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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

As Trump World Turns: Roseanne Barr Joins Others In The Abyss

  No, This Medication Does Not Cause Overt Racist Acts Image result for barr ambien It Is A Sleep Aid

Trump's world rarely turns without shadows of racism.
Let's refresh. 

Roseanne Barr, documented racist and anti-Semite, worked a few weeks on ABC with a new and popular show. The show was bantered around by Donald Trump in self-serving efficacy and millions tuned-in for Trump supporting the weekly dose of bigotry. The show was in some quirky ways akin to All in The Family (Archie Bunker fame), with a twist and during a time when American bigotry and racism is on the rise. All supported by a president whose family (father) had roots in New York City Ku Klux Klan. If not an active member, Trump's father was most assuredly an active supporter. A dynamic which means Trump was raised in a household in which white supremacy was the norm and a desired way of life.

The nation should feel no surprise or contempt for Trump as he is without question shows inclinations which foster racism. Don Lemon really shouldn't have expected a statement from Trump. No, Trump would wait until after his Tennessee rally to publish a statement via his favorite media: Twitter.

At 2:45 AM two days ago Barr was awake and feeling her oats regarding American conservatism. Maybe she felt it was time to pepper her twitter following bigots (those who follow in support and those who worship celebrity)) with feed to satisfy their ravishing need to hate people of color.  She went beyond the standard offering by offering her followers a bit of a dessert: disparaging remarks towards the Islamic faith. Oh, the hordes would be happy and she may have felt hundreds of thousands of re-tweets. She went here.

 Valerie Jarrett. The object of scorn for being born to Black and middle-Eastern parents.  Obama adviser and longtime friend.

Valerie Jarrett
American government official
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Valerie June Jarrett is an American government official and former businesswoman, who served as the senior advisor to the President of the United States and assistant to the president for public engagement ... Wikipedia
NationalityAmerican Trending
BornNovember 14, 1956 (age 61 years), Shiraz, Iran
SpouseWilliam Jarrett (m. 1983–1988)

The reason for Barr's attack on Jarrett is of no significance. The depth and scope of her racist tweet should be an item of scorn, an item of study and an item used for social interventions against Trumpism (racism, bigotry, intolerance et al).

Here is Trump belated response. Do you notice anything that surprises you?

Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
11:31 AM - May 30, 2018
And how did Trump equip his number one presstitute for the Daily Briefing? Notice the virtual reading of Trump's statement.

Is there any way to describe that portion of the briefing other than pathetic, self-centered and over-flowing with poor taste.  A black woman who formerly served a US President on a daily basis, was referred to as an Ape, and Trump can find no decency to criticize Barr?

ABC did the right thing. After watching over-the-top American racism for eight full years and watching as it is metastasizing in a much more overt manner during Trump's time on the US political stage, some US entities must stand tall.

Remember these?

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I do not recall citizen Trump even once offer content for such exhibitions.


She reappeared on Wednesday afternoon with yet another exhibition of "I am not a racist" from conservatives caught with racism covering them like white icing on an angel cake. 

I'm not a racist, I never was & I never will be. One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER b taken from me.2:21 PM - May 30, 2018
Racist?   A word born of divisions in humankind enabled via differences in skin color, culture, and beliefs.




a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
"the comments have led to her being called a racist" 
synonyms:racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinistsupremacist More



showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another. 
"we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"

No matter the 'cut',  Barr served up a slab of racism befitting life in the US under Trump.  

While the next question is rhetorical, it is worthy of a bit of thought:  Why not stand with one's racism instead of blurting out injections (to the world) without thought of repercussions or harm to the subjects of one's racist act?  If the answer to the question is obvious, so be it. But how about going where Barr went this morning.  Barr avoided the common conservative phraseology. "inarticulate." But, she dove deep into an abyss where many Trump celebrity supporters seem to live the domain of the incredibly ridiculous.
She tweeted, "guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting -- it was memorial day too -- i went 2 far & do not want it defended -- it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please." 
She cited Ambien again in a later tweet, saying, "Not giving excuses for what I did(tweeted) but I've done weird stuff while on ambien -- cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc." 
Oddly, she later deleted all of her references to the medication.

Of course, Barr deleted the tweet but think of the reaction of those who saw and read the tweet before it was deleted.  Imagine if the reader was an infrequent or frequent Ambien user? As non-Ambien users in the past 20 years, I do not recall one television commercial or radio ad with a two-minute side effects disclosures which included Ambien could induce over acts of racism in the no racist. 

The manufacturer of the sleep aid responded in a most appropriate manner.
Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, responded with a statement full of shade: "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.

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