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TRUMP'S HOSTILE TAKEOVER

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HE HAS CONQUERED THE PARTY OF REAGAN AND IS FULFILLING A DREAM OF THE HARD RIGHT - THE DEMOLITION OF GOVERNMENT



“Despite its legislative setbacks of the past year, the presidency of Donald Trump has been stunningly effective in its core mission, the dismantling of modern American governance as it has evolved since the Progressive Era of the early 20th Century.”
Thus begins the opening lines of “Trump’s Hostile Takeover” an article in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine authored by Sean Wilentz.  And if that wasn’t enough to send electric shocks through your already overburdened mental and emotional stability which have already suffered the shocks of racism, misogyny, xenophobia and bullying of our so-called President, there’s more!
“And even though a civil war looms inside the Republican Party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and even frequent presidential critics like Senator Bob Corker have firmly supported most of Trump’s program.This should sur…

IS GOD SENDING TRUMP A MESSAGE?

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COLDEST DAY OF THE YEAR IN WASHINGTON



You know that old expression: "It will be a cold day in hell ......."  Well, Washington, D.C. may not be your version of hell, but with Trump occupying the White House it's pretty close as far as I'm concerned.
Got up this morning about 7:00AM and the temperature was a “brisk” 22 degrees Fahrenheit (or -6 Degrees Celsius for my European and Asian readers who embrace the Metric system of measurement.)I mean combined with an equally brisk “breeze” whipping in from the West it is not the kind of day you want to be outside in your p.j.’s.Thank God the newspaper delivery person (sometimes a woman, other times a man) shoved the Times and the Post through the mail slot this morning and I was spared an actual exposure to the outdoors. 
But coupled with Roy Moore’s stunning defeat last night down in Alabama, I couldn’t help but think that maybe God is sending Trump a message.Yes, he’s here in D.C. not down in sunny Mar-A-Lago, his palatial…

ALABAMA SPEAKS! A HUGE FUCK YOU! TO ROY MOORE!

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AND AN EVEN YUGER FUCK! YOU TO TRUMP!

In a stunning upset Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore for Jeff Sessions old Senate seat.Yes, the margin of victory for Jones was only 20,000 or 21,000 votes but it was enough to propel Jones to victory. Even though Doug Jones never mentioned Donald Trump’s name during his campaign and never swerved from his positive, Democratic values message, Alabamians got the message.Trump won Alabama by

THE TRUMP EFFECT: PEACEFUL PROTESTS NOT ALLOWED IN HIGH SCHOOL

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THE SPREADING WAVE OF AUTHORITARIANISM IN TRUMPLAND


West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette:   

Supreme Court: Associate Justice Jackson wrote the majority opinion for the Court, which was split 6-3. Jackson held that making it compulsory to salute the flag and pledge allegiance was a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments and was not able to be justified as a means of achieving patriotism and national unity.  Jackson reasoned that saying the pledge of allegiance was speech as it communicated an expression of set ideas.  By making this speech a requirement it violated the First Amendment values.

June 14, 1943

We are all familiar with the "take a knee" protest of NFL player Colin Kaepernick when he refused to stand for the playing of the National Anthem and the activities of the Black Lives Matter movement highlighting the killing of African Americans by our local police officers.  Both movements have been wildly condemned by President Trump and the right w…