President Donald Trump is Trolling Us….

President Donald Trump is trolling us!

Plain and simple, and this is something I have been telling people since he became President of the United States. Unfortunately way too many of you out there still don’t get it, and fall for it EVERY time Trump sends out a tweet, or says something off-the-cuff during photo-ops.

Example, Donald Trump says the following this past Monday

“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon, and I think most of the people in this room would have done that too,”

Social media went nuts with all types of memes and mentioning how Trump avoided the draft with deferments.

Whhhyyyyyyy????

Any sane person knows Trump is full of shit, and yes there are Trump supporters who believe it, but who cares? You are never going to convince a Trump Supporter that Trump is full of shit, so why waste the energy? Why give this story ANY energy at all?

It never fails as my social media feeds still goes nuts, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And this is causing serious issues with people’s mental states…

In September 2017 The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote about this,

“Since the start of Trump’s rise to power,” Aibel writes, analysts “have become acutely attuned to traumatic arousals” in patients from the political environment. “Several colleagues have shared that many formerly eating disordered patients were retriggered to bulimic episodes that hadn’t occurred in many years until Trump’s candidacy. . . . In the run-up to the election, mental health providers of all stripes were reporting ‘a striking number of anxious and depressed clients who are fixated on the election, primarily fearful of Trump.’ Since Election Day, such colloquialisms as Trump Slump, Trump Anxiety and Trump Affective Disorder achieved cultural and perhaps even clinical currency (in an informally diagnostic sense, of course) along with increases in reported incidents of bullying” and the like.

Those on the right might label this “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” much as I and others detected an “Obama Derangement Syndrome” previously. But the mental trauma caused by politics has reached a point, Aibel argues, where psychoanalysts must rethink how they do things.

As mentioned by Milbank, conservatives definitely had anxiety over Barack Obama, but this seems different. And maybe I notice it more because I am a Democrat and I have more friends who are Democrats. Whatever it is people have to relax a lil bit.

I am no Trump fan, I have despised the man since the 80s (Central Park 5), but I refuse to let this man affect my day-to-day quality of life. And this is coming from someone who loves politics. For those who no me I was that person that debate politics for hours on Twitter and Facebook. I would go to sleep debating and then I would continue that debate first thing in the morning.

And what did I gain from that?

Nothing, absolutely nothing!

Well, not completely nothing, but nothing of substance that would help me going forward. I had to learn that not everyone on Twitter is was worth my energy.

In all honesty I am way too smart to waste time on some lame with 15 followers… I know that sounds so bad, but what’s worse is that people are hyperventilating on their Facebook and Instagram feeds, where more than likely they are screaming to people who think like them.

It’s amazing that people/media still react to Trump, by now we know this guys story. This is the same man who felt the need to lie about the size of his inauguration crowd, and thought it was necessary to have his Press Secretary (Sean Spicer) lie about it as well.

Everything Trump does is not a four-alarm fire, relax…

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Credit: The Washington Post

 

 

Talking Points Tuesdays – President Obama failure on Gun Control….

In 2008 candidate Barack Obama talked about re-instituting the Federal Ban on Assault Weapons; 4 years later we have a witnessed tragic shootings that have left a member of the United States House of Representatives (Gabrielle Giffords) recovering from being shot in the head and senseless murder/injury of innocent people trying to watch the latest Dark Knight movie (Dark Knight Rises).   While it is true that you cannot say for sure that these shooting could have been prevented with stricter gun control laws, what can be said is that the weapons used in the attacks would have been banned (AR-15 and extended magazine clip).  Of course having a ban of such weapons doesn’t guarantee no violence but it’s a start.  The last thing we should want to do is make it any easier for NUTBAGS like James Holmes to be able to purchase firearms and ammunition.

And as much as I will defend President Obama on some of his policies, I CANNOT DEFEND HIM ON THIS!

The NRA and nutbags within the GOP would have you believe that President Obama wants to take away your guns.  Well that is simply not true as President Obama has not done anything when it comes to gun control.  What’s sad is that Obama had the perfect opportunity to take up the fight of gun control when Representative Giffords was shot in the head; she survived along while 6 others died that day including a 9-year-old girl.  He had the sympathy of the nation but nothing was done….

There is no indication even if the president won re-election that he will pursue the federal assault weapons ban. Jake Tapper of ABC News reported that the White House has suggested that the president does not have the appetite to pursue stricter gun control laws.

“The president’s views on this are, as he has stated and as he spelled out in the op-ed that was published in an Arizona newspaper, which is that he believes we need to take steps that protect Second Amendment rights of the American people but that ensure that we are not allowing weapons into the hands of individuals who should not, by existing law, obtain those weapons…” – WH Press Secretary Jay Carney (reported by Jake Tapper)

Basically the president is saying, he has to SHOW that he is not planning to take people’s guns away as he can’t afford to lose any possible votes to Mitt Romney.

Sorry Barack, but if you have no appetite now when will you have one?

Hopefully we will not see another tragedy like Aurora, but then again didn’t we say that after the shooting in Arizona????

In case you forgot below here are some of the regulations included in the Federal Assault Weapons Ban:

Assault weapon (semi-automatic) refers primarily (but not exclusively) to firearms that possess the cosmetics of an assault rifle (which are fully-automatic). Semi-automatic firearms, when fired, automatically extract the spent cartridge casing and load the next cartridge into the chamber, ready to fire again; they do not fire automatically like a machine gun, rather, only 1 round is fired with each trigger pull.

In the former U.S. law, the legal term assault weapon included certain specific semi-automatic firearm models by name (e.g., Colt AR-15TEC-9, non select-fire AK-47s produced by three manufacturers, and Uzis) and other semi-automatic firearms because they possess a minimum set of cosmetic features from the following list of features:

Semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines and two or more of the following:
Semi-automatic pistols with detachable magazines and two or more of the following:
  • Magazine that attaches outside the pistol grip
  • Threaded barrel to attach barrel extender, flash suppressor, handgrip, or suppressor
  • Barrel shroud that can be used as a hand-hold
  • Unloaded weight of 50 oz (1.4 kg) or more
  • A semi-automatic version of a fully automatic firearm
Semi-automatic shotguns with two or more of the following:
  • Folding or telescoping stock
  • Pistol grip
  • Fixed capacity of more than 5 rounds
  • Detachable magazine

The earlier term assault rifle refers to rifles that are capable of fully automatic fire. By that definition the ban did not cover “assault rifles” at all. Instead, it created a new definition of “assault weapon,” a term that was broad enough to encompass all three categories of firearm (rifle, pistol and shotgun) capable of semi-automatic fire and having a combination of features as listed above, but did not include fully automatic firearms of any type.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – “Very Urban Senator, Barack Obama…”

While voicing his opposition to the Pigford v. Glickman; Rep. Steve King referred to Barack Obama as a  “very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama…” 

Ummmmm….  WTF!!!!

1st let’s take a quick step back and understand what is Pigford v. Glickman:

Pigford v. Glickman was a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), alleging racial discrimination in its allocation of farm loans and assistance between 1983 and 1997. A settlement was agreed upon with the U.S. government agreeing to pay Black farmers $50,000 each if they had attempted to get USDA help but failed. Approximately $1 billion will be paid out farmers under the settlement; currently this is being held up in Congress as the House approves the appropriations for payment.

Now let’s get back to Rep Steve King, this kat is trying to make the case that Pigford v. Glickman is basically a cover for Blacks to receive “Slavery Reparations” from the U.S. government.  So in making his case King while speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives stated the following:

“Figure this out, Madame Speaker: We have a very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama, who has decided he’s going to run for president, and what does he do? He introduces legislation to create a whole new Pigford claim.”

Seriously folks, WTF is “very, very urban…”?  King needs to stop beating around the bush and just say what he REALLY wants to say; “Very Urban” is his own new talk for BLACK!!

What is going on?  How are we allowing kats like King get away with slick talk like this?  It seems like more and more people in the spotlight are getting away with this crap.  Just this year we had a Gubernatorial candidate in Carl Paladino get away with sending racist emails/photos about President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.  What happened to the days when a person would be embarrassed by being caught with something like that?  Instead Paladino was stubborn as ever and continued his silly campaign (he eventually lost).   

Folks we better be careful, even though we have a Black President not a lot has changed.  If we are not careful all the progress we have made will be undone in a blink of an eye.

 As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!

Takeover Thursdays – Who the HELL is Alvin Greene???

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Alvin Greene could possibly be one of the greatest rags to riches stories of all-time!!

If you don’t know who Alvin Greene is don’t worry; no one knows who this kat is? That includes Democrats who voted for him the South Carolina Democratic Primary. Apparently Greene can run a better campaign that President Obama. While Obama had to raise millions of dollars to campaign; this dude Greene spent virtually NO MONEY in winning the primary in South Carolina. This kat ran a campaign with limited funds, no website, and no campaign posters/signs. Some how an out of work military veteran was able to pay a $10,440 filing fee required to run for office in South Carolina. Greene claims the money is from money he saved from his military pay; this would be believable except that he is currently using a public defender in his obscenity case. That’s right we could add possible jail time to his outstanding “Political Resume”; lol!

As I was saying, In South Carolina for you to be eligible for a public defender you have to prove you have no money, I doubt this dude has any secret Cayman Island/Swiss bank accounts where he is hiding his secret stash. I’m not trying to be a hater, but this just doesn’t add up.

At this point Alvin Greene’s story is more fiction than Eddie Murphy’s movie “Distinguished Gentlemen”; I don’t even think Hollywood could make up a story as sensational as this one.

Of course to add to the drama there are several conspiracy theories as to how this happened; some have said that since Greene and his opponent in the primary Vic Rawl are unknowns that voters simply selected the first name they saw (Which was Greene). Others have speculated that the large African-American population in South Carolina may have thought that Alvin Greene was the legendary singer Al Green running for office. WTH, I mean that last theory gives Black people NO CREDIT at all.

Other than the theory that voters simply picked the first name they saw on ballot; the only other theory that is plausible but just a bit of a stretch in my mind was the one offered by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC). He believes Greene is a plant from the Republican party. The belief is that Republicans would want to have the weakest candidate possible to face incumbent Jim Demint. Clyburn case would be more believable if there was a strong Democrat in the running. In this case Vic Rawl is far from being a strong candidate! By the way, This is not the first time Clyburn has accused Republicans of foul play in South Carolina elections. To be fair to Greene, Clyburn has no real evidence.

In the next couple of days we will see if Greene will be the representative for the Democrats in November. Leaders within the Democratic party have asked for an investigation into Greene’s eligiblity as a candidate. It’s time for Alvin Greene to step and clearly answer simple questions about his campaign. For example, Where the hell did a broke military vet get $10,000 from?

Actually I am quietly rooting for the guy; if this kat can get 50% of the vote in a primary…
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I know I got a shot in politics, HAHA!!!

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!