Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Republicans who represent devastated districts shouldn''t support Trump's racist attacks on Baltimore.

These are districts represented by Republican senators and representatives:







I can't believe the conditions in Baltimore!

Wait... I'm sorry. These aren't from Baltimore.

They're from the places @Jim_Jordan & @senatemajldr represent.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

BALTIMORE SUN TO TRUMP: "Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than be one."

Baltimore Sun's response to trump's racist rant against U.S. RepresentativeElijah Cummings and the City of Baltimore:


"BETTER TO HAVE A FEW RATS THAN BE ONE."

#45 has never used such despicable, racist terms in describing Putin or KJU. He's attacked American patriots, law makers, and the American free press in the most viciously slandering terms. And he flatters and grovels to America's enemies.

No president has ever been as disrespectful to Americans as #45.





"In the editorial, which ran in the paper’s print edition Sunday, the Sun slams Trump as “the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are ‘good people’ among murderous neo-Nazis.”

The editorial noted that no matter what he says, Trump is “still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity.” And then for the coup de grΓ’ce: “Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.”

 The paper also made a point of highlight that the district Trump so maligned “is part of the United States that he is supposedly governing.” And in many ways, if there are problems in Baltimore, Trump is more to blame than Cummings. 

“The White House has far more power to affect change in this city, for good or ill, than any single member of Congress including Mr. Cummings. If there are problems here, rodents included, they are as much his responsibility as anyone’s, perhaps more because he holds the most powerful office in the land,” they added."



Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Compares Trump to an Animal ‘Relieving Himself’









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Sunday blogging on Monday morning...



because I was away having a great and wonderful Happy  Birthday weekend!

A friend sent me this in a birthday text, and I thought it described the far right TrumpCultist Evangelicals perfectly:





Friday, July 26, 2019

The Republicans' "president"



Trump Must Face Suit Over Alleged Multilevel Marketing Fraud



President Donald Trump, his company and three of his children must face a class-action lawsuit in which people claim they were scammed into spending money on fraudulent, multilevel marketing ventures and a dubious live-seminar program. 

 U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that the case can go forward with claims of fraud, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices. The decision likely opens the door for the plaintiffs to start gathering evidence from Trump and his company, including documents and testimony.  




The TrumpCultists stay loyal to a man who cheated on all three wives and even cheated on his porn star and playmate paramours, and who lusted after his own daughter saying she had a very nice figure and if she weren't his daughter he'd have "dated" her. (Gag!)


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The TrumpCultists stay loyal to a man who had to pay $25 million in damages in a law suit over his fraudulent Trump University. And now he and his 3 children are facing additional charges of fraud in another lawsuit.

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The TrumpCultists stay loyal to a man who's insulted POW John McCain and Robert Mueller, a decorated war hero who earned both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star serving in Vietnam while Trump got out of service to his country by having a doctor claim he had boo-boos on his feet. 





TrumpCultists stay loyal to a documented liar. A big, fat, pathological liar and bullshitter who has no idea of how our government works or what is in the Constitution. He shows off his galloping stupidity every day, but especially when he claims that Article 2 allows him to do whatever he wants. It doesn't. Trump is an idiot who disgraces America on a daily basis.


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H.L. MENKEN KNEW IT WOULD BE TRUMP








Guess which American the Trumpistas denigrate and which one they admire.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Fake "president" deserves a fake presidential seal!



Whoever did this is a genius!

Best trolling of the POTUS, ever!

Trump's team is as clueless as he is for not seeing this and understanding how it mocked him.


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Here are the 4 alterations in the fake presidential seal spotted behind Trump


The seal said "Trump's a puppet" in Spanish.

Superb!


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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In anticipation of Robert Mueller's appearance before Congress --

The President* Is a Crook and Everyone in Congress Knows It


The Democratic approach was best exemplified by Rep. Karen Bass of California, who led Mueller through a damning yes-no litany regarding the president*'s attempts to get Mueller fired through his then-White House counsel Don McGahn. Bass asked:
COMMUNICATING THROUGH HIS PERSONAL ATTORNEY, McGAHN REFUSED, BECAUSE HE SAID, QUOTE, THAT THE TIMES STORY WAS ACCURATE IN REPORTING THAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED THE SPECIAL COUNSEL REMOVED. ISN'T THAT RIGHT?
ON PAGE 113 IT SAYS, QUOTE, THE PRESIDENT THEN DIRECTED PORTER TO TELL McGAHN TO CREATE A RECORD, TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE PRESIDENT NEVER DIRECTED McGAHN TO FIRE YOU, END QUOTE. IS THAT CORRECT?
AND TO BE CLEAR, THE PRESIDENT IS ASKING HIS WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, DON McGAHN, TO CREATE A RECORD THAT McGAHN BELIEVED TO BE UNTRUE WHILE YOU WERE IN THE MIDST OF INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENT FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. CORRECT?
OKAY. BUT THE PRESIDENT STILL DIDN'T GIVE UP, DID HE? SO THE PRESIDENT TOLD McGAHN DIRECTLY TO DENY THAT THE PRESIDENT TOLD HIM TO HAVE YOU FIRED. CAN YOU TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED?
WELL, ON PAGE 116, IT SAYS THE PRESIDENT MET HIM IN THE OVAL OFFICE, QUOTE, THE PRESIDENT BEGAN THE OVAL OFFICE MEETING BY TELLING McGAHN THAT THE "NEW YORK TIMES" STORY DIDN'T LOOK GOOD AND McGAHN NEEDED TO CORRECT IT. IS THAT CORRECT?
Mueller answered, "Correct," or "True," or, "I refer you back to the report," to all of these. And if that isn't plainly an obstruction of justice, I don't know what you'd call it. And the fact that Mueller wasn't exactly Richard Pryor while delivering his answers doesn't matter a damn. He said the president* is a crook. Everyone in Congress knows it, and they knew it before Wednesday even had dawned. But now there's video.



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Mueller said YES, he could ethically indict trump when he leaves office! That was saidto a republian questioner. I hope a democrat brings that up again to highlight it!



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Mueller went on later to say, “The president was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed.” 

 Exculpated definition: “show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing.”










A reminder:


For those on the Right, what is it that you still can't comprehend about this statement in Robert Mueller's report: 


"If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. 

Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment. 

The evidence we obtained about the President's actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. 

Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."


From Lawfare:


Obstruction of Justice in the Mueller Report: A Heat Map


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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

We interrupt this blog post to report this news:


Hey Ray, if you're reading this, your reply to a commenter here made Democratic Underground as the response that won the internet!!! (Check your email!)

Here it is. (I checked my traffic page today to see where the new commenters were coming from and found this:)

And thank you sheshe2 of DU for the link.

This response, Wins The Internet.

First the question, then read the response. Thank you Ray, that take down was a thing of beauty. Sadly, Mark can only see white. You, Ray, you painted a beautiful portrait of color, magnificent, bold and beautiful colors and cultures. That is our America.

comments:

Mark Kennedy said...
Democrats are consciously and deliberately destroying our nation as founded, its distinct culture, traditions, and heritage. They are also selling our birthright out from under us and rendering citizenship almost meaninglesss.

July 22, 2019 at 12:32 PM


Ray Cranston said...
Hey Kennedy, Who was it that wanted to override the SCOTUS decision on the census question? What party did he belong to? Who said no one has the right to criticize America or the president while he's in office? Who shamed America by taking babies and kids away from their parents as a deterent?

You've got to be some sort of fanatical fascist idiot to write what you did, especially here. I don't know why Shaw didn't delete it.

What is our "distinct" culture? America is made up of ALL cultures not just White Anglo Saxon supremacists, okay? Our "traditions" are many and varied, not just ONE. We celebrate the 4th of July as our unique tradition. Other countries (Canada for one) have "Thanks giving" days. So even that isn't unique to America. Our traditions come from all over the world. The only truly American traditions come from our Native Americans. It's people like you who are destroying America by looking the other way while tRump breaks laws and embarrasses America with his stupidity every day.

You belong to a cult that can't see its own faults and errors.

July 22, 2019 at 12:53 PM


https://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/2019/07/a-truthful-response-to-president.html

Monday, July 22, 2019

Holy Shyte!!!


Donald J. BatShyte-Crazy, today:


VOX:

Ahead of a Monday meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump told reporters at the White House that he could win the war in Afghanistan in just one week if he really, really wanted to. But Trump says he won’t do that because he doesn’t want millions to die. 

 “I don’t want to kill 10 million people,” he said. “I have plans on Afghanistan that if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth, it would be gone, it would be over in literally 10 days.” 

 Yes, you read that right: The US president is saying that he has some secret plan to “win” the war against the Taliban — a war that has lasted nearly 20 years — in just over a week. 

 Even stranger, Trump said this right as the US and the Taliban are in the middle of months-long peace talks to end the war and bring roughly 14,000 US troops home.


Those are the musings of an insane psychopath.


A truthful response to President Dotard's tweets






Attacking “coastal elites” when u live in a Nyc penthouse and shit in an actual gold toilet in between rounds of golf at your namesake country club, while convincing ignorant white people that you care about them, is the single greatest con job act of snake oil salesmanship ever.


Sent by P.E. reader, R.C.  Couldn't resist this:

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Trump's warning against exercising our First Amendment right.






"Trump said Friday that criticism of the United States is unacceptable and that the four congresswomen “can’t get away with” it. 

 'I can tell you this, you can’t talk that way about our country, not when I’m the president,” he told reporters outside the White House."



OH YES WE CAN! OH YES WE CAN!


For a guy who holds the highest office in America, trump is ignorant of what it means to BE an American. It means that we Americans are free to criticize our government, the president, and the laws of the land. Period.

Trump doesn't know how to be an American. He only knows how to be a dictator, like the leaders of Russia and North Korea that he admires.

The four minority Congresswomen who criticize him and his government are better and more knowledgeable than trump is.

Thousands of men and women, since the founding of this country, have died protecting our right to criticize the government and the president.

If trump doesn't like that part of being an American, he can go live in Putin's Russia or Kim Jong Un's North Korea where they jail or murder people who criticize them.

The four minority Congresswomen will continue to do exactly what they've been doing -- criticizing trump and the government.

And there's nothing trump can do about it. Not a goddamn thing. It is against the law for trump to stop an American citizen from freely expressing his or her opinion about him and his government.

Trump is an ignorant tyrant who knows nothing about our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 

And for that he deserves all the criticism we can throw at him.

July 20, 1969



1969

BY ALEX DIMITROV
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The summer everyone left for the moon
even those yet to be born. And the dead
who can’t vacation here but met us all there
by the veil between worlds. The number one song
in America was “In the Year 2525”
because who has ever lived in the present
when there’s so much of the future
to continue without us.
How the best lover won’t need to forgive you
and surely take everything off your hands
without having to ask, without knowing
your name, no matter the number of times
you married or didn’t, your favorite midnight movie,
the cigarettes you couldn’t give up,
wanting to kiss other people you shouldn’t
and now to forever be kissed by the Earth.
In the Earth. With the Earth.
When we all briefly left it
to look back on each other from above,
shocked by how bright even our pain is
running wildly beside us like an underground river.
And whatever language is good for,
a sign, a message left up there that reads:
here men from the planet earth
first set foot upon the moon
july 1969, a.d.
we came in peace for all mankind.
Then returned to continue the war.

History




Excerpt from a syndicated column in the January 4, 1934 Green Bay Press-Gazette in Wisconsin (Newspapers.com)


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Friday, July 19, 2019

President Snowflake!




Trump cancels appearance at NAACP national convention in Detroit


"I very much wanted to go, but we had a date. The date got changed and unfortunately they wanted to do it in the form of a question and answer," Trump said. 

 "He blew an opportunity quite frankly, but we will do our best to go on without him," quipped Rev. Wendell Anthony. Pointed sarcasm from Anthony, the NAACP Detroit Branch President. 

Anthony says it's telling to him that Trump did not want to open himself up to questions. "There is a format; every candidate has said that he or she would be glad to participate in," Anthony said. 

"It's beyond us as to why that would be of some discomfort for the president "


It would have been a "discomfort for the "president" because all bullies are cowards. And  America and the world knows Donald Trump is a COWARD!

(But if he would have been allowed to attack minority women and call them anti-American, Donnie would have been delighed to appear.)


Trump is a lawless occupant of the Oval Office



Federal Law Says 'Go Back To Where You Came From' Counts As Discrimination




“Ethnic slurs and other verbal or physical conduct because of nationality are illegal if they are severe or pervasive and create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment, interfere with work performance, or negatively affect job opportunities,” the commission said on its website to describe harassment based on national origin. 

 “Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person’s foreign accent or comments like, ‘Go back to where you came from,’ whether made by supervisors or co-workers,” it continued.

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TrumpCultists defend him even after his disgusting harangues against four minority female Congressional Representatives shocked the nation and the world.

Why do they continue to support a racist Trump? Because somewhere deep inside they're okay with what trump said. They're frightened, ignorant people who are complicit in the degradation and debasing of America, as long as it gets them conservative judges and tax breaks for the 1%.

Here's an example of a shameful US Senator who knew what trump was in 2015, but now has degraded himself and his office, accepting the xenophobic racist's hateful words against duly elected members of the House of Representatives: 









Senator Lindsey Graham



"If you think he's a racist, that's up to you. I don't!" -- Lindsey Graham, just now: July 2019 "He's a race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot." -- Lindsey Graham, 2015

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Send HIM back to where he came from.




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From my friend, Stephen B.:


Time for another episode of "We Got Him!" - the show for people who think that one day Trump will go too far and his fans will finally open their eyes and abandon him. 

 In this episode, the only thing Trump does to capture national attention is to tell four minority Congresswomen to go back to their own shit-hole countries (which, in this case, is AMERICA!). 

 His favorability polling among Republicans immediately rose. Their eyes were opened. They hadn't realized just how much of racist asshole he was before, but now that they are certain, they definitely like him more. 

 This is an important thing to remember while trying to prove that he's installed a corrupt AG to bury any evidence of his massive criminal activities - republicans WANT it buried. They know he's a crook. It's not just that they don't care. They LIKE it.




Ilhan Omar,  an American we are proud of:





Ilhan Omar, who is an American citizen who was born in Somalia, took to Twitter to address the chants with Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise" poem. "You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise," she tweeted