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Daniel Dale Summarizes Trump’s Nutty Speech in Pennsylvania.

Trump made what was supposed to be a policy speech in PA. yesterday but, in violation of the Hatch Act, he turned it into a political rally. CNN Reporter Daniel Dale was there to summarize the speech for us. (following is a  unrolling of Dale’s tweets.) “Trump won the Pennsylvania county where he’s speaking now by 18 points. He tells the crowd that he thinks it was “28 points.” Trump tells union workers that if their union leaders don’t support Trump, workers should “vote ’em the hell out of office, because they’re not doing their job.” Trump says that when he was a little boy, like four years old, he loved trucks, and even though he’s now president, he still loves trucks, nothing has changed, he loves trucks. Trump is now talking about copper theft. You can tell when Trump is very bored with his prepared text. Trump is telling his usual story about how roads should be straight, but sometimes they’re planned to be oddly curvy to avoid “nesting” and other environmental problems, and then, after 21 years, regulators reject the proposal anyway. Trump suggested at length that he is responsible for the plant he’s speaking at…which Shell made a final decision to build in June 2016 under Obama. (The company does say his approach to energy issues has helped.) Trump tells the workers, in this official speech allegedly about energy, that they can drive the media “totally crazy” if they “go to hashtag third term, hashtag fourth term,” suggesting he’ll stay in office longer than two terms. (Trump says that he’s joking about all this, that he’s just trolling the media.) Trump tells the workers, in this official speech allegedly about energy, that they can drive the media “totally crazy” if they “go to hashtag third term, hashtag fourth term,” suggesting he’ll stay in office longer than two terms. Trump, falsely claiming the steel industry would be “dead” without him and falsely claiming no steel mill had been built in 30 years, puts on a pitiful voice and says, without him, we’d have to call up China and say, “Could you send us some steeeeel pleeease?” Trump falsely suggests that the US only exports “wheat” to Japan, then says Japan doesn’t even want the wheat it buys from the US, “they do it to make us feel good.” (???) Trump falsely says China “flatlined” for “100 years” until it was allowed in the WTO. It was one of the world’s fastest-growing economies in the decades prior. Trump then falsely claims the US was just losing and losing at the WTO before him and now “they’re giving us victories.” Trump, complaining of emoluments suits against him, says this presidency is costing him a “fortune” and mocks complaints about him renting hotel rooms to Saudis for “$500.” He says, “What about the $5 billion that I’ll lose?” (There’s no evidence he’s losing that.) Mocking complaints about his business dealings as president, Trump complains that Obama’s $60 million book deal isn’t being investigated even though it’s such a big amount. He says there’s a double standard for him. These things are not at all alike. Trump, miming computer manufacturing as if it’s a dainty endeavor, mocks the suggestion that workers would want to learn to work in a computer plant and make […]

Rick Wilson Called drumpf a #SoftHandedManBaby on Anderson Cooper 360, Now it’s Trending.

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Justice Dept. Seeks to Decertify Union Representing Immigration Judges.

Bill Barr’s Justice Department cannot properly manage a suicide watch over one of its most high profile detainees, but is taking time to try to decertify the union representing Immigration judges in its attempt to speed up deportations. Newsweek “The Trump administration has been accused of trying to “evade transparency and accountability” with its new push to decertify the union representing immigration judges in the U.S. Last week, a Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesperson told The New York Times on Friday that the department had filed a petition to the Federal Labor Relations Authority seeking to know whether the National Association of Immigration Judges could have its certification revoked. The union’s members, the DOJ argued, are technically “management officials” and should therefore be unable to collectively organize.” Management officials? Not so says the union president: “This is nothing more than a desperate attempt by the DOJ to evade transparency and accountability, and undermine the decisional independence of the nation’s 440 Immigration Judges,” said Judge Ashley Tabaddor, who serves as president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, in a statement to NPR. “We are trial court judges who make decisions on the basis of case-specific facts and the nation’s immigration laws. We do not set policies, and we don’t manage staff,” she said. The DOJ’s suggestion that immigration judges should be viewed as managers is “absurd,” she said, adding: “We don’t even have the authority to order pencils.” The article points out that already, Trump & Co. has appointed twice the number of new immigration judges than did the Obama admin…more than 100 so far. The union is just one more obstacle in the way of our complete transformation into a banana republic.

Maureen Dowd Finds an Acorn. – “Trump’s Pile of Rubble.”

I won’t strain the aphorism implied in the title, but let’s just say Dowd produced a good column Saturday. NY Times Titled “Trump’s Pile of Rubble” she begins her essay by comparing two photographs, one which has come to represent the best of what Barack Obama’s Presidency meant to people of color… And a second one destined to represent the worst of his successor’s residency: Needless to say the orange idiot suffers in this comparison. Granting that the uncle of the child pictured above, whose parents died shielding him from the death dealing El Paso shooter, wanted to meet Trump and was so complicit in the farcical image that meeting produced, Maureen says what normal people feel when they look at the photo: “But still, there is something sickening about the photo. The picture of Obama with a child was luminous with hope and idealism. The one of Trump with a child was dark with pain and shattered ideals. Devoid of empathy and humanity, Trump is mugging with an infant who will never know his parents. They were shot by a psychopath whose views echoed Trump’s dangerous and vile rants painting people with darker skin — like the baby’s father — as the enemy, an infestation and invasion aiming to take something away from real Americans. It is the same slimy chum thrown out by other Republicans, only more brutally direct and not limited to campaign season.” But even after writing those paras, Dowd still feels the need to walk the high wire of normalizing the abnormal, musing that Trump, like Nixon to China, stands uniquely qualified to confront the NRA and actually do something about our national immolation by gunfire. After briefly tonguing that particular abscessed molar and finding the pain of that fruitless exercise too much to bear, she fetches her rhetorical pliers and rips the diseased carnassial out:     “If the president and Republicans come up with anything at all, it will be a remedy just marginal enough to give themselves cover, denying Democrats a powerful campaign issue. Moscow Mitch and Dreadful Donald will keep talking compromise and hope that things settle down by September, when Congress gets back. But point-blank: Our Republican leaders are cowards. We shouldn’t let things die down. Because people keep dying.” Good for you, Maureen. Please take better care of the rest of your teeth. When used correctly they are quite effective. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

Wow! You Have to Watch the Latest from Eleven Films.

Eleven Films is a Portland/Vancouver based video production company. Their latest work, shot to look like a movie trailer, is a powerful indictment of where America is in 2019: Please retweet or like this, spread it far and wide. Our nation is at stake. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

Eugene Robinson – Trump “making a sad clown of himself.”

I would posit, Eugene, that this actually happened sometime in the seventies but nonetheless this is an excellent read: Washington Post “What kind of man visits two grieving communities, shattered by horrific mass shootings, and somehow makes it all about him? I covered the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and had trouble sleeping for weeks afterward; colleagues of mine have had similar reactions to other massacres. Yet what apparently lingered with President Trump from his trip Wednesday to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso was the tone of the coverage he received on cable news. No one expected Trump to play the consoler-in-chief role particularly well; we know him by now and grade him on a curve. His prepared statement Monday on the deadly shootings, which he read from a teleprompter with all the passion of a hostage tape, was about all anyone could expect. But even with my jaundiced view of this president, I couldn’t have imagined that soon after getting home to the White House, he would be tweeting about all the “love, respect & enthusiasm” he was shown and complaining that the “Fake News worked overtime trying to disparage me.” Me, me, me, me, me. Always me, never anyone or anything else. Robinson then goes on at length about the reasons that the GOP and Trump will not defy Wayne LaPierre and the NRA to pass anything on gun control, before wrapping up: “While Trump was making a sad clown of himself, Joe Biden was in Iowa giving a fine speech of the kind we expect from a president after tragedies such as this past weekend’s — a speech that puts what happened in context and points the way forward. At one point, Biden repeated something he has said throughout the campaign — that he fears that having Trump in the White House for a second term could irrevocably change the nation. I used to think that was hyperbole, but I’ve come to fear he may be right.” Biden is most emphatically right, Eugene, the nation has already changed, much for the worse. We must all fight like madmen and women to make sure the present steady descent into hell is somehow stopped. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

WAPO – None of the patients being treated at Hospital in El Paso agreed to meet Trump.

When the Trump campaign swooped down on The Miami valley Hospital in Dayton yesterday to produce a freaking political ad…. The travelling press was not allowed to accompany the group, so that the cretins trying to re-elect the shit-for-brains could pick and choose who he met with. El Paso was later in the day, so if they make another campaign ad we’ll likely see it today. But before this other piece of propaganda comes out, read the following in the Washington Post so you will know the whole story: (Bolds mine) “EL PASO — On a day when President Trump vowed to tone down his rhetoric and help the country heal following two mass slayings, he did the opposite — lacing his visits Wednesday to El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, with a flurry of attacks on local leaders and memorializing his trips with grinning thumbs-up photos. None of the eight patients still being treated at University Medical Center in El Paso agreed to meet with Trump when he visited the hospital, UMC spokesman Ryan Mielke said. Two victims who already had been discharged returned to the hospital with family members to meet with the president. “This is a very sensitive time in their lives,” Mielke said. “Some of them said they didn’t want to meet with the president. Some of them didn’t want any visitors.” Before Trump’s visit Wednesday, however, some of the hospitalized victims accepted visits from a number of city and county elected officials, as well as Reps. Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.) and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.).” The Trump campaign doesn’t give a shit about the people of Dayton or El Paso, they only care about their value as props for his BS campaign ads. Remember this as you see the photos coming out. And tell your friends. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

NY Daily News Assails Trump’s “Empty Words”, “Limp Promises.”

One a day when the pathetic NY Times changes its front page headline from “Trump Urges Unity Vs, Racism” to “Assailing Hate But Not Guns” in response to the *Residents speech yesterday, and after massive social media backlash, the NY Daily News gets it right the first time: “Empty Words: Trump calls for ‘love,’ unity and bipartisanship to prevent more mass shootings, but keeps pushing NRA talking points President Trump pledged Monday to “act with urgent resolve” against the scourge of gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, but offered few details on how he plans to do so and kept pushing gun lobby talking points. Blaming mental illness and video games but not the sweeping availability of military-grade weapons, Trump delivered the limp promises in a national address from the White House, as the death toll rose to 31 from the weekend massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. “These barbaric slaughters are an assault upon our communities, an attack upon our nation and a crime against all of humanity,” Trump said. “We vow to act with urgent resolve.” In the address, Trump also offered a forceful condemnation of “racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” as authorities said the suspect in Saturday’s El Paso shooting had likely posted a racist manifesto online decrying the “Hispanic invasion of Texas” before the senseless assault. But the president offered no acknowledgement that the suspected gunman’s alleged screed directly mirrored some of his own anti-immigrant rhetoric.” The rest of the article is pretty much straight forward reporting of the Orange Ogre’s slow third grader’s recitation of a speech that was written for him to tamp down criticism, and of which he believed not a word… excepting maybe the gun lobby talking points about video games and mental illness. But the Daily News stake out its ground in the opening paras above with the praise “limp promises” and the assertion that the El Paso gunman’s manifesto “directly mirrored some of his own anti-immigrant rhetoric.” Especially the limp promises bit. Macho maniac will hate that. We won’t be reading anything like that in the NY Times front page article. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

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