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Showing posts with label Putin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Putin. Show all posts

Monday, October 1, 2018

US Conservatism's Love of Dictators From A Trump. Kim Jong Un, and Russia Perspective (Video)

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It is one of those days when sitting and developing a piece for the page, just isn't going to take place.  

Enjoy the social media reports and whatever you do, visit the MSNBC links towards the bottom of the age  The On Assignment segments with Richard Engel are award-winning journalism in my opinion.

First, let's visit with a couple of social media posts.
While I am enjoying a non-writing day, I cannot help but post a few additional items I viewed last night on MSNBC. If you viewed the segments from the On Assignment show you have no need to proceed.

The first segment relates to a nascent phenomenon of US conservatives literally loving the Russian society. Despite being one of the most repressive nations across the globe, US conservatives have latched onto Putin; Russia as surely as they continue to moniker Ronald Reagan as one of the nation's great presidents. Ronald Reagan was a facade of how US conservatives wish their world to exist. While the following segment doesn't touch upon Reagan's contributions to a rebirth of US racism (post the 1960s and ear 1970s.

From his overt affinity for Bob Jones University (with all known racist policies) through his part in advancing the GOP's successful Southern Strategy, and his outright disgusting handling of early AIDS cases, Reagan was the epitome of US social regression.  And, the GOP still to this day loves his being and legacy.  

Alas, the following segment doesn't visit Reagan's social regression beyond touching on Russia's anti-LGBT policies. As you view what follows, think about the dangerous abyss to which Trump has us all standing on the precipice and leaning over the edge.

Shameful isn't it?

How about some dessert?



Monday, July 30, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: To Russia With Love

No automatic alt text available.Who really needs words these days? From a president who appears to idolize authoritarian dictators and despots through a group of US members of Congress begging for an audience with Putin only to be relegated to party officials who mocked them.  And then there is this:

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No, there was no need to add verbiage.


Sunday, July 29, 2018

As Trump's World Trumps: The Message Counts.. That Which You Saw Means Nothing

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What follows is yet another example of creeping authoritarianism from Trump's White House and a reminder of doctrine once lived and it associated horrors.

We have posted the segment before, but a reminder of the extent to which Trump's media/communications department will mimic Fox News's broadcast model. The content of the post isn't a surprise considering his hiring of the former Fox News executive Bill Shine. Edit the tape, doctor-up the scenarios, and post false video content as feed for the gullible is becoming modus operandi.

First,  a look back at horrific times.

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Fix the message... despite the world seeing its original version. 

MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show

If you think we missed the mark, take a look and listen to a Fox News network segment which went outside of the script, backfired and was cut off.

A stark reality!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: A Had Man

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Watch and listen at the 5:03 mark through 6: 24-minute mark.  And, the look in the image above says only one thing. He is a had man!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Trump VS NATO (VIDEO)

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Trump and Tucker Carlson speak to Trump's base supporters regard Trump's apparent hatred of NATO. It is amazing V. Putin is committed to undermining NATO. Is there a surprise Trump would follow like a lapdog?

Carlson led rump through this part of the interview.
"Let's say Montenegro, which joined last year ... why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?" Carlson asked Trump. 
"I understand what you're saying — I've asked the same question," Trump said. "Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people."  
Tucker quickly interjected by saying he was "not against Montenegro" and added that any country, such as Albania, could have been applied in his hypothetical scenario. 
But Trump added another wrinkle to the scenario and suggested Montenegro's "aggressive people" could spark a global conflict. 
"By the way, they're very strong people — they're very aggressive people," Trump said. "They may get aggressive. And congratulations, you're in World War III." 
If you want to see the actual mouth movement and sear your ears with the words, here you go: linked. After viewing the video, it is critical to recognize NATO benefits the US as much and possibly more than NATO provides defense for certain European nations.  We shouldn't forget after 9/11 many NATO members came to the aid of the US and we still have some NATO countries fighting in Afghanistan. 

Trump appears to be a "turned" placement at the top of US federal governance. It appears anything V. Putin wants or promises his oligarch supporters Trump also wants. Trump takes it further he seems to take his agreement with Putin to an operational if taking orders.

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As is often the case the following Rachel Maddow "A" Block touches o what seems to be the most unhealthy elected official impact on our nation.  What we are seeing or have seen, will continue as long as Trump and Pence are in their current roles.  

The Rachel Maddow Show (some are saying the first fifteen minutes of the segment are key)

Your Trump vote or your non-presidential vote in 2016 has unleashed a hell on the US which could end in total disaster.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Trump And Putin: Four Minutes And Full Transcript

If you missed this morning's public statements from Trump and his idol Putin, you missed a historic exhibition of presidential disgust. Trump isn't a president of the US, he is an operative with a mission. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the exact impetus for his love and cherishing of Putin.

Herewith is a sample. I encourage you to visit the full video but be cautioned: If you love the US and expect the nation to have an elected official in the Oval Office whose first focus is the nation and his constituents, you will not find it in the presser.  Only the heavens know what he agreed to in the plus one-hour private session.

Keith Boykin Twitter (CNN):
Just a sample......

NPR offers the full presser transcript. Linked here.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Russia: US Elections, Grand Strategy and US Stooges (Money Grabbers And Political Mercenaries)

 A must read thread! (linked here)
Twitter Thread via Seth Abramson
@SethAbramsonAttorney. Professor @UofNH(journalism, legal advocacy). Analysis @CNN, @BBC, @CBS, @Bloomberg, @VanityFair, others. More: (link:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Military Parade? Seriously?

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Heal spur general deferments (5) during the Viet Nam War (snicker)

So Trump wants a military parade on Pennsylvania Avenue. How crass and phony? Yet, if you think for a minute we are seeing more and more signs Trump is an authoritarian personality which is integral and common among Modern history's dictators.

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Italians Goose Step for Hitler

North Korea under Kim Un Jong

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CNN Linked (well wouldn't you know it, Putin has also order same for Russia. Is there any wonder a Putin lackey like Trump would want same).


Monday, February 5, 2018

Eric Swalwell Sets Tucker Carlson Afire

Image result for seditiousDuring a recent Fox News segment Tucker Carlson was driven to on-air insanity by a crafted and smooth former California prosecutor,  Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)who now serves as a member of the US House of Representatives. 

We have posted a quick excerpt from the segment. The moment just before Carlson blew a gasket about what seems an accurate depiction of current GOP efforts to support Donald Trump and his Russian escapades. 

Then, Swalwell pointed the finger at Carlson again:

“You're peddling the narrative that the Trump administration is putting out, which also is the Putin narrative because they're retweeting this with their Russian bots. If you're on the same side as WikiLeaks and Putin, you should take a step back and wonder whose bidding are you really doing?”
All done with this unserious, seditious garbage, @RepSwalwell tells Tucker Carlson that he's straight out working for Putin. Tucker freaks.
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) February 4, 2018


Friday, July 21, 2017

Jill Stein's Name Among Senate Committee Request To Trump Junior

Mike Flynn and Jill Stein at a Russia today dinner.

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So, Stein, Flynn and sat at the very table at which Putin strategically placed himself. In fact, Putin's buddy Mike Flynn was given the honorary seat next to the Russian dictator. Stein seated a few feet away, busied herself grinning, smiling and snapping groupie-like cell phone shots of Putin. Oh, how could she so very much fall into the realm of celebrity worship?

This past May Stein posted a tweet post about the reasons she was at the dinner.
"True Confessions"?

In June, Stein appeared with CNN's Smerconish in a discussion of her trip to Russia and gala seating after the Washington Post published a report of Russian involvement in the 2016 Trump election win. YouTube video.

So, Stein pleads a "nothingburger" regarding her trip to Russia and what seemed to be hobnobbing with Putin, the matter smells like a garbage dump landfill. 

Our suspicion of Stein as a third party candidate and the more appealing third party candidate, Gary Johnson, bore fruit on November 6, 2016.  In addition to a flawed election process which resulted in election awards of electoral votes to a candidate who didn't win the final popular vote count, third party eroding of the November 6th vote certainly played a role. If we lump Write-in votes, third party votes and independent votes we find almost eight million voters (by their votes) default voters for Trump. The election as is always the case was a campaign of two parties and two candidates. All other votes were default votes for the eventual winner. Of course, we find even more disgust with 46.9 percent of eligible voters who did not vote, but that is a matter for another piece. 

Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Donald J. TrumpMichael R. PenceRepublican62,985,13445.93%30456.5%
Hillary ClintonTim KaineDemocratic65,853,65248.02%22742.2%
Gary JohnsonWilliam F. WeldLibertarian4,489,2353.27%00.0%
Dr. Jill SteinAjamu BarakaGreen1,457,2261.06%00.0%
Evan McMullinMindy FinnIndependent732,2730.53%00.0%
YOther (+)--453,8800.33%00.0%

Doesn't the table data seems stark against the reality of Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office. There is something very flawed about the Electoral College.  The data also shows, third party candidates are GOP election dream. The 2000 General Election was bound to become a win-win model for the Right (and its international supporters) with Ralph Nader and the GOP first successful efforts at voter suppression.

While Gary Johnson fulfilled the role of Ralph Nader (spoiler) in 2000, Stein garnered valuable votes from voters who, if they had voted for one of the two viable candidates would probably have voted for the Democrat Party candidate. Gary Johnson's voters; who know he was such a whacked out candidate one can only assume those who cast the Johnson vote were of equally whacked out character. 

I digress. 

Let's move back to Stein; the Putin groupie of 2016. Apparently, the Senate Judiciary Committee has requested information related to Jill Stein as part of its investigation of Donald Trump's stumbling and incompetent elder son: Junior. The Committee has requested any communications from a long list of 41 named individuals of which Stein was included.

Newsweek offers insight into the request, but it should be noted it is far too early for anything beyond speculation.  So, let's speculate.

Imagine a third party candidate who guaranteed to siphon-off  a few million votes from far right voters?  Look at the optics: "Green party", the environment, legalized pot, African-American VP candidate (who called sitting President Obama an Uncle Tom).  Now why would a manipulative Russian dictator not consider deploying an election "claymore mine" for the seething far Left?

The Senate Committee and its request.

Intriguing, eh?


Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Manifestations Of A Stooge (Trump Hand Signals Putin) VIDEO

Image result for trump signals putinDo you think Trump hand-signaling Putin was an indication of a desire to talk about adoption? Of course, not; what you see in the short video clip is a stooge seeking attention from a person he feels is an idol-like presence. He demanded attention, he cannot stand being separated from this target and eventually his psyche took him to his idol's side for close suckling.

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A President of the United States, reduced to the level a child who wants and needs attention. StumbleUpon

Friday, July 7, 2017

Clapper: Trump, Russia, Hacking

James Clapper Confirms Trump Is Full Of It - Russia Alone Hacked Election

Former DNI James Clapper shoots down Trump's claims that other country's were involved with hacking the U.S. election other than Russia. Thursday morning, during Trump's short presser in Poland, when asked to definitively single out Russia's involvement, he clinged to his earlier bogus statements that Russia wasn't the only nation hacking and interfering in our general…

A Serious World And The Phony President (Trump At G20 Smorgasbord Of Buffoonery)

Image result for trump sinking the USIt doesn't take much to recognize a suck-butt. Trump is filling that role to the maximum as he meets with Putin.

Leaning to accommodate a diminutive Russian leader and offering a soothing butt sucking back rub.

"embarrassing" ....... "We are seeing the shrinking of American prestige in the world before our very eyes" US Historian.

How about being attentive for a second or two?

When we elect a child to do an adults job.

What follows is totally pathetic and validates Trump;s daughter as a liar equal to his acumen at issuing lies.. A few weeks ago she stated on camera that she avoids political issues in her /whtie HOuse role. There isn;t a sane international leader who would plant an offspring in a chair among the world's leading international leaders.

This is serious business and we are represented by a reality show clown.

CNN's Smerconish on Trump as an international buffoon (my word).

All observations aside, the US Presidency is a serious matter and our affinity for giggly reality show TV celebrities failed us. 


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

White House Authoritarianism

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Earlier today Donald Trump's favorite television show aired a segment of three Fox News entertainers ridiculing resistance to repealing the ACA. When political propaganda reaches the level of highly paid entertainers poking fun about people dying from no medical care, you know Trump and his propagandist have gone too far.  "too far: for those of us with rational minds. 

Watch Steve Doocy and his band of Trump Pipers.

The utter shame!

Now a visit to the White House for another reality show episode of "Kill the US Media (The Press)".

The long version...

If you have lived your life in reverence and appreciation of the drafters of the US Constitution, you should know of Thomas Jefferson affinity for a free press. While cyberspace is loaded with Jefferson quotes, regarding freedoms, government and the press, we have posted, (below) A few representative quotes.

Freedom of the Press: Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government

A press that is free to investigate and criticize the government is absolutely essential in a nation that practices self-government and is therefore dependent on an educated and enlightened citizenry. On the other hand, newspapers too often take advantage of their freedom and publish lies and scurrilous gossip that could only deceive and mislead the people. Jefferson himself suffered greatly under the latter kind of press during his presidency. But he was a great believer in the ultimate triumph of truth in the free marketplace of ideas, and looked to that for his final vindication.
"The press [is] the only tocsin of a nation. [When it] is completely silenced... all means of a general effort [are] taken away." --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, Nov 29, 1802.
"The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. 

 "The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823.

A question comes to mind. 

Why do Trump's presstitutes and surrogates spend an inordinate amount of time and energy attacking the press? Observation leads to  immediate thoughts of "something to hide, or developing authoritarianism; or both.  

After 150 days in the Oval Office it is way beyond obvious Trump has something to hide regarding Russia. Let's move to a quick read of authoritarian governance. 
1favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.
"the transition from an authoritarian to a democratic regime"
Definition established, now for a read of 12 common characteristics of totalitarianism. 

Let's close with a bit of deductive reasoning.
Trump has shown a penchant for "loving" Putin since he announced intent to run for the US Presidency. 
Putin is the epitome of totalitarianism. 
It stands to reason, if Trump admires Putin, he cannot help but admire Putin's totalitarian leadership.