Don’t Lash Out At Bernie Sanders (The Messenger) Because You Don’t Accept The Truth Of His Message

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/bernie-sanders-obama-anger-martin-luther-king-death-assassination-jackson-mississippi-a8289456.html

Yeah, this commentary is very similar to the one I posted 2 days ago. But the news article is more vitriolic in its attack on Bernie Sanders and I will not let that go by, especially when it’s so wrong-headed and incendiary and because…Bernie and his words should not be the subjects of these attacks. Once again, blinkered people are lashing out in the wrong direction and at the wrong person. Trump and his admin, Mitch McConnell, and Paul Ryan are legitimate targets for wrath and outrage. Once again, if these black critics of Bernie are Democrats, all they’re doing is further polarizing and weakening the Democratic Party. Yes, Bernie is an Independent. Yes, Bernie’s weak spot has alway been in effectively discussing black issues. But compare his record on civil rights with that of many white Democrats in Congress. And of the first black president of the United States.

And that’s why this article is full of crap. Just because Obama was the first black president he should be exempt from criticism? He gets special dispensation on observance (I won’t say anniversary) of the date of MLK Jr.’s assassination. What does one have to do with the other?

John F. Kennedy was the first Catholic president–yet every year on and around the date of his assassination there are documentaries both praising and criticizing him and his presidency. There is much to criticize his presidency about. And something else that this writer so all in a huff didn’t mention. MLK Jr. was assassinated because he had become so a strong voice for equal civil rights for blacks. Yet black men are being murdered by cops–both white and black–several times a week right now. Poverty and unemployment remain endemic among the black population and the Dems and Obama when they had the chance and the power did nothing to alleviate it. In 2014, the Dems helped pass and Obama signed the Farm Act of 2014 which slashed SNAP benefits over 10 years by $8.7 BILLION.

So, I don’t want to hear from all the outraged “Barack Obama supporters” black celebrities how Bernie was out of line to make the speech he did. Black celebrities should join his outrage that 50 years later on the date King was killed, not a lot has changed as far as civil rights. And currently, even the most important civil rights have been and continue to be eroded. In other words, not much as changed and the Trump admin–especially Attorney General Jeff sessions–is working to reverse as many civil rights gains and advances as executive orders and policies can achieve.

Only the limited thinkers and close-minded loudly call for the death of the messenger when they refuse to accept the truth of his message. And the truth supersedes everything, including the messenger and the day the message was delivered. And while you black celebrities are at it, please show me another white politician who has so vehemently defended civil rights for EVERYONE and in turned lashed out and fought against those who have dedicated themselves to depriving all Americans who aren’t “them” of these constitutionally-mandated civil rights. You can’t. You need Bernie’s voice out there. Stop trying to shut him up.

 

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The NRA And Fox: Trying To Bridge The Cowardly Bullies Logic Gap

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Fox hosts–and other such far right wing pundits–prey upon the minds of the stupid and gullible. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survived a shooting where they either witnessed friends and teachers being shot to death–and in one case pulled the body of a dead student on top of them to hide from the shooter–or heard the loud, percussive shots through doors and windows, living in fear of the shooter finding them in their hiding place and killing them.

The survivors who decided they’ve had enough, that they would step out into the glaring media spotlight and start a campaign to demand national gun laws that would finally begin to end this madness have struck terror into the heart of the NRA. And when the NRA is struck with terror, it strikes back.

Through it’s little servant surrogates like Ted Nugent, Frank Stallone, Laura Ingraham, etc. are given their marching orders to attempt to have their lemming-like devoted core of minions bridge the following Logic Gap: turn the brave survivors of a devastatingly lethal shooting spree into…cowardly bullies. Does this make sense to you? If you have a modicum of intelligence and a discerning thinker, no. If you are a Fox fan…well, that brings us back to the stupid and gullible. Anyone who believes that David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are cowards and bullies also believes that Vladmir Putin is an honest but misunderstood benevolent ruler of Russia, a huge friend of Donnie’s–I mean, the United States of America, and should be welcome in Donnie’s White House to receive congrats on well-deserved honest presidential victory.

Speaking of Ted Nugent, it is said he intentionally pooped in his pants to avoid the Vietnam draft. According to Snopes the story is unproven, but then the only people who could have broken this story would either have been Nugent bragging to his buddies who then spread the story, the draft doctors who examined him, or the military personnel who typed up his 4-F draft classification. Some say that Nugent allegedly pooping in his pants, whether intentionally or unintentionally, to avoid being drafted was a supreme act of cowardice in itself, especially since no one was shooting at him yet. So, some ask, who is Nugent to call anyone a coward? It takes one to know one? In this case some say the only cowardly act in question was allegedly perpetrated by Nugent.

The NRA is trying to sell a bill of goods to the lowest common denominator of people who will buy anything. They’ll buy that only Fox is to be trusted to report real news because Donnie tells them so. They’ll buy that Donnie’s bloodstained hands aren’t all over the dead body of DACA. And they’ll buy that Donnie didn’t allegedly assault/harass and just sexually misconduct all over the place with at least 50 women, despite being married through most if not all of it.

I wish the morons who accept anything Fox says as gospel (isn’t one of their slogans “God talks to you through us”? If not, just give it time) would step back JUST a bit and actually look at that Logic Gap with a clear, discerning mind: “OK, over here you got teenagters deathly afraid for their lives and most grieving while still going through PTSD and positively directing their anger at assault rifles and high-capacity magazines…and over their these same teenagers being coward and bullies to Fox employees pulling in tens of millions of dollars a year, causing them to live in fear of these high school student cowardly bullies. Nope, still doesn’t make any sense. But then it’s never made sense to get news from Fox. But then that brings us full circle again back to stupid and gullible who watch Fox regurgitate talking points written and handed down by the NRA. Break the NRA, break Fox, break the little surrogate servants, you break the circle. Then maybe we can start to fix this country.

With Sincere Apologies From The Butt-Grabber/Groper-In-Chief

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So, 41’s press spokesman, Jim McGrath, is once again issuing the statement that was created in response to the accusation from the first teenage groping victim: ““George Bush simply does not have it in his heart to knowingly cause anyone harm or distress, and he again apologizes to anyone he may have offended during a photo op.” Well so far we’ve got six women (not all were teenagers when he groped them) who’ve come forward, and Bush’s blanket apology is supposed to do for all of them.

The now-beleagured press guy has tried to explain it all away on Bush Sr’s. attempt to make women standing next to him during a photo op feel more at ease (while he was feeling their tookus) “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.” Hmm, then I suppose Bush thought that by telling each young groping victim that his favorite book was “David Cop-a-Feel” it would make him look like harmless, silly ol’ Grandpa to them. “Oh don’t mind him. You know how Grandpa is.”

None of that worked either so they bring on talk show surrogate Ben Shapiro who tries to sweep it all under the rug by floating the image of Bush as helpless, harmless ol’ Grandpa, so feeble that he’s confined to his wheelchair and and can no longer control where his arms fall. Look at most of the photos the corporate media are posting when they post these stories. There’s George H.W. looking old and feeble, and looking somewhat Parkinson’s-like in his facial expression…in a wheelchair. Yes, Bush has an actual debilitating disease, and his people are playing it for all its photo-op, explanatory worth.

However, look at the photo that is being posted by some media news organizations–God love the British–of Bush’s physical condition when this latest alleged teenage girl butt groping occurred. This was back in 2003. There’s George H.W. at 79, looking full of vigor, in full control of his arms, standing tall and erect. And at the exact moment this photo was taken, grabbing a 16 year old girl’s buttocks.

And now Laura Bush to daddy-in-law’s rescue yet walking it back at the end: “I’m just sad that we’ve come to this. That was something that was very, very innocent that he’s been accused of. But I know he would feel terrible.”

Yes, Laura, Bush feels terrible. Feels terrible at being caught. Too bad you can’t know how terrible his sixteen victims (and most likely counting) feel.

What About Bill Cosby?

Concerning Netflix’s cancellation of “House of Cards”: think of the millions and millions Netflix will be paying out to cast and crew on that show either just starting or in the middle of their contracts. Netflix knew it will be taking a financial bath over this decision. But, they saw public reaction to Harvey Weinstein, Mark Halperin, James Toback, Bill O’Reilly and others take down their careers so Netflix followed suit.

But this brings a thought to mind: why wasn’t this same firestorm of public and media vehement outrage brought to bear on Bill Cosby? Most of the women who have come out with their accusations of being drugged and on some occasions raped have been met mostly with suspicion; their word against hiss. True, Cosby’s career has also been destroyed, but look how many years it took, and he’s still fighting lawsuits. And he still has his reputation and fan base in some regions of this country. Why does he get a pass? Every one of the men I mention has been quickly convicted for their alleged acts of sexual harassment and rapes.

 

With Cosby, for the most part the jury is still out. Why? If all the allegations are true, he is as much or more of a monster than any of those men because he drugged those women to have his way with their unconscious bodies. And like Weinstein and O’Reilly, he has paid out millions of dollars in civil lawsuit settlements with non-disclosure clauses. It’s time to throw him on top the garbage heap, too.

A Fake World Series For The Fake News Network Who Helped Elect The Fake President-In-Chief?

I’m lovin’ me this World Series. It is THE best series we have ever watched. But two nagging concerns are starting to dampen my enthusiasm.

1. Fox HAD two trot out the two Bushies–Dubya and his dad, the Female Posterior Pincher-In-Chief (“Know who my favorite magician is? David Cop-A-Feel”. True quote from GWHB) to throw out the first pitch. As I saw Astros players applauding for the “now” 2nd worst president in modern history and his daddy, the sexual harasser (he thinks his jokes put women at ease and according to one of his aides, some women don’t mind being goosed by the ex-prez when they’re trapped next to him during a photo op) I changed my allegiance and started cheering for the Dodgers. But then the Astros are SO scrappy and competitive and combative I had to swing back to them, damn it!

2. The ball is definitely juiced. Home runs just don’t fly into the stands in those numbers in inside ballparks (the Minute Maid Park roof has been closed) in those numbers, even though there have been a few WS where homers were hit in almost as great a volume. But what is definite (pitchers and pitching coaches from both teams agree) is that the ball is slicker than during the season. It’s made from a different cowskin and the grain is different. Consequently, pitchers can’t grasp it as tightly, even when it’s mudded down by their pitching coaches. So what this means is that for every pitcher where the slider is their bread and butter, they can’t can’t it over the plate for a strike so…they’re not throwing it. Instead we’re seeing only fastballs (including cutters), changeups and curves. And curves have been out of the MLB pitchers’ repertoire for years according to John Smoltz on TV last night. In fact all through the Series he’s been talking about how pitchers haven’t been able to throw sliders. So, the batters basically have only 3 pitches to look for, the ball is juiced, and so they’re jacking more long balls out into the stands.

It makes for an exciting series but now I feel like I’ve been played, as in manipulated. I love home runs but it feels like there are way too many of them in this Series. It lends an aura of fakeness to this Series, but what a metaphor for the guy in the White House that we all have to endure right now, and how ironic that Fox’s “news” division with ITS fake news coverage helped put him there.