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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ann Coulter Leads The White Nationalist Charge After the Paris Terrorist Attacks (Trump Supporter)

Coulter AfterParis Attacks: ‘Trump Was Elected President Tonight’- Ann Coulter

Immediately after the tragic terrorist attack in Paris France, conservatives got busy like flies on a jar of honey blaming President Obama, railing about nuking the entirety of Islamic life and spewing other gyrations of racism. Ann Coulter, as usual, took up the top cheerleader spot (bones and all) with a racist affiliation and lauding of one Donald "Regress America Please" Trump.

Coulter's racism is embed in the AddictingInfo piece that follows. I find it interesting Coulter never speaks such language after all too frequent cases of racist attacks against African-Americans.  

AUTHOR NOVEMBER 14, 2015 11:15 AM
For most of the world, Friday night’s terror in Paris was agonizing and traumatic. On social media, people began organizing blood drives, arranging for shelter for those caught in danger, and millions tweeting things like “Nous sommes tous Parisiens” – we are all Parisians. President Obama expressed a similar sentiment in his address following the attacks. 
“Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians,” he said. “This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.” 
Not everyone was feeling the spirit of shared humanity, however. Conservative pundits spent the night shamelessly exploiting the tragedy to further their talking points. And whenever there is an opportunity to “shamelessly exploit a tragedy,” Ann Coulter can’t be far behind. Sure enough, it took her no time at all to come up with obnoxious talking points and hurl hateful xenophobia – even while the attacks were still happening.
ANGER? We can't even deport 3rd world pouring in, committing murder, child rape, Ft Hood, 9/11 etc. It's not "adult" 
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015 
Every year, the US imports 100K more Muslims to live here permanently. Rubio says he wants more. Why would anyone support him?— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015 
Can we all agree now? No more Muslim immigration. How is this making life better for us? But the mass immigration machine churns on …— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015 
What's the upside of letting millions of Muslims migrate to western countries?— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015
Needless to say, she couldn’t be bothered to spare a moment for the victims. She had an ax to grind.
Why does NO ONE say the obvious thing on TV?! It's insane. Don't want terrorism in US? Stop importing Muslims!— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015
In the hours that followed, reports confirmed that the radical Islamist group known as ISIS were taking credit for the attacks. So far it is unknown who the perpetrators were or where they came from. (Statements from ISIS simply call them “brothers” fighting the “Crusaders” in France.) There is absolutely no indication that they were among the group of refugees fleeing violence and starvation in Syria. In fact, as some observers dryly noted, those very same refugees are running from ISIS. For them, the attack on Paris is an all-too-common occurrence, that’s why they are leaving their homes! 
To people blaming refugees for attacks in Paris tonight. Do you not realise these are the people the refugees are trying to run away from..? — Dan Holloway (@RFCdan) November 13, 2015
But most embarrassingly of all, Coulter used the deaths of over 100 people to breathlessly plug her favorite Republican candidate: Donald Trump.
They can wait if they like until next November for the actual balloting, but Donald Trump was elected president tonight.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015
Trump has been at the forefront of idiotic statements about foreign policy regarding the Middle East and therefore won over Coulter’s heart (or what passes for it). It consists of assuring his fans that he would “bomb the shit out of ISIS.” He doesn’t expand on it further other than to say he plans on making money after he kills everyone.
“ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because they have certain oil camps, certain areas of oil that they took away,” Trump said. “They have some in Syria, some in Iraq. I would bomb the (expletive deleted) out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers. That’s right. I’d blow up the pipes. … I’d blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left.
“And you know what, you’ll get Exxon to come in there and in two months, you ever see these guys, how good they are, the great oil companies? They’ll rebuild that sucker, brand new — it’ll be beautiful.”
Occupying a Middle Eastern country to take their oil reserves… what could go wrong?
Feel free to bookmark this page to refer back to when Trump’s campaign blows up in his face. Something tells me we won’t have to wait until next November to see it happen. After all, when has Ann Coulter ever been right?

Feature image via ABC News
If you think of dismissing Coulter as a noted conservative racist, thus relegating the comments to something of a one-off rant, think again. Trump is receiving support from the most disgusting among Americans: White Supremacist and White Nationalist. 

This past August, Buzzfeed ran a piece with the following headline:

David Duke On Trump: He’s “Certainly The Best Of The Lot” Running For President
 “I think he understands the real sentiment of America.”

After Donald Trump lauded Dwight Eisenhower's deportation of over one million people back to Mexico, Operation Wetback, Trumps racist army again raised its ugly head.

White Supremacists Are Thrilled Donald Trump Mentioned “Operation Wetback”

“This represents a milestone in the immigration debate.”

We realize that current conservatives poll takers do not give a damn about such reports. To be fair, we do not expect better from conservative America. Our efforts relate more to informing opened minded Americans who know America is not a nation void of people of color.  Thus, we as "good" liberals and progressives are about the business of reaching people who may take offense to a presidential candidate who so obviously courts American racist and one who is riding a tide of white privilege common to white supremacists and those who wish to extricate non-whites from the greater society.  If you think the last sentence is a bit harsh and doesn't represent your support for Trump (can company), ask yourself have you done your part in eliminating voter suppression; " ....extricate non-whites from the greater society."

You answer may reveal you as an "enabler."


Friday, April 3, 2015

Rand Paul Quick Hit: Campaign "Chameleon"

                 Three Tree and the Apple

Rand Paul is the ultimate Flim-flam Man. President Obama has even referred to the inimitable character as "interesting." Chris Matthews, MSNBC Hardball, has handled Paul with notable affinity when in fact, Paul should have garnered major scorn for the supposed liberal news host. The Kentucky Senator is a master of "tell you what you want to here" and when he doesn't agree you get that shifty "I'm not sure" refrain. Even more poignant, when cornered he will simply move to "I did not say that."  

Exhibit One: The interview of all interviews. Paul admits he would not have supported civil Rights legislation and ends a mumbling wreck reaching back to the craters of the US Constitution. he segment video is over six minutes long, but worth each nano-second.

Two years later Paul flat denied his aversion to legislation that forces a business owner to serve all customers regardless of race (and we have come to find) sexual orientation. When confronted by an MSNBC reporter Paul grabs a word nuance and flatly denies his comment to Maddow.

Exhibit Two: Yes, Paul "The Younger"  there is a "but."

"I abhor racism...but."

Buzz Feed's Andrew Kaczynski illustrated the extent to which Paul will change his colors or mold his (at the moment) dialog to impress, mislead or manipulate those with whom he is speaking. Moreover, he seems to spend more time and effort masking the real Paul "The Younger"than speaking about a Paul doctrine. Of course, when one spends time blending and changing with the climate one cannot actually possess a doctrine.

The Chameleon will simply grab a position (background) and snuggle-in. 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Rand Paul "Circles the Wagons"

When you were young did anyone recite following idiom to you?
"Discretion is the better part of valor."

Discretion is the better part of valour.  (British & Australian literary
also Discretion is the better part of valor. (American & Australian literary)

"Something that you say which means that it is better to be careful and think before you act than it is to be brave and take risks." 

If a person attempts to pass himself or herself off as something they truly are not; their ruse always backfires. 

Over the course of the past week, freshman senator from Kentucky and aspiring GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul has undergone a bit of a transformation. The senator may have transformed himself from one who exhibits unusual prickliness and moments of zaniness (only surpassed by his father, Ron Paul,)  to a figurative "circle the wagons" shallow man singing "Happy trails to you."  

Paul's troubles appear as tottering and loose ethics accompanied by what could be a very shallow personal values base. His problems with plagiarism via his own hands or from the minds and hands of his staff have resulted in a cataloging of speeches and writings that could serve as  prime material for a short novel. And, the story continues.

Most who visit the TPI are aware of the developing plagiarism reports focused on Rand Paul, but for sake of clarity we are re-posting reported infringements on intellectual property unbecoming of a US senator.

MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show
Rand Paul Plagiarized Speech From Wikipedia, Rachel Maddow Says
The Huffington Post  |  By 
Did Rand Paul plagiarize his speech from Wikipedia? It sure seems that way, as Rachel Maddow pointed out on Monday. 

BuzzFeed has extensively reported on Paul's communication subterfuge. We find it interesting Paul has not lashed out at BuzzFeed as he has Rachel Maddow. "The better part of valor....", If we go about life with the highest levels of ethics and values, mitigates the prospect of lashing out at reporting media would be at the level of nil. 

Paul's verbiage lifted from Wikipedia , as reported by Maddow, pales in comparison to that lifted for Heritage Foundation and The Cato Institute (both Koch funded conservative organizations) publications.  Both organizations have indicated they see "no problems" with Paul's use of their material in the manner it is promulgated the public. Of course not!

We cannot help but wonder if the organizations would have felt same if any Democrat from Congress had extracted, used and fail to properly attribute intellectual property.

Three Pages Of Rand Paul’s Book Were Plagiarized From Think Tanks

Three Pages Of Rand Paul’s Book Were Plagiarized From Think Tanks

While unfortunate, BuzzFeed has published more case of plagiarism from the Paul team.

Two segments from Rachel Maddow that clearly point to the fallacy of Paul's acts and his response to obviously cases of plagiarism (maybe not perpetrated by Paul himself).

Short snippet as a teaser 1:43 minutes

"John Wilkes Booth was right!"  "I celebrate John Wilkes Booth's birthday...!"  

The comments are not attributable to Rand Paul, but the comments show a clear mindset of a person who has been a close Paul adviser.  

Paul should have followed the idiom above...."The better part of valor."  His "duel" comment against Maddow was crass, self-revealing and narcissistic. 

The plagiarism charges continues. Maddow finished her reporting and analysis after the tease 6:35 minutes (a must see).

Paul's Circled Wagons (Andrew Kaczynski, BuzzFeed)

Rand Paul Speech Transcripts Disappearing From His Website

 Image not from Buzzfeed (image source linked via clinking image)

Speech On Rand Paul’s Website Quietly Updated To Include Footnotes

The senator blamed plagiarism charges on “hacks and haters.” He goes "Machiavellian", while actively circling the wagon against further scrutiny.

We are admittedly biased against the Senator from Kentucky for many reasons, but our biased mindset now has an element of astonishment regarding Paul's responses to ethics infractions, he alleges he did not commit. 

There are ways out of such predicaments. Yet, Paul opts for cavalier.

" Discretion is the better part of valor."