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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".
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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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Thursday, July 19, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: A Lie Machine and From Russia With Sex

578  Statements From The Politifact Trump File

Trump went behind closed doors with the Russian dictator for a full 140 minutes. Since we know Trump has sought this meeting since before his inauguration to the US Presidency, and we know Trump's major interest in life is personal wealth (and associated power), we have to assume the meeting wasn't with focus on the US.

Trump and his communications talking heads have come forth with a few comments about what Trump may have said to Putin, but is there any reason to believe what they tell us? I suggest there isn't a history of truthfulness, why would truthfulness all start after a meeting with Putin?  

The Politifact File linked above offers the stark and growing reality Trump is incapable of truth-telling. 

Before the following video with a former White House Staffer (stenographer), we offer a unique analysis via the Toronto Star. An analysis of 1,340,330 words from Trump since he took office:

Since most probably did not visit the Toronto Star link, we offer and except with highlights via The Pardu (of this webpage).

The Star piece was a piece for the history of humankind. 

Let's move to a video fo a foreign white House staffer.

All things considered, and placed in perspective, why did we experience what follows the day after Trump fired James Comey via TV News and a hand-delivered letter via a bodyguard.

The image below relates to the recent arrest and charges against a Russian operative who has resided in the US for years while attending college. She is a 29-year-old woman whose mission was to get close to Republicans for purpose of influence and only Putin knows what else. Her enticement?....her body and who knows what else. While her story is unfolding via charges against here, I wonder why she was in the contingent who received a "No US Media allowed" interaction int he Oval Office. A meeting at which Trump laughed and giggled about firing the FBI director Comey due to this Russian thing."
“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
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Last night's Rachel Maddow show included another detailed and cogent expose on The Russian spy. The segment is 18 minutes, but I you do to watch any other media on this ice, consider giving the following video a review.

It seems the Russian spy developed a profile which would certainly be attractive to Republicans. Actually, beyond sex; she used guns to get to her prize interactions. Interactions for which she received much praise and accolades from her handlers.

The BBC also published a piece regarding the sex for access nature of the Russian operation.

With NRA Head LaPierre

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With Rick "BLAH People: Santorum

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Do you recall when noted Fox News Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke popped-up in Russia?  

The sad irony of the bust and charges against the young spy is the reality of the full scope of denials from the Right regarding their love of Russia and the denial or disbelief Putin's espionage and attacks are real.

No US Media allowed at Trump Russian meeting.

No Media allowed in Kim Jong UN meeting.

No US Media allowed in meeting with Putin. 

Let's close with a little fun with Deductive Reasoning logic via a very basic syllogism.

A. Denying US Media access equals withholding information
B. Trump denies US Media with and regarding dictators
C. Trump is hiding something


Thursday, June 7, 2018

As Trump 's World Turns: Communications Can Hurt

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When we think in terms of speaking, do you agree with the thought a highly compensated talking head (presstitutes) should have the skill to appear on a News network segment and speak without fail about their boss? Well, the logical answer is: "Yes." The defensive answer is: "Maybe."  And, the irrational Trump supporter's answer is: "No."

The Trump supporter is correct, in the context of this post.

Watch seven seconds of a very highly compensated talking head on CNN.

On the eve of the 74th anniversary of D-Day, former Fox News personality and State Department official,  Heather Nauert, spoke in defense of a US Ambassador to Germany who is reported to be on the wrong side of acceptable to German political officials  What transpired in the State Department briefing is absolutely stupefying yet indicative of Trump's staffing decisions.   

Nauert invoked a phantom D-Day relationship with Germany.  The US lost 9,000 fighting men on the beaches of Normandy. Guess which nation was responsible for their deaths. 

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
 Heather Nauert 
"When you talk about Germany — we have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany," the senior State Department spokesperson said at a June 5 briefing. "Looking back in the history books, today is the 71st anniversary of the speech that announced the Marshall Plan. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany, and we have a strong relationship with the government."

Before we close let's take a couple of minutes to see and hear how MSNBC's Rachel Maddow addressed the obvious State Department FUBAR laced with a chronic lack of professionalism from Nauert.

Shouldn't we expect better from our Executive Branch of Federal government?

Doesn't the nation deserve better from the State Department?

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For some reason, I believe the nations deserves much better in the State Department.  Nauert's comments were intern-like Bush League and downright embarrassing.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Trumpism: Espousing The Corruption And Utter Void of Decency

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Earlier today CNN ran a segment with Trump's nominee to head the Veterans Administration and his overnight withdrawal from the nomination process. While I doubt there are ten people in the US who actually believe Jackson was even remotely qualified to head the federal agency with 300,000 plus employees, We shouldn't shy away from the reality Trump; is the lousiest of managers.

The CNN segment included an intriguing statement for a Republican contributor.  Matt Lewis.....
“This is yet another example of Trump taking actually someone who had a pretty sterling reputation, this guy way highly regarded and respected… and now his reputation is in tatters,” Lewis said. “For some reason Donald Trump has this sort of reverse Midas effect on people he interacts with.”
Here are the remarks about one minute after another contribution spoke about Trump and his manner of influencing the message:  linked.

Here is the full segment:

A nation should be aware of the dangers inherent in the president it elected in 2016.

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How about a few other reminders?



Trump: A Fact Checker's Dream

Jared Kushner

The Rachel Maddow Show recently ran a segment about the undercurrent of privilege and money guided administration for Trump's son-in-law. What follows is a bit long (run time), but I cannot think of a news related segment which should garner more attention. Yes, this one is a big deal and worthy of the 7:43 minutes viewing time.

Rachel Maddoow looks at past reporting on Jared Kushner's sketchy meetings with Chinese officials, and notes the tie-in to a scoop in Ronan Farrow's new book "War on Peace" that found Kushner to be the source of Rex Tillerson remarks parroting China's preferred ... more Duration: 7:43

Trump is without question a serious threat the to well-being of our democracy.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trumpism (Hannity, Vicente Fox, Maddow, The New York Times)

As I watched the Rachel Maddow /show last night, and as you may have watched, she interrupted the planned flow of her show for a breaking segment. The New York times reported last night that Mike Flynn told Trump and company he was under FBI investigation before Trump appointed Flynn to head the NNational Security Council.

Here is the post-commercial break segment. It is less than three minutes in duration as I am certain MSNBC producers chose to restrict their comment and reporting to what the New York Times reported. 

Earlier in the day, Trump literally hijacked a US Coast Guard commencement service with classic Trump narcissism and defensive posturing. How very crass!  

The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.
Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser. The job gave Mr. Flynn access to the president and nearly every secret held by American intelligence agencies.
Mr. Flynn’s disclosure, on Jan. 4, was first made to the transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel. That conversation, and another one two days later between Mr. Flynn’s lawyer and transition lawyers, shows that the Trump team knew about the investigation of Mr. Flynn far earlier than has been previously reported.
Read more linked above

Though somewhat unrelated, I cannot help but involved a few items related to Trumpism. First, Jake Tapper's on-camera retort toTrumps silly whine of yesterday. One item is from the former President of Mexico; the other item is from the nation's number one Trump radio and TV mouthpiece Sean (fake video) Hannity.

CNN's Jake Tapper offered a pretty good response to Trump's childish whining.

He whined like a sleepy toddler upset about dropping his pacifier from his won mouth.

Lying Hannity

Vincente Fox
The Trump reality show is providing far more entertainment for his sycophant supporters than they could have imagined.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Yes, Trump And Company Vetted Flynn (VIDEO)

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Sometimes I really don't understand Rachel Maddow and her production teams' need to have extra long introductions to segments which at times run along 20 minutes. I suspect her production team has to use the full hour (excluding commercial time) and has a need to start segments with what at times seems quasi-relevant and too long segment teasers.  In other words, there are times when a viewer can skip the first few minutes of Maddow's "A" Block segments and still follow the meaning of the piece. The following pic is one such piece.  Before you recoil as if to strike like an angry Spitting Cobra, know that Maddow is the absolute best of cable TV news hosts and her production team is the very best.  So, no need to write and attempt to post a nasty retort in the protection of our liberal host favorite.

Yes, the trump transition Team vetted Flynn as much as they wished and no more. The first 3:50 minutes of this segment...well, your choice.

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ABC News and the Mike Flynn Russian Timeline:

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Management Acumen: Trump Is Management Acumen Deficient

Stephen R. Covey
“Start with the end in mind. ” 
― Stephen R. CoveyThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Marcus Buckingham
“In the minds of great managers, consistent poor performance is not primarily a matter of weakness, stupidity, disobedience, or disrespect. It is a matter of miscasting.” 
― Marcus Buckingham


The quote from the noted speaker on management provides discernible verbiage to support Donald Trump is no manager. If you can twist your brain to accept Trump s a manager Vs. a Tweeter freak, then I will assert he is the weakest of managers.

That said, let move into Trump and Trumpism.

The Guardian
"Beyond the scandalous behavior of Puzde and Flynn, there’s the simple fact that Trump’s picks to fill top slots in his administration seem to have little or no relevant experience for the titles he expects them to fill. That’s bad management, pure and simple."
 Background on Flynn and Puzder 
Michael Flynn, whose resignation as national security adviser so early in a presidential tenure was unprecedented. With just 24 days in office, Flynn is the shortest-serving national security adviser in history, the average tenure being 2.6 years. was reaffirmed two days later, when Andrew Puzder, his pick to lead the department of labor, was forced to withdraw, making him only the 12th cabinet nominee ever to do so.
We shouldn't forget Paul Manafort and Monica Crowley...

Since, we have not reportable cases of major flubs from the likes of Rick Perry, Ben Carson we will reserve comment there. We will, however, not hesitate to identify Reince Priebus and Stave Bannon as complete administration wrecks. We also remind Trump placed Bannon on the National Security Council (along with Russia's Mike Flynn).

It serves no rational purpose to comment on Trump's Wall street appointees, but we reserve the right to go there with the first opportunity. That opportunity will arrive.

We offer the most glaring example of Trump's total ineptness in selecting and hiring competent staff: We offer Sean Spicer, Press Secretary.

Rachel Maddow on the bumbling and misplaced Spicer.

We will not pile on.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Cronyism Coverups, Strategic Firings and Pressitutes

While not related to the topic to come, the following should have been a key indication the lack of humanity and class imbued in Donald Trump.  You know the backstory. 

I have recently immersed in a point-counterpoint argument with a conservative about The mass firing of 46 Democrat appointed federal prosecutor's. Of course, I knew heading in to the retort laced discussion, the other party's mind was covered with conservative shading. Thus, any discussion would be a waste of time and would end with nothing accomplished. One point int he discussion, the conservative stated: "Well, DEM did it also." 

A matter of fact and inarguable. However, the scope of mass firings with associated ripping the foundation away from many legal proceedings, is unprecedented. Last night many of you watched as MSNBC's Rachel Maddow again offered prospects regarding the mass firing via focus on the New York state prosecutor who refused to resign. A prosecutor who would have prosecutorial authority over matters of Trump Tower and other banking related proceedings. Watch.

Lawrence O'Donnell also reported and discussed the firing of the New York prosecutor.

There was yet another MSNBC segment which, I feel, shows the level of manipulation, subterfuge and malfeasance inherent in Trump and all associated matters.

Imagine the number of Americas who actually bought Trump and the Reince Priebus strategy to win the US Presidency via "Clinton's email". While there was much more unfathomable malfeasance associated with RNC strategy, including Putin cyber warfare units and Assange, lets allow Maddow to run through another example of the dangers of Donald Trump.

A necessary component of Trumpism and its psyche grip on the nation requires a set of "presstitutes" who for a dollar will lie about the tie of day while standing directly in front of Britain's Big Ben. The meme reference to Bowling Green relates to a non-existent claim of an Islamic Terrorist massacre in Bowling Green Kentucky. 

MICROWAVE personal privacy invasion. 

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The president's number one presstitute, Spicer and a job which is a bridge too far. When a president follows far right social media into a fantasy world of lies and innuendo, the presstitute is left to speak to his mess.
The sadness of it all.

The shame of it all.