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Trump: Menace To Society

5Donald Trump boiled his decadent campaign down to one theme during the presidential debate on Sunday night: hatred of Hillary and Bill Clinton. Sunday night’s debate was a lot like stopping or rushing to a car crash watching to see the pain of those in the crash, which was whether Donald Trump would further self-destruct.

Trump’s shortcomings, on vivid display again Sunday night, include a short attention span, difficulty mastering complex issues such as the civil war in Syria, and his continuing bizarre reluctance to criticize Russia. Moreover, his treat to jail Mrs. Clinton was the kind of thing that a dictator would do, which if you can imagine him being in charge of the federal alphabets (FBI, IRS, etc.)! Not to mention his menacing posture and his labored attempt how he to demonize this woman. In my view, this was as horrible as his birther lie about President Obama.

This brings me to Trump, and his follows as to how white folk held lynching rally’s to kill black people. In July, Trump said, “I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves.” But they did bring their families to be entertained by the event nonetheless. Beating up on vulnerable Americans, including minorities and the disabled is what they did; compares the magnitude of their hypocrisy and now.

This guy is a disgrace to what they call democracy but the G.O.P. is continuing to asking Americans to vote for a candidate who is debasing and trivializing our politics. More importantly, the videotape disclosed Friday provided gruesome evidence that the Republican standard-bearer has for years used his powerful status to prey on women.

Other revelations are sure to follow, including that in 2005 he told Howard Stern on his radio show that, when he owned the Miss Universe pageant, he made a practice of “inspecting” naked contestants backstage. “You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. … And you see these incredible-looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that.” Calling this idiot unfit for the office is an understatement.

He does not seem to think that since the Friday’s crude video release Trump has been in full crisis mode, responding to what has to be the least surprising “October surprise” ever, A decade-old tape confirming that he is lewd, predatory in his approach to women and imbued with a keen sense of personal entitlement.

More shameful were his remarks about the tape early in Sunday’s debate, Trump dismissed his comments as “locker room talk,” rambled about fighting the Islamic State terrorist group and attacked Hillary Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, for being abusive toward women. Not to mention that had has in fact insulted ever category of people in America. While there are many reasons to be critical of the Democratic nominee, the decades-old claims against her husband is not high among them.

Trump’s attacks and a stunning vow to prosecute and jail Clinton for her handling of State Department emails might have played well with his base but also confirmed the worst fears about how he might abuse the powers of the presidency. Imaging that Hitler type act! The GOP created this this dangerous menace and amounts to the intellectual rot within the Republican party.

Heading into the town hall-style debate with GOP defections mounting a month before the election he is done. Just says what all of us knew but his fellow bigots knew. He shamed himself, all white people and himself to the world. The crisis Trump faces was a long time coming. For years, he gained notoriety by taking outrage to an invisible limit. Now that he has crossed it, his campaign looks like a giant car wreck. And that is my thought provoking perspective…


Justice Defined By Race

3All this week the news media has covered the New York terror attack. This guy blew up a bomb and placed several bombs around the city and in another state. Further. He got into a gun battle with the police, wounding four policemen. Now, here’s the thing he lived. During the same period of time, there have been two unarmed black men were shot by the police and one man had his hand high in the air. I find it interesting that lethal force was used in a matter of minutes.

The police do as they do and use the same script claiming they were afraid for their lives. Then they find a few black people to ask for nonviolence and rely on their faith, and wait for all the facts. How can that be when the initial statement in often untrue? But of course, the next step is to blame the victim and the community. Let me add that usually; they somehow find drugs or some contraband. We know they will place weapons and contraband on people!

Hillary Clinton has come out with a strong statement saying “she will talk to white people and that these killing are intolerable.” It is good on her part; however, white people know the situation because they find away, after paid desk duty, the police get off of their crime. I for one say “stop talking about how much we are all Americans.” Black people are only Americans when they want black people to fight a war or to be used for the purpose of profit.

However, white folk always remind black people they have work to do; allow they time to give the police more training and be peaceful. I will say THESE KILLINGS ARE A DAMN SHAME!

White folk know this is not right, and they also know police lie. Maybe it’s time for black people to boycott; as it seems that is all they understand. I think it’s time that we realize and accept that black people are not Americans and the same creed America stood for still exists. In fact, the Constitution reminds us that the black people are not fully human. For those who don’t understand what Colin Kaepernick and others are protesting – this it! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Judge Joe Brown Talks Current Events And Politics

2A powerful interview by the Honorable Judge Joe Brown, where he talk about and explains Antonin Scalia death, his political legacy, Hillary Clinton, the Flint water crisis, the Oscars, Obama, and the art of political trickery. It is valuable and a good idea that you listen.

If you do not know the relevance of Judge Brown, it was Judge Brown who blew the case wide open. Brown was thrust into the national spotlight while presiding over James Earl Ray‘s last appeal of Ray’s conviction for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Brown was removed from the reopened investigation of King’s murder due to alleged bias because he brown to light, unequivocally, that the so-called murder rifle was not the weapon that killed Martin Luther King, Jr.


Commentary: Politricks

grim-reperIt was Solomon who said, “there is nothing new under the sun”! After the farce of what they call a political primary. I have to wonder what does this mean for black people or people of color. Is it as simple as two very rich white people telling us how they can help white folk. In what they call democracy, or shall I say the hypocrisy of democracy, all of the American people has to make a choice for the next president. I will say, without hesitation, we are going to miss the black guy.

Malcolm once said, “They give a man the vote, and it will make him think he is free.” This is a profound statement in that black people have virtually no rights nor has this race of people seen anything close to freedom. By the way, never known anything close to liberty. The American people did elect a man with a black face as president, twice, and black people did not receive anything more than they had before. All other groups, especially gay people, were helped greatly and got something from him, but not the people who look like him.

The fact is that “history shows that it does not matter who is in power or what revolutionary forces take over the government, those who have not learned to do for themselves and had to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they had in the beginning.” Dr. Woodson said that about eighty years ago and it still rings true. If the man who looks like black people did very little for blacks people, in spite of their overwhelming support and cover they gave to him – how in the world can we expect Clinton or Trump to do anything for this unwanted constituency!

The former Goldwater Girl, Mrs. Clinton, has somehow fooled black people into thinking she loves them, when in fact, she is merely playing the same game that all other white politicians have played. Talking loud and saying nothing that will become a reality. Twenty years ago Bill, her husband, tricked black people into thinking that he was one of us too. They called him foolishly “the first black president”.

This is what he did for black people, under his administration, he facilitated the policies to put millions of black people in jail for long periods of time though his tough on crime initiatives. On top of that, he stripped million of black people from the welfare rolls. Both actions devastated millions of families and hurt, primarily, people of color.

Mr. Trump has not shown any indication that his administration with him as president would do anything at all for black people. He probably would like to deport black people. But the problem is, because his ancestors stole this race of people and made them slaves; what would he do with this group. Frankly, they have nowhere to go. His argument is that he will make America great again, and he plans to take back his country, which are codeword for white power and make it white, and more racist. Fact is America was never that great to black people.

Just look at the crowds at his rallies and see if you can find a black face; unless he is throwing them out. If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor to these candidates; therefore, it stands in danger of being exterminated, which is the ultimate goal. It has been four hundred years and our situation has barely improved, and the so-called forefathers intended that it does not. Second class people forever! You do remember that the Constitution calls black people 3/4th a person.

Let me give you a brief history fact: there is a common belief that the Kennedy’s, JFK and Bobby, were the black man’s friend. At the time, it was said that they were the Negro’s best and only hope. Well, that was not true in either case. Jack used the Negro to get their votes and did nothing for black people. Bobby was the one who signed the order for Hoover to spy on and go after Dr. King as the Attorney General.

Why not exploit, enslave, or exterminate a class that everybody is taught to regard as inferior? Exploitation of black people through economic restriction and segregation is the American way. The present system is sound and will no doubt continue until it gives way to the saner policy of actual interracial cooperation; not the present farce of racial manipulation in which black people are seen as of no value other than to give them a vote and their money.

The devil has said, there will be riots if he is not the republican candidate, so what does that say about his propensity for war and his non-condemnation of the KKK – what does that say about what about black lives mean to him. So black people you have a difficult choice; pick the devil or the wicked witch! If you chose the lesser of two evils, you still are choosing evil. Then the question becomes will you get any more than you have gotten in the past? I will answer that question; NOTHING! Voting is like fool’s gold, the person who votes mean nothing; it is the person who counts the that mean everything. And that is my thought provoking perspective…


Commentary: Benghazi Hearing

original_93625122The Republicans made so much of the much-publicized hearings on Benghazi, promising more facts would be revealed. Rather, what we saw was more like a sad, tragic comedy, and all the public got was theatrics when Clinton came before the committee. Well she came, they fizzled, and did not produce a thing. At the end of this fiasco, they looked like bumbling idiots and Clinton was laughing! I can imagine Hitler holding this kind of thing.

The so-called fiscal conservatives and the self-proclaimed real Americans showed how biased and ridicules they were. Damn Republicans you should be ashamed, for sure embarrassed. The resulting insanity should have caused them to realize just how stupid they appeared. Yes, I am talking about what was covered from gavel to gavel in the Benghazi hearings. I am not a political science major or attorney, but I do have common sense, which told me that for four-million dollars plus that was a damn shame.

The GOP’s second in command, Kevin McCarthy, who infuriated many of his GOP compatriots when he told the truth about what the hearings was created and designed to do. His deviating truth was on full display as the endless and relentless GOP contrived and manufactured Benghazi hearings seemed blatantly partisan in their effort to torpedo Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. His exact quote: “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee and what are her numbers today. Her numbers are dropping.”

Since that was the GOP’s intent to drag Clinton down before the witch hunt committee to testify about Benghazi for the eighth time – it was a stunning failure. Let me be clear, my only purpose for commenting on this matter at all is because all of this precious time and money could have been more productive if it was spent on jobs, criminal justice, or the Nazi-like police killing of black people in the streets under cover of law. Sounds practical right!

Look at it this way, if dogs were being shot and killed in the streets like unarmed black people are today, they would be outraged! For example, Michael Vick was sent to prison and demonized for life for other people operating a dogfighting ring with no evidence he participated. They seem to find a way to go after and politicize what they want. They seemed to do this for ten hours yesterday. Having said that, you would think I might play the race card but Clinton is a blond white woman. So then there must be another reason for the GOP’s near maniacal frenzy to stop Clinton.

They say it’s the emails that supposedly contain classified material that can be crucial to establishing the GOP’s bogus case against Clinton. No, then they said, the real reason for the four-year investigation is that four white people were killed in this place called Benghazi. Let me propose another suggestion as to what they could have been doing – investigating Bush and his gang for war crimes, but no that doesn’t matter to them.

Rather, it’s the relentless GOP narrative that Clinton illegally used her private email account to conduct State Department business and that those emails will show a pattern of neglect, incompetence, and cover-up. It didn’t! The story got even bigger when an enticing hint was dropped that there could even be a criminal probe into Clinton’s supposed misuse of her emails. In other words, reaching for straws!

However, the point about the GOP’s supposed Hillary email obsession is the same as it’s pounding of her for her alleged missteps and conniving on Benghazi. It seemed clear that it was to embarrass and discredit her as a 2016 presidential candidate. The contrived email and Benghazi flap fit neatly into the GOP’s now chosen point of attack on her. Nothing more than to tar her as someone who is totally untrustworthy, even a congenital liar, and a potential threat to national security. This was all about inferences, innuendos, unfounded and unproven accusations against Clinton. At the end of the hearing, the GOP did not make their case against her.

Let’s revisit McCarthy’s very astute statement made in a very uncharacteristic moment of candor where he said, it’s not about Clinton’s alleged lies, cover-up, and dereliction of her duty in the death of four Americans at Benghazi. He went on to say, it was to bring her poll numbers down. Let me say, I am not a Clinton fan but this farce was public and seen around the country and the world, and the GOP looked like fools! Clinton TKO!!! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Hillary Clinton Addressed Ferguson

SHE HAS SPOKEN!!! Is it enough?


Joe McCarthy in Lipstick

My thing is history and I like to write about it in the sense that empower those who either don’t know it or believe what is recorded in what I call “His-Story”. As we witness the “silly season” of politics I find myself having an opinion on what is represented to us. Having been part a group that has historically been discriminated I know and understand that Freedom of speech is the most precious right we have as Americans. However, there are people on the “right” who produce such vitriol that it is so extreme that it falls into the category of “insane”.

We know much of what the so-called Real American’s say about the president is grossly untrue but it is not exclusive to the president. They will do this to anyone they believe do not agree with their agenda and we know that agenda is very harmful and dangerous to the least of thee.

Some of the comments made by these folks harkens back to a time when “Jim Crowe was the law of the land. I can remember what they call the good old days and those days were not that good. Now, some of the speech out there, by this group comes very close to the era of Senator Joe McCarthy’s witch hunt in the 1950’s that ruined so many people wrongly.

The comments by  recently, for example, remind me of that sad time in the country’s history. He most recent were so extreme and dangerous that even her follow republicans feel the same way – if not to say nearing insane. He former campaign manager has joined the bipartisan chorus criticizing the Minnesota Republican for alleging that a State Department aid has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mr. Ed Rollins said, “There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me. I have to say that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s outrageous and false charges against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin reaches that threshold… Her unsubstantiated charge against Abedin, a widely respected top aide to Secretary Hillary Clinton, accusing her of some sort of far-fetched connection to the Muslim brotherhood, is extreme and dishonest”.

Her former campaign manager went further to demand that Bachmann apologize for the letter, which was signed by four other GOP lawmakers. He went on to say “Having worked for Congressman Bachman’s campaign for president I am fully aware that she sometimes has difficulty with her facts, but this is downright vicious and reaches the late Senator Joe McCarthy level”.

For those who don’t know who McCarthy is; Joe McCarthy falsely made claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies inside the State Department in the early 1950’s to which the Senate voted to “condemn” McCarthy on two counts. Bachmann’s unsubstantiated charge against Abedin, a widely respected top aide to Secretary Hillary Clinton, accusing her of some sort of far-fetched connection to the Muslim brotherhood, is extreme, dishonest, and rises to that level.

Fellow Republicans like Senator John McCain, an American hero, stood on the floor of the Senate Wednesday and condemned Bachmann, if not by name then by her actions:

“These allegations about Huma and the report from which they are drawn are nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman, a dedicated American and a loyal public servant… Shame on you, Michele! You should stand on the floor of the House and apologize to Huma Abedin and to Secretary Clinton and to the millions of hard working, loyal, Muslim Americans for your wild and unsubstantiated charges. As a devoted Christian, you need to ask forgiveness for this grievous lack of judgment and reckless behavior.”

Senators in her own party, congressional candidates, a lawmaker in her state’s delegation and leaders of the House Republican Conference are all lambasting Bachmann for saying this woman has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Speaker John Boehner said, “I don’t know Huma, but from everything I do know of her, she has a sterling character… And I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous.”

Bachmann’s accusation came in a handful of letters to intelligence and national security agencies raising questions about the Muslim Brotherhood to which four other Republicans signed accusing her late father of having ties to the Brotherhood. Sen. Scott Brown added: “Rep. Bachmann’s accusations about Sec. Clinton aide Huma Abedin are out-of-line. This kind of rhetoric has no place in our public discourse.”

Bachmann elaborated during an interview Thursday with conservative radio host Glenn Beck; “She is the chief aide … to the Secretary of State,” Bachmann said of Abedin. “And we quoted from the document, and this has been well reported all across Arab media, that her father, her late father who is now deceased was a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, her brother was a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, and her mother was part of what’s called the Muslim Sisterhood.”

Former New Jersey GOP Gov. Christine Todd Whitman wrote in POLITICO’s Arena, that “the sort of unfounded attack unleashed by Congresswoman Bachmann and her [colleagues] brings back painful memories of a low point in our history.”

Former Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, a recently retired Florida Republican, said “Michele means well but she sometimes doesn’t let proven facts get in the way of a possibility of having national television coverage.” Brown-Waite added, “Michele would be better served by having competent staff to check out these accusations before she goes out there sometimes appearing to be a ‘bomb thrower,’”

In making statements like this and others she remains a top House fundraiser, bringing in $1.8 million in the second quarter, bringing the total in her campaign account to $1.72 million. At this point in the previous cycle, she had $2.4 million on hand.

This behavior is like going back to the future (meaning reliving America’s dreadful past). The problem here is lies to support bigotry causes more harm than good and as it appears with the actions to suppress the vote or the twenty first century “Pole Tax”. What next – public lynching’s of minorities? And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…

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