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The Trump Agenda

The genesis of the Trump agenda :

And where it came from:

Simply stated, Trump’s agenda is to undo everything that Obama did during his term in office, (and over 50 years of advancement…


Added by Ron Powell on October 20, 2017 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

There's Violence and Then There's Violence

Georgia Boy’s Kidney Transplant Delayed After Donor Dad Is Arrested


Added by Ron Powell on October 19, 2017 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

On Social Media

Social media is an interactive environment  in which exhibitiinism and voyeurism are de rigueur.

It's the place where there is a marked deficiency of academic rigor, scholarly discipline, intellectual curiosity, and logic, so much so that it breeds and feeds upon itself...

It's the place where fact and fiction are confused and conflated into an alternate universe of unfounded, ungrounded, and unsubstantiated opinion.

It's where people who hide behind…


Added by Ron Powell on October 16, 2017 at 8:39am — 3 Comments

Gush and Blush

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

Martin Luther King Jr

Added by Ron Powell on October 15, 2017 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Trump on the 25th Amendment

Former chief strategist Steve Bannon told Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn’t impeachment, but the 25th Amendment—the provision by which a majority of the Cabinet can vote to remove the president. When Bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, “What’s that?”

----Vanity Fair

Added by Ron Powell on October 12, 2017 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

The Argument About Thermonuclear War 50 Years Ago

"Trump said at a Pentagon meeting in July that he wanted to reverse the disarmament of recent decades and bring back the American arsenal to its 1960s high point of 32,000 weapons,NBC News reported Wednesday."

Trump wants to return our nuclear capacity to the level of the mid sixties. This is what the arguments about thermonuclear war looked and sounded like back then....

Trump has absolutely no historical perspective....He's clueless:…


Added by Ron Powell on October 12, 2017 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Defending Your Opinion

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close.

If I were to say that you are only entitled to that which you can argue for or are willing and able to defend, many of you would rise up against the assertion and accuse me of all manner of arrogance and condescension.

However, I'm of the belief that while we are entitled to our opinions, once we opt…


Added by Ron Powell on October 11, 2017 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Keith Olbermann Takes On VP Pence, Twice

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…


Added by Ron Powell on October 10, 2017 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

A One Sentence Question for Columbus Day

...And while we're wringing our hands over the disrespectful names of professional sports franchises, and the removal of certain statues and monunebts, let's take another good look at the…


Added by Ron Powell on October 9, 2017 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Misdirection & Distraction


Added by Ron Powell on October 9, 2017 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

"Deus, Pater misericordiárum, qui per mortem et resurrectiónem Fílii sui mundum sibi reconciliávit et Spíritum Sanctum effúdit in remissiónem peccatórum, per ministérium Ecclésiæ indulgéntiam tibi tríbuat et pacem...."

From the fixed formula for sacramental absolution adopted after the 1970 liturgical reforms in the Catholic Church.

"For a valid reception of general absolution, the penitent must be contrite for all his mortal sins and have the resolution to confess, at the… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on October 7, 2017 at 7:23am — 20 Comments

The Presidential Optics from Kennedy to Trump

Being of sound mind and temperament, qualified , certified,  properly credentialed, exeperienced, and competent are no longer sufficient as factors for determining who should be elected the highest office in the land.

Hillary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump because she isn't as entertaining  as he is. She didn't put on a good enough show.

They said the same thing when Adlai E. Stevenson lost to Dwight D Eisenhower in 1952.

It started with the advent of…


Added by Ron Powell on October 5, 2017 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

In the wake of more than 59 killed and 527 injured in the deadliest single shooter mass murder in US history: What's Next?

Coming up: The largest civil lawsuit involving gun violence ever litigated in the history of the United States of America. 

If you don't believe me, just watch this…


Added by Ron Powell on October 4, 2017 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Keith Olbermann On Fake Condolences and The 2nd Amendment

You may have heard some of this from other sources before, but it bears repeating and hearing again:

Added by Ron Powell on October 3, 2017 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Re the Las Vegas Shooter: The African-American Community Breaths a Collective Sigh of Relief

It took more than four hours after the massacre in Las Vegas was first reported for the media to identify Stephen Paddock as a 60 something white man.…


Added by Ron Powell on October 3, 2017 at 1:30am — 39 Comments

Lying Sack of Shit Part 2: Tax Reform?

Any tax legislation should include an amendment that requires a presidential candidate to aurhorize the IRS to release her/his tax returns for the ten years preceding declaration of candidacy.

Such an amendment should also include a requirement that the President and all members of her/his immediate family authorize the IRS to release their tax…


Added by Ron Powell on October 2, 2017 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Written by Francis Scott Key During the War of 1812, the National Anthem is, itself, a Song of Protest and Defiance.

When  performed by certain individuals you can hear the impassioned plea for redress of grievances, and the expression of love for a country that should perpetually strive to do better for all of it's citizens :

Or, you can hear the expression of the disappoimentt, anger, and hurt when the country seems to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the…


Added by Ron Powell on October 1, 2017 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Lying Sack of Shit

Trump's 'alternative facts' re the response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico :

Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan on the realities of the crisis:

Trump has begun to blame the…


Added by Ron Powell on September 30, 2017 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

My Prescient Post?

I  posted this about six months,ago on March 13th:

Nothing can test governmental administrative competence like a weather related natural disaster.

If anyone here remembers how Bush handled Hurricane Catrina, watch, and compare, how Trump handles this.

If you live in or near the track or path of this potentially disastrous winter weather event, my advice is do what you can for yourself NOW to make sure that you can get through this and come out of it OK.…


Added by Ron Powell on September 29, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments


The Trump Agenda

Posted by Ron Powell on October 20, 2017 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Trump scandals mounting up

Posted by Dicky Neely on October 19, 2017 at 10:26pm 4 Comments

Apologists for Empire

Posted by Rodney Roe on October 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 5 Comments

For So Long?

Posted by Robert Young on October 19, 2017 at 9:30am 2 Comments


Posted by ABG 2.0 on October 19, 2017 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Gone Home to Bobcaygeon

Posted by Boanerges on October 19, 2017 at 7:28am 8 Comments

Kabuki Diversity.. DNC Style!

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on October 19, 2017 at 6:30am 8 Comments

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