Sunday, August 30, 2015

Moronic Trump Supporter Tells Univision Journalist Jorge Ramos (A U.S. Citizen) to "Get Out Of My Country."

Here is the moment when a Trump supporter accosted Univision anchor Ramos
Earlier this week Donald Trump had his security detail throw Univision anchor and Emmy award winning journalist Jorge Ramos out of a press conference he was holding (Read Story Here). The reason Trump had Ramos removed was that he had the audacity to question Trump about his imbecilic promise to deport 11 million immigrants and build a 1,900 mile wall along the Mexican border. So due to the fact that Trump couldn't possibly have the answers for any of Ramos' questions Trump immediately had him removed.

This post is about what happened after Trump had Ramos physically removed from the room.

The story starts as Ramos paced around the lobby where he was left by Trumps goons. It was there where a cartoonishly moronic Trump supporter decided it was his patriotic duty to confront the naughty Latino reporter and point out the errors of his ways.

This is how it went down...

From off camera we can hear the proud 'Merican! setting Ramos straight by telling him...

"You were very rude. It's not about you... Get out of my country."

To which Ramos coolly replied... 

"I am a U.S. citizen"

The Trumpite responded with this righteous series of words...

"Well, whatever. No, Univision, no. It's not about you.

Ramos then looked the man dead in the eyes and replied...

"It's not about you. It's about the United States" 

I would imagine that is when Ramos dropped the mic and walked away.

Univision, who had a camera crew in the lobby, filmed the encounter and has posted the video of what happened. 

Watch the encounter here

Click the image for the video

This guy is so over the top stereotypical of what one imagines a Trump supporter would be that I almost can't believe it wasn't staged.

Friday, August 28, 2015

52 Years Ago Today Martin Luther King Jr. Delivered His "I Have A Dream" Speech

This Friday marks the 52nd anniversary of the March on Washington, during which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic "I Have A Dream" address. On Aug. 28, 1963 King delivered his "Dream" speech at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to call to end racism.

If you haven't already or if you just want to hear it again listen to the beautiful inspiring speech here…

Read the full text of his remarks HERE

Right Wing Race Hustlers Try To Turn Newscast Shootings Into A Black On White "Hate Crime"

Yesterday Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27 were gunned down by a disgruntled former reporter they once worked with at their Virginia news station WDBJ.

The former television reporter Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, had a long history of erratic behavior at various workplaces, including acting aggressively toward colleagues and uncomplimentary evaluations.

In light of this horrible tragedy it wasn't guns or mental illness that conservatives took issue with. No, the only concern of the right wing race baiters was that Parker and Ward were white and Flanagan was black.

The first to jump on the racial bandwagon was of course Fox News and the floodgates opened from there.

Gretchen Carlson got the race baiting ball rolling.

Starting off was Fox News' host Gretchen Carlson argued on the day of the shooting that the suspect who shot two WDBJ journalists and a person they were interviewing had committed a “hate crime” when she posited

He shot three white people today. Why is that not a hate crime?

The disgusting Jessie Watters on Fox's "The Five" 

Next in line was producer Jesse Watters who ,while guest hosting on Fox's The Five, proclaimed that the murders were "very racially charged" because of course he did

"It was absolutely disgusting. It was probably the first social media murder we've ever seen in this country. And it was racially charged. It was very racially charged. You know, it was a black journalist who shot two white journalists in cold blood and filmed it. So, disgusting."

Junior and Doocy talking 'bout hate crimes.

Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy prompted guest host and network legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. by saying…

"The big question -- And Peter, he will not be prosecuted, because he's dead. But if he [weren't], you say this was a hate crime."

To which Johnson replied...

"Well if the evidence points to a hate crime, then it is a hate crime. We just heard what you said, Elisabeth (Haselbeck), in terms of what he said in this manifesto. Was this a vengeance crime? Is this motivated by bias, by prejudice, by racial hatred?"

Dietl and Hannity rolled around in racial attacks

While over on Hannity, Fox News contributor Bo Dietl, much to the delight of Hannity, highlighted the shooter's manifesto saying

"If you look at the manifesto, about Columbine, and he talked about the Charleston shooting, and this is his vengeance. So he prepared this. Supposedly he contacted ABC prior to let them know he was going to do something horrific. This was a well-planned thing. And if he survived, I hate to say it, but this would be categorized as a racial attack."

To which Hannity added…

"A hate crime. A racial hate crime."

Next to pile on was who reacted to the shooting with this race-baiting article authored by editor-at-large John Nolte

The piece was widely condemned by other members of the media, many of whom pointed out Breitbart News' lengthy history of racially charged reporting and commentary.

The always classy Breibart also chose to run with this a vile headline...

Next in line is Jim Hoft AKA The Gateway Pundit, who readily confirmed reports that the shooter was a black man with this headline...

Then there is this whacked out "prepper" site called Government Slaves who are already talking about the upcoming RACE WAR!

Then there is this thread from, the infamous moderated Internet forum for right wing activists...

What makes these pundits words and the website headlines so infuriating is that when one looks back at the same people and sites during the Emanuel AME Church shootings it's all too easy to see just how fervently they fought against labeling that incident a hate crime. You can check that right here… Cowardly Right Goes Haywire Trying To Deny That Racism Played A Part In Murders At Historical Black Church

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Colorado Politician Says Gays And Pedophiles Are Both "Possessed"... But By "Different Demons"

Look out boy scouts… Demons are a'comin' for ye!
Well, Klinger is up to his old tricks again!

Ya know him ya love him, old Gordon Klingenschmitt a.k.a. “Dr. Chaps”, the disgraced former Navy chaplain turned Republican state representative of Colorado has made headlines once again for another right-wing, homophobic, anti-gay diatribe.

Klingenschmitt, who was unbelievably elected to the Colorado State Senate last November, has once again taken to his "Pray in Jesus Name" radio program to rail against the Boy Scouts of America's recently revised policy on openly gay adult leaders 

In this episode Gordo felt it necessary to expand upon earlier accusations of his that the policy would lead to "child abuse."  

First Klinger admits that he doesn't think all gay men are pedophiles, but instead, believes that two unique satanic forces are "at play" behind homosexuality and pedophilia, respectively. 

"There are clearly two different demons at play here. There is, of course, a demon of homosexuality in those who openly parade their sodomy in the streets. But then there's a different demon of child molesting that is inside some of these reported molesters ... I'm not saying that all of the homosexual are child molesters, I never claimed that. But I'll tell you in this case, all the child molesters in the Boy Scouts are homosexual. And how can I tell that? Very simple, it's logical, there were no girls in the tents."

Here is the vile screed on video via Right Wing Watch...

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Of course, Klingenschmitt has made no secret of his opposition to LGBT rights over the years. Prior to his elected stint, he argued in favor of discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, noting...

"If your heart is full of corruption or sin or immorality -- in this case, homosexuality -- then you should be discriminated against."

Hey Colorado, enjoy your demon hunting state senator. How proud you must be.

I can hardly wait for Klingenschmitt to do an scathing expose on the incestuous pedophile Josh Duggar from the Christian rights favorite show 19 Kids And Counting… But I think we will be waiting a long time for that report.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Trump Deports Univision Reporter Jorge Ramos From Press Conference (VIDEO)

The above photo shows emmy winning journalist Jorge Ramos arguing with what appears to be a human-orangutan hybrid in an ill fitting suit.
Today at a presser in Dubuqe, Iowa Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had the anchor of the nation's leading Spanish-language network physically removed for questioning the billionaire on how he would keep his promise of deporting over 11 million Mexicans from the US.

Jorge Ramos, an anchor for Univision and an Emmy-winning journalist, stood up and began to pepper Trump with questions about his aforementioned immigration proposal, which also includes ending the constitutionally mandated "birthright citizenship" for infants born in the United States to parents in the country illegally.

As Ramos began to speak, Trump immediately interrupted him, telling the reporter

Excuse me, sit down. You weren’t called, Sit down. Sit down.” and then finally barking, "Go back to Univision.

Trump then nonchalantly motioned to his body man to remove the journalist.

Jorge Ramos being removed by a Trump goon.

As Trump's security detail manhandled Ramos from the room, the anchor continued to speak, saying

"You cannot deport 11 million people....You cannot build a 1,900-mile wall,"

Moments later, Trump justified Ramos' removal saying: 

"He just stands up and starts screaming. He's obviously a very emotional person."

Here is the video of the exchange 

After around 15 minutes of Trump realizing just how horrible the optics of what he had just done were decided that he had better allow Ramos back into the news conference. Trump greeted him and then quickly resumed their argument. Ramos began...

"Your immigration plan, it is full of empty promises. You cannot deny citizenship to children born in this country."

Trump replied.

"Why do you say that? Some of the great legal scholars agree that's not true."

Mr. Ramos then said that building a border wall would be futile because 40 percent of undocumented immigrants arrive by plane (A 2006 report by the Pew Hispanic Center found that as much as 45 percent of the people in the U.S. illegally entered with legal visas but overstayed them).

Mr. Trump said.“

I don’t believe it,

Mr. Ramos asked.

"How are you going to deport 11 million?

Trump said glibly...

Very humanely,

In what I imagine Trump believed was a coup de grace he reminded Ramos that he was suing Univision, which dropped Trump's Miss Universe pageant after he described Mexican immigrants in the U.S. illegally as "criminals" and "rapists" and then finnished the exchange by adding...

"Do you know how many Latinos work for me? Do you know how many Hispanics work for me? Thousands. They love me."

The Donald might want to check the latest polling from Gallup, which found Latinos were more likely to say they disliked than liked him by a 51-point margin!!!

I am going to go out on a limb and hazard an educated guess that this incident where Trump's confronts a Latino man and belittles, berates and finally physically removes him will only drive Trumps polling numbers higher with the Republican base. Call me crazy.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pat Robertson: God Crashed The Stock Market!

If any of you follow the world's financial systems you know the last week has been especially rough. America's stock market had a violent selloff over the last several trading sessions leaving investors reeling.

Many people blamed the selloff on panic selling due to China's stock market crash and a generally weak European economy including Greece going kaput.

They were all wrong!

Televangelist Pat Robertson proclaimed Monday that the massive Dow drop is actually divine retribution for the U.S. government supporting access to legal abortion and the funding of the women's health organization Planned Parenthood.

"Here in America, we have been complicit in terminating the lives of in excess of 50 million precious unborn children, and don't you think almighty God is going to hold us accountable for that?It's coming ladies and gentleman. We just have a little taste of it in terms of the financial system, but it's going to get shaken to its core in the next few months, years or however long it takes, and it will hurt every one of us."

Here is the video of Pat's deranged rant…

 In addition to moving in mysterious ways god sure does move slow considering the fact that Roe vs Wade, which made abortion legal, was ruled on by the Supreme Court way back in 1973.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

July Was Earth's Hottest Month On Record

July was the planet's warmest month on record.

Not by a little but by a lot. It quite simply smashed the old records, U.S. weather officials said.

They also intimated that it is certain that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record.

July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree, according to figures released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

If you were wondering that's a huge margin for weather records, with previous monthly heat records broken by a 20th of a degree or less.

NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch says of the record...

"It just reaffirms what we already know: that the Earth is warming. The warming is accelerating and we're really seeing it this year."

In addition to NOAA's findings separate calculations by NASA and the Japanese weather agency also found July 2015 to be a record.

Given that the temperatures have already been so high already - especially the oceans, which are slow to cool - NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden said she is "99 percent certain" that 2015 will be the hottest on record for the globe.

According to NOAA nine of the 10 hottest months on record have happened since 2005 and twenty-two of the 25 hottest months on record have occurred after the year 2000 (tThe others were in 1998 and 1997).

This shows that despite what climate change doubters say, there is no pause in warming since 1998.

University of Georgia climate scientist Marshall Shepherd says...

"The records are getting attention but I worry the public will grow weary of reports of new records each month. I am more concerned about how the Earth is starting to respond to the changes and the implications for my children."

The scientific consensus is that these temperatures are being caused by man.

Once again, July was Earth's hottest month on record... Since NOAA started keeping records back in1880.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Trump Immigration Policy: Deport Everyone!

Chuck Todd interviewing Trump from his private jet. Classy!
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump started his campaign with a racist bang by claiming that Mexico was…

"sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs, and bringing crime, and their rapists,”

Trump has not elaborated on what his immigration policies might be aside from repeating ad nauseaum that he will build a wall and make Mexico pay for it  Until today.

The wait is final over and the Donald has declared that to combat the immigrants living in the country illegally… He will send all of them back!

While filming "Meet The Press," onboard his private jet Trump described to Chuck Todd his vision of how to secure American borders on NBC saying

"They have to go What they're doing, they're having a baby. And then all of a sudden, nobody knows...the baby's here."

Trump plans to combat this by ending "birthright citizenship" for their children as well as rescinding President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies for parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. He would instead deport those mothers and fathers, and toughen deportation, allowing in only... "the good ones." Trump did not elaborate on how he would define "good people."

Trump insisted it could be done without separating families. This means that he would deport entire families even though the children have the legal right to be in the US.

"We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go, They're illegal. You either have a country or not."

Native-born children of immigrants have been automatically considered American citizens since the adoption of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution in 1868. this means Trump would have to repeal the amendment's citizenship clause.

Trump finished by saying that families with U.S.-born children could return quickly if deemed worthy by the government. Again Trump did not elaborate on how how the government would define those "deemed worthy".

"We're going to try and bring them back rapidly, the good ones We will expedite it so people can come back in. The good people can come back."

I don't know how much more of this idiocy I can take.