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People Who Are Denying White Nationalists Had No Effect Are Still Wrong


      Richard Caslon is right (his fine piece of writing is linked below)

      Many of the current GOP candidates continue to reveal deep seated prejudices. Every Deplorable condition from sexual deviance (one guy supports free love with minors and wants American to be separated into race based communities), to Anti-Semitism to throwing out everyone who was not born here, to removing women's right to vote, to segregation of schools to you name it, has been represented by some GOP candidate in some campaign in some district. These people may not be making a coordinated effort, but they feel that this is their time to take the chance to turn America back to the pre 1860's.

      On Richard's article I replied:

      The push-back that the linked discussion starter generated suggested to me how deeply entrenched the self-deluded part of the TrumpGOP truly is.

      The level of disgust I have for those willing to sell out virtually every human decency in return for a "W" in the election column of the President is ever increasing. Derek Black was right, the GOP was ready for takeover, the rank and file so cowardly, so fearful of losing something they already did not have (from fiscal to job to physical to emotional security) that the loud and pervasive rhetoric of the worst of the Deplorables lead the headlines.

      But not just there, for these hateful words and wink, wink, nudge, nudge gestures were made in the upper back rooms of the party leadership. I witnessed it here, as well, among those like "Rick" (who was cleaned out after the election as one of the worst examples of this mindset) who stated that they did not care if Russia and the WN or the radical Christians swung the vote, and if they did, they would be marginalized during the Administration's reign.

      They were wrong, and horribly so.

      Let me expound on that for a moment. Trump may not be prejudiced personally, but he certainly can fake it.

      Their impact runs unabated. Bannon confidant and acolyte Miller remains in power in the White House, still helping to manipulate Trump into following a Nationalist agenda. Mercer's Cambridge Analytica has morphed into a new entity already under contract with the RNC for 2020. There are more openly hostile racist acts, more violent attacks against women, transgenders, religions, houses of worship, schools and different races than two years ago. We are a nation under attack from the Deplorable Right.

      And if we Moderate members of the GOP are not actively confronting these truly horribly misguided - if not outright evil - people, then we are Deplorable, too.

      So all in favor of HATE, stay silent.

      GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

      #resist #indivisible



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      "...Diversity Is A Bunch Of Crap And Un-American..."


          Does the headline offend you? It should. Those are the actual words coming out of the mouth of Seth Grossman, a Republican House candidate. These are the types of candidates who ran in 2010 and are now called the Freedom Caucus which consists of a bunch of Tea Party folk and this clown should fit in with them just fine. People, we do not need more crackpots, racists and hate mongers like this in Congress because we already have enough.

          Here is what Grossman lists on his web site as most important.

          1. Enforce immigration laws. Reduce legal immigration to sustainable levels.
          2. Repeal remaining Obamacare mandates that drive up the cost of health insurance.
          3. Allow Americans to protect themselves. Allow schools to do everything possible to protect our children.
          4. Let [fake] President Trump do his job. No fake impeachment charges, obstruction or resistance.

          1. So, in other words Grossman's sustainable levels would be what? "0" ?

          2. Yes, by all means repeal remaining Obamacare that drive up the cost of insurance and allow the private insurance companies to actually drive up the cost even higher with the added bonus feature of discriminating against anyone with a pre-existing condition.

          3. Oh, yes we must allow Americans, most likely only white Americans, to protect themselves and allow schools to do everything possible to protect our children. While speaking of children one could surmise that Grossman here is all for ripping children from the arms of their mothers.

          4. Finally here comes the best part. Let's protect Trump from impeachment charges, obstruction and resistance. In other words, forget the law.

          Check out Grossman's web site for yourself. See if you can find one single person of color in any of the photos Grossman uses on his site.



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              Tonight, 98 immigrant children are on their way to a tent city 45 miles outside of El Paso, Texas, in what is described as a "remote area". There are no resources there.

              The contract will pay the unnamed business $10 million. Not only does the public not know what corporation is building the tent city, it was only revealed tonight that the plan is to expand that tent city to "house" up to 200 of these children.

              Make no mistake about this:

              Donald Trump is using the US government, in OUR name, to kidnap these children and blackmail the majority of Americans, represented by Democratic representatives into giving Donald Trump what HE wants.

              A border wall.

              I don't care who you are or what your political leanings are.

              As a human being, as an American, YOU have the power, YOU have the responsibility to stop this.

              Donald Trump is taking his anger and fear out on INNOCENT little kids. That is what this is. He did it with the Muslims as soon as he got into office. He's done it to women. He's done it to the sick and the poor. He's done it to the LGBT community, using the US Military as the wedge. He's doing it to farmers and car makers and a whole host of corporations with his bogus tariffs. Now, he's targeting THE most vulnerable population in our borders.

              Donald Trump already IS a dictator. He just doesn't have the official title.

              Targeting a given population is always how it starts. He's using these kids as some perverted leverage to get what he wants, to get what he thinks of as a "win", to swab his narcissistic ego. The rest of us be d@mned.

              It's time we all called him, his appointees, his supporters, and any member of either house of Congress out for this.

              There is nowhere in this country where any American could kidnap and use as blackmail, while holding them in abusive environments, any child where that person would not be hunted down, arrested, charged, and convicted on a myriad of felony charges.


              The harm already leveled on these children will last a lifetime. They are forever relegated to a life of doubt, mistrust, and any resulting effects.

              God help this country when the first child dies.

              Marches are a start. But we have real power to effect real change.

              In November, every one who does not support this atrocity against little kids should vote ONLY for any candidate who has the balls to stand up and tell Donald Trump that they will not, on any level, on any day, support this heinous policy. Every chance you get, ask a candidate specifically where he or she stands on this human rights disaster. If the candidate doesn't unequivocally state that he or she absolutely rejects this Donald Trump policy, don't vote for that candidate.

              He wants a one-issue election? Fine. Let's give him what he's asking for.


              Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents

              June 15 at 7:31 PM

              President Trump has calculated that he will gain political leverage in congressional negotiations by continuing to enforce a policy he claims to hate — separating immigrant parents from their young children at the southern border, according to White House officials.

              On Friday, Trump suggested he would not change the policy unless Democrats agreed to his other immigration demands, which include funding a border wall, tightening the rules for border enforcement and curbing legal entry. He also is intent on pushing members of his party to vote for a compromise measure that would achieve those long-standing priorities.

              Trump’s public acknowledgment that he was willing to let the policy continue as he pursued his political goals came as the president once again blamed Democrats for a policy enacted and touted by his own administration.

              “The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda,” he tweeted. After listing his demands in any immigration bill, he added, “Go for it! WIN!”


              We MUST convey our anger and resistance to this appalling abuse of power by this president.

              Vote out his henchmen.

              And then, vote HIM out in 2020.

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              America Is The Richest, And Most Unequal Country


                  As I sit at my keyboard on this Father’s Day, contemplating what exactly I desire to say regarding the current policy that is separating young children from their parents as they come to the US for asylum. I, like many of you here at Yabberz, am lost. Like many of you, looking at the picture of the two-year-old crying her eyes out, while her mother is being patted down by a US Border Patrol Agent. That picture will forever be seared in my memory. Continually reminding me how cruel we can actually be to our fellow humans.

                  As a country, we are the richest according to this Fortune article:

                  Not surprisingly, the U.S., Canada and European countries dominate the top 10 list of wealthiest countries. But this year, for the first time, China moved past Japan in the number #2 spot, largely because of the appreciation last year of equity markets there. The U.S. remains in the top spot, with 41.6% of the world’s wealth, according to the report by Allianz, a financial services giant. China — 10.5% Japan — 8.9% U.K. — 5.6% Germany — 3.9 France — 3.5 Canada — 3.0% Italy — 2.9% Australia — 2.0% South Korea — 1.6%

                  It’s obvious why those who are destitute, live in constant fear of gang violence for their children, would want to move to a country where they could make a better life for themselves and children. If not for what they are trying to escape from, and they had an economic structure that allowed them to advance, they would stay in their own country. But in places such as Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua that structure doesn’t exist or if it does, is tilted toward the wealthy.

                  Looking at the picture and reading about a mother having her nursing baby taken from her, and not told anything about her child where abouts, moved me to find this passage from Roots and share it with you:

                  As Kunta crouched with his wife in the hall, drowning in his shame, they heard some genes, muted conversation between the massa and the sheriff … then the sound of feet moving, scuffling faintly …then Kizzy’s crying, and the sound of the front door slamming shut.

                  “Kizzy! Kizzy chile! Lawd Gawd, don’t let ‘em sell my Kizzy!” As she burst out of back door with Kunta behind her, Bell’s screams reached away out to where the field hands were, who came racing, Cato arrived in time to see Bell screeching insanely, springing up and down with Kunta bearhugging her to the ground. Massa Waller was descending the front steps ahead of the sheriff, who was hauling Kizzy, after him – weeping and jerking hers backward – at the end of a chain.

                  “Mammy! Maaaaaamy!” Kizzy screamed.

                  Bell and Kunta leaped up from the ground and went raging around the side of the house like two charging lions. The sheriff drew his gun and pointed it straight at Bell; She stopped in her tracks. She stared at Kizzy. Bell tore the question from her throat. “You done dis thing deys says?” They all watched Kizzy’s agony as her reddened, weeping eyes gave her answer in a mute way – darting imploringly from Bell and Kunta to the sheriff and the massa – but she said nothing.

                  “O my Lawd Gawd!” Bell shrieked. “Massa, please have mercy! She ain’t meant to do it! She ain’t knowed what she was doin’! Missy Anne de one teached’er to write!”

                  Massa Waller spoke glacially. “The law is the law,. She’s broken my rules. She’s committed a felon. She may have aided in a murder. I’m told one of those white men may die.”

                  “Ain’t her cut de man, Massa! Massa, she worked for you ever since she big ‘nough to carry your slopjar! An’ I don cooked an’ waited on you han’ an’ foot over forty years, an’ he … gesturing at Kunta she stuttered, “he done driv you eve’ywhere you been for near ‘bout dat long. Mass, don’ all dat count for sum’ni?”

                  Massa Waller would not look directly at her. “you were doing your jobs. She’s giong to be sold – that’s all there is to it.”

                  “Jes’ cheap, low-class white folks splits up families!” shouted Bell.

                  “You ain’t dat kin’!”

                  Angrily, Massa Waller gestured to the sheriff, who began to wrench Kizzy roughly toward the wagon.

                  Bell blocked their path. “Den sell me and’’er pappy wied’er! Don’t split us up!” - Roots by Alex Haley

                  I ask that you let the last sentence of this scene sink in, close your eyes, image hearing these words, “Den sell me and’’er pappy wied’er! Don’t split us up!” Sell her father and me as well, do not split up our family. Allow us to remain a family. Which is all those who came seeking asylum are asking.

                  But, no, that is not what Trump wants. And Jeff Sessions – the racist he is – doesn’t want it either. He is all for separating children from their parents. In his feeble brain, it’s a ‘deterrent.’ If you don’t want your suckling babies ripped from your breast, then stay in your hell-hole country. We don’t need your kind here. That is what he Sessions is saying when he calls it a deterrent.

                  The same is true for Kelly when he said: "I wouldn't put it quite that way," Kelly said. "The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever.” Like our foster care system doesn’t have problems. By his statement, he is admitting that he doesn’t care about these kids, after all, he also doesn’t believe they will be able to assimilate, because of their lack of education and English speaking skills. Such a bigoted statement is coming from a man who is completely ignorant of facts that prove his statement demonstratively wrong.

                  The nerve of Sessions to use the Bible as justification for his order of separating children from their parents is in-of-itself a sin against the God he claims to believe. I recommend that he read past Romans 13:1, 2 to verse 9 & 10: “For the [law code], “You must not murder, You must not steal, You must not covet,” and whatever other commandment there is, is summed up in this word namely, “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” v10: Love does not work evil to one’s neighbor; therefore love is the law’s fulfillment.”

                  Finally, Sessions statement around domestic abuse is not a cause for seeking asylum, I suggested Mr. Sessions you watch this video, and you just might want to contact the reporter and have her go into more detail about what she witnessed when covering the story.

                  I close with the following:

                  We have come to the place that I told

                  you of. You will see the miserable people

                  who have lost the good of intellect. - Dante’s Inferno

                  Sessions and Kelly clearly have lost any intellect they may have had, in Trump’s case, he had none to lose.




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                  The Coming Collapse


                      This has to be one of the best, if not the best pieces I have read in a long time. Chris Hedges, the author puts it all in perspective and includes all the players in this dangerous scenario we are encountering today. This just didn't happen with the election of Trump, this was a tumor that was left unattended and was growing for many years.

                      "The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in a functioning democracy, that Trump and the political mutations around him are somehow an aberrant deviation that can be vanquished in the next election, the more we will hurtle toward tyranny. The problem is not Trump. It is a political system, dominated by corporate power and the mandarins of the two major political parties, in which we don’t count. We will wrest back political control by dismantling the corporate state, and this means massive and sustained civil disobedience, like that demonstrated by teachers around the country this year. If we do not stand up we will enter a new dark age."

                      So, who all are the culprits which allowed the big corporations, or should we say shadow government, to run our country. As Democrats here most of us would put the blame on Trump, or the Tea Party and even the Republican Party all as being guilty or at least complicit in bringing down our Country but what about our Party the Democratic Party? Is it really the saving grace or is it also part of the problem unbeknownst to us? If the Democrats are supposedly on the side of the working/middle class then why are they taking huge sums of money from these corporations in campaign donations just like the Republicans? When the Democrats were in power why didn't anyone within the Party push to get rid of Citizens United?

                      This article might seem to be a bit of a doomsday scenario but all the elements which make it so are actually in place within our government and are working. In my last discussion piece I advocated for more protests, more civil disobedience and even called for a national strike against these corporate entities. Power not only comes from wealth but also from having one of the most powerful tools imaginable which gives equality to each and every one at the voting booth and that would be the vote itself. If we don't vote or don't vote wisely then we end up where we are today.


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                      Rounding Up The Suspects - Trump's Campaign Team Goes To Jail. #2


                          So another bad day for the Trump Campaign Syndicate as Paulie "The Manager" Manafort finds himself cooling his heels while getting the hot lamp treatment in the interrogation room. The 25 to life question here is how long will prison garbed Manafort hold out, and how much will he be willing to trade? Even Bannon may have to spill his guts if Paulie folds like a bad suit.

                          Donnie "The Distancer" Trump spent no time claiming that Manafort only worked for everyone far longer than he worked for him. 45 days for IQ45, and it will be only a matter of time before the Bigly Despot will say that he would not recognize his former henchman if he wandered into the Offal Office.

                          Trump bemoaned the fact the treansous-minded Gen Michael "Benedict Arnold" Flynn has lost his house and that other poor souls have been under the relentless attack of his enemies - which, unsurprisingly, seems to be roughly 99% of the entire USA Justice system that the Family has not either put into power or paid off in some manner (remember Biondi?) - stating that some of the crimes took place twelve years ago.

                          It is my pleasure you inform you, Mr Pretendisent, that certain high crimes have no statute of limitations. Like treason. I think you should keep that in mind when Eric might have to do some very fast talking. About, oh, say you.

                          Meanwhile, Donnie, you asked what we would have thought if Obama's lawyer's offices had been raided. We did not know that his attorney was suspected of a crime against the state. Yours is. We are also watching out for Cohen to come in from the cold, and given that the rest of your mob is following your example, little Mikey must be freezing.

                          The fact that Trump Enterprises has not funded the lawyers is not lost on us. It has given us grounds to believe that you, Donnie, are personally broke and that your kids are just paying your allowance while they trade off American assets as fast as they can.

                          Like 666, or the hotels that you over spent on again and again - despite using undocumented aliens to complete the projects.

                          Come to think of it, that's a federal crime, too.

                          So who do you think is next in the hit parade, Yuge Guy? Not Sater, he has been singing for over a year. He is going to walk away, again. Some stoolies have all the luck. Carter Page keeps popping up in the chorus line, too, so you know that he is strolling down the freedom highway. Yohai? Already sung. Gates? A canary. I would be patting down Jared every time you see him. Maybe Kushner received his clearance in return for a little quid pro quo. Maybe Melania is sending out secret messages through her spokesperson. That's the problem with large families you have cheated on and with, Duplicitous Donnie, their loyalty is not a given once you have screwed them too many times.



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                          Pundit Post

                          Opinion | We’re Perfecting The ‘art’ Of Being Mean


                              I knew we were in trouble when Jeff Sessions was brought to Washington. He is the epitome of mean spirited troll. If you are not white, christian, straight and follow a narrow road, he does not like you. He may not speak in a foul tongue or beat people up, but every day he's working hard to make this country a meaner place, working against anyone that doesn't fit his narrow view of what they should be or what they should do. When he went to Washington, people here in Alabama celebrated, saying "Wonderful! Jeff is going to help Alabamatize the whole country!" And it seems they were right, he is. Alabama, underneath the azaleas and moon pies, is a mean state in a lot of ways, and why it's one of the top states to support Trump. The state motto should be "I got mine, f*ck the rest of ya'll". And it's spread through the country, through the GOP, and only getting worse.

                              We have got to stop this, before we lose our soul forever.

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                              Democrats Fight For Their Future In Tough Statehouse Races


                                  Right now, Republicans are occupying the majority of Governorships and State Congresses

                                  Just as our Federal government controls all branches of Government and also SCOTUS, the GOP completely controls many critical states, including Florida, Michigan and Ohio. Much of this is a result of Republicans drawing districts to favor themselves after the 2010 Census.

                                  In order to do what can be done to mitigate much of Trump's damage, it is important for Democrats to do what they can to take many of those seats, especially since the government, as controlled by the GOP, used the 2010 census to draw district lines favoring Republicans, and if they maintain control, the 2020 census will be even worse.

                                  Since Republicans have controlled how districts have been shaped, they have expanded their power by reshaping districts to favor them, and if they continue to control the process it will be even more in their favor.

                                  For the midterms this year, Democrats plan to "flip" State Legislatures, and are working hard to take back State Congresses and Governorships, and while it CAN be done, Democrats have a tough road ahead, and some experts are predicting failure.

                                  Democrats, however, are used to challenges, and are working to get Democrats to vote in large numbers in the midterm elections. Turning the tide may be difficult, but obsacles just make people more determined.

                                  For example: Democrats have flipped 14 statehouse seats in Republican vs. Democratic special elections across the nation since President Trump got elected, according to data broken down by left-leaning political blog Daily Kos. In many of those states last year, Trump won. Republicans have flipped zero!





                                  If for some reason a link is not working, type into google 'Democrats fight for their future in tough statehouse races' and that will give you the one by Reuters, and the one by Washington Post titled 'Democrats Keep Winning Impressive Statehouse Elections' will also be available that way.

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                                  Pundit Post

                                      This Navarro guy knew exactly what he was doing when he made that comment about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Where did Navarro make that vulgar obnoxious comment? Where it is most appreciated by all the deplorables, on Fox where else? Navarro knew damn well that he could make such an outrageous comment and impregnate the minds of the dumbest and then make an apology at an event he knew damn well those deplorables would not be attending.

                                      If I were PM Trudeau I would not have any dealings with Navarro and treat him as if he had the plague. Navarro should have made his apology directly to PM Trudeau. People like Navarro are too cowardly to do the right thing. In fact, if I were Trudeau, I would put Navarro on a list and not even allow him to enter Canada.


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                                      Trudeau: Dishonest, Weak BUT Kim Jong Un: Talented And Loves His Country


                                          Pathetically sad and infuriating, THIS is where we are . . aka DONE !! Remember when President Obama shook hands with Fidel Castro's brother ? The right wing was ready to hang him right in the middle of Constitution Avenue ! My, how things have changed !!

                                          "We both want to do something. We both are going to do something. And we have developed a very special bond," Trump said at the conclusion of the landmark summit. "People are going to be very impressed. People are going to be very happy."

                                          "That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada," Trump says of the speech by the Canadian Prime Minister following the G-7 meeting. Trump's comments come at a press conference in Singapore following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It was unclear what additional action the U.S. would take against Canada. The U.S. at the end of May imposed metals tariffs on the country and is in the middle of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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