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The Pardu
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Showing posts with label MSNBC. Show all posts
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Trump's "Bad People"




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Aaron Rupar captured Trump's pre-North Carolina (oozfest) rally on the White House lawn.  We have exerted a segment of Ruperts Twitter thread regarding drug dealers and bad people from the Bahamas.  Recall Trump barred certain Hurricane ravaged victim from entering the US this past week. Watch the Rupar segment and we will get to the actual point of this post.
Trump's Minister of Immigration (figurative title), Cuccinelli embodies and promulgates Trump's core values and the psyche Trump's most recent addition to his team of social regressives.

Question: Do you believe Trump would lay the "drug dealers and bad people" label of immigrants working to escape that once in a lifetime Cat 5 Hurricane which hit Norway. Of course, such a weather system will never hit Norway, but then that isn't the salient issue. You know my point.

Herein is the point of the post. Trump has a deep affinity for all things dictator and international strongman. Let's take a look at a rather long segment of the Rachel Maddow Show to capture a point.

Bad People?



If you think the Maddow segment isn't germane to Trump's penchant for turning his, and the nation's, back on people of color who suffer life-threatening reality, think a bit more about core Trump.

If you are puzzled by Trump's affinity for the likes of Russia Putin and extrapolation of all things Putin, you are of good mental health. 

America we have a problem!
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As Trump's World Turns: " I won the popular vote!"





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California "admitted" there were "a million" illegal votes in the 2016 presidential election. 
— Donald Trump on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 in an interview on "Meet the Press"          Pants on Fire!

Do you remember the major lie Trump told MSNBC's Chuck Todd regarding not actually losing the popular vote in 2016?

Yes Donald Trump, you most assuredly lost the popular vote and you became president via a flawed voting system which should be abolished, or as a minimum, update to account for historic slow vote count districts.  

Hillary Clinton was the recipient of the final vote count in 2016: 2.84 million votes more than Trump. 

America we have a problem. Some states are passing legislation which will award that states based on the winner of the popular vote in the state

I digress.   

After running across a Politifact's review of Trump's claim of not losing the popular vote, I thought I would archive a bit of it on The Progressive Influence.  

If you don't wish to expose your self to lying Donald Trump a key portion of the variable is posted below.




Politifact's Text:

Todd: "You didn't like the fact that you lost the popular vote. That bothered you, didn't it?"
Trump: "Well, I think it was a -- I mean, I'll say something that, again, is controversial. There were a lot of votes cast that I don't believe. I look at California."
Todd: "Mr. President." 
Trump: "Excuse me."
Todd: "But that’s a …" 
Trump: "Take a look at Judicial Watch. Take a look at their settlement. California admitted to a million votes. They admitted to a million votes." 
Todd: "A million votes of what?"
Trump: "Take a look at Judicial …
Todd: "What are you talking about?"
Trump: "Judicial Watch made a settlement. There was …" 
Todd: "About what?" 
Trump: "There was much illegal voting." 
President Trump claimed there’s proof to support his repeatedly debunked claim that "serious voter fraud" took place in California during the 2016 presidential election.

Well.....

POLITIFACTS REVIEW

Every day we live through the minutes with the ever-resent prospect of yet another Donald Trump lie.  Is this a healthy way to live?  While the question is rhetorical for Americans with rational minds, it is nonetheless a relevant query for those who seemed to have lost their minds via a form of Trump cultism.


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Thursday, September 12, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Moments (Vaping, Appeals Court Nominee, Ethno Nationalism)




The Faces of White Nationalism
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Today, as I watched the following moment, I was rendered semi-conscious via a stroke of astonishment. When my senses returned, I realized the ridiculousness of allowing Trump to render me stupid for even for one moment.

The Moment

Trump sitting the Oval Office with his Einstein Visa wife and spoke about vaping in a world and administration of utter chaos. Jong-UN is firing missiles to frighten Trump, The Bahamas has thousands missing (and feared dead) after Dorian, close advisers are vacating the Trump Administration comparable to Count Dracula exposed to sunlight. Just to name a few serious world issues.  Is vaping the most serious killer in our nation?  Is vaping the most significant issue his wife can grab as some sort of facade of concern for the nation?  Is this real?

Since I mentioned Einstein Visa:

EB-1 visa. The EB-1 is a preference category for United States employment-based permanent residency. ... Those are foreign nationals who either have "extraordinary abilities", or are "outstanding professors or researchers", and also includes "some executives and managers of foreign companies who are transferred to the US".
EB-1 visa - Wikipedia
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Now for the moment.




The full Oval Office visit as consumed with what appears more Trump insanity and, frankly, a healthy dose of lying. 

Moments of Shame

Let's move to an area of Trumpism which is as telling as Trump's penchant for increasingly appearing outside the realm of rational.  Trump's innate leaning towards white nationalism is troubling. If you continue to hold doubts Trump is a racist surrounded by people who are either equal social regressive or I see nothing lackeys think deeply about your core values.  Also, question your grasp of reality possibly fostered by a lack of credible news choices and supported by facilitating social interactions. 

During Trump's campaign, you may recall comments about killing a significant Navy Admiral killing Muslim with swine coated bullets. The story was patently false, but one couldn't help but wonder from where did Trump come up with such a story.  Well, meet a Trump nominee for the federal appeals court (a lifelong judicial seat and the seat of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall). 

Meet Trump's angel of Ethnonationalism. In very simple terms, the nominee is an overt the top racist, with a very dangerous inner core.



If you want a more in-depth perspective on Menashi as a penultimate racist, VOX offers a well-developed article linked here

Let's revisit Menahsi via his hearing performance which resembled a person taking part in a water-rifle competition. If you have never witnessed a person evading answering questions, give this one a watch. It is a short video and it is classic.  



Is it even possible to find any level of rational in nominating such an over-the-top racist and socially regressive Appeals Court Judge? Once we settle on the possibility of such a nomination in a Trump administration, let's identify a deeper motive for nominating a virtual Klansman without a Klan Card, robe, and hood.  

After a brief moment of thought, we cannot escape the nominee and Trump's nomination validates the undercurrent of white nationalism oozing from Trump and facilitated by the GOP.

Answer a question, without the need to drop to the comments section for comment. The site has common trolls and bots who leave comments; we don't post nor respond (for the most part). 

Do you feel this nominee, if confirmed, would preside over an appeals court which practices, fair and equitable rulings regardless of race?

If you experienced even fleeting thoughts of "well, maybe,..." You should understand that you are to some degree a white nationalist. That mindset is the next step up the ladder of oppression against segments of the population. Moreover, you suffer from the associated inner core of white privilege. Both are the foundations of tragic homicidal lessons learned across the scope and breadth of humankind.  

Let's take another look at the perfect example of the myth that only ignorant and stupid people are racist.

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Remember, he only hires the best. The following image does not include Trump absolute best hire: Boulton. 

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Charlottesville, Tucker Carlson, Trump In El Paso



Two years ago today, white supremacists perpetrated mayhem and murder in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Shortly thereafter Trump (when pressed) commented that the event and the day were shared by 'fine people on both sides". 

Leadership?

True leadership. How does a true leader lead in times of horrific experienced for her/his constituents? The true leader shows empathy, sympathy and offers a personal touch; which could mean much to those who suffer. 

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The Buffoon, narcissistic camera hound and his wife show exactly the core of the current GOP and US conservative mindset. The baby's parents are dead Shot by a right-wing racist who seemed to clone Trump's "invasion" moniker for brown people who are seeking a better life in the United States.  The photo opportunity was yet another example of the existential reality of Trumpism. 

If you have time and respect the sanctity and special elevation of the US Presidency, you have to sit through this MSNBC segment.  The manner of speech is as critical as a presidents judgment. We have almost three years of empirical evidence Trump has zero judgment.  Watch and listen as Chris Hayes shows us the full measure of Trump's inept mental processes (as exemplified via speech). 
A visit over on Fox News finds another evening host who suddenly announced a "vacation." 
Does Fox News management and Ruppert Murdoch so disrespect their viewers they practice disciplinary "vacation" closeting when a host shows the true core values of the organization? Is sending a host on an unplanned "vacation" a mere band-aid and hand-slap? would termination serve a better purpose? Alas, a question for credible media with viewers who might find utter racism and defense of racism a "deplorable act ".

Let's take another look (and listen). 


"Deplorable?"

James Alex Fields, Jr August 12, 2017


And David Duke on August 12, 2017, put it into words.


If you are familiar with professional sports and television broadcast, you know the term "color commentator".  While the use of the term, regarding David Duke's validation and of Trump, also carries a nagging pun (hence "color"), I cannot find a better metaphorical analogy.  

Why should we ask should Fox management even respond with an "Immediate vacation"?  We suspect to slow the trickle of advertisers, more so than an attack of consciousness. 

On the anniversary day of Charlottesville, we find Fox News's Tucker Carlson on immediate vacation and we find an image of Trump and his wife with a baby with deceased via an American terrorist influenced by Trump's incessant oratory and hate speech.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Fox News Carlson Goes Rabid And A Current Events Smorgasbord






And the Right Metastasizes

How about a smorgasbord of current events in racist America?

The diminution of white supremacy via Fox News

Let's start with classic Fox News deflection and denial of the human state of mind which has led to genocide all across the globe. While I am not asserting white supremacy is or was at the root of most mass genocide, I am positing supremacy differentiation is common among the killings.  Rwanda, Cambodia, Germany (no linked necessary), Native Original people of North America (no link necessary).


Tucker Carlson fulfills his role on "Trump TV" while literally making a fool of himself with non-Fox News viewers.

Now imagine millions across the US who absorbed and assimilated each word of Carlson's oratory. 

Charlottesville, VA (2018) (WASPO link)


Charlottesville, VA (2018) "Jews won't replace us."


"Jews won't replace us."

Douglasville, GA.

Well, understand Carlson has a role to play and he is handsomely compensated to feed Fox News viewers. And so was this degenerate deplorable.

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Speaking of which...

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On the mater of the common refrain: "This is not who we are." Wrong this IS what we are; it isn't what we should be but conservative America as metastasized into...."what we are."

Take a few minutes.., watch and listen



Eddie Glaude Jr.

The full four-minute video with host opening.
Guns Guns, and More Guns

Take a look at an ammo clip from the recent killings in Dayton, Ohio. 
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Before you thin in terms of who sold the killers such an item, and will the seller be prosecuted as a facilitator of the Ohio killings, consider legislation enacted almost immediately upon Trump's taking office  2017. Would you agree it would take a person with a major mental problem to go out and purchase the ammo clip as shown above? 


Frank Talk ON Fox News





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Monday, June 10, 2019

The Mueller Report in Six PBS Minutes


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This post was going to related to Trump's false promises and campaign claims of a bustling and record-breaking US economy. He would do so without any attribution to the Obama economy and the reality of a nation (and world) having been brought back from the brink of economic collapse (post-BUSH). He feeds voters typical Trump carnival barking...and it worked.

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So much for that.


Allow me to use the bandwidth and page space to offer the Mueller Report via a very credible news source. The six-minute guide to the Mueller Report via PBS.




Just the facts ma'am



Let's end on a quick three-minute video o the archetypal GOP politician and one who probably embodies the reality of conservative America.  Yet he offers a pink elephant analogy of being on the Board of Directors of America: a voter. Watch and listen to the end of the segment.  



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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Quick Hit: Your Neighbors And Family As Polling Data






No need for verbiage 



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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

GOP Hypocrisy Is Shameful




As  Republican politicians labor to politically leverage an ill-advised remark for a newly elected Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN), let's again approach the Republican scorn from a position of askance or "frowning" inquiry.

The Minnesota Congresswoman posted a Twitter comment this past Sunday: (paraphrased) "...that American political leaders’ support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins...” The Benjamins? One hundred dollar bills, for those who may not have caught the colloquialism. The implications of political support for Israel based in dollars. Anti-Semitic? Well......  Let's state inappropriate and consumed by Democrat Party leadership. The remarks were followed with an "unequivocal" apology from Omar.

The Democrat Party react to Omar as expected and in a totally appropriate manner. What about Republicans?  Well, now we place a large spread of hypocrisy on the Republican political sandwich. 

In December of 2015, Donald Trump delivered a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.  The speech included the following three possible Anti-Semitic remarks:
  • "Stupidly, you want to give money. ...You're not going to support me because I don't want your money."
  • "I'm a negotiator, like you folks."
  • "Is there anyone in this room who doesn't negotiate deals? Probably more than any room I've ever spoken."
If the words don't drive home a point about hypocrisy, how about an MSNBC Morning Joe video segment from earlier today? The salient part of the 11-minute video is at the 1:50 mark and ends around the 4:00-minute mark. The remainder of the video is everyday chatter and probably not worth the time sent in finishing the full video.



While House leadership stripped a committee seat from the GOP's to the racist representative from Iowa, it is worthwhile to not Donald Trump never spoke on word about Steve King's over-the-top racist remarks. As for the stopping of his committee seat, King has a long history of racist remarks which surely has solidified his pale in US white supremacy.

Example:

From the 2016 RNC Primary



"Good people on both sides", after a murder in Charlottesville and anti-Jewish chants like this:



Hypocrisy regarding Omar's remarks?



Really now GOP, really?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Chuck Todd Challenged Congressman Jeffries; What Happened With Brokaw?




Yesterday one of MSNBC's resident conservatives and his production team hosted a segment replete with what some thought would be a balanced discussion of politics. As is the case with all things conservative, the segment ended with a dud comment from a Paleozoic Era NBC Nightly News host. A host who really should relegate himself to the role of a quiet conservative. Before we comment on Tom Brokaw's comments, let's digress some to make a point about Todd's production and the reality of a conservative show host flapping around like a fish out of water seeking to support Trump.

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries D-NY. last week
“These are challenging times in the United States of America — we have a hater in the White House, a birther in chief, the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” Jeffries said at an event hosted by the National Action Network in Harlem. “One of the things that we’ve learned is that while Jim Crow may be dead, he still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well.”
As we consider the United States since July 2015, it is impossible to avoid recognition of significant changes in national leadership. Leadership which reaches to the very top of federal governance: The 45th US President. In addition, to an overwhelming increase in nation's spending, as the Trump economy added $2 Trillion to the US deficit since January 2009, social regression in many forms has reached back to the days of the 1940s.

We are writing about matters related to Trump.

In the late summer of 2017, white supremacists and Jew-hating white men (and some women) held a well-planned protest against the removal of a confederates general statute in Charleston, SC. 





After the dust settled Trump and his staff worked to clean up his support for the white supremacists via perfunctory remarks which made little to no sense.  A year later Trump was reported to have stated his efforts to minimize his support for "both sides" was a  mistake. According to Bob Woodward via his book, Trump privately stated he regretted the efforts to clean up his "both sides" comments.

Let's visit a bit of data regarding growing racist hatred since Trump took office. Growth which he has yet to directly challenge. 
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And, not a word of caution or condemnation from Trump. How could or why would Trump condemn when he has a current and past history of close association with the likes of:

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And of course, you recall Trump was the leading messaging regarding the racist attacks on Barack Obama's citizenship as the 44th US President. 

Lets now play around with a related loose syllogism.


Syllogism
  • Major premise: All men are mortal. Minor premise: Socrates is a man. Conclusion: Socrates is mortal. (This is an example of Aristotle's famous "Barbara" syllogism.)
  • Major premise: Plants need to carbon dioxide to live. Minor premise: The oak tree is a plant. Conclusion: The oak tree needs carbon dioxide to live.
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Major premise: Whites supremacists and anti-Semites are major Trump supporters.
Minor premise: The Ku Klux Klan and US Nazis are white supremacists.
Conclusion: Trump is a favored leader of white supremacists and anti-Semites. 

US leaders of white supremacists and anti-Semites have for more than a century followed leaders who were referred to as "grand dragons."

Why would MSNBC's Chuck Todd join at least one CNN host in challenge Representative Jeffries use of an apropos metaphor regarding t/rump?  Why would Todd use the word "apology" when we have a man in the White House who has delivered the most heinous and disgusting attacks on fellow Americans?



The simple answer is the false belief that an occupant of the White House is due an artificial level of respect even when the occupant has proven to regard no one outside of his family with even an iota of respect. 

Even though what follows took place at the end of the Sunday Show, It seems Todd hasn't issued a comment about Tom Brokaw's foray into the ugly fissures of racism.



No matter Brokaw's intent, one's inner core values tend to eventually ooze to the surface. I offer such is especially true when given a platform such as Todd's Meet The Press. And especially when you have another well known Trump supporter sitting across the table in the form of MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt.

Do you recall Todd's remarks to an Ohio state official regarding the official's right to seek voter ID laws in his state? Only a conservative show host and ideologue would go there. Todd went there.
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