Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This Is What It Has Come To...

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Some call this free protected political speech. The rest of us call it moronic, over the top, inflammatory, dangerous, and indicative of what the NRA and rightwing idiots work hard at convincing other idiots that it represents patriotism.

They are very sick indeed.



A Florida gun shop owner who made news last year when he banned Muslims from his store is now selling targets at his location and online featuring the faces of President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nomination rivals Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Last July, Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan announced on YouTube that he would refuse service to anyone he suspected of being a Muslim who entered his store.

“I have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all patriots in my community, and so effective immediately, I’m declaring Florida Gun Supply as a Muslim-free zone,” he said before adding. “I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.”

Since that time, George Zimmerman — who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2013 — joined forces with Hallinan to sell artwork through the store in order to meet his living expenses.

Hallinan has once again upped the ante; this time by offering targets of the three Democrats on his website called “BernieTargets.com,” currently marked down to $4.99 from an original price of $9.99.

All three lawmakers — along with presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump — are currently under the protection of the Secret Service.

Via: Memeorandum


Monday, May 30, 2016

As Trump Pushes America Closer To Fascism...

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Having read with great interest Professor Leonard Piekoff's 1982 book The Ominous Parallels it has been clear, at least to me, the United States of America has in fact been trending towards a more state controlled fascistic economic and political system for many years. While one can make the observation and assertion, with some validity, that the liberal left bears some responsibility for this trend, given todays political reality it is virtually impossible to not recognize the political right is pushing America towards fascism at an almost breakneck speed.

Republican (presumptive) presidential nominee Donald J. Trump (Drumpf) is the natural result of the rightwing's long march towards acceptance of fascism in America. Certainly the signs are many, for anyone truly interested and paying attention to both history and the current political environment that has lead to the rise of Trump.

Take the time to read the following linked article, Our Memorial Day collision course with fascism: Donald Trump and the new American militarism. While anyone may question a few specifics, the conclusions drawn by the author are spot on. An excellent read at the end of a solemn Memorial Day weekend.

Via: Memeorandum

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day Poem...

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As we prepare for the Memorial Day weekend of picnics, and time away from work for many, please take a moment to reflect on the meaning of and reason for this holiday.





A time for remembrance. A time to honor, And, a time for contemplation. As civilized as we like to believe we are the historical record of man's existence suggests otherwise.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Coming To You Soon, If You're Not Vigilant and Rational...

Trump Continues His Hot Air Verbal Emissions...

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Which, coming from Trump (Drumpf), translates to here comes the American police state on steroids.





Article HERE.

Via: Memeorandum

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Awful Choice Of Clinton v. Trump Leaves Opening For Minor Party Candidates

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Today's posted article was found on Liberal Values, a blog billed as being dedicated to Defending Liberty and Enlightened Thought . As the blog proprietor specifically encourages sharing of his article we decided to post it here, in it's entirety with proper attribution.

We found the article to be thought provoking and aligned with much of our thinking on the 2016 major party top candidates. Enjoy the article.


This year the “presumptive” nominee from each of the major political parties is so awful that it hardly makes sense to throw away one’s vote on them if the general election is between Clinton and Trump. While each has advantages and disadvantages over the other, either way we will see the continuation of the warfare/surveillance state regardless of which is elected. The unpopularity of both candidates in recent polls does bolster Sanders’ argument for the superdelegates to support him at the convention, but looking at it more realistically, the Democratic leadership probably would rather lose the general election with Clinton (and have hope of keeping their positions) than to see Sanders win and remake the Democratic Party.

David Brooks’ column asking Why Is Clinton Disliked? is receiving attention today, but it gets the answer wrong. Is is not because of voters missing the touchy feely information he misses. Clinton’s popularity dropped when she became a candidate and voters were reminded of her views and record. Just seeing Clinton on the campaign trail was enough to remind many people of why they did not vote for her in 2008. Her popularity really plunged in the polls as the scandals broke, reminding voters of how dishonest she is.

People might not understand all the specifics of the scandals, but were reminded that with Clinton there is always a scandal just around the corner. Some are totally bogus, such as Benghazi and Vince Foster. Others do show shady behavior on her part, such as failing to reveal the donors to the Foundation while Secretary of State as she agreed to, and then unethically making decisions regarding parties both donating to the Foundation and making unprecedented payments to Bill for speaking.

We don’t know how others will turn out, such as the current FBI investigation into her mishandling of classified information. Today’s potential scandal involves the investigation of Terry McAuliffe for campaign contributions. CNN reports on a potential tie to the Clintons: “As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton.” Whether or not this turns out to be anything significant, we know the next scandal will be here soon, and a fair percentage will turn out to be true.

Of course Donald Trump comes across as being even more dishonest than Clinton. In many cases I’m not sure if he is intentionally lying about world affairs, or just repeating what he read in some right wing email, showing the same lack of knowledge as is commonly seen on the far right. I’ve pointed out in the past his propensity for spreading nutty conspiracy theories, and First Read looked at this problem today:


Donald Trump, conspiracy-theorist-in-chief?

Last night, the Washington Post wrote how Donald Trump described the 1993 suicide of White House aide Vince Foster as “very fishy.” From the Post: “When asked in an interview last week about the Foster case, Trump dealt with it as he has with many edgy topics — raising doubts about the official version of events even as he says he does not plan to talk about it on the campaign trail. He called theories of possible foul play ‘very serious’ and the circumstances of Foster’s death ‘very fishy.'” This isn’t the first time that Trump has dabbled in conspiracy theories. There’s the 2011 “birther” crusade against President Obama; there’s the allegation that Ted Cruz’s father was with Lee Harvey Oswald; and there’s Trump flirting with the idea that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia might have been murdered. As MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin wrote earlier this month, “[Trump], whether by choice or by nature, appears fundamentally unable to distinguish between credible sources and chain e-mails. Equally significant, though, is that he uses these falsehoods to elevate fringe conspiracy theories and anecdotes that politicians are normally careful to keep far away from mainstream politics. He’s spread discredited claims linking vaccines to autism, for example — a debunked theory that medical officials say has harmed efforts to wipe out preventable diseases.”

While the two major party candidates will probably obtain the majority of the vote if it is a race between Clinton and Trump, this could be a better than usual year for minor party candidates. FiveThirtyEight points out that Libertarian Gary Johnson is now polling at around ten percent and predict he “might be on the verge of becoming a household name.”

Jill Stein provides another alternative from the Green Party. She made a strong appeal to Sanders voters in an interview with Truthout:


…I think the Green Party and my campaign [are] “Plan B” for Bernie supporters because the Democratic Party is the opposite of everything they’ve been working for and building for the last eight months or so, and to simply be dumped into Hillary’s campaign right now is kind of unthinkable.

The sabotage of Bernie’s campaign by the Democratic Party really makes the point about why we need an independent party, because it has shown that it is very hard to have a revolutionary campaign inside of a counterrevolutionary party…

So this is what the party does, and it has only become more corporatist, militarist and imperialist even while it has allowed very inspiring, progressive campaigns like Bernie’s to be seen and heard for awhile. After George McGovern was nominated in 1972, the party changed the rules of the game over the course of the next decade so that that kind of a grassroots campaign could never happen again. So Bernie had to fight on a very steep playing field and it’s just that the machine is powerful. Over the decades, as the Democratic Party continues to fake left, it continues to move right. I think that is the take-home lesson here — that we are not creating a more progressive, more grassroots party; it is only becoming more of a corporate
instrument.

Either Stein or Johnson would be preferable to Clinton or Trump.


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Senator Rand Paul Dead On...



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Thank you Senator Rand Paul. You, like your father before you, understands we should be engaging in military action only when there exists a direct threat to the United States of America and only when the Congress of the United States approves of such action.

There is a reasons our Founding Fathers warned against foreign entanglement. Reasons that obviously have escaped the understanding of present day politicians and demagogues. Simply put, todays neocons have effectively trashed the notion that there are simply things the USA has no GD'ed business in sticking it's nose into.

By sticking our nose (along with the nose of Great Britain) into the affairs of sovereign middle eastern nations to further our own "self interests" is precisely the reason the world faces the global terrorist threat it does today.

This president has now been at war longer than any other in history. That must end.

“President Obama came into office seven years ago pledging to end the wars of his predecessor, George W. Bush,” the New York Times reported this month. “On May 6, with eight months left before he vacates the White House, Mr. Obama passed a somber, little-noticed milestone: He has now been at war longer than Mr. Bush, or any other American president.”

In his last months in office, you would think President Obama might be trying to wind down these seemingly never ending and growing series of wars. You would be wrong.

President Obama said he was ending the War in Afghanistan, but he had to expand it before he could end it; and yet it has not ended. Together Bush and Obama have now spent more than $100 billion on nation-building in Afghanistan, and still many doubt the ability of the Afghan government to stand on its own two feet.

While our bridges crumble here at home, President Obama continues the cycle of bombing and then replacing their infrastructure

He brags of ending the Iraq war, but the war there hasn’t ended. The enemy has just changed names. Combat troops have slowly grown.

Air wars and “advisors” are now in Syria and Iraq. Last month the President declared he was sending 250 Special Operations Forces to Syria. Who goes to war with 250 soldiers?

President Obama spent $500 million to train 250 Syrian “moderates.” He proceeded to send ten of them into battle and they were captured within ten minutes and stripped of millions of dollars in weapons. Who sends ten soldiers to war?

“Mr. Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and spent his years in the White House trying to fulfill the promises he made as an antiwar candidate,” the New York Times continued, will “have a longer tour of duty as a wartime president than Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon or his hero Abraham Lincoln.”

Remember “change?” Remember a candidate who said, “Yes we can?”

Well, no, Mr. President, you didn’t.

Then candidate Obama’s stated views on both war and the constitutional separation of war powers were among the few things I liked and admired about his policies.

But he has abandoned every shred of them...

Perhaps the foregoing is exactly why HRC is having difficultly distinguishing herself from the rest of the pack. Just sayin...

Continue reading BELOW THE FOLD.

Via: Memeorandum

Trump's Shady Character...

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Is it possible, even likely, that Donald J. Trump (Drumpf) has for many years had ties to the mob? Given his real estate empire, specifically his casinos in Vegas and New Jersey a plausible case can certainly be made he did/does. At least one publication is scratching the surface on this possibility.

While such activity should be enough to turn voters away from Trump in November it is unlikely the segment of the voting public already supporting Trump will even care.


Intense deep-dives into Donald Trump’s past have accelerated, and they should make for some very entertaining reading over the next few months. This weekend story from Politico examining Trump’s purported ties to the mob stretching back through most of his career reads like Mario Puzo channeling Jay McInerney.

After graduating in 1968 from the University of Pennsylvania, a rich young man from the outer boroughs of New York City sought his fortune on the island of Manhattan. Within a few years Donald J. Trump had made friends with the city’s most notorious fixer, lawyer Roy Cohn, who had become famous as lead counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy. Among other things Cohn was now a mob consigliere, with clients including “Fat Tony” Salerno, boss of the Genovese crime family, the most powerful Mafia group in New York, and Paul Castellano, head of what was said to be the second largest family, the Gambinos.

If that doesn’t sound like the synopsis for a PEN/Hemingway Award winner for a debut novel, I don’t know what does.

The story, by journalist David Cay Johnston, who has been writing about Trump for over two decades, dives into a fascinating web of relationships between Trump and a cast of mobsters, criminals, union fixers, and mountebanks the mogul has allegedly leaned on to build his real estate empire in New York and Atlantic City since the 1970s. Though nothing in the story is likely to shock anyone who is familiar with Trump or has ever watched a Sidney Lumet movie.

There are likely a lot more stories out there, some hiding in plain sight, which the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party will roll out over the next few months. Hopefully, they build up an ugly enough picture of Trump as a shady cartoon character to do him some real damage and help him lose the general election. Because the idea of today’s version of a mob boss named “Fat Tony” wrangling an invite to, say, a White House state dinner is just too much to contemplate.

But as far as the specifics of this particular side of Trump’s business is concerned, one has to wonder if anyone outside of politics will really care. I wondered about this last fall when the first incarnations of the #NeverTrump movement were stirring, to wit: Why would anyone be surprised to learn that a guy who has owned casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, to say nothing of his real-estate empire everywhere else, might have greased a few mob-connected palms along the way?

This is part of where the public character of “Donald Trump” that the mogul has played in movies, reality TV and the public eye for decades makes him, if not bulletproof, at least able to take some fire without suffering damage. Over the decades, our culture has come to romanticize mobsters – think Tony Soprano and the enduring love for the character despite the fact that he was a murderous sociopath, even if he had the occasional panic attack over it. Or Michael Corleone and his family. Or the good fellas of “Goodfellas.”

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The irony that Trump has now tagged Hillary Clinton with the nickname “Crooked Hillary” cannot be overlooked. But there is a constituency to which Trump can appeal simply by, first, owning his own sleazy associations with shady characters and politicians – but I repeat myself – as he has built his business empire; and second, by reminding everyone of the accusations, so many of which are assumed to be true in the public mind despite any evidence to back them up, that have trailed the Clintons ever since they first became national figures. Look, I’m no different than the sleazy Clintons, he is telling the public. The difference is that I’m open and honest about it.

This tack will likely work with his hardcore fans, who probably wouldn’t abandon him even if he publicly denounced them all as suckers. But the majority of voters will, hopefully, see through him.

It has been said many times and by many people, but it deserves repeating again, Donald J. Trump must be stopped!.

Full story BELOW THE FOLD.

Monday, May 23, 2016

American Patriots Must Unite To Stop Trump NOW!...

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This weblog has decidedly not been an HRC supporter. The reasons really don't matter at this point because the greatest threat our democratic republic currently faces is Donald J. Trump.

Our nation has bad some poor presidents during it's history, but never has it faced the possibility of a narcissistic nativist/nationalist with an agenda any xenophobe would be proud to sport as their own.

The single most important task for All True Patriots is to stop Trump from getting within a mile radius of the Oval Office. So, to that end this weblog commits itself for the next five months. Our nation can ill afford to have the civil liberties so many have fought so hard for to be rolled back into the dark ages of American history.

Following is an article written by a Montana patriot that expresses well the concerns millions of decent law abiding patriotic Americans have about Trump. Trump, The Dangerous Demagogue, must be stopped..

Your Turn: Donald Trump is a dangerous demagogue

I am writing today to urge the decent, responsible voters of Montana to not support Donald Trump for president this November. This presumptive nominee for president has a history of denigrating political opponents, railing against the press, taunting women with misogynistic comments, as well as making jokes about disabled Americans. On July 11, 2015 Trump said the following about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.: "He's not a war hero. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured." Such complete disrespect for a sitting U.S. senator, war hero, and a captured POW was an affront to anyone who says they support our military veterans. However, this comment only made him more popular with Republican primary voters.

The most reprehensible thing about Donald Trump to me is his implicit support from white supremacists. William Johnson was recently selected by the Donald Trump campaign to be one of the 169 delegates for the state of Iowa at the Republican National Convention. Johnson is the head of the white supremacist “American Freedom Party (AFP).” He paid for a series of robocalls and radio time in Iowa and Utah in support of Trump's candidacy. His robocalls that went out to many Iowa voters stated: "The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called 'racist.'”

In an interview with CNN on May 11, Johnson was quoted saying: “For many, many years, when I would say these things, other white people would call me names: ‘Oh, you’re a hatemonger, you’re a Nazi, you’re like Hitler.’” “Now they come in and say, ‘Oh, you’re like Donald Trump.’”

It was only until earlier this week, that it was discovered that Mr. Trump’s campaign had hired him to be a delegate for his candidacy at the Republic National Convention. After media scrutiny, the campaign has rescinded his selection as a delegate, stating his selection was due to a “database error.” In addition to support from Johnson, Trump has also been supported by David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Klu Klux Klan.

Donald Trump is a dangerous demagogue who flirts with white supremacists. The reason why he is their candidate is because the interests of white supremacists coincide with those of Donald Trump. They both support forced deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants, as well as building a border wall with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration from Central and Latin America.

Brent Beardslee

Recent polling shows Donald J. Trump is closing the gap and pulling ahead of HRC, something worth noting and a trend all reasonable and thoughtful Americans should fight to reverse.

The latest national ABC News/Washington Post poll has Donald Trump in the tightest race yet with Hillary Clinton in the probable matchup between the two likely presidential nominees.

Forty-six percent of respondents favor Trump over Clinton versus 44 percent who prefer a Clinton presidency. Even though Trump's lead is still within the margin of error, it is notable.

Trump’s enhanced competitiveness reflects consolidation in his support since his primary opponents dropped out, and it comes despite significant challenges to his candidacy.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans call him unqualified to be president; 60 percent see him unfavorably overall; 76 percent think he doesn’t show enough respect for those he disagrees with; and 64 percent say he should release his tax returns -- with most feeling strongly about it.

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In the last ABC News/Washington Post poll from March 3, Clinton was leading with 50 percent support versus Trump's 41 percent.

Clinton leads among women, non-white voters, college graduates and voters between the age of 18 and 39 years old. By contrast, Trump leads with men, white voters, voters without a college degree and all voters over 40 years old.

Trump has the lowest favorability rating of all three remaining candidates (37 percent) and the highest unfavorability rating (60 percent).

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BTW, did I mention Trump is an NRA lackey? 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

As Trump Continues To Close Polling Gap...

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Hillary Clinton's advantage over Donald Trump has narrowed to just three points — resulting in a dead-heat general-election contest with more than five months to go until November, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Clinton, who remains a heavy favorite to win the Democrat nomination, leads the presumptive GOP nominee 46 percent to 43 percent among registered voters, a difference that is within the poll's margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.1 percentage points. In April, Clinton held an 11-point advantage over Trump, 50 percent to 39 percent, and had led him consistently by double digits since December.



Looking inside the numbers of her race against Trump, Clinton holds the edge among African Americans (88 percent to 9 percent), Latinos (68 percent to 20 percent), women (51 percent to 38 percent) and those ages 18 to 34 (55 percent to 32 percent).

Trump, meanwhile, is ahead among whites (52 percent to 36 percent), seniors (52 percent to 41 percent), men (49 percent to 40 percent) and independents (42 percent to 37 percent).

The NBC/WSJ poll — conducted May 15-19 — comes after Trump became the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, but also as the ongoing Clinton-vs.-Sanders Democratic race has become more contentious in recent days.

Republicans are now supporting Trump over Clinton by an 86 percent-to-6 percent margin, which is up from 72 percent to 13 percent a month ago, suggesting that GOP voters are consolidating around their presumptive nominee.

SOURCE

As we approach the summer political conventions, and the ultimate match between two flawed candidates, it is coming into clear focus our country will remain divided along strictly partisan ideological fault lines. 2016 clearly could be the year the nation takes a longshot chance on a narcissistic demagogue who is playing on the fear many Americans feel. Running as a outsider billionaire "change agent" more folks seem to be willing to take a chance on one with zero political or government experience. Something these same folks were highly critical of back in 2005 when President Obama was running for the Office Trump now seeks. Oh, and they accused President Obama of being a narcissist as well. Guess it's all good if you have an R behind your name.

Via: Memeorandum

Friday, May 20, 2016

It's The Donald...

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Great find. Of course the rightwing nuttery brigade supporting Trump will see no problem with The Donald's sentiments.




In early 2005, Donald Trump explained to radio host Howard Stern that he had considered hosting a version of his show The Apprentice pitting black contestants vs. white ones.

Trump thought the concept, which BuzzFeed News reported Thursday Trump pushed the idea on his syndicated radio show, would be the highest rated show on television.

“On The Apprentice there was a concept, okay, thrown out by some person, nine blacks against nine whites,” said Trump. “And it would be nine blacks against nine whites, all highly educated, very smart, strong, beautiful. Do you like it? Do you like it, Robin?”

“I think you’re gonna have a riot,” Stern co-host Robin Quivers said, after Stern said he liked the idea.

“It would be the highest-rated show on television,” interjected Trump.

Stern went on to ask Trump a series of questions.

“Very dark blacks, or light-skinned blacks?” Stern asked.

“Assortment,” Trump responded, “against whites.”

When a laughing Quivers asked how many blondes, Trump added he wanted all nine whites to be blonde.

“This was a thought that was given to us, and I don’t think NBC is thrilled with the idea, with the concept,” says Trump.

“Wouldn’t that set off a racial war?” asks Stern.

“Actually, I don’t think it would,” responded Trump. “I think it would be handled very beautifully by me. Because, as you know, I’m very diplomatic… Also, I think you’d have 35 million people a night watching.”

Stern said that on some level the idea was wrong, but he’d watch it. “You’d have to, because you want to know when the riots start,” Quivers said.

“There’s something wrong with it, but I don’t know, maybe we should think about it,” Trump said.

Yup, you're right Donald, there is something wrong with it. Even though you haven't a clue what it is. Or, maybe you do. And, that is the scary thing. Especially since your entire campaign is built around such divisiveness.

Maybe it's simply anything for a buck? Right?

Via: Memeorandum

Trump Does Not Fair Well With Registered Latino Voters...

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Tell us again Mr. Trump just how much Latinos love you.





With less than six months to go before the presidential elections, Latinos overwhelmingly support Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a Fox News Latino poll released on Friday.

The poll found that 62 percent of registered Latino voters would head to the ballot box for Clinton in November, while only 23 percent would support Trump on Election Day – a finding that many experts say is not surprising given the two candidates’ differing stances on issues important to Latinos.

“There’s a more hospitable tone that Hillary Clinton is taking in terms of communicating with Hispanics,” Evelyn Perez-Verdia, analyst with Political Pasión, told Fox News Latino. “Compared to Donald Trump, it’s a much different message.”

The poll, which had a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, had Clinton outpacing Trump in a number of categories important to Latino voters.
Continue Reading Below The Fold.

Via: Memeorandum

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Projection...

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On the Mediocre, Pseudo-Professorial, Cringe-Inducing, Self-Important, Pedantic, Condescending, Demagogic, Cartoonishly Partisan, Race-Hustling, Thin-Skinned, Intolerant, Straight Out of Central Casting, and Utterly Buffoonish True-Believing and Idiotic Wingnut Blogger Willis Hart


To steal a phrase from Disraeli, the dude's "inebriated by the exuberance of his own verbosity." And can you even begin to imagine what it would be like sitting next to him on a long plane ride? Yikes, huh?


Willis Hart, the proprietor of the big L Libertarian weblog Contra Reilly actually had the above to say the blogger (O)CT(O)PUS, a person possessing by far superior intelligence, reasoning ability, and integrity, than the rather stunted mind and character of Willis Hart.

I took the liberty of changing a few words and turning Willis' words back on him because I don't believe I've ever seen a better example of psychological projection at work in my adult life.

So, Willis, keep on keepin on...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Nevada Dem Convention...



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Just in... Bernie Sanders accepts Fox News debate invitation

America Can, and Should Do BETTER...

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2016 is without a doubt perhaps the most unusual election cycle in recent history. Some, like me, might even consider it bizarre.

With 17 GOP candidates and 4 democratic candidates at the beginning of the campaign season one would think at least 1 or 2 candidates in both parties would have the gravitas it takes to be president. Unfortunately it became obvious fairly early that no candidate in either party was truly focusing on matters of genuine substance that effects us all. If they haven't yet they surely will at some point, sooner or later.

Don't get me wrong, a lot of the points made by candidates from both parties are important to address, but they need to be framed and ordered as part of a broader strategic plan. Critical to any success will be broad bipartisan support and cooperation. Something presently lacking in the politics of the USA.

While doing some research on a different topic I came across a July 2015 article in FORTUNE that addressed some of the critical issues facing the USA today. Although the issues are not new the nation and it's leadership have simply failed to take actions necessary to rectifying them and reversing our current trend.

Highlights from the article:

USA ranks 27th out of 27 high income countries.

USA ranks 16th out of 23 European and other developed countries in education and skills.

USA ranked 16th out of 34 in internet speed and access.

USA ranks 33rd out of 145 countries with at least one million people in health.

USA ranks 36th out of 162 countries in people living below the poverty line, behind Morocco and Albania.

USA ranks 34th out of 35 countries surveyed for children living in poverty

USA ranks 4th highest nation in the world for income inequality.

USA ranks 1st out of 224 countries in prison population.

USA ranks 17th out of 36 in life satisfaction.

USA ranks 17th out of 175 countries in corruption.

USA ranks 16th out of 133 in the stability index.

USA ranks 16th out of 113 countries in the social progress index.

It is clear from the above data points that America has work to do if it is to become in reality that Great Nation we all want it to be. For that to happen is going to require burying the political hatchet and begin working together as Americans. Americans of all races, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientation working together can make America's future brighter than it is today. If they can find the political and moral courage to make it happen.

Find the text of the referenced article HERE.



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Trump To Attempt Explaining Away Past Controversies...

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According to a report in The Washington Post presumptive GOP presidential nominee is planning to rehabilitate his battered image in the coming weeks by publicly addressing head-on some of the most controversial episodes of his campaign, Now there's an event one can barely wait for. Mr. Trump explaining away his many questionable and quite often offensive statement. This is one you certainly don't want to miss. Just be sure to have an ample supply of popcorn and beer on hand. It's bound to be a Really Great Show.

Hopefully we receive some data on how many gullible people actually buy his explanations. Other than those who have already bought his gibberish.


Trump


Trump put his tact to a test during an interview with The Washington Post here Monday afternoon. Unprompted, he delivered a five-minute soliloquy attempting to explain himself for making wild arm and hand gestures at a rally last November to discredit New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski. The act was widely seen as mocking the journalist’s physical disability and has been featured in numerous ads and videos designed to savage Trump.

“I would never say anything bad about a person that has a disability,” Trump said, leaning forward at his office desk. “I swear to you it’s true, 100 percent true.. . .Who would do that to [the] handicapped? I’ve spent a lot of money making buildings accessible.”

Trump then satirically reenacted the scene, his arms jerking all around, and said he was trying to show “a guy who grovels — ‘Oh, oh, I didn’t say that. I didn’t say that.’ That was the imitation I was doing.”

“Now,” he concluded, “is that a believable story?”

Whether voters believe it could help determine if Trump can overcome a staggering popularity deficit with the general electorate, especially among women. Trump and his advisers know that improving his standing with white women in particular may be the key to defeating likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in battleground states such as Ohio and Virginia.

Take it away Mr. Trump. The nation anxiously awaits your explanations.

Via: Memeorandum

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Intriguing Parallels...

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Finally after a few days of network issues Rational Nation USA is back on grid. As expected the always constant right -vs- left childish tantrums that one can chuckle about daily continues. Having made the point it is now time to move on to discussions of substance for those desirous of contemplative thought.

Donald J. Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee and a "man" of odd character, is the topic of discussion tonight. Having received via e-mail an interesting article published in The New Yorker we decided to present it on the pages of this weblog. After reading the article and considering it's content please feel free to share your thoughts. The next 24 hours will be open thread. However, we ask that comments are relevant to the posted subject mater, that ALL commenters refrain from cursing, and no personal attacks on commenters with whom you disagree are made.

In February, 1957, eight years after the founding of Communist China and nine years prior to the Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao Zedong made a speech at the eleventh meeting of the Supreme State Conference, entitled “On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People,” that defined his political philosophy. In the speech—arguably his best known—the Great Helmsman drew a distinction between “the people” and “the enemy.” The people were effectively the in-group, while the enemy was nothing but a collection of demons and thugs to be vigilantly resisted. The us-versus-them dichotomy, a cornerstone of Maoism later enshrined in his Little Red Book, effectively painted the world in black and white, banishing diversity, difference, or considerations of civil liberty. Yet that worldview has found curious potency sixty-odd years later in the mouth of another bombastic demagogue, reared in a wholly different political system, who shares Mao’s knack for polemical excess and xenophobic paranoia. America may still be reeling from Trump’s victory as the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, but many Chinese, watching from the other side of the world, view his ascent as natural: the rise of another strongman whose politics of exclusion and rhetoric of hate both reprise and reflect China’s past and present anxieties.

In the United States, Trumpism seems like a chilling wake-up call for members of both parties forced for the first time to confront the deformed dynamics of their sociopolitical system. But in China the appeal of ChuanPu, the Chinese rendering of Trump’s name, is readily apparent. From the start, Trump’s campaign relied on a core constituency of beleaguered blue-collar voters—“the people,” Mao would have surely termed them—whose economic distress he masterfully channelled toward the creation of loathsome villains, the enemy. The ease with which Trump erected and proselytized this divide speaks to what the Chairman would have labelled a ripeness for “class struggle.” As Eric X. Li writes in a thoughtful essay in Foreign Affairs, the comparison is unsurprising given China’s Marxist heritage. In Li’s words, “As the Chinese suffered tremendously from extreme class struggles in their recent history, Western democracy seemed to have reached an enviable position by erasing class lines. But the Trump campaign is showing the world that this may be an illusion. America’s working class is angry.”

On the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, a few days from now, the current generation of the governing political élite, none of whom were immune to the savagery of the sixties, is more alert than ever to the threat of proletariat resentment. It is little wonder that President Xi Jinping, whose father was brutally tortured during the Revolution and whose half-sister committed suicide out of sheer despair, has tried to make an anti-graft drive the defining pillar of his Presidency. It is the most visible and systemic crusade a sitting Chinese leader has launched against the ruling class, and plays to the popular sense that corruption has gotten out of hand—in American terms, that the system is rigged. “In China, there is sympathy for the Trump phenomenon because the Chinese are familiar with the feeling of resentment against establishment,” Daniel Bell, a political philosophy professor at Tsinghua University and the author of “The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy,” told me. “For all the curtailing civil and political liberties that Xi is doing, he is also successfully fighting political élites engaged in corruption. This is the main reason why Xi is popular in China, especially among ordinary people.”

In many respects, ordinary people in China, or the “old hundred names,” as they are called—a colloquial catchall for those commoners who didn’t make it into the history books—are not unlike the largest segment of Trump supporters: of limited education, dispossessed, and frequently overlooked because of their distance from power. Abstract principles, which Hillary Clinton has been known to proclaim in China—of human rights and women’s rights—seem less relevant than the practical economic challenges facing the average citizen. “Trump is an exceedingly smart man who has had remarkable success in making hotels and towers and TV shows,” a Chinese blogger posted on a Web forum devoted to American politics. When someone else asked about Trump’s trade policies, many of which are hostile to China, the same blogger responded dismissively that Trump is “a businessman first and foremost” and “will do what is in both countries’ economic interest”—giving voice to the sentiment, perennially popular in China, that pragmatism inevitably reigns in the end.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dedicated To The Man With Orange Hair...

There was a fart in the wind
and it blew an ill smell,
a precursor of what is to come
should The Drumpf Man not succumb.

Those on the right with big inhales of might
drew in that odious smell with huge delight,
with a big grin and a vulgarian’s middle finger
The Drumpf Man proclaimed, I’ll be the new leader!

With eyes half closed and minds all a shuttered
the right in obedient lockstep did not even shudder,
with willingness in abundance and hope eternal
the folks on the right did not dare stutter.

Armed with bluster and full of muster
The Drumpf Man has created quite a cluster,
but alas when all is said and done in the chill of November
the people will hand The Drumpf Man his rump on a platter.


Les Carpenter



A Clinton Presidency Is Far From Certain...

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With polls showing Trump and Clinton neck and neck in three key swing states (Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania) the possibility of Trump being a viable threat to HRC and the possibility of him actually winning the presidency must be taken seriously. Trump is, if nothing else, a master marketer and he excels at marketing himself. He does so exceedingly well and always has.

Convincing Americans who have essentially been shut out both politically and economically over the past 30 years, and therefore are considering taking a shot at a Trump presidency, that Trump is a grave mistake isn't going to be easy. The democratic establishment, of which HRC is a long time member, ought to send their elitist strategists into the trenches of America where real Americans are still hurting.

Democrats have talked long and hard about supporting the working poor and the middle class, with little actual real results. As we all know the working poor and middle class have been hit the hardest economically. Even during the previous seven years. So, the real challenge is for the democratic party, and HRC, to lay an agenda that is honest, believable, realistic, and then sell it to the people that may be deciding to hold their noses and vote Trump.

The following is merely a snapshot of a particular segment of the electorate, but, it is certainly worth listen to. Then actually doing something real to address the very real concerns of those teetering between HRC and Trump.


The focus groups were conducted in a range of presidential swing states, and targeted mostly suburban women, but also blue collar women. The findings were described to me by the senior Dem strategist on the condition that he and his affiliation remain anonymous.

The key finding from the focus groups, this Dem strategist told me, is that they revealed a divide in terms of how swing voters currently view Trump when it comes to temperament on the one hand, and policy on the other.

“Focus groups right now show voters are willing to believe that Trump is risky and divisive, but not yet ready to believe that Trump would cut taxes on the rich,” the strategist told me.

“They aren’t ready to think policy as it relates to Trump yet,” the strategist continued. “It’s all wrapped in the politics of personality right now. His policy ideas aren’t defined to them yet — other than the bombastic ones, like building a wall.” That’s a reference to Trump’s promise of a Great Trumpian Wall on the southern border.

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The question is what swing voters will believe, and these focus groups suggest a good deal of uncertainty among swing voters about where Trump actually stands on the economy, this Dem strategist tells me.

This mirrors what happened in 2012 with Mitt Romney. Early in that campaign, Dem focus groups revealed that voters weren’t prepared to believe that Romney actually would do what his economic agenda called for...

But this time around, Trump poses a different challenge than Romney did. Whereas Romney was a venture capitalist with an aloof, plutocratic manner who really did fervently support the Paul Ryan makers-versus-takers ideological vision of deep cuts to the safety net, Trump is posing as a kind of Man In The Street’s Billionaire. He brashly boasts about his wealth, openly brags that he has worked the elites’ scam from the inside and is thus the guy best positioned to break up their party, promises to make you and all of America filthy rich along with himself, and doesn’t parrot Republican nostrums about the magic of supply side economics or the need to “reform” entitlements. He rhetorically vows to target hedge funders and people like himself with higher taxes (though as we’ve seen, this is a total scam).

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jon Stewart Telling It Like It Is...

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Jon Stewart sure isn't concerned about anybody's political correctness with his statements on the Axe Files. His points are spot on. Whether anyone in either party or the media is willing to consider the TRUTH is doubtful as best.

(CNN)Jon Stewart launched a stinging new round of criticism against Donald Trump on Monday, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a thin-skinned hypocrite who ridicules political rivals and minorities but implodes when faced with even a minor slight.

"He is a man-baby," Stewart told David Axelrod during a live taping of "The Axe Files," a podcast produced by CNN and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. "He has the physical countenance of a man and a baby's temperament and hands. ... (Vanity Fair editor) Graydon Carter did a joke about Donald Trump's hands 25 years ago, he's still not f---ing over it."

If Trump really wants to engage a politically incorrect debate, Stewart said, he should tell voters, "The problems in this country are not because of Mexicans and Muslims."

Stewart also talked about Trump's likely opponent this fall, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

He described the former secretary of state as "a very bright woman without the courage of her convictions."

"That's not to say that she is not preferable to Donald Trump," he added, "because at this point I would vote for Mr. T over Donald Trump."

Stewart pinned some of the blame for Trump's rise on what he described as the failure of Democrats to transform the public sector into a more dynamic actor.

"The door is open to an a--hole like Donald Trump because the Democrats haven't done enough to show people that government, that can be effective for people, can be efficient for people," he said. "And if you can't do that, then you've lost the right to make that change and someone's going to come in and demagogue you."

Full Article, Video, and Podcast Here.

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Majority Of Americans Want The Supreme Court's Vacant Seat Filled This Year...

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The very best thing the democratic party has going for it is the tone deafness of the republican party. With Trump as the party head it is almost certainly headed for a complete disaster.

Americans Don’t Trust Trump on Supreme Court Vacancy; 65% Want Hearings

A new national Public Policy Polling survey finds Americans don’t trust Donald Trump to nominate a new Supreme Court justice, and would much rather have that decision in the hands of either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Beyond that, there is growing support for filling the seat this year and failure to do so could result in strong backlash for Senate Republicans this fall.

HIGHLIGHTS:

38% of voters nationally trust Trump to nominate a SCJ

Only 57% of the GOP trust Trump to make selection

80% of democrats and a majority of independents don't trust Trump to make a selection

Americans trust both Obama and Clinton over Trump, 53/37 for Obama and 52/37 for Clinton

29% of republicans would prefer either Obama or Clinton to make a SCJ selection

Americans want the Supreme Court vacancy filled this year by a 57/38 spread

39% of republicans think the vacancy should be filled this year

65% support the vacancy being filled this year, only 17% oppose it being filled this year

Democrats support filling the vacancy 81/6, independents 56/22, and Republicans 55/26

50% of voters would be less likely to vote for a Senator who opposed confirmation hearings while only 18% said they would be more likely

It is fairly clear Americans want the process of selecting a SCJ to fill the vacancy created by the sudden death of Antonin Scalia to move forward. Republicans who obstruct the process are more likely than not to pay a price for their intransigence.

It has become increasingly clear that the republican party is without a doubt, out of touch with a majority of the American people.

See the complete results BELOW THE FOLD.

Via: Memeorandum

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Muslim Leaders In The USA Stoke ISIS's Ire, Bringing Death Threats...

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One of the oft heard memes, especially from the rightwing in America, is that American Muslims are silent on the violence perpetrated by the Muslim terrorist organization ISIS. In fact Muslim leaders in the USA are speaking out against ISIS specifically and the terrorism it is responsible for. These leaders are doing so even though they are placing their lives in danger. Their actions take courage and they should be receiving recognition and appreciation from all Americans for their principled actions.

As the military and political battle against the Islamic State escalates, Muslim imams and scholars in the West are fighting on another front — through theology.

Imam Suhaib Webb, a Muslim leader in Washington, has held live monthly video chats to refute the religious claims of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. In a dig at the extremists, he broadcast from ice cream parlors and called his talks “ISIS and ice cream.”

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, an American Muslim scholar based in Berkeley, Calif., has pleaded with Muslims not to be deceived by the “stupid young boys” of the Islamic State. Millions have watched excerpts from his sermon titled “The Crisis of ISIS,” in which he wept as he asked God not to blame other Muslims “for what these fools amongst us do.”



It is a religious rumble that barely makes headlines in the secular West since it is carried out at mosques and Islamic conferences and over social media.

The Islamic State, however, has taken notice.

The group recently threatened the lives of 11 Muslim imams and scholars in the West, calling them “apostates” who should be killed. The recent issue of the Islamic State’s online propaganda magazine, Dabiq, called them “obligatory targets,” and it said that supporters should use any weapons on hand to “make an example of them.”

The danger is real enough that the F.B.I. has contacted some of those named in the Islamic State’s magazine “to assist them in taking proper steps to ensure their safety,” said Andrew Ames, a spokesman for the F.B.I.’s field office in Washington.

The death threats are a sign that Muslim religious leaders have antagonized the Islamic State, according to analysts who are studying the militant group. Their growing influence also contradicts those who claim that Muslim leaders have been silent in the fight against violent extremism.
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“This is what hurts ISIS the most. It is Muslims speaking out,” said Mubin Shaikh, a Canadian who once joined an extremist Islamist group and now advises governments on countering radicalization. “Fear-mongering is what ISIS is trying to do, whether to silence these people or to silence others as a deterrent.”

Several of the targeted Muslim leaders said in interviews that, while they were taking the threat seriously, they had no intention of backing off (Emphasis mine.) They have hired security guards and fortified their workplaces, and some keep guns at home.

Perhaps Trump (and others) will take note. Islam is not our enemy. Irrationality, xenophobia, and fear are.

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Gary Johnson and the Libertarians Get a Little Press...

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With talk amongst some conservatives about a possible third party in opposition to Trump (as well as Clinton) Gary Johnson see's this year's election as a real opportunity for the Libertarian Party. He is making the case that independents, who he seems to think are really libertarian, could find a home in the Libertarian party and find real representation of their political beliefs.

Of course the possibility of Johnson, or whoever receives the Libertarian nomination, winning the White House is nil. However, the Libertarian candidate could very well be the spoiler in this years presidential race should it become a tight one near the finish. If this happens lets hope the libertarian candidate spoils it for Trump.

Oh, as for a third party spin off from the never Trump GOP crowd? Unlikely.


VIDEO HERE

- Donald Trump’s new status as the presumptive Republican nominee has some “Never Trump” conservatives calling for a new third party candidate, but Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson says they should consider him as their alternative instead.

“I think it is a real opportunity,” Johnson said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I do think that Clinton and Trump are the two most polarizing figures in politics today.”

The former two-term governor of New Mexico hasn’t yet secured the Libertarian Party nomination, but if he does at the party’s convention on May 27, this November won’t be the first time he’s competed against Democratic and Republican nominees.

In 2012, Johnson appeared on the ballot opposite President Barack Obama and then-Republican nominee Mitt Romney, winning just 1,211,982 votes, roughly one percent of total votes cast.

By appearing on the ballot opposite presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who both boast record-breaking unfavorability numbers, Johnson sees an opportunity to top his 2012 numbers. Key to his success would be the 43 percent of Americans who identify as political independents, according to a Gallup poll conducted last year.

“Where’s their representation,” he asked. “I think it happens to be Libertarian.”

When asked if his candidacy would only end up drawing votes away from Trump and ensure Clinton’s victory, Johnson rejected the idea.

“No, absolutely not,” he said, pointing to a recent Monmouth University poll that showed him not only taking more votes away from Clinton than from Trump in a three-way matchup, but also breaking double digits in support at 11 percent.

Johnson wouldn't even entertain a forced a choice between Trump and Clinton, declining to state which of the two were closer to him politically.

“I’m always believing that there’s going to be a Libertarian on the ballot,” he said.

Via: Memeorandum

Friday, May 6, 2016

Trump Campaign Believes "Nobody Cares" About His Policies...

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Ever wonder why Donald (Drumpf) Trump gives few policy specifics. According to his campaign manager Lewandowski it is because nobody cares about such things. Except of course immigration.

When “Granite Grok” co-host Susan Olsen challenged Lewandowski as to why Trump has repeatedly praised universal, public health care systems, Lewandowski said that Trump’s stance on health care doesn’t matter because “nobody cares” about his specific policies on any issue — besides immigration.

Lewandowksi said that people should simply trust Trump rather than expect him to release any detailed plans.

Perhaps there is more than just a grain of truth in what Lewandowski said. While millions of patriotic Americans do care about the policies of a president and the effect they have on the world, the nation, themselves, and their families it is very likely that Lewandowski was referring specifically to the minority who support Trump.





How anyone can support Trump for president surely befuddles a rational individual.

SOURCE.

Mercury To Transit The Sun's Face May 9th...

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Mercury will cross the sun's face next Monday (May 9) in a rare "transit" that will be visible from most places on Earth, weather permitting. Main Viewing Guide: Mercury Transit of the Sun on May 9: How to See It and What to Expect

Such transits of Mercury occur just once every eight years on average; the last one happened in 2006, and the next one won't come until 2019. (Venus is the only other planet in our solar system that transits from our perspective, as it and Mercury are the only two planets closer to the sun than Earth. Venus last crossed the sun's face in 2012 and won't do so again until 2117.)

Visibility range: Observers in most of the world will be able to see the May 9 event. Only people in East Asia, Japan, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand will be completely shut out — and even they can still watch online, as several different webcasts will cover the transit.




SOURCE - SPACE.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It's Now Trump-vs-Clinton, Barring Some Miracle...

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It now looks almost certain the nation will be left with the choice of picking the lesser of two evils and in the process suffer through six more months of Trump negatives and hyperbolic BS.

Indianapolis (CNN) — As Donald Trump captures the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, a new poll finds he begins his general election campaign well behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

The new CNN/ORC Poll, completed ahead of Trump's victory last night, found Clinton leads 54% to 41%, a 13-point edge over the New York businessman, her largest lead since last July.

Clinton is also more trusted than Trump on many issues voters rank as critically important, with one big exception. By a 50% to 45% margin, voters say Trump would do a better job handling the economy than Clinton would.

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Clinton has the edge on a range of other issues. She is more trusted than Trump on terrorism (50% Clinton to 45% Trump), immigration (51% to 44%), health care (55% to 39%), the income gap (54% to 37%), foreign policy (61% to 36%), education (61% to 34%) and climate change (63% to 30%).

Overall, voters are evenly split on their opinion of Clinton -- 49% see her favorably and the same share unfavorably. But a decidedly larger group (56%) see Trump unfavorably than see him favorably (41%).

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Trump and Clinton would be the most disliked major party nominees in CNN's polling dating back to 1992, with only two other candidates meriting less than 50% favorability heading into the election -- Mitt Romney was 44% in April 2012 and Bill Clinton was viewed positively by 42% of voters in April 1992.

Asked why they back Clinton or Trump, most of those behind each candidate say their preference in the matchup is more about opposing a candidate than supporting one. Among Clinton supporters, 51% said their choice was mostly about opposing Trump and 57% of Trump supporters said they went with him because they don't want Clinton in the White House.

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Clinton trails by 7 points in a hypothetical general election matchup with Trump's one remaining competitor for the GOP nod, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. But her final opponent, Sanders, performs better than her with the remaining two Republicans, beating Trump by 16 percentage points and Kasich by 4 percentage points.

It is interesting that Kasich, who suspended his campaign Wednesday at 5:00 PM, was the only republican candidate who polls said could beat Clinton in a general election match up.

Americans are indeed a strange people.

Full article HERE.

Via: Memeorandum


Monday, May 2, 2016

Caruso...

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Enough of politics, politicians, media, and pundits... And sock puppets too!





                           English Translation


Here, where the sea shines and where the wind howls,

on the old terrace infront of the Gulf of Sorrento,

a man embraces a girl after she has cried

then he clears his voice and continues the song:

I love you very much,

very, very much, you know

it is a chain by now

that melts the blood inside the veins, you know

He saw the lights in the middle of the sea, thought of the nights there in America,

but they were only the fishermen's lamps and the white wake of a propeller (stern)

He felt the pain in the music and got up from the piano,

but when he saw the moon emerging from a cloud

also the death seemed sweeter to him.

He looked in girls eyes, those eyes as green as the sea,

then suddenly a tear fell and he believed he was drowning.

I love you very much,

very, very much, you know,

it is a chain by now

that melts the blood inside the vein you know

The power of lyric, where every drama is fake

with a little make-up and with mime you can become someone else.

But two eyes that look at you so close and real

makes you to forget the words and confuse the thoughts

So everything became small, even the nights in America

You turn and you see your life like a wake of a propeller (stern)

Yeah, it's life that ends, but he didn't think too much about it

on the opposite, he felt already happy and began again to sing

I love you very much

very very much, you know

it's become a chain

that melts the blood inside the veins, you know