Friday, August 25, 2017

A big news night.

 What a night.

First, my thoughts are with the folks in South Texas and Louisiana, as  hurricane Harvey barrels towards them.

This will be Mr. trump's first test with a natural disaster and I suspect that it will not go well. He is a man, after all, who does not believe that global warming or climate change is a thing. Already his White House is declaring that the states will be the main actors in this disaster and they must not depend on the federal government.

We will see.

Second, the president pardoned a known racist and a convicted criminal tonight, a man who blew off the Constitution and has no respect for the law.

But we shouldn't be surprised, trump promised that he would do it, and the fact that the man happens to be a racist just made it easier for him.

"In a two-paragraph statement, the White House said that Mr. Arpaio gave “years of admirable service to our nation” and called him a “worthy candidate for a presidential pardon.”

OK, if you believe that denying human beings their basic human rights and dignity is cool, go ahead and knock yourself out.  

Think about this, trump pardons this clown on the very weekend that a category 4 hurricane might do mass damage and cost the loss of life to quite a few Americans. This is a time when we should be focusing on the people of this part of the country, and not making news by pardoning a racist criminal.

Finally, trump claims that he fired another known racist today (the man claims that he resigned) and  a lot of people are wondering what took them so long. I am wondering why he didn't wait a few more weeks to do it since he already waited so long. Why do it now?  

I am guessing that the pardon of Arpaio and the firing of Gorka kind of go hand in hand. He couldn't just fire Gorka and not throw a bone to his racist base, and he did just that tonight by pardoning Joe Arpaio.

Wait, did I say finally? There is more. North Korea fired three more missiles today , and there is more news on the Russian probe.

Have a nice weekend.

*Pic from politico.com










  

38 comments:

Hope this helps said...

"If your schedule permits today, fellow posters, would you kindly look into a article featured in Atlantic or Slate that provided a comprehensive analysis of how minority communities were targeted with the kind of fake news that resulted in these voters either staying home or possibly voting third party."

For Faith:

Not sure if it's what you were talking about, but there was this article from Bloomberg, just before the presidential election. The Trump campaign engaged in tons of negative campaigning aimed not at getting moderate voters to swing to him, but at getting Dem voters to hate Hillary Clinton and skip voting entirely.

"... Trump’s campaign has devised another strategy, which, not surprisingly, is negative. Instead of expanding the electorate, Bannon and his team are trying to shrink it. 'We have three major voter suppression operations under way,' says a senior official. They’re aimed at three groups Clinton needs to win overwhelmingly: idealistic white liberals, young women, and African Americans. Trump’s invocation at the debate of Clinton’s WikiLeaks e-mails and support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership was designed to turn off Sanders supporters. The parade of women who say they were sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton and harassed or threatened by Hillary is meant to undermine her appeal to young women. And her 1996 suggestion that some African American males are 'super predators' is the basis of a below-the-radar effort to discourage infrequent black voters from showing up at the polls—particularly in Florida."

How it went down said...

John Kelly: Bannon's gone, but you've got to get rid of that fucking Gorka, too. That's not negotiable. I can't handle any more of your "alt-right" buddies running around here saying insane stuff about destroying Islam and stinking up the place.

Trump: Okay, but I've got to do something so my base won't think I'm a "cuck" now ... maybe I could pardon that Sheriff Joe guy. The one who made the Mexican jailbirds wear pink uniforms and get cooked out in the hot desert sun! Haha, so funny. My base will eat that up, bigly.

John Kelly: *Grrrr* ... fine.

Bold, James Bold said...

"if you believe that denying human beings their basic human rights and dignity is cool, go ahead and knock yourself out."

If you believe that people have a "human right" to invade another country against its laws and otherwise cause problems for its citizens, I think White people should just go into Jamaica en masse with some of our 661 million guns and take it back from shiftless Africans.  After all, we put you there in the first place, it's our business whether you stay.

dinthebeast said...

Friday news dump. How to tell it from the usual dump Fergus and his felons take on civil discourse daily? Well, qualitatively, you can tell it by its usefulness as an anvil to tie around the necks of every Republican running for office in 2018 and 2020.

With any amount of luck for the residents of Texas and Louisiana, this won't be a "heckuva job Brownie" moment, as this storm doesn't look like anything to fuck around with.

By pardoning the old ignorant fuck, Fergus has demonstrated his contempt for the other co-equal branches of government for the sole purpose of jerking off the Pig-People to distract them from the departure of one of their favorite liars.

Meanwhile the subpoenas are flying, the noose is tightening, and the squealing is beginning to get too loud to ignore.

-Doug in Oakland

Birther buddies forever said...

Forgot about another reason for the Arpaio pardon

Trump and Arpaio became besties after they met each other during the Let's Pretend Barack Obama Isn't A Real American challenge.

Here was Trump back in 2012, giving ol' Joe a racist high five for his efforts in defaming the previous president:

"Congratulations to @RealSheriffJoe on his successful Cold Case Posse investigation which claims @BarackObama's 'birth certificate' is fake"



Anonymous said...

IF TRUMP CAN PARDON A RACIST LAW BREAKER LIKE ARPAIO,
SURELY, HE CAN PARDON ALL OF THE ILLEGALS WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING AND
WORKING PRODUCTIVELY HERE IN AMERICA.


TRUMPS UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY
WORD: JUSTICE = "JUST US.."
MEANING: JUST US WHITE FOLKS

Anonymous said...

Yep, just that simple! The only solution is eugenics. What else is the answer?

Limpbaugh said...

All of a sudden, a President Pence, doesn't look so bad.

dinthebeast said...

Yes he does. Being buggered to death doesn't make being drowned in weasel piss any better.

-Doug in Oakland

Limpbaugh said...

There are some stipulations that should be added to Arpaio's pardon. He should have to wear pink underwear. Police should stop him and check his papers every time he leaves his house. But they shouldn't follow up on any crimes against him. He should have to pick his own vegetables and fruit. And he should have to pluck his own chickens.

Flying Junior said...

My heart goes out to all of you lovely people in Tejas.

Isn’t a category 3 hurricane unusual for Texas and Corpus Christi?

I knew that Houston had some mean rainstorms and flooding. I have had occasion to look under a shed and see the evidence. I knew that it usually has been associated with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, better known as El Niño. Well, we had a mild El Niño in Southern California in 2016, but oddly enough, most of the rain came in 2017. I think it was the rainiest year since 1979. It started out the summer of 2016 with a beautiful storm in July. Unheard of before in my lifetime.

But 2017 was the rainy year for us. I hope you are able to hold the line and take care of your people. It looks like the worst hurricane in one hundred years.

It is ironic that the demon Trump is using this as a mechanism for deportation. Texas, like its sisters, Arizona and New Mexico were originally part of Mexico. People who still speak Spanish today, whether of Spanish or Mestizo descent were there long before the European settlers.

It is heartening to know that there are still vast numbers of good people in Texas. I visited Denton in 2008. Lovely college town.

lt. Commander Johnson said...

HARVEY....I wonder why they don't name Hurricanes Like Jammal? Lasqueish?

After all, they come from Africa

Trombone Shorty said...

"HARVEY....I wonder why they don't name Hurricanes Like Jammal? Lasqueish?"

Well, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee famously did demand that African-American names be included in the rotation of hurricane names, so you may one day get your wish.

http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/hurricane.asp

Hey, you know what would be hilariously ironic? If your racist ass ended up homeless after Hurricane Shaniqua knocked your house down.

Anonymous said...

Re: Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Can you believe that even after experiencing Hurricane Katrina that New Orleans, Louisiana has 14 broken water pumps? What a disgrace!!

Sounds like more corruption among city and state officials.

Both the mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Louisiana have some explaining to do.

The Coatesville ExPat said...

Given former POTUS Obama's propensity to pardon murderers, traitors, terrorists, and drug lords, the Arpaio pardon is like pardoning a jay-walker. As to Russiagate, the fact that Adam Schiff isn't droning on about it means that there's nothing there. Now, its little more than a fever dream-driven nocturnal emission of the desperate hard left.

field negro said...

No no no. What Arpaio did was far worse than any of the types of crimes u just mentioned. He violated the Constitution while being sworn to protect it as a law enforcement official.

Funny how u wingnuts only respect the Constituion when it fits your purpose.

mike from iowa said...

From Juanita Jean's this morning- This is going to break your damn heart. A mess of people who are undocumented workers in the coastal bend are refusing to go to shelters or get on the bus to higher ground because they fear it is an ICE ruse. Oh dear God. People are going to die. And Trump pardons Joe Arpaio.

They are keeping open the in-land checkpoints at Sarita and Falfurrias. What kind of monsters have we become?

Won't even bother POS like Baldingo and others of his ilk, JJ. They only care about whitey wingnuts.

mike from iowa said...

http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2017/08/trump-has-black-friend.html

Some interesting background on Drumpfuck's own Negro-Michael the Black Man.

anotherbozo said...

Two diff news channels' pundits pointed out that Arpaio's pardon also signaled to Flynn and Manafort, and to anyone else Mueller might squeeze, that they don't have to flip to save their necks. There are pardons waiting for them, so no need to make deals.

Is Trump that smart, that diabolical? Well, someone smart might have given him the idea. And if you're a lifetime thug with 70-odd years of practice looking out for numero uno and ONLY numero uno, these thoughts may come naturally, who knows.

Let's hope that while Trump is playing checkers, Mueller is playing chess.

Bold, James Bold said...

"Can you believe that even after experiencing Hurricane Katrina that New Orleans, Louisiana has 14 broken water pumps? What a disgrace!!"

Maybe if they paid less attention to statues, they might be able to get real work done.

"This is going to break your damn heart. A mess of people who are undocumented workers in the coastal bend are refusing to go to shelters or get on the bus to higher ground because they fear it is an ICE ruse. Oh dear God. People are going to die."

I can't think of more deserving recipients of Darwin awards.  All they had to do to be safe is stay home, where they belong.

mike from iowa said...

I can't think of more deserving recipients of Darwin awards.

I sure as hell can. Baldingo is first on the list, but surrounded by millions of fauxknee fucking kristians who wouldn't make a pimple on their fauxknee god's ass. He seemed nice.

dinthebeast said...

"Two diff news channels' pundits pointed out that Arpaio's pardon also signaled to Flynn and Manafort, and to anyone else Mueller might squeeze, that they don't have to flip to save their necks. There are pardons waiting for them, so no need to make deals."

On the other hand, once they have been pardoned, they no longer have their fifth amendment rights against self-incrimination, and can be compelled to testify.
So it all depends on who the biggest fish really is. If Flynn and Manafort are just tools to be used to get to Fergus, pardoning them won't save him. Flynn has already been fishing for immunity for telling his story, and he wouldn't be doing that if he didn't have some criminal exposure hidden in that story.

-Doug in Oakland

Law Enforcement Hall Of Shame said...

Seriously, jackasses, even if you are racist ... Joe Arpaio is the sort of guy you want in charge???

Sheriff Joe didn't bother with arresting rapists because he was too busy chasing Mexicans. He invented a fake murder plot against himself to boost his election prospects, framing an innocent white man for it. (The man rotted away in jail for four years before being exonerated.)

How stupid are you that find this acceptable?

PilotX said...

Yeah I kinda figured the same thing, he pardoned Joe but had to make a trade off so he fired Gorka. The man is clearly not well.

field negro said...

Arpaio cost the people of his county millions of dollars due to successful civil suits against him

Misplaced Priorities said...

"Arpaio cost the people of his county millions of dollars due to successful civil suits against him"

And voters still kept reelecting him for the longest time.

Too many people are way too worried about illegal immigrants taking jobs, and not worried enough about all the other crap going wrong.

mike from iowa said...

Without seasonal labor from South of the border, korporate ag will be too poor to pay taxes. They raised pay to attract whitey wingnuts into the fields but whitey said hell no we won't go. That is work for illegal Messicans.

Those so called illegals paid millions into SS and Medicare with zero hope of collecting a dime of it. Now we have to raise SS taxes higher on the koch bros, they will scream bloody murder at Drumpfuck, he will be forcibly removed from office and the next joker damn well better be pro immigration or he/she/it is toast as well.

Stoopid fucking wingnuts can't govern to save themselves.

Anonymous said...

All europeon americans should take their cave man asses back to europe and eat each other!

Lilacpr said...

Since it's Saturday, a little romance is always good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB_SrHUdkeA

Enjoy!

Bold, James Bold said...

"Without seasonal labor from South of the border, korporate ag will be too poor to pay taxes."

Boo hoo, crops rotting in the fields because the farmers won't ask an extra 5¢ for a head of lettuce.

Whoops, except they've automated 75% of the lettuce-picking job and now the humans work in the shade.

Soon it'll be robots in the box-stuffing step and the machines will crawl the fields without a body in sight.  The Mexican'ts are going the way of the Field Negro.


"All europeon americans should take their cave man asses back to europe and eat each other!"

It would be sort of funny to actually do that and let the Aztecs get rid of you by cutting your hearts out, but the inconvenience is such that we'll just do the job ourselves in our own way.

Lilacpr said...

So who's watching the fight tonight? Everybody? Okay!

Men pummeling each other bloody, and y'all watching AND betting ! Nice!

Black James a real orbital engineer said...

Well instead of using his time wisely James is posting more stupid shit written by a 10th grader he found on the internets.
This people is your superior white person, behold all of his glory and splender.

Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/wiDW-k9HjJo

Flying Junior said...

I don't mean to call you out bro. But just to set the record straight.

There is an isthmus to the North American continent known as Central America. There is also another continent in the Americas, South America.

I'm thinking that a lot of Mexicans are thinking that they might be better off in their own country. Who the hell wants to be locked up in the ICE gulags for years, selling their very souls for the simple protection of a lawyer? Paying monthly rent on their own ankle bracelets? Since NAFTA, there have been many more employment opportunities. Standards of living have been going up. They still have some of the best ranchos and haciendas in the western hemisphere. Plus, they can buy sugar from Cuba.

lt. Commander Johnson said...

Harvey.

Why don't they name hurricanes/Tropical storms after blacks?

Like Jamaaal, Laquesha, et. all?

Seems like these storms all start in Africa, and bust our asses here.

Faith_and_Fairness said...

In reply to Hope this helps @10:33 PM who posted ...

"For Faith:

Not sure if it's what you were talking about, but there was this article from Bloomberg, just before the presidential election. The Trump campaign engaged in tons of negative campaigning aimed not at getting moderate voters to swing to him, but at getting Dem voters to hate Hillary Clinton and skip voting entirely."

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Nice meeting you "Hope this helps" :-) Time and again, the power of forums such as Field Negro produces an arsenal of thought-provoking material.

Most astounding about the Bloomberg link is the sheer arrogance of the Trump's digital campaign team boasting voter suppresion tactics.

Fast forward to what is now the first major natural disaster in this presidency, we can only pray the Trump administrationwill extend the proper aid to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

James and Lt. Commander are pussies said...

I think White people should just go into Jamaica en masse with some of our 661 million guns and take it back from shiftless Africans.
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Go right ahead, try it. And maybe no serving bitch ass Lt. Commander Pussy can lead the charge. Nah, you'd rather post stupid shit all day. Yawn.

Anonymous said...

Blah, Blah, Blah.....Don't any of you Negroes AKA Antiquated Farm Equipment Ever get tired of repeating the same old tired bullshit? You are a failure as a race anywhere in the world that you dwell. I wish that the UFO Nation of Islam shit were true, I really do. Then all of you hi tech geniuses could get the hell off of earth and the planet would Know some relief from your constant plague.