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The Triumph of Donald Trump

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8 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

I thought you would support it because it would be a free second term for Trump. :lol:

good point but there are so many other equally rewarding possibilities like biden and booker...and booker just got carter's endorsement.

:D

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On 1/21/2019 at 6:47 AM, jakeem said:

Kamala Harris was born 10 months before LBJ signed the Voting Rights Act

the idea that an African-American or woman - much less both - could seriously compete for the presidency was inconceivable then

things have changed

arc of moral universe has bent

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Women in power

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1 hour ago, NipkowDisc said:

good point but there are so many other equally rewarding possibilities like biden and booker...and booker just got carter's endorsement.

:D

Cory Booker has degrees from

Stanford

Oxford and

Yale... are you going to need to see all those transcripts too?

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1 hour ago, NipkowDisc said:

good point but there are so many other equally rewarding possibilities like biden and booker...and booker just got carter's endorsement.

:D

If Jim Webb hadn't left the Dems (who can blame him?), he would have been the rational choice.

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2 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

If Jim Webb hadn't left the Dems (who can blame him?), he would have been the rational choice.

Did he leave the Dems or just not support Hillary in 2016?  Regardless he could always come back and then Sanders in not a Democrat and never has been.

Of course, he is another old white man.

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5 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

STOP THE PLANET!...

kamala harris is running for prez….

hey kamala sweetheart...

confidentially, I doan give a sheet.

:D

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 Nippy--.

Your interest in Kamala Harris got me to thinking about a wild presidential 2020 race.

You do remember Nikki Haley, she was the UN ambassador. She left on very good terms with trump. And there's been a lot of talk of her running if he is out of the picture.

 

 It would be totally an awesome American immigration story if Nikki ran against Kamala because both of their mothers were born in India-- of that nationality-- later immigrating to the United States.

 

But no birther claims here because both of these women were born in the United States.

 

Kamala's mother was born in a very populous place called Chennai, India.

Both of Nikki's parents were born in Punjab, India; they are Sikhs.

 

Just think that the 2020 presidential election would be a first in so many ways--

Between 2 women who have Indian- Asian parentage.

They both have Indian names, but I would have to take some time to look that up because they're hard to spell.

 It's amazing how both of these women are a real American Success Immigration story.

 

 So in 2020 we could have the first Indian- Asian-American female president or

The first Indian- Asian/ African American female president. ( Kamala's father is from Jamaica.)

What a Country!

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Top U.S. diplomat for Europe quits after 16 months on the job-

Mitchell had been “a valued and effective leader” and a “good friend to our allies and partners in Europe.”

Mitchell told The Washington Post, which first reported his departure, that he was leaving for family reasons — mainly to spend more time with his two young children

— and not over disagreements with administration policies.

 

His resignation comes at a time of fractious relations between Washington and European capitals that have been roiled by disagreements over trade, defense spending and the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal...."

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/top-u-s-diplomat-for-europe-quits-after-16-months-on-the-job

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-uuuhh....gotta spend more time w/family.......Right?  ;)

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Trump Administration Grants South Carolina Foster Care Agencies Authority to Discriminate Against Jewish, Muslim Families

......The episode bodes poorly for advocates of civil liberties and religious freedom alike, and opens the door for foster care agencies in other states and players at other HHS-funded agencies, including the offices for Medicare and Medicaid, NIH, the FDA, and the CDC, among others, to discriminate in the name of religious freedom while keeping their federal funding.

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/23/trump-administration-grants-south-carolina-foster-care-agencies-authority-to-discriminate-against-jewish-muslim-families/

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Nick Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic, says he was a silent bystander in viral video. But his MAGA hat spoke for him.

Aligning oneself openly with Trump's movement sends an aggressive political message.

 

......Sandmann and his classmates were making a political statement as soon as they wore their MAGA hats in a public space. Aligning oneself with Trump's movement is an aggressive political statement. It's difficult to believe the students — who were after all in Washington for a political march — were unaware of this.

Rebecca Jennings at Vox says that teens love MAGA hats because they are transgressive. The hats, she says, can have different meanings for different people. That's no doubt true. But it's also true, as Jennings acknowledges, that kids wear Trump regalia, or invoke Trump's name, in order to bully and insult immigrants, Muslims, black people, Jews, Hispanics, or members of any of the other marginalized groups who Trump himself regularly attacks.

It's not just kids, either. Journalists at Reveal identified more than 150 incidents in 39 states over the 18 months since the inauguration in which people invoked Trump's name while taunting or attacking people from marginalized groups. “I told you to pack your bags. You might not be here tomorrow," a ninth-grade boy wearing a MAGA hat told a classmate of Muslim and Mexican descent on the day after Trump's election. Two days later a gay man in Michigan was taunted that "Trump is going to get rid of people like you." The incidents were particularly prevalent after Trump's victory, but they have continued throughout his presidency.

Trump has provoked more organized expressions of hate as well. Radical right groups now wear MAGA hats as a form of provocation and intimidation.

Trump has provoked more organized expressions of hate as well. Radical right groups now wear MAGA hats as a form of provocation and intimidation, according to David Neiwert, author of “Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.” The hat is symbolic of both Trump the man, and Trump’s MAGA platform, which routinely mocks and attacks minorities.

 
 

"They clearly see Trump as an inspiration," Neiwert says. "They use his name when they commit hate crimes. And so the hat is very much a designator of that." Neiwert says he's seen MAGA hats at alt-right demonstrations. They are particularly popular with the white nationalist, virulently misogynist, violent all-male organization, the Proud Boys, he says. "The Proud Boys wear them constantly."

Obviously, not everyone who wears a MAGA hat is a member of a far-right gang devoted to street violence. Nor does everyone who wears a MAGA hat insult or attack marginalized people. But everyone who wears a MAGA hat should know that they are associating themselves with Trump's exclusionist, angry rhetoric. Everyone who wears a MAGA hat should know that many marginalized people see the hat as a symbol of hate.

 

The Covington kids may have just been wearing the hats to provoke onlookers, or to show their solidarity with the president. But just like wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt, or taking a "joking" prom picture with everyone's hand raised in a Nazi salute, actions have reactions. You can insist that you don't see it as a symbol of intolerance. But you're essentially daring people to disagree with you. You're daring people to be offended. This affects the nature of any encounter even before words are exchanged.

MAGA hats are far more prevalent than Confederate flags or swastikas, which makes it impossible to stigmatize their use the way other symbols of intolerance have been (at least partially) stigmatized. Trump has blurred the lines between partisan Republicanism and bigotry, so that the first becomes little more than a hollow mask providing deniability for the second. The rise in hate crimes since Trump took office is disturbing. But what's even more dangerous is the way that signaling intolerance has become normalized, unremarkable and uncriticizable because of its association with the president.

Remember what MAGA means: "Make America Great Again" is a call for an America without all the people Trump despises. "In the good old days this doesn't happen, because they used to treat them very, very rough," he sneered at a rally in North Carolina, encouraging supporters to attack protestors. America was great when Trump fans could hurt others — especially non-white others — with impunity.

Phillips said that when he was in the crowd he felt like the students wanted "to have the freedom to rip me apart." That may not have been the message Sandmann wanted to convey in the moment, but it's nonetheless a reasonable interpretation of the hat he chose to put on.

After the students began to move away to their buses, Phillips stopped drumming and raised his arms in the air. "Relatives! " he said. "Relatives! Let's make America great. Let's do that."

He pointedly did not say "make America great again;" there has never been a time in the history of the United States when this country was great for indigenous people. Instead, Phillips was calling on everyone — white, indigenous, black, young and old — to work together to make the country a better place, not least for those who were on the land first.

Sandmann wants us to believe that he was merely a silent, innocent bystander during the confrontation.

But the hat he was wearing spoke hate.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/covington-catholic-kid-nick-sandmann-tells-today-he-was-silent-ncna961736?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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12 hours ago, jakeem said:

Former news anchor Sam Donaldson says Pres. Trump and Kellyanne Conway are in a symbiotic relationship: "Mongoose and Cobra."

"They look in the mirror and see each other. They're both narcissists. They both want all the media spotlight on them. They don't mind trashing anyone."

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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in the White House

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On ‎1‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 1:23 PM, Princess of Tap said:

Cory Booker has degrees from

Stanford

Oxford and

Yale... are you going to need to see all those transcripts too?

doan forget those 2 degrees from Downsize U which he put to good use as the mayor of Newark by reducing the manpower of Newark's police and fire departments.:P

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2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Laurence TribeVerified account @tribelaw 11h11 hours ago

 
 

Why did Buzzfeed story about Trump’s subornation of perjury cause a Tsunami while his witness tampering in plain view causes only a ripple?

This is an even more serious crime (20 yrs v 5 yrs).

Looks like only hidden POTUS crimes shock people.

 

Crimes in plain view, not so much.

<_<

because it cannot be reconciled to the mainstream news media's constant and continual deification of themselves...

it ain't supposed to happen.

:lol:

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4 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

FBI Arrests Roger Stone

One of the indictments mentions that Stone at the direction of the Trump campaign was in touch with Wikileaks to get information about the dumps of the stolen emails.  Collusion anyone?

 

3 hours ago, jakeem said:

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There was a sealed indictment that was unsealed upon Stone's arrest. There are several more sealed indictments. Will there be more arrests today?

 

3 hours ago, jakeem said:

"FBI. Open the door.”

Watch exclusive CNN footage of the FBI arresting longtime Trump associate Roger Stone. Stone has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. https://cnn.it/2FZxnjd 

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

Roger Stone kept saying he expected to be indicted for a side issue. But he’s been indicted for a core matter: lying to cover up his attempts to communicate with WikiLeaks about the Russian hacks while he was communicating with the Trump campaign about WikiLeaks.

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:

Roger Stone posted this photo of he and Trump on Instagram just 6 hours ago with this caption: "Proud of my President @realdonaldtrump #maga"

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 The shoes are starting to drop.

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Well the Trump Shutdown wasn't a triumph.  What will happen now?

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