Trump Disappoints Once Again
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 3 months ago
Well, true to form, Trump initially couldn't condemn the white nationalist who, in Charlottesville, Virginia, drove his car into a non-violent crowd killing one and injuring 19 -- so he blamed many sides for the white nationalist's deathly rampage.

Then, Trump's handlers (and many other politicians and citizens of, both the U.S. and the world, including Germany), realized that Trump didn't have enough of a moral compass to realize that "many sides" were not at fault -- just the white nationalists, also known as neo-nazis. Even Angelia Merkel of Germany spoke out.

So, finally today, Trump said what he should have said all along -- although I suspect his remarks were written by someone else. However, Trump being Trump also had to get a Twitter shot into Kenneth Frazier, the Merck executive who resigned in protest from Trump's American Council on Manufacturing.

Here's what I want: A president who can make America proud again. We all deserve much, much, much better. Oh yes, and for the record, Trump still has not criticized Putin. Wake up, America!

Read more at:

https://www.washingtonpos...fe1930357

https://www.nytimes.com/2...rump.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2...otest.html
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 3 months ago
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/09/us/lawsuit-black-lives-matter-baton-rouge/index.html

Please tell me what Obama did with the riots of Black Lives Matter. Not diddly squat
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Posted by Bridgier (+7579) 3 months ago
The man from snowy plains isn't an idiot like the current crop of neo-nazi pondscum - he knows that his neighbors/employer probably would shun him like a case of third-stage syphilis. He'd be right, because they're right.

At least Danny K. Allen was proud of his white supremacy.

Coward.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 3 months ago
Oh give it a REST. My Great Grandmother maiden name was Ortez. My comments about Obama are his political agenda, Nothing less.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 3 months ago
Here are some images from last weekend's demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia where one 32 year old woman was killed and 19 people were injured when a white supremacist drove his car into the people gathered.

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 3 months ago
So, far five executives have resigned in protest from Trump's American Manufacturing Council. And, now Walmart’s C.E.O., Doug McMillan, has rebuked Trump.

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, has a work force of 1.5 million people and a racially, geographically and politically diverse group of customers.

Read more at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2...uncil.html

https://us3.walmartone.co...from-doug/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/...ailsignout
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 3 months ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fox-news-charlottesville_us_59907720e4b090964297b9d3

This was a planned and permitted march of free speech. It comes no where close to the OBAMA riots of BLACK LIVES MATTERS...

WAKE UP AND GET A REAL JOB!
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Posted by Bridgier (+7579) 3 months ago
WAKE UP AND GET A REAL JOB!


I'm sure it sounded better in the original german - ARBEITS MACHS FRIE, amirite?
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 3 months ago
The Trump presidential responses never cease to amaze, baffle and perplex. This just in!

"Trump Shares, Then Deletes, Twitter Post of Train Hitting Cartoon Person Covered by CNN Logo" by Eileen Sullivan and Maggie Haberman, New York Times, August 15, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2...train.html
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 3 months ago
It gets even worse! Trump is now defending his initial remarks about Charlottesville and is, again, blaming both sides!

"Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’" by
Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman, New York Times, August 15, 2017.

https://www.nytimes.com/2...ville.html

Here's what Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan had to say about Trump's latest remarks:

“White supremacy is repulsive,” wrote Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin. “This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.”

Not too surprisingly, David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, praised Mr. Trump’s comments as a condemnation of 'leftist terrorists.'

Both sides? What? Only one side -- the white suprematists, also known as neo-nazis, killed and injured people in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 3 months ago
Remember Richard Spencer, the alt-right, neo-nazi who planned to hold an armed, white suprematist march in Whitefish, Montana last January. Well, the same Richard Spencer was also one of the planners, attended, and was scheduled to speak at, last Saturday's "Unite the Right" demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. Richard Spencer is currently being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for unleashing a hate storm against a Jewish woman in Whitefish.

Read more at:

http://www.newsweek.com/t...cer-650852

http://www.cnn.com/2017/0...index.html

https://www.theguardian.c...harassment

https://www.splcenter.org...t-campaign

https://en.wikipedia.org/...B._Spencer
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9883) 3 months ago
Poor John Kelly. POTUS Retard.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 3 months ago
Stephen Colbert Makes Condemning Nazis Look Easy (Because It Is)

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 3 months ago
Stephen Colbert: Take A Side, Mr. President: Nazis Or Not Nazis

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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9883) 3 months ago
Former President Barack Obama's response to the deadly car attack and violent protests during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday is now the most-liked tweet of all time.

http://www.nbcnews.com/ne...rd-n793156

Obama was a million times better president than Trump could ever hope to be.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9883) 3 months ago
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 3 months ago
Hello Carol H. Welcome back! Great too see a common sense leaning conservative. Forum isn't exactly Fair and balanced, but the liberal agenda at any cost is alive and well. Thank GOD for free speech, yet beware there are a few yet that can't resist LABELS AND NAME CALLING..
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Posted by Bridgier (+7579) 3 months ago
Oh snowy, I'd LOVE to call you by your real name...
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9883) 2 months ago


I have to admit, having a whack job in the White House is pretty funny stuff.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 2 months ago
Yesterday, September 12, 2017, "the House and Senate have unanimously passed a joint resolution urging President Trump to denounce racist and anti-Semitic hate groups, sending a blunt message of dissatisfaction with the president’s initial, equivocal response to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month. . . .

"The nonbinding measure specifically singles out for condemnation 'White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups.' That represents a sharp contrast to the president’s first comments after the deadly early August demonstrations in which he assigned equivalent blame for the violence on anti-fascist counter-protesters."

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https://www.nytimes.com/2...ml?mcubz=0

And, as usual, Tom Toles does a great job of explaining things.

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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 2 months ago
Oh and the ANTIFI were just flower children from the hippy era..keep believing it was one sided MCD.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9883) 2 months ago
Reply to The man from snowy plains (#373110)
The man from snowy plains wrote:
Oh and the ANTIFI were just flower children from the hippy era..keep believing it was one sided MCD.


Me read Fox News. Me know!
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 2 months ago
What Gunner, No names or LABELS. Disappointed!
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 2 months ago
Who fondly remembers the days of Huntley Brinkley when they just reported the news.
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Posted by cubby (+2146) 2 months ago
So how about all the black lives matter movment going on in ST Louis right now. Those look pretty violent to me and yet nobody wants to say anything because their black, but yet carry on about the whites. Makes no sense to me
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Posted by Bridgier (+7579) 2 months ago
That's probably because you're ignorant on the particulars of what sparked the unrest in St. Louis.

The other option is that you AREN'T ignorant, and you just can't/won't empathize, but I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt on this one.

Let's try a little empathy experiment -

Now, did you see the video of the nice white nurse getting manhandled by the terrible authoritarian police office down in Salt Lake? I bet you did, and I bet it pissed a cubby off.

Imagine, then, how you might feel if you saw a video where the cop says "I'm going to kill this motherprocreateer, don't you know it", AND THEN SOMEONE ENDS UP DEAD, and the evidence that that person was a threat, the reason that the officer claimed he needed to 'kill this motherprocreateer', was a little sketch, might that get the cubby blood up just a little bit?

And, to return to the first example, what if there was a whole series of stories and videos where pretty white nurses got thrown in the motherprocreateing clink because they wouldn't break the law on any random deputy dog's say-so - and every time it went to trial, the judge or the jury would let the nice policeman walk? Like, even if the nurse was shot in the back while running away and the body cam footage showed officer friendly PLANTING A PROCREATEING GUN on the dying man (sorry, NURSE), the jury still aquitted? (sorry, misremembered the facts in this particular case - no gun planting, and a hung jury, not acquittal) Would that get under your skin a bit? Might make you feel like taking a walk in the streets with a couple thousand other cubbies? Maybe vent a little of that anger?

Maybe?

Probably not. Ignorance is bliss.

[Edited by Bridgier (9/21/2017 7:53:20 AM)]

[Edited by Bridgier (9/21/2017 8:30:55 AM)]
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+1486) 2 months ago
Another BS argument against the Black Lives Matter movement is the idea that the slogan itself excludes all other racial groups as having lives that matter. Of course it is to anyone's advantage who opposes BLM to interpret the title as exclusive. Especially those who are racist. I have never felt the title "Black Lives Matter" is meant to insinuate that my life, the lives of may family and friends and anyone else who is not black do not matter. You can bet the average Trump supporter feels otherwise.
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Posted by cubby (+2146) 2 months ago
Bridger, I don't even read your posts. All you do is belittle people to make yourself feel better I get it, your smarter then me and for that I really don't care. If you people can't see what is happening in the bigger cities with all the rioting and looting then you people are the closed minded ones that have your horse blinders on and refuse to see the truth.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 2 months ago
It seems we have moved from discussing neo-Nazis on this thread to Black Lives Matter.

So, in order to gain some understanding about why Black people are upset, you may want to watch the videos of police shootings compiled by reporters at the New York Times, "The Raw Videos That Have Sparked Outrage Over Police Treatment of Blacks" by Mercy Benzaquen, Damien Cave and Rochelle Oliver, Updated August 19, 2017.

Then ask yourself, "How would I feel if I was the black person in the video? "How would I feel if I was a relative of the dead black person in the video?" "Would I want to be treated like that by a police officer?" "Would I be upset?" "Would I be angry?" "Would I want to peacefully protest with my friends and relatives and other concerned citizens in order to bring about changes in policing techniques?" "Would I want some form of justice?"

The videos can be found at:

https://www.nytimes.com/i...-race.html

Then, if you want to read some statistics about how many black people are killed by police, check out this website: One disturbing statistic is that Black people are 3 times more likely to be killed by police than white people -- although Black people are just 13.3 percent of the U.S. population according to the U.S. Census Bureau..

https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/
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Posted by Bridgier (+7579) 2 months ago
Well, I gave you the benefit of the doubt, what more did you want? A pat on the head and a shiny new participation ribbon because you where born white?

Pffft.
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Posted by cubby (+2146) 2 months ago
MCD, check out some stats on how many colored people are arrested vs whites. If you don't break the law the law will have nothing to do with you. Pretty easy concept for most. Even if I was mad as a hornets nest, it still would not drive me to the point of destroying what others have worked so hard to EARN. Most of these blacks that are rioting and looting most likely have no idea of what it's about besides they getting some new snickers for free!!
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Posted by Bridgier (+7579) 2 months ago
Thank GOD cubby didn't fat-shame any colored people in that last comment.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 2 months ago
Hey, How about some stats on Cops killed on and off duty. WTP ;^) Mr B new found WORD is ignorance, typical of the radical liberalism. We should expect more of our fellow Americans.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 2 months ago
Far more news worthy is perhaps OBAMA speech with Bill Gates, The man can SPEAK. Don't care for his dirt politics. Or how about Supreme Justice Ruth Ginsburg speaking. Makes a person humble that a conservative got on the bench. One thing stands out in her times is how far women fair treatment is far better. The one thing we all have in common is a Mom,sister or daughter.
Wake Up America...GET OFF THE BASH WAGON...CHEERS
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