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.

Donald Trump, An Alleged REAL Crook In The White House

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https://newrepublic.com/article/147351/political-corruption-art-deal

“In India, Donald Trump has repeatedly chosen to partner with people who have close connections to “extreme and corrupt politicians,” as the Center for American Progress recently put it, and, in one case, with a far-right elected official himself. A months-long investigation of the Trump Organization’s business partners in India, conducted in collaboration with The Investigative Fund and reporters at the Indian daily newspaper The Hindu, uncovered a long history of lawsuits, police inquiries, and government investigations that contain evidence of potential bribery, fraud, intimidation, illegal land acquisition, tax evasion, and money laundering. Moreover, the Trump Organization’s ties to these partners leave it potentially vulnerable to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the 1977 law that prohibits U.S. companies or their business partners from bribing, or unduly influencing, foreign officials to advance a business deal. The Trump Organization and its partners in India declined to respond to repeated requests for comment on our findings.”

The linked The New Republic investigative report “Political Corruption and the Art of the Deal” by Anjali Kamat details the business deals that both Donnie Sr. and Jr. entered into with business partners in India with a long history of corruption, including allegations of swindling investors out of over $140 million. Business deals with these partners are still active, and the profits and the influence (going both ways) reaches into the White House.

This allegation of Donnie (I call him Donnie because in my judgment he is not the legitimately-elected President of the United States, and is a person wholly undeserving of respect) being a REAL crook also applies at least to Donnie Jr., only because investigations into the other children Trump (except for Barron–at this time) haven’t yet reported their findings.  But this is not just my opinion. I have facts to back this up, . Intelligent people who oppose Donnie will read this article. The dwindling number of people comprise Donnie’s base, demonstrably not as intelligent as those of us oppose him, will just look at the photo of Donnie Jr, smile and say “That’s his boy!”

If the facts in this report are indeed factual (I’m doing so legal tap dancing here) then Donnie and family give so much meaning to the word “crook” that the spillover will need to be applied to additional synonyms and associated words, like swindlers, heartless humanoids, con men, impeachment and conviction-worthy, traitor…I could go on. But, read the entire article to arm yourselves with solid information with which to bring forth your cases for the need to remove Donnie and his family from office. For you Donnie supporters, there are even more photos for you to look at. Enjoy!

 

 

 

The Rich Daddy Businessman Bond Between Trump And Kushner

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https://apnews.com/307b69c25cb24b9184a9989543428a8a

Even if found guilty of fraud due to false filings, not much may happen to Kushner. However, this shows why Donnie and Kushner have bonded so tightly. They’re almost the same guy, except I’m sure that Donnie ignores the fact that Jared is Jewish but then Kushner is the very stereotype of a money-hungry, unethical Jews.

Anyway, 1. both guys had wealthy and powerful daddys who greased the skids for them when they started out in NYC real estate. The daddys also financed them out of every bad business decision. Without said daddys neither one would have made it in the business world.

2. Both guys allegedly gleefully defrauded city and federal governments with phony paperwork as well as defrauding and forcing low income renters on government subsidies out of their homes–or denying renters the government benefits they were entitled to by filing those false documents.

However, Kusher was allegedly apparently thinking ahead and choosing hs scapegoats. He never signed any document himself.

 

 

Me Too–The New McCarthyism

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/two-more-women-accuse-sen-al-franken-of-inappropriate-touching/ar-BBFvYfm?li=BBnb7Kz

If your goal is to drive a Democratic senator from office, you don’t get to be anonymous. What a coincidence that there are two of you and somehow you both decide to contact HuffPo on your own at the same time while insisting you remain anonymous.

The first accuser claims to be “a liberal person…I voted for him after this happened.” This sounds more like a government-ordered propaganda whispering campaign of the type used in Nazi Germany or the USSR than a “liberal person”.

This isn’t freedom of speech, this is libel when written, slander when spoken. When this country gets to the point where anonymous sources contacting an online newspaper can make accusations with absolutely no shred of evidence, then Trump has indeed won.

“In a statement to HuffPost, Franken said, “It’s difficult to respond to anonymous accusers and I don’t remember those campaign events.”

Damn right, Al. You don’t respond to anonymous accusers. Let them step forward and identify themselves and exactly which campaign events those alleged events occurred. There’s a thing called the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution and it covers anyone accused of sexual misconduct–or worse–so that their lives are not destroyed by unfounded accusations or innuendos. It gives every single person in this country the right to face their accusers in a court of law, to have all evidence presented, and to have their case decided by a jury of their peers. This whole Me Too thing has turned into a lynch mob with the media supplying the rope and torches. There are men who appear to be legitimately guilty of some accusation and some of them have admitted their guilt. Some of voluntarily quit their careers while others have had theirs ended by a unilateral decision by their employers based entirely by accusations totally unsupported by evidence, other than those men who have in part admitted their guilt.

This is the new McCarthyism and it has to stop. This has to stop now. Our country is being run by men who have complete disregard for the rule of law, for our Constitution. We cannot afford to allow ourselves to follow suit or the last shred of democracy that still faintly breathes on life support will die. And to be brain dead would make us all like the orange-headed moron in the White House.

So ladies, if you set out to ruin a man’s career and life, you better have the guts to step up and identify yourself and provide proof. Otherwise, you have the credibility of that orange-headed moron in the White House.

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.