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  • Jorg Aadahl 1:33 pm on November 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpocrazy coming our way? 

    While there are some clear differences between Republicans and Democrats at the core, we can argue about whether we have a democracy or a republic, or whether there is any difference at all. That the Founding Fathers wanted us as far away from the old European monarchies as possible, should be no ground for much argument.

    However, if Donald Trump really gets elected, despite efforts to redistribute electorates in some states with questionable results, we need a new term. What about “Trumpocrazy”?
    You won’t find it in dictionaries yet, but “Trump” is defined as “an advantage involving surprise”, “Trump up” means “fabricate or invent … accusations, excuses, etc.”, while “Trumpery” is defined as “worthless finery, delusive, shallow”.
    The latter part, “crazy” is defined as “insane or mad, foolish, extremely enthusiastic, unrestrained”.
    Therefore, the term “Trumpocrazy” is introduced if the uniquely unqualified Donald Trump
    should, heaven forbid, end up as our next President, – an unprecedented dent in our otherwise respectable
    political history.

     
    • Al Ward 3:27 pm on November 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Pretty clever. Do you have an idea as to how to get this creative term adopted? Perhaps just feed it to all of the Leftie media: newspapers, MSNBC, ABC, etc. Possibly it will end up in Webster’s and the Oxford English.
      As to Trump being unqualified….well, we’ll see.
      His clownish showman’s act got him to where he is. That was not by accident.
      Maybe as he adjusts to putting on his presidential hat, his showman’s hat will fall off.
      I certainly hope so, and time will tell.

      The Progressives will continue their outrage no matter what he does…that is a given.
      But he may wind up doing a good job of turning the nation away from its path toward progressive wishful daydreams…he isn’t stupid…and I wonder if the impulsiveness is just part of the showman’s act.

      • Jorg 4:00 pm on November 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        You may be right, – and I certainly hope you are! The alternative is very scary, and could be enormously costly, – for generations to come!

  • Jorg Aadahl 11:44 am on November 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy’s recount fear 

    Republican boisterous presidential candidate Donald Trump kept claiming that the election was rigged and that he wouldn’t accept the outcome, – unless he won.
    Now that it is over and it looks like he is the winner, he goes ballistic over the recount effort planned for the swing states with the most suspicious outcome.
    Sounds like he knew something, but wasn’t quite sure it would work, and now that it did, he’s afraid it will be exposed. That could be very embarrassing, of course.

     
    • Al Ward 5:14 pm on November 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      HRC conceded the election to Trump and in her speech graciously requested that everyone should keep an open mind regarding his presidency (what an accomplished actress she is).
      Now the truth of what HRC really thinks is shown by her letting her people go along and join with Jill Stein’s ridiculous recount circus.
      What this appears to be is just another Democrat fund raising effort. To find the truth, follow the money.

      How much better off Trump would be if he just ignored this recount silliness. It should be beneath him, unworthy of his attention.
      But being Trump, that doesn’t seem possible.

      • Jorg Aadahl 7:13 am on November 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I agree completely with you re. your last part, – Trump just can’t help himself. So typical, too, to reverse himself, this time from ridiculing any recount effort, to turn around and claiming that millions of illegals voted against him! Like so much else from him: grabbed out of thin air.
        To be fair, Hillary Clinton graciously accepted the surprising outcome initially, but why not support a recount effort started by others when so many suspicious circumstances emerge? If it turns out that the initial results don’t change, fine. But if is found that the outcome should be different if irregularities are accounted for, why not? And especially in a case like the current situation, where a uniquely unqualified, self-centered egomaniac, a liar with a shameless history of personal behavior is about to assume the most important position in the world, – every possible effort should be employed to keep him out of a position that very possibly could turn out to be disastrous. We have just been through 8 years with another unqualified, unelected Republican president, who did so much damage that it took President Obama another 8 years to partially get us out of the ditch. Haven’t we learned yet?

    • Al Ward 11:58 am on November 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Speaking of going into a ditch and not having learned anything, I see that today the progressive congressional nitwits re-elected Nancy Pelosi as leader of the minority party. If you look across the country you see Democrats in their weakest position in decades. Not just the US Congress, but also governorships and state assemblies. It appears that California’s Pelosi will continue to lead the Democrat charge to oblivion.
      Thank goodness that all that remains of HRC and her supporters is a floundering around of pinning pathetic hopes on recounts.
      Thanks to the election of the Great Showman, Trump, the SCOTUS is safe for a generation.

  • Jorg Aadahl 2:19 pm on November 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Flunking history 

    Haven’t we learned anything from the 2000 presidential election, when Al Gore with the most popular votes lost to George W. Bush, who “won” electoral votes due to a messy Florida count, and SCOTUS intervention.
    We have suffered through the results of that mistake, with predictable and preventable 9/11, unnecessary wars, unsettled Mid-East issues, and tanking of the economy, just to mention some of the misery that could have been avoided if the person with the most votes had won.

    And now we’re doing it again! Unless something sensible is done with the electoral votes on December 19, the candidate with the most popular votes will lose to a far less qualified, and very risky, candidate, who is already way down the path to making “America Hate Again”!
    With Internet, TV, radio and newspapers covering everything across the land, the electoral vote system has long since outlived its usefulness and recently only resulted in putting the lesser qualified candidate in the most important and powerful office of the world.
    Four years under Trump will only set us back further, while there is still work to be done to fix ‘W”s mistakes.
    Haven’t we learned anything?

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 2:26 pm on November 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Electile dysfunction 

    Considering the importance of electing the best person as President of the United States, I find it very disturbing how arbitrary the entire election process was! Besides Donald Trump being uniquely unqualified for the job of POTUS, not to mention his habitual lying, total lack of respect the world over, his bankruptcies, rape charges and behavior unbecoming our most import and visible representative, – so much seemed left to chance:
    1) What would the outcome have been without a third party player like Gary Johnson, who for some crucial states received more votes than the difference between Trump and Clinton?
    2) What impact did voter suppression have? It is a fact that lines were longer, voting machines fewer and voting periods shorter in some predominantly Democratic areas. Voter intimidation may also have played a role, especially against minority groups and the disadvantaged, directly in line with what had been promoted by the Trump campaign beforehand!
    3) Was there interference from foreign nations, like Russia, or tampering with voting machines here and there?
    4) Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and Barack Obama all had more popular votes than their opposing candidates, while both Gore and Clinton lost out on Electoral votes, for various reasons. About time to abolish the Electorate, especially in a situation where the majority of voters wanted the far more qualified candidate?
    5) Donald Trump has numerous lawsuits hanging over him, including the Trump University scandal to begin later this month, besides dozens more.
    6) What was the impact of FBI Director James Comey’s e-mail interference during the last few days before the election?
    7) What was the impact of Donald Trump’s sudden Bible waving, claiming that book was even better than his own, – which someone else wrote? That mock act had an instant impact on the evangelicals, who flocked to Trump, while conveniently ignoring his utterly immoral life.
    8) What if Trump’s tax returns had been revealed, as has been customary?

    All-in-all, way too arbitrary election for the most important office in the world, – for which Hillary Clinton would have been elected if it hadn’t been for the electoral college! About time to abolish it!

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 2:05 pm on November 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Election rigged? 

    During the campaign, Donald Trump kept insisting that the system was rigged.
    Looks like he was right! Perhaps he knew something hidden from the rest of us?
    To third party ignoramus Gary Johnson, who received more votes than the difference
    between Trump and Clinton in certain crucial states, I would say: “Happy now?”

     
    • Al Ward 6:10 pm on November 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The system is rigged according to how the Founding Fathers intended. The Electoral System deliberately gives more weight to the voters in low population states. The more populous your state, the less your vote is worth regarding election of the President. It was set up to protect the interests of the smaller states.
      Hillary’s popular vote margin is due to nothing more than California’s population. Same happened with Al Gore. If his (small) home state of TN had voted for him, he’d have been president.

      In a related topic, I saw remarks by Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren on today’s news.
      They were disparaging Trump, saying disgusting things as foul or more-so than anything said by Trump about American politicians. What a nice way to welcome the President-Elect.
      Quite an irony that Trump owes his success to people like those two…any voter who is not a flaming progressive finds them utterly out of touch with reality and a danger to the nation.

      Another irony is the actions of the idiots in the streets violently demonstrating to protest the election results. They are demonstrating one of the phenomena that got Trump elected…mindless, lawless and violent rebellion which does nothing other than upset the stable elements of society…such as Trump voters.

    • Al Ward 11:11 am on November 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      On the other hand it was gratifying to hear HRC’s gracious concession speech and also Obama’s remarks wishing Trump well for his coming presidency.
      It is going to be very interesting to see what happens when Trump ascends to the throne being vacated by Obama. To quote Obama,”Elections have consequences.”.

  • Jorg Aadahl 2:16 pm on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trump’s defense: Clinton emails! 

    Trump admitting sexual assaults.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump charity fraud.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls for nuclear proliferation.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls for national stop and frisk.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump violates trade embargo with Cuba.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump sued over Trump University fraud.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump accused of bribing DA in IRS case.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump doesn’t pay taxes for 20 years.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump employs campaign manager accused of being involved in illegal corruption with Russia.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls for ban of an entire religion from entering US.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump lied about support for Iraq War over and over in debate.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump case dismissed by accuser to re-file b/c of new witness in child rape case.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump unaware of Russia’s Crimea occupation.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump unaware of situation in Syria.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump penalized for racist housing discrimination.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump files for bankrupcy 6 times.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump goes 0-3 in debates by showing scant knowledge of world politics.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump slams people for being POWs. (prisoners of war)
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls Mexicans rapists.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump questions judge’s integrity because of parent’s heritage.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump deletes emails involved in casino scandal.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump has over 10 assault victims and witnesses come forward with allegations of abuse.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump attacks former Miss Universe for being overweight.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump tweets about sex tapes at 3am.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump says he will try US citizens accused of terrorism at Gitmo.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls for more extreme forms of torture to be used.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump asks why we can’t use our nukes if we have them.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls for offensive bombing attack on sovereign nations because someone gives the middle finger.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls to kill women and children of suspected terrorists.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump says women should be punished for having abortions.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump makes fun of disabled people.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls for end of freedom of the press.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls global warming a Chinese hoax.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump praises Putin and Kim Jong Un’s strong leadership.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump openly admits to not paying his contractors during debate.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump openly admits not apologizing to wife in debate about Access Hollywood tape.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump calls Obama an illegitimate non-citizen hundreds of times over 7 years.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump uses campaign donations to enrich his own businesses.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump says Ted Cruz father involved in JFK assassination.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump says laziness is an inherent trait in black people.
    Clinton emails.
    Trump ridiculing parents of son killed in war.
    Clinton emails.
    Did we miss anything?
    Clinton emails!!!

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 2:25 pm on November 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    The True Donald J. Trump Exposed! 

    Check out “ARTICLE-Links” (upper right side) for more on Republican presidential hopeless Donald Trump’s rape charges, Mob connections, destruction of evidence and tax dodging, his role in voter suppression, endorsement lies, foreign affairs, threats and assassination calls, extremist connections and friends, reputation as a business fraud, – and complete lack of qualifications, education, experience and personal integrity for the US presidency.
    More will be added to this section as election day gets closer.

     
    • Al Ward 1:50 pm on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It is embarrassing to note that most of the above facts, accusations and allegations apply equally to the Clintons, and there are almost unlimited quantities of circumstantial evidence so supporting (see the book “Clinton Cash”, see Bill’s approx. $800,000 payoff to one of his female accusers, etc. ).
      Hard evidence is hard to come by (they are both, after all, extremely sly lawyers) but there is some, thanks to emails (e.g. the one to Chelsey from Hillary regarding the Benghazi terror attack), thanks to the statements of FBI Director Comey, thanks to Wikileaks, etc., etc.
      There are 320,000 Americans, and Donald and Hillary are the only options for POTUS???
      How pathetic.

      • Jorg Aadahl 2:16 pm on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I have to agree with you that the options we are left with, are rather embarrassing for a country like the US! However, Hillary’s somewhat silly mistakes can hardly be compared to Trump’s life of bankruptcies, cheating, tax evasion, lies, unauthorized p-grapping, and now even rape of an underage girl. And, while Hillary has a track record of public service, and is no doubt qualified for the job of POTUS, Donald Trump has lived a self-serving life and is clueless as to what the job requires, – not to mention how dangerous such an ill-tempered and easily provoked character would be with the power that comes with the way-over-his-head job he is foolishly seeking.

  • Jorg Aadahl 1:20 pm on November 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    A new political low? 

    Donald Trump, Republican presidential hopeless, a self-centered egomaniac, cheater and tax evader, with uncontrollable hands around women, is thanking exhibitionist, pedophile and certified sleaze bag Anthony Wiener for his unintended help in the election, moving him closer to the White House and the most important position in the world, where his fiddling hands could mean the end of it for us all.
    Can we as a nation sink any lower politically?

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 2:02 pm on October 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy’s speech writers 

    Trump to his speech writers after the AL Smith Memorial Dinner: “You’re fired!”
    Speech writers’ response: “Thank goodness!”
    Democratic voters: “Thank you, Trumpy speech writers! Well done!”

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 10:31 am on October 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Rigged election? 

    Republican presidential hopeless Donald J. Trump keeps insisting that the election is rigged.
    He may have a point: First of all, too many informed, educated voters are backing his opponent, and not enough intellectually challenged registered voters!
    And if that’s not enough to skew the election, many women shy away from him just because he has a reputation of being a groper, especially of better looking women. Also, most Latinos flock to his opposition, just because he has ridiculed them as a group. Not to mention the media, going for his vastly superior and more qualified opponent, and instead ridiculing and making fun of him! How unfair, and clearly rigged against Trumpy.
    In all fairness, Trumpy has assured us that he will accept the outcome of the election, – provided he wins. In which case the election would have to be rigged.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 1:39 pm on October 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy, – genius, or crook? 

    Republican presidential hopeless Donald Trump is quick to call himself “brilliant”.
    However, it doesn’t require a “genius” to find and interpret IRS publication 536, which simply states that if your deductions for the year are more than your income for the year, you may have a net operating loss (NOL). An NOL year is the year in which an NOL occurs.
    You can use an NOL by deducting it from your income in another year or years. That’s what Trump did, – all he needed was a tax accountant with some basic understanding of the tax code, – perhaps that’s all he needs to feel like a “genius”.

    However, one of the big mysteries about Trump’s 1995 tax returns is how he managed to run up such an insane tax loss ($916 million), when so many of the losses related to his business implosion of the early 1990s ended up being borne not by himself, but by banks and other creditors that forgave Trump’s debts or otherwise didn’t get paid back. In other words, did he himself really lose some $916 millions, or did someone else incur the losses, or are they simply paper losses? That’s the question that IRS investigators really ought to look into.
    In my humble opinion, when past losses are used to offset future taxable income, the dollars must be of the same kind, – real, and relating to the same person or business entity, and not imaginary, fake or carried by others.
    Could that be the reason why Trumpy is so afraid of showing his tax returns?

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 10:12 am on October 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Guest post: Christian values, by Marc Perkel, Gilroy (LTE, SF Chronicle Insight 10/16/2016) 

    I’m somewhat surprised that Sen. Ted Cruz is sticking with Donald Trump after all the horrible stuff that Trump did to Ted Cruz personally. Trump accused Ted Cruz’s father of being a conspirator in the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy and attacked his wife as being too ugly to be first lady.

    Ted Cruz is supposedly a Christian and yet he doesn’t have a problem with Trump going after married women while his pregnant wife sits at home, or talking about grabbing women by the crotch because he’s a “star” and he can get away with it. If this is what they call “Christian values,” all I can say is, “Thank God I’m an atheist!”

    Marc Perkel, Gilroy

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 1:17 pm on October 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Vetting whom? 

    Republican presidential hopeless Donald J. Trump has been calling for deep and extreme vetting of immigrants.
    How about a more extreme vetting of Republican presidential candidates, – especially a frivolous one who has been bragging about vetting attractive females, – rather extremely deep?

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 12:34 pm on October 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Voter fraud? 

    Contrary to persistent Republican claims, individual voter fraud has been found to be rare and of no impact on election results. The risk of heavy fines and even imprisonment for fraudulent voting, is a deterrent in itself.
    On the other hand, voter fraud with intended, and potentially real, impact on election results, are the massive and usually Republican initiated attempts at limiting access to voting places, purging of registration files, installing unnecessary and for many burdensome identification requirements, etc. That those attempts are aimed at Democrats, is too obvious.
    Republican hopeful Donald Trump has already announced that if he doesn’t win, it will be due to voter fraud.
    Of course, if not enough Democratic voters are prevented from voting, he will lose and go down in utter disgrace, hopefully taking GOP and Congress majority with him.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 10:38 am on October 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Advice for Trump’s next debate 

    Trump vows to hit Hillary even harder in the next debate. That sounds good to me, and it might turn out to be good for the country, too!
    Indeed, do more of the same, Trumpy, much more: interrupt more often and with more force, – both Hillary and the moderator. Shake your big, powerful head more often and more vigorously! Switch between NO! and nooooo … to whatever she says.
    Get more personal, slip in comments on Hillary’s appearance, – her hair, make-up, height, weight, – that should rattle her. And, don’t forget to mention all the hoaxes: climate change, science, NATO, NASA, gun control, public schools and middle class education, etc. Don’t be shy or too considerate, – let her know she’s nothing compared to your latest wife.
    And, by all means, – don’t reveal your tax returns! That could have a negative impact on your next reality show! You know how bigoted some people can be!
    However, let it be known that only dumb people pay taxes, – not smart ones like you! That’s always a good one to rub in.

     
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    • Al Ward 5:52 pm on October 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Federal law, Title 18. Section 2071:

      (For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to
      memory, here’s what it saysJ

      “(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates,
      obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do
      so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper,
      document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer
      of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with
      any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined
      under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
      (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map,
      book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully
      conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the
      same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
      three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified
      from holding any office under the United States. As used in this
      subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any
      person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.”

      Yes, it explicitly states “shall forfeit his office and be

      disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”

      Hillary destroyed 33000 documents after they were subpoenaed by the

      U.S. Congress and therefore their property.

      This certainly helps explain why five of the people working for Hillary pleaded the 5th.
      The real question is not “Is Hillary guilty?”, but rather “What does she have on FBI Director Comey?”.
      Al

  • Jorg Aadahl 10:24 am on September 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trump, – playing Picasso? 

    As Pablo Picasso’s paintings became stranger and more and more surrealistic, at least some people began to wonder if the artist was simply having fun, trying to see how far he could go, without people realizing he was playing them for fools.

    Could Donald Trump be doing a political Picasso, – just having fun seeing how far he can go with a core of gullible, intellectually challenged people faithfully following him, – despite his surrealistic behavior?

    For more on Trumpy, check out the page Article-links: Trump the proud tax dodger, Trump the charity cheat, Trump’s assassination call, and many more revealing his true nature.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 2:22 pm on September 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trump a liar, slow learner, or both? 

    It took Republican presidential hopeless Donald Trump 5 years to finally figure out that President Obama was born here in the United States. The evidence was obvious from day one, and no new information has surfaced, but all of a sudden Trumpy “got” it. Is he such a slow learner, or was he actually lying about it all along, – including “unbelievable” findings by his imaginary “investigators” in Hawaii?
    What about climate change? Doesn’t he understand, or at least accept, what just about every climate scientist across the globe agree upon, not to mention the growing evidence? Or, does he lie about that, too?
    What about President Obama’s accomplishments and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s qualifications for the job? Doesn’t he get it, or does he simply lie about it all to fool his intellectually challenged followers?
    Finally, does he really believe what he preaches, – about cutting taxes, debt and deficits, while expanding the military, providing jobs for everybody, making everybody richer, scrapping Obamacare, NATO and UN and sending “illegals” young and old out of the country? Or, is that, too, just a bunch of lies and read meat for his uneducated followers?
    Can we believe anything that comes out of his mouth, – whether backed by tweets, or not?
    Is he constantly lying, – or is he just a slow learner?

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 10:34 am on September 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    9/11 reminder 

    9/11 lessons learned? (SM Daily Journal, 9/17/2013, reprinted with comments)
    Dear Editor,
    The MSNBC 9/11 documentary, “On Native Soil”, was a timely reminder of atrocities that must never be forgotten. It was also a shocking exposé of what went wrong prior to and during the Islamic terrorist attacks on that fateful day. Just about everything that could go wrong, and more, did.
    How could all the signs, warnings and actual reports about the pending attacks be ignored?
    Why would American linguists fluent in Arabic languages be fired, just because they were gay, while intercepted documents with clues were left un-translated? How could so many agencies hang on to bits and pieces of important info without communicating with each other? How could then Secretary of State Condoliza Rice claim that “no one could imagine that someone would steal our airplanes and use them as bombs”? That was her job to “imagine”! Besides, ever heard about WWII and the Japanese?
    While the country was attacked, President Bush sat in an elementary school classroom reading for the students! That’s a job for the president, while all indications were that something huge was about to happen? On top of the info mismanagement prior to 9/11, – almost total confusion while it happened, important phone calls were left on hold, fighter jets scrambled without clear mission or goal, etc.
    The Bush administration even tried to torpedo a most needed comprehensive investigation, until forced by 9/11 victims and relatives of the dead and maimed. Apparently none, or only a few, of the “9/11 Commission Report” have been acted upon. Did we learn anything, beyond taking our shoes off and on before flying anywhere?
    Jorg Aadahl
    Excellent! Glad to see someone is writing the truth about 9/11. Julie Muller
    Plenty of people who have spun your facts differently would call your article 100% lefty claptrap. I suspect the truth lies in the middle. Al W
    Yes, Al! I’m fully aware of that! Facts and logic are claptrap to what appears to be the majority of Republicans. That’s why they vote lunatics into office. Jorg
    I heard from good sources that if Clinton was still in office, due to his more inquiring style of management the event would probably have been stopped. Mike C.
    Yes, indeed! Clinton warned Bush that Osama bin Laden was planning a major attack, – which Bush simply ignored. He had more important things to do, – like reading “My pet goat” for little children, – without stumbling. Jorg

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 2:54 pm on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Guest post: “Obama deserves highest honor”, LTE by Guy Guerrero, SM Daily Journal August 23, 2016 

    Editor, Thanks to President Obama, today Americans are enjoying life and have money in their pockets and in their investment portfolios. Like the mythological Phoenix, our economy has risen from the ashes of the 2009 Great Recession, despite the unrelenting drive of the Republican party, fueled by the anger of its tea party members, to ensure his failure. From day one in 2009, when President Obama took office, conservative political operatives began hatching their plot to bring him down. It was their plan not only to cause his entire political agenda to fail, but also to destroy him personally. From the very beginning of the Obama administration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the then House minority leader John Boehner made it clear they had a different agenda: they would automatically oppose anything President Obama put forward. McConnell famously vowed to make Obama a one-term president. The personal attacks on President Obama have been relentless and uglier than those against other presidents in the history of America. If President Obama was a foot soldier, and had he been subjected to the equivalent withering, sustained bombardment over a long period from the enemy and yet succeeded in saving his company from annihilation, he would have received the highest possible award, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
    Thank you, Guy: There is no doubt in my mind that Obama will go down in history as one of the best we have ever had! It is absolutely incredible what he has been able to do, despite compact obstruction from a Republican-infested Congress! He has also restored our respect in foreign countries, – I read European newspapers daily in several languages, so I know what I am talking about.

    “Obama truly deserving of honor”, LTE by Linda Slocum Lara, SM Daily Journal, August 31, 2016:
    Editor, I would like to say amen to Guy Guerrero’s letter of Aug. 23, 2016, “Obama deserves highest honor.” I agree with Mr. Guerrero 100 percent. It has saddened and disgusted me all these years that President Obama has been challenged and fought from every angle through the congressional leadership of Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and others. They had an agenda to undo President Obama and make him fail. To me this is shameful politics. This kind of behavior from our politicians and leaders make it really hard to respect our representatives. I agree that President Obama has brought class and dignity to the White House and to the presidency. He is a gentleman, and if I could vote for him a third time I most certainly would. President Obama most definitely does deserve a Congressional Medal of Honor as Mr. Guerrero so eloquently described.

    Thank you, Linda, for your wise words to support Guerreros’ excellent LTE! It is a shame how our duly elected President Obama has been treated, – while his predessor ‘W’ actually got away with mass murder, – and more! What Obama has been able to accomplish, after being stuck with the disaster the ‘W’ administration left him, is absolutely incredible, – especially considering the compact obstruction from a Republican-infested Congress. But, of course, there will always be intellectually challenged racists who would never accept anything good from someone of color! In that respect we’re a backwards country, unfortunately.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 5:43 am on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy white wash 

    Various Trump apologists keep trying to explain away his death threat on Hillary Clinton. One particularly irate LTE-writer “saw” Trump’s speech and “he was clearly referring to the organization’s political power and funding – not anything even remotely connected to violence”.
    My goodness, how much of a Trump apologist do you have to be to misunderstand these words, right out of his mouth, startling listeners of all political persuasions: “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said to the crowd of supporters gathered in the Trask Coliseum at North Carolina University in Wilmington.
    “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.”
    “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”
    Adding: “But that would be a horrible day”.
    Besides blatantly lying about Hillary’s plan for the 2nd Amendment, the last sentence should remove any doubt about what Trump really meant! He certainly didn’t mean it would be a “horrible day” if his opponent were prevented from picking SCOTUS judges because she didn’t win! Even Trump seemed to admit it would be a “horrible day” if another politician were gunned down, – or, did he just add that to sound more reasonable?!

    Every Southerner, black and white, knows exactly what Trump was suggesting when he said the “Second Amendment people” know what to do if Clinton is elected.
    Trump’s methods line up with the historic pattern of white hate groups who wait for politicians to use code words to call them to arms. Secret and not-so-secret political societies have been aroused by the success of multi-ethnic fusion coalitions across the South. Right there in North Carolina, political and corporate elites have spent enormous sums of money to suppress the votes of a fusion coalition mobilized by the “Forward Together Moral Monday Movement.” Just recently, a federal court overturned North Carolina’s voter-suppression law. Trump knows that just made it harder for him to win this swing state. I am not surprised that he would sink low enough to tap the repressed hatred of angry white voters. But I am surprised that someone feels so obligated to defend a sinking Trump, that he tries to misinterpret what he actually said, with entirely illogical linguistic acrobatics.

     
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