“Unethical Amnesia”? No! It’s called “you can’t remember your LIES!”

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:

Soviet_4“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

Court Rules in Favor of Nazi Arizona’s SB1070!!

Arizona2US District Court Judge Susan Bolton this past Friday upheld a controversial part of Arizona’s anti-immigration law known as SB1070.  Specifically, the judge upheld the part of the law that would allow Arizona police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop for any reason.  Opponents of the provision are calling it the “Show Me Your Papers Law” reminiscent of tactics used by the Nazi Gestapo during WW2.

Bolton said opponents failed to show the court that Arizona police would enforce the law differently on Hispanics than on non-Hispanics.  SB1070 was passed into law by the Arizona Legislature back in 2010 and has been repeatedly challenged in courts since that time.  Bolton’s ruling Friday was on the last of seven challenges to the law.

Bolton’s ruling came on the heals of another ruling by another federal judge who approved a deal (there’s that dirty little 4 letter word) between the US Dept of Justice and Maricopa County, Arizona which will resolve accusations of civil rights abuses against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies.

The National Immigration Law Center’s legal director Karen Tumlin said her organization is evaluating their options in light of Bolton’s ruling.  NILC was one of the parties in the suit challenging the Show Me Your Papers law.

What will now be interesting to see in Arizona is just how police in that state use the law.  Will they use it fairly without profiling or will they use it simply to check immigration status of any and all Hispanics in the state?  Or will they even use it at all?  One thing is for sure.  The State of Arizona is one of the most RACIST states in the union!  It always has been and always will be for as long as the state’s “good-ole boy” network remains in power.  Ironically, the state had much agriculture and growers use thousands of migrant workers to pick their crops during harvest season. It’s a bit like talking out of both sides of one’s mouth.  On the one hand the state wants illegals gone YET on the other hand they want migrants to pick their crops during harvest season.  Seems like Arizona wants it both ways.

I’ll wait until some statistics come out that PROVE police are not targeting Hispanics.  I’ll be VERY interested to see how many whites they stop and check immigration status!  Hey, maybe they are illegals from Russia, Germany, the UK, Australia, or a host of other nations!  Here’s what’s astounding, however.  Hispanics are soon to be the MAJORITY in Arizona and the US and it amazes me the CRAP LAWS like this get passed nowadays.  Maybe in the 1940s or 1800s but in 2015?  And can someone please tell me why Arizona with a rather large HISPANIC population has only had ONE Hispanic Governor (Raul Castro) in its entire history as a state?  The rest have all been WHITE males and women!  How’s that???????????????????????????

Fact of the matter is this law SMACKS of RACISM period!  Good move Arizona!  When are you changing your state’s name to include the term “Nazi”?

Reference:

http://news.yahoo.com/judge-upholds-show-papers-arizona-immigration-law-210348320.html

 

Trump Steals the SHOW!!

 

 

 

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COMMENTARY & OPINION:

Last night saw the first of the GOP debates and without question it was frontrunner and real estate mogul Donald Trump who stole the SHOW.  And what a SHOW it was indeed!  All designed for your consumption and entertainment with a few features “borrowed” from Trumps own past reality shows.  Oh yes, Trump was obviously the CEO of the debate and he made sure everyone watching new it right from the beginning.  And the rest of the GOP candidates?  Why they are just Trumps lackeys!  At least that’s the image Trump was trying to portray.

It all began when Trump became the only candidate to not say that if he didn’t get the nomination he wouldn’t wage his own independent campaign.  That move right from the start set the stage for Trump and made him stick out gaining the audience’s attention and it worked.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly hit Trump on his past comments about women saying Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton believes Trump to be a part of the war on women.  Trump shot back in an effort to justify his lack of political correctness and added an insulting comment about Rosie O’Donnell in process.  Frankly, about the only thing Trump said that I agreed with is that this country is in big trouble and that this country doesn’t have time for political correctness.  Absolutely!

But, then, Trump shot his mouth off again and this time it was about Mexican and Mexico.  In the past Trump has made several comments alleging Mexico is sending criminals across the border into the US because our leaders are stupid and deceived about the Mexican government.  The “stupid and deceived” I might agree with but I highly doubt the Mexican government is sending known criminals to the US.  The Mexican drug cartels are already here as America (read Americans) are the big market for illegal drugs yet Trump didn’t say a word about that fact.  It’s just not Mexicans and other Latinos coming across our southern border as the US Border Patrol finds DAILY thrown away military style uniforms from Middle Eastern countries on our side of the border meaning we have terrorists crossing the southern border pretending to be Mexican.  Yet, again, Trump said nothing about that either.  In fact, what Trump said is that we need a wall stretching across the border to keep the Mexicans out!  A wall?  As in Berlin Wall Mr Trump?  I’m sure it will have razor wire on top and towers manned by guards with machine guns and big spot lights, right?  Oh and I assume the standing order in those towers will be “shoot on sight” isn’t that correct Mr Trump?

GOP candidate who was part of the debate, Senator Rand Paul, pretty much hit Trump on the head when Paul commented saying of Trump, “He buys and sells politicians of all strips.  He’s already hedging his bet on the Clintons.”  You’re absolutely right Rand as Trump is one of the 1% who has mega-bucks thus making him part of the PROBLEM NOT THE SOLUTION in this country!  The REAL PROBLEM in this country isn’t that our leaders are naive and stupid but that they are bought, paid for, and outright OWNED by corporate America and the global corporations and they no longer represent We The People but he corporations instead.   Can you say CORRUPTION America???

Trump has given money to Hillary Clinton in the past and, in fact, Trump has supported various other candidates in the past who hold opposite views of what Trump is spouting today with all of his “ultra-conservative” rhetoric. Makes one want to say, “Will the real Donald Trump please stand up.”

Now let us also keep in mind that Trump made his BILLIONS mostly in real estate.  Consider for a moment just who the SLAVE LABOR is in the real estate industry.  You know, the people who do all of the landscaping and much of the tile laying and construction work on just bought properties for minimum wage or below.  Why it is the MEXICANS!  Oh it’s one of those “jobs” that Americans don’t want, or so we are told.  I’d be interested to know just how many Mexicans and other illegals work or have worked for Trump on one of his properties.  I betting several because Americans just don’t want those kind of jobs, right?  So if Trump gets elected and builds his Berlin Wall whose he going to use for America’s SLAVE CLASS?  I’m sure he’ll find someone as America has ALWAYS had its slave class.  First was the Blacks, then it was the Chinese immigrants, and today it is the Hispanic immigrants.  Will America’s slave class please step forward so we know who you are?

Getting back to the MONEY TRAIL (which most often is where TRUTH lies) Trump defended his donations to the Clintons saying he gave to her foundations and that he donated to politicians for “BUSINESS FAVORS.”  He said that demonstrates that our political system is “broken.”  Excuse me?  This man gives money in order to get “business favors” in return making him part of the PROBLEM in this country and somehow we are supposed to believe that suddenly he’s now part of the solution when the fact is he’s been part of the problem which is the ownership of our politicians?  And he really expects Main Street America to buy that shit LOL?  I think it safe to conclude that not only does Trump think our politicians are stupid and deceived but that everyday Americans are REALLY stupid and EASILY deceived.

Trump is a showman.  That’s obvious from his TV reality series in the past and today.  It’s all SHOW for public consumption to put him in the White House and once (if) that happens let me assure you the politician buying for “business favors” will skyrocket.  Trump is Wall Streets man but he isn’t America’s man!  What he’s doing is playing the role (Trump is a pretty good actor btw) of Mr Ultra-conservative appealing to all those ultra-conservatives out there that would like to throw our country back into the 1800s and screw progress!  He’s also playing on people’s fears and that tends to work amazingly well with many people as, in fact, they are afraid of their own shadows just as SHEEPLE should be.  He admitted last night that he gave donations to politicians with the expectation of getting “business favors” in return.  That, in my opinion, is an admission from Trump himself that he IS part of the problem not the solution.  How much more blunt could he be?  But that wasn’t all.  Trump also said that most of the GOP candidates on stage last night were people he’d donated to also!  Boy if that wasn’t the clincher in this debate what was!  That’s right all you other GOP candidates.  Remember who gave you the pesos and who owns you!!

Let us not take Trump lightly.  He leads in the polls outpacing Jeb Bush by 10 points even though Bush is the clear favorite of the GOP mafia!  He outpaces Scott Walker by 12 points and in polling all of the other candidates are in the single digits.  Trump MIGHT grab the nomination and that would be a nightmare IMO especially for MEXICANS whom he claims he has political support from BUT which I HIGHLY DOUBT to be so!

Marco Rubio, another GOP candidate, during the debate defended himself when hit with accusations that he just wasn’t experienced enough to be POTUS saying this election “had better be about the future, not the past.”  Amen to that!  And let’s not forget that our current POTUS was inexperienced when he came into office about 8 years ago.  So Rubio wouldn’t be the first.  BTW isn’t he Cuban?  Hmmm…Hispanic……………wonder what Trump thinks of Rubio?

Senator Rand Paul got a bunch of applause during the debate when he commented that he wants government to collect more records on terrorists and less records on law-abiding Americans.  Candidate NJ Governor Chris Christie shot back calling Paul’s comment “ridiculous” and asking “How are you supposed to know?”  That is, just how are you suppose to know who’s a terrorist and who’s not I assume Christie meant.  Obviously, someone needs to enlighten Christie as he didn’t get the memo pointing out that the real terrorists are not Mid Eastern fanatics but Grandma Moses in the wheel chair!  Good god Christie!  Where have you been?  In a New Jersey cave or something?

Bottomline is this.  Last nights GOP debate was the biggest crock of shit I’ve seen in a long time!  It was like watching one of Trumps reality shows which, honestly, I hate.  It was clearly all fakery and produced for the sheeple in America which is exactly what the GOP thinks of Americans down here on Main Street.  IMO this was far from being a real debate and it was nothing more than yet another Hollywood production designed for your entertainment.  And that is what it was.  Entertainment and nothing more IMO.  What a sham!!  I didn’t buy it and I hope you didn’t either.

Fact is this nation is in BIG trouble but I didn’t see one candidate in the debates last night that I’d put my faith in to do something about it.  In fact, at the end of the debate I was left with a gut wrenching feeling hoping (praying) that NONE of these people make into the White House because if they do we are going to be in bigger trouble than we are now.

And now allow me to close with the candidate I opened with.  It’s none other than the infamous, shouting, great actor Donald Trump.  In the past he’s made comments about women such as referring to them as, and I quote, “FAT PIGS.”  He’s also referred to women as “DOGS” and “DISGUSTING ANIMALS” on Twitter.  WTF???  Hey Trump! Wasn’t your mother a woman?  And weren’t your wives also?

And now Trump holds nothing back making Hispanics, specifically “Mexicans,” public enemy numero uno!  Oh yes, they are the cause of all of our woes in this country.  Forget the political corruption and the buying of politicians for “business favors” in return.  And forget how corporate America loves to rip off Americans and play us all for FOOLS. Oh and let’s not forget how 1% of the 1% in this nation hold 99% of the wealth either!!

Trump, in my OPINION, is a racist bigot and egotistical woman hater!!  And that is the bottomline for me when it come to Donald Trump!  He puts on a good show but IF this man was ever put in the White House it would be the WORST DISASTER this nation ever had.

Reference:

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/08/06/gop-debate-donald-trump-doubles-down-on-mexico-comments-mocks/21219524/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D-1935490436

The Rising Hispanic Vote in Arizona and the Southwest

A new analysis appeared yesterday in Latino Decisions concerning the rising Hispanic population in Arizona.  From the statistics it appears Arizona won’t be a red state for much longer.  The report was conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice.  The immigration issue that Congress has become stalled on is a rising matter of concern for many Hispanics.  Right now it appears that both Republican and Democrats have an equal opportunity for gaining the Hispanic vote if one of the parties embraces pro-immigration reforms.

The Latino voting block is expected to become the majority in Arizona within the next 15 years.  The growing Hispanic population in the state is NOT due to immigration but to a youthful Hispanic population who are having children.  The report states that even though Hispanics in the State voted GOP in the past today they’ve all but abandoned the GOP due to concerns about the GOP’s hard stance against immigration reform.

In 2012, the analysis shows, only 40% of Hispanics voted while 60% did not.  In the US as a whole only 48% of Hispanics voted in 2012 while 52% did not.  In 2010 only 14% of Hispanics voted for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  In fact, according to the report Hispanics have fled from the GOP ever since the state passed the now infamous and mostly declared unconstitutional SB 1070 anti-immigration bill.

When asked if they knew someone who is an undocumented immigrant 65% of Arizona Hispanics answered “yes” while 30% said “no.”  Among Latino voters in Arizona 41% said they vote in support of Latino community more-so than they vote Republican or Democrat.

One thing is clear for Arizona.  There is a massive Hispanic vote that needs to be mobilized in the state and if done it will change the face of state politics for a long time.   These statistics are common now throughout the American Southwest including Texas and New Mexico.  The Hispanic vote is a rising power that both Democrats and Republicans are going to have to deal with and appeal to.

Source:

http://www.latinodecisions.com/blog/2014/03/04/demographics-and-immigration-politics-in-arizona/