Sunday Talks for 4/30/17

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STlogoOn Saturday, Cheeto Boy reached the 100 day marker in his pResidency. Feels more like 100 years! Over the course of the week, he unveiled his “tax plan”, i.e., his plan to further enrich the already wealthy and to screw the rest of us over. He stopped by the NRA’s shindig to proclaim that an “eight-year assault” on gun ownership rights had come to a “crashing end”. No, Cheeto Boy, life as we knew it came to a crashing end. I don’t know what planet he and his NRA fanfolks live on, but it isn’t the one that many folks on THIS planet are familiar with.

He also stated that Presidentin’ “is more work” than he thought it would be, and that he sometimes misses his old life. Hey, Donny, a lot of us miss our lives before you and the crazy train pulled into the station.

Oh, and he’s also declared that his first 100 days in office have been the most successful “than any in history.” Sure they have: more successful than any other President in bringing chaos and anxiety to the US and around the world! Way to go!

And lookee here: CNN is giving him the whole hour! Hmmm, I think I’ll be busy during that hour!

ABC’s “This Week” – President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Vice President Mike Pence; Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Trump.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Donald Trump's Non-Learning Curve

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DDA New York Times columnist offered a revised view of Donald Trump. What David Brooks calls “adaptable,” most of the world, its leaders–and Times readers–see as unstable. What Brooks offers with faint praise as the “ultimate protean man,” others see as a dangerous chimera, a developer of illusions and contradictions–a generator of dishonesty and diametrically opposed extremes whose passive moments deepen his attachment to conflict and opposition–he maps the world in clashing odds: we vs. them, friends vs. enemies, winners and losers–he frames himself as good will and strength misunderstood, smeared by hate and dissent. As President, Trump has erected and elevated an old character: the hero as a victim; as a victim, he gains even greater power than the hero. As a victim, he shirks responsibility, dodging and avoiding accountability as he explores its variations while never wavering from the lies he claims as truth.

He is fundamentally a lazy man, a braggart, deeply insecure and deeply narcissistic. His nuances are reserved for his lies–quotation marks around wiretapped, his promises made which are never forth coming, his weekly invention of blood threats never realized (terrorists flooding the borders and cities), his fake attack on a military target (firing 59 missiles leaving runways and planes intact), his dismal of a real Russian cyber threat to undermine democracy and its institutions and the Russian turnstile of his officials in the campaign and government, his exploitation of grief for political gain, his Obama obsession, his plots of blame. There is his depth! Its the discovery of sensationalism, of wild conjecture, the endless outpouring of postulation never before seen.

Depth will never be found in his policies, domestic or foreign; it is not in the design or DNA of the man.

Rome 909

Questions For Trump Supporters

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(Copy/email/share this link by twitter/facebook or repost on blogs and in comment sections. Begin a dialogue among voters; discuss the future of government, its importance, its provisions, its support of national goals.  /wr)

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Beware Republicans Bearing Tax Cuts

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Taxes continue to be the shiny object that blinds Republicans to truth! Never discussed as the world’s 5th largest GDP or the foundation for the safety nets that stabilize society in support . . . → Read More: Beware Republicans Bearing Tax Cuts

The Putin Factor

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First, a few facts: Russia’s economy is the size of Spain’s, for the last 3 years, it has showed negative growth, a 3.7% decline in 2015. Its largest source of state revenue is Gazprom, . . . → Read More: The Putin Factor

Where's The Intelligence Report On Russia's Active Measures During The Election?

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Where is the release of the intelligence report that ties Russia to the interference in the US national election through active measures?  Some of those . . . → Read More: Where’s The Intelligence Report On Russia’s Active Measures During The US Election?

The Media Searches for Meaning In Trump's Words But Does Not Look At What Trump Does

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Now the national search is on, at least in the media, for the larger dimensions of the attack Trump ordered, how . . . → Read More: The Media Searches for Meaning In Trump’s Words But Does Not Look At What Trump Does

The Difference Between News And Propaganda Is Context

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In the news cycle, context matters to truth. But context is driven by perspective. So which context is key: the domestic and global praise for the missile strike–or the . . . → Read More: The Difference Between News And Propaganda Is Context

Sunday Talks for 4/9/17

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So Commander-in-Chief Cheeto Boy decided to get tough and have 59 Tomahawk missiles lobbed at an obscure airbase in Syria, because seeing the video and pictures of the children who were gassed by . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 4/9/17

What The Bombing Really Proves

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As the missiles flew from the USS Ross and the USS Port, AEGIS electronic command ships that are the world’s most advanced stealth destroyers, they deflected and covered-up Trump’s glaring flaws: . . . → Read More: What The Bombing Really Proves