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Showing posts with label Trumpism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trumpism. Show all posts

Monday, August 20, 2018

Trumpism: A Den Of Lies

While not exactly in sync with the theme of this post I am compelled to remind all of the electoral fallacy of a candidate winning 2.8 million votes than her opponent all the while losing an election. Yes, there is a major problem with US elections, as to process. The remainder of the post stands as evidence of a flawed electoral process coupled with rabid voters and an even larger group of non-voters.

The remainder of this piece relates to the growing reality of Trump as a shepherd of the dishonesty. the lie and the insane promulgation of a carnival at the highest level of federal governance.

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Yesterday Trump's media lawyer appeared on Meet The Press. The way beyond rational. logical, and long past effective Giuliani again seemed far beyond a cogent level of rational. While defending Trump is more often than not a bridge too far regarding doable Giuliani's performances are showing yet another side of Trumpism. A side which exists far beyond the comprehension of Americans with rational minds unencumbered by Trump's aura.

Watch the utter insanity! 

The insanity is beyond the realm of well mental health. 

There is a key consideration of an irrational administration.  I posit the consideration is administration turnover.

If we remind ourselves of the level of turnover in Trump's Administration, we don't have to fall into deep contemplation of a leader who is disjointed, incompetent and guided by self-indulgence while making poor decision after poor decision.

Any management consultant will advise turnover above 30 percent in any employment period is an indicator of poor leadership. In reality turnover at the 30 plus level is far beyond an indicator of any single work environment factor. When we apply the reality of Trump turnover to any norms corporate we cannot help but avoid a work environment replete with poor hires in positions in which they shouldn't have been placed. It is an unavoidable reality which points a diagnostic finger directly at Trump.

What do you think about the following video?

Here is another take on trump turnover from the Rachel Maddow Show this past May. Linked here.

Alas, the horror isn't close to an end.  

We can add another "swamp critter" to the Trump Administration departure list. Apparently, a White House speechwriter, Darren Beattie, exercised his rights to attend a meeting attended by well-known white supremacists. The following CNN segment includes a headline and use of the phrase "white nationalist"; rest assured the terminated Staffer attended a white supremacists event.

If you wish to read a detailed piece regarding the fired staffer, we have linked to the  Washington Post here.

I actually wonder if the Trump Team can continue to deny its obvious affinity for all things white nationalist?  When a speechwriter gets fired for attending a meeting at which well-known white supremacists attended, we know we have a problem with white nationalism. 

By the way, some will not care for this next video, but I suggest it is a must view as we consider the utter hypocrisy and shamefulness from the White House Trump's wife grabs a platform and a microphone with the 1960s over the shoulder jacket look and spews verbiage her husband doesn't consider on a daily basis. 

You may have noticed I avoided any deep criticism of Trump's wife while directing the comment on hypocrisy and her husband.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Trump's Economy?

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All that Steve Schmidt stated or states hit the nail squarely in the center. We have witnessed three very notable and historic GOPers leave the party (albeit it temporary) with the ascension of Trump to party leaders. The GOP is Trump's party and serves as a facilitating platform for Trump's obvious desire to be king.

Would it surprise you to know there is a Tea Party movement to move additional states to the point of falling-in in support of a US Constitutional Convention? If you have grown to recognize the anti-US Government core of the Tea Party, it shouldn't surprise you that with a retention both House of Congress this fall there could be a movement to fast-track a convention.  All things considered, would it surprise you if one significant conservative deliverable form such a convention would be to remove the current term-limits on serving in the White House?

Seem far-fetched? 

For anyone who finds the prospect far-fetched, I posit there are enough supporters across the US to offer those who love and support Trump an opportunity to serve in a way no other president has served. How does such a path become cleared and paved? Answer: Trump carnival barking lying and competent propaganda outlets akin to what follows.

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The US has many citizens which I call LIVS (Low Information Voters). People who vote on a whim and people who vote based on information from sources which deal in "alternative facts" (as per Kelly Anne Conway).  

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The people pictured above aren't people who have any interest in facts.

While Trump offers daily opportunity to run accuracy analysis via fact-checking organizations, today's fact-check comes from PBS via the Associated Press. The article is narrowly focused on Trumps lies regarding the US economy.

PBS recently joined virtually all credible media in offering a fact check of Trump's claims regarding the US economy and Jobs. The PBS article is based on an Associated Press Fact-check. Linked here.

A few images which point to the real fix for the US economy and the reality of Trump's lies.  I do agree

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If the "Y" Axis and the "X" Axis of the chart don't work for discerning the essence of the chart, here's another version.

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While it should be necessary, I find it important to remind readers what provided the stimulus for the current economy. Did I use the word "Stimulus?" Stimulus as in the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, nicknamed the Recovery Act and commonly referred to as the "Stimulus."

The following are old charts, but each shows the impetus for the US recovery while making a point which I will state after the charts.

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Trump should be asking for celebration that he, to date, has not reversed the gains from a Post-Bush Obama economic team.  The public should remind Trump and his team, economic ups and downs take time; accepting not crashing the Obama economy is nothing more than Trumpism propaganda.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Carnival Act (VIDEO)

Trump continues to traipse across the nation promulgating his carnival act performance for his base, while the US is showing signs of crumbling on the periphery.

Here is a tidbit of his oozfest tonight in Tampa.

Here is a bit more from last night.

Let's take a few peeps at the perfect example of atypical behavior for a US President.  What follows is simply abhorrent.

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” – As if he isn’t already in hot water for his ties to Russia.
Since this post is about video expositions, I'll end now to work on other items. 

This is not normal!


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Anchor Babies Anyone

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So Trump doesn't believe babies born to undocumented immigrants should receive citizenship status?  Wonder if we dig deeper we find Trump and his party means, brown babies?

"Anchor Babies?"

Trump on the campaign trail in 2015/16.

The framers of the US Constitution clearly intended the 14th Amendment would address US 'birthright" issues. 
Constitution of United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992)
Amendment XIVSection 1
All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Take a moment a watch and listen to what some considered a more rational candidate and Trump opponent in 205/16.

These kids will have the right to live and work here, receive social services and when they turn 21, they will have the right to sponsor their parents for an American Green Card.

As we look across the ethnic and cultural spectrum, we wonder if Trump and his party will start to pay attention to a growing reality. The reality of well-off Russian women coding to the US to deliver babies.  

Intriguing and disappointing at the same time. Intriguing regarding the prospect some of the babies might one day follow Russian operatives in service to Moscow in undercover roles. Disappointing the GOP, conservative America, and Trump finding apparent issues with Russian women delivering babies in the US.

What differentiates South of our border people from Russians? Oh, the answer is so very simple. you answered the questions in your mind. If you didn't discern the difference you are not being honest even with yourself.

Monday, July 16, 2018

A Trump's World Turns: More Trump Embarrassment in Helsinki

A Day In The Life Of Trumpism

A month ago Newsweek published a piece on its web page. We have posted the title below along with a link (the title).



Today Putin admitted publicly his desire for Trump to win in 2016.  While I am certain some will applaud Putin for his "honesty" I suggest such honesty is an after-confession of orders (implied or direct) for his cyber cadres to perform as they did in helping Trump win in 2016.

Watch and listen (40 seconds)

Donald Trump long ago expressed an interest in hobnobbing up to Putin. after 18 months he received his gift from heaven via time with Putin. Almost two hours of this time was in total private (other than translators).  An ideal environment for a person who did same with Kim Jong Un and now have o record of what Trump agreed to. It goes without saying the North Korean situation is fizzling into yet another crevasse as is the history of presidential interaction with North Korea leaders.  

Imagine what Trump might have agreed to in private session with the Russian dictator.  

While considering the unfathomable, how about Trump finding Putin's suggestion that his troopers great to join Mueller's investigation. 

Think Progress 

Trump endorses Putin’s plan to allow Kremlin to interrogate U.S. officials who work with Mueller

What could possibly go wrong?

How about a summary of five relevant points about Trump's failed presser.

Think Progress

The 5 Most Bonkers Moments From The Seminal Trump-Putin 

Press Conference By Tierney Sneed | July 16, 2018

As we move to another day of Trumpism remember this Trump mention Peter Strzok in today's 

Trump on Putin cleansing. 
Trump today: “If anybody watched Peter Strzok testify over the last couple of days, and I was in Brussels watching it, it was a disgrace to the FBI, it was a disgrace to our country, and, you would say, that was a total witch hunt,” 
Watch and listen to a rather long news segment regarding Peter Strzok and the extent to which he is, in fact, an American hero.

If you watched that segment, then you know despite his indiscretions with a co-worker, Peter Strzok has a national defense and love of America compass unequaled among Trump and his cabal.


Trumpism: Meme Of The Day

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Trumpism: Meme Of The Day

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Gowdy is resigning his seat in the US Senate, I suspect with full pension and opportunity to fully leverage his Trumpism.

Peter Strzok had no business using his government cell phone to send text messages to his affair partner, granted. He had n "lat night: business responding to her conversation inquiry about his thoughts on Trump becoming president as he responded, without question. I am certain after a successful career at bringing down a massive Soviet/Russian spy ring along with other untold national security wins (over is 26 year period with the FBI), Strzok is suffering mightily as he is reported to be serving in the FBI Human Resources function. While I suspect his service is above the level of FBI HR, he is no longer deeply immersed in fighting Putin.  

All said, however, his appearance at a Congressional hearing this past week coupled with a previous 11-hour closed session with many of the same showboating Republicans is a travesty.  An effort by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell in providing potential damage to the Mueller Investigation well before the Special counsel move closer to key figures like Michael Cohen and Manafort.

The video above captured the essence of 15 minutes back and forth between The failed Clinton hearings chair, Gowdy, and the national hero Strzok.  

After the hearings, and just as Trump proper for his requested groveling time with Putin the Special Counsel announced indictments of 12 named Russian cyber military officials. Unarmed in the indictment are American co-conspirators of which, I feel there are a few.  

VOX dot com (highlighted sections are key)

DOJ indictment below:

If you have a few minutes more we offer another example if a member of Congress who knew the reason for the public hearing and he offered an eloquent and heartfelt perspective.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trumpism: Fox News As State TV

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A few days back we posted the following graphic regarding The extent to which Fox News feeds its viewers Trump rallies. As you know Trump's rallies have become increasing nutty and self-serving railing sessions on-camera.

It is always critical to offer corollary and validating information when said information becomes available. Take a look at how Fox News has covered Trump and his administration's failure to reunite children literally snatched from their families. In some cases, the immigrant parent arrived at the border and followed written instructions to request amnesty. A legal act. Yet, their kids were taken into a system which effectively offered little humanity, continuing misplacement and non-parented housing of children 
(some as young as age one), and a system which received significant applause and accolades from the Right. 
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State TV?

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

As Trumps World Turns: Charlottesville And Fired Engineer, Trump, North Korea, Immigrant Discharged From Military, Tariffs, GOP In Russia

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Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by US President Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trumpism - Slang by

The times of Trumpism: Anti-Jewish and Anti-Black protest..and the aftermath.

Earlier in the week we ran across posts regarding the continuing efforts to ID and expose white supremacists who attended the Charlottesville torch rally. Recall that rally: "Jews will not replace us."   

A Northrup Grumman Ph.D. candidate engineer is no longer employed by the defense contractor.  

The hand and fist wrapped racist pushed an African-American man to the ground and repeatedly punched him. When open wraps their hands as if preparing for a boxing match, one should be in a boxing ring and not representing white supremacy while working for a defense contractor (with a Secret Security Clearance). It should be noted the racist engineer defies false belief that hardcore racism is the exclusive domain of Baby Boomers.

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 White Supremacist (Engineer) Defense Employee Fired
I can't help but wonder if our efforts in commenting via the defense contracts website assisted in the infamous entity to the US unemployed. 

On another front, Trump and his secret cadres are seeking out and discharging immigrants for the US military. Many immigrants joining the US military with a promise of citizenship. well, promises out of the Trump machine are tantamount to flatulence in a hurricane.

     This photo provided by Panshu Zhao shows Zhao at the White House on April 21, 2018. Zhao is one of dozens, if not more, devastated immigrant military recruits and reservists struggling this summer with abrupt and often inexplicable discharges and can Promises broken.

As we speak about Broken promises as a form of lie, misleading statements and general what has to be expected from Trump, we simply must touch upon a couple of high-level lies and utter disrespect for two American War Heroes.

Exhibit One:  North Korea returning Korean War casualty remains to the families of the fallen heroes.  An over-the-top disgraceful lie.


“And I understand ... that they’ve already sent back or are in the process of sending back the remains of our great heroes who died in North Korea during the war,” Trump said at a Cabinet meeting. 
Trump, who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an historic summit in Singapore earlier this month, said on Wednesday the remains of 200 American servicemen had been sent back. 
Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that while North Korea was expected to return the remains of soldiers in the coming days, they had not yet been returned.
How low will the nation allow Trump to slither before a time of reckoning? Was it actually necessary to lie to the families of the fallen soldiers?  Was the optic with North Korea so important the short-term excitement among his supporters was worthy of the longer-term revelation of a lie? 

As Trump prepares for another round of "suckle with the dictator" the "deal: lies he told are unraveling like a windblown comb-over.  The North Korean delegation (NK)  which met with Pompeo shows signs that Trump's secret talks with Kim left many with misperceptions.  The least of which seems to be the North Koreans. Why wouldn't the NK delegation expect discussions of de-nuking from Trump's man in the State Department?  Quite probably because Trump and Kim did not discuss de-nuking.
Apparently, the GOP or maybe Trump functionaries in the GOP (with visions of rubles in an election year) spent the Fourth of July week execute what can only be described as unctuous groveling to a group of Russian officials. The wayward GOPers sought a pre-Trump/Putin meeting with the Russian leader but met with "....he is too busy." 
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While the GOP is courting Putin's government, Trump's tariffs are reaping hell on US farmers, manufacturers, and middle-class employees. One German auto manufacturer with the largest auto assembly plant in the US is threatening to close its South Carolina facility if Trump ups tariffs on the EU.  Well, you might think, you don't really care, after all, it is a German company, not a US company.  Well, how about US farmers who grow and export Soybeans to China. 

Is it actually possible Trump's economic advisers failed to consider the reality of Brazil as the most agricultural nation on Earth?  Take a quick look at a chart from the linked Bloomberg article.

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What follows represents a couple of stark examples to go along with other horror stories available via a simple Google search of companies affected by Trump's tariffs.

Despite being halfway through the 2018 calendar with the mid-term elections looming in the fall, I cannot help but think back starting at Trump 2017 at the annual CPAC Oozfest.

Thirteen percent (13%) believe; Trump is honest.

A US President sets the tone of the nation while serving as a guidepost to the free world. When a president lowers themselves to the depths of Trump, humankind is at risk.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Quick Hit. Is The Fourth Of July A Day The Left Will Attack?

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If you need additional validation of the insanity of Trumpism and its media machines, take a quick look and listen to how one utter demagogue feeds his viewers.

OK, so what happens when we awaken on July 6th and no Civil War has commenced.  The answer is: "Nothing".  Jones will concoct another set of lies to feed to his viewers and all will be happy with sugar plum anticipation of his next YouTube cast.

If there is one thing we have learned since the summer of 2015, it is the lack of interest in honesty from people who comprise Trump's base.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

GOP Primary Wins, Cultism, And A Flag

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It appears conservative America has staked a claim in the Trump carnival. Trump's American and GOP won three primary elections last night and awaken to a departing GOP Senator, Kentucky's Corker, speaking about the GOP as suffering for Trump cultism.

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I must ask; where have these people been for the past few decades? Do they live in caves with no means of viewing a world beyond the GOP?  The GOP didn't become a cult-like entity with the ascension of Trump. The party was inseminated with cultism with Richard Nixon and his band of anti-democracy anarchist. What we see today is a metastasized political and social condition which is oozing well beyond the GOP. Conservative America is eating the fruit and coming from last night's primary results relishing in Trumpism no regard for social sanity. 

Let's take a quick look and review of last night's primary results.  The following 21-second video shows one primary winner literally embracing the Confederate Flag. Maybe you have no issues with the  Confederate Flag? Well, the flag used by racists and embraced by southerners who in some cases are not racist has origins in white supremacy.  It is also not the flag of the Confederate Army; it is the flag of a battle reported to have taken place in Tennessee during the Civil War:  a battle flag.   

How about five seconds with the creator of the flag?

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The first and most notable winner last night was a GOP candidate who openly embraces the flag and is known for his support of US white supremacy.


Corey Stewart, the neo-Confederate Republican running for Senate in ...

Watch the racist when caught on camera replete with a bigoted paradigm and the lack of mental acuity to represent his position.


Trump secured a win in Nevada and the winner is.....

Dennis Hof, Nevada's most famous pimp, wins GOP primary - ABC News


The outspoken critic of Trump, Nevada also went down to a Trump supporter.


During, the 2016 Presidental campaign did Hillary Clinton use the word "Deplorable (s)?"

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Changing Nation: 10 Year Old Handcuffed, A Prison Reformation And Carnival Barking

Mistaken Identity? Really? A ten-year-old gets a real dose of US law enforcement while playing in his Grandmother's yard. Handcuffed.

And to think we are seeing increasing numbers of calls to cops for reasons other than a person breaking the law. While the tendency to call the cops as such an act for deep a deep psychology study, there are related social factors which can't be overlooked.

Tim Wise (anti-racist, writer, lecturer, public speaker)

Let's circle back to the video above. What if the kid had offered some form of resistance being handcuffed? Would he have been tasered or shot? Why wouldn't a kid be frightened of cops as we witness the weekly brutality from cops? Now, imagine your kid or grandkid in handcuffs at the age of ten. Linked.

The Unbelievable
Now here this. If there has been a US President who deployed such a demeanor and such horrific non-verbals, please give me the former president's name. Actually of much more importance, Why isn't anyone telling Trump the dwindled player protest was about cop abuse. Abuse which more often leads to death and on- camera horrors than incarceration. "Give me names.....?" Well, we have cemeteries littered with names on tombstones.

If more of the abuse made it to the judicial system, they would either be freed for no cause or he could "pardon: the. They die, they are maimed, they are ruined as people via cops. And therein lies the now almost defunct NFL kneeling protests. 

All while Trump manipulates your psyche with such carnival barking spectacles. And, cable new this buying this charade.

 A related offering from Stephen Colbert.
Prison Reform?
The following speaks for itself.

When the white supremacist learns her past was deplorable and unacceptable as a human being, she goes public speaking out? Admirable. But, she found herself in prison. Better to be found than unfound, yes...but the vast majority of such people are not languishing in prison. They are among us, thriving and multiplying due to Trumpism.

This guy in Los Angles needs an injection like the woman who spent time in prison. This guy comes across as a major Trump deplorable.