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The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost
Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-9-2016 | MOTUS

Posted on 12/09/2016 4:28:53 AM PST by NOBO2012

Here’s a pattern you can expect to see more of in the future:

Current example, this tweet:


Maybe the PEOTUS reads foreign newspapers like the Daily Mail, who ran this yesterday:

Trump was RIGHT about Air Force One: Pentagon budget documents show Boeing program is slated to cost more than $4.2 billion

Apparently these documents are available to the foreign press butt not the domestic MSM who immediately responded to the Tweet with “We found that Trump’s description of the contract lacks some context.” They seem far more concerned with “fake” news – yours and mine butt not theirs – than in the real story of a presidential jet program bearing a $4 billion price tag.

Hillary agrees:

Hillary Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against.

“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol Hill.The Hill


So there you have it, something both sides of aisle can agree on: malicious fake news is a bad thing. Although I don’t think that “malicious fake news” means what you think it means.

In related news we find out that sometimes fake news is actually better than the real thing:

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday his family's pet chicken named Hillary died right before the election.

McAuliffe, a Democrat and a top Clinton ally, was asked about his four chickens in an interview with the Atlantic.

"I hate to say this, one chicken died," he said. "About a month before the election, Hillary died."

In this case the “fake news” is simply metaphorical.

As one astute commenter noted: The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost.

calvin well adjusted chicken

Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror

TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; fakenews; hillaryclinton; terrymcauliffe

1 posted on 12/09/2016 4:28:53 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012

“a) untrue b) indiscreet c) unpresidential”

They forgot racist, sexist, homophobic, anti environment........Can anybody think of any more?

2 posted on 12/09/2016 4:42:51 AM PST by V_TWIN
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Anti-democratic. The New abridged definition of anti-democratic is: anyone who does anything that upsets democratz. Real or imagined.

3 posted on 12/09/2016 4:53:49 AM PST by Leep (Stronger without her!)
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To: NOBO2012

For a little perspective...

New Air Force One from Boeing: $4 Billion

Total NASA Budget for 2016 $19 Billion

4 posted on 12/09/2016 4:54:44 AM PST by proudpapa (Trump Pence earned it.)
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To: Leep

Of course. After all, compromise to them is agreeing with what THEY want.

5 posted on 12/09/2016 4:57:40 AM PST by V_TWIN
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Yeah, misogynistic and xenophobic.

Dang! Lots of people don’t even know what those words mean, but libtards use them a lot!

6 posted on 12/09/2016 5:00:22 AM PST by MrThistle999
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To: proudpapa
New Air Force One from Boeing: $4 Billion

Aren't Boeing's main operations in Washington state and Illinois - BOTH heavily dem states? I guess 0bama and hillary BOTH feel like they deserve $4 Billion of the taxpayer's hard earned money.

7 posted on 12/09/2016 6:11:53 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Trump is not even President yet, but he has already accomplished more than 8 yrs of 0bama!)
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To: NOBO2012
747-8 pricetag: $378.5M

Two aircraft for Air Force 1 usage at the base price: $757M

Price inflation for luxury accommodations, actual communications needs, and traditional military cost overruns: 4.2B - 0.7B = $3.5B

If Donald Trump says that a plane has too much useless luxury at too high a price, perhaps we should listen. He knows luxury and knows what it costs. We could go with a little less chrome and mahogany.

In terms of the bigger picture, it does not seem like anyone on the left listens to what President Trump says (even less than they listen to other republicans). They listen long enough to attack on his topic and don’t bother checking whether he has a point. This will be an interesting eight years.

8 posted on 12/09/2016 6:21:14 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Pollster1
"747-8 pricetag: $378.5M"

... and that is LIST price what do you think is the chances are that any buyer actual pays list price?

9 posted on 12/09/2016 6:58:27 AM PST by protest1
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To: NOBO2012

I say, give them what they want. Make anyone who wants to be part of the Official News Media register and obtain a license. If “fake news” is such a threat, then the First Amendment must allow “reasonable, common sense restrictions,” just like the Second Amendment.

After all, things have changed since the Constitution was adopted. If the Framers didn’t expect “assault weapons,” they sure didn’t expect radio, TV, and Internet.

So for the children’s sake, all news media companies, news writers and news readers should have to obtain a federal license, background check, pay fees, and have training and proficiency testing on presenting and authenticating facts and how to separate opinion from news.

Anyone who accepts paid advertising for publishing should happily accept reasonable restrictions. Oh, and if they violate their license by publishing opinion as news, they lose their license.

Blogs or other sources without a federal license can still publish, but the public will know they might be getting fake news.

I say, if the liberals want it, give it to them where the sun don’t shine. /sarc

10 posted on 12/09/2016 7:31:04 AM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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