Monday, October 21, 2019

Our Groping President...

 This is the pervert the Evangelical Jesus folks all seem to love dearly. We wonder why.
Can you blame us?
In 2016, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Nobody has more respect for women than me!” Although his sordid history with women has been well-documented (to date, at least 25 women have accused the POTUS of sexual misconduct), he remains in office, seemingly immune to the forces of the #MeToo movement. 
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Nothing ever happened with any of these women. Totally made up nonsense to steal the election. Nobody has more respect for women than me!
2:29 PM · Oct 15, 2016·Twitter for Android
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But a new book by journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy aims to uncover parts of Trump’s past that should no longer be ignored. In the following passages excerpted from All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, we learn of Trump’s egregious and disturbing misconduct around young women trying to make it in the modeling world in the early 1990s. —Rosa Heyman
Trump’s hands, the size of which would later become the subject of significant public curiosity, were infamous for other reasons back then, according to sources. “He was gropey...he had his hands in the most inappropriate places, always,” [NaKina] Carr said. [Editor’s note: NaKina Carr was working as a runway model for Oscar de la Renta.] “When he went in to kiss someone, the hand always went to either the hip or the butt. He was also really good when he did pictures or when he’d side-hug someone. He’d always get his hand on the boob. Every time.” Stories about Trump and his hands circulated within the modeling community. At one modeling event, Trump allegedly went down a line of women feeling their bodies to guess their dress size. Backstage at a lingerie show, he is said to have moved his hands all over a model’s breasts under the guise of inspecting the bra’s fabric.
Another trademark Trump move was honed back in the early 1980s. “I saw this several times: When he met a girl, he’d immediately move in to kiss her, not shake her hand or say ‘Hello, how are you?’ He’d immediately put his mouth on her,” Carr said. “I saw him many times go straight to the mouth, to kiss them on the mouth, and they would turn their cheek. But a lot of them didn’t because they knew he was the moneyman and it was a way up.”
Among modeling insiders, Trump had a reputation at the time for preferring the younger girls. “If you’re over twenty-one you don’t have to worry,” Carr said she was told.
More sordid truths about DJT BELOW the FOLD

Is Trump Preparing Us For HISD War?...

Trump warns U.S. 'may have to get in wars'

Who Ahh! Looks like Trump is preparing the US citizenry for eventual war with Iraq. Or perhaps with another favorite target of the imbecilic rightwing of the conservative cabal.  Ian immediately comes to mind.
The president specifically threatens to hit Iran "like they've never been hit before" if the regime provokes Washington.
With impeachment proceedings looking more and more inevitable Trump needs a major and catastrophic distraction.  Apparently war with another power is just what the political doctor described is a good guess.
President Donald Trump on Monday offered a confusing description of his foreign policy priorities as commander in chief — insisting that he was working to bring home American soldiers while warning the U.S. may soon enter into new military conflicts.
“I'm trying to get out of wars. We may have to get in wars, too. OK? We may have to get in wars,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
Sounds like saber rattling don't ya think?

“We're better prepared than we've ever been,” he continued. “If Iran does something, they'll be hit like they've never been hit before. I mean, we have things that we're looking at.”
Perhaps another almost incoherent letter to the leader of Iran? With tRump who knows. His game is chaos and confusion. Keeping EVERYBODY, including allies off balance is Trump's MO.
Meanwhile, Trump’s directive to withdraw the last American service members from Syria has forced congressional lawmakers and Pentagon officials to reckon with the threat of a potential resurgence by Islamic State militants.
ISIS on the rise. Complements of GWB initially. Now, after ISIS was in serious recession Trump cleared the way for ISIS's resurgence with his genius decision to give Turkey the green light to INVADE northern  Syria and cleanse the area of or Kurdish allies.
For more disconcerting info continue on BELOW the FOLD.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

GOP, The Party of the Past That Should Be Doomed To Final Failure…

I was once a republican. I believed that maintaining the national debt at a manageable sustainable level is important. The Republican party said they did as well.
I believed that annual budget deficits were often unavoidable during recessionary cycles but knew that during grow cycles budgets needed to be balanced in order to be able to sustain a manageable national debt level. I thought te Republican party believed the same.
I was wrong on both counts as the Republican party has been most responsible for our national debt explosion every since Ronald Wilson Reagan was our president. It continues under Trump unabated and NO ONE  in the Republican party is even talking about the national debt or budget deficits any longer.
It’s like no one cares anymore. Likely that is because they don’t. The Republican Party aversion to raising taxes during growth cycles is stuff of legendary proportions. Even though that is how debt control works. Reducing taxes to “stimulate economic growth” is something we’ve seen time and again just doesn’t work. The national debt stands as a monumental statue to that fact.
The Party of Lincoln (actually it no longer is) has become the Party of the Wealthy , By the Wealthy, and For the Wealthy. Its primary focus is to insure that wealth remains concentrated in the hands of those occupying the top 1 or 2 percent on the economic scale. A sure tract to oligarchy.
Below excerpt is from The New York Times.


… The financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 left the vast majority of working people and the Democrats’ base of African-Americans, Hispanics, single women and millennials shattered for years. They lost much of their wealth and were forced into new jobs that often paid less. Many faced prohibitive student debt. With wages stagnant for a decade, they were frustrated with the daunting costs of health care, prescription drugs, child care and housing. Yet in the main, Mr. Obama, Hillary Clinton — and now Mr. Trump — hailed the economy’s progress, the millions of new jobs. But that was and is clueless. Mr. Trump will be the latest presidential candidate punished by the voters for not getting it.
The Democrats in the 2018 wave election did get it and made their biggest gains, compared with 2016, not in the suburbs — despite winning most of their new seats there — but in the rural areas and among white working class voters, particularly women. This pullback from Mr. Trump among white working class women in particular went further this year. As of 2019, he enjoyed only a single-digit lead with the voters who played such a big role in the 2016 surprise. In 2018, Democrats succeeded by attacking Republicans for attempting to repeal Obamacare and failing to lower skyrocketing prescription drug costs. They proposed trillion-dollar investments in infrastructure and battled to drive dark money out of politics.
Mr. Trump and the Republican Congress continued to seek the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, working both to make it fail in practice and to slash federal health care spending for seniors and the poor. That made health care the top reason for voting for Democrats in 2018, but it also revealed what has become a defining partisan difference: a Republican Party determined to destroy government outside of defense and a Democratic Party determined to use it expansively.
The Democrats today are reacting not only to Mr. Trump but to the Tea Party-dominated Republican Party that preceded and prepared the way for him with gridlocked government. After coming to power in the 2010 wave election, the Republicans tried to keep the government from addressing virtually any problem at all. The Tea Party movement was animated by its hostility to Mr. Obama and his activist government. Empowered in the House, it forced an I.M.F.-like budget austerity on the federal government and blocked any new economic stimulus and investment. As a candidate, Mr. Trump built his base among Tea Party Republicans and Evangelicals in order to carry forward the assault on government nationally and in the states. The Democrats watched in frustration as the government was presumed to be impotent to address wage stagnation, surging inequality, climate change, the slaughter from automatic weapons and the flood of dark money into politics.
But this dam has burst. With Mr. Trump’s ever-escalating assault on government, the proportion of Americans who say that government “should do more to solve problems and meet the needs of people” surged to the highest level in 20 years. Democratic candidates who understand this political moment will push for a government that changes the country’s course, as it did under Democratic presidents after the progressive victories of 2008 and 1964 and especially after the 1932 triumph of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal.
Democratic voters today look at the chief executives of major corporations and they see the face of an era where greed was unchecked, where companies failed to invest in their workers and used their big donations and lobbyists to rig the political system against the middle and working classes. They are determined that government must do something not only about corruption and corporate excess, but also inequality, universal health care, the state of the working family, climate change, globalization, entrenched racial and gender disparities and more…


Democrats have an amazing opportunity to take back America for the middle class and those less fortunate. But, the mega guns of the Republican party and its wealthy donors are gearing up for the monumental fight they KNOW is coming. Independents and Democrats need to unite to destroy the seeds of Trumpism before it destroys America.
Full article BELOW the FOLD.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Family Values, The Trump's, The GOP, and the Evangelical Thing...

I'm struggling mightily with this "Family Values" concept. Especially since the President and the First "Lady" seem to be the exact opposite of your conventional view of and on  family values.
It has always been my understanding that the GOP, Evangelicals, and conservatives place Family Values very near if not at the very top  of the value pole.
Either I've missed something or the Trump's, the GOP, the Evangelicals, and other conservatives that suppoort Trump and the GOP are huge hypocrites. My money is place on the latter.
How about yours?

After eight years of witnessing countless adorable displays of affection during the Obama administration, the current first couple looks absolutely despondent in comparison.
But the Trumps are not the Obamas, which is pretty much obvious daily.
The Trumps themselves have depicted their marriage as shallow as the sand traps at Mar-a-lago.
According to the New York Times, in 2005, the newlywed Melania Trump addressed a business class at New York University.
Why, we have no idea.
A student asked the supermodel if she would still be with Donald Trump if he was not rich.
“If I weren’t beautiful, do you think he’d be with me?” she quipped.
This candid response from the FLOTUS illustrates a marriage as lackluster as any failed Trump business venture. Donald is rich. Melania is beautiful. And so, they are married.
Of course the glimpse Melania gave into their marriage happened long before Donald Trump became candidate Trump who wooed the Republican party while touting his support for “traditional marriage”. But now that he’s President Trump, no moment of martial discourse goes unnoticed.
Many have joked about freeing Melania as if she’s unwillingly stuck with her husband and is looking for a way out like many of us are. But Melania has never given any indication that she isn’t a willing participant in the marriage, whether it’s a sham or true love behind the golden curtain.
If Melania now finds herself in a hypothetical marital prison, she holds the key to her own emancipation. No one needs to free Melania but Melania.
Remember, when a tape was infamously released of Donald bragging to Billy Bush about his sexual assault tendencies, Melania quickly dismissed them as “locker room talk.”
And Melania is just fine with the fact that Donald doesn’t want the responsibility of raising his children.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Trump said, “I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park.”

On a different but related note check out the following .

Preacher: Trump Will Bring About the “Greatest Spiritual Awakening in History”

Pastor James Robison has always been on the side of whatever Republican is in elected office. He’s currently serving on Donald Trump‘s Evangelical Advisory Board. Still, it’s strange to hear him brag about Trump as a savior rather than just supporting his policies.
In a video posted Monday, Robison argued that Trump was going to usher in the “greatest spiritual awakening in history.”
Every great and positive thing that is happening today is happening as an answer to the prayers of committed, sold-out people God often refers to as The Remnant,” Robison said. “I believe the positive things that are happening are an answer to prayer, and I believe the willingness of this man to stand up against all the assault and keep trying to do what he believes is best is a miracle of God.
“I believe if we keep praying, [God] will hear and he will have people sitting in front of [the president] who will so speak the truth with conviction, convincingly and with wisdom, and I believe he will respond,” Robison added. “I think we can witness the greatest spiritual awakening in history and one of the least likely people, many of you would say, will be used by God to accomplish God’s will for the blessing and benefit of this nation.”
 If by spiritual awakening, he meant opening our eyes from the nightmare in front of us, maybe he’d have a point, bthat’s obviously not what he was going for…
See video of the preach HERE.
I cannot help but think that if anything the Trump/GOP/Evangelical alliance will bring on a Dark Age to surpass the 1,000 year Dark Ages of antiquity.