Jan 262017
 
  • Larry Kelly

    Mr. Concha felt compelled to shower after watching Ben Smith. i just took a sponge bath.

  • Larry Kelly
    • Cecelia

      Me either. A community agitator through and through.

      • Larry Kelly

        I wanted to see his college grades a lot more than I want to see Trump’s tax returns.

        • homemaker

          Some day someone will have the balls to find a way to get them. But, I’m still curious how he could have been in college classes and President of the Harvard Law Review and have so few people willing to speak out on his time at Harvard. Did they all really love him or more afraid of backlash if everything they said wasn’t complimentary?

          Tax returns? Trump is a rich guy who has really smart tax lawyers using every avenue available to of ally NOT pay taxes. The info the media would cherry pick would be so easily manipulated that it would all end up being fake news anyway.

  • I’m surprised you didn’t link to the Jonathan Turley segment from last night’s O’Reilly Factor. Interestingly, the FNC website describes the video this way:

    ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ examines one Democrat calling for cooperation with President Trump

    Is Prof. Turley a Democrat?

    • Grandpa D

      He seems to lean that way. I don’t know if he’s a card carrying member of the party. His columns vary, left to right. (I follow him on twitter.) They’re not always the strict Democratic party line. He mostly writes about “Is it legal?” stuff. One this morning concerned “Trademark” abuse. https://t.co/BbY4iqMURE I tend to agree.

    • GATXER

      Well he certainly NOT a republican…….I dont know what he is but he’s liberal on quite a few issues. Maybe a libertarian at best…..when he was on Olbermann’s show I certainly thought he was a Democrat.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Turley#Politics

      • That was the impression I got in those days, too.

      • Cecelia

        Turley is libertarian.

        He has a great blog.

        • He should take the Acela up to Penn Station and do Red Eye and/or Kennedy.

          • Cecelia

            Guess he needs an invitation.

    • homemaker

      Yes, he is. He worked for a Democrat on Capitol Hill and says he supports socially liberal issues. Hate yo say but Wikipedia actually has a pretty good summary of his background. Mostly though I believe he is a law guy and hates the manipulation of the Constitution that happens.

  • gcblues

    There is a story online FNS with this link. Ummmmm Devos should stand on a box in Dupont Circle and read it aloud word for word.
    https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20174013/pdf/20174013.pdf

    • Michael T

      Who is FNS?

      My guess is most of us here use it to indicate Fox News Sunday.

      • gcblues

        Fox News Service? Fox Now Sports? What the hell do i know, i am always wrong.
        That report is pretty damning to publik skools though.

        • Michael T

          Okay…thanks.

    • gcblues

      i am hurt. i know Mike c caught it and he did not correct me. i have waited all day, as i am always wrong. V ….DeVos. eh.

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  • Michael T

    It will be interesting to see the ratings for David Muir’s interview with President Trump after his previous two major ‘gets’ (Hillary & the Pope) were by most accounts big disappointments.

    I.imagine there will be some buzz on Twitter about Trump urging the ABC viewers to ‘Turn on Fox’.

    I’m not a fan of ABC, but my guess is that Muir did well — at least winning his time slot. But I’ve been wrong before.

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  • Larry Kelly

    Not just good for the CABLE NEWS ratings:
    David Muir’s Interview with Pres. Trump is TV’s Top-Rated Program of the Night.

  • gcblues

    Bolton: Pena Nieto made a mistake canceling Trump meeting
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5299146289001/?#sp=show-clips

    It is not the president of Mexico’s name. Since Obrador is running again on a populist message and is a communist with ties to the FMLN, you may wish to explore alt 241 w/ your number lock engaged. Clearly FNS error….lol

  • Cecelia

    Olbermann isn’t on a soap box, he’s on a narcissistic tribal bully-boy tirade.

    He’s never more elated than when he’s making someone the ultimate pariah; the Worst Person In The World.

    • Thank God he isn’t doing this on TV.

      • Larry Kelly

        I so dislike him i didn’t read the article. Sorry Mr. Concha.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Olbermann is like a turd in a punchbowl.

        • Don’t worry. He’s barely quoted and there are no videos embedded. The article is mostly about Brent Musburger’s remarks to Dan Patrick. The full interview can be seen here, but being a radio simulcast, it’s a phoner.

          • Larry Kelly

            Thanks. Gave me the confidence to read it. Good for Musburger.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 Alisyn Camerota
    4 horns in
    3 sidelined real reporting
    2 all the rage
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Kathleen Willey resurfaces, trash-talks Andrea Mitchell, ‘Fake’ Tapper.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Alisyn has certainly disappointed me. She has turned into another one of the clowns that make up CNN.

      • Mitch Alan

        She pretended to be conservative when she was at Fox News.

  • Cecelia

    It was interesting to have heard Ben Smith argue against a point Tucker made that there was a partisan motivation in his deciding to publish that two page document which served to give legs to what are Smith’s specious reasons for that decision.

    Now today I read that during campaign, Buzzfeed wouldn’t run Trump ads because it said that they were hazardous to its reader’s health.

    sheesh.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Smith is just another partisan hack.

  • gcblues

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5299255393001/?playlist_id=930909819001#sp=show-clips
    This is really nonsense.
    Posted RE: BTA yesterday, all pretend not to see. lol. ok, understand estimates are between 30% to 40% of imports from Mexico are parts for manufacture or repair by American workers….lol…. tax that for a wall …lol oh yeah. btw, just in case you think all they send is avocados, lettuce etc, Mexico became post agrarian years ago. i’ll look it up if you demand, they are usually years behind in figures but the trend will show even greater post agrarian development because that is the nature of the beast. However agriculture represented less than 4% of GDP, much used in Mexico ….ok doubted myself pulled numbers always wrong is right gosh. https://www.statista.com/statistics/275420/distribution-of-gross-domestic-product-gdp-across-economic-sectors-in-mexico/
    They are approaching post industrial, look at the service number. Curious when a politician will have the balls to talk about post industrial economy benefits of real wealth creation ….ooooops public schools can’t teach how to do start ups, go private or become self employed. so sorry for you. wait for the robot.

    • gcblues

      Oh in case you care to compare. Canada has a dependent GDP supported by resource extraction. Wood, oil, mining. Mexico’s major resource extraction, PEMEX, has had a decline in production and had dramatic decline as % of GDP for 20 years. Lay a 5 year GDP chart of Mexico next to Canada. We have just witnessed the result of 8 years of negative growth. 2% growth will not pay the bills or employ the amount of people necessary to reverse the direction of the dependency arrow. It is a net neg. Trying to put Mexico in perspective for you. Takes me 5 days to drive from DC to Oregon, almost a full 4 to go from Nogales to Guatemala and most of Mexico’s highways are better than in el norte. So the dirty Mexican lettuce picker stories do not quite match the nature of the beast. Yes, in many ways it is less modern, it is also growing faster, has rising wages and a growing middle class. The reverse of our last 8 years. Estimate between 6 and 7 million Americans have residency in Mexico, talk to one. Seems to me NAFTA is not a bad deal, we have just not used it as we should. Mexico exports info tech, ever hear of Carlos Slim?