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Saturday, September 14, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: " I won the popular vote!"





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California "admitted" there were "a million" illegal votes in the 2016 presidential election. 
— Donald Trump on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 in an interview on "Meet the Press"          Pants on Fire!

Do you remember the major lie Trump told MSNBC's Chuck Todd regarding not actually losing the popular vote in 2016?

Yes Donald Trump, you most assuredly lost the popular vote and you became president via a flawed voting system which should be abolished, or as a minimum, update to account for historic slow vote count districts.  

Hillary Clinton was the recipient of the final vote count in 2016: 2.84 million votes more than Trump. 

America we have a problem. Some states are passing legislation which will award that states based on the winner of the popular vote in the state

I digress.   

After running across a Politifact's review of Trump's claim of not losing the popular vote, I thought I would archive a bit of it on The Progressive Influence.  

If you don't wish to expose your self to lying Donald Trump a key portion of the variable is posted below.




Politifact's Text:

Todd: "You didn't like the fact that you lost the popular vote. That bothered you, didn't it?"
Trump: "Well, I think it was a -- I mean, I'll say something that, again, is controversial. There were a lot of votes cast that I don't believe. I look at California."
Todd: "Mr. President." 
Trump: "Excuse me."
Todd: "But that’s a …" 
Trump: "Take a look at Judicial Watch. Take a look at their settlement. California admitted to a million votes. They admitted to a million votes." 
Todd: "A million votes of what?"
Trump: "Take a look at Judicial …
Todd: "What are you talking about?"
Trump: "Judicial Watch made a settlement. There was …" 
Todd: "About what?" 
Trump: "There was much illegal voting." 
President Trump claimed there’s proof to support his repeatedly debunked claim that "serious voter fraud" took place in California during the 2016 presidential election.

Well.....

POLITIFACTS REVIEW

Every day we live through the minutes with the ever-resent prospect of yet another Donald Trump lie.  Is this a healthy way to live?  While the question is rhetorical for Americans with rational minds, it is nonetheless a relevant query for those who seemed to have lost their minds via a form of Trump cultism.


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Thursday, September 12, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Moments (Vaping, Appeals Court Nominee, Ethno Nationalism)




The Faces of White Nationalism
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Today, as I watched the following moment, I was rendered semi-conscious via a stroke of astonishment. When my senses returned, I realized the ridiculousness of allowing Trump to render me stupid for even for one moment.

The Moment

Trump sitting the Oval Office with his Einstein Visa wife and spoke about vaping in a world and administration of utter chaos. Jong-UN is firing missiles to frighten Trump, The Bahamas has thousands missing (and feared dead) after Dorian, close advisers are vacating the Trump Administration comparable to Count Dracula exposed to sunlight. Just to name a few serious world issues.  Is vaping the most serious killer in our nation?  Is vaping the most significant issue his wife can grab as some sort of facade of concern for the nation?  Is this real?

Since I mentioned Einstein Visa:

EB-1 visa. The EB-1 is a preference category for United States employment-based permanent residency. ... Those are foreign nationals who either have "extraordinary abilities", or are "outstanding professors or researchers", and also includes "some executives and managers of foreign companies who are transferred to the US".
EB-1 visa - Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki › EB-1_visa
Now for the moment.




The full Oval Office visit as consumed with what appears more Trump insanity and, frankly, a healthy dose of lying. 

Moments of Shame

Let's move to an area of Trumpism which is as telling as Trump's penchant for increasingly appearing outside the realm of rational.  Trump's innate leaning towards white nationalism is troubling. If you continue to hold doubts Trump is a racist surrounded by people who are either equal social regressive or I see nothing lackeys think deeply about your core values.  Also, question your grasp of reality possibly fostered by a lack of credible news choices and supported by facilitating social interactions. 

During Trump's campaign, you may recall comments about killing a significant Navy Admiral killing Muslim with swine coated bullets. The story was patently false, but one couldn't help but wonder from where did Trump come up with such a story.  Well, meet a Trump nominee for the federal appeals court (a lifelong judicial seat and the seat of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall). 

Meet Trump's angel of Ethnonationalism. In very simple terms, the nominee is an overt the top racist, with a very dangerous inner core.



If you want a more in-depth perspective on Menashi as a penultimate racist, VOX offers a well-developed article linked here

Let's revisit Menahsi via his hearing performance which resembled a person taking part in a water-rifle competition. If you have never witnessed a person evading answering questions, give this one a watch. It is a short video and it is classic.  



Is it even possible to find any level of rational in nominating such an over-the-top racist and socially regressive Appeals Court Judge? Once we settle on the possibility of such a nomination in a Trump administration, let's identify a deeper motive for nominating a virtual Klansman without a Klan Card, robe, and hood.  

After a brief moment of thought, we cannot escape the nominee and Trump's nomination validates the undercurrent of white nationalism oozing from Trump and facilitated by the GOP.

Answer a question, without the need to drop to the comments section for comment. The site has common trolls and bots who leave comments; we don't post nor respond (for the most part). 

Do you feel this nominee, if confirmed, would preside over an appeals court which practices, fair and equitable rulings regardless of race?

If you experienced even fleeting thoughts of "well, maybe,..." You should understand that you are to some degree a white nationalist. That mindset is the next step up the ladder of oppression against segments of the population. Moreover, you suffer from the associated inner core of white privilege. Both are the foundations of tragic homicidal lessons learned across the scope and breadth of humankind.  

Let's take another look at the perfect example of the myth that only ignorant and stupid people are racist.

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Remember, he only hires the best. The following image does not include Trump absolute best hire: Boulton. 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Trump And The Taliban Trump And Russia, Trump Poll Ratings





Meeting with the Taliban; Russian Spy; "I don't know,"

Does it ever end?

Taliban Where?


Let's start with Trump's apparent meeting with "terrorist" at Camp David.  Before you read further, I posit the Taliban enacted the bomb attack which killed an American soldier with full understanding Trump would cancel the meeting.  I do not believe the Taliban was interested in journeying to DC to meet with Trump.








It is important to note......


A dose of 'reality"... 



Now watch the top State Department Chair stumble through a direct question of who thought meeting with the Taliban at Camp David was a good idea.  



A dose of reality...,



Russian Spy?

Yesterday multiple media followed CNN reporting regarding the 2017 extraction of a highly placed Russian spy. The Kremlin official was reported to have given the US secret details and information for many years and was without question a major US INTEL asset. Some media are reporting the spy may never be adequately replaced. 

Now, why would the US extract a Russian citizen from his perch in the Kremlin? In part, due to Donald Trump's inept handling of top-secret information.

The follow CNN segment is a bit long but relevant to yet another archive to US History with Donald Trump as a contributing factor.



If you prefer MSNBC reporting, during The 11th Hour opening segment Brian Williams moved to the extraction of the spy at the six-minute mark of the segment.  If you do not wish to hear and see a run-through of Trump's previous week of inept leadership skip to the 5:50-minute mark 

When asked about the extraction while heading to his latest rally oozfest in North Carolina, Trump responded to questions about the extraction with his increasing use of: "I don't know."


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About those Poll Numbers

All said, this morning we receive a reminder of how many across the nation feel about Trump as a leader of the nation.

CNN.... two reports




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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Fox News, Perpetual Mendacity And 45





 Fox is slipping towards reality along with a presidential perpetual state of mendacity.

The Hill published a 39-second snippet video about Trump's nascent aversion to Fox News. Linked here.

 A new diversion phenomenon!  Is it possible the network is waning in the face of Trump's increasingly erratic and unstable behavior?  After all, the network has served for years as Trump's cable news propaganda outlet, What should a needy president do when he feels deep in-congruence regarding Fox?  

Diversion yes but also a tactical effort to shape the broadcast of THE news outlet of his minion supporters. And therein lies a problem. 

Mediaite's Josh Feldman Fox News Shepard Smith on "NOT TRUE." Linked, here.

DNC Communicators director interviewed. Now what follows must have pushed Trump to a stage of a volcanic eruption.

Has the Washington Post published an update on the number of lies told since Trump took office on January 21, 2017?  The last count, we had 12,000.  Surely we have surpassed 13,000 over the past 2.5 weeks.

How does Trump's new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham,  speak of his lies?
“I don't think they're lies. I think the President communicates in a way that some people aren't espeically comfortable with...."
Let's digress a second.  
Twelve thousand (12,000 ) plus lies in less than three years?  I offer Trump's trumpeter is accurate about our comfort level. 
"...A lot of times thy take Jim so literally  I know people will roll their eye if I say he was just kidding or was speaking hypotheticals, but sometimes he is."
Let's digress again.

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"...What I've learned about him is that he loves this country and he's not going to lie to this country."
Well, let's check that with a video segment linked here. The segment runs a few minutes beyond the lie on which we focus. You can end your viewing around the 5:38 mark.

Now let's read the statement from Trump's White House Presser again. 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Empty Chair And An Empty Suit






Yesterday we opened a piece with the following image.



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The developer of the image may have worked their craft based on Trump's history when meeting with long-standing US allies at the G7. Well, the artist simply nailed the eventual outcome of Trump at the G7.

As we develop this piece, it is important to keep in mind Trump lobbied for {utin;s attention at the G7. Retraction and correction he actually lobbied for Putin's re-entry into the annual meeting of international "democratic" nations leadership meetings. As you know after Putin annexed Crimea the G* leadership unanimously voted to exorcised Russia from the G7.  I offer Russia should never have been allowed to join the more fore G7, but 1990s hope of a more democratic Russia led to a major international blunder: Russia as the eight-member of the intentional conference.

Alas, Trump doesn't care one today about the charter of the G7. His major ambition regarding the important grouping is his opportunity to suckle-up to Putin.  As I think in terms of expanding the last point, Trump seems to measure his affinity for international leaders (almost always authoritarian bad actor).  While seeking the Oval Office (US Presidency) is alleged to have coached active participants in negotiation for building a Trump Tower in Moscow.  Of all sources, the Moscow Times on Trump's tower deal. A $50 million penthouse in the tower for Putin?

Putin aside, how often have you heard and witnessed trump proclaiming the future "potential" for North Korea.  When you hear that do you believe Trump has a personal interest in the people of North Korea. moreover, I posit he doesn't give a serious damn about  Jong-UN.  Money serves as Trups driving paradigm and stating potential for North Korea means building projects. He even once mentioned a shoreline in North Korea which could be a site for some sort of building, resort or complex. Business Insider.

I digress, let's visit with the G7.

CNN's JIM Scuitto offers a very good summary and commentary.



Climate meeting. So Trump has stated he met with two international leaders while the Climate the meeting took place. The two leaders: Germany and India.  The image below shows Trump simply added to his lie total,

The empty chair of U.S. President Donald Trump is seen during a working session focused on climate change during the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters

The empty chair next to India's representatives and Germany's Merkel.

Another perspective.



HOUSTON, we most definitely have a problem!






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Sunday, August 25, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: G7 Images (In Brief) And A Bit Of Polling



...NUCLEAR BOMB DROPS ON HURRICANES? (See below)

You might ask yourself, why do people poke disparaging cartoons and comments towards Trump?  Example...

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Well, for the most part, the criticism is deserving. Notice the clear nonverbal regarding his interest.

Do you believe for one second if Putin was at the table, Trump would adopt such a childish aura.

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Telling, eh?


Well, let's take a parting peep at a bit of polling data regarding 45. If you wish to view the MSNBC segment I have linked it below.








       


Polls, polls and more polls.

Late Breaking: 

NUCLEAR BOMB DROPS ON HURRICANES?
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: MAGA HAT, Third Party Blues, Pure Hatred





In August 2018, Farm Futures Bryce Knorr published a piece regarding US Ag/farmer support for Donald Trump.  We are posting a graphic from the piece to make a point. A point other than verbiage about the plight of US farmers under Trump

If you follow US politics data indicating almost total farm support won't surprise you in any manner.  Let's take a quick look at a graphic from the Farm Futures piece.


No surprise, eh? Jill Stein? Well, it could be marijuana growers may have voted to a form the false Stein mantra of free and pen legalization of pot.

Jewish Americans




ElectionYearCandidates% of Jewish Vote% of National Vote
1916Hughes (R)
45
46
Wilson (D)
55
49
1920Harding (R)
43
60
Cox (D)
19
34
Debs (Socialist)
38
3
1924Coolidge (R)
27
54
Davis (D)
51
29
LaFollette (P)
22
17
1928Hoover (R)
28
58
Smith (D)
72
41
1932Hoover (R)
18
40
Roosevelt (D)
82
57
1936Landon (R)
15
37
Roosevelt (D)
85
61
1940Wilkie (R)
10
45
Roosevelt (D)
90
55
1944Dewey (R)
10
46
Roosevelt (D)
90
53
1948Dewey (R)
10
45
Truman (D)
75
50
Wallace (Progressive)
15
2
1952Eisenhower (R)
36
55
Stevenson (D)
64
44
1956Eisenhower (R)
40
57
Stevenson (D)
60
42
1960Nixon (R)
18
50
Kennedy (D)
82
50
1964Goldwater (R)
10
38
Johnson (D)
90
61
1968Nixon (R)
17
43
Humphrey (D)
81
43
Wallace (Progressive)
2
13
1972Nixon (R)
35
61
McGovern (D)
65
38
1976Ford (R)
27
48
Carter (D)
71
50
1980Reagan (R)
39
51
Carter (D)
45
41
Anderson (I)
15
6
1984Reagan (R)
31
59
Mondale (D)
57
41
1988Bush (R)
35
53
Dukakis (D)
64
46
1992Bush (R)
11
37
Clinton (D)
80
43
Perot (I)
9
19
1996Dole (R)
16
41
Clinton (D)
78
49
Perot (I)
3
8
2000Bush (R)
19
48
Gore (D)
79
48
Nader (I)
1
2
2004Bush (R)
24
51
Kerry (D)
76
48
2008McCain (R)
22
46
Obama (D)
78
53
2012Romney (R)
30
47
Obama (D)
69
51
2016Trump (R)
24
46
Clinton (D)
71
48
American Jews tend to favor Democrat candidates, with 71% of Jewish voters choosing Democrat candidates and only 25% choosing Republicans since 1968.  

* - Number as percentage of popular vote


Again Trump and his wordsmith operatives have blown it.  Jewish leaders have come down strong in condemnation of Trump's weaponizing Jews while avoiding direct countermeasures against growing Right-wing Nazism and public displays of hatred of Jews.  Loyalty?

The Hill
Jewish groups condemned President Trump’s Tuesday remarks calling American Jews who vote for Democrats disloyal.

The groups said that the president’s Oval Office comment wrongly suggests Jews have a dual loyalty claim to Israel and plays on anti-Semitic tropes.
“This is yet another example of Donald Trump continuing to weaponize and politicize anti-Semitism. At a time when anti-Semitic incidents have increased — due to the president's emboldening of white nationalism — Trump is repeating an anti-Semitic trope,” said Halie Soifer, the Jewish Democratic Council of America's executive director.
Well, just another issue in the long-running Trump reality show.

Do you think we are being over critical and blaming Trump for the nation's racist ills? Trump is but a facade of the underbelly of US conservatism.  He is the physical manifestation of all that the Right has become since Richard Nixon (Kevin Phillips) and Ronald Reagan (Lee Atwater) planted  the seeds of the Southern Strategy in the 70s and 80s.  Let's think frankly while being honest with ourselves; the nation was a bedrock of racism and bigotry until FDR, Harry Truman and Eisenhower respectively took measures to desegregate the US military.

From coast to coast the US existed for centuries with pockets of quasi- bigot free zones (In the Northeast and parts fo the far West) while nurturing far more geography swaths of overwhelming racism across most to of the land.

Let's take a look and finish with a very recent rendition of US racism.

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Ah yes, the last two images were from South Africa's apartheid past. Please forgive the error in posting, if you believe we posted the two images in error. If you are coy enough to understand our choice to post the two final images, you without question know why.  

Now for a modern-day example of US racism. No, we are not going to revisit Donald Trump and US white nationalism we have a much more neighborly example.  

USA Today

Jean Cramer, a candidate for the Marysville City Council, gives her opening remarks during a candidate forum Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Marysville City Hall.

An actual Fox News-like racist running for City Council about 50 miles North of Detroit Michigan.  A USA Today excerpt of  Jean Cramer's opening remarks during a council meeting just a day ago. 

After making racist remarks in Thursday's Marysville candidate forum, City Council candidate Jean Cramer responds to questioning at her Marysville home Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Cramer says she plans to stay in the race, despite several call-outs for her to back out of the race.




Let's take another look while recognizing these racists are becoming an increasing scar on a nation which formerly considered itself a world equality leader and societal beacon. These people now live and thrive and spread in the United States. 


We got through that overt example of white supremacy with even mention the GOP's Steve King. 

Final thought She spoke openly; just think of the scope and breadth of similar mindsets who uck among you. 

Yes, Cramer is the consummate racist

The MAGA Hat

During a recent point-counterpoint on social media, I was confronted with the words (paraphrased). I am proud of my hat and why is it an issue? It is just a cap.  

Yes of course......




Until next time!


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