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Memory Hole: Trump at Yad Vashem leaves bizarre, disrespectful note

trump is such a goddamn shit-for-brains asshole.

Pretending to be Israel's ally - when he doesn't have the first fucking idea about anything. At all.

This morning, President Donald Trump visited Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust memorial museum on the edge of Jerusalem.


And, when he left, he signed the guest book: “It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends — so amazing and will never forget!”

...Journalists and activists immediately took Trump to task. Yair Rosenberg of Tablet magazine wrote on Twitter that it was “basically just what teenagers write in each other’s high school yearbooks.”

...His advance team had reportedly initially scheduled him for a scant 15 minutes in the museum — and that’s including the time it would take for him to sign the guest book, lay a wreath, and deliver his remarks. (He ended up onsite for nearly 30 minutes.)

Barack Obama’s message reads:

I am grateful to Yad Vashem and all of those responsible for this remarkable institution. At a time of great peril and promise, war and strife, we are blessed to have such a powerful reminder of man’s potential for great evil, but also our capacity to rise up from tragedy and remake our world. Let our children come here, and know this history, so that they can add their voices to proclaim “never again.” And may we remember those who perished, not only as victims but also as individuals who hoped and loved and dreamed like us, and who have become symbols of the human spirit.



Declare a democratic worldview

One of my favorite articles. A great, brief, plain-spoken refresher on our progressive DNA as a nation.

The Declaration of Independence sets forth a worldview that, back in the 18th century, served as the foundation of our new nation. This foundation was composed of the principle of human equality and the rights of self-determination implied by the famous phrase "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Back then, this foundation was sufficient to support the society we hoped to build, one free of the economic monopolies, religious authoritarianism and military brutality embodied, respectively, in the English nobility, the Church of England and England's Redcoat soldiers. As large as these forces loomed over the colonists in the New World, these were forces still dwarfed by the Atlantic Ocean, the American wilderness and the sheer number of people they aimed to dominate.


When we won our independence, we dismantled all the power platforms setting some human beings above others. Against the concentration of wealth and power of the classist aristocracy, we built the one-person, one-vote principle. Against the psychological oppression of religious authoritarianism, we constructed the doctrine of separation of church and state. And against the physical domination of mercenary armies, we instituted civilian control of the military.

But then we lost our way.
After the Civil War, corporations stole the principle of equality and put it in the service of nonhuman monetary engines antagonistic to our democratic political process......




Lawrence raising point: Hillary is to Benghazi as Barr is to Epstein (right-wing hypocrisy)

If Hillary is "somehow responsible" for what happened in Libya, then why wouldn't Barr be responsible for what happened to a prisoner under the control of his DOJ via the Federal prison system????

The problem is not socialism. It's rigged capitalism.

ATTENTION DEM POLS: Good messaging --- good sound bite: The problem is not socialism. It's rigged capitalism.

The problem is not socialists.They have no place in US politics and won't. The problem is not capitalism. It worked well to make American the economic powerhouse of the world. The problem is rigged capitalism--which for 40 yrs the GOP has engineered with the help of some Dems.


The benefits of growth accrue primarily to the top 1 percent and hardly at all to the bottom 90 percent. Trump was elected because of people's outrage with the system that made this happen and disenfranchised them (HRC was seen as part of the establishment that made it happen.)

But he has proven to be the most corrupt president ever--self-dealing & working to empower the richest and to plunder the country's assets on their behalf. He has taken advantage of campaign finance laws (and rulings like Citizens United) that have further empowered the powerful.


David Rothkopf

Edited to add:

Effective unions are not socialism, they are vintage U.S. capitalism.


This says it all:


Excellent messaging from Tom Steyer: "Trump is a Failure and a Fraud"

just saw this on twitter. he is selling bumper stickers.



Biden: Trump more like George Wallace than George Washington

Posted by EveHammond13 | Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:56 PM (4 replies)

Biden: "Trump has embraced hate, racism and division" has a "toxic tongue"

Posted by EveHammond13 | Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:56 PM (8 replies)

Biden just now: "Hatred isn't a mental health issue"

Posted by EveHammond13 | Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:50 PM (5 replies)

Listenting to the short Q&As with candidates today makes me realize

just how horrible the CNN debate actually was.

Talking extemporaneously, from the heart, in a natural voice tone -- our candidates sound so good. SO MUCH BETTER than they sounded on the stage last night.

These debates, I'm not sure any news organization can conduct a good one. CNN certainly found a way to bring out the worst in everyone!

I'm kinda thinking the candidates should consider skipping the next debates. Posting a youtube in-depth video instead.
Posted by EveHammond13 | Thu Aug 1, 2019, 02:56 PM (8 replies)
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