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Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Night Funnies (If there's anything funny in this country anymore).



Steve Bannon leaving the Trump Administration today:



OUT!

But possibly on speed dial?

Is this John Kelly's doing?

Who will replace Bannon? One commenter at P.E. guessed David Duke.

Anything's possible with the Maniac-in-Chief and this chaotic White House.






This was sent to me by a fb friend "Cool photo of Bannon leaving the White House":








Also, this:



Statues, Kings, and Presidents


The Founding Fathers of the American Revolution knew that if they lost, they would be hanged for treason, for rebelling against the British. They were British subjects in a British colony ruled by a British king. Our Founding Fathers, led by General George Washington, won the Revolutionary War against, at the time, the most powerful country in the world. Therefore, they were not hanged for committing treason against Britain. The American rebels were victorious and won. America was then no longer part of the British Empire.

The ignorant Americans who are making specious arguments against pulling down Civil War statues -- statues of the men who committed treason against the United States, even Robt. E. Lee -- apparently don't understand much about their own American history. Pulling down the statues of the rebel forces, the Confederates who made war against the United States of America, has nothing to do with punishing slavers or people who are anti-gay, or US senators who once were part of the KKK, or any other foolish comparison. The statues of the military men who fought against the USA and with the CSA committed treason. I don't know of any other country in the world where it glorifies military men who rebelled against it in a war and then lost that war.

Another fact that the aggrieved people making those argument need to know is that those statues were erected not after the South lost the Civil War, but during the Jim Crow era as a way of keeping African-Americans who won emancipation in their place and reminded of their status as second class citizens who would be hunted down and murdered by the KKK for any breach of those Jim Crow laws, real or imagined.

We know that the people who instituted those laws were Southern Democrats, but we also know that as soon as the Civil Right Rights and Voting Rights Acts were passed during LBJ's administration, those very same Dixicrats/Democrats abandoned the party and were welcomed into the Republican Party and have been there ever since. Same bigotries, different party name.

Tearing down Confederate military statues will not wipe out anyone's history, as our ignorant POTUS suggested. Getting rid of those monuments will stop doing honor to the people who committed treason against the United States of America.















From PM Carpenter:



Trump's ground is shifting 

 "Something is changing. There are shifts all around, portending an enlightened permanency. They're in the air, on the air, in print and in polling — and they're screaming that this country has just about had it with Trump. Irrevocably. A small core of the fanatically loyal will hang on till the bitter end, of course, but an end there shall be, in either resignation or impeachment. Trump's party is already disgraced beyond redemption, but ultimately his loyal core will shrink to a stat of dismissibility — and then the GOP will pretend it's a party of noble indignation and inviolable standards. After all of Trump's lies and outrages and ineptitude and obstructions Screen Shot 2017-08-18 at 4.45.15 AMof justice, one would have thought that Charlottesville would have been the end. It was instead just another beginning, but this beginning appears to be one of permanent shifts."

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 What is Trump's response to all the bleakness contained in all these shifts? Why, it's to tweet about the "beauty" of memorials to 19th-century traitors. He has reduced himself to the further irreducible: His freshly emphasized platform is that of neo-Confederacy and paeans to blood-and-soil nationalism. As noted, the 20s are beckoning — because his shtick of perpetual outrage is getting old to all those beyond the psychologically diseased and deliriously loyal. Except in the most scarlet of congressional districts, Trump's support will wither to the point of diminishing returns for Republican congressfolk. And then the beginning will morph into the end; in fact, the portentous shifts are already in progress."

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UPDATE:

Trump, who claimed he didn't speak up about Charlottesville sooner because he "likes to get all the facts first," shot off his mouth again before getting all the facts:

President Trump’s false claim that counter-demonstrators lacked a permit




Wednesday, August 17:



Well said, Mr. Sebastian.

And he's not the only one who has spoken out against our Nazi sympthizing POTUS: General Robt. E. Lee's descendants have spoken out against Trump.  

See below after Mr. Sebastian's statement.



John Sebastian : "Our president is the worst of all of us. He's the guy who cheats on his wife, who steals from the little guy, who is racist, and classist and only cares about himself. He's the guy who plays golf instead of spending time with his son. The guy who fakes an injury so he doesn't have to serve in the military. He's the guy who lies about graduating at the top of his class. The guy who is insecure about the size of his hands. The man who says horrible things about women and walks into girl's dressing rooms at beauty pageants so he can see them nude. He's the guy who makes money off of charities and the guy who cheats at golf. Take your worst quality and he's got it. If you defend this guy, it defines who you are. Don't hide behind hating Hillary, or not wanting to pay taxes, or the government needing a change. Trump is a bad person. Defending him makes you a worse person. You are better than Trump. Act that way and call this guy out for being a sack of garbage."




Robert E. Lee’s Family Just Gave An Unexpected Response To Trump’s Charlottesville Controversy




The redoubtable Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo:



"I confess I had a small degree of surprise that the events of the weekend – as horrifying and tragic as they are – have had quite the effect on people they seem to have had. This is not to diminish them. It is only to say that I do not think they should be so surprising. I don’t think they should amount to a revelation that shifts our basic understanding of things. 

We have if not a growing white supremacist movement in the US at least an increasingly vocal and emboldened one. They both made Trump possible and have in turn been energized and emboldened by his success. He reacts this way because he is one of them. He is driven by the same view of the world, the same animus and grievances. What we’ve seen over the last five days is sickening and awful. The house is on fire. But it was on fire a week ago. It’s been on fire since November. The truth is indeed unimaginable and terrifying. But we need to accept the full truth of it if we are going to be able to save our country."

Nobody Wants to be Associated with a NAZI Sympathizer


Trump’s Two Big Business Councils Disband Amid Uproar Over Charlottesville


"It appears that NOBODY wants to be associated with a NAZI Sympathizer. 


President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council of 16 big-name executives, formally called the Strategic and Policy Forum, reportedly disbanded on Wednesday in the biggest blowback against his response to the deadly attack by an accused white supremacist in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Meanwhile, seven executives have resigned this week from another presidential advisory group, the American Manufacturing Council."





Seven months into Donald J. Trump's presidency -- only seven months! And Trump is  being called a...

NAZI SYMPATHIZER!

And that's what he'll be remembered for.

Forever.


Generals Eisenhower and Patton Vist The Nazi Death Camps: Never forget!



Extremism in rejecting the scourge of Nazism and White Supremacy is no vice.



Below is a video made by the US military and it depicts in all its horror what the Antifa and BLMers were protesting against when they confronted the Neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A. last weekend. 

The alt-right supporters and Donald Trump are defending the Nazis by using the excuse that the Antifa and BLMers had no permit to protest the mob that represents what you will see in the video below.

This is what they were marching and protesting against. This is what Nazis are. And this is why a majority of Americans are angry at, ashamed of, and disgusted with the POTUS who defended Nazis by claiming "many sides" were responsible for what happened last weekend. 

FACT:  One side represented Nazis; the other side did not.

Never forget!






Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Take Note, Nazi Sympathizer, Donald J. Trump


And they didn't have a permit.

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Poor General Kelly


He's just realized his CiC is a g-d Nazi sympathizer.


Save your honor, General Kelly, and resign now. Everthing that Trump touches turns to merde. 


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Trump Defends Nazis





 "Jews will not replace us!" --Trump's Nazi supporters




Hello Trump voters!

You voted for a man who equates Nazi protesters with pig Nazis!

That's exactly like saying the people who protest Satan are as bad as Satan!

You did this to America.

You disgusting Trump supporters.


Fifth CEO Resigns From Trump's Job Council

UPDATE:

AFL-CIO Representatives Resign from Presidential Council on Manufacturing August 15, 2017 Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on his and Thea Lee’s resignation from President Trump’s council on manufacturing: We cannot sit on a council for a President who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism. President Trump’s remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis. We must resign on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups.



Trump the world's greatest business man -- remember how he told everyone who would listen what a great businessman he is and how great he is at making deals?


Ha!


He can't even keep top American CEOs on the Job Council his administration developed.


The fifth CEO just resigned!





NEWS:   Fifth CEO Resigns From Trump’s Job Council Minutes After Attacking Business Executives For Resigning

Just minutes after President Trump launched a Twitter attack targeting the CEOs who resigned from his American Manufacturing Council, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing announced that he was also resigning from the council, calling it “the right thing for me to do.”






Not even America's top CEOs respect or fear him anymore.

He's down to 34% approval. That would be the American alt-right Nazis, the KKKers, and the conspiracy nuts on the right wing blogs. That's it. Even members of his own party are starting to abandon Trump like, well we all know like what.







Trump Tweets Image of Train Killing a CNN Reporter



This morning a 71 year old toddler who is also the POTUS retweeted a photo of a train with a "Trump" logo on it killing a CNN reporter.

It wasn't a drugged up, alcohol soaked teen who did this. It wasn't a Middle East terrorist who retweeted the image of killing a First Amendment CNN reporter.

No. My fellow Americans, the image that showed a TRUMP TRAIN killing a CNN reporter was retweeted by Donald J. Trump, the so-called POTUS.

After the pro-Nazi march and the resulting violence and deaths of the past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, after Trump's speech yesterday, where he was forced to condemn violence, the g-d POTUS retweeted a g-d violent image against the media. Exactly what a demented dictator would do.

We sane Americans know that Trump is sick in the head.
What he did this morning continues to reinforce that truth. Trump is a deeply sick and disturbed human being. Every day he is president he defiles the office and the sacrifices of the men and women who fought and died for the ideals this country once stood for.

Trump has pointed his little finger at the media and called them "the enemies of the people." He needs to turn that short vulgar finger around and point it at himself.


Trump is at 34% approval by the America people. That's too high. He needs to fall even further into the toilet where he belongs.







Trump Just Deleted Image He Posted Of CNN Reporter Being Killed By Trump Train, But Here It Is

President Trump retweeted a violent cartoon this morning, of a train clearly featuring the Trump logo, smashing into and killing a CNN reporter, just days after a protester at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was hit and killed by an actual Nazi loving driver. Joking around about violence like this, is more than just proof that Trump is simply not capable of being President.
The cartoon reads “Fake news can’t stop the Trump train.” If you recall, Trump did something similar in July, when he shared the image of himself beating the CNN logo on WWE. About thirty minutes after posting today’s violent cartoon at 7 a.m., Trump, or someone in control of his Twitter, deleted the photo. Unfortunately for him however, plenty of people snapped screenshots of it, as seen below.


A friend just sent this to me: