Trump’s Hypocrisy! Got a clue yet America??

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

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“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

America FIRST!!

commentary by Viktor Sukov —

trump_3President-elect Donald Trump has launched his “Thank You Tour” with the intention of thanking his supporters across America which is a first in case you didn’t know it. It’s nice to see someone with gratitude and hopefully by his example all of us can learn to be grateful in a society that is far too often not grateful for anything. As he launched his tour he let it be known that he intends to nominate retired US Marine Corp General James Mattis, aka “Mad Dog,” as his Defense Secretary which hopefully well bring the US military our of its PC nightmare and we’ll once again have real soldiers again and real military leadership. Mattis is a man with a set between his legs and is just what America needs to drive home to our enemies that the USA isn’t going to take anymore of their bullshit!

On his tour President-elect Trump also outlined his “America First” policy which is something this nation has been in need of for a long, long time now. Speaking in Cincinnati, Ohio said, “NOW is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us….AMERICA!” He went on to say, “There is NO global anthem! There is no global flag, no global currency, no global citizenship. We will be united as AMERICANS.” Speaking further Trump said that attempts to “separate us by race, by age, by income, by place of birth, and by geography” are O-V-E-R! Additionally, he added, “We hear a lot of talk about how we are becoming a globalized world, but the relationships that people value in this country are LOCAL.”

“We pledge allegiance to one flag and that flag is the AMERICAN flag! From now on its going to be AMERICA FIRST,” Trump told the gathered crowd adding that never again will any other interest come before our national interest. “…when America is UNITED nothing is beyond our reach. We are going to have a country that is so great, in so many different ways….we WILL compete in the world….in a world that is a two-way road, not the one-way around! The advantages will come back to our country as they haven’t for many years,” Trump went on to say. “We’re going to put OURSELVES FIRST! We seek peace and harmony with the nations of the world BUT that means recognizing the right of every country, INCLUDING OUR OWN, to look after its citizens. We’ve put other countries first and we’ve had people running our country that truly did not know what the HELL they were doing!” Trumps statements were interrupted numerous times by applause and cheers.

In terms of the American worker Trump said his administration is going to protect the American worker that past administrations have forgotten and they’ve forgotten that it was the American worker who truly built this country. He promised his administration WILL NOT FORGET! He pointed out that one of the major reasons America is so divided today is due to our government’s failure to protect the American worker and their families. “We are not unified,” Trump said, “but WE WILL BE!”

Referring to Washington politicians (namely that WORTHLESS body we call Congress) Trump told the crowd “Washington politicians have spent to long appealing to particular interests, they’ve forgotten how to appeal to the NATIONAL INTERESTS! Our goal is to strengthen the bonds of trust between our citizens, to restore the sense of membership in our shared NATIONAL COMMUNITY.” Continue reading

US Workers Take to Streets Over Wages!

WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!

uniteNow more than ever the American workers need to unite and fight against the ruthless predatory powers that be for a decent wage. For far too long American workers have been exploited and it is time to STAND UP. American workers have been little more than SERFS for the past 10 years and the GROSS LACK of action by that absolutely WORTHLESS body called “Congress” proves it beyond any shadow of doubt.

Fact is it is impossible to live on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour without also being on public assistance. All of our politicians claim they want to cut public assistance roles so why don’t they raise minimum wage so people can earn a descent living without being on such assistance? It’s because they are NOT serious about public assistance “reform” as it keeps the American worker in a state of servitude and that is exactly where the elites wish to keep us. SERFS!

The federal minimum wage today of $7.25 is worth LESS today than it was in 1968 when adjusted for inflation. That is absolutely ASTOUNDING! The federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009 and that is equally astounding considering the HUGE price increases we’ve seen over the past 6 years in terms of food, rent, gasoline, and all other costs of living.

Some states have taken it beyond themselves to raise state minimum wage to at least $12 per hour but that doesn’t happen until 2020 which is FOUR YEARS FROM NOW! Why is this state min wage not taking effect NOW? Again…..SERFDOM! Exploitation of the working poor! And this $12 per hour falls short of what many workers have been demanding which is $15 per hour. Continue reading

Obama Strikes Out Again!

obama5President 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 Runs America? It ain’t poor or working White People!!

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….

https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/

RACE WAR Hits America!

NY PostA protest by Black Lives Matter in Dallas, TX turned into a bloody carnage yesterday as snipers shot 12 Dallas Police Officer killing 5. One suspect taken into custody said he planned to kill more cops and another said he wanted to kill white people. Three suspects have been arrested and the fourth one was killed by police. The demonstration began as a protest against two recent incidents of police shooting two black men, one in St Paul, MN and another in Louisiana earlier this week.

I understand this from two points of few. First, why are our police shooting to kill ANYONE OF ANY COLOR? Why not shoot them in the leg, arm, or tase them? I think some of our police are a bit too trigger happy! You can stop someone from reaching for a gun by shooting them in the leg or arm. It doesn’t have to be a kill shot! No one can help but notice that MOST of the suspects are black males. Sorry but that’s a FACT! I can’t help but wonder just how much racism exists in our police departments and the case in Dallas is somewhat perplexing as they have a BLACK police chief. And then there is the matter of hiring police……….

Ex-military USED to make good police officers but I’m NOT so sure that is the case anymore. Vets are being hired and, sadly, SOME of those vets have mental issues due to their service in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. Likely these people should have never been in the military as they weren’t cut out to be SOLDIERS. It takes a different kind of person to be a soldier ESPECIALLY in war! Some Americans just DON’T have what it takes to kill the enemy and forget about it or at least not let it bother them. War is UGLY BUSINESS! It’s not a video game or make-believe!! It is very real and very ugly. Horrible things are done in the midst of war that, sometimes, no human being in their right mind would ever think of doing. But, war has its own special place and rules and they do NOT conform to the rules of peace of civility.

The next thing I want to address is all of the growing hate in our nation especially along racial and political lines. This is a CLEAR sign that something is VERY WRONG in America! This is a clear sign that we are a nation in GROSS DECLINE bordering on the edge of anarchy and barbarism! We’ve seen this hate and anger grow across the country as the gap between rich and poor has consistently widened over the past decade at least. People do unthinkable things when they are hungry and/or have nothing.

Tensions along MANY LINES just not racial ones have been building in this nation for a long, long time now and we all knew that one day these tensions would explode in a very violent way. They exploded, in part, in Dallas, Texas yesterday. Instead of appeasing We The People (all of us no matter what our skin color) the powers that be have been appeasing themselves for decades now and this is the end result of that! No one wants to be enslaved! No one wants to be a serf! Everyone wants to be cared about and respected! No one wants to be discriminated against or hated! It doesn’t matter what the skin color is because the bottom line is we are all human beings and we all want these SAME things. Continue reading