March 13, 2017

Our first stop brings us to the White House and Donald Trump’s spokesperson Sean Spicer. When confronted in an Apple store by an Indian-American woman Spicer was quick to say: “Such a great country that allows you to be here.” She is “allowed” to be here the same way Spicer is: she is a citizen. Others may jump to the conclusion that he made the comment about her based on her, um, other-than-white skin color. Me? I am willing to entertain… Read more

March 8, 2017

Trump is planning to slash budgets of agencies that provide proven services in order to build the monument to his ego, the 20 Billion-dollar southern border wall. The proposal, drawn up by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), also would slash the budget of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provides disaster relief after hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. The Coast Guard’s $9.1 billion budget in 2017 would be cut 14 percent to about $7.8 billion, while the… Read more

March 8, 2017

Trump has asserted that he respects women on a regular basis. But his claim is merely a cynical political ploy. His statements about women when he is is not trying to score campaign points paints a far different and darker picture. Trump Views Women As Objects Trump appeared on the Howard Stern Show dozens of times and the topic invariably turned to sex. Women were rated by their looks and Trump discussed their “fu**ability.” In one instance, Trump ranked his… Read more

March 1, 2017

  Jeff Sessions, the new U. S. Attorney General, America’s chief law-enforcement officer, is another member of the Trump administration playing fast and loose with the truth. When asked directly if he had been in contact with Russian officials he said he had not. That was not true. In a Washington Post article we are told: “Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose… Read more

March 1, 2017

As Trump prepares to send troops to Syria, something some delusional Christian friends assured me would “never happen” as I insisted otherwise, we need to be worried about his militarism and views on the military. While he hopes to build a bigger military and use it in the Middle East, he is also contemptuous of the people who built our military, of those who served, and of those who are the real experts. Recall that Trump had the audacity to… Read more

March 1, 2017

Trump delaying the travel ban for a week for political reasons shows it is simply a cynical political issue and not about any real threats to American lives. Think about it, who would delay protecting American lives for political reasons if lives were actually at stake? But Trump and his advisors have decided to delay what they have told us is an urgent life or death matter simply so he could bask in the applause he received after his address… Read more

February 25, 2017

Conservatives need to ask themselves some questions. If I had a friend who lied to me this much would I be worried or think this is perfectly normal behavior for a responsible adult? Why does Trump feel the need to lie to me on such a regular basis? Does he think I am stupid? As you ponder these things I point you to Air Force One. The aircraft the president flies in is a specifically configured, highly customized Boeing 747-200B… Read more

February 23, 2017

The courts have always been brutal on poor Americans. The reality is that justice always comes with a price. One program that helped to level the playing field has been the federally-funded Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The LSC is a 40-year-old program which provides legal aid to middle and low-income clients involved in civil cases. Donald Trump and Republicans in congress are now killing that program. Why? Because Republicans only care about the evil of a rigged system when it… Read more

February 23, 2017

In 2013 President Obama expanded the Bush-era “Parole in Place” program which keeps the spouses of U. S. military personnel from being deported for not being legal immigrants. While fighting for our country the last thing someone needs is to be worrying about a spouse being deported. Immigrants have long served in our military as a means to show their love of America and as a path to citizenship. Donald Trump and Republicans have gleefully revoked that program. Contrary to… Read more

February 20, 2017

  There was a time when conservatives and conservative Christians would distance themselves from a man like Milo Yiannopoulos. Now they retweet him, they quote him, they cheer him on in memes they post on their Facebook pages, and they are deadly silent when it comes to what THEY view as his perverted beliefs and lifestyle. Of course they are only saying they are against these things and for “family values.” They are obviously lying. Conservatives are showing us on… Read more




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