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In Case You Missed It: Trump Declares National Emergency, Then Admits There Is None, While Coulter Snaps That, "The Only National Emergency Is, Our President Is An Idiot"!

From the 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up Department:

This is priceless....
Hit the 'save' button, you'll definitely want to watch this again...

Added by Ron Powell on February 16, 2019 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Teaching Trump About Checks and Balances

The Republicans acted as obstructionist spoilers throughout the Obama administration.

This is where the Democrats are headed with exercising their constitutional check on Trump's executive powers:

Added by Ron Powell on February 15, 2019 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Veto Proof Budget Legislation Shuts Down Both Threats: There Will Be No Government Shut Down, There Can Be No Effective Declaration of a National Emergency

Someone once asked Trump if he had ever read the Constitution of the United States. Nearly everyone who heard that question knew the answer, even the staunchest of Trump supporters and. hist most loyal followers know that he isn't big on reading anything.

It has become painfully clear that he, and his inner circle of advisors and aides, don't read much of anything pertaining to running the government or how the government works....

So, it should be no surprise to anyone who's…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 15, 2019 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Happy Valentine's Day!

Added by Ron Powell on February 14, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

An OS Exchange On Jefferson: A Scene from a Work in Progress

The dialogue presented here is extracted from the actual commentary of the participants/players:

Koshersalaami:

Jefferson was an inhumane hypocrite highly instrumental in the founding of the United States, in its early survival, and in establishing principles that would later help…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 13, 2019 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Guest Post:Thomas Jefferson, Monster of Monticello

Tom Cordle and I have a basic disagreement re the nature of Jefferson's attitude towards slavery and slaves. You may read Tom's commentary on the matter at:

http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/atrocious-saints

What follows here is a seminal essay which is the basis of my contribution to the discourse and rebuttal of the essential elements of Tom's perspective on the man who wrote "All men are created…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 11, 2019 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

There Was A Time...

How about we play read, decipher, and interpret the look on the WHITE MAN'S face both before and after the exchange of slaps in this iconic scene from "In the Heat of the Night"...

Oh, and, yes, there was a time when for a substantial and significant percentage of the white population:

The Emancipation Proclamation was that slap in…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 10, 2019 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

A Little Bit of Black History?: The First Democratic Socialist?

We've been there at least since the FDR New Deal...

However, the real  precursor to modern day welfare (democratic socialism in America) might be traced to Abraham Lincoln....

The Freedmen's Bureau,…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 10, 2019 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Why Democracy?

The illegitimate exercise of authority is oppression.

The exercise of illegitimate authority is tyranny.

The purpose of Democracy is the prevention of both the illegitimate exercise of authority and the exercise of illegitimate authority by placing the authority of government, and the authority of the government to act, in the collective control of the people governed.…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 7, 2019 at 4:29pm — 6 Comments

The Trump White House on a Good Day...

...Willful Ignorance and Lack of Intelligence Mixed With Administrative Incompetence and Indifference to the Process of Governance....

It's easy to see why team Trump is stuck between doing a bad job and doing no job at all:

Added by Ron Powell on February 6, 2019 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

A Few Memes That Don't Just 'Get It', But Get it Right

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Added by Ron Powell on February 5, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Single Sentence On The Presumption of Innocence and the Benefit of the Doubt

In the matter of racism in America, one of the consequences of extending the presumption of innocence and the benefit of the doubt to white people is Donald Trump.

Added by Ron Powell on February 3, 2019 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

If Looks Could Kill

In a recent post, Rodney Roe attempts to describe and decode the facial expression of an 'angry black woman' he observed in a restaurant.

I took issue and offense with his inaccurate and inappropriate attempts to divine and discern the nature and cause of a facial expression that he had no business trying to read, much less interpret.

That 'look of anger' at a 'perceived wrong' is the facial expression that gets black men murdered by white cops who are permitted to 'fear for…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 3, 2019 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Single Sentence on the One Percent, Wall Street, and Warren

Wall Street and the One Percent crowd are so scared of a Warren presidency, that regardless of who emerges as the Democratic standard bearer in 2020, she and her economic, financial, and tax policy proposals will be a primary target of the Republican Party whether Trump runs or…

Added by Ron Powell on January 29, 2019 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

A Video and A Question About Multi Racial and Multi Cultural Democracy in the 21st Century

So here's the question:

Are social equality and diversity contrary to basic and fundamental human…

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Added by Ron Powell on January 27, 2019 at 8:00am — 17 Comments

Pelosi v Trump

In the super high stakes, prime time ,head to head political matchup between Trump and Pelosi the current score is 

Trump:    0

Pelosi:     2

Thus far Pelosi has outscored Trump on both strategy and tactics and according to the latest CNN and Quinnipiac Polls , she is more popular than Trump....

Her first score was outflanking Trump on the State of the Union Address by withdrawing the traditional invitation .to deliver the address in a joint session in the House…

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Added by Ron Powell on January 26, 2019 at 9:00am — 21 Comments

A REMINDER RE CIVIL DISCOURSE AND A QUESTION

"Civil discourse has been described as "the language of dispassionate objectivity", and suggests that it requires respect of the other participants, such as the reader. It neither diminishes the other's moral worth, nor questions their good judgment; it avoids hostility, direct antagonism, or excessive persuasion; it requires modesty and an appreciation for the other participant's experiences." 

----Wikipedia

Does social media give us license to discard or abandon rules of…

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Added by Ron Powell on January 24, 2019 at 9:30pm — 12 Comments

History in the Making, In The Democratic Field....Thus Far

Gabbard

Gillibrand…

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Added by Ron Powell on January 21, 2019 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

A Question About Tulsi Gabbard

Is this explanation and apology too little, too late?

Added by Ron Powell on January 21, 2019 at 7:16pm — 147 Comments

If King Were Alive Today...

If King were alive today, he'd be going  on 90 years of age;

If King were alive today, neither Obama nor Trump would have become President;

If King were alive today, civil rights, voting rights and human rights would be much more respected in this country;

If King were alive today, I wouldn't  have to write in search of words and phrases I…

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Added by Ron Powell on January 21, 2019 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

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