Now that Donald Trump has Won


#1887

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/judge-hands-cnn-victory-in-its-bid-to-restore-jim-acostas-white-house-press-pass/2018/11/16/8bedd08a-e920-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1JDCt0gK9_oImUB9ZN0KdXTD-lpM0NrFr_MzQWCepv3bBEELCKTJIaJgA&utm_term=.ba6081b6f2e6

“In his decision, Kelly ruled that Acosta’s First Amendment rights overruled the White House’s right to have orderly press conferences. Kelly said he agreed with the government’s argument that there was no First Amendment right to come onto the White House grounds. But, he said, once the White House opened up the grounds to reporters, the First Amendment applied.”

I guess Trump is going to continue his tradition of skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner :rofl:


#1888

Even Fox News was on CNN’s side in this case. As much as they may be ass-kissers to the Con-Man-in-Chief, even they know what the long term ramifications for them would be if/when a Democrat is elected president.


#1889

Ooh, reading the article, apparently the judge that handed victory to CNN was appointed by Trump himself!


#1890

I know Acosta is too professional to do this, but I would absolutely LOVE it if his first question to Sarah Huckabee Sanders when he gets his credentials restored would be:

“How does it feel to get your butt kicked by the DC district courts?”

That being said, I could totally see some of the White House press corps having all kinds of sly fun asking Sanders for the White House’s response to their loss.


#1891

#1892

#1893

Victory for CNN. The White House caved:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/cnn-drops-suit-against-white-house-after-acostas-press-pass-is-fully-restored/2018/11/19/519763fc-ec3a-11e8-8679-934a2b33be52_story.html?utm_term=.53d9ecf067fe

"CNN dropped its lawsuit against the White House on Monday after officials told the network that they would restore reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials as long as he abides by a series of new rules at presidential news conferences, including asking just one question at a time…

“Today the White House fully restored Jim Acosta’s press pass,” CNN said in a statement. “As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House.”


#1894

The depths of fuckery that this Administration will sink to apparently knows no bounds…

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/11/19/trump-administration-officials-suggested-sharing-census-responses-with-law-enforcement-court-documents-show/?utm_term=.61a449f3c50a

“In internal communication filed as part of discovery for a California case over the citizenship census question, Trump administration officials suggested the possibility of “renewed debate” over protections that keep census answers confidential and sharing them with law enforcement and national security agencies.”

For those of you not playing at home, this is the latest update in an ongoing legal battle over the Trump Administration trying to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. There hasn’t been a citizenship question on the official census since the 1950s. This is because asking people if they’re legal citizens depresses responses to the census, which is entirely counterproductive if you want to know how many people live in the US, and is entirely productive if you want to lessen the political power and money that large urban areas receive.

More background history:

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/04/661932989/how-the-2020-census-citizenship-question-ended-up-in-court

In order to alter the census, the Department of Commerce, which runs the census, requires legal justification to add or remove anything. Secretary Wilbur Ross, the head of the Commerce Department, and generally a Grade-A Fucker, has testified on numerous occasions that the Department of Justice contacted Commerce, requesting that the citizenship question be added to the 2020 census so the Trump Administration would have better data to enforce the Voting Rights Act. Tangentially, the idea that this administration would do anything to enforce the VRA is laughable.

Well, after a bunch of states and organizations like the NAACP And the ACLU filed a lawsuit to try and prevent this question from being added, it turns out that there are documents and emails showing that Wilbur Ross months before the DOJ requested the citizenship question be added, and almost from DAY ONE, had been sending internal emails trying to get the citizenship question added. He contacted the DOJ numerous times, trying to get them to request the question, and was turned down. Eventually, he contacted the head of the DOJ, Jeff Sessions, directly, and lo-and-behold, DOJ requests the question be added to the 2020 Census.

All this information has come out in public, and the Administration’s reasoning and chain of events for the citizenship question has been shown to be a complete lie, no surprise. This latest news though shows what the Trump Administration’s true motives are: Depress the people who take the census, and for those who do, use that info to send to ICE to deport people.

To put it simply, this is just evil.


#1895

I concur with fifteen characters.


#1896

This is expected.
This is why any iota of tolerance for the “party” is utterly gone.
There are no members who act in good faith. None.
Everyone who voted for a Republican are either evil or ignorant. There’s no other options.


#1897

#1898

Yeah, this isn’t shady at all. Not. One. Bit.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/conservative-nonprofit-with-obscure-roots-and-undisclosed-funders-paid-matthew-whitaker-12-million/2018/11/20/25ff987e-e9db-11e8-bd89-eecf3b178206_story.html?fbclid=IwAR33JHCrJCVgsuLAkeFWD_5XwGHPqlWsw-9Unpr6hZ7lxXnNQ19CohqK7oA&utm_term=.a6a99c27bd46

“In the three years after he arrived in Washington in 2014, Matthew G. Whitaker received more than $1.2 million as the leader of a charity that reported having no other employees, some of the best pay of his career.”


#1899

#1900

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/24/670572403/judge-rules-new-york-states-lawsuit-against-the-trump-foundation-can-proceed


#1901

UPDATE: In addendum…

Read the whole thread. It’s a delightful breakdown of this nonsense letter.


#1902

#1903

Wow, it is rare that an objectively good for the universe outcome occurs with little to no negative to innocent parties (only hedging because I don’t know what his family thinks of him, will mourn him).

tl;dr: Racist dude threatens neighbors in super racist and violent fashion. Racist is charged. Racists kills self.


#1904

#1905

Bonus points for the surprise guest in the audience

Oh god. “So, it’s not a little man sitting behind a computer?”


#1906

That’s Zoe Lofgren, the rep for my district, which includes a large chunk of silicon valley. I see her at my local coffee shop pretty frequently. As far as congresspeople go she’s not too bad.

Oh god. “So, it’s not a little man sitting behind a computer?”

I’m not quite sure what you meant here, but I think the “man behind the curtain” was an attempt at a literary reference and she was just trying to point out that search results aren’t manually ranked by a person. As ignorant as many lawmakers seem to be of technology, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t actually believe there’s a homunculus inside the computer.