Tuesday, March 19, 2019

GERMANY WANTS PRO-NAZI TRUMP AMBASSADOR OUT OF GERMANY?

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"Trump's Ambassador Finds Few Friends in Germany," Spiegel Online.

"German politicians call on U.S. to withdraw ambassador," Politico.

"New ambassador to Germany under fire for rightwing support," The Guardian.

"Is Trump's envoy to Germany sabotaging Angela Merkel?", Vanity Fair.

"The new U.S. ambassador to Germany just made himself the least popular diplomat in Berlin," Brookings.

- Mark

Monday, March 18, 2019

YES, AMERICA WANTS TO TAX THE WEALTHY


Guess what? Americans want the wealthy and corporations to pay more taxes, and we have the surveys to back it up. The most popular proposal is Senator Elizabeth Warren's 2 percent wealth tax on holdings above $50 million, and three percent on holdings worth more than $1 billion. 

You can read the results of the Brookings Institute surveys by clicking here ...



- Mark

THIS IS A REAL PUZZLER ... IF WE ONLY HAD A CLUE, JUST ONE CLUE


You can read about the details by clicking here.

- Mark

AN EMERGING PATTERN

Image may contain: text that says 'The mail bomber mentioned Trump. The Synagogue shooter mentioned Trump. The Coast guard white supremacist mentioned Trump. The New Zealand terrorist mentioned Trump. It's almost as if there's some sort of pattern.'

- Mark

Friday, March 15, 2019

NEW ZEALAND REELING FROM TRUMP EFFECT

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After an Australian white supremacists went on a killing rampage against two mosques in New Zealand, murdering over 40 in the process, we've learned that the killer was an admirer of Donald Trump. Specifically, in his "manifesto" (i.e. his crazy logs) he praised Donald Trump as a "symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose."

So let's call call what happened in New Zealand what it is: a product of the Trump Effect.


No one should be surprised. Words from the President of the United States matter. Today, after two years of Trump in the White House, we know that every extremist killing in the United States in 2018 had links to right-wing extremism.

What's worse, two-thirds of terror attacks in the U.S. last year were carried out by like-minded zealots and bigots. This didn't come out of nowhere. Remember Trump's campaign rhetoric?


Here's the point. Words matter. Trump's been upping the ante on divisive speech ever since he entered the White House. Just this week, Donald Trump said that his "friends" in the military, police and biker groups might have to get "tough" on Democrats and his political opponents in the future.

Where does that come from?

And, yeah, that was a dog whistle.


If you need to know about the limits on free speech - and why Trump is dangerously reckless and, yes, should be held liable on the issue - click here.

- Mark

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

HOW COME OUR CHRISTIAN FRIENDS DON'T CARE ABOUT USURY?

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Where's our are Christian friends when it comes to usury and human exploitation? Oh, wait ... many (most?) of our modern Trump-supporting Christians are Fake Christians. They don't care about what the money changers do to exploit human need and suffering.


- Mark

Monday, March 11, 2019

TRUMP'S PROFANITY-LACED CPAC SPEECH SHOWS HE'S A LUNATIC

I wasn't going to post anything about Trump's CPAC speech, but then curiosity got the better of me and I decided to watch some of it. What did I learn? It's actually worse than we thought. We have a foul-mouthed talk show host running the country. 


Unfortunately, yes, with Trump, the absurdly low bar we have for Trump can and will be lowered even more by his followers. What an embarrassment.

- Mark