The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Slaves as immigrants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slaves as immigrants. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Ridiculous And Shameful

During the course of this past weekend, Donald Trump spent hours in on Friday Night and the wee hours of Saturday morning developing a strategy to influence the coming Sunday morning news shows. His strategy to follow right wing demagogues in crafting a false accusation against past president Obama. No, Obama did not order wiretapping of his Trump tower phones. Enough said about what could be the most telling garbage from Trump in the past two weeks.  Alas, Trump was working through part of his early morning hours on another salvo of pure garbage with an ultimate focus grounded in deflecting media from Trump/Putin/Russia and international cronyism.

The Bipartisan Report captured Trump on Day two of Week Seven in the Oval Office. What follows is utterly shameful. Trump, folks, is not of sound mind and his over-the-top resistance to in any probes of his dealing with Russia is obvious.

122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obamadministration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!
122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!
Kudos to the BiPartisan Report.  Only about 13 of the release detainees were with the approval of former president Obama.

How about a quick run through a few visuals and other ignominious garbage for Trump's GOP?

Relaxation And Presidential Focus


NBC News Confirms: Trump Has Spent 31% of His Presidency at Mar-a-Lago on Vacation

Personal Resignation

A reminder of what life can evolve to when people in media so facilitating(ly) pathed Trump into our TV monitors. Regardless of your perspective on the Morning Joe Show, the show host and producers were very instrumental in mainstreaming Donald Trump. Watch thirty seconds of the two show hosts. Trump's weekend attack on former President Obama and its associated effort to deflect the Sunday Morning news shows was a bridge too far for the early morning conservatives. The two mainstreamed Trump like a hospital nurse seeking that key vein in which to attach operating room surgical sides.

"A Bridge Too Far"

The Ridiculous

Watch and listen to a GOP congressional leader remark about National healthcare. (Click the image below)
Just in case you missed a piece we posted related to Ben Carson's re-insertion into the American Experience: more ridiculousness.  

The utter shame of it all.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ben Carson: "SLAVE SHIPS?" Really Ben?


We watched the cadre of GOP hopefuls who ran against Donald Trump. We watched and found it impossible to avoid referring to the lot as a bunch of social misfits or zany characters with Trump at the top of the list. As the eventual winner of the nomination, one could only assume conservative America is laden with equally zany minds who do not augment their knowledge base with good and credible information. I recently found a few people who I formerly held in high esteem were actually avid Fox News. Two such Trump subjects are as follows.

During a dinner setting in a public restaurant, my wrong perception of the high esteem couple was highlighted when two situations took place. Once we succumbed to the woman's repeated effort to bait us into talk of the "news" (naively not realizing Fox News was her hidden network preference), my disdain for Trump came forth. The man across the table gosh(ly) raised his arms and exhorted rather loudly "we won we won." After hearing my suggestion we not talk politics over the expensive dinner, the woman after a moment said: "Not talk politics ok, but I have to say one thing. I love my country."

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For civility sake, I refrained from the obvious retort. A retort any rational person would have anticipated before placing their neck in a debate guillotine. 

The obvious retort? "Are you saying via implication that my anti-Trump vote means, I do not love the country?" Yes, the woman was, and is, an obvious Fox News late night Tinhead. Her remark had Mark Levine written all over it.  The remarks were mindlessly myopic and indicative of what I am seeing from many who flocked to elect Donald Trump. 

The catalyst for this post or, if you prefer, relevance, please? 

No automatic alt text available. The mindlessness of Trump also permeates his White House and Cabinet like an infestation of influenza. Ben Carson, former brain surgeon, who of late has come across as having spent far too much time on the wrong side of the surgical table (doctor Vs patient) has opened up with another of his patented utterances that only he can fully understand and appreciate.   

Carson in his debut address to his Housing and Urban Development employees used an analogy which was nothing shy of "WHAT?"
....... Carson told agency employees about the virtues of the “can-do” American society and used “immigrants” who “came here in the bottom of slave ships” as the examples of that virtue. 
“That’s what America is about,” Carson said. “A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

Rather than sit and keyboard lines of disparaging remarks about Carson's statement, I have posted a comment from one who is most noted for classic retorts and statements of condemnation. 

"Immigrants?" The shame of it all!