Here’s what kids think of the Fake President

Political views begin to form in childhood. Children learn who political leaders are and develop attitudes about both leaders and political institutions.

One consequence of rising levels of negative partisanship (as compared to joining a party because you feel positively toward them, their politics or their leaders) and negative campaigning is that today’s children are exposed to more negative messages about politics and political figures than children in the past.

What do kids today think about the presidency and the president? How does this compare to what children thought in the 1950s?…

Children in our study evaluated the president much more negatively than did children in the 1950s.

Nearly three-quarters of the 1950s children viewed the president as more honest than other people. Today, only 18% view the president as more honest than others…

In contrast, 1% of 1950s children considered the president “less honest than other people”; 49% of today’s children hold this view.

I wonder how many mommies and daddies of these kids voted for the Fake President. That often comes down to a discussion of “ignorant or gullible”? My cynical tendency would be to say “both”.

Facebook says they’ll stop abusing your privacy [a little bit]

” Facebook Inc will no longer feed user phone numbers provided to it for two-factor authentication into its “people you may know” feature, as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of its privacy practices, the company told Reuters.

” Revelations last year that Facebook was using personal data obtained for two-factor authentication to serve advertisements enraged privacy advocates, who called the practice deceptive and said it eroded trust in an essential digital security tool…

” Facebook initiated the updates in connection with its $5 billion settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which required it to boost safeguards on user data to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices.

The FTC order, which is still pending approval in court, said Facebook failed to disclose that the phone numbers provided for two-factor authentication also would be used for advertising, and specifically barred that approach to security tools.

If a thief has to change style, methods, to stay out of jail – while continuing to steal – of course, he will exert the effort.

Baby Trump balloon at LSU-Alabama football game to mock Fake President

❝ It’s on.

The ‘Baby Trump’ political art protest balloon has followed Trump around the world, mocking him mercilessly. Baby Trump is reportedly headed to the site of this weekend’s football game between University of Alabama and Louisiana State University, at which Trump is expected to be booed loudly again.

Can’t always get what you want…Sometimes you get what you deserve!

Trump offers bribes to challenged Senators who might vote GUILTY!


Richard PainterMpls/St Paul Magazine

❝ Attorney Richard Painter, who served as the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, warned on Thursday that President Donald Trump appeared to be committing “felony bribery” by giving Republican senators fundraising cash ahead of an increasingly likely impeachment trial in the Senate.

The lawyer shared an article published by Politico on Thursday morning. Titled “Trump lures GOP senators on impeachment with cold cash,” the article outlined how the president is turning to his large network of donors to raise funds for a few senators facing difficult re-election campaigns in 2020. All of those senators have also signed a resolution condemning the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.

Sock it to him, Richard! Gotta like a lawyer who thinks the president must obey the law.