The Arizona Supreme Court is due to hear a case today filed by State Republicans over the Medicaid expansion put into place by former Az Governor Jan Brewer that gives healthcare to low income families and individuals. It was put into place by Gov Brewer when Obamacare was passed into law and Arizona’s Republicans have been up in arms ever since! That’s NOT surprising because, frankly, Arizona has a notorious reputation for trying any way they can to increase the burden on poor and working poor families and individuals in the state. Of course, Arizona also has a notorious reputation for being unwilling to recognize such statesmen as the former Dr Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez too. The state only recognized the MLK holiday when concerts and conventions began cancelling events in Arizona in protest of the state’s refusal to honor MLK. Once Arizona legislators figured out how much MONEY would be lost they changed their toon rather quickly and recognized the MLK holiday. A similar scenario revolved around the late migrant worker rights advocate Caesar Chavez. The state reluctantly created a special day to honor him in the same tone with MLK. Arizona should be ashamed but the state government in Phoenix is far from being so. Continue reading
commentary by Monomakh —–
The absolute bullshit that comes our of academia and “science” today never ceases to astound me. These people are absolutely full of shit IMO! Case in point? Here’s the latest and it concerns PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP:
“Unethical amnesia” could explain some of Donald Trump’s forgetfulness” reads the headline on AOL News this morning. The article notes that Trump made headlines this past week by “forgetting” a campaign promise. On his “Thank you tour” Trump said in Indiana that he “forgot” he’d promised to save American jobs at the Carrier gas furnace factory in Ohio. In fact, he said he “found out” about HIS promise only when he saw a Carrier employee talking about it on TV! Trump went on to say, “And I never thought I made that promise. Not with Carrier. I made it for everybody else. I didn’t make it really for Carrier.” FACT CHECK is that Trump DID in FACT pledge to keep Carrier jobs in the US rather than letting them go to Mexico. And, Trump made that pledge SEVERAL TIMES during his presidential campaign! So why did Trump forget?
Well leave it up to a Business Insider report to come up with an ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT explanation! That opinion article refers to new social science research (what a load of CRAP) about what is being called “unethical amnesia.” And just what is that? “Research” conducted by social science professors at Northwestern and Harvard Universities shows that some people have poor memories when they engage in dishonest behavior such as those who run for office and make campaign promises like Trump. This research concluded that after a person engages in unethical behavior (ie: LYING!) memories of their actions become more “obfuscated” over time because of the “psychological distress” (ie: GUILT) and discomfort such misdeeds cause. In other words, people who LIE tend to not be able to KEEP THEIR LIES STRAIGHT because they tell so many LIES they forget which lies they’ve told! And we had to have a social science “research study” for this??? And the “cure” for this “unethical amnesia”? The Northwestern and Harvard academics say the cure is to “reflect.” WTF? Reflect? Don’t you mean “try to remember what LIES you’ve told and to whom you’ve told them to”?
So is this a taste of what we’re going to get for the upcoming 4 years (and hopefully not any longer than that)? The conservative press making up excuses for Trump? (and YES I consider Business Insider a right wing Corporatist media). The FACT is that Donald Trump made a lot of promises he knew he couldn’t keep during his campaign just as all other people running for office do. His sole purpose was to get votes and get elected so he, like all other politicians, told people what he thought they wanted to hear. He latched on to the far right winger agenda and played it like a fine tuned fiddle! He simply told the right wingers what they wanted to hear and they fell of him lock, stock, and barrel. But, NOW that he’s been elected there is a PROBLEM for all of you right wingers out there in never-never-land.
That right winger problem is Trump is appointing cabinet and staff officials to his administration that stand in DIRECT OPPOSITION to many of the positions he took during his campaign! For example, this ExxonMobile CEO that (rumor says) he’s going to name as his Secretary of State does NOT support America becoming energy independent AND he has stated in the past that he SUPPORTS A CARBON TAX! Those two items are directly opposed to what Trump said during his campaign as Trump specifically stated and tweeted that he was absolutely opposed to a carbon tax and that he absolutely supports America becoming energy independent. So why is Trump appointing people that are at the opposite ends of his agenda? “Unethical amnesia” perhaps? LMAO!
Let me enlighten you and especially all you right wingers out there…………….
Donald Trump is a PLAYER AND ACTOR in case you haven’t noticed. His “reality” TV hit “The Apprentice” was amazing and Trump played the role of “big boss man” absolutely perfectly. But it was an ACT designed for TELEVISION! In fact, all of these so called “reality shows” have little to nothing to do with REALITY at all. Example: I don’t know about you but if I were stuck on an island or deep in the wilderness and was trying to survive I’d be killing me some shit like rabbits, deer, wild boars, birds, fish, etc. I’ll be damned if I would be sitting around eating rice and cockroaches! Another example: If I went hunting for Bigfoot and I got pics, DNA, and various sorts of physical evidence that the creature actually exists I’d make sure to PROVE IT beyond ANY doubt to the entire world using REAL SCIENCE so that its existence would be undeniable! I’ll be damned if I’d be running to and fro unshaven and looking one of the Beverly Hillbillies looking at “evidence” (photos, blood, etc) gotten by other people and just walk away without taking possession of that evidence for testing! Like I said. There all of these “reality shows” have nothing to do with REALITY and that includes Trump’s “The Apprentice.”
I’ve personally always believed that a man or woman’s ACTIONS speak far louder than their words and in the case of our President-elect his recent actions in appointing his cabinet and staff are INCONSISTENT with his words spoken BY HIM during HIS campaign for POTUS. That tells me HE LIED! This guy isn’t even in office yet! He’s appointing people that stand in direct opposition to his campaign rhetoric and promises and that tells me that in Trump’s mind running for POTUS was just another “reality show.” Well guess what America? LIFE ISN’T A FRICKIN REALITY SHOW!! In MY opinion Donald Trump is already proving he’s a LIAR! He’s already showing us just how well he played and conned us! He’s already laughing at how stupid and foolish We The People have been AGAIN all the way to the Oval Office!! Continue reading
This is great and I’m glad to hear a Black American RIP the MSM a new A-hole! CNN whom I prefer to call the “Communist News Network” as been trying to start a race war for a long, long time now, They have no integrity in their reporting and, hell, they don’t even see themselves as journalists but as “social engineers” in my estimation! They seriously need to just report the news and STOP trying to MANIPULATE public perception and opinion! They aren’t “social engineers” because what they really are, are SOCIAL MANIPULATORS! Screw You CNN! Can’t stand ya!!
The man not only rips CNN but Black Lives Matter along with Hillary and Bill Clinton whom he outright calls “traitors to this country!” AMEN! When this CNN interview suddenly went awry the reporter was also approached by a Hispanic and White man who joined the Black American in RIPPING CNN a new A-hole LMAO. And the poor reporter’s excuse? “I was just doing my job”. Ahhh…rightttt. Funny we heard the SAME THING from all those little NAZI BASTARDS in Germany at the end of WW2 when they were put on trial for the demonic mass killings they carried out in the Concentration Camps. “Just doing my job”……MY ASS!!!
American AIN’T BUYING IT ANYMORE CNN AND THE REST OF THE MSM!!!!!
Go to the following link and be sure to watch the video of the interview………
President Barack Obama I must admit has been somewhat of an enigma to me over the course of the past 8 years. He’s a very good orator but he seems not to know when he’s said enough and leave it at that. Instead he gives a great and inspiring speech and then throws in something divisive and that just blows me away! And he did it again…today…in Dallas!
Both Obama and former POTUS George Bush 2 attended a memorial for the fallen Dallas Police Officers today killed last week in a domestic TERROR attack. Obama gave a very unifying speech and offered comfort to friends and family but…but then….he did it again. At the end of his Unifying speech he decided to end it by speaking about gun control! He unified and then he divided and sadly that is typical of this president. Why didn’t he just end it before he made his comments about gun control? The answer to that is rather simple. Obama is NOT a unifier but a divider and he’s proven that over and over again during his tenure as president.
Back in 2008 I had high hopes for Obama. I thought being our first part Black president that he’d do a lot for Black America. I thought he’d sound a message of unity among Americans of all races loud and clear. Why, I even thought he might turn out to be a second Dr Martin Luther King! Sadly, it didn’t take me long to figure out that Barack Obama was no Dr King and it didn’t take me long to figure out that he wasn’t going to do much for Black America. I began to realize that unlike Dr King, Obama was a divider instead of a messenger of Unity! Obama has turned out NOT to be anything I thought he was back in 2008 when we first elected him POTUS.
And now here he is in the last few final months of his presidency and Obama is STILL missing his opportunity. He’s still capitalizing on DIVISION instead of unity! He STILL hasn’t done anything for Black America! What he’s done is proven over and over again that he’s not a unifier and that he is a CORPORATIST just as his protege Hillary Clinton is. He and Hillary are for the RICH and all those who are not rich of ALL COLORS are SERFS! Hillary is playing the SAME GAME Obama played with us back in 2008. And like Obama back then Hillary is just paying us a lot of LIP SERVICE! Empty words and empty promises with NO substance and NO intention of fulfilling any of the promises at all, period! Will America fall for this CON GAME again? Hate to say it but it is highly likely.
Barack Obama is a man and a president who has now missed his golden opportunity and sadly that also means America has missed its golden opportunity. Today, America seems more DIVIDED than every before and that’s pretty sad in light of the fact that Obama is our first Black POTUS. What’s even sadder is Obama doesn’t even seem like he realizes he’s missed such a golden opportunity OR he just doesn’t care. So, in my mind Barack Obama has been a failure as a president and I can’t help but imagine how America would be today had this first Black President been a unifier instead of a divider. How much different would America and Americans be today had President Barack Obama been a man in the footsteps of Dr Martin Luther King? We can only imagine now…………..
Who REALLY runs this nation? Well it sure as hell isn’t poor or working White people! Take a look at the following stats:
1. America today has MORE wealth and income inequality than any major developed country on the planet.
2. The gap between RICH and everyone else in this country is WIDER than at any time since the 1920s!
3. The top 1/10th of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%.
4. An astounding 58% of all new income since the Wall Street crash has gone to the top 1%.
5. We have an overflow of millionaires and billionaires in this nation YET at the same time millions of not-rich Americans work longer hours and for LOWER wages!
6. America has one of the HIGHEST child poverty rates of any developed country on the planet!! And yet we are the richest nation on the planet?
These are pretty DISGUSTING statistics for a nation who prides itself for being the richest nation on earth and a fortress for social justice, equality, opportunity, freedom and democracy!!
And yet, these stats PROVE beyond doubt who is REALLY running things in this nation and who has been for MANY decades now. It’s time for a REALITY CHECK America! It’s time to identify the REAL OPPRESSORS in this nation!!
And solutions to all this:
Go to the following and read it….
Tucson, Arizona police shot and killed a mentally ill man they were conducting a welfare check on. The man was a mute but could hear and understand speech. Police were called to the residence by a family member who was worried about the welfare of 30 year old Abraham Smith. Police say a relative gave them a key to the residence and when they entered Smith came out of a back room with a knife refusing to follow their commands to stop and put the weapon down. Police and Smith ended up outside the residence and one officer, 4 year veteran Ryder Schrage, was backed up against a fence by Smith still coming at him with the knife. That’s when the officer shot him. Paramedics responded but Smith was dead at the scene. Tucson Police are conducting an internal investigation into the shooting.
So here is yet another example of American police firing a kill shot! Why was Smith not tased? Why was he not shot in the leg or arm? Why didn’t the officer shot the knife out of his hand? Why the kill shot???
You don’t need to kill a suspect usually. You can tase them or wound them! But our police in this country seem to go for the kill shot first and one wonders why? What is the problem?
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only Love can do that.
I have decided to stick with Love. Hate is too great a burden to bear!
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
We MUST learn to live together as BROTHERS or perish together as Fools!
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral….violence NEVER brings about permanent peace.
The time is always right to do what is right.
I look to a day when people will NOT be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
A riot is the language of the unheard.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
….rioting is NOT revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat!
(teachings of wisdom from the GREAT Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a REAL American HERO)