Although CES is slated to open on Wednesday to the public for the first time since 2020, there has been a rush of cancellations by major vendors.
Posts published by “Christine Hall”
Christine Hall began her journalism career in 1972 writing for the "underground" newspaper the Los Angeles Free Press. From 1988 until 2005 she covered politics for various newspapers in the Greensboro, North Carolina area.
As it seems inevitable that the UK will extradite Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges, a rally to support the Wikileaks' editor is planned to take place in Boston on Friday.
In a first-time ruling by Italian courts on open source licensing, a software vendor has lost a civil case for failing to comply with open source license requirements.
Now that Trump thinks he can act without legal restraints, will he work to undermine the the upcoming election?
Don’t be fooled. On Tuesday you were just seeing Trump’s best Sunday school behavior. And even that was barely passable. Trump is still Trump, no matter how you clean him up.
Since Tuesday night, all I’ve been seeing on Facebook are smug conservatives and hopeful leftists posting about how “presidential” Trump was in his speech before Congress.
As Colonel Potter used to be prone to say on MASH: “horse hockey!”
Any resemblance to an authentic presidential demeanor was all delusional and in the heads of those who are easily fooled. If you had never seen Trump before and were watching him for the first time, you would have thought him to be a mobster who was on his best behavior for a court appearance to plead his case — which is pretty much what he was. But on Tuesday, many people couldn’t help but compare the Trump they saw with the Trump they expected to see — which, I’ll admit made him look a little polished by comparison.
Apparently, Republican state legislators in Arizona are believing the lie that people are being paid to protest against government policies, and are doing what lawmakers in Arizona do best — passing sweeping laws that infringe on citizen’s constitutional rights before learning all the facts.
Arizona residents who want to exercise their right to peaceful assembly might get more than they bargained for if a single rock is thrown during the protest.
The Arizona Capital Times reported on Wednesday that the state’s Senate has sent a bill to the House after a “17-13 party-line vote” that, among other things, allows for assets to be seized from those involved in any protest in which violence occurs.
A group of three women have filed a writ with the Supreme Court seeking to have the results of the November elections nullified.
There’s a glimmer of hope for those of us who believe November’s presidential election was stolen by way of Russian hacking and think the election results should be voided. It’s not much of a glimmer, and the odds are nearly hands down that it’ll be extinguished after March 17, but for the time being we’ve got that glimmer.
What I’m talking about is a petition for a writ of mandamus, seeking to nullify the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, that was filed with the Supreme Court and has been proceeding through the channels. The whole thing has pretty much been under the radar, having been first reported by anything resembling a reliable source a week ago in a short article on the religious site Patheos. Evidently the case was heard by a Supreme Court justice and today was “DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017,” which is the next step as a case winds its way through SCOTUS’s labyrinth.
Self censoring your social media posts to keep “inconvenient” stories out of the hands of Trump supporters who might use them against us is an exercise in futility.
To defeat Trump, we need to know the whole story. We also need to hold true to our values.
Sadly, these days many people get all of their news from the Internet. Sadder still, many only read news stories after being directed to them by their Facebook friends. Because of this, I take great care when posting a news link on Facebook to make sure I’m linking to the best source I can find.
I also take great care to make sure I’m not linking to stories with exaggerated importance — the type of story that makes a mountain out of something rather meaningless that Trump and his minions has done or said that really doesn’t matter. Desperate or greedy websites publish plenty of this type of story as clickbait, eliciting a knee jerk reaction from us. We Trump opponents can be easily seduced by those who flatter us by pointing out how smart we are.
So far it’s little more than an “official rumor” being downplayed by the Trump White House, but I’d keep a wary eye on this.
The Associated Press this afternoon reported that the Trump gang has considered calling out the National Guard to round up people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally for deportation. The good news is that the current occupiers of the White House, and more importantly Homeland Security, have both denied the claim. In other words, it probably won’t happen — but I’d keep a wary eye on the situation anyway.
If Hillary’s connections with Wall Street bankers and her vote to help Bush find the phantom “weapons of mass destruction” isn’t enough to dissuade you from supporting her in the primary race, then here are some more reasons buried in her history.
We’ll start with her years as First Lady.
During her husband’s run for the White House back in ’92, a central campaign issue was healthcare reform. Indeed, during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention that year, he brought up healthcare reform at least three times:
- Less than ten minutes into the 53 minute speech, he said when talking about his mother, “That’s why I’m so committed to make sure that every American gets the health care that saved my mother’s life, and that women’s health care gets the same attention as men’s.”
- Later, when ragging on H.W. Bush’s ineptitude, he brought the subject up again, as an example of a Bush and Republican failing: “He won’t take on the big insurance companies and bureaucracy to control health costs and give us affordable health care for all Americans, but I will.”