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Showing posts with label Roger Stone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roger Stone. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: A Non-working Schedule, Indictments, Guilty Pleas, Roger Stone, And True US Terrorism

Yes, you watched and listened to Trump rail his way through 2015 and 2016 lying with every breath while leveraging the gullible state of millions across the nation. What was one of his most pronounced lies, after we move past "Mexico will pay for the wall?"

Newsweek and other media are running an Axios story of a leaked document with reports of Trump's sparse leadership of the Executive Branch of the US government.

An Axios analysis of leaked documents revealed how the president spent each day for the past three months, according to his private daily schedule. Trump's schedule shows he has spent a solid majority of his time, 60 percent, engaged in unstructured, unbothered and very private "Executive Time." 

Does the report mean the likes of Steve Miler, Jared Kushner, John Boulton, and the Trump communications (trumpette) team are in charge?

Well, let's take a look at people who Trump has in the past represented, and currently serve the lazy Republican.

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As I look across the collaged embed above. I see one Wilbur Ross: Commerce Secretary. Ross joined others in Trump's cabal with his brand of contempt for the 800,000 federal workers affected by Trump's recent shutdown.
“Well, I know they are, and I don’t really quite understand why,” he said. “The obligations that they would undertake, say borrowing from a bank or a credit union, are, in effect, federally guaranteed. So the 30 days of pay that some people will be out ... there’s no real reason why they shouldn’t be able to get a loan against it.”
Ross's callousness and subservience to Trump is no surprise. The surprise exists on behalf of the millions of (figurative) MAGA hat Trump supporters who without question found an American negatively affected by Trump's shutdown.

Since we jumped back to the embedded image, let's not forget the ever smiling Roger Stone, who is via indictment a possible agent associated with a foreign adversary.

First, allow a definition of an organization which is emboldened by the election of  Donald Trump.

DescriptionThe Proud Boys is a far-right neo-fascist organization that admits only men as members and promotes political violence. The group takes its name from the song "Proud of Your Boy", which was cut from the Disney film Aladdin, in which the title character apologizes to his mother. Wikipedia

Proud Boys


The Proud Boys is a far-right neo-fascist organization that admits only men as members and promotes political violence. The group takes its name from the song "Proud of Your Boy", which was cut from the Disney film Aladdin, in which the title character apologizes to his mother. Wikipedia
Named after"Proud of Your Boy"
Type of businessFar-right men's organization that promotes political violence
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In February 2018, Roger Stone visited Salem Oregon and apparently shared rounds of beer with the Proud Boys while all lashed white ower hand gestures. 

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Stone affiliates with white supremacists, but seems to have a need to deploy the often deployed by Right-wing politicians orange-face aura of Mitt Romney (Campaign 2012) and Trump.

Orange is good; brown, black and yellow not so good?

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Let's close with a reminder and a question.  Is it actually possible for a president to exist diametrically opposite the character of those who surround him?  The question is rhetorical.

Well, we would be remiss if we didn't end the piece with a reminder related to our earlier foray into Trump's wall. The real threat to this nation isn't brown people seeking a life away from their homeland.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Trump Swamp

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It seems the Special Counselor Mueller investigation is centering on Paul Manafort as a cancer within the Trump cabal. As of the last 36 hours, it seems the cancer may have a molecular core embed with the smell of "V" Putin and his subservient Russian oligarchs.

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If you are one who follows US current events and the fiasco of Trump as US President, you may recall a comment from the carnival barking con man (president) in which he stated no deep knowledge of how he came to know Paul Manafort. A likely lie to join Trump's common behavior of lying over 90% of the time.  

As reporting of Mueller's investigation and stellar reporting from print journalist are baring out, Manafort could very well a cancerous entity strategically developed and insert by Russia's dictatorial president via a network of cronies and Eastern European strongman leaders.

In April of this year, the Daily Beast joined other media in reporting regarding Manafort and his Don Quixote-like appearance in US Politics.  An appearance which may have culminated from effective political intrigue and undercover politicking for some very unsavory post-Soviet Bloc leaders.

The Daily Beast (April 2017)
As detailed in a recent New York Times article, Manafort reached out to Trump with memos in February 2016, pitching himself as a professional who could help Trump’s operation. According to the Times report, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a friend of Trump’s who went on to become the chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, provided Trump with the Manafort memos. Trump subsequently requested a meeting with Manafort, according to the paper. 
That’s where Stone came in. 
“After Barrack brought Paul to the president, Trump called Stone for a recommendation and they had a long conversation,” one former Trump campaign official told The Daily Beast. “Paul’s offer came soon after.”
If The Daily Beast piece is accurate, Trump feigning "unaware" of how 
Manafort came to his cabal is patently false (and indicative of Trump's inner psyche).

Last night, The Rachel Maddow show, and the top MSNBC host delivered a compelling prospect regrading Manafort and his entry into what we now know as Trumpism.

If you are a liberal or moderate TV news viewer you may very well have watched the Maddow segment. If you missed the segments and consider yourself an informed citizen of this nation, you may be on a wrong path to conservative authoritarianism..and worse.

Maddow (three segments; first segment runs 24 seconds). 

Of all names bantered around regarding Trump and what seems election tampering from Russia, it is a bit perplexing not to see and hear more about Roger Stone.

Trump during the 2016 campaign frequent used a strategic moniker of "Drain the Swamp." Is it possible for rational Americans to avoid consideration of Trump and his cabal as the swamp?


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

More Racism From the Trump Arena (Pundits Launches Racially Charged Comments)

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney apparently hired a few advisers campaigns managers who felt playing the race card in England, on CNN and Fox News would incite white people to vote for their candidate. The racism exhibited by the advisers became items of scorn by English press and literally cast a negative light on those who appeared on US new casts. 

It is unfortunate, Donald Trump opened his quest for the GOP nomination via playing a deep race card against Latinos and the country of Mexico. He accurately drew from his success as the nation's number one 'birther' and energized an army of fellow bigots and racist who cling to Trump as a form of white nationalist spokesperson.   

As campaigns go, what is the best way to maintain and, or capture more interest? Answer: Unleash even more racially charged mouthpiece pundits via social media. The latest example of a Trump barrage with a racist warhead is posted via Mediaite below.

Stone is a pundit and probably not employed by Trump (at this time). Yet, his comments are revealing. What is it about the Trump arena that has one of its circus three tings labelled "racially intolerant." Stone's remarks are over the top racist. He reaches to slap at the Latino conservative pundit (Navarro) via use of his issues with national media employing black contracted contributors. "Quota Hire" regarding Ronald Martin, formerly of CNN, is wrought with white privilege and over flowing with racism. The remarks seem to indicate, a major news network will only hire an African-American or Latina contributor to satisfy a quota. Think for a moment, is it an offense to white America that a network will seek a segment perspective from a person who is of color? Martin more often than not contributed opinion regarding politics with far fewer comments related to issues of race. Is there a sentiment that media should not hire people of color?

We know and recognize conservative America once brandished the term "Quota" as integral to its southern strategy politicking. We also recognize the "dog whistle" phrase energizes readers or listeners inclined to share "whites only" views.  A relevant question is, what sort of America would we have if people close to the President of the United States harbor such views? Let's not forget Trump gave a "you're fired" to a campaign staffer last week. 

Campaign team members and associated staff become White House Staff!


Roland Martin Fires Back At Trump Adviser Who Called Him a ‘Quota Hire’

Political pundit Roger Stone is a longtime supporter of Donald Trump, and frequently appears on TV to defend his controversies and push his platforms. On July 28, Stone tweeted that political contributorAna Navarro and NewsOne Now host Roland Martin were only hired by CNN in order to fulfill “quotas”:
Ana Navarro the dumbest person on TV since CNN fired moron @rolandmartin - both quota hires
So called political analyst Anna Navarro is literally a moron. ?
(Navarro is still with CNN, Martin left in 2013.)
When Martin found out about this on Tuesday, he took to Twitter and unloaded in an extensive rant against Stone:
I laugh at despicable people like @RogerJStoneJr. They think calling me & @ananavarro a racial quota hire causes pain. I LAUGH at him.
Sorry @RogerJStoneJr. I have self-esteem. I know my worth. I know my value. Punks like you can’t reduce my 24-year career to quotas.
As Martin went on he started to bring in outside references. First, he compared Stone to Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign adviser who was after being connected to racist Facebook posts. Martin expressed his thoughts that it won’t take long for Stone’s remarks to be recognized as racist, and that he will soon be fired as well:

So @realDonaldTrump has already fired one racist campaign aide this week. He needs to now fire despicable @RogerJStoneJr.
Martin then compared the situation to the film Django Unchained, aligning himself with the titular protagonist who struggles to get the better of a ruthless slave owner:
.@RogerJStoneJr, I’m that Black guy who isn’t afraid of punks like you. You’re Mr. Candy. I’m Django. I’m a free Black man. Deal with it!
Finally, Martin pointed to Brad Nagel, another Trump aide who came under scrutiny today for connections to posts that described President Obama as a Nazi and that his supporters were his zombified drones.
ANOTHER racist working for @realDonaldTrump busted! Trump Staffer Caught Sharing Racist Memes on Facebook... 
Navarro has yet to respond to Stone’s comments.
[h/t Media Matters]
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