Deceptive advertising…

Deceptive advertising…

As I’ve said previously, I’m gearing up for this year’s Primaries. Just to get my feet wet, I went to the stats for Arizona’s 8th District, a pre-Primary special election to replace Congressman Trent Franks. Continue reading “Deceptive advertising…”

Is THIS what it takes today?

Is THIS what it takes today?

Earlier this morning I posted the following article on Donald Trump:

Trump: I was being an entertainer when I insulted women

The pull quote comes from this longer interview with Nevada NBC News 3’s interviewer Jim Snyder, who spoke with Trump just before he took the stage at a rally:

EXCLUSIVE | One-on-one with presidential candidate Donald Trump

In my post, I said the following: “Here’s a tip, Donald. We don’t think you’re entertaining. We think you’re scary as hell. Go f*ck yourself.”

This honest, unfiltered opinion comes from months of listening to all the media responses I’ve read to Trump’s candidacy, a high powered Acela-style train wreck that included accusations of human trafficking and fraud. That his showing in his first debate with Hillary Clinton could be even remotely considered a win is unfathomable, but now, there’s this.

Tonight, around 4pm, news broke of another video clip. This one, from 2005, catches in audio from a hot microphone, Trump’s real, unfiltered opinion of women, spoken glibly to a fellow misogynist. The reduction of women to easily manipulated pieces of meat is disgusting and rings all too true to ANY woman who has experienced such abuse firsthand.

The news, which the Washington Post broke at about 4pm this evening, comes as no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to the things this dirtbag of a human being has said on camera about women, but the depth and breadth of disgust has hit the Republican party full force.

Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005

Trump caught on tape making crude, sexually aggressive comments about women

Trump’s leaked comments aren’t just “lewd.” They describe sexual assault. Which Trump has been formally accused of before.

I can’t imagine any self-respecting woman voting for this POS. If you still “like” Trump (and I ask because I’ve seen those exact words in my Facebook feed in the last 48 hours), you’d better have a REALLY good reason. Because this, here, is what he thinks of you.

There is NO amount of political spin that can turn this into gold for Trump. Not this time. The established party of NO thinks women deserve pedestals, but Trump’s supporters eat this crap up because this is what they think of women. They AGREE with Trump’s assessment of a woman’s value. They see nothing at all wrong with any of the things Trump has said in the entire time he’s been on the campaign trail.

Women make up 50% of the country’s voting age population. We have an opportunity to make ourselves heard at last, to derail this train wreck before we lose our ability to say or do the right thing.

If you’ve sided with Trump, you’d better have a damn good reason for backing this human train wreck. Early voting is already underway. If you think this man has you in mind when he talks, you really don’t understand his motives at all. He will take you, me, and the rest of the country over the cliff, and he’ll smirk his way straight to Hell.

 

 

So tired of the lies…

So tired of the lies…

How much time will we continue to waste on GOP-generated panic items before we understand that they’re acting collectively like the boy who cried wolf and we just ignore what they have to say?

Diverting our attention away from critical concerns like the rampant poverty, hunger, crime and corruption, Keystone XL and tar sands spills, our rape culture and misogynistic attitudes toward women, the continuing housing and job crisis and more? When will we hold these criminals accountable?

So very, very tired of all the lies, all the obstruction, and all the rest.

When will we learn?

NPR.org: 6 Surprising Things About The IRS Scandal

forwardprogressives.com: Darrell Issa Proven to be a Fraud: Full Transcripts Reveal No IRS White House Conspiracy

democrats.oversight.house.gov:  FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT: CUMMINGS RELEASES FULL TRANSCRIPT OF “CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN” IRS MANAGER EXPLAINING GENESIS OF TEA PARTY SCREENING: Manager Denies Republican Claims of White House Involvement or Political Motivation

Oh for crying out loud – can’t they just learn to keep their things inside their pants???

Oh for crying out loud – can’t they just learn to keep their things inside their pants???

Honestly?
Edwards admits to extramarital affair

I was prepared to vote for this man. Hell, I even was willing to accept him as VP.

Now?

WTF indeed.

Comments:

MS:
I’m so shocked. Guess he’s human after all.

JF:
unfortunately … no … they can’t. It is all about biology. It takes a very dedicated primate to stick to only one partner.

Persons of power have an even more difficult time with since they are more likely to be surrounded by other persons who want a part of the power action. This increases the likelyhood that a weakness will develope and that weakness can then be exploited.

No, I am not excusing his behavior like his wife did. Part of the reason we can never accept such behaviors among persons of power is BECAUSE it shows weakness.

Me:
I was having a discussion about this yesterday – it’s that last part that’s my beef.

I know infidelity happens, but how can you trust a guy who won’t tell the truth (emphatically denies it, in fact) about something this important to run the country honestly.

I really hope there’s no smoking guns or nasty skeletons hiding in Obama’s closet. I don’t think I can bear to think of President McCain, and that’s precisely what we’d get if something suddenly…came up…

SC:
“Very dedicated”? Crap. It just takes an adult.

JF:
I seriously believe that there was no accident to the timing of the announcemnt. I seriuosly believe that the media has something or several somethings evil or indescretionate on each and every one of the candidates and is just waiting for the most damaging moment to ‘leak’ the information.

In retrospect I suspect that sounds extremely conspiricy theroy of me. Perhaps I just need more caffine this morning.

Me:
OTOH I’m fine with having them release it now, before the convention. At least this way nobody will wonder why he wasn’t picked for VP.

Is it November yet?

JW:
Dear John,

John, this is your left hand.

Left hand, this is John.

I know you’re a man, and you have needs that are not currently being met by your fatally ill wife while you jet set around the world. I hope the two of you are very happy together.

This is what happens when the intarwebs go away…

This is what happens when the intarwebs go away…

I posted my last message when I got home last night. I didn’t have time today to poke into my blog until about 15 minutes ago. So I missed this: http://www.johnedwards.com/. It makes my decision on the 12th a bit easier. I no longer have to worry about splitting the vote. And (I suspect) that is precisely why Edwards dropped out when he did. My respect grows. I hope the winner has the sense to go knock on his door when the search for a VP begins.

The tiniest faint glimmer of hope… [Rant warning]

The tiniest faint glimmer of hope… [Rant warning]

…is being borne on the backs of innocent people who shouldn’t have to suffer.

I find it in the press assessment of Mark Foley’s now infamous avocation. They’re now talking about all those other Republicans who helped cover up the story and how precarious their seats are in the house.

And then the disgust creeps back in again. I haven’t posted about it for a long time because if I let it get to me, I’ll drown in the morass.

I find it in the sense of outrage being published about those girls in Pennsylvania. (One of them was my kid’s age.) How could this have happened? Why?

I find it in the growing sense that we’re making our kids kill other people. Witness not one but two school shootings in the space of a week. Have we learned NOTHING since Columbine?

I find it in the faces of the Iraqi people. Oh, yeah. They’re SO much better off now that Saddam is gone. Um…yeah…

I keep hoping someone will look at the pieces of the puzzle and put two and two together. The buck should stop at the Oval Office, and yet I don’t believe for a second that anyone in this current administration will be held even remotely responsible for taking us back fifty years.

I’m snug and relatively happy and safe in my world here, but I let my kid go to school every day, and every day I run the risk that some lunatic with an aversion to medical therapy will wander into her school and take her away from me. Or that she’ll have her personal space violated, in such a way that she’ll never recover. How scared do I make her to keep her safe, and how much good will it do, ultimately?

I’ve been thinking seriously of moving somewhere else. I can’t figure out where, though. Is there a better place to be now?

And is it just me? Am I the only one who sees the irony in Foley’s mistake? We lost the Senate and the White House to the worst president in the history of our country over a sex scandal. At least then the two participants were consenting adults. This time? 16.

Pedophilia disgusts me more than anything else. And the only thing more disgusting is that this…practitioner…was in charge of the committee to legislate against these people!

2008 seems like such a long way off, now.

Time for a change in subject…

Time for a change in subject…

The Impeachment of George W. Bush

Any President who maintains he is above the law–and acts repeatedly on that belief by violating the law–commits high crimes and misdemeanors that endanger our constitutional system of government. Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, veteran of the Watergate proceedings, calls for a full and fair inquiry into President Bush’s actions, including his violation of US laws and international treaty obligations in the warrantless wiretapping and torture scandals; his reckless and dishonest waging of the war in Iraq; and his failure to fulfill his oath to faithfully execute the laws of the nation. This is a process that should never be lightly undertaken, she argues, but President Bush’s misdeeds constitute grounds for his impeachment and removal from office.

Read more: https://www.thenation.com/article/impeachment-george-w-bush/

(Thanks, Rich!)

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