Thursday, 2/2/17, Public Square

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by | February 1, 2017 · 2:05 pm

19 responses to “Thursday, 2/2/17, Public Square

  1. I hope everyone here has a chance to see this year’s Superbowl Budweiser commercial. Well done, with a not-so-subtle jab at President Bannon’s policies.

  2. I’ve a need to apologize to fnord. Somehow, in editing my first comment, I managed to lose her cartoon. Totally my error.

  3. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/steve-bannon-were-going-to-war-in-the-south-china-sea-no-doubt/ar-AAmwFbi?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

    Who didn’t see this one coming a mile away?

    What I want to know is – what are these Trump Chumps going to do when their boy really does start the war?

    These are the folks who don’t have a clue as to factual history – of the sacrifices average Americans had to make during World War II. We have the ration book that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. We have always made it a point to teach both our kids – and now the grandkids – that going to war is not something people should treat like a damn game.

    Can you imagine the average American if they can’t get their cell phones to work – or they can’t drive their car because there is no gas available?

    What about the food they buy – what happens when all deliveries are stopped and our country just does not produce anything – nor do we manufacture other goods that much anymore.

    And with Trump at the wheel of this Titantic – do you really think he and Bannon is going to get Americans prepared?

    OH HELL NO…..

    But Trump and Bannon has found a good use for all those people ‘over there’ – they will make good fodder for the combat fields.

    But don’t expect any Republican to volunteer to do the actual fighting and dying – they all have bone spurs….

    • Trump is once again throwing out that red meat to his adoring fans.

      Did I miss the news report of any Christian Church being fire bombed, vandalized or some black person going in their doors to murder White Christians in cold blood – like that white guy Dylan Roof did to those black church members in South Carolina?

      From my drive on East 21st going out to Andover – several large Mega Christian Churches are looking pretty safe – and prosperous.

      And all on tax-free prime real estate and they’re raking in tax-free millions.

      If that is persecution – where the Hell do I sign up?

  4. Thunderchild

    “Destroy” the Johnson Amendment?
    Oh PLEASE let him go there. “Destroy” means get rid of, wipe out. And he cannot do that without Congress. Congressional republicans will be most unwilling to support that. Doing so would easily cost them the House and Senate.
    He could simply ignore the Johnson Amendment. He is the chief executive. (it made me sick typing that) He can order the IRS to ignore it and fire anyone who disagrees. The attendant shitstorm would be huge but far less than an attempt to repeal.
    So its a big over reach or a really big over reach.
    Given the toddler in chief? I’m guessing he goes for the really big over reach. It makes more noise and gains the attention whore more attention.
    This one is lose/lose AND lose for little hands. Pursue repeal is lose. Ignore the law is lose. Abandon promise is lose, in that order.

    • An Executive Order is all he plans, at least that’s what I heard. No involvement of Congress which NOW they don’t complain about. Why do you think getting rid of the Johnson Amendment isn’t something they all want? Seems like the perfect gift to the Evangelinuts.

      • As I’ve heard it explained – the majority of Executive Orders are only memos from the president to the Congress as to what he/she wants done.

        It is now up to the Congress to act on those Executive Orders.

        I say – let’s press the Republicans in the House and Senate to act on this particular Executive Order.

        Let’s see the backlash they get from the public.

        I do find it rather amusing – Trump’s Cabinet nominees are following in their leader’s footsteps – because none of them have won the Popular Vote – have they?

        And this has gotta hurt Trump’s thin skin……

        But one good thing – when Democrats stick together and vote NO on these Cabinet nominees – their votes will be on the legal historical documents and they can proudly say – we didn’t vote this bunch . This coming fiasco is entirely in the Trump and Chump’s lap.

  5. After 2 Weeks, Voters Yearn For Obama

    Raleigh, N.C. – Less than 2 weeks into Donald Trump’s tenure as President, 40% of voters already want to impeach him. That’s up from 35% of voters who wanted to impeach him a week ago. Only 48% of voters say that they would be opposed to Trump’s impeachment.

    Beyond a significant percentage of voters already thinking that Trump should be removed from office, it hasn’t taken long for voters to miss the good old days of Barack Obama…52% say they’d rather Obama was President, to only 43% who are glad Trump is.

    Continue reading — http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2017/PPP_Release_National_2217.pdf

    • Trump Chumps would also label this as FAKE NEWS.

      Sadly – the 24% that voted Trump into power will believe it is FAKE NEWS.

      But, then again, that same 24% also believe they have the right for their preacher man to tell them which political candidate to vote for.

      Personally – isn’t that a slap in God’s face to bring politics into the church – the House of Worship?

      How can a preacher be of any spiritual guidance and comfort to ALL of his church members when it’s known which side he is on?

      Taking sides infers there is a battle -and a house of worship should never be about battles – IMHO

  6. I’ve noticed Republicans are using the argument that Trump is doing as he promised he would do – and that is the reason people are fighting against him.

    The logic is – we are not used to politicians actually doing as they promised.

    Hmmm…interesting logic….

    Hitler also did exactly what he promised to do once he got into power. A lot of people were fighting against him.

    To use Trump’s logic – Hitler was the good guy?

    So – Hitler and Trump are the one and the same?

    Is history about to repeat itself?

  7. Bob White

    “Puppet-” good post. Puppets are manipulated; some simple and easy, some not. Either way, a puppet is a puppet. And that is a very good metaphor for President Trump. Just pull the correct $ting$.

    • The world has seen those strings before – and it did not end well. My concern is – does the average American even know factual history?

      In these days – we do have so many fake news stories and even Breitbart website and Alex Jones website are nothing but hate-filled opinions but since they are on ‘Internet’ – people believe it to be true.

      • https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/30/breitbart-milo-yiannopoulos-claims-deal-autobiography

        This is the Alt Right dude that the UC protest was all about..

        Read this article – back in 2016 – and it sounds a lot like Trump. He brags about himself and appears to be nothing but a media-obsessed self promoter who only wants to get money.

        This is what I was talking about in my comment above.

        Do these Trump Chumps even know the factual history of the World as it ramped up to World War II?

        I don’t think so….But certain Alt Right folks do know how to make a lot of money off spewing their nonsense – haven’t they?

        Take special note – the new label ‘Alt Right’ – is the same old hate-filled racism that Hitler pushed – and Hitler was a self-promoter media-obsessed type also – wasn’t he?

      • http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/trump-infowars-alex-jones-clinton-conspiracy-theories

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        Another very good article about Trump and his fellow Alt Right Gang.

        Alex Jones is nothing more than website dude that makes Glenn Beck appear to be a Saint.

        This Jones dude is the one that pushed the Birtherism crappola for years. And then the Sandy Hook mass killing of those school kids and teachers – that was government hoax according to Alex Jones.

        How can so many Americans believe this nonsense? I met a man once that started spewing Alex Jones Alternative Facts to me and when I refuted each one – he simply said, I don’t care. I believe Alex Jones.

        When a person is that into Alternative Facts – there is no reasoning with them.

        But the common thread in Breitbart, Bannon, Jones, that Milo dude and Trump – they are all pushing this mantra that White Men are the victims and they are going to take back their country and the world.

        Which is why I think all these Alt Right folks love Trump so much – he is the biggest bully with the biggest mouth – and they can all sit back and get their jollies whenever their bully spews.

        But there is one thing in life that has always proven to be true – there is always a bigger BULLY somewhere that will squash your bully like a bug.

        In the world today – what foreign Bully(ies) do you think are just waiting for their chance to teach Trump a thing or two?

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