The Unabridged List Of Racial Slurs (According To Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

From the White House podium, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has officially pronounced that “Pocahontas” is not a racial slur and in fact, Elizabeth Warren is the real racist, not Donald Trump who called her Pocahontas for the umpteenth time.

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Trump has a history of racist comments against many groups; including calling Mexicans “criminals and rapists,” claiming to have a “great relationship with the blacks,” and saying separately that neither Mexican or Muslim judges could be fair to him. He also demeans and assaults women, but I digress.

To assist the press in their reporting so as to no longer continue to bombard her with questions about Trump’s racist comments and tweets. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has compiled a complete list of all the racist slurs recognized by Donald Trump and therefore by the White House.

  1. Cracker
  2. White bread
  3. Redneck
  4. White Trash
  5. Peckerwood
  6. Pale-face
  7. Any reference to Orange and Trump in the same sentence (Orange People Matter)

She went on to add that, “these terms are utterly offensive and have no place in American discourse. Simultaneously, Trump was issuing an executive order requiring the deportation of anyone using those terms to the country of their family’s origin. In the event, there is no known country of origin or the offensive party is a Native American and “been here longer than any of us.” The default will be to send them to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Trump has just reached a deal to create, “Trump Tower Gitmo.”

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Sanders concluded her statement by saying all other terms are non-offensive and “if the President uses them, they can’t be racist.” It was reported that Steve Bannon was in the wings cheering and Kellyanne Conway was heading for the nearest microphone to further lie elaborate.

Trump Word For The Day: Pocahontas

Donald Trump simply doesn’t know when to shut the hell up. At a ceremony honoring three Navajo Indian veterans who served as code talkers during World War II, Trump went off script and referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.” Making things worse, the ceremony was conducted directly beneath a portrait of Andrew Jackson who as President was directly responsible for forcible removal of many tribes from their native lands.

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Because Trump thinks apologies make him appear weak. He then sent out Sarah Huckabee Sanders to argue that calling Warren, “Pocahontas” wasn’t really a racial slur, basically claiming Trump is the sole arbiter of what’s racist and what isn’t.

The story of Pocahontas has been romanticized by Disney band watered down in schoolbooks. As a teenager, she was captured by the British and brought to England, where she ultimately married a white man and bore a child. She died of unknown causes at the age of 19.

That Trump is a racist has always been clear. That he doesn’t have the ability to curtail his urges even at formal ceremonies celebrating the people he chooses to disparage is #Sad.

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Elizabeth Warren responded, “It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur,”

John Norwood, General Secretary for the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes said the nickname, “smacks of racism.” He added, “The reference is using a historic American Indian figure as a derogatory insult and that’s insulting to all American Indians.”

While this President may ultimately go down in flames due to conspiracies with Russia and financial crimes. We should never forget he’s also a despicable human being.

 

Ivanka Trump: “There’s a Special Place In Hell…”

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“There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children, I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.” – Ivanka Trump

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“Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?”

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I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her. Isn’t that terrible? How terrible? Is that terrible?”

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Has Lust For A Body Ever Translated To Love Of A Mind?

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I’m a visual person and I am as guilty as anyone of seeing and wanting someone for no other reason than her exterior appearance. I personally don’t really care about the way her makeup is applied, if she had on stiletto’s or if she wore a designer dress. When I listen to women compliment other women on how they look, it’s generally about things (hair, shoes, outfit) that I care little about. I could tell you however, what it is they’re working with and have often been attracted for those reasons alone. But how does that work out?

Men eventually discover, as many beautiful women can attest to. That physical beauty does not a long-lasting romance make. It seems every outside influence like tv, movies, magazines, friends, and maybe family, push men to pursue the physical and not the mind, and that’s a shame. A body can give great pleasure and for a time one can get caught up in it, but eventually, hopefully, you want more.

I’m still at least a little shallow. When I was twenty, I wanted the woman I wanted when I was twenty. When I was forty, I was still attracted to the same type woman (if you need a visual reference, check out the Bell, Biv, DeVoe, “Poison” video). But I eventually matured to the point where I want, A Woman of a Certain Age with at least one physical feature I can adore. It could be her eyes, smile, face, or perhaps the curve of her breasts. I’m much more concerned with the ease in which we get along and the quality of our conversation.

I’ve fallen in like with a body on more than one occasion. There’s always the chance that one could discover there is a compatible mind as well and everything will work out fine? I submit the route with the better chance of long-term success is to seek out the qualities of the mind that will endure through a lifetime. And if you find a physical feature you adore, that will be just gravy on top!

Who Will Go To Jail First? Take The Poll

Grand Juries are impaneled, subpoenas have been issued, testimony is being given, two men have been indicted and another has pled guilty. His sentence, however, may be as little as zero because he is providing evidence against others. My question is, “Who will be the first to actually go to jail?”

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Take the poll and we’ll see how it compares to the actual results:

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You can only vote once but feel free to come back and check the results. Please share!

Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Donald Trump. How Do We Sort Out The Differences?

As of the time of writing, nine women have come out with accusations about the sexual conduct of candidate for Senate Roy Moore including that of being a pedophile, the worst of those being one of molesting a 14-year-old. Thirteen people have levied accusations against President Donald Trump, the worst being a 13-year-old claiming rape. (There’s no other kind of sex between a grown ass man and a 13-year-old). Now, a claim has been made against Senator Al Franken, saying he groped and assaulted a woman which comes with a picture of him appearing to fondle her breasts while she slept.

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All of these men claim to have a great respect for women. A lot of people (mostly men but not all) have been able to simultaneously claim their respect for women while attacking those that came forward. It’s clear that partisanship trumps respect every time and that we are able to ignore what these men have done if their views align with our politics.

Roy Moore and Donald Trump have adopted the strategy of denying every claim while shouting, “Fake News!” to the top of their lungs. There are known to be several videotapes of Trump on the set of, “The Apprentice” where he is alleged to have demeaned women and minorities, that people including Mark Burnett the Producer are keeping that information from being made public. By his own admission, he feels empowered to “kiss women” without consent and “grab ’em by the pussy.” Large subsets of people including a majority of “white women” and “white males without a college education” were able to look the other way and support Trump despite his known comments and alleged actions.

Roy Moore was banned from the Gadsden Mall when in his early thirties for cruising the mall trying to pick up young girls. He signed the yearbook of a 16-year-old girl he claimed not to know, in a restaurant he claims to have never been in. In a recent press conference, Roy Moore indicates his desire to “get back to the real issues” affecting Alabama, as if he were not one.

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The woman who came forward to recount her experience with Al Franken is named Leeann Tweeden, a radio personality in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she hosted fitness shows on ESPN including “Fitness Beach” where she gained the fame which likely got her invited on the USO tour where she met Franken. This isn’t going to turn into a, she traded her sexuality for fame and has to expect men to take certain liberties excuse. This is a, it doesn’t matter what a woman looks like, none deserve to be treated in a manner where their bodies and rights are subject to violation. For those who see it as “just a prank,” imagine it was your daughter. How funny would it be then?

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Make no mistake these men and these incidents are not the same. Franken’s behavior doesn’t begin to reach that of the other two. Yet if we accept his behavior, how do we retain the moral authority to condemn the other two?

As to what should happen to the three. I don’t want Roy Moore to be seated in the US Senate, even if he does win the Special Senate Election slated for December 12, 2017. I believed that even before the recent claims of him being a pedophile because he was also a racist and a homophobe.

I want Trump gone too, again though, the reasons are many. Racist, homophobe, potentially treason. That and risking nuclear war to prove what a big man he is, despite the small hands. He’s inarticulate, unintelligent and according to one tally, lies 5.5 times a day.

The question remains, what to do about Franken, whose transgression occurred 11 years ago. I must remember I gave Roy Moore no credit for 40-year-old crimes. The alleged rape committed by Donald Trump was 23 years ago. He doesn’t get a pass either. To his credit, Sen. Franken did not condemn his accuser, he issued an apology, which he added to later on Facebook. So when the sexual harasser is a friendly face, who I’ve admired as a Senator and shares my political views. What to do? In perhaps the first time I’ve ever wanted to paraphrase Donald Trump, “I like Senators who weren’t sexual harassers.”

In our response, as both Democrats and Republicans, we will indicate what we are willing to accept if it advances our political agenda. Is a Democrat looking the other way on Franken much different than Republicans ignoring Moore… Trump. Are we going to simply point fingers and say “what about” Clinton, Bush, Kennedy, and the entirety of the Congress who wrote rules that protect themselves when they are defendants and require the accusers to sign confidentiality agreements to seek redress? It is the culture that must be changed and looking the other way just won’t do. So as much as I have liked Al Franken in his service in the Senate. I think he must go.

My niece, Hayley, said something with which I can find no fault.

” Why are we acting as though there are not well-qualified politicians with our ideals, who have never assaulted someone??? Give his seat to that person.”

 

 

When Love And Politics Clash

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I’d like to believe that reasonable people can hold different views and agree to disagree on any number of subjects. I’ve dated people both more liberal and conservative than I and generally it hasn’t made much of a difference. Although I am deep into politics and try to stay up on a wide variety of issues. It’s not important to me that someone I date do so, in fact. I would hope and expect that she has interests apart from mine, some of which we may share and some we don’t.

The Age of Trump is putting all of this to the test. I have (looking for the right word here) people I know, (friends would not have been accurate) that are Trump advocates. We rarely discuss politics but when we do, the divide between us is apparent. We are living in two separate universes with completely different sets of facts. We can coexist only because we ignore each other to some degree which works fine enough in a work environment but is not a good way to run your love life.

In a relationship, I don’t need for someone to agree with all my views, differing views are welcome as long as they come with an open mind. I would love someone to challenge my opinions with theirs, present new facts (facts are generally considered to be true things as opposed to say, lies) to be considered and another perspective. It is not important to me that I convince you that I’m right. It would be fine if we rarely discussed politics at all, assuming our life was rich with other topics.

There are no doubt some deal breakers. If you support pedophiles because they’re the nominee of your party, that’s not gonna work. If you want to work for the Committee for the Re-Election of the President (aptly nicknamed CREEP in the Nixon years), it just won’t do. There are some boundaries that just can’t be crossed and it seems there are more of those lines popping up every day. Maybe opposites do attract? But they can also repel. I won’t tell anyone else how to run their love life but suggest proceeding with caution.

Roy Moore Signed The Girl’s Yearbook And Was Banned By The Gadsden Mall

Roy Moore, the 70-year-old Senate candidate from Alabama is convinced his supporters are stupid. He has vehemently denied the accusations of the initial four women that accused him of sexual harassment and assault, one of the girls was 14 at the time which even in Alabama was a crime. Moore was 32. The last time I dated a 17-year old, I was 19 and we were both in college.

Then a fifth accuser came forward, speaking publicly and volunteering to testify under oath before a Senate Committee should one have balls enough to have a hearing. She says she met him at the restaurant where she worked and that he was a regular customer. He says he’s never been to the restaurant and doesn’t know where it is. She describes various times she encountered him including when he offered her a ride home and tried to force her head into his crotch and finally literally threw her out of the parked car. He says they never met. She says he told her…

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“You are a child. I am the District Attorney of Etowah County If you tell anyone about this, no one will believe you.”

He alleges it’s all a liberal Democrat plot. She voted for Trump. Somebody is lying. If only there were some way to determine who was telling the truth. Oh, wait! He signed her high school yearbook! He indicated he knew her, indicated the restaurant they were at he’d swore he’d never patronized, reminded her he was the District Attorney.

“To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore, D.A. 12-22-77 Olde Hickory House.”

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If that weren’t enough, dozens of people including in law enforcement indicate Roy Moore was banned from the Gadsden Mall for cruising teenage girls. Plainly spoken Roy Moore is a pedophile, stunted in his emotional development to where he could only communicate with those half his age, with little experience. It’s only a matter of time before more women tell their stories, #MeToo.

If you are one of those who still stand by Roy Moore in spite of all that you now know. If you are one of his surrogates who continue to condemn the women that have come forward, calling them liars and impugning their motives. If you are one of those who said, “Even if true” or “It was over 40 years ago” or suggested in any way that it really doesn’t matter. If your ideology would have you prefer a Republican pedophile whose already demonstrated his lack of respect for the law and court system, his bigotry, and homophobia than any Democrat. If you are so obtuse that simply proclaiming, “Fake News” is enough to erase any number of real and demonstrable acts. Fuck you very much!

“Even If True…” The Republican Defense of Roy Moore

Since the Washington Post printed a story about Senate Candidate Roy Moore (AL) having sexually molested a 14-year-old girl. The Republican Party, particularly its elected officials have gone crazy, figuring out how to respond. Establishment figures John McCain and Mitt Romney, both former Presidential candidates, insisted Moore should withdraw from the Senate race and allow another Republican to take his place. Most Republican officials have said something similar to, “If true… Roy Moore should drop out of the race.” His defenders have gone hard in the paint attacking the four women who detailed their relationships with Moore when they were in their teens and him in his thirties. They said, “it was too long ago.” One compared the age of the youngest accuser to that of the age they suggested the Virgin Mary was when Jesus was conceived. The worst said, “Even if true… what difference does it make?”

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They questioned why the women didn’t come forward earlier? The same questions they asked of Cosby accusers, Weinstein, Trump (we will come back to Trump) and others. They called the women liars, accused them of political motivations, they questioned their character and promised repercussions. They suggest the proof has disappeared and now they have no case. In reality, had an accusation been made a week or even a day after the events in question. There would never have been more proof than the word of the women. Teenage girls vs. a District Attorney.

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Recent polls suggest Moore’s lead has dropped from  6 points to a tie in deeply Republican Alabama. Most people believe that unless other accusers come forward and reach a critical mass. Roy Moore is still likely to win the upcoming special election on December 12, 2017, to fill the seat of Jeff Sessions who departed to become Attorney General. We need not even ask if Republicans are willing to vote for someone accused of sexual assault (Trump), heard on tape bragging about such behavior (Trump) and even accused of the rape of a 13-year-old girl (Trump again). It is apparently more important to win an election than being concerned if you’re seating a pedophile.

Alabama knows Moore’s history as a bigot and homophobe so is being a sexual predator really much more of a stretch? If you were voting for him already, knowing who and what he is. Why not now?

During the Presidential campaign, after the infamous video was released where Donald Trump bragged about kissing women against their will and that he could, “grab ’em in the pussy.” Congressman Devin Nunes was mortified as he denounced Trump, saying, “How could I face my young daughters?” He apparently found the words as after a couple weeks he became a full-throated Trump defender again. There is almost five weeks before the Special Election in Alabama. We’ll see what it is what they stand for? But for those who said, “Even if true…” their values have already been made clear.