Lies When You Have A Crisis

12 Mar

Has Trump cried “Wolf!” one too many times already?

Mike the Mad Biologist

Yesterday, Trump’s spokescritter, Sean Spicer, uttered the following:

Many have noted how the White House press corps normalized Trump’s flat-out dishonesty by laughing with Spicer (hopefully, a few were laughing at Spicer). Let’s leave aside the political press corps’ ongoing dyfunction–you didn’t think they would suddenly become serious defenders of liberty and integrity, when, day in and day out, they are nothing more than one part shitty theater critic and one part half-assed political strategist, did you?

What happens in a crisis where people need to trust Il Trumpe? Suppose a nasty strain of influenza were to hit or some other immediate public health crisis were to occur?* If he says, you need to do X…

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You Must Watch This Speech By Michelle Obama | Crooks and Liars

16 Oct

Source: You Must Watch This Speech By Michelle Obama | Crooks and Liars

Democrats Need To Emphasize A Higher Minimum Wage To Get The Last Bloc Of ‘Open Voters’

8 Sep

This seems rather obvious. Why the hesitation?

Mike the Mad Biologist

Democrats are squandering a potential electoral gold mine–and one that could pay out for decades (boldface mine):

Her answer, while accurate, was unintentionally revealing. When Clinton talks about millennials, she tends to use the word interchangeably with “college students.” But millennials with university degrees don’t represent their entire generation—just those with the greatest economic and educational advantages. A full 40 percent of young people never made it past high school, according to a recent analysis by CIRCLE, a research center that specializes in youth issues. Even when it comes to young voters, it would seem, Clinton instinctively speaks to the elites.

Politicians tend to ignore working-class millennials for a simple reason: They don’t show up on Election Day. Just 29 percent of blue-collar youth turned out to vote in 2012—about half the rate of those who’d attended college. But in market terms, that political disengagement represents an…

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Milwaukee Community in Rebellion After Cops Gun Down Youth + Why Milwaukee Erupted

18 Aug

Dandelion Salad by Workers World staff workers.org August 15, 2016 As part of the ongoing international resistance against police terror, youth rose up in rebellion in Milwaukee the evening of Aug.…

Source: Milwaukee Community in Rebellion After Cops Gun Down Youth + Why Milwaukee Erupted

Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

26 Jul

Imagine reigning in corporations as opposed to giving them free reign – as is too often the case with corporate-authored free trade agreements.

 

 

Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Jul 24, 2016 For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binding legal instrument that would hold corporations ac…

Source: Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

Empathizing with Rapists Instead of Victims

10 Jun

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Brock TurnerBrock Turner

Why do we so often empathize with the privileged even when they commit brutal crimes?

Rape is just “20 minutes of action.” And it’s non-violent.

That’s how the father of convicted rapist, Brock Turner, saw it.

Judge Persky was also blinded to the victim’s pain by the predator’s distress. 

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I’m Raising a Kid With Microcephaly. Here’s What the Media Gets Wrong. – The Daily Beast

26 May

 

In the panic over Zika virus, major media outlets are calling kids with microcephaly ‘misshapen,’ ‘heartbreaking,’ and ‘dystopian.’ The exact opposite of my joyful, funny, vivacious son.

Source: I’m Raising a Kid With Microcephaly. Here’s What the Media Gets Wrong. – The Daily Beast

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