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Thursday, February 21, 2019

US Terrorist And An Enabling Leader

Yesterday we published a piece regarding the recent arrest US terrorist who was serving as an active duty officer in the US Coast Guard. 

An update is in order and the update is from the former Republican Joe Scarborough and his Morning Joe show.

Two reminders:  There are no conservative names on the terrorist list of potential argets. Also, Fox News wasn't mentioend as a media target. 


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.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Elizabeth Warren Censored From Speaking On The Senate Floor; Male Democrats Pickup Her Message

I am certain you know Donald Trump has nominated Alabama Senator Jeff B. Sessions to head the Department of Justice.  Sessions has a legislative and legal background which without debate should disqualifying any consideration for leading the nation's law enforcement from the federal level.  

Sessions's record in his home state of Alabama is so socially deplorable and overtly biased against African-Americans, he was previously denied a seat on the Federal bench.  None other than the widower of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Coretta Scott King, crafted a letter to then Senator Strum Thurmond. The letter is posted below via a friend of The Progressive Influence, Jon S. Randal.

The letter is front and center in the news based on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's virtual censorship of Fellow Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren attempted to read the letter.  

I offered a bit of background via NPR (2016).

A perspective on warren's Censorship from speaking on the Senate floor.

Jon S. Randal

Here is some background on the Coretta Scott King letter that is in the news today.
As you may have heard, Senator Elizabeth Warren was censured by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans last night for daring to read a letter written 30 years ago by Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr.
The letter was opposing the nomination of Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship. Sessions, now an Alabama senator, has been nominated for attorney general. The attorney general is responsible for leading the United States Department of Justice regarding legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer and chief lawyer of the United States government.
This letter by Coretta Scott King, questioning Session's ability to be fair when he had a record of intimidating elderly, black voters, was sent to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Strom Thurmond. King asked that the letter be part of the hearing record.
It never happened. The letter never made it into the congressional record three decades ago. Thurmond, who has been accused of racism himself, never made the letter public. It just simply disappeared in 1986, and it only surfaced again when an unidentified person leaked the letter to the Washington Post before Sessions’ January confirmation hearings.
According to the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, “We should remember that this letter was somehow never made part of the official Senate Judiciary Committee record in 1986, was reportedly kept from public release by the chair of the Committee in 2017, and now has been blocked from being read aloud in prime time by the Senate Majority Leader."
"The deliberate silencing of Mrs. King’s voice for 30 years is a story of astonishing magnitude.”

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McConnell and his Republican colleagues used a parliamentary procedure to censor Senator Warren, but it is worth noting other Democrats used the same letter as a prop for their podium opposition to the Session's confirmation. Senator Jeff Merkley, D-OR, tweeted his concern with McConnell's censorship of "the woman" while allowing letter derivative reading from men in the US Senate.
.@SenatorTomUdall @SenSherrodBrown @SenSanders and I read  w/o censure. Why silence only the woman @SenWarren 

Think Progress reports.

If there is a rational person in America who feel women get the same treatment and consideration from Republicans and Democrats, the person isn't current events nor news savvy. 

Kellyanne Conway, left, Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, Stephen K. Bannon, Reince Priebus and Stephen Miller, all members of President Trump’s senior staff, last month at the White House. CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times

"...all members of President Trump’s senior staff." Yes of course!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Trump, The Polls, And Three Weeks Till Labor Day

Trump actually continued to rail about "the polls' as long as he faced other GOP hopefuls. He may have on occasion mentioned the polls as he moved away from the Primaries, but rest assured the "the polls" refrain has been scant from the lips of the New York City bloviator. 

Trump once stated he may leave the race should he start to slip in the polls. Of course, "leave the race" was carnival barking to drive sycophant supporters out to vote. But, there is the prospect the carnival barking Trump can not stomach that thought of losing the race in November. Time will tell, but you may have noticed Trumps' offspring are not appearing on camera these days and you certainly haven't heard the word "polls" from Trump's mouth. 

The Five Thirty-Eight Blog posted a caution to all media about early exuberance and counter chagrin regarding the early polls. The message was, in essence, it is too early to consider 2015 polling relevant.

Let's take a quick journey through the reasons for Trump's aversion to "the polls."  Our journey has to start with trump's number one spokesperson incompetent: Katrina Pierson. 

"..forget the polls, Trump has huge crowds." Well, yes he is a celebrity, and some of those in the audience may complete polls with expressions of no interest in a Trump vote

All national polling shows Clinton holding various percentage leads over Donald Trump. The polling data speaks volumes as to why Trump hasn;t uttered the words "the polls" for many weeks (maybe even months).  Trum[p in his inimitable way could help but rub "the poll's in the faced of his 17 Gop primary candidates while failing to realize once, outside the GOP far right base, polling would swing moderately. The moderate swing took place the June party conventions and after the events that moderate swing trended towards double digit polling numbers across the nation.

Why do Republicans so often fail to realize braggadocio for a period could very well equal heartbreak during subsequent periods?  Sir Isaac Newton put it best.

It takes a small thinker who lacks any sense of 'things to come' to fall into the fact of reality and its pendulum swings. Trump certain bit into the proverbial apple, and no he can't utter the words "the polls."  But, never fail, all republicans can rest assured rightwing media and social media will come tot he rescue.  Breitbart dot com undertook a poll to refute all national polling showing their candidate trailing as if a chemtrail from a high flying jet.

Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow explained in a statement accompanying the survey that the site would launch its own series of polls to provide “an accurate assessment” of the 2016 race. 
“It’s an open secret that polls are often manipulated and spun to create momentum for a particular candidate or issue,” Marlow said. “Breitbart News Network’s first national poll marks the start of a major initiative to give our readers an accurate assessment on where the American people stand on the key topics and people of the day — without the mainstream media filter.”

Let's do that last sentence again.
“Breitbart News Network’s first national poll marks the start of a major initiative to give our readers an accurate assessment on where the American people stand on the key topics and people of the day — without the mainstream media filter.”
Even Breitbart should have know better. 

The writers and  editors at Breitbart worked as if overheated Beavers to spin the survey results for a good showing from Trump, but the bottom-line effort to refute mainstream media (As Breitbart call3es it) polling data.  

Breitbart dot com excerpt:
Democratic nominee Hillary R. Clinton leads in a four-way contest with 42 percent of the vote, compared to Donald J. Trump with 37 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson with 9 percent, and 3 percent for Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein, according to a Breitbart/Gravis national poll conducted Aug. 9 with 2,832 likely voters.
The remainder of the piece is linked here. If you decide to read the rest of the piece be prepared for a great deal of Breitbart spin. 

Rather than expend time sorting through various polls and posting graphics some find abhorrent, let's defer to posting links with various perspectives on Trump Vs Hillary Clinton polling.

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We are reading and hearing reliable polling is still weeks away. Well, we have moved to the middle of August with GOP and print media editors giving Trump until Labor Day to turn things around. It should be noted Labor Days is a mere three weeks away. Is there a sane person who may read this who actually believes Trump will enact a turnaround in the next three weeks?


Monday, August 1, 2016

Donald Trump Leads Where No Sane American Will Go

Spend a few minutes watching people with whom you may very well share political ideology.

Changing National diversity isn't a reality among America's conservatives.  If their political party is an indication, a lack of tolerance for non-whites is far from a surprise.  Vox published a piece about the differences in delegates at both recent pre-election conventions.  

First, what is a delegate?

A delegate is someone who attends or communicates the ideas of or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations, which may be at the same level or involved in a common field of work or interest.
Democratic Party

The Democratic Party uses pledged delegates and superdelegates. A candidate for the Democratic nomination must win a majority of combined delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention.

Pledged delegates are elected or chosen at the state or local level, with the understanding that they will support a particular candidate at the convention. Pledged delegates are, however, not actually bound to vote for that candidate, thus the candidates are allowed to periodically review the list of delegates and eliminate any of those they feel would not be supportive. Currently there are 4,051 pledged delegates.
Republican Party

The Republican Party utilizes a similar system with slightly different terminology, employing pledged and unpledged delegates. Of the total 2,472 Republican delegates, most are pledged delegates who, as with the Democratic Party, are elected at the state or local level. To become the Republican Party nominee, the candidate must win a simple majority of 1,237 of the 2,472 total delegates at the Republican National Convention.

The Republican Party, however, has established few unpledged delegates. The only people who get unpledged status are each state's three Republican National Committee members. This means that unpledged delegates are only 168 of the total number of delegates. However, unpledged delegates do not have the freedom to vote for whichever candidate they please. The RNC ruled in 2015 that the unpledged delegates must vote for the candidate that their state voted for; the unpledged RNC members will be bound in the same manner as the state’s at-large delegates, unless the state elects their delegates on the primary ballot, then all three RNC members will be allocated to the statewide winner.[4]

The WIKI definition offers perspective into differences between the two parties in many ways. One glaring difference in the party delegate processes is the net outcome regarding diversity among their delegates.  And, how does that manifest, you might ask?  The answer, six minority delegates among the GOP cadre at their convention; half of all Democratic Party delegates were minority delegates.  Take a look via Vox dot com.

Vox's detailed piece shows without stating such the total regressive and non-inclusive core of the GOP.

We offer a sample set of graphics form the Vox piece.

Charts showing the racial and ethnic breakdown of RNC and DNC delegatesChart showing the ethnic and racial breakdown of DNC candidates

The Vox piece linked above offers much more insight into the GOP's veritable racially homogeneous party. This year's convention saw the lowest number of black delegates in decades. Is there any wonder the nation's white nationalist and white supremacists are clinging into the GOP similar to Lamprey fish?  The information, data, and reality are not a matter of circumstance.

In late 2014, Leah Wright Rigueur via the Princeton University Press published 

The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. Check out this page from the bookThe reality of life for the"black conservative" (As they refer to be called, is as real as Donald Trump declaring a total ban on Muslims entering the US.  

I must ask, why bother? What is It about the GOP actually attracts people who we assume possess average intelligence? Their support for the GOP is as solid as a six-foot thick concrete wall and it is as ever-present as the 24/7 Greenwich Mean Time clock. Should we simply write- off the 'black conservative' as Einstein once defined insanity?