Sunday, January 15, 2017

Respect the man and the movement.

This is a three day holiday due to the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Perhaps I'll blog tomorrow instead of tonight.

US Representative John Lewis is a man of dignity, the truth and has paid dues Mr. Pence never had to even face.

US Rep. John Lewis is absolutely correct.

Pence criticism of Rep. Lewis is laughable. I never saw him on a march for civil rights or linking arms with President Obama and the First Lady in remembering some of the ugliest history in the south next to the civil war.

January 15, 2017
By Sally Bronston

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), (click here) said he would not invite President-elect Donald Trump to visit Selma, Alabama, with him, though he also would not "do anything to prevent him from coming."
On Bloody Sunday in 1965, Lewis was badly beaten by Alabama state troopers on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge during a march for voting rights.
Politicians and leaders from both parties - including Vice President-elect Mike Pence - have visited Selma with Lewis over the years. In 2015, Presidents Obama and Bush, went to Selma with Lewis and others to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday....

Pence speaks out of both sides of his mouth, but, the devil is in the details.

Civil rights must be balanced with religious freedom (click here)

Should full civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity be extended? No one should be harassed or mistreated because of who they are, who they love, or what they believe. But Hoosiers also cherish faith and the freedom to live out their faith and I will not support any bill that diminishes the religious freedom of Hoosiers or that interferes with the Constitutional rights of our citizens to live out their beliefs in worship, service or work.

Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Indiana legislature , Jan 12, 2016

This is the age old duality of the Republican Ultra White. They chronically place religion in the State House before the truth about civil rights. In that statement about the LGBT community in the USA Mr. Pence clearly mimics the words of President Obama "...because of who they are, who they love or what they believe...." BUT, if those that identify as 'who they are, who they love or what they believe' think they are going to change my message of hatred over religious partisanship they are sadly mistaken.

Within the statement is hatred. It is not the place of government to state religion is under attack. The First Amendment is the First Amendment. I am curious though, will the Ultra White Pence return the USA to 1776 BEFORE the "Bill of Rights" (click here) was included?

It isn't just religious bigotry that Pence values, it is any Republican dogma that the "Ultra White" support.

July 16, 2012
By Jeff Harris

Indianapolis – Indiana AFL-CIO President Nancy Guyott (click here) issued the following statement in reaction to a procedural vote Congressman Mike Pence cast last week that blocked consideration of the Bring Jobs Home Act.

The legislation sought to eliminate tax loopholes that reward American corporations that ship jobs overseas, replacing them with incentives for U.S. companies that move jobs and business operations to America from another country.

Last Tuesday, Pence voted on a motion (H.R. 5542) that shut off debate and prevented an amendment from being offered that would have called for a vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act. Instead Pence supported a measure to take another irrelevant vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the 33rd such vote.

“When it comes to job creation, Congressman Mike Pence’s record doesn’t match his rhetoric. While campaigning for governor he claims that “jobs” are his top priority yet when given the chance to bring legislation to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that would help create thousands of jobs for working men and women, Mike Pence voted the wrong way.

Congressman’s Pence’s vote was a vote to preserve the outrageous practice of giving corporations our tax dollars to help them ship American jobs overseas. It was a vote to block millions of American jobs from coming back home. And, it was a vote that put a higher priority on partisan politics than on creating jobs....

When it comes right down to it, Pence is a liar and rhetorical bully.

Clearly understand when the Trump administration wants to return the country to 1776, it was before the "Bill of Rights" was ratified.

Original Ten Amendments: The Bill of Rights

Passed by Congress September 25, 1789
Ratified December 15, 1791

This is what is curious about Trump's rise to power.

And make no doubt about it, it is power he and his cabinet is after. They have no interest in the American people.
His approval and disapproval numbers have never made sense.

January 13, 2017
By Allegra Kickland
...Trump’s numbers (click here) have dipped since Gallup’s December survey, when the public split 48 percent to 48 percent on approval versus disapproval. They have also remained steadily and starkly split by political party, with 87 percent of Republican approving of Trump’s transition in the January poll compared to 86 percent last month. The percentage of Democrats who approve fell to 13 percent in January from 17 percent in December.
Part of the President-elect’s historically low numbers seems to be the public’s lackluster view of his Cabinet picks. Trump’s nominees were rated “below average/poor” by 44 percent of respondents, compared to only 10 percent of Obama’s and 13 percent of Bush’s nominees....

This is what I was concerned about from the beginning. He is an outlier. It is a place where an extremist agenda can hide and then use media to drive voters into believing they are going to benefit from their extremist views.

Trump has proven he can sell anything, even a return to government that hates Americans. But, he cannot govern. The cabinet is a stark reality of his lack of ABILITY to lead and make decisions that move a country forward. These cabinet picks will return the USA to 1776 and an alliance with an old ally, Russia, at a time when Putin is losing his standing among those that once believed in him.

September 8, 2016

In a rare move, (click here) Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed away from his support for unpopular new anti-terrorism laws dubbed the "Spring Package." Putin said during a meeting Tuesday night with his party, United Russia, that the laws may need to be "adjusted to not put people in a difficult position." Putin's concession comes as his control over his traditionally consolidated government is increasingly uncertain and the country is in the midst of a two-year election cycle.

The Spring Package had been proposed in June, just weeks before Putin signed it into law, by a group of hawkish lawmakers known for such draconian measures as the "foreign agent" laws restricting funding for nongovernmental organizations and legislation criminalizing homosexuality. The new security laws vastly expand the definition of terrorism and the government's ability to monitor potential terrorist activity. They categorize any public incitement of unrest or armed rebellion as terrorism. Even discussions of such activity in either mass or social media, or the failure of parties with knowledge of such discussions to disclose who partook in them, could be considered a criminal offense. Russian telecommunications companies are required to store all Russian users' data (texts, calls and online activity) for three years for the government to monitor, and the Federal Security Service (FSB) will have access to all encrypted data....

Putin's party is becoming more extreme and more desperate. They are moving farther right and placing all hopes that religious bigotry (ie: Donald Trump) will bring them power and happiness.

This is NOT the time for the USA to be extending it's hand in reconciliation to drill for oil and increase the wealth of Russia. Trump's cabinet is the last of the attempts to have the petroleum industry profit. It is counter productive because it will increase the already existing glut.

In the petroleum circles this week the conversations are about pushing the price per barrel of oil to $60.00. They state it will provide the basis to increased drilling again. Increased drilling will only repeat the cycle of failure we have witnessed in the past two years.

Donald Trump has the wrong idea about everything. Measuring his values by his cabinet picks he wants to destroy the public school system. In some states where the "Ulta White" already exist such as the North Carolina Republican State Congress, parents are already being encouraged to consider 'Computer School" rather than actual socialized school classrooms.

Republicans accept an agenda of education that dummy's down the public including reading skills. When an adult does not read well they accept verbal information as the authority for decisions in their lives. Need I state more to realize a 'dummied down' public is one lead around by it's nose to the direction of their lives. Such a social paradigm fits perfectly into Republican Party values and tactics.

The Clinton White House called for Americans to be "Lifetime Learners." He was correct. Americans have to educate themselves frequently if not daily to current events and THE TRUTH.

The Democrats need to return to their natural state of educating the public and bringing them accurate and important information. They will get no help from FOX. FOX has an insider track to power and will alienate Americans from their democracy. The greatest chance of turning that around is for the Democrats to find an information channel for the FORMER WOMEN OF FOX. 

...NPR points out that the “death panel” discussions (click here) definitely had the dumb impact we all feared it did, with only 18 percent of respondents realizing that the ACA didn’t put limits on end-of-life care. Of course, Republicans knew the least about the ACA and healthcare questions when asked, but you can’t expect much from a group of people that have Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan as their leaders. If you would like to look at a visualization of this healthcare ignorance, you can check out Chris Reeves recent diary on the matter.

Ready for this? The wacko "Ultra White" moralists are on the loose.

January 14, 2017
By the AP

Washington — Two Republicans in Congress (click here) have introduced a resolution that would stop the District of Columbia from allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a doctor.

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Death with Dignity” law last month after it was approved by the liberal D.C. Council.

Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Rep. Brad Westrup of Ohio introduced companion resolutions on Thursday that would invalidate the law.

Congress has various ways to block local laws in the District, and it’s extremely rare for a disapproval resolution to pass both the House and Senate. The last was in 1991.

Bowser says in a statement that Lankford and Westrup are “attempting to sidestep the democratic process in order to impose their personal beliefs” on the city....

The "Ultra White" are cowards. They are afraid of becoming a minority in the USA. Their so called "peaceful ethnic cleansing" is not working and powers the drive for the USA's southern wall.

I can't believe the Democrats can't return to politics that bring people the message of peace and prosperity from an administration that is AGAIN all talk with no results.


The Alt Right lead by Donald Trump is wrongly named, it should be "The Ultra White," and they are communists.

The Alternative Right, (click here) commonly known as the Alt-Right, is a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that “white identity” is under attack by multicultural forces using “political correctness” and “social justice” to undermine white people and “their” civilization. Characterized by heavy use of social media and online memes, Alt-Righters eschew “establishment” conservatism, skew young, and embrace white ethno-nationalism as a fundamental value....

The Ultra White are scared people. Every culture is allowed to exist in the USA, within reason, and the Ultra White are no different, however, there is a difference in their ideology. They see ethnic cleansing as a tool to their final goals.

No POWER HUNGRY movement will be peaceful for long and become impatient with any means to oppress their full intentions and goals. We are already seeing aggressive trending toward ethnic minorities and religious minorities in the USA. This movement is very dangerous and aligns nicely with communism.

I have to laugh at Republicans. They use the words socialism and communism to identify the enemy that is the "Lefties." Socialism. Communism. All are suppose to be affection extremes of the Democratic Party. NOT. The Axis Powers of WWII were lead by National Socialist Party and was the deadliest in history. Sure, sure there was fascism in Italy. What does any American stop to reflect on about Japan? 

See, history has few paths in all reality, except, for the addition of a space frontier. There are waxing and waning powers in the world and each have their own ability to rise to power, it is up to the people to bring about a tenacious need for peace and prosperity. It is the people that need to have a vision and not political parties. It is the people that need to realize the path forward for their children. Over and over again dictatorships and emperors have been brought down by the people through government sabotage and overthrow.

Richard Bertrand Spencer (click here)advocates for an Aryan homeland for the supposedly dispossessed white race and calls for “peaceful ethnic cleansing” to halt the “deconstruction” of European culture. But even some of the Europeans he lionizes have rejected him; in October 2014, his attempt to hold an NPI conference in Budapest, Hungary, resulted in his arrest and expulsion....

Following Donald Trump into hell is not the future of the USA, nor did most of his followers bargain for it.