Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Washington Post: Trump and Calling Out Racists

The Washington Post declares that it's healthy to call out President Trump.

From the Washington Post:
Reports that an exasperated President Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting last week with lawmakers about immigration prompted widespread condemnation.

In the days that followed, the leaders of many nations demanded that he apologize for the remarks. But what reportedly happened in that room in that moment was a high-stakes version of a dilemma faced by anyone who has heard a friend, a family member or even a stranger say something objectionable: remain silent or speak up in that moment? And if opting for the latter, how to do it?

It may be easier to say nothing, but experts say it’s critical to speak out in that moment — whether the offensive remarks come from the leader of the free world or from a distant cousin at a family dinner.

“Either you call them out or you participate in the insult,” said Joan Williams, a law professor at University of California at Hastings who studies workplace interaction and is the founding director of the university’s Center for WorkLife Law.

Good grief.

I am so sick of these attacks on Trump. They just never stop.

These Leftist media outlets do not report on President Trump and his administration fairly.

Drudge: Clinton and Lewinsky - 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago today, this was a watershed moment:

History was made.

Cory Booker and Kirstjen Nielsen

Cory Booker really made a fool of himself when he berated DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Simply put, his performance was not believable.

Ronny Jackson, White House Press Corps, and Trump's Health

This is so funny. It shows the White House Press Corps in full Trump Derangement mode.

Hometown a 'Shithole'

I've spent my life hearing my hometown called a "shithole" or other similar terms.

Wisconsin and the people of Wisconsin are a punchline.

I'm not crushed by those remarks. I'm not devastated. No "tears of rage."

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Racist Comments, Ex-Wife Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Meanwhile, Trump's ex-wife is defending him after it came out that he made racist comments last week. Trump was like, 'Wait a minute. Which ex-wife and which racist comments?'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Golfs on MLK Day Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that Trump spent yesterday playing golf instead of commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. People were pretty upset. Then, they thought about what Trump would have said and were like, 'Probably a good move.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump in Excellent Health Joke

JIMMY FALLON: The results of Trump's physical came out today. White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson said President Trump is in excellent health. Surprise, surprise. Excellent health. Trump thanked Jackson and told him to say hi to his brothers Jermaine and Tito.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dolores O'Riordan R.I.P.

Rest in peace.

Jimmy Fallon: James Taylor 'Fire and Fury'


Just yesterday morning, Breitbart announced you were gone.
Bannon, the tell-all book put an end to you.
Thought you were besties, but I guess I was wrong,
Shouldn’t have dissed Trump’s ass in those interviews.

I've seen fire and I've seen fury.
I've seen White House staff who will have to face a jury.
I've seen him drink a cup of water with tiny hands,
While he's lyin' in bed watching "Fox and Friends."

Bannon hated Don Jr., for disrupting his plans,
Called him unpatriotic and treasonous.
Trump heard about that, and Bannon got canned,
Cuz Trump's, like, a really smart stable genius.

Whoa, I've seen fire and I've seen fury,
I've seen so many tweets that my eyes are getting blurry.
Even his own wife and kids thought he would lose,
Now he's throwin' a damn awards show for fake news.

He's been goin' to bed at 6 p.m., up at 3 a.m. to tweet,
Lord knows when he's on his phone, he can throw a fit, y'know.
And he has a light snack of six Big Macs, while he's watchin' three TV's,
He's turned the White House into a total shithole.

Whoa, I've seen fire and I've seen fury,
I just wish Robert Mueller would friggin’ hurry.
And this time I’ll be the one who calls Putin,
Cuz in 2020, Oprah…she’s gonna win.

Thought I'd vote Oprah this time again, there's an election
Coming our way in three more years,
Vote for Oprah, vote for Oprah, yeah yeah.

Jesse Jackson Praises Trump

Donald Trump a racist?

Not according to Jesse Jackson.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Bill Penzey: Trump Voters Are Racists

Bill Penzey has chosen to spread hate in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

He viciously, unfairly attacks half the country, not a winning strategy for selling spices and growing his customer base.

Do not support this guy's business.

Here's his Sunday email:

We've always been about the kindness of Cooks, the goodness they set in motion each time they care enough to make good food for those around them. What happened to our nation in 2016 was first tested in our home state of Wisconsin along with Missouri and North Carolina. From our experience, we knew what was coming in the aftermath of the election, so we got out in front of it with an email and a Facebook post titled “Cooking trumps Racism.” It caught a wind.

Part of what I said in that email/Facebook post was that voting for an openly racist candidate for President of the United States of America is an act of racism. This idea caused me to get emails. Lots of emails. Tens of thousands of emails. I read them. More were positive than negative. But in the day after day, reading hour after hour, I came to understand, for those angry at me I had broken the unwritten rule of American racism which is that those who do, support, promote, or vote for racism are never to bear any of its costs; the costs of racism should be paid entirely by those on the receiving end. This is of course not sane.

In this year that marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King being taken from us, the time’s come to change who pays for racism. In many ways racism in America is played like a game of schoolyard keep away. No one group is by itself entirely responsible, but each has its roll in keeping the game alive.

There are the flat-out white supremacists. This group leads the way, but by itself has minimal impact because their message is so outside everything America values. Next there are the politicians who usually speak in what's called dog whistles, words the supremacists know show support for their beliefs, but to others just sounds like normal speech. And then there are the voters who vote for these politicians knowing full well they are saying what the supremacists need to hear, but pretending there is some other more important issue, like doing with your emails the exact same thing previous Secretaries of State had done with their emails.

Usually this keep away process of tossing the hat between supremacists, dog-whistling politicians and voters with the excuse of being concerned with “bigger issues” works in a way where those voters can claim to not be racists themselves. This time around that excuse no longer works because this time around they voted for a candidate who was, and is, a flat-out white supremacist. From Americans born to Hispanic heritage not being capable of being judges, to banning the darker skinned from immigration, there is no doubt who this man is, or what he stands for. This time, voting for the Republican’s openly racist candidate was itself an act of racism. This time there's no excuse.

From all the emails I read, there is hope to be had in that the vast majority of Republican voters don't want to be seen as racists. For those who openly believe that America is not about ideas and principles but instead about skin color, with the way they've been emboldened by this administration, I don't see much change coming. But for the actual conservatives who voted with the Republicans in spite of the party’s racism, these are interesting times. Actual conservatives really do believe in taking responsibility for their actions. Those that voted for this administration committed an act of open racism. What will they do next?

My advice has always been admit you made a mistake, make amends, move on. Each will have to find the way to make amends that is right for them. But as a nation, can we all be done with holding those responsible for racism blameless and expecting those on the receiving end to pay racism’s costs? Conservative or liberal, a big part of why America works is whoever makes the mess is expected to pick up after themselves. Voting for racism is racism. If you don't want to be publicly seen as a racist, don't vote for it.

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And this Monday, and every day, it's time to honor Dr. King by taking the big next step. America is the land of the free; let's give up on it being a home for racism. The time has come to stop expecting those on the receiving end to pay the costs of racism; it's time to admit it's only fair and right for those creating it to pay its costs. Voting for racism is racism. No more racist votes.

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Margarito Vargas-Rosas - Greyhound Bus

Who is Margarito Vargas-Rosas?

From FOX News:
An illegal immigrant on a Greyhound bus who allegedly threatened to shoot and kill passengers on Friday — leading police on a chase from Wisconsin to Illinois — was deported five times, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told Fox News.

The spokesperson said on Sunday that Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, who faces terror charges, was in the U.S. illegally and was "removed" from the U.S. the last five times Border Patrol agents encountered him. He also had a previous DUI arrest to his name.

A judge in Illinois on Sunday ordered the suspect held without bond. Vargas-Rosas faces a fugitive-from-justice charge.

Police responded to a call around 9:40 p.m. Friday from a bus passenger who claimed there was a person threatening to kill people, Fox 6 reported, citing the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Vargas-Rosas, of Chicago, was reportedly pacing the aisle toward the back of the bus, and appeared to draw what passengers thought was a weapon from his waistband.

Deputies with the Milwaukee and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Offices both attempted to pull the bus over, but the driver didn’t stop the vehicle.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said the bus driver “thought it was a training exercise by law enforcement, or thought he was going to stop someone.”

Passenger Patrick Todd told The Chicago Tribune the bus occupants were confused by the driver's actions and kept yelling at him to pull over.

Authorities ultimately used spike strips to flatten the vehicle’s tires, which forced it to a stop on Interstate 94 near the Illinois community of Wadsworth.

While the bus eventually stopped, the driver, according to Dodd, “didn’t stop after the first spike strip, he went on to Illinois” before hitting the second spike strip.

Another passenger, Terrance Williams of New Jersey, said he thought police were escorting the bus, not realizing what was happening in the back. He was also confused about why the bus driver took so long to pull over.

"The law is, you see emergency lights, you pull over," Williams said. "(The police) were in front of us, they were in back of us."

“I think he ultimately recognized that this was a serious event when we spiked his tires,” Schmaling said of the driver.

What was that bus driver thinking?


How could a professional driver not realize after being surrounded by police and hitting a spike strip that he should stop the damn bus?

Greyhound needs to give that driver some remedial training. Good grief!

Shouldn't the driver get a ticket for failing to pull over?

Enough about the driver of the bus.

Vargas-Rosas was threatening to kill passengers on the bus. What a terrifying situation!


Hopefully, now that he's facing charges of felony terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, lawbreaker Vargas-Rosas will be held accountable.

Twitter: Shadow Banning

Rolling Stones: Let's Spend Some Time Together - 51 Years Ago

The Rolling Stones performed "Ruby Tuesday" and "Let's Spend the Night Together" on The Ed Sullivan Show 51 years ago today.

They were required to change the lyrics of "Let's Spend the Night Together" to "Let's Spend Some Time Together."

There's a lot of eye-rolling, but they did comply.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

Eighty-nine years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born.

Text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Keith Jackson R.I.P.

Remember when sports was about sports?

Rest in peace.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Hawaii, and Trump

Another celebrity goes nuts on Twitter:

So embarrassing.

Nancy Pelosi - $1000 Crumbs

Unlike Nancy Pelosi, I don't consider $1000 to be "crumbs."

Democrats are so clueless.

They still don't understand why Americans chose Trump.

SNL: Sam Rockwell F-Bomb

Here's video of Sam Rockwell dropping an f-bomb on Saturday Night Live:

Rockwell's wasn't the only profanity on the show.

Colin Jost and Michael Che both said, of course, "shithole."


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin' - 54 Years Ago

Fifty-four years ago today, Bob Dylan released The Times They Are A-Changin'.

CNN Goes Apeshit

This video is funny, or offensive, or whatever:

Obama: Libya 'Shit Show'

When Obama was president, he used the term "shit show" to describe Libya.

From The Atlantic:

“So we actually executed this plan as well as I could have expected: We got a UN mandate, we built a coalition, it cost us $1 billion—which, when it comes to military operations, is very cheap. We averted large-scale civilian casualties, we prevented what almost surely would have been a prolonged and bloody civil conflict. And despite all that, Libya is a mess.”

Mess is the president’s diplomatic term; privately, he calls Libya a “shit show,” in part because it’s subsequently become an isis haven—one that he has already targeted with air strikes. It became a shit show, Obama believes, for reasons that had less to do with American incompetence than with the passivity of America’s allies and with the obdurate power of tribalism.




Of course not, because "shit show" came out of Obama's mouth.

Dick Durbin Shithole

While at the White House on Thursday, Dick Durbin says that President Trump "said things which were hate-filled, vile, and racist."

Durbin said, "But I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday."


We know presidents have used foul language in the Oval Office.

We know a Democrat president engaged in sexual activity with a woman other than his wife in the Oval Office.

That stuff is on the record.

For Durbin to claim that no president, in the history of the White House, has ever spoken the way he alleges Trump did is positively goofy.

TMJ4 - 'Dump Trump'

The story was about dump TRUCK fires.

I don't believe the "Dump Trump" graphic was intentional. I doubt that graphic was planned to air, but it did air.

That's a problem for TMJ4.

Trump's Physical

The Leftists aren't happy about this.