The Pardu

The Pardu
Watchful eyes and ears feed the brain, thus nourishing the brain cells.

Friday, May 10, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Jokes? Shooting Immigrants? White Power Sign?





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Joking? Watch a recent broadcast segment from MSNBC" Jokes?" No, the segment isn't laced with funny items from the Trump carnival show. Give the video a watch ......and think of how leadership impacts people.

MSNBC's The Last Word w/Lawrence O'Donnell



It was a joke.

Let's take "joke" to another level and another arena.

First this... 

Image result for White power sign  If you are one who refuses to accept the undercurrents of US racism and white supremacy, recognize the ideology has its own hand gesture.

Image result for White power sign  After comments from media about the flash, her husband spoke of the ethnicity of this woman (Mexican and Jewish). Really? Well, Clarence Thomas is a black American and Trump adviser Steve Miller is Jewish. Enough said. 

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Your US Coast Guard
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During the Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation Hearing.

Image result for White power sign So-called "alt-righters" (AKA white supremacists) flashing from the White House Press room.

New Zealand Shooter (terrorist) flashes a white power sign.

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And this week there is this flash during a broadcast of a Chicago Cubs Baseball game.

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Well, a Cubs fan allowed his inner core beliefs and vision of what supremacy overshadow his common sense and judgment. After being reported to have been banned form Cubs games, he spoke. CBS Link, here.   

Inner core judgment? Joke? Think about the Lawrence O'Donnell segment at the top of this piece.  People laughed, smiled and relished the moment at public lynchings of black people during the decades of Jim Crow. 


Let's end with a reminder from Business Insider: Since Trump, hate crimes have increased by 226 percent.
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Trump Vs Obama Economy?





Taking a bit of a hiatus on posting on the page of late...simply busy.  

Yet, I can not resist linking to a Forbes piece regarding what some are calling the "booming" Trump economy. I have long posited my rejection of Trump's economic team and policies as the catalyst of the current US economy. Eight years of economic growth preceded Trump's days in the Oval Office. A question comes to mind.

Could the Trump economic team have taken the Bush post-subprime burst and losses of 750,000 per month and turn it around as did the Obama team? I suspect the answer is rhetorical; not with any infusion of GOP or conservative economic ideology and policies. Hardly!

The Forbes piece is linked here.

Since most won't be inclined to follow the link to Forbes, I have posted two charts from the piece as an enticement to educate oneself and understand how the Trump team are flying high on a whiff of self-serving flatulence.

U.S. employment

U.S. unemployment rate

One wrong economic decisions and the Trump economic flatulence could dissipate.




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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

All Things Trump: 10,000 Lies




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It has been just over two years since Trump occupied the Oval Office and the US Presidency. Records, polls and " ...the best ever" have been his common and most uttered babbling over the past few years. Well, he has now ascended to a level in the US Presidency which has never been so high and will never fall to another US President.

The Washington Post has fact-checked Trump to the 10,000 lies level. ASTONISHING and shameful at the very same time.


Is there any wonder current polling is showing a deep lack of interest in reelecting the carnival barker so call "President"The Independent UK.


Let's end with a link to the Washington Post piece. 

The Washington Post:  President Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: "I'm Fucked", Presstitutes, And IPSOS Poll




The Mueller Report Tsunami

The Muller Report was released this week. Despite 30 minutes of Trump's facilitating stooge Attorney General and two very stoic mannequins offering a commercial for Trump' "No Collusion" mantra, one pool is showing a major drop in Trump's approval rating. The Ipsos Affairs website via its IPSOS / REUTERS POLL DATA  is reporting an approval rating at 37 percent among a group of survey respondents.

The survey is like below via a pdf doc. But, first lets spending a few minutes in the zany (and dangerous) world of Trumpism.

Trump's White House Counsel told Muller investigators Trump spoke as follows when informed by then Atty General Jeff Session Bob Muller had been appointed Speical Counsel.

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A quick lesson in life.













When faced with actual and accurate information regarding Trump's behavior after learning of the appointment of the Special Counsel and after becoming familiar with the Mueller Report, it is time to watch Trump sycophants go to work.

Sycophant Number One with a reach back via video to 1999. Or, should I refer to this one as 'hired hand" mouthpiece?

Rudy Giuliani on this morning's CNN State of The Union.
"There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians. It depends on where it came from," Giuliani said. "You're assuming that the giving of information is a campaign contribution. Read the report carefully. The report says we can't conclude that because the law is pretty much against that. People get information from this person, that person."

Are we to believe that any Russian leader has an interest in doing the right thing towards the United States? In 2018, didn't Putin state that the US can't be trusted as a world leader with an implication Russia should fill the void?

When "the leader" is reported to have offered written response to Special Counsel questions with "I can't recall" or "I don't recall", one knows his lawyers furnished he answers. But when Fox New (or as I call it "FOXPEN "(Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network) broadcast about the 36 responses, one should know something is brewing. 

Sycophant Number Two and chief White House adviser,  rehash that neo-mantra of: " If he says he didn't do it, he didn't do it." 




Before we move to the Ipsos Poll, a quick visit with John Heilemann. Only a few say it better.
Now for that poll. While the pool respondent pool includes nine more Democrats than Republicans, the nine respondents Left-leaning doesn't constitute a law or skewed respondent pool.

I doubt Trump nor his presstitutes will speak about polls this week.



What we have here is a US Presidency which is fizzling down to a Cub Scout troupe at our expense. 
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Friday, April 19, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Purveyor Of The Lie




The Life Of The Presstitute

Do you recall this White House presser from 2017? Of course, you don't but you certainly know Trump's White House Secretary is the trumpeter for all things Trump. that means Huckabee Sanders has a job essential skills ability at lying.

"I heard from countless member of the FBI who are grateful," Sarah Sanders on Comey's firing, which contradicts McCabe's Senate testimony

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After the release of the Muller Reports, Trump's presser was challenged by the host of Good Morning America.

"Why can't you acknowledge that what you said then was not true?"
After Mueller report release, presses Sarah Sanders on her statement about FBI employees after firing of James Comey. Watch the full interview:

While we shouldn't expect any White House Press secretary to visit the podium and point fingers at their boss (the President) with charges of lying of misstating reality tot he public, we surely should expect our players to the Presser yield some degree of honesty. That isn't the world in which Sanders lives and works, and she performs her duties quite within parameters set by her lying boss and his cabal.

The verbiage on Page 72 of the report was clearly inserted by the Mueller team and even more clearly aimed at purveying the reality of Sanders and the White House.

AS this is a quick hit, let's end on the following as proof positive of the intricacies of Sander's job description.  When you have to defend what follows, one has to be a willing liar.



Really America, really.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Attorney General Barr



Isn't a facilitating Justice Department common to all dictators and despots?

If you have just arrived back on Earth from the International Space Station or recently re-emerged from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean via a deep sea explore you may not be aware of a matter related to Trump's facilitating Attorney General. Yes, Barr solicited the appointment via a 14-page memo regarding his thoughts on Constitutional rights of the "executive." And, Trump is being rewarded with Justice Department rulings and interpretations which seem written on his own iPhone.

On the eve of the much-anticipated release of the "Mueller Report" and the prospect the document will be redacted to the point few words with lots of blacked out text, CNN just ran an intriguing segment regarding Barr.

Let's assume you didn't just arrive from deep Space nor emerged from 10,000 fathoms below the surface of the sea. Let's assume you know Barr quotes regarding Trump and the Mueller Report. If that is the case the following CNN segment is very much a critical watch.

Well......

By the way, we cannot get over what follows.  after watching the Fox News Bernie Sanders interview 45 took to twitter like a child and did this:

“So weird to watch Crazy Bernie on @FoxNews,” the president tweeted in the morning. “Not surprisingly, @BretBaier and the ‘audience’ was so smiley and nice. Very strange, and now we have @donnabrazile?”

Did you notice the "we"? "We" regarding supposed or alleged news network as if the network was the defense (or offense) on a football team.


"We"....... how juvenile and shallow?
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Monday, April 15, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: "The People of France"




Did Trump ever actually speak as such about the Americans who live in Puerto Rico after the hurricanes hit the US territory?

How about his talk with the "President of the Virgin Islands"?

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How about the reality the now destroyed Cathedral is of the utmost importance to Catholics acorss the globe?
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Fox News (FOXPEN)




What better way to end the day than with a reminder of why we do not watch Fox News?

FOXPEN (Fox Propaganda And Entertainment Network)

Name that Rapper. Laura Ingraham


Now hear this! Poll Numbers fit for a Carnival tent ticket.



Watch Dobbs a day later..after you used that figurative carnival tent ticket. OOOOPS!



The following is an excerpt The Mashable: 12 major Fox News quality reports from 2018. Or, should I type a lack of quality reports?

Eric Trump's anti-semitic comment

In September, while appearing on Fox News, presidential son Eric Trump took a shot at legendary journalist Bob Woodward and his Trump-related book by saying it was just an effort "to make three extra shekels." No one in the Fox News studio batted an eyelash.
Why was this such a big deal? As Mashable's Morgan Sung wrote at the time about Trump's use of "shekel":
The word for Israeli currency is also a favorite of 4chan and other racist boards. The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist neo-Nazi Holocaust denial site, frequently uses "shekel" to describe anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. 
Unless you're either literally in Israel or spending a lot of time in these alt-right spaces, it's pretty unlikely that you'll even use "shekel" in your daily vocabulary.
If it was just a blind spot for everyone involved, then that is one hell of a shared blind spot. The comments are even worse given the that a month later, a gunman killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue while shouting anti-semitic slurs. 
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