Two-Faced rubio Lying Then, Lying Now

It was back in the fall of 2015 when marco rubio, in the early stages of the race for the gop nomination for president, made some very serious pronouncements about his current job, what he thought of it, and regarding his future. It’s the “White House or Bust” for rubio, as he declared that he had “given up” on the US Senate, that it was too slow and too rule-bound, and that, with emphasis added as an excuse for missing so many votes, that he was leaving the Senate, and that he was NOT running for re-election (“Rubio gives up on Senate: ‘He hates it’”).

Even after he dropped out of the presidential race in March, he reiterated his statements, telling reporters:

“I’m gonna finish out my term in the Senate and over the next ten months we are going to work really hard here – we have some things we want to achieve – and then I’ll be a private citizen in January.

“No. No, I’m not running for reelection to the Senate.” (“Marco Rubio Emotionally Announces He Will Not Seek Senatorial Reelection”)

rubio has also lamented the failure of any of his great ideas, embodied in several failed

bills, to be embraced and passed. While he has actually been on the right side of some issues, in particular immigration reform, at least at one point in time, the vast majority of his ideas were horrid, including such proposals as rolling back EPA regulations, and the most absurd one of all, a bill to prohibit signs describing highway and other projects from crediting President Obama’s stimulus bill for proving funds.
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June 20, 2016 – The Day that Should Have Capsized trump

I’m writing this the day after the messenger was vilified, insulted, and of course, shot. But none of that makes the message untrue, and despite it all, the messenger lives.

On Monday, June 20, two matters concerning the trump came to life, and yesterday, I posted in a couple of places on Facebook the mere fact of one of them, that it was reported and that if proved true, could be the issue that finally derails the until now

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Well, the response from the gop faithful and trump-ites was not to be believed. I merely related the message that a woman had filed a federal lawsuit alleging the trump had raped her when she was 13 years old. You would have
thought that the messenger was the rapist, given the vehemence of the personal attacks against me for bring the message. Continue reading

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Rock, Scissors, Paper, GUN, and 9 Shots

Little information was released early today concerning the shooting at Dallas’ Love Field, and it is no wonder, once the outrageous facts have become known.

It seems a fellow, African-American of course, was dropping off his girl friend at the airport, when they got into a disturbance. He picked up a rock, and used it to break a car window, and according to police, then displayed it in a threatening manner.

So, what was the police response to the man with the rock? As this video shows (just listen and count) they shot at him NINE times, hitting hit with four bullets.

Holding a rock, even in a “threatening” manner DOES NOT JUSTIFY FIRING NINE SHOTS AT HIM!

The gun mentality and such massive retaliation have no place in today’s fragile society.

From the LA Times account: “Man throwing rocks shot by police at Dallas airport, authorities say

“A police officer shot and wounded a man Friday outside a Dallas airport after the man attacked a woman believed to be the mother of his children and then threatened the officer with a large rock, police said.

“There doesn’t appear to be any other weapon present than the rock,” Dallas police Assistant Chief Randall Blakenbaker said.

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Asked why the officer fired so many rounds at a man holding a rock, Blankenbaker said only that he did not know how many shots were fired. “We have to conduct an investigation over those types of speculation.

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“Traveler Lucinda Fonseca told WFAA-TV that she and her husband were coming out of the baggage claim area when they saw police approaching the man throwing rocks and one of the officers drew a gun.

“’The man was yelling at the cops, basically saying, ‘Shoot me shoot me, I dare you,’ something to that effect,’” Fonseca said, adding that she then heard gunfire.”

So, the new method of policing in Dallas is to shoot when somene dares you to shoot. While armed with a rock.

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De-Accredit Baylor University and Force Its Closure

A few days ago I wrote “Kenneth Starr & Baylor U Deserve Each Other”. Since then, Baylor has taken the following actions: They fired football coach Art Briles and they removed the title of “President” from kenneth starr, but he retains his position of “Chancellor”

Over the years, Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist institution of higher learning, has been not just an embarrassment to the title “University” but has come very close to being little more than a criminal enterprise, teaching its students, above literature, chemistry, the arts

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and engineering, the what, when and how of a broad spectrum of felonious behavior, from murder to fraud (intentional misrepresentation of material facts, among other types of fraud) to their specialty, sexual assault.

The 2003 murder of basketball player Carlton Eric Dotson, Jr. at the hand of teammate Patrick
Dennehy was made a hundred times worse by the attempted cover up by then coach Dave Bliss. The one game suspension for the felonious assault committed by female basketball star Brittney Griner Continue reading

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When to Believe Trump? NEVER!

In order to understand that donald trump is the most dishonest person on the public scene, now and maybe ever, and that not a word he says, ever, can be considered to contain an iota of truth, one only has to look to independent fact-checkers, such as Politifact, and the words of Michael LaBossiere, Professor of Philosophy at Florida A&M University, who studies “theories of knowledge” and who has said of trump, that he has ”perfected the outrageous untruth as a campaign tool”, and that

“He makes a clearly false or even absurdly false claim, which draws the attention of the media. He then rides that wave until it comes time to call up another one.”

Politifact has kept a close watch on trump, and last December issued a finding that of 77 statements checked, 76% were so outrageously false as to be categorized as “ Mostly False,

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False or Pants on Fire”. At the time, they awarded him their award for “Lie of the Year”, but could not dedicate it to merely one outrageous lie out of so, so many. They gave instead a few examples, such as his statement that "Whites killed by whites - 16%. Whites killed by blacks - 81%" when the actual numbers are IN FACT Whites killed by whites -82%. Whites killed by blacks - 15%.

In fact, Politifact, in checking the honesty and veracity of each of the presidential candidates, found that the trump told the truth precisely 9% of the time. Continue reading

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Kenneth Starr & Baylor U Deserve Each Other

If ever two thoroughly despicable entities, one human, well sort of, and one not, each with a long history of wretched, vile activities, ever came together to act in concert, to the detriment of innocent victims, it was the melding of Kenneth Starr with Baylor University.

Of the 200 US National Universities ranked in the latest annual US News & World Report Education rankings, Baylor ranked in the middle one-third, despite receiving an abysmal overall rating score of 51 on a scale of 0 to 100. But academics aside, it is in athletics that Baylor has made headlines for years, and those headlines have always been in the crime section of the news. Who can forget when the University pulled out all the stops to prevent

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any real sanctions, let alone the obvious criminal indictment that was needed so badly, when star woman’s basketball player Brittney Griner assaulted an opposing player during a game, punching Texas Tech’s Jordan Barncastle in the face. Instead of felony charges and a prison sentence, Baylor University, that bastion of law, ethics, and yes,
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Dishonest CVS Finds New Way To Steal

Right near the top of my list of Rotten Companies is the disgusting mega-corporation CVS Pharmacy, which over the past few years has been buying up smaller pharmacy chains here, there, and everywhere, in its effort to dominate the retail drug business and cheat and steal from consumers at the highest and most productive levels possible. Their newest

scheme is a doozy, and it doesn’t take a genius to see through the lies and phony policy statement to see the real purpose involved.

But first a little history about how they got where they are today, to being the second largest prescription drug retailer in the US, with over 7,600 stores, after buying out such former industry stalwarts as Mack Drug Stores, Clinton
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Let’s Help trump Pick a VP

If there is one thing we’ve learned about donald trump over the course of his campaign it is that he will say anything to anyone at anytime, no matter how volatile, outrageous, spiteful, hurtful, malicious, petty and vengeful, so long as it complies with one key element, the sine quo non that must be present before he opens his mouth: It has to be a lie.

So, who among the gop landscape also says stuff like that, spiteful, outrageous statements, designed to incite and provoke their followers, and above all, that are out and out lies?

Unfortunately, the list is endless.

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But, for the consideration of the trump, here are a few suggestions among the very wide and diverse array of members of the gop who also care not an iota either for consequences or for truth:

gop Congressman Steve King of Iowa, perhaps most well know for his comments about the children of illegal immigrants: “for every child of
illegal immigrants ‘who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert’.” Continue reading

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Will the gop Run To or Run From Trump?

The gop is great at ganging up and beating up on people. They love to deny school lunches and public assistance payments to kids whose parents cannot afford healthy, nutritious, or often times any, meals for them. They love to reduce or eliminate unemployment benefits to out-of-work men and women who’ve lost their jobs through outsourcing, plant closures and the moving of plants part and parcel across the oceans to other continents. They would love to – and they keep trying to – deny and reduce social security and medicare benefits to the elderly who worked their entire lives and cannot afford to survive in today’s


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society. They love to impose drug testing as a requirement for receiving public assistance benefits when in area after after area where it is imposed the cost of such programs is one hundred times to one thousand times the savings, with a minuscule percentage of recipients testing positive, while members of Congress and state legislatures and corporate boards go untested,

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Do-Nothing House? We’re Better Off than When They Act

The US House of Representatives under Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and now under Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) have month after month and year after year set records for the number vacation days taken and for the meager, microscopic number of bills passed. Some voters think that this is awful, that House members are not doing their jobs and are in fact stealing their salaries. Not true, not true at all. When the teabagger house actually shows up for work and passes bills, you can bet that the intent and purpose of such bills is one or more of the following, that America and its residents can do without:

    1) To deny needed benefits for the elderly, the disabled, the infirm, the homeless, the unemployed, that will make life for them even harder and more painful;

    2) To divert public money to private industry, further enriching the 1%;

    3) To remove government regulations and oversight that protects citizens and the environment, further enriching the 1%;

    4) To deprive women of their constitutional and/or moral right to health care including to legal medical procedures or to make access to such procedures so expensive, painful and/or difficult so as to effectively deprive them of such access;

    5) To impose overburdensome and inherently discriminatory requirements on voting that amount to voter suppression, done for the purpose of disenfranchising specific groups of Democratic-leaning voters;

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Rubio Grandstanding Finally Over – He Does His Job, Sort Of

Back in late December, I wrote about the phony anti-Castro past that former gop presidential candidate Marco Rubio had created in his deceitful quest for power, from a Florida state representative to the US Senate, and ultimately, he wished in his dreams, to

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the Presidency. As part of his imaginative and apocryphal family history, Rubio took on the pose of a staunch anti-Communist, unwilling to normalize any aspect of US relations with Cuba.

As part of this massive guise, Rubio took it upon himself to throw a monkey wrench into US-Mexico relations, when it came time for his gop-controlled Senate to approve the President’s choice
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Miserable People in the gop

Over the past few days, there have been several stories in the news about absolutely miserable people, some stories being widely disseminated and discussed, others not much. These stories involve politicians currently holding high offices, politicians who formerly held high offices, and political pundits whose opinions have been relied upon as the be all and end all on important issues.

So, what do these miserable people all have in common? All are republicans, that’s what.

One of the biggest stories of the past week was the sentencing of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to the unimaginably lenient term of 15 months in custody for the

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coverup of what the court described as "serial" child molestation. Hastert, ever the politician, issued a routine gop-style half-assed apology-not-an-apology, saying that he was sorry for "mistreating the boys". But, tucked away in the small print of this disgusting episode is the fact that 41 people, almost every one a current or
former politician, and every one a staunch republican, sent letters to the court pleading that Hastert be given leniency Continue reading

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