There is a strong movement to co-opt Bernie Sanders supporters and other Progressives to the jill stein Green Party camp. DO NOT BE FOOLED – many of her values and her beliefs are anathema to true Progressive beliefs and to Bernie supporters.
There is now no question that American has been divided into two categories of people, on one hand those who are clear thinking, who look beyond the rhetoric and search out the truth, and on the other hand those who believe the liturgy of lies continually spewed forth by the biggest con man in modern world history, whose descent into narcissism, likely paranoia and insanity, and who now apparently also has become delusional, has made a mockery of the 2016 presidential election process.
It was back at the beginning of the primary process when former candidate carly fiorina described a disgusting but non-existent video she alleged condemned Planned Parenthood. It did damage, remember the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood office not too long thereafter, but the truth then became part of her rapid decline and exposure as yet another pretender who could only find success through deceit. Perhaps it was this
incident that led trump to the belief that his campaign of outrageous lies could be stimulated to greater heights by describing other non-existent videos, which he has now done on at least two occasions - first the phony description of “thousands of Muslims in New Jersey” cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, and now the airplane loaded with cash transporting $400 M to Iran.
Or does he actually believe these things? Is the trump ALSO delusional? Continue reading →
Insanity – “Mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior.” (law.com).
Or, “1. A deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia);
2. Such unsoundness of mind or lack of understanding as prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or as removes one from criminal or civil responsibility;
3a Extreme folly or unreasonableness;
3b Something utterly foolish or unreasonable” from merriam-webster.com.
And of course: Paranoia – “a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.”
Or, 1. A psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations;
2. A tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others, also from merriam-webster.com.
Or, finally, “Paranoia is an unfounded or exaggerated distrust of others, sometimes reaching delusional proportions. Paranoid individuals constantly suspect the motives of those around them, and believe that certain individuals, or people in general, are ‘out to get them.’” from medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/.
It seems like almost daily some person of note chimes in with a public statement that “donald trump is insane” or that “donald trump is insane to say ….. [add in whatever latest rant or idea he has espoused]”. The press has reported such pronouncements Continue reading →
An unmistakable similarity of donald trumps’ presidential campaign and of the campaign that brought adolph hitler to power and that then fueled the rise of nazism through Europe was the reliance on scapegoats, the pervasive assumption, hammered home at every available opportunity, that “we are great, but for” those within who seek to destroy us, those among us who have their own selfish self-interests who when allowed to exist in our society, have for their personal benefit and for the betterment only of their own group
caused us, and will continue to cause us, great harm.
Once the appropriate scapegoat population had been named, the next step in both instances was to call for their elimination. hitler focused primarily on the Jews, be he was no less clear in his ostracizing of and calls for elimination of Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, the
disabled, and other groups that detained the prosperity of Germany and the position of his “master race” as the leader of the world.
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.
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.
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
impervious trump from his road to the gop presidential nomination.
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 →
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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
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 →
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,
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%.
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
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,
education, saw fit to suspend her for one game. Always on the lookout for misdeeds, the NCAA Continue reading →
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
Drug and Discount, Peoples Drug, Revco, Arbor Drugs, Rix Dunnington, Stadtlander Continue reading →
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?
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 →