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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When we had a Real President

Yes, we once had a president we could be proud of.
He wasn't a serial liar, he never bragged about his money.
He volunteered to fight for his country and personally rescued his soldiers.
He loved his fellow Americans, rich and  poor, black  and white.
He had grace and compassion, he was murdered by America's enemies.
Zamir Etzioni

Sadly, we are now cursed with a "so-called President" that intelligent Americans are ashamed of.
Most Americans voted against him.JFK surely would have been offended—if not terrified—at Trump’s blatant disinterest in and disregard for history, serious reading and scholarship. That he would heap contempt on Trump—who says he’s too busy for books yet always has time for “Page Six,” the New York Post’s celebrity page, cannot be doubted. Trump, perhaps the most narcissistic American public figure since Gen. Douglas MacArthur—who Truman fired—would also be lambasted for his selfish “me first” persona.
JFK’s inaugural address, delivered 56 years ago, is still remembered for its inspirational rhetoric. “Ask not what your country can do for you,” he said, “but what you can do for your country.” By contrast, Trump’s inaugural address was only four months ago—can you remember even one line from it? His “American carnage” theme—laced with anger and resentment—was instantly forgotten, a wasted opportunity. Leadership is persuasion, the art of getting others to follow, and in a time of division and economic uncertainty, it is a skill whose importance cannot be overestimated. Kennedy worked at this to the very end. A speech, undelivered on the day of his assassination, spoke critically of those “finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility.” Kennedy also believed that presidents are judged on four things: character, courage, integrity, and judgment. Donald Trump, you’re no Jack Kennedy.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Trump supporter kills 2 people after yelling anti-Muslim slurs

Multnomah County Jail
Another White male terrorist and Trump supporter has attacked in America. The latest incident occurred on public transportation in Portland, Oregon on May 26.

According to KOIN 6, Jeremy Christian, a self-proclaimed White supremacist and Trump supporter entered the MAX public train and began yelling anti-Muslim slurs. He soon turned his attention to a woman wearing a hijab and aimed the racial slurs at her. May 26 happened to be the first day of the Muslim holy-month, Ramadan. Christian threatened and yelled at the Muslim woman to get off the bus.Two young men came to defend the woman and were attacked by the trump supporter
Christian attacked the men by slashing their throats. One man died on site, the other died after being rushed to a hospital. Christian has a history of embracing racist ideologies and it was only a matter a time before he would be involved in racial terrorism. He would attend White supremacist rallies and was once photographed given the Nazi salute. But Christian was also a strong supporter of Donald Trump. He referred to Trump as “the Next Hitler” and would often carry signs with Trump’s political moniker, “Make America Great Again.” Christian is another example of how Trump’s racial rhetoric has put Americans in danger. His hate speech has caused racist Whites to gain a new sense of confidence when attacking minorities. Racism, just like joining ISIS, should be considered a crime in America. On May 20, Richard Collins III visited two friends who attended the University of Maryland. According to Baltimore Sun, Collins and his two friends were waiting for an Uber when they were approached by Sean Urbanski, 22. When Urbanski walked by he allegedly yelled, “Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you!” Collins told Urbanski, “no.” Apparently frustrated that a Black person would not comply with his order, Urbanski turned violent. Urbanski stabbed Collins in the chest. Collins was rushed to a local hospital, but he was later pronounced dead. In Houston on May 2, James Scott Lee, 32, began yelling racial slurs at a Black man while holding a knife. Lee yelled, “I hate n—s, and I’m going to kill me one today!” Lee chased his Black victim with the knife and brass knuckles. The Black man eventually escaped by jumping into a car and locking the door. On March 20, James Harris Jackson traveled to New York for the purpose of killing Black people. He approached Timothy Caughman, 66, around 11 p.m. and stabbed him several times. Caughman was able to walk to a police precinct, but he eventually died from the stab wounds. One day following the attack, Jackson walked into a police precinct near Times Square and told authorities that he committed the murder. Christian was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of second-degree intimidation and one count each of aggravated murder and being a felon in possession of a restricted firearm. He has yet to be charged with a hate crime

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Why Do Most Americans Hate trump and Why is he History's Most Unpopular President?

No one would deny that trump is a low-grade moron lacking the intellect of a pissant.
If his handlers didn't order him to use a teleprompter, he would just be one more clown with a stupid grin on his bloated orange face.
No, trump's stupidity is not why he is so despised by the majority of Americans.
I think the fact that he sold out our country to a Russian criminal weighs more heavily, and the fact that he was trashed in the popular vote by over 3 million votes, and stupidly tried to claim the other side was doing what we all know he was doing, ie, rigging the election with the help of his hero, Putin, has not only made him the most unpopular president in history, but even those who supported him, such as conservative journalist George Will, have had to admit that trump is frankly, not only too dumb to be president, he is a liar as well.
trump is too ignorant to know that you are not supposed to admit that you are pandering to your base, while he makes pathetic remarks like "All I know is what I see on the Internet,"

Trump has signed executive orders rolling back our policies to fight climate change, but doing that will take years and is very unpopular, perhaps in part because it won’t actually restore coal jobs, as he has promised. Trump’s vow of infrastructure spending could prove popular, but we don’t know whether it will amount to anything more than a tax break and privatization scheme. Trump’s trade bluster is also colliding with the complexity of policy reality.

Why is Trump tanking? The bottom line is that the ongoing translation of Trump’s agenda into policy specifics is showing that major elements of it are unpopular, or unworkable because they are premised on lies or both.

As George Will, the most prominent Conservative in America said recently  "As this column has said before, the problem isn’t that he does not know this or that, or that he does not know that he does not know this or that. Rather, the dangerous thing is that he does not know what it is to know something."

Will went on to criticize Trump for some of the comments he made before assuming the presidency, pointing to his remarks on the nuclear triad and the "one China policy."

Will warned that Americans have put "vast military power at the discretion of this mind."

"So, it is up to the public to quarantine this presidency," he wrote, "by insistently communicating to its elected representatives a steady, rational fear of this man whose combination of impulsivity and credulity render him uniquely unfit to take the nation into a military conflict."

Trump is a "Useful idiot" to Putin, but to Americans, as shown by the beating Hillary gave him in the popular vote, he is an idiot, period.

Michael Blackburn, Sr.

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