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Name: Peg
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Hometown: New Jersey
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Current location: Tennessee
Member since: Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:31 PM
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In Case You Missed It

In addition to trashing two dying American public servants--Poppy Bush & John McCain, the second block of text was also in the Montana rally/rant/howling at the moon event.

https://twitter.com/Mikel_Jollett/status/1015247999272800256

Stunningly incomprehensible!

Chris Hayes also had this . . . whatever it is posted on his show tonight. This reminds me of an unedited Trumpster interview conducted by the Wall St Journal last year--in that it makes no frigging sense.

This is what a breakdown sounds like. The man is hanging on by his hairpiece.

And he's meeting with Vlad (in private) in less than two weeks!

Wanna Win in November?

Short list of clear, no-nonsense recommendations from Tea Pain:

https://twitter.com/TeaPainUSA/status/1013879156751421440

Btw, judging from recent polls (inside those approval/disapproval %s), the vast majority of voters are looking for a Check on Trump. So,

A Check on Trump? Vote Democratic.

This is Why We Fight, Even When the Odds Are Stacked

Good news from Turkey--Erdogan has won but the Kurdish Party is poised to gain the votes in Parliament, a check on the Strongman Presidency, One-Man Rule.

Sound familiar?


https://twitter.com/AP/status/1010947129697763332


This Is Why We're Fighting: the Rise of the Strongman Presidency, One-Man Rule

Turkey didn't slide into a one-man debacle overnight. It crept in on cat's feet, became increasingly autocratic (particularly since the curious, if not staged coup of several years ago) and if Erdogan wins--he's already announced an unofficial victory--One Man Rule will be a lock. Like the Trumpster and his minions, Erdogan believes in a strong security force over the Rule of Law or an independent judiciary. In fact today, the Trumpster's comments against immigrants--just deport 'em, forget due process--is a clear warning. The Trumpster and Erdogan also share an affection for Putin and his oligarchs.

How strange and coincidental.

Not really. Thugs and the lawless come in all nationalities, an equal opportunity career path.

In November, we can shut this down, neuter the danger in the United States. We dare not miss. Because our lives depend on it.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/turkish-voters-cast-ballots-in-election-seen-as-a-test-for-erdogan/2018/06/24/3044f63a-74b5-11e8-bda1-18e53a448a14_story.html?utm_term=.5162a11534cb

The Trumpster's Cabinet Meeting, The Short Version

For anyone who missed the televised cabinet meeting or cannot bear watching the Trumpster on the C-span video, I offer the short version, another chapter in MAGA: Make Americans Gag Again

The problems on the border are all the Democratic Party's fault. Schumer and Pelosi have put out the word: do not cooperate, obstruct everything and anything. And this is all about human trafficking (oh please, don't let this be another projection).

The filibuster is a bust which prevents Trumpy from doing what needs to be done, yada, yada. But those pictures of the kids really bothered him and the Democratic Party doesn't care, will not agree to funding for the upkeep and care of the children and just want more judges. Other countries don't do this; they put their money into security but the Democrats don't care because they simply want open borders and think the chaos will help them in November.

Btw, there's going to be a Red Wave from the polls the Trumpster is checking in his stable genius brain.

Mexico is also a huge problem because they refuse to do anything about the immigrants walking through their country, waves of immigrants walking through like it was Central Park (Best analogy).

And just in case you weren't aware, the summit with Kim Jong un was a you-u-ge success. The people in Asia love us for what we've done. All over Asia they're loving us because everyone was talking war with North Korea before the Trumpster and 'Mike' took office. During the Obama Administration that's all people were talking about (funny I don't remember that during the Obama years. I specifically recall the Trumpster beating the war drums--the fire and fury proclamation).

And the economic picture is rosy, the best in the entire history of the United States, maybe the Universe!

The End

(except for Mulvaney, who I did not listen to but no doubt described dismantling the Department of Education and wedding it to the Labor Department and the closing prayer: Please God, keep Mueller off our asses.).

The Monsters Have Retreated a Half-Step but The Hollow Men Remain

The immigration policy that the Trumpster and his acolytes have embraced is ghastly in and of itself. Terrorizing children, shredding family connections and pointing fingers of blame at everyone but themselves has infuriated the public and brought professional journalists to tears.

One can only guess how bad the polling has been on this issue, the internal polling not the numbers the public sees. Because make no mistake, this is what this half-step back is all about. The Trumpster and his enablers have not developed hearts and souls overnight. They’ve simply realized that their position is a no-win, despite Miller’s protests to the contrary. Perhaps Nielsen finally drew a line after her public shaming: reverse this order or I resign and go public.

Marie Antoinette moments are often shattering.

As good as this reversal appears, feels, the Hollow Men are still in place. Immigrant children have been separated from their families and the task to reunite them will be long and arduous. Some of these kids have already been handed off to foster care, entered into the labyrinth of Social Services. The scars will last because trust has been irrevocably broken. The damage will be lasting both for the children and the country.

I found it amusing the Trumpster cancelled the Congressional picnic, said it was inappropriate at the moment. Does that impropriety include tonight’s campaign rally in Minnesota where The Donald can feel the love?? Does it include Mike Pompeo’s tone deaf tweet this morning celebrating World Refugee Day or Jeff Session’s disappointment in rescinding child separation, infant incarceration, cruelty on a massive scale?

Guaranteed, The Hollow Men are merely resetting the machines at the Monster Factory. Time is short. Their work is never done.

Nor is ours.

Samantha Bee releases NYT's stalled audio of Miller's interview

Laughs have been in short supply this week but Full Frontal made a major attempt. It's good to laugh, btw, in the face of horror. Why? Because it keeps us sane. Or at least not raving crazy. So, take a listen. And give yourself a hee-haw.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/samantha-bee-reveals-the-withheld-recording-from-stephen-millers-nyt-interview_us_5b29b29ae4b05d6c16c8b6f1

Miller has become the face and voice of the Trumpster's worst instincts. Deservedly so, methinks.

This Is How We Fight!

Governors are pulling their Guards from the border, refusing to spend resources and manpower on the Trumpster's monstrous border policy that punishes children and families.


https://twitter.com/MollyMcKew/status/1009167216435220481


This is how we fight! Keeping the pressure on and not letting up.

How We Become Monsters

The monsters of childhood nightmare no longer live under the bed. They breathe and talk and walk among us; they double down on every abuse and cruelty; they speak of infestations and crime and all manner of horrific consequences if we—the public— do not follow their mandates, their prescriptions for the future or criticize their actions.

The monsters distract and lie with ever-growing intensity. They blatantly call reports of inhumanity over-wrought, fictional and dishonest. Abby Huntsman on Fox News said that the the separation of children from their families is unsustainable but that the kids are not being held in cages (don’t trust your lying eyes) and they’re not being gassed.

Is Abby Huntsman a monster? What she said is monstrous. The panel agreeing and nodding their heads is monstrous in its acquiescence. Spreading false equivalencies to an audience (well, we’re not gassing these people so it’s not bad or inhumane behavior) is a monstrous equation, a cognitive and emotional disconnect to what most people consider basic decency.

How do we become monsters?

When we remain silent, passive and/or apathetic. When we are willing to believe and say what is clearly untrue, beyond the pale, all in the service of monstrous policy or a particular political brand.

This is not new.

We need not scramble back to Hitler’s Germany but merely take a stroll with George Takei in his Op-Ed over at Foreign Policy, “At Least During the Internment . . . Are Words I Thought I’d Never Utter.” Takei lived this nightmare as a five-year old but as he states in his essay, he had his parents to protect him. This was enormously important because:

When a government acts capriciously, especially against a powerless and much-reviled group, it is hard to describe the terror and anxiety. There is nowhere to turn, because the only people with the power to help have trained their guns and dogs upon you. You are without rights, held without charge or trial. The world is upside down, information-less, and indifferent or even hostile to your plight.

Indifference is a pathway to monster-making. Fear-mongering is a road to monster-making. Racist and/or ethnic hatred and resentment is a trail leading straight to the monster factory.

Or we can detour from the path, shouting down the liars, the fear-mongers, the racists.

This is a defining moment for America. We’re with ‘em or against ‘em. There’s no gray area in the matter, no appeasement nor compromise.

We’re either decent human beings or we’re monsters.


http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/06/19/at-least-during-the-internment-are-words-i-thought-id-never-utter-family-separation-children-border/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-and-friends-defends-trumps-family-separation-policy


Btw, I’m listening to the Trumpster right now addressing the NFIB, National Federation of Independent Business. He is spouting his usual psychopathic reasoning. But he spoke a moment of truth: he doesn’t want more judges to handle the overflow at the border; he wants more police.

Monster Alert!







MAGA: Mobsters Are Governing America

Let the Party Begin! DC's rolling billboard. LOL

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Gotta Love it!

Sorry for the embed Gobblety-gook.
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