Republican voters turn against book learning as the party’s enstupiding accelerates

As the Republican base’s voters get dumber, their resentment of people and institutions who are not dumb continues to grow.

A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year. By contrast, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (72%) say colleges and universities have a positive effect, which is little changed from recent years.

That’s a 13-point change on the Republican side in just one year—and it happened after years of the number being fairly stable. Why? God only knows, but at this point it’s safe to write the whole thing off as a newly aggressive defense of idiocy. We seem to be living in a new golden age for stupidity, as is evidenced by the vapid, ignorant jagoff selected by Republicans as their preferred leader and king, and the Republican-voting public seems to have redoubled on their efforts to defend willful stupidity as a proper lifestyle choice.

Or maybe it’s because colleges have not-white people in them. Or maybe it’s because Ann Coulter tried to give a talk at one and someone was rude to her, and if there’s anything Fox News Republicanism can’t stand it’s people being rude to their frothing scenery chewers. Who the hell knows?

Republicans, by about eight-to-one (85% to 10%), say the news media has a negative effect. These views have changed little in the past few years.Republicans have an entire news channel devoted toward defending their point of view and lambasting all others, and it’s still not enough to dull their paranoia that the “news media” is forever out to get them, personally, because reasons. That news media, always reporting stupid numbers that disagree with the numbers we want to believe. Those colleges, teaching people which numbers are bigger than other numbers. Oh, how we of the Movement hate them all.

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Referee Travel Ban Exemptions

Lawyers for the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to let the government use the list it compiled in late June for deciding who can apply for a visa under the limited enforcement of the president’s executive order on travel.

Only the Supreme Court “can definitively settle whether the government’s reasonable implementation” of the justices’ earlier ruling is faithful to it, Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing late Friday.

A federal judge in Hawaii ruled Thursday that grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and siblings-in-law must be added to the list of close family members who can still get visas to travel to the United States during the 90 days while the executive order is in force.

The State Department said on June 29 that only parents, parents-in-law, spouses, fiancés, children, and children-in-law would be exempt from the ban on visas for travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries.

It acted after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 that while portions of the travel ban could be enforced, people overseas “who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship” with a relative or organization in the United States would be exempt.

Responding to a motion by the state of Hawaii to broaden the exceptions, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson said the State Department’s definition of close family member “represents the antithesis of common sense.” Grandparents, he said “are the epitome of close family members” and past Supreme Court decisions have defined the term much more broadly.

 

Watson also said the government wrongly determined that refugees would be subject to the ban even if they have an agreement with an American resettlement organization. Such an arrangement “is formal, it is a documented contract, it is binding,” he wrote. “Bona fide does not get any more bona fide than that,” he added. Read more about Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Referee Travel Ban Exemptions

Bipartisan Group That Shares Voter Data Shames Trump Panel

The recent request from President Donald Trump’s vote fraud commission for a mountain of sensitive data from the states sparked a backlash and baffled many officials — not only because of concerns about privacy and security but because an organization already exists doing much of the same work.

“There’s no reason to re-invent the wheel when we’re already here…and we do it very well,” said Shane Hamlin, executive director of the Election Registration Information Center, also known as ERIC.

ERIC is a non-profit group currently made up of 20 states — both red and blue — and the District of Columbia that shares large amounts of sensitive voter data to root out possible fraud, ensure more accurate voter rolls and encourage registration.

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Hamlin, a former election official in Washington State, said he was stunned when he read the letter from Trump’s commission seeking voter information from all 50 states.

“It wasn’t clear how they were going to protect the data and generate results that were actually going to be usable,” he said. “If you have garbage in, you’re going to get garbage out.”

Marc Lotter, a spokesman for the panel’s co chair, Vice President Mike Pence, has said the letter was the start of a “fact-finding process.”

The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity was formed by Trump in May through executive order to study “vulnerabilities” in the election system. It was born of the unfounded claim by the president that “millions” voted illegally in the 2016 election, costing him the popular vote against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

The letter asked for publicly available data, as well what some state officials consider confidential and personal information, including partial Social Security numbers, felony convictions and military status. So far, 48 states — including Kansas, where panel co-chair Kris Kobach serves as secretary of state — are not fully complying with the request.

Image: Shane Hamlin
Shane Hamlin is Executive Director of Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). Courtesy Washington Secretary of State

The effort was especially galling to Hamlin since he was a part of a core group, which included privacy, technology and data experts, as well as state election officials, that spent more than three years building intricate and extensive security protocols, agreements and methodologies for ERIC before it was officially launched in 2012, with seven participating states.

“None of those frameworks seem to be in place by the commission,” Hamlin said.

By comparison, the Trump panel gave states two weeks to turn over millions of voter files before several lawsuits filed this month by privacy and civil liberties groups halted the work of the commission, which will hold its first public meeting in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Read more about Bipartisan Group That Shares Voter Data Shames Trump Panel

Brand New Felony By Obama And Lynch Shatters The Country

Donald Trump Jr. did meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney, after Donald Trump’s designation for President. Prior to the race, Paul Manafort, Trump’s crusade administrator, was additionally present at the meeting trying to get earth on Hillary Clinton.

Things being what they are the Russian legal advisor did not know anything suspicious about Hillary. Veselnitskaya discussed the U.S. embracing Russian kids. As indicated by Medium, Loretta Lynch and Obama wiretapped Paul Manafort’s telephone keeping in mind the end goal to hear the discussion. The entire meeting between the Russian attorney and Trump Jr. was just to set up Donald Trump. Read more about Brand New Felony By Obama And Lynch Shatters The Country

CNN Pundit: Impeach President Trump, Hold Special Election And Run Hillary Clinton

CNN’s Sally Kohn has completely lost her marbles over conspiracy theories about President Donald Trump and Russia.

Now, the liberal pundit is suggesting to impeach Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Then, hold a special election, run Paul Ryan and Hillary Clinton, and elect Hillary Clinton as president.

What a disaster!

Take a look at her original tweet from today

The media and Sally Kohn are going off the rails with wild conspiracies, claiming there needs to be investigations into Trump and Putin’s connections, despite no evidence suggesting they have any connections. Read more about CNN Pundit: Impeach President Trump, Hold Special Election And Run Hillary Clinton

Trump Says He Has Been Treated Very Unfairly by People Who Wrote Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Hinting darkly that “there’s something going on,” Donald J. Trump complained on Friday that he has been treated “very unfairly” by the people who wrote the United States Constitution.

“If the Constitution prevented me from doing one or two things, I’d chalk that up to bad luck,” he said. “But when literally everything I want to do is magically a violation of the Constitution, that’s very unfair and bad treatment.”

Lashing out at the document’s authors, Trump said that “America is a great country, but we have maybe the worst constitution writers in the world.”

“Russia has much better constitution writers than we do,” he said. “I talked to Putin, and he said their constitution never gives him problems.” Read more about Trump Says He Has Been Treated Very Unfairly by People Who Wrote Constitution

U.S. judge unlikely to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday said he was “very much inclined” to maintain a court order that blocks President Donald Trump’s administration from carrying out a policy designed to threaten federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities.

At a hearing in San Francisco federal court, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III said a recent memo from the Justice Department that appeared to narrow the scope of Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities did not remove the need for an injunction.

Trump issued the order in January directing that funding be slashed to all jurisdictions that refuse to comply with a statute that requires local governments to share information with immigration authorities. Read more about U.S. judge unlikely to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

How Many Years Would Hillary Pass to The Jail ?

James Comey continues to supply the champagne at Hillary Clinton’s headquarters, after making sure she wouldn’t have to spend Election Night in a 5 by 7 jail cell. That wouldn’t be big enough to accommodate her pants suits.

Mr. Comey continues to shred what’s left of his reputation as a fearless tough guy eager to do the right thing. His diagnosis of Hillary’s character and competence stopped just short of doing anything about her breaking of the law. President Obama says Hillary would be the most qualified president since Thomas Jefferson, greater than Madison, Monroe, Lincoln, the two Roosevelts and presumably even his own magnificent self. But Mr. Comey says Hillary was nevertheless not “sophisticated” enough to know that she shouldn’t put the nation’s security secrets at the mercy of Russian and Chinese hackers. Read more about How Many Years Would Hillary Pass to The Jail ?

Maxine Waters Said That Trump Is ‘Embarrassing All Of Us Internationally’ – Instantly Regrets It

Maxine Waters Stated That Trump Is ‘Embarrassing All Of Us Internationally
Now, when the liberal Democrats are aware of losing the American citizens’ trust because of their corrupted policy, they are trying to do everything they can just to get the attention back. And it seems this is the case with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) who attacked Trump several times, this Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House, stating he was “embarrassing all of us internationally.”

When she was asked if the Russian investigations result doesn’t have anything with President Trump, she replied: Read more about Maxine Waters Said That Trump Is ‘Embarrassing All Of Us Internationally’ – Instantly Regrets It

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