Friday, March 3, 2017

Tracking gold palace alternative facts


The Daily Journal/Associated Press, 3/1/17.  "Fact check: Trump takes credit he hasn't earned."
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TRUMP branded "white house"

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Bingo! Trump got one thing right!
"TRUMP: “According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.” THE FACTS: That’s not exactly what that report says. ....

TRUMP: “We’ve saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by bringing down the price” of the F-35 jet fighter. THE FACTS: The cost savings he persists in bragging about were secured in full or large part before he became president. ...

TRUMP: “Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs.” THE FACTS: ....  Many of the announcements reflect corporate decisions that predate his election....

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Better branding "RESIST"
TRUMP: His budget plan will offer “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” THE FACTS: Three times in recent years, Congress raised defense budgets by larger percentages than the $54 billion, or 10 percent, increase that Trump proposes.

TRUMP: “We will provide massive tax relief for the middle class.” THE FACTS: ... Independent analyses of his campaign’s tax proposals found that most of the benefits would flow to the wealthiest families. ...

TRUMP: “Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force.” THE FACTS: That’s true, but for the vast majority of them, it’s because they choose to be. ...

TRUMP: “According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted for terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.  THE FACTS: ... the most recent government information that has come out doesn’t back up his claim. ...

TRUMP: “Obamacare is collapsing ... imploding Obamacare disaster.”  THE FACTS: There are problems with the 2010 health care law, but whether it’s collapsing is hotly disputed. .... "  Read more.

Note photographs. Trump from Steve Chabot for Congress (Ohio, District 1) blog, 8/10/16.  Gold Trump White House photoshop by Rilsoe/Reddit from Mashallow/France 24/Rebecca Brown, 11/11/16, A quoi ressemblera la Maison Blanche de Trump ?"  Resist White House by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images from The Huffington Post/Politics, "Anti-Trump Protesters Scale Crane Near White House, Urge Public To 'Resist'. (Greenpeace).

Posted by Kathy Meeh

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is getting old. We get it, you don't like Trump. A lot of us don't. We agree but for all that's holy please stop with this shit!

Kathy Meeh ( "W" gets it, why don't you?) said...

Uh 725, you mean stop with the facts, the fact checking, and reliable investigative journalism? Think something good will come from this anti-democratic and anti-human "dirt bag" presidency?

Which do you prefer: racism, xenophobia, capitalism which benefits the few, Russian style autocracy-- lies to the public and divisive anti-civic civility with incitement to public disruption and violence.
Think the our country and this world is a better place in transition to an unstable anti-functional and anti-democratic USA government created and promoted by psychopath (Trump), and his self-interested allies?
Nope. This presidential election is really "shit" (your word), really unusual, as long as it continues. Think you and all of us won't be negatively impacted? Think again.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, 7:25 is right, we don't need a stream of anti-Trump articles whether they are fact checked or not. I check this blog for local issues and heaven knows we have plenty to check on. Local politics impacts local issues more than what goes on in that dysfunctional DC.

Kathy Meeh (local is good, your turn) said...

804 (Anonymous), here's how that works: submit your own articles. You need to do that using your actual name-- (you know, the integrity of putting your name behind your article, any graph or any comment.)

Personally I consider my own function to be that of supportive and supplementary. And generally nothing pleases me more than seeing contributed articles and event notices. That may include YOU!

As for this unusual presidential election (full of lies intrigue)... well like it or not, we're all affected. (There are also some alternative NIMBY governance implication of such long and short term plotting and behavior in this City.)

A related local RESIST Trump movement article has just been posted, the movement is national, it's also local. We'll see how that evolves and where it goes.
The RESIST beach event occurred three weeks ago, the article has been in draft about 10 days. I had hoped to see a local update, to be continued....

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, my precious snowflakes. I'm so sorry you've got your panties in a twist over having to read things about Trump. (Hint: don't read them.)
Trump tweeted:
"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"
"Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!'
"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

craig roark said...

I thought this was a blog of local issue? I know this is far leftist California that is obsessed with spewing hatred towards Trump yet look it how the Left behaves all the time. Look at the March 4 Trump in Berkeley when the Leftist picked fights with a couple hundred peaceful Trump supporters. Welcome to the Peoples Socialist Republic of California with President George Soros. One other thing I noticed in the Pacifica Tribune a couple weeks ago was Congresswoman Jackie Speier talking about anti-Trump movement to local Pacifican's. Jackie focus on the local issues that need to be resolved.That should be the reason why you were re-elected once again by District voters not ones in Washington D.C. Too bad there isn't anyone with a household name in the Republican Party or any party to run against her, otherwise she would be on her toes. Instead she knows we have to put up with her the next 20 years uncontested so everyone knows she can get away with anything that pleases the mass majority Left in this district/state.My final words.......RESIST THIS!