I can remember when folks sought transparency in relations at all levels. Seems now they’re hep on not putting anything in writing. History is being deleted or vetted to prevent transparency. Snake oil, anyone?
From FB friend Brent Peeples. So incredibly well-stated. Thank you, Brent.
“Has Trump uttered a single word about those who have died or are sick from the virus? Has he mentioned Americans stranded in other countries?
No, he hasn’t. His singular focus is the economy. Why? Because his electoral fortunes are tied to the economy. As are those of his businesses. And Trumpflakes see nothing wrong with it.
When this nightmare mercifully ends, I never want to hear how we need a businessman to run the show ever again. Even if it’s a successful businessman, unlike this con man.
You’re going to see the country become even more divided over the next few weeks. The change is already apparent on Fox News and Trump’s twitter feed.
Money over people. Social distancing will soon be looked at as a partisan affair to destroy Trump. As the virus spreads, he’ll blame governors and mayors and the media and Democrats.
It’s what he does. It’s all he knows. Tell people whatever he thinks will sell the moment.
The thing I’ve come to realize is that the Republican Party no longer has an identity without Trump. They’ll follow him right off a cliff. The GOP has been subsumed into the Trump Organization.
Last night, the Lt. Gov. of Texas went on Fox News and said that grandparents would rather die of the virus than keep the economy shutdown for much longer. Yes, he really said that. Something something about grandkids and freedom. He said his “heart was lifted after hearing the president speak” [about the cure being worse than the disease].
The World Health Organization just warned that the United States could become next epicenter of global coronavirus crisis, citing ‘very large acceleration’ in U.S. infections. Wonderful. There is a direct correlation between the Trump administration calling COVID-19 a “hoax” and “the flu” and all kinds of other bullshit to the skyrocketing infection numbers.
We’re so far past the point of agreeing to disagree with these lunatics. It’s not just “politics.” It’s life and death. One party wants to err on the side of caution. It wants to do everything possible to prevent human suffering. It listens to experts and uses a scientificaly-based approach to flattening the coronavirus curve.
The other side is filled with ignoramuses who think it’s a fair tradeoff to lose 1-3% of the population in order to push the stock market numbers up.
Ironically, the former is a group that was falsely accused of setting up “death panels” when it helped millions of Americans receive access to healthcare.
The latter calls itself the “pro-life” party but it’s nothing more than a death cult. Choose your fighters wisely. And don’t expect me to agree to disagree when you’re okay with millions of people dying.”
(Thanks, family, for sharing this.)
Written by Alex Henderson February 3, 2020 Alter Net
President Donald Trump has not been shy about berating anyone who doesn’t “stand proudly” when the United States’ national anthem is playing at sports events. But a video posted on Instagram shows Trump moving around quite a bit when “The Star-Spangled Banner” was playing during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The Miami Herald’s Sarah Blaskey notes that the video “shows Trump greeting guests, adjusting his chair, and straightening his suit jacket as other attendees — including First Lady Melania Trump and their teenage son — stand with their hands over their hearts. As ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ crescendos, Trump raises both of his hands in the air, and twirls them around as if conducting the music.”
Blaskey notes that the brief video, which has also been posted on the Miami Herald’s website, was “included in an Instagram story by a real estate agent for a Russian-American firm who frequents Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties and events.”
Trump has been especially critical of African-American football stars who have opted to “take a knee” during “The Star Spangled Banner” as a way of protesting racial injustice. Above: Much earlier post of nonchalant Trump.
…That the first time UFO sightings are confirmed by the U.S. Navy, that political news would bury the story on the networks?? I saw one mention of it on tv, but then I rarely watch anything but CNN…..
From Popular Mechanics: The U.S. Navy has confirmed that three online videos purportedly showing UFOs are genuine. The service says the videos, taken by Navy pilots, show “unexplained aerial phenomena,” but also states that the clips should have never been released to the public in the first place.
https://www.washingtonpost.com › national-security › 2019/09/18 › those-uf…Sep 18, 2019 – Those UFO videos are real, the Navy says, but please stop saying ‘UFO‘ … sightings/observations of unauthorized/unidentified aircraft/objects …
A Navy Pilot Reported Seeing UFOs on an Almost Daily Basis –
nymag.com › intelligencer › 2019/05 › navy-pilots-are-seeing-ufos-on-an-al…
May 27, 2019 – As the Times reports, pilot sightings of UFOs have increased
If it weren’t for Trump I bet we would all be trying to guess where the unauthorized/unidentified aircraft/objects come from… Maybe there’s something scarier than Trump to worry about? Who Woulda Thought… I couldn’t handle that…
P.S. Trump says he doesn’t really believe in UFO’s. What does that tell you?
Dear (free) World,
Trump and his immoral, corrupt regime do not speak for the vast majority of us here in America. They have subverted democracy and made it difficult or impossible for us to have a voice, especially in the voting booths, since they have rigged the system so it seems only they can win. Using machiavellian, underhanded tricks and machinations, with little to no transparency, they have succeeded in taking the reigns of power and now they have a huge advantage over the People.
I am so ashamed of our nation right now. I am so sorry that our heartless and amoral leader has chosen the suffering and torture of innocents, the wanton destruction of the earth for personal and financial gain, and the constant lies he tells to paint over the truth. I am sorry he does not value empathy, kindness, being a good neighbor to our allies, and being a good steward of the earth. I am sorry he has aligned us with the cruelest and most inhumane dictatorships in the world, as he continues to cut off former ties with our true allies: other western democracies. I am sorry he targets our most vulnerable citizens for abuse (the sick, poor, young people, People of Color, the disabled, LGBTQ, Muslims, Latin Americans, migrants who just want a chance at a good life, etc.) and hardworking Latin American citizens who are already here, who work hard and help our economy, while he continues to reward parasitic greedy billionaires and environment destroying corporations that do nothing but take, and take, and take from We the People. We’re being extracted by these predators, and yet we are the ones who are gaslighted and blamed for being the takers, even when we’re working three jobs to survive.
We are sorry he has empowered the worst among us, people who are blinded by their hatred of others who don’t look or pray or act just like them, and others of very low character. Please know most of us see what he is doing, and we hate it as much as you do. Our hearts are breaking that we can do so little, but we are still trying everything we can to fight back against the forces of evil. It’s so hard and exhausting though, and we seem to have so few tools at our disposal.
To the rest of the free world, we are so very sorry. This isn’t what America is really about. We have been hijacked.
Please don’t give up on us. We may need your help. Most of us are good people who wish this wasn’t happening.
A Concerned Citizen
“North Korea executed 4 officials by firing squad following failed U. S. summit in February.”
(Several sources including express.co.uk/news).
From Salon by Shira Tarlo…
My comment: Of course not! A lot of people have been waiting aeons for the Anti-Christ!
Sorry–I couldn’t let this one pass…