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It's all turning to crap
And it has the trump brand on it! He's pretty much on record of being the worlds worse. Businessman and he brought his expertise to the presidency! Lol
A 9th grader with a piece of paper and a box of crayons could have done far better job managing the economy. Hang on it's going to be a rough time this time
President George W. Bush's chief speechwriter, Michael Gerson, has a message for people who are excusing President Trump's racism:
"I had fully intended to ignore President Trump’s latest round of racially charged taunts against an African American elected official, and an African American activist, and an African American journalist and a whole city with a lot of African Americans in it. I had every intention of walking past Trump’s latest outrages and writing about the self-destructive squabbling of the Democratic presidential field, which has chosen to shame former vice president Joe Biden for the sin of being an electable, moderate liberal.
But I made the mistake of pulling James Cone’s 'The Cross and the Lynching Tree' off my shelf — a book designed to shatter convenient complacency.
Cone recounts the case of a white mob in Valdosta, Ga., in 1918 that lynched an innocent man named Haynes Turner. Turner’s enraged wife, Mary, promised justice for the killers. The sheriff responded by arresting her and then turning her over to the mob, which included women and children. According to one source, Mary was 'stripped, hung upside down by the ankles, soaked with gasoline, and roasted to death. In the midst of this torment, a white man opened her swollen belly with a hunting knife and her infant fell to the ground and was stomped to death.'
God help us.
It is hard to write the words.
This evil — the evil of white supremacy, resulting in dehumanization, inhumanity and murder — is the worst stain, the greatest crime, of U.S. history. It is the thing that nearly broke the nation. It is the thing that proved generations of Christians to be vicious hypocrites. It is the thing that turned normal people into moral monsters, capable of burning a grieving widow to death and killing her child.
When the president of the United States plays with that fire or takes that beast out for a walk, it is not just another political event, not just a normal day in campaign 2020. It is a cause for shame. It is the violation of martyrs’ graves. It is obscene graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial. It is, in the eyes of history, the betrayal — the re-betrayal — of Haynes and Mary Turner and their child. And all of this is being done by an ignorant and arrogant narcissist reviving racist tropes for political gain, indifferent to the wreckage he is leaving, the wounds he is ripping open.
Like, I suspect, many others, I am finding it hard to look at resurgent racism as just one in a series of presidential offenses or another in a series of Republican errors. Racism is not just another wrong. The Antietam battlefield is not just another plot of ground. The Edmund Pettus Bridge is not just another bridge. The balcony outside Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel is not just another balcony. As U.S. history hallows some causes, it magnifies some crimes.
What does all this mean politically? It means that Trump’s divisiveness is getting worse, not better. He makes racist comments, appeals to racist sentiments and inflames racist passions. The rationalization that he is not, deep down in his heart, really a racist is meaningless. Trump’s continued offenses mean that a large portion of his political base is energized by racist tropes and the language of white grievance. And it means — whatever their intent — that those who play down, or excuse, or try to walk past these offenses are enablers.
Some political choices are not just stupid or crude.
They represent the return of our country’s cruelest, most dangerous passion. Such racism indicts Trump. Treating racism as a typical or minor matter indicts us." — Michael Gerson
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Just now....President Trump backs off Universal Background check...
I think its going to get him in a whole lot of trouble with Dems.....What do you guys think???
Let's face it!
I mean really. Our world is now messed up. Everything is divided between left and right, liberal and conservative, Trump hating and Trump supporting/tolerating, white and other, extremist and normal, Muslim loving and Muslim hating, Israel loving and Israel hating, man caused climate change and natural climate change, pro-choice and pro-life, pro-LGBTABC and anti-LGBTABCD, pro- same sex marriage and anti-same sex marriage, gender optional and gender bio-determined, etc, etc. Everyone is aligned along pretty much the same lines of thought, one side or the other, no matter how unrelated they are.
Trump haters love everything Trump is against and hate everything Trump loves. The Trump haters hate Trump so much they literally love the things they once hated because now Trump works to stop those things they once hated. Oh how the left, being supporters of women's rights, support Muslim ways of thinking simply because Trump wanted to stop immigration from six countries designated by Obama as being high risk related to sending terrorists into the country. I mean really, who in the world are more misogynist and anti-woman's rights than Muslim men??
No matter what Obama brought to the table and left us with; (mostly racism if you ask me); no matter how the GOP worked to defeat Obama, which they did, we now have the new norm of anti-Trump sentiment which goes even further, dominating everything from religion to 90% of the media to the minds of democrats who really aren't liberal democrats anymore, but who are now trying to undermine the country which we fought and died for; undermining it's very constitution and it's establishing principles. We see candidates for president openly doing this, openly wanting to defeat freedom through the establishment of socialism which is only a hairs breath away from communistic ideals.
No one can be convinced and no one will change who they are because one side is so fully brainwashed into the cult of anti-Trump thinking that the other must swing fully to the other extreme to come close to balancing out what is an increasingly greater move towards the dissolution of the USA. Extremists dominate. Pretty much the only thing the media will cover is extremism. They openly publish lying accounts of current events and the things people say and do, even to the point of wanting to repress and suppress those who have opinions differing from those of the left and the anti-Trumps. Leftists now openly want to stop any media outlet from publishing any opinions or science which doesn't promote the leftist climate change agenda, no matter what it is. They want to control what the masses are allowed to see and hear and this is just the tip of the ice berg. Whistle blowers from Google have openly admitted that google has been altering internet content to the point of actually believing that they are able to take credit for over 2 million votes for Hillary Clinton. And sadly, they are able to do this because of the gullibility of the masses, they having bought into the only things they have ever heard; leftist anti-Trump rhetoric and propaganda.
In other words, 90%, at least, of what the media produces in the form of "news" is nothing less than leftist propaganda. Nothing less than that!
Let's face it, we live in a world gone mad; madder than any previous world we ever had.
Humans, as a species, seem destined to continue with the trends we see here; rising conflict leading ultimately to violence. Look at us now. Violence reigns. It lives in our sources of entertainment, our escape areas; TV, movies, fiction, games, everything!
Where do we go from here?
Coming to a town near you
Coming to a town near you.
While we are teaching tolerance of Muslims,
they are teaching their young to kill Christians. Nice tradeoff.
Make sure the grocery buyer in your household reads this.
There should be more leading Australians like Dick, he gets to the bottom of important issues and anything that amounts to selling out Australia is very important.
A WARNING FROM DICK SMITH: You may be aware that " Dick Smith " chain franchise stores are being pressured by the Islamic Council of Australia to gain 'Halal Certification' otherwise they will be proscribed and banned from Muslim custom.
This is their response:
A MESSAGE FROM DICK SMITH.
"We at Dick Smith's have received a number of letters from people asking if we will be putting the Muslim Halal logo on our food.
To acquire Halal certification, payment is required to the endorsing body (the Islamic Council) and involves a number of site inspections of both our growers and processors in order to ensure that our practices comply with the conditions of Halal certification.
It is important to note that this does not reflect the quality of the food being processed or sold it only means that the products are approved as being prepared in accordance with the traditions of the Muslim faith.
We are aware of an increasing number of large companies both in Australia and overseas, such as Kraft and Cadbury, who have obtained accreditation to use the Halal logo. We don't believe they have done this because of any religious commitment but rather for purely commercial reasons.
Perhaps these large organizations can afford to do this.
While we have a choice, however, we would prefer to avoid unnecessarily increasing the cost of our products in order to pay for Halal accreditation when this money would be better spent continuing to support important charitable causes where assistance is greatly needed.
We point out that we have never been asked to put a Christian symbol (or any other religious symbol) on our food requiring that we send money to a Christian organization for the right to do so.
Others would add that money paid to ANY Muslim 'organization' (and you had better believe it: these people ARE 'organized') can easily find its way into the hands of Islamic extremist-fanatics and murderers, irrespective of assurances to the contrary.
What other assurances do we accept from Muslims? Oh, that's right, 'Islam is a religion of PEACE'! How less Australian can companies get than to place money into the hands of those who seek to exploit us?"
This is an example of how the leaders of Muslims in Aus./NZ are bullying large commercial organizations (especially in the food industry) into paying what is no more than blatant extortion money. The amazing part is that these weak-kneed organizations (Cadbury/ Schweppes/ Nestles/ Kraft etc.) actually pay the large sums demanded by these self-appointed religious bureaucrats.
Of course, the manufacturers promptly pass this levy on to unwitting consumers as cost increases. Next time you buy a block of Cadbury's chocolate, look for the Halal Certification seal on the wrapper. So, regardless of your own religious faith, you end up subsidizing Islam.
The Council also controls the Muslim voter bloc which, as yet, does not have sufficient critical mass to make a difference - but give them time.
Several state jurisdictions are under pressure to adopt or permit Sharia Law in Marriage, Family and Property matters and some, under the delusion that they are being progressively liberal, are permitting this. This has already happened in some local authorities in the U.K. Google the U.K. Education Department's current investigation into the conduct of Muslim-run schools in the Birmingham area of England.
How many more warnings do people need?
Check the produce on the shelf and don't buy anything Muslim extorted.
Trump has to win
Four more years not to make America even better but he needs to win to keep out of prison
“Generation of Pansies”
Ted Cruz: U.S. Colleges Are Raising a “Generation of Pansies”
Senator Ted Cruz addressed far-left indoctrination occurring at colleges and universities during a recent Young America’s Foundation National Conservative Student Conference. Speaking to the crowd of students, the 2016 presidential candidate said American “colleges and universities are trying really hard to raise a generation of pansies.”
Cruz argued that places of higher learning shield students from “ideas that are scary” with preposterous “safe spaces.” The Senator maintained that young adults should instead be taught to tackle and engage with these types of ideas. Cruz remarked, “if you are a university administrator, the ideas that are represented in this room are terrifying.” Driving home his point, Cruz said, “there are no safe spaces in this room.”
While speaking to the students, the 2016 presidential candidate challenged them to “defend liberty” because it both “works” and is “powerful.” He claimed Democrats have gone “stark-raving nuts” in their defense of socialism, which Cruz touted as having proven to be a “manifest disaster.” TheBlaze reported that the Senator “challenged Hollywood leftists to put their money where their mouths are and hop inside inflatable rafts at the southern tip of Florida and head toward the ‘socialist utopia that is communist Cuba’ if they hate capitalism so much.”
Cruz admonished the left for being “so darned angry” and devoid of a sense of humor. He advised conservative students to avoid liberals’ fallacies and to attempt to “have fun” in spite of the nation’s current political struggles. When Cruz concluded his speech, he answered questions from the audience. One student relayed the outrageous political correctness that has taken over debate competitions on college and university campuses. The student shared that debate participants are forced to write their gender pronouns on a board. This individual also revealed that those who debate must “trigger warn” before unleashing any “edgy” content. Debaters can also get “equity called” for offensive statements. Allegedly, debate “gender minority” tournaments are also a thing. These matches exclude males.
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In response, Cruz sarcastically stated, “We’re all gonna die.”
“One of the saddest things we’re seeing is our colleges and universities are trying really hard to raise a generation of pansies,” Cruz said. “What is this sense that you have a right not to be offended? You have a right not to hear ideas that are scary? Look, the entire purpose of university is to hear ideas that are scary.”
The audience in the room reportedly responded with loud applause and cheering. The Senator divulged that when he attended college and law school, he was “surrounded by leftists” and enrolled in courses taught by “Marxists.”
“I would deliberately sign up to take classes from Marxists. Now, my family has been tortured by communists in Cuba. It’s personal to me, but you know what? Truth is not afraid of lies. The light is not afraid of darkness. It is good for you to confront ideas that scare you,” the Texas senator added.
Where controversial ideas are concerned, Cruz didn’t promulgate running from them, creating safe spaces for them, or college officials prohibiting them. Rather, the Senator said to “ridicule the living crap out of” them. The 2016 presidential candidate urged students to utilize this same method against “racist, bigoted morons” like Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
Surprisingly, even some on the left feel the ridiculousness occurring on college and university campuses around the country is going too far. According to TheBlaze, liberal activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader has labeled trigger warnings “absurd.” Reportedly, Nader has noted that the male students on college and university campuses today are “far too sensitive because they’ve never been in a draft. They’ve never had a sergeant say, ‘Hit the ground and do 50 push-ups, and I don’t care if there’s mud there.’”
A challenge to the liberals of OPP. Condemn the behavior of Antifa.
Here's a challenge to the liberals of OPP. Condemn the behavior of Antifa.
Here are your choices:
1. I hereby, unequivocally and with no reservation condemn the actions of Antifa forces across the country in assault of political opponents as they did in Portland,
2. I do not unequivocally and with no reservation condemn the actions of Antifa forces across the country in assault of political opponents as they did in Portland. I am a true bigot and a reprehensible narrow-minded hypocrite.
What we all need to do is reasonbly assess Trump's presidency: good, bad, or indifferent
What was his major campaign promise: build the wall and Mexico will pay for it. More than his major slogan, MAGA, Trump has heralded Mexico will pay for his Wall. Mexicans haven't and are not likely to. "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall." Trump sounds like a bully kindergartner. His syntax is beyond bizarre. Puerile or a case for scrambled brain. If a football had been tackled and talked like Trump, he would be in for an evaluation of concussion and taken out of the game.
The following is a posting from Kevyn on a thread I established. I submit that simply based on this, he should be banned from this venue. I ask everyone to join me in sending admin a statement recommending
that he be banned.
As a nation Nazis are our defeated enemies. If patriotic Americans take it upon themselves to stomp any Nazi fool enough to show their face in public, more power to them.
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