Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Debate Debacle! Holt GRILLS Trump

Sept. 26, 2016: Moderator Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, asks a question of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
Republicans and some celebrities weren’t pleased with NBC’s Lester Holt after the first presidential debate Monday, criticizing him of letting Hillary Clinton off the hook, while pressing Donald Trump.
The Trump campaign wasn’t particularly happy with Holt after the debate, tweeting that he didn’t ask Clinton questions on Benghazi, her Foundation or her private email server.
Brent Bozell, president of the conservative media watchdogs Media Research Center, tweeted his displeasure with Holt.
"Lester Holt clearly heard cries of his colleagues in the liberal media to be tough on Trump and ease up on Hillary loud and clear," Bozell said.
Holt also received some additional negative reviews on Twitter about letting Trump and Clinton go punch-for-punch.
One media observer, columnist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, tweeted that "Lester Holt has done a fine job as moderator. Not too intrusive, moving things along, fact-checking when necessary."
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Despite his campaign’s frustrations, Trump said he thought Holt "did a really good job. I thought it was great." He said he thought a lot of good and important topics were brought up.
Holt let the conversation between Trump and Clinton flow at first, but as the debate wore on he would remind the candidates constantly to stick to the time limits. Holt let a 20-second Trump point go on for 55 seconds before Holt interjected with another question.
Later, Holt attempted to fact check Trump, raising Trump’s ire in the process. Fact-checking had been a major issue in the debate with Clinton’s side arguing that the fact-checking should be left to the moderator and the Trump campaign saying it should be left to the candidates.
The issue of the Iraq war and whether Trump opposed it came up again. Trump said it was “wrong” that he initially supported the war.
"I was against the war in Iraq," Trump said.
Replied Holt: "The record shows otherwise."
"The record shows that I'm right," Trump argued.
When Trump advocated for the "stop-and-frisk" police policy, Holt told him that it was declared unconstitutional in New York largely because it singled out black and Latino young men.
"No, you're wrong," Trump said, adding that he believed the court decision would have been overturned on appeal.
Holt later brought up the issue of Trump's questioning whether President Barack Obama had been born in the United States, and asked him what made him conclude this month that Obama was indeed a legitimate citizen. Trump twice did not address the question, and cut Holt off when he tried a third approach.
"What do you say to American people of color..." Holt started asking.
"I say nothing," Trump replied.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that Holt should be “ashamed of himself,” after his fact-check attempt of Trump on New York City’s stop-and-frisk law and whether Trump opposed the Iraq war. Giuliani said that if he was Trump he’d skip the next debates, according to Politico.
“If I were Donald Trump I wouldn’t participate in another debate unless I was promised that the journalist would act like a journalist and not an incorrect, ignorant fact checker,” Giuliani said. “The moderator would have to promise that there would be a moderator and not a fact checker and in two particular cases an enormously ignorant, completely misinformed fact checker. If you wonder why Donald Trump thinks that the press is a left-wing basically oriented group, Lester Holt proved it tonight."
Holt will now hand the debate moderation over to CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC News’ Martha Raddatz. Fox News’ Chris Wallace will moderate the third debate.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Monday, September 12, 2016

OpEd: American Society Ruptured by HATE

theodore  M I R A L D I.

When will the bullies and ideologues get it! Making friends gives you more power, than having enemies. Hate has polluted much of our nation, from Grammar School to the White House. It has been creeping into our lives for decades.

This has been going on long before Barack Obama, or White Privilege complainers. This cancer started with population clusters that are made up of one particular race, or culture inhabiting neighborhoods with Non-English populations that have no desire, or need to get along with their new neighbors. Unlike other migrations that stopped and assimilated, new populations get the support of Taxpayers to remain, creating static communities. These migrations have been going on for decades within certain cultures. 

It started when crime became so rampant that the middle class moved to the suburbs along with their tax dollars to protect their children. Face the facts, this is common knowledge, and has been for quite some time.

For the most part many of these new immigrants come from war torn, or socially and politically dysfunctional countries. These are populations that have been abused by authority for generations.
And as we can plainly see it isn't working. The tremendous influx of low wage earners have destroyed the nations ability to create enough jobs for those already here.

My own personal experiences growing up in the Inner City and Minority Neighborhoods gives me the street credentials to tell it like it is!

People are people, and we all want and need the same things to have a successful life. Food, Shelter, Jobs, Family and a few good friends. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out. And for those who want to WORK hard and take responsibility for their lives and actions these things are attainable.

The real problems reside in the face to face confrontations within neighborhoods that are ripe with crime and violence against same culture actors. Again, it isn't far fetched to say that Whites abuse Whites, Blacks abuse Blacks, Hispanics abuse Hispanics and so forth.

In communities with chronic, latent crime, eventually you run out of victims. Or maybe not.

The virulent crime that has crippled the lives of millions is getting worse, and the reason is hate.

The blacks hate other blacks because they are not black enough  or, they have arrived from Africa. Hispanics hate other Hispanics because they come from other countries, And Blacks hate Hispanics and Hispanics hate blacks because they are both competing for the limited resources in their communities. Unfortunately many of the opportunities are represented by crime, gang, or drug related activities. And the naysayers can divert to Kingdom Come. Live there, and see for yourself.

These are the big money enterprises in the Inner City.

The time to introduce low paying jobs into this strata are long gone. Try buying an IPhone on minimum wage. So even if these jobs existed, few would buy in when selling drugs. sex or stolen merchandise fulfills the need for things.

The only takers are the newcomers, the just arrived from places that have become the new dependents. Not too much crop harvesting going on here, so taxi cabs, restaurant workers and other low paying jobs is all there is...period!

For the misfits already here creating this culture of hate, incarceration may be their only salvation from untimely death.

This silent cry for help in these communities is a lot of crap. More money and resources are available for anyone who has the desire to change. Why change when sex, drugs and rap music makes some feel whole.

The real problems in these neighborhoods are the charlatans who call themselves leaders. Ex gang members, convicts and social deviants who use the voice of hate through racism run for office, and somehow get elected. And the cycle of crime moves up a notch from the street to Public Service.

We are now seeing the fruits of hate in our institutions and government. And just be honest and look at the results. The decay of Public Education alone has impacted not only these communities, but the country as a whole. Children are taught little about our History of Freedom. 

It's time for Americans to turn to each other and shake a hand and make a friend. It all starts with our one on one relationships. Do something positive, take your communities back. And believe it or not, most Americans will join in.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

OpEd: Hillary, STEP DOWN Traitor!

theodore  M I R A L D I.

Denying Hillary Clinton knowingly and with intent, attempted to hide from the Federal Government, State Dept. and the American People the Truth is all but a forgone conclusion. Pay for Play is an egregious attempt to subvert the honor of public office.

She has put the nation, its people and the sanctity of our election process at risk by lying under oath to Congress and refusing to answer questions truthfully during an FBI Investigation. 

In doing so, she put at risk sensitive classified information by having an un-secured server sitting in a toilet.

Maybe the toilet is where she hides things, it all makes sense some how in her mind at least.

My question is this, what kind of individual, who has been mired in scandal and serious criminal allegations would still be running for the Highest Office in our nation? 

What kind of individual would purposely evade the truth knowing she is so flawed and mistrusted by a majority of the public?

What kind of individual would risk the national security of our nation in such perilous times?

 Hillary Clinton is more like a Traitor than a Patriot. She sides with our enemies on many issues, and allows Illegals and unvetted  Syrian refugees to fill our cities and disrupt American Life and Culture. 

She does all of this knowingly, and with the blessing of a party that has acquiesced to socialists and some cases communist paradigms. This is an attempt to destroy us from within.

Hillary Clinton is the Antithesis all the core beliefs illuminated in our Constitution, She lacks the Honor, Duty and Perseverance necessary to lead our nation and the world.

Hillary Clinton will throw the baby out with the bath water for a few dollars more. Hillary Clinton is a disgrace to the Office she seeks, just like her lecherous husband, who has already disgraced the office.

What kind of person would willingly perpetrate this evil on a nation struggling to survive?

A person so sick with the passion for power and status that no injustice will pass her by!