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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+12192) 5 months ago
I am sure that I am not the only who sees the irony that the same Trump idiots who are decrying her firing for her racist tweets as a violation of her first amendment rights of free speech, are the same idiots who howled over her grabbing her crotch while singing the national anthem lo these many years ago.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 5 months ago
Have you ever noticed how many times Trump does not speak out against racism?

This time, Trump has said nothing about Roseanne's racist and offensive remark about Valerie Jarrett. Instead, Trump is lashing out at Bob Iger, CEO of ABC/Disney.

https://www.nbcchicago.co...67571.html

Let's review Trump's history concerning his racial views:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...nald_Trump
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13743) 5 months ago
Ahem... When you repeat Trump, you help Trump. I am close to concluding you (MCD) are actually a Trump MAGA-racist cult member, masquerading as a "progressive".
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 5 months ago
Richard, you and George Lakoff can think what you want. Trump is the President of the United States, creating history each and every day, and it's impossible to report historical facts without naming the person creating the history.

So, I'll continue to report history as it is being made daily by you know who -- and you know whose administration! See what I mean?!
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1324) 5 months ago
I Hear "Rosanne" and I don't think about this washed-up sitcom actress...I think about the character ROSANNE ROSANNE-A-DANNA from the early SNL days. Just sayin.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 5 months ago
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13743) 5 months ago
Reply to Mary Catherine Dunphy (#376210)
Mary Catherine Dunphy wrote:
Richard, you and George Lakoff can think what you want. Trump is the President of the United States, creating history each and every day, and it's impossible to report historical facts without naming the person creating the history.

So, I'll continue to report history as it is being made daily by you know who -- and you know whose administration! See what I mean?!


Yes, I see what you mean. The "history" on which you think you are "reporting" is what will cause Agent Orange to be allowed a second term as occupant of the White House.

The "history" on which you are "reporting" discourages people. They don't get off their ass to vote because you refuse to learn new ways to communicate. Only +/-1500 out of 6866 registered voters bothered to voted in the school election earlier this month. You refuse to reframe issues to inspire change. Instead, as regularly as old faithful, you spew forth the conservative framing and reinforce Trump's fascist perspective.

WHEN YOU REPEAT TRUMP, YOU HELP TRUMP AND HIS MAGA RACIST CULT AGENDA

I pride myself on a desire to research and learn new ideas. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But I am trying to become a better person and leave the world a better place. That objective necessarily demands change in how one thinks and speaks. And honestly, I resent people who have no intellectual curiosity. I resent people who refused to change and learn a new playbook. Hell, for all their faults and wrong thinking Cactus Plains, Danny Allen, Snowy, Oddjob, and Rob Shipley all display intellectual curiosity. Even though they are mostly bats h i t crazy, I can respect there try. Folks like yourself, who think you're smart than you really are and refuse to consider new ideas, I'd rather drop-kick out of their library computer chair down the MDU smokestack. You're vested in a playbook full of ideas that have failed to create the progressive dynasty which ought to be Standard Operating Procedure.

Progressives need to adopt the ideas George Lakoff presents. The Nancy Pelsoi, Chuck Schumer, MCD playbook fails to produce the results needed. It snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. What do progressives currently stand for? Nobody knows because you are all tweeterpated on the latest outrageous thing spewing from the mouth of Agent Orange. You self-centered baby-boomers are the reason we can't have nice stuff. You're part of the problem, not part of the solution.

You routinely holler at us to "WAKE UP AMERICA". The truth is you are in an Ambien-laced MAGA siesta. It will take a tanker-load of no-doze to rouse you from your slumber. Rome is burning. All you seem to do is shout "Look, Rome is burning" rather than grab the fire hose and help put out the fire. Putting out the fire requires a different way of addressing the burning questions of our time.

WHEN YOU REPEAT TRUMP, YOU HELP TRUMP AND HIS MAGA RACIST CULT AGENDA

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing, Richard! However, I will continue to report Trump's history as it is made!

Did you just recently read Lakoff's book? I read it back in 2004 when it was first published. Obviously, I don't agree with his ideas or yours. All the best!
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Posted by cubby (+2335) 5 months ago
Nicely put Richard, but your beating a dead horse here!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13743) 5 months ago
Interesting, MCD.
I’m curious why you believe Lakoff is wrong. Enlighten me please.

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (5/31/2018 5:43:33 PM)]
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 5 months ago
Richard, as I indicated before, I think it is more important to report the historical facts about Trump, and his administration, as history is being made. We simply disagree.

I agree with the Washington Post's motto: "Democracy Dies in Darkness."

I recently read a book which was very educational: Fascism: A Warning written by former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, who currently teaches graduate students at Georgetown University. The book is an overview of 20th century fascism -- and the methods and techniques used politically to gain and then consolidate power. For instance, I learned that in Italy, Benito Mussolini created the "drenare la palude" (drain the swamp) motto when he wanted to fire more than 35,000 civil servants.

After last week's Supreme Court decision limiting workers right to sue their employers, I also noted that a few days later, Trump signed an executive order making it easier to fire government employees.

https://www.govexec.com/m...ng/148557/

I also agree with Senator Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., who said the executive orders, including the one expediting discipline and firing, erode federal employees’ due process protections.

'Rather than improving government efficiency, these executive orders will make it harder to resolve workplace disputes; report waste, fraud and abuse; and ensure a fair and safe workplace for federal employees,' he said. 'Instead of trying to erode the rights of federal employees and whistleblowers, the administration should focus on the abuses of Cabinet officials taking charter and first class flights and buying $31,000 dining sets and $43,000 soundproof booths.'

Basically, I am concerned about our democracy -- and, that is why I will continue to post history as it is being made by Donald J. Trump.

All the best!
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-231) 5 months ago
Trump directs 'immediate action' to prevent coal, nuclear power plants from closing

https://search.app.goo.gl/cQjbt

Shared from my Google feed

Here is a little history in the making for ya MCD...
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+12192) 5 months ago
Thanks for the post, Snowy. It confirms what we have always suspected.

Namely, Trump is a socialist. Why doesn't he just nationalize all the electric grid in this country? I would support that.

What say you Tea Party types who love capitalism? Trump has already given up on free trade. Is it time for socialism in the name of nationalism?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13743) 5 months ago
Reply to Mary Catherine Dunphy (#376230)
Mary Catherine Dunphy wrote:
Richard, as I indicated before, I think it is more important to report the historical facts about Trump, and his administration, as history is being made. We simply disagree.

I agree with the Washington Post's motto: "Democracy Dies in Darkness."

I recently read a book which was very educational: Fascism: A Warning written by former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, who currently teaches graduate students at Georgetown University. The book is an overview of 20th century fascism -- and the methods and techniques used politically to gain and then consolidate power. For instance, I learned that in Italy, Benito Mussolini created the "drenare la palude" (drain the swamp) motto when he wanted to fire more than 35,000 civil servants.

After last week's Supreme Court decision limiting workers right to sue their employers, I also noted that a few days later, Trump signed an executive order making it easier to fire government employees.

https://www.govexec.com/m...ng/148557/

I also agree with Senator Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., who said the executive orders, including the one expediting discipline and firing, erode federal employees’ due process protections.

'Rather than improving government efficiency, these executive orders will make it harder to resolve workplace disputes; report waste, fraud and abuse; and ensure a fair and safe workplace for federal employees,' he said. 'Instead of trying to erode the rights of federal employees and whistleblowers, the administration should focus on the abuses of Cabinet officials taking charter and first class flights and buying $31,000 dining sets and $43,000 soundproof booths.'

Basically, I am concerned about our democracy -- and, that is why I will continue to post history as it is being made by Donald J. Trump.

All the best!


Interesting. You likely have good intentions, but what you are "reporting" isn't history. It's opinion, conjecture, and other assorted mixed information.

Nearly all of what is posited as "news" and "fact" is being tracked for its monetary value. The more views, the more revenue. More stories are written based on what will be shared.

For example, when its a story about Agent Orange redefining the word "collusion" and you share that link, and a bunch of folks who didn't get off their ass to vote click and/or like that link, you are in effect helping Trump redefine the word "collusion". Why would you want to do that?

When you repeat Trump, you help Trump.

Trump is the puppet-master, his tweets and the links you post are the strings, you are the puppet. The only way we escape the puppet master is to cut the strings. The way those strings are cut is by not sharing links and validating his message of death, doom, and destruction, not giving Agent Orange, the attention whore, any of our time.

And finally, you didn't answer my question; Why is George Lakoff wrong?

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13743) 5 months ago
Hmm... crickets. No answer to my question, MCD?
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2919) 5 months ago
"Roseanne Barr Should Blame Trump Most of All" by Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post, May 31, 2018

https://www.washingtonpos...27a4d62bee
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13743) 5 months ago
Bill Maher does an excellent job of framing the problem.
https://deadline.com/2018...06648/amp/

“Conservatives govern without shame, liberals shame without governing”.
-Bill Maher

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (6/11/2018 4:40:17 AM)]
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