Tuesday Links and Open Thread

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    • Yes, it was better than Churchill.

      Imagine the reaction from the media if Nancy Reagan, Barabara or Laura Bush…had yelled that America is the best country in the world…in answer to critics of their party, candidates, policies and trajectory of the country.

      They’d have been pilloried as flag-waving shysters in Yankee Doodle clothing, occupying the last refuge of scoundrels.

      • Well, The Daily Beast sums it up:
        BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
        The first night of the Democratic National Convention belonged to Obama, who delivered the best speech by any first lady—ever.

        • Michelle Obama is so gratified that in a country where a 150 years ago African slaves were working the fields, a white Yale Law graduate, wife of a governor and former POTUS, who was ramrodded by the DNC over Nita Lowey into being a senator from NY, appointed Sec of State, head of a billion dollar foundation with multi-national contributors, appointed Sec of State, again ramroded by the DNC over Sanders in a presidential primary…can run for prez.

          Ain’t America great, says, Mrs Obama…

  1. John Podesta, “One could argue that the private server was more secure than government servers”. That ended the CBS THIS MORNING interview of Clinton’s chairman without a challenge by one of the three hosts. My dog barked at the TV.

  2. From a local (Houston) columnist — “‘Roger Ailes’ is a complete sentence — especially now.”

  3. I put the html edition of this Wikileaks DNC email into an html to email text thingie.

    The DNC is saying that the Washington Post will allow DNac donors to come to a corporate party as long as the DNC doesn’t sell this perk in writing.

    WikiLeaks Shop Donate View email View source Attachments Re: WaPo Party From:kaplanj@dnc.org To: RangappaA@dnc.org Date: 2015-09-22 13:29 Subject: Re: WaPo Party Great – we were never going to list since the lawyers told us we cannot do it.

    We are waiting
    Jordan Kaplan
    National Finance Directorl
    Democratic National Committee
    (202) 488-5002 (o) | (312) 339-0224 (c)
    kaplanj@dnc.org

    On Sep 22, 2015, at 11:25 AM, Rangappa, Anu wrote:

    They aren’t going to give us a price per ticket and do not want their party to be listed in any package we are selling to donors. If we let them know we have donors in town who will be at the debate, we can add them to the list for the party.

    • In all the Wikileaks emails shown and discussed in the press, why is this one still only found in html and not discussed by the press?

  4. A PRIEST WAS MURDERED in France Tuesday after two men — who shouted something– stormed a church during Mass, taking the clergyman and parishioners hostage before police stormed the chapel, killing the assailants.
    What do you guess they shouted?
    a) Jail her!
    b) We’re insane and don’t need much of a reason!
    c) Allahu Akbar!
    d) Freedom Fries!

    • Wow! I had not seen that anywhere! Thanks so much for sharing that article. Dems will take anyone to court to try to subvert positive things pro-life/Republicans do. See: Sen. Ted Stevens, Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Scott Walker. I am sure there are numerous others.

  5. “George Will” seems to be arguing against Trump’s unsubstantiated statements (Truthers, Cruz’ father, etc.) with his own unsubstantiated statement (Russian oligarchy). I’m slowly losing respect for his writings.

    • What we need to tell our American oligarchy is that we can discuss the Russian oligarchy and Putin and Trump and Clinton and the DNC and the RNC and hacking AND most certainly, the contents of the emails.

      We can do ALL of this. Since when do journalists shy away from legitimate information due to who handed it over to them?

      Answer: When it shows THEIR partisan biases and hurts their darlings.

  6. Democrats just love them some socialism, do they not?

    Who would have thought that honeymooning in the USSR (almost as popular as Niagara Falls) Bernie Sanders could have given Clinton and the DNC such a run for their money.

  7. CNN #1 Monday night, FOX slips to #3, WHY?
    a) Dems love a cheerleader
    b) Roger is missed already
    c) Jonnah Goldberg stayed home
    d) CNN anticipated Triumph-the-Insult-Dog interview with Anthony Weiner

  8. Today’s most popular links:
    5 best political drama
    4 oops
    3 destroy Fox News
    2 leaving Fox News
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Wolff: Roger Ailes’s next moves may determine the future of Fox News.

  9. How can it be that the Disgraced Newshound “writers” don’t know why Fox isn’t covering ALL the events at the DNC???? Bill O’reilly has said the same thing he said last week at the RNC…..which he repeated again last night.

    Is it because they lie to the fools who think they know what they are talking about? Or could it be that they lie that they watch Fox with the sound on?

    I noticed today that not only do they see a Fox News in the heads that no one else sees…..but the see a J$ place that doesn’t exist.

    They actually called an elected Democrat a hater because he doesn’t agree with Clinton and Obama on everything. I’ve been laughing at them all week.

    #laughingstockliars

      • it was over the weekend mostly……seems people
        here cant admit that there are opinion people who seems to back Trump on Fox News.

        https://twitter.com/IceManNYR/status/757426644189646848
        Richard W. ‏@IceManNYR
        @laura_lrnzo @LeslieFeffer @JosephRemiB It was easy to figure out who the FOX Trumpers are yet some in cult of FOX deny still they are.

        Notice another short time commenter here last week seems to be trying out for a stooges position.

        Richard W. ‏@IceManNYR
        @laura_lrnzo @JosephRemiB @LeslieFeffer The FOX blog still attacking Megyn Kelly. How ironic considering they complained when we did.

        Richard W. ‏@IceManNYR Jul 23
        @laura_lrnzo @JosephRemiB @LeslieFeffer They are almost going with the ‘she asked for it’ narrative.

        EVERYONE they listed is of course a OPINION Person!

        Pretty much ALL LIES….same old same old for a newshound “writer”

        BTW: I noticed something sat……the stooges love to call this a blog with a small following….and yet

        You and the frozen one joined twitter at almost the same time
        You have 7539 followers and The frozen one has only 563. #laughingstockliars

        Last week he was complaining that people Trump RT have posted homophobic things also….I didnt have the heart to tell the frozen one….that he had done the same at least once.

        • Ice has become a true newshound, lying about me and my site to people too gullible to know better. I have never attacked Megyn Kelly; I have gone out of my way to avoid even taking a position on any of this stuff. My site hasn’t attacked Megyn Kelly. Richard W. is lying. And that would make him…a liar, right?

          • BTW: didnt take but 5 min for Ice to happen to stop by to check on us…..but he cares nothing about this “dump”. Still NO pizza.

            Only dry drunks and fools think Ice has any idea what he’s talking about……..if he was any kind of a media critic and not just a Fox News hater…..he would know it’s Karl Rove and NOT Carl Rove.

            He says this about what we say :

            ” Ignoring them is best.”

            Yet within 5 min he saw my comment while he was ignoring us he talked about us.

            #laughingstockliars

          • Yea….hate has eaten what wasn’t frozen…….he said this about me tonight.

            Creepy Twitter stalker……..because I talked about his comments from the weekend and last night………but he’s perfectly Normal to talk about stuff I post just 5 min before on a blog he calls a dump.

          • I think there were a couple of comments about Megyn knifing Alies and Ailes having created a monster.

            That’s enough to paint everyone as holding the same opinion in their book.

          • The guy who rushes to say he has no responsibility for any of the vile, ugly comments at newshounds, turns around and claims that I’m using my blog to attack Megyn based on ‘a couple of comments’ by a reader? Even Dick can’t be that dense. He’s lying, plain and simple. Maybe next time he drops in here for one of his drive-by appearances, he can explain why that’s not actually lying.

          • Yep.

            BTW, why couldn’t people criticise Megyn Kelly or Gretchen Carlson here as vehemently as they might criticise Mika or Rachel at MSNBC (as long as they don’t start calling them the c, s, and w…words, as they do FNC women at News Hounds)?

            I’m going to push back on that criticism as I have with Megyn and as when Leslie started to label every female defender of Ailes as being a sell-out.

            Despite the stooges bemoaning push-back when they were here, I thought that was what discussion were about.

          • A Leftist’s idea of discussion is for you to agree with them completely. Disagreement with them is a microagression and violates their safe spaces.

        • Nice to see that Leslie has joined the fun. Her next reception here won’t be as pleasant.

  10. NYT Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:14 PM EDT
    The American intelligence agencies have cautioned that they are uncertain whether the electronic break-in at the committee’s computer systems was intended as fairly routine cyberespionage — of the kind the United States also conducts around the world — or as part of an effort to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.
    The emails were released by WikiLeaks, whose founder, Julian Assange has made it clear that he hoped to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency. It is unclear how the documents made their way to the group.

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