When Journalism Goes Awry, Over and Over Again

Why does the media continue to post and repeat the Tweets of #Trump? Is it really to inform the public, surely they know we can read it for ourselves. Police are taught that once you fire your pistol there is no taking back the bullet.

 

I see no system-wide fix. Journalists themselves need to resolve this. They should look in a mirror and reflect on their very real influence. Police are taught that once you fire your pistol there is no taking back the bullet. Reporters must remember their words can have the power of a bullet and consider the consequences when they fire their journalistic guns.

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Why does the media continue to post and repeat the Tweets of #Trump? Is it really to inform the public, surely they know we can read it for ourselves…

After the picnic is over, does one keep the grill going because the aroma is pleasing?

 

Cosby vs. Trump

cosby-2Two men, one African American one White; One distinguished, one tarnished, both have allegedly abused, raped and degraded women – yet one is running for the #2016PresidentialElection ticket and one is running to save his life.Thousands of people gave their lives for the right to vote and another set gave their lives so that we might have peace here on earth.

Bill Cosby – Women’s Accusations Donald Trump – Women’s Accusations
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WOMEN OF AGE ALL WOMEN OF ANY AGE
Running for his life Running for President

Losses: Cosby’s potential exposure

What is this defendant looking at in terms of potential punishment? Aggravated indecent assault is a second-degree felony, which has a statutory maximum of 10 years’ incarceration.

Losses: Trump’s potential exposure

Bill Cosby’s image as “America’s Dad” was tarnished after dozens of women accused the former TV star of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Cosby’s defense team was dealt a blow Wednesday when a judge said a sexual assault case against the embattled comedian could go forward. In late April 2016, rumors began to circulate online holding that Republican presidential Donald Trump had either been sued over, or arrested for, raping a teenaged girl. One of the earliest versions of the rumor was published on 2 May 2016 by the Winning Democrats web site, which reported that woman using the name Katie Johnson had named Trump and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in a $100 million lawsuit, accusing them of having solicited sex acts from her at sex parties held at the Manhattan homes of Epstein and Trump back in 1994 (when Johnson was just 13 years old):
Andrea Constand
More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, however, he has only been criminally charged in one case. The 78-year-old comedian was arrested in December and charged with aggravated indecent assault over the alleged drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. Constand, a former Temple University employee, said she was drugged with multiple pills and then assaulted at Cosby’s Pennsylvania home in 2004.
The suit, first reported by the Real Deal, accuses Trump and Epstein of luring the anonymous plaintiff and other young women to four parties at Epstein’s so-called Wexner Mansion at 9 East 71st Street. Epstein allegedly lured the plaintiff, identified in the suit only as Jane Doe, with promises of a modeling career and cash.
Judy Huth
Judy Huth claims Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old, her lawyer Gloria Allred told TIME on Thursday. Huth alleges that Cosby gave her alcohol and then molested her in a bedroom suite, according to a December 2014 court filing. Cosby, who was first deposed in the case in October 2015, was ordered on Tuesday to give a second deposition in Huth’s civil lawsuit, Allred said. Allred has 29 clients who allege they are victims of Cosby, but Huth is the only one who has sued the entertainer.
Another anonymous woman, identified in additional testimony as Tiffany Doe, corroborates Jane’s allegations, testifying that she met Epstein at Port Authority, where he hired her to recruit other young girls for his parties. Trump had known Epstein for seven years in 1994 when he attended the parties at Wexner, according to the suit. He also allegedly knew that the plaintiff was 13 years old.
 
Janice Dickinson
Model and reality TV personality Janice Dickinson is suing Cosby for defamation in California. Last month, the California Courts of Appeal ruled that Dickinson cannot depose Cosby until she has proven that she has sufficient evidence under California law to move forward with her defamation claim, Cosby’s lawyer Monique Pressley said in a statement. Dickinson said Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982 in Lake Tahoe, but she did not tell police for fear of retaliation, according to Reuters.
Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art is not just superficial or something pretty to see
 
Kristina Ruehli
Kristina Ruehli, 72, of New Hampshire, filed a defamation lawsuit against Cosby last November in federal court in Massachusetts, according to the New York Times. Ruehli says Cosby falsely accused her of lying when she came forward last year and said he raped her in 1965 at his Los Angeles home.
Trump: “Excuse me, you DROPPED to your knees?”

Brande: “Yes.”

Trump: “It must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.”

 
Dropped Cases

Chloe Goins, a former model who said Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, ditched her civil lawsuit against him, the AP reported Tuesday. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office had declined to file criminal charges in the case. Goins, 25, was the youngest and most recent of Cosby’s accusers, according to USA Today.

 

I don’t think Ivanka would do that [pose for Playboy], although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.
  Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting — both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she’s a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, “Rosie, you’re fired.” We’re all a little chubby but Rosie’s just worse than most of us. But it’s not the chubbiness — Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out.
  1. “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” – June 16, 2015
  2. “I’ve read hundreds of books about China over the decades. I know the Chinese. I’ve made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind.” – May 2011
  3. “Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won’t see another black president for generations!” – Nov. 25, 2014
  4. “I have people that have been studying [Obama’s birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they’re finding… I would like to have him show his birth certificate, and can I be honest with you, I hope he can. Because if he can’t, if he can’t, if he wasn’t born in this country, which is a real possibility…then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics.” – April 7, 2011
  5. “All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s good to be expected.” – March 24, 2004
  6. “I have a great relationship with the blacks.” – April 14, 2011
  7. “While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.” – Oct. 28, 2012
  8. “I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.” – 1999
  9. “It’s Friday. How many bald eagles did wind turbines kill today? They are an environmental & aesthetic disaster.” – Aug. 24, 2012
  10. “I am officially running for the President of the United States.” – June 16, 2015

Could Obama be first 3-term president since FDR? — RT America

When Mexico sends its people, they aren’t sending their best. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people

A United States congressman has introduced a bill that would repeal the 22nd Amendment, which currently limits the president to serving only two terms as commander-in-chief.

Source: Could Obama be first 3-term president since FDR? — RT America

Presidential Terms

Passed by Congress in 1947, and ratified by the states on February 27, 1951, the Twenty-Second Amendment limits an elected president to two terms in office, a total of eight years. However, it is possible for an individual to serve up to ten years as president. The amendment specifies that if a vice president or other successor takes over for a president—who, for whatever reason, cannot fulfill the term—and serves two years or less of the former president’s term, the new president may serve for two full four-year terms. If more than two years remain of the term when the successor assumes office, the new president may serve only one additional term.

War

There have been only five congressionally declared wars in the history of the United States. Of those, only the first, the War of 1812, constituted an affirmative declaration of war. The remaining four, the Mexican-American War of 1846, the Spanish-American War of 1898, World War I, and World War II, merely declared the prior existence of a state of war. Notably, those declarations were accompanied by express authorizations of use of force, suggesting a distinction between declarations of war and authorizations of force.

Continuity of government (COG)

The principle of establishing defined procedures that allow a government to continue its essential operations in case of nuclear war or other catastrophic event. COG was developed by the British government before and during World War II to counter the threat of Luftwaffe bombing during the Battle of Britain. The need for continuity-of-government plans gained new urgency with nuclear proliferation. Countries during the Cold War and afterwards developed such plans to avoid (or minimize) confusion and disorder due to a power vacuum in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. In the US at least, COG is no longer limited to nuclear emergencies; the Continuity of Operations Plan was activated following the September 11 attacks.

The Accuser

Perhaps #DonaldTrump’s marauding is an attempt to keep President Obama in office for a third term or is there another force working here.  In the biblical book of Job, Satan is the Accuser. Satan roams throughout the world as a prosecutor looking to make accusations against people. But Satan doesn’t care if people are good or bad. As we see with Job, all Satan cares about is making accusations.  Trump stated, ““When Mexico sends its people, they aren’t sending their best. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people.”

crying-indianImmigrants

Speaking of immigrants, we ALL are from some other place, whether we willing came on the boat or were dragged here, we all came from some other place.  How do we as “American Citizens” build walls around a place that was not our land – did anyone forget about the original inhabitants of this land now called America. Perhaps we should consult with the original Natives on any changes and/or walls we want to construct.

 

 

 

GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE & DONALD TRUMP

 

mike penceVICE PRESIDENT FOR #DONALDTRUMP

Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning that he has offered Indiana #GovMikePence a place on his presidential ticket, choosing the hoosier to be his vice presidential running mate over former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and current New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

SUMMARY OF THE LAWSUIT – BOWLING v. PENCE

Michelle and Shannon were married in Polk County, Iowa on January 18, 2011. They currently reside in Marion County, Indiana, with Michelle’s children from a prior relationship. Shannon is employed by the Department of Corrections of the State of Indiana. Through this employment, Shannon is eligible to participate in the State’s benefit plans managed by Defendant, Anita Samuel, Executive Director of the Indiana Department of State Personnel; however, the state will not recognize Michelle as her spouse or Michelle’s children for such benefits because of Section 31-11-1-1(b). This causes both parties economic harms and stigmatic harms.

Linda married her wife, Lori, on July 20, 2013, after nearly seven years of dating. Unfortunately, Linda’s and Lori’s marriage has reached a point where they have irreconcilable differences, and Linda has received a protective order against her wife. Linda filed a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in the Marion Superior Court under Cause Number 49D05-1301-DR-3893. The Marion Superior Court dismissed the action, sua sponte, finding that it did not have subject matter jurisdiction because of Section 31-11-1-1. Linda filed a motion to correct errors, which the trial court denied. Linda plans to file her Notice of Appeal with the Indiana Court of Appeals.

The Governor has repeatedly represented to this court that he does not have “any authority to enforce, or other role respecting, Indiana Code Section 31-11-11-1.” (Defendants’ Memorandum in Support of Their Motion for Summary Judgment, Filing No. 26, at ECF p. 17). Based on this representation and an absence of statutory authority allowing the governor to issue executive decrees telling other elected officials how to do their jobs, the court previously granted summary judgment in favor of the Governor. See Baskin, 12 F.Supp.3d at 1152-53, 2014 WL 2884868 at *4; see also Love v. Pence, 28 F.Supp.3d 793, No. 4:14-cv-15-RLY-TAB, 2014 WL 2881569 (S.D.Ind.2014).

SUMMARY OF EXODUS REFUGEE IMMIGRATION, INC., Plaintiff, V. MIKE PENCE

The Court incorporates by reference the background facts set forth in the Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction (the “Preliminary Injunction Order”). (See Filing No. 70 at 3-8.) On February 29, 2016, the Court issued its Preliminary Injunction Order, which enjoined the State “from taking any actions to interfere with or attempt to deter the resettlement of Syrian refugees by Exodus in the State of Indiana, including by withholding from Exodus funds and services due Exodus and the refugees it serves.” (Filing No. 70 at 35). Shortly thereafter, the State filed a Notice of Appeal, notifying the Court that it is appealing the Preliminary Injunction Order. Contemporaneously, the State filed the instant motion for a stay pending appeal. Exodus has filed a response and the motion is now ripe for ruling.

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR STAY PENDING APPEAL

TANYA WALTON PRATT, District Judge.

This matter is before the Court on a Motion for Stay Pending Appeal pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 62(c) by Defendants Governor Mike Pence and John Wernert, the Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (collectively, “the State”). (Filing No. 74.) On February 29, 2016, the Court granted Plaintiff Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. (“Exodus”) a preliminary injunction. The State has appealed that decision and seeks with its current motion a stay pending the resolution of its appeal. The legal standards governing whether a stay should be granted are the same as those governing whether a preliminary injunction should be granted in the first instance. Therefore, as explained in more detail below, essentially the same reasons justifying a preliminary injunction also justify declining to stay that injunction pending appeal. Accordingly, the State’s Motion for Stay Pending Appeal is DENIED.

Wait for it, wait for it…

Syrian Christian’s life living under Isis example, every Friday they execute people the first beheading of a man in public was traumatic the man suffered because they  couldn’t behead him with the first cut. The man suffered so much they finally killed him with a gunshot, according to an article published by Carey Lodge of Christian Today.

EDWARD M. HAMPTON, Plaintiff, v. INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, MIKE PENCE, BRUCE LEMMON, Defendants.

SUMMARY

The complaint names three defendants: 1) the Indiana Department of Correction (“IDOC”); 2) Governor Mike Pence; and 3) IDOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon. The plaintiff alleges that he was placed on the Restricted Movement Unit (“RMU”) at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (“Wabash Valley”) on October 30, 2015. He alleges that he was denied the opportunity to go to the law library while he was in the RMU in violation of his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. He further alleges that “[t]he IDOC has allowed Wabash Valley to commit illegal acts regarding their RMU for years and the Governor’s duty is to oversee the Commissioner who is given his job by the Governor.” The plaintiff seeks injunctive relief in the form of closing the RMU, as well as punitive damages.

Any claim for injunctive relief is dismissed as moot because the plaintiff is no longer incarcerated at Wabash Valley.

Wait for it, wait for it…

The plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis [dkt. 2] is granted. The plaintiff is assessed an initial partial filing fee of Three Dollars and Ninety-Three Cents ($3.93). He shall have through January 19, 2016, in which to pay this sum to the clerk of the district court.

Christian Today Link

Michael Barbaro and Monica Davey stated, Mike Pence is a conservative who is proudly out of sync with his times…

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