Don’t move along…. there’s a lot to see here so sit back and watch it. Many thanks to Jessie Grady for chronicling this slice of America post Donald Trump. Ms. Grady is more courageous than most American politicians. Today’s American thinks fealty to Trump means they can be publicly as obnoxious and profane as they want and still claim to be victims. Go figure.
Month: November 2016
IT has commenced @realDonaldTrump
That racist of all notions, that throwback to the days of Nazi Germany has started. That being the idea of a Muslim registry where Muslims are asked pointedly whether they believe in Islam. We’ve already heard Donald Trump say he thinks such a policy is necessary and now it appears before he has even been inaugurated the wheels are in motion to get started
Several Muslim-Americans received mysterious robocalls asking them whether they identify as a follower of Islam, some of whom are citing the spectre of a proposed Muslim registry as cause for alarm over the confounding calls.
The robocall appear to have gone out in the past two days asking Muslim-Americans their religious affiliation and assuring them the call would “be kept strictly anonymous and confidential,”
“Do you identify yourself as a MUSLIM, yes press one no press two,” the robocall asked….
Who is behind this is not clear but the seeds sown during the Trump campaign have started producing fruit and the American landscape for now is not the same as it was a few short months ago
Could this be why @realDonaldTrump isn’t interested in intelligence briefings?
It’s been reported that Donald Trump has only had 2 intelligence briefings since he was elected over two weeks ago. Some have posited its because he’s been busy with all his business ventures but knowing the huge ego that drives Donald Trump and how he sees everything in the superlative I think this is the reason
In assessing Donald Trump’s presidential victory………………….U.S. intelligence agencies determined that the Russian government actively interfered in our elections. Russian state propaganda gave little doubt that this was done to support Republican nominee Trump, who repeatedly praisedVladimir Putin and excused the Russian president’s foreign aggression and domestic repression. Most significantly, U.S. intelligence agencies have affirmed that the Russian government directed the illegal hacking of private email accounts of the Democratic National Committee and prominent individuals. The emails were then released by WikiLeaks, which has benefited financially from a Russian state propaganda arm, used Russian operatives for security and made clear an intent to harm the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.
This is an extraordinary admission that Trump knows about which he simply can’t stomach because he knows he didn’t win except with the help of a once avowed enemy. Moreover it must be difficult for those who are telling Trump that they know he’s benefited from the largesse of a communist dictator. How uncomfortable such a setting should be…. all the better to avoid it altogether, hence no briefings for him. Donald Trump is a fraud and that is just one of many pejoratives you can legitimately aim in his direction…
Seen somewhere on a building in America
Who said it’s not about race?
Donald Trump’s run for the presidency really brought out the worst in America. We still refuse to deal with the problem of race in this country and as a result Trump was able to win surprisingly and easily. His supporters are still crowing over his win even though this one is for the moment without a job
A Regions Bank senior-level employee who was labeled “Racist of the Week” on social media after posting comments on Facebook derogatory of President Obama and his family, some of which alluded to slavery, is no longer with the company, the bank says.
June Pridmore was senior vice president of loan operations since 2008, according to her LinkedIn profile, which has been deleted.
“I voted [Trump] in,” she wrote, in part. “I like him. He has a beautiful wife unlike the ugly and embarrassing woman (for lack of a better word), in the White House now. Ms. Trump’s face would make Michele (sic) O’Bama (sic) a Sunday face.”
I’m certainly glad [Trump] he has a lot of money because she he (sic) won’t be bought out like Barack (sic), socialist Muslim O’Bama (sic) or his wife or all those host of relatives they have in the whitehouse (sic) for US to support.
“They have sponged the US of money flying to every single location in which they could vacation, taking the Grandmother with them. ….Oh yes, and let us NOT forget they flew the family dog on a SEPARATE plane. If any idiot out there thinks that is justified, you deserved him as president.
“I prefer a man who can buy Michele (sic) and Barack and sell them several times over.”
There are no naked photos of FLOTUS Obama floating around which might possibly upset the sensitivities of Christians in the Bible Belt unlike those one can easily find of Melania Trump. It’s also poignant that Ms.Pridmore made reference to Trump being rich enough to buy President and Mrs. Obama….a throwback to slavery and white supremacy. So if you think Donald Trump won because his was an issues oriented campaign……..nah, not even.
The Trump scam
I didn’t quite know what the angle was when it was announced Trump’s wife and son would remain in New York and not move to the White House but I KNEW there was something sinister about it. Perhaps this is it
The U.S. Secret Service is expected to lease two full floors at New York City’s Trump Tower to protect the incoming president and is family. One floor is currently empty, the second currently houses Trump’s campaign HQ. The cost to taxpayers for the real estate rental will be $3 million each year, the New York Postreports.
It’s a windfall for Trump, who has seen “seen a nearly 40 percent rate slash for sales and rentals of residential units in the past year, according to a recent article in The Hollywood Reporter.” Trump Tower also has an increasingly low occupancy rate, about 15 percent.
Trump’s fleecing of America is just getting started…..at our expense. There’s more to this story I’m sure. Stay tuned.
This is what Trump has wrought
Normally this story is about 2nd amendment types buying guns out of fear of government confiscation thereof. However the Trump election victory and the resulting white supremacist eruption had people of color and Muslims flocking to stores for protection. This should delight every 2nd amendment supporter and if it doesn’t then perhaps their belief is flawed.
More minorities have armed themselves in the weeks following the election, shopping for guns and attending weapons classes in record numbers, gun sellers and advocates said.
Some firearm stores have reported a four-fold increase in the number of minority customers since Donald Trump was elected president on Nov. 8,
These are some of Donald Trump’s supporters
There’s really not much to say other than to let you see for yourself the type of people attracted to Donald Trump. Are these the deplorables Hillary Clinton mentioned during the presidentical campaign? You decide.
This is Donald Trump
If you want to know who Donald Trump really is look at the people he surrounds himself with and there’s no greater example of how depraved he is than his consideration of Steve Bannon to be his advisor. Who is Steve Bannon you ask
Bannon joined a conservative Facebook group that has featured racist and extreme material. This material includes posts urging a military coup against President Barack Obama, featuring an image of the president dressed as an SS officer, celebrating the Confederate flag, highlighting a photoshopped picture of Obama with watermelons, praising a police officer who called Obama a “F*cking Nigger,” and calling for Obama to be “executed as a traitor.”
This Facebook group is for an outfit called Vigilant Patriots, which claims its goals are defending and upholding the Constitution and preserving “our history and culture.” As of Friday morning, it listed nearly 3,600 members, including Stephen Bannon, who apparently joined the group seven years ago.
Now that you know….we are collectively responsible for all acts of violence against minorities or people of color which are excused by the Trump administration.
Finally the elections are over but y’all need to read this
Before Trump supporters start celebrating they should read this
The first day in office is a hectic one for new presidents. It doesn’t start until the late morning, and they spend hours at a formal ceremony, with hours of obligations to follow on the party circuit that night. None of their appointees have been confirmed; few of them have even been nominated. They’ll probably get lost once or twice. It’s a lot like any first day at a new job, in other words.
But that doesn’t stop presidential candidates from making bold promises about how much they’ll accomplish that day. Here’s everything Donald Trump has promised to do on his first day in office (or, in a few cases, things his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has promised Trump will do):
- “Repeal every single Obama executive order.” (He has also pledged more specifically to “eliminate every unconstitutional executive order.”)
- “Repeal Obamacare.” (On Trump’s campaign website, he’s less bullish,promising only to “ask Congress” on day one to repeal Obamacare immediately.)
- “End the war on coal.“
- “Begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country.” (More specifically, Trump has promised to do this in his “first hour” in office, “day one, before the wall, before anything.”)
- “Begin working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall.”
- Meet with Homeland Security officials and generals to begin securing the southern border.
- “Notify all countries that refuse to take back dangerous illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in this country that they will lose access to our visa programs if they continue to do so.”
- Convene his top generals and inform them they have 30 days to come up with a plan to stop ISIS.
- Fix the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Call the heads of major companies who are moving operations oversea to inform them that they’ll face 35 percent tariffs.
- “Contact countries and say…’Folks, we love protecting you, we want to continue to protect you but you’re not living up to the bargain’…They’re not paying what they’re supposed to be paying—which is very little, by the way.”
- “Defend the unborn.”
- “Withdraw from TPP.“
- “Start taking care of our…military.”
- Suspend Syrian refugee resettlement.
- “Notify our NAFTA partners of my intention to renegotiate the deal.”
- “Designate China as a currency manipulator.”
- “Direct every agency in government to begin identifying all wasteful job-killing regulations, and they are going to be removed.“
- “Get rid of gun-free zones [in] schools” and “military bases”—which would require repealing a 25-year-old federal law. (“My first day, it gets signed, okay? My first day. There’s no more gun-free zones.”)
- “Ask Congress to pass ‘Kate’s Law’—named for Kate Steinle—to ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal reentry receive strong mandatory minimum sentences.“
- Learn the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas.
Think he can do it? Wanna bet he won’t? #gitwoke
Today’s FBI is like yesterday’s FBI
It should shake every American to the core to see headlines like this
James Comey’s Actions Place Him in the Worst Traditions of J. Edgar Hoover
Because Hoover represented a very bad time in our Nation’s history where there was no rule of law to restrain his unbridled abuse of power. COINTELPRO was just one of several forays Hoover made that kept him feared by all that lived during his time.
We were supposed to have learned from his mistakes. Hopefully this is one lesson we learned
Donald trump says there was an attempt on his life Saturday night, November 5th
What really happened was legal political dissent that Trump turned into an opportunity to squash with the full weight of the law enforcement community while claiming victim status for himself. The true victims are the People of the United States who may have to live under a Trump presidency. Austyn Crites, a registered Republican was carrying a sign, Republicans against Trump, when he was pounced on by a crowd of Trump supporters that quickly turned into a mob and led away by police. Trump who was hustled off the stage later returned and said someone was trying to kill him. This is what Crites says
How media and the power of money can change perceptions and influence an election
I’ve talked repeatedly about how the press has enabled Donald Trump’s misogyny, his lies and his fraudulent grab for the office of President. Here’s an example so egregious even the”conservative” Wall Street Journal had no problems documenting it.
The company that owns the National Enquirer, a backer of Donald Trump,agreed to pay $150,000 to a former Playboy centerfold model for her story of an affair a decade ago with the Republican presidential nominee, but then didn’t publish it, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal………..
The tabloid-newspaper publisher reached an agreement in early August with Karen McDougal, the 1998 Playmate of the Year. American Media Inc., which owns the Enquirer, hasn’t published anything about what she has told friends was a consensual romantic relationship she had with Mr. Trump in 2006. At the time, Mr. Trump was married to his current wife, Melania.
Quashing stories that way is known in the tabloid world as “catch and kill.”
You can be sure Trump, who likes to threaten law suits at every chance he gets has Ms. McDougal’s contract (shown on a photo shoot above) with The National Enquirer so well written should she ever reveal this adulterous relationship it would result in her financial ruin forever……… and that’s how you squash bad news.
It keeps getting worse
Thinking about the prospect of a Trump presidency is scary enough but when you consider baggage like this it gets even worse.
The second-largest private prison company in America made an illegal $100,000 donation to a Super PAC supporting Donald Trump…….
A subsidiary of the GEO Group, which runs 64 prisons and jails around the country,made the donation in August to Rebuilding America Now, the primary PAC backing the Republican nominee that’s already raised upwards of $20 million for his campaign. The donation allegedly violated a law banning federal contractors from making federal political donations while in negotiations for a contract.
GEO Corrections Holdings Inc. made the $100,000 donation on August 19, just one day after the Department of Justice announced that it would phase out its private prisons,
Of course a Trump presidency would be beholden to the prison industrial complex by filling it with the likes of people Trump has denounced during his long, arduous campaign… the Mexicans, the African Americans, the Muslims in other words every group of people besides white males. Did I mention women who might have an abortion? And let’s not forget those Trump plans to sue for writing anything he alone might consider litigious. This is what we sign up for if he’s elected. Are you ready for that America?
Today’s a new day
Used to be a time when such a headline like the one below spelled doom for a candidate to whom it applied but today………… well it’s a new day
Russian media backs Trump, questions US democracy
One way of combating Donald Trump’s Islamophobia
I have to give the woman pictured below credit for her courage dealing with America’s rabid hatred of her own Muslim citizens. Muslims are another item this country has put on the dietary plate of people to hate and vilify. In the photo Rose Hamid is being ejected from a Trump rally just for being there unobtrusively and peacefully while handing out flowersand a pen with the name of her website printed on the pen. In other words she was denied her rights to peaceful assembly. You can read more about her here. This I submit America is a harbinger of our future under a Trump presidency.
Could this be a sign of things to come
It’s always been just beneath the surface…. you know…. that hatred too many people in America have for those who are different than they. With the advent of Donald Trump and the Republican party those smoldering tensions have began to more forcibly bubble over with each exhortation from the GOP nominee in ways not seen before. This bit of news will probably be seen more frequently if Trump wins the White House
In two separate incidents across the country, individuals who allegedly threatened or planned to carry out mass killings of Muslims on U.S. soil had previously vocalized their support for presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Kudos to Huffington Post
In this sorry state of political affairs brought on by too many in media who thought their job was profit over news or who were too busy being entertained by the biggest fraud to run for president, Donald Trump, Huffington Post is the only news organization that has called him out. How you ask? Every story they write about him or his campaign concludes thus
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly
political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe,
racist, misogynist and birther who has
repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from
entering the U.S.