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Showing posts with label As Trump's World Turns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label As Trump's World Turns. Show all posts

Friday, March 29, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Quick Hit (Congressman Schiff And "AOC Sucks")




Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!

How pathetic actually?  A few days after the Mueller/Barr release of the nation's 45th president from any culpability in working with Russians to win an election,  Trump goes full bore into the insane.   And of course, his Congressional supporters join him in scuttle-butt which will never take place. Adam Schiff, D-CA) will not resign.

Speaking of Adam Schiff and his response to Trump (and his GOP sycophant members of Congress) there is little point in working to defend purveyors of Russian influence in the US. Watch as one of CNN's contributors (Staged partisan battle participants) mumbles into rational oblivion trying to defend Donald Trump's son. The following CNN segment relates to Junior's attack on newly elected New York Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


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As Trump's World Turns: "Wind doesn't blow", "Pencil-neck", "Michelle OBama"




...Yup, another Trump rally


First a look and listen to the hordes who line-up for Trump's Grand Rapids rally.

Now let's visit inside the cesspool.

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A Trump Grand Rapids Michigan carnival show rally included personal insults, forays into a Chicago criminal case, profanity and general stands as yet another free-to-attend oozest. Would you consider viewing a few samples from the podium? 

Huff Post, link.

Aaron Ruper via Twitter
Trump has repeatedly dismissed the entire Russia investigation as a "hoax" pic.twitter.com/y9upGu3urm— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 28, 2019 
Trump is about to deliver a campaign speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Follow along for a video thread. pic.twitter.com/5V77Wvt50M— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 28, 2019 
We're 2 minutes in and Trump has already goaded his fans into booing the media twice pic.twitter.com/E5LRg0TJ24— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 28, 2019
Trump's audience sits with a presidential demagogue railing about our world (nothing related to policy other than slamming immigrants) while calling Democrats in Congress "sick people". Sick people? Have you ever heard of strategy related to deflection accompanied by a person with a lack of personal perception? Trump's crowd seems imbued as such. 

In another moment we find the short-sightedness of Trump and his sycophant supporters. MSNBC ratings drop? Really? How is that different from celebrating a gas price drop when prices will inevitably go up. Or, celebrating pool numbers when the same pollers could withing weeks report lowered polling numbers.
Pencil-neck?
Did the crowd partake-in  "Lock-her-up" with the reality of legal action against Trump's cabal? It seems his crowds are either reacting to crowd ques from Trump's handler's or they use "lock-her-up" as if at a football game doing the "wave". I suspect the latter as the aforementioned would surely draw attention from the media.
Remember this?



Now take a look and read about the reality of Trump current rally Lock-her-up chants as nothing more than an audience wave.
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The New York Times

Charged by the special counsel
Guilty
Charged
Charges
Paul Manafort
Paul ManafortFormer campaign chairmanTax evasion, bank fraud, failure to disclose a foreign bank account and witness tampering.Sentenced to 7.5 years in prisonMarch 13
Roger J. Stone Jr.
Roger J. Stone Jr.Longtime informal adviser to Mr. TrumpObstruction of an official proceeding, making false statements and witness tamperingChargedJan. 24
Michael D. Cohen
Michael D. CohenMr. Trump’s former lawyerLying to Congress (pleaded guilty Nov. 29, 2018)Sentenced to 3 years in prisonDec. 12, 2018
Richard Pinedo
Richard PinedoCalifornia man who sold bank accounts onlineIdentity fraud (pleaded guilty Feb. 12, 2018)Sentenced to six months in prisonOct. 10, 2018
George Papadopoulos
George PapadopoulosFormer campaign adviserLying to the F.B.I. about conversations with people he believed were working on behalf of Russians (pleaded guilty Oct. 5, 2017)Sentenced to 14 days in prisonSept. 7, 2018
Twelve Russian intelligence officers
Twelve Russian intelligence officersConspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, identity theft, conspiracy to launder moneyChargedJuly 13, 2018
Konstantin V. Kilimnik
Konstantin V. KilimnikRussian Army-trained linguist and associate of Mr. ManafortObstruction of justiceChargedJune 8, 2018
Alex van der Zwaan
Alex van der ZwaanLawyer who worked with Mr. Manafort and Mr. GatesLying to investigators about conversations with Mr. Gates (pleaded guilty Feb. 20, 2018)Sentenced to 30 days in prisonApril 3, 2018
Rick Gates
Rick GatesFormer campaign adviserFinancial fraud and lying to the F.B.I.Pleaded guiltyFeb. 23, 2018
Thirteen Russian nationals
Thirteen Russian nationalsand three related companiesConspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to commit bank fraud, identity theftChargedFeb. 16, 2018
Michael T. Flynn
Michael T. FlynnFormer national security adviserLying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassadorPleaded guiltyDec. 1, 2017

Well, actually sometimes the wave fails to develop ad it looks like this.

 

But at Trump rallies with people who very well may attend rallies to exercise their opportunity to chant "lock-her-up". The moments of chanting is comparable to this.



If you have a few minutes the psychology of the wave is an interesting study in human behavior.  A behavior with roots back to 1981 and captured via this quote from former sportscaster Joe Garagiola.

Exploratorium.edu (link)
“Crescendo rising here. It’s amazing, I’ve never seen anything like this…”
-Sportscaster Joe Garagiola describing the first documented appearance of a "stadium wave" at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum on October 15, 1981.
Grab that Red MAGA cap and partake in a ritual chant. 

Alas, Trump moved to Michelle Obama. We will forego the rightful tendency to post pictures of Trump's arm-candy model prior to their marriage. It would be equally appropriate to post his wife's visit to the View at which she joined in racist birtherism. But, we will pass and simply post the Aaron Ruper tweet.
Huge boos when Trump mentions Michelle Obama pic.twitter.com/KZKNUz7Xq3 
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 28, 2019
"The wind doesn't always blow."

I will bring the post to an end at this point. You can visit Aaron Rupar's Twitter page via this link

Question. While I recognize Trump's rallies are campaign visits to communities in which he has great support,  I must ask: Is there anything about the Twitter post above you find even remotely respectful, decent or "presidential?" 

Before I close, consider this as you think about our nation.

"Sucks?"

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Bill Maher, Trump's Veracity Void And White Nationalism


We only rarely post Bill Maher on this page.  A few Maher segments have drawn our interest and seem share worthy.








Now, lets move to a more serious set of comments: Trump's motherlode tweeter attack and his denial of growing white supremacy.

CNN broadcast a segment a few days ago regarding Trump's mother lode of weekend tweets. apparently, 45 spent the entire weekend watching Fox News (and other media) tweeting with every zany thought while fully loaded with lies and manipulative fantasy. Rollingstone dot com took a shot at Trump's 50 tweets; sad to put it mildly.  

Veracity isn't a word of conception which is ingrained in Trump's character.

Chris Cillizza took to the CNN set graphics board and ran through a few lies and misstatements (AKA "falsehoods"). At one point in the three minutes segment Cillizza offered wrong numbers regarding his former employer assessment of  Trump lies. He stated the number of lies for the president (according to the Washington Post) has reached 8,000 lies since taking office. He state such while admitting he just returned from vacation. It appears his vacation time lead to a misstatement in the area of missing one thousand lies.  Washington Post headline and lined piece. On the 773rd day of his term in office, Trump's "lying scale" has reach 9,014. After this past weekend it appears the number will increase by double digits.


Now for Cillizza...



The Associated Press (AP) fact check of Trump veto signing comments.  The AP link navigates to the full post we have focused on Trump's statements regarding white nationalism as a "small group of people.
WHITE NATIONALISM 
TRUMP, when asked if he views white nationalism as a rising threat worldwide: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case. I don’t know enough about it yet. They’re just learning about the person and the people involved. But it’s certainly a terrible thing.” — remarks Friday in Oval Office. 
THE FACTS: Both data and many experts who track violent extremists point to white nationalism as a rising threat in the U.S. and abroad. 
According to data released this month by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League, for instance, white supremacist propaganda efforts nearly tripled last year from 2017. Reports of the propaganda — which can include fliers, stickers, banners and posters that promote hateful ideology — rose 182 percent to 1,187 cases. That’s up from the 421 reported in 2017. 
The number of racist rallies and demonstrations also rose last year, according to the group. At least 91 white supremacist rallies or other public events attended by white supremacists were held in 2018, up from 76 the previous year. 
The Anti-Defamation League in January said domestic extremists killed at least 50 people in the U.S. in 2018, up from 37 in 2017, and noted that “white supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings, which is typically the case.” 
Separately, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported the U.S. had more hate groups last year than at any point in at least the past two decades. The organization, which tracks white supremacists and other far-right extremists, said the 1,020 groups it counted in 2018 amounted to the highest number since the center broadened its survey of such groups in the 1990s.
The center said it was the fourth straight year of hate group growth, representing a 30 percent increase roughly coinciding with Trump’s campaign and presidency. That came following three straight years of decline near the end of the Obama administration. 
And the Justice Department reported in November that hate crimes across the U.S. spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year. There were 7,175 reported hate crimes that year, up from 6,121 in 2016, according to the FBI report. More than half of the crimes were motivated by bias against a person’s race or ethnicity. Anti-Semitic hate crimes increased 37 percent. 
Among the episodes in the last few years: a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 after which Trump blamed “both sides” for violence, and last October’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in which the gunman accused of killing 11 people allegedly drew inspiration from white nationalism. Authorities last month arrested a Coast Guard lieutenant, an alleged white supremacist who appeared interested in attacking top Democrats and network TV journalists.
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“It’s not only a national concern, white supremacy is a global terror threat. There is a link between the white supremacists here in the US, those in Europe and what we’ve now seen in New Zealand,” says Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League. pic.twitter.com/yIWDG35orH

— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) March 18, 2019

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Friday, March 15, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Quick Hit (Veiled Coded Threats)




Do you recall this from the Trump fixer, Michael Cohen testimony a few weeks back?





Can the man move through two days without revealing his inner core?


Little need for more verbiage beyond the Crooks and Liars piece.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Did Abe Lincoln Have Blacks In The White Hiuse




Do you have any recall of a Trump presstitute who was very visible and pronounced during Trump's run for the 2016 GOP Primary and eventually during his run against Hillary Clinton? Among Trump's many talking head spokespeople one of the following made a statement which has been archived in US History.

(Before we move on, allow me to clearly state, Trump currently has or has employed an equal number of male presstitutes; to avoid that shallow charge os sexim via the use of the word: pressittute.)

About comment for the ages.
“Considering where we are today! Where we are today! Absolutely!” she said. “Slavery is good history? Absolutely?
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While defending Trump after his beliefs based comments about good people on both sides following the Charlottesville, Va. white supremacists protest, one of the faces above used their brains and mouth to utter the remarks. Of course, the white spokespeople above wouldn't publicly state such. Comments about human bondage as a good state of being in our history were left for a person of color. Comments only fathomable for the political and social Right.

The comments...  (Unfortunately, the segment is two minutes long. We work to avoid exposing our readers to lengthy comments firm anyone associated with Trump.)
So, that is an item for our national archives.  How about more from Katrina Pierson as we move towards the 2020 elections?

If it is possible to imagine the pickle a Trump spokesperson who suffer while seeking a case of Whatboutism when asked about the absence of black staffers in the White House.  

What would so say? 
What would she do? 
How would she perform? 

During an appearance with MSNBC's Al Sharpton and Media Matters David Brock, Peirson was asked about (excuse the vernacular) lack of color in the White House.

According to Newsweek.
Pierson, unable to name one black staffer in Trump's West Wing, claimed she had been offered Sarah Huckabee Sanders' press secretary role but turned it down.
She also stated:
“Everything has to be made about race, reverend... I’m not going to participate if you’re going to continue to paint this president as racist. Let's talk about reparations, can we talk about reparations?”
As Sharpton returned to Brock for comment, Peirson did what we came to know in 2015 and 2016.  I call it mental constipation accompanied by oral diarrhea

Peirson interrupted the show host and interjected as such:
 "there's plenty of black people in the West Wing." 
Sharpton explained he had asked her to name them and didn't receive a response.
“Because I’m not going to participate in the attempt to make this all about race. It is ridiculous. How many black people were in Abraham Lincoln’s West Wing?” 
She added, "Is Abraham Lincoln a racist because he didn't have a black person in his White House? This is insane. This is an insane discussion."  
Yes, you read it correctly,  watch.



I will end on that note.


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Monday, March 4, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Trump, CPAC, And The Song Remains The Same





In February 2018, Trump peppered his sycophant CPAC audience with a dose of celebrity very much outside the realm of reality when one considers a US President. "bald spot moment."


Yes, believe it.

After a year of Trump TV via the White House and an accumulation of an additional 5,000 lies and at least four major cabinets "resignations (or terminations), Trump again took the stage at the annual conservative oozfest.  Let's take a few peeps at his tow hour plus performance. 

Since I interjected Trump Administration departures, here is a link to a February 28, 2019, New York Times piece about the unprecedented number of positions vacated under Trump.  In 2018, the sings of a sick organization manifest with these departures: CBS.


Now for a glimpse at CPAC.  (Brief digression:  To the person (visitor) who visits the page and leaves comments exhorting more writing vs. making my point via video and images. When I consider Trump and CPAC, I'd rather take a seat in front of my freezer, open the door and watch experience the joy of watch water freeze to ice. If you know your physics, my seat and viewing would be a major waste as ice freezing with an open door is impossible. Nonetheless a far more productive undertaking than sitting or even 30 minutes of Trump at CPAC.) 

Trump speaking at CPAC...  No words


How embarrassing and shameful to see an adult and the nation's top elected official stoop to such silly antics. Check out the image below.

President Donald Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Atlantic best captured the CPAC cesspool and Trump's clown show. The AtlanticThe 7 Most Bewildering Moments From Trump’s CPAC Speech

How about a US president who spends a moderate amount of his 122-minute performance insulting a former Attorney General he used to prop-up his early campaign. Then Senator Jeff Sessions was the first member of Congress to offer copious support for Trump. 

Please excuse the profanity. Credible and respectful US Presidents don't come to a podium and sprinkle profane language throughout their message.



North Korea?  After this regarding Otto Wambier's comatose return to the US  and his death...  



...Trump goes here at CPAC.



Of course, there was much more but I abide by my longstanding policy of only scant comments about CPAC.

Without understanding how VOX could keep Trump's most bizarre CPAC moments to seven, the piece is worth a quick read.

The AP also ran a piece about the veracity of Trump's visit to the 2019 oozfest. 

Let's close with these.

It is so easy to dupe the uninformed who have allowed themselves to fall into deep sycophancy. 






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Friday, February 15, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: How Tall?, Rose Garden Insanity, And A Need For Change




The Superfluous precedes the insanity of Trump.

How tall are you?
As sure as an echo in the Grand Canyon, Trump (overcoat and all) walked up to a Rose Garden podium and delivered the most whacked out of addresses in US History. While his choice of topics spanned China to Rush Limbaugh, the Internet and TV networks have been overwhelmed processing and developing news (segments) literally filled with lies (old and new).

Herewith is a sample of Trump's continued lying. 

We have excerpted the following from an NBC News piece linked here.

4. VIOLENCE IN EL PASO WAS "100 PERCENT BETTER" AFTER A WALL WENT UP
Speaking about crime and violence, Trump said "it was not only better, it was 100 percent better" when a border barrier was constructed in El Paso, Texas. 
Crime data published by the FBI shows otherwise, as NBC News reported in a fact check earlier this month. 
Violent crime has been dropping in El Paso since its modern-day peak in 1993 and was at historical lows before a fence was authorized by Congress in 2006. Violent crime actually ticked up during the border fence's construction and after its completion in 2009, law enforcement data shows.

Violent crimes in El Paso, 1985-2017
Crime fell long before the border city put up steel fences.

Today marked a significant day in US history. It appears Trump ran his lie account up by at least 50 additional lies during his state of emergency Rose Garden statement. Let's take a few quick peeps at Trump doing what he does as a matter of pathology.

First Keith Boykin captured and tweeted a piece which shows how Trump spends his morning hours. The White House called his post-tweeter pre arrival at the Oval Office hour as Executive Time." It appears the time should be referred to as Far Right dogma absorption via Limbaugh, Fox & Friends et al).
Now watch and listen to this. If you continue to hold onto any vestige of thought Trump is sane you should maybe seek a charge per visit Psychiatrist. whatever you do avoid a charge per hour Psych you will deplete any discretionary dollars as your stays will be lengthy.
CNN Fact Check
More?  This one is a bit longer but relevant.



"Sing along" Trump? Really? Presidential?


As we move away from Trump's Keystone Cop appearance in the Rose Garden we must stay-up on other matters inherent in Trumpism. Let's take a Twitter look at a couple of lingering examples of leadership failed.
Didn't Trump promise he would eliminate US Debt in his first term. 
Yes, of course, he is coming to the end of his term in office so he makes US debt and deficits much worse before he applies the fix, right? 

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