Friday, February 3, 2017


Busy morning and no time to blog. TG we will have very late today the agenda for Monday night's Council , and I shall have ime tomorrow to comment.

Meanwhile today's appropriate cartoons without comments  except at the end about "alt-facts."

 From the New York Times:“Kellyanne Conway, the adviser to President Trump who coined the phrase “alternative facts,” is facing another round of criticism and fact-checking after she falsely spoke of a “Bowling Green massacre” by Iraqi refugees. She acknowledged and corrected her statement Friday morning on Twitter.
Ms. Conway made the comment during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Thursday night as she discussed with the host, Chris Matthews, the executive order by Mr. Trump that suspended immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”

But  there was never a "Bowling Green massacre." Here's what happened: In 2011, two Iraqi men were arrested on charges related to terrorism in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They were later convicted of trying to get weapons and money from the United States to al Qaeda in Iraq. They were also convicted of helping al Qaeda carry out attacks on American troops in Iraq.” (CNN)

Ms. Conway has proven to be the master and defender of “alternative facts”. She is apparently a disciple of Reich Minister of Propaganda Goebbels philosophy “tell an untruth or partial truth loud enough and people will accept it as fact.

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