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Name: Sherwood
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Hometown: Nyack, NY
Home country: United States
Current location: Sofa
Member since: Sat Dec 17, 2016, 04:15 PM
Number of posts: 274

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Artist, photographer, social/environmental activist and weekly Internet Radio Political Talk Show Participant. In short, a liberal trouble maker of little renown.

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Will you stand up for Justice, or silently allow Trump to destroy America?

I did not serve in Vietnam, but am a Vietnam Era veteran who spent my time stationed in Jacksonville Florida attached to an Airdaile Squadron. I have brothers, sisters, Aunts, Uncles and a Grandfather who served this GREAT NATION (emphasis added). I trace my roots back to immigrants, and even have a few refugees in the family tree. We did not come to America, nor fight for America so that a maniacal mad man like Donald J. Trump could impose his racist, hateful ways on our nation. I have not hidden the fact that for me, for most people I know, he is NOT MY PRESIDENT. Our nation is in peril, under attack from within, the time is upon us to stand up and be counted...each of us has to decide (including elected Republicans) which side we are on...the side of good and justice, or the side of evil?

Hillary Clinton was correct when she coined the phrase, "A basket of deplorables", Trump and his racist, bigoted, lawless followers must be stopped. We can stop much of Trump's agenda with the help of just three Republican Senators...question is, are there three GOP Senators with enough spine to cross party lines for the sake of America? McCain, what sayeth thou? Where is your leadership in our nation's time of need, or are you going to strike out like the "Mighty Casey"?

Citizens, too many of you stayed home on election day, thus handing the nuclear codes to a creature far more evil and nefarious than even Hitler. Donald J. Trump has done more in one week to move America down the road to becoming a facist state than Hitler accomplished in his first year in office, and it is up to us to stop him, or each of us will soon become a victim of his dictatorial ways. Will you silently march too the internment camps with your loved ones in tow, or stand up and fight for the "Land of the free, and the home of the brave?

Putting a few thousand people in front of the White House is not enough...we need marchers by the millions, we must exericise our "First Amendment" rights, and we must leave no doubt in the minds of Republican Congressmen/Women and Senators that "we the people" will destroy their party at the ballot box in 2018 if they continue to allow physcho Trump unfettered rein to destroy what until his election WAS A GREAT NATION. It is time to restore sanity to the White House, which means it is time to start the impeachment proceedings to remove Donald J. Trump from office.

Please, for the sake of America, stand up, be heard, we must be the resistence.
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:51 PM (3 replies)

Can we say INFLATION?

In a trade war with Mexico or China, any tariffs will be paid by WE THE CONSUMERS...can we say run-away-inflation returns to America. Suggest everyone go have a look at inflation under supposed great President Reagan when home mortgages were over 18 percent.
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Fri Jan 27, 2017, 12:05 PM (35 replies)

So, The White House Turns Off Phones...Not exactly

So it was VERY DISTURBING to come onto DU this morning and read that the White House comments line has been turned off. It is great that someone has figured out an App that will let you call various holdings, but that was not good enough. So, I did some research and found an old White House directory from the Bush/Cheney days! I kid you not...

Not all the numbers work, but some do...IE, I called Dick Cheney's number, listened to the recording, then PUSHED O (for operator) and was connected to the White House operator to file a complaint!

I love the Internet.

So, for those determined (like me) to let our voices be heard, go download your very own White House directory...we can outwit and outsmart Pumpkin Head Trump.

The Link WHITEHOUSE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - Legitgov
www.legitgov.org/whitehouse_telephone_directory.doc

Another link to another version: http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/awweb/awarchive?type=file&item=451677

NOTE...you may have to cut and paste these links directly into your browser.
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Fri Jan 27, 2017, 10:25 AM (0 replies)

Understanding the Trump Mentality

White House Adviser #1 I really do not think you should tweet about crowd size.
White House Adviser #2 I really think you should rethink the wall along our Southern Border.
White House Adviser #3 Starting a trade war with China is not a good idea.

Trump "I declare a world wide open hunting season on wombats, elephants and snow leapards...my sons will LOVE THIS!"
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Thu Jan 26, 2017, 11:43 PM (0 replies)

Trump is the Seven/Eleven Idiot in Chief

WOW...one week, seven days and Trump has managed to upset eleven nations.

Shaking head as I walk away.
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Thu Jan 26, 2017, 11:28 PM (1 replies)

Torture Works?

Mr. Trump without giving names states he has spoken to experts on torture and is convinced that it works. I would venture to say he must have spoken to Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer except for the fact they are all dead. Perhaps he put in a call to Charles Manson, David Berkowitz or Gary Ridgway as these serial killers are still in the world of the living.

Mr. Trump...TORTURE IS WRONG, and AGAINST THE LAW.
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Thu Jan 26, 2017, 05:29 PM (2 replies)

Americans to Pay For Mexico Wall TWICE!

So we now know Trump's plan to have Mexico PAY FOR THE WALL...not exactly.

First, Trump has Congress approve 15 Billion to build the wall...which means we pay for the wall.

Second, he wants to slap a Tariff on goods coming from Mexico so that he can say, "See, told you Mexico would pay for the wall."

NO MR. TRUMP..."We the people will pay for the wall TWICE."

First we pay for it with our taxes, then we pay for the wall A SECOND TIME at the check out line at our local grocery store.
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Thu Jan 26, 2017, 05:17 PM (4 replies)

Mr. Trump just admitted

that he is trying to use the building (or not) of the WALL as leverage in renegotiating NAFTA. Speaking in Philadelphia he just used the phrase, "if we build the wall, if we go that route". No accident that he is playing Russian Roulette with one of our most important trading partners in Mexico.
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Thu Jan 26, 2017, 02:31 PM (3 replies)

My Second Letter to Mr. Trump This Week

I am a firm believer that we must make our voices heard. Further, letters to the White House will become a permanent part of the Trump time in that house (refuse to call him President), and I want to make sure my voice is on the record opposing this buffoon at every step of the process. Below is my latest letter...enjoy.

Dear Mr. Trump:

Not even the end of your first week as “Bully in Chief” and I find myself compelled to write you a second letter, point out to you that you’re not only embarrassing yourself, but embarrassing the United States of America with your (being nice) antics. It’s a very sad state of affairs when world leaders, one of our strongest ally’s and trade partners are turning their backs on you, your administration. It is deplorable that most people are using terms like bully, idiot, moron, buffoon, unhinged, delusional to describe you as the Putin Puppet President of these United States. Perhaps the time has come for you to grow up, put on your big boy pants, and realize that your whining, bullying ways that have served you (debatable) so well in the private sector will not work in the White House.

To begin your transition to being half human I would suggest you learn the political definition of nuance, and accept a basic fact…making deals on the world stage are not just a matter of dollars and cents, and there are far more important nuances to a deal than the proverbial “Corporate Bottom Line”.

Mexico just called your bluff, is not meeting with you next Tuesday as planned, your tweet destroying any chance of reaching a deal, an accord with one of our most important partners. Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, is not going to succumb to your threats and bullying tactics. More importantly, the majority of the people you are supposed to serve (not just those who elected you) are opposed to the wall; don’t want 12-30 billion dollars of our taxes spent on your folly.

A quick note…if you really want to curtail illegal immigration, I would suggest you implement and make universal E-Verify with stiff punishments for employers if they violate/do not use E-Verify. This would turn off the jobs magnet that keeps people of the world flocking to America for a better life.


You have made so many missteps this week, offended so many people that it’s an almost overwhelming task cherry picking the ones to address.

You lost the Popular Vote by a wide margin of almost 3 million votes to Hillary Rodham Clinton…get over it! We the people have no interest in seeing millions of our tax dollars being spent on an investigation to tell us what we already know. There were not 3-5 million unlawful votes cast, and if truth be told, you are raising this Red Herring to A) take the spotlight off of the investigation into how the election was stolen, and what part your staff played in it, and B) to pave the way for Republicans to create more laws and rules in the name of “Voter Suppression”. SHAME ON YOU.

Curious here…don’t you think common courtesy would dictate that some of the key members of your cabinet (Secretary of Defense) be given a heads up before you race out to the press to announce that you think torture works, should be incorporated into our Homeland Security tool box to combat terrorism? Oh, I almost forgot, nuance does not exist in your world, and you obviously lack the basic skill of thinking before you speak and/or tweet.

You tweeted to Chicago that you are prepared to send in the troops…so, your way of dealing with issues of Civil Disturbance, or the tragic murder rate in Chicago is to threaten Marshall Law? Could you do all of us a favor and have one of your staff scratch out the word Commander in “Commander in Chief” and replace it with the word Dictator? It’s only fair that we accurately portray how you see yourself, and think that small change appropriate.

Not even sure where to begin when it comes to your position on refugees. You have zero compassion for anyone but yourself, and maybe your offspring, and obviously the “Statue of Liberty” standing proudly in the New York harbor and what it stands for, represents means nothing to you. Extreme Vetting is something that should have been done with you long before Election Day…perhaps if it had been, we as a nation would not be suffering your idiocy, your ego, and your belief that your judgement is infallible. I would ask you to show some heart for these refugees escaping war, but you have made it apparent you have no heart.

Have you looked at your polls after only three days in office? They are the worst America has seen since President Dwight D. Eisenhower! You see yourself as not just a President, but as the leader of some great movement. That movement of yours Mr. Trump never existed was a mirage and even if it had existed its crumbling right before your eyes and you are too arrogant to even see it. You are fast becoming a national joke and embarrassment, and if you do not change course drastically and immediately, that will be your legacy.

I’d like to believe you would actually read this letter which is being sent to your White House email address, but I know that you will not. I am one of the little people who you have routinely walked on and over your entire life, one of those you use and abuse to get what you think you deserve. What you deserve is being held accountable for your lies, your poor judgement, and your crimes against humanity, and I actually pray for that reality each and every day.

Respectfully,

Sherwood Martinelli
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Thu Jan 26, 2017, 01:52 PM (0 replies)

Keep Our Eye on The Ball....

Donald Trump is a great con man....think Three Card Monty scams being played on a street corner, citizens being duped into thinking they are winning....Don't take our eyes off the ball, or off the red card.

Media is totally absorbed in the news that Trump believes 3-5 million illegal voters denied him the Popular Vote Win...meanwhile, the Russian Hacking of our elections, Comey's traitorous acts all but fallen from the HEADLINES.

KEEP OUR EYES ON THE BALL....Don't let "Don the Con" distract you.
Posted by The_Voice_of_Reason | Wed Jan 25, 2017, 01:26 PM (1 replies)
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