In what we are sure will be "hair-on-fire" screamed about as 'tyrannical-book-burning', #President Trump has reportedly planning to instruct federal agencies to not #renew their #subscriptions to the #NewYorkTimes and the #WashingtonPost.
As The #WallStreetJournal reports, #WhiteHouse press secretary #Stephanie #Grisham said in an email Thursday:“Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant #cost saving - hundreds of thousands of #taxpayer dollars will be saved."
The decision comes days after the president #cancelled the White House’s print subscriptions to the #Post and the #Times after expressing #frustration with their coverage.
“We don’t even want it in the White House anymore,” Mr. Trump said of the Times during an #interview with #FoxNews host #Sean #Hannity that aired Monday night.
“We’re going to probably #terminate that and the Washington Post. They’re #fake.”
Additionally, The Journal reports that a White House official confirmed that print editions of the Times and the Post weren’t among the #newspapers delivered to the White House on Thursday.
And while #liberals use "fact checkers" to force #advertisers to #boycott " #rightwing" #websites/newspapers, President Trump's response is even cleaner: "your subscription has been #terminated."
In another part of the parade, a procession resembling the Ku Klux Klan were seen celebrating with town officials, in the presence of Flemish nationalist politician Senator Guy D'haeseleer.Le me guess: The Vlaams Belang has created the anti-Semitic wagon. It wouldn't have been a surprise to me if this was the case. Some people don't care to hide their misanthropic ideology, even during the carnival season. But I am surprised how hard the ushering towards the right has influenced the carnival, throughout the world.
The Aalst carnival was included in UNESCO’s list of intangible world heritage in 2010. It’s origin dates back to the Middle Ages. However, only events from 1923 organised by Aalst city council are officially counted.
In the wake of the Holocaust, the deliberate killing of Jewish, non-Israeli civilians is usually condemned across the political spectrum (butcheries of Israeli civilians being often excused as an understandable expression of Palestinian frustration). But those are easy sentiments, because it costs nothing to sympathize with dead Jews as opposed to standing up for live ones. The virus survives.
Jeremy Corbyn’s friendship with terrorist groups, his willingness to pose near or under anti-Semitic caricatures, and his failure to do anything to suppress the vile attacks on fellow leftists who happen to be Jews are, at the moment, unique in liberal democracies.
Anti-Semitism is, in short, the religion of people too lazy to accept the complexity of reality, who hunger for enemies whose power excuses their own deficiencies, and who cannot take responsibility for why their side has not won.
"The worst part of this issue is the fact that this embarrassing carnival is funded by UNESCO. Instead of an international organization such as this promoting tolerance and respect, they promote ideas of anti-Semitic hatred, incitement, and racism."The question is: Who created the wagons? The UNESCO declared the Aalst carnival as a world heritage, but this doesn't mean that the UNESCO actually employs people to host the carnival. They hold a special role to maintain this heritage, nothing else beside that. Now, we had one incident that included a clearly anti-Semitic wagon, but this doesn't mean that the UNESCO actively promoted anti-Semitic tropes. Let's stay rationale and don't exaggerate a disgraceful incident. We have to do better the next time, maybe check the wagons before they hit the march.
"I am very concerned about the displays of anti-Semitism in Belgium, which have become more frequent, I believe, since the terrorists who killed two people and injured another two people in the Jewish museum in Belgium are currently on trial and since anti-Semitic incidents are becoming more frequent around Europe.
Instead, he returned to his list of greatest hits: the Russia “witch hunt,” the worst trade deal ever, criminal immigrants, Crooked Hillary, socialist Democrats, and even the crowd size at his inauguration. Compared with his freewheeling rally speeches or his rambling remarks last month in the White House Rose Garden, the president’s CPAC speech was a wild ride.When the inferiority complex hits your unexpectedly hard...
His time at the podium may have even been the longest presidential oration in American history, according to the political writer David Rothkopf, eclipsing William Henry Harrison’s 8,445-word inaugural address in 1841—the outdoor speech in cold weather that famously gave Harrison pneumonia and caused his death within a month.This man died for his job.
Scrubbing history is at the heart of the current efforts to remake conservativism in the image of Drumpf. There can be only one; and what is happening now has never happened before, because he alone can save us. To #win requires that everyone else loses, or be discredited. This requires the excision of quite a lot of political memory, but CPAC was up for it.
As I recounted in How the Right Lost Its Mind, the perpetual outrage machines on the right thrived on the drumbeat of insisting that the Republican mainstream had betrayed the conservative movement. The sense of weakness and failure was amplified during the Obama years by activists who found that turning up the dial on outrage was an effective formula for getting clicks, raising money, and boosting ratings.