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There's Nothing More Dangerous Than Sincere Ignorance And Conscientious Stupidity ---MLK

Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen gets,an earful from Senator Cory Booker after claiming amnesia re Trump’s "shithole" remark during the Oval Office meeting on immigration which she attended:

There are so-called liberals or progressives here who believe that since he isn't the only person to be disappointed when Trump was…


Added by Ron Powell on March 16, 2018 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Lawrence O'Donnell: Trump Loses in Trump County

Added by Ron Powell on March 15, 2018 at 4:02am — No Comments

Could It Be That Trump Has No Way Out?

The Russians have led Trump to believe that he is a key player, a central figure, in their government sponsored network of international criminals.

His primary, if not sole, purpose now is to create diversion and distraction sufficient to draw attention away from the…


Added by Ron Powell on March 15, 2018 at 3:24am — 1 Comment

Guest Post: Dems to Hillary: Shut the Fuck Up!

For a while now, I've been offering this suggestion to the current  Democratic Party leadership:

"Will somebody, somewhere tell Hillary et al to go off to a corner, sit down and shut the fuck up!"

Evidently somebody's listening:

Dems are angry over Hillary Clinton’s latest comments

By Amie Parnes

The Hill

14 March 2018

Democrats are angry that Hillary Clinton continues to discuss what went wrong…


Added by Ron Powell on March 14, 2018 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Trevor Noah on the Firing of Rex Tillerson

Added by Ron Powell on March 13, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

If You Want to Follow the Money, Start Here

For a narrative history of Trump’s business and finacial dealings with Russians, go to the David Ignatius Washing Post Op-Ed piece on the subject:…


Added by Ron Powell on March 13, 2018 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer: 'We're Not Going Home'

The Stormy Daniels matter is the loose thread that has the potential of causing the unraveling of the Trump phenomenon, and her lawyer knows it:

Added by Ron Powell on March 13, 2018 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

The Socratic Method

The Socratic Method is the staple of my approach to teaching and learning:

"The basic form is a series of questions formulated as tests of logic and fact intended to help a person or group discover their beliefs about some topic..."  ---Wikipedia

It’s the approach that’s most often used in law schools by professors who are attempting to promote the development of rhetorical analytical skills and the critical thinking that must go hand in hand with that… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on March 9, 2018 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

MSNBC, Morning Joe Roundtable: Trump's Lawyer says Stormy Daniels poses a serious threat....

Now there is talk of possible photos of a much more intimate nature of Trump and the porn star.…


Added by Ron Powell on March 8, 2018 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Slavery, Racism, and the Second Amendment

Carl Bogus, a law professor at Roger Williams University, has argued that James Madison wrote the second amendment in part to reassure his home state of Virginia, where slave owners were terrified of revolts and wary of northerners who would undermine the system.



Added by Ron Powell on March 7, 2018 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

On Humor

Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level ofeducation, intelligence and context.

Root components of humor:

Being reflective of or imitative of reality

Surprise/misdirection, contradiction/paradox, ambiguity.







Added by Ron Powell on March 6, 2018 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Rachel Maddow: Follow the money stories are beginning to pile up.

I've been saying for over a year now that to get to the heart, or the bottom, of this Trump situation that the best, if not the only, course is to follow the money.

With Donald Trump it has always been about the money:

The questions re the Trump campaign colluding with Russian intelligence and political operatives is about the…


Added by Ron Powell on March 6, 2018 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Trump's tariff on steel: Question for a Sunday

In typical Trump fashion, he wants to place a tariff on imported steel, the primary target for said tariff being China.

The problem with this is, we don't import steel from China.

Imported steel comes from our closest allies in the West....

It's not just the price of automobiles that would be effected...

The prices of refrigerators, stoves, ,washers & dryers,  and on and on will be impacted, making these household appliances more expensive, and…


Added by Ron Powell on March 4, 2018 at 1:00am — 28 Comments

A Question for the End of Black History Month

The motivational speech that initiated the Crusades, was specifically designed to dehumanize, denigrate, demonize, and vilify the dark skinned inhabitants of the Middle East and Northern Africa. It was delivered at the Council of Clermont on 27 November 1095, by Pope Urban II,  and set into motion the social, political, ideological, cultural, economic, and moral construct we commonly refer to today as "racism".

For the first time in the history of Western Europe, white people were…


Added by Ron Powell on February 28, 2018 at 8:00pm — 13 Comments

Student Survivor and Movement Organizer David Hogg: We Will Outlive The NRA | Morning Joe | MSNBC

You have to love their commitment and resolve...

They're in it to win it on a long term basis...

These kids intend to out last and out live the NRA and their elected cronies...

Many of them will be eligible to vote by 2020...

Added by Ron Powell on February 26, 2018 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

In Case You Missed It: Mona Cheran at CPAC

CNN--- Longtime conservative Mona Charen -- who faced backlash at CPAC after lambasting Republicans for supporting "sexual harassers and abusers of women" within their party -- now says she's happy with what happened at Saturday's event.

Charen defended her comments on Sunday in a New York Times op-ed titled, "I'm glad I got booed at CPAC."…


Added by Ron Powell on February 26, 2018 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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