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Trump Responds With Total Dementia When Asked About Recession

From the article:

I think we’re going to have a long period of wealth and success. Other countries are doing very poorly. As you know, China is doing very, very poorly. The tariffs have really bitten into China. They haven’t bitten into us at all except for the reporters that want to make it look that way. But they don’t understand what’s happening. The tariffs we’ve taken in close to $60 billion in tariff money, and the consumer has not paid for. Now at some point they may have to pay something, but they understand that.


To read more:

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/15/trump-dementia-recession.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trump-dementia-recession

A very Sarah Palinesque word salad. We know Trump is not the most intelligent President in US history, but his mental condition seems to be deteriorating badly.

One might say the stress of the job, but Trump is lazier than Reagan ever was.

'Let our voices be heard': Churches march against immigration raids

From the article:

Churches were the backbone of the civil rights movement. Today, as President Trump and Republican allies continue to defend the raids, churches have emerged as the top sources of spiritual and material support to the mostly Mexican and Guatemalan workers targeted by the raids.
Some churches are going beyond comfort and material aid, with their response flaring into political opposition. The state’s Catholic, Episcopal, United Methodist and Evangelical Lutheran bishops denounced the raids in a joint statement Friday (Aug. 9).


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2019/08/12/let-our-voices-be-heard-churches-march-against-immigration-raids/

ELCA Churchwide Assembly calls sexism and patriarchy sins, condemns white supremacy

From the article:

The social statement — titled “Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action” — was approved by the ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly with 97% of the vote Friday morning (Aug. 9) on the last full day of the denomination’s triennial meeting at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee....

She ( the Rev. April Larson, the first woman bishop in the ELCA) said the statement offers an alternative way for the country to see Christianity’s view of women. That’s needed, she said, at a time when “the predominant Christian way to talk about gender puts men and women in a hierarchy.”....

It calls on the ELCA to act to end gender-based violence, to encourage women and girls to pursue ministry and leadership roles in their congregations, to use “gender-inclusive and expansive” language for God and to address inequities in pay and hiring both inside and outside the church.


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2019/08/09/elca-names-sexism-and-patriarchy-as-sins-condemns-white-supremacy-at-lutheran-churchwide-assembly/

Edited to add:
ELCA is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Jeffrey Epstein could have committed suicide, however.....

This almost seems too convenient in that there are reports that Epstein had many rich, powerful, and connected friends, including the person currently infesting the White House.

One question of course would be, what of these reputed sex tapes that were seized?

And if one does not believe in coincidence, and feels that this claimed suicide is too convenient, there was the example of the DC Madam:

‘D.C. Madam’ Is Found Dead, Apparently in a Suicide

A woman convicted two weeks ago of running a Washington call-girl ring that catered to the capital’s power elite was found dead here Thursday, and the authorities said she had apparently hanged herself.
The body of the woman, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 52, was found in a shed at her mother’s home here about 20 miles northwest of Tampa. The police said Ms. Palfrey had left a notebook containing at least two suicide notes and other messages to her family, but they did not give additional details.
Ms. Palfrey, who had quickly become known as the D.C. Madam when the case against her began unfolding, apparently hanged herself from the shed’s ceiling with nylon rope, the police said. Her mother, Blanche Palfrey, discovered the body.
Blanche Palfrey had no sign that her daughter was suicidal, and there was no immediate indication that alcohol or drugs were involved, Capt. Jeffrey Young of the Tarpon Springs Police Department said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/02/washington/02madam.html?_r=0

My personal choice for the Trump 2020 campaign theme song.

Your choice may differ.

ICE raided a workplace in a red state, not near the border.

Why?

Perhaps:

1) to show red state Trump supporters that these "scary brown people" are everywhere, not just in big cities in blue states.

2) To give these voters a reason to say that these "scary brown people" are taking jobs meant for white people.

3) To show Trump is dealing with what he calls an invasion.

Which man has less integrity, Trump or McConnell?

I realize that good arguments can be made for either choice, but McConnell's damage spans many years in US politics. he is an unabashed and open shill for capitalists, and he can be bought by the highest bidder. Plus, he has always been a favorite of the racist crowd.

In addition, his connected wife is just as bad, just as dishonest as he is.

So because of the amount of time McConnell has been a corrupt and racist clown, I vote for McConnell.

Nebraska Senator Refuses To Leave The GOP After Calling Trump A White Supremacist

From the article:

The Nebraska Republican Party responded to Senator McCollister calling out Trump’s white supremacy by telling him to leave the party, but he is refusing to go.

To read more:

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/06/nebraska-senator-refuses-to-leave-the-gop-after-calling-trump-a-white-supremacist.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nebraska-senator-refuses-to-leave-the-gop-after-calling-trump-a-white-supremacist

So the orange Emperor has no clothing?

How long before Trump denounces Senator McCollister?

There are only two types of Trump voters.

The first, the racists, voted for him because he is an open and unapologetic racist. And these people, the racists, see Trump's open and proud racism as a validation of their own racism. Perhaps these racist Trump voters would like to be openly racist, but fear of the consequences might be stopping them.

Often, these racists call criticism of their own racism "political correctness" because that makes them, in their eyes, the victims.


The other class of Trump voters, the tinier fraction, are 1% types who know that Trump will serve their own narrow financial interests.

The only real question is, what percent of Trump voters are racists?

The GOP supports Trump with their words, and with their silence.

At this point in the disastrous Trump Presidency, it is rare to see even one GOP politician or spokesperson criticize Trump for his thousands of lies or his open racism, misogyny, and Islamophobia.

And if that rare GOP politician or spokesperson dares to criticize Trump, that person quickly becomes a target for Trump and his red hatted loyalists.

But consider the words that Elie Wiesel spoke after receiving the Nobel Prize. He said:

And then I explain to him how naïve we were, that the world did know and remained silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.





http://eliewieselfoundation.org/elie-wiesel/nobelprizespeech/

To all of these GOP politicians, to every GOP spokesperson, to every member of the US corporate media, your silence in the face of Trump's hate is deafening.

When we see racism, or hear hate speech, it is our civic and moral obligation to speak up, to confront the speaker, and to attempt to shame them, or at least shut them up.

March, write letters to the local media, demonstrate at the offices of your local and national politicians.

We must all do what we can to show these hate speakers that their speech will not be met with the silence that the hate speakers often take as agreement.
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