Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fwd: The US and its court's have gone insane

Trump blocking Twitter users violates Constitution, judge rules

U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that Twitter serves as a 'designated public forum' and is protected under the plaintiffs' First Amendment rights

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Interesting video

I thought that the comments in this video, although maybe controversial to some, were interesting:

In response I wrote this:

"Interesting comments and well said. I don't have a problem with gay characters, but I don't find them particularly interesting either. An example might be Jack Harkness in Torchwood. Making him overtly gay doesn't seem to me to add to the story and for me feels kind of forced and boring. Had they toned it down a little it might have added an air of mystery to the character. However, I am sure that some people thought that this was an important part of his character. I might have a problem with putting gay characters in a movie if it just feels forced to push an agenda, like for example in a kids film. I liked the character of Harvey Milk, since the movie is not only a biography, but homosexuality was an important part of the story. Having gay characters in The Walking Dead felt right to me, because it represents society in general. "


Friday, May 11, 2018

Re: Great Border quote

That kind of statement makes the president sound like someone who flies off at the handle.  I agree with him, but hearing that the president engaged in a "tirade" doesn't install confidence.  The fact that it went on for 30 minutes makes me wonder about his stability.

On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM, utahtrout  wrote:

Trump lashed out at his Cabinet, and Nielsen in particular, when told that the number of people arrested for illegally crossing the Mexico border topped 50,000 for the second consecutive month. The blowup lasted more than 30 minutes, according to a person with knowledge of what transpired, as Trump's face reddened and he raised his voice, saying Nielsen needed to "close down" the border. 

"Why don't you have solutions? How is this still happening?" he said, adding later, "We need to shut it down. We're closed."

Trump's tirade went on so long that many present began fidgeting in their seats and flashing grimaces,

"The president is committed to fixing our broken immigration system and our porous borders. We are a country of laws and the president and his administration will enforce them," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Thursday.

Nielsen, in a statement on Thursday, said she shared Trump's frustration that "existing loopholes and the lack of Congressional action have prevented this administration from fully securing the border and protecting the American people."

You  have both houses of Congress. The Whitehouse should write a bill that closes the loopholes and fibres the authority... now!


Sunday, May 6, 2018

My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement -- and how I got out

​The good news keeps coming for Trump.

The good news keeps coming for Trump. The economy is booming. Not only should Trump win a Nobel Peace Prize for bringing South and North Korea together, he should be up for the Nobel prize for economics, too. Has any world leader in history earned both in the same year?

We found out on Friday that the U.S. unemployment rate fell below 4 percent — the lowest since 2000.

ADP also reported that, in April, U.S. private companies added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth month in a row. Demand for labor remains solid across every industry.

Obama bragged nonstop about quantity — never mentioning that his job growth consisted mostly of crappy, low-wage, part-time jobs that required food stamps to survive. Trump's new jobs are great jobs. Manufacturing, mining and professional service jobs led the way in the April report. Over the past 12 months, manufacturing has added 245,000 high-wage jobs.

Incidentally, the black unemployment rate fell again — to the lowest in history. And the gap between white and black unemployment narrowed. It turns out Kanye West is a man of wisdom. Donald Trump is far better for the black community than Obama ever was.

The Democrats' response? Bring up Stormy the porn star. It's all liberals want to talk about. CNN and MSNBC have given Stormy wall-to-wall coverage for the past 60 days.

The result? Trump and the GOP are exploding in the polls. Blue wave in November? Not anymore. This obsession with Stormy is a disaster for Dems.

As of Friday, Trump was at a robust 51 percent approval at Rasmussen. That's far above where Trump was on the day he was elected. It's also far above Obama at the same point of his presidency.

Another poll shows Trump's evangelical Christian support at the highest point in history. So much for "the Stormy effect."

Still another poll shows black male support for Trump has doubled from 11 percent to 22 percent since West announced his support for Trump.

Still another poll shows Democrats have lost 9 points with millennials since the election. Millennials believe the GOP is better for the economy. This is an electoral earthquake.

A new Morning Consult poll shows Republicans winning everything in the U.S. Senate. A nine-seat sweep is within reach. Five incumbent Democrat senators are losing by 5 points or more. Four other incumbent Democrat senators are statistically tied. "The Stormy effect" is bringing down the entire Democratic Party