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
President Trump eliminated DACA a few weeks ago putting the future of every “dreamer” in the US in peril. At the time he said he and Congress would be working on something more permanent for children brought to the US illegally by their illegal immigrant parents. The Dems have promised amnesty for these youth but Trump says not so fast! Trump wants something in exchange for giving Dreamers amnesty. He wants funding for his WALL!! No wall? Nothing for Dreamers!
Trump rubs me the wrong way on two levels here. First of all this is the TWENTY FIRST CENTURY for God’s sake NOT 1949! So why in the hell does Trump want to erect a Soviet-style brick and mortar wall? With the technology we have an electronic fence could be put into place and, in fact, is already in place and in use along some areas of the US-Mexico border. FACT is with this technology we don’t need to have a physical Berlin-like wall to keep illegals out of the US. But Trump seems set on constructing such a monstrosity no matter what and now he’s using the Dreamers as PAWNS in his little chess game with Congress!
And that’s the other thing that rubs me the wrong way. Why is Trump playing the Dreamers to get what he wants (funding for his asinine wall)? Dreamers are young PEOPLE not pawns on a chess board! Most have never even been to Mexico and many don’t speak on word of Spanish. Most have gone to AMERICAN schools, served in the AMERICAN military, and have never known anything else other than AMERICA! The consider themselves AMERICANS not MEXICANS! But all this falls on deaf ears when it comes to Trump who is BENT on getting his brick and mortar wall and apparently at ANY cost. Even if it means using HUMAN BEINGS and pawns in some SICK chess game!!
I have a suspicion that the people advising Trump may not be right bright. I have a suspicion that although he might be a whiz when it comes to real estate and business as POTUS he’s not right bright. I find it utterly deplorable that a sitting POTUS with no dignity whatsoever has chosen to use OUR YOUTH (they are Americans except in legal status) as pawns in his sick chess game with Congress. Trump should be ashamed of himself BUT he’s not because his over inflated ego is too big to feel SHAME.
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I want to address two things in this post. First is Puerto Rico and second is the Affordable Health Care Act (aka: Obamacare). Let me begin with Puerto Rico. Yesterday the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Carmen Yulin Cruz accused Trump of “genocide” in relation to the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following a massive hurricane that devastated the US territory a few weeks ago. Notice Puerto Rico is a US TERRITORY and NOT some foreign country? Puerto Rico was bankrupt before the hurricane hit and now the infrastructure is completely devastated making life almost impossible on the island. Trumps response has left a lot to be desired and yesterday after Congress (yes they actually did something) passed a bill granting more funding for disaster relief his response was tweeting that “we can’t stay in Puerto Rico forever.” WTF? What in the hell was that tweet all about? No one expects FEMA to stay in Puerto Rico forever and, frankly, his statement (yes he has said all of his tweets are OFFICIAL presidential statements) was inappropriate. So what does Trump plan to do? Leave the people of Puerto Rico to fend for themselves and be content with the US territory sinking into a Third World State?
I like what US Representative Luis V. Gutierrez D-Ill said yesterday. He said,, “I ask every American that has love, and not hate in their hearts, to stand with Puerto Rico and let this President know we WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE!”. I think Gutierrez hit the nail on the head because HATE is the problem here with Trump! I knew during his presidential campaign 2016 when the KKK and Neo-Nazis came out quickly supporting Trump that something was amiss and his slow response to condemn the riots in Charlottesville involving Neo-Nazis demonstrating there only added more proof that Trump IS A RACIST! This plus all of his rhetoric about Mexico and his beloved Berlin-style SOVIET wall he wants to build is all proof that this president does NOT see himself as President of all Americans especially Hispanic and Minority Americans! How much more proof do we need that Trump is a hardcore RACIST? Add atop all of this his recent move to suspend DACA which threatens to deport Hispanic youth that were brought to America illegally by their parents crossing our border illegally and you’ve got plenty of evidence that Trump is a RACIST.
Perhaps you have noticed that the terrorist or the oppressor is ALWAYS the victim? Well that is the role that the terrorist regime in North Korea is now playing in regards to the young American they released recently named Otto Warmbler. Otto was a 22 year old American college student visiting the rogue nation. While there he was accused of stealing a propaganda poster inside his hotel room and he was arrested for it. He was taken to one of many North Korean puppet courts, found guilty, pleaded for mercy but to no avail, and was sentenced to 15 years hard labor. Now keep in mind this was for stealing a POSTER!
Otto was returned to the US as an act of “mercy” by North Korea and he died this past June. Warmbler’s parents appeared today on Fox & Friend and on CNN and they had plenty to say about North Korea’s terrorist regime. They believe that their son was brutally tortured by the North Koreans and they likely are absolutely right as the NK regime is known to employ torture liberally and operates numerous prison camps throughout the country that use torture.
As Otto was being flown back home to the USA his parents hoped that he could be rehabilitated and his life could go on normally but they were disappointed quickly because when Otto came home he was blind, deaf, and screaming in pain! What they discovered along with their doctors that what the NK had claimed about Otto was most definitely NOT true! And just what was that? NK authorities claimed Otto had been treated humanely and had not been tortured. The claimed that Otto had slipped into a coma after suffering from a bout with botulism and taking A (meaning one) sleeping pill for which he was given “proper medical attention.” Yet Otto’s physical state did NOT support anything claimed by the North Korean regime! Continue reading
He’s only been in the Crap House for 9 months but it seems like he’s been there for at least 4 years already. Yes, I’m talking about our esteemed President Donald J. Trump and I don’t know about you but to me and many others he’s already a full-fledged nightmare that everyone is wishing would just go away. Trump and his administration are a bit like living in the “Twilight Zone.” For starters it should now be clear to everyone that Trump has problems working with people. In fact, it appears he can’t work with people because he seems to have an attitude of “my way or no way.” That attitude might work in the greed ridden halls of business but it doesn’t work when you are the leader of a country or in any other high political office. Politics is an art and, specifically, it is an art of COMPROMISE. The Democrats showed during 8 years of the Obama regime that they didn’t understand that little basic reality of politics and now the Republicans are showing that they don’t get it either! And as for Trump? The man doesn’t even know the meaning of the world “compromise” I assure you.
Trump is now going to bed with the Democrats because he can’t get anything done with his own party, the GOP, and that would be because of his attitude of “my way or no way.” Like I said, Trump has problems working with other people. Right off the bat he offended the GOP leadership in both the Senate and House to the point that all they wanted was to do anything and everything they could to screw him over and they’ve done just that for the past 9 months. That’s why Trump’s agenda has gone nowhere! So now he’s hopped in bed with the Democrats to get Obamacare axed and he’s going after GOP congressmen and senators who don’t support the latest version of “repeal and replace.” Case in point….Trump is now going after Rand Paul for not supporting the latest version to screw the working poor out of affordable healthcare.
No one should be surprised by Trump’s actions (or lack thereof) over the past 9 months because he’s simply doing what he’s done for decades in the business world. That is….Screwing people over! That’s the way he’s gotten to where he is via his real estate business and investments, screwing people over, and he’s made a lot of enemies along the way who have not forgotten how they were screwed by him. Trump is just continuing his typical M. O. A number of his FORMER supporters, I saw a few days ago, burned their “MAGA” hats in a bonfire already because they are so frustrated and disappointed with him. LOL guess they now realize just how Trump played them like a fiddle for the naive people they are. But, again, get used to it because that is what Trump has done in the business world for decades now and in the near future he will continue to screw over his supporters IF and when he deems it to HIS advantage. This man, this president, has no loyalty to anyone but himself, period! Continue reading
And so it appears that the reincarnation of the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini now exists in the person of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America…………somehow…………….
Trump continuing his quest to destroy all things done by his predecessor Barack H. Obama has now turned to eliminating DACA which was a program designed for children of illegals in the US so they could stay in our country. As of yesterday that security for these youth is now gone! So I take it that as of yesterday the US now punished the CHILDREN of criminals for crimes committed by their parents? So the very next murder that happens I suspect that the children of the killer will be arrested and charged with homicide along with the killer parent. Somewhere there is logic in this kind of thinking, at least, in the DERANGED mind of Donald J. Trump. Sorry but I have no concluded after being in the WH for about 9 months that this President is unstable and very possibly even PSYCHOTIC! Just like Benito Mussolini was!!
Oh but wait………Trump says he acting with compassion. Seriously? To remove the security that of these youth who were brought to America through no fault of their own, attended American schools, served in the US military, graduated from US universities, and who work in AMERICAN jobs is NOT compassionate at all. In fact, it is downright evil and noncompassionate! MOST of these youth have NEVER been to Mexico or Central America and don’t even speak Spanish. Why? Because they are AMERICANS!
Before you spout off the standard Trump defense put yourself in their shoes. Imagine having known nothing but America and now being threatened with deportation to some sewage pile in Mexico City simply because when you were 6 months old your parents illegally came into the US. Since your beginning you’ve considered yourself to be an American and now suddenly you realize you are not. And now you don’t know what is going to happen to you, your future, or YOUR children! That is BEYOND HORRIFIC!! And Donald Trump should be absolutely ashamed of himself!! But I’m sure he’s not because just like Mussolini I’m sure Trump thinks he can do no wrong.
Trump has only been in office for about 9 months and, frankly, it seems like he’s been in office for far longer than that. He and his presidency are quickly turning out to be a nightmare for MANY Americans. This man is unstable and Vice President Pence along with Congress need to act now to remove him from office on ground that he is insane. And HE IS!!
Just what in the hell is Trump trying to do? Put us back to pre-1960s conditions complete with separate bathrooms and all non-white forced to ride in the back of the bus? WTF is this man thinking? He’s not uniting anyone but he sure is dividing everyone in ways none of us could have imagined. This president only in office for 9 months is already a FAILURE!! What he SHOULD HAVE DONE is to keep DACA in place and/or make all of these youth US citizens effective immediately. They ARE Americans!
Trump and his cronies are playing a very dangerous game. Since Day One RACISM has been very apparent with this president. Oh yes, he has the token Black Man in his cabinet serving as HUD Secretary and the best thing that Dr Ben Carson could do is RESIGN immediately in protest and on LIVE TV!! How Carson can serve in this racist Nazi regime is beyond me. Trump is dividing the American people along racial lines and that is very dangerous. Something is going to give and this nation is going to find itself in the midst of an armed and bloody revolution llike the world has never seen before. It’s coming! The writing is all over the wall now! Only a FOOL now believes such a thing can’t happen in the good-ole-boy-USA!!
For the past 9 months I’ve tried really hard to give Trump the benefit of the doubt but I can no longer do so. He’s now shown his true colors as a Nazi Corporatist and racist. He hasn’t done ANYTHING original because he’s spent the past 9 months involved in some sort of psychotic obsession bent on destroying everything accomplished by President Obama. He hasn’t accomplished one solitary campaign promise! There is something WRONG with this man and Americans had better wake up before he rips this nation apart in ways we DON’T want to even imagine!
Shame on you Donald Trump!! BAD decision!
PS- LMAO does Trump actually think that the current Congress is going to do anything about DACA? For at least the past decade now these 535 members have done absolutely NOTHING and I’m still trying to figure out why we are even paying these LOSERS!! Congress isn’t going to do anything to save DACA. They will twiddle their thumbs as usual, whine (which they are pros at), and make up all sorts of excuses for their inaction and INCOMPETENCE!
commentary by Monomakh ————
Leftists often have a disconnect when it comes to their envisioned Communist utopia and reality. Many are so driven by their vision of a human utopia that they do not consider the consequences of many of their actions. Such is the case in Oslo, Norway and throughout Europe in general today and it now is very clear that the Leftist desire to commit cultural suicide is in full swing and unstoppable.
The Leftist have achieved their goal of flooding Europe with Islamic immigrants from places like Syria, Iraq, Iran, etc. What is now happening is that these immigrants who have no desire to assimilate into European society are turning major European cities into Third World slums! Oslo, Norway is a great example of this.
The rule of law is becoming increasingly ignored as these Muslim immigrants carry out their own “justice” and implement Islamic Law (Sharia). The Leftists call all this “multiculturalism” but what it really is is cultural suicide. These immigrants have absolutely no intention or desire whatsoever to assimilate into European society and, in fact, they detest European society and the European rule of law. The are NOT like Muslim immigrants in past times who assimilated into European culture! Instead, they wish to maintain their own Muslim culture and they expect European culture to conform to them! Some of these people hold some very radical Muslim views and they see Europe as a place of the infidels that must be converted to Islam or die. Instead of assimilating these people wish to impose their Islamic culture and beliefs on us and what is surprising in all of this is that European leaders seem inept to doing anything about it. Instead the Leftist European leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcome more and more Muslim immigrants with ope arms. Merkel thinks she’s doing something good but what she is actually doing is facilitating the Islamic conquest of Europe! Continue reading