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Why America Is Failing – ‘Breaking News’


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I’ve said a number of times that the news media made Donald Trump.

Now that is is the Republican nominee – will that same media make him President?

But more importantly – why do we put up with it?

‘Fox, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC all featured this shot of an empty podium waiting for a Donald Trump press conference this afternoon’.

Donald Trump - The Ugly American

Donald Trump – The Ugly American

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Why America Is Failing – ‘Trump Up Big In New Hampshire’

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A ‘free press’ replaced by ‘news for profit’.

‘A new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll in New Hampshire finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 30%’.

When was the last time 30% of anything was ‘BIG’?

Yet it’s repeated over and over, everyday on every (cough) ‘news’ outlet – how BIG Trumps lead is.

Less then 1/3 of Republicans most of whom may not even vote………

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Why America Is Failing – ‘White Americans long for the 1950s, when they weren’t such victims of reverse discrimination’



This just baffled me.

‘On just about every measure of social or economic well-being, white Americans fare better than any other group’.

‘That’s true of housing and neighborhood quality and homeownership’.

‘That’s true of overall health, health insurance coverage rates, quality of health care received, life expectancy and infant mortality’.

‘That’s true when it comes to median household earnings, wealth (assets minus debt), retirement savings and even who has a bank account’.

‘That’s true when one actually looks at who is graduating from college, who holds the bulk of the nation’s high-paying and management jobs and who does not’.


‘In a new poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on Tuesday’,


‘a whopping 43 percent of Americans told researchers that discrimination against whites has become as large a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minority groups’.

Future Homemakers of America club at Frankford High School, Greenbrier (or Pendleton ?) County, 1950s. Estep Collection

Future Homemakers of America club at Frankford High
School, Greenbrier (or Pendleton ?) County, 1950s.
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‘And an even bigger share of Americans — 53 percent — told pollsters American culture and “way of life” have mostly changed for the worse since 1950’.

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Why America Is Failing – ‘C-SPAN Caller Asks Why There’s Not A ‘White Caucus’ In Congress’


“I’m sorry. A what Caucus?”

‘C-SPAN callers are a special breed: civically
engaged, obsessive politicos, and sometimes very

The network got a live one during a break from
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony on Thursday, with
a caller asking why Congress doesn’t have a “white

‘The man who identified himself as David, a Republican
calling from Glendale, Ariz., didn’t waste time when
he got on air’.

“Hi, I’d like to know why there is not a white caucus
in Congress,” David said’.

‘The C-SPAN host interrupted to clarify: “Did you say
right caucus?”

“No, white. W-h-i-t-e,” the man spelled out’.

“OK,” the host, clearly caught off-guard, said with
eyebrows raised’.

“We have a black caucus, we have a Mexican caucus. We
don’t have a white caucus. I’d like to know why,”
David went on’.

‘The caller didn’t miss a beat before turning back to
Clinton: “And also I’ve watched the Clintons since
they first got into politics, and they’ve never told
the truth. It’s been a constant lie.”


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Why America Is Failing – The Failure Of The Not So Free Press – ‘CNN Staffers Fed Up With Non-Stop Trump Coverage’

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‘CNN has basically provided Trump with hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, of free advertising’.

‘This is election coverage as reality TV. Is there anything that has destroyed serious news more than reality TV’?



‘At a network town hall event Thursday, staffers complained about the excessive coverage of Donald Trump as well as CNN President Jeff Zucker’s directive to cover the presidential candidate ad nauseam, The Wrap’s Jordan Chariton reports’.

‘Anyone who’s tuned in to CNN lately will know what the staff is upset about. The network airs Trump rallies and press conferences in full — regardless of their news value — and continues to dedicate precious airtime to segments about Trump’s hair or his latest Twitter outburst’.

  • In a shocking display of the channel’s priorities, CNN even bumped Anderson Cooper’s moving special about Hurricane Katrina for a Trump press conference in which nothing happened’.

‘As John Sides at The Washington Post has pointed out, the media’s obsessive coverage of the reality TV star is precisely the reason he has risen in the polls’.

It’s tempting to think that each surge is somehow the result of each candidate’s idiosyncratic appeal to Republican voters,” Sides writes. “But a simpler explanation is this: when a pollster interrupts people’s lives and asks them about a presidential primary that doesn’t formally begin for months, a significant number of people will mention whichever candidate happens to be in the news these days.”

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Blog Running – ‘America’s ranking in the world’:

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This was just a small fill in over at All Hat No Cattle but says so, so much. They didn’t have the graphics just the text so even more dramatic.

Thanks to All Hat No Cattle

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#1 Prisoners
#1 Gun ownership
#1 Killings by police
#1 Military spending
#94 Safest countries

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American Exceptionalism……


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Why America Is Failing – ‘Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court’

‘This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths’.

‘Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people’.

‘Today, the Court doubled down with a 5–4 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative form of government’.

‘Both decisions were judicial activism, plain and simple. Both were lawless’.(1)


This is why America is failing.

‘undermines the foundations of government’

‘undermines the definition of marriage’

the Supreme Court is ‘lawless’.

  • When one political party – Republicans – en masse – decide that if they don’t have laws, a government, their moral standard their way – then everything else is lawless…..illegal…..unconstitutional.

No Compromise.

‘Undermines the foundations of Government’.

14th Amendment – “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.
**That’s pretty clear. THe 14th Amendment IS one of the foundations of our government.

Undermines the definition of marriage.

Marriage is not mentioned in the Constitution.
Now if you mean marriage as defined by the Christian Bible – which definition do you want?
Also what IS written in our Constitution regarding religions – Article 6 Section 3 – “…… but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States”.
Please remove YOUR interpretation of YOUR Bible from OUR Government.


‘The Supreme Court is lawless;.

Article 3 Section 1 – “The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court”

Article 3 Section 2 – “The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States”

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Blog Running – The Death of the Media: Meet The Press

The Death of the Media: Meet The Press.

From Mock, Paper Scissors – And I agree.

‘I’ve been debating writing something about the disaster that was this week’s edition of Meet the Press, but my betters have written about itfar better than I could‘.

‘I went on a tirade last night on Twitter, linking Comcast (owner of NBC), NBC, the producers of MTP, and of course Chuck Todd, and I was not alone’.

‘Here’s the thing when you make a segment so egregious that it suddenly made Chuck Todd’s name a world-wide trending topic, mostly with people demanding NBC do something about this: you have to address it’.

‘Chuck Todd personally addressed it by blocking people on Twitter who were being mean about him. Heh’.

‘This is what Comcast/NBC/MTP chose to say via Chuck Todd’:

“We’ve gotten a lot of feedback about the gun video we showed on Meet the Press today. Some were upset it only featured African-American men talking about their regrets of pulling a trigger. All of the men in the piece volunteered to be a part of the video and the larger project it is a part of.

“But the last thing we wanted was to cloud the discussion of the topic.

“The original decision to air this segment was made before Wednesday’s massacre. However, the staff and I had an internal debate about whether to show it at all this week. When we discussed putting it off, that conversation centered around race and perception – not the conversation we wanted the segment to invoke.

“We decided against delaying the segment because we wanted to show multiple sides of what gun violence does in this country. We thought the issue of gun violence in our culture and society was an important conversation to continue — too important to put off for another week. The consequences of gun violence should not be hidden.

“As I say to all audiences, Meet the Press should make all viewers uncomfortable at some point or we are not doing our job. I hope folks view the gun video as a part of the conversation we should all be having and not the totality of it.”

‘And as anyone who has ever had to explain a joke after telling it, you know you lost. This statement was such a truck load of crap that all the flies in Manhattan were buzzing around 30 Rock’.

‘I think the show exceeded its shelf life long ago and should be put down, humanely. And it’s not just Chuck Todd’s MTP: it was David Gregory’s version, and it was the most-overrated talking head in the history of teevee news, Tim Russert’s MTP was also long past the expiration date’.

‘All of the Sunday Talkies are bad, but this segment will be taught in J-Schools as what not to do. Ever. It will be held up, along with the blow-back as an example of what happens when you stop being journalists, which they all clearly stopped being some decades ago’.

‘The world has a great need for journalists, and news. The media landscape is changing fast as television sets are turned off, and newspapers are going away. It’s not a question of the platform, as media analysts always say. We need journalists more than ever and instead we have marketing messengers. The Sunday Talkies are nothing but an extended QVC sales pitch from shameless hucksters to shameless hucksters’.

‘Paraphrasing Karl Marx, or one of the other Marx Brothers, our media has gone from tragedy to farce and everyone seems to know it except for the suits in NYC who make the decisions’.

‘Cancel Meet The Press. Do it’.

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Why America Is Failing – ‘Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’



When you are part of a society – then it’s not every man/women for themselves….it’s what is best for society/community.

But when a few, a wealthy few start saying “Well I have money so I can have more water”.


Water is a vital – VITAL part of our food chain. In a drought, water is for people….not lawns, golf courses or flower gardens.

RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. — ‘Drought or no drought, Steve Yuhas resents the idea that it is somehow shameful to be a water hog. If you can pay for it, he argues, you should get your water’.

‘People…….“should not be forced to live on property with brown lawns, golf on brown courses or apologize for wanting their gardens to be beautiful,” Yuhas fumed recently on social media’.

“We pay significant property taxes based on where we live,” he added in an interview’.

“And, no, we’re not all equal when it comes to water.”

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