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Mobo2000

Thanks Michael.   And now we can add "Made Trump Run for President" to the list of reasons why Richard Branson is an awful person.

NDPP

Trump's 'Sovereignty' is Lawlessness (So Was China's)

https://blackagendareport.com/trumps-sovereignty-lawlessness-so-was-obamas

"Trump's foreign policy is substantively no different than his predecessors': lawless and brutal."

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NDPP wrote:

"Trump's foreign policy is substantively no different than his predecessors': lawless and brutal."

Duh.

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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

I think that one of the funniest things to come out of the whole "Trump, sports and kneeling" fiasco is his cheerful approval of NASCAR for discouraging it.

NASCAR is an acronym, so I'd capitalize it anyway, but if it weren't, I'd capitalize it anyway!  Because, geez, NASCAR!  What a shocker that Ricky Bobby, or his Skoal-chewin', boot-scootin', rebel flag-flyin' fans aren't that interested in violence against blacks.  I wonder if NASCAR fans have any strong opinions about Affirmative Action, or immigration??!

 

josh

NASCAR showing respect for the flag.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Trump is a racist. I know it,you know it and everyone outside his cultish bubble knows it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JznsG-8cMFY

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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NASCAR showing respect for the flag.

LOL.   Who's that guy on the flag in the upper right?  Is it someone from Lynyrd Skynyrd?

I swear that if any southern state had the money to build their own Mount Rushmore it would feature likenesses of Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, and Dale Earnhardt Sr.

josh

Kind of looks like Hank Williams, Jr.

NorthReport

Never Tweet, Mr. President

It could help your approval rating.

 

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/never-tweet-mr-president/

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Cranky old white male sportscaster weighs in on the taking of the knee.

I generally don't like video links, but this one is worth the look, and it's short.

NDPP

White House Aides Are Stopping Deal With Assange Congressman Says

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/26/white-house-aides-are-stopping-deal-wi...

"I think the president's answer indicates that there is a wall around him that is being created by people who do not want to expose this fraud that there was collusion between our intelligence community and the leaders of the Democratic Party, Rohrbacher told the Daily Caller Tuesday..."

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As I said a few months ago. Assange has earned his get out of jail free card by propping up Trump in the last election.

I remember when the Repugnicans wanted him executed or put in jail for life. They mistook him as a liberal.

The reality is that he's a Trump sycophant who is as despicable and loathesome as a Nigel Farage or Steve Bannon.

I wish he was wanted by another country (apparently pointing out that Sweden wants him or at least wanted him is 'ignorant') but he will soon have a safe home in the US where he'll continue to use Wikileaks as a propaganda machine for the Repuglican Party.

Assange can fuck off and die. As he deserves to.

josh

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White House Aides Are Stopping Deal With Assange Congressman Says

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/26/white-house-aides-are-stopping-deal-wi...

"I think the president's answer indicates that there is a wall around him that is being created by people who do not want to expose this fraud that there was collusion between our intelligence community and the leaders of the Democratic Party, Rohrbacher told the Daily Caller Tuesday..."

Quoting a wacko Republican congressman on a right-wing site, I see.

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We wondered why Trump was behaving like he is, but now we know: it's all about revenge

Every stance he takes is designed to unstitch a panel on the tapestry Obama so patiently created. And now, with Iran and North Korea poised to act, we're about to witness the first apocalypse out of spite

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-revenge-rex-tillerson-g...

Geoff

I've taken the position that I should not visit the U.S. as long as the current government is in power. However, I've been told by some of my friends, as well as progressive Americans I have met, that this is the wrong tactic and that I should not boycott those parts of the States that did not support the Republicans. Just wondering what babblers thought. To boycott or not to boycott: that is the question.

voice of the damned

I think a boycott only makes sense if there is an organized effort underway to CHANGE A PARTICULAR POLICY. In other words, you're effectively saying to the jurisdiction "I will boycott you until you change that policy." The idea being that they will hopefully change the policy because they want you to end the boycott. Apartheid South Africa would be the classic example here. 

But in the case of the current administration in the US, there's nothing you can really ask Americans to do to get rid of it and end your boycott. The next presidential election is going to be held in 2020, and there is zero chance that it is going to be moved ahead. So, there is literally nothing a boycott could do to get rid of Trump. 

(Well, I suppose you could hope that Trump resigns for the good of the American economy, but this presumes that a) the boycott is massive enough to damage the economy, and b) Trump cares about what happens to anyone besides him, and c) Pence would be an improvement over Trump. I don't place a lot of faith in any of those propositions.)

That said, I'm not sure about your friends' argument that Blue States should be immune from any boycott, since the whole country is usually expected to bear the brunt of policies put into place by the national government, including international reactions against those policies(South Africans who voted against the National Party weren't given special exemptions to do business with the outside world, for example). And, quite frankly, I'd feel more sympathy for a left-winger living in a Red State who gets hurt by a boycott, then for a right-winger in a Blue State, if we're talking about who does and does not deserve to suffer. 

SeekingAPolitic...

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/donald-trump-is-unraveling-white...

The don't know the truth of it but I really hope that this not the truth because this really worries me.  This article is plain scary.

"In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president that seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods."

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I think a boycott only makes sense if there is an organized effort underway to CHANGE A PARTICULAR POLICY. In other words, you're effectively saying to the jurisdiction "I will boycott you until you change that policy." The idea being that they will hopefully change the policy because they want you to end the boycott. Apartheid South Africa would be the classic example here.

+1.

I think it's hard to take some boycotts too seriously because:

a) The people "boycotting" really never bought the product or service in the first place.  If you don't ever eat at McDonalds anyway, choosing to never eat at McDonalds "because X" is unlikely to "wake" them.

b) The boycott is a vague message to a business or country that "in general, we sort of don't like you".  Add to that the possibility that many boycotters never will like that business or country no matter what they do or don't do, and again it's unsurprising if they don't promptly roll over.

c) The boycott just doesn't have numbers either way.  There are surely more people who don't drink Coke because they don't care for it, or they don't care for soda drinks, or they just like a different soda better than there are people boycotting Coke because of "X".  No company expects 100% of the population to buy their product, and they're already prepared for the possibility that you won't either.

NDPP

Glenn Greenwald: On the Trump Administration

https://youtu.be/WC0V25HzhEM

Implications & meaning

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josh

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josh

U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel.

https://apnews.com/64848c45d7184f309f44dd207be160a3?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

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This might solve a few problems

Trump reportedly didn't know about the loophole in the 25th Amendment that lets 14 people remove a sitting president from office

 

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-reportedly-didnt-know-loophole-1957...

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I don't think many are going to root for those 14 to hand the U.S. "President Pence".

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