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 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 326
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"A New Jersey college professor who appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to defend a black-only Black Lives Matter event has been fired after the college's president said she made racially insensitive comments on the show, according to reports.

Essex County College in Newark announced Lisa Durden's firing Friday. She taught communications and pop culture classes as an adjunct"

^^^^^^^^^ Well YIKES!!!!! About time that a leftist liberal who spews racism gets canned!!!

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Now there is possible trouble brewing with the bern and the wifey.....YIKES!!!!! Member when a few liberal posters got bent out of shape when they questioned people "lawyering" up?? Well well, the bern lawyered up also.....Ummmmm, is that different???? No need to answer, the reply will be nonsense anywho....YIKES!!!
 dragonbytes
Joined: 9/15/2015
Msg: 327
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Posted: 6/26/2017 6:14:03 PM

YIKES!!!!! Member when a few liberal posters got bent out of shape when they questioned people "lawyering" up?? Well well, the bern lawyered up also.....Ummmmm, is that different???? No need to answer, the reply will be nonsense anywho....YIKES!!!


Another trump promised kept.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,

Now every lawyer has a job, even lawyers hiring lawyers to cover their ass.

WOW, Now immigrants will hire lawyers to prove they have a bona fide relationship in the US to get their visa.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. WOW!
 The_Pearl
Joined: 2/7/2017
Msg: 328
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/26/2017 7:25:15 PM
I heard that even kitchen staff better lawyer up (if called) and they were on their own with paying.
Don't know if it's true or not....The walls have ears.....
Yep....jobs for everyone....sharing the wealth....lol
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 329
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/26/2017 8:06:50 PM
CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.

The story was posted on the network's website on Thursday and was removed, with all links disabled, Friday night. CNN immediately apologized to Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump transition team member who was reported to be involved in the meeting.

The story's author, Thomas Frank, was among those who resigned, according to a network executive who requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss personnel issues. Also losing their jobs were Eric Lichtblau, an assistant managing editor in CNN's Washington bureau, and Lex Harris, head of the investigations unit.

^^^^^^^^^^^ clinton news network(cnn) I am sure regretted doing this......YIKES!!!
 LOLTrump
Joined: 3/7/2017
Msg: 330
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/26/2017 8:35:25 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^ clinton news network(cnn) I am sure regretted doing this......YIKES!!!


So CNN regretting doing it, but it was the journalists who resigned.

Are you really that dumb that you do not know what a resignation is and how that works?

Though I see you care more about this than Bill O and his sexual misconduct so make sure your remind the grand kids about that next time they are over and give old creepy Cletus a hug.
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 331
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/26/2017 8:44:31 PM
Ahh yes, cnn is fake news at its best!! Bet the cnn employees hated getting caught and then canned!!! YIKES!!!
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 332
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/26/2017 9:05:27 PM
Fake news from cnn, leftist professor gets fired, Obama starting to come under serious questioning even from high ranking democrats, DNC chair Tom Perez being asked to resign.....YIKES, what's next to come out of the dem party??
 dragonbytes
Joined: 9/15/2015
Msg: 333
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Posted: 6/26/2017 9:34:01 PM
John, your link may have disappeared, but I do see a CNN link to the story. Here is the story and CNN Link.

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Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted.

Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN.

"In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story's publication," a spokesman said Monday evening.

An internal investigation by CNN management found that some standard editorial processes were not followed when the article was published, people briefed on the results of the investigation said.

The story, which reported that Congress was investigating a "Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials," cited a single anonymous source.

These types of stories are typically reviewed by several departments within CNN -- including fact-checkers, journalism standards experts and lawyers -- before publication.

This breakdown in editorial workflow disturbed the CNN executives who learned about it.
In a staff meeting Monday afternoon, investigative unit members were told that the retraction did not mean the facts of the story were necessarily wrong. Rather, it meant that "the story wasn't solid enough to publish as-is," one of the people briefed on the investigation said.

The reporting about the Russian investment fund and Trump officials was not relayed on CNN's television channels, but it was published on the web and shared on social media.

On Friday, one of the people named in the story, Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci, disputed Frank's reporting and said, "I did nothing wrong."

Friday night, once it was determined that editorial processes were not followed, CNN deleted the story from CNN.com. Soon thereafter, the story was officially retracted and replaced with an editor's note.
The piece "did not meet CNN's editorial standards and has been retracted," the note said. "Links to the story have been disabled."

The editor's note also included an apology to Scaramucci.

"CNN did the right thing. Classy move. Apology accepted," Scaramucci tweeted the next morning. "Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on."

The departures of Haris, Lichtblau and Frank are likely to come as a surprise to colleagues, particularly given the reputations of the three men.

Frank worked for USA Today and Newsday for three decades, pursuing investigations and covering the Iraq war as an embedded reporter, before coming to work at CNN.

He was part of an ambitious new investigative unit that was created last winter, bringing together existing teams from within the company and new hires like Lichtblau.

A veteran of The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2006, Lichtblau joined CNN just three months ago.

Haris, who was named the executive editor of CNN Investigates in January, was previously the executive editor of CNNMoney.
"On Friday, CNN retracted a story published by my team. As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned," Haris said in a statement. "I've been with CNN since 2001, and am sure about one thing: This is a news organization that prizes accuracy and fairness above all else. I am leaving, but will carry those principles wherever I go."

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/26/media/cnn-announcement-retracted-article/index.html
 dragonbytes
Joined: 9/15/2015
Msg: 334
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Posted: 6/26/2017 9:58:37 PM

The slight checks Trump is feeling will not last now that he is gaining control of the court system, and he feels emboldened that he’s continuing to hang onto Congress for the most part (Russian interference punishment bill aside). As for why our system is antiquated: any system where one candidate can beat another candidate by 3 million popular votes and still lose the election to that candidate is antiquated. Almost the ONLY election in the world that can happen in is the US presidential election. It can’t even happen at the district, municipal or state level within this country. Nearly all of the reasons the electoral college was created are now long dead or unimportant, including the lack of technology to create instant election results. I mean, if the UK, France and Germany can count tens of millions of votes quickly and fairly accurately, why can't the U.S. count 100 million the same way?

But more importantly than all that: the United States government system was set up for 2 party power, even if unintentionally. There was no greater example than why this is a flawed concept than the 2016 election, which featured 2 highly unpopular candidates from the major parties. If people thought third parties had a chance of winning or at least accomplishing something other than being a spoiler, they probably would have received far more votes than they got. This two party junk forces many to choose the lesser of the 2 evils. But imagine if we had a parliamentary system: people could vote for a party that exactly (or nearly exactly) fits their full set of beliefs, instead of having to go with the belief that’s most important to them. Progressives would have voted for Stein (or independent Sanders) in droves, possibly enough to give Trump the plurality and the first option to form a government, but who would he have formed it with? Johnson wouldn’t allow him to get away with all this reactionary conservativism on social issues, so the country would be far better off under those circumstances, but most likely Trump would have failed to create a coalition, possibly leading to another election. If Clinton had ended up with the plurality anyway, she would have been kept in check by Johnson and/or Stein, plus apparently a Republican Congress, and the country would have been better off, and people would have been much happier with their vote – that they voted FOR someone instead of against, and their vote MATTERED in a positive way.

Our current antiquated system largely encourages apathy, though arguably also more stability. Nevertheless, it's not like most of the countries with parliamentary systems have collapsed since WWII despite frequently having coalition governments. And most countries that eventually became dictatorship had strong presidential systems like ours


Hawk, you are upset that Trump lost the popular vote yet was elected President.

But Germany for instance, does not elect their leader by popular vote, they have a complicated system described as election by electoral college. German federal elections are for all members of the Bundestag, which in turn determines who is the Chancellor of Germany. Federal elections were held in 2009 and in 2013.

You want a popular vote, but most of the world advanced countries DON"T have a popular vote system.

I think are elections for President should be more removed from popular vote. HOWEVER it's all moot, we aren't about to change our system.

As far as apathy, Japan, Switzerland are among countries with lower voter turnout than the US, and some countries have some form of compulsory voting. which explains their high voter turnouts.

Since 1976, voting-age turnout has remained within an 8.5-percentage-point range – from just under 50% in 1996, when Bill Clinton was re-elected, to just over 58% in 2008, when Barack Obama won the White House.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/05/15/u-s-voter-turnout-trails-most-developed-countries/

I think complacency where most people in the US ar doing fairly well economically leads to apathy in voting, there isn't anything to really get concerned about.

IMO you make a lot of asusmptions and assign reasons based on your own feelings and not on research.
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
Msg: 335
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Posted: 6/27/2017 3:45:39 AM
There has been quite a lot of comment over here in the liberal press about how the democrats are having a wee bit of fisticuffs over what lead to the odious clinton getting spanked in the election.

Heres a couple of wee snippets from the liberal bible the grauniad.....

"The wreckage that you see every day as you tour this part of the country is the utterly predictable fruit of the Democratic party’s neoliberal turn.
Every time our liberal leaders signed off on some lousy trade deal, figuring that working-class people had “nowhere else to go,” they were making what happened last November a little more likely.

Every time our liberal leaders deregulated banks and then turned around and told working-class people that their misfortunes were all attributable to their poor education, that the only answer for them was a lot of student loans and the right sort of college degree ... every time they did this they made the disaster a little more inevitable.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/27democratic-party-2018-races-midwest-populism-trump


"But the Democrats could have done a far better job of showing that they cared about these middle-American communities: Clinton’s hobnobbing with Hollywood stars held little appeal for Americans in the middle of the country.

Democrats should take a populist approach. Many liberals argue that means talking about single-payer healthcare and free college education, but it’s far from clear that those policies are what voters want.

Pledging to raise taxes on the wealthy, protecting health insurance for poor and working Americans, expanding childcare and social security benefits, raising the minimum wage, making college loans more accessible and waging war on the opioid epidemic ravaging broad swatches of America will be far more effective
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/25/civil-war-raging-inside-democratic-party

"They will blame James Comey and the FBI. They will blame voter suppression and racism. They will blame Bernie or bust and misogyny. They will blame third parties and independent candidates. They will blame the corporate media for giving him the platform, social media for being a bullhorn, and WikiLeaks for airing the laundry.

But this leaves out the force most responsible for creating the nightmare in which we now find ourselves wide awake: neoliberalism.

That worldview – fully embodied by Hillary Clinton and her machine – is no match for Trump-style extremism. The decision to run one against the other is what sealed our fate. If we learn nothing else, can we please learn from that mistake?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/09/rise-of-the-davos-class-sealed-americas-fate
 LOLTrump
Joined: 3/7/2017
Msg: 336
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 7:18:57 AM

Ahh yes, cnn is fake news at its best!! Bet the cnn employees hated getting caught and then canned!!! YIKES!!!


So there you have it folks, johnny does not understand the different between resigning and getting fired.

Though it does help explain why some people voted for tRump, as it is clear they are literally stupid people.
 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 337
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Posted: 6/27/2017 8:16:43 AM
Well, John, if Obama is smart, he should call off the dogs and tell Clinton and her cohorts to stand down.
The more their operatives push these issues, the more it will nake Clinton and Obama dirt dust up.

To what end is it all anyway?

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Vlad
Is extremist only a term applied to the right? Is neolism a way to call leftists extteme without using the word?
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 338
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 9:06:42 AM
so, Faux News retracts support for Sean Insanity's dubious claims about Seth Rich tinfoil hat conspiracy.

Has Faux News "canned" Insanity yet? No? yikes. CNN looks professional in comparison.

Yikes Flounder will be along shortly to tell us his "facts" about the whole thing. Or he'll just ignore it as usual.
 LOLTrump
Joined: 3/7/2017
Msg: 339
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Posted: 6/27/2017 9:29:57 AM

Yikes Flounder will be along shortly to tell us his "facts" about the whole thing. Or he'll just ignore it as usual.


Yep next thing they will be blaming Obama and Clinton for exposing tRump and his Russia connections and claiming it is their fault that tRump committed treason.
 dragonbytes
Joined: 9/15/2015
Msg: 340
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Posted: 6/27/2017 12:16:15 PM
Speaking of fake news, I found this tidbit funny as heIl.

Trump has a framed story with a big pic of Trump in his golf clubs was a story about the apprentice.

This cover — dated March 1, 2009

“Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!”

IT"S ALL A FAKE COVER MADE UP BY TEAM TRUMP :):):)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-time-magazine-with-trump-on-the-cover-hangs-in-his-golf-clubs-its-fake/2017/06/27/0adf96de-5850-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html?utm_term=.3e50c3b19323
 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 341
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 12:34:30 PM
That just reeks of Trump hater desperation for a story, any story, to which they can give a supposedly negative spin.
Smh

Trump had a good day yesterday so they had to soothe themselves somehow.

There are real things to write about like why is Trump falling into the powers that be spin against Bashar al-Assad.

But maybe leftists buy into that chemical weapons nonesense as well. Obama and Clinton did.
 LOLTrump
Joined: 3/7/2017
Msg: 342
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Posted: 6/27/2017 12:58:42 PM

Trump had a good day yesterday so they had to soothe themselves somehow.


In related news:

https://i.redd.it/450wxbm2p26z.jpg






In order to maintain the highest quality forums you are restricted to having no more then 2 of the last 10 posts on a thread.

Since 2 of the last 10 posts are yours you can not post to this thread.
 The_Pearl
Joined: 2/7/2017
Msg: 343
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 1:05:00 PM
Funny...The followers count the days he had a half arse win....and didn't say much "too stupid"..bahahaha
Even a broken clock is right...twice a Day.

@LOL...as for those memes...hard to catch a good side of him....always the old cranky dumb face.
Guess it can't be helped....



But maybe leftists buy into that chemical weapons nonesense as well. Obama and Clinton did

Oh...Dee has some inside news....Syria doesn't have any chemicals?
Really? This info came from Trumps intelligence field....didn't it?
So...You're recommending Trump call their bluff?
 LOLTrump
Joined: 3/7/2017
Msg: 344
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 1:08:32 PM

@LOL...as for those memes...hard to catch a good side of him....always the old cranky dumb face.
Guess it can't be helped....


True, but the real victim here is Conway.


Trump, not even once.

http://tinyurl.com/y8c7cgw8
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 345
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 4:07:55 PM
"For many trumpets, Chump stuffed the Supreme Court and he can go on vacation for the rest of his time"

>>>Congress delayed choosing a justice, and any one of the 19 Republican candidates could have picked up the ball. But its sad Trumpets think the only thing the White House is good for is to pick a Justice. And it does explain why they aren't worried about how Chump handles anything. Still, Kennedy might retire and Trumpets might get a two-fer, if Chump isn't impeached by then.
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 346
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 4:37:41 PM
"different between resigning and getting fired."

Ahhh Lol, too bad you don't understand how those things really work. I am not crediting you with being too smart but I think even you, as a low level person really knows they were canned!! It looks better to the outside with people like you to say they "resigned". You swallowed that really well son.... YIKES!!!
 LOLTrump
Joined: 3/7/2017
Msg: 347
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 7:14:21 PM

"different between resigning and getting fired."

Ahhh Lol, too bad you don't understand how those things really work. I am not crediting you with being too smart but I think even you, as a low level person really knows they were canned!! It looks better to the outside with people like you to say they "resigned". You swallowed that really well son.... YIKES!!!


It's ok john I understand that in your world, kicking some 22 million people off of health care and giving that money to the rich is a good thing, so it is clear you are a big of a dummy and I can only assume that is why you have attempted to dig yourself out of an impossible hole.
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 348
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 7:55:44 PM
"so it is clear you are a big of a dummy"

^^^^^^^^ There ya go again Lol, not sure what language you are speaking, bet you haven't a clue either.....YIKES!!!! You deflected from my post once again, good job son. But when you have nothing to reply with, deflection is your first choice. "are a big of a dummy" is another classic for ya.....YIKES!!!!
 John252817
Joined: 8/24/2016
Msg: 349
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/27/2017 8:20:04 PM
"House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). In a press briefing on Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said he agreed with his colleague Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) that the Obama administration made a “very serious mistake” in not telling the American people about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election until after that election."

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^^^^^^^ Remember when corrupt hillary talked about how she was shocked she wasn't leading more? The dems thought it was a cakewalk. With these thoughts, was there a reason that obama didn't do anything? I think we will learn a lot more about obama and the russians in the days and weeks ahead. Also we will know more about loretta lynch, the ag, if she obstructed/colluded. Getting back to Mr Schiff, with his position as the top democrat of the house intelligence committee, what did HE know???? He is shocked now???? Hmmmmmm, this is going to get interesting....YIKES!!!
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 350
The Democratic Leader
Posted: 6/28/2017 5:43:10 AM
well John, you just answered your own question. If the Dems thought HRC was going to win the popular vote (which she did) and that popularity was going to translate into an electoral college win, then they didn't want to pull a Comey and makes a last minute announcement that would be seen as affecting the election by saying the Russians were doing something in Trump's favor. Best to kick out a dozen Russians and apply sanctions. As for things to watch, let's watch the GOP tax plan "health care" die a flaming death as Republicans run away screaming from it. Wonder if there will be any town hall meetings during the July 4th recess :)
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