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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump Administration Looks Like THE APPRENTICE Meets GAME OF THRONES But Trump's FATAL ATTRACTION To Putin Matters Most



Before we get to the Trump and Putin affair, let's review what happened last week in that dumpster fire called the "Trump Administration" because 


   (in my James Earl Jones' southern voice) 

"BayBay...Shakespeare couldn't write this mess on his best day with Jesus' fountain pen."


Little Jeffy KKK Sessions & LGBTQ
Chumpster began the week by twitter-attacking his own Attorney General, little Jeffy Sessions The KKK Elf, for recusing himself from the Russia investigation...again. 
Then Senator Lindsay Graham, among other republicans, came right out and said there would be hell to pay if Trump fired Sessions. He also said it would be the end of Chumpster's presidency if tried to fire not-quite-independent investigator Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russia. 
Sessions eventually came back at Trump with words that meant, 'Screw you. I'm not quitting.' 
But Little Jeffy also tried to get back on McTwitterwits good side by digging a new heterosexual-white-male supremacy groove in the law by reinterpreting Title VII. That is, Little Jeffy said gay people aren't allowed to file complaints about discrimination under Title VII 
Trump piggy backed on Sessions' heterosexual white male supremacist train wreck by saying Transgender folk would not be allowed in the military. The military didn't exactly tell Trump to get bent. But they did communicate "What the hell are you even talking about?" And made it clear all Transgender personnel would continue to be treated with respect...until some memo or law explained how Trump means to implement 'Kick em all out and don't let any more in.' (paraphrased.

Trump's white supremacist, male supremacist base were cheered by these two attacks of LGBTQ folk. But this wasn't enough. 


THE SOCIOPATH & THE BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE

Trump went to a Boy Scout Jamboree and started spewing nonsense so inappropriate some folks responded by saying they no longer wanted their sons associated with the boy scouts though they were scouts themselves.  

As a former girl scout, this hurt me a little 
But to tell the truth, that Boy Scout Jamboree was so white looking and white behaving (cheering for Trump so loudly), the Boy Scouts gave the appearance of being a feeder fix for the grown white men's not-quite-a-hate-group National Rifle Association. In my mind, if black and brown folks didn't make sure their children boycotted this Jamboree specifically because Trump was going to speak, then the Boy Scouts may actually be as tainted with white supremacist values as the NRA. 

NRA Issues Call for White Supremacy and Armed Insurrection
The gun lobby's new "recruitment ad" is really a call for white supremacy and armed insurrection, deliberately crafted to stir anger and fear.


By the way, Trump couldn't leave this children's event without having President Obama's name in his mouth....yet again. This obsessed racist hinted at Obama's being a failure for never having shown up to a Jamboree (in person)...when all Trump had to do to show up was cancel a golf game, or send four less twitter messages than he ordinarily would have that day.

Somebody tell Chucklehead that President Obama was president-ing when he was president -- not golfing, not tweeting, not seeking out large crowds to tell him he's the greatest thing since the wheel was invented.

TRUMP COMMUNICATES THAT POLICE BRUTALITY IS A-OKAY WITH ME (wink, wink)
Trump also made a speech to police encouraging them to bounce the heads of people "not here legally" and "thugs" on the roofs of police cars when putting suspects in the backseat.

I'm not kidding.

TRUMP FINDS NO DOG WHISTLE NEEDED
TO CONVINCE POLICE 
TO KEEP TARGETING BLACK AND BROWN FOLK
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All of the above is a distraction from some very real important issues in Washington this week. But the nature of the distractions created are important.

Trump and Little KKK Jeffy pulled out all the white male supremacist stops to solidify the base whenever things like Healthcare, Russia, and North Korea are making them look stupid. 


This has the added benefit of securing their white supremacist base so they can be re-elected next election....same as they did last election. All anyone has to do is check conservative websites to see what Cheeto Satanettes are cheering for. Anti-LGBTQ goes over big with Alt-Reich (formly known as Alt-Right). 


Every single time the white dominated mainstream press misses all these connection and simply thinks Trump is just "stupid" and/or "crazy" (which he is) Trump has partially succeeded. Trump may be a whole host of ugly things including stupid and mentally ill. But not knowing how to work the levers of male supremacy and white supremacy are NOT two of them.


Trump is winning votes with his intolerant nonsense.There are independents that are white-supremacy-comfortable and white-supremacy-enablers, wittingly and unwittingly, that are willing to vote for Trump in 2020 because the press are not making these connections.

HOWEVER, Trump made at least two mistakes as far as his racist base is concerned this week.


He cannot alienate KKK midget Sessions as that takes away some of his white supremacist base. He cannot let anybody beat on Alt-Reich Bannon for the same reason. And his anti-LGBTQ remarks are peeling off some of the white LGBTQ folks that are necessary to help moderate republicans get re-elected. (Caitlyn Jenner is not alone) And the moderate republicans know this. 


THREE DAYS OF SCARAMUCCI & PENIS-GATE


After all this, we get 3 days into Anthony Scaramucci 's tenure as Communications Director and he gets into a fight with White House Chief of Staff Reince Prebius (Pronounced "RY-ANTS PREE-BUS") and alt-Reich wingnut Steve Bannon, both. Then he calls a reporter about the White House infighting, uses every four letter word he could think of, and talked his colleagues penises in a variety of derogatory' ways.
I'm not kidding.
http://verysmartbrothas.com/why-are-the-men-of-
the-white-house-so-obsessed-with-each-others-dicks/
 If somebody's not orchestrating at least SOME of this chaos to keep our eyes off Russia and Healthcare, we're in trouble. 
So Scaramucci cusses Ry-Ants out in an interview and says Ry-Ants has to go. The next thing you know it appears McTwitteriwit has fired Ry-Ants by tweet while sitting on Air Force One. 
  • Forget what you heard about a resignation. Whether Ry-Ants turned one in for Trump's future use is not relevant. 
  • And we'll never know what the truth is about any resignation he supposedly turned in anyway. Cheeto Satan-ettes all lie. That was a pre-requisite for being hired. And they said Spicer quit so Spicer could save face too.  
  • But nobody could possibly save Ry-Ants face from what Sociopathic Cheeto Satan did. 
  • See What Ha' Happen Was: Ry-Ants got off Air Force One then got into a car with two prominent co-workers. Seconds later it appears that word spread that Trump announced Ry-Ants replacement. His two co-workers got out Ry-Ants car and piled into a different car. Then Trump's motorcade pulled away leaving the car Ry-Ants was in behind.   
  • Don't believe me? The text below was on Twitter as was Trump's firing of Ry-Ants. (The tweets themselves are screen captured below the text)
 From VOX.COM 
  • Most staff was off before we moved into position but Reince Priebus and Steven Miller and Dan Scavino loaded into one suburban then moments later Miller and Scavino got out and loaded another van.
  • As word spread about Priebus' dismissal, some reporters got up close to Priebus' car, taking cell photos and such.
  • Priebus' car then pulled aside, out of the POTUS motorcade. Priebus car and a follow up departed at 458PM.
  • POTUS continued to hold on the plane during all this. Still holding at this writing
https://www.vox.com/2017/7/28/16060352/reince-priebus-motorcade-air-force-one-departur



The timing makes it appear that Ry-Ants was fired via tweet while McTwitterwit was sitting in Air Force One...because that's what McTwitterwit wanted it to look like.   
Not that it's possible for me to feel sorry for anyone in the Trump Administration, but this Sociopathic President set out to crush Ry-Ants. 
http://deadline.com/2017/07/donald-trump-fires-reince-priebus-chief-of-staff-john-kelly-1202138359/ 

HEALTHCARE & McCAIN'S ATTEMPT 
AT WINNING 
THE HYPOCRITE OF THE DECADE AWARD

Meanwhile back at the bat cave, Senator John McCain, who just used his healthcare to have eye surgery only to find out he has brain cancer last week, appeared to run his raggedy butt back to Washington this week to help vote other people out of their healthcare.
This "man" actually had the audacity to lecture folk on not being so partisan and promptly voted in such a way that enabled Republicans to try and pass something that would have cancelled the heath care of millions. Thanks to McCain the vote was so close, Vice President Pence broke the 50/50 tie and revived the republican healthcare bill 
...for about 5 minutes
The last of three different half-baked republican plans was some sort of "Skinny Repeal" of Obamacare which would have undone the mandatory requirement for employers to provide health insurance 
...which would have imploded Obamacare just like Trump wants even at the expense of American lives 

This last ditch effort to destroy Obamacare barely failed because two republican women Susan Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski stood in defiance of republican men to save Obamacare and Medicaid over the course of an entire week. They were finally joined by the nearly spineless John McCain when, apparently, he decided he didn't want to go down in history as the biggest hypocrite congress has ever seen. 
McCain's was the final vote that killed "Skinny Repeal" too. 
(Other republicans knew the Skinny Repeal was horrendous but didn't have the guts to vote against the rest of the boys club.)
The republicans will now have to work with Democrats to repair Obamacare **OR** they will follow the president and wait for people to die as Obamacare financially falls apart.
I can't wait until Horror Writer Stephen King does a screenplay about the Trump Presidency. As much as we're seeing in the news, there has to be all kinds of crap going on behind the scenes too. I need to see a movie or a mini-series on this mess.

RUSSIA-GATE


Other than Trump giving us the clearest signal yet that he is the pettiest sociopath on the planet, the most important thing that happened in Washington this week had to do with testimony given to Congress.

And I'm not talking about Trump Jr or the Trump's son-in-law either, both of whom were allowed to testify privately and, as I understand it, not even under oath. As predicted the rich white boys related to the president were successfully protected 

...so far.

But Bill Browder's testimony let us know who the real richest man in the world is and just how he got his money, which also let us know just who Trump Jr. was willing to talk to in order to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. 


The testimony about who Vladimir Putin is and how he operates in the United States is important because the Trumps may be dumber than dirt about politics, government, morality, and honor. But they don't miss a trick about money.

The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. 
Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways, by suspending American adoptions of Russian children. 
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who secured a meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort, was engaged in a campaign for the repeal of the Magnitsky Act, and raised the subject of adoptions in that meeting. 
That’s put the spotlight back on Browder’s long campaign for Kremlin accountability, and against corruption—a campaign whose success has irritated Putin and those around him. 
Browder will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in a hearing about Foreign Agents Registration Act enforcement; what follows are the prepared remarks he submitted to the committee....
When Putin was first elected in 2000, he found that the oligarchs had misappropriated much of the president’s power as well. They stole power from him while stealing money from my investors. In Russia, your enemy’s enemy is your friend, and even though I’ve never met Putin, he would often step into my battles with the oligarchs and crack down on them.
That all changed in July 2003, when Putin arrested Russia’s biggest oligarch and richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Putin grabbed Khodorkovsky off his private jet, took him back to Moscow, put him on trial, and allowed television cameras to film Khodorkovsky sitting in a cage right in the middle of the courtroom. 
That image was extremely powerful, because none of the other oligarchs wanted to be in the same position. 
After Khodorkovsky’s conviction, the other oligarchs went to Putin and asked him what they needed to do to avoid sitting in the same cage as Khodorkovsky. From what followed, it appeared that Putin’s answer was, “Fifty percent.” He wasn’t saying 50 percent for the Russian government or the presidential administration of Russia, but 50 percent for Vladimir Putin personally. 
From that moment on, Putin became the biggest oligarch in Russia and the richest man in the world, and my anti-corruption activities would no longer be tolerated.... 
https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/534864/

There's no way Trump doesn't know how Putin got his money and what he's willing to do to get more. 

To me this means, Trump Jr was not likely confused about who he was going to meet either.

To me this means, the republicans may corner Trump into signing more sanctions against Russia but the FATAL ATTRACTION love affair between Trump and Putin will never be over -- not until Putin is no longer the richest white man of a white looking country where "difference" by race, religion, sexual orientation is not tolerated.

Trump's focus on money and his own ego has been legendary for decades. So it's not a shock that the leader of our Kakistocrasy envies the leader of the Kleptocracy.  



NORTH KOREA IS NO LONGER SABER RATTLING 
Trump's ego is also why he can't stop shooting his mouth off at North Korea. 

We'll never know for sure. But Trump's mouth is the likely reason North Korea is testing his rockets in our allies waters. And experts are saying those missiles can now reach New York.

Reports are that the White House is considering a military response.

And that brings me back to my November 2016 point: Racism and sexism may turn out to be the least of our problems if Chucklehead McTwitterwit manages to start WWIII...after having alienated our allies. 





Saturday, July 29, 2017

TRUMP FINDS NO DOG WHISTLE NEEDED TO CONVINCE POLICE TO KEEP TARGETING BLACK AND BROWN FOLK

Feeling Rebloggy
The president was promoting his hardline immigration agenda to an audience of police officers and the relatives of victims of crime in Brentwood, Long Island.


“If you’re a gang member and you’re here illegally, you’re going home,” the senior White House adviser Stephen Miller told reporters traveling to New York on Air Force One with Trump.
In his speech, however, the president spoke dismissively of arresting officers who protect suspects’ heads while putting them in police cars.
“And when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon,” he said, “you just see ’em thrown in, rough.
“I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.’ Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting the head. You know? The way you put the hand over [the head], like ‘Don’t hit their head’ and they’ve just killed somebody, ‘Don’t hit their head.’
“I said, ‘You can take the hand away,’ OK?”
The president’s remarks drew cheers, laughter and applause.
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J Bernard Jones said,

So why are some of you all shocked about Trump's speech to cops encouraging police nationwide to engage in police brutality with his blessing?

Wasn't it obvious when he took out an ad in NY newspapers in 1989 calling for the execution of the Central Park Five, and he still believes they are guilty even though they were completely cleared years ago?


Did it not register when he gave his sacred blessing for his cult to beat up protesters, often black but not always, at his rallies during the campaign including offering to pay legal fees for his folks to assault others?
How did you not grasp it when he repeatedly called for a return of the unconstitutional and racist "stop and frisk" policy that overwhelmingly targeted black & brown young men and was shown to not work?
Did not a clue reveal itself when Trump uttered "Chicago" as a euphemism for "those n**gers need to be put down" every time he invoked the city's name as a racial dog whistle?
Was it not apparent when he tip toed toward that promise by sending "Federal help" to that very city a few weeks ago?
But how about when he appointed white supremacists Steve Bannon & Steven Miller, heroes to the KKK and neo nazis, to top positions in the White House? Did not a packet of GE light bulbs go off when Jeff KKK Sessions started "reviewing" consent decrees that police departments had come to an agreement with under the Obama administration and issued directives and signals that the DOJ would not prosecute cops for brutality?

After all of that, with the stage now set from the primaries through the general election until now...why are ya'll are NOW surprised Trump has told the cops to do whatever they feel they gotta do?


For close to a year — and more specifically the last six months — it's been plain to see. Many have been calling it the establishment of the New New Jim Crow. Some have been calling it the return of The Black Codes. I've been calling it #NewAparthied. Whatever name it is, it is almost upon us.
And if you don't believe it, keep an eye out for the next slew of police misconduct videos where they are beating a whole new batch of people or shooting black & brown and yes white folk in the back of head like that 16 year old black boy in Arkansas a few days ago uploaded to ye olde internets. Who knows? You might star in one of them.

* * * * *
Related: 

DID JUSTINE DAMOND DIE BECAUSE WHITE TRIBE DECIDED BLUE LIVES MATTER MOST?

http://blackchickrocked.blogspot.com/2017/07/did-justine-damond-die-because-white.html



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Friday, July 28, 2017

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: THE SILENT PARADE


Feeling Rebloggy 
The march, called the “Negro Silent Protest Parade,” was one of the country’s first mass protests against racial violence. It was organized by the NAACP to protest the horrors of lynchings, Jim Crow segregation and a horrifying race riot in East St. Louis. More than 100 black people had been killed by white mobs and more than 6,000 black people were burned out of their homes..


Children led the parade, followed by women dressed in white and men in suits, bringing up the rear. They walked to the sound of muffled drums and carried flags of the United States, England, Haiti and Liberia. 
Before the march, the [Ida B Wells & the] NAACP calculated that more than 2,800 black people had been lynched in the United States over the course of three decades.... 
In the East St. Louis riots, which began July 2, 1917, and lasted two days, white mobs indiscriminately stabbed black people, beating them and hanging them. Police did little to stem the violence. The riot erupted after weeks of tension over the use of black workers to replace striking white workers at a plant, according to an account by the National Humanities Center, a nonprofit group that has collected primary source material on the violence...

~Washington Post
Headline

Google memorializes the Silent Parade when 10,000 black people protested lynchings

STAR TREK DISCOVERY WILL NOT BE ON CBS BUT ON CBS ALL ACCESS

..which you have to pay for separately. "CBS ALL ACCESS" is a streaming service that CBS is launching....which I hope crashes and burns because I'm a cable cutter. I wanted to see this first STAR TREK to have a black female captain on regular CBS via my antennae. 

The series will star Sonequa Martin-Green who's character SASHA died last season in THE WALKING DEAD

A small consolation prize - The first episode will air on regular CBS on Sunday September 24 2017. This Star Trek Series will begin 10 years before Captain Kirk's voyages began in the original series.


Article Below From 2016 (New premiere date September 24 2017)
"CBS and Netflix announced today that the streaming service will make the series available within 24 hours of its airing on CBS All Access in 188 countries around the world, including the U.K. 
The catch, though, is that CBS All Access is still the only way for Americans to see the new series; there will be no Netflix airing of the show here or in Canada. 
The only reprieve we get is with the premiere episode, which will also air on the regular CBS network, while Canadians will get the opportunity to watch the series on the Space and Z cable networks, with CraveTV having the exclusive streaming rights.
Well, that's great for the rest of the world, but kind of a bummer for anyone in the U.S. or Canada who wants to see Star Trek: Discovery but isn't interested in signing up for CBS All Access. Discovery is being used to try and launch the subscription service as a streaming platform along the likes of Netflix or Amazon, with original content, current and old episodes of all CBS shows and local affiliate content for $5.99 a month."
~CINEMABLEND.COM

Read More:
http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1539370/where-star-trek-discovery-will-air



CBS creating "CBS ALL ACCESS" isn't nearly the same thing as HBO having a streaming service
HBO was not available to people without cable



HBO you paid for in addition to your cable service



HBO saw the handwriting on the wall, realized people without cable were hacking GAMES OF THRONES and therefore provided a streaming service for those without cable (Not sure how much that worked, and HBO NOW's service is terrible)


CBS, by comparison, is available digitally for free with a good antennae in a number of markets.  So, I'm trying to figure out who CBS ALL ACCESS is supposed to be for?

If you don't have cable and live in a major city, you already EXPECT new shows to be on regular CBS for free via antennae. Paying separately for more CBS stuff (most of it old) is just ticking people like me off


If you do have cable, you're already paying for CBS once. Now you're supposed to pay again for CBS ALL ACCESS where STAR TREK DISCOVERY will be? 

The way I see it, the only people that might be happy about CBS ALL ACCESS is people out in the middle of Kansas without a television station within 300 miles where they don't have digital signals or much cable -- and were getting everything via the internet.  And how many people could that be?  

May CBS ALL ACCESS will crash and burn without taking STAR TREK DISCOVERY with it. 

If I do wind up paying for STAR TREK DISCOVERY, it'll be all at once after the season is over.  
I'll wait for the season to finish then watch 10 to 20 shows all in one month for 5.99.  If CBS ALL ACCESS is added to SLING TV, I might be able to watch it that way too. 
The only thing that's not happening is me paying $5.99 per month for 12 months. They'll be lucky to get $12 dollars out me total...and I'm going to have to want to watch STAR TREK DISCOVERY really, really bad. And I don't think I want it that bad. 

I have QUEEN SUGAR,  BEING MARY JANE, SCANDAL, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, THE WALKING DEAD, GREENLEAF (once it comes on Netflix or Hulu which I never pay for at  the same time) and GAME OF THRONES (though I'm ashamed of being addicted to this show now...for reasons I'll go into later)  

All that Black Woman TV (plus GoT) is enough television per year. But I really, really, really wanted to add a black female led sci-fi show. I wanted that really, really bad in black geek girl soul.

Pssst!  I'm so ticked at Greedy CBS. And I was already made at them for letting those morons at PERSON OF INTEREST let Taraji P Henson go. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tiffany Haddish Set It Off in GIRLS TRIP The Black Girl Magic Movie Breaks Records

GIRLS TRIP earned the biggest-opening weekend for a comedy in 2017. 


"Keep in mind, it opened opposite Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, which unsurprisingly held the top spot in its opening weekend, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Girls Trip did something special. For everyone who thought that a comedy starring four black women couldn't win big at the box office, Girls Trip shut those notions the hell up, hopefully signaling a much-needed shift in Hollywood to properly diversify their output. Or, at the very least, learn to take some risks."
http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2017/07/why-girls-trip-star-tiffany-haddish-name-you-need-to-know

In case you didn't know, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah were in another hit film together in the 1996 called SET IT OFF. And while they, along with Regina Hall, have tons of acting experience and star power, it was Tiffany Haddish that stole quite a few scenes.


Tiffany Haddish
The four of them fit well together and the movie went to new places for a black female comedy But it was Haddish that had me howling. And, surprisingly enough, I was not the loudest person in theater.

Clearly, I am not alone in thinking this movie great. It brought in more than 30 million dollars during its opening weekend while the very white DUNKIRK, which was much more widely distributed and anticipated, made 50 million.


I'm actually wondering if it's possible that GIRLS TRIP made more per theater than Nolan's movie?  And if it did, that must mean Malcom D Lee (THE BEST MAN) is starting to write GIRLS TRIP, THE SEQUEL already. And I hope its a road trip because that would be awesome.

GIRLS TRIP is not for the timid: Cussing, drugs, n-word, sex, nudity, ratchedness....It's all in GIRLS TRIP.  Go see it! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MAKE-BELIEVE MAVERICK McCAIN IS NO HERO FOR JUMPING OUT OF A HOSPTIAL BED TO KILL OTHER PEOPLE'S HEALTHCARE

Republicans voted to re-open the debate on Obamacare yesterday. And it looks like they're just going to take it away on piece at a time until, eventually, all 32 million people predicted to lose healthcare -- lose it. They cannot agree on a REPLACEment. So they must be focused on REPEAL -- by hook or by crook.

And as the article states below, the most important thing to Mean Tangerine is removing anything that is associated with President Obama (in additional to getting rich people their tax money back out of Obamacare.)

And Trump just proved, yet again, that he's an obsessed racist idiot. At a Boy Scout Jamboree where he was speaking he said something like "President Obama never came to one of these right?"

This lowlife is president. And in low-life fashion he treated John McCain's military service like it was nothing. He made some crack about McCain being a loser because he was a prisoner of war. So it's all the more galling that McCain decided, as he's probably dying, to be a hero to the republican party by uniting with the worst of them to get rid of anything with Obama'a name on it without making sure there's a replacement.
Feeling Rebloggy
John McCain is no hero—he did a heroic thing 40 years ago in Vietnam, which is worth noting, but his political career, capped off by this cowardly health care vote, is a testament to how one tough act can cover up decades of spineless political chicanery.
Today’s health care vote is a procedural one, but it is important in the Republicans’ long war against President Barack Obama. (You don’t really think this is about health care, do you?) If the Senate can cobble together 50 votes (52 senators are Republican), they will pass a “motion to proceed.” Then...
There’s one definite “no” already—Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)—and other possible “no” votes from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.). So it’s pretty clear that, had McCain stayed in Arizona for his medical treatment and missed the vote, the GOP would have no chance of moving this horrible legislation forward.
There’s a difference between doing a heroic thing and being a hero, and John McCain has blurred that line longer than Robin Thicke after a weekend bender.
McCain was a prisoner of war for five years in Vietnam; that alone doesn’t make you a hero. What made McCain heroic in that instance was that he could have been released early by the Vietnamese because his father was an admiral in the Navy, and McCain said no. He wouldn’t trade off his dad’s name while his fellow soldiers were still held captive. All credit to him for riding it out with his team, risking his life when he had a way out.
Too bad he hasn’t shown the same tendency toward policies facing the American people...
~TheRoot.com 

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If John McCain had kept his @$$ in Arizona, the republicans would have had to make a deal with democrats on how to fix Obamacare or come up with something new -- which is what McCain professes to want.


https://www.bustle.com/p/twitter-roasts-john-mccain-for-his-health-care-vote-72589


Not that I think the democrats are all that lately. I mean, have you heard an idea about how to fix Obamacare from the left?

Have you heard democrats talking about the REAL core problem within this debate? Healthcare COSTS are the issue. If medicaid spending is up 70% over X years and its' tied to healthcare costs rising, then healthcare costs are up 70% too --even if that rise is hidden in the reduction of services healthcare insurance that companies actually provide.

Aetna could afford to compensate its CEO to the tune of 17 million dollars in 2015 and rumored to letting him have 27 million since then...with stock options and such. When Aetna and other health insurers, can only afford to pay their CEO 1 million dollars per year maybe we'll be on track to make sure everybody can have healthcare. The republicans have come straight out and said they don't want any "artificial" competition (in the form of the public option) to affect rich health insurer's ability to become richer. But at least the republicans stand for something on this issue and have a position.

What do the democrats stand for lately?

There was a poll out the other day that said President Trump's rating was at an all time low for any president within....blah blah blah. He was at 36%. The bad news for the democrats within that same poll was that the public thought the dems only stood for standing against Trump -- which I thought was the good news despite the way the press played it up in television news. I mean, without being anti-Trump (which IS important) the democrats stand for nothing at all.

....just like John McCain From 2016
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John McCain: Make-Believe Maverick

A closer look at the life and career of the candidate reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/make-believe-maverick-20081016




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

HOW TRUMP TOUGH TALK ON NORTH KOREA HAS MADE BEDFELLOWS OF CHINA AND RUSSIA

In case you missed it early this month, Korea has announced that they have a missile capable of delivering a nuclear payload to Alaska.


"The US has ramped up pressure on North Korea after Tuesday’s successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, making a show of force off the Korean peninsula and calling for a broad international effort to hamper the secretive nation’s nuclear weapons programme.
Donald Trump attacked China over its trade ties with Pyongyang in an early morning tweet, after his top diplomat warned that any country providing economic or military aid, or hosting North Korean workers, was abetting Kim Jong-un’s regime."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/05/north-korea-missile-test-new-threat-world-says-us-military-force-sanctions-workers 

I don't know how much attention to give this, since I've heard this before. I swore Kim Jong-un said he could hit California a long time ago.
Maybe it wasn't nuclear missle he was talking about when he said it the first time.

Or maybe he was lying.

Whatever.

Eventually North Korea is going to have nuclear weapons. If Chucklehead McTwitterwit had paid attention to how president Obama handled Iran, maybe we could have delayed this a bit.

Instead he's making good soundbites for his deadhead white followers who like the sound of tough talk -- tough talk that can't be followed up on.

He really can't just bomb the crap out of North Korea and get anything but WWIII.  The thing that scares me is that he may truly be too dense to get this. 


Even if he is too dense to get this, however, I keep hoping the checks and balances in our government stop him from going too crazy. Is anybody else wondering if when he sent an "armada" to North Korea last April and it went to Australia instead "by accident," if someone in Washington or someone on the Carl Vinson stopped him from escalating things in North Korea too far too fast.

Now that international actors are paying less attention to what Chucklehead says, I feel like we're less at risk of starting something as big as WWIII. 


But had he changed our relationship with allies and enemies forever-- and not for the better.

Angela Merkel removed the U.S. as "a friend" of Germany's from their federal(?) documents. Even if the U.S. elects somebody different 3.5 years from now and you were an ally, would you trust a country full of people capable of electing such a person? Our Government Ethics Director just freaking quit trying to reign the Trump administration in so he could join a non-partisan organization  in order to deal with campaign ethics.

And now, on the international front, he's run his mouth so much that China and Russia appear to be moving together to thwart the U.S. and its intentions toward North Korea.


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How Russia and China are bonding against the US


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http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/05/asia/russia-china-growing-alliance/index.html



In other words, like I said before, the racism and sexism may turn out to be the least of our freaking problems if McTwitterwit keeps doing our talking for us.

And what if Russia had no intention of trying to run the U.S. by getting Trump elected? What if Russia's intention was to spur what's happening right now? 



We have a business man who hired other business men as cabinet members (upper level cheeto satanettes) who have every intention of pillaging every single they can on the inside of the country while McTwitterwit sheers us of every single ally we have.  
 If white Americans persist in seeing this country as innocent and good after this, I just don't know how we survive as a country.  White people are close to 70% of this country and 57% of their voting population voted to make what's happening happen -- and somehow the sexist, capitalistic white supremacist (low level cheeto satanette) voter is still seeing this as a "those people" are destroying us issue. 

Are they watching Putin and thinking, "Well. He's white. He must be okay if Trump likes him." How else do you not become an enemy of the United States when you hack an election? How?  I don't care how dumb Trump voters are; I can't figure out how an exceptionally stupid 6th grader could make Trump look like an ethical leader in his head --except if you have a brain numbing white supremacy motivating your every thought.

Does authoritarianism have the power to numb the brain this thoroughly? Even if it does, the "authority" has to attach itself to something. You have to think about why me-and-mine should be the authorities. And I think authoritarianism in this country always attaches itself to white maleness (which is firmly adhered to by those that marry into that power, white females)

I look at Trump and see us imploding. Of course, I've been thinking things would get worse before they get better. White's are losing their numbers and, in their minds their power. It's their minds that matter. Don't think it's reality that matters. It isn't. If enough white people believe they are losing power they will become violent to retain it.

And that's already begun. It began during Obama's tenure as president. You'll never convince me the leading edge of white supremacy, cops, didn't start shooting black and brown folk like they might go out of style because white people in general started feeling threatened.

And isn't that how every white cop gets off? "I was scared." The jury always believes this and believes the fear is reasonable --because some 57% of them them are scared alright, scared of losing power.

Scared cowards are always dangerous.  Always.  


But the scared coward leading the country right now? He has power. He's like a toddler with a machine gun. 

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