Sunday Weekly Roundup: Things you won’t see on the TV

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/192396-steve-crisafulli-says-its-amazing-anything-gets-passed-in-gop-led-legislature

Steve Crisafulli says it’s amazing “anything” gets passed in GOP-led Legislature

“The intense divide between the Florida House and Senate this year was so intense that House Speaker Steve Crisafulli led his members out of the chambers three days prematurely this past April, leading for the first of a series of special sessions in 2015.

His other top issue is tackling water policy, where he invoked the drought in California as a reason why the Legislature must act this year. When the House broke early from session in April, they failed to pass a water bill, though the Senate companion was approved on a 39-1 vote.”

Amazing how hindsight is BS and this guy has no problem spending money on special sessions while people have no food.

I think for everyone special session we have  a portion of the money spent should be donated to our local food banks.  An idea so horrid if it really did happen the GOP would make sure they agreed rather than make sure there was food.

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2015/10/15/103-names-exempted-bear-permit-rosters/73942734/

Humane Society Florida director Kate McFall called the name exemptions “fishy,” but said it makes sense considering the widespread opposition.

“One hundred and three is a lot. It sounds strange,” McFall said. “(The hunt) is being painted as a small group of trophy hunters, so it makes sense for them to not want their names out there. It has hit a nerve with a lot of people.”

At least take credit for it! Interesting.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201506/anti-intellectualism-is-killing-america

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America

“And even though it may seem counter-intuitive, anti-intellectualism has little to do with intelligence. We know little about the raw intellectual abilities of Dylann Roof, but we do know that he is an ignorant racist who willfully allowed irrational hatred of an entire demographic to dictate his actions. Whatever his IQ, to some extent he is a product of a culture driven by fear and emotion, not rational thinking, and his actions reflect the paranoid mentality of one who fails to grasp basic notions of what it means to be human.

What Americans rarely acknowledge is that many of their social problems are rooted in the rejection of critical thinking or, conversely, the glorification of the emotional and irrational. What else could explain the hyper-patriotism ) that has many accepting an outlandish notion that America is far superior to the rest of the world? Love of one’s country is fine, but many Americans seem to honestly believe that their country both invented and perfected the idea of freedom, that the quality of life here far surpasses everywhere else in the world.”

So if your frustrated just understand YOU have better critical thinking skills.

and speaking of critical thinking skills

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/about-thinking/201510/what-can-we-learn-ben-carsons-brain

What Can We Learn from Ben Carson’s Brain?

One can hardly imagine a better case of inconsistent thinking and misapplied brain power in the public arena today. Carson, a successful brain surgeon and Yale graduate, is obviously intelligent and well educated. Yet he continually says things that any clear-thinking high school kid would cringe at.

He mocks the Big Bang Theory as absurd. (Like all theories, the Big Bang Theory is a work in progress, of course, but it is based on solid scientific evidence.)

From our friends at Eye on Miami.

http://eyeonmiami.blogspot.com/2015/10/can-everglades-restoration-catch-break.html

A state of Florida website laconically refers to the project known as “Mod Waters” this way: “The Modified Water Deliveries Project project is a federal ecological restoration project in south Florida designed to improve water delivery to Everglades National Park. The completion of Mod Waters is required before the implementation of portions of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Mod Waters is being implemented by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

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Book Review: The Hunting of the President (with documentary video!)

Years ago I read this book by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons.  This all still stands today. SSDD

Hillary haters you have been brainwashed. Every single day news outlets mention her emails and tell you why should not trust her. Some of you tell me this. “I hate Hillary. Because of ….pick one. Benghazzi, emails what ever.”

This is nothing new and it is planned and plotted. Sad but true.

I may not like the GOP candidates but the  “Hate” is special. It should be. There have been millions of dollars invested so you can hate Hillary Clinton.

I started writing this yesterday and I ended up looking up ” What causes hate.” I really believe there is more to it and there is something that goes on in people brains when they “Hate” and this case “hunt.”

No matter what Hilliary does she is hated and she is hunted and the very people who you allow in your living room that calls themselves news are complicit. No matter what she does it’s twisted and turned inside out and outside in.

Not just Fox, but NBC’s today Matt an Savannah have a daily ’email segment.” On meet the press every Sunday it’s a topic. I’m sure more but I don’t watch much more tv. It makes me ill.

In the situation of the server I would probably would have done the same thing. When I needed a server my son set it up and I just told him to tell me what to do.  I have all my emails go to one account except for one job where I have to go to a special encrypted site. But the only reason I know that is because they told me. The encrypted site is new to me. Setting it up and getting there is a nightmare.

Just like Bengazi I have no earthly idea what happened because I was not there.

I wrote this the other day about Meet the Press and their sponsors.

https://cyndi-lenz.com/2015/10/15/meet-the-sponsors-of-meet-the-press-kochs-new-clean-water-commercial/

Enough of me lets talk about this book.

the hunting of the president

So who is Joe Conason & Gene Lyons?

Joe Conason

is an American journalist, author and liberal political commentator. He writes a column for Salon.com and has written a number of books, including Big Lies (2003), which addresses what he says are myths spread about liberals by conservatives.

From 1978 to 1990, he worked as a columnist and staff writer at The Village Voice.

In 1992, he became a columnist for the New York Observer, a position he still holds.

In 2000, he co-authored the book The Hunting of the President: The 10 Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton with Gene Lyons; the book was turned into a documentary in 2004, which Conason co-produced. The Raw Deal, his book on the Bush Administration‘s efforts to “end Social Security as we know it”, appeared in 2005. In 2007, Conason published It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush

Gene Lyons

A winner of the 1980 National Magazine Award for Public Service for the Texas Monthly article “Why Teachers Can’t Teach”, he was an Associate Editor at Texas Monthly in 1981, and General Editor at Newsweek from 1982 to 1986. He has written hundreds of articles, essays and reviews for such magazines as Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Washington Monthly, The Nation, Esquire, Slate, and Salon. His other books include The Higher Illiteracy (University of Arkansas, 1988) and Widow’s Web (Simon & Schuster, 1993).

Lyons writes a column for the Arkansas Times that is syndicated nationally by Universal Uclick.

“In vivid prose, Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, two award-winning veteran journalists, identify the antagonists, reveal their tactics, trace the millions of dollars that subsidized them, and examine how and why mainstream news organizations aided those who were determined to bring down Bill Clinton, The Hunting of the President may very well be the All the President’s Men of this political regime.”

Available on Amazon.

There was also a documentary.

Here is the Trailer

“Mr Star just did what he was hired to do.” A great history lesson by Bill Clinton of how the right wing plots and plans.

Documentary is available on Netflix.

I hope you will take the time to read the book or watch the documentary. I’m not telling you who to vote for. I am telling you to do your research and don’t let anyone on the news give you important information.