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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday is Trump Hump Day

Where Donald Trump does business in Muslim countries, in 1 map

There is one clear downside to Donald Trump's desire to bar all Muslims from entering the United States: A lot of his company's meetings with its business partners will need to be held overseas. The extensive conglomeration of businesses that bear the Trump name — either because of his active involvement or thanks to one of his lucrative branding deals — spans the world. 

The sun may never have set on the British Empire, but on the rare occasions it sets in the empire of Trump, guests who are watching enjoy the classiest views and most luxurious cocktails. And that holds true for Trump's customers in the heavily Muslim countries of Indonesia, Turkey, Qatar, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and even Azerbaijan. Multiple golf courses, hotels and housing projects bear the Trump name in those countries, as do consumer products in stores dotting the Arabian peninsula.

Would neo-fascist Trump ban his many Muslim friends and business associates from coming into the U.S.? Or does he want to ban just yours and mine, because his are the Good-for-Business Muslims and ours are just regular Muslims? Inquiring minds want to know. 

And don't forget -- the Trumper is going to show China and Mexico how tough he is on taking back our jobs, just as soon as he stops manufacturing his clothing lines in China and Mexico.

In Israel, Haaretz Columnist Chemi Shalev said she is sickened by the support Donald Trump is receiving by some of the American public, and this kind of hate speech poignantly familiar with many Jews. 

 “For some Jews, the sight of thousands of supporters waving their fists in anger as Trump incited against Muslims and urged a blanket ban on their entry to the United States could have evoked associations with beer halls in Munich a century ago”

I don't care anymore if it hurts neo-fascist Trump supporters' tender feelings when we read and report that his most ardent followers are mostly undereducated and racist. Read about this, and look at the charts in the link below. The stupidest of The Stupid Party are Trump's biggest supporters:

The guy's a real artist when it comes to bullshitting his followers. 

No really. Neo-fascist Trump should be given a MacArthur award and live out the rest of his repulsive life showing people how to be the world's most talented manure spreader.  


Anonymous said...

The New Furor

Shaw Kenawe said...

From The Raw Story:

"The national spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign seemingly saw no difference between law-abiding Muslims and the “insurgents” Trump purports to want to keep out of the US with his proposed ban on Muslim immigration in a heated discussion with CNN’s S.E. Cupp on Tuesday.

“No one’s talking about allowing insurgents,” Cupp said to Katrina Pierson. “You’re talking about not allowing regular Muslims. That’s what you’re talking about. No one’s talking about insurgents.”

“Yes, from Arab nations,” Pierson responded. “You know what? So what? They’re Muslim.”

“So what?” Cupp asked. “That’s not the nation we live in, Katrina.”

“But it is, S.E.,” Pierson countered. “Simply because you have people coming across through the refugee system and the visa system — including the woman that came in San Bernardino on a visa system, as well as some of the 9/11 hijackers. We have to put a pause to figure out how we could better vet these people.”

Trump’s proposal has garnered criticism from both Democrats and other Republicans, while Cupp called it “dumb” for being impossible to enforce.

“It just doesn’t make a lot of sense. I also think it gives ISIS exactly what it wants, which makes us less safe,” she said. “I also think it’s pretty morally repulsive, and I think it’s unconstitutional and unAmerican. And I don’t see a shred of what Donald Trump is suggesting that is conservative by nature at all. So I’m not really sure what his supporters are turned on by here.”

Dr. Brain Surgeon said...

Our best ally hates Donald Trump:

Britain Really, Really Hates Donald Trump

Shaw Kenawe said...

THanks for the link, Dr. Brain Surgeon. I found this in the comment section in the link:

"Yep spot on, we really really really f*cking hate Trump, and we hate every single person he stands for. And by the sounds of it pretty much anyone who isn't Trump or a redneck hates him too, including the Pentagon. It's going well.

Heh. We here in the US already knew the truth of the bolded part of that comment. On any given day you can read the enthusiastic huzzahs the undereducated racists on certain rabid right wing blogs give to the neo-fascist Trump.

Shaw Kenawe said...


Good. Let the TGOP have Trump run as their candidate. Really. The party needs to destroy itself then rise again from the ashes.

Anonymous said...

The Kennedy family did business with Hitler, but we have always excused the Kennedy family for their ties to fascism.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous @12:45:

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president
Ben Aris in Berlin and Duncan Campbell in Washington

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

What the Kennedys or the Bushes business dealings with the Nazis have to do with Donald Trump escapes me. Or are you trying to justify Trump's neo-fascism because the Kennedys and Bushes had business dealings with Nazis, so, therefore, we shouldn't care about Trump's repulsive neo-fascism?

What strange people you right wingers are.

Anonymous said...

No, just trying to keep you honest when you single out Republicans as oppressive fascists. Enjoy your delusion.
"What the Kennedys or the Bushes business dealings with the Nazis have to do with Donald Trump escapes me."
Of course it escapes you, that's your dishonesty.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Anonymous said...
No, just trying to keep you honest when you single out Republicans as oppressive fascists. Enjoy your delusion.
"What the Kennedys or the Bushes business dealings with the Nazis have to do with Donald Trump escapes me."
Of course it escapes you, that's your dishonesty."

I keep asking for smarter trolls, and I keep getting dumber ones. I've let this one through, because this troll is so confused. Maybe it didn't really mean to sound stupid.

Okay, Anonymouse: I did not "single out Republicans as oppressive fascists." I singled out Donald J. Trump, ONE REPUBLICAN, because his ideas ARE fascistic. He continues to SINGLE OUT only Muslims to be banned from coming into this country, which implies ALL Muslims are bad. He claimed that ALL Latinos are rapists and killers, (but some may be good, he assumed, so he's not even sure that ALL Latinos are NOT rapists and killers).

And when I wrote that your comment on the Kennedys "escaped" me, which meant I didn't understand or see your point, that isn't being "dishonest" as you stupidly characterized it.

It must be awful to go through life not being able to understand the meaning of words and to make assumptions based on that ignorance. This is why Anonymous and its ilk march lock-step behind a jerk like Trump -- they really, really don't understand how dangerous the jackass is.

Les Carpenter said...

Hey skud, or is it shackelford? Whichever, your redirect and evasion of current and factual events that lack principle at all levels merely highlights your irrelevance and possible neo-fascist bigotry.

Sieg Donald said...

When will Donald start handing out the armbands?

Sieg Donald said...

Oh hell! He's just being politically incorrect.

Don't you understand that we need to vet people coming here or who are already here better?

Vere are your papers?

Well maybe it wasn't a very smart way to say it, but hell, what's a smart way of saying "Let's ban ALL Muslims who want to come to America, and let's keep an eye on the ones who are here:

Vee are looo king at you Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Mohammad Ali, Fareed Zakaria, Shaquille O'Neal, Mox Def, Amal Clooney, Dave Chappelle, Aasif Mandvi, Keith Ellison, and Farouk el-Baz.

Vee are com ink for you!

Vee are zee land ov zee free and zee home of zee erschrocken!

Anonymous said...

Your new banner may be a bit over the top don't you think?

Anonymous said...

According to the left I thought we have always been a racist nation:
Here is proof:

Mahatma Gandhi "ran a gas station down in Saint Louis."
-Senator Hillary Clinton

You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent." -Senator Joe Biden

Shaw Kenawe said...

Amazing number of Anonymous commenters today telling me who I should write about and how I should run my blog.

Over the top Anon? Are you daft? Have you listened to the neo-fascist Trump? Are you not listening to what that jackass is saying? Have you never heard "fight fire with fire?"

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anon @6:48, that's not proof of anything. How do you compare those inane comments with the neo-fascist Trump calling for a ban on all Muslims coming into the country, even relatives of American Muslim citizens? With the neo-fascist Trump saying all Muslims should be registered or IDed, for saying Latinos are all rapists and killers? You people really don't understand much, do you. Your comparisons are childish.

C. Johnson the 3rd said...

They've got Trump pegged in Georgia.

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... I guess we could be talking about Benghazi... after all, a "new" email has been found that if it proves Hillary is involved in a coverup, would also mean every military leader who said no help could have got to the ambassador in time is involved, a lair, or incompetent.

Seriously, we've got a major political party that in essence is tacitly approving of racially insensitive statements by their leaders, who have advocated nukes, have called for up to 100,000 ground troops in Syria and for the internment of American citizens based solely on their religious affiliation and we're still on Benghazi?


Anonymous said...

Now, you know very well Trump did not say ALL Latinos are rapists and killers.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Things neo-fascist Trump said about Latinos and Hispanics:

9 He Called Latino Immigrants "Criminals" And "Rapists"

8 He Said Mexicans (And Other Immigrants) Were "Killers" Too

7 He Insisted The Mexican Government Intentionally Sends Their Criminals To The U.S.

6 He 'Provided Evidence' That Latino Immigrants Were Rapists

5 He Took A Jab At Jeb Bush Over His Mexican-Born Wife

4 He Brought Up Jeb Bush's Wife Again Less Than Two Months Later

3 He Said His Followers Were “Passionate” After Being Told Two Men Beat A Hispanic Man In His Name

2 He Kicked Jorge Ramos Out Of A Press Conference

1 He Blamed Blacks And Hispanics For Violent Crime Across The Country

SOURCE with copies of neo-fascist Trump's tweets.

Oh, Excusez-moi. He didn't EXACTLY say ALL Latinos are rapists and killers. What he actually said was worse. He impugned an entire culture for the sins of the few.

It would be like saying all Christians are murderers, because all murderous KKKlansmen who tortured and killed African-Americans with impunity for 100 years were Christians. But that wouldn't be nice would it.

How quickly the trolls come here to correct the record when neo-fascist Trump is being quoted. Donald has his own special SS running around to the blogs making sure no one besmirches his sterling reputation.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave: "...and we're still on Benghazi?"

They're too embarrassed to talk about the neo-fascist they're supporting for the presidency. So they're hoping by bringing up BENGHAZI! again, no one will notice the degradation Trump and his fascistic rants have brought upon this country.

BENGHAZI! diversion's not going to work this time. Even our allies are nauseated by the bloviating baboon leading the TGOP candidates.

Les Carpenter said...

Trump himself may very well prove to be the needle that punctures and deflates his airbag.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Wasting time with anonymous trolls again, I see.

Sieg Donald said...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has scrapped a planned trip to Israel, saying he will reschedule "at a later date after I become President of the U.S."


skudrunner said...

Reverend Dave, Why talk about Bengazi, only four Americans died so What difference does it make.

It still appears that Trump is campaigning for -H- because the more he speaks the better she looks. Of course I mean that figuratively not literally.

Shaw Kenawe said...

A List of Deadly Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Diplomatic Targets Under President George W. Bush, 2001-2009

To my knowledge, there were no Congressional hearings into any of the attacks on our embassies or consulates during Dubya's administration, when Americans were killed and injured.

You and your BENGHAZI! obsession is nothing more than a partisan hack's attempt to smear Mrs. Clinton. She admitted more than once her responsibility for the tragedy. When people are sent to dangerous assignments in a war zone, this sort of thing happens. It's terrible, but it happened dozens of times in other presidents' administrations.

When Ronald Reagan was president, 2411 Marines were slaughtered in an unprotected barracks in Lebanon. Reagan PROMISED, GAVE HIS WORD, that he would not leave Lebanon after that. Then withdrew troops 3 weeks later. No Democrats bellowed for years and years and demanded hearing after hearing about that tragedy. There was only one. And the perpetrators were blamed, not the administration.

The Republicans' own Congressional committee found NO SCANDAL attached to the tragedy in BENGHAZI!. But you and your people won't even accept what your own party says, so any sane person understands that this is nothing more than hackery at its worst.

Here's how things were handled before the crazies and the fascists took over the Republican Party:

There were more than enough opportunities to lay blame for the horrific losses at high U.S. officials’ feet. But unlike today’s Congress, congressmen did not talk of impeaching Ronald Reagan, who was then President, nor were any subpoenas sent to cabinet members. This was true even though then, as now, the opposition party controlled the majority in the House. Tip O’Neill, the Democratic Speaker of the House, was no pushover. He, like today’s opposition leaders in the House, demanded an investigation—but a real one, and only one. Instead of playing it for political points, a House committee undertook a serious investigation into what went wrong at the barracks in Beirut. Two months later, it issued a report finding “very serious errors in judgment” by officers on the ground, as well as responsibility up through the military chain of command, and called for better security measures against terrorism in U.S. government installations throughout the world.

In other words, Congress actually undertook a useful investigation and made helpful recommendations. The report’s findings, by the way, were bipartisan. (The Pentagon, too, launched an investigation, issuing a report that was widely accepted by both parties.)

In March of 1984, three months after Congress issued its report, militants struck American officials in Beirut again, this time kidnapping the C.I.A.’s station chief, Bill Buckley. Buckley was tortured and, eventually, murdered. Reagan, who was tormented by a tape of Buckley being tortured, blamed himself. Congress held no public hearings, and pointed fingers at the perpetrators, not at political rivals.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skudrunner: - "...because the more he speaks the better she looks. Of course I mean that figuratively not literally.

It wouldn't a typical skudrunner comment unless he threw in either a racist or sexist remark about the president or a woman serving in his cabinet. You're a perfect example of why the younger generations avoid the TGOP like the hate-infected party that it is.

Attacking a woman for her looks is sooooo 1950s. You must be of a certain generation that still judges women by their looks and not their abilities.

Shaw Kenawe said...

That should read 241 Marines, not 2411.

Dave Miller said...

Skud, I'm no reverend, as I've told you before.

Just like President Obama is not our "Dear Leader" a term you've used frequently to describe him.

As for Benghazi, I'm all for finding out what happened, but we already know the answer. The result was that 4 good people died that night. Period.

The problem is some people believe there is more to the story, even though 6 or 7 GOP led committees have produced evidence of such.

So, we are left with two choices...

1. Assume the worst, and keep looking.

2. Accept what we know for sure, learn from it and move on.

Clearly the GOP, and many bloggers, prefer answer 1 and will continue to demand hearings until they get the answer they want.

Did Hillary lie about the causes of the raid that night, or was she just wrong? I don't know. It was war and it was politics. Plain and simple.

Was GW Bush lying about WMD's prior to the Iraq War or was he just wrong? While I know many on the left believe he was purposefully lying, I think he was just wrong.

So we move on, as we did when Reagan was Pres in the example cited by Shaw.

Why are you being snarky about it and why are conservatives like yourself choosing to not move forward? What is it you want the investigating committees to uncover?

Please be specific, as opposed to "the truth" because we may actually have that, even if many won't accept it...

skudrunner said...

We both had errors I got it, you are not a man of the cloth
As Ronnie Reagan said, there you go again. I never refereed to BHO as dear leader or your leader. I have referred to him as the leader.

The whole Brngazi issue should have never have gone to the extremes it has. -H- has admitted she lied but there is no criminal intent just a case for incompetence under pressure. Guess she shows that BHO can take the 3am call and she cannot.

I am all for moving on and think the current presidential circus is just that, a circus. The democrat nominee is a professed lair and the republican candidates are far to extreme for a rational person.

As to Ms Shaw's comment "either a racist or sexist remark about the president or a woman serving in his cabinet" was her picture of Mrs. Trump not an attack on a women.
Guess if you are a liberal it is OK to attack a female.

Why can't we have a candidate who is competent and will represent the American People,. There has to be someone out there like Reagan.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud: -H- has admitted she lied

Would you please back that assertion up with a link.

skud: was her picture of Mrs. Trump not an attack on a women.

How is showing a photo of Mrs. Trump an attack on her? She is the one who happily bared her breasts and her buttocks to the world in magazines and anywhere else she could show off her prodigious gifts. I said nothing attacking her. What your friends over at the Smut Hut do is show photo shopped images of Mrs. Obama as half animal half human and they also refer to women as hags, bags, and c**ts. THOSE are attacks against women -- like yours -- where you said something about making Hillary look good, figuratively but not literally -- meaning you believe she's ugly. I said nothing like that about Mrs. Trump, who's quite a dish, and all the world can look at her private parts to acknowledge it. Won't we be a proud country if she were to be our First Lady! Not only would President Trump know the intimate details of her private parts, but so would all the world! Now isn't THAT classy?

skud: There has to be someone out there like Reagan.

Oh how we long for a Reagan-like president. One who was involved in one of the worst scandals in presidential history (almost 200 of his people were indicted or went to jail), and a guy who said the Civil Rights Act was an "insult" to the south. What a guy!