February 16, 2018 7:07 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, February 16, 2018 Morning Reads for Friday, February 16, 2018 By Ginny Morning Reads 55 Comments A story. About rednecks. Curly fries! Homeless warming up at the airport. It’s the little things that get you every time. So… butt facials are a thing now. “rank historical and legal illiteracy” – those words don’t mean what you think they mean. Ctrl-Alt-Del. Eye of Sauron. In which “Star Trek” and “dodgy” are used in the same sentence. No Zefram Cochranes were harmed in this lameness. Death Star dreams. Ahhhhh. Spring is almost here. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 55 Comments Andrew C. Pope Happy belated Valentine’s Day to the First Lady and Donald Trump. I wonder what those two lovebirds are going to talk about over breakfast this morning… https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/donald-trump-a-playboy-model-and-a-system-for-concealing-infidelity-national-enquirer-karen-mcdougal http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-stormy-daniels-stephanie-clifford-porn-star-affair-807218 February 16, 2018 8:00 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance That article about how Trump was having multiple affairs, assaulting and manipulating women, with such disrespect for them and his marriage…made me throw up in my mouth, and I’m still nauseous. Of particular note to some (OK, one person) on this forum was his insulting use of the word “hag” for an older woman he doesn’t like. All his lies and hate have corrupted, and when they all come to full light, may God have mercy on their souls. February 16, 2018 9:20 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Damn, that sounds ominous! LOL! What the heck are you talking about? How is my calling The Hag…The Hag, connected to Trump’s affairs and who’s souls will need mercy? I’m confused… February 16, 2018 10:28 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance In the New Yorker article linked by ACP, your man was quoted as using that insult against the mother of one of his (numerous) mistresses. I’ve always found that word misogynistic – and it’s clearly a way to hate on older women in particular. Don’t know where you picked up the word from, but there are probably many that did pick it up from the man they so admire. And it’s that admiration-that infatuation with him amidst the world of lies he has created-that is the ominous part to me. All those lies will come crashing down at some point, and those he has deceived will remain in either permanent denial or shame/regret. Cults of personality almost never end well. At some point- not today though pls- we can dialogue abt what you see as so great in such a man. Even if you love his policies, virtually any other Republican could have done what he’s done- and more. And been better moral examples. February 16, 2018 11:42 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope There’s a great podcast out there called “Slow Burn” that takes a deep dive into the Watergate scandal. One of the episodes dealt with Nixon loyalists who continued to support him even as evidence of wrongdoing mounted. Eventually, the weight of evidence broke even the most loyal Nixon supporters. I remain steadfast in my belief that the same will happen for most of the MAGA folks. Don’t get me wrong, the white nationalists, anti-Semites, and bigots who glommed onto Trump’s campaign as a vehicle to peddle their hatred to a wider audience will still be just as deplorable as they were before Trump ever came along. But the honest folks who got bamboozled by this charlatan will eventually see reality. Regardless of when he ever sees the light, I fully intend to continue reminding Noway on a regular basis that he expressed full-throated support and admiration for a child molester. February 16, 2018 11:51 AM Noway2016 Drew, I supported Moore before the scandal, questioned the timing of the accusation and said if it were true then he shouldn’t be elected. Why do you continue this? Seriously. February 16, 2018 11:57 AM Andrew C. Pope Why do you continue this? Seriously. You answered your own question. Your response to multiple, credible allegations detailing Moore’s sexual assault of children was to 1) challenge the veracity of the accusers and 2) continue to support Moore without blinking. In your brain, a woman is only credible if her allegations of sexual assault are levied against Democrats. This is the same mindset Trump employed in supporting Moore. It’s the same mindset he’s employing in supporting Rob Porter. It’s the same mindset he employed with Bill Clinton (back when he liked Bill Clinton), Bill Cosby (back when he liked Bill Cosby), Steve Wynn, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and so many others. The tribal need to support a child molester because it “trolls the libs” is a stain that won’t ever dissolve. February 16, 2018 12:16 PM Noway2016 Love his policies! Common sense. And none of the other Repubs could have gotten elected and therefore counldn’t have enacted any of them. February 16, 2018 12:01 PM bethebalance I would say you’re right abt him getting elected, because he did draw upon a new segment of anti-immigrant voters. But…HRC was not well liked by many Dems, and the Russian trolls would have done what they did, adapted to circumstance, regardless…so…I think any Republican except Ted Cruz could have won as well. February 16, 2018 12:17 PM Noway2016 What part of my saying if the allegations were true that he shouldn’t be elected do you not understand? Seriously, I said that as the scenario unfolded and you know I did. So, go ahead and perpetuate your lie as it applies to my case if you must. I still don’t understand it. February 16, 2018 12:22 PM bethebalance Since there are 2 conversations mixed into this thread, I’ll offer a thought- that the position that “If the allegations are true…” was non-committal, and as a starting point threw doubt upon what appeared to be credible testimony, and was a de facto way of saying let’s elect Moore first, then figure it out. But if elected, Roy Moore wouldn’t step down for any reason except being physically removed by police. So, you kind of had to take a stand before the election on whether you believed the women, and whether even if true, you would support your party’s nominee. The non-committal stance implicates the doubt. And many had doubt because they brushed off the allegations as politics, or didn’t care, and voted for their party regardless. To me, the whole ordeal was just one more example of how most voters don’t care as much about character anymore- they care about party, and they care about name recognition. February 16, 2018 1:01 PM Andrew C. Pope “If true” is a cop out that operates under the lie that false allegations are just as likely as real ones. Studies have shown that the rate of false accusations of sexual assault is 2%. Even the most pessimistic of studies top out at 10% of accusations being false. Saying “if true” is the polite society way of discrediting the accusers and supporting the accused. There were multiple allegations against Moore (just like there are multiple allegations against Trump) that all shared factual similarities and patterns. On top of that, there were contemporaneous reports of his suspicious behavior toward younger women. What is more damning is the need to only extend “if true” to women accusing Republicans like Moore and Trump. That same desire for truth wasn’t employed when Noway gleefully posted about Democrats accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. Pretending to have been some levelheaded actor is simply attempting to rewrite history because you’re embarrassed by selling your morals down the river to back a child molester and a serial sexual abuser. February 16, 2018 1:13 PM Dave Bearse The talk will be about making sure Melania’s parents are grandfathered in to the GOP prohibition on chain migration. February 16, 2018 9:31 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Spot on!! Thanks, Justice Thomas! http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/15/clarence-thomas-decries-victimhood/ February 16, 2018 8:16 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope “At some point we’re going to be fatigued with everybody being a victim” Words you should remember the next time you’re whining about Starbucks cups. February 16, 2018 8:26 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Simple reflex. Almost another Pavlovian response. I write something, you just gotta respond. For the record, I have never written anything about a Starbux cup. I don’t go there. February 16, 2018 8:55 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Are you now you’re claiming to be the victim of my sick burns? What would Clarence Thomas say? February 16, 2018 9:14 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It’s not like there’s an Anita Hill in Thomas’ background or anything. February 16, 2018 9:33 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Guns were the subject of the day yesterday, so I refrained from commenting on Kyle Wingfield’s Thursday morning column in the AJC on the collective state tax increase caused by national tax legislation. Wingfield makes some good points on tax law changes to eliminate the increase, but then there was this: “Georgia’s steeply, and needlessly, progressive rate structure could be condensed to a single rate.” From the Federation of Tax Administrators: http://www.taxadmin.org/assets/docs/Research/Rates/ind_inc.pdf 8 of 40 states with income taxes have flat taxes. Comparing Georgia to the 32 states and DC with graduated rates, only Alabama’s is flatter than Georgia’s. Georgia’s highest graduated rate applies to income in excess of only $7,000. Calling Georgia’s income tax steeply progressive is disconnected from reality. It’s an example why anything spoken by Republicans as fact to support an opinion cannot be trusted unless independently verified. (Caveat: I reviewed the tax rates last year when this same talk of the horror of Georgia’s progressive income tax was being discussed in the General Assembly and the foregoing was determined based on 2016 tax rates, the link now provides 2017 rates.) February 16, 2018 9:47 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Laura Ingraham said that LeBron James is unqualified to discuss politics because he’s only got a high school diploma. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/02/16/fox-newss-laura-ingraham-to-lebron-james-and-kevin-durant-shut-up-and-dribble/?utm_term=.b0547609f024 For more analysis we turn to our esteemed panel of Fox News contributors without college degrees: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Charlie Kirk, Kid Rock, and Ted Nugent. February 16, 2018 11:41 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance I’m sure there are plenty of elected officials without college degrees. I wonder if Laura Ingraham has ever, or would ever, speak to an otherwise identical white player in the same way. I would say she’s shameless, but it’s just probably just buried so deep she doesn’t even know it. February 16, 2018 12:11 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Re: Story on Jeff Sessions sheriffs comment: 1. Session’s prepared statement did not include the “Anglo-American” comment, and it would have made more sense if he had stuck to that. “I want to close by reiterating my deep appreciation and profound thanks to all the women and men of law enforcement – federal, state, local, and tribal. I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected Sheriff has been seen as the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and amenable to the people. The Sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage.” See, sheriffs are indeed a critical part of our legal heritage. In this context it doesn’t matter the origin of the office of sheriff. 2. In the comparisons to similar comments made by Obama, there is a distinct difference: Obama was referring to specific legal constructs like habeas corpus, and referring to where those concepts came from. Understandable. Sessions, on the other hand, was just saying goodbye to his audience. 3. Sessions has a history of discriminatory comments, against gays, immigrants, affirmative action, his name is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, and he’s from Alabama, so he needs to be careful what he says. I’m willing to accept that in the stressed out state of mind that he must inhabit he might have just made a simple Pavlovian verbal connection harking back to his law school days at the University of Alabama, but he also might have a Pavlovian response where he can’t think of the word “heritage” without connecting it to “Anglo-American”, as if it’s important to make the distinction. In any case, I’m putting him on notice! February 16, 2018 12:47 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Welp, Trump’s narrative about the Russian investigation being a “hoax” just got blown up by the DOJ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/special-counsel-indicts-13-russian-nationals-russia-investigation/story?id=53147082 February 16, 2018 1:34 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Down boy. It only lists Russian activity starting in 2013 of social media and political rallies only, Also using fake I.D.as Americans to ‘unwittingly’ work with Trump Campaign members. The word ‘unwittingly’ will be the key word by the WH this weekend. February 16, 2018 1:53 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’m well aware of what the indictment says. I’m merely pointing out that Trump has emphatically stated on multiple occasions that Russia did not meddle in U.S. elections and that the allegations of Russian meddling were a “hoax” cooked up by Democrats to explain why Hillary Clinton lost the election. The indictment demonstrates that, contrary to the President’s deeply held belief, Russian meddling was real and intensive. The indictment details actions and efforts that go way beyond what has been previously disclosed by intelligence officials. You’re right that the WH is going to seize on the term “unwittingly.” They’re also going to seize on Rosenstein’s admission that there are no allegations in the indictment that the election outcome was influenced by this activity and that there are no allegations in the indictment that US persons cooperated with these Russian nationals. However, that loses sight of Rosenstein’s effort to emphasize “in the indictment,” it does not appear that the Special Counsel has ruled out the possibility that Americans knowingly cooperated with these Russian nationals. The real question is this: what does the Trump Administration do? Congress has passed tough sanctions that the President seemingly refuses to implement. You’ve now got the DOJ, Congress, and the intelligence community all saying “Russia meddled in our election and they plan on doing it again in 2018.” Does he continue to slow play sanctions on Russia or does he sack up and act like the leader people elected him to be? February 16, 2018 2:13 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn We still have the DNC hack, the possible Rubio hack, the drunken London meeting etc… February 16, 2018 2:31 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn What about the un sealed guilty plea of Richard Pinedo February 16, 2018 2:44 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LMAO!! No Americans had anything wittingly to do with this!! That includes Trump. Nary a vote was changed! Lol! Its over. Anddddddddd Hilly was just a bad candidate. Lost all by herself. February 16, 2018 3:14 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn See, you just proved my point on the word of the weekend. Richard Pinedo is an American. And has plead guilty. And Trump just tweeted ‘Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced.’ First time he admitted that Russia messed with the Election, thus no long a hoax. February 16, 2018 3:23 PM Noway2016 Ellynn, who is this Richard guy? Tell ne what he’s accused of. February 16, 2018 3:25 PM Ellynn FYI, no one has claimed voter fraud except the presidents. February 16, 2018 3:29 PM Ellynn He plead guilty to selling the bank accounts and ID’s to the 13 in the indictment. Wonder what else he’s telling folks. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/us/politics/richard-pinedo-russia-bank-accounts-guilty-plea-mueller.html https://www.justice.gov/sco February 16, 2018 3:38 PM Noway2016 Hey, Pavlov, was any vote changed from Hilly to Trump? A single one? Hmmm? Nope. Did Hilly lose usual Democrat strongholds because she took them for granted and couldn’t be bothered to show up and campaign? Yep! So, get yourself a viable candidate in ’20 and try again. Poor, Drew. All that hate… February 16, 2018 3:46 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So relieved to see that Noway is still around. I was really worried that he was one of the guys named in the indictment this afternoon. I guess they didn’t go after the JV team, huh? February 16, 2018 4:04 PM Benevolus And there is a local connection: “Another co-conspirator who worked for the ORGANIZATION traveled to Atlanta, Georgia from approximately November 26, 2014 through November 30, 2014. Following the trip, the co-conspirator provided POLOZOV a summary of his trip’s itinerary and expenses.” February 16, 2018 2:59 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Inquiring minds want to know… https://lawandcrime.com/opinion/does-mueller-indictment-mean-clinton-campaign-can-be-indicted-for-chris-steele/ February 17, 2018 10:19 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Gotta love The Narrative…Gotta murder them babies! https://www.infowars.com/reporter-becky-griffin-fewer-mass-shootings-if-more-babies-were-aborted/ February 17, 2018 5:46 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Infowars? I prefer to go old school on my Russian inspired fairy tales: https://fairytalez.com/region/russian/ February 17, 2018 8:45 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Sure, Willy, attack the messenger! Lol! You got nuthin! February 17, 2018 9:55 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant 9/11 ALEX JONES: Well I’ve been warning you about it for at least five years. All terrorism that we’ve looked at from the World Trade Center to Oklahoma City to Waco has been government actions. They need this as a pretext to bring you and your family martial law. They’re either using provocateur Arabs and allowing them to do it or this is full complicity with the federal government. The evidence is overwhelming. […] What am I saying? I’m saying who stands to gain from this? Who has the motive? Who can bring you martial law and destroy your freedoms? The government — it’s not our government. [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 9/11/01] Seven weeks later, Jones became the only radio host in America to begin his September 11th broadcast with a tirade against the U.S. government. “I went on the air and said, ‘Those were controlled demolitions. You just watched the government blow up the World Trade Center.’ I lost 70 percent of my affiliates that day. Station managers asked me, ‘Do you want to be on this crusade going nowhere, or do you want to be a star?’ I’m proud I never compromised.” [Rolling Stone, 3/2/11] Sandy Hook ALEX JONES: The whole thing is a giant hoax. And the problem is, how do you deal with a total hoax? I mean, it’s just — how do you even convince the public something’s a total hoax? […] The general public doesn’t know the school was actually closed the year before. They don’t know they’ve sealed it all, demolished the building. They don’t know that they had the kids going in circles in and out of the building as a photo-op. Blue screen, green screens, they got caught using. I mean the whole thing — but remember, this is the same White House that’s been caught running the fake bin Laden raid that’s come out and been faked. It’s the same White House that got caught running all these other fake events over and over again. And it’s the same White House that says, “I never said that you could keep your doctor” when he did say you could keep your doctor. People just instinctively know that there’s a lot of fraud going on. But it took me about a year with Sandy Hook to come to grips with the fact that the whole thing was fake. I mean, even I couldn’t believe it. I knew they jumped on it, used the crisis, hyped it up. But then I did deep research — and my gosh, it just pretty much didn’t happen. Unbelievable. [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 12/28/14, via PolitiFact] Every Mass Shooting = “False Flag” ones: “100 Percent Chance That The Mass Murder Committed” In Aurora, CO, “Was A False Flag, Mind-Control Event.” Hours after James Holmes shot and killed 12 people in a movie theater in Aurora, CO, Jones announced to his audience that there was a “100 percent chance” the incident was a “false flag.” [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 7/20/12] Jones: Aurora Shooter Worked For Government And Was “A Patsy. He Was Set Up.” Jones claims that Holmes was an agent for the government. Jones stated: “He was totally set up, on government payroll, said he was drugged, told people in the jail — that was even in the local paper. Then they came out and said it was never said. He’s a patsy. He was set up. He was drugged outside.” [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 4/27/15] Jones: 1999 Columbine, CO, School Shooting Was An “Extremely Suspicious Event That Had Globalist Operations Written All Over It.” [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 7/20/12] Jones: “Columbine We Know Was A False Flag — I’d Say 100 Percent False Flag.” [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 7/20/12] Jones On Tucson Shooting: “The Whole Thing Stinks To High Heaven.” In 2011, Jared Loughner went on a deadly shooting spree in Tucson, AZ. Jones told Rolling Stone that the shooting was “a staged mind-control operation”: “‘The whole thing stinks to high heaven,’ he says. ‘This kid Loughner disappeared for days at a time before the shooting? My gut tells me this was a staged mind-control operation. The government employs geometric psychological-warfare experts that know exactly how to indirectly manipulate unstable people through the media. They implanted the idea in his head by repeatedly asking, ‘Is [Rep. Gabrielle] Giffords in danger?’” [Rolling Stone, 3/2/11] Jones Labeled San Bernardino, CA, Shooting A “False Flag” Because Government Wants To “Blame The Second Amendment.” [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 12/3/15] ALEX JONES: The attacks in Orlando were a false flag terror attack. But before the mainstream media takes that out of context, I want to be clear. Our government and the governments of Europe allowed these huge hordes of radical jihadis in and have even allowed them in without vetting them on record, landing at airports across the country and not even checking their passports, IDs or visas. Our governments are bringing these people in and they’re allowing them to operate openly in our society so they can attack us and then have our freedoms taken. […] Yes it’s a false flag in that our government let it happen, run by Obama, just like Merkel did in Germany, so they can then say, “Oh, we’ve got to pass laws and hate laws banning your speech because you’re making the Muslims angry.” Or, “Oh my gosh, we’ve got to pass other hate laws to deal with right-wingers and stuff, and we need your guns, of course, so you can’t protect yourself.” [Media Matters, 6/13/16] President Trump Trump Appeared On Jones’ Program During The Presidential Campaign And Praised His “Amazing” Reputation. Donald Trump appeared on Jones’ program on December 2, 2015, and told Jones: “Your reputation’s amazing. I will not let you down.” [Media Matters, 12/2/15] Trump Called Jones A “Nice Guy” During January Campaign Event. [YouTube, 1/19/16] Trump Adviser Teamed Up With Infowars For Get-Out-The-Vote Pitch During Republican Primaries. In February, Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller praised Jones and Infowars for having “been on top of … the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and on the immigration issue.” Miller then pitched Trump to Jones’ audience, telling them that “if you want to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership, if you want to close the border, if you want to protect American jobs and wages, then you have to support Donald J. Trump.” Responding to a question about whether anti-Trump Republicans might try to block Trump’s nomination at the convention, Miller added, “The easiest thing to do if we want to have Donald J. Trump be our nominee is to show up and vote tomorrow in New Hampshire and then to vote in South Carolina and all across this country.” [Media Matters, 2/10/16] Roger Stone Is Trump’s Surrogate To Jones And His Audience. Roger Stone is a top adviser and ally to Trump. He is also one of the most frequent guests on Jones’ program, where he serves as a conduit between Trump and Jones’ audience. Stone has said he helped set up Jones and Trump and “they hit it off.” Stone also said that Trump “has watched Infowars.” [Media Matters, 11/17/16; YouTube, accessed 11/29/16] Jones Said He “Personally Talked To” Trump To Give Him Advice. Jones said in August that he “personally talked to” Trump and encouraged him to push the conspiracy theory that the election is rigged, which Trump did. [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 8/31/16] Trump Reportedly Praised Alex Jones For Having “One Of The Greatest Influences” He’s Ever Seen. Jones told author Jon Ronson that Trump complimented him as having “one of the greatest influences I’ve ever seen. … It’s greater than you know. Just know that your influence is second to none.” [Media Matters, 10/7/16] Trump Has Frequently Echoed Jones’ Conspiracy Theories “Word For Word.” Trump has repeated Jones’ claims that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are the founders of ISIS; that Muslims were celebrating in New Jersey after the 9/11 attacks; and that the 2016 election would be “rigged” against him. Following his election, Trump also adopted the false claim promoted by Jones that “millions of people” “voted illegally” in the presidential election. Trump’s regular echoing of his rhetoric caused Jones to remark in August that it’s “surreal to talk about issues here on air and then word for word hear Trump say it two days later. It is amazing.” [Media Matters, 8/11/16, 8/12/16, 11/28/16; Infowars, 11/26/15] Trump Called Jones To “Thank” His Audience After The Election. Jones said on November 11 that Trump personally called him to “thank” Jones’ audience for its support during the campaign. Jones boasted that the newly elected Trump “gave me a call, and I told him, ‘Mr. President-elect, you’re too busy, we don’t need to talk.’ But we still spent over five minutes — he said, ‘Listen, Alex, I just talked to the kings and queens of the world — world leaders, you name it.’ But he said, ‘It doesn’t matter, I wanted to talk to you to thank your audience, and I’ll be on in the next few weeks to thank them.’” Jones added that Trump said it wasn’t a “private call” and told him, “I want to thank your viewers, thank your listeners for standing up for this republic. We know what you did early on and throughout this campaign to stand up for what’s right.” [Media Matters, 11/14/16] Stone Said Jones Will Be A “Valuable Asset” For “Trump’s Legislative Program.” The Washington Post reported that Stone envisions Jones acting as an important media component for Trump’s presidency. Stone said of Jones: “He’s a valuable asset — somebody has to rally the people around President Trump’s legislative program.” [The Washington Post, 11/17/16] I read almost everything from all sides but I prefer my fantasy reading from novels labeled as such. There are nuts, right wing nuts, and then there is Alex Jones. February 18, 2018 3:02 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Nice cut and paste. Irrelevant to the abortion story. Hope you didn’t spend too much time on it. February 18, 2018 3:31 PM Will Durant Perhaps it’s overkill, but a bit more than “nuthin”. And certainly enough reason to have not even clicked on your so-called “abortion story”. February 18, 2018 6:39 PM Noway2016 Love your piety, Willy! Lol! You won’t be sullied by clicking on an InfoWars story!! Lolol! Lordy!! Speaking of Alex Jones, with his depiction in Homeland, he’s more known and popular than ever before. Unintended consequences?! Lol! February 18, 2018 7:48 PM Will Durant Probably has more to do with the Russian trolls re-posting his drivel all over the net. He is literally just a snake oil salesman preying on the weak minded. I know you are just interested in doing your own trolling but perhaps you might want to click on this one I posted a week or so ago: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cognitive-ability-and-vulnerability-to-fake-news/ or perhaps even this one: http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/05/how-does-alex-jones-make-money.html February 18, 2018 8:23 PM Noway2016 I get it. The guy is ultra fringe. I never even heard of him until Trump. Maybe I remember he’d done something on Bohemian Grove. But his site posted some nitwit saying the FL killer’s mom had no right to even have a child in the first place. Just a nut in her own right! February 18, 2018 9:27 PM Andrew C. Pope It’s not that he’s “ultra fringe” it’s that he clearly doesn’t believe the vast majority of the crap he’s saying. As he acknowledged his his divorce proceedings, he’s playing a character. Alex Jones says this stuff to take advantage of dumb people who don’t know any better. He does that so he can sell crappy supplements and other unnecessary products to them. Anyone who believes a word Jones says is admitting that they’re an easily duped rube. February 19, 2018 6:55 AM Dave Bearse Wrong place. February 18, 2018 1:16 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I know I’m surprised… http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/17/maxine-waters-nation-of-islam-louis-farrakhan/ February 18, 2018 9:59 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 What’s that Alison Krauss song, “When you say nothing at all…”? Lol! http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/27/florida-democrat-removed-from-office-faces-corruption-charges-following-fbi-sting.html February 18, 2018 10:07 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Wow! Shocking!! https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-02-13/democratic-campaign-worker-alleges-harassment-by-supervisor February 18, 2018 10:27 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Powerful words! Vindication!! https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/russian-indictments-prove-trump-won-fair-and-square/ February 18, 2018 1:23 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump has been adamant that Russian interference was a “hoax” and “fake news” though he has had unfettered access to $70 billion worth of intelligence. He could have known much of what Mueller knows last year if he even cared. Trump has done nothing to prevent interference from continuing, defying Congress by refusing to impose sanctions enacted 517-5. The powerful word is the word he suggested applies to those that won’t applaud him is a word that applies to him: Traitor. February 18, 2018 2:46 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Can any of us imagine ANY white athlete saying the same things about Obama that Lebron has said about Trump? What if every late night host was saying the same things about Obama that they do about Trump? How quickly would they be fired, kicked off teams and labeled a racist? Does this bother anyone? February 18, 2018 7:03 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I checked out for the weekend, but it looks like Noway is now just as unhinged as the President. I’m guessing he crosschecked the Mueller indictment with his Facebook friends list. February 19, 2018 6:56 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Naw. Just continuing to provide my timely public service by highlighting the national rot that is the Democrat Party. February 19, 2018 7:47 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.