Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The country laughed the entire time the Republican debates went on and on and on. The entire country laughed as each one of the candidates fell to the wayside, except, for the billionaire Donald Trump.

The country is doing it again.

This so called racism brought me a little closer to understand the enormous bravery of Judge Curiel. No one should have to live with that level of danger in his or her life. He is doing a good job. 

But, Trump is correct and Judge Curiel probably knows he is correct in that a lawyer has to explore every opportunity to eliminate the liability within the complaint. If bring up a perceived conflict of interest would bring leverage to a better outcome, then the lawyers have to generate the paperwork to attempt that path to end the lawsuit.

Personally, I am quite sure Judge Curiel is a great man. He is brave beyond anything a judge should have to sustain to live his or her life. I do not believe Judge Curiel was bringing bias or worse to the proceedings regarding Trump University, but, the fact remains Donald Trump and his lawyers have every right to explore all avenues available to them.

Donald Trump has to get used to separating himself from his businesses.

It gets really ugly in a courtroom. I remember when my Ex decided he was going to be a responsible adult and pretend he actually had interest in the children. What he had interest in was ending his liability in child support. But, the things he said about me would set anyone's hair on fire. At one point the Judge asked me if I was offended by some of the statements made. He had me running guns and dealing drugs and participating in white slavery. Go figure. Previous to the break up those words never existed in our marriage. Considering I was raising two young children by myself at that point, the Judge probably was worried I would get upset and might draw one of those guns I was running.

There was absolutely nothing to back up those accusations and I received sole custody of the children. Hello? 

There is a lot of mess that goes on within lawsuits. The American public was allowed to look into the strategy of Trump University and it is simply an ugly thing. 

I want Americans to ask themselves, "Would I dismiss an opportunity to prevent paying a single dime to any complainant?"

In all honesty, until this last order, Judge Curiel probably was enjoying an easy week in court. This case is probably one of his more boring cases. Calm even.

That aside Americans need to make up their mind about the elections of November 2016. They need to consider it with brevity and what is sincerely good for themselves and THEIR country. No Congressperson owns this country to do as they please. This is OUR country. 

It is okay to be a white man.

The supremacy is the big social, no no. But, it definitely is okay to be a white man longing for a better quality of life. Supremacy should not be an anchor to guarantee status in the USA.

It is okay to be a white man with a spouse or significant other that is a white women. 

It is okay to be a white man and demand better quality of life, better health and longevity. It is okay to have white children that look up to you. 

It is okay to live in a neighborhood a family has lived in for a time and aren't necessarily integrated. That's okay. There is no legal requirement  for white people to pull up roots and move to a place in order to facilitate integration. It's okay to live where you want to live and where your family has lived all their lives.

What is not okay to feel or be so economically deprived it feels like life is very unfair.

The USA is big enough to take care of everyone. We need to shed the old paradigms of corruption, cronyism and asking too much of the majority of Americans. It is not okay for million-billionaires to pay zero to 5 percent or 10 percent income tax while white men pay 30 percent or more. 

Profound poverty, including the working poor, is rampant in a segment of the Caucasian race in the USA. That has to end and the feeling of imposition of burden has to be lifted. White people can live the lives they want to live and fight for a better life, but, hate is not allowed. We all need to pull in the same direction and find better quality of life across the spectrum of our multiculturalism.

It is definitely okay to be White.
There has been a big shake up in Israel's security department only about a week or so ago. I can't help but believe that contributed to the success of the attack.

If there is any doubt the Republican Party is racist, this should set the record straight.

Words stated in a safe setting tells the real person.

June 6, 2016
By Judd Legum

...A column in the Financial Times (click here) published Tuesday gave us a peek. Mary Childs, a financial correspondent for FT, reported on what she observed at a private hedge fund conference in May.
The conference featured a debate between Donna Brazile, former campaign manager for Al Gore’s unsuccessful presidential run and prominent member of the Democratic Party, and Karl Rove, a Republican strategist and commentator best known as the chief political adviser to George W. Bush.
At a certain point the discussion Rove offered this “joke” to Brazile, who is black:

I did you a great favor bringing you into politics in the 1860 campaign and this is how you repay me? We’re happy you got the right to vote but it wasn’t your current party that was responsible for it.

Childs didn’t find this funny, calling Rove’s quip “patronizing and insensitive.”
She noted that the hedge fund conference felt like a “safe space” for a white man to tell a highly successful African-American woman that she owed her success to him. Not one of the industry speakers at the conference were black and less than 15 percent were women.
At the event, Brazile noted that Rove was also factually incorrect. As a woman, Brazile did not receive the right to vote until 1920 and as a black woman did not have her right to vote protected until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
In an interview with ThinkProgress, Brazile went further, saying Rove’s perspective was emblematic of a problem infecting the entire Republican Party....

Republicans say what is popular.

May 25, 2011

A secret recording obtained by ABC-7 Chicago (click here) last week has Mark Kirk defending comments he made about preventing voter fraud in predominantly African American Chicago communities.

Kirk, speaking to Republican leaders, was recorded saying that he planned to hire a voter integrity squad to monitor African-American communities that tend to vote Democratic, ABC reports.

“These are lawyers and other people that will be deployed in key, vulnerable precincts, for example, South and West sides of Chicago, Rockford, Metro East, where the other side might be tempted to jigger the numbers somewhat,” Kirk says on the tape....

Mark Kirk is a proud Republican and is a racist. His backpedaling about his endorsement of Donald Trump is dishonest and insincere.

Every Republican in office can be traced by to racist words or otherwise. It is far from just Scalise. No one is going to believe an entire GOP party found the light.

March 3, 2013
...Obama called the comments (click here) by McConnell “hurtful and divisive, especially in these trying times for our country.
That brought a charge of racism from MSNBC talk show host Lawrence O’Donnell.
Said O’Donnell:

There are many, many, many rhetorical choices you can make at any point in any speech to make whatever point up want to make. If he wanted to make the point that you just suggested and I think he does want to make that point, they had a menu of a minimum of ten different kinds of images that they could have raised. And I promise you, the speech writers went through rejecting three or four before they land order that one. That’s the one they want for a very deliberate reason. That — there’s — these people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can find in every one of these speeches.
It isn’t the first time charges of racism have surfaced against McConnell.  As a candidate for the Senate he was accused to telling racist jokes in private meetings.
“The candidate saw racist jokes as a way to make him seem like one of the boys in Kentucky,” one former campaign worker told Capitol Hill Blue.
In 2010 he came under fire for refusing to denounce racism in the Tea Party.
When Candy Crowley, host of CNN’s State of the Union asked McConnell about the Tea Party’s widespread racism, McConnell replied “I am not interested in getting into that debate.”
McConnell was also accused of racism in 2007 when he oppose a Senate bill that would give Washington, DC, a voting seat in the House of Representatives.
Opponents said McConnell had expressed concern about granting such power to an area with more than 650,000 African Americans.

Racist is where the GOP lives. Ryan didn't walk away from Donald Trump, he stated in a textbook meaning Trump made a racist comment, but, didn't denounce him. Ryan has excellent 'trade craft.'

March 14, 2014

Paul Ryan triggered a firestorm of recrimination this week. (click here) Speaking recently on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America radio program, the Wisconsin Republican and self-styled budget wonk linked poverty to “this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”
Setting aside the factual claim—the notion that poverty is especially concentrated in America’s inner cities is an increasingly antiquated one—these comments elicited a quick and forceful rebuke from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who decried them as “a thinly veiled racial attack.” She explained: “[W]hen Mr. Ryan says ‘inner city,’ when he says, ‘culture,’ these are simply code words for what he really means: ‘black.’”...
"We can do much better as a country."

When I hear him speak it is difficult to believe the United States of America has been lost. Bernie Sanders is correct and his words are simply unbelievable. How did we ever get here?

Bernie is the future. No doubt at all.

North Dakota, Montana and expecting California. Montana and North Dakota are thought of as Red States. Hillary Clinton is more conservative than Bernie Sanders. That is interesting, very interesting.

Congratulations to Senator Sanders on his wins.