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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TPI Monring Gazette: US Flag, Trump'd, Lindsey Graham's Cell, CNN Panel, Mexico Border Fence

Non-Progressive News...

Let's start with dispelling a conservative lie that is spreading across social media. Even the conservative former Boston Red Sox Pitcher, Curt Schilling has disparaged President Obama with lies about lowering the US flag after Whitney Houston's death while moving slowly to lower the flag after the terror killing of five US servicemen.

Politifact performed an analysis of details related to the lowering to  the US Flag after Houston's drug induced death. The facts related to the lowering of the flag might surprise you. 
Outraged memes and headlines suggest President Barack Obama lowered the American flag to mourn Whitney Houston but did "nothing" for five servicemen slain in Chattanooga, Tenn. last week. Here's the storyPosted by PolitiFact on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GOP silliness and shame of a disintegrating political party 

Lindsey Graham responds to the embarrassing wackiness and release of Graham's  cell phone number. How did Graham respond, you ask? He responded in the same way most respond to the antics of a neighborhood bully:  comical public destruction of his cell phone. 
Lindsey Graham shows the world how to destroy your phone after Donald J. Trump gives out your number...Posted by Mediaite on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Why not comment about the lack of class and unacceptable lack of professionalism in outing the cell number of a US Senator?  If the bully is not directly confronted rest assured the bully does not learn the downside of her/his acts.  

Sandra Bland was found dead in a jail cell after after this arrest  three days prior.
PicMonkey Collage - Sandra Bland
NBC News 14 minute dashcam edit from a 52 minute video. 

Ms. Bland was pulled over for what is being reported as s failure to enact a lane change signal. What? I have seen cops enact a such turns without any regard for a turn signal.

Of course, CNN programs as usual with two guest to point-counterpoint aspects of the segment. It is truly unfortunate CNN is very adroit at booking what appears as white conservative former cops or defense attorney's to point counter point black guests (pundits, contributor etc). As you can imagine it makes for great reality TV with no serious concern about resolving the issue. While CNN careful books such segments, we must offer a degree of appreciation the network differs from Fox News' booking of (only) white guest for segments related to the black community. Well, Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera often offer color commentary (pun intended) to jostle with Bill O'Reilly, but their commentary is simply more opinion TV. Their role is to provide 'straight guy' opining to facilitate O'Reilly's finger pointing and tickle the psyches of his viewers.

CNNs Number 1 "cop behavior rationalize (r)" , Harry Houck, provided network viewers a fireworks segment as he was placed in the opposite corner of Marc Lamont Hill.]

harry houckedited

Give the segment a look and listen. "...'arrogant from the very beginning."

Arrogant? It seems Houck is of the mindset that African-Americans who speak out, question authority or who fail to complete demur to a cop at the care door, is arrogant. Moreover, why does the word arrogant so often find its way into discussion in which black people are core to the discussion?

Regardless of my suspicion over the year of "working in Harlem" Harry Houck has developed a clear case of white cop privilege. CNN should consider sprinkling other guest into his slots. Of course, CNN will ride with Houck as the "cop can do no wrong" pointing is exactly what the networks wants from that side of the interview segment.


Trump would build a wall and Trump is threatening to take his marbles and his little Army men and go "independent" candidate! 

That wall might cost billions, but of course Mexico will pay for the wall.  The railings of a carnival barker.

Trump visits Mexico border

The wall as a real prospect or carnival barking to get you into the tent?

Except from linked piece
"From a security standpoint, it really is not an intelligent solution," said Eric Olson, associate director of the Latin American program at the non-partisan Wilson Center.  
In fact, "it's ludicrous," Olson said of the idea, which has become a hallmark of Trump's campaign.  
Experts estimate that building and maintaining such a wall on the 1,954-mile border, which snakes along four huge states, would cost tens of billions of dollars. And the 21,000 border patrol agents currently on duty would be "nowhere near sufficient" to keep close surveillance on all of it, said Wayne Cornelius, director of University of California San Diego's Mexican migration field research program.

That for me translates into carnival barking from Trump.

Apparently among many conservative voters the carnival barking works.  Watch this one minute segment of a CNN Trump supporters panel of six (taking points spewers). We see and hear the standard "he is a business man", a reference to Presidents Obama's vacations, and other common Trumpisms.

Someone should tell the former Marine, the GOP does not wish to have the US economy as a talking point. Data refutes the "horrific US economy talk so much so the words are to be mentioned in 2015/16. The guy is an obvious Breitbart reader and Fox News viewer.

Did the one lady say "Vacation?"

December 2014 (a matter of the presidency)


August 2014 Congress? (and, in relation to Congress)

Since mot of the panel talk was mere  talking points with non substantive nor verifiable points, we will leave the panel as it sat: spewers of Trumpisms.   Oh, and if you believe even one of the paneled Trump'd Americans are undecided, Trump has land to sell you in the Everglades.

Trump third party run? No, take a look at the Huff PO image above.

Editor's choice

Bold move, Glenn Beck. Good luck.
Posted by Mediaite on Thursday, July 23, 2015


Friday, May 2, 2014

Women Shouldn't Vote!

In 2014, the fact anyone would speak about the downside of women voting is absolutely over-the-top insane. It is no surprise such talk is 100% neatly tucked into the American social and political Right. It is surprising such comments ensue when women in the millions vote conservative via votes for the GOP.

And, GOP party officials are powerless to cloak their "War on Women," when so many speak as does this guy.

The Raw Story

Christian ‘historian’: Allowing women to vote ‘hurts the entire culture and society’ (via Raw Story )
A so-called “historian” who Glenn Beck hired to teach at his online university insisted this week that women had originally been denied the right to vote “to keep the family together,” and for the good of “the entire culture and society.”…


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mario Piperni: Cookies and Lesbianism

Re-Blog from Mario Piperni Dot Com...

Cookies and Lesbianism – The Link Exposed

Crazy  -
I’ll bet that few of us would ever think that there existed a direct link between cookies and lesbians. There is and thanks to Religious Right activist and all-around crazy person, Kevin Swanson, we now know.
The individualism of feminism has been devastating to this country. I’d say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies too. I don’t want to support lesbianism, I don’t want to support Planned Parenthood and I don’t want to support abortion, and if that be the case I’m not buying Girl Scout cookies.
…I don’t want to promote a wicked organization that according to its own website doesn’t promote godly womanhood, it just doesn’t, I don’t see anything that promotes godly womanhood. The vision of the Girl Scouts of America is antithetical to a biblical vision for womanhood, it’s antithetical to it.
Please, I beg of you, do not buy Girl Scout cookies. Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies. And if you do, take a big black magic marker and cross out all of the references to Girl Scouts of America on all of the signs and all of the boxes because we do not want to promote that organization.
Delusional? Definitely, but there’s more because no proper attack from a right-wing loon inflicted with conspiratorial madness is ever complete without referencing the black guy in the White House. Here’s a statement from Swanson where he creates a fascinating thread which links lesbians, girl scouts, apple pie, Obama, Chevrolet, communism, feminism and cookies. Glenn Beck would be so proud.
I think we understand why Barack Obama is President of the United States. He is incredibly popular with single women, incredibly popular. In fact, if you want a communist in the White House in the year 2020 you have got to get more daughters raised with the worldview, the independent mindset, the worldview that is presented by the Girl Scouts of America. We’re going to go to the Girl Scouts of America because if you talk about Chevrolet, apple pie and America, if you want to talk about what America is all about, you’re talking about the Girl Scouts. These people show up every year about this time of year selling their cookies outside of the grocery stores across America.
They’re all quite psychotic, you know…but very, very entertaining, don’t you find?
So, if homophobia, ignorance and hate happen to be your thing, then – for the sake of Chevrolet, apple pie and all that is good in America – the crazy people beg of you, do not buy Girl Scout cookies.
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Ari Fleischer Again Makes As Fool Of Himself!

Will the nation ever rid itself of the "Ghosts of Bush?"
The Bush Administration left an indelible mark on US History. The failed eight years of Bush was replete with horrors only surpassed by Richard Nixon and his question for fixing a presidential election.  Bush's incompetence and elitism even surpassed that of Ronald Reagan in many ways. While Bush avoided Reagan's over-the-top appeal to the US south and his brand of 'coded' anti-minority politics, the administration clearly left the nation in a state of economic horror.  Both of which have lingered well beyond imaginable impact on the nation.

Part of the Bush doctrine was his handling of the media and messages to the American people. Since, another Bush nor Cheney were about the business of interacting with the people, communication was left to Bush's Press Secretaries. The first press secretary for the 'eight years of Bush was Ari Fleischer. Fleischer served during a period when Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld clearly laid ground work for their eventual attack on Saddam Hussein.  
Damn, I did it again!
Since, we now know that Bush and team broke standards of decency, broke international law, and contributed to the level of overwhelming nation blanketing debt, we can assume Fleischer was a mouthpiece behind clear strategies of deception.  During his term Fleischer had to know of /Bush;s deep desire to attack Saddam Hussein.  He had to know of the outing of Valerie Plame as Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld develop their impetus for war in Iraq .  Basically, Fleischer had to know of, and help develop every lie that came to the nation from the White Press Room and via Bush's infrequent communication to the American People. 

I offer it is safe to state Fleischer has long been a GOP operative. An operative who has consistently and reliable stepped on his credibility at every time and with each opportunity he faces.  If you can argue that Fleischer does not suffer from "Obama Derangement Syndrome," I welcome your response.

If you need a recent example of "Obama Derangement Syndrome" how about Fleischer latest SNAFU (Situation Normal EFF"D Up). Take a look at a Fleischer response to an Obama Administration Tweet.  Fleischer actual labored to copied and pasted the White House tweet as evidence of his "GOTCHA."

If you think it a minor point, your are one who will accept just about anything from the Right. Fleischer knee-jerk screw-up is simply the latest example of over-active angst, incompetence in posing an argument, poor vision, and maybe even an inability to count beyond the number 50 (with a degree of accuracy).  The Fleischer remark also delivers Fox News and Glenn Beck like rhetoric. When most of us realize that special media has sophisticated software to read and detect violations of their platforms, Fleischer obviously believes Twitter has a "exception" list for Obama.  Maybe, he believes that Twitter has hundreds of thousands of in-house twitter message readers with waiting management teams to  approve "let the president's tweets go".  

How silly, childlike, and trite is Ari Fleischer!  

A really sad point beyond his inability to check and double check before going public, he is highly paid for his punditry. The fact that he failed to check and recheck before going worldwide with evidence on his incompetence was telling. That same level of inability to think and dig deep probably contributed to a Bush Team perception he would facilitate the devious intent for the Bush team (in the early years). 

A word about Emotional Intelligence (EQ).  

EQ so trumps IQ.  All Eq images post here link to their source and associated EQ information. 

Proper practice of EQ would certainly have prevented yet another Fleischer screw-up.  He is so obsessed with fulfilling his role as an anti-Obama pundit his judgment and commonsense coupled with an ability to think and reason is overshadowed by a need to "strike." 

Fleischer has about as much Emotional Quotient (Intelligence) as a wounded rattlesnake. He strikes out at any utterance form Obama.  He strikes out at any information from the White House.  He calls into his employer, CNN, with any nuanced rant he wants to deliver. He has no cognitive "filter "(imaged above) when it comes to President Obama; thus he is 'deranged' and suffers from ODS (Obama derangement Syndrome). 

People who exhibit an EQ deficiency should work to improve their cognitive process as ti relates to behavioral exhibitions.

Fleischer cannot improve his lot. He is far to far gone into the world of ODS. 

Of course, after a few hours Fleischer delivered the ever-present perfunctory apology. There is one very notable benefit from mastering and developing one's EQ: the person only rarely have to apologize for his or her actions.

Mediaite capture......and the result of ODS and lack of EQ.
There are exactly 136 characters in that tweet. Here is what Fleischer tweeted out next:
WELL?! Why isn’t Obama using Twitlonger like the rest of us?
Fleischer got mocked (to put it lightly) for his miscounting, and eventually retracted the tweet.
But it was too late, the damage was done, and Fleischer was barraged by a storm of tweet-mockery.

And retracting it didn’t exactly make anyone ease up.

[photo via screengrab]
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Progressive Press: Open Letter to Obama Haters

Cross posted from The Progressive Press with special authorization by the author: Jeff.

An Open Letter to all People who Hate the President


It's fine to be a conservative who disagrees with Obama politically. He is a fallible human being. Like any politician, he deserves criticism now and then. Progressives criticize him all the time because his policies are more conservative than many thought he would be.

If you would say “Obama is wrong on this issue and here’s why”, I could respect that. But it’s something else to be a hard-core Glenn Beck parroting, Bush-was-God, Obama-is-Satan, damn-the-facts, anyone-who-disagrees-with-me-is-a-communist, conservative.

Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend the level of hatred you have for President Obama. This hatred is not about dissent and it began long before he even took office and doesn’t seem to stem from anything he’s done as president.

From the day he was inaugurated, all over the country you began protesting Obama’s tax increases even though he had only lowered your taxes. Although he’s offered more proof of his origin of birth than any president in history, nearly half of you still believe Obama was not born in America, 57% believe he is Muslim, and 24% said he may be the Anti-Christ.

Before Obama took office, congressional Republicans decided that they would oppose every single bill that Obama supported. They used the filibuster to prevent all legislation from being voted on, including bills that Republicans themselves had co-sponsored. When president Obama decided to embrace a lot of Republican ideas like Cap and Trade, the individual mandate for health insurance and the Dream Act, these Republican ideas suddenly were denounced as Socialism and received zero Republican votes.
Even normally routine matters that Congress usually deals with on a bi-partisan basis, like a transportation bill or raising the debt ceiling, were held up by Republicans who didn’t want anything to get done during Obama’s presidency. By nearly letting America default on its debts, Tea Party Republicans even managed to lower our country’s credit rating, and then blamed Obama for it.

You even blamed Obama for the worst recession in 80 years even though it began over a year before he took office.
You have totally immersed yourself in anti-Obama hate speech, you can’t even state the man’s name, calling him O-BUM-a. You just repeat whatever you hear from right wing hate sites without exercising independent thought: 
“Obama is a (pick one) Socialist/Marxist/Muslim/Communist/Nazi/Fascist/Kenyan/Anti-colonialist” or “Obama is trampling the Constitution”, “Obama hates America”, “Obama wants to control our lives”, “Obama has declared war on religion”, etc.  
These are not facts or even fact-based opinions; they are examples of hate speech.

Back when Bush was president, his critics said things like “Bush allowed higher levels of arsenic and mercury in our drinking water”, “Bush violated the 4th Amendment by illegally authorizing warrantless wiretaps on American citizens”, “Bush used false information to start an unnecessary war”, “Bush started the two longest wars in our nation’s history, presided over two recessions, increasing poverty rates, a collapse of our financial system, and turned a huge budget surplus into a trillion dollar deficit”.

These criticisms of Bush resulted from things he actually said or did, not by what we thought about him personally. Every President of the United States has been loved by some people and hated by others and progressives certainly criticized Bush harshly. But that criticism was not out of a personal hatred of the man, it was about his policies and his actions as president. I don’t recall when anyone questioned his citizenship, claimed he hated the country, or suggested he sides with our enemies.

You actually accuse Obama of hating white people, of siding with the terrorists who attacked our country and wanting to euthanize the elderly, even though you have no facts or even a rational argument to support these claims.

You don’t seem to see the difference between hate-driven opinion and fact-based opinion.

You still worship at the altar of George W. Bush and refuse to acknowledge that he was anything less than God-like in his perfection, while attack Obama as “un-American” for doing some of the exact same things you praised President Bush for doing.

I’d hate to conclude that this is all based on race. Republicans hated Bill Clinton too, but we didn’t see quite this level of loathing toward him. Republicans did not filibuster every single bill to keep it from being voted on or actively work to halt the economic recovery like they have done with Obama. When Clinton was president, Republicans actually did reach compromises with him. When Obama pleads with Republicans to work out a compromise with him, they outright reject even the use of the word “compromise”.

Warning: Video has profanity

Your hatred of Obama is not an act of patriotism. Quite the opposite, by immersing yourself in all your right wing Obama-hating web sites you’re unable or unwilling to have any kind of meaningful political discussion. You are preventing this country from making any kind of positive progress by letting your personal hatred of this man allow anything positive to get done in this country. And you are doing your country great harm.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Alabama Conservative Talk-Radio Fiend-Nut Job Killed, Ethan Freed!

Cross posted from Smoking Hot Topics Dot Com.  (Smoking Hot Politics is just that "Smokin".)

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The little boy, Ethan, is safe, rescued from his captivity at the hands of anti-government survivalist, Jimmy Lee Dykes.  And “conservative terrorist” Jimmy Lee Dykes is dead, shot in the head by the FBI as they stormed the bunker and rescued the boy.

As reported by Chelsea Hoffman of the Examiner, “. . . [N]eighbors say that Jimmy Lee Dykes was essentially a conservative extremist who played right wing talk radio most of the time. He was a paranoid and menacing individual who is accused by one neighbor of planning this entire abduction so he could demand a platform to rant his anti-government political opinions.” 
If Dykes, as is rumored, was an avid fan of conservative talk radio, what he’s been hearing could have fueled his desire to demand a platform by taking a 5-year-old hostage – and this is what he’s been hearing: 
Glenn Beck – He’s planning a community, known as Independence, USA, ” . . . [A] $2 billion, self-sufficient, libertarian city-cum-theme park that would mark ‘the rebirth of our nation through its own principles.’”  Free from the tyranny of “King Obama,” and free from the liberties he claims the government (and by that he means President Obama and Democrats in general) is stripping away. 
In that same vein, some people, including a dude who blogs under the name “Vernon”, have envisioned a secular community called the Citadel “where you know that residing in every single home in the neighborhood are people who think much as do you, respect most of the values as do you, and will not try to force any of their values on you or your children . . . has qualified Riflemen inside, ready to come to your aid at a moments notice, whether to help you change a tire, fix a problem, or cover your back in a firefight with an Enemy of Liberty . . . .”  Vernon also noted that “. . . Militia training will also have a unifying social aspect to it.”  In fact, Drudge reported on the Citadel under a blazing headline that read, GROUP TO BUILD ARMED NEIGHBORHOOD FORTRESS.”

As reported byTalking Points Memo, “The Citadel, as envisioned and advertised by its creators, is to be a walled community of 3,500 to 7,000 ‘patriotic American families’ who are ready for when The Shit Hits The Fan (TSHTF), i.e. the myriad potential society-collapsing disasters, either natural or man made, anticipated by preppers, survivalists, along with other fringe and breakaway strands of -ers and -ists. The Citadel is to be a place for people who want to be ‘removed and protected from peril in order to preserve ourselves, our posterity, and Liberty in the event of a national economic implosion.’ 
Someone like Jimmy Lee Dykes, who carefully planned his underground bunker and planted homemade bombs inside it, might well have been excited by these folks – and other survivalist and bunker mentality movements, including the American Prepper Network.  As reported by Salon, “The APN site talks often and explicitly about ‘The End of the World As We Know It,’ which it refer to as TEOTWAWKI.  And judging from the abundance of videos and blogs of self-identified preppers arming themselves while touting conspiracies about government, financial collapse and the apocalypse, it’s clear this isn’t strictly a peaceful movement of people hoarding canned goods.  Preppers don’t just stockpile nonperishables — they collect weapons . . . preppers believe having weapons is just as important as having enough water. They are also deeply suspicious of government overreach . . . .” 
In fact, the APN, along with other “survivalist” movements, routinely sound alarms about government infringement and the way to survive it, or revolt against it – largely centered around being well-armed. 
The right-wing survivalists and preppers and bunker mentality types, led by Glenn Beck and Wayne LaPierre and Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talking heads, have evolved from “preparedness” to fomenting revolution.  And although Jimmy Lee Dykes will reside for eternity at least six feet under, the fuel for his violent actions lives on.  Though one survivalist with an anti-government, anti-Obama bent was felled, others have already, no doubt, taken root and are evolving into another Jimmy Lee Dykes. 
The FBI had better keep its sharp-shooters sharp.

A special thank you to Julie at "Smoking Hot Politics" .

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Kochs re-introducing the Tea Party!

The Tea Party is the off-spring of The Koch Brothers, Freedom Works and Dick Armey.  The anti-Obama and Democratic party was allegedly a movement of people frustrated and speaking out about taxes, federal spending, and various other matters related to federal governance.  We all know, shortly after its inception and a couple of demonstrations, heinous anti-minority (Including anti-Jewish) groups joined the movement.  From that point the movement became a horrid example of Far right extremism gone farther and farther 'mad'.  

Item I.   The Nation 

Item II.  Politicususa

Item III.  David Duke (10:00 minutes of Ku Klux Klan support for the Tea Party and American Disgust)

As the Kochs, Glenn Beck, and Michelle Bachmann work to revitalize the Te Party after the recent SCOTUS ACA Decision, it is critical to think about the links above.  
Julie Driscoll, Writer and Internet Radio host, has written about the tea Party and how outside on the Far right fringe the Te Party has moved. 
Borderless News and Views
An excerpt.....
Mississippi Tea Party leader called the Obama Administration “a gang of criminals” who “subvert legitimate government offices and seize all power to themselves without the real consent of the governed,” and declared that “their every act and edict is of itself illegal and is outside the bounds of the Rule of Law.”  He urged his followers “. . . To resist by all means that are right in the eyes of God is not rebellion or insurrection, it is patriotic resistance to invasion . . . And, may godly courageous leaders rise up in His wisdom and power to lead us in displacing the criminal invaders from their seats and restore our constitutional republic.” 
Americans should vote  as they please and in accordance with their beliefs. Some Americans can take solace in voting in the opposite direction of the tea Party.  Those same Americans can take pride in voting opposite entities like the Koch Brothers and the KKK.  
And, then there are the other voters........

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Lost Black Man Part II: The Insanity Report (March 2010)

The Insanity Report Dot Com uses A Soldiers Story (Denzel  Washington and  cast) to illustrate loathing at its very worst.
This screed is the promised in, The Lost Black Man Part I Post.  It is a cross post from The Insanity Report Dot Com web page and it is just over two years old.  

The vast majority of African-American's wholeheartedly respect the personal preferences of other African-Americans when one considers social and political preferences. We do so knowing an overwhelming majority of black people, due to a changed political  climate and politics of the GOP, are inclined to support the Democratic Party. Sure, we hear the arguments about how the Democrats use African-Americans for political expedience, and some may very well believe that assertion. For me, I lay my hat where I am most comfortable. There is no one in the nation who can point to the US poli/social Right and show me areas where there is true interest in minority rights.  One only has to watch the vile utterances of people like (from Part I) Jackson, Limbaugh, Neal Borowitz and many others to see there is no respect for the black community in the political right.  And there is even less for the nation's first African-American President. The Lost Black Man: Part I  One has to only watch the news of secret email from GOP officials that are purely racist and of vile demeaning intent.  I will retract all that I have just stated if anyone can point me to evidence of voter suppression from the Democratic Party. 

Yet the self-loathing Jackson does not write about ills of his party; he writes about a President who has done nothing deserve being compared to a Section 8 tenet (See The Lost Black Man Part I). 

As stated above the following screed is just over two years old. I suspect it was written as the likes of Jackson and other of his ilk, emerged from obscurity after of the election of Barack Obama. As opportunity president itself, there is always a 'carnival barker' there to attract the unknowing and the inclined to believe and yes the outright gullible.