Donald Trump

Lindsey Graham comes out against education.

Margaret Brennan, the host of Face the Nation, asked Sen. Lindsey Graham how he felt about Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency diverting funds from the construction of a middle school in Kentucky to fund his wall.

He replied “I would say it’s better for the middle school kids in Kentucky to have a secure border. We’ll get them the school they need, but right now, we’ve got a national emergency on our hands.”

In Graham’s mind, the border will stop opioids from coming to the US. But imagine you are the rare drug trafficker that has mules humping your product cross country. You are sitting on millions and making millions. A wall pops up in front of you. Are you going to quit the business or come up with another route?

Why is Graham talking so dumb? (Courtesy: Raw Story)

Compelled patriotism isn’t patriotism

An 11-year-old student was arrested after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and allegedly telling a teacher that “the flag is racist and the national anthem is offensive to black people”.

The school doesn’t require students to say the pledge. But the substitute teacher took matters into her own hands. The situation escalated. Words were spoken. The authorities lost control. And a boy misses three days of school. (Read the whole story here: NY Post)

Gun violence is a national emergency

Gary Martin, 45, was a resident of Aurora, Il. He had at least six prior arrests for domestic violence and traffic offenses. He also had a 1995 felony conviction in Mississippi for aggravated assault. All of which disqualified him from owning a gun.

But he was allowed to buy a gun after a background check failed to reveal his criminal history. He later applied for a concealed-carry permit which required him to give fingerprints. The Illinois State Police denied his application and demanded he turn the gun over. He didn’t.

Then last Friday he took the same gun into the workplace he was being fired from and shot five employees of the Henry Pratt Co. dead and injured five responding cops.

If the government wants to keep Americans safe, it should spend money on better record keeping and follow up when criminals are known to have guns. (Courtesy: Vox)

Rush Limbaugh advises Trump.

Here’s one of today’s Trump tweets:

 

 

 

 

It’s nice to have a Goebbels. But what Rush doesn’t cover is which crimes “these guys. the investigators” should be locked up for. Unlike the investigators who know precisely which crimes Trump’s criminal confreres should go to jail for.

 

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Trump Axes Pelosi’s Plane to Afghanistan. But Flies Melania To Florida.

January 18, 2019

In a playground tit-for-tat, Trump told Nancy Pelosi that he was canceling her military transport for her ‘excursion’ to Belgium, Egypt, and Afghanistan. In a letter to the Speaker, he said: Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. He then added […]

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Ninja Nancy Pelosi Is on a Roll. Her Letter to Trump Is more Proof.

January 18, 2019

Today Nancy Pelosi told Trump he could shove his State of the Union. Yesterday no Democrats attended Trump’s shutdown lunch summit/photo op. And this follows her sunglassed, James Bond style, ass-kicking of Trump in December’s “I’ll own the shutdown” whine-fest. She even alpha-dogged Schumer to show where the true center of the Democratic universe is. Two […]

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Trump Is no Hitler. So Which Autocrat Does He Most Closely Resemble?

October 21, 2018

Let’s play the dictator game. Trump‘s authoritarian tendencies have invited comparisons to autocrats across the centuries. So let’s ask which of these men — and they are invariably men — does Trump most resemble. I’ll leave out the Asian contingent as the cultural divide makes comparisons hard. Predictably the first name thrown around is ‘Hitler’. It’s a cheap […]

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How Intelligent is Donald Trump?

September 12, 2018

It’s hard to define exactly what intelligence is. There are many stories of people with high IQs that have made a mess of their lives. Take Ted Kaczynski — the Unabomber. His IQ was measured at 167. A mathematical prodigy — he was appointed the youngest assistant professor at UC Berkeley. Then he retreated to an isolated […]

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Why have Southern Republicans Sold their Honor so Cheaply?

September 8, 2018

Southerners have traditionally valued honor and courage as inestimable virtues — crucial to their ideal of manhood, So you have to wonder why so many southern politicians have acted so cravenly with so little regard for reputation and the duties of their office. Senators are required to take the following oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) […]

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“The Best”? From Flynn to Omarosa: A Litany of Trump’s Disastrous Hires

August 12, 2018

Trump swore he would “drain the swamp”. But instead, he brought his personal sewer to Washington.”The Best”? From Flynn to Omarosa: A Litany of Trump’s Disastrous Hires

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Why Do Americans Rate Their Politicians So Abysmally?

July 30, 2018

It is widely known that today’s Congress has the same approval rating as herpes. In truth, politicians have never ranked high in anyone’s estimation. Why? To understand let’s consider how someone gets a position in politics. In most jobs you submit a resume and go to an interview where you extol your experience, education, and credentials. You offer no […]

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Conservatives Go into Meltdown Over Sanders Ouster From Local Eatery.

June 25, 2018

The Republican Party of Virginia is incensed that Sarah Huckabee Sanders had been booted from the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington Virginia. They made their feelings known today on Twitter. Let’s parse this communique. Chutzpah is nativist Conservatives playing the “intolerance” card. They are, after all, the philosophical home of Jim Crow laws, the KKK, the John Birch Society, the […]

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