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This Is What It Has Come To...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 t

As Trump Pushes America Closer To Fascism...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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

Memorial Day Poem...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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.

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

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Trump Continues His Hot Air Verbal Emissions...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Donald J. Trump...   " To those living in fear, I say: Help is coming, it's coming soon. A Trump administration will return law and order to America ." Which, coming from Trump (Drumpf), translates to here comes the American police state on steroids . Article HERE . Via: Memeorandum

Making America Great Again...

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

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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

Senator Rand Paul Dead On...

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'One generation cannot bind another generation to perpetual war' Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 lo

Trump's Shady Character...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 Manhatt

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

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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..

As Trump Continues To Close Polling Gap...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 t

It's The Donald...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 que

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

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 Pasiรณn, 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

Projection...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 projec

Nevada Dem Convention...

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Click Here for article. Just in... Bernie Sanders accepts Fox News debate invitation

America Can, and Should Do BETTER...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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

Trump To Attempt Explaining Away Past Controversies...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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

Intriguing Parallels...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Finally after a few days of network issues Rational Nation U S A 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 Comm

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...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 an

Jon Stewart Telling It Like It Is...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 t

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

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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% o

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

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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

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

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 p

Saturday Evening With Andrea Bocelli...

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ENJOY!

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

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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

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

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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

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

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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. SKIP 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%

Caruso...

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Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth 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 kno