Friday, August 18, 2017

Steve, you're fired!

Steve Bannon, bless his chubby little racist heart, is no longer in the White House. He now joins a growing list of trump aides to get the "You're Fired" treatment from the former Apprentice host.

I actually saw people cheering, and liberals are ecstatic that the man they view as pure evil is leaving the halls of power.

My question to all the people who are cheering the demise of Bannon is, why? Why cheer Bannon's departure when trump is still the president?

It's not Bannon who told the country that Nazis are the same as peaceful protestors. It's not Bannon who encouraged right wing thugs to beat innocent people. It's not Bannon who declared that Mexicans are rapists and that the first African American president of this country was not born here. It's not Bannon who said that it's cool to assault women. It's not Bannon who told a lie on the former president of  the United States, and it's not Bannon who is constantly trying to delegitimize the news media by referring to everything that's true and doesn't fit into his sick world view as fake news.

Anyway, while the left is happy and rejoicing, Bannon's people are declaring war. To them this is trump giving in to multiculturalism and political correctness. This is not the America they envisioned when the put the bigot in chief in power. They thought that they could work hand in hand, but now, dare I say it, trump might be caving to pressure. 


*Pic from Time Magazine.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday news.

TWEET MEAmerica, I would like to remind you of a few things:

First, your president has still not visited Charlottesville, Virginia.

Second, he is planning another rally to stroke his ego in Arizona, where he is apparently planning to pardon a known racist and convicted criminal. (The mayor of Phoenix is asking him not to come.) You would think that he would head to Virginia first.

Third, there was a terror attack in Spain today, and the president of the United States tweeted a debunked urban legend from history in response to it.

Fourth, there are debates going on in this country now about confederate statues. (Where are all the statues for the abolitionist and the brave people who led slave revolts?) Believe it or not most Americans are cool with having them around. Personally, if it was up to me, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington would be taken down from Mount Rushmore.

Fifth, How long will General Kelly last in the White House?

Finally, the fact that Mr. trump's lawyer felt it necessary to show us a collage of all of his black friends on twitter is telling. (See, some of his best friends are black,)


  





   

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY.

MORE DISCLAIMERSIt's open thread Wednesday folks, so I need you to give me your thoughts about whatever you want to post about.

I know that America is kind of going through it right about now, because we are "shocked" that we elected such a racist to hold the highest office in the land.

Still, there is a lot in the news to talk about, so let us get your thoughts.  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

He is exactly who we thought he was.

Image result for trump imges crazy   I watched that presidential press conference today and I realize now why Mr. trump's people do not allow him to do them.

I honestly still don't know what I was watching. It was absolutely off the rails. Mr. trump pretty much admitted on live television for all the world to see that he was a racist and a Nazi sympathizer.

  "I think there is blame on both sides,” the president said in a combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in Manhattan. “You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say that. I’ll say it right now.”'

My goodness man, where is your humanity? A family lost their child because of the behavior of  those barbarians and animals that you happen to be defending,

Many Americans  (including the usual suspects who are always defending him) are now shocked and outraged at the behavior of their president, and they still can't believe that the leader of the greatest democracy on earth could stand up and defend Nazis against peaceful protestors who were protesting what they stood for.

Those Americans might be shocked, but I'm not. I have been saying it since America chose to elect this man that he is not well, and that we will al suffer because of it.  He is exactly who I thought he was. The fact that the GOP was trying to use him to accomplish their agenda doesn't change that. They were playing a dangerous game by dancing with the devil and they lost. Now they are turning on him faster than a mobster who was offered witness protection.

Still, his press conference today wasn't a total disaster for him; he garnered praise from one of his biggest supporters.

" David Duke @DrDavidDuke   
Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/897554574663442432 

Monday, August 14, 2017

"Too late, f-----!"

TWEET MEDonald trump stood up there today and read from a prepared statement like someone was holding his family hostage and would kill them one by one if he didn't read it.

He sounded like a parent reading a nursery rhyme to a child. He just didn't believe what he was reading. "Racism is evil". Thank you Captain Obvious. Sadly, you are a day late and a few hundred dollars short.

It's amazing that a man who can so easily condemn everything from the news media talking about crowd sizes to people who he believed slighted him (even his own intel agencies), but he can say nothing about Nazis and white supremacist terrorizing citizens.

Anyway, the following article from Leonard Pitts pretty much sums up how I feel about this subject.

"To my white fellow citizens:

I invite you to consider this scene from Saturday’s riot in Charlottesville. As reported by The Washington Post, a group of counterprotesters assembled at a rally of white supremacists in that Virginia college town and took up a chant, “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!”
To which one of the white supremacists yelled back, “Too late, f------!” While it is too soon to know much about this with certainty, this much is clear. What happened Saturday in Virginia is the bitter and inevitable fruit of our habit of intellectual dishonesty where race is concerned. The first, such, of course, lay in writing slavery and racial inferiority into a constitution that supposedly enshrined the equality of all people before the law. From that day until this one, we have never quite weaned ourselves of lying to ourselves where race is concerned. Indeed, as the moral authority of the Civil Rights Movement recedes deeper into memory, as cable news and social media offer new platforms and broad reach to voices of acrimony and hate and as facts become “facts” become untruths become lies and too few of us seem to notice or care, the intellectual dishonesty surrounding race has become starker, more brazen and more creative than we have seen in years.
Like when people say that talking about racism is racism. Or when they babble pious inanities like “racism goes both ways” and “all lives matter.”
 Nor have news media always brought clarity. It was pundits, after all, who kept ascribing Donald Trump’s rise to “economic anxiety” even as his followers were yelling racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs with unbridled glee. And leave us not forget how media have allowed the folks who brought such chaos to Charlottesville to brand themselves under a banal-sounding new euphemism — the “alt-right” — as if they were not the same bunch of mouth-breathing, lowlife racists they always were.

Where race is concerned, intellectual honesty, the willingness to see and say what is right in front of us, has long been in short supply. And too many of you — not all, no, but far too many — readily embrace these implicit lies because you fear the places to which the truth will push you. But the racial riot and terrorism that just visited Charlottesville and the emboldened brazenness of the white supremacist movement now that one of their own has taken the White House, suggest that you no longer have the luxury of avoidance, at least not if the future of this country matters to you. I am not unmindful of the young white students who protested the hate that arrived on their campus Saturday. For that matter, I am not unmindful of the white people who marched through Charleston after the church massacre there. I remember James Zwerg, who had his face kicked in, and Viola Liuozzo and Elijah Lovejoy, who were shot to death for African-American freedom.
 
But I am likewise not unmindful that too many of you have watched with complicit silence and quiet terror of demographic change as voting rights were abridged, murderous policemen went free, Fox “News” turned your resentment into ratings and politicians turned your rancor into power.

The result of which erupted Saturday for all the world to see. Meaning not just the violence and not just the terrorism, but the sense of victory and vindication embodied in the smug rejoinder of a white supremacist to a group of people who had come to chant in support of something higher than bigotry and rage. “Too late f------!”

Maybe he’s right. Maybe it is.

That’s a decision you’ll have to make." [Source]

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Profile in cowardice.

Image result for charlottesville riot virginia imagesIt's hilarious to me how some folks (see white people) are shocked at what they are seeing in Charlottesville, Virginia They are openly wonder how we could have come to this. "We have taken a step back when it comes to race relations." Or, "What happened ? We are a better country than this."

Ahhhm, no we are not.

Where have these people been for the past two years? Didn't they notice how the man who is sitting in the White House came to power? How can they watch Donald trump's rise over the past two years and not be convinced that racism is alive and well? I guess many of them were suckered into the phony narrative that all those trump voters were just disgruntled blue collar white folks who had lost their jobs. Some of them even believed that a lot of them were Obama voters at one time. Just like the pundits on television were telling them.  Obviously this is not the case.

Anyway, the alt-right came to UVA this weekend,  and after marching with torches on Friday night, they took to the streets Saturday. That's when things got ugly. Three people are dead after a domestic terrorist used his car as a weapon to kill an innocent protestor,  and two state troopers lost their lives when a police helicopter crashed on the way to the scene. 

As of my writing this post, the president has failed to condemn the white supremacist and his alt-right friends for their actions that brought terror to the streets of Charlottesville. Rather than forcefully and openly condemning them, he blamed "many sides" for the madness and mayhem that visited the sleepy college town of Charlottesville, Virginia.

But why would he condemn them? He needs them to even have a chance of winning again, and they have been his most loyal supporters.  It would have taken real courage to condemn, and our president is a coward. So that was not going to happen.  

We are all the mayor of Charlottesville tonight.

“Well, look at the campaign he ran. I mean, look at the intentional courting––both on the one hand of all these white supremacists, white nationalists, groups like that, anti-Semitic groups, and then look on the other hand––the repeated failure to condemn, denounce, silence, you know, put to bed all those different efforts just like we saw yesterday. This is not hard.”
He added, “There’s two words that need to be said over and over again. Domestic terrorism and white supremacy. That is exactly what we saw on display this weekend, and we just aren’t seeing leadership from the White House.”
*Pic from youtube.com



  
 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

CAPTION SATURDAY.

Image result for va protesters klan images

I need a caption for this pic.

Example: "You guys forgot the cross."

*Pic from cnn.com

Friday, August 11, 2017

The white supremacist president.

Image result for trump white supremacist images  "No one is quite sure what Sebastian Gorka, officially a deputy assistant to President Trump, actually does at the White House. This hasn’t stopped him, however, from being a near constant presence in the media.

Wednesday, Gorka appeared on Breitbart News Daily, the radio show of his former employer. Gorka responded to criticism stemming from a previous media appearance on MSNBC where he said “[t]here’s no such thing as a lone wolf” attack. The concept, according to Gorka, was “invented by the last administration to make Americans stupid.”

The idea of a “lone wolf attack,” Gorka says, is a ruse to point blame away from al Qaeda and ISIS when “[t]here has never been a serious attack or a serious plot that was unconnected from ISIS or al Qaeda.” Critics were quick to point to the example of Timothy McVeigh, who was not connected to ISIS or al Qaeda and killed 168 people when he bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

On Wednesday, Gorka lashed out at “at [New York Times reporter] Maggie Haberman and her acolytes in the fake news media, who immediately have a conniption fit” and brought up McVeigh. He added that “white men” and “white supremacists” are not “the problem.”
It’s this constant, “Oh, it’s the white man. It’s the white supremacists. That’s the problem.” No, it isn’t, Maggie Haberman. Go to Sinjar. Go to the Middle East, and tell me what the real problem is today. Go to Manchester.
Gorka noted that the Oklahoma City bombing was 22 years ago, which is true. But since 9/11, right-wing extremists — almost always white men and frequently white supremacists — have been far more deadly domestically than Muslim extremists. A study found that in the first 13.5 years after 9/11, Muslim extremists were responsible for 50 deaths in the United States. Meanwhile, “right-wing extremists averaged 337 attacks per year in the decade after 9/11, causing a total of 254 fatalities.”'
[Source]

This White House really does have a white supremacy problem, and it has emboldened that group in ways that we could never have imagined just a few years ago.

Just yesterday trump supporter,  Jeffrey Lord , was fired from CNN because he chose to use the words  Seig Heil in a tweet. Jeffrey didn't deny  that he sent the tweet, but instead, he chose to attack CNN for not protecting his 1st Amendment rights.  (Racists sure like to try and hide behind the 1st Amendment.)   

Anyway, who do you think was one of the first people to call Lord to sympathize with him being fired? If you said Steve Bannon move to the head of the class.

I think it's Mr. Banon who is advising trump not to call the members of that mosque that was torched in Minnesota, recently. Can you imagine if a Christian church was torched in a similar manner? President trump would be on television so much that our televisions would start showing everything in orange.

People might criticize trump for not recognizing how to unify the country, but he clearly doesn't want to do that at this time. He is playing to his base by doing the most racist things possible, and giving them reasons to love him even more.

So far it seems to be working.   

*Pic from youtube.com


  
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

America, we have a problem.

Image result for trump crazy images I see this with all sincerity: The president of the United States is not well.

I have been saying for a while now that the man is suffering from some serious mental issues, and quite frankly, I am amazed that he has been able to hide it from everyone for so long.

Fortunately, some are starting to take notice. And I am not talking about the left wing "never trump" folks, I am talking about former republican senators and other members of his own administration.

This development regarding trump's mental state is even made more serious now that we could be on the brink of a nuclear war with North Korea, and the world is hanging on to all of his crazy unfiltered words.
  
"Donald Trump is seriously sick. He is dangerous," read Humphrey’s letter, which he shared with news station WMUR on Wednesday.
"As a citizen, former U.S. senator, and twelve-year member of the Armed Services Committee, I urge you to act [at] once. Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the presidency at the earliest date,” the open letter from the former New Hampshire lawmaker added.
Humphrey said a Commission on Presidential Capacity could potentially remove Trump under Article 25 of the Constitution, which states the vice president should assume the role of president if he and a congressional majority believe the president is unable to discharge his duties."
Honestly, how can we not think that there is something wrong with the man? Consider. He rips the senate majority leader of his own party, a man he desperately needs to get all types of bills passed in the coming months.  He declared that Putin kicking out American embassy officials is a good thing because it will save us money, and he attacked a sitting senator -----who actually served in the military---- and called him a fraud when he himself never served a day, and in fact did everything in his powers to get out of serving.
Today Mr. trump ratcheted up the rhetoric with North Korea by double daring them to launch a missile near Guam. And, much to the surprise of folks in the diplomatic community, he called out the other bad haircut leader in no uncertain terms.
“He has disrespected our country greatly,” Trump said. “He has said things that are horrific. And with me, he’s not getting away with it.”
We could say the same thing about you Mr. trump, the only difference is that you're actually getting away with it.  
*Pic from politicususa.com