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Republican ambush - When the Left is Right and Right is Wrong. (Updated)

Updated on October 21, 2016

This was better than an interview and I didn't even have to ask questions

I was invited by one of my friends by e-mail to a card party. I accepted the invitation. There were about 14 other invited guests.

I had played cards with many of the guests before at many card games over the past few years.

We were all chatting before the games started, and two men were talking politics, which I thought was odd, as I had never heard either talk politics before.

I don't know for sure but, I think I was supposed to overhear their conversation, but with the chatter going on all around us, I was unable to hear them clearly except for a few occasional words or sentences.

I know that most of the guests are republican and, since I vote for the person not the party, I made no comment, I just made mental notes to research the following statements, when I came home, because they were obviously not very well informed in anything political.

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I gave this to my editor!
I gave this to my editor! | Source

Break time

We played cards, laughed and joked with each other, then had a refreshment break and more cards. As each person got out of the game and, the two tables were combined, the ones who were out of the game gathered in the kitchen laughing and joking.

When I was out of the card game, I joined the other guests who were also out.

One man came in to join us. And the conversation went something like this:

This man said "Did you hear about Al Gore?" He just made a BILLION dollars.

One woman said "yes and would you believe the media did not even cover this."

My thought were, then how would the two of you know about it, if it were not in the news? But I did not say about what I was thinking.

Since I had not heard anything about Al Gore, I ask, what happened to him?

The man told me. He sold his cable network to Al Jazeera, which is run by al Queda for 1.2 BILLION dollars.


Current TV station Sold to Joel Hyatt

I couldn't wait to get home and research this information.

This is what I found.

Current TV, founded in 2005 by former Vice President Gore and Joel Hyatt, is expected to post $114 Million (not Billion as the man said) in revenue in 2013, according to research firm SNL Kagan. The firm pegged the network's cash flow at nearly $24 million a year.

Source: by the Associated Press/New York Daily News, published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 9:19pm, updated January 3, 2013, 11:36am

Update - see complete link below

Joel Z. Hyatt Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Background

Mr.. Joel Z. Hyatt co-founded Current Media, Inc. in 2002 and served as it's Chief Executive Officer since September 2002. He founded Vivendi Universal and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hyatt co-founded Current TV, LLC (formerly, Newsworld International Channel) in 1994 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since June 2011. Mr. Hyatt served as its Co-Chief Executive Officer at Current TV LLC. He founded Hyatt Legal Services and Hyatt Legal Plans, Inc. and ... served as Chief Executive Officer for both companies. He served as Vice Chairman of Current TV LLC since July 2009 and has been its Director since September 2002. He served as Vice Chairman of Current Media, LLC, a holding company of Current TV LLC since July 2009. Mr. Hyatt has been a Director of Current Media, LLC since September 2002. He serves as a Director of Sterna Technologies Ltd. He has been a Trustee of The Brookings Institution since May 2001. He serves as Trustee of Morehouse College. He served as a Director of Hewlett-Packard Co. from May 18, 2007 to March 23, 2011. He served as Director of govWorks Inc. He serves as Lecturer at Stanford Law School in January 2009. From September 1998 to June 2003, he served as Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Hyatt holds a AB from Dartmouth College and JD from Yale Law School.

Al Jazeera English News

Al Jazeera English News : Per Wikipedia:

"In the 2000s, the network was praised by the Index on Censorship for circumventing contributing to the free exchange of information in the Arab world, and by the Webby Awards, who nominated it as one of the five best news web sites, along with BBC News, National Geographic and The Smoking Gun. It was also voted by grandchannel.com readers as the fifth most influential global brand behind Apple, Google, Ikea and Starbucks. In 2011, Salon.com said Al Jazeera's coverage of the 2011 coverage of the 2011 Egyptian protests was superior to that of the American news media, while U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also opined that the network's news coverage was more informative, and less opinion-driven than American journalism." _____ Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Poetic Justice Post in the New York Daily News.___"Start by lynching all the ignorant people who post below then yourself. Al Jazeera English has been shown in Washington D.C. area for many years then on Time Warner in NYC since latter 2011. They won a peabody award and other awards for journalism. The American media is more biased. Even some of you right-wingers love to say how biased MSNBC, the NY Times and even this newspaper is. Compared to Al Jazeera English to these other outfits AJ English is angelic."

Back to the Ambush. Who does this woman think won the popular vote?

One woman: Said The Electoral College needs to be changed. If it were not for the Electoral College Obama would not be president. He could not have won on the popular vote.

Popular Votes

When I researched, who won the popular vote 2012? As of Noon on Friday, with nearly all votes in, Obama assuredly will win the popular vote, leading Romney by a count of 61,173,739 or 50.5% to Mr. romney's 58,167,260 or 48%.

____Source: Huff Post Politics 11/4/2012 4:59 am EST - Updated 11/9/2012 12:19pm EST.

Popular vote 2012, who won Election 2012, voting results: Analysis of why Romney lost to Obama.

___Source: News Channel WPTV.com Posted 11/8/12

The popular votes are still coming in, but Obama has a slight lead with 59,621,436 to Romney's 56,989,709.

___Source: BostInno The view from inside Boston, 11/12,2012 by Gregory Gomer

Obama Care

One woman said "(SIC) I know they stuffed the ballot boxes, it is an Obamanation!" She went on to say the company she works for just dropped some of their insurance coverage and several people who had gone to the doctor recently had to pay for the office visit, and when they complained to her about it, she said "don't blame me, (paraphrased) I didn't vote for Obama Care."

FACT: You can't stuff Ballot boxes where there were no Ballot boxes, only electronic voting machines!

Stuff this in your ballad box.

Hart InterCivic eSlate electronic voting Machine.   Is this the company that is owned by the Romney family.
Hart InterCivic eSlate electronic voting Machine. Is this the company that is owned by the Romney family. | Source

The Affordable Care Act became law 3/23/2010

"The Affordable Care Act Becomes Law 3/23,2010

"Coming in 2013: The Health Insurance Marketplace, Individuals and small business can buy affordable and qualified health benefit plans in this new transparent and competitive insurance marketplace.Open enrollment begins October 1, 2013."

"Coming in 2014: Tax Credits for Families

Tax credits to help the Middle class afford insurance will become available for those with income between100% and 400% of the poverty line who are not eligible for the other affordable coverage." ____ Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

If 'Obama Care' does not begin enrollment until October 1, 2013. Nine months before, why would her company take their health insurance away, right now?

Edward Hospital

Then one person said, "I can't wait till the woman who is living in my mother's house goes to Edward Hospital, where she wants to go for an operation she needs and, she will find out that Edward does not take Medicare patients."

FACT: Calling Edward Hospital: Questions about their financial assistance or uninsured discount can be directed to their Patient Accounts Department at (630) 527-3100 (opt 6.)

I called Edward Hospital 1/21/2013 I spoke with Zachary who said they take Medicare and Medicaid, and have no plans to drop either!!!

Like talking to a rock

By this time, I realize this crew was ganging up on me trying to browbeat me into believing the fictional garbage they were putting out.

But, I also realize that if these republicans can't read the calendar, and can't understand that $114 MILLION, is a long way from 1.2 BILLION, then talking to them about politics would be like talking to a rock, in fact talking to a rock would make more sense. As hard as it may be.

Trying to pass fiction for fact

I just wish people would get their facts straight, before they choke on shoe leather. Or give themselves foot in mouth disease.

Do you think I will be invited back?

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© 2013 Shyron E Shenko

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      You are a woman after my own heart. I am an independent and vote based on issues. This morning Colin Powell articulated his concern about the Republican Party. He is a Republican but spoke of the nasty divisivness that is going on. He noted that the party has changed from the Reagan/B ush eras to its detriment. The population is becoming more and more diverse and some Republicans want to become more segregated.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I think it is so Republican that your 'friends' would ambush you over Al Gore's sale of his cable channel. Republicans worship money so maybe they're jealous that Gore got a bunch of it?

      Which one of your 'friends' would have passed up the deal if it had been them instead of Gore?

      Clearly the people at the card party do not know much about Al Jazeera, and are probably shamefully uninformed about a lot of other things too.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      dianetrotter Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub.

      I just said what is truth, and guess my friends can't handle the truth.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for stopping by and commenting on my hub.

      I don't think any one of my friends would turn down a deal like that.

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      Glenda Jacks 4 years ago

      Sounds like you have some choice friends.

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      Mary Rowena 4 years ago

      When it comes to politicians anything is possible, they will do anything to benefit themselves. I've also heard from friends in England what an excellent news program this is:

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Agree with Ms. Jacks.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      What is said is the viciousness and scare tactics used to get people to agree with lies and emotionalism.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Glenda, Thank you Mary, Thank you Au fait, and Thank you Diane. Always appreciate comments from truth seekers, and people who can see the truth.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Agree with dianetrotter. Additionally, some people love themselves so much they want to make everyone else over in their own image and they find it hard to sleep at night if they can think of even one person who doesn't agree with them on something. Basically, they're adult bullies.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Yes you are right Au fait, and Dianetrotter is right. Oh well, I don't think I will be playing cards with that group any more.

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      Aunt Jimi 4 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Obama won the popular vote too, but I do think the electoral college is obsolete. I think it would be better with all of our technology to just have a popular vote, although with gerrymandering alive and well, there's still plenty of room for the Parties to tinker with our votes and neutralize them. Voting this hub up and awesome, etc. Will share!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Aunt Jimi, for you vote and sharing. I agree with you completely.

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      Glenda Jacks 4 years ago

      the video in this hub was a complete shock, good hub

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Glenda, for stopping by.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I guess we all find out who are real friends are when the chips are down . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Yes we do Au fait, thank you for being there when my chips are down.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      Well, this is an informative article. I am pleased to read, share, tweet and Up +++ she goes. Sometimes we need to seek out the real truth instead of being led by force of fear and lack of knowledge. Awesome writing sister! :-)

      Shalom

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Jo, for the compliment, up votes, and tweet. I really needed that. You are so special.

      I hope you have the most wonderful Thanksgiving ever.

      Shalom

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I had to add information I wish I had at the card party. That information, Joel Hyatt profile.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Since when did certain people ever care where money was coming from so long as it was heading to their hands or bank account? Al Jazeera has been considered a credible and respectable news source for quite some time.

      It's really amazing how nothing has changed over the decades, probably centuries. The least informed have the loudest most prolific voices.

      Voted up and interesting. Pinned to AH, and sharing with followers.

      Hope you and John have been able to stay inside these last few days. Here the high was 100 F. yesterday. Expect it was hotter by you and maybe hotter here too. Sure seemed hotter than 100 to my a/c. Have a good Sunday. Hope all is well there. Blessings!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for commenting, your up voted pinning and sharing.

      We were out yesterday for a while, but not in the heat, it reached 109.2°F, I should have taken another picture.

      I hope you have a wonderful Sunday also.

      Blessings

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Funny how the people with the fewest facts always do the most talking and spreading misinformation and in some cases out and out lies. Sharing this again.

      Hope you're enjoying this couple of decent days because the deep freeze is coming back with the high on Monday to be 32 and the low, well, who knows for sure? But very cold, low 20s or worse.

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      Tami Rogers 2 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      I love this hub. It's all so true and tiresome. I am so sick of the loud and uneducated. Even when they are shown the truth, facts and figures, they still call it a lie. Thanks for re-posting!

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      The GOP propaganda machine is alive and well, churning out lies daily that are repeated by the dutiful sheep who believe all that stuff without bothering to research the facts.

      I understand your feeling of having been ambushed, Shyron. It's happened to me many times. You're also right in your assessment that it's a waste of time to try and correct misinformation when talking to a Republican. If you aren't quoting Fox News (a misnomer if ever there was one) or an ultra-conservative/far right publication, you're wasting breath.

      Voted Up++

      Jaye

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and compliments. Sorry for the time it took to answer this compliment. We are still battling the developer who wants to run roughshod over our town.

      I hope you are someplace warm and safe.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Tami, for the comments. You are right, sometimes I think the people don't want to know the truth and look at the political games like football games pick their team and stick with them no matter what.

      Blessings and hugs, I appreciate you Dear Tami

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jaye, thank you for this, I have copied and sent this to my son, who just informed us that Obama does not love this country, that he heard him say it himself.

      Thank you for the comments, and votes up I appreciate you more than you know.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 13 months ago from North Texas

      Are you still playing cards with this bunch? If yes, would expect the conversation to be pretty interesting what with the Trumpeter soon to be the new head of their party. Sharing.

      Hope all is well with you and John. Blessings and hugs, dear friend. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 13 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for sharing, commenting and thank you for the blessings.

      No, I am not invited to play cards with this group any more, and as much as I enjoy the game, I would not go there again, They are not bad people, just misguided. I think that was the last game they had.

      Good talking to you last night.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend

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