Friday, May 29, 2020

Is racism still a dirty word, or...just accepted today?

Racism is worse than that old weather saying. People have been talking about it for years, but no one has seriously done anything about it...

My take is that it is definitely a dirty word, even many racists would agree with that, but it is like one of those rogue genes that are the basis for a particular kind of behavior which allows those who have it to justify what they do. I grew up in the South, fighting with racists all my life, even within my own family, and when I finally left in the 1960s, there were still lynchings of black people, their houses being burned to the ground, all orchestrated by the Ku Klux Klan.

Like the Mafia, the Klan slowly faded away, but as is the case for both, there is still evidence of their activity around. Here's a scenario from NPR...
"For the fourth year in a row, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups, reports that hate and domestic extremism are rising in an unabated trend. The center found a 30 percent increase in U.S. hate groups over the past four years and a 7 percent increase in hate groups in 2018 alone."

NPR adds, "The watchdog group blames President Trump, his administration, right-wing media outlets and the ease of spreading hate on social media platforms for the alarming increase." Trump has promoted and encouraged white nationalism since being inaugurated, hiring people like Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, of which the latter is still on his staff. Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project said...
"The numbers tell a striking story — that this president is not simply a polarizing figure but a radicalizing one."
Excellent video on the Trump-Miller relationship...

This added...
"Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project, said in a statement. "Rather than trying to tamp down hate, as presidents of both parties have done, President Trump elevates it — with both his rhetoric and his policies. In doing so, he's given people across America the go-ahead to act on their worst instincts."
"Worst instincts," resulting from that rogue gene that wallows in racism. And here's more on Stephen Miller from the Daily Beast...
"Stephen Miller, the highly influential advisor to President Donald Trump, is the end result of a shadowy network made up of racist organizations and PAC’s designed to push a white nationalist worldview from the fringes into deep inside the White House."
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Now there are even rumbles that Steve Bannon is attempting to work his way back into the White House. The combination of Miller and Bannon, especially should there be a Trump second term, God forbid, and with the White House maniac at his highest level of mental instability since entering office, could turn this country into a national Confederate States of America. What would a new flag look like? Would future elections even be allowed?

Miller was a close ally of John Tanton, an Ophthalmologist from Michigan, founder of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and considered by SPLC the "puppeteer" of the nativist movement and a man with deep racist roots. Stephen Miller, practicing Tanton's ideology, is considered the architect of Donald Trump's immigration policies. The Beast's Mark Potok reports...
"Miller is both a promoter and, to some extent, a product of a much wider racist network aimed at preventing non-white immigration into the United States.”
He also thinks there is little chance of Miller leaving the administration, able to now influence, as I stated earlier, a much more mentally unstable Donald Trump, who is already making the worst of bad decisions. I would surmise when the black community sees this rampant racism originate from the highest office in the land, they feel there is just no hope. And they may very well be right as long as Trump occupies the White House and Mitch McConnell controls the Senate.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Minneapolis police officer mercilessly suffocates black man

Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, says ‘George Floyd’s life mattered.’

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Tomorrow you will see the post, "Is racism still a dirty word, or...just accepted today?," and since the killing of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department earlier this week has raised condemnation around the country, I decided to do this piece now due to the urgency. Joe Biden's statement that it was a “horrific killing” is perhaps the most important. Biden looks like Trump's contender in November.

Aside from the fact that this could help Biden's support of the black community, it is in keeping with a Democratic platform that has for years backed people of color. And that's the way it should be since the left must maintain its position as the party of the people. We've lost our way recently, but Bernie Sanders gave us a wake-up call and it continues to reverberate within the Democratic candidates, even Joe Biden.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on George Floyd killing...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said, "four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated." I just watched the video in this article, above, (scroll down below Floyd's picture) and it is beyond a doubt the worst case of police brutality I have ever seen. Frey describes it "Blatantly wrong and malicious." It is terrifying to watch this cop hold Floyd down with a knee on his neck, preventing him from breathing for five minutes, until he was no longer responsive.

We know this is not typical of the average cop, and brings up the continuing question of how do you deal with this kind of situation without castigating all police officers. But equally disturbing, I thought, was the cop just standing, facing the crowd, looking like a complete idiot, yet not doing a thing to stop the other cop while obviously hearing Floyd's desperate pleas for help. Frey calls for the prosecution of killing cop; watch this video!

Here's the scenario from a local Minneapolis television station...
"Multiple sources confirm for KARE 11 that the officer with his knee on Floyd is Derek Chauvin. Early Wednesday afternoon the City of Minneapolis released the names of all four officers fired in the wake of Floyd's death."
 They are: 
  • Officer Derek Chauvin
  • Officer J Alexander Kueng
  • Officer Thomas Lane
  • Officer Tou Thao
Protesting turns volatile over Geo. Floyd killing...

The Floyd. family from Houston "is calling for action after viewing a video that appears to show George Floyd begging for help." And the video I watched proves that he was begging for help until he could no longer breathe and was unresponsive. It seemed obvious to me that Officer Chauvin repeatedly pressed down on Floyd's neck in the five minutes he was on top of him. All of this while the black man was handcuffed and not resisting.

More from Channel 11...
In the video of the fatal encounter, bystanders can be heard asking the officer to remove his knee and telling him that Floyd can't breathe. One person says that Floyd's nose is bleeding.
"I can’t thank them enough," [Shareeduh] Tate (a cousin) said. "We always see these kinds of things that take place and we wonder what would we do if we were placed in that position, and I can only be grateful that there were people there who were advocating for him, even more so grateful for the person who was there with the camera to capture it."
There's more...
The Floyd family's attorney, Ben Crump, told he believes the officer shown in the video with his knee on Floyd's neck should be charged with murder, and that the other officers should be charged as accomplices to a murder.
"They were supposed to protect and serve citizens like George," Crump said. "We in black America, we are done dying at the hands of the people who are supposed to protect and serve us."
Termination of the officers isn't enough, the general consensus is for criminal prosecution. Amen!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Coronavirus cases 1,745,371

Coronavirus deaths 102,091

Coronavirus recoveries 487,838

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Why is Donald Trump afraid to finish his physical exam?

Donald Trump started a physical exam six months ago but has chosen not to complete it. His aides have no answer why.

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Were there questions Trump' partial medical exam didn't answer?

This moron who resides in the White House persists in his refusal to follow the guidelines established over the years that will guarantee the American public that they have a president competent and capable of carrying out his or her duties. The Oval Office lunatic is neither competent nor capable of achieving either of these, but no matter how blindingly, stupidly stubborn Trump is, Americans have the right to know if he is in good enough shape to lead this country.

In spite of not knowing his physical condition, assuming he doesn't, the idiot is taking hydroxychloroquene, a drug that has been deemed dangerous, and of no use in treating COVID-19 from several reputable studies. Hydroxychloroquene is known to be fatal in some cases. T-rump also has stock in the company that makes the drug, as do several of his cronies, and he has regularly been promoting it from the White House. The corruption is endless.

"A president’s annual physical typically occurs at the beginning of a new year. Trump’s 2019 exam was conducted in February, and his 2018 physical was conducted in January. It is uncommon for a president to complete a routine physical exam months apart and in multiple stages."
Chris Cillizza's commentary on Trump's abbreviated Nov. 2019 medical exam...

As I indicated earlier in this article, the American public has the right to know the condition of the leader of their country, especially with an election coming up in less than six months where he is running for office. Agreement and confirmation with this...
“As a part of granting a president as much power as we do, he has the obligation to demonstrate that he is well or, if he is not, to let us know exactly what is amiss,” said presidential historian Michael Beschloss.
With Donald dufus usurping the power of more people and government agencies on a daily basis, it makes the need to know even more critical. The timeline from NBC...
'In November 2019 — six months ago this week — Trump began what the White House described as 'portions' of his third physical during a two-hour examination at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
"That visit to Walter Reed was unannounced and remained shrouded in secrecy for two days as the president remained out of public view and as the White House declined to answer questions about it.
"The president’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, later wrote in a memo released by the White House that Trump’s 'interim checkup' had been “routine.” Conley at the time said a 'more comprehensive' examination would occur this year and that the president’s labs and exam results would be released in a corresponding report."
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, Dick Cheney's cardiologist questions quick physical...

Based on experience with Donald Trump's physicians, do we even believe Dr. Conley? Back in November of 2019, Stephie Grisham, Trump's former press secretary, was interviewed by Fox News bonehead host, Jeanine Pirro, as follows...
Speaking with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on her Saturday program, Grisham said Trump is as "healthy as can be" and that he's "got more energy than anybody in the White House."
"You know, Stephanie, he's almost superhuman," Pirro responded. "I don't know how anyone can deal with what he's dealing with. I get frustrated with what's going on in Washington. I want to throw things at the television. But I don't."
Don't that just wanna make you vomit? Grisham did tell NBC that Trump "is fine — perfectly healthy." Well, that may very well be true, but then why hasn't he completed his exam so we can hear it from a medical professional, not some White House airhead. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


IT'S OFFICIAL: U.S. passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths mark

Coronavirus cases 1,714,371

Coronavirus deaths 100,103

Coronavirus recoveries 469,049

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Are Donald Trump and Boris Johnson long lost brothers?

Boris Johnson was born in New York and that is about as far as the comparison goes with Donald Trump, who was also born in New York, Queens. Although they are both conservative politicians serving on opposite ends of the pond.

No comparison? Well, just study these pictures...


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And here...

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And here...

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The likeness is obvious, even the hair has its similarities, although I imagine T-rump gives the mess on his head plenty of help. They aren't the same age, Boris Johnson 55, Donald Trump 73, and while Johnson is erratic in his ways, he is not the raving moron Trump is. I wouldn't wish the Oval Office lunatic's lineage on anyone, not even this Brit, but there is such a striking, clonish correlation between the two, in more than just looks prompting more speculation.

They have been called "brothers in chaos," while Johnson has been labeled "Britain's answer to Donald Trump," and both of them identified as wrecking balls. There is one distinct difference between the two men, Boris Johnson is a man of letters, a journalist, an affluent and influential writer of material with substance, dismally conservative. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has a string of meaningless 'how to get rich' crap, most of which was ghost written.

God, listen to the similarities...

There was a serious confrontation by telephone back in February, with Trump becoming "apoplectic," as described by officials in on the call. Here's the scenario from Business Insider...
"Donald Trump's previously close relationship with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks close to collapse, with the president reportedly accusing him "betrayal" after a furious phone call between the two leaders." 
The "betrayal" mentioned refers to when "Johnson defied the president in allowing the Chinese telecom company Huawei a role in developing the UK's 5G network." Johnson cancelled his plans for a visit to see Trump in the United States. The U.K. Prime Minister also commented...
"Johnson says Trump is 'failing to lead' and 'letting the air out of the tires of the world economy.'"
More comparisons...

This is based on Trump's latest threats of another trade war with Europe. And, because of the mental instability of Donald Trump, there is evidence of this every day, there is every likelihood he will screw up the friendship with Boris Johnson again soon. An example of the wrecked relationships between the United States and allies, or in some cases, former allies. It is a pathetic situation, one that will take years to remedy when we finally dump Trump in November.

So, what do you think? Possibility of these two being of blood kin, or even cousins? In my most far-reaching fantasies, I cannot imagine a gene likeness between Donald Trump and Boris Johnson. The gene that finally spawned the miserable life of Donald Trump is unique in the universe, originating in some galaxy that specializes in abominable mutations designed to qualify for the profile of inhuman. Too bad about the face similarities, Boris.

P,S. The only thing you are missing, Mr. Prime Minister, is the word beautiful.

Monday, May 25, 2020


Coronavirus cases 1,703,989

Coronavirus deaths 99,754

Coronavirus recoveries 461,151

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Have a very careful MEMORIAL DAY!


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In case you can't tell, those are what we call "dog tags" on the flag. Here's a brief history of where those identification pieces came from. I still have mine from the Korean conflict.

Now, a great reminder of how to celebrate Memorial Day with the COVID-19 crisis in mind...

Make it a safe day!

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