Saturday, April 30, 2016

White House Correspondence Dinner 2016: Obama Out!

Mic Drop!

Tonight President Obama spoke for his 8th and last time at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. He went out with style and class and being funny as hell.

Watch here...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Republican Fear And Loathing: The LGBT Edition - Part Three In A Never Ending Series

Finally, the great state of Tennessee has addressed what I can only imagine was it's most pressing issue to date! As of yesterday all Tennesseans can breathe a little easier now that the state has just made it legal for mental health professionals to discriminate against their gay, lesbian and transgendered patients if they violate the therapist’s “sincerely held principles,”. In other words - If you are gay your doctor can turn you away... And that rhymes so you know it's true!

Despite condemnation from LGBT advocacy groups and several medical organizations Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill into law yesterday after the Senate approved the counseling bill 27-5 in February and the House did the same with a 68-22 vote April 6.

Gov. Bill Haslam signs law allowing therapists to turn away their LGBT patients

After signing the bill Governor Haslam claimed that...

"After considerable thought and discussion with counselors both for and against the bill, I have decided to sign Senate Bill 1556,"

As the Republican controlled state Senate and House sees it the measure rectifies a 2014 change in the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics that prevented discrimination against people in need of counseling services.

If you are wondering if much though was put into the bill before it was enacted... There was! 

Originally, the legislation had stated that counselors and therapists could turn away patients based on “sincerely held (i.e. - Religious) beliefs,” but the state House then broadened the phrasing to “sincerely held (i.e. - Religious) principles” 

See, very thoughtful!

Though the bill is clearly designed to discriminate solely against the LGBT community opponents of the bill rightly fear that the new wording could lead to other forms of discrimination, as the bill does not clearly define what legal grounds mental health professionals can or cannot use to restrict patients.

The ACLU of Tennessee condemned Haslam’s decision, describing it as “yet another attack on the LGBT community in the wake of marriage equality.” saying that...

This measure is rooted in the dangerous misconception that religion can be used as a free pass to discriminate allowing counselors to treat some potential clients differently from others based on their personal beliefs defies professional standards and could cause significant harm to vulnerable people.

In addition to the ACLU of Tenn. the American Counseling Association, a professional group that called the measure a “hate bill” against gay and transgender people and noted that it violates the group’s code of ethics, which delineates that mental health professionals cannot refuse to serve patients based on “personally held values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.”

Tennessee is the first and only state with such a law.

If you are so inclined you can  urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto this discriminatory bill at...

Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina As His Vice Presidential Running Mate

Yesterday a man who will never be president named woman who will never be vice president as his running mate. The nation collectively yawns.

Here is the video of the announcement complete with all the nauseating dramatic flourishes and histrionics you have come to expect from a Ted Cruz speech...


The stagecraft left a lot to be desired, no?

North Carolina State Senator Tells Anti-LGBT Rally-Goers: 'Keep Our State Straight!'

State Senator and loathsome homophobe Buck Newton

On Monday North Carolina State Senator and Republican nominee for attorney general Buck Newton spoke at a rally for supporters of the states new law that bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Apparently while speaking Newton forgot about the new fangled contraptions that capture images and sound and spoke aloud that which ought not be said.

You see the new law North Carolina passed is not supposed to be about gay people at all. It is instead, according to the state legislators who passed the bill, only supposed to address the "safety of the children". 

Unfortunately (for him) Newton let the cat out of the bag.

Sate Sen. Buck Newton making some choice statements about his states toilet legislation
In a video posted by Progress North Carolina Action Newton is heard saying at the rally...

Go home, tell your friends and family who had to work today what this is all about and how hard we must fight to keep our state straight!

After the video had made the rounds and had been picked up by the local media they proceeded to press Newton for an answer as to what exactly he meant by his homophobic statements. 

Newton, of course, disputed the charge that he was or his statements were homophobic and in an interview with The News and Observer said “keep our state straight” actually meant “keep men out of the ladies’ room.” He justified his declaration of innocence by stating...

I never mentioned anything about homosexuality,

And there you have it! Case dismissed.

On a final note let's just state for the record that sexual assault anywhere, let alone in restrooms, is now and has always been illegal with or without North Carolina's new "gender identity" protections. In addition states with such protections have not seen a rise in such crimes yet transgender people will be far more likely to be harassed and attacked in in states that have enacted these laws.

*On the same day of Newton's statements a group of state lawmakers introduced a bill to repeal the measure.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SUPER TUESDAY IV RESULTS: Trump Sweeps And Clinton Takes 4 Out Of 5

Last night Republicans and Democrats voted in primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. The results were that the two front runners of each party scored decisive, if not knockout, victories.

Donald Trump went five-for-five by sweeping all of the northeastern primaries. Cruz and Kasich, who have formed a loose alliance to try to block Trump failed miserably as their half baked "Stop Trump" strategy was no match for the orange hate machine.

Trump said in claiming his victory...

"As far as I'm concerned, it's over… this is a far bigger win than we even expected — all five."

The ever classy Trump continued by saying that he considers himself the "presumptive nominee" at this point and finished off his night by barking that he would easily beat Hillary Clinton in a general election because the only thing she has going for her is…

 "the women's card ... If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote."

That statement should really help Donny with his painfully low approval rating among America's female population.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton won Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, while Bernie Sanders earned his only victory in Rhode Island.

With this set of wins Clinton seems to have built an all but insurmountable delegate lead over Sanders.

In Clinton's victory speech she reached out to Sanders supporters, telling them...

"there is much more that unites us than divides us."

She then she seemed to intuit Trump's "women card" slight that he would make later in the night  by saying to a raucous round of applause...

"Now, the other day Mr. Trump accused me of playing the, quote, woman card. Well, if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!"

Sanders' campaign, much as he did after his primary loss in New York, signaled that he wasn't going anywhere in a campaign issued statement extolling his "resounding" victory in Rhode Island.

He did however, for a change, congratulate Hillary Clinton after her victories saying...

I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her victories tonight, and I look forward to issue-oriented campaigns in the 14 contests to come,"

The Sander's campaign then vowed to take the race all the way to the convention in order to amass as many delegates to ensure progressive initiatives are included in the party platform


Here's how the numbers worked out after the dust settled... 


REPUBLICANS



DEMOCRATS











Here is the delegate count as it presently stands...



1,237 needed to win


2,383 needed to win


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The UK Issues Travel Warning About The Anti-LGBT Laws In The US

It is well known that both North Carolina and Mississippi's controversial new anti-LGBT laws are already threatening to cost the U.S. states millions in lost business and tourism.

But that situation could be set to get a whole lot worse.

The UK government has updated it's foreign travel advice and has issued a warning to it's British citizens about the risks visiting America's south.

The update, issued by the UK Foreign Office resides on its website under the heading of "local laws and customs," highlights potential problems for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) people when they travel abroad.

The warning reads...

"The U.S. is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people differ hugely across the country. LGBT travelers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi."

It then goes on to state that attitudes around the world "can be very different to those of the UK," but travelers are unlikely to have any problems if they prepare well and research their destination before they go.

Embarrassingly the warning was published just before President Obama and Michelle Obama visited the UK last week to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday.

The warning listed on the UK government website appears to be the first reported instance where a foreign government has warned its citizens about HB 2 in North Carolina and HB 1523 in Mississippi which effectively legalized anti-LGBT discrimination.

Thank you North Carolina and Mississippi... You've done America proud!

Republican Fear And Loathing: The LGBT Edition - Part Two In A Never Ending Series

It appears that "gay panic" is both virulent, contagious and on the rise down south these days.

In an attempt to prove they are just as bigoted and close-minded as North Carolina, the Mississippi state legislature has passed a measure that allows anyone with a religious objection to deny “services” to LGBT Americans under the guise of “religious liberty”.

The new legislation, called the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, would allow employers to cite religious convictions when determining workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access.

In a sickening addition the bill would protect foster parents who choose to place their lesbian, gay or transgender children into controversial programs that would attempt to change their sexual orientation.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed far-reaching legislation into law stating that he did not consider the bill discriminatory, according to WLOX in Mississippi.

Andy Gipson, a Republican Representative and sponsor of the Mississippi measure urged his colleagues not to be intimidated by national media criticism citing a poll that showed wide support for the measure. Gipson then stated...

It’s time that we stand up and do the work of the people and protect the freedoms that they enjoy,

Mississippi, like North Carolina, is experiencing a backlash by their large employers, such as Nissan North America and MGM Resorts International, who have spoken out against the discriminatory legislation.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Republican Fear And Loathing: The LGBT Edition - Part One In A Never Ending Series

In the last month or so it seems the Republicans have decided to take up an inquisition against the LGBT community. Perhaps emboldened by the present crop of hate filled GOP presidential candidates lowly state representatives now feel free to dispense with their PC filters and are letting their hate flag fly. Regardless of the reasons they are suddenly passing LGBT hate laws with reckless abandon-and without concerns of any consequences brought on by their actions.

Let's start this edition of "Republican Fear And Loathing" with North Carolina Republicans recent foray into restroom management.

Last month, in a hastily called one-day special session, North Carolina’s legislature passed a sweeping law that revoked rights to given to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory

Then, so as not to waste even one precious minute, Republican Governor Pat McCrory literally signed the bill that very night.

The bill - known as HB2, the Charlotte bathroom bill or, more officially, as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act - that was passed specifically allows discrimination against LGBT Americans by requiring transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate. In other words a fully transitioned transgendered man or woman would have to use a restroom opposite of their chosen gender despite their outward appearance.

Adding insult to injury the bill also prevents local municipalities from passing anti-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals as well.

The reason given by the Republicans for why the bill needed to be passed and signed so quickly was that they feared men in dresses would use the women's room to ogle the females inside... all of a sudden... that day... out of the blue. Yes, that's it. All this despite the fact that in all the states that allow transitioned people to use their bathroom of choice there has been - ZERO - ZILCH - NADA -instances of any such thing occurring.

Even more sickening the new law limits how people pursue claims of discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, biological sex or handicap in state courts.

Not surprisingly conservative religious groups are taking credit for getting HB2 passed into law, due to financial support from their national chapters. Many also believe gay and transgender issues are being used by politicians to motivate voters in a presidential election year.

If history is any guide many will recognize the similarities between this law and the racial hysteria of the 1950s when southern politicians warned that racial desegregation would put white women at risk... Specifically if public restrooms were to be desegregated.

There have been several push backs to NC's new anti-LGBT law. Many companies such as American Airlines, Lowe’s, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, have intimated that they're considering pulling their business from the state. More notably many musicians are refusing to play any shows in North Carolina as a form of protest. That list includes Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Bryan Adams and Boston. Many artists who do choose to perform are donating their salaries to LGBT charities as a fuck you. In addition the NCAA, the CIAA, ESPN's X Games have said they will seek other sites for their events.

Will other states follow in North Carolina's misguided footsteps? Stay tuned for our next installment of "Republican Fear And Loathing".

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NEW YORK PRIMARY: Clinton And Trump Take New York!

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won resounding victories in New York tonight which, for both of them, will go a long way in answering questions about their command of their status as the front-runners for their nominations.

On the Democratic side Clinton handily won New York’s primary recapturing the state that twice elected her U.S. senator. The victory adds to her delegate lead and damages Sanders’ claims that he can catch up to her. More importantly, it avoids what would have been an embarrassing loss in a race that Sanders had all but guaranteed a win.

On the Republicans side Trump notched a convincing victory in his home state. This gives the  GOP front-runner breathing room following a turbulent campaign shakeup and a slew of delegate wins by fellow competitor "Lyin'" Ted Cruz. Interestingly Cruz finished a distant third, behind John Kasich, many believe for his anti-New York statements.

Here is how it all shook out after the votes were counted...

For The Democrats


For The Republicans


Here's how the delegate count stacks up after tonight's contests...

2,383 delegates needed to win

1,237 delegates needed to win

Friday, April 15, 2016

Watch The 9th Democratic Debate Edited For Your Pleasure By 5 Different News Sites, Plus A Bonus Montage Of The Debate's Most Combative Moments! (VIDEOS)

Last night CNN aired the Democratic Debate, which has since been dubbed "The Brooklyn Brawl" live from the burrows Navy Yard. It was the Democrat's ninth installment of their candidates presidential debates.

The Democratic presidential race, which has grown increasingly bitter and personal ahead of the New York primary, seemingly came to a head last night. The two candidates went at each other like... Well, like Republicans!!!! It is abundantly clear that the two candidates no longer enjoy each other's company as they proceeded to pick each other apart from the debate's opening minute.

Now, despite the fact that it was an entertaining and openly contentious event we have gone ahead and found you all some clips of the debate edited down to bite size pieces fit for your brains easy consumption.

Enjoy!


Here is the NBC's review of the festivities in a quick three minutes and thirty seconds...



Here is the Washington Post's "best of" moments in a quick three minutes...



Here is Time's take on the debate in just two minutes and thirty seconds...



Here is CNN's edit of the show in a minute and a half...



Here is ABC News' cut in one solitary minute...



And finally here is USA Today's two and a half minute montage of a few of the really heated moments between the two candidates...


Saturday, April 9, 2016

JOBS REPORT: Employers Added 215,000 jobs In February, Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 5.0%

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics U.S. job growth increased by 215,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.0 percent. Employment increased in retail trade, construction, and health care. Job losses occurred in manufacturing and mining.

With this report the private sector will be celebrating a record shattering 73rd straight month of job growth adding 14.4 million jobs since President Obama has taken office.

Here is a graphic from the US Department Of Labor showing the Bush economy transitioning into the Obama economy...


Here's how the Jobs Report numbers breaks down...

  • U.S. job growth increased by 215,000 in March blowing past economists' target of 205,000.
  • In March, the unemployment rate (5.0 percent) and the number of unemployed persons (8.0 million) were little changed. Both measures have have remained stable since August.
  • The uptick in the unemployment rate is due to workforce expansion - The rapidly growing number of workers has helped stall the decline in the overall jobless rate which explains why the unemployment rate increased last month to 5.0% from 4.9% in February.
  • Unemployment rates for adult men (4.5 percent), adult women (4.6 percent), teenagers (15.9 percent) showed little or no change. 
  • Increased labor force participation signals broad strength - In addition to dampening overall joblessness, the increase in the labor force has helped reverse declines in the labor force participation rate, which rose to a 2-year high of 63% last month.
  • The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged.
  • In March, the labor force participation rate (63.0 percent) and the employment-population ratio (59.9 percent) changed little. 
  • In March, 1.7 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, down by 335,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.)
  • Employment gains occurred in retail trade, construction, and health care, while job losses occurred in manufacturing and mining.
  • Employment in other major industries, including wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, and government, changed little over the month.
  • In March, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 7 cents to $25.43, following a 2-cent decline in February.
  • Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.3 percent. In March, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $21.37
  • In some additional positive news the nonfarm payroll employment numbers for February was revised from +242,000 to +245,000.
  • Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 209,000 per month.

Here are some economic analyst take on this months report...


Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics said...


"The job market continues on its amazing streak. The March job gain of 200,000 is consistent with average monthly job growth of the past more than four years. All indications are that the job machine will remain in high gear."



Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran Financial Advisors says...

The persistently low level of claims should provide some reassurance that the economy is growing, even if that growth appears more sluggish that most would have hoped a few months ago,

Gus Faucher, deputy chief economist at PNC Financial in Pittsburgh said...

"The labor market is on a solid footing. Layoffs are low, hiring is good, and workers who do lose their jobs are finding new ones quickly,"

Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York said...

"The fears of world economic growth (slowing) are not causing a concern for business owners here in the U.S. with all the help wanted signs up in the windows,"

On a final note Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said in a speech last week that the central bank policymakers expect the labor market to continue to strengthen. Yellen then addressed interest rate hikes stating that a tighter job market should push up wages, which have grown at a weak pace during the recovery. But the sluggish wage growth and low oil prices have kept inflation low. Yellen cited inflation as well as concerns about the global economy as reasons Fed policymakers would "proceed cautiously" in deciding when to enact another increase in a key short-term interest rate.

Good stuff as the Obama economy continues to chug along!

Friday, April 8, 2016

NEW POLLING: 70 Percent Of Americans Now Hate Trump!

According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location hate Donald Trump

Yes, seven out of 10, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump. 


It's an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks.

There is no partisanship when it come to disliking the orange hate machine.

The new poll shows Trump's behavior has induced a 10 point jump in the number of Americans who view him unfavorably since mid-February.

Holy sweet tea! Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively, reports a close to 70 percent unfavorable view of the Donald. 

Recently Trump has been enamored of saying “‘I Love the Poorly Educated!” likely because he believes they routinely vote for him. Well, as it turns out, not so much. The poll shows that 55 percent of whites without a college education have a negative opinion of the GOP frontrunner. That's gotta sting!

The poll revealed that over 60 percent of all registered voters wouldn't even consider voting for Trump in the general election.

These numbers, while worsening, are not new to the Trump campaign. A survey conducted by Gallup in January found Trump's unfavorable rating was already at a record high level for any major party nominee in their organization's polling since the 1990's

At this point one must wonder with the depth and breadth of Trump’s unpopularity how he could possibly garner enough support in the general election to win the White House. Yet despite these negative numbers Trump still leads the Republican field in delegates and has built a loyal following with a steady share of the Republican primary electorate. The only possibly explanation for this is that even though people may find Trump abhorrent they are still willing to vote for him. 

I guess the hate Trump engenders wins out over the hate for the actual candidate.

This would explain why, according to the poll, that the only group that is still siding wholeheartedly with Trump includes those who describe themselves as both Republicans and supporters of the tea party movement. Sixty-eight percent of them have a favorable view. 

Figures.

New York Daily News Slams "New York Values" Hating Ted Cruz With "F-U" Cover (PICTURE)

"Hey Heidi, I don't think I'm well liked in New York. Back up, get into the car... slowly"

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is in the midst of a damage control tour of New York in hopes of winning a few delegates ahead of the New York Primaries on April 19. He is attempting some reparative therapy for his “New York values” remarks he spewed to gain votes in the south by disparaging the 5 boroughs

Cruz’s visit has been, shall we say, less than successful. 

In the few days Cruz has been here he got called out by diner goers live in front of a media gaggle, a group of high school students made Cruz cancel an event at the Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy when they threatened a walkout over the Texas Senator’s planned visit and best of all…

The New York Daily News once again slammed the hateful Texas Senator with this glorious cover…I love the NYDN!



I love the NYDN!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WISCONSIN PRIMARY RESULTS: Cruz Trounces Trump, Sanders Beats Clinton

Tonight Wisconsin Republicans  and Democrats went to the polls to vote for their choice for a presidential nominee.

The Republicans of Wisconsin helped Ted Cruz to an easy win over the present Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, dealing a blow to his hopes of accumulating enough delegates for the party's nomination. Cruz’s double-digit win over Trump has exponentially increased the likelihood of a contested Republican convention this July in Cleveland.

On the Democrats side Bernie Sanders win helped him to build momentum in his fight against frontrunner Hillary Clinton and dented her commanding lead in delegates. Sanders, however, owes his big night to independents who were allowed to cast ballots in the open contest.

When the dust settled heres how it all played out...


Republicans



Democrats



Heres how the delegate count stands as tonights take was divided up...





Saturday, April 2, 2016

Trump Wants More Countries To Have Nuclear Weapons And Won't Rule Out Using Nukes On Europe! (VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT)

The Trump Scandal Du Jour: Donald Trump Calls For More countries to have nuclear weapons and won't rule out using nukes on Europe.

On tap today we have Donald Trump's nuclear weapons statements that were, quite honestly, lost in this week's Trump shit-storm.

Let's recap what might have been Trump's most uneducated and frightening statements uttered since this con job of a campaign began.



At a CNN Town Hall Host Anderson Cooper began the questioning Trump on nukes and from there it went predictably off the rails...


COOPER: So you have no problem with Japan and South Korea having... nuclear weapons.

TRUMP: At some point we have to say, you know what, we're better off if Japan protects itself against this maniac in North Korea, we're better off, frankly, if South Korea is going to start to protect itself, we have...

COOPER: Saudi Arabia, nuclear weapons? 

TRUMP: Saudi Arabia, absolutely. 

COOPER: You would be fine with them having nuclear weapons? 

TRUMP: No, not nuclear weapons, but they have to protect themselves or they have to pay us. Here's the thing, with Japan, they have to pay us or we have to let them protect themselves.

COOPER: So if you said, Japan, yes, it's fine, you get nuclear weapons, South Korea, you as well, and Saudi Arabia says we want them, too?

TRUMP: Can I be honest with you? It's going to happen, anyway. It's going to happen anyway. It's only a question of time. They're going to start having them or we have to get rid of them entirely. But you have so many countries already, China, Pakistan, you have so many countries, Russia, you have so many countries right now that have them. 


If that weren't enough Trump made similar horrifying statements at an MSNBC Town Hall with Chris MatthewsIn the very same interview where he called for "some form of punishment" for women who obtain abortions he refused to take the nuclear "cards off the table" when dealing with our European allies. His are Trump's exact words when asked by Chris Matthews about his stance on nuclear wepons...


MATTHEWS: Where would we drop a nuclear weapon in the Middle East?

TRUMP: Let me explain. Let me explain. Somebody hits us within ISIS, you wouldn't fight back with a nuke?

MATTHEWS: No. To drop a nuclear weapon on a community of people that are...

TRUMP: No, no, but you can't say -- first of all, you don't want to say, "Take everything off the table..."

MATTHEWS: No, just nuclear.

TRUMP: ... because you'd be a bad negotiator if you do that.

MATTHEWS: Just nuclear.

TRUMP: Look, nuclear should be off the table. But would there be a time when it could be used, possibly, possibly?

MATTHEWS: OK. The trouble is, when you said that, the whole world heard it. David Cameron in Britain heard it. The Japanese, where we bombed them in '45, heard it. They're hearing a guy running for president of the United States talking of maybe using nuclear weapons. Nobody wants to hear that about an American president.

TRUMP: Then why are we making them? Why do we make them? We had (inaudible).

MATTHEWS: Because of the old mutual assured destruction, which Reagan hated and tried to get rid of.

TRUMP: (inaudible) I was against Iraq. I'd be the last one to use the nuclear weapon.

MATTHEWS: So can you take it off the table now?

TRUMP: Because that's sort of like the end of the ball game.

MATTHEWS: Can you tell the Middle East we're not using a nuclear weapon on anybody?

TRUMP: I would never say that. I would never take any of my cards off the table.

MATTHEWS: How about Europe? We won't use it in Europe?

TRUMP: I -- I'm not going to take it off the table.

MATTHEWS: You might use it in Europe?

(LAUGHTER)

TRUMP: No, I don't think so. But I'm not taking...

MATTHEWS: Well, just say it. "I will never use a nuclear weapon in Europe."

TRUMP: I am not -- I am not taking cards off the table.


Here is the video clip as it appeared on Thursday night...




Trump's assertion that Japan, South Korea, and other countries should have nuclear weapons suggests that 70 years worth of arms negotiations and agreements should be tossed out the window.


Theses ignorant and frightening pronouncements came ironically as President Obama was speaking to reporters at the close of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. When asked about Donald Trump's comments he replied...

"The person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the Korean Peninsula or the world generally... One of the cornerstones of our presence in the Asia-Pacific. It has prevented the possibilities of a nuclear escalation and conflict. You don’t mess with that. It’s an investment that rests on the sacrifices that our men and women made. We don’t want someone in the Oval Office who doesn’t recognize how important that is."

Perfectly put.

Racist Attention Whore Ted Nugent Posts "2 Ni**ers And A Stolen Truck" Meme (IMAGES)

Ted Nugent is an N.R.A board member, Donald Trump supporter and all around hero among right wing conservatives. He is also a racist bigoted attention whore.

Today Nugent posted a well known fake photo and racist meme. It is common knowledge among racist groups, racist websites and racist posters on all social media platforms that it is a fake photo and racist meme.

Here is the fake photo and racist meme Nugent posted to Facebook...


Nugget however feigned ignorance and pretended that he was unaware that it was a fake photo and racist meme. Nugent played stupid and posted this garbage along side the fake photo and racist meme...


The image is, of course, a fake and there is no actual moving company or van with this sickening logo. The image has always been known to be a fake and has already been condemned by civil rights leaders.

Perhaps some might give Nugent the benefit of the doubt on his claim of ignorance about the fake photo/racist meme due to the fact that he is a moronically stupid mouth breathing waste of skin. I do not. He did this and played cute with his post because he is a racist, bigoted, scum-sucking pedophile.