Saturday, September 23, 2017

After Trump Berates Iran And Mocks The Nuclear Deal It Reached With The US And Six Other Nations Iran Tests It's Most Powerful Missile Ever... Nice Work Donny!


Donald Trump has a big mouth and it's writing checks America can't cash.

For the last week through tweets and his speech at the UN General Assembly Trump has been berating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and mocking the hardships his country is going through due to harsh economic sanctions.

It has not gone well as his petty and childlike outbursts have only served to anger the North Koreans who have now promised that the detonations of missiles somewhere on the US mainland is "inevitable".

So following the great success he had quelling the problems with the crazed dictator of that country Trump has decided to see if he can replicate the same results with another one of our global nemesis... Iran.

So while at his first speech at the UN Global Assembly last week, the same place he went of on North Korea, Trump went on a teleprompter tirade against Iran as well accusing them of building up its missile capability and accused them of exporting violence to Yemen, Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

In addition Trump criticized the 2015 pact that the United States and other world powers struck with Iran under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions as an...

"embarrassment to the United States

This despite the fact that the agreement continues to curb that country’s nuclear ambitions and Iran has, even according to his own administration, been compliment with the rules laid out in the deal.

Now if Trump was hoping that Iran would respond with a whimper under his crushing verbal critique he was sadly mistaken.

Instead, much like North Korea, Iran has claimed that on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and promised that it would keep developing its arsenal.

Iran’s defense minister said on Saturday foreign pressures would not affect Iran’s missile program...

On the path to improve our country’s defensive capacity we will certainly not be the least affected by any threats and we won’t ask anyone’s permission,

The United States responded by saying Iran's missile tests violate a U.N. resolution and has called on Tehran not to undertake any further activities related to missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

To this Iran essentially said piss off stating in it's announcement on Saturday that the Khorramshahr missile could carry several warheads.

While the United States says Tehran’s ballistic missile tests violated a U.N. resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal Iran denies its missile development breaches the resolution and says its missiles are not designed to carry nuclear weapons and therefore haven't violated the resolution.

So If Trump wanted to enflame a second arms race while on his watch... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Trump's Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, Rescinds Obama-era Sexual Assault Protections

Trump welcome megadonor Devos to his administration

Donald Trump's pick for Education Secretary, billionaire GOP megadonor Betsy DeVos, has scrapped an Obama-era guidance intended to better protect victims of sexual misconduct on college campuses.

The  2011 guidance that DeVos rescinded directed colleges and universities to adhere to their responsibilities to investigate and respond to allegations of sexual misconduct under Title IX In which it states...

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance"

After removing these Title IX Protection DeVos then replaced it with an interim rule she claims is meant to strike a more appropriate balance between those accused of sexual misdeeds and their accusers.

As part of the interim guidance, the department released a Q&A outlining recommendations on how schools should respond.

One of the suggestions found in DeVos's press release is for schools to set up rape adjudication more like a criminal trial, allowing anyone accused of rape to “cross-examine” their accuser.

Another result of DeVos' actions also rescinds the directive that schools may not notify police without survivors’ consent. This would force survivors to be interrogated by law enforcement, or even by their rapist.

The impact of this change could be devastating to survivors of sexual assaut as studies have found that 88 percent of survivors who reported an assault to their schools believed fewer people would have come forward if police reports were made mandatory.

Yet, while victims' rights groups say the Obama administration guidance greatly helped victims come forward, critics of the Title IX Protection have maintained that it created a system that didn't protect the rights of accused sexual assaulters adequately.

FACT CHECK: According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women on college campuses will be victims of sexual assault, and 90 percent of them never report it. Every change outlined in this memo will only serve to make these numbers worse.

Leave it to an appointee of a man who believes if you are rich and famous grabbing women by the pussy is all good to worry more about the accuser's rights than that of the victims.

Friday, September 22, 2017

After Trump Insults Kim Jong Un And Mocks North Korea Over Sanctions N.K. Announces It Will Detonate A Hydrogen Bomb In The Pacific Ocean. Nice Move Donny!


This week after Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on North Korea he took to Twitter not only to mock the country's leader but also on how badly the restrictions were hurting them...


After that he made a point of again insulting Kim Jong Un at his inaugural address at the United Nations where he called him "Rocket man" once more and then threatened to "totally destroy" the country...

"Rocket man is on a suicide mission. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea."

So how did Trump's strategy of bullying, repeatedly insulting a nuclear armed rival and mocking his struggling country work out?

As it turns out not so good.

Today Kim Jong Un made a rare address aimed directly at Donald Trump's repeated insults and threat to “totally destroy” the North Korea saying...

I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire. Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wanted to say,

Here is that release in full

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Just hours after the release of Kim's statement South Korean media reported that the North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho threatened to test a hydrogen bomb somewhere in the Pacific saying...

It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific. We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un,

So if the plan was to make things infinitely worse... Mission Accomplished!

But Trump wasn't finished working his magic.

Only hours after the the North Korean threat to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific he called Kim Jong Un a “madman” who would be “tested like never before” in an early morning tweet storm...


Couldn't make any worse... Right?

Gutless Trump Says He'll Leave The Decision Whether To Scrap The Iran Nuclear Deal In The Hands Of Congress


According to reports Donald Trump is leaning toward decertifying the Iran nuclear deal.

But Trump will not let the decision dirty his tiny hands as he looks to skirt the decision of whether the United States withdraw from the accord by leaving it up to Congress, according to four sources — including a senior administration official — familiar with the White House deliberations.

If Trump decides to slough this off onto the Congress he will have to do it before an Oct. 15 deadline triggering a 60-day window for the lawmakers to determine for Donald whether he is going to reimpose sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program that were lifted as part of the 2015 agreement.

Since Iran has been in compliance with all the rules and regulations laid out in the nuclear deal the only reason Trump would chose to renege on it would be to screw with America's European allies who helped broker the deal and signed off on it.

Despite the reports of Trump passing the decision off to the Congress he told reporters Wednesday that he has already "decided" on a plan of action but demurred on providing any further specifics.

Asked for comment, a White House spokesperson said the president will announce further details when he's ready but said that Trump has resolved not to continue with the "status quo."

To make the situation even more chaotic, according to two officials, Trump is also considering an option that would give European allies 90 days to get on board with renegotiation instead of his initial suggestion of punting the decision to Congress.


Despite all the drama Trump has already recertified the Iran nuclear deal twice since taking office despite having vowed to end it on "day one" when he was on the campaign trail. He even had his campaign register an Internet domain name for the subject (above).

But after calling the agreement Iran nuclear deal an "embarrassment" to the United States in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly earlier in the week apparently Trump has changed his mind.

I guess a nuclear armed North Korea just wasn't enough for Donald.

At this point who knows what to believe concerning what info drools out of this dysfunctional, schizophrenic White House.

President Hassan Rouhani insists that Iran will not renegotiate and stated in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt that if Trump backs out of the agreement,...

"no one will trust America again"

My question is: With Trump in charge who trusts America now?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Watch Trump's Bizarre, Dark, Jingoistic, Hyper-Nationalistic Address To The 72nd Session Of The United Nations General Assembly (VIDEO)


It was pure nationalistic vitriol

It was plan free

It was solution free

It was red meat garbage thrown for his base without any though or care for what ill actions his words might cause.

He started the address by boasting about the stock market and a 700 billion dollar increase in military spending despite the fact that lawmakers still have to pass a separate bill appropriating the money.

Trump said the United States may have to exterminate 25 million people when he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if the country refuses to back down from its nuclear rhetoric.

He then called the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, "Rocket man" who was "on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,"

In the 41-minute speech he used the word "sovereign" over 20 times.

Trump shouted that “As president of the United States, I will always put America first" a phrase that flies in the face of what the United Nations has stood as a testament to since inception.

He made a point to say the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" and then actually went on to refer to terrorists as "losers".

Trump called the Iranian nuclear deal the U.S. made in conjunction with the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China—plus Germany and the European Union to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon "embarrassing" thereby insulting those that helped to craft the deal... Who were sitting right there in the room!

Trump offered his insight that ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠“Major portions of the world are in conflict and some in fact are going to hell,” without naming names, offering suggestions or explaining why he made the statement in the first place.

Trump also went on to berate and insult Venezuela, and Cuba during the bellicose screed.

And if you think Trump even broached the subject of Russia meddling in the 2016 US election... Well, you know the answer to that would be a big "NEIN!"


It was such an embarrassment that even his Chief Of Staff, John Kelly, facepalmed several times throughout the address.

Here 41 minuets of ugliness... ENJOY!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

WIRETAPPED! Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Was Under Surveillance And Will Reportedly Be Indicted


As it turns out there was some wiretapping going on in Trump Tower... They just weren't listening in on Donald Trump!

It has been reported that government investigators wiretapped Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort both before and after the election with permission granted by court ordered Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant.

Manafort was first put under surveillance after a secret court order authorized investigators who were looking into work he did on behalf of a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party. But when that investigation was wrapped Manafort was once again put under surveillance as part of the FBI's investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

This surveillance began during the presidential campaign and lasted well after the election.

Several sources familiar with the surveillance have reported that it was during this period when Trump was allegedly captured talking to Manafort. They did not mention what the two spoke of.

Interestingly Trump had stressed in the past that after Manafort was let go as his campaign manager the two ceased any and all communications.

Oops.

This news of the surveillance breaks after it was reported last July that FBI agents, after obtaining a "no knock" warrant, raided Manafort’s home in Virginia as part of their investigation. A New York Times story published Monday revealed that Mueller’s prosecutors reportedly told Manafort after the raid that they would be indicting him.

Manafort has been a source of intrigue concerning the Trump-Russia investigation for his real estate deals as well as his ties to Russian oligarchs and after it was discovered that he had been involved in undisclosed lobbying work in Ukraine during the Trump presidential campaign.

Not only is Manafort a “person of interest” in the Mueller special counsel investigation but has also fallen under scrutiny by congressional committees investigating the Trump campaign’s Russia ties as well.

Unfortunately the FBI wasn't listening in June 2016, the sources said, when Donald Trump Jr. took the now infamous meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, that included Manafort, and Jared Kushner, in which they were promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Trump's Racist "Crackdown" On Sanctuary Cities Has Been Blocked Nationwide

A federal judge in Chicago has issued a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration's effort to crack down on sanctuary cities by withholding funds for public safety.

District Judge Harry Leinenweber sided with Chicago officials who argued that penalizing cities for protecting undocumented immigrants was unlawful and unconstitutional.

Leinenweber said in his 41-page decision that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lacked authority to impose such conditions on the federal grant program...

"The harm to the city’s relationship with the immigrant community if it should accede to the conditions is irreparable,"

The judge added that he had made his ruling national in scope because there is...

"no reason to think that the legal issues present in this case are restricted to Chicago or that the statutory authority given to the attorney general would differ in another jurisdiction."

The federal restrictions announced in July would have required cities such as Chicago to share information with federal immigration authorities and that cities tell federal officials before undocumented immigrants are released from custody and allow federal access to local jails.

This ruling comes on the heels of a federal judge barring California and Texas from enforcing most of a state law requiring cities to comply with the Trump administration's efforts last month and another federal judge limiting the administration's ability to withhold federal grants to local communities that refused to cooperate with immigration enforcement in April.

Those rulings are being appealed as the latest one most assuredly will be as well.

The outcome of the cases could establish a clear line between federal and state responsibilities on immigration enforcement.

FACT CHECK: "Sanctuary cities" is a general term that describes more than 300 local governments that limits its cooperation with the national government effort to enforce immigration law in order to reduce the fear of deportation and possible family break-up among people who are in the country illegally so that such people will be more willing to report crimes, use health and social services, and enroll their children in school.

Trump had made a point of attacking sanctuary cities during his presidential campaign, arguing that they allowed dangerous undocumented immigrants to "roam free" in their communities causing crime and committing murder.

One of Trump's ads that was run during his divisive campaign

That was a lie.

Sanctuary cities allow immigrants to report such crimes without fear of being deported. Eliminating them would only lead to more crime including robberies, violence and, rapes against immigrants and US citizens that would go unreported and unpunished due to fears of deportation.

Insane Clown Posse Supporters Outnumbered Trump Supporters At Deuling Rallies On The National Mall. SAD!

Insane Clown Posse representing at the National Mall

Thousands of followers of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse (ICP) held today on the National Mall.

The rally was held to protest the alleging discrimination after the FBI labeled the group a "hybrid gang" in a 2011 report.

The band and the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Juggalos, a term for Insane Clown Posse fans, in 2014, claiming they had been targeted by police. A federal judge tossed the lawsuit later that year, saying the FBI isn't responsible for how the report is used by local law enforcement agencies.

The Juggalo rally began with a series of testimonials from people who said they had their children taken from them or lost their jobs, among other incidents, because they had Juggalo tattoos or attended Juggalo concerts.

A little sparse at the Trump "Mother Of All Rallies" rally

In a separate gathering at the same location, only hundreds of pro-Trump activists rallied in what was advertised as "The Mother Of All Rallies". On their website organizers claimed millions of attendees would gather would be a show of American patriotism and celebration.

The few hundred Trump supporters who did actually show up said their event aimed to boost the president's "America First" agenda, which they say will protect "traditional American culture."

The rally included a handful of Republican candidates also made their way to the stage, rallying the crowd with their Trump-style political pitches.

In an interesting development one the "Mother of All Rallies" organizers told the media that two rallies had been in touch and agreed to be "allies,"but a lawyer for the group, Farris Haddad, adamantly denied that claim.

That's sad when you can't even get clowns to work with you.

Trump Uses London Subway Bombing To Peddle His Muslim Ban. Britain Slaps Him Down


On Friday a terrorist detonated an improvised explosive device on a London Underground train, injuring 29 people during the morning's rush hour.

An hour later, before he had received official word from the UK that this was indeed a terror attack, Donald Trump responded by using the tragedy to shill for his failed Muslim ban...




He later told reporters...

we have to be tougher [on terrorism]. Perhaps we’re not nearly tough enough.

A police spokesperson for Scotland Yard said that Trump’s comments on were “pure speculation” and “unhelpful.

British Prime Minister Theresa May also criticized Trump’s tweets, saying that...

I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.

As the media reported on Trump's comments many believed that he might have leaked classified intelligence by putting out information that was incomplete or that the UK asked him not to put out when he prematurely called the attack “terrorism” and suggested that the people were known to and "in the sights of Scotland Yard."

And speaking of shooting your mouth off without having all the information...

Wasn't it Donald Trump who, after waiting two entire days to condemn the racist groups behind the violence and murder at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, used this excuse for his delay...

I couldn’t have made it sooner, because I didn’t know all of the facts. It was very important to me to get the facts out and correctly. Because if I would have made a fast statement and the first statement was made without knowing much other than what we were seeing.

I guess his radar for Muslim terror is just more finely honed than his radar for white supremacist terror.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Trump Quietly Signs Joint Congressional Resolution Condemning White Supremacists But Only After Once Again Defending White Supremacists


Yesterday Congress passed a bipartisan joint resolution that condemned last month's violence and domestic terrorism committed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The resolution stipulated that the US government would commit resources from the upcoming budget to combat domestic terrorism by the KKK, Nazis and other racist groups.

They also requested that Donald Trump sign off on it.

The reason behind having Trump sign the resolution stemmed from the fact that the attack, he referred to white supremacists who were protesting in Charlottesville, Virginia as “very fine people.” Despite the murder of Heather Heyer at the hands of one of those white supremacist. Trump later went on to say that “both sides” were responsible for the violence.

Despite the fact that signing this resolution would be a cure-all for Trump's missteps after the request went out from Congress the White House went silent.

What would happen? Would Trump sign a bill that would outrage his core base or would he risk the certain outcry that would result in his refusal to sign such a bill?

Here's how it all played out.

The day stared off with Trump causing an uproar by returning to his "both sides" argument. Yes, the very one that forced the Congress to pass this bill!

It began when Trump was asked about a meeting he had a day earlier with the Republican's first and only African American Senator, Tim Scott, about issues of racism in America.

On Air Force One Trump told reporters that he “had a great talk” with Scott. So far so good. It was when Trump went on to say that many people have said he had a point when he remarked that there was "blame on both sides"...

"We had a great talk yesterday, I think especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what's going on there. You have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that's what I said. Now, because of what's happened since then with Antifa — you look at really what's happened since Charlottesville, a lot of people are saying and people have actually written, 'Gee, Trump might have a point.' I said, 'You've got some very bad people on the other side also,' which is true."

In other words the one takeaway from his meeting with Sen Scott was that he was right to side with the white supremacists, nazis, KKK and alt-right.

Please take note that he never mentions any of those groups in his statement.

So there's your dog whistle... No, let's call it what it was... A bullhorn to his alt-right white supremacist supporters.

And after that huge nod and wink to his racist base Trump then, and only then, without any fanfare, photographers or video signed the joint resolution behind closed doors... Not that anyone would have noticed.

A question. When was the last Trump signing ceremony you can remember where there was no press there to record him scribbling his signature and presenting it like a 3rd grader showing off a newly finished finger painting?

Trump says: LOOK AT WHAT I DID!
Never.

The only evidence that this signing ever went down was a short statement put out by the White House late in the evening.

This signing ceremony was on the down low and not by mistake.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Trump Refuses To Sign Joint Congressional Resolution Condemning Racism, Extremism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism, And White Supremacy


Congress is applying the full court press to get Donald Trump to condemn white supremacists and commit to locating financial resources from the upcoming budget to combat domestic terrorism by the KKK, Nazis and other racist groups.

And it bipartisan!

The push comes as the Senate unanimously passed legislation condemning last month's violence and domestic terrorism committed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia just one day after the House passed a similarly unanimous voice vote.

The House version was a purely bipartisan affair as it was introduced by Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.), a conservative freshman who represents Charlottesville, and Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) and has the backing of Virginia's entire delegation of seven Republicans and four Democrats.

The resolution urges Trump to...

 "speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy: and use all resources available to the President and the President’s Cabinet to address the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States."

Additionally, the measure calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to work with the Secretary of Homeland Security and other Federal agencies to...

investigate thoroughly all acts of violence, intimidation, and domestic terrorism by White supremacists, White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and associated groups.

The measure will now head to Trump's desk where he will either choose to sign or veto it.

These types of resolutions are rarely sent to the president for consideration but backers of this measure structured it as a "joint resolution," to ensure that passage would require Trump to weigh in on an issue that he has waffled on in the past.

This hesitancy was marked by his response to the Charlottesville rally when he refused to call out the white supremacist instead choosing to condemn the "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides".

Additionally, at a press conference just three days after the violence in Charlottesville that claimed the life of Heather Heyer who was struck with a car by a white supremacist Trump insisted "that were very fine people on both sides.

The White House has not immediately committed to signing it the resolution and at this time there has been no response on the measure from the Trump administration.

A Bipartisan Congress Fully Rejects Trump's Cuts To Health Research Funds


In March Donald Trump released the first draft of his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year.

In it he asked for severe cuts to the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.), among other science and social related spending cuts, in order to pay for his huge spending bump to the militaries budget.

Trump specifically proposed to cut funds for the health institutes by $7.5 billion, or 22 percent of their current budget.

This week Congress slapped Trump down hard when they rejected his N.I.H. cuts as lawmakers from both parties joined forces to... get this... increase spending on biomedical research!

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bipartisan bill which will provide $36.1 billion for the health institutes in the fiscal year that starts next month.

To give you an idea just how bipartisan this vote was even Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, the chairman of the subcommittee responsible for health spending, bragged that it was the third consecutive year in which he had secured a $2 billion increase for the agency, an increase of about 20 percent over three years.

To give you an idea how resoundingly they rejected Trump's proposal the audience erupted in applause when Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, announced the increase at a hearing of a separate Senate committee.

The lawmakers believed Trump's proposal would have crippled American innovation in medical research, delayed new cures and treatments stating the cuts would have brought N.I.H. funding to its lowest level since 2002.

The House Appropriations Committee, though less generous than the Senate, still approved a $1.1 billion increase for the health research agency. Lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol said they expected the final figure to be close to the higher amount in the Senate bill.

The House and Senate committees also rejected President Trump’s proposal to eliminate a unit of the N.I.H. that works with other countries to combat global health threats.

To make sure the message got through to the administration Congress included the same prohibition in a stopgap spending bill, that Trump signed on Friday, that provides money to run the government through Dec. 8 which also suspends the debt limit and includes aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey and other disasters.

Why did this happen you ask?

Let's just say that in a population with a quickly aging demographic these politicians weren't about to get labeled as the people who took the funding for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the costliest disease in America, away from them.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Two Of Trump's Associates Believe He Is Being "Covertly Drugged" To Turn Him Into A "Puppet"! (VIDEOS)


Okay, I know this is obviously batshit crazy but hear me out.

Over the last several months it has become apparent that Donald Trump's behavior has become more erratic that usual (If that were possible). Due to Trumps increasingly bizarre behavior showcased in speeches, rallies and his never-ending stream of tweets many pundits and journalist have been commenting on the noticeable shift in his demeanor and have posited that perhaps he is suffering from a breakdown or perhaps early onset dementia.

That is where this inane InfoWars segment comes in.

I believe this is a preemptive strike. I think, having watched Trump's obvious deterioration from the start of his campaign till now, that it is very possible that he may indeed be suffering from Alzheimer's or some other mental infirmity and this is the right wing media's way of trying to staunch the bleeding. It is their way of sending out the canary in the coal mine.

It begins at conspiracy theory central with Alex Jones of InfoWars announcing, as though it were fact, that Trump is being drugged by “traitors” in his administration. With that seed planted they will work the story (or some form of it) up the right wing media food chain.

It was done this way several times during the campaign when they wanted to purvey a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton i.e - Pizzagate, Strokegate or the many "ill health" related stories.

That being said the premise of this "news" is so insane it is impossible to look away.

So let's have a look shall we?

Jones began the tirade with this opening salvo...

"Ladies and gentlemen, I was told this by high level sources and it was evident and especially after Reagan was shot in his first year in office when he was acting like Trump, and doing the right things, that he never really recovered. They gave him cold blood, and his transfusion that causes brain damage. They slowly gave him small amounts of sedatives. It’s known that most presidents end up getting drugged. Small dosages of sedatives till they build it up, Trump’s such a bull he hasn’t fully understood it yet. 
But I’ve talked to people, multiple ones, and they believe that they are putting a slow sedative that they’re building up that’s also addictive in his Diet Cokes and in his iced tea and that the president by 6 or 7 at night is basically slurring his words and is drugged. Now first they had to isolate him to do that. But yes, ladies and gentleman, I’ve talked to people that talk to the president now at 9 at night, he is slurring his words. And I’m going to leave it at that. I’ve talked to folks that have talked to him directly. 
So notice, “Oh, he’s mentally ill. Oh, he’s got Alzheimer’s.” They isolate him then you start slowly building up the dose, but instead of titrating it like poison, like venom of a cobra, or a rattlesnake, or a water moccasin where you build it up slowly so that you get a immunity to it, you’re building it slowly so the person doesn’t notice it. First it’s almost zero, just a tiny bit and then a little more and then your brain subconsciously becomes addicted to it and wants it and so as the dose gets bigger and bigger you get more comfortable in it. The president’s about two months into being covertly drugged. Now I’m risking my life, by the way, tell you all this. I was physically sick before I went on air. Because I’m smart. And I don’t mean that in a braggadocious way. I mean I’m not dumb. The information you’re going to get today is super dangerous. In fact, I’m tempted just to let it out now so they don’t cut the show off or something before this goes out. I mean this is the kind of thing that gets you killed.... They drug presidents because the power structure wants a puppet. The president needs his blood tested by an outside physician he trusts."

Here is a video of that supplied by Media matters...



After that breakdown Jones began riffing on the subject with guest and long time friend of Donald Trump, Roger Stone...

Alex Jones...

"By what time -- when people are talking to him, at what times is [Trump] slurring his words?"

Roger Stone...

"He is slurring his words on various times, and that’s what's concerning. Let’s be very clear: I have a source at The New York Times, a reporter who expressed to me a concern that in a conversation they had on the phone with the president that he was slurring his words. The president does not drink. The president certainly does not do drugs. The president is sharp as a tack. Now, let’s give some credibility to..."


Jones...

"Let me stop you. Let me stop you. When I’ve had conversations with him it’s like he’s speaking like an actor. It’s so precise and so smooth, exactly, then you hear he’s slurring his words. It’s like, “Woah.

Stone...

"Now, in the president’s defense, could he be exhausted? Yeah, he works very hard for the country. He is passionate about his desire for an economic revival, for a boom. He said it to me, “Wait and see. You’ll see. When I get my 15 percent tax rate this economy is going to cook like nothing you’ve ever seen, it will be the greatest advance in job creation this country’s ever seen.” He is deeply committed and passionate about this. But I have now heard not from one, but two different sources, that he seemed disoriented and was slurring his speech in conversations. To me this is a tip off that he may be being medicated. Is General Kelly above this? No."

Here is a video of that supplied once again by Media matters...



And now you know what it is like to live in an alternate universe that exists only up your own ass.

Monday, September 11, 2017

In Memory: The 16th Anniversary Of 9/11


Never forget.

Never forget the 2,996 people who lost their lives in the New York attack.

Never forget the 125 people who lost their lives in the Pentagon attack.

Never forget the 44 people who lost their lives on United Flight 93.

Never forget the 206 people who lost their lives aboard the other planes.

Never forget the bravery shown on that day.

Never forget the lessons we learned in the wake of the attacks.

Never forget.


Here are a few images to mark this solemn day...








 And to remember the way it was...






Saturday, September 9, 2017

Trump Backs Homophobic Baker Who Refused to Make Wedding Cakes For Same Sex Marriages


In another gift to his bigoted base Donald Trump has had his administration file papers at the U.S. Supreme Court backing up a homophobic Christian baker Jack Phillips in Colorado whom a state court had ruled against for declining to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Christian baker Jack Phillips

In the brief, Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall said the Phillips should be exempt from Colorado's anti-discrimination law because in the opinion of the Trump administration making "custom cakes" is a form of free expression protected under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.

In his appeal of the state court ruling Phillips contends the anti-discrimination law violated his constitutional rights to freedom of speech and free exercise of religion which apparently gives him the right to discriminate against anyone he wants.

American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Louise Melling, who represents the couple, said of the Trumps administration's involvement in the case...

"What the Trump administration is advocating for is nothing short of a constitutional right to discriminate,"

The next step in the case comes in October when the court will hear oral arguments and issue a ruling in the case.

The legal fight has been cooking since 2012 when Phillips told gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig that because of his Christian beliefs, his store’s policy was to deny service to customers wanting to purchase cakes to celebrate a same-sex wedding.

The appeal comes as the Trump administration has taken several legal and political positions to limit the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people, sharply reversing policies of President Barack Obama. These include August's memorandum directing the U.S. military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits in the military and revoking guidance to public schools that would address transgender students use of the bathroom of their choice.

U.S. Appeals Court Deals Another Blow Against Trump’s Muslim Ban


A U.S. appeals court has rejected Donald Trump's latest effort to keep Muslim refugees from entering the country.

The ruling is the latest legal blow to Trump’s bigoted executive order barring travelers from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days, which Trump claimed was necessary for national security.

The three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that extended family members as well as a certain class of refugee should be exempt from an executive order while the legality of the ban is under review.

The ruling states that close family members of legal U.S. residents should be exempted from Trump’s order, which banned travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.

The judges wrote...

"The Government does not meaningfully argue how grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of persons in the United States can be considered to have 'no connection' to or 'lack any bona fide relationship' with persons in the United States,

So rejoice grandparents, grandchild, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, sibling-in-law, and cousins because you are now considered "bona fide" relatives... Even if you're Muslims!!!!!

The ruling takes effect in five days.

This most recent ruling stems from a Supreme Court order back in June in which the justices allowed the travel ban to go into effect pending an appeal. That appeal will be heard October 10th when the Court will rule on whether Trump's "travel ban" discriminates against Muslims in a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Friday, September 8, 2017

RESIST: 15 States Plus D.C. File Lawsuit Challenging Trump's DACA Repeal


On Tuesday Donald Trump sent his Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, out to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, a program that currently shields 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation.

DACA was put into place by President Obama in 2012 to address the young immigrants known as DREAMers who were brought to the U.S. illegally as young children and have only known America as their home.

The Trump administration's repeal of DACA will effectively lead to the deportation of these young 800,000 DREAMers with no exceptions leaving them, their spouses and their children without a home.

FACT CHECK: The Center for American Progress published the largest study to date on DACA recipients, finding that 97 percent of the respondents were either currently working or enrolled in school.

In light of the decision fifteen states including the District of Columbia have joined together to challenge Donald Trump's decision to rescind DACA filing a 58-page complaint in a Brooklyn federal court on Thursday.

The 15 states joining in the lawsuit are: New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the legal action at a rally gathered at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Schneiderman characterized Donald Trump's rollback of DACA as...

"cruel, shortsighted, inhumane and potentially devastating" adding that "When a bully steps up, we know that you have to step up to stop them quickly. To President Trump, let me say something I've had to say many times this year: I'll see you in court,

State officials asserted that the administration's decision would cause "disruptions" in their local economies, education and the health care systems where young immigrants provide "vital services."

The suit also posits that Trump's action in removing the DACA program were not driven by mere differences in public policy with the previous administration, but by his a willingness to discriminate against ethnic minorities to raise his political standing.

In other words racism is what drove Trump to make his decision plain and simple.

It's not a difficult case to make if you look at Trump's track record since the beginning of his 2016 campaign in which he demonstrated a willingness to disparage Mexicans in an attempt to secure votes from his followers.

Case in point. Trump's initial announcement of his candidacy in 2015 when he referred to some Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and "criminals."

His message was received loud and clear.

FACT CHECK: While the Trump administration has claimed that DACA was unlawful it must be pointed out that no court has ever struck down the program.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Facebook Confirms A Russian Firm Tied To The Kremlin Purchased $150,000 Worth Of Ads And Created Hundreds Of Fake Accounts To Help Donald Trump Win The Election


According to a new analysis by the social networking site Facebook accounts with ties to Russia purchased about $150,000 in political ads aimed at helping Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential campaign.

In the statement released on Wednesday Facebook confirmed that after a review of their servers they found there were indeed many connections between Russia and the site to influence the election through ad spending.

Facebook said Russia paid 100,000 dollars on 3,000 ads and 470 “inauthentic” (i.e. fake) accounts and pages were discovered spreading polarizing views.

The ads ran between June 2015 thru May 2017 and focused on pushing divisive social and political topics including immigration, gay rights, race issues and gun rights.

In addition Facebook said another $50,000 was spent on 2,200 “potentially politically related” ads by Russia.

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer, said in the Wednesday post...

In reviewing the [election 2016 political] ads buys, we have found approximately $100,000 in ad spending from June of 2015 to May of 2017 — associated with roughly 3,000 ads — that was connected to about 470 inauthentic accounts and Pages in violation of our policies. Our analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia.

All this occurred while Russian controlled pro-Trump accounts called "troll farms", and Russian controlled bots ran rampant on the social media site propagating the purchased ads disinformation. This in essence multiplied the Russian ads effects exponentially causing the maximum damage possible.

What is most sinister and as of yet unexplained was that about a quarter of these ads were geographically targeted and aimed at sowing division.

Facebook has turned over the information about the discovery of the ad sales to the Russian company (i.e. - "troll farm") that is known for pushing pro-Kremlin propaganda to Congressional investigators in the Russian probe.

This should trigger the distant memory of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, back in May, laying out the case that American data miners were assisting Russia to specifically target areas like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, states she barely lost to Donald Trump.

In May, Oxford Internet Institute professor Philip Howard and colleague Robert Gorwa co-authored an op-ed in the Washington Post urging lawmakers to force Facebook to produce any underlying metadata about questionable social media accounts that may have played a role in the election outcome...

If there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian influence operations, Facebook may be able to spot that too. In many ways, massive coordinated propaganda campaigns are just another form of election interference. If Facebook has data on this, it needs to share it.

In other words this is the tip of the iceberg.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

President Obama Issues A Heartfelt Statement After Trump's Decision To End DACA (FULL TEXT)


On Tuesday, after Donald Trump sent out Jeff Sessions to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA

President Obama blasted the plans to phase out deportation protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children calling it "wrong," "self-defeating," and "cruel."

President Obama went on to say...

"To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong,"
"It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel."

Here is the entire post...



Like his former boss Vice President Joe Biden also condemned Trump’s decision to end DACA...

Let’s be clear: throwing "Dreamers" out is cruel. It is inhumane. And it is not America. Congress and the American people now have an obligation to step up and show our neighbors that they’re welcome here, in the only place they’ve ever called home.

President Obama enacted DACA in 2012 to provide temporary protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children.

There are an estimated 800,000 DACA beneficiaries who live in America with their families and have never known any other country as their home.

COWARD! Trump Stays Hidden And Sends Jeff Sessions Out To Announce His DACA Repeal (VIDEO)


While Donald Trump made sure to stay well hidden from public scrutiny he sent his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, out to announce that his administration would be rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.

At the Department Of Justice Jeff Sessions took to the podium and announced...

We are people of compassion and we are people of law. But there is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws. ... The compassionate thing to do is to end the lawlessness, enforce our laws” 

And within ten minutes DACA, the program that President Obama enacted in June 2012 to stop the deportation of over 800,000 “DREAMers” had been repealed leaving millions of immigrants, their spouses and children in limbo.

Most galling was how unabashedly jubilant Sessions was as he announced that the program was being reminded. He was positively giddy...

A positively giddy Jeff Session announces DACA repeal

Watch the little racist troll in all his glory here...



DACA protections, which last for two years and allow Dreamers to work legally, won’t end immediately. Current DACA recipients whose permits expire between now and March 5 can apply to renew them, but must submit their renewal applications by Oct. 5 or will be unable to do so. Individuals who do not currently have DACA protections cannot receive permits unless they applied to the program before the time of Session announcement.

Repealing DACA's protections will cause Dreamers to be away from the country they’ve lived in since they were children with assurances from the administration that no undocumented immigrant is safe from being detained or forced out of the country.

Lady Liberty weeps today.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Trump To End DACA With 6-Month Delay... 800,000 "Dreamers" To Be Deported


Donald Trump has made it clear that he plans to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

And with that the futures of more than 800,000 "DREAMers", the name given to those who are receiving protection under the DACA program, are now uncertain.

The DACA program allowed undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. by their parents as children the rights to attended school, join the military, apply for two-year work authorization and receive a reprieve from deportation as long as they had not committed any serious crimes.

Since President Barack Obama created DACA in 2012, nearly 800,000 people have been granted those protections.

We must stop an realize that it is not only the estimated 800,000 dreamers that would have their lives turned upside down but their children and their spouses as well. It will literally tear families apart as the children born to the DREAMers are legally American citizens.

And then there is the question of where Trump will send them. America is the only home they have known.

Yet according to multiple reports Trump plans to terminate DACA with the attached 6 month delay in an official announcement on Tuesday.

The six-month delay is being put in place to allow Congress the time to pass legislation to keep protections for DACA recipients. This affords Trump the ability to blame Congress if they maintain DACA and to blame them if they don't.

It is a cowardly attempt at averting responsibility which has been Trumps modus operandi since taking the office.

Either way those that have benefited from the program and their families will not know for months whether or how their lives could be upended.

The timing behind Trump's decision is due to an informal Sept. 5 deadline set by state attorneys general who threatened legal action if the president did not suspend DACA by that time.

FACT CHECK: A report from the CATO Institute released Friday found that ending DACA will cost employers an estimated $6.3 billion in turnover costs, including recruiting and hiring for jobs currently filled by 720,000 immigrants Trump hopes to deport.

Polls show that nearly two-thirds of all Americans support DACA.

ALL LIES! Trump's Own Department Of Justice Calls Him A Liar Over His Baseless Wiretap Claims


On a Friday evening before the long holiday weekend the Department of Justice quietly confirmed in a court filing that it had no evidence whatsoever to support Donald Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.

The exact wording was as follows...

Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets.

Trump made the apocryphal accusation through a series of breathless tweets...





The reason the DOJ had to turn in the files was due to a lawsuit brought by a nonpartisan watchdog group seeking documents related to the alleged wiretap. It was in those filings that Justice Department lawyers and officials said neither the FBI nor the department’s national security division had any evidence there was a wiretap.

G. Bradley Weinsheimer, the director of risk management and strategy in DOJ’s national security division and David Hardy, chief of the record management section both backed up the findings saying that there were no records detailing an alleged wiretap of Trump’s residence.

Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, which filed the public records suit, said in a statement...

Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweet. FBI again confirmed that they do not have any such records by consulting with personnel knowledgable about Director Comey’s statements and the surveillance activities of the FBI. The FBI and Department of Justice have now sided with former Director Comey and confirmed in writing that President Trump lied when he tweeted that former President Obama ‘wiretapped’ him at Trump Tower,” 

Case closed.