I really don't care that the information was "incindentally" collected, but that it appears to have been improperly disseminated for political reasons as opposed to actual national security reasons.
As to anyone talking with Russians, I would think that we want people in government that know people in other countries and have dealt with them before. That seems reasonable and prudent.
That being said, I would like to know which side that person is on, and that is also reasonable and prudent.
Lemme guess -- a nail shop, an auto parts store, and a bank....oh, and the obligatory dry cleaners. Yay.
Kidding. I hope they have some good stores.
When the price of fossil fuels (including natural gas) skyrockets in coming years, we'll wish TVA had locked in long term fixed rates on wind power that is currently being offered at less that what coal costs and only a bit more that the currently artificially low price of gas that has resulted from over development of shale resources.
Michael Hutson, it was the Independent Order of Pollbearers. Preach on, sir.
I don't know what the truth is about any incidental collection of information that involved either Trump or members of his team. The information that Paul Manafort worked a decade ago as an advisor to some foreign leader does not impress me very much.
What is a bit scary is that if the incidental information that was collected resulted in these people being unmasked and the collected information widely disseminated. If one of those entities that received the information was in the Obama White House, that will be a problem.
It did strike me that Mr. Shiff, on learning of the existence of this information, immediately attacked Mr. Nuenes for going to the President, rather than attacking any improper handing of the collected info. What that means, who knows? But high politics is in play and given a chance, will supersede the truth.
He major difference is that the stuff leaked about the trumpster was collected by the national security apparatus whereas the Clinton campaign stuff was on an unsecured server.
"Our position has always been that we have incredibly great bones for our riverfront," McLean said. "It doesn't have to cost a lot of money. It doesn't have to have big, silver-bullet projects."
This is the group that actually killed a lot of the momentum that was starting to develop by being opposed to tall buildings with green space on the riverfront. The thought of a few tall glistening buildings possibly offices and hotels scared them. They didn't want the buildings to be over 12 stories. Really? Who thinks like that? They actually are satisfied with those two outdated eyesores of parking building located on Front Street rather than structures. I remember this battle vividly. The Front Street corridor overlooking the riverfront is undeveloped and has been a joke for decades. It looks like 1973.
As a dude who biked from East Memphis where I work to downtown to go see the Rev. Horton Heat/ Unknown Hinson ft. Jason D. Williams at the New Daisy last week, let me assure you it is neither exhausting nor unsafe. In fact, I would have enjoyed it considerably less if I would have had to drive or park a car. I was even able to lock up my bike within eyeshot of a police officer stationed on the edge of 4th and Beale, and it was completely intact when I returned to it at 2am.
I know many people are too chicken to ride bikes around Memphis, but driving a car for the first time is scary too.
What I find entertaining is how this has paired with the Wikileaks Clinton stuff.
It really helps to show how partisan a lot of people are. There are many who cheered the Wikileaks effort and chided Democrats for trying to deflect blame to those who were leaking rather than allow the focus to be on the information being leaked. Many of those same people are attacking leaks right now when it comes to the Trump surveillance question.
It's the same in the reverse from the other side with many Dems who were all against leaks and deflecting from the actual information being leaked, and now they seem focused on the information being leaked, while telling us it shouldn't matter how it came out.
It's not just people, but the media. I enjoy reading both CNN and Fox most days for this exact reason. I like to watch the partisan reaction to similar incidents.
It's rare though that you get such similar situations back to back where you get to compare reactions from the left and right to highly similar situations happening to both parties. It makes it so easy to see how difficult some people, and the media even, have with maintaining an impartial opinion on anything related to politics.
It's a simple question. Are leaks bad when they expose corruption? Yes or no, and the answer shouldn't change based on whose party is the victim of the leaks.
In my personal opinion, I want to see leaks on the Dems and the GOP. I want the corruption of both parties exposed as much as possible.
Trump is roadkill. Watching the R's run away from him is hilarious.
Please, please run Senator Beavers!
I've also learned that the popularity of Apple Cider Vinegar is a Russian trick to distract us from the malware they put into all of the iPhones.
Also, Trump has been overheard singing "Paint It Black" and "Sympathy For The Devil" and there are rumors that maybe "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", if played at 1/10 speed, becomes "Trump is Satin" repeated over and over again.
The stories about the movie "Dick Ho" being a documentary about one of Trumps lovers in the 1970's shouldn't be believed. I confess to falling for it at first.
Bric-a-brac, I find that adjusting my tin foil hat to the shifting polarity helps, hows by you?
Michael Hutson, Are you calling Greg Pearson a liar?
I have here, in my lap, an actual hard bound book, that says Gen Forrest had arms like oak trees, a phallus like a lodge pole and was beloved by illegal Mexican immigrants as well as being the first lover of Emma Goldman. Why that bastard. Check it out in the library of your choice.
But of course, welcome to Memphis
Nathan Bedford Forrest disbanded the KKK and stepped down as Grand Wizard in 1870.He became a Republican after the War and became such a friend to the black folks that the organization that would one day become the NAACP,the Black Pallbearers Association,endorsed him-maybe some on this page should try reading a little bit of history once in a while? just sayin'...
Not renaming parks ==> about not wasting time and tax dollars
Literacy tests ==> about ensuring an educated electorate
Civil War ==> about states rights
So, Jackson, when the Trump Administration has the national security apparatus run surveillance on political opponents, who ya gonna call?
Great use of time, energy & $ you genius Memphians. Park renamings, silly oil paintings, commercial bridge closings, some useless memorial to a grocery store lynching 100 years ago, etc. You're NEVER going to get ahead by incessantly looking behind for (alleged) insults.
I think the citizens of Memphis should be able to decide how their money is spent. Democracy. If you are a Memphian and disagree with the majority, more power to ya, opine away.. If you ain't a Memphian, then it ain't none of your business.
Just say no to Big Government.
The blacks want all of the terrible things we did as slave holders back in the day to be public. I don't have a problem with that. It's history!! Now, leave Bedford & other like situations alone!! Again, the good, the bad & the ugly!! It's all our history!! Own it people & stop sniveling!! Stop spending tax dollars on something that is ridiculous & spend it where it benefits everyone!!
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