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Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

A great place to start would be the admission that it is incorrect to refer to our governing model as a "democracy." We are not. We are a Constitutional Republic.

"In a republic, the government is constrained by the limitations placed on it through a constitution or charter. The term democracy is often confused with the representative democracy used in the United States. The United States is a republic, and its elected officials are bound by the protections of the constitution."

This might help. They used to teach it in 8th grade. I wonder why they eliminated it?

https://www.reference.com/government-politics/republic-different-democracy-e57d72c133a0797d

We are not mob rule. Our founders protected us from that. Thank you very much.

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Posted by George S on 01/17/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

Sorry to burst your bubble some guy but popular vote means nothing, absolutely nothing. The spread in California was the only reason Hillary won the popular (see below).

He walloped Crooked Hillary in the 50 states of the United States of America, and that's the point. All the journo's and their fake news polls were preaching how he didn't have a chance, how Hillary had it all locked up, just like the fake polls put out today. All wrong, all lies. Here are the facts;

Trump - 306, Crooked Hillary - 232. A trouncing, maybe not the biggest trouncing, but a trouncing none the less.

It's Official: Clinton's Popular Vote Win Came Entirely From California
http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/its-official-clintons-popular-vote-win-came-entirely-from-california/

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Posted by What, Again on 01/17/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

While we're on the subject of denying facts.
Trump's electoral college win ranks 47th out of 58 elections. He lost the popular vote by 3 million votes (3rd most ever, most since before 1900).
Yup, he won the election, will be our president shortly. just don't call it a landslide. i'm not arguing politics. i'm pointing out facts.

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Posted by someguy on 01/17/2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

Heh, heh, heh.

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Posted by Peabo on 01/17/2017 at 1:21 PM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

The numbers don't lie. But liberals deny the facts. And you lost an electoral landslide. So keep on, keepin on. You've lost all power at state and federal level. Enjoy the next eight years.

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Posted by What, Again on 01/17/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

3 days and counting, Peabrain. I suggest you get a deck of cards and deal with it.

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Posted by CW13 on 01/17/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

Nice try, comrade. Zero Hedge = Putin groupies.

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Posted by Peabo on 01/17/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

And many more aren't. I don't suppose you'd consider going back there.

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Posted by CW13 on 01/17/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

Major media outlets are knowingly lying to the American people to advance a liberal agenda, example of it just today. Regardless of what agenda they are advancing, they should not be, the institution and industry is dishonest. They are in collusion with a political party.

"ABC/Washington Post and CNN are out with a pair of polls on Trump's favorability this morning that sport some of the most egregious "oversamples" we've seen. The ABC/Wapo poll showed an 8-point sampling margin for Democrats with only 23% of the results taken from Republicans..."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-17/new-abc-wapo-poll-shows-drop-trump-favorabilty-through-aggressive-oversamples

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Posted by What, Again on 01/17/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

"journalists are the ones who maintain your Fourth Estate and are ultimately the glue that keep your democracy intact"

No they don't, not anymore. They are one and the same with the Democrat party, more specifically they are almost ALL liberals graduating from liberal indoctrination centers.

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Posted by What, Again on 01/17/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “The Fake News Frenzy

I think the biggest problem is the crucial role of journalists no longer the primary concern of their employers. Larger media outlets are an ad-revenue driven business, and getting clicks is the primary goal, with accurate and important reporting somewhere lower on the priority list.
So when I hear people complain about 'the media' I agree on one level - what they chose to cover and how they cover it (he said-she said style personal beefs totally distracting from policy implications etc.) is not good journalism, but gets traffic. THAT to me is the problem more than any inherent bias one way or the other.
The term 'infotainment' pretty much covers it.

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Posted by someguy on 01/17/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

Cdub, they ignore laws they don't like. It will always be a bad ending, but they don't get it.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 01/17/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

I am very disappointed in Mr Grijalva's decision to avoid the presidential inauguration. It is not an endorsement of the person you are to work with, but rather a celebration of the peaceful transfer of power. His actions show a complete disdain for our form of government. Many try to confuse you with the talk of "democracy," but we are a Constitutional Republic. There is a difference. Please rethink your boycott Mr Grijalva.

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Posted by Debra C on 01/17/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 235 — State of the State Edition. Great Ideas! Terrific Ideas! Wallet Still Safely Stowed in Back Pocket.

I get this feeling that our governor wants very little to do with educating other people's kids. I also feel that he's mostly looking forward to surviving his own future, with a tall stack of buttered bread and a big pot of beans. What's next, Doug?

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Posted by Ducey's Riding A Wave on 01/17/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

I just got back from Florida, where there is now an issue that has been reported in several places. Trump's behavior has opened the door for people to believe that it is ok to shout down people of color with insults and F-bombs. There is actually a lawsuit there that may set a precedent (or from the new speller-in-chief, a "president"). An American who's a dark fellow (from India) and also a successful medical doctor is suing a real estate company that sold him an expensive house and did not tell him that the neighbors were nasty, violent racists. They stood on his front lawn, tried to come into his house, shouted, swore, threatened, insulted and terrified his whole family. He may win in court.

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Posted by Some Trump Voters Really Are Nasty Racist Haters on 01/17/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

That made sense.
So tell me please, what's wrong with obeying the law?

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Posted by CW13 on 01/17/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Noise Annoys

Can't believe this place is already closing. They'll be missed!

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Posted by Support Local Music on 01/17/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

Oh my goodness, CW 13. You must be one of those Russian hackers that I've heard about. An honest to goodness Marxist that detests baths.

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Posted by JoelFriday on 01/16/2017 at 10:42 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

There is no escape from truth, it is right behind you, gaining on you, it will be on your left, your right, then in front, you will stumble over it, try to climb over it, crash into it, make you weep or set you free. No lies, rationalizations, justifications, ignorance, stupidity, religious indoctrination or messenger avoidance will protect you. It will give you heaven or the righteous hell you deserve.

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Posted by ZKen on 01/16/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Fair Warning

FYI for every 100,000 event attendees you need 1200 porta-potties for a ten hour event. For a multi-day event they would need to be serviced after each day. Failure to heed these guidelines makes for disturbingly discusting potties. If you've ever used one on the last day of Streetfair, you know this is true. Over the course of the event over 3 million people attend.

Also, the potties would line the side streets, not the Ave. Don't freak, the City is only asking for a reasonable number.

Posted by Apache Fog on 01/16/2017 at 4:43 PM

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