Friday, December 2, 2016

Sanders exposes DonCon Twamp's lies on Carrier

Following up on this post, Sanders reiterates Bigly Twamp's Carrier deal lie.

Borowitz gets in on Bigly Twamp's Carrier deal

And as usual, adds humor to the accurate facts. From his New Yorker post:

Trump Warns That Companies Shipping Jobs Overseas Will Be Slapped with Enormous Bribes

The Pope comments on Bigly Twamp's environmental 'policy'

If by policy we mean there isn't one, other than denying climate change science so backing out of the Paris Accord. The Pope, on the other hand, supports science in general and climate science in particular, and thus said of the climate accord that there has “never been such a clear need for science.” He went on: “It is worth noting that international politics has reacted weakly — albeit with some praiseworthy exceptions — regarding the concrete will to seek the common good and universal goods, and the ease with which well-founded scientific opinion about the state of our planet is disregarded.” Sorry Pope, you'll no longer get any help in this regard from Bigly Twamp or GOP world.

Reich exposes Bigly Twamp's Carrier scam

I've posted on this recently, but Reich goes into detail of this scam. Not only is Carrier and it's parent company getting $millions in free advertising, the parent is likely to get yuuuuuge defense contracts and very low tax rates for bringing some of its stashed money overseas back to America. And remember, only 800 of those jobs are staying in the US; 1100 are still going to the Mexico plant. Just more of Bigly Twamp's symbolism without substance, something the ignorant eat up like the fast food with no nutritional value they pig out on.

Carlin on dumb Americans

An oldie but goodie. It kind of predicts and explains the Trump phenomenon.

Bigly Twamp's Carrier betrayal

Bigly Twamp, the Trump Swamp

Last night on Colbert's monologue he misspoke and called Trump Twump, since he was talking about his Tweets. I like it but prefer Twamp to more fit the notion of the Trump Swamp.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cornel West doubts the Dem Party can be reformed

See this Democracy now interview. He thinks that given the Party's addiction to big money it just will not take up the call of the working person. He discussed how this played out in the Democratic Platform committee in which he participated. And how it plays out in other Dem Party practices. While West highly appreciates Sanders, he now finds him as a New Deal insider which that will prevent him from getting the sort of radical change the Party needs. In a sense the Party has coopted him.

"There has to be some integrity and moral consistency, and unfortunately the Democratic Party just strikes me as not being able to meet that challenge" (3:50).

Trump surrogate confirms Colbert's truthiness

Continuing from this post, a Trump surrogate confirmed that we've entered a post-truth era. This piece discusses an NPR interview with Scottie Nell Hughes, wherein she said:

“There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts. And so Mr. Trump’s tweet amongst a certain crowd, a large — a large part of the population, are truth. When he says that millions of people illegally voted, he has some — in his — amongst him and his supporters, and people believe they have facts to back that up. Those that do not like Mr. Trump, they say that those are lies, and there’s no facts to back it up.”

Bigly Swamp's Cabinet betrays his voters

The swamp was not drained but re-filled by Bigly Swamp. He betrayed all of you that voted for him and there's no way around that.