White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville, VA Breaks out in Violence Against Counter Protesters

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA broke out in violence when white supremacists attacked antiracism counter protesters.

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White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville, VA Breaks out in Violence Against Counter Protesters

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA broke out in violence when a white supremacist attacked anti racism counter protesters. I can say is I’m at all surprised by this incident because I predicted that there may be some type of violence at this rally by white supremacists. I wrote about it in my last post.

Apparently, the violence began after someone drove a car into anti-racist counter-demonstrators. It is thought that this car was driven by white supremacists, who were probably trying to scare the anti-racists. Using violence to suppress opposers is nothing unexpected from people who thrive on hatred and violence against others who do may disagree with them. Typical fascist behavior!

Even though in a statement, Donald Trump addressed this violent incident he still refused to accept responsibility for the increase in hatred and racist violence in this country. He blamed “all sides” for the violence, still refusing to acknowledge that he has a “white nationalist”, Steve Bannon, on his cabinet. In case you do not know, the term “white nationalist” is a code word for white supremacist.

As if we can ever forget, Donald Trump used racist hate speech during his entire campaign for the presidency. He needs to own up to it and admit that this hate speech from his campaign may be a reason for the increased empowerment of white supremacists in this country. However, I will not hold my breath until he admits this connection between his campaign rhetoric and the increase in racist behavior in the United States. I don’t want to suffocate waiting for it!

 

GOP Health Care Bill Failing, Hopefully

Senate Republicans will shelve their bill to replace Obamacare, dealing a major blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda.

Source: GOP health care bill collapses

GOP Health Care Bill Failing, Hopefully

Donald Trump, in a tweet today, may have doomed that GOP health care bill to failure. Hopefully, this draconian piece of legislation (if you can even call it that) will fail to be passed, sparing a large part of the American population from the hardship this bill will cause.

In his tweet, Donald Trump advocated a position that the GOP should just repeal Obama care (The Affordable Care Act) without passing any type of health care legislation. He seems to think that by taking away the health care of millions of citizens, the Democrats will magically “fall into line” and pass the Republican health care bill even though it is garbage. If you think this is true, he is a bigger fool than even I thought.

In other words, Trump is suggesting that denying health coverage to people who now depend on The Affordable Care Act for their basic health coverage, will be able to survive without any type of health care. In this way of thinking, Donald Trump shows himself to be a cold-blooded and selfish bastard. He is suggesting that the GOP should take away people’s health care as some type of “leverage” to shove the GOP health care bill down everyone’s throat.

Not once does he ever consider those people who are undergoing ongoing treatment (cancer treatment, AIDS-related drug therapy, or some other type of treatment that requires constant care) and the damage that could be done by an interruption, or cancellation, of their health coverage. Of course, this would require a president who was capable of analytic thinking; something that Donald Trump has shown himself to be incapable. He is hell-bent on repealing Obama care no matter the cost to the average American citizen.

 

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Bernie Sanders Says Presidential Run in 2020 Is Possible

Bernie Sanders Says Presidential Run in 2020 Is Possible

In an interview on SiriusXM radio, Senator Bernie Sanders says that a presidential run in 2020 “is not off the table”. For me, this is some of the best news I’ve heard in while. Even though Bernie Sanders will be 79 years old in 2020, I still think he will be the best candidate that any party can come up with, especially the Democrats.

Right now, I can’t think of another Democrat, except for the possibility of Elizabeth Warren or Al Franken that could make just as good of a presidential run. Bernie Sanders is the best chance that the Democratic Party stands for a presidential win if he chooses to run again under the Democratic Party banner. If he chooses another party to run under, who can blame him, especially after the way he was treated by the Democratic Party leadership, especially Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton. As far as I’m concerned, I still think they both owe Bernie Sanders an apology after their shoddy treatment of both him and his candidacy.

Senator Bernie Sanders, in this interview, points out that President Donald Trump is the representative of the “billionaire class” and not the middle class. A truer statement was never spoken, as far as I’m concerned. I totally agree with Senator Sanders on this point. Since the beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has done nothing for the working man, but he has done plenty to further the interests of the wealthiest 1% of Americans.

Senator Bernie Sanders also points out that he still is going to try to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. I’m very glad he still maintains this position and it is very unlikely that he will falter from it. There will never be any type of real equality in this country as far as many Americans still work for less than a living wage. The workers of this country do not deserve to continue to be unrecognized, unappreciated, and uncompensated.

Senator Bernie Sanders can count on me to be one of his staunchest supporters, just as I was in 2016. He is the type of person we deserve to have as President of the United States, not the rich martinet we are now stuck with.

 

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Donald Trump and His War against Dissent

Facing up to 75 years in prison, 135 Inauguration Day protesters are refusing to collaborate with the prosecution.

Source: The Police State Can Come After Trump Protesters, But It Can’t Make Them Cooperate – In These Times

Donald Trump and His War Against Dissent

Even though the mainstream media seems to have ignored them, over 200 people still remain in custody after protesting against Donald Trump. These protests took place during the January inauguration of President Donald Trump, in Washington DC. This group of people is known as the “Disrupt J20” protesters. Some of them face up to 75 years for a variety of charges, most of them greatly embellished.

In a statement of unity, the group is quoted as saying, “We will not cooperate against any of our co-defendants, nor accept any plea deals that cooperate with prosecutors the expense of other codefendants”. This statement was signed by 135 of 200 still in custody. They also say, The people in custody also say that they “will refuse to accept that any of the charges or actions of law enforcement were necessary or justified…. We will not say anything publicly or privately that has the possibility of individual defendants or defendants as a group”.

This latest effort by Donald Trump and his entire administration seem to be part of the trend to suppress protesters and dissent in this country. In other words, they just want people to lay down and accept whatever bullshit the federal government hands down, without question, no matter how unconstitutional or immoral it may be. Even though this effort has gotten more pronounced under Donald Trump, it has been ongoing for 6a few years,

Any people, or group of people, that organize to disagree with the “status quo” are labeled as criminals or even “potential terrorists”. If you take a look at the situation, you can clearly see that the government has started cracking down on all dissenters, no matter how noble or just the cause may be that dissenters represent. Unfortunately, as usual, the “mainstream media” refuses to see, report on, or even recognize this trend against those who disagree with whatever Uncle Sam says or does.

One only has to look at various movements, such as The Black Lives Matter movement to the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline by the Standing Rock Sioux to see that the harshness against protesters has risen beyond the point of brutality to downright abuse by police and other authorities. Unfortunately, as long as most people in this country allow themselves to be distracted by everything from their iPhone to their various sporting events, I can see things changing that much. Change only happens if people have the courage to make it happen.

Is Trump’s “Good ‘ol Boy”, Jeff Sessions, Getting Ready to Bail?

violatedSource: Sessions left hanging as Trump turns his back on the attorney general

Is Trump’s “Good ‘ol Boy”, Jeff Sessions, Getting Ready to Bail?

It looks as though there is a rift developing between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump. It seems that President Trump is very pissed off because Jeff Sessions chose to recuse himself from the Trump/Russia investigation. Apparently, “the Donald” takes Jeff Sessions’ recusal as some sort of disloyalty or Sessions not being a “team player”. In reality, this recusal by Jeff Sessions is one of the few times in his entire career where he has actually displayed any type of ethics or balls.

The only bad thing for Jeff Sessions is that he “conveniently” violated his recusal by making a public statement about former FBI director, James Comey. This was totally unethical for Jeff Sessions to do, and to make it worse, he knew it was wrong to violate his recusal after making such a big deal out of it. It must be really nice to be in a position like Jeff Sessions where you can turn off your sense of ethics like turning off a light switch. Of course, can we expect anything different from a cabinet member of Donald Trump?

One thing that really pissed off Donald Trump was that Jeff Sessions gave “the Donald” only 20 minutes notice before announcing his recusal. Even I can admit that this was a rather tacky move by Jeff Sessions, even if it was a treatment for someone like Donald Trump, whom I totally despise.

Now it seems that Jeff Sessions is going to resign his position as Attorney General; a position that he was never qualified to fill in the first place. His record as a federal prosecutor in Alabama and his term in the U.S. Senate hardly showed any real talent or skill for the job. His appointment was just another patronage appointment, made by Donald Trump because he felt obligated to Sessions because he was a Trump supporter. During the campaign, Jeff Sessions was one of Donald Trump’s biggest cheerleaders. Now, it looks as though their “bromance” is over. What a pity!

 

Jeff Sessions is in deep trouble, and here’s why – The Washington Post

May 9, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. “ During the course of the last several weeks, I have met with the …

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3 days ago President Trump with Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an event on Capitol Hill last month. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times.

 

Donald Trump Puts People’s Lives In Danger By Failure to Name Agency Heads

Source: Trump Puts NO ONE In Charge of NOAA or FEMA As Hurricane Season Just Arrived!

Donald Trump Puts People’s Lives in Danger by Failure to Name Agency Heads

President Donald Trump has with many people’s lives in danger by failing to name agency heads for two very important federal agencies, FEMA and NOAA.  These two agencies, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and NOAA (National Oceanographic And Atmospheric Administration) are responsible for protecting the lives of millions of Americans, especially those living in the southeast, where most hurricanes occur each year.  Experts are predicting that this year could be one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent memory.

NOAA, as many people know, are the people responsible for tracking hurricanes and assessing the possible damage done by them.  FEMA is the agency that provides relief and help to victims of natural disasters.  How does Donald Trump think that these two agencies are undeserving of having a person named to lead them?  To add injury to insult, Donald Trump has also proposed that both of these agencies have their budgets cut significantly, as shown in his recently proposed budget.

Hopefully, people living in this particular region will have enough sense to prepare for any natural disaster, particularly a hurricane, in advance because apparently, Donald Trump doesn’t think their safety and well-being is worth spending any federal money on.  I hope these people are ready to go it alone because it’s clear that Donald Trump doesn’t give any more of a damn about them than he does the rest of us.  These people should be scared that the two agencies that could very well save their lives are about to be cut.

As someone who lives in “earthquake country”, I know that the thought of life without FEMA certainly does scare me.

 

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Donald Trump Dooms Us To Climate Change

The entire world has signed on, save only Syria and Nicaragua. It appears that Donald Trump now means to expand that group of two to include the United States of America.

Source: Leaving the Paris Agreement Would Be Indefensible

Donald Trump Dooms Us To Climate Change

Just when you think that Donald Trump can’t take a more offensive position about a crucial issue, he does.  This time he has taken a position against both the Paris Accord and the climate change, and undoing years of hard work by the Obama administration, numerous scientists and experts, and the heads of state of other countries who signed on to the Paris Accord.  His actions can be described as nothing less than irresponsible and dangerous.

By pulling the United States out of this landmark treaty, designed to combat global warming and climate change, he is allowing the United States to be put in the back seat behind other countries who have taken progressive actions to fight climate change.  Not to mention, his denial of the existence of climate change, which has been proven to be a fact by 97% of the scientific community, effectively closes the door to the future of the development of renewable energy and the potential for the creation of a huge number of jobs created by this new and upcoming industry.

Donald Trump is allowing his own personal prejudice to hamstring the development of the renewable energy industry in the United States.  If that wasn’t enough, it keeps the pretext of wanting to be a job creator.  Again, he shows himself to be a hypocrite.

By denying that climate change is a fact, Trump shows himself to be just another corporate dinosaur who hates any type of regulation, no matter how necessary it may be.  His laissez-faire capitalist attitude that puts profit before people puts a large portion of the world’s population in danger from climate change, just to make a profit for him and his wealthy friends.

Withdrawing the United States from the Paris Accord is the most irresponsible and indefensible position that he has taken thus far.  In taking this action, he has declared war on those of us who believe that climate change is probably the biggest danger facing our planet and its inhabitants.