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Lindsey Graham was among the loudest Republican voices screaming about the attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya. But he apparently has no problem with Trump’s decision to ignore intelligence about Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
 
1:21 PM · Jul 2, 2020·SocialFlow
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The Washington Post | Democracy Dies in Darkness
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Mary Trump once stood up to her uncle Donald. Now her book describes a ‘nightmare’ of family dysfunction.

By Michael Kranish

Mary L. Trump was embroiled in a feud over her inheritance two decades ago when her uncle Donald Trump and his siblings punched back in classic style. In an obscure court filing, they belittled her, alleging she “lives primarily off the Trump income” and is “not gainfully employed.”

Actually, Mary Trump had embarked on a new career. She studied patients with schizophrenia at Hillside Hospital on Long Island for at least six months during this period, meeting with an array of people who were delusional, hallucinatory and suicidal.

Over time, she deepened her studies of the disorder, contributed to a book on treating schizophrenia, wrote a dissertation on stalkers, and became a clinical psychologist. But not since she became part of the lawsuit in 2000 against her uncle has she spoken in detail about what she sees as the disorders of Donald Trump. Read more 

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The Plum Line

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Biden just slammed Trump on a new and hidden vulnerability

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The extraordinary news that the European Union has banned American travelers as a self-protective public health measure should draw scrutiny to another appalling dimension of President Trump’s spectacular mishandling of the pandemic, one that has eluded extensive discussion.

In a new statement sent to this blog, Joe Biden is opening up a new front along these lines, arguing that the E.U. ban shows that Trump has transformed the U.S. “into a global health risk.”

When the E.U. announced its ban on U.S. travel — based on our ballooning coronaviruscases, relative to much of the rest of the world — it placed us in a rarefied category of other countries that are also banned: Russia and Brazil.

Which shows that Trump’s disastrous failures haven’t just helped cause tens of thousands of needless U.S. deaths. They aren’t only helping to cause new coronavirus spikes in many states that could prolong our economic calamity.

They’ve also turned us into a kind of global pandemic pariah. And that will carry all sorts of other destructive consequences.

In the new statement, which was sent to me in response to my inquiries about Biden’s views of the E.U. ban, Biden says:

These new travel restrictions will have real consequences for Americans’ ties to the world — personally, economically, culturally, and strategically. Families that have been separated for months will be kept apart even longer. Commercial opportunities for hard-hit American business will be stunted. And the rift that Trump has created with our closest allies will only widen.

Biden notes that all this is the direct result of Trump’s serial failures to take the coronavirus seriously — which also includes Trump’s urging of a too-rapid reopening, leading to a resurgence — and adds:

Because Trump can’t do the most basic parts of his job, the United States is now viewed as posing a global health risk. Today, America is first in infections, first in deaths, and the EU has decided to bar Americans from traveling there as Europe reopens.

And Biden concludes:

A president who started his term by writing hateful travel bans is responsible for getting the American people banned from traveling. His presidency is an outrage from start to finish.

What’s notable is the casting of Trump’s role in bringing about the E.U. ban as another form of deep damage to our international relationships — damage, of course, that Trump himself did on many other fronts. The monumental botching of the coronavirus pandemic, then, is both extension and exacerbation of that Trumpian damage.

The E.U. is reopening borders to 15 countries, but it excluded the United States, Russia and Brazil. The metric the E.U. used was the number of new cases in the past two weeks per 100,000 people. As the New York Times notes, “the average among the 27 European Union countries was 16 in mid-June; in the United States, it was 107.”

The Times further reports on the consequences and deeper significance of this:

The prolonged severance of travel ties between the bloc and the United States has disrupted a critical economic, cultural and diplomatic relationship. Business travelers on both sides of the Atlantic are desperate to resume their visits, couples and families have been split up for months, and the differences between the European and American approaches to combating the pandemic have brought to the fore divergent views on science and policy.
While most European nations went into strict lockdowns early in their outbreaks and have been promoting the wearing of masks and other measures to try and control the resurgence of the illness, the United States has seen a patchwork response and the number of new cases has continued to balloon.

Taken together, all this serves as an indictment not just of Trump’s presidency but also of his illiberal populist nationalist worldview (as well as our woefully underfunded and piecemeal public health system and welfare state).

It shows us parting ways with Western countries — which appear to have managed the pandemic far more successfully — while lumping us in with Russia and Brazil, whose responses were hampered by their own leadership’s disdain for scientific advice and empirical evidence of the threat, much as ours was.

The crowning irony to all this is that Trump has relentlessly sought to convert the pandemic into support for his worldview, his hostility to the ideal of open societies, by demagoguing it into nothing more than a suite of foreign threats. He has used it as a pretext to bar foreign workers from entry and has scapegoated international institutionsfor his own epic failures.

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15 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Trump is campaigning for reelection with a Nazi symbol. Again.
 
On the top: an official Trump/Pence “America First” tee.
 
On the bottom: the Iron Eagle, the symbol of the Nazi party.
 
It’s not an accident. Bigotry is his brand.
 
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This is WRONG in so many ways.  The flag on the tee shirt is nothing similar to the Nazi eagle.  It is similar to the eagle on the President's flag and the eagles for the US Navy and Coast Guard.  It is an eagle design which has been used as a patriotic AMERICAN eagle for generations.

As a retired military officer I have seen lots of eagles in my service.

This is what happens when you just "grab" whatever is posted on a multitude of websites and re-post them to TCM site.

 

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2 minutes ago, TheCid said:

This is WRONG in so many ways.  The flag on the tee shirt is nothing similar to the Nazi eagle.  It is similar to the eagle on the President's flag and the eagles for the US Navy and Coast Guard.  It is an eagle design which has been used as a patriotic AMERICAN eagle for generations.

As a retired military officer I have seen lots of eagles in my service.

This is what happens when you just "grab" whatever is posted on a multitude of websites and re-post them to TCM site.

It appears you're overdue for an eye exam. I suppose you also believe America First was a slogan created by Trump.

Trump 2020 campaign accused of 'ripping off' Nazi eagle logo ...

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9 minutes ago, jakeem said:

It appears you're overdue for an eye exam. I suppose you also believe America First was a slogan created by Trump.

Trump 2020 campaign accused of 'ripping off' Nazi eagle logo ...

No, you need an eye exam and a better sense of objectivity.  It may be in poor taste, but it is not similar to the Nazi eagle.  More importantly, it is NOT "a Nazi symbol."  There is NO swastika on it and the wings and head are distinctively different.  At the angle of your first post, it immediately reminded me of Navy and Coast Guard eagles.

The eagle has been used in various images for American patriotism since this country was founded.

But, this is what happens when you "grab" things from the internet all day and just re-post them to TCM.  I generally have you on ignore, but found your post re-posted on another thread.

Now, if you want to talk about America First, that is different from a "symbol."

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7 minutes ago, TheCid said:

No, you need an eye exam and a better sense of objectivity.  It may be in poor taste, but it is not similar to the Nazi eagle.  More importantly, it is NOT "a Nazi symbol."  There is NO swastika on it and the wings and head are distinctively different.  At the angle of your first post, it immediately reminded me of Navy and Coast Guard eagles.

The eagle has been used in various images for American patriotism since this country was founded.

But, this is what happens when you "grab" things from the internet all day and just re-post them to TCM.  I generally have you on ignore, but found your post re-posted on another thread.

Now, if you want to talk about America First, that is different from a "symbol."

It appears as if the Trumps are the ones who "grab" things.  A classic example:

See the source image

You can go back to "ignore" mode now.

 

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15 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

Ringo Starr is celebrating his 80th birthday on July 7th by inviting the world to his birthday party, which will be live streamed on YouTube.

Ringo will be entertaining his guests With a Little Help From His Friends: Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and Kenny Loggins, just to name a few.

Ritchie Starkey has gotten through 80 years of life by just Acting Naturally.

Happy Birthday to my favorite Beatle, who also happens to be the greatest drummer in the history of the world.

Way to go Ringo!

I resent that remark.  :)

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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Sources tell @FoxNews the suspect alleged to be the 'ringleader" of the attempt to pull down the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square "has connections to Antifa."
 
11:50 AM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter Web App

If true, two thumbs up for Antifa.

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2 hours ago, TheCid said:

This is WRONG in so many ways.  The flag on the tee shirt is nothing similar to the Nazi eagle.  It is similar to the eagle on the President's flag and the eagles for the US Navy and Coast Guard.  It is an eagle design which has been used as a patriotic AMERICAN eagle for generations.

As a retired military officer I have seen lots of eagles in my service.

This is what happens when you just "grab" whatever is posted on a multitude of websites and re-post them to TCM site.

 

guided by blind hate they simply do not zee.

:)

 

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

It appears as if the Trumps are the ones who "grab" things.  A classic example:

See the source image

You can go back to "ignore" mode now....jakeem, TheCid is hardly a trump supporter...now you can go back on ignorance mode.

:P

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

You can go back to "ignore" mode now....jakeem, TheCid is hardly a trump supporter...now you can go back on ignorance mode.

:P

Well, he would vote for a Republican. To paraphrase the great Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the only thing a Republican can do for me is show me which way the Democrats went. 

And you'll have to show me how to get on ignorance mode. I'm sure you know the way.

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Herman Cain, leader of Blacks For Trump seen here at the recent Tulsa rally (no mask, no social distancing) is now in hospital after testing positive for covid-19.

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Jared the prophet speaketh:

 

 "I think you will see by June, a lot of the country should be back to normal,

   and the hope is that by July the country is really rocking again."

 

 

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#BREAKING: Florida announces 10,109 new #COVID cases today. More cases in 1 state than in the entirety of each of these countries:
 
China
Japan
Korea
Vietnam
Thailand
Malaysia
Indonesia
Philippines
Australia
EU
 
Trump made America first.
 
 
 
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Investors and shareholders worth a combined $620 billion are calling on Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo to sever ties with the Washington Redskins unless the team changes its name, according to a report by Adweek.
 
11:30 PM · Jul 1, 2020·Sprinklr
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In addition to playing the Black national anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' before each Week 1 game, NFL is also planning on jersey or helmet logos with the names of the victims of systematic racism
 
 
6:10 PM · Jul 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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Hugh Downs, the Emmy-winning broadcaster whose decades-long TV career ranged from anchoring "20/20" to serving as Jack Paar's sidekick on "The Tonight Show," has died at 99
 
5:28 PM · Jul 2, 2020·SocialFlow

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