You Only See What They Want You To See




Robert Heinlein said that the best way to lie is to tell the truth, but not all of it. The media is very good at this. They hide the truth, even though it is in plain sight.

They know that most people only skim headlines, so they tell you what they want you to believe in the headline and in the first couple paragraphs. The stuff they don’t want you to know gets buried near the end of the article, deep in the middle pages of the paper.

But the truth is out there. You just have to know where to look.



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179 Responses to You Only See What They Want You To See

  1. Dora says:

    I’m first? Good. Let’s start off with today’s headline. 🙂

  2. Dora says:

    How many ways are there to say ‘cheat’?

    Dem tensions flare as superdelegates flock to Clinton, even in states Sanders won

    • Anthony says:

      The Dems locked that dick move down in 2008; it only emboldened them to skip the phony R&B Bylaws Committee Meeting this time around.

      I wonder how many Democrats that never came back to the fold are supporting Trump this time around since the RNC took a page from the Dem’s disenfranchisement handbook?

  3. mothy67 says:

    This woman I know is heading for a breakdown. She is a big hrc fan and it seems the bernouts keep texting her C U Next Tuesday. I laughed so I was unfriended. The next primary is on Tuesday. I will never get why people get so upset over a word.

  4. Dora says:

  5. Venus says:

    So Trump got 60.5% of the vote in the closed NY primary. (Imagine if Independents).

    I know I’m a dumb hick, but I *think* that’s more than the 50% that the Cruz camp said if he didn’t get he should drop out.

    New #NeverTrump meme: TRUMP CAN’T GET 70%!!!!

    Have a good day, y’all.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I had to peek at 2008 Dem primaries because I recall Obama having very favorable, if not the creepiest worship, media, unlike the daily lynchings Trump receives. Still, Trump is way ahead in delegates and popular vote yet the headlines today are Kasich Denied Trump A Clean Sweep of NY Delegates ?

      Back in 2008, Hillary won the popular vote despite the media, Obama barely took the delegates. There should have been a bloody war at the convention that year.

      Here’s how that all played out and I swear the DNC invented common core math…..,_2008

      • leslie says:

        To this day, my bp spikes when I think about that 2008 primary season. I don’t need Wiki to tell me what happened. I lived it and still cannot understand how ppl I know, thought/ think it was okay. smh

        • taw46 says:

          Same here. But there was a positive outcome —- I saw the Dem party for what they had become. I was naive up until that time.

          • lyn says:

            Yep. I shed my Zombie Democratic skin after 2008.

          • leslie says:

            Agree. It was a sad lesson for me, though.

          • swanspirit says:

            Moved me right out of the D party. What is amazing to me, is how entrenched some of these party elites are in a rigged system. Although it occurs to me as I write this, that many of them would not only lose their gravy train, some might even end up in jail if some of these political rocks are overturned,. Some pretty slimy things are crawling out from under those rocks.

        • DeniseVB says:

          The RNC seems to be using the same DNC 2008 playbook and it won’t work for them especially if their goal is Anyone But Trump, which gives Hillary the win in the election. Which I think the RNC really prefers over Trump.

          If only the RNC worked this hard to defeat Obama in 2012. That’s what I’m mostly mad about.

    • Dora says:

      My district – CD2 – gave Donald Trump 74.62% of the vote. Isn’t that amazing? I am so proud of my neighbors. I’m sure that today the district will be filled with happy Trumpsters. 🙂

  6. Somebody says:

    Cruz is mathematically eliminated after last night, even using the most generous delegate counts for Cruz of 559, he would need 678 to clinch and there are only 674 delegates left to win.

    The media can continue to push the illusion that there is a race or that Cruz or Kasich have a path, but if the voters fall for the media narrative they do so at the republican party’s demise. The only way either Cruz or Kasich can win is through a contested convention. It’s possible that TPTB might let Kasich get the nod, but Cruz never will. Anyone that votes for Cruz is nothing more than a useful idiot for the elite.

    • Somebody says:

      Another tidbit, Karl Rove started the meme that the total not Trump delegate count is beating the Trump delegate count. That is true and still holds true, but there is every indication that will not be the case after next Tuesday. Currently the not Trump count is 20 delegates ahead of the Trump count. Of course if you only count delegates won in actual elections the Trump count far exceeds the not Trump count.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Kasich can’t beat Hillary. I don’t think he can beat Bernie either. Just not an exciting candidate. Kasich is the “Cliff Clavin” of politics 😉

  7. Anthony says:

    Me, waxing poetic and shit…

  8. Welcome back, Myiq! I hope you had a good rest. 🙂

  9. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, from December 2015 ….

  10. DandyTIger says:

    Funny Gilbert Gottfried message on facebook: “Birthday message to Hitler. You’re dead and the Jews run the world HA HA”

  11. elliesmom says:

    The grandkids arrived yesterday afternoon to spend their spring vacation with us. I had planned some fun places to take them, but they told me today they just want to go outside and play. Maybe eat lunch outside, too. Can we be the ones to fill the bird feeders? And maybe take Ellie for a walk across the dam. Can we have dinner in the living room tonight and watch a movie? Could Pops read the bedtime story tonight? He’s pretty funny in case you haven’t noticed. Ask us again tomorrow about going somewhere. We’re pretty tired, you know. 😉

    • leslie says:

      Hey Dandy, where did this come from? Did they show the percentages from last night’s NY primary?

    • DeniseVB says:

      So Cruz’s delegate total includes the voterless primaries? Heh. It’s just to deny delegates at this point, as well as Kasich’s. Hope their backers are happy, such a waste of money.

      Did anyone notice in Trump’s victory speech last night he referred to “Sen Cruz” not “Lyin’Ted” ? That just jumped out at me as an olive branch. Hope Ted grabs it while he can. 😉

      • DandyTIger says:

        Yeah, noticed that. Part of the be more presidential pivot. I’m sure there will be more back and forth nasty just because Lyin Ted won’t stop with it on his part, but in general I think he’s pivoting.

      • leslie says:

        Joe and Mika both mentioned that this morning. They said it was to appear more “presidential”. They attributed it to his new campaign mgrs and members. Manafort for one.

      • DandyTIger says:

        If Trump started being nice to Ted, kind of like he started to be towards Rubio later on, that would signal Ted is no longer a threat. And belittles Ted in a funny way. Not sure Trump can do that while Ted is being nasty though. 🙂

        • leslie says:

          Ted’s speech last night was full of faulty statements. He referred to himself and Sanders the “outsiders”. There were other statements that also made him look like he was the former and not in the pocket of Big Money. It was pure baloney. Both Joe and Mika were all over that.

          • DandyTIger says:

            Interesting. I didn’t watch his speech. Pretending he’s an outsider after CO is a major disconnect for Cruz. People now see him as the GOPe choice, with CO shenanigans as proof. To continue to pretend he’s an outsider is a big mistake IMO. Probably why he’s slipping in the polls now, and got 0 delegates in NY.

      • Anthony says:

        Many of us will NEVER stop using #LyinTed

  12. leslie says:

    Per FBN, Intel will be laying off 12k ppl in the coming weeks. Please cross your fingers that my dd#1 is not one of those ppl. She’s been w them nearly 20 yrs and just bought that condo after moving back here and renting since 2012.

    • taw46 says:

      Hoping she is ok!

      • leslie says:

        Me, too. She just called and said she’s concerned. This has happened at her company years ago when she was much younger.

        • taw46 says:

          She will need to stay strong. I mentioned last year I went through the 35,000 layoff at HP. It went on 2-3 yrs and was extremely stressful for everyone. So, just support her and listen to her. I will be thinking of you and hoping all turns out well for her.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m so tech stupid, had to look up what Intel was. Looks like they’re shifting their focus, will dd’s skills be shiftable ?

      After my son transferred to Denver, there were continued rumors of shutting down the Air Marshal field offices and laying off over half the force. Stressful time for him after buying a house, so he started looking to make a lateral move in the area for the job security and nabbed a position at DIA, which paid even more. Still fed gov, so kept his benefits and seniority.

      Might be a good time for dd to put out some feelers? She could even find something better 😀

      • leslie says:

        Thankfully, she is multi-skilled and I think what she is doing now, may be a safe place. She has looked for other possibilities in the past that are closer to home (here). Since she was able to transfer her job here, I don’t think she has looked again. But, she is smart and talented and has great work and people skills. I think she’ll be okay, but I’m not her employer. And because she has just bought that place, she is a bit concerned.
        I’m gonna keep my fingers crossed until the crisis is over.

      • leslie says:

        I just read the article at your link. I hope she finds out soon. I’m gonna have great difficulty operating with fingers crossed for the next 15 months !

    • elliesmom says:

      Intel is an evil empire. The bad news is they’re ruthless when they do layoffs. The good news is it’s a good line item on your resume. Elliesdad ended up at Intel after Digital Equipment sold his division to HP, which then sold them to Compaq, and finally to Intel. The culture at Intel was so different from Digital. Ken Olsen, the founder and CEO of DEC, would have had his engineers painting lines in the parking lot before he’d lay good people off. Elliesdad was miserable at Intel and probably would have gone looking for a new job six months in, but he was close to retirement age so he stuck it out. If he had still been at DEC, he’d probably still be working.

      • leslie says:

        Intel is the reason she has developed a distrust and dislike of certain ethnic people. She experienced true misogyny there, but not so much since she relocated. I didn’t realize elliesdad had worked for them. Thank goodness he was able to stick it out to retirement. I hope he doesn’t have any residual health issues due to his time working in a negative environment.

    • Jadzia says:

      Oh, no. I hope she’s OK!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      When I saw that this morning I thought how they have tried so hard to get people to believe the economy is so much better but in reality things are very unsettled for many people.

      Hope this works out for her. The timing in terms of the recent home buy makes this type of announcement all the harder. That she has diversified skill set is a plus. So many in technical fields specialize in an area that is hot only to find it difficult to switch gears.

      • leslie says:

        Thanks, Mt L. I hope it doesn’t take too much for her to survive. It would be a real shame if she were to lose her job and then lose the money she has already put down on the condo. When she has experienced hardships in the past, she has always blamed herself instead of the circumstances. I’m certain that she is already wondering what she could have done “better” to insure her position. They haven’t yet begun the lay offs, but I know how she thinks.
        I’ll just have to keep my door and phone lines open and be there when she needs someone to listen / support her.

  13. lyn says:

    The Colorado GOPe corruption exposed.

    • swanspirit says:

      Lyin cheatin Ted, and what no one is saying is who is helping Ted now, from the Bush / Romney contingents.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Are you in line yet ? LOL! Kidding, you’ve got about 7 hours.

        Trump’s got two rallies before yours, so he’ll be nice and warmed up for your show 😀

        • leslie says:

          And he’ll also be late. It’s hard work being on time when you’re campaigning.
          Trump isn’t complaining like Cruz is, though. Trump looks at this campaign as an opportunity not as a chore.

      • taw46 says:

        How will we know you? Wear a big ole TCH sign and wave, lol!

  14. lyn says:

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Thinking of Swannie …. only 2 rallies today….rest of the week’s at the link. Whew, I’m exhausted 😀

  16. Anthony says:

    Priceless! “2016 Politics for Dummies”:

  17. votermom says:

    Great rant on by a pro-Trump commenter over at ace:

    ((In response to:
    Voting for Trump is saying, “Yeah, he’s a vulgarian and a bully, his policies are an incoherent mess, he has no core principles, and his entire history suggests he can’t be trusted… and that’s what I want in the White House.”
    Posted by: V the K at April 20, 2016 09:18 AM (O7MnT)

    It’s time to talk about the truecon right’s focus on the aesthetic, because it can’t be said often enough, and it cannot continue to be dismissed.

    I’m not saying his aesthetic isn’t off-putting. I’m saying it’s entirely beside the point, because the purpose of the nominee is to accomplish concrete things in government, and wide swaths of the right have talked themselves into the ludicrous idea that because he doesn’t tickle their aesthetic fancy, he won’t actually do what he’s claiming. It’s a subtle trick, and a maddening one.

    NeverTrumpism’s foundational logical fallacy of equating rhetoric with action is an entirely aesthetic criticism. And the flaw in it is that our social customs of etiquette have, like so much else, become a weapon of the left. There is in fact no connection between conformity with the modern American aesthetic of behavior for public officials and any tangible virtue. It’s quite the opposite, most especially in government.

    You don’t like the way Donald Trump talks about “your” issues. Full stop. That’s all there is to #nevertrump-ism. This spins off into either not believing his sincerity or not believing he has a grasp of the issues.

    This has blown my mind from the beginning because to hit him on his admittedly crude aesthetic is to attack him where he’s bulletproof: his iconoclasm, his unique brand of bluster backed up with wealth. It’s essentially American. And in spilling so much ink on it, ace and others basically abandoned the field on real policy specifics, which were his greatest weakness. I never understood it.

    To call him vulgar is to engage in an aesthetic line of argument.
    “vulgar (adj): lacking sophistication or good taste; unrefined.”
    You love the idea of ending illegal immigration, you just don’t like the way he talks about it.

    Who does he bully? Other politicians and media members. This should be red meat to the right. Who the fuck cares if he calls politicians and pundits names? Why have you adopted the left’s tactic of demanding that everyone conform to a public aesthetic that you don’t care if your own man abides by? That serves no purpose but to give cover to cheats and traitors like Obama, Boehner, Corker, Pelosi, Clinton, and their ilk?

    60% of Republican women voted for Trump in NY last night. Keep running with the Democrat war on women playbook and the Democrat talking point that he’s doomed in November because he’s “too vulgar,” just like he was doomed in the primary – it is, after all, so aesthetically stylish.

    Trump’s politics are not incoherent. Our society is incoherent. His message on immigration is simplistic because it has to be. The contradiction is in our current situation, not his proposed solution. To see the right jumping on him over this when he’s made the most progress among the general population on this issue in my entire lifetime makes me tear my hair out. AND AGAIN: your defense of this criticism is “well he doesn’t really mean it.” And that doesn’t hold water for me. Why would he say it, hundreds of times, and make enemies among the progressive establishment and literal, violent enemies in Mexico, if he didn’t mean it. I find this criticism… incoherent.

    You say “his entire history suggests he can’t be trusted.” This sentence is what made me write all of this. You’re criticizing his public persona of bigly bombast and expecting that to stick to his private persona, the man that manages a multi-billion dollar real estate and media empire. His language varies: his behavior does not. This argument is mere oppo research, mere partisanship. Look past your loathing of the man at what he has done in the last 10 months. He is the only remaining candidate with a chance at 1237 delegates, and the clear leader in the pop vote and in states won. He’s the standard bearer for the popular revolt against the GOP. If someone you find less distasteful had done it (Scott Walker, for instance, as CT mentioned this morning) you’d have sold all your possessions and gone to join him.

    The hour is late. Let go of the leftist aesthetic, and the truecon one too. Focus on what you want out of this election and not how you want it. There is no one else.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    How nice to see Berlin, MD getting some positive vibes …. now I want to visit 🙂

  19. Anthony says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      That is so cool. Overall, looks like my Honduran immigrant in-law family in Ridgewood, and most of my dd’s gentrified Bushwick (who knew, Republicans lived in Crips/Bloods border communities?) all went Trump. That’s just the GOP voters though, I bet the Dem map is solid Bernie, what my actual family was voting, including my hoity-toity sister in Park Slope.

      • Anthony says:

        Theres a link on the top of the map that you can use to see Dem votes. I was surprised to see the percentage in my neighborhood. Everybody thinks the West 70s are Bernie Central. Apparently, just another media myth…

  20. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Too bad they didn’t give Gingrich a do-over for Speaker. Now that’s he’s on the Trump Team, I’ll just keep looking forward. Trump/Gingrich 2016 “We’ll Crack Heads”. 😀

  21. DandyTIger says:

    Great Scotch ad:

  22. SHV says:

    After Trump sweeps the NE primaries, it will be time for the “If Trumps wins, Ima Riot” meme to be heard 24/7. Fire up Doug Wilder.

    • CiscoKid says:

      I’d like to hear & SEE more of the “I’ll move to Canada if (when) Trump win’s”

  23. Anthony says:

  24. jennifer lyn says:

    We learned from Hitler and Goebbels THE BIG LIE is the BEST LIE. Trump is neither a vulgarian or incoherent but saying it over and over makes the lemmings — at least some of them — repeat it and believe it. He is a man, an American businessman and family man, who loves his country, has been an avid participant in politics and economy since early on, and he is WINNING. YES HE CAN and YES HE DID. Not only did he win he won BIG–women, minorities, everyone but BLM and GEN X a..holes. He isn’t a candidate he is THE candidate and he is winning speaking his mind, from his heart and people feel his passion and love and want to stand with him. THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE. Trump will be our next president if we shut down Clinton-cum-Obama-Sanders-Hitler. SHUT THEM DOWN. Talk some truth. Risk something. Mr. Wiesel once said if you don’t stand when you can against the Devil he will come back for you when no one will be there to stand for you. STAND WITH DONALD. NOW.

  25. Jadzia says:

    ONE SECTION TO GO. I WILL FINISH TOMORROW. Please cue the Chariots of Fire theme.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I look forward to the day I can call you “Doctor”, but can you still write me a prescription? 😉

    • taw46 says:

      What will you do tomorrow to celebrate?

      • Jadzia says:

        Ugh. Probably nothing! I wanted to celebrate the day AFTER by just doing no work, but unfortunately I screwed up the timing and the “day after” is a Friday (aka a teaching day). And then it’s the weekend (aka the kids, ugh, can you imagine??? ha ha).

        So I made a tapas reservation for Saturday and I’m going to take MONDAY totally off. Go to the local pool, which has a grown-up section with a sauna and such. Maybe get a massage. : ) Tuesday teach. Wednesday join a gym and start to get my health back!

        • Somebody says:

          You deserve to pamper yourself my dear! I’m so happy you have finally reached the finish line. Do you have to go back and do editing or have you been doing that all along?

          • Jadzia says:

            I edited through Chapter 6 and then realized it was slowing me down, so at that point I just focused on churning out the writing. Each chapter takes a few hours to edit, so finishing that part won’t take too long. The footnotes are going to be a bitch (making sure everything is formatted right), but that part is pretty mindless.

        • leslie says:

          I have my fingers crossed that it ALL works out just the way you planned it! You are a super woman… ❤ ❤

        • taw46 says:

          Have a great time, you deserve it! Congratulations! (If I were there, I would babysit for you 😉.)

  26. Dora says:

    I thought it was a photo shop when I first saw it, but it’s apparently real. OMG – the poor woman!

    ‘Ted Cruz’s long lost sister?’: Internet loses it over woman on the Maury Show who shares striking similarity to Republican presidential candidate

  27. 49erDweet says:

    OT. My Sweetie’s making great progress now. Two weeks ago the meds confused her at night so much she “groundhog dayed” every time she woke up, and she thought the evil night nurses were conspiring against her. So I’ve been going out at midnight and spending the night next to her, to reassure her. Yesterday she decided on her own she was over that part, so we tested it last night and she passed with flying colors. So I’m sleeping in my bed again – and counting the days….

  28. DeniseVB says:

    RSBN has cued up the live stream for Trump’s Berlin, MD rally, starting at 7pm et. Indy rally still hasn’t started. Hope Team Troop knows there’s a time difference 😉

  29. Somebody says:

    They apparently play rough in the MS GOP.

    I hope if Trump wins he cleanses the party of assholes like this and there are plenty.

  30. DeniseVB says:

    In honor of Swan’s great adventure today to the Trump Berlin, MD rally, I did a Fantasy Real Estate search for Berlin and found our perfect TCH Commune. Keep in mind, the price for this home is pretty much the same for a tony studio apt in a nice section of midtown Manhattan. Without the 38 acres of course 😉 Enjoy……

    • CiscoKid says:

      Sleeping bag and Esbit stove at the ready.
      Just need a little corner of that 38 acres.

    • cynic says:

      I read where IL is going to pass NJ for the highest property taxes. I took a look at your link, and my taxes are almost as high as they are for this house. sad

      • leslie says:

        I saw the same, cynic. And on top of the highest property taxes in the nation, Cullerton wants to tax miles driven every year !!! When I read that I wondered if he would pay said tax, or make his driver pay . He and the rest of the spend and raise taxes democrats that blame our Republican governor for the financial mess we are in.
        Thank goodness for Leslie Munger’s plan to pay the legislators AFTER the state pays off other bills and creditors first.

      • leslie says:

        Between the property taxes and the plan to tax miles driven, I thought I’d never stop scraping my brain matter off the walls here.

        • CiscoKid says:

          That’s all the Illinois/Cook County/ Chicago Democratic tax-aholics do.
          Tax, spend, tax,tax.
          Newest example. Rahm, Mayor of Chicago wants to borrow $1.5 BILLION to build the proposed George Lucas Star Wars museum on the lakefront.
          But in order to do this, the McCormick Exposition Center which currently occupies the space must be torn down, perfectly good building, gets many many trade shows.
          Borrow a $ billion when Chicago bonds just got rated junk status.
          Refuses to pay monies due to Police & Fire pensions, which the City hasn’t paid in years, but wants money for this bs.

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