
NY Post reported today that Campaign officials did not want to take Hillary to the hospital for fear her “real medical issues” would get out.
London’s Muslim Mayor Hosts EU ‘Remain’ Rally With Hijab-Clad Women Forced To Stand At The Back
June 6, 2016
London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave a speech in Manchester on behalf of the EU ‘Remain’ campaign, with women noticeably absent from the front of the crowd.
In an effort to bolster the ailing Remain campaign, newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan has gone on a road trip across the country to try and boost support for remaining in the European Union (EU).
A photograph from one of Mr. Khan’s speeches in Manchester posted on the Guido Fawkes blog reveals that in at least one of his speeches, meant to galvanise Labour voters in the north of England, women were excluded from the front row and relegated to the periphery of the event.
Mr. Khan is said to be attempting to distance himself from the government’s official campaign that has been dubbed “project fear”, and is expected to tell Labour voters in the party’s northern heartlands that voting to remain in the EU is the “positive, proud and patriotic thing to do,” the Evening Standard reports.
The London mayor said: “I am backing Remain because it’s by far the best option for protecting working people’s jobs, wages and rights…the world won’t end if we leave Europe — but it won’t be in Londoners’ interests or the interests of working people.”
It is not the first time that a Labour event has seen the segregation of women. The party has often been accused of pandering to hard-line Muslims, with a number of incidents being revealed last year.
The Mayor has also been in hot water before when it comes to questions over his links to Islamist groups and those who practice a more traditional form of Islam that often sees women segregated at events from men. Adding further fuel to the accusations that Mr. Khan is attempting to enforce a more traditional role of women in public life is his new ban on sexualised advertising on London’s public transport.
According to Mr. Khan, the ban on sexualised advertisements was to prevent exposure to images of scantly clad models making women feel “ashamed” of their own bodies. Though the move plays into the desires of feminists who want to see a more prudish take on women in public life, it also plays to the views of Islamists and Islamic traditionalists who desire women to cover up for reasons of “modesty”.
The speeches in the north of England see Mr. Khan team up with not only Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose engagement in the campaign has been lackluster so far, but also Prime Minister David Cameron who merely weeks before the London mayoral election referred to Mr. Khan as an extremist. Mr. Cameron and Mr. Khan appeared at a rally together at the end of last month in London to extol the virtues of the EU and the benefits of staying in the political bloc.
The north of England tour is scheduled to see Mr. Khan make speeches in Manchester, Oldham, Leeds and possibly Bradford. After the tour he will return through the Midlands to London on Sunday ahead of a BBC debate with former London mayor and pro-Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson at Wembley Arena on Tuesday evening.
Washington Post changes concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health from “junk science” to “a real issue”
On August 8, 2016, the Washington Post published this article, which is called “Armed with junk science and old photos, critics question #HillarysHealth.”
On September 11, 2016, the same newspaper published this other article, which is called “Hillary Clinton’s health just became a real issue in the presidential campaign.”
Both titles are wrong.
The first title is wrong, because the claims about Hillary Clinton being sick were not based on “junk science.” Instead, they were based on photographs and videos.
The second title is wrong, because Clinton’s health did not “just” become an issue. Instead, it has been an issue for quite some time. Instead, the only thing that is “just” happening is that the Washington Post is finally admitting something that it should have admitted a long time ago.
Large numbers of regular people on the internet – bloggers, YouTubers, and people posting at the comment sections in news articles – people with no “credentials” and no formal training or degree in journalism – have proven themselves to be better reporters than the “reporters” at the Washington Post.