Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Now it’s starting to make sense…
I’m so disgusted. Not with FB. They’re simply going as far as they feel they can get away with going. Nope. I’m disgusted with anyone and everyone who isn’t SLAMMING Facebook ON Facebook.
We’re apparently a country where more and more of us are refusing to even SPEAK out - let alone ACT.
I see little hope for this country because there are so few people out there worthy of respect.
And “moving” to MeWe is a COP OUT! I’m here now ONLY because I can’t post on FB - because I was blocked for exercising free speech that while deliberately provocative was in NO FRIGGIN’ WAY “hateful” or obscene.
To every one who say my earlier post on this and HASN’T yet taken the time to share it on your own FB page… well… shame on you. Shame on you for either being lazy… or worth… not being willing to defend free speech.
Same goes for everyone who received my email requesting “support” who didn’t give me - and thus didn’t give THEMSELVES - “support.”
We’re losing our country, folks. Do you REALLY think that as we get closer to the November Election it won’t get even WORSE…???
You’re - WE’RE - in a “war.” Either we fight… fight back… or we LOSE.
DON’T LEAVE FACEBOOK…!!! As I’ve cautioned previously - pointed out - that’s what they WANT…!!! They WANT us to “self-deport.”
They KNOW that the real danger to their political, social, and economic agenda isn’t “us” talking “amongst ourselves.” No. They realize that it’s the “non-political” folks… our “non-political” Facebook friends… who occasionally pay attention to one or another of OUR informative posts and therefore get exposed to “the Red Pill.” They want this exposure curtailed! Nudging us to “self-deport” is a key tactic for them! DON’T let them NUDGE you, folks!
FIGHT! With your WORDS! On FACEBOOK!
Don’t do it just for me; do it for YOURSELVES. Do it to make the world a better place for your kids and grandkids!
Since the 2016 election Facebook has been cracking down on conservative and pro-Trump content. Top conservative websites have seen a stunning drop in their Facebook traffic. This was no accident. This was the plan.
* Of course it was! And NOW it's filtering down to INDIVIDUALS! I've been blocked from using my FB account for 24-hours!
* FOLKS... it's MAY. The Election is in SIX (6) MONTHS! Either you start fighting back... YOU - AS INDIVIDUALS - now... or... by the fall... it'll be too late. It'll be game over.
In January 2017, Facebook began making algorithm changes to make sure conservative news was no longer so influential. The Gateway Pundit Facebook traffic has consistently decreased with each algorithm change. A March 2018 study by The Outline organization found conservative publishers were hit the hardest by Facebook algorithm changes. The study also showed that The Gateway Pundit was hit the hardest.
In March [of this year] Western Journal also published a study that found conservative publishers were hit the hardest by the recent Facebook algorithm changes. The report found that liberal publishers actually saw a 2 percent increase in traffic. Conservative publishers lost an average of 14 percent in traffic.
Facebook official Campbell Brown, a former anchor on NBC and CNN, told attendees at a recent technology and publishing conference that Facebook would be censoring news publishers based on its own internal biases. And they did.
* Folks. It's BLATANT. And YOU need to start FIGHTING!
On Tuesday Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will ramp up its censorship of “controversial” political content. The announcement was made to a group of liberal publishers and the anti-Trump Wall Street Journal. Buzzfeed reported:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the company has already begun to implement a system that ranks news organizations based on trustworthiness, and promotes or suppresses its content based on that metric. Zuckerberg said the company has gathered data on how consumers perceive news brands by asking them to identify whether they have heard of various publications and if they trust them.
“We put [that data] into the system, and it is acting as a boost or a suppression, and we’re going to dial up the intensity of that over time,” he said. “We feel like we have a responsibility to further down polarization and find common ground.”
* Geezus, folks...
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
* Again. Facebook isn't just another private company. They're more like a utility. They're CLEARLY abusing their status and power and if they get away with this... well... I'm afraid that if they get away with this... we're done. If this is what they can get away with when Republicans control Congress and the White House... well... what do you suppose they'll be able to get away with if the Democrats take back one or both houses of Congress via the upcoming November election?
Zuckerberg met with a groups of news media executives at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park after delivering his keynote speech at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday. The meeting at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park included representatives from BuzzFeed News, the Information, Quartz, the New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Recode, Univision, Barron’s, the Daily Beast, the Economist, HuffPost, Insider, the Atlantic and others. The event, called “OTR” (shorthand for “off the record”), is an annual gathering meant for new media news executives to talk shop. It is in its second year. Zuckerberg’s remarks were initially meant to be, like the name of the conference, off the record, but he agreed to answer questions on the record. Zuckerberg said the company will invest “billions” of dollars in a combination of artificial intelligence and tens of thousands of human moderators to keep both fake news and deliberate propaganda at bay, especially in elections.
There should be no doubt left....
Facebook is determined to shut out conservative pro-Trump voices.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Hey, kids! Good ol' Bill using the ol' blog - Usually Right - for a historical placeholder!
So... our LATEST upcoming vacation is... NEW ORLEANS! (N'awlins!)
While it looks like we'll be staying at Maison Dupuy... I figure I might as well SHARE my research and provide "The List" - the full list - so that others can benefit from my research.
So here... in no particular order... are the other hotels I considered:
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Windsor Court Hotel
Omni Royal Orleans
W New Orleans French Quarter
Dauphine Orleans Hotel
The Jung Hotel & Residences
Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans
NOPSI Hotel New Orleans
Gang... it's what I do! I love the research... I love sharing my finds...
Monday, February 12, 2018
The link will take you to a story on "Homeland" and how they've gone full "Trump is a Fascist" with the current season's storyline.
Towards the end you'll read how "Homeland" is following in the footsteps of "Madam Secretary."
The author doesn't mention "NCIS New Orleans," but she should. The messaging there is just as anti-Trump, anti-"deplorable."
Last year ABC cancelled the highly rated "Last Man Standing". Of course regardless of the ratings I can't imagine "Blackish" being cancelled anytime soon.
Television "entertainment" is an endless propaganda reel. Anti-Trump. Anti-"deplorable." Nothing we can do about it. Late night "comedy" talk shows are all Left all the time. Daytime "entertainment" talk shows are all Left all the time.
Oh, well... it is what it is.
No one is reading this, and I really don't give a $hit. In fact, it's better this way. No arguing. No debating. No endless research to prove my points.
I hate people. I hate stupidity. I hate dishonesty. And so... we're back to "I hate people."
History repeats itself over and over again. People never learn.
Trump could have saved us. Instead... it looks like his detractors were right about him. He's a betrayer. No real guts. Won't lead. Has thrown his lot in with the Swamp he promised to drain.
Remember "Lock Her Up!" Yeah. Then remember as soon as he was actually elected... before he was even sworn in... how he started to walk that backwards.
How's that "Wall" doing? Is Mexico paying for it?
I never expected fiscal conservatism from Trump. As always, I'm honest with you, and I'm honest with myself. Trump never ran as a fiscal deficit hawk per se. We always knew he had these dreams of gifting his daughter with expanded government and throwing debt at "infrastructure" projects. But we thought he'd also put brakes on the waste, the pork, the socialism. We were wrong.
Trump ran on a Buchanan-like foreign policy. Trump presides over a neocon foreign policy.
Trump picked Michael Flynn; he wound up with H.R. McMaster. Bannon is gone. Gorka is gone. As for what advice John Kelly gives Trump... no one really knows. Hell... I don't even trust Mattis.
Trump talks down the dollar...
Anyway... I can go on and on. No real point, though. It is what it is. Trump was America's last hope and he's a fraud.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
If the White House drew a line in the sand and told Congress it would block any spending above the caps, lawmakers would have been forced to prioritize. But since Trump doesn’t seem to have any interest in fiscal restraint, we’re getting a repeat of the profligate Bush years – with congressional Republicans figuring they may as well take part in the feeding frenzy.
I’ll make a prediction right now (and I’ll even make a wager with any interested parties) that inflation-adjusted domestic spending will climb faster under Trump than it did under Obama.
Democrats are “winning the narrative” and “winning their priorities” in Capitol Hill spending deals despite congressional GOP majorities and a Republican president, said Tom Van Flein, current chief of staff for Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour.
* This is what I was talking about on Facebook the other day.
Van Flein, who served as Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s attorney before coming to Congress with Gosar in the 2010 Tea Party electoral victory, offered a grassroots conservative’s behind-the-scenes look at the dysfunctional congressional budget process.
Democrats’ political victories include the prioritization of a broad bipartisan push for amnesty despite Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, said Van Flein.
“Right now, for whatever reason, even though Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the presidency, we’ve been dealing with Democratic priorities,” said Van Flein.
* "We" control nothing. We KNEW "we" didn't control Congress, so "we" elected Trump. Now "we" find out that Trump can't be trusted. It really is that simple.
“So Democrats got a lot their spending priorities passed. … We are losing even though we’re supposedly running the show. We’re talking about immigration amnesty, not building a wall, not border security; that means they’re winning the narrative and they’re winning their priorities.”
* And come November they'll win at least one - probably both branches of - Congress. But that's the RINO plan. Take a dive. So poison the well that enough Republican voters will simple opt out of voting in November and then the Democrats will win control of the House and Senate from which they can at the very least stop the Trump Train in its tracks and (from their perspective) hopefully force Trump from office.
* Again... this is RYAN'S plan... MCCONNELL'S plan... and from their perspective... a damn good one.
* WHY TRUMP IS LETTING THE PLAN PROCEED... why Trump is basically boosting his RINO enemies... it's beyond my comprehension.
Van Flein explained how Congress’s repeated reliance on continuing resolution-style spending bills has reinforced the political priorities of Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) and the Democrat Party, despite Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress and a Republican president.
* "Republican" majorities. From Ryan and McConnell's perspective... with TRUMP in the White House... to be the majority is to be boxed in! Again... they WANT to lose the House and Senate! And again... what TRUMP is thinking... is beyond me.
“We’ve been really running, when you do these continuing resolutions, Nancy Pelosi’s priorities since 2006,” said Van Flein. “They’ve just increased the amounts, but the priorities pretty much remain the same; that’s how a continuing resolution works.”
Representatives and senators could not have sufficiently considered Friday’s 652-page spending bill prior its passage, said Van Flein, pointing to the 18-hour window allotted for its review.
“The Senate passed this bill at 1:30 in the morning,” said Van Flein. “It is 650 pages long. It passes it at 1:30 in the morning. The House then gets it, has a couple of preliminary and procedural votes and the rules committee has to take look at it and pass it through, and at 5:30 AM – nobody is up to any good at 5:30 a.m. unless you’re getting up to work out — and they pass this ‘budget,’ they call it a ‘budget,’ it really is not a budget, it’s just a spending bill, a continuing resolution - and a budget 'agreement' - and they pass it at 5:30 a.m. I’m going to challenge anyone who thinks that the Congress is doing its best work in the wee hours of the morning when you have septuagenarians and octogenarians up at that hour. Is anyone really understanding what they’re voting on and what is going on? Has anybody really had the time to study this? There we no hearings, there was no testimony. No amendments were allowed. That’s what Rand Paul was mini-filibustering about was the fact that he wanted the chance to talk about this and maybe get some amendments in … but it takes time to do that, and they wanted to rush this because they didn’t want another shutdown.”
Assorted Republicans disingenuously posture as fiscal conservatives, said Van Flein.
“It is a monstrosity of a spending increase,” said Van Flein. “It’s hard to believe that Congress is controlled by supposedly fiscal conservatives when it just added approximately $300 billion in increased spending. We now have a federal debt of $20.5 trillion dollars, and supposedly, every time I see election season come around, the same Republicans that voted for this are out saying, ‘We need to shrink the size of the federal government. We need to reduce spending. Send me to Congress and I’ll fight for you.’ They come back here, and look what’s going on.”
“Dependence on Democrat support for passage of the continuing resolution in the House should worry conservatives, said Van Flein.
“There were a bunch of Republicans who voted ‘no,'” said Van Flein. “This bill would not have passed without the Democrats. It took Democrats to pass this. Whenever leadership is relying on Democrats to pass a bill, you’re going to have many bad things in it, because they’re going to want their priorities.”
The bill passed the House with a vote of 240 to 186, with 5 abstentions. Of the 240 ‘aye’ votes, 167 were Republicans and 73 were Democrats. Of the 186 ‘no’ votes, 67 were Republicans and 119 were Democrats. Gosar voted against the spending bill.
Politicians are misrepresenting funds as allocated for “disaster relief,” said Van Flein, funding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) four times what the agency requested.
“They’re throwing money at all sorts of things, and they’re calling it ‘disaster relief,’ even though FEMA said they only needed $40 billion, they’re gonna throw $160 billion at it,” said Van Flein. “If FEMA says it’s far more than what was necessary, then I don’t know what it’s really going to go to. When it’s more than what the people in charge of the project tell you they need, then you need to ask yourself, ‘What’s really going on? Who’s really going to get that money? Why are we spending more than we need?’ That is almost the quintessential definition of wastefulness."
Van Flein echoed Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) description of the continuing resolution; the latter referring to it as “Christmas tree on steroids.”
“The question is, why don’t you listen to the agency that’s responsible for assessing the damage and for getting the repairs going?” asked Van Flein. “That’s how you know this is really just a Christmas tree at this point where people are hanging on all sorts of goodies under the guise and pretext of disaster relief. It’s obviously not disaster relief if it’s more than FEMA says is necessary.”
Friday’s passed continuing resolution is “wasteful” and a “black eye for Republicans,” said Van Flein: “As Republicans or conservatives, we’re not supposed to be wasteful with tax money. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened, last night. This is a very wasteful spending program, and it’s a black eye on the Republicans for having this pass on their watch. This is not hat they were elected to do and this is not why the taxpayers sent them back to Congress.”
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) joined Breitbart News Saturday SiriusXM hosts Matt Boyle and Amanda House to discuss DACA, amnesty, and the pending budget deal.
Brooks called the proposed budget bill “The worst bill that has been voted on on the House floor since I’ve been in the United States Congress.” He also said it would put the country on a certain path to “insolvency and bankruptcy,” saying it would do “great damage to Americans” across the board.
He also expressed serious concern that the White House is prepared to cave on the debt issue.
Brooks faulted so-called “debt junkies” in Congress all too happy to spend money to get re-elected while “spending away America’s future.”
He also said the same “debt junkies tend to be the same ones who think with their hearts and not with their heads and want to give amnesty to illegal aliens even though it means we are becoming the world’s orphanage and we don’t have money to be the world’s orphanage.”
Brooks said he foresees both amnesty and a bad debt deal coming in the days ahead.