Sunday, August 19, 2018

Rats, dogs, and presidents.

TWEET MEMr. trump is using words like "rat" and "dog" to refer to individuals in his tweet these days. Proof positive that the man is feeling cornered and is becoming even more insane with each passing day.

He reminds me of a previous president who had to leave the office in disgrace. You know the one: his quote "I am not a crook" will go down in history as one of the most memorable of all time when t comes to American presidents.

I can't blame trump for being scared and feeling trapped, though. The walls are closing in around him. Now, as it turns out, even the White House attorney is singing like Mariah Carey. And for the record Mr. trump, being a "rat" has nothing to do with it, you are supposed to be running a country not a mob organization.   

Now he is accusing Robert Mueller of "McCarthyism". That is a declaration so stunning that had any other president in modern America history said something like that about a sitting special prosecutor it would lead the news for weeks. But not with this clown. This is just another late night twitter meltdown which sadly has become the new normal.

"I have nothing to hide ... and have demanded transparency so that this Rigged and Disgusting Witch Hunt can come to a close," Trump tweeted.

"So many lives have been ruined over nothing - McCarthyism at its WORST!"
In another tweet, he declared: "Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!"

- 'Desperate' - " 

If this is a "witch hunt" they should changed the name from of Washington D.C. to Salem. Because Mr. Mueller has sure caught a lot of witches. Unfortunately the head witch is still in charge and doing more to destroy the country as we know it every day. In fact, Mr. Mueller's track record of success in these investigations have been earth shattering. He has had at least 35 indictments and pleas so far, and we are hoping for more.

This week we will see if Mueller can add a conviction from a jury to  the list of his accomplishments. Paul Manafort is waiting to see what a jury of his peers decides in hi trial, and he could go away yo the big house for a long time.  (I wouldn't be surprised if this is a hung jury, but if I had to money on this trial I would say that Mueller will get a conviction on at least some of the counts.)

Mr. trump is already sending Manafort signals that he has his back. This too is wrong, but what else is new with this guy in the White House? While the jury is deliberating the president of the United Sates comments publicly on the case and praises the accused. 

Maybe this is why Mr. trump is feeling so trapped and cornered these days: He can't control what Mr Manafort and Mr. Cohen will say, or if Mr. Manafort is found guilty what he will give up in exchange for a lesser sentence. 

So expect more tweets and more signs of desperation from this president in the next few days. All we can hope for now is that  if he makes a seriously crazy move it won't have dire consequences for the rest of us.w

Saturday, August 18, 2018

CAPTION SATURDAY.

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I need a caption for this pic.

Example: There is a black guy in the back of the room; go see what he wants.


*Pic from fortune.com

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Open thread.

MORE DISCLAIMERSIt's an open thread night people. Tell me what's on your mind.

I have a few thoughts:

Omarosa is still dropping tapes like a hip hop producer.

Is being a racist a requirement to run for office in the GOP?

Is being the immediate  family member of a white heterosexual male the most dangerous  place one can find themselves in these days?

Your president is planning a 100 million dollar parade and vets are still dying in the streets.

FOX showed a picture of Patti LaBelle  instead of Aretha Franklin  today when mentioning her death. Personally, I am not surprised, because we all look alike to the folks over at FOX. Their explanation for the snafu just made things worse.

Speaking of FOX, can someone tell me when Japan was a Communist country? Apparently over at FOX that's a part of history now.

Finally, the special forces commander who led the bin Laden raid blasted trump today and told him to revoke his security clearance as well. Is he a patriot or a traitor in your eyes?   

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bring back the tan suit.

Image result for obama and suits imagesPaul Ryan is the epitome of the P word.  A few weeks ago he said that trump was just "trolling" when he said that he would revoke the security clearance of some of his perceived enemies. Today, shockingly, the president did just that.   And all we have heard from Paul Ryan (and other elected republicans) so far is the sound of crickets.

Imagine, if you will, Barack Obama pulling some crap like this. We would have a constitutional crisis on our hands. Congress would order the military to remove the Negro from 1600 Pennsylvania, Avenue. Remember when he (Obama) wore that tan suit? FOX News was in meltdown mode for days. BREAKING NEWS! OBAMA wears a tan suit.

Of course, as we all know, trump and his minions did this now because they are trying to get the news of trump dropping the n word (and yes he said it) off the front page. Anything for a distraction at this point. 

"Manigault Newman on Tuesday released to CBS News a supposed recording of a conference call that purportedly features her, Eric Trump aide Lynne Patton, Pierson and campaign communications director Jason Miller.

"I am trying to find at least what context it was used in to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it," Pierson said on the tape. Patton is then heard describing a conversation she had with Trump about his alleged use of the slur.

"I said, 'Well, sir, can you think of any time where this happened?' And he said, 'no,'" Patton is heard saying.

Manigault Newman responds: "Well, that is not true."

Pierson later says: "No, he said it. He is embarrassed by it."

Pierson told CNN, “What you hear me doing, is interrupting, saying, ‘OK, OK, he said it, he said it, he’s embarrassed, let’s move on."'

It's scary that these Negroes chose to stay by trump's side knowing that he was a virulent racist. But this is how the modern house Negro rolls in America these days: it's all about getting for themselves even if it means sleeping (sometimes literally) with the enemy.

*Pic from pinterest.com


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

From Truman to trump.

TWEET MEPresident Harry Truman used the n word once.

 "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's honest and decent and not a n****r or a Chinaman. Uncle Wills says that the Lord made a white man from dust, a n**** from mud, and then threw what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion that negroes ought to be in Arica, yellow men in Asia, and white men in Europe and America."

This letter was written in 1911, but other Americans presidents have freely used the n word since. (Including that liberal giant, LBJ) In fact, the most recent documented case of an American president using the n word was Richard Nixon. That was, of course, until Donald trump came along.

In a stunning news conference today, the press secretary said that she could not assure the American people that the president of the United States in 2018 did not recently use the n word. This ought to tell you something: the tape is out there, and it will be released soon. This press secretary lies about everything, but she refused to lie for the president this time. Why?

The president himself tweeted this morning (before calling Omarosa a dog) that he didn't use the n word because Mark Burnett says the tape does not exist. That's like me hitting my wife and when confronted about it, I ask you if you saw me hitting my wife. If you say you didn't see it, then I say I didn't hit her. Why does he need Mark Burnett to assure him that the tape doesn't exist? If he didn't say it he wouldn't even be worried about Mark Burnett and the tape. 

Anyway, Omarosa is proving to be a nightmare for team trump, and I suspect that she will not be going away anytime soon.

"President Trump added his former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, on Tuesday to the growing list of African-Americans he has publicly denigrated on Twitter, calling her “that dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife” after her allegations against him of mental deterioration and racism.
Even for a president who consistently uses Twitter to assail his adversaries, the morning tweet about Ms. Manigault Newman was a remarkably crude use of the presidential bully pulpit to disparage a woman who once served at the highest levels in his White House.

In an interview on MSNBC, Ms. Manigault Newman responded that Mr. Trump treats women differently than he does men because he “believes they are beneath him” and that he talked in derogatory ways about minorities.

'He has absolutely no respect for women, for African-Americans,” she said.'"

And yet, Omarosa, you worked for him. Even after he peddled that racist lie about the former president for years. (Digression alert.) 

Anyway, now we will wait for Melania and Ivanka to put their two cents in and tell us all to "Be Best".  





  

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The drama Queen strikes again.

 Image result for omarosa drama queen  images * I heard Omarosa's secretly recorded taping of her firing by John Kelly today on Meet The Press (MTP). And sadly, I couldn't help but think how vulnerable this White House is. These bumbling cast of characters have made a mess of how things are supposed to be done in the people's house.

The fact that Omarosa was able to secretly record her conversation in what is supposed to be one of the most secure places on earth is laughable----- Try recording what goes on in a courtroom and see how far you will get . I mean no one even bothered to check her cell phone? I gotta give her credit, Omarosa also has a lot of cohones, because she played the tape on MTP. I guess she has no more f***s to give about any type of legal repercussions from her actions, or of ever working in government again. 

During her appearance on MTPOmarosa also revealed a lot of things about trump that we already knew. Like, for instance, that he is a flat our racist. The problem with this particular messenger, though, is that she has zero credibility. She played along too long with trump and his antics and now she wants us all to act like this is something that we didn't now all along.

Omarosa also said that she heard the tape of trump dropping the n word, and that it will be used as some type of October Surprise by the dems. Sorry dems, it won't work. A tape of trump dropping the n word will only make him more popular among his pals in the GOP. They will act appalled, publicly. But they will still support him behind closed doors when the lights are off.

We know one person who is not pleased with Omarosa going public, and that's the orange one himself. While hanging with his biker buddies in Jersey, he called her a "low- life". (Not very presidential of you there big guy.) Can you imagine how many types of n*****s he is calling her, privately?

Omarosa also claims that trump wants to start a race war. Well, judging from the way things have been going in the country lately, he has already succeeded on that front.     

*Pic from theroot.com

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Caption Saturday

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I need a caption for this pic.

*Pic from rawstory.com

Friday, August 10, 2018

BlacKkKlanswoman

In a way, the release of the movie BlacKkKansman is a perfect metaphor for something that is going on in the current news cycle. I am referring to the trials and travails in the life of former trump sycophant, Omarosa Manigault.

Omarosa was the black Klansman in the trump White House full of Klansmen and Klanswomen. Unlike the character in the movie, though, she was not trying to infiltrate and bring down this White House klan; she was a proud member of it. So much so that they had to throw her out kicking and screaming.  It is what led her to once declare that trump's critics will "bow down before him." (Wrong Omarosa, that was Stormy Daniels. And trust me, she wasn't doing it to honor him.)

But what a difference a few months makes. Now that she has been booted from the White House like  she is a character on the Apprentice, she is dishing on her former owner boss, Donald trump.

She has declared that she saw trump chewing paper, dropping the n word, and being promised a pay-off after leaving the White House  if she would keep her mouth shut. For the record, I believe that pretty much everything that she said about trump is true. But trump being a racist is not breaking news. That's like saying it's warmer in August on the East Coast than it is in December. We all know that trump is a racist, especially us black folks.

What we are not going to do is to act like this is some type of breaking news so that Omarosa can sell her books.

Omarosa was a house Negroes house Negro, and she decided long ago that she belonged in the house and not in the fields. She decided to become a field Negro when trump soured on her and she saw the writing on the wall. Besides, the time for her giving us all the dirt on you know is long past. She should have started reporting to the American people as soon as she started observing trump eating the morning newspaper for breakfast.

*Pic courtesy of  Wikipedia. 



Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Questions of the day.

I
 I have a few questions about some of the major news stories of the day.

Now that yet another one of trump's pals have been indicted for swampy behavior, is it fair to say that trump and the people around him are some of the most corrupt ever?

Should Omarosa release the trump tapes?

Should Robert Mueller subpoena trump?

If the democratic candidate, Danny O'Conner, ends up losing the special election for Ohio-12 last night, is the Green Party to blame? 

Is this the worst case of white privilege you ever heard of ?

Were black activists right to protest the latest Nertoot s convention?  

Is it cool for police to taser an 11 year old girl?   




Tuesday, August 07, 2018

But what about Chicago?

"Here is something you cant understand
How I could just kill a man
Here is something you cant understand
How I could just kill a man"


~Cypress Hill~

Sadly, I can understand. And as I see the drama of the senseless loss of young black lives playing out in cities like Chicago more and more each day, I am starting to understand it even more.

I live in Philly, and I do a lot of criminal defense work, so sadly I understand the culture that creates this climate of senseless violence and depravity that is being played out in some of our inner city neighborhoods on a regular basis. These urban terrorist who kill and create mayhem don't feel remorse or care about the consequences of their actions. They live for the moment. Most of them don't even think about living past thirty. Or, for that matter, being free on the streets after thirty. It's either dead or in jail. While they are here, though, getting a rep on the street and getting fast money is all they care about. 

Last weekend in Chicago there were 33 shootings and 12 murders for all the reasons I gave you above. The racist trolls who like to point to these happenings as evidence of some type of dysfunction that is specific to the black community are having a field day. Every time you point out some type of social injustice or an instance of institutional and individual racism, they bring it up. Donald trump is a liar and a sexual predator. Yeah but what about Chicago? Police officers have to stop  killing innocent people of color. Yeah but what about Chicago? The America government is wrong to separate young children from their families. Yeah but what about Chicago? I think you get the point. 

The problem is, of course, that what happens in Chicago and cities like it is the end result of a problem that was created by a society that left out the have-nots, and is set up in such a way that only a few can succeed. The so called American dream will never be realized by many of these people and they know it. So what happens? The have-nots turn on each other.  

Also, killings is not something unique to black folks. In case you haven't been paying attention, white men have been killing their families in serious numbers in this country. (Just yesterday here in Philly, a man strangled his  seven year old daughter to death because of a bitter custody battle with her mother.) Don't believe me? Check out this link, and this one, and this one, and this one. There are lots more, so feel free to use Google. 

These types of killings, one could argue, are even more heinous, because they involve the killing of a loved one the killer is supposed to protect and care for. What's their excuse? They lost their job? Marital breakup? A lost custody battle? In Chicago and cities like it, we know why they kill each other, and it's tragic and sad. However, I will never understand how someone can kill his or her entire family. The people he or she loved at one point and formed a bond with. 

The point is, to quote the orange one occupying the white house: "There are bad people on both sides." Killing a fellow gang- banger or drug dealer is bad. Killing a family member or loved one is bad as well. We don't need the pontificating from folks in the majority population about all those evil Negroes in the hood killing each other. We know why they kill each other. And sadly, in a lot of ways, we are all to blame. 

*Pic from huffingtonpost.com

Monday, August 06, 2018

A tangled web in a tower.

"Ingraham asked Don Jr. about that discrepancy when he called into her show on Monday, and she even aired a few clips of Trump and various officials confidently claiming the meeting was about adoptions.

You want any comment on that, Donny?” the Fox News host asked. “Because they’re hitting you on that for contradictions––I mean, they’re calling it worse than contradictions obviously. Donny what is your reaction to all that?”

“Hello?” Don Jr. could be heard saying, before a long silence.

“We’re going to see if we could reconnect with Donald Trump Jr. on all this, because we can’t seem to hear him,” Ingraham said after a silence. “We don’t know where he went.”'

Hold your breath, Laura, Don Jr. will not be coming back.

Donny and his daddy are already in deep enough do doo.  If only his daddy would chill with the twitter fingers. Now, thanks to  twitter, we are learning that team trump has lied all along about that infamous meeting in trump tower.

We were told that the meeting was about Russian adoptions. We know now that this was a blatant lie. The meeting was to dig up dirt on trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton. Something that is probably against the law. Most of us knew all along that team trump had orchestrated this lie, the question now is why. Why did they feel the need to cover up this meeting in the first place? I submit to you that they did this because they knew that what they were doing is illegal. The intent was there to do something nefarious. This would certainly push it closer into the crime category. 

trump's lawyers are now begging him to stop tweeting. about the meeting. They realize that he is putting himself and his family in serious legal jeopardy, and forcing them to make fools of themselves, even when communicating with friendly news outlets.

“We’re going to see if we could reconnect with Donald Trump Jr. on all this, because we can’t seem to hear him,”

The problem for Donnie is that we can't hear him, but sadly for him we are hearing his daddy loud and clear.

*Pic from cnn.com