Friday, December 15, 2017

Dead children can't praise him, so he ignores them.

Image result for sandy hook children imagesThose of us with a heart understand how important it is to remember the poor innocent victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.

With a heart. 

"Not only did Donald Trump not tweet out messages of condolences for families who lost loved ones five years ago on Thursday at the Sandy Hook gun massacre in Connecticut, and not only did White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on that day insist there’s simply nothing that can be done to battle American epidemic of gun violence, but Trump himself managed to insult the Sandy Hook families in another appalling way.

In a craven display of collective indifference, Trump hosted Wayne LaPierre, the controversial head of the NRA, at the White House on Thursday night, as families and friends of the elementary school gun massacre were remembering the victims of the horrific killing spree.
The shooting rampage claimed 26 lives, including 20 young children. In the wake of the attack, LaPierre’s NRA spread lies about the emergency response to the attack, lashed out at critics, and urged that every school in America have armed guards in order to fend off possible gunmen wielding AK-47s.

And soon after that, LaPierre led the fight to obstruct President Barack Obama’s bipartisan effort to pass a wildly popular background check bill.

LaPierre represents everything that’s wrong and immoral with radical, far-right voices of the gun-obsessed GOP culture. And that’s who Trump invited to the White House on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Gun safety advocate Shannon Watts, who founded the group Moms Demand Action, noted on Twitter the contrast between how Trump and Obama deal with families of Sandy Hook, as well as the memories of the slain:

Trump’s do-nothing strategy regarding gun violence was on display on Thursday at the White House, when Sanders was asked by a reporter at the daily briefing to explain “what President Trump has done to try to protect the American people against a similar type” of Sandy Hook massacre. Sanders at first started touting Trump’s tighter border security measures.

After she was reminded that the Sandy Hook shooter didn’t enter the U.S. from another country, nor did the shooters who killed nearly 100 people during the massacres in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, this year, Sanders conceded that the White House hasn’t done a thing to try to stop the bloodshed, because the White House, echoing NRA spin, doesn’t think there is anything to be done to stop the bloodshed.

The White House now views gun massacres the same way it views the weather: It’s out of their hands. And it views the Sandy Hook victims as inconvenient reminders of the past." [Source]

Mr. Mueller, please end this nightmare. 

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

"Racial but not a racist"?

Image result for omarosa imagesAnd now I give you one black writer's take on Omarosa.  The woman who gave up her black card when she started playing Mr. trump's house Negro.

"After being ousted from her job as communications director in the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman still wants to stand behind the man who has had the opportunity to fire her not once, not twice, not thrice, but four times in the last 15 years. Omarosa claims in a new interview that Donald Trump is not racist.

In an interview that will air on ABC’s Nightline Thursday night, she tells Deborah Roberts: “Donald Trump is racial. He is not a racist. The things that he says, the types of pushback that he gives, involve people of color. These are racial exchanges. Yes, I will acknowledge many of the exchanges—particularly in the last six months—have been racially charged. Do we then just stop and label him as a racist? No.”

That emphasis is hers, not mine.

But girl, what does that even mean? Like, seriously. Please explain what that means.

Roberts challenges Omarosa over a statement the president made after the Charlottesville, Va., white nationalist rally in August that left one counter-protester dead.

“Absolutely,” Omarosa answers.

She also tells ABC News that there was a “lack of diversity” in the White House.....

“It has been very, very challenging being the only African-American woman in the senior staff,” she says.

Omarosa notes that her departure leaves no black people among the White House senior staff.

“I regret that we haven’t reached the level of diversity in this administration that I strove to see,” she says." [Source]

Remember when she told us that we were all going to "bow down" to trump? I do.

Now they dragged her black ass out of the White House and she begged massa trump to save her, but he locked her out of the family section of the compound. 

Anyway, it sounds like she has a book coming out soon. Maybe if she has a chapter titled 'How To Sell Out Your People To A Racist' I will read it. But that's the only part of her book I would ever read.

As Robin Roberts stated: "Bye Felicia".

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


MORE DISCLAIMERSIt's open thread Wednesday field hands, and I need your thoughts on a few things.

Did Doug Jones beating Roy Moore last night actually save the GOP in the long run?

Are we ever going to take all these women accusing trump of sexually inappropriate  behavior seriously? (Yet another one today.)

Does anyone actually know what Omarosa did for the trump administration?
His approval rating among blacks is about 5%. "Bye Felicia!"

Is there any way Sarah Huckabee Sanders can regain her credibility?  She is pathetic.

Was Hillary right when she called trump's supporters deplorables? 

Finally, are Americans getting flim- flammed with this GOP tax sham?  

Fell free to tell us whatever else is on your mind.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it."

Image result for trump accusers image   The president of the United States sent a very nasty tweet to a United States Senator and tried to slut- shame her in the most pig like manner. He implied that she would do anything to get money from him. He did this because she rightfully called for him to resign from office after numerous women came out and accused him of sexually harassing and assaulting them.

To her credit, in what might be a preview of the 2020 presidential election, she is hitting back.

"You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office."


And speaking of "those women", they are back. Any why not? We are in the middle of the #MeToo movement, and powerful men have been falling by the wayside for doing less despicable things than the president has done.

Mr. trump claims that the women are lying, and that he does not even know who they are. That, of course, as with most of the things that comes out of trump's mouth, is a lie.

 "People magazine published a photo Tuesday showing President Donald Trump posing at his Mar-a-Lago resort with a journalist who has accused him of sexual misconduct — a woman he claims he does not know and never met.

The picture shows Trump standing alongside Natasha Stoynoff, a former correspondent for the magazine, on the same day in December 2005 that she says the businessman-turned-reality-TV star pushed her against a wall and "forc[ed] his tongue down my throat." Trump's wife, Melania, was pregnant at the time with their son Barron.

People magazine published a photo Tuesday showing President Donald Trump posing at his Mar-a-Lago resort with a journalist who has accused him of sexual misconduct — a woman he claims he does not know and never met.

The picture shows Trump standing alongside Natasha Stoynoff, a former correspondent for the magazine, on the same day in December 2005 that she says the businessman-turned-reality-TV star pushed her against a wall and "forc[ed] his tongue down my throat." Trump's wife, Melania, was pregnant at the time with their son Barron. " 

There you go. Yet another lie.

In fact, the only person that we know he wasn't lying to was Billy Bush.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Unwanted guest.

Image result for dr ben trump mississippi images      Some things are so upsetting that I don't like to think about them let alone take the time to write an entire blog post. But sometimes you have to just face hard truths and deal with them head on.

Take for instance Donald trump using the opening of a Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi as a political prop to bolster his failing presidency. Shame on the governor of that state for inviting him, and greater shame, still, on trump for accepting his invitation.

While I did not want to physically puke as my friend Charles Blow did, I did have an angry visceral reaction to a charlatan such as trump using the bloody and long struggle of those who fought for civil rights in his sick egotistical game.

Surely Mr. trump had to know that his record on civil rights and his racist actions in the past and the present should have disqualified him from being anywhere Mississippi on Saturday. And yet, there he was, giving canned and prepared remarks with Dr. Ben and whatever other house Negro he could find by his side (or behind him) to make sure that the optics was just right.

The people who fought the long hard battle for civil rights in this country held the moral high ground, and they were brave in the face of incredible danger. Mr. trump is probably the most immoral man to ever sit in the Oval Office, and that's saying something, given some of the actual slaveholders who came before him. And as we all know, he is certainly a coward. By just being in that building he slapped every American with a decent bone in their body in the face.

I will close with the words of a real civil rights hero, John Lewis, who chose not to be a pawn in trump's political chess game.

"President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum. The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi,” 

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Saturday, December 09, 2017



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Friday, December 08, 2017

The pig factor.

Image result for moore and trump imagesBREAKING!

Former Fox News anchor Juliet Huddy said President Donald Trump tried to kiss her in an elevator around the time he married First Lady Melania.

Huddy, who allegedly received a settlement after she made a complaint against disgraced anchor Bill O’Reilly, described how the mogul leaned in to kiss her after he took her to lunch at Trump Tower in 2005.

The TV newswoman, who now hosts a radio show on WABC Radio, revealed on “Mornin!!! with Bill Schulz” on, that she had rebuffed the now-president in the Trump Tower elevator. And Trump later appeared on her Fox News chat show, and joked to the audience, “I hit on her but she blew me off.”

Huddy said of Trump, “He took me for lunch at Trump Tower, just us two. He said goodbye to me in an elevator while his security guy was there, rather than kiss me on the cheek he leaned in to kiss me on the lips. I wasn’t offended, I was kind of like, ‘Oh my god’.” She said she want to meet a friend and Trump then invited them both back to see “The Apprentice” set, “And everything was copacetic after that.”

But she added, “I was surprised that he went for the lips. But I didn’t feel threatened … he took me out to lunch to talk about maybe me doing something with ‘The Apprentice.’ He used to watch ‘Fox & Friends,’ the show I was hosting on the weekend. Whatever, everything was fine. It was a weird moment. He never tried anything after that, and I was never alone with him.”

But she said Trump later joked about his clumsy pass at her when appearing on her Fox News morning talk show a few years later. Huddy explained, “Trump was a guest and he came on stage, He said, to the audience and producers, not on camera, ‘I tried hitting on her but she blew me off.’ He was laughing. At the time I was not offended by it, I thought he was a single man and leaned in for a kiss… maybe he thought, ‘She’s been out to lunch with me and maybe she is interested

“Now I have matured I think I would say, ‘Woah, no’, but at the time I was younger and I was a little shocked. I thought maybe he didn’t mean to do it, but I was kind of making excuses. The elevator incident and the lunch was 2005 or 2006,” she added. Trump married Melania in January 2005
Huddy made the comment after discussing Trump’s slurs, said by the White House to be caused by dry mouth. When asked by fellow guest, writer Samantha Judge, “Do you remember his lips being dry?” Huddy responded, “I don’t remember. No.'”

She continued talking about Trump’s reaction to the allegations against Bill O’Reilly, “I’ve seen him [Trump] many times over the years and he’s always been nice….When all the stuff came out about Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump was one of the people who said, ‘I don’t believe this happened and I don’t believe he did it’… I was actually very disappointed in Trump, I thought, ‘You know what, f–k you.’ He [Trump] has met me a bunch of times and he knows I am not [a liar]”

A rep for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment. [Source]

Let me respond for that rep:

“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything," he said in the 2005 conversation. "Grab 'em by the pussy." 

Or, just try to kiss them on the lips without their consent on an elevator. 

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

America was a "better place" when......

Image result for roy moore images    We all knew that Roy Moore was an "alleged" pedophile, but did you know that he was a virulent racist as well? Of course you did. He is, after all, being supported by our denture wearing orange haired president.

"Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate under fire for alleged sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, apparently believes America was a better place at a time when slavery was still legal.

At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was "great." Moore responded: "I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction." The individual who asked the question was among the few African-Americans in attendance at the rally, according to the Los Angeles Times. In stating this, Moore seemingly implied he'd be able to overlook the enslavement of other human beings as long as families are "united," an interesting perspective from a man accused of repeatedly preying on young girls. 

Moore's remarks were featured in an article from the Times in September, but resurfaced Thursday in a viral tweet from Eric Columbus, a former Obama administration official. "Can't make this up—Roy Moore said in September that the last time America was great was when we had slavery," Columbus tweeted.

Moore's comments at the rally bring to mind President Donald Trump's slogan, "Make America Great Again," which many have interpreted as a rallying cry to incite white nationalists. Trump has controversially endorsed Moore, despite widespread condemnation and the damning allegations the Senate candidate faces. Trump reportedly said "Go get ‘em, Roy!" during a recent phone call with the candidate. 

A recent Big League-Gravis poll gave Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones (who isn't accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls), a slight edge over the Republican. The poll of 1,276 likely voters showed Jones leading Moore 48 percent to 44 percent. The election is on December 12. 

On December 4, Trump tweeted, "Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders...& so much more. Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!" Indeed, Trump apparently believes a man who was reportedly banned from an Alabama mall for harassing teenage girls would be "tough on crime" and is urging voters to support him. 

Beyond his views on slavery and allegations of sexual misconduct, Moore also has referred to Native Americans as "reds and yellows," has questioned former President Barack Obama's place of birth (following Trump's example) and once suggested Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress. In spite of all this, Moore still seems to have a shot of becoming a United States senator. [Source] 

Dear Negroes of Alabama, I know that white democrats don't have clean hands when it comes to this racism thing, but if you send Roy Moore to Washington by not taking your asses out to vote, you will have to live with the consequences of your inaction for a long time.   

Wednesday, December 06, 2017


MORE DISCLAIMERSTonight I have one question for you field hands. And it's based on an essay that I just read.

 "What would you do if murderous authoritarians came to power? Are you sure?" 

Read the the essay in this link and let me know what you think.



Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The R word when referring to the president is not for Republican.

Image result for trump racist imagesAnd now I give you the following essay about the president of the United States; a man who just openly endorsed an "alleged" pedophile for the senate:

"Civil rights advocates, social scientists and regular citizens have all called out President Trump as a racist in recent weeks. The president’s supporters have countered with stories about the blacks and Latinos he has hired or befriended, and with personal testimonies: “I’ve known Donald Trump for many years. He doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.”

As a professor who researches and teaches courses on the health effects of race, racism and inequality, I can assure you that the president’s defenders are wrong. Trump is a racist. What he says and does meets the scholarly definition of the term.

Broadly speaking, a racist combines negative prejudicial biases with sufficient power to leverage action against targeted groups. Trump’s words and behaviors demonstrate considerable prejudicial bias, and, as president of the United States — arguably the most powerful office in the contemporary world — he has indeed leveraged action against various groups.

Racism is predicated on belief in the scientifically discredited concept of biological race. Skin color simply has no correlation with significant inherent distinctions among human beings. However, “race” in the past and now has led to notions of a natural hierarchy among various populations. In the United States, it was used to justify stealing labor from black Africans through slavery and stealing land from red Native Americans through forced relocation and genocide.

s far back as Colonial days, northwestern European immigrants placed themselves at the pinnacle of the pecking order while relegating populations of color and other ethnic groups to inferior positions. False perceptions of inherent differences in traits, such as intelligence or work ethic, have been systematically associated with geographic origin, ancestry, skin color or some combination of all three.

Those supposed differences have justified restricting some groups’ access to resources and exposing them to all manner of risks in every sphere of life — cultural, educational, political and economic.

Scholars break racism into multiple categories:
  • Structural racism: Assigning social value to human populations contingent on misperceptions of inherent differences.
  • Symbolic racism: Rhetoric that delegitimizes others.
  • Institutional racism: Incorporating and formalizing misperceptions of differences into society through public policy.
  • Interpersonal racism: Acting on such misperceptions in direct or face-to-face interactions.
  • Insidious racism: Unconscious belief in and perpetuation of these phenomena.
  • Internalized racism: Among victimized populations, accepting and manifesting 
  • negative portrayals.
  • Systemic racism: The influence of these phenomena at multiple levels and across multiple dimensions of society.
Trump’s insensitive, disrespectful and mean-spirited statements and actions partake of all these variations.

Throughout last year’s campaign and his first eight months in office, the president has expressed his bias through government orders and the presidential bully pulpit (systemic racism).
Trump argued that as a “Mexican,” U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born and raised in the United States, could not fairly arbitrate lawsuits related to Trump University (structural racism). For years, Trump protested, falsely, that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and was consequently elected illegitimately (symbolic racism).

The Trump administration cut funds for Department of Homeland Security programs to combat right-wing fascism and white supremacy and it slow-walked Hurricane Maria aid to Puerto Ricans who “want everything done for them,” in the president’s words (institutional racism).

Trump’s actions, according to a growing number of mental health professionals, reveal deep-seated and possibly unconscious prejudices (insidious racism). He blatantly and directly disrespected Gold Star parents of South Asian origin (interpersonal racism).

In response to the Trump travel ban, his threat to “deport them all” and his promise to build a wall on the border, many targeted immigrant populations report increased levels of social insecurity, anxiety and distress. Research demonstrates that among children, the result of such stress is compromised academic performance (internalized racism).

Trump and his supporters seem to believe that simple protestations to the contrary are sufficient to refute and erase his actions. Despite these claims, some in the Republican Party recognize the truth. Rep. Will Hurd of Texas and Sens. Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, John McCain and Mitch McConnell have all specifically spoken out against Trump’s worst behavior.

Perhaps House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said it best when he responded to Trump’s statement about Curiel. “Isn’t that the textbook definition of racism?” Ryan asked.

The answer is simple: Yes, it is".  [Source]


Monday, December 04, 2017

No money to spend on "booze and women". The rich have it all.

Image result for chuck grassley imagesIf you are in the American middle class, republican lawmakers want you to stop spending your disposable income on "booze and women". Apparently only large corporations and the people who run them know what to do with extra money. This is why the GOP is working so hard to make sure that they (the top 1%) have all the disposable income they need at our expense.

There is no doubt that the republican tax plan will hurt average Americans, but they have to go through with it because their wealthy donors demand it, and since most of them make well over six figures, they will all benefit from it individually as well.

The economy will be losing well over a trillion dollars. So how do we replace all that money? If you said with major cuts to entitlement programs move to the head of the class.

 "WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers have largely dismissed concerns about how their $1.5 trillion tax cut would add to the federal deficit. Now, some Democrats are warning that the tax rewrite would ultimately be financed by gutting entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.
The possibility of cuts to safety net programs appeared more likely on Tuesday, as the Congressional Budget Office w Congressional Budget Office warned that the tax bill could set off an arcane budget rule that would make deep cuts to Medicare over the next decade.

Republican lawmakers have turned a blind eye to the effect of the tax bill on the deficit, saying the tax cuts would essentially pay for themselves through increased economic growth.

But the party of deficit hawks is beginning to once again complain about the ballooning federal deficit, suggesting that spending cuts must be enforced to reduce the national debt, which has surpassed $20 trillion.

“You cannot get the national debt under control, you cannot get that deficit under control, if you don’t do both: grow the economy, cut spending,” said Mr. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin.
The Republican tax plan, he said “grows the economy. We’ve got a lot of work to do in cutting spending.” 

Isn't it amazing how deficit hawks can all of a sudden care less about the national debt when a democratic president is not in power? 

It seemed like only yesterday that some of these same people were all over #44 for his spending habits. The thing is, in Obama's case, government spending was actually helping underserved and poor people. In a just society that is who our government has an obligation to protect and look out for. Not corporate fat cats who have already taken a big chunk out of the American pie. They don't deserve any of what's left for the rest of us. So why is the GOP working overtime to give it to them? 
Rhetorical question, we know why:

"In his “trickle-down” CNBC interview, Gary Cohn said something extraordinary. “The most excited group out there are big CEOs,” he told John Harwood, referring to the tax plan. If there’s one thing everyone agrees on, it’s that this GOP tax proposal makes the rich richer. Yet there’s nothing in the bill to specifically address income equality and stagnant wages. Wages will remain the same unless a CEO voluntarily gives someone a raise." 

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