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The Triumph of Donald Trump

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House GOP members warn Trump against troop drawdown in Germany, a rare break from the president.
 
In letter, 22 members warn that the drawdown would “significantly damage US national security”
 
and “strengthen the position of Russia to our detriment.”
 
 
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2 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Trump Puts Nation on Alert for Terrorists Posing as Peaceful Seventy-Five-Year-Olds

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June 9, 2020
 

Donald Trump speaks from the Rose Garden. Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Announcing that he was putting the nation on a “double-red threat level,” Donald J. Trump warned the American people on Tuesday to be on the lookout for terrorists posing as peaceful seventy-five-year-olds.

“One of these terrorists was already identified by the police in Buffalo,” Trump said. “They may be coming to your town next.”

Trump listed some “telltale signs of Antifa,” in order to help Americans identify septuagenarian terrorists in their midst.

“If the person appears to be seventy-five or older, with white hair and a peaceful demeanor, call the authorities immediately,” Trump said.

He warned that Antifa terrorists are infiltrating American society “everywhere,” even on Zoom.

“If you are on Zoom with your family and an elderly person suddenly appears with a friendly smile, a string of pearls, and the nickname ‘Grandma,’ you have been attacked by Antifa,” he said.

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:
 

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Here is how Trump got the idea that a 75-year-old protester who was pushed to the ground and bled out of his head may have been Antifa. It’s as crazy as you can imagine.
 
10:00 PM · Jun 9, 2020·SocialFlow

 

4 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Martin Gugino is a Catholic peace activist,

not an 'Antifa provocateur,' friends say

.............Friends of the retired computer scientist described Gugino as a devout Catholic and a graduate of Canisius High School, a private Jesuit school in Buffalo, who is a passionate advocate for multiple causes on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised. Gugino spent his retirement lending a hand to multiple causes, among them Black Lives Matter. 

“Martin has a passion for social justice,” said Mark Colville, who runs Amistad Catholic Worker  in New Haven, Connecticut, and has known Gugino for years. “When he sees wrong he wants to be involved in making it right.”........

"We are at a loss to understand why the President of the United States would make such dark, dangerous, and untrue accusations against him.”.......

Gugino’s presence at the Black Lives Matter protest last week was typical of his activism. He is also active with the Western New York Peace Center and PUSH Buffalo, a coalition working on affordable housing. .........

https://religionnews.com/2020/06/09/martin-gugino-is-a-catholic-peace-activist-not-a-antifa-provocateur-friends-say/

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Thankfully Martin Gugino is now out of ICU after having received a serious head wound.

The two police officers who attacked him have been charged with assault.

 New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly asked trump to apologize to Gugino, a long time Catholic peace advocate in Buffalo New York.

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1 minute ago, jakeem said:
 

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The International Criminal Court recently announced it was investigating potential war crimes by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Now, the Trump administration is pushing back with sanctions targeting ICC staff.
 
2:35 PM · Jun 11, 2020·SocialFlow

trump cited in the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes will be the icing on the cake for his presidency.

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JUST IN: Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee committee votes
 
to require Pentagon to rename bases named after Confederates
 
— contradicting President Trump who is fighting such efforts.

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9 minutes ago, jakeem said:

" Don't Take Your Love Away From Me

Don't you leave my heart in misery

If you go then I'll be blue

Cause breaking up is hard to do"

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25 minutes ago, jakeem said:
 

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JFK announces civil rights bill, tonight 1963: “The fires of frustration and discord are burning in every city….We face, therefore, a moral crisis as a country and as a people. It cannot be met by repressive police action”:
 
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11:25 AM · Jun 11, 2020·TweetDeck

Deja Vu

With a Real American President

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8 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Trump Blasts Milley: “This Is Not the Military I Avoided Serving In”

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June 11, 2020
 

President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church. Photograph by Patrick Semansky / AP / Shutterstock

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a series of angry tweets on Thursday, Donald J. Trump lashed out at the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, declaring, “This is not the military I avoided serving in.”

Calling Milley’s apology for appearing in last week’s controversial church photo op “a disgrace,” Trump said, “The United States military of my youth was known for courage and valor, which is why I got a podiatrist’s note to get out of being a part of it.”

Recalling that episode from a half century ago, Trump said, “As I watched my podiatrist dictate that note, I thought about the great institution of the U.S. military, which I would be exempted from participating in. That institution is unrecognizable today.”

With his apology, Trump claimed, “Mark Milley has besmirched the memories of all the Americans who fought so hard to avoid fighting.”

In his most caustic broadside against Milley, Trump questioned the general’s ability to lead U.S. forces and said that he might have to find “someone else” to launch the American invasion of Seattle.

 

5 hours ago, jakeem said:

 Looks like the Pentagon isn't on board with trump.

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2 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

 

This is brilliant !

Jared and Ivanka made at least

$82 million dollars last year thanks to your Uncle Sam.

How did you do last year?

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1 hour ago, mr6666 said:

 

  1 hour ago, mr6666 said:

 

Let's follow this to its logical conclusion.  The Confederate soldiers and government officials were following the actions of their states.  The states then created the Confederacy.  So, the 11 states of the Confederacy are the real traitors here.  One aspect being overlooked is that in 1860 America, most people considered the states to be superior to the Federal government.  The view was that as the states voluntarily joined the Union, they could also leave it.

So, let's place the blame and name changing where it really belongs - on the states.

Let's change the names of the traitorous states that were part of the Confederacy.  Let's also change the names of the cities, counties and institutions that were named after Confederates.  For example, Clemson University (home of nationally ranked football teams) was named after a slave owning plantation owner and soldier in the Confederate army.  The school was built on the plantation grounds that slaves had worked.

What about Ft. Jackson in S.C.?  Pres. Jackson initiated removing Native Americans from their land and giving it to white men.  He was also a slave owner.

What are the new names of the military bases going to be?  Fort Reagan, Fort Nixon, Fort Lyndon Johnson, Fort Bush?  All were in the military.  What about women who now comprise a significant part of the military and one that is growing?

What about the Native Americans who were dispossessed of their lands so America could grow and forts, bases and posts be built on that land?

Therefore, everything should be named after birds or fish or animals.  Nothing should be named for people.

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21 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

Deja Vu

With a Real American President

just ask Marilyn Monroe.

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NEW: “These aren’t my voters.” Trump dismisses protesters as aides push for harsh tactics.
 

White House divide on Floyd response, as some push Trump for tougher tactics

“These aren’t my voters,” the president has said repeatedly, dismissing protesters in discussions with aides about how to respond over nearly three weeks of unrest.............
 
......... adviser said the president and his allies should be taking on the Black Lives Matter movement by calling it a “front organization for a lot of crazy leftist ideas that are unpopular.” But another political ally said the opposite — that the president appears to be “spinning wheels” because he’s not setting the agenda on policing and race in the U.S. when he “should be leading on these issues” by taking steps like banning tactics like chokeholds........
 
amid the civil unrest following Floyd’s death at the hands of police, it hasn’t mattered to the president that even Americans he considers his political base are part of the growing chorus of voices pushing for change..........
 

“Soon, he’s going to find out he doesn’t have any room to write off sets of potential voters,” said one Republican close to the White House.

While the president is “obsessed” with his re-election, in the words of this ally, he doesn’t appear to understand that his recent inaction on the issue could damage his prospects...........

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/white-house-divide-floyd-response-some-push-trump-tougher-tactics-n1230941

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2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

 

"..........Both civilian and uniformed military leaders at the Pentagon privately expressed disappointment with Trump’s decision to shut down any discussion about renaming the bases, according to four defense officials.

White House officials had given Pentagon brass a heads-up that Trump was not in favor of changing the names, after Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy both expressed support for the move earlier this week.

Before Trump expressed his firm opposition to the idea on Wednesday, McCarthy had planned to create a task force to review streets and buildings on military installations that are named after Confederate soldiers.

As part of the review, the Army planned to reach out to the rank-and-file soldiers to get their opinions on the matter. Now the task force is on hold, according to two defense officials, with no plans to revisit the issue..........

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/white-house-divide-floyd-response-some-push-trump-tougher-tactics-n1230941

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13 hours ago, mr6666 said:

"..........Both civilian and uniformed military leaders at the Pentagon privately expressed disappointment with Trump’s decision to shut down any discussion about renaming the bases, according to four defense officials.

White House officials had given Pentagon brass a heads-up that Trump was not in favor of changing the names, after Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy both expressed support for the move earlier this week.

Before Trump expressed his firm opposition to the idea on Wednesday, McCarthy had planned to create a task force to review streets and buildings on military installations that are named after Confederate soldiers.

As part of the review, the Army planned to reach out to the rank-and-file soldiers to get their opinions on the matter. Now the task force is on hold, according to two defense officials, with no plans to revisit the issue..........

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/white-house-divide-floyd-response-some-push-trump-tougher-tactics-n1230941

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As a retired Army officer I commend the plan to (eventually) reach out to those who wear or have worn the uniform on the names for bases.  To me, the best course is to select names that are not tied to any one person or ethnic group.  Perhaps American wildlife or nearby geographical features.  The Navy and Air Force tend to use names of largest nearby city.

Regardless, the consulted groups also need to include the states and local governments and residents where the posts are located.

Would people be offended at serving at Ft. Reagan or Ft. Lyndon Johnson or Ft. Franklin D. Roosevelt or similar?  Probably.  What about Ft. Carter or Ft. Truman?  All of these people were presidents, but also had a military connection.  Although Reagan's was fairly tenuous.

One interesting fact is that no military base is currently named for Gen. Joseph Wheeler, a West Point graduate who served in the Indian Wars prior to the Civil War and then in the US Army as a general in Spanish-American and Philippine-American War after the Civil War.  He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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2 minutes ago, jakeem said:
 

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Sen. Tim Scott tells CBS that President Trump made a good decision to move his rally. "My understanding is he moved the date once he understood Juneteenth." Scott says whoever planned it likely didn't make the connection & having a diverse staff helps avoid things like that.
 
 
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10:28 AM · Jun 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

Being well-educated and knowledgeable about American history should be all it takes to know about things like that.

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