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Negroes in the Mist

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Breaking News:  Stockholm Syndrome Alive and Well in the South

Unlike their Republican counterparts, “African” American Democrat voters appear content with being fooled again.  In South Carolina,  Hillary Clinton won with 74% of the vote  to Bernie Sanders’ 26%.  Impossible if not for the overwhelming support from the aged (and apparently senile) Black community.  Clinton captured 90% of the 65 and above crowd,  while Bernie dominated with Blacks and Whites 29 and younger.

While stumping in Black churches across the South, Clinton promised to refinance student debt at lower interest rates and cap the length of time a loan must be paid at 20 years.  She also promised to “take on systemic racism, target communities of color for more economic assistance, get back to the economic policies that worked when my husband was President; when everybody’s income went up and up – the middle, the  working folks, the poor people.   And we’re going to reform the criminal justice system and make sure that it protects people, not harasses and even kills people in the process of policing.  And we’re going after the epidemic of gun violence; on average 90 people per day die from guns.  Did you know that gun violence is the #1 cause of death among young African-American men?”  I think they knew Hillary, they knew.  The question is when did you know?  When your speech writer handed you your script?  As a result of Clinton’s blandering (Black pandering), she was awarded victories in Massachusetts, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, Georgia, and Alabama.  Bernie  Sanders won Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont.

But, buyer beware.  With Clinton, you may actually get what the big banks paid for:    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/hillary-helps-a-bankand-then-it-pays-bill-15-million-in-speaking-fees/400067/  .   http://news.yahoo.com/belgium-charges-swiss-bank-ubs-104018855.html    Should not our President have scruples?  How about integrity?  What makes her acceptable now, but not in 2008?    The Clinton candidacy promises a continuation of the Obama policies.  Lets not forget, Obama  did not prosecute anyone in the financial industry for their shady dealings that led to economic disaster.  He rewarded them by using our tax money to bail them out…  Did you know Chelsea Clinton is a hedge fund manager?   http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15549672/ns/business-us_business/t/chelsea-clinton-joins-new-york-hedge-fund/   Curiouser and curiouser…

The Clinton campaign artfully smears Bernie Sanders by accusing him of having policy ideas that are fantastical and cannot be passed in “the real world”.  Well Hillary, if you reach for the stars, you may get the moon.  But if you reach for the moon…    Now is the time to WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE!!  If not, well, here’s to the new boss.  Same as the old boss.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIHJ9RMAVGI

National Disgrace

The Rise and Fall of Donald Trump

Blowhard  [ˈblōˌhärd] (noun): A person who talks too much or too loudly, especially in a boastful or self-important manner.  A person who blusters and boasts in an unpleasant way; a braggart, windbag, loudmouth, gasbag, asshole, ass wipe, dumb ass, dick, idiot, etc.

Donald Trump has a small penis.  Everyone knows that the guy with the biggest gun has the smallest penis…

The “liberal media” loves a good story.  Donald Trump is a “showman”, a carnival barker, a racist son of a bitch.  Thus, the rise of the Donald.  But please “liberal media”, don’t insult my intelligence by sitting around your glass tables pontificating as to why Donald Trump has such large crowds and has lasted so long as front-runner, as I sit and watch 30 minutes of a Trump rally, where he spoke about his poll numbers, how large his crowd was, how everything was going to be beautiful, about the fact that he hasn’t spent any money-he wants to spend money, but he’s getting all this free publicity…  and how stupid the media is – you know, “those idiots at the back of the room”, you know, the ones that never show his large crowds (camera then shows his audience), you know, the ones that never pan the crowd (camera then pans the room).  Oh.  He meant those idiots.

Then, the broadcast returned to the studio where the talking heads spoke Trump for another 20 minutes, then returned to his rally.  Hmmm… I wonder how he did it?  I’m sure the “liberal media” policy of: 24/7, everything Trump – had nothing to do with it. Make no mistake, Donald Trump is not the national disgrace.  The liberal media is.  It is they who embraced the Tea Party and their blatant racism toward Pres. Obama.  It is they who gave the Tea party the platform  to speak and represented them as a majority, not the minority of “Americans” (instead of Republican-Americans) that they were.  It is they who embraced the Birther Movement and Donald Trump’s ridiculous demand to see Pres. Obama’s birth certificate.  It is they who, with the help of the Republican Party, laid the ground work for today’s political environment; one filled with fear, racism, and divisiveness.  http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=donald+trump+rally&&view=detail&mid=81A4213288428EA2505081A4213288428EA25050&FORM=VRDGAR  It is they who are the national disgrace.

“People see him as the strongest to deal with foreign policy, the economy, on all the issues, and national security, that voters care about.” – Mark Halprin, Morning Joe

But why does no one ask: “Based on what?” His ability to bloviate?  Certainly not on his policy proposals;  Making America Great Again by: Building a wall that “the Mexicans” will pay for (and it will be beautiful-the biggest most beautiful wall that you have ever seen).  Fixing the economy – the one that corporations (of which Donald Trump owns more than a few) have enjoyed making record profits in for the last 7 years of the Obama administration.  Helping the middle class; cutting their, as well as corporate taxes (because what, corporations need another tax cut? or does he have faith in the “Trickle Down Theory”?, and if the rich getting richer is such a good thing, please explain why the United States is suffering [middle class, poor point of view] from the largest gap of income inequality in its history?).  Defeating Isis-by “bombing the shit out of them”  http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=donald+trump+on+isis&&view=detail&mid=E5FFE446F4342D359E3EE5FFE446F4342D359E3E&FORM=VRDGAR because bombs have worked so well so far…  Well, at least we can have confidence in his negotiation skills.  After all, he is a multi-billionaire right? “One figure that was missing: Trump’s net worth.” – http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/donald-trump-financial-disclosure-120472 I mean, he’s smart and everyone else is stupid right?  http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=donald+trump+rally&&view=detail&mid=7802CD8EEB61ADA8BC137802CD8EEB61ADA8BC13&FORM=VRDGAR

If all it takes to become President of the United States is to be a racist carnival barker who talks in circles but says nothing, a bully who bases his political campaign on personal attacks resulting in emotional not cerebral commentary, a candidate who has no policy plans other than “Its gonna be beautiful.”, well ladies and gentlemen, meet your new president…

You’re almost there buddy.  Blow harder Donald.  Blow harder.

Iowa Decides on the Decider

  In Iowa its Willie Geist

     Still way too early to call, Iowa Republicans are currently voting on who is to represent them in the 2012 Presidential election.  Each uniquely flawed, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum (google it), seem to be the favorites – with Newt Gingrich hanging on.

       Whoever wins this contest may be a hard pill to swallow for the Republican Party.  Kool-aide anyone?

– L. Morales

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Eric Cantor Delays Key Legislation

Some people say Eric Cantor wants to hold onto the keys to the treasure chest just a little longer – if not indefinitely.  By not allowing a vote on the Stock Act, introduced by Democrats Louise Slaughter and Tim Walz, he is allowing the congress to continue their self-legalized insider trading.  This bill is an effort to deal with the obvious conflict of interest issue by increasing disclosure, in an effort to ensure legislators cannot benefit from inside information.   As it stands, congress members and their staff can legally benefit from non- public information learned while doing their jobs.  Cha-Ching!  This explains why many go to congress members of the 99%, and leave members of the 1.

– L. Morales

The Face

                       … of Arizona?

     Not for much longer if the voters have anything to say about it!  From illegally firing her Redistricting Chairman because she did not like the newly proposed maps, to signing into law the unconstitutional SB1070 immigration bill, Governor Jan Brewer has become the next target of a recall effort in Arizona.  Too late to save face Jan … way, way too late.

– L. Morales

Politics = Kryptonite

Super Committee: Fails

Once again, when it comes to the classic battle between politics and morality,  politics wins.  Apparently, negotiations within the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction have once again reached an impasse.  It seems that pesky pledge to that “random person” (per John Bohner), Grover Norquist, is once again the wet paper bag the Republicans can’t fight their way out of.  The Democrats, on the other hand, were perhaps lucky not to have come to an agreement.  This would have meant agreeing to major cuts in social programs (something the Democrats seem to think 70% of the American people want – not).

– L. Morales

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Are the Chickens Coming Home to Roost?

    Stand Together or Fall Apart   

  Super Tuesday Update:

Last night in Ohio, voters defeated SB5; the Government Union Law.  Apparently people don’t like to have their rights taken away from them.  So goes Ohio, so goes the country.  All we have to do is participate.  Power to the people.

In Arizona, Senator Russell Pearce, architect of the discriminatory  anti-immigration law SB1070 (affectionately known as the “papers please” law) was recalled last night.  He was defeated by Jerry Lewis (R).  HEY LADY!

Apparently still upset by the recent Supreme Court decision (1973 Roe vs. Wade), anti-abortion zealots in Mississippi introduced a ballot initiative that wanted to redefine life as “beginning at fertilization”.   If made  law, it would have made birth control and abortion illegal.  Mississippi voters weren’t having it.  They defeated the “person-hood initiative” soundly. 99% to 1%, in a democracy, those are some damn good odds.

– L. Morales
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