Saturday, March 23, 2019

Caption Saturday.



I need a caption for this pic. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Mueller time!

TWEET MESo the Mueller Report is now in, and we will soon know what his office has put together for Congress as it relates to the trump crime syndicate. trump's AG will now decide what we can and can't see.  

I think every citizen of this country should demand to see every aspect of the report. 

Having said that, I think that we can all agree that given the amount of indictments and convictions that Mueller was able to get, it has been a success.  

In the meantime, read this essay to learn more about the leader of our country. 


 "Donald Trump is not well. Over the weekend, he continued his weird obsession with a dead war hero. This time, his attacks on John McCain came two days after the anniversary of McCain’s release from a North Vietnamese prison camp. He tweeted this:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"Of the dead, speak no evil", and "Do not speak ill of the dead".

TWEET MEWhen are some people going to learn? Just because you live in the age of trump, that still doesn't give you the right to go around screaming vile racist s**t to strangers in public. (That kind of behavior is reserved for the president.) Now we have a racist woman in Connecticut who has been exposed and lost her job, because she felt it necessary to let her racism flag fly in a public space.

"A Connecticut’s woman’s racist rant caught in a grocery store has gone viral and the repercussions came quick. The incident at a ShopRite is shocking given the language used and the fact that the woman’s two small children were present.

Corinne Terrone was identified by the Hartford Courant as a secretary in the Hamden school district. In the video, she is seen calling a Black man the “n-word” and even spitting at him, as fellow shoppers look on in horror. 

At one point the insulted man charges towards Terrone and is stopped by another shopper. Karen Kaplan, a spokesperson for the school district stated that a meeting was scheduled to discuss the incident with Terrone and she submitted her resignation." [Source]

Don't worry Corrine, you will land on your feet. Maybe FOX NEWS or the trump administration will hire you. 

Speaking of trump, he was at it again today bashing John McCain. I wish one of you trumpnuts would explain to me his sick need to speak ill of a dead person who can't speak for himself.

I was never a big fan of John McCain's politics, but I always respected the man for what he stood for and for what he has been through in his life. To say that trump is not half the man John McCain was in an understatement. But what's even worse than trump is the sad and pitiful way that some (not all) of these republican politicians have kept silent while trump insults and demeans their dead friend and former colleague. How people like Lindsey Graham live with themselves is a mystery to me.

"I have to be honest, I never liked him much," Trump said during a speech at a military tank plant in Lima, Ohio, that was focused on the economy. "I probably never will."

The crowd, which included members of the military, remained largely silent during the remarks. Trump has ratcheted up his criticism of the Republican Arizona senator and Vietnam veteran and POW several times this week, but his remarks in Ohio brought up a litany of grievances from Trump that included the ceremonies to honor McCain after he died last year at 81.  



"I endorsed him at his request and I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve," Trump said. "I don't care about this, I didn’t get 'thank you.' That’s OK."

He gave him the kind of funeral he wanted. He wanted to be thanked.

It's a shame that Mr. tump won't be around to see the crowd size at his funeral. I am sure that it will be quite small. Just like his hands.

Monday, March 18, 2019

A friend in the White House.

Image result for white supremacistWhen your chief of staff has to tell us that you are not a white supremacist you might have a problem.

The president of the United States has embraced white supremacist and Nazis from day one of his presidency, and it's safe to say that he doesn't plan on changing his tune anytime soon. I guess he feels that they are such a large part of his base that he cannot afford to alienate them. They can always count on their friend in the White House. 

Sadly, he showed his true colors again after the slaughter of 50 Muslims while they prayed in church on Friday.

"Donald Trump had a chance to boldly condemn white supremacy and Islamophobia on Friday morning. Instead, after issuing a muffled statement of sympathy for the victims of murderous attacks on mosques in New Zealand, the president of the United States went back to complaining, in great and extended detail, that special counsel Robert Mueller “should never have been appointed and there should be no Mueller Report.”

On one of the darkest days in history for Muslims worldwide, the president’s initial response to the New Zealand killings failed to mention Muslims, Islam, Islamophobia, white supremacy, racism, bigotry or violent hatred that targets people based on their religion.

Trump will, hopefully, come around to more explicitly and effectively condemning the latest acts of mass violence directed at places of worship by white supremacists. But his every action reminds us that we have a president whose priorities are so warped that he cannot bring himself to lead in the moment when leadership is most needed.

Even the president’s supporters, who make excuses for what they tell us are his “lapses,” and who so ardently reject any suggestion that he encourages or tolerates bigotry, have to recognize that Trump is failing miserably as a leader. The United States is a powerful, influential country. But the measures of American leadership on the global stage are fluid. They depend on the quality of the individuals who occupy positions of public trust and authority.

Yet, whenever the moment demands more, Trump offers less. After the killing of at least 49 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, it was immediately clear that this was what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern identified it as: “a terrorist attack” committed by “people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in fact have no place in the world.”

By Friday morning in the United States, Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League was telling NPR that the Christchurch attack “clearly was motivated by white supremacy.”

“We’ve got a big problem on our hands and we need to recognize that social media allows white supremacy, much like other forms of hate, to travel across borders, and we’ve got to recognize it for the global terror threat that it really is,” warned Greenblatt, who noted that the killer in Christchurch had referenced white supremacists and white nationalists who had engaged in mass murder in the United States and other countries.

The right response to a big problem is to identify it, and bluntly call it out, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel did when she reacted with grief and horror to the fact that, once again, “citizens who were attacked and murdered out of racist hatred.” And as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan did when he condemned those those who “collectively” and “deliberately” choose to demonize Muslims, and warned that “I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia.”

There is no point in mincing words about the threat posed by white supremacy and Islamophobia. Indeed, mincing words sends precisely the wrong signal.

Yet President Trump’s response on Friday morning, delivered long after details of the killer’s white supremacist and Islamophobic sentiments were broadcast around the world, was a muted tweet that read: “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”

“Warm sympathy” is all fine and good. But, according to news reports, the Australian-born suspect in the mass shooting wrote a 87-page manifesto that described the American president as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.” Trump, who invited an international outcry with his suggestion that there were “very fine people” among white supremacists and white nationalists who mounted violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, should have recognized the need to respond in a dramatically better way this time.

This was an opportunity for the president to lead. He refused to take it Friday morning, and he explicitly rejected it Friday afternoon—when asked if he saw white nationalism as a mounting global threat, Trump’s reply was dismissive: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”

So what did concern Trump on this awful day? Instead of condemning white supremacy, he erupted in an extended Twitter tantrum about the Mueller inquiry, which concluded with an all-caps declaration that “THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO A PRESIDENT AGAIN!


The language of “Never Again!” should have been employed on Friday. But not with regard to a legitimate investigation into political and presidential wrongdoing. It should have been employed to condemn racist hatred and violence that has targeted churches, synagogues, and mosques. But Trump could not get there. Instead, he literally repeating his attacks on the woman who won 2.9 million more votes than he did in the 2016 presidential election. Yes, Trump found time on Friday morning to attack “Crooked Hillary,” but no time to attack white supremacy or Islamophobia.

And what was former secretary of state Hillary Clinton saying at roughly the same time?
“My heart breaks for New Zealand & the global Muslim community. We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of Islamophobia and racism in all its forms,” wrote Clinton. “White supremacist terrorists must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.”


That is how a president of the United States is supposed to respond in a moment of horror that demands clarity—and leadership." [Source]

*Pic from pbs.org

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Caption Sunday.

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I need a caption for this pic.


*Pic from Buzzfeed News by Andrew Whitaker / AP

Friday, March 15, 2019

Words matter.

“You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny," Trump said in the interview with Breitbart published on Wednesday. "I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher."

"I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad," Trump said."'

Wait...what??!!

Is the president threatening the rest of us who don't support him? Dude isn't even hiding the fact that he wants to be a tyrannical despot anymore. Threatening people who don't support you with violence is how guys like Vladimir Putin get down. Not surprising that Mr. trump is adopting his tactics given the fact that the man is one of his heroes.

Someone should send Mr. trump the memo that words from someone in his position matters. We were reminded of that today when a white nationalist terrorist slaughtered 49 (as of me writing this) innocent Muslims as they prayed in their Mosque on a Friday morning. (What's with these white supremacist killing people while they are in church?) The animal gave a shout out to Mr. trump in his manifesto, and it's not a stretch to say that he was inspired by the words of folks like Mr. trump.
The guy even posted his dastardly deeds on social media for crying out old.

"A mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday has left multiple people dead, according to The Guardian. The shooting was carried out by at least one gunman who posted on online “manifesto” stating white supremacist viewpoints and naming prominent Donald Trump supporter and right-wing American media personality Candace Owens as the person who most inspired him to commit acts of violence." 

So Candace Owens, the black woman who the black race traded away months ago, got a shout out from a white nationalist who slaughtered women and children while they prayed in church.

Hey Candace, I hope that your 15 minutes and your FOX NEWS checks were worth it. 



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

When your sense of entitlement can land you in jail.

"The only thing I like about rich people is their money.”
Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor    


So now that America is learning that it isn't those poor "undeserving" black children taking their children's spots in elite colleges and universities, I hope that folks will think twice the next time they scream affirmative action. 

Most of us are not surprised that these pay to get your child in college schemes have been going on. And we are all aware that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Entitled children and their entitled parents just can't go to good old State U with all the common folks. The scary thing is that these children already have all the money and resources at their fingertips, so they really should be getting into these prestigious schools on their own merit. 

Anyway, the more I hear and read about this story, is the more I want to see Mr. trumps high school and college transcripts. He likes to say that he is smart, and brag about the fact that he went to Penn, but the truth is he has fought like hell to keep his grades a secret, and the folks at Penn won't even acknowledge him or take his money.  

Make no mistake, Mr. trump is no different than the folks who got busted for trying to cheat to get their children in college. Just look how he got his daughter and  son- in- law security clearances. 

This is how democratic lawmakers feel about it.

"Just look at the President and his Administration. The working class are held to one standard, while the likes of Ivanka and Jared can be granted security clearance over the objections of intelligence professionals."

Yeah, I can definitely see Daddy trump pulling some strings to get his children special treatment that they don't deserve. Kind of like his daddy did for him.   


Monday, March 11, 2019

Bubba the Love Sponge, a massage parlor owner, Tim Apple, and the week just started.

What a time to be an American.

The president of these divided states said that all democrats hate Jews, and he lied to us about a trivial slip of the tongue that he uttered on live television.  Throw in the fact that he was meeting with the head of the massage parlor where Robert Kraft was arrested-- she was quite possibly selling access to him to Chinese state officials--- and you have a very bizarre time in our history.

So there is a lot of craziness going on around this president, but one thing we know for sure is this: His television station will continue to support him and put out propaganda to prop him up no matter what. They will do everything in their powers to make sure that nothing can bring him down. It's no wonder that the democrats refused to have their debate on that network. Some folks say that it's a mistake, but I say what difference does it make?  A debate among democrats  won't change the mind of one single trmpnut who watches that network.

Speaking of  trump state television, it seems that a couple of their hosts have found themselves in a bit of hot water recently.

"Fox News has distanced itself from critical remarks about Islam by one of its commentators and has received calls to fire one of its primetime hosts for comments that were criticized as misogynistic, adding to renewed scrutiny of the cable news channel.

On Sunday night, the liberal activist group Media Matters for America released recordings of a variety of comments Tucker Carlson made during appearances on a radio show in which he disparaged sex workers in Florida and described women as being “primitive.”

Carlson, who joined the network in 2009, made the comments on a radio talk show hosted by “Bubba the Love Sponge” (whose real name is Todd Alan Clem) from 2006 to 2011. Carlson was a host on MSNBC from 2005 to 2008. He has also worked for CNN and PBS.

Carlson described both Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton as being against men and described other women including Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and Arianna Huffington in derogatory terms.

Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of the women’s rights group UltraViolet, called for Carlson’s removal in a statement sent to NBC News.

“Tucker Carlson is a dangerous misogynist,” Thomas said in the statement. “Carlson’s defense of domestic abusers and child rapists, and his perverted comments about young girls, are nothing short of horrifying. Unfortunately, they’re also not surprising. This report shows exactly who he is and has always been. Fox News should fire Tucker Carlson immediately.”

Fox News declined to comment. Carlson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "

Well Tucker finally did respond, and like his buddy in the White House, he has refused to apologize for his vile behavior.

" Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Sunday refused to apologize for a series of past comments about women and issues like statutory rape that surfaced in a YouTube compilation by Media Matters for America (MMFA).

During call-in segments on “Bubba the Love Sponge Show” between 2006 and 2011, the future Fox News host said that women enjoy being told to “be quiet and kind of do what you’re told” suggested that statutory rape isn’t like “pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting” them and described Martha Stewart’s daughter, radio and TV personality Alexis Stewart, as “c–ty.”'

In a statement on Sunday night, Carlson said, “Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago.” (He sidestepped the fact that some of the highlighted comments occurred as recently as 2011.)

“Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour,” Carlson continued. “If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”
[Source]

Just like his pal, he is always looking for ratings. 

*Pic from motherjones.com