Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump supporting shooter kills six in Quebec mosque. Fox News assumes it was a Muslim.

Courtesy of Raw Story: 

A shooting at a mosque in Quebec, Canada on Sunday night left six people dead and eight others injured. Following the shooting, many politicians and media outlets were quick to link the incident to Islam, noting falsely that the gunman was of Moroccan origin. 

However, on Monday, the suspect in the shooting was identified as Alexandre Bissonnette, a 27-year-old white French Canadian nationalist, who was described in a local outlet as “an anti-immigrant far-right ‘troll.'”

"A 27 year-old white French Canadian."

However this is how Fox News reported on the shooting initially. 
Now to be fair there is always a lot of initial confusion during shootings and often there are reports of multiple shooters when it usually turns out to be only one.

In this case there was a Moroccan man detained as well, but he turned out to be a witness, not a gunman.

However Fox jumped to the conclusion IMMEDIATELY that the Moroccan guy was the shooter and seemed to completely ignore the white guy in custody.

And they were not the only ones to assume the shooter was an immigrant with ties to Islam.

Courtesy of Mother Jones:

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sean Spicer offered an eyebrow-raising take on the attack, seeming to cite it as further justification for President Trump's crackdown on refugees and immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries. Spicer first noted that in a call on Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump had agreed that the motive remained unclear, and had condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms." But then Spicer continued with this statement: "It's a terrible reminder of why we must remain vigilant and why the president is taking steps to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to our nation's safety and security." 


As it turned out the actual shooter was exactly the kind of guy that Fox News and the White House hoped he would not be.

Courtesy of Heavy:

But another former classmate, Jean-Michel Allard-Prus, who studied politics with him, at Universit√© Laval and has kept in touch with him, told Le Journal de Quebec that Bissonnette, “has right-wing political ideas, pro-Israel, anti-immigration. I had many debates with him about Trump. He was obviously pro-Trump.”

And a third university classmate, Vincent Boissoneault, who grew up with Bissonnette, was friends with him on Facebook, told the Globe and Mail, “I can tell you he was certainly no Muslim convert. I wrote him off as a xenophobe. I didn’t even think of him as totally racist, but he was enthralled by a borderline racist nationalist movement.” 

Acquaintances said he became interested in the far right movement when Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front in France, spoke in Quebec City in March 2016, the Globe and Mail reports. He began speaking out about politics on Facebook and became estranged from some friends, according to the newspaper.

Yeah you can certainly see why they were hoping it was the Moroccan dude.

Kind of hard to sell the idea that you are keeping your country safe by banning Muslims with some white guy up north shooting holes in them. 

And no wonder Donald Trump identifies Fox News as the only reliable media outlet. Their prejudices line up quite neatly.


  1. Anonymous8:33 AM

    DeVos Family Funded Law Center Promoting Muslim Ban


    1. Anonymous9:27 AM


    2. My money says enough Democrats will roll over that she'll be confirmed.

    3. Anonymous10:41 AM


    4. Anonymous1:46 PM

      You go Senator Warren! VOTE NO!

    5. Anonymous1:54 PM


  2. Anonymous8:34 AM

    "“We are an independent [body]; we’re not an arm of the administration,” he said. “And hopefully Speaker [Paul] Ryan and Senate [Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell will not simply be an ARM of the administration, an irresponsible, dangerous administration to boot,”The news “ought to be very concerning to every member of the Congress of the United States, Republican or Democrat, that you’ve got staff members doing something for the administration without telling their principals,” Sources said they signed NON-disclosure agreements with the Trump team" “very concerned” — particularly about any confidentiality agreements the staffers made with Trump officials.
    “I'm very concerned that Judiciary Committee Republicans may have worked to write President Trump's illegal Muslim Ban and agreed to conceal their role through a NON- disclosure agreement,”


  3. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Trump will ban all Canadians from entering the US.

    Only way to keep us safe.

    1. Anonymous8:58 AM

      These will go to Canada.
      "human connection keeps you going.”
      "most students I spoke to would rather leave America for good." Sadist drumpf ENJOYS THIS IDEA>
      “Knowing that you don’t have the authority over your life and your decisions makes you feel more helpless and insecure. And that makes you FEEL WEAK. "Every student I spoke with said administrators had already reached out to them, offering to answer any questions they might have. But the universities are also clearly unsure of what will come next. "


      "President Ronald Reagan famously called America “a shining city on a hill,” whose “doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” NOT

    2. Sounds like we need to build a wall along the Canadian border.

    3. Anonymous10:54 AM

      Build a wall!!! there are Syrian refugees in Canada, they can sneak over the border

    4. abbafan11:14 AM

      trump needs to take a trip to Dallas...

    5. Shetland9:43 PM

      The would-be Millennium Bomber Ahmed Ressam entered the US from Canada. He took the MV Coho ferry from Victoria, BC, to Port Angeles WA. Customs people got him there. He plotted to bomb LAX.

  4. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Trump Ignored All of Obama’s Advice—and Now He’s in a World of Trouble

    ...Heeding Obama’s advice might have helped Trump avoid making an obvious and monumental error, but Trump either lacks the capacity to run the government in an orderly fashion or intentionally discarded Obama’s recommendations, or both. When reality quickly asserted itself, as Obama promised it would, Trump claimed (out of ignorance or malicious dishonesty) that he was merely reprising “ what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months”—a “ban” that quite literally never happened.




    1. Anonymous10:52 AM

      FAKE NEWS!

      "obvious and monumental error"???

      How big of an error can a guy make when he controls a yooge army navy and airforce and thousands of nukes?


  5. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Virginia Rep. Dave Brat: Why Won’t All These Women Stop Bitching At Him?

    Virginia Rep. Dave Brat has got some problems these days. Problems with the ladies.

    For you see, he can’t go a single day without ladies getting “all up in his grill” over not wanting to lose Obamacare. Because for some weird reason, they don’t want to not have healthcare. Weird!

    Brat is a Tea Party loon who ran against Eric Cantor from the right and won his seat, because that was back in the heady days of “Hey! Let’s just elect a bunch of random dentists or whatever to Congress! We’re sure they’ll be fine!” You may remember Brat from that time he got real mad at Obama for mentioning Jesus, because conservatives OWN Jesus and no one else can mention him ever, or that time he cited Socrates to explain why slashing education funding for poor kids was a swell idea.

    And now here he is, hollering about being pestered by health-care loving ladies at a little get-together of his conservative buddies. Oh how they laugh and laugh about women not wanting to lose their healthcare and being all annoying about it.

    ...However, if this all teaches us one thing, it is that we need to STAY IN DAVE BRAT’S GRILL. We must stay in all the grills, and not relent, ever. Because it’s driving them bonkers. Even if there is no chance of them going against Trump, keep calling your representatives and bothering the shit out of them, so at the very least they never know a moment’s peace.


    1. Or in addition to being in "their" grills, work to replace every single one of them in the upcoming elections.

  6. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Board Patrol?


  7. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Sean Hannity Asked Twitter A Question. It Didn’t Go Well.


    1. Anonymous9:45 AM


      "he implied they were “bankrolled” by shadowy figures." the devil?

    2. Anonymous11:03 AM


  8. Anonymous9:03 AM


    1. So it will be 50/50 and Mike Pence will vote to confirm her.

      This is why the DNC should have been paying more attention to the states.

      What every happened to that 50 state strategy? Gee, who thought of that and successfully implemented it? Oh yeah, that guy the DNC made sure would never get the nomination and are now making sure he never becomes chair of the DNC again.


    2. It's pretty pitiful when the head of the Department of Education is so stupid and uneducated as to commit PLAGIARISM by failure to cite.


      "In her submitted responses to Democrats on the committee, DeVos did not cite or footnote the phrases or sentences that, at times, she copied verbatim. For example, in response to a question on whether she believes federal funds should be directed toward mental health, academic and support programs for schools, DeVos’ first sentence is practically identical to a statement from a deputy assistant attorney general with the Justice Department.

      “Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment where they can learn, thrive and grow,” DeVos wrote.

      And here’s what Vanita Gupta, former acting head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division said in May: “Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment that allows them to thrive and grow.”"

      That's plagiarism.

  9. Anonymous9:04 AM

    OT Trump's first attack on ISIS went well.

    A Seal Team 6 soldier was killed along with an eight year old American girl.

    When asked why they killed the girl, Kellyanne Conjob replied ... "look at the red bow in her hair, it is obvious that it is a "suicide bow bomb". She was about to blow up US citizens and had to be shot dead."

    1. Anonymous9:25 AM


    2. 13 women and children.

      That 8 year old took two hours to die.

      She was the daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki so I suppose Conjob could say she deserved it for being the daughter of a terrorist. More importantly and probably why it is NOT being reported is that she was an AMERICAN. That's right. Trump's raid killed an 8 year old American little girl.

      That's why the information is being censored or suppressed. All about the navy seal, little to nothing about the 13 women and children, at least one of which was an American.

  10. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Over 1,600,000 sign UK petition against Trump—then House of Commons jumps in and pummels him


    1. I hope his invitation is recinded, sooner rather than later! He is now my president and he is not a world leader either!

    2. Anonymous10:21 AM

      Nearing 2 MILLION!

    3. I think the discussion now is to allow him to visit but that it NOT be a STATE visit. That way the Queen is not obligated to meet him.

      I think that is a good idea. In no way should he meet with the Queen for any reason whatsoever. I'm sure even the Queen would not like to meet him. She's the most diplomatic world leader we've got but I think even she would draw the line at Altprez Pussygrabber.

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    1. abbafan11:18 AM

      I would not be surprised if Kushner is the source behind #RoguePOTUSStaff on Twitter!!

  13. Anonymous9:13 AM

    A Trump effect - "brutal decline" in Swedish interest in traveling to the US


    Craven Paul Ryan urges nervous Republicans to support Trump's Muslim ban


    Trump borrowed the legislative branch—without bothering to tell the legislators


    Democrats consider backing off big battle over Trump's Supreme Court pick

    So what possible fucking reason might make Democrats decide to sit out this critical fight? Well, in short, there’s a batch of them who are fucking idiots. I mean, they’re the dumbest fuckers you can possibly imagine. How goddam stupid are they? Their logic is as follows: if Democrats use the filibuster, Republicans might eliminate it. And if they eliminate it, they won’t be able to use the filibuster!

    The obvious response, of course, is why have a filibuster at all if you’re too fucking afraid to use it?

    Or put another way, why be a senator if you’re too afraid to do your job?

    The only choice is all out obstruction. Anything less will have those Democrats drawn and quartered by the base. Filibuster until there is no filibuster. It’s what Republicans planned on doing to President Clinton’s choice. If Republicans eliminate the filibuster, then good for them! It’s a piece of shit anyway. Respond instead by slowing Senate business to a crawl. It’s easy! Just refuse to allow unanimous consent on anything.

    Anything less than all-out war on the would-be tyrant is unacceptable.


    1. Anonymous9:30 AM


    2. The Democrats have always been fucking cowards. Also fractured. They've never been about to unite and maintain a solid block. There's always some rogue Democrat that breaks with them for their own personal gain. (I'm pointing at YOU, Lieberman.)

      There is no way you'll get all 48 Democrats to stand firm together. Even if you could get 3 Republicans to cross the aisle, some Democratic asshole would then cross back and fuck it all up.

  14. Anonymous9:13 AM

    Donald Trump will announce tonight his pick for Supreme Court.

    He has chosen Sarah Palin as his nominee ... he said her extensive experience in "Judge Sarah" pilot TV shows makes her fully qualified to sit on the US Supreme Court.

    1. "Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Thomas Hardiman, who serves on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and William Pryor, a judge on the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."

      I guess his sister and Chris Christie are out.


      "Gorsuch, 49, joined an opinion in 2013 saying that owners of private companies can object on religious grounds to a provision of the Obamacare health insurance law requiring employers to provide coverage for birth control for women.

      Hardiman, 51, has embraced a broad interpretation of the constitutional guarantee of the right to bear arms and has backed the right of schools to restrict student speech.

      Pryor, 54, has been an outspoken critic of the court’s 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, calling it “the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history.” Conservatives are hoping the high court will back restrictions imposed on the procedure by some Republican-governed states."

      Gorsuch - Anti-Obamacare

      Hardiman - Anti-first amendment

      Pryor - Anti-abortion

    2. I hope everyone who knows these facts will publicize them.

      Thanks for your efforts!

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  16. Anonymous9:17 AM

    “Waste of my fucking time,” the person uttered under his breath." This Guy>


    1. Anonymous10:07 AM

      Do you think the 'BitchFork'
      is starting to Bern?
      P.s. Where is mcSHAME and mcCONnell?

    2. Anonymous3:34 PM

      We need to keep reminding these arrogant SOB's they work for us, we pay their salaries and benefits.

  17. I hate to say this but this is a big fucking deal9:26 AM

    Off topic.

    Bad news.

    Trump is circumventing congress by co-opting their staffers and using non disclosure agreements to force the staffers to not notify their members of congress what they are doing for the Trump administration!

    "For all the pyrotechnics at the Justice Department today, this may be the bigger story. There's been confusion over the last three days over whether Republicans on Capitol Hill were briefed, consulted or involved in writing President Trump's now infamous immigration executive order. The White House has said they were. Republicans on the Hill said the first they heard of it was in news reports. "


    "According to this story in Politico, the White House worked with senior staffers on the House Judiciary Committee to draft the order. But those staffers, who work ultimately for Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), didn't tell their bosses. In other words, they secretly collaborated with White House staff without informing the members of Congress they work for. Indeed, the administration went so far as to have them sign non-disclosure agreements swearing them to secrecy!"


    Three branches of government? THAT WAS FAKE NEWS! Congress? Judicial? There is only the Cheeto Trump branch of government and they in charge. Republicans? They are either a part of this or they are rolling over and showing their yellow bellies.

    1. Anonymous10:58 AM

      they made them sign non disclosure agreement!!!!

      Good old Bob however is now saying that all of this was ok.

    2. Anonymous2:34 PM

      Well old Bob didn't just fall off the turnip truck. The last place he wants to be is auditioning for tRUMP's new show. I hear the working title might be something like "Uncle Sam's Homeland Hour of Hate Featuring Dear Leader and his Yoogely Popular Tweets Against the Real Haters"

    3. Anonymous3:39 PM

      Ethics concerns already, is anyone surprised?

      Senior Democrats and lawmakers on the Judiciary panel, meanwhile, began raising ethical concerns amid the confusion. Of particular concern were confidentiality agreements that the staffers signed at the request of Trump’s transition operation.

      “I'm very concerned that Judiciary Committee Republicans may have worked to write President Trump's illegal Muslim Ban and agreed to conceal their role through a non-disclosure agreement,” said Judiciary Committee Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) “Congress is supposed to be a transparent check on the President. Not a shadowy accomplice to un-American policy.”

      House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) was dismayed House GOP staffers were advising Trump officials at all.

      “We are an independent [body]; we’re not an arm of the administration,” the Maryland Democrat told reporters. The news “ought to be very concerning to every member of the Congress of the United States, Republican or Democrat, that you’ve got staff members doing something for the administration without telling their principals.”

      Republicans, for the most part, seemed eager to move past the drama.

    4. Next on his hit parade?

      He's going to deport any immigrants on Welfare or using any other social safety net paid for by tax dollars.

  18. Anonymous9:28 AM

    According to reports, Bannon and young Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller were the masterminds of the immigration executive order that Trump signed on Friday. But the immigration EO could lead to Bannon’s demise in Trump world not because of the policy it instituted or the PR disaster its poor implementation created, but because of the narrative it birthed.

    That narrative is that Bannon, not Trump, is the real power center in the White House, the ideas man behind the Trump revolution. Just go on Twitter. Liberal activists and conservative Trump critics are now employing #PresidentBannon to hammer home the idea. A humiliating cartoon showing a diminutive Trump sitting on Bannon’s lap in the Oval Office by a little-known artist has already garnered 15,000 retweets and 20,000 likes.


  19. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Jared Kushner is ‘f*cking furious’ about reduced role and has lost 7 lbs since Inauguration Day: report


    1. Anonymous10:38 AM

      If he's worried about losing too much weight he can give Dickless Cheney or John "child testicles" Yoo a call.

      They can probably hook this Kushner up with some anal feedings and special therapy on short notice. I hear they also have special sedatives to jam up one's ass if that is how they need to roll.

    2. Anonymous11:27 AM

      If he begins to get acne, his trial jump into policy will be over.

  20. Anonymous10:26 AM

    BIG BOY! RATS everywhere..

    1. Anonymous10:32 AM


      “Bush’s Brain” and later claimed that Vice President Dick Cheney was really in charge." <$TILL ISIS!


  21. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Trump had agreed that the motive remained unclear
    That never stopped him in the past, Trump kept his mouth shut instead of yelling Islamic terrorist because he already knew the guy was a trump supporter!!!

  22. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Why only the executive branch? Making sure the CIA is not monitoring his contact with the russian?

    Still having problems putting on his big boy pants

    The Latest:
    The Associated Press

    10:45 a.m.
    President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order aimed at strengthening cybersecurity.

    A White House official said Tuesday that the order will charge the head of the Office of Management and Budget with assessing security risk to computer networks across the executive branch of government.

    The official said the order also directs agency heads to develop plans to modernize information technology infrastructure.

    The official spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the executive order hadn't been publicly released.

    9:45 a.m.
    Democrats say President Donald Trump should stop the name calling.

    In a tweet Tuesday, Trump mocked congressional leaders who protested at the Supreme Court on Monday night against the new executive order on refugees and immigration.

    Trump tweeted: "Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!"

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  24. Anonymous11:31 AM


    "When “God’s people” really means “patriotic Americans”"the Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”more importantly, he intentionally conflates the spiritual unity of “God’s people” with patriotism, merging commitment to country with a devotion to the Almighty."This is not a new idea. Ever since Emperor Constantine made Christianity the state religion of Rome in 313 CE"“desire to fuse the languages of faith and nation.”Trump assured Americans they will be safe because they will be protected by the military, law enforcement officials, and God." he appears to be arguing that America will be protected by God because HE is president."“As the prophet Daniel said, it is God who removes and establishes leaders,” Jeffress said. “God has raised [Trump] and Vice-President-elect Pence up for a great, eternal purpose.”“When God chooses a leader.”


    "ThinkProgress will track which promises Trump fulfills, breaks, or ignores over the course of his presidency — 


  25. Anonymous2:10 PM

    It saddens me to think that there are crazy far-right people with guns in Canada too.

    1. Anonymous4:15 PM

      Yeah. True.

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  27. Funny. When I heard it I assumed it was a White Supremacist.

    Since I was right, maybe I should have my own news network.


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