Fox News Parody: Caravan (Cold Open – Saturday Night Live)

Esta es una excelente parodia de Saturday Night Live sobre el miedo que la letrina del mass media llamada Fox News esta creando en los republicanos de los EE.UU. al informar sobre la caravana de migrantes que solicitaran asilo en dicho país.

Para nadie es un secreto que Fox News es una cadena conservadora, Pro Trump y raramente es precisa cuando se trata de informar con la verdad. Fox News nunca hace fact-check de las afirmaciones del presidente de los Estados Unidos respecto a temas tan serios como economía, salud, inmigración, impuestos, relaciones internacionales, etc.

En este video, el famoso “cold open” de SNL, se muestra como la periodista Laura Ingraham (perfectamente personificada por la comediante Kate McKinnon) crea miedo mostrando imágenes falsas y convenientes para Fox News al fiel estilo de los “alternative facts”. Tambien hay una entrevista al impresentable David Clarke, el controvertido y huachafo Sheriff de Milwaukee quien denosta el programa planned parenthood y también utiliza un discurso que alienta la suspensión del habeas corpus en los EE.UU.

Highlights:

• Imágenes del Black Friday como si fueran los migrantes. Encontradas en “trutheagle.gun”.

• “Hay musulmanes entre los migrantes”.

• Imágenes de la película “World War Z” para mostrar la caravana.

• Ingraham: “Habra cinco militares estadounidenses fuertemente armados por cada inmigrante descalzo en esta operación llamada ‘Eagle with a Huge Dong’ (‘Águila con un Tremendo Consolador’)”.

• Entrevista a David Clarke:

– Ingraham: “Sheriff, como esta?”

– Clarke: “Impopular entre mi propia gente”.

– Ingraham: “Cual es su perspectiva de la caravana?”

– Clarke: “La caravana es ta a solo 800 millas de la frontera y si estos immigrantes caminan a un paso normal de 300 millas al dia, ellos estaran aqui a tiempo para votar en las elecciones (mid term election). Justamente acá tengo unas imágenes aéreas de la caravana” (pero muestra imágenes de una migración de cangrejos).

– Ingraham: “Oh por Dios!, y son humanos?”

– Clarke: “Básicamente, si. También nos hemos enterado que hay mujeres en la caravana que tienen mas de 9 meses de embarazo, y están reteniendo a sus bebes hasta que crucen la frontera para literalmente dejar un ancla en los EEUU. Y los bebes, escucha esto, estan embarazados también!.”

– Ingraham: “Y Sheriff, tengo que preguntarle esto, cual es su fuente?”

– Clarke: “Los tres cuervos de ‘Dumbo'”

Video: Saturday Night Live

Many Native IDs Won’t Be Accepted At North Dakota Polling Places

By: Camila Domonoske

Image: This June, instructions wre posted at an early voting precinct in Bismarck, N.D. In that primary election, tribal IDs that did not show residential addresses were accepted as voter ID. But those same IDs will not be accepted in the general election.
James MacPherson/AP.

Native American groups in North Dakota are scrambling to help members acquire new addresses, and new IDs, in the few weeks remaining before Election Day — the only way that some residents will be able to vote.

This week, the Supreme Court declined to overturn North Dakota’s controversial voter ID law, which requires residents to show identification with a current street address. A P.O. box does not qualify.

Many Native American reservations, however, do not use physical street addresses. Native Americans are also overrepresented in the homeless population, according to the Urban Institute. As a result, Native residents often use P.O. boxes for their mailing addresses, and may rely on tribal identification that doesn’t list an address.

Those IDs used to be accepted at polling places — including in this year’s primary election — but will not be valid for the general election. And that decision became final less than a month before Election Day, after years of confusing court battles and alterations to the requirements.

Tens of thousands of North Dakotans, including Native and non-Native residents, do not have residential addresses on their IDs and will now find it harder to vote.

They will have the option of proving their residency with “supplemental documentation,” like utility bills, instead of their IDs, but according to court records, about 18,000 North Dakotans don’t have those documents, either.

And in North Dakota, unlike other states, every resident is eligible to vote without advance voter registration — so people might not discover the problem until they show up to cast their ballot.

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, is trailing her Republican opponent in her race for re-election. Native Americans tend to vote for Democrats.

The Republican-controlled state government says the voter ID requirement is necessary to connect voters with the correct ballot, and to prevent non-North Dakotans from signing up for North Dakota P.O. boxes and traveling to the state to vote fraudulently. In 2016, a judge overturning the law noted that voter fraud in North Dakota is “virtually non-existent.”

The state government says that residents without a street ID should contact their county’s 911 coordinator, to sign up for a free street address and request a letter confirming that address.

A group called Native Vote ND has been sharing those official instructions on Facebook.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is telling members to get in touch if they need help obtaining a residential address and updating their tribal ID. The tribe also says it will be sending drivers to take voters to the polls on Election Day.

“Native Americans can live on the reservations without an address. They’re living in accordance with the law and treaties, but now all of a sudden they can’t vote,” Standing Rock chairman Mike Faith said in a statement. “Our voices should be heard and they should be heard fairly at the polls just like all other Americans.”

Meanwhile, the Bismarck Tribune reports that a Native American organization is working to come up with a last-minute solution for voters who would otherwise be turned away:

“Bret Healy, a consultant for Four Directions, which is led by members of South Dakota’s Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said the organization believes it has a common-sense solution.

“The group is working with tribal leaders in North Dakota to have a tribal government official available at every polling place on reservations to issue a tribal voting letter that includes the eligible voter’s name, date of birth and residential address.”

A state official told tribal leaders that such letters will be accepted as proof of residency, the Tribune reports.

Heitkamp called the ID law “burdensome” and once again called for a law to protect the voting rights of Native Americans. She and other legislators have introduced such a bill year after year, unsuccessfully.

“Given the number of Native Americans who have served, fought, and died for this country, it is appalling that some people would still try and erect barriers to suppress their ability to vote,” Heitkamp said in a statement. “Native Americans served in the military before they were even allowed to vote, and they continue to serve at the highest rate of any population in this country.”

The ACLU said the Supreme Court’s decision “enables mass disenfranchisement.” “In an election that may wind up being decided by just a few thousand votes, the court’s decision could be deeply consequential for the country, not just those who live in North Dakota,” staff reporter Ashoka Mukpo wrote on Friday.

In 2016, the Harvard Law Review found that Native Americans “routinely face hurdles in exercising the right to vote and securing representation,” and that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was only a partial solution to the problem.

In: npr

Michael Lewis traces the ‘gutting of the civil service’ under Trump

Oct 8, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

Michael Lewis. Image: http://michaellewiswrites.com/img/Michael-Lewis.png

Bestselling author Michael Lewis says the idea that civil servants are “lazy or stupid or dead weight on the society is…the most sinister idea alive in this country right now.” In his new book, “The Fifth Risk,” Lewis examines how the Trump administration has been staffing the federal government, and its “ignorance of the mission.” Lewis sits down with William Brangham for a conversation.

Judy Woodruff:

As we have been reporting, addressing enormous global challenges like climate change require more than just individual action. They require the leadership of active, engaged governments.

In his new book, “The Fifth Risk,” bestselling author Michael Lewis reports on the Trump administration and its approach to staffing the federal government.

William is back with the latest installment of our “NewsHour” Bookshelf.

He began by asking Michael Lewis to explain the book’s title.

Michael Lewis:

It’s the risk you’re not imagining. It’s the thing you’re not thinking about when you’re worried about whatever you’re worried about.

And the beginning of the story is really seeing the federal government as a portfolio of risks that are being managed. Most of — most of them, we aren’t even thinking about, things like the risk that some nuclear bomb is going to go off when it shouldn’t go off, managed out of the Department Energy, or that we won’t have an accurate picture of the society, managed out of the Department of Commerce.

It collects all the statistics about the society. I mean, you move across the government, it’s breathtaking how many mission-critical things there are, and how it’s being done in spite of this vague hostility the society has to its own government.

William Brangham:

Your reporting really covers the period after Trump is clearly going to be the president and the transition that goes on when one administration switches to the next.

How would you characterize, broadly speaking, how that transition happened and what occurred?

Michael Lewis:

So, there’s what’s supposed to happen, and there’s what happened.

What is supposed to happen is that the outgoing administration spends nine months and a thousand people’s time building briefing books across the administration. So, the Obama administration did this. And the idea was, the day after the election, whoever won would send hundreds of people into the government to get the briefings.

And the Trump administration didn’t show up. They never bothered to learn what these agencies are doing.

William Brangham:

The book has so many fascinating vignettes of people who work within these different federal agencies.

And I wonder if there’s one story that stands out to you that’s emblematic of this larger issue that you’re talking about.

Michael Lewis:

Well, the larger issue of the ignorance — the problem of ignorance of the mission, and, as a result, putting the wrong person in.

I mean, there are hundreds of examples, but I mean, I think one that is easily described is, inside the Department of Agriculture, there is a chief scientist. And this person is responsible for distributing $3 billion in research grants every year.

Now, this is going to agricultural research, most of it, one way or another, now associated with climate change. it’s how we’re going to — how we’re going to continue to grow food and graze sheep and milk cows in different — in a different climate. And it’s a serious issue. It’s the planning for the — the food supply of 50 years from now.

The person who was doing that was a very distinguished research scientist in agriculture named Cathie Woteki. She’s a world-class authority on the subject of agricultural science.

Trump replaced her with a right-wing talk show radio host from Iowa who happened to have supported him in the election who had no science background at all.

That kind of thing, taking people who really know something, and replacing them with people who are just like loyalists, who have absolutely no idea what the mission is, is a theme that runs right through the administration.

William Brangham:

Does the mission suffer? I mean, I think obviously, you could look at that kind of a transition and say, that seems a drastic shift in priority.

But these bureaucracies largely have a career staff that are there largely permanently. I mean, doesn’t — doesn’t that staff keep the mission going for the most part?

Michael Lewis:

So of the top 6,000 career civil servants in the federal work force, 20 percent of them quit or were fired the first year of the Trump administration.

So, already, there’s a — you can see a gutting of the civil service. And the idea that these people are lazy or stupid or dead weight on the society is — I think it’s the most sinister idea alive in this country right now. I really do.

And I think — and it’s because they are — they’re very mission-driven people. They’re very knowledgeable people. What they aren’t is money people. And…

William Brangham:

Meaning they’re not in money for themselves.

Michael Lewis:

Yes, that’s right. You don’t take these jobs to be famous — rich and famous. You take these jobs because you really care about the thing.

And they’re the government. And without those people, this place collapses.

William Brangham:

This place being this society.

Michael Lewis:

The society.

It’s not like the government is a tool that we might use to address the biggest problems we have. It’s the only tool for most of the biggest problem. You’re going to deal with climate change, that’s going to be from the government.

If you deal — anything having to do with science and technology, all the basic research, the very basic research is done with government — through the government, because if it’s not going to pay out in the next 10 to 15 years, industry doesn’t want to have anything to do with it.

The future is driven by what the government does. And it has been in this country forever. I mean, you don’t get the Internet without the government. You don’t get the iPhone without the government. You don’t get GPS without the government.

We are drastically cheating the future when we beat the government, the way we treat it. It’s not just Trump. I mean, we have been doing this here for several decades, this — playing with the idea that the government’s the problem, not the solution. He is just the ultimate expression of the problem.

And I think if it’s like there is this exquisitely important machine that we have allowed, through our own neglect, to accumulate rust over the decades. And now he’s come in with a sledgehammer. And, yes, we’re going to play a real price if we don’t pay attention.

In the last third of the book, you really talk about the centrality of government data and how important that is.

And there’s a few passages where you list a lot of ways in which the Trump administration has been scrubbing its Web sites of data. The USDA was removing reports of farm animals being abused, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau removing reports of financial abuse, FEMA removing data about electricity and water in Puerto Rico after the hurricane.

What is behind that?

Michael Lewis:

All the climate change data across the…

William Brangham:

Right, at the Department of Energy.

Michael Lewis:

There is a threat, anyway, to the weather data being accessible.

It is not ideological. It’s been driven by narrow financial interests. Someone…

William Brangham:

Financial interests?

Michael Lewis:

Someone has a business that is going to be more profitable if this information is not available.

And so it’s ranchers who want to be able to abuse animals, or it’s a — it’s a weather company that doesn’t want the weather data publicly accessible, because they want to be able to sell it to people.

William Brangham:

After talking with all of these different officials working within these crucial agencies, what is the thing that scares you the most? What keeps you up?

Michael Lewis:

It’s a broad thing. And the broad thing is the fantastic myopia of this moment.

We’re going to look back and say there were many — unless we drastically shift course — look back and say there were many moments where we cheated the future by the way we behaved in the present.

And I think that’s — that’s been true for a while, but I think it’s really true right now.

William Brangham:

The book is “The Fifth Risk.”

Michael Lewis, thank you so much.

Michael Lewis:

Thanks for having me.

In: npr

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Información: Elecciones Municipales Lima Domingo 7 de Octubre 2018

Video: TV Perú Noticias

Juan Carlos Zurek, por el partido Somos Perú

Humberto Lay, por el partido Restauración Nacional.

Luis Enrique Ocrospoma, por el partido Perú Nación

Manuel Velarde, por el partido Siempre Unidos.

Renzo Reggiardo, por el partido Perú Patria Segura.

Roberto Gomez Baca, por el partido Vamos Perú

Jaime Salinas, por el partido Alianza Para el Progreso

Carlos Enrique Fernández Chacón, por el Frente Amplio

Luis Castañeda Pardo, por el partido Solidaridad Nacional

Enrique Cornejo, por el partido Democracia Directa

Julio Gagó, por el partido Avanza País

Pablo Jacinto Silva Rojas, por el Frepap

Alberto Beingolea, por el Partido Popular Cristiano (PPC)

Esther Capuñay Quispe, por el partido Unión por el Perú

Jorge Villacorta Carranza, por el partido Peruanos por el Kambio (PPK)

Jorge Muñoz Wells, por el partido Acción Popular

Gustavo Guerra García, por el partido Juntos por el Perú

Ricardo Belmont Cassinelli, por el partido Perú Libertario

Daniel Urresti, por el partido Podemos por el Progreso del Perú

Diethell Columbus, por el partido Fuerza Popular

Imágenes: Elecciones 2018: conoce los símbolos de cada candidato para Lima| FOTOS – Redacción El Comercio Peru 04 de Octubre 2018 / 03:50 pm

A Propósito de la Confirmación de Brett Kavanaugh, alguien Recuerda cómo en 2016 Trataron los Republicanos al Juez Nominado por Barack Obama, Merrick Garland?

Merrick Garland’s nomination to take SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in 2016 under Barack Obama’s presidency

Video: Wall Street Journal

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to take SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia seat in 2018 under Donald Trump’s presidency

Video: Washington Post

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