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I'm supposed to "tone down the rhetoric?"

In the wake of the shooting of members of Congress at baseball practice last week, we now hear calls from Republicans and their supporters to "tone down the rhetoric."


For years, Republican and NRA Board member Ted Nugent -- a pedophile draft dodger -- talked about shoving a machine gun up Obama's ass and pulling the trigger.  Now Nugent says maybe we need to tone down the rhetoric.
MEMO FOR NUGENT:  Suck on your machine gun . . . just like you told President Obama to do.

Democratic member of Congress Gabby Giffords was shot.  We called for everyone to tone down the rhetoric.  What did we get?  We got:
-- Silence from the GOP, from Fox, from Limbaugh -- silence from the entire rightwing noise machine.
-- Sarah Palin posted a map of the US with weapon sight crosshairs on the districts of Democratic Congressional members she wanted to defeat.

Donald Trump, Jr., recently said Democrats are not even people.
MEMO FOR DONALD JR:  Call your tailor and get yourself measured for an orange jump suit.  You'll need it after Mueller gets through with your family of criminals.

Senate Republicans are working in secret to take health insurance away from working Americans and we are supposed to tone down the rhetoric?

A deranged nutcase opens fire on a group of Republican members of Congress playing baseball.  Then, Congressional Republicans vote to allow mentally ill people to buy guns.

After eight years of listening to Republicans question President Obama's citizenship, after eight years of Republicans opposing every single Obama proposal, after years of useless "investigations" into the Clintons -- now I'm supposed to "tone down the rhetoric?"

Disillusioned, angry goobers in failing rural towns voted for a stupid, half-witted, self-centered man-child with the maturity of a sixth grader . . . and I'm supposed to "tone down the rhetoric?'

How about this for rhetoric:  
Republicans are the enemy of this nation.  
Anyone who voted for Trump is a fool.
Tone down this, you assholes:

And another conservative snowflake steps up to the microphone . . .

A conservative student filed a lawsuit to turn her failing grade into an “A” because she did not like her professor’s assigned readings.
Donna Kikkert complained that her professor assigned texts that focused on LGBT poets instead of classics such as Robert Frost and Edgar Allan Poe, and she was unable to persuade University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty to let her read what she wanted, reported the (Milwaukee) Journal Sentinel.
The 59-year-old Kikkert claims that Patricia Dyjak, her professor for Advanced Creative Writing Poetry, failed her in retaliation for complaining about course work involving “lesbians, illicit sexual relationships, incest and frequent swearing.”
She also accused the professor of exposing her bare breast while showing students a tattoo on her shoulder blade area.
“She has swung the pendulum far to the side of LGBT students and, in doing so, has chosen to totally discount the importance and the validity of the mainstream student population,” Kikkert argued in her suit.
Kikkert wants a court to force Dyjak to turn the F into an A, and she also wants the professor suspended for a year without pay or fired.
The professor is being represented by the state Attorney General’s Office because the university is a function of the state.
Dyjak declined to comment, but Assistant Attorney General Katherine Spitz has requested the case be dismissed because Kikkert’s allegations don’t amount to a violation of any law.
“Kikkert’s complaint fails because it does not provide any legal authority or other basis (and the defendant’s counsel is aware of none) upon which this court could require Dyjak to teach the work of certain poets in a college course … or to provide any particular student with the grade that student believes she deserves, rather than the one she earned,” Spitz argued in a court filing.
A Portage County judge dismissed the case, but Kikkert has said she may appeal.

Three pieces of shit flushed . . .

 Three pieces of shit were flushed today in Texas -- two "bounty hunters" and the guy they were hunting.

(CNN) Three men were killed after a gunfight inside a Texas car dealership involving bounty hunters and the man they were trying to capture. 
And it all happened Tuesday inside of a showroom filled with customers and employees.
Bounty hunters Gabriel Bernal and Fidel Garcia were killed while trying to capture fugitive Ramon Michael Hutchinson at a Nissan dealership in Greenville, Texas, just outside of Dallas. Hutchinson was also killed.
The bounty hunters had been waiting for Hutchinson at the dealership for several hours.
"We didn't give them permission, but we also didn't tell them that they had to leave," dealership owner Rick Ford told CNN affiliate KTVT
"We were told they were federal agents so we didn't ask them to leave. They were dressed casual. We thought they were plainclothes officers."
Ford said the men -- who worked for a private company called US Fugitive Recovery & Extradition -- didn't show any badges or ID.
Hutchinson, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was wanted on drug and other charges. The bounty hunters had a tip that Hutchinson would be at the dealership that day because his girlfriend was trading in her vehicle.
When Hutchinson arrived at the dealership, a scuffle started as Bernal and Garcia tried to apprehend him, KTVT reports. That's when all three men pulled out guns.
"I've been told that the two gentleman approached him with handcuffs and were going to try to arrest him and that's when the shooting started," Ford said.
Cell phone video by someone inside captured the start of the gunfight. About 20 shots are fired in just seconds. Employees and customers are seen scrambling for cover as people scream.
Miraculously, no one else was hurt.
Ford said the dealership will reopen on Friday.

Let me explain something to you rightwing sonsofbitches

Read this:

A Democratic Texas congressman who called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump has been deluged with racist threats of murder and hanging, reported on Saturday. 

U.S. Rep. Al Green — who called for Trump to be removed from office last Monday — played recordings of voice mail messages he has received since he spoke out against the Trump presidency to a Friday night town hall meeting in his district.

“You can decide for yourself what we’re dealing with,” Green said before playing the recordings.
“You ain’t gonna impeach nobody, you f*cking ni**ger!” said the first caller. The subsequent messages were more of the same, including taunts of “We’re gonna hang all you ni**ers” and “you’ll be hanging from a tree.”

Hate crimes against nonwhites, LGBTQ people and immigrants have spiked since Trump’s election as racists emboldened by Trump’s white nationalist agenda act on their prejudices.

 Now -- understand this.  You rightwing sonsofbitches are not the only people in this country who own and use firearms.  The Second Amendment applies to us Democrats and to black folks.  There was a time when you could threaten people and get away with it.  KISS THAT SHIT GOODBYE.

Two kinds of Republicans


Check your wallet to see which one your are.

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HUUUUGE DEFEAT FOR TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Late on Sunday evening, details emerged about a new spending agreement that congressional leaders had reached to keep the federal government open past this week, when current funding runs out, and through the end of September. The deal is looking like a huge victory for Democrats—and a massive failure for Donald Trump and his Republican Party:
The bipartisan agreement includes $12.5 billion in new military spending and $1.5 billion more for border security, a major priority for Republican leaders in Congress.
The agreement follows weeks of tense negotiations between Democrats and GOP leaders after President Trump insisted that the deal include funding to begin building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump eventually dropped that demand, leaving Congress to resolve lingering issues over several unrelated policy measures.
The new border-security money comes with strict limitations that the Trump administration use it only for technology investments and repairs to existing fencing and infrastructure, the aides said.
In a way, that’s even more humiliating for Trump—and an even bigger betrayal of his supporters: There’s more money for border security but the government is forbidden from using it to pay for that insane wall. Maybe they’re still hoping Mexico will pony up?
The rest of the bill is also an amazing win for Democrats:
The agreement also includes several policy victories for Democrats, whose votes will be necessary to pass the measure in the Senate. Democrats fought to include $295 million to help Puerto Rico continue making payments to Medicaid, $100 million to combat opioid addiction, and increases in energy and science funding that Trump had proposed cutting. If passed, the legislation will ensure that Planned Parenthood continues to receive federal funding through September.
Hold on, there’s more:
The White House also backed away from language to take away grants from "sanctuary cities" that do not share information about people's immigration status with federal authorities.
Hot damn! It’s hard to believe that Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the presidency, isn’t it? Because this bill sure as hell looks like it was written by Democrats. It’s truly amazing that despite its huge majorities and rock-solid hold on Washington, the GOP simply cannot govern in any way, shape or form.
Of course, Congress has yet to pass this bill, and who knows what kind of fuss conservatives will try to kick up. But if far-right Republicans threaten not to support this package, then GOP leadership will have to troll for even more Democratic votes … which would require making the bill even more liberal. The alternative would be a government shutdown, which would fall squarely on Republican shoulders—again, see that bit about how they’re in charge of all the levers of power.

Missouri law now says a fight in grade school is a felony and kids will go to jail

On January 1, 2017 a revised statute went into effect that changes the laws on what punishments can and should be handed out to children who have fights in school. Previously a child could be charged with a misdemeanor and released to their parents. Now they will get plugged into the school to prison pipeline just that much faster.
However, with the new law going into effect on January 1, that student will now head to a juvenile detention center and be charged with a Class E felony.
That means they could spend up to four years in jail.
One of the serious issues here is that schools, by the new definitions of the law, are mandated to report any and all “first degree harassment” or fights to the authorities—if those situations arise during school hours and under a school’s jurisdiction. According to Susan Goldammer, a lawyer for the Missouri School Boards’ Association who was interviewed by Kansas City 41’s KSHB, this means that the change in statute is really about tying educators’ hands.
SG: The mandated reporting laws require that we contact law enforcement. For most of our students, they are under the age of 17 and that would probably be the juvenile office. For the students that are 17 or older, we would call the police.
41: Will all calls to law enforcement result in felonies?
SG: Just because the school district reports an offense it doesn't mean that any subsequent action will take place. It is up to the discretion of law enforcement, the juvenile office, [and] the prosecutors to determine whether a student should be charged with a crime or if action needs to be brought in juvenile court regarding the actions of the particular students. So there is a lot of discretion on the law enforcement end of it to determine if this actually results in any kind of criminal record for the students, but school districts do not have that discussion.
Proponents of the law say that this will be a deterrent for young people. Science and data and psychology say that that is one hundred percent not how conflict resolution and teaching young people how to handle high stress, highly emotional situations. It’s especially hard when there is serious evidence that a) young people don’t necessarily have the minds to control certain impulses under certain conditions that an older person has, and b) just because you have a fight or fights doesn’t mean you should be sent to jail to be turned into a hardened criminal.
Violence toward others also tends to peak in adolescent years, says psychiatrist Peter Ash of Emory University. It's mostly likely to start around age 16, and people who haven't committed a violent crime by age 19 only rarely start doing it later, he said.
The good news here, he said, is that a violent adolescent doesn't necessarily become a violent adult. Some two-thirds to three-quarters of violent youth grow out of it, he said. "They get more self-controlled."
Missouri, like most of America, needs to stop relying on police and prisons and systematic racism to solve its problems.

Meanwhile -- if you are a white parent, don't worry.  This law will be enforced only against black kids.  Just wait and see.

Let's all hope this is true!!!

As of Saturday afternoon, March 25, rumors are flying that General Mike Flynn has flipped under FBI interrogation and is ready to spill the beans on the Trump-Russia connection!!!!

This is TOO good!!!

Yesterday, Pat Robertson kicked off “The 700 Club” by declaring that the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, “is going to pass” and “they’re going to give Trump a victory.”

“It’s going to go through the Senate, and we’re all going to rejoice that we’re going to pay less on health care,” he said, despite the fact that if enacted, most people would see their premiums skyrocket.

Robertson said that “he knew that the Lord was going to give Trump victory” and that God is using the president to do great things.

“They’re going to get it,” he said. “They’re going to give it to the president. Mark my word: it will pass. They will get those extra votes. It will go through. They’re going to work together to give us tremendous health care.”

The bill did not pass.

How about a dose of reality???

Mock-up of planned Russian-Chinese airliner to compete with Boeing and Airbus. To enter service by 2025. Ambitious? Oh yes. Remember when we laughed at Toyota, Airbus, and Trump?

Is Washington really going to start a trade war with China, or is it just huffing and puffing for position? I don’t know. Mr. Trump has inexplicably failed to brief me. A point worth bearing in mind:
The United States cannot compete commercially with a developed Asia, or China. 

America has nowhere to go. It is a fully developed economy that cannot grow rapidly if it grows at all. America is also a country of only medium size with a white and Asian population of a bit more than two hundred million who do all the brain work. It has a decaying system of education, declining living standards, and an economy crippled by huge military expenditures.

By contrast China has a billion Han Chinese, intelligent government, a great deal of room to grow and high rates of doing so. The combined land mass, population, and economic potential of Asia are staggering. In differing degrees, Asian nations are growing.

Further, Eurasia is one continent, and China has land connections to all of it–“interior lines of communication,” as soldiers say. America does not. Beijing’s stated intention is to use this to unite Eurasia into one enormous commercial unit—which will not include guess who. Beijing can do this. It has the cash. China is the world’s leader in high-speed rail. As a competent dictatorship, it can decide to do things and then do them, while America often seems unable to do either.

First Direct Fright Train from China to UK Arrives in London.” Chinese rolling stock like the above is becoming common in Europe.  

Some time has passed since Beijing made its first rail shipment from Wuli on the Pacific coast through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belorusa, Poland, to Germany and then left to Madrid. It was clunky and a bit of a stunt. Now there are scheduled trains connecting many Chinese cities to the rest of Asia, including Europe. This will not rival sea transport in volume, but will give a lot of places in Asia access to each other. Influence will follow. Watch.

This is bad news for Washington. Greater trade between Europe and the eastern part of the continent means less influence for Washington. It means potentially very much less influence. European nations have much to gain by trading with the incomprehensibly large markets, current and arriving, between Poland the the Pacific. They have nothing to gain by remaining as sepoy states under American control. Their businessmen know it.

China, already the world leader in supercomputers both in number and performance, hopes to have an exascale machine by 2018, way ahead of the US. These are not people to underestimate.

This dismal reality looks to be behind the orchestrated billingsgate against Russia, the war drums being pounded about the South China Sea, and the obvious desire for war with Iran. These three counties are key to an economic union that, if not stopped, will dwarf the United States. While some hope that China will collapse because of internal problems, this is a thin reed upon which to bet the Empire. Washington knows it.

The Empire can not afford to lose control of Europe’s governments, which will happen if heavy trade is allowed to develop with the Three Bugbears. Thus Washington’s hostility to all three—a hostility whose chief effect, note, has been to drive them together against America. Not good. The first rule of empires is Don’t let your enemies unite.

Here we come to a crucial difference between American and Chinese foreign policy. Washington’s approach to maintaining the Empire has consisted of military attack, threats of military attack, military occupation, and the imposition of sanctions. These are visibly declining in effectiveness. The US currently has sanctions against North Korea, Cuba, Iran, and Russia—none of which has produced the desired capitulation. Unless Washington comes up with something quick, presumably a shooting war or a trade war, its aircraft carriers will steam in circles, slowly rusting, while Asia grows. 

Glimmerings of rebellion appear in many places. In the Philippines, Duterte is snuggling up to China. While Washington may kill him or twist his arm, twenty years ago this would not have been necessary. Malaya recently bought Chinese naval vessels. Thailand has begun buying Chinese arms. Countries are slowly abandoning the dollar. German businessmen want to trade with Russia.

Trump now proposes sanctions on China, having said the he would impose a tariff of forty-five percent on goods from there. Perhaps he was lying, bluffing,  or posing in the standard manner of politicians. Maybe he wasn’t. I am not so foolish as to think I can predict the course of a trade war, but neither am I so foolish as to believe that Trump can.

He seems to have the instincts of a bully, which works, or may work, with weak states like Mexico. China isn’t one. He has said that China needs the US more than the US needs China, and so China will surrender. This was also said of Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Russia. The US remains superior to China in all sorts of things, but a lot fewer than before. A trade war won might prove less desirable than a trade war not started. We remember Pyrrhus for a reason.

China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope.” A friend, more patriotic than observant, recently spoke of China as “900,000,000 illiterate peasants.” I suggested stronger coffee. 

If only for reasons of vanity, Trump couldn’t let China get away with calling his bluff. Millions have died over wounded vanity. What could he do? Go for an all-out trade war? Again, risky. Proud countries dig their heels in. China is not without options. By simply turning to Airbus as exclusive provider to its large and growing market, it would wreak havoc on Boeing and its work force and perhaps marginalize the company. Add that Israel may not allow Boeing to sell to Iran, which would be a further blow. 

It is interesting to consider recent PISA scores, which measure the academic performance of school kids.  Math scores in order by country: Singapore, Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, China. The US was well below average for the countries tested, though its scores are lowered by minorities. Headline: “NY Professor Says Algebra Is Too Hard, Schools Should Drop It.” On fairness, America leads in safe spaces, trigger warnings, puzzled diversity, and whimpering Snowflakes. Watch out, Beijing.

A trade war might come down to whose population can better tolerate want. The deplorables who shop at Walmart are already stretched pretty tight and would not react well to being further impoverished for what they would see as profits for the Establishment. 

Maybe America ought to worry about its universities, roads, laboratories, and medical care instead of wasting its money on corruption, bombers, lunges for empire, and dreams that 1955 is just around the corner.

China has launched the world’s first quantum-crypto satellite, presumably intended to get NSA off it back, as transmissions are not usefully intercept able. I’m not sure all of us quite know what we are dealing with. The days when Asia made little paper umbrellas for expensive drinks seem to have ended.

I'm really bored with all this winning

Remember back on the campaign trail when Trump told us we were going to win so much we would "get bored with winning?"

Trump's first legislative test -- Trumpcare -- BIG FAIL.

Trump is now officially a LOSER.

Republicans have been screaming "repeal and replace" for seven years -- and this is the best they can do?

Is anyone else tired of all this winning??


Meanwhile, FBI Director James Comey was spotted entering the White House.

Trump campaign chair in Oklahoma arrested in motel room with underage boy

MOORE, Okla. - Oklahoma Republican Senator Ralph Shortey is under investigation for an incident at a motel with a teenage boy.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn told NewsChannel 4 the boy is 16 or 17, and that is the age of consent in Oklahoma.

Shortey is 35.

The incident took place at a Super 8 in Moore.

A member of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Tribe, Senator Ralph Shortey was born in Casper, Wyoming. He spent part of his childhood on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in Grass Mountain, South Dakota before moving to Oklahoma City where he attended Moore Public Schools. Shortey graduated from West Moore High School in 2000, and following graduation he attended Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in preparation for mission work in Uganda. In 2002, Ralph married his high school sweetheart, Jennifer and continues to make his home in south Oklahoma City with their two children, Kaitlyn and Elena. With a growing family, Shortey decided against pursuing mission work and instead entered the oil and gas industry, working as a production consultant. In 2010 Shortey, a long-time political volunteer, decided to run for the Senate District 44 seat. In addition to serving in the Oklahoma State Senate, he is currently pursuing a degree in finance and economics. Senator Shortey’ s priorities in the Legislature include personal liberty, fighting illegal immigration and strengthening public safety in Oklahoma.

A direct mail piece sent to Shortey’s constituents show that he was also endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his opposition to immigration and immigrants and by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) for his “conservative principles.” Beth and Dog the Bounty Hunter hosted a rally for Shortey’s election in 2014.

Here's Senator Shortey with his BFF, Donald Trump, Jr.

UPDATE -- March 16:  Oklahoma police have issued three prostitution-related charges against this Republican hypocrite.

The Moore Police Department on Wednesday announced that it has recommended three prostitution-related charges against State Sen. Ralph Shortey.

The recommended charges include: soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting for the purpose of prostitution. 

 Did I mention Shortey was Trump's Oklahoma state chair?

Oh, I did?

Well did I mention he was endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Or that Dog the Bounty Hunter once hosted a rally for him?

Oh, I did?

Well, okay -- just wanted to make certain everyone knows these facts.

 Meanwhile, here's another photo of Shortey from his Facebook page.

I own and use a lot of guns . . . but . . . this is NONSENSE!!!

This is SUCH BULLSHIT!!!  The NRA and it's Republican puppets want to make silencers legal to protect our hearing.  WEAR HEARING PROTECTION, FOOLS !!!

Oh, and they call them "suppressors," not "silencers."

Introduced in House (10/22/2015)

Hearing Protection Act of 2015

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers, and (2) treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any registration or licensing requirements of the National Firearms Act with respect to such silencer. Any person who pays a tax on a silencer after October 22, 2015 may receive a refund of such tax.
The bill amends the federal criminal code to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers.

I'm done with it

I'm tired of people telling me I need to listen to conservatives, Tea Partiers, Republicans, and Trumpsters.  

I've listened to them.  

They have nothing of any value to say.

Fuck 'em.

Why the Old Redneck hates Donald Trump

Why does the author of this blog dislike Donald Trump?  

 The author of this blog does not dislike Donald Trump. 

 The author of this blog HATES Donald Trump.   

And it's not just him. It's everyone he's surrounded himself with, like Bannon, Sessions, Spicer, Gorka, that worm Miller. And that includes those buffoons who just seem sad or lost or pathetic,  like Ben Carson or Kellyanne Conway.


Look at what Trump and the Congress that doesn’t have the guts to stand up to him did ON JUST ONE DAY – March 7, 2017:

- Trump signed a new Muslim ban despite the fact that the Department of Homeland Security said it was useless.

- Trump continues to ask for an investigation of former President Obama based on a lie Trump spouted that Obama personally had him wiretapped. And members of Congress seem perfectly willing to go along with this lie even though they know it's just a lie.

- Republicans in the House finally released their "replacement" for the Affordable Care Act, one that provides less coverage and has far harsher penalties for people without health insurance while giving the wealthy a big tax break, with an extra-special bigger tax break for health care company CEOs.

- DHS Secretary John Kelly said that undocumented mothers might be separated from their children if caught at the border, ending some family detention and surely breaking up families.

- The Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of a transgender student who wanted to use the bathroom of his gender identity because the Trump administration changed the rule that the case was based on.

- This is not to mention a hundred other things, including the ongoing questions about Russia, Trump's business dealings, and more, and this isn’t even getting into whatever is occurring with Khizr Khan, the American father of an American Muslim soldier killed in Iraq.

This is one day. And it isn't over yet. I'm sure that while I'm writing this, some other insane thing will happen. None of these are minor annoyances. I haven't mentioned a single tweet from Trump. No, these are all things that have an effect on millions of people, if not the entire nation, if not the entire world. So, yeah, I hate this man. But I don't just hate him for what he's doing. I hate him for who he is and how he got here.

I hate Donald Trump because he knew that he was getting in over his head and he still thought he could just cruise through this job like he's cruised through his life. I hate him and his family and everyone around him because no one had the guts to say, "No, Donald, you flaming asshole, you dimwit, you dolt, you are not smart enough, wise enough, skilled enough, experienced enough to be president. Knock it off." I hate him because he's a pathetic deluded madman and a flailing criminal.

This isn't a violent hatred, though. I don't want Trump harmed. But I want him to have to watch it all crumble, his fake empire, his precarious fortune, everything. I want him to have to watch as he becomes bereft of all the weak barricades that prevent him from realizing how loathed he is, and I want to watch his face when it hits him that the love and approval he so desperately craves has turned him into the punchline at the end of his life.

Is it possible for the so-called president to tell the truth about anything?

Here's Trump's lie of the day.  Or, to be exact, here's the lie with which he started the day . . . no doubt, many more will follow before today is over.
Donald J. Trump‏
122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!

He took the 122 number from a Fox News broadcast, but he assumed the prisoners were released by the Obama admin, when in fact it was the Bush admin.

As of July, 122 former Guantanamo detainees were confirmed to be re-engaging in terrorism, while another 86 were suspected to be, according to the most recent Office of the Director of National Intelligence report on former Guantanamo detainees released in September.

Of those confirmed, 113 were released by former President George W. Bush and nine were released by Obama.

The disturbing thing is that Trump lying in these tweets doesn't really seem to matter to his fans.

Now there's at least one entire website dedicated to Trump's bullshit:

Trump-Russia connections in detail

Here it is folks -- a compilation of documents that report and analyze the extensive connections that tie the Trump campaign, Trump family, and Trump associates to Russia and the Russian mob.

Does anyone know just how low this asshole acting as president will sink???

President Donald Trump was asked by the crew on Fox & Friends about the failed raid in Yemen that took the life of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, and the president was quick to deflect blame onto others.

When asked about criticism from Owens’s father about the failed raid, Trump pointed out that planning for the mission actually started under former President Obama.

“This was a mission that was started before I got here,” Trump said. “This was something that was, uh, you know, they wanted to do. They came to see me, they explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected. My generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan.”

Trump is a cross between a carnival barker and a trained seal.  Has he ever taken responsibility for anything?

Oh, boo-fucking-hoo -- Georgia white trash Trump voters get what they deserve

A couple who terrorized African Americans in the wake of the Charleston church massacre are sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Georgia.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

“Just a month after Dylann Roof shot down nine African-American worshipers in a Charleston, S.C., church, Jose Ismael Torres and Kayla Rae Norton gathered with 13 other friends to make a statement about the Confederate battle flag.
Roof had championed it and said he wanted to start a race war. Over two days in July 2015, Norton and Torres’ group, which called itself “Respect the Flag,” decorated their convoy of pickup trucks and went on what authorities described as a drunken rampage through Paulding and Douglas counties.
To make their point about their right to fly the battle flag and what they thought of African-Americans, they threatened black motorists with epithets and a gun, heckled black customers at a Paulding County Walmart with the same epithet and repeated their actions at a convenience store. 

The store manager called 911.

Then they happened upon the outdoor birthday party for than 8-year-old African-American child at his grandmother’s house in Douglasville. The confrontation that ensued, and its aftermath, culminated Monday with lengthy prison sentences for Torres and Norton.

As the defendants wept uncontrollably, Superior Court Judge William McClain castigated Norton, 25, and Torres, 26, for perpetrating what he called a hate crime. He sentenced Torres to 20 years, with 13 to serve in prison; Norton was given 15 years, with six to serve. Upon their release, McClain banished them from Douglas County.”

They were riding around drunk as skunks, shouting racial epithets, threatening to kill people on the streets. They loaded a shotgun and pointed it at young children at the birthday party, threatening to kill the “little n####r bastards.”

They  have reaped what they sowed. Here they are in court, crying like the snowflakes they are.

Welcome to Trumpistan, formerly know as the "United States of America"

A 70-year-old children’s book author claims she was held for over two hours and insulted as she attempted to visit the U.S. from Australia earlier this month.

According to The Guardian, author Mem Fox says she has visited the U.S. over 100 times before but has never received the treatment she was subjected to when she flew into Los Angeles International Airport en route to a conference in Milwaukee.

“I have never in my life been spoken to with such insolence, treated with such disdain, with so many insults and with so much gratuitous impoliteness,” Fox explained, saying she was held in a room and questioned before a group of people at the airport.

“I am old and white, innocent and educated, and I speak English fluently,” Fox told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “Imagine what happened to the others in the room, including an old Iranian woman in her 80s, in a wheelchair.”

“The way I was treated would have made any decent American shocked to the core, because that’s not America as a whole, it really isn’t. It’s just that people have been given permission to let rip in a fashion that is alarming,” the author of the popular children’s books continued.

Fox added that she felt like she was a “prisoner at Guantanamo Bay,” and after her release she was “sobbing like a baby.”

After her release, Fox issued a complaint through both the Australian embassy in Washington and with the US embassy in Canberra, saying she then received a “charming letter of apology from U.S. officials.

The author is the creator of Possum Magic, a book that has sold over 3 million copies — making it the most poplar book picture in Australian history.

As more and more of these stories are spread worldwide, tourists will stop coming to the US.  Scholars will hold their conferences in Europe and Asia.

Don't you feel much safer?  I know I do.

The Old Redneck has a question:

How is it that a man who raped his wife and refers to his daughter as "a piece of ass" can determine which bathroom people use?

Time for action

Democratically elected U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has turned off all of his public telephones and fax machines due to overwhelming protests in favor of Obamacare/ACA, Planned Parenthood, and Medicare, other issues such as tax returns, etc. He is also turning away voters delivering signed petitions. 

So here is the new tactic: 

Please mail postcards to his HOME address: 


Please PASTE and COPY this info and share. Let’s see what 67 million cards in the driveway looks like…

RIP: General Hal Moore

Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died. He was 94.

Joseph Galloway, who with Moore co-authored the book "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young," confirmed Saturday to The Associated Press that Moore died late Friday in his sleep at his home in Auburn, Alabama.

LTC Hal Moore, Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, on the radio during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

This is what you call a good start

A Missouri man who identified himself as the leader of a Ku Klux Klan chapter has been found dead several days after he was reported missing, officials said.

The body of Frank Ancona of Leadwood, Mo., was discovered late Saturday on a river bank in a rural part of the state, Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen said in a statement posted to Facebook.

A family headed to fish in the Big River came across the body, KMOV News reported.
 I'm a native of SW Mississippi . . . Wilkinson County to be exact.  My granddaddy (1896 - 1972) hated the Klan and everything about it.  When I was growing up there in the 1950's, the county was like a lot of Mississippi in that the Klan ruled.  Because he refused to join or support the Klan, he carried a pistol and slept with a shotgun.

There's one way to deal with the Klan and this is it:

Train wreck is coming

People who aspire to elected office tend to have big egos.  After all, if you think you can wrestle with the problems at local, state, or national level, you do need some level of belief in yourself.  My experience is as the higher up you get, the bigger ego you have.  To be in the US Senate, House, or in the White House, you do need a very inflated sense of yourself and your judgement.  This can lead to one becoming a self-centered, deaf-to-anyone-else asshole.

A real executive encourages a bit of competition because that's the only way you get competing ideas and various points of view.  However, if the executive doesn't get the egos under control -- even if it means getting rid of some of them -- he's headed for a train wreck.

It seems as though now the Trump Freak Show has reached or passed that point at which we are now headed for a train wreck on a national scale.

Less than three weeks into his administration, Donald Trump is already considering overhauling the White House. And somehow, that may not even be at the top of his (growing) list of concerns.
A galling new investigation from Politico, based on interviews with two dozen people who have spent time with Trump since the inauguration, suggests the president is completely cowed by the complexities and responsibilities of managing a federal bureaucracy, his staffers bordering on mutinous: “[It’s] a powder-keg of a workplace where job duties are unclear, morale among some is low, factionalism is rampant and exhaustion is running high.”

Here are five of the more explosive findings from its bombshell report:
1. Trump possesses a tenuous grasp of how government actually works
Trump often asks simple questions about policies, proposals and personnel. And, when discussions get bogged down in details, the president has been known to quickly change the subject — to “seem in control at all times,” one senior government official said — or direct questions about details to his chief strategist Steve Bannon, his son-in-law Jared Kushner or House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump has privately expressed disbelief over the ability of judges, bureaucrats or lawmakers to delay — or even stop — him from filling positions and implementing policies.
2. Leaks from the White House are driving him up the wall
The administration is considering limiting the universe of aides with access to the calls or their transcripts, said one administration official, adding that the leaks — and Trump’s anger over them — had created a climate where people are “very careful who they talk to.”
Last week, Trump told an associate he had become weary of in-fighting among — and leaks from — his White House staff “because it reflects on me,” and that he intended to sit down staffers to tell them “to cut this shit out.”
3. Jared Kushner’s feud with Chris Christie is alive and well
Kushner, who is among Trump’s most trusted advisers, has been incensed by reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has ripped the White House over its implementation of Trump’s executive order restricting travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, is telling people that he expects to enter the White House as part of a “second wave” of staffers that will replace initial hires. Kushner has long had tensions with Christie—who as Attorney General of New Jersey prosecuted Kushner’s father—and played a key role in blocking him from getting a senior job in the administration.
4. Trump can’t quit his “SNL” habit, and it’s threatening Sean Spicer’s job security
Trump, a voracious consumer of cable news, has been known to critique aides and surrogates for their appearances. After Spicer’s press briefings, the president has told his spokesman that he’s unhappy about specific answers or his demeanor.
The president, who is obsessive about looks and appearance, even was unhappy with a Saturday Night Live parody of a Spicer briefing, partly because the combative press secretary was depicted by a female comedian, Melissa McCarthy. After it aired, Spicer had proposed cracking a joke about the send-up during his next briefing, or even firing a squirt gun, as McCarthy had done in the sketch. Trump vetoed the idea, according to one person briefed on the matter.
5. Administration officials can’t stand each other, and they’re all miserable
Two visitors to the White House last week said they were struck by how tired the staff looks.

For all of Trump’s frustrations about staff drama however, it isn’t clear they’re going away any time soon. Tensions remain between the staffs of chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon. Priebus’s advisers blamed Bannon’s team for the botched rollout of the travel ban executive order, saying that they hadn’t done the needed legwork ahead of time.