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Thursday, June 13, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Ugliness Of Hate And The Pathetic State of Trump





Imagine That...

The Ugliness of Hate

The following Media Matters news segment appeared on CNN.  


CNN"S ALISYN CAMEROTA conducted a rather long segment with a young white man who seems to have awakened to the ills of white supremacy as ti manifest in American. He spoke of being radicalized via YouTube; the res is as follows (including the brief segment excerpt).
ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): How does a liberal young man become a follower of the "alt-right"? You're about a meet a man who says he was radicalized by "alt-right" figures via their persuasive YouTube videos. He believed their extremist conspiracies for years. But then he somehow deradicalized himself, and he's now working to help others get out. Joining us now is Caleb Cain. Caleb, thank you so much for being here to tell your personal story. I think it is so fascinating. So just to bring people up to speed, somewhere around, as I understand it, 2015, you were sort of at loose ends. You had dropped out of college, you were looking for direction. I think -- correct me if I'm wrong -- at the time you would describe yourself as liberal. And somehow online you found your way to these "alt-right" videos and websites. And then describe what happened. 
CALEB CAIN: Yes, ....... (The video follows)

The Pathetic State of Trump

Time to move to our ever-present lying White House occupant. If you follow any current events you know the nation elected a pathological liar. Therefore, we expect daily lies for Trump and each of his inner cabal.  The extent of lying from the White House is so pervasive, GOP members of Congress and false Democrats who site in the US Congress are finding themselves revealing the level to which they will also lie to the American people. As we move through the 360-degree essential reality of Trump and his congressional stooges and staff, there is another critical group which wears the same label of shame. US conservatives who facilitate Trumpism via overt and obvious willingness to accept any and every lie as well as tacit conservatives who are willing to ignore historic poor leadership form the GOP and record lying form Trump and company. 

The latest and most disturbing example of a Trump lie was offered to the world yesterday. While speaking about reports Kim Jong Un's brother was a CIA asset, Trump clear stated the prospect of such an operation would not be part of the manner in which he conducts business. Wouldn't you know, today he seeks to modify his comments with one of the zaniest yet validating statements he has uttered since taking office  His words clearly show he speaks with a brain which has a core in lying.

Watch and listen...



Did the headline in the Crooks & Liars piece read with the word "Bizarrely"?  Well, Trump topped that late yesterday.
Imagine that... literally inviting foreign involvement and meddling in US general elections.  

After such a statement any rational person should question Trump's recent adjective-laden criticism of Joe Biden.  A US president stooped to calling a potential election opponent, "dumb", "less mental", "not so good looking", and in some cases "sleepy". If Trump's remarks to ABC's Stephanopoulos doesn't show his criticism of Bide as something of a mirror reflection of the nation's 45thh, this linked CNN segment with Rick Santorum may remind of you

Speaking of CNN, conjure up and consider thoughts of an international news (and entertainment) network which pays conservatives to come on air to defend the wild manifestations and insanity of Trump. It is the existential reality of my use the word "presstitute." Santorum is a classic presstitute. 

And how did Trump's favorite news show handle his bumbling revelation?  Media Matters offers how Fox offers the ugly to its viewers. 


Another example of the most non-presidential person to sit in the White House was recently published via Snopes. "...cleanest air in the world."

This is an update to a post from earlier today:  Herewith is yet another example of the intellect form the Oval Office. Yes, he typed "whales" Instead of "wales". There is something about it that leads me to the prospect it wasn't a typographical error. Crooks And Liars.
Trump Ridiculed For His 'Prince Of Whales' Tweet


Imagine all of that.....
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

US Conservatism: The Ugly, The Shameful , And The Liar





We don't often write about matters of Trump's wife on this page. As Trump and his cabal and family bring their UK visit to a close, I have noticed the anticipated reveling about the "beauty and poise" of Trump's wife. While I won't speak of the long record of his wife's prior to their marriage. I will, however, use a Twitter post to remind of Melania Trump the Birther.
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Pier sMorgan questioned Trump about America's need for the AR-15 armed citizens.  Wouldnt you think Truno would have avoided the use of the word "entertainment?" 

Talking Point Memo published 5 key moments from Trump's 30-minute interview. Linked.  Will the lies ever cease?  A rhetorical question. 
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Trump's comment about the  United Kingdom's as America's largest trading partner?

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On April 27, 2019, The Washington Post updated its running Trump "lie count".
In 828 days, President
Trump has made 10,111
false or misleading claims
The Fact Checker’s ongoing database of the false or misleading claims made by President Trump since assuming office.
See WAPO article for an interactive graphic. Linked, here.


Of course, one and a half months past the end of April, we can only assume Trump's "lie count"will reach 11,000 by years end.

The need to further illustrate Trump's pathological state of lying probably isn't necessary,, yet it isn't often we can share report of his laying lies on foreign soil.  CNN's Don Lemon offered a 'facts first" with Trump as the central character.

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Grannie brandished her gun

Let's skip down to the Great State of Mississippi.

Ruby Nell Howell was arrested Tuesday, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office said.

It seems someone's grandmother has been arrested and charged with a gun-related misdemeanor.  Do you recognize her?  Do you from time to time catch national news?  Or do you live in Starkville Mississippi?  

Hint.  


Oh yes, black people and a granny with a gun.  Do you suspect the elderly white woman sought firearm protect because she was attacked and fear for her life?   

If you answered "no" to any of the questions, here is the back story.  Linked via Longroom dot com.
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The closet racist who didn't live in a closet

We intended to end this piece at this point. well, as is frequently the case with conservative America another racist has raised her head, acted on her racism and subsequently lost her job. The segment is a bit long due to CNN's frequently practice of offering a dialog between the network's host and o camera guests. 



Apparently, the teacher has been employed by the school district since 1998. Often employees with long employment histories have work records which reflect on the character of the employee (good, bad or neutral). Georgia Clark has a history which indicates past negligence for her district managers. She is a clear racist and should have been relieved of working with children many years ago. Star-Telegram linked (short) video here. The Star-Telegram piece, here (must read).

If you visited the Star-Telegram piece you read through word after the word which thoroughly illustrated the typical US racist.  Typical, yes, but it isn't often we can witness and read about the level to which such people ooze around in the darkness of social media while satisfying an inner-core need for sycophancy.

If you didn't read the Star-Telegram piece, her is an excerpt of how Clark managed her social interactions with children.
Clark was suspended without pay and reassigned in 2013 after referring to students at Western Hills High School as “Little Mexico” and “white bread.” 
During the 2013-14 school year, Clark worked at Western Hills High School as a reading teacher, but was recommended for termination by a review committee after she was accused of using racist language toward students. She was kept by the district after the United Educators Associationhelped her find a resolution with the district, the records state.  
Eighteen student witnesses made statements in that case. A co-worker on campus also told the district Clark used racist language when referring to students. That internal review began Nov. 7, 2013, and closed on Jan. 3, 2014. 
In November 2013, Clark was accused of calling a group of Hispanic students “Little Mexico.” She also reportedly called a Caucasian student “white bread,” and separated the class by race, according to the reports. 
“The Mexicans on one side and the white and black people on another side,” one student told the district’s Office of Professional Standards in 2013. “She had told the Mexicans that (they’re) Mexico and that the white and blacks are America.”
What a shame, but a surprise? No!

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Monday, June 3, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Former DEM Voter Cast A 2016 Trump Vote




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What follows speaks volumes about America. The following CNN segment (focus group-like setting) captures a few notable dynamics regarding Trumpism.

As you view the short segment, you will find the ugly reality of a family who was reported to have historically voted Democrat Party but opted to support Trump in 2016. Two moments in the segment drew my attention: a pathetic statement of Trump supporters who are but steps away from a Bernie Sanders supporter. The other sad reality is the older voter who literally broke into a state of tearful emotion associated with his restating his self-contempt for voting for Trump.

In the first case, the younger voter who proudly indicated he would again vote for Trump in 2020. A person who earlier in the short s3egment indicated of all the Democrat Party prospective candidates he felt Sanders was his preference. I have to ask, what is it about a younger Trumpian who can find a similar affinity for Sanders? Actually, I don't have to ask the questions as I have often stated; there isn't much (figurative) light between some Trump supporters and the hordes of far-left supporters of Sanders. 

The more poignant segment point was the heartfelt hurt the aforementioned older voter.  What about Trump in 2015/2016 that would sway a long-term Democrat Party voter to support Trump?  Mind you before election day, Trump settled a fraud-related lawsuit with victims of the fraudulent Trump University to the tune of $25 million Us dollars.  also before the election, Trump was published as a sexual abuser, although uncharged, via his commenting about his method of first date handling of women. If you have been asleep for three years he stated in a most disgusting manner his methodology included grabbing women by their genitals. He did so with responsive giggles from a member of the Bush family. Trump topped his comments with a reference to his assertion that he could do anything with the women, especially in the light of his perception of fame.  

It should be noted the older voter also apparently didn't have any insight into the Trump tendency to tell lies.  Moreover, how is it possible to have any Democrat Party voter reach to vote for Trump when the candidate's record spans decades and is littered with over-racism, misogyny and obviously biased against people of color.  

All said it was truly unbelievable to see the older voter fall to tears when stating Trump has not only improved their lives, Trump has worsened their lives.  

CNN

Democrat who voted for Trump: He sold us broken promises

CNN's Van Jones revisits a family of Ohio voters who supported Donald Trump in 2016 to see if they still support the President heading into the 2020 election.




There was a tendency to leave the short segment without additional comment. An earlier morning review of my social media pages yielded more validation of the utter disrespect and ugliness handed to the nation (and the world) only a daily basis.

Herewith is an example of why many Americans have grown weary of Trump's unique form of disgusting Apparently Trump surprised visited an official gathering after the recent Virginia Beach shooting. Well, why is that a bad thing? He showed up in golf attire, stay 16 minutes and spoke not one word.

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Why even bother to show up at the commemoration?  Why not just head over to his property and tee-off.


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Friday, May 24, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Doctored Video As A Right-wing Weapon




The Washington Post and other non-Fox News media are reporting on a clear case of right-wing anti-Nancy Pelosi Internet video subterfuge. Following a trump attack on Pelosi earlier in the week, someone or a team of criminals took it upon themselves to doctored (or edited) a video of the Democrat Party Speaker of the House of Representatives. The dirty trick is a short video of Pelosi appearing senile, and, or drunken.  

The Washington Post, linked here.



Former Federal attorney and former mayor of New York City, and now Trump stooge, Rudy Giuliani joined in on promulgating the edited video.  His re-tweet included the following words.  First, keep in mind, Giuliani has to know the video is fake, but how can one serve as the perfect stooge million if one allows the truth to dilute his subservience to Trump. 

Giuliani words tweet: "What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre."

Talking Points Memo's reports on the edited video are noteworthy.  


As we consider the success of the edited video and the boosting from Fox News Business and Giuliani, it is important to note the following video did not receive like scrutiny from the Right. What follows is an obvious "mess".


The video as a weapon?  In January of this year, CNN's Jake Tapper broadcast a segment regarding the Congressional testimony of National Security Director Coates.  While the first 1:12 seconds of the video relates to international adversaries, the following portions of the video have proven to be point-on. 

Doctored 'deep fake' videos posing threat to elections, security


Remember Republicans don't win elections via straight campaigning, dirty tricks and election subterfuge (including voter suppression) are key weapons of the party on the right.  And how does the high information voter avoid becoming a victim of the GOP's election black hole?  

If you think this is a strategy and political weaponry misreported via CNN, think again. Fox News's Laura Ingraham also went video attack during a broadcast within the past 24 hours.  Watch the video Ingrahan weaponry, here (Media Matters). 

Don't accept the Right as an entity which has an inner core of honesty and fair administration of matters of politics.  

Live suspiciously and seek information.  

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Trump Quick Hit; "Stable Genius" (Video)


Seriously? Really?

Watch and listen.




CNN 



If and when one has to call herself or himself a genius, doesn't that bring the matter into question?
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Friday, December 28, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Polls, Polls, Polls




Image result for trump polls memeIt appears Donald Trump has again generated a polling approval rating below 40 percent. Not only has his ratings dipped, again, it seems something about Trumpism has also droop his wife's approval rating to 43 percent. Her ratings dropped 11 points since October of this year.  Oh, the wonderment of it all. 

Before we move to Trump's recent dip below 40 percent approval, that unanswered question of "eu tu Melania" floats like a case of bad flatulence. 

Fortune's article regarding the NPR, PBS and Marist poll reflects growing disenchantment with Trump in the Oval Office.  
December 12, 2018
Only 28% of those polled answered that the border wall should be an immediate priority, while 19% replied it shouldn’t be an immediate priority, and 50% said it shouldn’t be a priority at all.

Of those polled, a vast majority of Democrats—91%—said they didn’t think the wall was an immediate priority or said it was not a priority at all, while 35% of Republicans held that view. Sixty-three percent of Republicans thought the wall was of immediate concern compared to 7% of Democrats.
MSNBC's Ipsos Poll also shows polling results which point a finger directly at the person who proclaimed he would proudly shut down the Government.
One minute in US history.

MSNBC
CNN 

CNN is reporting Trump' disapproval rating is soaring.  What follows was this past November.



Last November, yesterday, today, there is a common thread: Trump's metaphorical ship is sinking.


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Thursday, December 13, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Trump's Wife Join Hannity And Flops (Video)






During an interview with Donald Trump's chief media operative, Sean Hannity, Trump's wife responded to a softball ad seemingly pre-arranged question. Hannity asked her what was the hardest thing to deal with as a denizen of the White House. Well, Trump's wife validated my suspicion, she is of an alternate reality while performing for the camera (as expected).

CNN
"I would say the opportunists who are using my name or my family name to advance themselves, from comedians to journalists to performers, book writers," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday when asked what has been the hardest thing about being first lady.
"Does it hurt?" Hannity asked.
"It doesn't hurt. The problem is they're writing the history and it's not correct," Trump responded.

"They like to focus on the gossip and I would like to ... focus on the substance, and what we do, not just about nonsense," Trump said.
CNN piece linked here
If that failed to show the level of delirium inherent in Trump's wife, maybe this segment will help.



Trump's wife has every right to think as she lees. However, in reality, she is married to a person whose first thought is to lie. Thus, he is a pathological liar and may very well strain to actually tell the truth (which he doesn't see to do often). Mrs. Trump as well as the entire Trump family, as she proclaimed, has to know the family patriarch is a liar of the first order.

While I have asserted her role in speaking with Hannity was probably that of a case of branding and personal defense to Hannity's viewers (and Fox New viewers et al), she accepted a credibility-shattering television segment. Despite the false degree, plagiarizing speeches, and utter shame of her role in Trump's birtherism against President Obama, one would think she would recognize this.....

The reality is, Trump is the embodiment of all that his wives hold in contempt. Herewith are a few headlined links which address Donald Trump's veracity.

All False statements involving Donald Trump | PolitiFact
Donald Trump's file | PolitiFact 
Anderson Cooper Tracks President Trump, Sarah Sanders Lies About ... 
President Trump has made more than 5000 false or ... - Washington Post 
Update: Since September Trump's Iies have blown-up like a gas balloon. 
President Trump has made 6420 false or ... - Washington Post

Melania Trump will one day regret her life with Donald Trump. As a nation, we should hope she doesn't succumb to the growing evidence of her husband as something of a mob-boss.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Unthinking, The Irrational, And The Dumb (VIDEO)




Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect George Conway shows toward his wife, her career, place of work, and everything she has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all. is great person and frankly his actions are horrible.

Why would Trump's youngest son, tweet about the ugliness of politics, disrespect and offer offhand hints about the wife of a Trump staffer's career? Does it really make sense to even question the doings of a Trump? The more visible Trumps seem to live in an altered state of reality; a world void of mirrors, self-reflection, and rational/introspective curiosity. They live as islands of privilege which, unlike actual islands, the Trumps fail to receive necessary imports of life-sustaining material. Well, at least from a perspective of metaphorical life-sustaining common sense generally associated with higher intellect.

While the Hawaiian Islands receive just about all life-sustaining goods via transport (air or sea), the Trumps, as islands, must be of DNA, which forbids, or places high tariffs, on influxes of mental processes common to intelligent people. Processes which are imbued with traits such as common sense, rational discernment, judgment, and emotional control.  If we bundle all of the aforementioned, we have a simple case of thought deficiency. A dangerous reality during times of so much international unrest and growing authoritarianism. Of course, we must consider like other Donald Trump inner circle sycophants, the set of siblings probably learned many years ago their father is also an audience of one. Thus, their behavior has to also conform to expectations of suckling akin to that of inner circle groveling and suckling.  Maybe that is why Eric Trump fired off the tweet against Kelly Anne Conway's husband. An unwise an irrational a response as one could imagine.

A day or so prior to Eric Trump's tweet, George Conway tweeted regarding Donald Trump's seeming witness tampering and potential obstruction of justice regarding Roger Stone's comment about taking the Fifth in response to a US Senate hearing subpoena. 

ON December 3rd, George Conway responded to Trump's effusive praise of Roger Stone much like a crime boss praising a convicted street captain who swears he won't testify against the Boss. 


CNN'S Erin Burnett...



The "guts"....?   Doesn't that appear the exhorting praise of a person who has inside information related to the guilt of the boss coupled with the stupidity to sit on the truth for the sake of a (conviction) pardon from the boss?  

Trump's adviser's husband and consistent critic of Trump offered his option of Trump's praise from his legal perspective. 
Simply stated... 


18 U.S. Code § 1512 - Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant .... A prosecution under this section or section 1503 may be brought in the district in ...

We a political operative in Stone swearing allegiance to a president who responded with jargon common to a mob boss. Jargon which some say verges on witness tampering and very much outside the scope of acceptable for a US President. The husband of a presidential staffer speaks out from a  legal perspective via his personal opinion. A situation which is nationally embarrassing yet not a surprise in our Era of Trump.  But do you think it would stop at that point? The first part of this post speaks to why it would (normally) stop at that point. What would a dedicated sibling do in the face of a rational response to his father's traipsing on the skirts of breaking US law?  In the case of Eric Trump, he seems to have suffered a major case of non-introspective constipation of the brain accompanied by Twitter diarrhea. 

He opened a metaphorical backdoor and failed to lose the screen door. Take a look and listen to what followed from a Republican CNN contributor and noted non-supporter of Donald Trump.

Mediaite (CNN Contributor Ana Navarro)


Despite the verbiage above, the rationale of a Trump speaking as such simply defies all vestiges of common sense. There isn't a person in America who best fits the model of ugliness and disrespect than Eric Trump's father.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

US Elections: A Flawed Process (Electors, Fraud, Timing)





Image result for elections fraudI have long posited the US Federal Election process (as per the US Constitution) is flawed. The election processes in the 50 states have shown, and are showing, the reality of the Electoral College (as written) all too often results in state-by-state election results calls within mere hours of the voting poll closings. A  ridiculous notion since the 1990s. Alas, the influence of technology when placed against the passages in a document written well over 200 years ago seriously supports a need for modification or summary elimination. Case in point. The Electoral College was an early and necessary addition to the US Constitution, in part, due to the existential geographic population (spread) difference and developing economic considerations between more and less agrarian states/ territories. A balancing of voting impact with regard to less populated regions (and states) was critical and effective for well over one and one-half centuries. But things have changed. The over-simplistic view of the Electoral College, hopefully, will facilitate what follows. 

Recall the advent of electricity, communications mediums based on electricity and associated techno advancements of the late 20th Century have literally cast a light of suspicion on the Electoral College and how impacts current elections. The Internet and major advancements in collecting and counting votes have led to state election commissions, (with public announcements via cable TV ratings-hungry news operations), and electors deciding elections with 24 hours of national voting poll openings. Well, let's consider a key dynamic. The national vote in the 19th and most of the 20th Century could not have been decided in 24 hours. There was no Internet, nor advancing polling systems which precluded the need for voters to take weeks and maybe months to reach a final outcome. When and why have we allowed technology influenced national elections to become a leading factor in handing-over possibly flawed election counts to state Electors?
Example Hillary Clinton finished the 2016 election campaign and election with 2.84 million more votes than Trump. Another set of flawed voting systems and processes, how many states have we just witnessed finally complete election counts weeks after the November midterm elections? A simple process of deduction indicates flawed final state results until weeks after the election polls close, should lead even the not so intelligent to reason: is the final count as stated cable newsrooms and voting night election commissions always an accurate count? Yet, we watched CNN's Wolf Blitzer literally beret, His election night board guy, John King, towards calling the Florida state election. King seemed uncomfortable with Blitzers pushing for what could only be considered ratings hungry need to call a state election results before MSNBC and (heaven forbid) Fox News show productions. Yet General Election (presidential vote) state electors cast national election votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December every four years. All said and without consideration of matters which seem to affect each and every national/state election, voter suppression, we find ourselves continuing to find state elections unsettled and more. The state of North Carolina is at this moment showing signs of vote handling malfeasance which could lead to a re-vote. Imagine that a re-vote due to absentee ballots which have gone missing?

CNN


Earlier this morning WSOC TV local news ran this 36 segment along with a related discussion.
I digress into possible Republican voter fraud.

The salient point of the digression was to add validation elections take time. No US elections should be settled with some artificial time frame imposed upon us via ratings seeking cable news production teams and party electors bound to cast votes for their party even when we have empirical evidence final votes take time. 


Settling elections within 24 hours of closed polling places is a ridiculous as the reality of Donald Trump sitting in the White House.

On the matter of voter fraud, Bloomberg published a piece with noteworthy reporting on voter fraud for the GOP.

The Election Fraud Is Coming From Inside the GOP Undermining voters from Wisconsin to North Carolina.



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