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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DONALD TRUMPS AMERICA: MY WAY, OR ELSE. PART 2.



Rage, Angry, Explosion, Head, Explode


Now the question must be asked: Why is Donald Trump behaving in a manner that would seem to be
consistent with A WANNABE STRONGMAN/DICTATOR, WHOSE IRRATIONAL BEHAVIOR ONLY SERVES THE INTERESTS OF THE EXTREMIST WING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

1-  His Campaign Strategy was exactly what you would expect from a Candidate who sought to Divide the Country by RACIAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC LINES. There is NOTHING HE HAS SAID, OR DONE, WHILE OCCUPYING THE WHITE HOUSE THAT SHOULD SUPRISE ANYONE WHO LISTENED TO HIS CAMPAIGN RHETORIC. TRUMP IS EXACTLY WHAT WE THOUGHT HE WOULD BE...

...AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE HE SITS.

2-  He did not earn the office of PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH A FAIR AND HONEST ELECTION.  BOGUS VOTER TOTALS HANDED HIM THE OFFICE...
(See my posts on this subject.)

...AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE HE SITS.

3-  The Traditional Republican leadership supports him as long as Their Monetary Policies are tied up with the success of the SOCIETY OF HATE AGENDA THAT FUELS THE NEW FASCIST ELEMENT OF THE GOP.  They only turn on him if Their Financial Agenda of DISREGARDING THE NEEDS OF MOST AMERICANS, TO BENEFIT THE WEALTHY, FAILS...

...AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE HE SITS.

4-  Using the Office of President to Endorse and Promote "WEALTH BUILDING" programs on the Internet...

...AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE HE SITS.

GIVEN ALL OF THE ABOVE, WHY SHOULD TRUMP HOLD BACK HIS DESIRE TO MOLD
THE U.S. INTO A COUNTRY THAT MIMICS THE BELIEFS OF HIS BIGGEST SUPPORTERS,
THE FAR RIGHT FANATICS. AFTER ALL, NO CONSEQUENCES SO FAR...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BARACK OBAMA AND IMMIGRATION. PART 1.

INTRODUCTION:  AS THE U.S. CONTINUES TO GRAPPLE WITH DONALD TRUMPS "POLICIES," I THOUGHT A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WOULD SHOW US HOW THEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ATTEMPTED TO ADDRESS THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM. 

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Obama, Barack Obama, President, Man


Lets try a Novel Approach. Ignoring what the Political Pundits on Television and the Radio Have to say, and actually READ THE TRANSCRIPT FROM PRESIDENT OBAMAS IMMIGRATION SPEECH.


It is available on line.  So, if you are interested, why not Download it, before passing Judgment.

The following Posts on this Topic, are my Thoughts and Opinions taken directly from the Transcript.

Lets get started.

He opens by praising the Two- Hundred Year+ History of the U.S. welcoming Immigrants from around the World, and the Advantages it has given the Country over other Nations.

However, he goes on to say:

"...Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.  Families who enter our country the right way and play by the rules watch others flout the rules.  Business owners who offer their workers good wages and benefits see the competition exploit undocumented immigrants by paying them less."

From this passage we can take the following;

-  The President is acknowledging the State of the Immigration System, AND THE NEED FOR IT TO BE FIXED.

-  That the way the system is currently operated victimizes;  Legal Immigrants who follow the Law, and Honest Business Owners who offer good wages and benefits, who see competitors using undocumented workers to save money.

The President goes on to say;

 "All of us take offense to anyone who reaps the rewards of living in America without taking on the responsibilities of living in America."

-  In other words, the Advantages and Responsibilities go hand and hand.  With one comes the other.

LOOK FOR PART 2.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

DON'T LET THESE VICTORIES GO TO WASTE. PART 1.


The SUPREME COURT RULINGS DURING THIS PAST WEEK ARE EVIDENCE THAT LOGIC, REASON, MORALITY, AND JUSTICE ARE TERMS AND CONCEPTS THAT CAN COME TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH A COMMON GOAL.

THEY ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. THE DECISIONS TO AFFIRM THE LEGAL STANDING OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT,  ALONG WITH THE RULING THAT GOVERNMENT CANNOT DENY SAME-SEX COUPLES THE RIGHT TO LEGALLY MARRY, ARE PROOF OF THIS.

Of Course,  Some of those who Opposed Such JUDICIAL DECISIONS ARE CRYING FOUL, AND WILL DO ANYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO OPPOSE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE DECISIONS INTO THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND PUBLIC POLICY.

HOWEVER, THEIR ARGUMENTS AND TACTICS HAVE NOT CHANGED. EQUALITY, RIGHTS, AND JUSTICE ARE TERMS MANY DELIBERATELY USE INCORRECTLY, TO SUPPORT AN IRRATIONAL POINT OF VIEW THAT DOES NOT STAND UP TO SCRUTINY.

BUT THEY ARE NOT THE REAL DANGER.  THE  SELF- CENTERED INDIVIDUAL WHO CARES NOTHING FOR OTHERS, ALONG WITH THE RELIGIOUS ZEALOT WHO BELIEVES GOD IS THEIR PERSONAL PIPELINE, ARE WITH US NOW AS IN THE PAST.  THEY CAN BE DEFEATED, AND WILL BECOME LESS AND LESS OF A FACTOR, AS LONG AS THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING TODAYS VICTORIES REMEMBER THE ETHICAL JUDGMENTS, AND MORAL ABSOLUTES THEY SUPPORTED TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS.











Saturday, August 19, 2017

BLAST FROM THE PAST. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAS IMMIGRATION SPEECH: INTRODUCTION.

INTRODUCTION:  AS THE U.S. CONTINUES TO GRAPPLE WITH DONALD TRUMPS "POLICIES,"  I THOUGHT A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WOULD SHOW US HOW THEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ATTEMPTED TO ADDRESS THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM.


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POST #16.  NOT AIRING PRESIDENT OBAMAS IMMIGRATION SPEECH.
I WONDER WHY?
(First Published on 11/21/2014.)















What a Proud moment for CBS, NBC, ABC AND FOX.  Deciding not to give the President 10-15 minutes Air Time to explain his Decision regarding Immigration. After all, no one really cares, right?

I mean, how important is it to hear what the President has to say on the Issue, before passing Judgment?  It's not like opponents will pick and choose certain areas of the Text to Criticize, and take them out of context.

That has never been done before.

It wouldn't be something like a Public Service to have the President of this Great Nation, Speaking Live and Direct to its Citizens on an Issue of Historic Importance?

Opponents will never use a snub like this, to claim that there is some kind of CONSPIRACY BY THE PRESIDENT, to avoid speaking to a National Audience. IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT HE ASKED FOR THE TIME, AND WAS TURNED DOWN. THEY SAY HE REALLY DIDN'T WANT IT.  SO, IF THE PRESIDENT WAS REALLY HONEST, HE WOULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR ANY TIME AT ALL.

OPPONENTS CLAIM THAT MAKING HIS CASE TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WAS SOMETHING HE NEVER WANTED TO DO.  THEREFORE, ACCORDING TO THIS REASONING,  ASKING FOR FACE TIME WITH THE CITIZENS OF THE U.S., WAS A WAY NOT TO GET IT.
(Yes, there are those who are pushing this incredibly Convoluted Nonsense, to let the NETWORKS OFF THE HOOK.)

But we know this often happened to past Presidents , being turned down for requested time to address the Nation.

Now where is that Classic Piece of Mindless Drivel that says there is a Liberal Bias in the Media?

OH, IT WAS EXEMPLIFIED LAST NIGHT.

Good thing Corporate America is around to protect us, from anything we might hear the President say. 

Date-  11/21/2014.



Saturday, August 5, 2017

FEATURE ARTICLES. WHY DO POLITICIANS LIE? PT 2.


Human, Rights, Hands, Arms, Fingers

To Examine this Topic More Clearly, we must first settle on a Few Definitions to separate the DIFFERENT LEVELS OF NON- TRUTHFUL COMMUNICATION THAT ARE USED IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH.


1)  LIE-  THE SIMPLEST OF ALL.  A LIE IS A DELIBERATE AND CONSCIOUS ACTION, WRITTEN OR SPOKEN, TO RELAY INFORMATION TO OTHERS THAT THE INDIVIDUAL KNOWS IS NOT TRUE.
                

2)  DECEPTION-  CAN BE DESCRIBED AS AVOIDING, IGNORING, OR REJECTING PERTINENT INFORMATION REGARDING A SUBJECT UNDER DEBATE THAT MAY NOT SUPPORT THE DESIRED CONCLUSION.  IT IS NOT OFFERING UNTRUTHFUL INFORMATION, BUT IGNORING MATERIAL THAT WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE PRESELECTED OUTCOME. 


HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES:


A)  DECEPTION BY OMISSION-  CHOOSING TO USE ONLY THOSE STATISTICS AND FACTUAL DATA THAT SUPPORT YOUR CONCLUSION, AND DELIBERATELY IGNORING ANY THAT CONTRADICTS THAT CONCLUSION.

B)  DECEPTION BY BLIND ACCEPTANCE-  THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION TO SUPPORT A FACTUAL CLAIM, THAT HAS NOT BEEN EVALUATED PROPERLY TO ENSURE ACCURACY AND VALIDITY.

C)  DECEPTION OF A SINGLE OUTCOME-  THE CLAIM THAT BY ACTING, BEHAVING, OR MAKING CERTAIN CHOICES CAN ONLY LEAD TO ONE SPECIFIC CONCLUSION, WHEN IN FACT THERE ARE OTHER POSSIBILITIES.

D)  DECEPTION OF ALL THEORIES ARE THE SAME. - THE ASSERTION THAT IF WE CANNOT PROVE SOMETHING TO BE FACTUAL, THAN ALL THEORIES OFFERING A SOLUTION ARE OF EQUAL INTELLECTUAL VALUE.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

DONALD TRUMPS AMERICA: MY WAY, OR ELSE. PART 1.

Donald Trump, Politician, America
As the TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES ITS MARCH TO THE ABYSS, PROGRESSIVES, LIBERALS AND OTHER GROUPS THAT HAVE OPPOSED HIM FROM THE BEGGINGING MUST REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:

HE ATTAINED THE OVAL OFFICE THROUGH A SHAM ELECTION, WHERE THE RESULTS WERE INITIALLY ACCEPTED BY THE VAST MAJORITY OF LAWMAKERS AND POLITICIANS WITHOUT ANY SCRUTINY.


DON'T UNDERESTIMATE DONALD TRUMPS ABILITY TO USE WHATEVER MEANS IS NECESSARY TO ADVANCE THE AGENDA OF THOSE WHO HELPED HIM ATTAIN POWER. HIS DECISION TO BAR OR REMOVE TRANSGENDER AMERICANS FROM THE MILITARY IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE, FOR IT ACCOMPLISHED TWO THINGS;



1)  IT GAVE THE FAR RIGHT A "TENTATIVE VICTORY" THAT IT COULD POINT TO AS PROOF THAT THEY WERE STILL A FORCE THAT COULD MOLD PUBLIC POLICY.


and...


2)  DONALD TRUMP RE-AFFIRMED, TO THE FAR RIGHT, THAT HE WAS STILL THEIR CHAMPION. THIS MEANS THAT HE WASN'T GOING TO ABANDON THE IDEOLOGY THAT THEY BELIEVE ALL AMERICANS SHOULD BE FORCED TO CONFORM TO.



That being said, what can be done to stop DONALD TRUMP, AND HIS SUPPORTERS FROM DRAGGING THE U.S. AND ITS ALLIES INTO A HATE FILLED "HOLY WAR", WHERE DISAGREEING WITH, OR OPPOSING DONALD TRUMP IS MET WITH A TEMPER TANTRUM, AND FURTHER ATTEMPTS TO SUBVERT CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.


A good place to start is to acknowledge the following:  That the Agenda of the FAR RIGHT FANATIC is to turn the U.S. into an OLIGARCHY, WHERE POLITICAL POWER RESTS IN THE HANDS OF A CHOSEN FEW.


However, BEING OPEN ABOUT SUCH A GOAL WOULD NOT PLAY WITH THE AVERAGE VOTER, SO MORE SUBTLE FORMS OF PERSUASION MUST BE USED TO DECEIVE AND MISLEAD.


ONE EXAMPLE IS THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. SINCE THE SENATE FAILED TO OVERTURN THE LAW, DONALD TRUMP IS CONSIDERING MORE INSIDIOUS WAYS TO GET THE LAW REMOVED.  HERE IS AN EXAMPLE;


CAUSING FAILURE BY SABOTAGE, AND NOT ALLOWING 

THE LAW TO SUCCEED OR FAIL ON ITS OWN MERITS.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:  


THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN... 

...THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FAILING TO ACHIEVE SPECIFIC GOALS...

...AND...

...THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT BEING PREVENTED FROM ACHIEVING SPECIFIC GOALS.

OR

THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN...

...THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT NOT BEING STRUCTURED
PROPERLY, WHERE DEFICIENCES CANNOT BE ADDRESSED AND CHANGED...

...AND...

...IGNORING THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT EXIST IN LAW TO CORRECT DEFICIENCES.

SEE PART 2.