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Int Association of FireFighters / IAFF Local 29 / Spokane County, WA elections 2017

As we head into another election tomorrow, information is surfacing about Citizens for an Honest Government PAC and the political mailer sent out by it’s offspring Spokane for an Honest Government PAC to Spokane voters on Oct 24, 2017.


Nov 7, 2017 ARB: Response to Gary Crooks, Opinion Editor, Spokesman-Review (see below)

Couple more points to address from your email:

“If [IAFF L-29] wants to write a piece on the larger issue of PACs, his involvement and why it’s a good thing, that would be great. A piece on the good works of firefighters, which makes them too busy to understand politics, would  beg the question: “Then why get involved?“

CITIZEN’S UNITED US Supreme Court decision is the reason unions, nonprofits, organizations, associations like Salvation Army, Red Cross etc must get involved in politics. Readers can Google this for lots of unbiased information.

1,  The Spokane Firefighters created at least three PACs solely to discredit a citizen, Matthew Howes, running for City Council.

If this is incorrect, we will correct it. An article noted that money came from various sources. Perhaps that’s what the writer meant.

That’s not what the writer said. How do you know what the writer meant?

Since we can only rely on the written word how do we know the writer meant something else instead of what he actually said? You didn’t add any clarifying comments like “ED note: this writer’s opinion may or may not mean what their words say.”

Is everything we see, hear, read up to interpretation? I cannot see how “money from various sources” (has this been verified?) is the same as “The Spokane Firefighters created at least three PACs solely to discredit a citizen, Matthew Howes, running for City Council.”

Do you see where I’m going with this?

Thx
Darlene Brice



Nov 7, 2017

Thank you for your quick response. My interest in this is opposition research and love of my hometown. As I said, I’m trying to understand – regardless of everything – why did the Spokesman Review choose to publish these two particular letters the day before the election?

My point is not that the same terminology about Spokane’s elections are on Russian message boards but the same sentiments are being expressed in local chat rooms, Next Door Spokane, etc. Determining where information is coming from has become so complicated we have software to run text, HTML through to match content on specific longtail keywords w/ altRIGHT news sites like Brietbart & InfoWars.

My point is nobody knows what’s really going on anymore. Nobody knows who people really are. What is Fake News and what is truth? In research, we look at the end result and work backwards. Who benefited from that mailer and from the publication of those two letters in the local newspaper the day before the election.? Who was hurt by both?

We are on the same side. I’ve worked for newspapers and publishing my whole career. One of my twin daughters is a journalist / editor with Bloomberg News. I appreciate your insight and assistance so we can sort out these types of blackhat political tactics from our United States electoral process. Please look at what’s happening in the Virginia governor’s race.

I will post your email on IAFF Local 29 FaceBook page and here https://americarisingblue.com/2017/11/06/elections-2017/

I am arranging a 10 minute interview between the Spokesman Editorial Board and the IAFF Local 29 at the altLENS CMTV studio, 3rd & Browne, to clarify this issue for the public. I know you are busy so please, at your convenience, let me know when you are available.

Thank you.
Best.
Darlene Brice


Nov 7, 2017 Response from Gary Crooks, Opinion Editor, The Spokesman-Review to ARB letter (see below).

Just now seeing this. What is your interest in this?

If Mr. Marler wishes to write something about this issue, it would need to be soon. Christmas is too far off. Better to do this while the issue is fresh in minds. He can contact me if he wishes to do so. I am off next week. If he wants to contest a couple of letters, that would be a letter to the editor or we’d run a correction.

If he wants to write a piece on the larger issue of PACs, his involvement and why it’s a good thing, that would be great. A piece on the good works of firefighters, which makes them too busy to understand politics, would  beg the question: “Then why get involved?“

Be advised that more letters would probably follow, and I would run those, too. But the issue would is the PAC and not that firefighters have important jobs. Nobody disputes that.

The letters, I’d assume, are based on the articles and columns written in response to the Howes mailer. If that had happened sooner, the letters would’ve run sooner. Out cutoff is always the Sunday before an election for letters in print.  Weekend letters are posted on Mondays. We contact each writer to make sure they wrote their letters. So it wasn’t Russians or message boards. And I certainly don’t have the time to monitor all of that. If we need to run a correction because something is factually inaccurate, we will do that.

1,  The Spokane Firefighters created at least three PACs solely to discredit a citizen, Matthew Howes, running for City Council.

If this is incorrect, we will correct it. An article noted that money came from various sources. Perhaps that’s what the writer meant.

2 Do [Union members] know that part of their dues is being used for character assassination?

This is a rhetorical question conveying the writer’s opinion. Will correct as needed.

3) The Firefighters Union & the Democrat Councilwoman Candace Mumm, if elected, should be forced to recuse herself from any discussion or voting associated with the Fire Department.

This is the writer’s opinion.

Mr. Marler can contact me if he wishes to proceed.

Thanks
Opinion Editor Gary Crooks, The Spokesman-Review


Nov 6, 2017
Lead Researcher, America Rising BLUE

Dear Letters to the Editor, Spokesman Review,

I am struggling to understand why you published two letters with inflammatory but unsubstantiated claims about the Firefighter’s Union & the mailer sent on their behalf to Spokane County voters Oct 24, 2017. As the lead researcher for the opposition research firm America Rising BLUE, I am noticing the same scenario playing out in the Virginia Gubernatorial election. The “Latino Victory Fund” produced/ released a video of a child’s “nightmare” that was obviously intended to anger everyone.

Offensive material is offensive no matter where it falls on the political spectrum. My question: when does offensive material become propaganda meant to influence the outcome of a our elections in ways we can’t readily see? When do Opinion letters become little soldiers amplifying the same talking points to destroy the “other” candidate?

I have seen this same terminology used on Spokane affairs’ chat boards and feeds. I would like to request please the sources for the accusations in Larry Medin’s letter “Mumm should return money” published the day before the election Nov 6, 2017.

1) The Spokane Firefighters created at least three PACs solely to discredit a citizen, Matthew Howes, running for City Council.

2) Do [Union members] know that part of their dues is being used for character assassination?

3) The Firefighters Union & the Democrat Councilwoman Candace Mumm, if elected, should be forced to recuse herself from any discussion or voting associated with the Fire Department.

As researchers into Fake News, or Soft Power, Dezinformatsiya campaigns the Russians were able to plant into our politics & culture, we are finding the same political tactics, strategies used by the same operatives from Election 2016, like Mike Cernovich of Pizzagate fame.

It is precisely this reason that I question the intent of the letters published this morning, again the day before the election. This now has become the main issue. Why would the only newspaper in town publish inflammatory opinions with accusations almost too bizarre to believe.

“The Spokane Firefighters created at least three PACs solely to discredit a citizen, Matthew Howes, running for City Council.”

Does the Spokesman Review Opinion Editorial Board believe this is true?

Something has gone terribly wrong and we need to find out what happened and why. Any information you can share about Citizens for Honest Government, Spokane for Honest Government PAC, Spokane GOP & DNC parties & involved Council members is greatly appreciated.

After speaking with Randy Marler, President of IAFF L-29, I suggested a “My Turn” piece in the Spokesman after the election to explain their side. I believe it’s important to remind everyone that FireFighters are not experts at politics. They proudly care about fighting fires and saving lives. My mother’s house fire. Your neighbor’s medical emergency. Fires, car accidents, chemical spills off the trains that go right through the heart of our downtown aren’t Republican or Democrat tragedies.

These are all our tragedies.

Do we really want to smear FireFighters by shaming the FireFighters Union without knowing the facts?

The Letters to the Editor I reference are simply not truthful.

I’m sure you agree IAFF L-29 FireFighters are far too busy serving the public, risking their lives for us to spend their time purposefully setting up three Political Action Committees (PACs) solely to ruin one candidate in one election for Spokane City Council.

I look forward to discussing this issue with you further. We hope to publish the “My Turn” piece toward Thanksgiving or Christmas. The less time between the election tomorrow and rectifying the record the better. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Darlene Brice
Lead Researcher AmericaRisingBLUE.com

Trump Hubris & North Korea

Reason, judgment, dignity, honor, honesty, knowledge & qualifications should define a president.

“A high level of moral condemnation already precedes the prospect of military action [in North Korea]. That’s a good thing, because the symbol of American power these days is a real estate developer known for golf courses, casinos and a Moscow beauty pageant; he’s a gambler with other people’s money who exhibits poor personal judgment.

Ours is more than a moment of sharp division; it is an era of such previously unimaginable perversion and distortion of the framers’ intentions that it requires spiritual rescue as much as political rescue. There is a germ of hope in the slender majority in this country, and a much larger majority among our allies, who are clear-headed and devoted in all respects to the health of the planet and its sentient beings.

A certain percentage of the trusting who thought they’d voted for that amorphous political good called “change” are slowly giving up on Trump and his gang of pain-inducers. Some will keep pretending, hubristically, that power is right where it belongs, while many others realize (in an increasingly visceral way) what the United States must overcome in order to be restored to a minimal level of moral competence as a player on the world stage. “

Source: Alternet.org excerpt 

Happy Birthday to me

America Rising BLUE - Trump ties to Putin are investigated as Paul Manafort, Rick Gates indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud the United States.

8:15 am in
October 30, 2017
My 66th Birthday
I get a gift today that will truly keep on giving
INDICTMENTS
JUST WHAT I WANTED!
THANKS!

CONGRATS Paul Manafort! You have been charged with a Federal Crime! Happy days are here again. #ThankGodForMueller #SaveAmerica #RESIST

When you see demeaning debasing #FakeNews images of Hillary, Bill or Chelsea REPORT to @TWITTER for Targeted harassment of PRIVATE CITIZENS.

Thank you @DirectRelief #DirectRelief #PuertoRico #PuertoRicoRelief @CarmenYulinCruz @ltgrusselhonore #USNSComfort

It is AGAINST @Twitter policies to target private citizens for troll, smear campaigns. #Election2016 cyberops still harassing them. REPORT.

IMPORTANT as they ramp up
REPORT trump troll smears on
#Obama Michelle #HRC Bill Chelsea
They are PRIVATE CITIZENS NOW
Targeted Harassment

@PressSec @AltUSPressSec @Alt_Spicerlies @ALT_uscis #IndictmentMonday Paul Manafort #Russiagate #MuellerHasCometh #NeedToImpeach #PapaDop

#TomSteyer #Impeach #NeedToImpeach #Election2016 #Russiagate Paul Manafort #ManafortMonday #Manafort #Mueller #Papadoupolis

I need advice, suggestions. I’ve found lots of interesting – albeit horrifying in its implications – Twitter accounts tied to Election 2016 & Brad Parscale. Many have been reactivated recently. Ever wonder why realDonaldTrump never updates his profile pic?

Duffey

Who would turn you against John McCain?

Why did General Kelly Lie to Us? lorida Democrat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Sgt LaDavid Johnson, America Rising BLUE

Silly Steve Bannon Trivia

Steve Bannon takes credit for & others attribute to him coining the term and philosophy of the altRIGHT.

Steve is responsible for Trump ‘s pet names – Crooked Hillary, Lyin’ Ted, Little Marco, Whacky Wilson, Little Rocket Man.

and now Liddle Jeff Flake. [ed: please listen to Senator Jeff Flake’s passionate speech on the Senate floor 10-24-17]

Steve HATES Mitch McConnell & believes he must be unseated in midterm Elections 2018.

Steve HATES Senator Bob Corker & states he should “immediately resign for the terrible things he said about The President.”

Steve Bannon is particularly good at identifying, targeting for wrath their “enemies”, all those against President Trump, all those responsible for their unhappiness. At the recent CA State GOP Convention, Bannon named these ENEMIES:

Silicon Valley Tech Lords
Democrats, Nancy Pelosi
Progressives, liberals, leftists
Sanctuary Cities
Global Elitists
Senator John McCain
President George W Bush
Establishment GOP
CA GOP Rep Pat Cook
UC Berkeley, leftist institutions
The Media
The Culture

Must be a record  

In a 2-hour period, Bannon was able to conjure up 12  supposed ENEMIES to BE against. To blame, point fingers at in his cultural war to deconstruct America (his terms).

STEVE’S ENDGAME IS TO KILL THE 241 YEAR OLD CONSTITUTIONAL FILIBUSTER.

Germany 1937.

Think about that please.  The future of our nation, neigh the planet, depends on it.

I mean that.

Bannon sought to reassure the embattled party activists that the GOP could take back the reins in a majority-minority state that is increasingly tacking to the left. “It looks like now, it’s impossible to do anything in California,’’ he said. “The media’s against you, the culture’s against you…[but] you have got everything you need to win...you’ve got big ideas, you have the grassroots, you’ve got muscle.” He urged conservatives to support Trump’s agenda,’’ adding “the future of this state is in your hands, I mean that.”

 

My Dear Republican Family: An Open Letter

I know I’ve always been the “leftie, liberal Democrat, poly sci Berkeley grad” at our family dinner table.  [Can you imagine how boring dinnertime would have been all those years without me?] A lone dissenting voice made louder by the invigorating conversations / discussions  / arguments Dad & I enjoyed immensely. He’d go right as I went left, debating & defending the partisan issues of the day, ending up after desert agreeing to keep it for the next time.

These were the 1960’s. Vietnam War. No matter how heated the conversation / fight got it was a given that we both loved America.

Never did we disrespect or impugn the character of others. Never did we throw insults meant to confuse, malign.

Never did we debase our Constitutional discourse with fake news & conspiracy theories.

Never, in all the years of being a proud American & member of the Grand Old Party (Reagan Republican) would Dad have gone altRIGHT .

Never would he defend – in any way way, shape, form – anything Breitbart News, former Senior White House Advisor to President Trump, Steve Bannon (see below) spewed at the Orange County, California State GOP Convention October 20, 2017 where he was greeted like  a rock star 

This is our family’s HOME BASE. Not theirs. Please, their intent is to distract, deconstruct, destroy by turning the Great State of California against itself. Us against Them. Us against Whom?

I don’t quite know what my honorable, dignified father would have felt and thought if he had heard his fellow Republicans BOO Senator John McCain.

Or of Bannon’s remarks about President George W Bush, that he was a “piece of work” and an embarrassment to the party & himself? That he was the worst President in history?

But remember, this is the man who inspired his boss, President Donald Trump,  to get  thousands of Boy Scouts [Eagle Scouts, Scout leaders & parents] at their 4-year Jamboree to BOO President Obama this summer.

It is here I stop you all to, please, consider where you are going & whom you are following. This Tweet from Nov 2016 says it plainly and simply.

I pray my family heed my WARNING of the IMMINENT DANGER to OUR NATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who would turn you against John McCain, President Bush?

Silly Steve Bannon Trivia

Steve Bannon takes credit for & others attribute to him coining the term and philosophy of the altRIGHT.

Steve is responsible for Trump ‘s pet names – Crooked Hillary, Lyin’ Ted, Little Marco, Whacky Wilson, Little Rocket Man.

and now Liddle Jeff Flake. [ed: please listen to Senator Jeff Flake’s passionate speech on the Senate floor 10-24-17]

Steve HATES Mitch McConnell & believes he must be unseated in midterm Elections 2018.

Steve HATES Senator Bob Corker & states he should “immediately resign for the terrible things he said about The President.”

Steve Bannon is particularly good at identifying, targeting for wrath their “enemies”, all those against President Trump, all those responsible for their unhappiness. At the recent CA State GOP Convention, Bannon named these ENEMIES:

Silicon Valley Tech Lords
Democrats, Nancy Pelosi
Progressives, liberals, leftists
Sanctuary Cities
Global Elitists
Senator John McCain
President George W Bush
Establishment GOP
CA GOP Rep Pat Cook
UC Berkeley, leftist institutions
The Media
The Culture

Must be a record  

In a 2-hour period, Bannon was able to conjure up 12  supposed ENEMIES to BE against. To blame, point fingers at in his cultural war to deconstruct America. (His terms).

Germany 1937.

Think about that please, the future of our nation depends on it.

I mean that.

Bannon sought to reassure the embattled party activists that the GOP could take back the reins in a majority-minority state that is increasingly tacking to the left. “It looks like now, it’s impossible to do anything in California,’’ he said. “The media’s against you, the culture’s against you…[but] you have got everything you need to win...you’ve got big ideas, you have the grassroots, you’ve got muscle.” He urged conservatives to support Trump’s agenda,’’ adding “the future of this state is in your hands, I mean that.”

 

Kid Rock Takes a Knee

We can put this #FakeNews story to bed.

#TakeAKnee is not about “disrespecting” the American flag or our military or our country as Trump claims. Black football players taking a knee during the national anthem – exercising their 1st Amendment right to peaceful protest – is NOT even close to what Trump’s buddy Kid Rock does to the American Flag during his rock concerts.

Next time anyone says Black Athletes don’t have the right to disrespect our flag show them these two photos.

Kid Rock is running for Senate even though he disrespects the American flag by tearing a hole in it & wearing it onstage during rock concert.

Kid Rock for Senator.


#ChefsforPuertoRico #RickyMartin #RosiePerez

Trump’s DEZINFORMATSIYA Campaign

Never Forget. Never Again. We are #TheResistance.

Responding to @Aroliso #Tweet :

“Every single day the  media try to take you down.. You never falter, you always stand strong!”

#potus45 #ReTweets with comment: 

“Thank you, the very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control!” 

DailyKos.com article by David Akadjian “Three Russian propaganda techniques being used by the Trump administration—and how to fight them

Reprinted here
with credits.


Toxic cynicism

The idea behind toxic cynicism is discouragement.

If you believe that nothing you do is going to make a difference, you’re more likely to check out and not even vote.

We saw this in large doses in the last election: Everything is awful so f*ck it, why not vote for Trump? If everyone is lying, what difference does it make?

We’ve heard this for years from right-wing pundits in these forms:

  • You can’t trust the government
  • You can’t trust the media
  • You can’t trust science
  • You can’t trust academia
Breitbart News is the Grand Daddy of #FakeNews
With Steve Bannon back at the helm, Breitbart News is the grand Daddy of #FakeNews.

In the past, these narratives have been used to discredit traditional institutions while building up the organizations that corporate America wants us to trust: Big business.

We all know the marketing—We need to free some “markets.” We need tax cuts to unleash the power of our corporations. What’s good for business is what’s good for America. Markets regulate themselves. More consumer choice will fix all of our issues with government.

All of these narratives were designed by corporate special interest groups like the Chamber of Commerce to encourage one thing: Selling off government (organizations designed by and for people) to private industry (organizations with profit as the main goal).  (ed: great example of public to private is #EricPrince proposal to RUN the #AFGHANISTAN WAR as a private contractor. Only $10BILLION per year! Prince is Sec Education #BetsyDevos brother. He is notorious for his private security firm in Iraq War #BlackWater.)

We’ve heard so much of this over the years from our own propagandists that we were really susceptible to even greater levels of cynicism in this past election. Over and over again we were told that Hillary Clinton was just as bad.

Vanity Fair wrote about the goal of toxic cynicism in Russian propaganda:

At the heart of this mind-set is the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth or even facts, because everything is spun or disguised to reflect advantageously on one group or another. “The whole idea of values has been thoroughly debased [in Russia], to the extent that if you talk about Western values you’ll just get a laugh,” says Ben Nimmo, a research fellow at the Atlantic Council.

This environment of toxic cynicism allows Putin’s word to be as good as anyone else’s, because according to Moscow’s worldview everyone, including and especially westerners, is a self-righteous hypocrite and a liar.

Simply put, conservatives are led to believe that everything that comes from the left (#MainStreetMedia #TheResistance #antifa #LibTards #Snowflakes etc.) is some sort of spin.

Therefore, any spin of their own is justified. “I’m only a hateful, lying hypocrite because Libtards are.” 

We are #TheResistance.

Read full article reprinted with credits here.