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Re: “Open line and headline news

Bolton as National Security advisor - WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!

When I see Bolton, I see a combination of Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson and Maj. 'King' Kong (Dr. Strangelove references).

Some grim remote positives can be excruciatingly extracted from the increasingly deranged actions of Twitler leading toward our impending doom.

Prior to nuclear annihilation, a significant energy resource can be tapped by putting a generator on the White House revolving doors where Twitler's staff exit and Jared's bribers enter. If Twitler's hidden profits from his corrupt tenure in the White House could be confiscated, it could wipe out our national debt.

If it can be figured out by scientists who survive extermination rampages by Twitlers' evangelicals, perhaps nuclear fallout could be harnessed as an energy-producing resource.

Twitler crows that the Mueller has yet to find any wrongdoing by him in the ten months of its operation and should be closed down. Robert Muellers team has either indicted or gotten guilty pleas from 19 people and three companies so far, including 4 former Twitler advisors. However, investigations into the Clinton email controversy have indicted NO ONE since they began in 2013, yet Twitler insists they continue ... and no matter what the outcome, Hillary should still be jailed.

All of us should be ashamed that we allowed our susceptibility to his false assertions that appealed to our fears. Twitler for years viciously promoted a bogus claim that Obama was not an American. He has a history of cheating in business. He had a well-documented history of racism and unrepentant and even boastful assaults on women. Yet he was elected.

On an historical basis, the existence of the U.S. (242 years) has been a relatively short time. The emergence of the United States was a beacon of hope for a just society, despite its original warts (slavery, women as non-citizens).

That America should end by the tiny hands of a stupid, venal, lascivious, racist, despicable egomaniac elected by enough of us is an indictment of humanity.

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Posted by Jabberwocky on 03/22/2018 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Tuesday: An open line and murderous headlines

I have been a pacifist all of my life, including an honorable CO discharge from the Army. I do not advocate violence.

I wonder how many people are entertaining fantasies of Little Wayne and other members of the NRA industry being exposed to sniper and bomb attempts.

Just by posting this, I expect my door to be busted in. But, heck, won't the Constitution protect me? Not in this administration.

Of course, the NRA leaders oppose better background screening, they oppose higher ages for gun buyers, they oppose restrictions on gun fairs, they oppose government research into gun violence, BUT they advocate arming teachers, they generously provide free "motivational" speakers (advertisers) in public schools and women's groups - they want to sell more guns.

Despite their flourishes of mock patriotism, the NRA is nothing more than a gun industry promotion group. The Second Amendment is only a gunsmoke screen to squeeze profits out of the gullible.

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Posted by Jabberwocky on 03/13/2018 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Tuesday: An open line and murderous headlines

Twitler - short for "the racist imitation POTUS," Trumputin, the short-fingered vulgarian, who uses Twitter to enact stupid policy and promote ethnic cleansing" - continues to disgrace this country and its inhabitants in the eyes of the world. Trump has a long record as a provocateur on matters of race and ethnicity.

From the 1960's, Twitler has a long history of racial bias, at his family's properties, in New York and beyond. The Justice Department in 1973, sued Trump Management for discriminating against blacks. Both Fred Trump, the company's chairman, and Donald Trump, its president, were named as defendants. The company's practice of turning away potential black tenants was extensively documented.

Out of some 3,700 apartments in Trump Village, seven were occupied by African-American families.

Woody Guthrie, a resident then, penned a poem


The Senate Banking Committee subpoenaed Fred Trump in 1954 during an investigation into profiteering off federal housing loans. in 1966, Fred Trump was accused of using state money earmarked for middle-income housing to build a shopping center instead.

Donald Trump often speaks admiringly of Fred Trump, recalling what he learned at his father's side. "My legacy has its roots in my father's legacy."

In 1927, the Ku Klux Klan marched in Queens to protest that "Native-born Protestant Americans" were being "assaulted by Roman Catholic police of New York City." Fred Trump was one of seven men who were arrested that day.

From launching his campaign by calling Mexicans rapists, to going to war with the parents of a Muslim soldier killed in battle, to encouraging violence against minority protesters at his rally, to promising to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, he built a presidential campaign on racial resentment and fear.

He attacked Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over a class action against the for-profit Trump University, could not fairly hear the case because of his Mexican heritage.

In 1989, he told Bryant Gumbel in an interview, A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market...if I was starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really do believe they have the actual advantage today.

Earlier in that same year Twitler helped fan the flames of racial resentment when black and Latino teens were arrested in the infamous Central Park jogger attack. Twitler alone chose to pay for $85,000 worth of full-page newspaper ads trumpeting, in capital letters, BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!

Even in 2016, years after they were proven innocent, Twitler stood by his actions. After years in prison, they were exonerated by DNA evidence. When the men received compensation for their imprisonment, Twitler denounced the payments and smeared the men by saying, These young men do not exactly have the past of angels.

Next in the Twitler record on race came a 1991 book by John O'Donnell, who had been president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. O'Donnell quoted Trump saying, "Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else. Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that guys lazy. And its probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks."

A telling moment arose during a 1993 Congressional committee hearing on gambling casino operated by Indian tribes. Twitler, who considered the tribes competitors, offered a flourish of insensitivity during his testimony when he said, "They dont look like Indians to me and they dont look like Indians to Indians."

Twitler also said that tribal gaming operators were somehow tied to organized crime and a scandal was about to erupt.(Decades later, the industry is still waiting for the scandal that Twitler predicted.)

What do you expect when his preferred Presidential icon - Andrew Jackson - proudly committed genocide against Native Americans?

In 2015, The New Yorker quoted a former Trump casino worker who said that in the 1980s black employees were hidden from view when Twitler and his wife Ivana were around.

The Miss America contest that Twitler owned revealed that Twitler often tried to over-rule judges' selections, saying contestants looked "too ethnic" (black). Of course that did not prevent him from barging into the dressing rooms of naked teen contestants. Eastern European contestants never seemed to be too ethnic-looking.

Since the 2011 Birther Movement against Barack Obama, Twitler's racist attacks have been too innumerable to list.

He attacked the only black person to resign from one of his corporate advisory councils, but not the white corporate executives who did the same.

He blames Charlottesville terrorism on a mythical alt-left, not the hate brigade who endorse him. Standing up against hate is considered by Twitler to be equal to hate.

Considering his past history, his "both sides are to blame" applies to WWII as well.

On the subject of immigration, he made it clear that the "shithole countries" did not include Norway.

Dismissing news as "fake," facts as "false," science as "undecided," and college education as "liberal propaganda," Twitler has promoted a culture of proud ignorance eager to believe that bombast equals leadership and that prejudice against others protects them from change. They seem unaware the same formula has been disastrous before.

In his Nobel Prize speech, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel famously said, "Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

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Posted by Jabberwocky on 03/13/2018 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Tuesday: Open line, news roundup

I don't know whether this is good or bad news for those of us who are bombarded with today's "alternate reality" politics, but as scientists report in PBS' NovaNext, we are not living in a "Matrix" like computer-generated universe.
Twitler's behavior, though, perpetuates the blue pill, red pill controversy.

"Scientists have discovered that its impossible to model the physics of our universe on even the biggest computer.
What that means is that were probably not living in a computer simulation."

The scientists were unable to ascertain how Twitler maintains his improbable universe of alternative facts. Psychiatrists have been contacted to assist.

However, the predatory Scientology (not to be confused with actual science) cult (who believe that the Holocaust was planned and carried out by psychiatrists) has objected, sending Tom Cruise (not his infinitely less-lovable but equally deluded cousin Ted) to teleport to earth Xenu (whom Xena (no relation) who once accused Xenu of attempted date-rape) through time and space to affirm Twitler's concept of reality.

This will be the first intervention by Xenu since man evolved from clams. Tune in to Faux News for fawning updates.

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Posted by Jabberwocky on 10/03/2017 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Tuesday: Open line, news roundup

Not to minimize the Las Vegas tragedy: We keep hearing that this shooting was the worst in U.S. history, ONLY if you exclude those involving minority victims.

40-150 black people were killed in the East St. Louis Massacre in 1917. More than 100 black people were gunned down during a mass shooting in Colfax, La., in 1873. And we must not forget Arkansas' own Elaine massacre in 1919, with an estimated 100 to 237 blacks killed.

But I digress from the current situation. Our elected officials have refused to act against the proliferation of guns (estimated at 300,000,000) in this country and the ridiculous gun culture promoted by the NRA.

I repeat my comment at the end of yesterday's open line:

"Now is not the time to talk about (political) solutions."

Why is this the response to mass shootings? When there are deaths from flooding, multiple highway deaths, disease outbreaks, and attacks by foreigners, it is always the perfect time to discuss solutions ... and ACT upon those solutions.

But when so many politicians are owned by a profitable industry corruptly disguised as a political group, the cowards elected with NRA funds are silent or self-righteously uttering:
"Now is not the time to talk about (political) solutions."

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Posted by Jabberwocky on 10/03/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Monday: An open line and today's news and comment

"Now is not the time to talk about (political) solutions."

Why is this the response to mass shootings? When there are deaths from flooding, multiple highway deaths, disease outbreaks, and attacks by foreigners, it is always the perfect time to discuss solutions ... and ACT upon those solutions.

But when so many politicians are owned by a profitable industry corruptly disguised as a political group, the cowards elected with NRA funds are silent or self-righteously uttering:
"Now is not the time to talk about (political) solutions."

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Posted by Jabberwocky on 10/03/2017 at 1:18 AM

Re: “An early open line

Houston, like many coastal cities, has allowed expansion into marginally-safe areas. Business interests enthusiastically promote such policies as profit bonanzas. Lack of zoning regulations have allowed the building of hazardous industries in usually low-income neighborhoods without any safeguards.

As a result, not only have homeowners unknowingly bought into flood-prone areas, but they have jeopardized their families' health and lives. There are at least 4 toxic superfund sites under water in Houston, as well as exploding chemical plants. When the flood waters recede, those toxins will be in the soil and the flooded homes. Will those rebuilding or buying new homes in the area be aware of the dangers?

"Buyer Beware" has been the mealy-mouth caution. But when businesses prevent disclosure of such problems, how is a buyer to be aware? Texas real estate disclosure law is very limited in order to maximize profits to Realtors and construction firms. (Arkansas' disclosure law is non-existent, thanks to aggressive lobbying by Realtors.)

Taxpayers are on the hook for Houston's "free enterprise" debacle and will continue to pay for decades of human suffering in the pursuit of profit.

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Posted by Jabberwocky on 09/02/2017 at 10:42 PM

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