Disloyal?

Closing Thought–22Aug19

I have been told by my president…well your president for I did not and would not vote for this person……that if I do not support Israel then I am being disloyal…..to whom?  To Israel?  Who f*cking cares?

Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Trump’s claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes, the AP reports. It came amid his ongoing feud with Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, both Muslim. Trump has closely aligned himself with Israel, including its conservative prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while the Muslim lawmakers have been outspoken critics of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. Tlaib is a US-born Palestinian American, while Omar was born in Somalia.

“Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone where they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?” Trump told reporters. “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Trump’s comments were denounced swiftly by Jewish American organizations. “This is yet another example of Donald Trump continuing to weaponize and politicize anti-Semitism,” said Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America. “At a time when anti-Semitic incidents have increased—due to the president’s emboldening of white nationalism—Trump is repeating an anti-Semitic trope.” The Republican Jewish Coalition defended Trump, arguing that the president was speaking about people being disloyal to themselves rather than to Israel.

Disloyal…I think Trump is a moron and can kiss my ass.

This is pure bullsh*t….kinda like those lame ass Americans that will not join our military but will go and fight in Israel’s military.

I am an American….what I think about Israel does not change that fact.

I was loyal enough to join my country’s military can our president say the same thing?

No he cannot for he had fake bone spurs.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

 

Biden Is Our Man!

There seems to be the one Dem candidate that the MSM wants the American people to vote for with the hope that he can beat one Donald Trump……that candidate is Joe Biden.

It is the lie of “electability”…….https://lobotero.com/2019/07/16/electability-the-lie-that-keeps-on-giving/

Media is even got the wife of Joe, Jill, to go on TV and tell the voter that he is the man to beat Trump…..how nice….I would expect her to promote Joe, wouldn’t you? She is by NO means the voice of the the people just a low voice of a wife….not some all powerful sage.

Let’s move on.

Biden is our man because he will be a continuation of the legacy given the country by Obama….for me that is not enough for my vote. Why? In my opinion the legacy of Obama is not all that squeaky clean….I did not agree with Obama on many fronts….I thought he was just another Clinton-esque person that had corporations best interests at heart….not the masses they pretend to speak for…..

But there is a bigger reason why Biden would be the worst choice for the Democrats to face Trump in 2020: the fact that he served as vice president under Barack Obama. Establishment Democrats and faux-left figures like to reminisce about Obama’s presidency as if it were some kind of golden era in US politics. And some pseudo-progressive publications treat comments he makes denouncing the Trump administration as the words of a wise old sage whose counsel we should seek in this time of darkness. The reality, however, is that Obama’s presidency was a sordid compendium of reactionary policies that barely deviated from those of his predecessors or his successor. The attempt to characterize Trump as an aberration obscures the fact Obama’s legacy is one of death and destruction abroad, and austerity and graft at home. Far from representing the beginning of the imperialist spread of tooth-and-nail neoliberalism across the globe, the transition from Obama to Trump is more akin to ripping off the mask that obscured the hideous face of the monster beneath.

Biden’s Complicity in Obama’s Toxic Legacy

Again I was never a big fan of Obama…..he was a better choice than the people the GOP puts up….but I think he was not the “change” candidate that some still think he embraces.\

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2019–Another One Bites The Dust #3

The Dems wanting to represent the Party in the 2020 election have been many….so many that the voter has been scratching their heads…..2 dozen candidates to choose from is too damn many……what will we do?

The 2020 Democratic field just got a little smaller…..

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination, the AP reports. Inslee announced his decision on MSNBC, saying it’s become clear that he won’t win. He has kept the option of running for a third gubernatorial term open throughout his presidential campaign and said he would discuss his political plans Thursday. “I need to go back to the state of Washington and talk about what I’m going to do in my future political career,” Inslee said on The Rachel Maddow Show. Inslee, 68, became the third Democrat to end his presidential bid after Rep. Eric Swalwell of California pulled out of the primary last month followed by former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper last week.

While Inslee had qualified for the first two presidential debates this summer, he struggled to gain traction in the crowded Democratic field and was falling short of the requirements needed to appear on two high-profile stages next month: the third DNC debate in Houston and a CNN town hall focused on climate change, Inslee’s key issue. He had recently hit one of the markers—130,000 unique donors. But he had yet to reach 2% in any poll and would have needed to hit that level of support in four qualifying polls. Inslee is a former congressman and served as Democratic Governors Association chairman in 2018, when the party flipped seven Republican-held gubernatorial seats. He kicked off his campaign in March in Seattle, standing in front of a blue-and-green campaign logo with an arc of the Earth, declaring climate change the nation’s most pressing issue.

Then there were 25….or is it 20….or is it….

As my tradition states…..Let Queen show him the stage exit door…..

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Speaking Of Mental Health

The panels have been gathered and the media is having their typical discussions on the subject of gun violence….and they discuss…..and more will die.

Our Dear Leader has decided that a focus on mental illness is a cure for gun violence, this after a talk with the NRA……

President Donald Trump on Sunday emphasized a need for the country to focus on “a very big mental health problem” in the wake of two mass shootings in one weekend that left 32 people dead earlier this month as he appeared to defend current US gun control measures, stating “we do have a lot of background checks right now.”

“It’s the people that pull the trigger, not the gun that pulls the trigger so we have a very, very big mental health problem and Congress is working on various things and I will be looking at it,” Trump told reporters on the tarmac before heading back to Washington after a vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The White House, Trump said, is “very much involved” in the discussions Congress is having to address gun violence and while “a lot of things are happening on the gun level” he said “the concept of mental institutions” must be addressed.
 
These are people that have to be in institutions for help, I’m not talking about as a form of a prison, I’m saying for help and I think it’s something we have to really look at, the whole concept of mental institutions,” he said. “I remember growing up we had mental institutions, then they were closed — in New York, I’m talking about — they were, many of them closed. A lot of them were closed and all of those people were put out on the street.”
 
(CNN)
There is a method to this madness (pun intended)…..according to some…..
The U.S. president is widely mischaracterized as a cynical politician maneuvering for personal power and financial gain. Yet the situation is far more dangerous.
 
It is important to call these actions what they are: the personal decisions of an incontinent individual, not the result of legislative action or the outcome of any semblance of public deliberation. Remarkably, 230 years after its constitution was adopted, the United States suffers from one-man rule. Trump has rid his administration of anyone of independent stature, such as the former defense secretary, retired General James Mattis, and few congressional Republicans murmur a word against their leader.
 
That aside…have you ever listened to the president explain something to the media?
 
He sounds like a 8 year trying to justify his last lie while trying to remember what he said earlier…..his constant redundancies make him sound like a mental midget.
 
I agree with the findings…..Trump is a mental case that needs immediate help and institutionalization.
 
But I have no say in the problem….just my bitching and moaning….something we Americans do very well…..and as an old fart I do it better than most.
 
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Afghanistan–Clear As Mud

First let me report that 2 more American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on the 21 of August 2019……

Two U.S. service members were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan.

The troop deaths were announced by NATO’s Resolute Support mission to the country in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

“In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members killed in action are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete,” the release reads.

(militarynews.com)

It is amazing just how flippin’ confusing the war in Afghanistan has become…….we have a peace deal….no we do not have a peace deal…..we will bring the troops home by Xmas…..no they will stay forever……my point is that it changes daily as what is the US focus or mission on Afghanistan..

Just today the news is….

Speaking on Afghanistan, President Trump remained non-committal on the peace plan being negotiated with the Taliban, continuing to say only that “we’ll see what happens.” He did, however, point toward clearly being inclined to end the war.

Trump says that after 18 years the US is “not really fighting” in Afghanistan, but rather acting as a “ridiculous” police force, adding “we’re not supposed to be a police force.”

All indications are that the Afghan peace deal is all set to go, and Trump was briefed on the matter on Friday. Exactly what his position is, however, still isn’t entirely clear, as he both talks down the merits of staying but emphasizes his willingness to keep troops there.

On top of that, Trump also felt the need to reiterate his claim that he could “win” Afghanistan within a week if he really wanted to, but that it would involve killing 10 million people and “I’m not looking to do that.”

(antiwar.com)

Before the ink gets dry in my notebook I find another piece of news…..

President Donald Trump vowed he will bring home some — but not all — of the U.S. military force currently deployed to Afghanistan, amid reports of ongoing negotiations with Taliban leaders on an end to the nearly 18-year-old war.

“We’ll always have intelligence and we’ll always have someone there,” Trump said during an unscheduled press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday. “That does seem to be the Harvard University of terrorism. So we’ll always have someone there.”

Amid questions from reporters, Trump confirmed reports that U.S. officials are discussing withdrawal plans with both the Taliban and Afghanistan government officials. About 14,000 U.S. troops are currently stationed in the country.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/08/20/trump-promises-continued-us-presence-in-afghanistan-amid-withdrawal-talks/

Troops on the ground is just a continuation of the adventurism we have now…..it looks like the US cannot live without Afghanistan……

https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/457509-the-us-cant-seem-to-live-without-afghanistan

But say the US does find the courage to bring our war weary troops home….what then for Afghanistan?

Key Afghan warlords have begun preparing for a potential civil war as the U.S. nears an agreement with the Taliban to withdraw from Afghanistan. The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has observed indicators that Tajik, Uzbek, and Hazara leaders are taking steps to mobilize their ethnic communities in preparation for a looming power struggle as the U.S. and NATO leave Afghanistan. Afghan Pashtuns will also soon likely mobilize, if they have not already begun.

http://iswresearch.blogspot.com/2019/08/afghanistans-warlords-prepare-for-civil.html

As I wrote…Clear As Mud!

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