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Home Front: Culture Wars
'Legislator Who Argues Housing Is a Human Right Also Suing to Stop Affordable Housing in Her District
[Reason] Politicians who declare housing a human right rarely include in that a right to actually build housing.

Take New York Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (D–Lower Manhattan) who just co-wrote an op-ed arguing that every New Yorker should be guaranteed a home—while also suing to stop the construction of an affordable housing complex in her district.

In a Wednesday piece for the New York Daily News, Niou and activist Feliz Guzman argue that the Saturday murder of four homeless people in New York City could have been prevented by more government spending on housing and social services.

"If they had been housed, four of our neighbors would very likely still be with us today," they write. "We must choose to guarantee every New Yorker the right to a safe and affordable home to prevent a tragedy like this one from ever happening again." Niou and Guzman call out both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio for falling short of their own promises to build affordable housing:
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2019 01:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The distinct evidence of authoritarian/totalitarian impulses - its always other peoples and money never their own.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/15/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  New residents moved into our area. This was back in the early seventies. They wanted low income housing built in our area. They had raw human sewage dumped on their yard. They didn't last long, thank goodness. When they had worked their damages I bet they moved to a new area to spread their charm. They never built the low income housing. Zoning issue back then. Now who knows.
Posted by: Dale || 10/15/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Montgomery County Maryland.
Posted by: Dale || 10/15/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||

#4  "Social Housing" is mainly for the anti-social
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/15/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Not I My Virtue Signalling Back Yard? NIMVSBY?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/15/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||


Project Veritas PART 1: CNN Insider Blows Whistle on Network President Jeff Zucker's Personal Vendetta Against POTUS
The really really scary thing is that CNN thinks they are right. They really do.

Here we see Zucker literally telling his "reporters" what to say every single morning, while calling that fair and unbiased news. That is not news, that is unethically forcing his personal opinions to be dishonestly presented as if they were news. He is utterly corrupt, and he is an arrogant, self righteous, self important, pathological liar. It is truly pathetic that everybody knows this is going on, and nobody is stopping it. I mean, even Zucker has a boss, and probably a boss's boss.


Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We need to stop calling these people "journalists," stop referring to them as members of the media or the press.

They're engaged in a kind of Children's Crusade that combines elements of play - think playground or kids' birthday-party games - with a downmarket, clownishly incompetent form of political lobbying.

= The Shitshow
Posted by: Lex || 10/15/2019 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Propagandists is the appropriate word.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/15/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#3  They are the propaganda arm of the demoncrat party. D-operatives with bylines.

Nothing more.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/15/2019 8:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Merriam-Webster definition of propaganda:

Ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause

What can be done about this never-ending din of propaganda/fake news that is used to subvert and undermine a legally established government and POTUS?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/15/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Well JQC, I grew in Soviet Union - where we had the art of reading between the lines.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#6  But even their propaganda efforts are incompetent. Pravda and Izvestia would never have allowed one half of the country to spot the truth behind their lies.

These characters, especially the suits at these companies, can't be good at propaganda because they're simply too damned GREEDY to do it right.

Their greed leads them to chase ratings, which means they have to keep finding the latest "bombshell" scoop, which leads them to manufacture outlandish lie after still more ridiculous lie, which eventually blows up in their face...

Propaganda isn't quite right.
Posted by: Lex || 10/15/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Amazing there was someone on the inside with some (apparent) integrity.

I hope there are others.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/15/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#8  Just call them what they are, Nazi's.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/15/2019 11:40 Comments || Top||

#9  No surprise here...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/15/2019 15:09 Comments || Top||

#10  We need to stop calling these people "journalists,"

In India we call them 'presstitutes'. They'll rent themselves out for a few soiree invites and to jostle with the Hollywood crowd.

I call them mercenary media. They have no views of their own most likely. Just have to exhibit a rabid leftist pimp-hand to make it in the market.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/15/2019 15:41 Comments || Top||

#11  "Well poisoners" is what we called them in Intifada I.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#12  I don't think you can elevate politics above the profit motive. Every one of these outfits is run by suits like Zucker whose top priority is ratings, advertising rates, or subscriber counts.

They're all part of publicly-traded behemoths and they all watch the indicators of profitability like a hawk-- because they have to.

Before Trump, they were, each of them, facing economic ruin. Newsweek was sold for a dollar. One dollah! For YOU, special frien', jus' one dollah!!

Their goal is to put on a show for their fans, a la SNL, or maybe one of those evangelical/Tammy Faye shows complete with tears and smiles and tales of virtue vanquishing evil.

Like Facebook, like Twitter, the goal is to get people addicted to this freak show by combining elements of outrage, entertainment and above all, group therapy for those afflicted by OrangeMan who struggle to find a path through our darkness ("So dark! Such dark times!").

Propagandists are both more effective and more subtle than these circus masters.
Posted by: Lex || 10/15/2019 16:53 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
'Adam Schiff is hiding details about Democratic impeachment case because it's weak
[Washington Examiner] House Democrats confident that their push for impeachment is a political slam-dunk might want to figure out how they can reconcile two contradictory facts.

On the one hand, they say that there is a clear case for impeachment that every voter can understand. On the other, Rep. Adam Schiff, who is leading the charge, is doing everything possible to keep the details surrounding the impeachment charge secret.

If impeachment is a sure thing, why hasn’t there been a vote on it yet?

If it’s so easy to understand, why is Schiff hiding key information about it from the public?

Asked Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation about holding closed-door hearings with witnesses in the impeachment pursuit, Schiff all but admitted that the whole truth about the Democrats’ case isn’t really important.

"We want to make sure that we meet the needs of the investigation," he said, "and not give the president or his legal minions the opportunity to tailor their testimony and in some cases fabricate testimony to suit their interests."

In other words, Schiff doesn’t believe that Trump deserves the chance to confront his accusers ‐ to respond to the full content of every secret hearing hosted by Schiff. Instead, Schiff believes the White House should only be allowed to respond to the selective bits that he and his Democrat colleagues decide to leak to the media.

Isn’t that exactly what you would do if you were confident that you had an unimpeachable case for impeachment?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/15/2019 02:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [419 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ....hiding details about impeachment case because it's weak

Perhaps the "details" are non-existent, much like his highly touted evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/15/2019 2:27 Comments || Top||

#2  This guy is edging into Maxwell Smart/Don Adams territory: "Would you believe ... two Ukrainians and a rowboat?"
Posted by: Lex || 10/15/2019 2:29 Comments || Top||

#3  This time they'll get him for sure.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/15/2019 2:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Star Chamber. Our founders are turning over in their graves.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/15/2019 7:40 Comments || Top||

#5  And the usual suspects (Pelosi, media)are crowing, "This time for sure!"
Posted by: Bobby || 10/15/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Weak? Try a non-existent frame up job.

Bad choice of country to tie Trump too, as multiple demoncrats have corruption links to it.

All in all the clowns did a fine job of not only shooting themselves in the foot, but the feet and back of several clowns near them.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/15/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#7  When has this clown Schiff ever told the truth? He is a disgrace to his district and to the House (and there is some pretty stiff competition there.)
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/15/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||

#8  The evidence is strong. Against Democrats' breaking many laws and committing treason.
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/15/2019 9:17 Comments || Top||

#9  He is a disgrace to his district

Schiff is a product of his district: Hollywood, West Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena. The center of fakery, make believe, homosexuality and pederasty.
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/15/2019 9:21 Comments || Top||

#10  Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house, with prosecutors calling him a violent sexual predator who preys on men struggling with addiction and homelessness. LATimes 9/18/19

Big donor for Dem Party. There was a pic of Buck with Schiff sometime back. Have read that The Standard Hotel in Schiff's district was the center for much weird goings-on. If true, I'd say Schiff might be a little desperate to keep a lid on everything.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/15/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

#11  Or the people pulling Schiff's strings are a little desperate and threatening him with publicising all the little fun things that go on in hollywood.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/15/2019 10:21 Comments || Top||

#12  What's his connection to Ed Buck?
Did he receive donations from the monster?
Posted by: Lex || 10/15/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#13  It's really not so much an impeachment as it is a slow tar and feather job that Pelosi hopes will keep going until November 2020 while distracting people from the real scandals of the illegal FISA warrants, Hillary's email server, Comey's leaks, Biden lining his boy's pockets, etc. The risk, of course, is that it will backfire.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/15/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#14  #13 It's really not so much an impeachment as it is a slow tar and feather job that Pelosi hopes will keep going until November 2020

Bingo. Hence the BS weasel word "impeachment inquiry."

Like the Mueller "investigation" -- of what crime? -- the goals are 1) vagueness, 2) opacity, and 3) no end date for the process so it can be dragged out forever
Posted by: Lex || 10/15/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#15  Lawfare. He wants to manufacture a conviction on a process violation and what he doesn't want is justice. After the Libby conviction for (quote) "lying" to the FBI (unquote) my faith in the justice system has eroded daily.
Posted by: magpie || 10/15/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#16  Ref #15: my faith in the justice system has eroded daily.

When I see; Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Mueller, Stryzak, the Ohr's, Page, Clinton.... behind bars, "my faith" will be somewhat restored. Until then....my tank remains on Empty !
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/15/2019 11:35 Comments || Top||

#17  These are not Democrats. These are Communists.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 10/15/2019 12:06 Comments || Top||

#18  When LaBraun/NBA endorsed XI and XI recipricated the "Dems" completed the Formal Transition.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 10/15/2019 12:22 Comments || Top||

#19  So the strategic play goes like this. They get all this testimony in private. They say there is enough to impeach, yet they do nothing, sort of like a Glen Beck show - make promises but never deliver hard goods. Then when the election campaign starts they take testimony out of context and leak it to the press. Trump is under a non stop barrage of "Confessional Testimony" that he can not even get the context in which it was said and the Dems run 24-7 until its stale and then release another tidbit of half truth or outright lie. This can work, America will be tired of the crap, or pissed off, and Trump will be in the defense the entire election cycle.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/15/2019 14:53 Comments || Top||

#20  Manufactures a series of process violation "perjuries a la Libby" indictments that of Trumps aides, associates and random people that spell his name correctly. Said Indictments to be drizzled out week by week until Election.
Posted by: magpie || 10/15/2019 15:19 Comments || Top||

#21  #12 What's his connection to Ed Buck?
Did he receive donations from the monster?


A political connection and possibly a donor connection.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/15/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||


Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz kicked out of impeachment inquiry hearing
[FOXNEWS] Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., an ardent supporter of President Trump, got the boot on Monday when he tried to sit in on the testimony of a former top National Security Council expert on Russia who was appearing on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry into the president.

Gaetz, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, attempted to attend the testimony of Fiona Hill, a former deputy assistant to the president, but was told that because he was not a member of the House Intelligence Committee that he had to leave. The House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees are conducting the impeachment inquiry into Trump.

A frustrated Gaetz aired his disappointment to news hounds after being told he was not allowed to sit in on the hearing, venting his anger over what he says are "selective leaks" by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff
...Showboating U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff has served in Congress since 2001. He currently serves as the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In a manner reminiscent of Joe McCarthy, on March 22, 2017, in a interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC Schiff claimed there was “more than circumstantial evidence now” that Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
's campaign colluded with Russia." Todd followed up by asking if he had seen direct evidence of collusion and Schiff responded that there was "evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation...
, D-Calif., and questioning why he was not allowed to be present during Hill’s testimony. Gaetz added that the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., was involved in the impeachment inquiry.

"It’s not like I’m on agriculture," Gaetz said. "What are the Democrats so afraid of?"

Posted by: Fred || 10/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shitshow, Part 130
Posted by: Lex || 10/15/2019 2:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Schiff is running a Star Chamber in secret. Shouldn't something so important as impeachment be open to the rest of the House and to the people of the United States? What are the Dems hiding and why?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/15/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||

#3  What are the Dems hiding and why?

They're hiding nothing because that's exactly what they have.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/15/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#4  They're playing their cards close to the vest because they have no cards. It's all a bluff.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/15/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Just remember with the left it's always about projection. What they accuse you of is what they're doing
Posted by: Warthog || 10/15/2019 16:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Classic cover for action. Whilst they're shi* disturbing and plying the media with the latest fake outrage, they're off constructing their next evil plot.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/15/2019 16:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Belarus!!

Did I say Russia? I meant Ukraine! Ukr- er, no, I meant, ah, BELARUS!

that's the ticket!
hey slick: Do you spell it with a 'y' or no?
Is it "the Byelarus," or ... ?
Posted by: Lex || 10/15/2019 16:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Wile E. Coyote still ordering from the ACME Impeachment company
Posted by: Warthog || 10/15/2019 17:11 Comments || Top||


NSC staffer discussed Trump-Ukraine call outside council, called conversation 'outrageous': sources
A name attached to the likely NSC blabbermouth
After President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it was reported to then-senior National Security Council (NSC) leadership that an NSC staffer had relayed information about the call to individuals outside the NSC -- and characterized the president's conversation as "outrageous," sources familiar with the matter told Fox News.

The development comes as Fiona Hill, a former special assistant to the president who worked on European and Russian affairs, is set to give a deposition next week. Fox News has reached out to Hill for over a week with questions about whether she helped prep for the July 25 call or received any readout of the call.

Hill departed the White House in July, after working under ex-National Security Advisers H.R. McMaster and John Bolton.
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder what part of the transcript she finds outrageous
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/15/2019 6:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Who elected them? By what constitutional authority do they operate?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/15/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#3  One thing this poop parade has shown me is how two people can look at the same thing, (transcript, in this case) and one sees black and the other white.

Absolutely everything is confirmation of my suspicions beliefs.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/15/2019 7:51 Comments || Top||

#4  I stopped reading after....'NSC staffer'
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/15/2019 7:53 Comments || Top||

#5  After President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it was reported to then-senior National Security Council (NSC) leadership that an NSC staffer had relayed information about the call to individuals outside the NSC -- and characterized the president's conversation as "outrageous," sources familiar with the matter told Fox News.

So this NSC staffer released classified information and that's O.K.?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/15/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#6  So this NSC staffer released classified information and that's O.K.?

No, it's not OK. Somebody needs to go to jail.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/15/2019 10:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Its going to be like this until the elections, fraudulent news meant to slander a president. They report as if we did not read the transcripts...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/15/2019 15:08 Comments || Top||

#8  IMHO, the Dems are going to pay a huge price in the voting booth. I wouldn't be surprised if the Pubs picked up seats in the House--maybe enough to flip the House. Clinton survived imeachment and the Pubs lost seats. I don't see an impeachment case against Trump but the Dems will probably continue their 3 year harassment. The case against Clinton was far stronger. Perhaps there will be something in the DOJ IG report. Haven't seen much from Wray, Durham, Barr, or Horowitz so far. We still have two or three systems of justice, one for us, one for Pubs, and exoneration for Dems and fellow travelers.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/15/2019 15:27 Comments || Top||



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