Friday, July 06, 2018

A wild and dangerous night in Montana.

TWEET MELast night the president of the United States put on quite a show for his minions. He told lie after lie, and insulted a former president and a sitting senator from his own party. One of these men is dying, and the other recently lost his wife. As if that wasn't enough, he insulted women who have been sexually assaulted, and he made a racist comment about a congresswoman from a very large state .

What is equally as sad as what Mr. trump said was how the 5,000 plus people reacted when he said it.

I used to think that the people who fell under trump's spell were just a bunch of poor suckers who didn't  know any better. Sadly, I think I was mistaken. I have to give credit to a friend of mine who opened my eyes to the very real possibility that they know exactly what they are doing. They know that trump is lying but they embrace the lie and the deceit because in some sick way it empowers them. He is lying but they are going to make the lie true because they believe it. They hold the power to say what is true or not. Facts be damned.

The brilliance of trump's play to our darker angels is that it locks in --and focuses-- on the 35% of  people who support him no matter what. As long as he can keep them happy by throwing red meat to his base in the form of racism , sexism, and all other  kinds of isms, he will be fine. This is the new republican party. It is now trump's party.

Finally, the trump administration is now kicking out people who signed up to fight and defend our country because they are not legal immigrants. The irony is earth shattering. A president who was too much of a coward to go and defend his country, is now instituting a policy that will deport well meaning soldiers who want to do what he doesn't have the guts to.

 "In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. Army as part of a special recruitment program offering immigrants in the country legally a path to citizenship.
The future, he said, was bright.

Now, he is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained military discharges and canceled contracts. They traded being willing to risk their lives for the prospect of U.S. citizenship, a timeworn exchange that's drawn linguists, medical specialists and thousands of other immigrants to the military since the Revolutionary War.

"It's just like you're dropped from heaven to hell," Zhao told The Associated Press on Friday.
It is unclear how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been ousted from the Army, but immigration attorneys told the AP that they know of more than 40 recruits who recently have been discharged or whose status has become questionable.
Some recruits say they were given no reason for their discharge. Others said the Army informed them they'd been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them.

The Pentagon said Friday that there has been no policy change since last year, when Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said no one could enter basic training without completion of a background investigation."  [Source]

Mr. Mueller please hurry. 




62 comments:

Yīshēng, WAKANDA FOREVER!!!������������ said...

This blimp of PEEOTUS is spot on!
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/london-mayor-approves-angry-apos-205522415.html

PilotX said...

Oh yeah, these guys love trump. Flew with a guy today spouting all the latest talking points. The only question now is can we ever return to normal at 1600 Pennsylvania.

Flying Junior said...

Thank you Field for this important commentary. I have to guess that the monster is in Montana to shore up votes for the mid-terms. So I started thinking, what state is truly blue or red? Could Montana become a key swing state?

Easiest guess, no. Probably not. But I think about states like Texas and Oklahoma that have strong democratic voters and politicians despite their being in the minority.

Why not? Let's go purple at the least. This is a key state in the mid-term elections. Montana has had a democratic governor for the last twelve years. The current governor, Steve Bullock will face an opponent in 2020 during the general election.

Montana has had a healthy balance of democratic and republican elected politicians for many years. The state only holds one Representative to the U.S. Congress. Right now the office is held by a democratic incumbent. Trump has signalled how important this race is. I'm seeing Montana as a battleground more than a swing state.

dinthebeast said...

Yeah, they know, on some level, that they are lies, but they find them infinitely preferable to the truth, which is that their hegemony is crumbling and not long for this world.
I'd almost feel sorry for them a little if they weren't such assholes, or weren't trying to harm me and everyone I care about.

-Doug in Oakland

dinthebeast said...

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2018/07/our-deeply-perverse-president-wont-shut.html

-Doug in Oakland

Joder La Resistencia said...

The left often find truth racist. Maxine Waters is 'low IQ'

Joder La Resistencia said...

"Finally, the trump administration is now kicking out people who signed up to fight and defend our country because they are not legal immigrants"


OH THE HORROR!!!!!!

People who didn't meet their obligations, failed testing or couldn't get security clearances are getting kicked out. No affirmative action for them. They get treated just like white people.That is what you on the left want,right?

mike from iowa said...

Drumpfuck and his Magats are the new poster boys for terrorist groups looking for new recruits.

Every person of every nation and/or nationality has been insulted by this ugliest of Americons and his Magat enablers like Joder the green card less refugee from deprotation.

People who didn't meet their obligations, failed testing or couldn't get security clearances are getting kicked out.

Shit. there goes Melanoma and half or more of the WH staff. Stoopid fucking wingnut.

Think About It said...

SMH

Here we go again...

News Flash: It's ok to call folks of all races "low IQ"

Example: Trump is described that way all the time.

But keep playing the Race Card you idiots...you are only going to help reelect Trump.

mike from iowa said...

Drumpfuck, the dumbest son of a bitch ever placed in the WH by Russia would know from low and even lower IQs. Drumpfuck's IQ is miniscule, in line with his micro dick and inversely proportional to his cavernous lying mouth.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/06/politics/donald-trump-montana-speech/index.html

If Drumpf gets re=elected it will be because stoopid fucking wingnuts kowtowed to Putin's wishes to keep Drumpfuck the Putin Puppet in office,

Stoopid fucking treasonous Russian wasicu wastey wingnuts control the entire government and could put an end to this treasonous bogus potus today if they actually cared about the country and the constitution they swore an oath to uphold. But they are more concerned with stacking the courts with religious right wing stoopid fuckers and bringing on the "Rapture" than theyare about the welfare of anyone other than the koch bros.

Anonymous said...

I think Trump’s hardcore, rally-attending followers know that a few of the things Trump says are lies. But I think they swallow a lot of that junk whole. They do believe a lot of it. They are, in fact, quite stupid.

More importantly, even if they know he is lying about some facts, they feel he is telling “a greater truth” — that, really, people of color are somehow causing all the country’s problems, and foreign nations are economically screwing us, and the media is hiding this from us all in a giant conspiracy because they’re “too politically correct.” At last, someone is standing up to those dirty brown enemies within and those foreign nations, and now everything will be sunshine and rainbows. What a relief.

“So Trump lies a little. Everybody does it. The Democrats lie tooooooo. Why, remember that time the Democrats said [insert dumb, made-up right-wing talking point here].”

...

Anyway, you get the point. It’s a matter of credulous fools wanting to believe the blather of a con man, combined with them engaging in ends-justify-the-means, conspiratorial thinking.

If this looks disturbingly like a cult, that’s because it is one.

mike from iowa said...

POC are causing all the problems. They're the wasicus in red hats.

Joder la SFWingnut, what has yer potus and congress done to stem Russia's involvement in our electoral process besides basically deny it happened?

Stinky is kinda dumb said...

The left often find truth racist. Maxine Waters is 'low IQ'
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Here's a truth, assholes like Stinky are racist as is the President. Well, at least more Americans think he is than not. Conservatives obsess about IQ while having low IQ's. Irony is lost on conservatives.

Anonymous said...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/07/04/politics/donald-trump-quinnipiac-poll/index.html

Half the country believe trump is a racist. The half that doesn't is kinda dumb.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/watch-black-teen-body-slammed-arrested-selling-water-outside-philadelphia-zoo/

Yeah, but this wasn't racist because there are black cops around. Listen, stoopid fucking wingnuts. Did you hear me say this act was racist? No you didn't. But, it was likely totally unnecessary to treat kids of any color this way.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/white-florida-state-official-asks-black-man-seeking-right-vote-many-different-mothers-kids/

Pertinent questions stoopid fucking wasicu wingnuts ask of every black wingnut they see, too. Not!

mike from iowa said...

Trump gave his personal cell number to world leaders without telling aides: ‘We had no idea what happened’

This is what Russia brings to the leadership table. Pure, unadulterated shit fer brains.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/russian-officials-state-media-mock-weak-gop-senators-moscow-visit/

Wingnuts asked Russia not to interfere in our elections. That dhould do it.

Joder La Resistencia said...

mike from iowa said...
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/russian-officials-state-media-mock-weak-gop-senators-moscow-visit/

Wingnuts asked Russia not to interfere in our elections. That dhould do it.

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Worked for obama didn't it?

Joder La Resistencia said...

MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING ‘TERRORISTIC THREATS’ AGAINST TRUMP SUPPORTERS AT REP. ZELDIN’S HQ

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/06/man-arrested-lee-zeldin-kill/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push

Another Maxine Waters supporter arrested...

Anonymous said...

“Trump gave his personal cell number to world leaders without telling aides: ‘We had no idea what happened’”

Trump hands out the number for his unsecured cellphone to anybody and everybody.

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security

That’s why Trump gets prank calls from Stuttering John from the Howard Stern show, and thinks he’s on a conference call with a foreign dignitary.

Information security is at zero while the big orange doofus is president. Remember when that was supposedly a terrible thing that should prevent a person from becoming president?

“But her emails ...”

Joder La Resistencia said...

Facts always busting the field negro narrative.



The ‘immigrant purge’ that wasn’t

Social media erupted in outrage Friday after an Associated Press report suggested the Trump administration is purging immigrants who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship. That’s not the case — though a real problem remains.


This much is true: Immigrant advocates told the AP they’ve seen a surge of Army reservists who’ve been abruptly discharged from the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program.

But the lawyers who brought the story to the AP can only point to about 40 — out of around 10,000 now in the program.

Building on an effort that began under President George W. Bush, MAVNI since 2009 has recruited immigrant soldiers — noncitizens who are here legally — with special background and language skills.

But because these are immigrants, many from Middle Eastern countries, extensive background vetting is necessary before they’re allowed to serve.

As veteran military commentator John Noonan notes, it’s elementary: “If you’re not a citizen and you want to serve, we have to check your background. Aggressively.”

But when the Obama administration opened MAVNI up to DACA “dreamers,” growing national-security concerns led the Pentagon to ratchet up that screening — creating a huge backlog.


All this began in the fall of 2016 — before President Trump had even been elected, although new Defense Secretary Jim Mattis added even more layers of vetting in 2017.

As Stars & Stripes has reported, soldiers recruited before then found themselves stuck while waiting for their clearances. And if the vetting isn’t finished within 180 days, they must be given an entry-level separation from service that’s not considered an honorable discharge.

https://nypost.com/2018/07/06/the-immigrant-purge-that-wasnt/


Anonymous said...

"As veteran military commentator John Noonan notes, it’s elementary: ‘If you’re not a citizen and you want to serve, we have to check your background. Aggressively.’”

Riiiiiight. We’re supposed to trust the Trump administration to vet applicants impartially and not at all racist-ly. Like how they impartially vetted Muslim visa applicants by blocking entire Muslim countries. Very impartial, that.

And we already know how much the Trumpies DO NOT love the idea of immigrants in the military. Jeff Sessions did a wingnutty radio interview back in 2014, in which he explained how immigrants are automatically untrustworthy, because they’re foreigners.

Also, they tuk white people’s jerbs.

TRUMP ATTORNEY GENERAL PICK JEFF SESSIONS SAID IMMIGRANTS IN THE U.S. MILITARY MIGHT BE SPIES

Anonymous said...

FN:"Finally, the trump administration is now kicking out people who signed up to fight and defend our country because they are not legal immigrants."


BULLSHIT FAKE NEWS

Anonymous said...

Former negroe NBA player chimps out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k587dEofFn0

Anonymous said...

Typical hillbilly redneck ape outs.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcg--LV119w

Stinky is kinda dumb said...

Facts always busting the field negro narrative.
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Wow, the NY Post finally found someone dumb enough to actually believe their reporting. Damn Stinky, we knew you were stupid but damn!

PilotX said...

Looks like the Nobel Prize is still on hold. Maybe just maybe the experts and previous Presidents were right when they refused to meet face to face with N. Korean leaders because it was probably a ruse to embarrass the US publically. Oh, and that "news" of trump getting American remains back was a lie also. This guy is in WAY over his head.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/north-korean-negotiator-teases-and-flatters-as-pompeo-enters-second-day-of-talks/2018/07/07/d2a06324-8175-4589-bf08-def6e56aa962_story.html

PilotX said...

https://www.google.com/amp/www.newsweek.com/north-korea-still-has-not-returned-us-soldiers-remains-says-pompeo-1000928%3famp=1

Anonymous said...

Trump is the winner! Of the governmental turnover competition.

It appears no other president has had as many appointees quit or be fired in his first two years in office.

It’s almost like Trump has no idea how to hire qualified staffers and thinks jettisoning them on a weekly basis is a cute gimmick that helps promote his hot reality show, White House Apprentice.

#TrumpFail

With Pruitt’s Departure, More Than A Quarter Of Trump’s Cabinet Has Changed

mike from iowa said...

• In June 2017, the Washington Post reported on the existence of an internal memo that suggested canceling the enlistment contracts of 1,800 MAVNI participants who’d signed up before the program was suspended but had yet to begin basic training.

• While that full-scale cancellation has never been formally carried out, the Post also reported in September 2017 that “hundreds” of such contracts had been canceled individually under sometimes-suspect circumstances. A retired Army officer who’d helped create MAVNI, Margaret Stock, told the paper that “a recruiter told her there was pressure from the recruiting command to release foreign-born recruits.” The Post reported that some enlistees’ canceled contracts were suddenly reinstated after a reporter called recruiters to ask about them.
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• In October 2017 Mattis announced that service members who were candidates for citizenship would face even more security reviews and have to wait longer after beginning service to have their applications processed. The Military Times reported in May 2018 that military naturalization applications dropped 65 percent in the quarter after the announcement.

• In January 2018, BuzzFeed reported that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency had “shuttered all of its offices at US Army basic training locations,” which as you might imagine makes it more difficult for service members who are in basic training to advance their citizenship applications.

And that brings us to the AP’s report, which paraphrases MAVNI creator Margaret Stock—who’s now an immigration attorney—as saying that she’s been “inundated over the past several days by recruits who have been abruptly discharged.” (A canceled enlistment counts as a discharge even if it happens before basic training.)

So: Officially, MAVNI hasn’t been canceled. But it’s not taking new applicants, enlistees who haven’t started basic training have been getting their contracts abruptly canceled, and the naturalization process has become harder for those who have started their service.

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mike from iowa said...

Kayleigh McEnany, the spokesperson for the RNC, took her turn at at defending embattled Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, casting doubt on his culpability in not reporting sexual assault on athletes at Ohio State by noting the schools lawyers emailed questions to him at an out of date email address.

Yup, this is the product of a conservative arts educational system where judges claim students have no rights to be educated. What a dizzy fucking broad.

dinthebeast said...

"Wingnuts asked Russia not to interfere in our elections. That dhould do it."

Except that they didn't even do that. They all agreed that interfering in elections is bad, but that's OK because Russia says they didn't do it anyway.
Then it was all a bunch of fellatio about "not being adversaries" with the motherfuckers who attacked, and are still attacking right now, our election.
Mostly it was a Republican (no Democrats) delegation to ensure they were going to cheat on their side again.
Responses from Duma members: "That was the easiest meeting with Americans I've ever had." and "In two hours I never heard the word "Crimea" once.

And they are using the backlog of background checks to issue discharges on the grounds of a failed background check, that was in reality never done, and supplying no documentation or due process for reneging on their part of the contract.
All for a cheap election-year issue because they are scared shitless of losing the midterms.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/indiana-landlord-evicts-church-sign-saying-lgbtq-hate-crime/

Good news for LGBTQ people of the world.

mike from iowa said...

Russians are having a field day withpathetic stoopid fucking wingnut senators clumsy attempts at diplomacy.

Pompeo claims progress in NK only to have the NK gubmint saying Drumpf's one sided demands for denuclearozation have worn thin and are chasing the NKs away from the table.

So much winning!

PilotX said...

https://eand.co/do-americans-know-how-weird-and-extreme-their-collapse-is-getting-977f3b6c73b3

PilotX said...

https://eand.co/the-age-of-the-imbecile-c52ee205d94c

Anonymous said...

Way more dangerous in Chicago.

Chicago July 2018 To Date
Shot & Killed: 5
Shot & Wounded: 44
Total Shot: 49
Total Homicides: 6

mike from iowa said...

Drumpfuck attacks the ACA again right in front of major decision time.

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-might-end-obamacare-payment-program-rattling-insurers-ahead-of-key-market-decisions-0ae9d3c61c52/

Heartless bastard. Where is his plan to repeal and replace with better, cheaper, insurance for everyone? Just more loes from the pathological POS liar in cheap.

mike from iowa said...

http://www.the-immoral-minority.com/trump-brags-that-he-won-lawsuit-which-was-dismissed-over-technicality/

Drumpf claims he won a lawsuit dismissed on a technicality. The judge made sure to point out this was not a decision on whether Drumpf and Russia colluded, but Drumpf claims she exonerated him because he is a dumb fucker.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/devin-nunes-calling-task-force-investigate-officials-activists-exposed-russian-election-meddling/

Numbnuts wants to investigate those who exposed Russia's election meddling. He, like Drumpfuck and others, is a Russian agent.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/democrat-con-job-unhinged-donald-trump-tweeting-hillarys-emails-gold-resort/

Need more proof Drumpfuck is clinically insane?

Anonymous said...

Way more death in rural white America

July to date:
OD's: 10,000
Babies sold for meth: 15,000
Showers: 7
High School Diplomas: 3
Teeth: 1

Anonymous said...

Need more proof Drumpfuck is clinically insane?
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Nope.

mike from iowa said...

Need to call capitol police swithboard and repirt bat shit crazy wasicu wastey foaming at the mouth in the President's residence. Consider him an extreme danger to self and country and remove post haste.

PilotX said...

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/alltime-hottest-temperature-records-set-all-over-the-world-this-week-a3881061.html?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1530882478

mike from iowa said...

PilotX @ 4:23 Hillaryous and already passed it on to another Lib blog. Thanks.

mike from iowa said...

Fake Noize says Pompei has three options for NK and all are bad, then they turn around and say America has to learn from failed Obama Iran deal. The only ones who think the Iran deal failed are stoopid fucking wingnuts who count for nothing.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-mar-a-lago-applies-to-hire-61-foreign-workers_us_5b3fefa1e4b07b827cc07826

More winning. We don't want immigrants unless Drumpf can hire them to work as slaves.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gooks and chinks!

dinthebeast said...

What if they gave a pro-gun rally and nobody came?

-Doug in Oakland

Flying Junior said...

Doug,

Do you remember when open carry was legal in California? lol They could holster and sling their weapons anywhere with the only proviso being that the guns couldn't be loaded. Funny shit. So some cutie from NPR San Francisco shows up at one of the rallies and tries to make sense of it all. Funny shit. Of course the rally was at a park where not too many people would be alarmed. Nobody seriously considered walking around city streets... Well a few guys did. But the cops were called quickly.

So I was blogging with my gun buddies about open carry. At the time, it would probably have been legal to open carry with a bandolero bullet vest or maybe a few bullets or shells in your pocket. So all a gun crazy would have to do to confront an evil-doer would be to take a moment to load and then let loose murderous mayhem.

Sadly the liberal crazies all listened to this same radio show and killed the entire California open carry thing. I'm sure they also read about the well-publicized case or two about a RW nutcase walking around with a rifle slinging from their shoulder on a peaceful city street.

PilotX said...

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/06/republican-nominee-god-is-a-white-supremacist-jews-come-from-satan/

dinthebeast said...

I just remember that every truck my dad had when I was a kid had a gun rack. But that was in Eureka, and while it definitely is in California, it's a bit different than the bigger cities here, or at least it was.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

http://abc7ny.com/two-year-old-dies-from-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound/3724488/

Parents not at home. 2 Adults? present. 1 gun. i dead toddler.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/watch-maga-hat-teen-sidesteps-questions-alleged-racist-remarks-whataburger-incident/

Wouldn't even brag about his racism on Fake Noize.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/watch-texas-cop-points-gun-young-children-taunt-violent-arrest-friend/

mike from iowa said...

https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/08/investing/stocks-week-ahead-earnings-tariffs/index.html

Wake up. shithead Drumpf fever dream believers. Next week korporate amerika starts announcing how much profit they lost to the spoiled 2 year old's tariff tantrums. It probably won't be pretty, but neither is the scuzzy looking orange POS in the WH.

dinthebeast said...

Fergus' tariffs don't make any sense, as there are no clear conditions any of the countries can meet to satisfy him. The "outrageous tariffs" of the EU average 3%, the trade surpluses China runs are embedded in supply chains that have US inputs, and Canada is not, in fact, a national security threat.
Those countries, on the other hand, are not as deluded or dumb as Fergus, and are retaliating with tariffs specifically targeted at end products that don't impact their own supply chains and items that specifically harm Fergus' voting base.
In other words, he's getting his ass kicked in the trade war he started, which would be more amusing if we weren't also getting fucked over by his ineptitude.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

You're the man, Doug.

Flying Junior said...

Steel and aluminum. The strongest and most useful metals. Steel has the flexibility and strength. Perfect for cars, trucks and bicycles. Proven for marine use. Heavy durable equipment? Ovens, refrigerators, washing machines? What other metal would even make sense to use? Fine parts. Steel wire. American manufacturing know-how. All thrown out the window by a clueless caveman. Aluminum has the light weight. Perfect for doors and hoods on Ford F-150s. Lightweight bikes for younger riders. Tariffs attack industry and manufacturing. It may be that someone will clean up when all of the failed businesses are bought up by vultures.

Fuck the deluded caveman Trump.