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My Nightmares Came to Life In the Worst Way (pt 1)

2020.09.18 07:06 CrystalxRose My Nightmares Came to Life In the Worst Way (pt 1)

At some point, I got tired of being lonely. That was my downfall, I suppose...the soul-crushing sense of alone-ness...that was what caused me to accept that first message from Sean. I mean, at least that was his name when I first met him. I don't believe he - it - has ever really had a name. I thought he was my Prince Charming; I guess I should have known fairy tales don't exist. Mm...I'm running out of time, it will be back any moment, so I should probably start from the beginning.
I was sitting on my balcony in my favorite chair, just sipping on my coffee and watching the world pass me by. It was a beautiful July evening; the sun shone brightly, the air was so still one could hear a leaf hit the ground, and the colors were pleasantly drenched in an extra bit of beauty. It was all so perfect, except for just one small thing.
From somewhere down the street, quick girlish laughter floated to me in the silence, followed by a lower masculine chuckle. I peered over the edge of my balcony to see a pretty girl strolling arm in arm with a handsome young man. He said something I didn't catch and she tossed her head flirtatiously, then slipped her fingers into his and squeezed lightly. They looked so happy and in love. I felt a lump forming in my throat, and suddenly I didn't feel like sitting on my balcony quite so much anymore.
I tried to busy myself in my kitchen with pouring another cup of coffee, but my hands were shaking. My vision blurred over as hot tears stung my eyes, and the cup slipped out of my hands and smashed on the floor. I whirled and slammed my palms on my counter. "God damn it," I whispered to myself, head hung low. "I'm so fucking tired of being lonely."
After a long moment, I sighed and knelt to clean up the mess. I had just mopped up the last of the spill when my phone chimed merrily, a tone I didn't recognize. I slid my thumb across my screen and saw a notification from this one popular dating site I joined, a message from someone named Sean. Curious, I opened the message.
Hey there, Leah. You're kind of cute! I like brunettes.
I raised an eyebrow, then clicked on his profile picture, and I swear I felt my heart drop to my toes. He was fucking gorgeous. Chocolate brown hair, electric blue eyes, and a smile that could stop time. He didn't have a pretty bad body either. Intrigued, I clicked back into the message and typed back to him.
Well, hi there, Sean. You aren't bad-looking yourself!
I was about to put my phone down, thinking it would be a while until he messaged me back, but to my extreme delight, my phone chimed again only seconds later. It was another message from Sean.
I live in Black Rock. Hbu?
I was elated. This incredibly gorgeous guy was right here in my hometown, and he was interested in me...ME!
Really? I do too!
I left it hanging, waiting to see if he would make the first move. He didn't disappoint. He messaged me back right away.
Great! Would you like to go out with me some time? I'd like to get to know you better.
I felt a goofy smile spread across my face as my thumbs clicked rapidfire across my screen.
Sounds good! What did you have in mind?
There's this great little coffee shop I like to go to down on Tulane. They have amazing lattes!
I know that place. I walk there sometimes. Love their mocha espresso!
Want to go, say, tomorrow evening around 5? I could come meet you on your street...or you could come to mine...?
How about the corner of Charleston and Limbaugh? That's like ten minutes from me. Unless that's too far for you?
No, that's perfect! So...see you tomorrow at 5 then?
You bet! Can't wait!
I put my phone down on the counter, goofy smile still plastered to my face. I had just agreed to meet a perfect stranger, and I was okay with that. I floated off to my bathroom to take a nice long relaxing bubble bath and mid-day-dream about my date tomorrow night with Sean.
I was in the midst of luxuriously stretching my legs out under the soapy water when I noticed it: a gigantic black spider sitting right on the edge of my fucking bathtub, just sitting there. Now, I have an absolutely paralyzing fear of spiders - I mean, who doesn't, right? Even though the water was still good and hot, I froze, statue-like, unwilling to even draw a breath in fear that even the slightest motion would trigger the ugly thing to crawl towards me. In seconds, my worst fear came to life.
I screamed as the nasty bastard scuttled right across the edge of the tub, directly towards where I was sitting. With a flexibility I didn't usually have otherwise, I leaped up and directly out of the tub in one fluid motion. My feet hit the slippery floor instead of the small rug, and my feet flew up in the air, and my head hit the floor, HARD. I was seeing stars. When the room stopped spinning, I stood up gingerly, groaning and holding my head as I fearfully scanned the bathtub for my attacker. To my horror, the water had already drained, and I swore the ugly thing looked at me before it crawled right down the fucking drain. Nope, nope, nope. I waited a few seconds to make sure it was really gone, then quickly stuffed my shirt down the drain.
Shuddering, I retired to my bedroom to browse on my laptop for a few hours in an effort to rid my thoughts of the eight-legged nightmare that had just violated the sanctuary of my own damn bathroom. Finally, after hours of funny YouTube videos, I was ready to go to sleep.
I wish I could say I slept easily. I know I woke up screaming at least once. I'm actually surprised my neighbors didn't call the cops. But then again, they knew about my nightmares; I'd only been living there for ten years or so. Luckily for me, they were sympathetic to my plight. It also helped that I was meticulous in my cleaning habits, so thankfully this didn't happen often, but when it did...I'll spare the gory details for those who might be arachnophobic, but I'll just state that when I finally did manage to fall asleep for an hour or two, I still felt the legs on me when I woke up. Better believe I checked every inch of my bed too.
Exhausted, I stumbled out to my kitchen, skin still crawling after my vicious nightmares. I made myself a cup of coffee and was just about to take a sip when my phone chimed. Suddenly excited, I snatched up my phone to see a message from Sean. Nightmares forgotten, I eagerly opened the message.
Good morning, beautiful! How was your night? Did you dream sweet dreams of our date later? I know I did!
I laughed a bit to myself. As sweet as that was, if only he knew.
I wish! I didn't get a whole lot of sleep. Bad nightmares. But I'll live, haha.
Nightmares? Poor Leah! If I'd have been there, you wouldn't have had any.
I laughed out loud at that even as I felt my cheeks flush with heat. Inspired, I typed back.
I have a feeling if you had been there, I wouldn't have gotten ANY sleep, lol.
He sent back a winky face and I felt my blush getting even deeper. Sure, I was probably moving too fast, but Sean was just so charismatic and charming. I don't know of any girls who wouldn't have done the same thing in my situation.
I can't wait for our date tonight!
Neither can I!
Well, I have a few errands to run, but I'll see you at 5!
See you later!
For the rest of the day, I was walking on air. I truly felt a strong connection with Sean even though I'd never even met him, and it seemed like he felt the same. Maybe they were right. Maybe true love over the internet WAS possible. I was so lost in my musings that when my clock chimed 4:00, I was startled. Giggling at myself for my silly reveries, I danced off to my bedroom to get ready for my date.
My room was soon strewn with clothes tossed here and there and everywhere as I dug through my closet for something suitable. At last I settled on a pair of black leggings and a cute red tank top. I threw on my sneakers and headed to my dresser to do my hair, but something caught my eye when I was less than a few steps away that caused me to freeze solid, one foot still in the air.
Another fat black spider sat in the shadow under my dresser, and I was sure I could feel its eyes on me. This one was bigger than the last one; I could see each one of its beady little black eyes gleaming from the light next to my bed. My heart stopped; I couldn't move, could only stare and pray that it just went away. But it wasn't to be so, because of course the damn thing came at me.
My paralysis broke as it closed on me and I let out a shriek that even split my own ears as I leaped back. I searched frantically for anything I could grab to smash the ugly thing and my eyes fell on my antique full-length mirror. Still shrieking, I ripped the mirror off its stand, raised it above my head and brought it down on the bastard with all my might. The glass didn't shatter so much as explode into shards, and I felt the enormous spider flatten under the weight of the mirror with a sickening crunch. It wasn't enough; I brought it down two more times just to be sure.
Panting, I dropped the mirror and stumbled back, exhausted. My arms ached, my throat was sore and my back was killing me, but at least that son of a bitch was dead. With a tiny part of me pleased at my victory, I ignored the mess and hurried to finish getting ready. No horrible spider was going to stop me from being excited over my date with Sean. How I wish I would have known that my nightmares were only beginning.
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2020.09.18 07:05 CrystalxRose My Nightmares Came to Life In the Worst Way (pt 1)

At some point, I got tired of being lonely. That was my downfall, I suppose...the soul-crushing sense of alone-ness...that was what caused me to accept that first message from Sean. I mean, at least that was his name when I first met him. I don't believe he - it - has ever really had a name. I thought he was my Prince Charming; I guess I should have known fairy tales don't exist. Mm...I'm running out of time, it will be back any moment, so I should probably start from the beginning.
I was sitting on my balcony in my favorite chair, just sipping on my coffee and watching the world pass me by. It was a beautiful July evening; the sun shone brightly, the air was so still one could hear a leaf hit the ground, and the colors were pleasantly drenched in an extra bit of beauty. It was all so perfect, except for just one small thing.
From somewhere down the street, quick girlish laughter floated to me in the silence, followed by a lower masculine chuckle. I peered over the edge of my balcony to see a pretty girl strolling arm in arm with a handsome young man. He said something I didn't catch and she tossed her head flirtatiously, then slipped her fingers into his and squeezed lightly. They looked so happy and in love. I felt a lump forming in my throat, and suddenly I didn't feel like sitting on my balcony quite so much anymore.
I tried to busy myself in my kitchen with pouring another cup of coffee, but my hands were shaking. My vision blurred over as hot tears stung my eyes, and the cup slipped out of my hands and smashed on the floor. I whirled and slammed my palms on my counter. "God damn it," I whispered to myself, head hung low. "I'm so fucking tired of being lonely."
After a long moment, I sighed and knelt to clean up the mess. I had just mopped up the last of the spill when my phone chimed merrily, a tone I didn't recognize. I slid my thumb across my screen and saw a notification from this one popular dating site I joined, a message from someone named Sean. Curious, I opened the message.
Hey there, Leah. You're kind of cute! I like brunettes.
I raised an eyebrow, then clicked on his profile picture, and I swear I felt my heart drop to my toes. He was fucking gorgeous. Chocolate brown hair, electric blue eyes, and a smile that could stop time. He didn't have a pretty bad body either. Intrigued, I clicked back into the message and typed back to him.
Well, hi there, Sean. You aren't bad-looking yourself!
I was about to put my phone down, thinking it would be a while until he messaged me back, but to my extreme delight, my phone chimed again only seconds later. It was another message from Sean.
I live in Black Rock. Hbu?
I was elated. This incredibly gorgeous guy was right here in my hometown, and he was interested in me...ME!
Really? I do too!
I left it hanging, waiting to see if he would make the first move. He didn't disappoint. He messaged me back right away.
Great! Would you like to go out with me some time? I'd like to get to know you better.
I felt a goofy smile spread across my face as my thumbs clicked rapidfire across my screen.
Sounds good! What did you have in mind?
There's this great little coffee shop I like to go to down on Tulane. They have amazing lattes!
I know that place. I walk there sometimes. Love their mocha espresso!
Want to go, say, tomorrow evening around 5? I could come meet you on your street...or you could come to mine...?
How about the corner of Charleston and Limbaugh? That's like ten minutes from me. Unless that's too far for you?
No, that's perfect! So...see you tomorrow at 5 then?
You bet! Can't wait!
I put my phone down on the counter, goofy smile still plastered to my face. I had just agreed to meet a perfect stranger, and I was okay with that. I floated off to my bathroom to take a nice long relaxing bubble bath and mid-day-dream about my date tomorrow night with Sean.
I was in the midst of luxuriously stretching my legs out under the soapy water when I noticed it: a gigantic black spider sitting right on the edge of my fucking bathtub, just sitting there. Now, I have an absolutely paralyzing fear of spiders - I mean, who doesn't, right? Even though the water was still good and hot, I froze, statue-like, unwilling to even draw a breath in fear that even the slightest motion would trigger the ugly thing to crawl towards me. In seconds, my worst fear came to life.
I screamed as the nasty bastard scuttled right across the edge of the tub, directly towards where I was sitting. With a flexibility I didn't usually have otherwise, I leaped up and directly out of the tub in one fluid motion. My feet hit the slippery floor instead of the small rug, and my feet flew up in the air, and my head hit the floor, HARD. I was seeing stars. When the room stopped spinning, I stood up gingerly, groaning and holding my head as I fearfully scanned the bathtub for my attacker. To my horror, the water had already drained, and I swore the ugly thing looked at me before it crawled right down the fucking drain. Nope, nope, nope. I waited a few seconds to make sure it was really gone, then quickly stuffed my shirt down the drain.
Shuddering, I retired to my bedroom to browse on my laptop for a few hours in an effort to rid my thoughts of the eight-legged nightmare that had just violated the sanctuary of my own damn bathroom. Finally, after hours of funny YouTube videos, I was ready to go to sleep.
I wish I could say I slept easily. I know I woke up screaming at least once. I'm actually surprised my neighbors didn't call the cops. But then again, they knew about my nightmares; I'd only been living there for ten years or so. Luckily for me, they were sympathetic to my plight. It also helped that I was meticulous in my cleaning habits, so thankfully this didn't happen often, but when it did...I'll spare the gory details for those who might be arachnophobic, but I'll just state that when I finally did manage to fall asleep for an hour or two, I still felt the legs on me when I woke up. Better believe I checked every inch of my bed too.
Exhausted, I stumbled out to my kitchen, skin still crawling after my vicious nightmares. I made myself a cup of coffee and was just about to take a sip when my phone chimed. Suddenly excited, I snatched up my phone to see a message from Sean. Nightmares forgotten, I eagerly opened the message.
Good morning, beautiful! How was your night? Did you dream sweet dreams of our date later? I know I did!
I laughed a bit to myself. As sweet as that was, if only he knew.
I wish! I didn't get a whole lot of sleep. Bad nightmares. But I'll live, haha.
Nightmares? Poor Leah! If I'd have been there, you wouldn't have had any.
I laughed out loud at that even as I felt my cheeks flush with heat. Inspired, I typed back.
I have a feeling if you had been there, I wouldn't have gotten ANY sleep, lol.
He sent back a winky face and I felt my blush getting even deeper. Sure, I was probably moving too fast, but Sean was just so charismatic and charming. I don't know of any girls who wouldn't have done the same thing in my situation.
I can't wait for our date tonight!
Neither can I!
Well, I have a few errands to run, but I'll see you at 5!
See you later!
For the rest of the day, I was walking on air. I truly felt a strong connection with Sean even though I'd never even met him, and it seemed like he felt the same. Maybe they were right. Maybe true love over the internet WAS possible. I was so lost in my musings that when my clock chimed 4:00, I was startled. Giggling at myself for my silly reveries, I danced off to my bedroom to get ready for my date.
My room was soon strewn with clothes tossed here and there and everywhere as I dug through my closet for something suitable. At last I settled on a pair of black leggings and a cute red tank top. I threw on my sneakers and headed to my dresser to do my hair, but something caught my eye when I was less than a few steps away that caused me to freeze solid, one foot still in the air.
Another fat black spider sat in the shadow under my dresser, and I was sure I could feel its eyes on me. This one was bigger than the last one; I could see each one of its beady little black eyes gleaming from the light next to my bed. My heart stopped; I couldn't move, could only stare and pray that it just went away. But it wasn't to be so, because of course the damn thing came at me.
My paralysis broke as it closed on me and I let out a shriek that even split my own ears as I leaped back. I searched frantically for anything I could grab to smash the ugly thing and my eyes fell on my antique full-length mirror. Still shrieking, I ripped the mirror off its stand, raised it above my head and brought it down on the bastard with all my might. The glass didn't shatter so much as explode into shards, and I felt the enormous spider flatten under the weight of the mirror with a sickening crunch. It wasn't enough; I brought it down two more times just to be sure.
Panting, I dropped the mirror and stumbled back, exhausted. My arms ached, my throat was sore and my back was killing me, but at least that son of a bitch was dead. With a tiny part of me pleased at my victory, I ignored the mess and hurried to finish getting ready. No horrible spider was going to stop me from being excited over my date with Sean. How I wish I would have known that my nightmares were only beginning.
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2020.09.18 07:01 CrystalxRose My Worse Nightmares Came to Life In the Worst Way

(Part 1)
At some point, I got tired of being lonely. That was my downfall, I suppose...the soul-crushing sense of alone-ness...that was what caused me to accept that first message from Sean. I mean, at least that was his name when I first met him. I don't believe he - it - has ever really had a name. I thought he was my Prince Charming; I guess I should have known fairy tales don't exist. Mm...I'm running out of time, it will be back any moment, so I should probably start from the beginning.
I was sitting on my balcony in my favorite chair, just sipping on my coffee and watching the world pass me by. It was a beautiful July evening; the sun shone brightly, the air was so still one could hear a leaf hit the ground, and the colors were pleasantly drenched in an extra bit of beauty. It was all so perfect, except for just one small thing.
From somewhere down the street, quick girlish laughter floated to me in the silence, followed by a lower masculine chuckle. I peered over the edge of my balcony to see a pretty girl strolling arm in arm with a handsome young man. He said something I didn't catch and she tossed her head flirtatiously, then slipped her fingers into his and squeezed lightly. They looked so happy and in love. I felt a lump forming in my throat, and suddenly I didn't feel like sitting on my balcony quite so much anymore.
I tried to busy myself in my kitchen with pouring another cup of coffee, but my hands were shaking. My vision blurred over as hot tears stung my eyes, and the cup slipped out of my hands and smashed on the floor. I whirled and slammed my palms on my counter. "God damn it," I whispered to myself, head hung low. "I'm so fucking tired of being lonely."
After a long moment, I sighed and knelt to clean up the mess. I had just mopped up the last of the spill when my phone chimed merrily, a tone I didn't recognize. I slid my thumb across my screen and saw a notification from this one popular dating site I joined, a message from someone named Sean. Curious, I opened the message.
Hey there, Leah. You're kind of cute! I like brunettes.
I raised an eyebrow, then clicked on his profile picture, and I swear I felt my heart drop to my toes. He was fucking gorgeous. Chocolate brown hair, electric blue eyes, and a smile that could stop time. He didn't have a pretty bad body either. Intrigued, I clicked back into the message and typed back to him.
Well, hi there, Sean. You aren't bad-looking yourself!
I was about to put my phone down, thinking it would be a while until he messaged me back, but to my extreme delight, my phone chimed again only seconds later. It was another message from Sean.
I live in Black Rock. Hbu?
I was elated. This incredibly gorgeous guy was right here in my hometown, and he was interested in me...ME!
Really? I do too!
I left it hanging, waiting to see if he would make the first move. He didn't disappoint. He messaged me back right away.
Great! Would you like to go out with me some time? I'd like to get to know you better.
I felt a goofy smile spread across my face as my thumbs clicked rapidfire across my screen.
Sounds good! What did you have in mind?
There's this great little coffee shop I like to go to down on Tulane. They have amazing lattes!
I know that place. I walk there sometimes. Love their mocha espresso!
Want to go, say, tomorrow evening around 5? I could come meet you on your street...or you could come to mine...?
How about the corner of Charleston and Limbaugh? That's like ten minutes from me. Unless that's too far for you?
No, that's perfect! So...see you tomorrow at 5 then?
You bet! Can't wait!
I put my phone down on the counter, goofy smile still plastered to my face. I had just agreed to meet a perfect stranger, and I was okay with that. I floated off to my bathroom to take a nice long relaxing bubble bath and mid-day-dream about my date tomorrow night with Sean.
I was in the midst of luxuriously stretching my legs out under the soapy water when I noticed it: a gigantic black spider sitting right on the edge of my fucking bathtub, just sitting there. Now, I have an absolutely paralyzing fear of spiders - I mean, who doesn't, right? Even though the water was still good and hot, I froze, statue-like, unwilling to even draw a breath in fear that even the slightest motion would trigger the ugly thing to crawl towards me. In seconds, my worst fear came to life.
I screamed as the nasty bastard scuttled right across the edge of the tub, directly towards where I was sitting. With a flexibility I didn't usually have otherwise, I leaped up and directly out of the tub in one fluid motion. My feet hit the slippery floor instead of the small rug, and my feet flew up in the air, and my head hit the floor, HARD. I was seeing stars. When the room stopped spinning, I stood up gingerly, groaning and holding my head as I fearfully scanned the bathtub for my attacker. To my horror, the water had already drained, and I swore the ugly thing looked at me before it crawled right down the fucking drain. Nope, nope, nope. I waited a few seconds to make sure it was really gone, then quickly stuffed my shirt down the drain.
Shuddering, I retired to my bedroom to browse on my laptop for a few hours in an effort to rid my thoughts of the eight-legged nightmare that had just violated the sanctuary of my own damn bathroom. Finally, after hours of funny YouTube videos, I was ready to go to sleep.
I wish I could say I slept easily. I know I woke up screaming at least once. I'm actually surprised my neighbors didn't call the cops. But then again, they knew about my nightmares; I'd only been living there for ten years or so. Luckily for me, they were sympathetic to my plight. It also helped that I was meticulous in my cleaning habits, so thankfully this didn't happen often, but when it did...I'll spare the gory details for those who might be arachnophobic, but I'll just state that when I finally did manage to fall asleep for an hour or two, I still felt the legs on me when I woke up. Better believe I checked every inch of my bed too.
Exhausted, I stumbled out to my kitchen, skin still crawling after my vicious nightmares. I made myself a cup of coffee and was just about to take a sip when my phone chimed. Suddenly excited, I snatched up my phone to see a message from Sean. Nightmares forgotten, I eagerly opened the message.
Good morning, beautiful! How was your night? Did you dream sweet dreams of our date later? I know I did!
I laughed a bit to myself. As sweet as that was, if only he knew.
I wish! I didn't get a whole lot of sleep. Bad nightmares. But I'll live, haha.
Nightmares? Poor Leah! If I'd have been there, you wouldn't have had any.
I laughed out loud at that even as I felt my cheeks flush with heat. Inspired, I typed back.
I have a feeling if you had been there, I wouldn't have gotten ANY sleep, lol.
He sent back a winky face and I felt my blush getting even deeper. Sure, I was probably moving too fast, but Sean was just so charismatic and charming. I don't know of any girls who wouldn't have done the same thing in my situation.
I can't wait for our date tonight!
Neither can I!
Well, I have a few errands to run, but I'll see you at 5!
See you later!
For the rest of the day, I was walking on air. I truly felt a strong connection with Sean even though I'd never even met him, and it seemed like he felt the same. Maybe they were right. Maybe true love over the internet WAS possible. I was so lost in my musings that when my clock chimed 4:00, I was startled. Giggling at myself for my silly reveries, I danced off to my bedroom to get ready for my date.
My room was soon strewn with clothes tossed here and there and everywhere as I dug through my closet for something suitable. At last I settled on a pair of black leggings and a cute red tank top. I threw on my sneakers and headed to my dresser to do my hair, but something caught my eye when I was less than a few steps away that caused me to freeze solid, one foot still in the air.
Another fat black spider sat in the shadow under my dresser, and I was sure I could feel its eyes on me. This one was bigger than the last one; I could see each one of its beady little black eyes gleaming from the light next to my bed. My heart stopped; I couldn't move, could only stare and pray that it just went away. But it wasn't to be so, because of course the damn thing came at me.
My paralysis broke as it closed on me and I let out a shriek that even split my own ears as I leaped back. I searched frantically for anything I could grab to smash the ugly thing and my eyes fell on my antique full-length mirror. Still shrieking, I ripped the mirror off its stand, raised it above my head and brought it down on the bastard with all my might. The glass didn't shatter so much as explode into shards, and I felt the enormous spider flatten under the weight of the mirror with a sickening crunch. It wasn't enough; I brought it down two more times just to be sure.
Panting, I dropped the mirror and stumbled back, exhausted. My arms ached, my throat was sore and my back was killing me, but at least that son of a bitch was dead. With a tiny part of me pleased at my victory, I ignored the mess and hurried to finish getting ready. No horrible spider was going to stop me from being excited over my date with Sean. How I wish I would have known that my nightmares were only beginning.
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2020.08.28 13:09 rightwingnews /u/St0000l on How Are You Guys Feeling About This USPS stuff?

As has already been noted in this thread by another user the USPS is already funded through the rest of this year. What you're talking about is additional funding and it's debatable whether they need it or not and whether they should get it or not even when you put partisan politics aside.Trump not supporting additional funding is not a sign of a nefarious plot
"In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly noted two funding provisions that Democrats are seeking in a relief package that has stalled on Capitol Hill. Without the additional money, he said, the Postal Service won't have the resources to handle a flood of ballots from voters who are seeking to avoid polling places during the coronavirus pandemic."
Trump is working from the understanding that this funding is necessary for mail-in voting. Whether you want to debate with people if the post-office needs it or not, or if politicians want to debate that, this is what trump believes the post office needs, and what trump is saying they will not get. Again, along with everything else, this is showing signs of voter suppression.
When it comes down to it, trump believes that if everyone votes, he will lose. McConnell showed us earlier this year how he uses voter suppression, by targeting people who would vote against him. Also, remember that "pro-mask/covid is real" and "anti-mask/covid is a hoax" largely runs on party lines. Look, if I was a republican, I would bet that democrats won't want to subject themselves to going to a crowded, indoor voting location. If I can think of that, you don't think that strategic politicians wouldn't?
If you don't think trump has been part of politics before this, look into how politics works in this country. Politics serve big business, and rich people. Senators need to fundraise to pay their party fees (Thanks Rush Limbaugh)! Lobbyists use that need to push their agenda.
The issue isn't about absentee ballots but universal mail in ballots, the key difference being one you have to request and send valid information such as the reason for the request while the other is just sent (mailed ironically) to every voter on the voting rolls which as we know are often out of date. And that's before you consider voting fraud as the intent. Ha! When a dead cat gets sent a ballot I don't care if it's intentional or not it's obviously not as safe and secure of a system as in person voting.
I decided to lump these two together, because it's not like a dead cat is going to return that ballot. Okay, the post office sends you a ballot. As a citizen, the government knows enough about you through your signature, social security #, etc. the same info that is used for absentee ballots, which I think we all agree are safe.Think about it. If I just had 10 ballots, I couldn't just write in my friends names and addresses and vote for them. If you're worried that it's that easy, try it. Or try requesting an absentee ballot and see what's needed.
Or hey, guess what, the GOP has already tried to steal the mail-in vote in South Carolina. Check out how that went down! Imagine that, the republicans being the ones you have to worry about corrupting the mail-in voting process...
This is also happening in Gavin Newsom's California where I'm from. Are you accusing him of voter suppression?
I also live in California, and guess what, Newsom is all about mail-in voting. And early voting, check that out!
Because they can't. And honestly they probably haven't been able to for many years. [Referring to the USPS telling everyone they won't be able to handle all of these mail-in votes.]
Are we back here again? What is it that you said earlier in that post...oh yea..."What you're talking about is additional funding and it's debatable whether they need it or not and whether they should get it or not even when you put partisan politics aside." – ITSULTRAHARDCORE
Remember that funding the USPS requested that trump refuses to approve if it's to help mail-in voting? Things really on the level for you?
Just because no one knows why doesn't mean the reason is nefarious.
You are absolutely right. And just because workers usually know, doesn't mean they always know what the higher ups are thinking. I agree. Alone I would brush this off. But I'm seeing a lot of red flags over here.
You still on the same level?
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2020.08.16 01:47 tgwrfts How come they never talk about celebrities that actually have been accused/convicted of abuse of minors?

Like the post says, it’s all celebrities that you’ve never heard these kinds of stories about before. How come they’ve never talked about people who are known abusers like Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Spacey, Bryan Singer, etc? Even ones that have allegedly dated underage fans like Jimmy Page and Mick Jagger. They even think Jim Morrison is Rush Limbaugh and he was known to go after high schoolers. So like I said...you never hear a peep from these people about them except maybe Spacey, it’s all Hanks, Tiegen, etc. you’d think if they wanted people to believe them, they’d bring one of these people as being the leader of the pedo cult.
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2020.08.15 20:04 rvsidekick6 I (24m) don’t know how to handle my all or nothing family anymore

This’ll be long, but I need to talk about it somehow.
I grew up in a very conservative/“Christian” household. My parents homeschooled my sister and I, and we did Bible studies every day before learning from various age-appropriate textbooks. My sister is older than me by 2 years, so she always felt threatened/challenged by my ability to do the same schoolwork she could do, faster. However, we were never allowed to fight or be angry - “you will be all each other has in the world when we’re your father and I are gone. Don’t fight.”. My parents were miserable about money - mom stayed home, so dad would always get angry at her for spending it all on grocery& shopping trips. Spoiler: they lived in a paid off 3000 sq ft house w/ pool.
Reaching early high school, we stopped the daily Bible studies and at home studies. We joined a co-op of other families, and we created a quasi-private school situation. We studied philosophy, Latin, chemistry, physics, literature, and religion. My sister and I also started dual enrollment classes at a community college.
Towards 2015/2016, I applied and was accepted at a university for an engineering degree. My parents (mostly dad) increased his time listening to radio shows from Limbaugh and others, and reading websites like Breitbart(?), and getting upset about news events. My dad took me disagreeing with the logic of his opinion as a challenge - he threatened to kick me out or take me outside to settle it like real men if I didn’t respect him. My mom just said I should shush and agree. My sister didn’t care to intervene either. I ended up agreeing at the time that a conservative vote was probably best if they were a little bit right about anything, so I voted that way.
I left for school. My dad tried to connect with me while traveling for work, and I tried to oblige. We never talked about anything serious, and if we did, I just agreed with him because he always reminded me that he was helping with rent money. Always. “It’s so hard paying off this medical and mortgage debt with supporting you in school. Don’t mess up and fail out!” Mom said I should just be a good Christian and live by their rules, and my sister didn’t speak with me much. I was visited 2 times by my family, ever, in three years. I traveled home for the holidays. Around my second year dad started railing on about liberal schools brainwashing college kids, attempting to pick a fight with me (that’s what it felt like). I told him that we never discussed politics in class, and that my friends and peers were generally polite and quiet about it too. He kind of got the hint and we stopped communicating about anything regularly. Mom would reach out and ask about my grades and remind me that she worked hard for the money she and dad were helping me with.
Anyway, I graduated, and got a job at a really prestigious government entity in Cape Canaveral, Fl (yeah that one). I am scholastically accomplished, and my career is looking excellent. I have friends I speak with regularly, a beautiful fiancée I’m proud to be with, and $20k in student loan debt. My parents attempted to tell me how great the Trump admin was for my industry & organization, and how they’d only started developing new stuff since 2016. I corrected that misunderstanding, politely, indicating that the mission start dates and budget releases indicated a much earlier start time for the program I’m a part of - 2013! They also would text me articles and whatnot about how COVID-19 was nothing to worry about, or that the protestors deserved what they got for being violent rioters. I asked them to stop that, as well as to consider what their political views meant for their family member that didn’t fit in - after all, what do they think of me? I attended those protests (non-violent). My fiancée is in the healthcare industry and scared of covid.... could they please be respectful of their son and refrain from being inflammatory? They told me it was just politics, and that I should not have been brainwashed at a liberal college, else I’d still be a good Christian conservative (gist of it from my dad but mom weighed in too).
At this point, I stopped communicating with my dad at all. My mother attempted to stay connected with me, but kept piping up about how she didn’t understand how people could support abortion - all the stuff she saw and disagreed with in the world didn’t matter, she said, because at least she wasn’t voting for baby-killing democrats. I asked her to please consider another viewpoint about that too, because I myself see validity in the idea that government entities should not have a say in a person’s autonomy. She stopped texting me for a while - then took to texting my fiancée and I together in a group text to get “updates” on my well being. She’d say things like “people talk about you both being so successful - I just tell them that you were raised right”. This made my fiancée uncomfortable, so I asked my mother to please stop texting us both to manipulate a response from me; if she wanted to ask about my well being, then please do so. Otherwise, don’t mix my fiancée into this, because she doesn’t deserve to be stressed out about our family dynamic. She asked if we then weren’t speaking at all - I responded with “no, we are speaking. I’m just asking you to talk to us separately. That’s all. Goodnight”.
Well. That apparently wasn’t the right thing to say....
My sister has since taken to calling and texting me every day to let me know how much of a mean asshole prick I am to our mother. She also has taken to calling me a baby-killing liberal idiot, who doesn’t care about his family, and is emotionally abusive to all of them. She also sent me videos of herself at a trump celebration, without masks, saying “At a trump rally, asshole! MAGA!” She also took to making fun of my bisexuality (mistake coming out to her that I’ll regret forever).
At this point, I’ve stopped responding or answering for a week now. I don’t know what to do - I care about my family and want at least a cordial relationship, but it just feels like I either agree with them totally or I’m not welcome. I’m numb at this point. Thanks for reading.
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2020.08.14 15:04 Darth_Kahuna Why do conservatives only care about states rights & national debt when Democrats are in power?

It seems obvious to me SCOTUS chief Roberts is voting to maximize states rights to handle voting in the pandemic, empowering Alabama to maintain its law on witness verification for absentee voting while allow Rhode island to nullify there's. Yet I heard Limbaugh, Levin & others decrying Roberts as a 'Benedict Arnold.' also, conservatives formed the TEA Party to fight against spending during the '08 recession specifically blaming the Obama administration for ballooning the national debt. During this pandemic caused economic down turn the few who have dated question the Trump admin have been deemed "never Trumpers" & summarily dismissed by conservatives. It seems to me modern conservatives only care about states rights & national debt when Democrats are in power & when/if they do come into power again I will not care one iota about there complaints as I did in years past. It's blatant hypocrisy.
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2020.08.11 19:28 Stromboli16 Good biography on Rush Limbaugh?

I would like to read a good, up-to-date biography on Rush Limbaugh. In particular I want to know what his personality is like, where he absorbs his political beliefs from, and where he gets his money from. Recommendations?
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2020.06.06 01:19 yetisa I (39F) have been friends with someone (39F) for 37 years. Over the last year she has become an anti-vax / Covid-conspiracy-theorist / all-lives-matter-spouting jackass. It is exhausting to be around her now, but is this is worth giving up a lifetime of friendship?

I have been friends with this girl as long as I can remember. Our parents were friends first and introduced us as toddlers. She was like a sister to me growing up. There were times in my life when I had no friends at all at school, but I always had her. Looking back, she was a part of every major event in my life. We learned to drive a car together, she was my maid of honor, she was on the double date with me where I met my husband, she was there when I gave birth to my child.
About a year and a half ago, her 1 year old (at the time) daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy. It was a scary time, but with good doctors and good medicine, they were able to get her seizures under control, and it’s been a year since her daughter’s last seizure. Of course this was a devastating thing for my friend to go through, and in her search for something to blame, she fell down the anti-vax rabbit hole. As a medical laboratory scientist, I strongly disagreed with her newfound opinions on vaccines, and we had some heated debates, but ultimately she’s just as stubborn as I am, and we had to agree to stop talking about it. Then Covid-19 happened, and as I’m working my ass off in the lab running PCR and serum tests for this new virus, she’s spouting off about how it’s all a big conspiracy theory, and it isn’t as bad as the “mainstream media” are claiming, using quotes from fucking Rush Limbaugh and such to back up her claims. I gave her the raw data on the numbers, unfiltered through any media organization (mainstream or otherwise) and it wasn’t enough to change her mind. Because it was her new anti-vax friends who were feeding her this bullshit - telling her this was something the government had created to force people to be vaccinated - and if they were wrong about that, what else could they be wrong about? She couldn’t let herself go down that mental path. She had too much emotionally invested in the idea that her daughter’s epilepsy was caused by vaccines. And now here we are at a crossroads in history once more, and what is her response to me marching in a protest holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign? To tell me that “all lives matter,” and that “those looters at Target sure didn’t look very sad about George Floyd.”
I’m pissed. I’m really emotionally worked up over this. A part of me wants to just cut this girl out of my life and walk away. I know she’s been misled, I know this isn’t the girl I used to know. I’ve tried reasoning with her, I’ve tried recommending books for her to read, I’ve tried sharing expert sources. But nothing I say makes a difference. If anything, it makes her dig her heels in harder and be even more willfully ignorant. We’re both in grad school, and she uses that as an excuse, saying she doesn’t have time to look at any of the resources I offer her, but she seems to have plenty of time to come up with more horseshit information from her conspiracy theorist friends. I honestly just don’t know what to do. Please help.
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2020.06.05 23:35 mhandanna "Boys are the primary victims of all forms of child abuse, with mothers being their primary abusers. This fact is ignored by the mental health field, legislators and political groups." Laurie A Couture, Mental Health Counseller Great Thread Worth A Read

So this is a great article:
A Tipping Point: We've Finally Noticed Boys' Struggles
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/real-men-dont-write-blogs/201503/tipping-point-weve-finally-noticed-boys-struggles
What I am posting here is two great comments, defineely worth a read. The second is by Karen Straughan, as always a fantastic voice of reason against feminism.

I'm appalled, as a licensed mental health counselor, child trauma specialist and mother of a son by your statement, "Maybe boys haven't been the victims of laws and obvious -isms, but, as a group, they have been the victims of, at very least, neglect, and they need help from across the political spectrum.” Boys suffer sexism and legalized abuse everyday with no political outcry:
It is legal for boys to be held down, their penises forcibly handled and their foreskin completely flayed from their glans, causing severe physical suffering and emotional distress, for no medical purpose.
Although empirical studies have shown that boys make up more than half of sexual assault victims and victims of dating violence, they are the neglected and overlooked victims of abuse, especially abuse by girls and women- Abuse of boys is ignored or minimized.
Boys are the primary victims of all forms of child abuse, with mothers being their primary abusers. This fact is ignored by the mental health field, legislators and political groups.
Boys are the primary victims of suicide, but this fact is often minimized and buried.5.At 18, boys are forced to register for the military, regardless of their beliefs about violence and war.
It is also well known that most boys are kinesthetic learners and need to move in order to learn, yet schools refuse to accommodate the needs of children, especially boys. Instead, there is an epidemic of pathologizing boyhood and chemically controlling boys.
Boys are stereotyped as dangerous predators and in the fields of mental health and juvenile justice, they are not treated with the same compassion, empathy and understanding as girls.
All over our culture, in the media and in day-to-day society, boys get the message that they are stupid, bad, dangerous and not allowed to be nurtured, comforted, sad, championed, loved, or cared about.
If you don't believe these and the many other abuses of boys to be evidence of "victims of laws and obvious -isms", then perhaps you should liberate yourself from political sides and take an honest look at the suffering of our boys.

And the reply by the amazing Karen Straughan:
Hi Laurie, I've enjoyed some of your vlogs on YouTube, and can't thank you enough for the passion and compassion you've demonstrated regarding these issues.
I find it strange that someone as sensible and centrist (on gender issues, at least) as Christina Hoff Sommers could be described as "polarizing"--though I suppose when all gender issues are considered to lie under the rubric of a group that is actually, genuinely polarizing, being a centrist might seem "extreme".
I have been very outspoken about genital mutilation, and it seems to me that the feminist take on my advocacy is that by opposing male genital mutilation, I am somehow asserting that FGM isn't horrific or wrong. When I say that you can find "studies" coming out of Yemen and other countries where FGM is practiced that "prove" FGM has all the same benefits as the studies we have used to justify MGM, and that these cultures defend the practice using the exact same bogus reasoning as we do to defend MGM in the West, I get accused by feminists of promoting FGM!
It's astounding that this bizarre reaction to someone saying "both are wrong, there is no excuse for either" is not seen as polarizing, or zero sum thinking. It's astounding to me that my centrist and equalist position on it is considered "extreme" by the ideological group that has a stranglehold on gender issues.
And it's astounding to me how so few on the left, at least in positions of power, are willing to take some responsibility for correcting a situation they helped create through their blind support and enabling of "equality advocates" who have, for the most part, never promoted actual equality.
The very same historical prejudices regarding women--that they are kind, nurturing, and have good intentions--bamboozled the left into swallowing their gigantic gendered threat narrative whole, and attempts on the part of the right to correct this have been too regressive and sloppy to do any good. People like Hoff Sommers are too easily painted with the same brush as Limbaugh--"don't listen, they're dangerous, anyone who speaks against the excesses of feminism wants women back in the kitchen!"
This is, perhaps, the first time in global history where society is willing to tolerate pervasive public and even institutionalized speech about *their own men* that is disturbingly similar to the way Nazis talked about Jewish men in the 1930s, or the way Hutus talked about Tustsi men, or the way the KKK talked about black men. That this author wants to help boys is admirable. That he is somehow oblivious to the parallels between what feminism says, and has said for 150 years, about all men, and what the KKK historically said about black men, is disappointing.
Anyway, I've been rambling, but again, I was delighted to find you here, valiantly continuing to push that boulder up the hillside, and I couldn't help but respond to your comment with a heartfelt thank you for all you do, and some commiseration from a fellow soldier.
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2020.06.01 16:13 RECIPR0C1TY The War for Conservatism

A hidden philosophical war has been brewing among conservatives for decades now. It became more apparent when Donald Trump won the nomination of the Republican Party for the Presidency, and it is now becoming clear which side has won. This is a war which dates back to well before our constitution was written and has been repeated throughout history with one side or the other gaining an advantage. First we have to identify the two sides, and then we have to point out why this is important. I don’t have good names for them, so I will call them “Traditionalists vs Classical Liberals”. You can dispute the accuracy of those names later, but I think it gets the idea across.
Traditionalists are opposed to change. They are nationalists (not necessarily a racist form). They are extremely religious and want that religion to be a part of their government. Among many other identifying factors, the most important is that they are opposed to “leftist ideologies”. This opposition is defining the Traditionalists like it never has before. This is important because Traditionalists don’t realize how much their opposition to “leftism” (I am being intentionally vague about that) is defining them. More on that later. It is important to point out these qualities because they are definitional. They separate Traditionalists from everyone else on the political spectrum. Traditionalists have many other beliefs, like the universal rights of all people, equality for everyone, the rights to free speech and protest and the freedom of the press among many others. But it is important to point out that those beliefs do not define them. I am sure many traditionalists will argue that fact, but it is very true and the entire point of this post.
Classical Liberals, within the conservative party, have many of the same features of Traditionalists, with the massive distinction that those features don’t define them. Classical Liberals are also opposed to change, but more in the sense that they are very slow to change. They don’t oppose change for change sake. Many of them, certainly not all or even a majority, are religious, but they maintain a far more strict separation of Church and State. They clearly oppose “leftism”, but they are not defined by that opposition. Again more on this later. What defines Classical Liberals within the conservative party is a dedication to the universal negative rights of everyone. A dedication to the rights of free speech, freedom of the press, 2nd amendment rights and many more. They view these rights as principles that cannot be violated. The constitution serves as their political bible, they will not deviate from it.
Most conservatives reading this think that they are in both camps, but you are wrong. In the past those lines were blurred. They were confused. They were confused because of the shared interest in each. The difference is in the emphasis on each of these ideas. For Traditionalists, they are defined by some ideas, and believe in others. While for classical liberals in conservatism, they are defined by the ideas that Traditionalists merely believe in, and they simply believe in the ideas that Traditionalists define themselves by. In today’s current political climate the lines are being clearly drawn, and they are being drawn by one man. President Donald Trump does not have the historical or philosophical chops to intentionally draw these lines, but he is doing so nonetheless. Traditionalists make up the vast support of Trump’s base (if not all of it) mostly on the basis of their desire to oppose “the left”. If you support President Donald Trump, you are almost definitely a Traditionalist. You may think you are a classical liberal, but you are not.
The reason you may think you are a classical liberal is because leaders of the conservative movement have blurred these lines. Men like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ted Cruz, Mark Levin, Ben Sasse, and Jeff Sessions have preached about our Founding Fathers and First principles. They have defended our bill of rights and proclaimed themselves to be Constitutionalists. Because they were. They absolutely believe in those things as essential to their political identity. I know because I listened to them. I also believe in those ideals. They, among many others, taught me conservatism. I attended Limbaugh’s School of Conservative Studies. I listened to Beck attack Obama for increasing the power of the Executive and fight against universal healthcare. I watched Ted Cruz fight in congress to protect our borders. I was there, and I supported it.
But then something strange happened. Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the Presidency with the Republican party. I watched all those people shrug him off. Then I watched them start to panic and despair when Trump won. Then I watched something even stranger. They did an about face and reluctantly supported him because Hillary Clinton absolutely could not win. That reluctant support slowly turned into a half-hearted defense of the really stupid stuff being thrown at him (and I know there was some really stupid stuff), but the half-hearted defense was because “the left” couldn’t win. Then it became full-throated support to the point where it defines them. Traditionalists cannot let “the left” win. This is so essential to their political beliefs that it defines them beyond their beliefs in our universal negative rights and our constitution.
That definition of Traditionalists is what draws the battle lines in this war for Conservatism. It has taken me a while to get here, but it is the point of this post. If you are reading this and you support Donald Trump, you are sacrificing the basic principles of universal negative rights, separation of powers, federalism of the states, moral standards, and basic competence so that you can beat Joe Biden and “the left”. I cannot begin to describe how many of you I have talked to, and how many of you I have read that refuse to allow the pesky ideals of principles to get in your way in your opposition to “the left”.
If you haven’t guessed yet, I am a conservative classical liberal. I utterly oppose Donald Trump and his trampling of our constitution. I oppose his ineptitude with the powers he has been given and his attempt to secure powers he has not been given. I oppose his rejection of conservative principles, his intentional division of our nation, and his immoral ethical standards. This isn’t just because he doesn’t say nice things on twitter. This isn’t just a matter of saying one thing but doing another. He is accepting money from foreign diplomats in a knowledgeable and direct rejection of our constitution. He directed his staff to refuse a legal subpoena after a legal vote in the house to begin an impeachment inquiry on the unconstitutional stance of “absolute immunity". He has stopped international funds that were designated by congress and signed into law by the executive while ignoring the legally defined process by which to do so, so that he could hurt his primary political opponent. He has instituted a restriction of free speech under the guise of “fairness”. He has increased the division of this nation by taunting his political opponents, fomenting hatred, and provoking partisanship at every opportune moment. The list goes on.
I realize that many conservatives reading this will deny those obvious facts, but humor me for 30 seconds. If you support Trump do me a favor and entertain the idea that those facts are true for 30 seconds. That is all I ask. Just think about it for 30 seconds. It will stop a lot of needless debate. Because even if those things are true, you will still support him. Even if we spend the next few days debating the veracity of those facts, you will come back to the simple fact that you cannot let Joe Biden win in November. You will say, “the left” has ignored those principles too, why shouldn’t we play by their rules? You will say the agenda to take our guns, make abortion the law of the land, and the fundamental transformation towards socialist goals is something that absolutely cannot happen. You will say “the left cannot win”. And that will make you a Traditionalist. You are willing to abandon principle so that the left cannot win. That is the War. I know I cannot convince you to switch sides. I just want you to know which side you are actually on. I want you to know where the line is. Because you are not just fighting “the left” you are fighting against principle. You are fighting against our constitution, our Democratic Republic and against our values. You are on the wrong side of this war and you are winning the War for Conservatism, but you are losing the War for our Nation. But that is another long post.
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2020.04.21 19:40 steauengeglase On "ChiComs"

It kinda bugged me in an earlier episode when Dan said that "ChiCom" was Alex Jones' word, since I'm annoyingly pedantic and I could remember hearing Rush Limbaugh say it back in the 90s. I'm not sure Dan really meant it in that context, it was just how I interpreted it at the moment, so my curiosity got the better of me and I wasted 30 minutes on the internet.
According to William Safire, in a New York Times Magazine article (from May 4, 1986) on the use of the term "surgical strike", he mentioned that Stewart Alsop while writing for The Saturday Evening Post used the term "ChiCom" in his writing, while talking about "the nuclear sterilization of Chicoms." Sadly, I don't have a date for that. Of course it goes back further, Nixon seemed fond of the term, using it when speaking to his Ambassador to the Republic of China back in 1971. Also the term seems to shown up in State Dept writing from the 60s (I'm only going with the historian's glossary, so please don't hold me to this claim --it could just be the State Dept referencing the CIA or the military).
The term even showed up in the Warren Commission's evidence* (do I get bonus points for linking it to the Kennedy Assassination?), when a copy of a magazine called, The Militant was introduced into evidence (contrary to what you might be assuming, The Militant was, and still is, a New York based Trotskyists publication, not something that is John Birch adjacent). What did it say? I dunno, since I'm having trouble digging through the PDF. Anyway, the term "ChiCom" mostly shows up in CIA writing in the early 60s.
Ok, so where did it show up before that? The earliest case I've found (and I'm sure it goes back a lot further) is from a telegram from Admiral Felix Stump from July 23, 1953** where he mentions both "ChiComs" and "ChiNats". Why? Because they needed a term to differentiate between the Republic of China ("ChiNats") and the People's Republic of China ("ChiComs").
So where did the term come from? Not sure, but I'd bet on it came from some "policy wonk" somewhere.
*Hearings before the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, Volume XXII
**Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952–1954, China and Japan, Volume XIV, Part 1
[Sorry, I don't have real links here. Both were found on Google Books and I closed my text editor too soon.]
File this under useless "Chimera Insertion Points".
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2020.04.12 05:03 CaptainRoyD Rosenberg's Espionage vs Treason Debate

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were charged in 1951 and found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage (not treason). They both were executed via the electric chair in 1953 at the infamous Sing Sing Prison.
Post Q# 2727 on 2/15/19:
In the past, what was the punishment re: a TRAITOR?
The Rosenberg’s conviction was for their spying roles in giving away to Russia the secret of the Atomic Bomb. A capital offense in the eyes of most Americans at the time and worthy of the death penalty.
Post Q# 4402 on 6/4/20:
Demons continue to serve the devil in his attempt to lead the world away from God into sin.
Treason and Espionage are sometimes interchangeable terms except in the legal realm. The fine points between the two matter and come into play in terms of punishment.
Post Q# 3600 on 11/16/19:
For those who decide to save the taxpayers some money.
There is no escaping God.
Espionage is the act of spying or using spies to obtain secret information. Treason is the betrayal of one’s own nation or sovereign country state.
Post Q# 520 on 1/13/18:
Prison.
Death.
[CLAS_GITMO_J z9-A] [89].
Have to leave it to the legal experts to make the separations as they both are capital crimes. Listed below are some of the exposed criminal activities uncovered via Congressional committee investigations to date.
Post Q# 14 on 11/31/17:
What must occur to allow for civilian trials?
ObamaGate/SpyGate:
Treason: Uranium One / Clinton Foundation / CFIUS / DOJ (Insurance Policy) / FBI (Secret Society) / US State Department / Skolkovo-Putin Project / FISC-Judges Courts
Espionage: Awan Cabal / Fusion GPS / Perkins Coie / Steele Dossier / 5 Eyes-LURES / Intelligence Plants / Intelligent Community / Burisma-China Military/ HRC Email Server / CCP Coronavirus / Edward Snowden
Post Q# 1728 on 7/27/18:
Unauthorized missile fired.
POTUS AF1.
Biggest threat to the American people.
At the end of the coming ‘Storm’ we will face non-refutable evidence of treason and sedition. Popular leaders will be connected to this failed ‘Coup D’etat’ and subsequently will face severe maximum consequences.
Post Q# 30 on 11/1/17:
Would you believe a device was placed somewhere in the WH that could actually cause harm to anyone in the room and would in essence be undetected?
Fantasy right?
I have another Reddit post with the final ”Dirty Two Dozen”. Please check out my article on the list of the top 24 failed coup plotters that will be attached to ObamaGate/SpyGate.
Post Q# 619 on 1/27/18:
Do you expect HRC, GS, Hussein, etc to stand in a PUBLIC courtroom w/potential crooked judges and tainted ‘liberal’ juries.
This will be another example of QAnon theory of future proves past. The Hard Progressive Left of today can be compared to the Communists/Marxist of yesterday, in terms of their radical socialist agendas.
Post Q# 669 on 2/5/18:
VJ phone call to AS.
[2 listeners - no IDEN].
Article 3.
Section 3.
The ‘16-Year Plan to Destroy America’ was stopped by President Trump's 2016 win. America has a second opportunity to regain control from the evil Deep State and their NWO puppet masters.
Post Q# 802 on 2/21/18:
Traitor
1. a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust.
2. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her own country.
Post Q# 1098 on 4/8/18:
Bring back the gallows!
It may fall this time to treason instead of espionage. Patriots demand justice to be done (a la Rosenberg’s) and NO CAVE!
Post Q# 4529 on 6/26/20:
Would a jury of peers agree their actions were reckless?
Would a jury of peers agree their actions were negligent?
History shows that Julius went first and Ethel followed using the same electric chair. Their dual execution was thought to have closed the chapter on sellout traitors but not everyone got the memo.
Post Q# 3651 on 12/6/19:
No equal justice under the law?
No accountability?
Escape unscathed?
Enjoy the show.
Daily Mail-Rosenberg 1950’s News Footage
History.com-Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Executed for Espionage
Cornell Law-18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 (Treason/Sedition/Subversion)
Politico-10 Facts about Enemy Combatants
Difference Between-Espionage and Treason
UPI Archives-Rosenbergs go Silently to Electric Chair
History-Espionage Act of 1917
CNS New-No ObamaGate is NOT a Trump Diversion
NY Daily News-Story Behind Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
US Holocaust Museum.org-The Nuremberg Code
State.gov-U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide (2009)
ZeroHedge-How Reality became a James Bond Movie
Getty Images-Ethel and Julius Rosenberg in Coffins
WWG1WGA ⚓️
CaptainRoyD (Reddit)
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2020.03.04 08:02 frantzianleader 8 months remain until election day. Here is why Trump MUST lose.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is March 4, and 231 years ago today, our constitution officially went into effect. In about 8 months, Americans will be voting in the election. It still seems as though Former Vice President Joseph Biden is the Democrats’ best bet at defeating Trump. Today, I have a list of things that Trump has said and done to discredit him as President of these United States, and I want to be able to convince everyone, if not just anyone from the Far Left to the Moderate Right, and all in between, to support a Biden victory in the election this November.
First and foremost, the detention centers. Even holocaust survivors have compared these to Nazi concentration camps; the only things missing are the forced labour and experimenting, as well, to an extent, the torture and ruthless killing. They’re overcrowded and disgusting. Kids are not only being separated from their parents, but they are forced into cold cells with up to 100 other migrants, some even having to stay outside because the facilities are so overcrowded. The children are being denied tooth brushes, showers, beds, a changing of clothes, phone calls, sometimes the basic need to feed themselves (both food and hydration wise), and the closest thing they have to blankets are sheets of Aluminium foil. Some kids are even getting sick, some to the point that they can’t even eat when actually given food. Even still, the food is low quality, and the “water” is almost pure Chlorine. There are allegations of sexual abuse of the prisoners (I thought HISPANICS were supposed to be the rapists), as if them crossing illegally wasn’t already negated by the conditions they are put in, simply for SEEKING ASYLUM in the land of opportunity. The kids are being held for well over the maximum custody period of 72 hours, some being detained as long as 11 days. This a brutal piece of legislation that Trump is depraved enough to finally take advantage of to such rampant levels. He has done far worse than build a wall, or deport the immigrants. What’s more is that he has had critics of his immigration policies ARRESTED against the grain of the first amendment, guaranteeing freedom of speech. However, his supporters’ hypocrisy went on full display, as they did not condemn this, as it happened to a person with a more Liberal view on the issue, but when The_D****d (censored so I don’t get banned from EnoughTrumpSpam, hopefully) was quarantined in June of last year, THEN they began protesting that free speech was being suppressed BY LIBERALS through SOCIAL MEDIA, and not in the real world, where rules that websites impose have NO jurisdiction.
The second most concerning thing about his presidency is that he was acquitted on his impeachment charges; Abuse of power and obstruction of congress. You talk about the most unfair impeachment in American history? This is the most unfair ACQUITTAL. Let’s be honest, it’s that blind loyalty that Republicans are associated with; I mean at least Mitt Romney, Obama’s opponent in 2012, sided with the Democrats. Aside from that, Senate Republicans voted AGAINST hearing what witnesses have to say. You can’t get any closer to plugging your ears and yelling “LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”, because this is exactly what the Senate looks like. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is either smitten with Trump’s disgusting abuse of position, or doesn’t want to believe Trump is as bad as the rest of the country says he is. The senate is run by radicals that would be all over having witnesses testify if Trump were a Democrat, but will blatantly break their oath just to keep a Republican president safe from conviction. This was the most ridiculous trial, and an absolute sham, and a disgrace to our democracy. A miscarriage of justice. I don’t know what Nancy Pelosi was thinking when handing in the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi wanted to ensure a fair trial, and nothing short of it before sending in the articles. Either she failed the democracy she fought to keep, or somewhere in there, the Senate Republicans lied to her. What’s even more grotesque about this acquittal is the fact that Trump was able to get away with mocking the national anthem on Superbowl night, a night where you’d have to be a complete and utter fool to assume no one was watching you, as President Of The United States. You’d also have to be a complete and utter fool to think, after his actions on Superbowl night, that Trump has learned his lesson from impeachment. It WILL happen again, whether it takes a week, a month, 9 months, or (and please don’t jinx it) 5 more years with him in office. He will be the first President to face 2 impeachments. The Senate is beyond saving, but hopefully this serves as a signal to the vast majority of American voters that the Republicans are a corrupt party.
In other violations of the First Amendment, Mitch McConnell had protestors rallying for him to defend the constitution over the President arrested. He’s made it clear that he wants removal of Trump from office via impeachment to be as difficult as possible as long as he is the majority leader. Although what we don’t know is if the protestors had permits. So it’s rather an allegation that Mitch McConnell is also 100% for desecration of the constitution, as long as it benefits the Republican party.
We’ve also heard Trump promise that he will LEGALLY enforce prayer as part of school routine. Um, no. There are already Christian schools designated for that purpose. There is church, and “Sunday school” programs. From an Agnostic standpoint, it is with my utmost confidence that prayer and religion becoming a component of the schools that do not (currently) sponsor religion is not necessary, and that if Christian families are adamant enough that their children follow the teachings of Christ, they would be signed up for Christian schools, Sunday school sessions, and would religiously (no pun intended) attend church every Sunday. And besides that, Trump’s promise is pushing a fine line, being that the founding fathers wanted to separate state and church. I’m really just calling out this statement as a bluff, I wouldn’t expect this to actually be enacted. I think Trump is just trying to lure back the rogue enlightened evangelicals that are picking up on his lack of morals, and are subsequently calling for his removal. And besides, I find it super ironic that I see Trump supporters roaming around the store I work at while church is IN SESSION. You people are NOT real Christians, you are closet Autocrats that use a widespread institution as a means of justifying your insane policies, and even that you fabricate an delude to some extent.
Not necessarily a Trump issue, but states across the country had women living in fear because of the strict abortion laws that were almost implemented tlast year, proposing to restrict the time window to just 6 weeks, with the exception of Alabama, which apparently tried to outlaw the procedure completely. These states tried to restrict abortions, even for exceptions of rape, incest, and the mother’s health. Founding father Thomas Jefferson has been quoted, 2 of his quotes I’d like to bring up; the first of which being “When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”; The second of which being “Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to god.”. Jefferson was also a believer in science, which has agreed that 24-28 weeks, also known as viability, is the ideal legal time window for abortions, if there should be a legal window in the first place. Women were already being sentenced to life when they were first signed into law, while Georgia had (apparently) considered the death penalty. It’s as if getting an abortion is the modern equivalent to practicing witchcraft; it’s a witch hunt! But on a good note, it seems as if these laws were dropped towards the end of the year.
Same goes for the states that have apparently been trying to ban labelling vegan products as “vegan products”. Because apparently, a specific diet is now offending Republicans, especially those with the power to enact this stuff. Yet we’re the crybabies.
Any and all rape accusations against Trump should’ve been taken as seriously as they were when it was Bill Clinton being accused. Clinton was impeached over it, Trump, however, wasn’t, until his abuse of power and obstruction of congress forced Nancy Pelosi’s hand. But let’s not forget his case in 2016 before the election, his accusations by E. Jean Carroll (who even offers evidence), and the Epstein case in July last year, where he was said to have been involved. There is no excuse for voting for a sex offender, a rapist, a pedophile, other than Republican elitism. Biden may be a creep, but he’s done nothing nearly as bad as Trump has, in regards to sexual violence/unsolicited romantic gestures.
Unless the majority of his supporters are boomers who have no interest or regard to the things Trump says on the internet, or are ignorant to the internet in general, it should also be massively noted that Trump has praised the Chinese Communist dictatorship for abolishing term limits for their head of state. This allowed Xi Jinping to rule for life, the man who is imprisoning innocent ETHNIC Uyghurs, as well as other Muslims, in Xinjiang/East Turkestan, and throwing them in concentration camps WORSE than that of which underage Hispanic immigrants are being held in at our southern border. He has also attacked free speech by describing the grounds of “dangerous speech”; writing bad about something that is good. Surely, he thinks he and his supporters are the good guys, and thinks “fake” news, Liberals, and other CRITICS are the bad guys. He has become the second Republican, at least in politics and that I know of, to attack free speech, after Rush Limbaugh. Many of his supporters, especially those over on The_D****d (and others), have suggested making him KING of The United States, while some of his allies have already PUBLICLY, ONE THE NEWS, accused the Democrats of regicide. This is most certainly beyond Conservatism; it is full bore Monarchism (intermediate right wing). This is what we expelled from our land during the Revolution. We wanted a President whose power was kept in check, not a tyrannical monarch with unlimited authority. Trump has gone from the worst President since Andrew Jackson, to the worst supreme head of state ruling over America since King George III.
The claim about his supporters having no interest or regard in the internet is actually (somewhat) verified by his supporters taking after him, and dismissing Trump saying that he could shoot and kill anyone and not lose ANY support, as fake news. So suppose he actually does it, with video evidence going viral. Is it still fake news? Does he have to actually be sentenced? Even if he is miraculously found innocent, is he not a terrible person? Trump SUPPORTERS have crossed the line between undying loyalty and blind obedience. Something tells me that that Republican elitism is, in fact, there, and people WILL vote for Trump, despite not only his rape accusations, but this entire list of things he HAS said and done.
He seems to lack knowledge as to how to use social media. Something tells me that Trump never used a computer before 2010, and if he did, he still hasn’t fully learned how. He is easily fooled by phony Reagan quotes, and has tagged a retired teacher who actually hates him, thinking [the teacher] was cartoon character Alfred E. Neuman, simply because his username was @AlfredENeuman99, on Twitter. If he is unable to adapt to this modern world, then god knows what Kim Jong-Un and the others are pulling.
I don’t know how big of a deal global warming was when he was in high school (1959-1964), but I distinctly remember global warming being brought up in my science classes from middle school to high school (2013-2019). So for him to dismiss it as a Chinese hoax shows that he is not only unwilling to make sacrifices to slow down or even halt greenhouse gas effects that are inching closer to the point of no return, but this also shows that he is very ill-informed. For the life of me, I cannot wrap my head around the conclusion that the Chinese are responsible for any global warming myths, or why/how they would come up with them, or how they would benefit. And that is, by bringing that up in the modern day, to ruin American business, instead of way back, so as to make part of their mythology. They certainly don’t believe in it, because if they did, the Brown cloud wouldn’t be a problem, or they’d at least be scrambling to fix it.
In continuation with the previous point, I find it absolutely hilarious that Trump is throwing a fit over not being named Time’s Person Of The Year for 2019, but rather Greta Thunberg. He was so upset that he had his team photoshop his face onto Greta’s body, which by the way, was a complete failure. He looks smaller than he actually his, and I mean in regards to both weight and height. He looks shorter, he looks way thinner than he actually is in that photoshop, and I feel like they rushed this out just to one-up Greta Thunberg. Donald Trump, you were impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. You blatantly asked foreign governments to investigate the Bidens and interfere with this year’s election. Greta Thunberg, meanwhile, is raising awareness to the issue of global warming, which is something that you, and every ignorant Republican elitist like you doesn’t believe in. Greta Thunberg has even cut school just to contribute to this good cause; HOPEFULLY doing her school work from abroad, might I add. You have kids in concentration camps, you have your goons across the country striking fear in women who see abortion as an acceptable option, you are an accused rapist, you’re a racist who uses the “Pocahontas” Native American slur, and you’re claiming you could shoot someone and not lose support. Who did you think was going to win Person Of The Year? Are you really surprised? Harassing her on Twitter isn’t helping your case much either. The fact that you have to bully people online shows that you are not a real man. You are not fit for the office of President Of The United States Of America. I would trust that 16 year old woman over a 73 year old BOY like you, with the office.
His other intellectual shortcomings include believing the planet Mars is part of our Moon, thinking the kidneys are part of the heart, writing fractions backwards, thinking the Kurds didn’t fight on the side of the allies during WW2 (they did, as “Iraqi Levies”), thinking Napoleon Bonaparte is still alive, wanting to build a wall over Colorado, because, why, south of the state, there’s a another state with “Mexico” in its name? Believing the Kansas City Chiefs Football team is a Kansas team, where as the team resides in Missouri, and believing there were airports (and thus, aircrafts) during the Revolution.
He also has an issue with spelling and grammar. I’m not just saying this as a grammar elitist, I’m saying this as a person who questions Donald Trump’s overall legitimacy; this is just icing on the cake. He needs to take a break from the internet when he gets to the point that he’s typing so erratically that he’s inventing words such as “covfefe” and “hamberders”. You really have to wonder if it’s actually him, and not just a robot malfunctioning, overworking itself posting negative tweets, accusing the New York Times of pushing fake news.
His other spelling fails include “Alcaida” (Al-Qaeda), “peopel” (people (although it was probably more of a typo than a deliberate misspelling)), and moot (moat). What’s more is that he is trying to convince *people that he is actually a good speller. The “thousands if inocent civilians” error; The “if” part, I can allow to slide, since I make that mistake often myself, and it’s so annoying. It’s because the “I” and the “O” are close together on American keyboards.
Where him and other Conservatives would go on about Obama doing nothing but vacationing in Hawaii, Trump spent more money in just his first 100 days, vacationing at Mar-A-Lago, than Obama did in all of his 8 years as President. And guess who’s paying for the Mar-A-Lago trips? Not the billionaire President, but taxpayers. Taxpayers, the poor, the rich, the Liberals, the Conservatives, all of us are paying for his parties, his women, his Soleimani death celebration, pretty much coordinating attacks from the golf resort. But Obama is bad just for visiting Hawaii.
He has also violated Native American land rights. Where construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was halted under the Obama administration, Trump continued it, with no regard for possible oil spills on the sacred land of the Standing Rock reservation. Imperialist American police forces are also responsible for harm done to Native American people protesting the construction of the pipeline, by spraying them with water in freezing cold temperatures. The completion of this pipeline not only brings up controversy around the violation of Native American land rights, the damaging of Native American sacred land, and the civil and human rights of Native Americans, but also environmental issues.
Yes, Trump and his administration are built on racism. And believe me, there’s more to it than that ridiculous wall, or the travel ban. which are stupid in their own right. As a matter of fact, I could argue against those 2 without even bringing up race. But Trump’s racist tendencies do not spare Native Americans nor African Americans. The President is completely fine with using the “Pocahontas” racial slur, as he used it in reference to Elizabeth Warren, who has revealed that she is 1/64 Native. He has also told representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, all four of which who form what is known as “The Squad”, to go back to “their” terrible countries and improve them. What he did not know, however, is that 3 of which, except for Ilhan Omar (from Somalia) were born in The United States. Ilhan Omar has been a citizen for 20 years, which, funny enough, is longer than (Slovenian) Melania Trump’s citizenship status (14 years). Cortez’ grandparents were Puerto Rican. Pressley, if I had to guess, like most African Americans, had ancestors who ended up here as a result of the slave trade. Tlaib’s parents were immigrants from Palestine, the country which Trump pretty much endorses the colonization thereof by Israel. That whole thing got him slammed by other world leaders, and even other Republicans. “BUt tRuMpS nOT a rAcIsT!” And why’s that? The best reason the Trump administration could give was because MITCH MCCONNELL’S wife is Asian. Yes, because white men have never married Asian women because of a certain sexual stereotype, or to have them as a courtesan.
The fact that the man entitled to the office of President of this country has quoted Pastor Robert Jeffress that if the Democrats were to be successful in removing a Republican President from office, that it would cause a new Civil War, as if he could actually come together and orchestrate such a thing, proves that he expects to be able to get away with every disgusting act he makes as President, as well as that he is desperate to hold on to power, and will do anything to keep it. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Ralph Peters has called this a grave crime. How can he and his supporters expect to be seen as a legitimate force in this country if he has to threaten civil war? I swear, this happens every time the Democrats succeed in popularity and/or the elections; These people who were proud Americans when a Republican was in power suddenly want to reform the Confederacy, or something equally as bizarre. And people are forming ARMED MILITIAS to protect his presidency. People are preparing to force a Neo-Confederate state into existence, and start the Second American Civil War. What is this? Is this Sudan? Is this William The Bastard vs. Harold Godwinson? You cannot be more blind, and vehemently Anti-Liberal. I don’t care who you are, at this point. Please take off your “Make America Great Again” hats, and look at his Twitter for 2 seconds, and try telling me he is not a threat to American DEMOCRACY. He is a huge threat to our democracy, and it seems there is nothing short of imprisoning him and arresting his armed militias via the military that is going to stop this power grab. You know, despite having mostly Liberal views, I’ve never agreed with gun control, but after all the mass shootings last year, one of them taking upwards of 50 lives, and now Republicans and Neo-Nazis arming themselves to LITERALLY fight the Democrats, I kind of hope it happens. Half of me just wants to trigger them, and the other half thinks that these people really are crazy, and SHOULD have their weapons taken from them. This is why people want abortions. They don’t want to raise a kid in a messed up world where the Right is reaching for the Left’s throat like this. Would you, if Democrats were teaming up with Communists to form their own country, and kill all the Republicans?
I mentioned earlier that he is calling for foreign governments to interfere with the elections, and investigate Biden, the #1 threat to his re-election. The amount of desperation of a President to remain in office really never has been seen before in American history. His main plan is to bring up some dirt on Biden and his family, so maybe he will either lose support, or get him booted out of the primaries. Trump was investigated for this, and it’s no one’s fault but his own that he was impeached. He’s getting these foreign governments involved because he knows that Biden can and will win if he becomes the Democratic candidate, and even with the senate voting to acquit him, he’s helped his opponent deliver the finishing move to his Presidency.
Oh lord, of course I was going to have to mention the war. Did I mention the Kurds? And so why did Trump leave the Kurdish people to die by the hands of invading Turkish forces in Syria? Because (he thinks) they didn’t help us in the Second World War. You want to talk about the Second World War? During that time period, the Kurdish Iraqi levies probably didn’t have the power to station themselves across the world; They were probably mostly just fighting Vichy France (the Nazi puppet state, which occupied modern day Syria) and Rashid Ali’s government (The Kingdom Of Iraq, which supported the Nazis). What’s more, what use, what potential do you see in 1940’s Kurds that they would’ve been an effective ally against the Nazis and Japanese outside of being a small splinter militia of the British military? Are you kidding me? Moreover, let’s talk about the fact that during the Second World War, the Germans and Japanese were literally FIGHTING us, yet we still hold alliances with those 2 countries. So what is the big deal? If countries (and apparently non-sovereign militias, now) helping us win the Second World War is such a passionate issue to you, why haven’t you broke off with Japan and NATO, declared war on Germany and Japan, and use our massive nuclear arsenal to wipe them off the face of the Earth? Why bother with tariffs? Why worry about money when these 2 countries were, nearly 3/4 of a century ago (because I guess by his logic, no 2 countries can change so quickly without faking it to some extent), were trying to take away our freedom and reign down with terror WORSE than that of 18th century Britain? While we’re on the topic of countries that fought against us, let’s talk about the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s predecessor state. They were on the Central Powers, we were on the Allies. Why not just invade that whole region and be done with it? Should we sanction Turkmenistan for not helping us, even though they were still part of the Soviet Union at the time? Or is it going to be the mere fact that they WERE part of the Soviet Union that we do? Or does he think that Muslims are going to beat each other up until there’s practically nothing left of the religion, and he’s going to kill them off that way, and is just using not fighting for the Allies in WW2 (even though they did) as an excuse to withdraw? I know you want Muslims to just kill each other off, but at least get your facts straight before giving a stupid reason to withdraw. WHY did we even leave if we knew Turkey would begin slaughtering Kurds, only to sanction them when they actually start? Jesus, is there anything beyond “stupid” that we can call Trump? So much for “Stable genius”. Maybe that could apply if used sarcastically. Wouldn’t be surprised if NATO breaks up because of this, seeing as how he thinks NATO (or really any alliance we’re in) is unfair for us to him. Maybe that’s his plan with this. Who really knows. When you have someone confused over your completely and utterly ridiculous actions as President, that’s when you know you screwed up. Oh yeah, remember that line about him believing Napoleon is still alive? He thinks Napoleon CAN be the one to save the Kurds. I’m sorry, but what in god’s name is that supposed to mean? I mean MAYBE he was just saying that to be funny, but given his previous remark about airports during the Revolution, I find that hard to believe. To his credit, he did include the modern day based Russia and China. But still, Napoleonic France? Napoleon wasn’t even still alive when Trump was born (1946). Napoleon died in 1821, over 100 YEARS before Trump was born. Christ in Heaven, next thing you know, he’s coming out and saying that by “Russia and China” he meant “The Russian Empire and The Qing Dynasty”. I’m assuming Canada is still a British colony? Does Brazil still belong to Portugal? What’s next? How much more idiotic and delusional can Trump get? I would bring up that time he called the Italian President “President Mozzarella”, and that The U.S. and Italy have been allies since Ancient Rome, but I heard it was the one example of fake news that Democrats were, for once, spreading.
I don’t know who will agree with me on this one, because it seems that Democrats and Republicans share common ground on this one thing. I know I shouldn’t let this get to me because I don’t smoke, but it still ticks me off that the Trump administration raised the minimum age to purchase cigarettes AND vaping products to 21 federally. I’m more upset because I feel like this takes some of the meaning away from being an adult for those that are 18, or are still 19 or 20. Trump signed it into law while awaiting his impeachment trial, and did it as part of a series of defense bills. What? So when an individual turns 18, they are immediately allowed to own their own house, get married, have a mortgage, join the military, get a tattoo, heck, they can even go into the porn industry! But as of December 20, 2019, they are barred from purchasing cigarettes, as well as the less dangerous alternative, vape pens. They lowered the age in the first place because it was deemed unacceptable that people between the ages of 18 and 20 were being sent to fight in Vietnam. What happened to that? Suddenly that no longer matters because the draft is no longer being used? So what would happen if war with Iran were to break out tomorrow? We’ll surely be drafted for that. Can we see the smoking age return to 18 though? Or will we see the voting age also return to 21? Can we please make up our minds how old we must be before we are legal adults? It’d make sense if we legalized marijuana federally, for a trade in. Give us at least that much. Weed is legal, but we have to wait until we’re 21 to buy either a tobacco product, a vape product, or a cannabis product. I think we should ban cigarettes in exchange for marijuana legalization, but right now, the law is stupid, and to me, comes off as another Elitist Conservative move by the Trump administration, and I hope that individuals between 18-20 that are hooked on cigarettes will vote Democrat in November.
I find it odd that Trump would accuse Democrats of fear mongering over the Coronavirus when this is the exact kind of crap that everyone would expect him to piggyback off of to secure a re-election. Like seriously, watch this pandemic get worse for us, and he comes out saying he’ll ban travel from China, and other East Asian countries. In MY opinion, as someone who will be voting Democrat in November, the Coronavirus is not a big deal. Sure, it’s spreading like crazy, but there are only a hundred-something people infected nationwide, vs. 332 million of us? A vaccine will be out soon, and this strain will be out like Ebola.
Him and his supporters are expecting a Nobel Peace Prize as if it’s in the natural order of the universe. But what has Trump done that shows his Presidency in a positive light? Is the economy better? Maybe. But according to some sources, we’re on track for a recession this year thanks to the trade war with China. And plus he’s cutting food stamps for thousands of poor Americans, laying off steel mill workers in Detroit, killing off dairy farms in Wisconsin, and limited benefits for college students. So by feeding off the American people, maybe the economy is better. I also would have brought up serving Daesh, but they were already on the decline before Obama was out of office, as well as denuclearizing North Korea, but I guess the Kim regime is still tossing nuclear threats at us. And let’s not forget that he almost started WW3 THREE TIMES; Once when he ignored Russia’s warning in consequence to a strike on the Assad regime, again when he approved a strike on Iran but pulled out at the last second, and now with the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Taking on a country like Iran seriously isn’t going to “Make America Great Again”, it’s only going to break the figurative back of this country. We are already the most spending country military-wise by nearly $500 billion. If the war with Iran actually happens, our annual spending could’ve potentially jumped from $716 billion to over $1 trillion. I’m surprised our GDP is able to keep up with the spending rate as it is. Not only would a war with Iran be super costly, it could also set the stage for a Chinese ascension to the #1 largest economy, and breed more terrorism in the Middle East. And also, let’s not forget that he’s holding immigrant children in concentration camps, is willing to let the Earth become a scorched, polluted, lifeless wasteland, wants to rule over the most powerful country like a tyrannical king, is a widely accused rapist whose lapdogs, governors in Republican states have women living in fear that if they get pregnant through a broken condom or a rape, that they wouldn’t have had access to a safe and legal abortion had they been more dedicated to overturning Roe v. Wade, has violated the rights of the people who are TRULY entitled to the land that us European-Americans ruthlessly and illegally conquered, and live on today, has threatened a civil war if the political process does not go in his favour, is leaving Syrian Kurds to die in a potential genocide at the hands of invading Turkish forces, asked foreignh governments to interfere with a guaranteed free and fair election coming in November, is cyberbullying a 16 year old girl just because he doesn’t agree with her stance on climate change, and because she got Person Of The Year when he believes he was entitled to it just because he’s the President, or whatever outweighed reason that I’m not currently aware of, and even made history in a negative way, by being the third President to be impeached. Now tell me, how many Presidents who were impeached won a Nobel Peace Prize? What’s even more on the border issue, is that he was prepared to deal with the migrant caravan in 2018 as a MILITARY INVASION from Mexico and other Central American countries, and was preparing to use military force to repel this “invasion” in a scene reminiscent of the Boston Massacre.
Did I mention that far-rightists TRUST Trump and his supporters? I mean maybe that’s obvious when Neo-Nazi groups are teaming up with Republican elitists to prepare for a civil war against the Biden administration, but British Anti-Muslim, Tommy Robinson wants to live in our country as a political refugee as our former tyrant overlords are becoming increasingly Left leaning, although so much so that you can’t even JOKE about The Third Reich without legal rammifications. I mean, what the Nazis did was terrible, no one (except for nut cases like Tommy Robinson) would argue with that, but if those rules applied here, lord help me I’d be crucified. But that doesn’t matter. When we have Anti-Muslim Neo-Nazis trying to reach out to our President, saying that they agree with his policies, and expressing a desire to migrate as a political refugee, that’s a serious problem.
I will keep repeating this list through this year, through the primaries, through the election, and possibly until inauguration in January 2021. I will be posting this on a number of Anti-Trump subreddits, and possibly Pro-Trump subreddits to hopefully wake up his supporters that this is not the America that seceded from The British Empire. If the founding fathers were put into a time machine on course to this date, they would be absolutely disgusted, and would be calling for not yet brainwashed Americans to take advantage of the second amendment, and prepare to oust this President who has lost all credibility, or at least protect ourselves from the increasingly violent tendencies of the opposite party.
Although these times are so desperate that the Trump administration is allowing kids to be detained separate from their families and be thrown in concentration camps so overcrowded that they have to stand and sleep in potentially freezing cold temperatures, probably without proper protection, and have to worry about being sexually assaulted and/or systematically killed, and that we ought to take matters into our own hands, I want to share some advice to my partners further Left on the spectrum, as well as the entire Left in general; be sophisticated and nonchalant towards Trump and his supporters. Show your hatred towards them through the disdain in your eyes, not the anger in your face. In other words, do not instigate physical combat with his supporters out in public. In December, a video surfaced on Facebook of a group of Democratic teenagers beating up a Trump supporter on a bus ride, last month. This violent behaviour should be condemned as an accurate example of the Radical Left that Trump repeatedly blames the entire Democratic party for. It’s embarrassing and degrading to our cause. Followers of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. did not allow violence to drive them, and it succeeded in making British colonisers and segregationists look like heartless savages. The same might be said about the Trump supporters that are trolling all over Anti-Trump subs. Trump, on the other hand, encouraged [violent] behaviour against Hillary supporters during the 2016 election season, and had offered to pay his supporters’ legal fees. Let’s not stoop to his level. We are smarter, and generally better people than they are. We know this, but we must make sure of it. The only Democrats that have anything to prove are the candidates competing for nomination to the election, and what they have to prove is that they’re the better choice. As for the border issue; let’s trust that when Biden is elected and inaugurated, that he will do everything in his power to reverse the decision made by the Trump administration, and have that situation squared away as soon as possible. I really do worry about those kids, because if that was me when I was 6 years old, moving to a new country, probably legally even, and being detained anyway, and separated from my parents with maybe only my 2 year old baby brother with me, him and I would be scared to death. Knowing this, I refuse to stand with Trump, especially on immigration. He’s a heartless demon. My parents would probably resist something like this, and on top of that, we’d have to witness them being beaten, arrested, probably even killed.
Trump has all the makings of a tyrant. His strategy is to bend the rules, and blatantly break a few, to rule like one.
To Conservatives and other Rightists that have been convinced that Trump is a terrible President, but choose to not support a Democratic candidate, there is an alternative; Bill Weld. At this point, I don’t even care if it needs to be a different Republican, but Trump needs to be stopped. Support Weld in the Republican primaries, please!
I remember this one nonsensical tweet in particular from him, where he CALLED FOR HIS OWN IMPEACHMENT. Well, your wish had been granted, Mr. President. You could’ve at least accepted it, you sadist.
When Christianity Today, the top evangelical newsletter is calling for his removal ahead of impeachment, and questions the unconditional loyalty Trump supporters have for their choice of President, that’s when you know it’s a must. Christianity Today isn’t too Liberal, either. Seriously, they couldn’t help but sneak in their anti-abortion sentiments. Let’s make this the last stop of the Trump Train before we send it to the junkyard for scrap.
I have one last address, to fellow Democrats, before I end this article. A screencap had been floating around various Anti-Trump subs through last month, of Ivanka Trump quoting Thomas Jefferson’s denial that he had raped Sally Hemmings, a woman that he had kept as a slave, “which he did, in fact, do”. Let me just start by saying, I hate rapists and sexual predators of all kinds. Rape is actually the ONE crime I see fit for the death penalty. I am not, nor have I ever been, and I certainly never will be, an apologist. But the accusation that Jefferson raped Hemmings, to me, is outlandish and baseless, and it hurts to see this coming from my party, because Thomas Jefferson, a man who was very Liberal himself, is my favorite founding father. Despite owning slaves himself, he wanted to write a condemnation of slavery in the Declaration Of Independence, but out of fear of losing support from the Southern colonies, he deleted it from the final draft. A bachelor in history described it best him/herself; Their affair started in France, where slavery was ILLEGAL. Hemmings followed Jefferson back to the states. She consented and was devoted to Jefferson. This is deemed common knowledge by the person who wrote this, and I, myself certainly find it implausible that Jefferson would be capable of such an atrocious crime with the morals and principles that he had. Yet the opposition I saw towards Jefferson was sickening, saying he played the victim card, calling him a “white male” as if it’s a bad thing? “White male”? I’m sorry, but how can we be dedicated to the erasure of racism AND sexism if being a white male is supposed to be a bad thing? I’m a white male, am I demon just because of this? I’ll bet there are tons of white male Democrats who will do everything in their power to sway the support and the odds of winning in the favor of the Democratic candidate. Making being a white male a bad thing, not only that, but attacking a person who, if they were alive today, would be vehemently Anti-Trump and vote Democrat himself, is how you LOSE Moderate support. We don’t want that as we get closer to the election. I’m a Liberal, but not like this.
Sometimes you just have to know when to criticize your party. It’s the reason I call forth the support of enlightened Republicans.
May this list expand as I stay with you, and help expose Trump’s tyrannical and unpolitician-like behaviour. May you have a friend in the Progressive Moderate u/frantzianleader.
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2020.03.04 08:00 frantzianleader 8 months remain until election day. Here is why Trump MUST lose!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is March 4, and 231 years ago today, our constitution officially went into effect. In about 8 months, Americans will be voting in the election. It still seems as though Former Vice President Joseph Biden is the Democrats’ best bet at defeating Trump. Today, I have a list of things that Trump has said and done to discredit him as President of these United States, and I want to be able to convince everyone, if not just anyone from the Far Left to the Moderate Right, and all in between, to support a Biden victory in the election this November.
First and foremost, the detention centers. Even holocaust survivors have compared these to Nazi concentration camps; the only things missing are the forced labour and experimenting, as well, to an extent, the torture and ruthless killing. They’re overcrowded and disgusting. Kids are not only being separated from their parents, but they are forced into cold cells with up to 100 other migrants, some even having to stay outside because the facilities are so overcrowded. The children are being denied tooth brushes, showers, beds, a changing of clothes, phone calls, sometimes the basic need to feed themselves (both food and hydration wise), and the closest thing they have to blankets are sheets of Aluminium foil. Some kids are even getting sick, some to the point that they can’t even eat when actually given food. Even still, the food is low quality, and the “water” is almost pure Chlorine. There are allegations of sexual abuse of the prisoners (I thought HISPANICS were supposed to be the rapists), as if them crossing illegally wasn’t already negated by the conditions they are put in, simply for SEEKING ASYLUM in the land of opportunity. The kids are being held for well over the maximum custody period of 72 hours, some being detained as long as 11 days. This a brutal piece of legislation that Trump is depraved enough to finally take advantage of to such rampant levels. He has done far worse than build a wall, or deport the immigrants. What’s more is that he has had critics of his immigration policies ARRESTED against the grain of the first amendment, guaranteeing freedom of speech. However, his supporters’ hypocrisy went on full display, as they did not condemn this, as it happened to a person with a more Liberal view on the issue, but when The_D****d (censored so I don’t get banned from EnoughTrumpSpam, hopefully) was quarantined in June of last year, THEN they began protesting that free speech was being suppressed BY LIBERALS through SOCIAL MEDIA, and not in the real world, where rules that websites impose have NO jurisdiction.
The second most concerning thing about his presidency is that he was acquitted on his impeachment charges; Abuse of power and obstruction of congress. You talk about the most unfair impeachment in American history? This is the most unfair ACQUITTAL. Let’s be honest, it’s that blind loyalty that Republicans are associated with; I mean at least Mitt Romney, Obama’s opponent in 2012, sided with the Democrats. Aside from that, Senate Republicans voted AGAINST hearing what witnesses have to say. You can’t get any closer to plugging your ears and yelling “LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”, because this is exactly what the Senate looks like. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is either smitten with Trump’s disgusting abuse of position, or doesn’t want to believe Trump is as bad as the rest of the country says he is. The senate is run by radicals that would be all over having witnesses testify if Trump were a Democrat, but will blatantly break their oath just to keep a Republican president safe from conviction. This was the most ridiculous trial, and an absolute sham, and a disgrace to our democracy. A miscarriage of justice. I don’t know what Nancy Pelosi was thinking when handing in the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi wanted to ensure a fair trial, and nothing short of it before sending in the articles. Either she failed the democracy she fought to keep, or somewhere in there, the Senate Republicans lied to her. What’s even more grotesque about this acquittal is the fact that Trump was able to get away with mocking the national anthem on Superbowl night, a night where you’d have to be a complete and utter fool to assume no one was watching you, as President Of The United States. You’d also have to be a complete and utter fool to think, after his actions on Superbowl night, that Trump has learned his lesson from impeachment. It WILL happen again, whether it takes a week, a month, 9 months, or (and please don’t jinx it) 5 more years with him in office. He will be the first President to face 2 impeachments. The Senate is beyond saving, but hopefully this serves as a signal to the vast majority of American voters that the Republicans are a corrupt party.
In other violations of the First Amendment, Mitch McConnell had protestors rallying for him to defend the constitution over the President arrested. He’s made it clear that he wants removal of Trump from office via impeachment to be as difficult as possible as long as he is the majority leader. Although what we don’t know is if the protestors had permits. So it’s rather an allegation that Mitch McConnell is also 100% for desecration of the constitution, as long as it benefits the Republican party.
We’ve also heard Trump promise that he will LEGALLY enforce prayer as part of school routine. Um, no. There are already Christian schools designated for that purpose. There is church, and “Sunday school” programs. From an Agnostic standpoint, it is with my utmost confidence that prayer and religion becoming a component of the schools that do not (currently) sponsor religion is not necessary, and that if Christian families are adamant enough that their children follow the teachings of Christ, they would be signed up for Christian schools, Sunday school sessions, and would religiously (no pun intended) attend church every Sunday. And besides that, Trump’s promise is pushing a fine line, being that the founding fathers wanted to separate state and church. I’m really just calling out this statement as a bluff, I wouldn’t expect this to actually be enacted. I think Trump is just trying to lure back the rogue enlightened evangelicals that are picking up on his lack of morals, and are subsequently calling for his removal. And besides, I find it super ironic that I see Trump supporters roaming around the store I work at while church is IN SESSION. You people are NOT real Christians, you are closet Autocrats that use a widespread institution as a means of justifying your insane policies, and even that you fabricate an delude to some extent.
Not necessarily a Trump issue, but states across the country had women living in fear because of the strict abortion laws that were almost implemented tlast year, proposing to restrict the time window to just 6 weeks, with the exception of Alabama, which apparently tried to outlaw the procedure completely. These states tried to restrict abortions, even for exceptions of rape, incest, and the mother’s health. Founding father Thomas Jefferson has been quoted, 2 of his quotes I’d like to bring up; the first of which being “When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”; The second of which being “Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to god.”. Jefferson was also a believer in science, which has agreed that 24-28 weeks, also known as viability, is the ideal legal time window for abortions, if there should be a legal window in the first place. Women were already being sentenced to life when they were first signed into law, while Georgia had (apparently) considered the death penalty. It’s as if getting an abortion is the modern equivalent to practicing witchcraft; it’s a witch hunt! But on a good note, it seems as if these laws were dropped towards the end of the year.
Same goes for the states that have apparently been trying to ban labelling vegan products as “vegan products”. Because apparently, a specific diet is now offending Republicans, especially those with the power to enact this stuff. Yet we’re the crybabies.
Any and all rape accusations against Trump should’ve been taken as seriously as they were when it was Bill Clinton being accused. Clinton was impeached over it, Trump, however, wasn’t, until his abuse of power and obstruction of congress forced Nancy Pelosi’s hand. But let’s not forget his case in 2016 before the election, his accusations by E. Jean Carroll (who even offers evidence), and the Epstein case in July last year, where he was said to have been involved. There is no excuse for voting for a sex offender, a rapist, a pedophile, other than Republican elitism. Biden may be a creep, but he’s done nothing nearly as bad as Trump has, in regards to sexual violence/unsolicited romantic gestures.
Unless the majority of his supporters are boomers who have no interest or regard to the things Trump says on the internet, or are ignorant to the internet in general, it should also be massively noted that Trump has praised the Chinese Communist dictatorship for abolishing term limits for their head of state. This allowed Xi Jinping to rule for life, the man who is imprisoning innocent ETHNIC Uyghurs, as well as other Muslims, in Xinjiang/East Turkestan, and throwing them in concentration camps WORSE than that of which underage Hispanic immigrants are being held in at our southern border. He has also attacked free speech by describing the grounds of “dangerous speech”; writing bad about something that is good. Surely, he thinks he and his supporters are the good guys, and thinks “fake” news, Liberals, and other CRITICS are the bad guys. He has become the second Republican, at least in politics and that I know of, to attack free speech, after Rush Limbaugh. Many of his supporters, especially those over on The_D****d (and others), have suggested making him KING of The United States, while some of his allies have already PUBLICLY, ONE THE NEWS, accused the Democrats of regicide. This is most certainly beyond Conservatism; it is full bore Monarchism (intermediate right wing). This is what we expelled from our land during the Revolution. We wanted a President whose power was kept in check, not a tyrannical monarch with unlimited authority. Trump has gone from the worst President since Andrew Jackson, to the worst supreme head of state ruling over America since King George III.
The claim about his supporters having no interest or regard in the internet is actually (somewhat) verified by his supporters taking after him, and dismissing Trump saying that he could shoot and kill anyone and not lose ANY support, as fake news. So suppose he actually does it, with video evidence going viral. Is it still fake news? Does he have to actually be sentenced? Even if he is miraculously found innocent, is he not a terrible person? Trump SUPPORTERS have crossed the line between undying loyalty and blind obedience. Something tells me that that Republican elitism is, in fact, there, and people WILL vote for Trump, despite not only his rape accusations, but this entire list of things he HAS said and done.
He seems to lack knowledge as to how to use social media. Something tells me that Trump never used a computer before 2010, and if he did, he still hasn’t fully learned how. He is easily fooled by phony Reagan quotes, and has tagged a retired teacher who actually hates him, thinking [the teacher] was cartoon character Alfred E. Neuman, simply because his username was @AlfredENeuman99, on Twitter. If he is unable to adapt to this modern world, then god knows what Kim Jong-Un and the others are pulling.
I don’t know how big of a deal global warming was when he was in high school (1959-1964), but I distinctly remember global warming being brought up in my science classes from middle school to high school (2013-2019). So for him to dismiss it as a Chinese hoax shows that he is not only unwilling to make sacrifices to slow down or even halt greenhouse gas effects that are inching closer to the point of no return, but this also shows that he is very ill-informed. For the life of me, I cannot wrap my head around the conclusion that the Chinese are responsible for any global warming myths, or why/how they would come up with them, or how they would benefit. And that is, by bringing that up in the modern day, to ruin American business, instead of way back, so as to make part of their mythology. They certainly don’t believe in it, because if they did, the Brown cloud wouldn’t be a problem, or they’d at least be scrambling to fix it.
In continuation with the previous point, I find it absolutely hilarious that Trump is throwing a fit over not being named Time’s Person Of The Year for 2019, but rather Greta Thunberg. He was so upset that he had his team photoshop his face onto Greta’s body, which by the way, was a complete failure. He looks smaller than he actually his, and I mean in regards to both weight and height. He looks shorter, he looks way thinner than he actually is in that photoshop, and I feel like they rushed this out just to one-up Greta Thunberg. Donald Trump, you were impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. You blatantly asked foreign governments to investigate the Bidens and interfere with this year’s election. Greta Thunberg, meanwhile, is raising awareness to the issue of global warming, which is something that you, and every ignorant Republican elitist like you doesn’t believe in. Greta Thunberg has even cut school just to contribute to this good cause; HOPEFULLY doing her school work from abroad, might I add. You have kids in concentration camps, you have your goons across the country striking fear in women who see abortion as an acceptable option, you are an accused rapist, you’re a racist who uses the “Pocahontas” Native American slur, and you’re claiming you could shoot someone and not lose support. Who did you think was going to win Person Of The Year? Are you really surprised? Harassing her on Twitter isn’t helping your case much either. The fact that you have to bully people online shows that you are not a real man. You are not fit for the office of President Of The United States Of America. I would trust that 16 year old woman over a 73 year old BOY like you, with the office.
His other intellectual shortcomings include believing the planet Mars is part of our Moon, thinking the kidneys are part of the heart, writing fractions backwards, thinking the Kurds didn’t fight on the side of the allies during WW2 (they did, as “Iraqi Levies”), thinking Napoleon Bonaparte is still alive, wanting to build a wall over Colorado, because, why, south of the state, there’s a another state with “Mexico” in its name? Believing the Kansas City Chiefs Football team is a Kansas team, where as the team resides in Missouri, and believing there were airports (and thus, aircrafts) during the Revolution.
He also has an issue with spelling and grammar. I’m not just saying this as a grammar elitist, I’m saying this as a person who questions Donald Trump’s overall legitimacy; this is just icing on the cake. He needs to take a break from the internet when he gets to the point that he’s typing so erratically that he’s inventing words such as “covfefe” and “hamberders”. You really have to wonder if it’s actually him, and not just a robot malfunctioning, overworking itself posting negative tweets, accusing the New York Times of pushing fake news.
His other spelling fails include “Alcaida” (Al-Qaeda), “peopel” (people (although it was probably more of a typo than a deliberate misspelling)), and moot (moat). What’s more is that he is trying to convince *people that he is actually a good speller. The “thousands if inocent civilians” error; The “if” part, I can allow to slide, since I make that mistake often myself, and it’s so annoying. It’s because the “I” and the “O” are close together on American keyboards.
Where him and other Conservatives would go on about Obama doing nothing but vacationing in Hawaii, Trump spent more money in just his first 100 days, vacationing at Mar-A-Lago, than Obama did in all of his 8 years as President. And guess who’s paying for the Mar-A-Lago trips? Not the billionaire President, but taxpayers. Taxpayers, the poor, the rich, the Liberals, the Conservatives, all of us are paying for his parties, his women, his Soleimani death celebration, pretty much coordinating attacks from the golf resort. But Obama is bad just for visiting Hawaii.
He has also violated Native American land rights. Where construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was halted under the Obama administration, Trump continued it, with no regard for possible oil spills on the sacred land of the Standing Rock reservation. Imperialist American police forces are also responsible for harm done to Native American people protesting the construction of the pipeline, by spraying them with water in freezing cold temperatures. The completion of this pipeline not only brings up controversy around the violation of Native American land rights, the damaging of Native American sacred land, and the civil and human rights of Native Americans, but also environmental issues.
Yes, Trump and his administration are built on racism. And believe me, there’s more to it than that ridiculous wall, or the travel ban. which are stupid in their own right. As a matter of fact, I could argue against those 2 without even bringing up race. But Trump’s racist tendencies do not spare Native Americans nor African Americans. The President is completely fine with using the “Pocahontas” racial slur, as he used it in reference to Elizabeth Warren, who has revealed that she is 1/64 Native. He has also told representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, all four of which who form what is known as “The Squad”, to go back to “their” terrible countries and improve them. What he did not know, however, is that 3 of which, except for Ilhan Omar (from Somalia) were born in The United States. Ilhan Omar has been a citizen for 20 years, which, funny enough, is longer than (Slovenian) Melania Trump’s citizenship status (14 years). Cortez’ grandparents were Puerto Rican. Pressley, if I had to guess, like most African Americans, had ancestors who ended up here as a result of the slave trade. Tlaib’s parents were immigrants from Palestine, the country which Trump pretty much endorses the colonization thereof by Israel. That whole thing got him slammed by other world leaders, and even other Republicans. “BUt tRuMpS nOT a rAcIsT!” And why’s that? The best reason the Trump administration could give was because MITCH MCCONNELL’S wife is Asian. Yes, because white men have never married Asian women because of a certain sexual stereotype, or to have them as a courtesan.
The fact that the man entitled to the office of President of this country has quoted Pastor Robert Jeffress that if the Democrats were to be successful in removing a Republican President from office, that it would cause a new Civil War, as if he could actually come together and orchestrate such a thing, proves that he expects to be able to get away with every disgusting act he makes as President, as well as that he is desperate to hold on to power, and will do anything to keep it. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Ralph Peters has called this a grave crime. How can he and his supporters expect to be seen as a legitimate force in this country if he has to threaten civil war? I swear, this happens every time the Democrats succeed in popularity and/or the elections; These people who were proud Americans when a Republican was in power suddenly want to reform the Confederacy, or something equally as bizarre. And people are forming ARMED MILITIAS to protect his presidency. People are preparing to force a Neo-Confederate state into existence, and start the Second American Civil War. What is this? Is this Sudan? Is this William The Bastard vs. Harold Godwinson? You cannot be more blind, and vehemently Anti-Liberal. I don’t care who you are, at this point. Please take off your “Make America Great Again” hats, and look at his Twitter for 2 seconds, and try telling me he is not a threat to American DEMOCRACY. He is a huge threat to our democracy, and it seems there is nothing short of imprisoning him and arresting his armed militias via the military that is going to stop this power grab. You know, despite having mostly Liberal views, I’ve never agreed with gun control, but after all the mass shootings last year, one of them taking upwards of 50 lives, and now Republicans and Neo-Nazis arming themselves to LITERALLY fight the Democrats, I kind of hope it happens. Half of me just wants to trigger them, and the other half thinks that these people really are crazy, and SHOULD have their weapons taken from them. This is why people want abortions. They don’t want to raise a kid in a messed up world where the Right is reaching for the Left’s throat like this. Would you, if Democrats were teaming up with Communists to form their own country, and kill all the Republicans?
I mentioned earlier that he is calling for foreign governments to interfere with the elections, and investigate Biden, the #1 threat to his re-election. The amount of desperation of a President to remain in office really never has been seen before in American history. His main plan is to bring up some dirt on Biden and his family, so maybe he will either lose support, or get him booted out of the primaries. Trump was investigated for this, and it’s no one’s fault but his own that he was impeached. He’s getting these foreign governments involved because he knows that Biden can and will win if he becomes the Democratic candidate, and even with the senate voting to acquit him, he’s helped his opponent deliver the finishing move to his Presidency.
Oh lord, of course I was going to have to mention the war. Did I mention the Kurds? And so why did Trump leave the Kurdish people to die by the hands of invading Turkish forces in Syria? Because (he thinks) they didn’t help us in the Second World War. You want to talk about the Second World War? During that time period, the Kurdish Iraqi levies probably didn’t have the power to station themselves across the world; They were probably mostly just fighting Vichy France (the Nazi puppet state, which occupied modern day Syria) and Rashid Ali’s government (The Kingdom Of Iraq, which supported the Nazis). What’s more, what use, what potential do you see in 1940’s Kurds that they would’ve been an effective ally against the Nazis and Japanese outside of being a small splinter militia of the British military? Are you kidding me? Moreover, let’s talk about the fact that during the Second World War, the Germans and Japanese were literally FIGHTING us, yet we still hold alliances with those 2 countries. So what is the big deal? If countries (and apparently non-sovereign militias, now) helping us win the Second World War is such a passionate issue to you, why haven’t you broke off with Japan and NATO, declared war on Germany and Japan, and use our massive nuclear arsenal to wipe them off the face of the Earth? Why bother with tariffs? Why worry about money when these 2 countries were, nearly 3/4 of a century ago (because I guess by his logic, no 2 countries can change so quickly without faking it to some extent), were trying to take away our freedom and reign down with terror WORSE than that of 18th century Britain? While we’re on the topic of countries that fought against us, let’s talk about the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s predecessor state. They were on the Central Powers, we were on the Allies. Why not just invade that whole region and be done with it? Should we sanction Turkmenistan for not helping us, even though they were still part of the Soviet Union at the time? Or is it going to be the mere fact that they WERE part of the Soviet Union that we do? Or does he think that Muslims are going to beat each other up until there’s practically nothing left of the religion, and he’s going to kill them off that way, and is just using not fighting for the Allies in WW2 (even though they did) as an excuse to withdraw? I know you want Muslims to just kill each other off, but at least get your facts straight before giving a stupid reason to withdraw. WHY did we even leave if we knew Turkey would begin slaughtering Kurds, only to sanction them when they actually start? Jesus, is there anything beyond “stupid” that we can call Trump? So much for “Stable genius”. Maybe that could apply if used sarcastically. Wouldn’t be surprised if NATO breaks up because of this, seeing as how he thinks NATO (or really any alliance we’re in) is unfair for us to him. Maybe that’s his plan with this. Who really knows. When you have someone confused over your completely and utterly ridiculous actions as President, that’s when you know you screwed up. Oh yeah, remember that line about him believing Napoleon is still alive? He thinks Napoleon CAN be the one to save the Kurds. I’m sorry, but what in god’s name is that supposed to mean? I mean MAYBE he was just saying that to be funny, but given his previous remark about airports during the Revolution, I find that hard to believe. To his credit, he did include the modern day based Russia and China. But still, Napoleonic France? Napoleon wasn’t even still alive when Trump was born (1946). Napoleon died in 1821, over 100 YEARS before Trump was born. Christ in Heaven, next thing you know, he’s coming out and saying that by “Russia and China” he meant “The Russian Empire and The Qing Dynasty”. I’m assuming Canada is still a British colony? Does Brazil still belong to Portugal? What’s next? How much more idiotic and delusional can Trump get? I would bring up that time he called the Italian President “President Mozzarella”, and that The U.S. and Italy have been allies since Ancient Rome, but I heard it was the one example of fake news that Democrats were, for once, spreading.
I don’t know who will agree with me on this one, because it seems that Democrats and Republicans share common ground on this one thing. I know I shouldn’t let this get to me because I don’t smoke, but it still ticks me off that the Trump administration raised the minimum age to purchase cigarettes AND vaping products to 21 federally. I’m more upset because I feel like this takes some of the meaning away from being an adult for those that are 18, or are still 19 or 20. Trump signed it into law while awaiting his impeachment trial, and did it as part of a series of defense bills. What? So when an individual turns 18, they are immediately allowed to own their own house, get married, have a mortgage, join the military, get a tattoo, heck, they can even go into the porn industry! But as of December 20, 2019, they are barred from purchasing cigarettes, as well as the less dangerous alternative, vape pens. They lowered the age in the first place because it was deemed unacceptable that people between the ages of 18 and 20 were being sent to fight in Vietnam. What happened to that? Suddenly that no longer matters because the draft is no longer being used? So what would happen if war with Iran were to break out tomorrow? We’ll surely be drafted for that. Can we see the smoking age return to 18 though? Or will we see the voting age also return to 21? Can we please make up our minds how old we must be before we are legal adults? It’d make sense if we legalized marijuana federally, for a trade in. Give us at least that much. Weed is legal, but we have to wait until we’re 21 to buy either a tobacco product, a vape product, or a cannabis product. I think we should ban cigarettes in exchange for marijuana legalization, but right now, the law is stupid, and to me, comes off as another Elitist Conservative move by the Trump administration, and I hope that individuals between 18-20 that are hooked on cigarettes will vote Democrat in November.
I find it odd that Trump would accuse Democrats of fear mongering over the Coronavirus when this is the exact kind of crap that everyone would expect him to piggyback off of to secure a re-election. Like seriously, watch this pandemic get worse for us, and he comes out saying he’ll ban travel from China, and other East Asian countries. In MY opinion, as someone who will be voting Democrat in November, the Coronavirus is not a big deal. Sure, it’s spreading like crazy, but there are only a hundred-something people infected nationwide, vs. 332 million of us? A vaccine will be out soon, and this strain will be out like Ebola.
Him and his supporters are expecting a Nobel Peace Prize as if it’s in the natural order of the universe. But what has Trump done that shows his Presidency in a positive light? Is the economy better? Maybe. But according to some sources, we’re on track for a recession this year thanks to the trade war with China. And plus he’s cutting food stamps for thousands of poor Americans, laying off steel mill workers in Detroit, killing off dairy farms in Wisconsin, and limited benefits for college students. So by feeding off the American people, maybe the economy is better. I also would have brought up serving Daesh, but they were already on the decline before Obama was out of office, as well as denuclearizing North Korea, but I guess the Kim regime is still tossing nuclear threats at us. And let’s not forget that he almost started WW3 THREE TIMES; Once when he ignored Russia’s warning in consequence to a strike on the Assad regime, again when he approved a strike on Iran but pulled out at the last second, and now with the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Taking on a country like Iran seriously isn’t going to “Make America Great Again”, it’s only going to break the figurative back of this country. We are already the most spending country military-wise by nearly $500 billion. If the war with Iran actually happens, our annual spending could’ve potentially jumped from $716 billion to over $1 trillion. I’m surprised our GDP is able to keep up with the spending rate as it is. Not only would a war with Iran be super costly, it could also set the stage for a Chinese ascension to the #1 largest economy, and breed more terrorism in the Middle East. And also, let’s not forget that he’s holding immigrant children in concentration camps, is willing to let the Earth become a scorched, polluted, lifeless wasteland, wants to rule over the most powerful country like a tyrannical king, is a widely accused rapist whose lapdogs, governors in Republican states have women living in fear that if they get pregnant through a broken condom or a rape, that they wouldn’t have had access to a safe and legal abortion had they been more dedicated to overturning Roe v. Wade, has violated the rights of the people who are TRULY entitled to the land that us European-Americans ruthlessly and illegally conquered, and live on today, has threatened a civil war if the political process does not go in his favour, is leaving Syrian Kurds to die in a potential genocide at the hands of invading Turkish forces, asked foreignh governments to interfere with a guaranteed free and fair election coming in November, is cyberbullying a 16 year old girl just because he doesn’t agree with her stance on climate change, and because she got Person Of The Year when he believes he was entitled to it just because he’s the President, or whatever outweighed reason that I’m not currently aware of, and even made history in a negative way, by being the third President to be impeached. Now tell me, how many Presidents who were impeached won a Nobel Peace Prize? What’s even more on the border issue, is that he was prepared to deal with the migrant caravan in 2018 as a MILITARY INVASION from Mexico and other Central American countries, and was preparing to use military force to repel this “invasion” in a scene reminiscent of the Boston Massacre.
Did I mention that far-rightists TRUST Trump and his supporters? I mean maybe that’s obvious when Neo-Nazi groups are teaming up with Republican elitists to prepare for a civil war against the Biden administration, but British Anti-Muslim, Tommy Robinson wants to live in our country as a political refugee as our former tyrant overlords are becoming increasingly Left leaning, although so much so that you can’t even JOKE about The Third Reich without legal rammifications. I mean, what the Nazis did was terrible, no one (except for nut cases like Tommy Robinson) would argue with that, but if those rules applied here, lord help me I’d be crucified. But that doesn’t matter. When we have Anti-Muslim Neo-Nazis trying to reach out to our President, saying that they agree with his policies, and expressing a desire to migrate as a political refugee, that’s a serious problem.
I will keep repeating this list through this year, through the primaries, through the election, and possibly until inauguration in January 2021. I will be posting this on a number of Anti-Trump subreddits, and possibly Pro-Trump subreddits to hopefully wake up his supporters that this is not the America that seceded from The British Empire. If the founding fathers were put into a time machine on course to this date, they would be absolutely disgusted, and would be calling for not yet brainwashed Americans to take advantage of the second amendment, and prepare to oust this President who has lost all credibility, or at least protect ourselves from the increasingly violent tendencies of the opposite party.
Although these times are so desperate that the Trump administration is allowing kids to be detained separate from their families and be thrown in concentration camps so overcrowded that they have to stand and sleep in potentially freezing cold temperatures, probably without proper protection, and have to worry about being sexually assaulted and/or systematically killed, and that we ought to take matters into our own hands, I want to share some advice to my partners further Left on the spectrum, as well as the entire Left in general; be sophisticated and nonchalant towards Trump and his supporters. Show your hatred towards them through the disdain in your eyes, not the anger in your face. In other words, do not instigate physical combat with his supporters out in public. In December, a video surfaced on Facebook of a group of Democratic teenagers beating up a Trump supporter on a bus ride, last month. This violent behaviour should be condemned as an accurate example of the Radical Left that Trump repeatedly blames the entire Democratic party for. It’s embarrassing and degrading to our cause. Followers of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. did not allow violence to drive them, and it succeeded in making British colonisers and segregationists look like heartless savages. The same might be said about the Trump supporters that are trolling all over Anti-Trump subs. Trump, on the other hand, encouraged [violent] behaviour against Hillary supporters during the 2016 election season, and had offered to pay his supporters’ legal fees. Let’s not stoop to his level. We are smarter, and generally better people than they are. We know this, but we must make sure of it. The only Democrats that have anything to prove are the candidates competing for nomination to the election, and what they have to prove is that they’re the better choice. As for the border issue; let’s trust that when Biden is elected and inaugurated, that he will do everything in his power to reverse the decision made by the Trump administration, and have that situation squared away as soon as possible. I really do worry about those kids, because if that was me when I was 6 years old, moving to a new country, probably legally even, and being detained anyway, and separated from my parents with maybe only my 2 year old baby brother with me, him and I would be scared to death. Knowing this, I refuse to stand with Trump, especially on immigration. He’s a heartless demon. My parents would probably resist something like this, and on top of that, we’d have to witness them being beaten, arrested, probably even killed.
Trump has all the makings of a tyrant. His strategy is to bend the rules, and blatantly break a few, to rule like one.
To Conservatives and other Rightists that have been convinced that Trump is a terrible President, but choose to not support a Democratic candidate, there is an alternative; Bill Weld. At this point, I don’t even care if it needs to be a different Republican, but Trump needs to be stopped. Support Weld in the Republican primaries, please!
I remember this one nonsensical tweet in particular from him, where he CALLED FOR HIS OWN IMPEACHMENT. Well, your wish had been granted, Mr. President. You could’ve at least accepted it, you sadist.
When Christianity Today, the top evangelical newsletter is calling for his removal ahead of impeachment, and questions the unconditional loyalty Trump supporters have for their choice of President, that’s when you know it’s a must. Christianity Today isn’t too Liberal, either. Seriously, they couldn’t help but sneak in their anti-abortion sentiments. Let’s make this the last stop of the Trump Train before we send it to the junkyard for scrap.
I have one last address, to fellow Democrats, before I end this article. A screencap had been floating around various Anti-Trump subs through last month, of Ivanka Trump quoting Thomas Jefferson’s denial that he had raped Sally Hemmings, a woman that he had kept as a slave, “which he did, in fact, do”. Let me just start by saying, I hate rapists and sexual predators of all kinds. Rape is actually the ONE crime I see fit for the death penalty. I am not, nor have I ever been, and I certainly never will be, an apologist. But the accusation that Jefferson raped Hemmings, to me, is outlandish and baseless, and it hurts to see this coming from my party, because Thomas Jefferson, a man who was very Liberal himself, is my favorite founding father. Despite owning slaves himself, he wanted to write a condemnation of slavery in the Declaration Of Independence, but out of fear of losing support from the Southern colonies, he deleted it from the final draft. A bachelor in history described it best him/herself; Their affair started in France, where slavery was ILLEGAL. Hemmings followed Jefferson back to the states. She consented and was devoted to Jefferson. This is deemed common knowledge by the person who wrote this, and I, myself certainly find it implausible that Jefferson would be capable of such an atrocious crime with the morals and principles that he had. Yet the opposition I saw towards Jefferson was sickening, saying he played the victim card, calling him a “white male” as if it’s a bad thing? “White male”? I’m sorry, but how can we be dedicated to the erasure of racism AND sexism if being a white male is supposed to be a bad thing? I’m a white male, am I demon just because of this? I’ll bet there are tons of white male Democrats who will do everything in their power to sway the support and the odds of winning in the favor of the Democratic candidate. Making being a white male a bad thing, not only that, but attacking a person who, if they were alive today, would be vehemently Anti-Trump and vote Democrat himself, is how you LOSE Moderate support. We don’t want that as we get closer to the election. I’m a Liberal, but not like this.
Sometimes you just have to know when to criticize your party. It’s the reason I call forth the support of enlightened Republicans.
May this list expand as I stay with you, and help expose Trump’s tyrannical and unpolitician-like behaviour. May you have a friend in the Progressive Moderate u/frantzianleader.
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2020.03.02 23:02 Celine91baby Why are republicans in such denial that other countries are so much better than us?

In terms of Education Environmentalism Healthcare Quality of life etc
I have a bit of a long example of the kind of people like this who I know personally
I have a few realitives that listen to conspiracy theorist like Limbaugh and Glen Beck and believe every word those idiots say
My mother is one of them.And yes she's a Republican, simply because they stand for "Christian values"
She's a bit homophobic in some ways ,but she doesn't think gays getting married affects her life at all so she doesn't care in that sense
She is pro life even though she has wished death upon many democratic politicians for YEARS
She grew up very poor(not anymore) and was on social welfare programs in her youth, but according to her "those had no socialist traits"
She denies that trickle down economics killed the working class and it actually made it better for the poor people.
(Even though she can't ever answer as to how it did help the working class)
She's not racist either (but she has made racist jokes many times but also jokes about white people to(Yes she's also white)
She's also dated outside of her race,and has had no problem with her friends and family doing the same)
But to the main point,she thinks universal healthcare is "evil" and America has the best healthcare in the world (without evidence)
She claims none of the people in those countries like universal healthcare and they all come here for treatment (Again without evidence)
She claims that those countries are not as educated as Americans and thinks the dems higher actors to brainwash people into thinkingso
She doesn't believe in climate change(only because Gore ran a stong campaign for it) and thinks people who do are "idiots"
She hates cities and city people and prefers rural hicks as friends (with a few exceptions)
She also thinks the corona virus is overblown by the "liberal news" and thinks we will all be fine because "Trump and Glen Beck say so"
Glen Beck tried to downplay it by saying that we are "only hearing about it now because our health care is so good"
Why are many Americans like this?
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2020.02.17 08:04 frantzianleader 9 months remain until election day. Here is why Trump MUST lose.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is (Not My) President’s Day, and in about 9 months, Americans will be voting in the election. It still seems as though former Vice President Joseph Biden is the Democrats’ best bet at defeating Trump. The trial for Trump’s impeachment is still ongoing, and it will determine whether or not he will be removed and convicted for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. Today, I have a list of things that Trump has said and done to discredit him as President of these United States, and I want to be able to convince everyone, if not just anyone from the Far Left to the Moderate Right, and all in between, to support removal, or at least a Biden victory in the election this November.
First and foremost, the detention centers. Even holocaust survivors have compared these to Nazi concentration camps; the only things missing are the forced labour and experimenting, as well, to an extent, the torture and ruthless killing. They’re overcrowded and disgusting. Kids are not only being separated from their parents, but they are forced into cold cells with up to 100 other migrants, some even having to stay outside because the facilities are so overcrowded. The children are being denied tooth brushes, showers, beds, a changing of clothes, phone calls, sometimes the basic need to feed themselves (both food and hydration wise), and the closest thing they have to blankets are sheets of Aluminium foil. Some kids are even getting sick, some to the point that they can’t even eat when actually given food. Even still, the food is low quality, and the “water” is almost pure Chlorine. There are allegations of sexual abuse of the prisoners (I thought HISPANICS were supposed to be the rapists), as if them crossing illegally wasn’t already negated by the conditions they are put in, simply for SEEKING ASYLUM in the land of opportunity. The kids are being held for well over the maximum custody period of 72 hours, some being detained as long as 11 days. This a brutal piece of legislation that Trump is depraved enough to finally take advantage of to such rampant levels. He has done far worse than build a wall, or deport the immigrants. What’s more is that he has had critics of his immigration policies ARRESTED against the grain of the first amendment, guaranteeing freedom of speech. However, his supporters’ hypocrisy went on full display, as they did not condemn this, as it happened to a person with a more Liberal view on the issue, but when The_D****d (censored so I don’t get banned from EnoughTrumpSpam, hopefully) was quarantined in June of last year, THEN they began protesting that free speech was being suppressed BY LIBERALS through SOCIAL MEDIA, and not in the real world, where rules that websites impose have NO jurisdiction.
The second most concerning thing about his presidency is that he was acquitted on his impeachment charges; Abuse of power and obstruction of congress. You talk about the most unfair impeachment in American history? This is the most unfair ACQUITTAL. Let’s be honest, it’s that blind loyalty that Republicans are associated with; I mean at least Mitt Romney, Obama’s opponent in 2012, sided with the Democrats. Aside from that, Senate Republicans voted AGAINST hearing what witnesses have to say. You can’t get any closer to plugging your ears and yelling “LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”, because this is exactly what the Senate looks like. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is either smitten with Trump’s disgusting abuse of position, or doesn’t want to believe Trump is as bad as the rest of the country says he is. The senate is run by radicals that would be all over having witnesses testify if Trump were a Democrat, but will blatantly break their oath just to keep a Republican president safe from conviction. This was the most ridiculous trial, and an absolute sham, and a disgrace to our democracy. A miscarriage of justice. I don’t know what Nancy Pelosi was thinking when handing in the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi wanted to ensure a fair trial, and nothing short of it before sending in the articles. Either she failed the democracy she fought to keep, or somewhere in there, the Senate Republicans lied to her. What’s even more grotesque about this acquittal is the fact that Trump was able to get away with mocking the national anthem on Superbowl night, a night where you’d have to be a complete and utter fool to assume no one was watching you, as President Of The United States. You’d also have to be a complete and utter fool to think, after his actions on Superbowl night, that Trump has learned his lesson from impeachment. It WILL happen again, whether it takes a week, a month, 9 months, or (and please don’t jinx it) 5 more years with him in office. He will be the first President to face 2 impeachments. The Senate is beyond saving, but hopefully this serves as a signal to the vast majority of American voters that the Republicans are a corrupt party.
In other violations of the First Amendment, Mitch McConnell had protestors rallying for him to defend the constitution over the President arrested. He’s made it clear that he wants removal of Trump from office via impeachment to be as difficult as possible as long as he is the majority leader. Although what we don’t know is if the protestors had permits. So it’s rather an allegation that Mitch McConnell is also 100% for desecration of the constitution, as long as it benefits the Republican party.
We’ve also heard Trump promise that he will LEGALLY enforce prayer as part of school routine. Um, no. There are already Christian schools designated for that purpose. There is church, and “Sunday school” programs. From an Agnostic standpoint, it is with my utmost confidence that prayer and religion becoming a component of the schools that do not (currently) sponsor religion is not necessary, and that if Christian families are adamant enough that their children follow the teachings of Christ, they would be signed up for Christian schools, Sunday school sessions, and would religiously (no pun intended) attend church every Sunday. And besides that, Trump’s promise is pushing a fine line, being that the founding fathers wanted to separate state and church. I’m really just calling out this statement as a bluff, I wouldn’t expect this to actually be enacted. I think Trump is just trying to lure back the rogue enlightened evangelicals that are picking up on his lack of morals, and are subsequently calling for his removal.
Not necessarily a Trump issue, but states across the country had women living in fear because of the strict abortion laws that were almost implemented tlast year, proposing to restrict the time window to just 6 weeks, with the exception of Alabama, which apparently tried to outlaw the procedure completely. These states tried to restrict abortions, even for exceptions of rape, incest, and the mother’s health. Founding father Thomas Jefferson has been quoted, 2 of his quotes I’d like to bring up; the first of which being “When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”; The second of which being “Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to god.”. Jefferson was also a believer in science, which has agreed that 24-28 weeks, also known as viability, is the ideal legal time window for abortions, if there should be a legal window in the first place. Women were already being sentenced to life when they were first signed into law, while Georgia had (apparently) considered the death penalty. It’s as if getting an abortion is the modern equivalent to practicing witchcraft; it’s a witch hunt! But on a good note, it seems as if these laws were dropped towards the end of the year.
Same goes for the states that have apparently been trying to ban labelling vegan products as “vegan products”. Because apparently, a specific diet is now offending Republicans, especially those with the power to enact this stuff. Yet we’re the crybabies.
Any and all rape accusations against Trump should’ve been taken as seriously as they were when it was Bill Clinton being accused. Clinton was impeached over it, Trump, however, wasn’t, until his abuse of power and obstruction of congress forced Nancy Pelosi’s hand. But let’s not forget his case in 2016 before the election, his accusations by E. Jean Carroll (who even offers evidence), and the Epstein case in July last year, where he was said to have been involved. There is no excuse for voting for a sex offender, a rapist, a pedophile, other than Republican elitism. Biden may be a creep, but he’s done nothing nearly as bad as Trump has, in regards to sexual violence/unsolicited romantic gestures.
Unless the majority of his supporters are boomers who have no interest or regard to the things Trump says on the internet, or are ignorant to the internet in general, it should also be massively noted that Trump has praised the Chinese Communist dictatorship for abolishing term limits for their head of state. This allowed Xi Jinping to rule for life, the man who is imprisoning innocent ETHNIC Uyghurs, as well as other Muslims, in Xinjiang/East Turkestan, and throwing them in concentration camps WORSE than that of which underage Hispanic immigrants are being held in at our southern border. He has also attacked free speech by describing the grounds of “dangerous speech”; writing bad about something that is good. Surely, he thinks he and his supporters are the good guys, and thinks “fake” news, Liberals, and other CRITICS are the bad guys. He has become the second Republican, at least in politics and that I know of, to attack free speech, after Rush Limbaugh. Many of his supporters, especially those over on The_D****d (and others), have suggested making him KING of The United States, while some of his allies have already PUBLICLY, ONE THE NEWS, accused the Democrats of regicide. This is most certainly beyond Conservatism; it is full bore Monarchism (intermediate right wing). This is what we expelled from our land during the Revolution. We wanted a President whose power was kept in check, not a tyrannical monarch with unlimited authority. Trump has gone from the worst President since Andrew Jackson, to the worst supreme head of state ruling over America since King George III.
The claim about his supporters having no interest or regard in the internet is actually (somewhat) verified by his supporters taking after him, and dismissing Trump saying that he could shoot and kill anyone and not lose ANY support, as fake news. So suppose he actually does it, with video evidence going viral. Is it still fake news? Does he have to actually be sentenced? Even if he is miraculously found innocent, is he not a terrible person? Trump SUPPORTERS have crossed the line between undying loyalty and blind obedience. Something tells me that that Republican elitism is, in fact, there, and people WILL vote for Trump, despite not only his rape accusations, but this entire list of things he HAS said and done.
He seems to lack knowledge as to how to use social media. Something tells me that Trump never used a computer before 2010, and if he did, he still hasn’t fully learned how. He is easily fooled by phony Reagan quotes, and has tagged a retired teacher who actually hates him, thinking [the teacher] was cartoon character Alfred E. Neuman, simply because his username was @AlfredENeuman99, on Twitter. If he is unable to adapt to this modern world, then god knows what Kim Jong-Un and the others are pulling.
I don’t know how big of a deal global warming was when he was in high school (1959-1964), but I distinctly remember global warming being brought up in my science classes from middle school to high school (2013-2019). So for him to dismiss it as a Chinese hoax shows that he is not only unwilling to make sacrifices to slow down or even halt greenhouse gas effects that are inching closer to the point of no return, but this also shows that he is very ill-informed. For the life of me, I cannot wrap my head around the conclusion that the Chinese are responsible for any global warming myths, or why/how they would come up with them, or how they would benefit. And that is, by bringing that up in the modern day, to ruin American business, instead of way back, so as to make part of their mythology. They certainly don’t believe in it, because if they did, the Brown cloud wouldn’t be a problem, or they’d at least be scrambling to fix it.
In continuation with the previous point, I find it absolutely hilarious that Trump is throwing a fit over not being named Time’s Person Of The Year for 2019, but rather Greta Thunberg. He was so upset that he had his team photoshop his face onto Greta’s body, which by the way, was a complete failure. He looks smaller than he actually his, and I mean in regards to both weight and height. He looks shorter, he looks way thinner than he actually is in that photoshop, and I feel like they rushed this out just to one-up Greta Thunberg. Donald Trump, you were impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. You blatantly asked foreign governments to investigate the Bidens and interfere with this year’s election. Greta Thunberg, meanwhile, is raising awareness to the issue of global warming, which is something that you, and every ignorant Republican elitist like you doesn’t believe in. Greta Thunberg has even cut school just to contribute to this good cause; HOPEFULLY doing her school work from abroad, might I add. You have kids in concentration camps, you have your goons across the country striking fear in women who see abortion as an acceptable option, you are an accused rapist, you’re a racist who uses the “Pocahontas” Native American slur, and you’re claiming you could shoot someone and not lose support. Who did you think was going to win Person Of The Year? Are you really surprised? Harassing her on Twitter isn’t helping your case much either. The fact that you have to bully people online shows that you are not a real man. You are not fit for the office of President Of The United States Of America. I would trust that 16 year old woman over a 73 year old BOY like you, with the office.
His other intellectual shortcomings include believing the planet Mars is part of our Moon, thinking the kidneys are part of the heart, writing fractions backwards, thinking the Kurds didn’t fight on the side of the allies during WW2 (they did, as “Iraqi Levies”), thinking Napoleon Bonaparte is still alive, wanting to build a wall over Colorado, because, why, south of the state, there’s a another state with “Mexico” in its name? Believing the Kansas City Chiefs Football team is a Kansas team, where as the team resides in Missouri, and believing there were airports (and thus, aircrafts) during the Revolution.
He also has an issue with spelling and grammar. I’m not just saying this as a grammar elitist, I’m saying this as a person who questions Donald Trump’s overall legitimacy; this is just icing on the cake. He needs to take a break from the internet when he gets to the point that he’s typing so erratically that he’s inventing words such as “covfefe” and “hamberders”. You really have to wonder if it’s actually him, and not just a robot malfunctioning, overworking itself posting negative tweets, accusing the New York Times of pushing fake news.
His other spelling fails include “Alcaida” (Al-Qaeda), “peopel” (people (although it was probably more of a typo than a deliberate misspelling)), and moot (moat). What’s more is that he is trying to convince *people that he is actually a good speller. The “thousands if inocent civilians” error; The “if” part, I can allow to slide, since I make that mistake often myself, and it’s so annoying. It’s because the “I” and the “O” are close together on American keyboards.
Where him and other Conservatives would go on about Obama doing nothing but vacationing in Hawaii, Trump spent more money in just his first 100 days, vacationing at Mar-A-Lago, than Obama did in all of his 8 years as President. And guess who’s paying for the Mar-A-Lago trips? Not the billionaire President, but taxpayers. Taxpayers, the poor, the rich, the Liberals, the Conservatives, all of us are paying for his parties, his women, his Soleimani death celebration, pretty much coordinating attacks from the golf resort. But Obama is bad just for visiting Hawaii.
He has also violated Native American land rights. Where construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was halted under the Obama administration, Trump continued it, with no regard for possible oil spills on the sacred land of the Standing Rock reservation. Imperialist American police forces are also responsible for harm done to Native American people protesting the construction of the pipeline, by spraying them with water in freezing cold temperatures. The completion of this pipeline not only brings up controversy around the violation of Native American land rights, the damaging of Native American sacred land, and the civil and human rights of Native Americans, but also environmental issues.
Yes, Trump and his administration are built on racism. And believe me, there’s more to it than that ridiculous wall, or the travel ban. which are stupid in their own right. As a matter of fact, I could argue against those 2 without even bringing up race. But Trump’s racist tendencies do not spare Native Americans nor African Americans. The President is completely fine with using the “Pocahontas” racial slur, as he used it in reference to Elizabeth Warren, who has revealed that she is 1/64 Native. He has also told representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, all four of which who form what is known as “The Squad”, to go back to “their” terrible countries and improve them. What he did not know, however, is that 3 of which, except for Ilhan Omar (from Somalia) were born in The United States. Ilhan Omar has been a citizen for 20 years, which, funny enough, is longer than (Slovenian) Melania Trump’s citizenship status (14 years). Cortez’ grandparents were Puerto Rican. Pressley, if I had to guess, like most African Americans, had ancestors who ended up here as a result of the slave trade. Tlaib’s parents were immigrants from Palestine, the country which Trump pretty much endorses the colonization thereof by Israel. That whole thing got him slammed by other world leaders, and even other Republicans. “BUt tRuMpS nOT a rAcIsT!” And why’s that? The best reason the Trump administration could give was because MITCH MCCONNELL’S wife is Asian. Yes, because white men have never married Asian women because of a certain sexual stereotype, or to have them as a courtesan.
The fact that the man entitled to the office of President of this country has quoted Pastor Robert Jeffress that if the Democrats were to be successful in removing a Republican President from office, that it would cause a new Civil War, as if he could actually come together and orchestrate such a thing, proves that he expects to be able to get away with every disgusting act he makes as President, as well as that he is desperate to hold on to power, and will do anything to keep it. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Ralph Peters has called this a grave crime. How can he and his supporters expect to be seen as a legitimate force in this country if he has to threaten civil war? I swear, this happens every time the Democrats succeed in popularity and/or the elections; These people who were proud Americans when a Republican was in power suddenly want to reform the Confederacy, or something equally as bizarre. And people are forming ARMED MILITIAS to protect his presidency. People are preparing to force a Neo-Confederate state into existence, and start the Second American Civil War. What is this? Is this Sudan? Is this William The Bastard vs. Harold Godwinson? You cannot be more blind, and vehemently Anti-Liberal. I don’t care who you are, at this point. Please take off your “Make America Great Again” hats, and look at his Twitter for 2 seconds, and try telling me he is not a threat to American DEMOCRACY. He is a huge threat to our democracy, and it seems there is nothing short of imprisoning him and arresting his armed militias via the military that is going to stop this power grab. You know, despite having mostly Liberal views, I’ve never agreed with gun control, but after all the mass shootings last year, one of them taking upwards of 50 lives, and now Republicans and Neo-Nazis arming themselves to LITERALLY fight the Democrats, I kind of hope it happens. Half of me just wants to trigger them, and the other half thinks that these people really are crazy, and SHOULD have their weapons taken from them. This is why people want abortions. They don’t want to raise a kid in a messed up world where the Right is reaching for the Left’s throat like this. Would you, if Democrats were teaming up with Communists to form their own country, and kill all the Republicans?
I mentioned earlier that he is calling for foreign governments to interfere with the elections, and investigate Biden, the #1 threat to his re-election. The amount of desperation of a President to remain in office really never has been seen before in American history. His main plan is to bring up some dirt on Biden and his family, so maybe he will either lose support, or get him booted out of the primaries. Trump was investigated for this, and it’s no one’s fault but his own that he was impeached. He’s getting these foreign governments involved because he knows that Biden can and will win if he becomes the Democratic candidate, and even with the senate voting to acquit him, he’s helped his opponent deliver the finishing move to his Presidency.
Oh lord, of course I was going to have to mention the war. Did I mention the Kurds? And so why did Trump leave the Kurdish people to die by the hands of invading Turkish forces in Syria? Because (he thinks) they didn’t help us in the Second World War. You want to talk about the Second World War? During that time period, the Kurdish Iraqi levies probably didn’t have the power to station themselves across the world; They were probably mostly just fighting Vichy France (the Nazi puppet state, which occupied modern day Syria) and Rashid Ali’s government (The Kingdom Of Iraq, which supported the Nazis). What’s more, what use, what potential do you see in 1940’s Kurds that they would’ve been an effective ally against the Nazis and Japanese outside of being a small splinter militia of the British military? Are you kidding me? Moreover, let’s talk about the fact that during the Second World War, the Germans and Japanese were literally FIGHTING us, yet we still hold alliances with those 2 countries. So what is the big deal? If countries (and apparently non-sovereign militias, now) helping us win the Second World War is such a passionate issue to you, why haven’t you broke off with Japan and NATO, declared war on Germany and Japan, and use our massive nuclear arsenal to wipe them off the face of the Earth? Why bother with tariffs? Why worry about money when these 2 countries were, nearly 3/4 of a century ago (because I guess by his logic, no 2 countries can change so quickly without faking it to some extent), were trying to take away our freedom and reign down with terror WORSE than that of 18th century Britain? While we’re on the topic of countries that fought against us, let’s talk about the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s predecessor state. They were on the Central Powers, we were on the Allies. Why not just invade that whole region and be done with it? Should we sanction Turkmenistan for not helping us, even though they were still part of the Soviet Union at the time? Or is it going to be the mere fact that they WERE part of the Soviet Union that we do? Or does he think that Muslims are going to beat each other up until there’s practically nothing left of the religion, and he’s going to kill them off that way, and is just using not fighting for the Allies in WW2 (even though they did) as an excuse to withdraw? I know you want Muslims to just kill each other off, but at least get your facts straight before giving a stupid reason to withdraw. WHY did we even leave if we knew Turkey would begin slaughtering Kurds, only to sanction them when they actually start? Jesus, is there anything beyond “stupid” that we can call Trump? So much for “Stable genius”. Maybe that could apply if used sarcastically. Wouldn’t be surprised if NATO breaks up because of this, seeing as how he thinks NATO (or really any alliance we’re in) is unfair for us to him. Maybe that’s his plan with this. Who really knows. When you have someone confused over your completely and utterly ridiculous actions as President, that’s when you know you screwed up. Oh yeah, remember that line about him believing Napoleon is still alive? He thinks Napoleon CAN be the one to save the Kurds. I’m sorry, but what in god’s name is that supposed to mean? I mean MAYBE he was just saying that to be funny, but given his previous remark about airports during the Revolution, I find that hard to believe. To his credit, he did include the modern day based Russia and China. But still, Napoleonic France? Napoleon wasn’t even still alive when Trump was born (1946). Napoleon died in 1821, over 100 YEARS before Trump was born. Christ in Heaven, next thing you know, he’s coming out and saying that by “Russia and China” he meant “The Russian Empire and The Qing Dynasty”. I’m assuming Canada is still a British colony? Does Brazil still belong to Portugal? What’s next? How much more idiotic and delusional can Trump get? I would bring up that time he called the Italian President “President Mozzarella”, and that The U.S. and Italy have been allies since Ancient Rome, but I heard it was the one example of fake news that Democrats were, for once, spreading.
I don’t know who will agree with me on this one, because it seems that Democrats and Republicans share common ground on this one thing. I know I shouldn’t let this get to me because I don’t smoke, but it still ticks me off that the Trump administration raised the minimum age to purchase cigarettes AND vaping products to 21 federally. I’m more upset because I feel like this takes some of the meaning away from being an adult for those that are 18, or are still 19 or 20. Trump signed it into law while awaiting his impeachment trial, and did it as part of a series of defense bills. What? So when an individual turns 18, they are immediately allowed to own their own house, get married, have a mortgage, join the military, get a tattoo, heck, they can even go into the porn industry! But as of December 20, 2019, they are barred from purchasing cigarettes, as well as the less dangerous alternative, vape pens. They lowered the age in the first place because it was deemed unacceptable that people between the ages of 18 and 20 were being sent to fight in Vietnam. What happened to that? Suddenly that no longer matters because the draft is no longer being used? So what would happen if war with Iran were to break out tomorrow? We’ll surely be drafted for that. Can we see the smoking age return to 18 though? Or will we see the voting age also return to 21? Can we please make up our minds how old we must be before we are legal adults? It’d make sense if we legalized marijuana federally, for a trade in. Give us at least that much. Weed is legal, but we have to wait until we’re 21 to buy either a tobacco product, a vape product, or a cannabis product. I think we should ban cigarettes in exchange for marijuana legalization, but right now, the law is stupid, and to me, comes off as another Elitist Conservative move by the Trump administration, and I hope that individuals between 18-20 that are hooked on cigarettes will vote Democrat in November.
Him and his supporters are expecting a Nobel Peace Prize as if it’s in the natural order of the universe. But what has Trump done that shows his Presidency in a positive light? Is the economy better? Maybe. But according to some sources, we’re on track for a recession this year thanks to the trade war with China. And plus he’s cutting food stamps for thousands of poor Americans, laying off steel mill workers in Detroit, killing off dairy farms in Wisconsin, and limited benefits for college students. So by feeding off the American people, maybe the economy is better. I also would have brought up serving Daesh, but they were already on the decline before Obama was out of office, as well as denuclearizing North Korea, but I guess the Kim regime is still tossing nuclear threats at us. And let’s not forget that he almost started WW3 THREE TIMES; Once when he ignored Russia’s warning in consequence to a strike on the Assad regime, again when he approved a strike on Iran but pulled out at the last second, and now with the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Taking on a country like Iran seriously isn’t going to “Make America Great Again”, it’s only going to break the figurative back of this country. We are already the most spending country military-wise by nearly $500 billion. If the war with Iran actually happens, our annual spending could’ve potentially jumped from $716 billion to over $1 trillion. I’m surprised our GDP is able to keep up with the spending rate as it is. Not only would a war with Iran be super costly, it could also set the stage for a Chinese ascension to the #1 largest economy, and breed more terrorism in the Middle East. And also, let’s not forget that he’s holding immigrant children in concentration camps, is willing to let the Earth become a scorched, polluted, lifeless wasteland, wants to rule over the most powerful country like a tyrannical king, is a widely accused rapist whose lapdogs, governors in Republican states have women living in fear that if they get pregnant through a broken condom or a rape, that they wouldn’t have had access to a safe and legal abortion had they been more dedicated to overturning Roe v. Wade, has violated the rights of the people who are TRULY entitled to the land that us European-Americans ruthlessly and illegally conquered, and live on today, has threatened a civil war if the political process does not go in his favour, is leaving Syrian Kurds to die in a potential genocide at the hands of invading Turkish forces, asked foreignh governments to interfere with a guaranteed free and fair election coming in November, is cyberbullying a 16 year old girl just because he doesn’t agree with her stance on climate change, and because she got Person Of The Year when he believes he was entitled to it just because he’s the President, or whatever outweighed reason that I’m not currently aware of, and even made history in a negative way, by being the third President to be impeached. Now tell me, how many Presidents who were impeached won a Nobel Peace Prize? What’s even more on the border issue, is that he was prepared to deal with the migrant caravan in 2018 as a MILITARY INVASION from Mexico and other Central American countries, and was preparing to use military force to repel this “invasion” in a scene reminiscent of the Boston Massacre.
Did I mention that far-rightists TRUST Trump and his supporters? I mean maybe that’s obvious when Neo-Nazi groups are teaming up with Republican elitists to prepare for a civil war against the Biden administration, but British Anti-Muslim, Tommy Robinson wants to live in our country as a political refugee as our former tyrant overlords are becoming increasingly Left leaning, although so much so that you can’t even JOKE about The Third Reich without legal rammifications. I mean, what the Nazis did was terrible, no one (except for nut cases like Tommy Robinson) would argue with that, but if those rules applied here, lord help me I’d be crucified. But that doesn’t matter. When we have Anti-Muslim Neo-Nazis trying to reach out to our President, saying that they agree with his policies, and expressing a desire to migrate as a political refugee, that’s a serious problem.
I will keep repeating this list through this year, through the primaries, through the election, and possibly until inauguration in January 2021. I will be posting this on a number of Anti-Trump subreddits, and possibly Pro-Trump subreddits to hopefully wake up his supporters that this is not the America that seceded from The British Empire. If the founding fathers were put into a time machine on course to this date, they would be absolutely disgusted, and would be calling for not yet brainwashed Americans to take advantage of the second amendment, and prepare to oust this President who has lost all credibility, or at least protect ourselves from the increasingly violent tendencies of the opposite party.
Although these times are so desperate that the Trump administration is allowing kids to be detained separate from their families and be thrown in concentration camps so overcrowded that they have to stand and sleep in potentially freezing cold temperatures, probably without proper protection, and have to worry about being sexually assaulted and/or systematically killed, and that we ought to take matters into our own hands, I want to share some advice to my partners further Left on the spectrum, as well as the entire Left in general; be sophisticated and nonchalant towards Trump and his supporters. Show your hatred towards them through the disdain in your eyes, not the anger in your face. In other words, do not instigate physical combat with his supporters out in public. In December, a video surfaced on Facebook of a group of Democratic teenagers beating up a Trump supporter on a bus ride, last month. This violent behaviour should be condemned as an accurate example of the Radical Left that Trump repeatedly blames the entire Democratic party for. It’s embarrassing and degrading to our cause. Followers of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. did not allow violence to drive them, and it succeeded in making British colonisers and segregationists look like heartless savages. The same might be said about the Trump supporters that are trolling all over Anti-Trump subs. Trump, on the other hand, encouraged [violent] behaviour against Hillary supporters during the 2016 election season, and had offered to pay his supporters’ legal fees. Let’s not stoop to his level. We are smarter, and generally better people than they are. We know this, but we must make sure of it. The only Democrats that have anything to prove are the candidates competing for nomination to the election, and what they have to prove is that they’re the better choice. As for the border issue; let’s trust that when Biden is elected and inaugurated, that he will do everything in his power to reverse the decision made by the Trump administration, and have that situation squared away as soon as possible. I really do worry about those kids, because if that was me when I was 6 years old, moving to a new country, probably legally even, and being detained anyway, and separated from my parents with maybe only my 2 year old baby brother with me, him and I would be scared to death. Knowing this, I refuse to stand with Trump, especially on immigration. He’s a heartless demon. My parents would probably resist something like this, and on top of that, we’d have to witness them being beaten, arrested, probably even killed.
Trump has all the makings of a tyrant. His strategy is to bend the rules, and blatantly break a few, to rule like one.
To Conservatives and other Rightists that have been convinced that Trump is a terrible President, but choose to not support a Democratic candidate, there is an alternative; Bill Weld. At this point, I don’t even care if it needs to be a different Republican, but Trump needs to be stopped. Support Weld in the Republican primaries, please!
I remember this one nonsensical tweet in particular from him, where he CALLED FOR HIS OWN IMPEACHMENT. Well, your wish had been granted, Mr. President. You could’ve at least accepted it, you sadist.
When Christianity Today, the top evangelical newsletter is calling for his removal ahead of impeachment, and questions the unconditional loyalty Trump supporters have for their choice of President, that’s when you know it’s a must. Christianity Today isn’t too Liberal, either. Seriously, they couldn’t help but sneak in their anti-abortion sentiments. Let’s make this the last stop of the Trump Train before we send it to the junkyard for scrap.
I have one last address, to fellow Democrats, before I end this article. A screencap had been floating around various Anti-Trump subs through this month, of Ivanka Trump quoting Thomas Jefferson’s denial that he had raped Sally Hemmings, a woman that he had kept as a slave, “which he did, in fact, do”. Let me just start by saying, I hate rapists and sexual predators of all kinds. Rape is actually the ONE crime I see fit for the death penalty. I am not, nor have I ever been, and I certainly never will be, an apologist. But the accusation that Jefferson raped Hemmings, to me, is outlandish and baseless, and it hurts to see this coming from my party, because Thomas Jefferson, a man who was very Liberal himself, is my favorite founding father. Despite owning slaves himself, he wanted to write a condemnation of slavery in the Declaration Of Independence, but out of fear of losing support from the Southern colonies, he deleted it from the final draft. A bachelor in history described it best him/herself; Their affair started in France, where slavery was ILLEGAL. Hemmings followed Jefferson back to the states. She consented and was devoted to Jefferson. This is deemed common knowledge by the person who wrote this, and I, myself certainly find it implausible that Jefferson would be capable of such an atrocious crime with the morals and principles that he had. Yet the opposition I saw towards Jefferson was sickening, saying he played the victim card, calling him a “white male” as if it’s a bad thing? “White male”? I’m sorry, but how can we be dedicated to the erasure of racism AND sexism if being a white male is supposed to be a bad thing? I’m a white male, am I demon just because of this? I’ll bet there are tons of white male Democrats who will do everything in their power to sway the support and the odds of winning in the favor of the Democratic candidate. Making being a white male a bad thing, not only that, but attacking a person who, if they were alive today, would be vehemently Anti-Trump and vote Democrat himself, is how you LOSE Moderate support. We don’t want that as we get closer to the election. I’m a Liberal, but not like this.
Sometimes you just have to know when to criticize your party. It’s the reason I call forth the support of enlightened Republicans.
May this list expand as I stay with you, and help expose Trump’s tyrannical and unpolitician-like behaviour. May you have a friend in the Progressive Moderate u/frantzianleader.
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2020.02.17 08:02 frantzianleader 9 months remain until election day. Here is why Trump MUST lose.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is (Not My) President’s Day, and in about 9 months, Americans will be voting in the election. It still seems as though former Vice President Joseph Biden is the Democrats’ best bet at defeating Trump. The trial for Trump’s impeachment is still ongoing, and it will determine whether or not he will be removed and convicted for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. Today, I have a list of things that Trump has said and done to discredit him as President of these United States, and I want to be able to convince everyone, if not just anyone from the Far Left to the Moderate Right, and all in between, to support removal, or at least a Biden victory in the election this November.
First and foremost, the detention centers. Even holocaust survivors have compared these to Nazi concentration camps; the only things missing are the forced labour and experimenting, as well, to an extent, the torture and ruthless killing. They’re overcrowded and disgusting. Kids are not only being separated from their parents, but they are forced into cold cells with up to 100 other migrants, some even having to stay outside because the facilities are so overcrowded. The children are being denied tooth brushes, showers, beds, a changing of clothes, phone calls, sometimes the basic need to feed themselves (both food and hydration wise), and the closest thing they have to blankets are sheets of Aluminium foil. Some kids are even getting sick, some to the point that they can’t even eat when actually given food. Even still, the food is low quality, and the “water” is almost pure Chlorine. There are allegations of sexual abuse of the prisoners (I thought HISPANICS were supposed to be the rapists), as if them crossing illegally wasn’t already negated by the conditions they are put in, simply for SEEKING ASYLUM in the land of opportunity. The kids are being held for well over the maximum custody period of 72 hours, some being detained as long as 11 days. This a brutal piece of legislation that Trump is depraved enough to finally take advantage of to such rampant levels. He has done far worse than build a wall, or deport the immigrants. What’s more is that he has had critics of his immigration policies ARRESTED against the grain of the first amendment, guaranteeing freedom of speech. However, his supporters’ hypocrisy went on full display, as they did not condemn this, as it happened to a person with a more Liberal view on the issue, but when The_D****d (censored so I don’t get banned from EnoughTrumpSpam, hopefully) was quarantined in June of last year, THEN they began protesting that free speech was being suppressed BY LIBERALS through SOCIAL MEDIA, and not in the real world, where rules that websites impose have NO jurisdiction.
The second most concerning thing about his presidency is that he was acquitted on his impeachment charges; Abuse of power and obstruction of congress. You talk about the most unfair impeachment in American history? This is the most unfair ACQUITTAL. Let’s be honest, it’s that blind loyalty that Republicans are associated with; I mean at least Mitt Romney, Obama’s opponent in 2012, sided with the Democrats. Aside from that, Senate Republicans voted AGAINST hearing what witnesses have to say. You can’t get any closer to plugging your ears and yelling “LA LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”, because this is exactly what the Senate looks like. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is either smitten with Trump’s disgusting abuse of position, or doesn’t want to believe Trump is as bad as the rest of the country says he is. The senate is run by radicals that would be all over having witnesses testify if Trump were a Democrat, but will blatantly break their oath just to keep a Republican president safe from conviction. This was the most ridiculous trial, and an absolute sham, and a disgrace to our democracy. A miscarriage of justice. I don’t know what Nancy Pelosi was thinking when handing in the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi wanted to ensure a fair trial, and nothing short of it before sending in the articles. Either she failed the democracy she fought to keep, or somewhere in there, the Senate Republicans lied to her. What’s even more grotesque about this acquittal is the fact that Trump was able to get away with mocking the national anthem on Superbowl night, a night where you’d have to be a complete and utter fool to assume no one was watching you, as President Of The United States. You’d also have to be a complete and utter fool to think, after his actions on Superbowl night, that Trump has learned his lesson from impeachment. It WILL happen again, whether it takes a week, a month, 9 months, or (and please don’t jinx it) 5 more years with him in office. He will be the first President to face 2 impeachments. The Senate is beyond saving, but hopefully this serves as a signal to the vast majority of American voters that the Republicans are a corrupt party.
In other violations of the First Amendment, Mitch McConnell had protestors rallying for him to defend the constitution over the President arrested. He’s made it clear that he wants removal of Trump from office via impeachment to be as difficult as possible as long as he is the majority leader. Although what we don’t know is if the protestors had permits. So it’s rather an allegation that Mitch McConnell is also 100% for desecration of the constitution, as long as it benefits the Republican party.
We’ve also heard Trump promise that he will LEGALLY enforce prayer as part of school routine. Um, no. There are already Christian schools designated for that purpose. There is church, and “Sunday school” programs. From an Agnostic standpoint, it is with my utmost confidence that prayer and religion becoming a component of the schools that do not (currently) sponsor religion is not necessary, and that if Christian families are adamant enough that their children follow the teachings of Christ, they would be signed up for Christian schools, Sunday school sessions, and would religiously (no pun intended) attend church every Sunday. And besides that, Trump’s promise is pushing a fine line, being that the founding fathers wanted to separate state and church. I’m really just calling out this statement as a bluff, I wouldn’t expect this to actually be enacted. I think Trump is just trying to lure back the rogue enlightened evangelicals that are picking up on his lack of morals, and are subsequently calling for his removal.
Not necessarily a Trump issue, but states across the country had women living in fear because of the strict abortion laws that were almost implemented tlast year, proposing to restrict the time window to just 6 weeks, with the exception of Alabama, which apparently tried to outlaw the procedure completely. These states tried to restrict abortions, even for exceptions of rape, incest, and the mother’s health. Founding father Thomas Jefferson has been quoted, 2 of his quotes I’d like to bring up; the first of which being “When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”; The second of which being “Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to god.”. Jefferson was also a believer in science, which has agreed that 24-28 weeks, also known as viability, is the ideal legal time window for abortions, if there should be a legal window in the first place. Women were already being sentenced to life when they were first signed into law, while Georgia had (apparently) considered the death penalty. It’s as if getting an abortion is the modern equivalent to practicing witchcraft; it’s a witch hunt! But on a good note, it seems as if these laws were dropped towards the end of the year.
Same goes for the states that have apparently been trying to ban labelling vegan products as “vegan products”. Because apparently, a specific diet is now offending Republicans, especially those with the power to enact this stuff. Yet we’re the crybabies.
Any and all rape accusations against Trump should’ve been taken as seriously as they were when it was Bill Clinton being accused. Clinton was impeached over it, Trump, however, wasn’t, until his abuse of power and obstruction of congress forced Nancy Pelosi’s hand. But let’s not forget his case in 2016 before the election, his accusations by E. Jean Carroll (who even offers evidence), and the Epstein case in July last year, where he was said to have been involved. There is no excuse for voting for a sex offender, a rapist, a pedophile, other than Republican elitism. Biden may be a creep, but he’s done nothing nearly as bad as Trump has, in regards to sexual violence/unsolicited romantic gestures.
Unless the majority of his supporters are boomers who have no interest or regard to the things Trump says on the internet, or are ignorant to the internet in general, it should also be massively noted that Trump has praised the Chinese Communist dictatorship for abolishing term limits for their head of state. This allowed Xi Jinping to rule for life, the man who is imprisoning innocent ETHNIC Uyghurs, as well as other Muslims, in Xinjiang/East Turkestan, and throwing them in concentration camps WORSE than that of which underage Hispanic immigrants are being held in at our southern border. He has also attacked free speech by describing the grounds of “dangerous speech”; writing bad about something that is good. Surely, he thinks he and his supporters are the good guys, and thinks “fake” news, Liberals, and other CRITICS are the bad guys. He has become the second Republican, at least in politics and that I know of, to attack free speech, after Rush Limbaugh. Many of his supporters, especially those over on The_D****d (and others), have suggested making him KING of The United States, while some of his allies have already PUBLICLY, ONE THE NEWS, accused the Democrats of regicide. This is most certainly beyond Conservatism; it is full bore Monarchism (intermediate right wing). This is what we expelled from our land during the Revolution. We wanted a President whose power was kept in check, not a tyrannical monarch with unlimited authority. Trump has gone from the worst President since Andrew Jackson, to the worst supreme head of state ruling over America since King George III.
The claim about his supporters having no interest or regard in the internet is actually (somewhat) verified by his supporters taking after him, and dismissing Trump saying that he could shoot and kill anyone and not lose ANY support, as fake news. So suppose he actually does it, with video evidence going viral. Is it still fake news? Does he have to actually be sentenced? Even if he is miraculously found innocent, is he not a terrible person? Trump SUPPORTERS have crossed the line between undying loyalty and blind obedience. Something tells me that that Republican elitism is, in fact, there, and people WILL vote for Trump, despite not only his rape accusations, but this entire list of things he HAS said and done.
He seems to lack knowledge as to how to use social media. Something tells me that Trump never used a computer before 2010, and if he did, he still hasn’t fully learned how. He is easily fooled by phony Reagan quotes, and has tagged a retired teacher who actually hates him, thinking [the teacher] was cartoon character Alfred E. Neuman, simply because his username was @AlfredENeuman99, on Twitter. If he is unable to adapt to this modern world, then god knows what Kim Jong-Un and the others are pulling.
I don’t know how big of a deal global warming was when he was in high school (1959-1964), but I distinctly remember global warming being brought up in my science classes from middle school to high school (2013-2019). So for him to dismiss it as a Chinese hoax shows that he is not only unwilling to make sacrifices to slow down or even halt greenhouse gas effects that are inching closer to the point of no return, but this also shows that he is very ill-informed. For the life of me, I cannot wrap my head around the conclusion that the Chinese are responsible for any global warming myths, or why/how they would come up with them, or how they would benefit. And that is, by bringing that up in the modern day, to ruin American business, instead of way back, so as to make part of their mythology. They certainly don’t believe in it, because if they did, the Brown cloud wouldn’t be a problem, or they’d at least be scrambling to fix it.
In continuation with the previous point, I find it absolutely hilarious that Trump is throwing a fit over not being named Time’s Person Of The Year for 2019, but rather Greta Thunberg. He was so upset that he had his team photoshop his face onto Greta’s body, which by the way, was a complete failure. He looks smaller than he actually his, and I mean in regards to both weight and height. He looks shorter, he looks way thinner than he actually is in that photoshop, and I feel like they rushed this out just to one-up Greta Thunberg. Donald Trump, you were impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. You blatantly asked foreign governments to investigate the Bidens and interfere with this year’s election. Greta Thunberg, meanwhile, is raising awareness to the issue of global warming, which is something that you, and every ignorant Republican elitist like you doesn’t believe in. Greta Thunberg has even cut school just to contribute to this good cause; HOPEFULLY doing her school work from abroad, might I add. You have kids in concentration camps, you have your goons across the country striking fear in women who see abortion as an acceptable option, you are an accused rapist, you’re a racist who uses the “Pocahontas” Native American slur, and you’re claiming you could shoot someone and not lose support. Who did you think was going to win Person Of The Year? Are you really surprised? Harassing her on Twitter isn’t helping your case much either. The fact that you have to bully people online shows that you are not a real man. You are not fit for the office of President Of The United States Of America. I would trust that 16 year old woman over a 73 year old BOY like you, with the office.
His other intellectual shortcomings include believing the planet Mars is part of our Moon, thinking the kidneys are part of the heart, writing fractions backwards, thinking the Kurds didn’t fight on the side of the allies during WW2 (they did, as “Iraqi Levies”), thinking Napoleon Bonaparte is still alive, wanting to build a wall over Colorado, because, why, south of the state, there’s a another state with “Mexico” in its name? Believing the Kansas City Chiefs Football team is a Kansas team, where as the team resides in Missouri, and believing there were airports (and thus, aircrafts) during the Revolution.
He also has an issue with spelling and grammar. I’m not just saying this as a grammar elitist, I’m saying this as a person who questions Donald Trump’s overall legitimacy; this is just icing on the cake. He needs to take a break from the internet when he gets to the point that he’s typing so erratically that he’s inventing words such as “covfefe” and “hamberders”. You really have to wonder if it’s actually him, and not just a robot malfunctioning, overworking itself posting negative tweets, accusing the New York Times of pushing fake news.
His other spelling fails include “Alcaida” (Al-Qaeda), “peopel” (people (although it was probably more of a typo than a deliberate misspelling)), and moot (moat). What’s more is that he is trying to convince *people that he is actually a good speller. The “thousands if inocent civilians” error; The “if” part, I can allow to slide, since I make that mistake often myself, and it’s so annoying. It’s because the “I” and the “O” are close together on American keyboards.
Where him and other Conservatives would go on about Obama doing nothing but vacationing in Hawaii, Trump spent more money in just his first 100 days, vacationing at Mar-A-Lago, than Obama did in all of his 8 years as President. And guess who’s paying for the Mar-A-Lago trips? Not the billionaire President, but taxpayers. Taxpayers, the poor, the rich, the Liberals, the Conservatives, all of us are paying for his parties, his women, his Soleimani death celebration, pretty much coordinating attacks from the golf resort. But Obama is bad just for visiting Hawaii.
He has also violated Native American land rights. Where construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was halted under the Obama administration, Trump continued it, with no regard for possible oil spills on the sacred land of the Standing Rock reservation. Imperialist American police forces are also responsible for harm done to Native American people protesting the construction of the pipeline, by spraying them with water in freezing cold temperatures. The completion of this pipeline not only brings up controversy around the violation of Native American land rights, the damaging of Native American sacred land, and the civil and human rights of Native Americans, but also environmental issues.
Yes, Trump and his administration are built on racism. And believe me, there’s more to it than that ridiculous wall, or the travel ban. which are stupid in their own right. As a matter of fact, I could argue against those 2 without even bringing up race. But Trump’s racist tendencies do not spare Native Americans nor African Americans. The President is completely fine with using the “Pocahontas” racial slur, as he used it in reference to Elizabeth Warren, who has revealed that she is 1/64 Native. He has also told representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, all four of which who form what is known as “The Squad”, to go back to “their” terrible countries and improve them. What he did not know, however, is that 3 of which, except for Ilhan Omar (from Somalia) were born in The United States. Ilhan Omar has been a citizen for 20 years, which, funny enough, is longer than (Slovenian) Melania Trump’s citizenship status (14 years). Cortez’ grandparents were Puerto Rican. Pressley, if I had to guess, like most African Americans, had ancestors who ended up here as a result of the slave trade. Tlaib’s parents were immigrants from Palestine, the country which Trump pretty much endorses the colonization thereof by Israel. That whole thing got him slammed by other world leaders, and even other Republicans. “BUt tRuMpS nOT a rAcIsT!” And why’s that? The best reason the Trump administration could give was because MITCH MCCONNELL’S wife is Asian. Yes, because white men have never married Asian women because of a certain sexual stereotype, or to have them as a courtesan.
The fact that the man entitled to the office of President of this country has quoted Pastor Robert Jeffress that if the Democrats were to be successful in removing a Republican President from office, that it would cause a new Civil War, as if he could actually come together and orchestrate such a thing, proves that he expects to be able to get away with every disgusting act he makes as President, as well as that he is desperate to hold on to power, and will do anything to keep it. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Ralph Peters has called this a grave crime. How can he and his supporters expect to be seen as a legitimate force in this country if he has to threaten civil war? I swear, this happens every time the Democrats succeed in popularity and/or the elections; These people who were proud Americans when a Republican was in power suddenly want to reform the Confederacy, or something equally as bizarre. And people are forming ARMED MILITIAS to protect his presidency. People are preparing to force a Neo-Confederate state into existence, and start the Second American Civil War. What is this? Is this Sudan? Is this William The Bastard vs. Harold Godwinson? You cannot be more blind, and vehemently Anti-Liberal. I don’t care who you are, at this point. Please take off your “Make America Great Again” hats, and look at his Twitter for 2 seconds, and try telling me he is not a threat to American DEMOCRACY. He is a huge threat to our democracy, and it seems there is nothing short of imprisoning him and arresting his armed militias via the military that is going to stop this power grab. You know, despite having mostly Liberal views, I’ve never agreed with gun control, but after all the mass shootings last year, one of them taking upwards of 50 lives, and now Republicans and Neo-Nazis arming themselves to LITERALLY fight the Democrats, I kind of hope it happens. Half of me just wants to trigger them, and the other half thinks that these people really are crazy, and SHOULD have their weapons taken from them. This is why people want abortions. They don’t want to raise a kid in a messed up world where the Right is reaching for the Left’s throat like this. Would you, if Democrats were teaming up with Communists to form their own country, and kill all the Republicans?
I mentioned earlier that he is calling for foreign governments to interfere with the elections, and investigate Biden, the #1 threat to his re-election. The amount of desperation of a President to remain in office really never has been seen before in American history. His main plan is to bring up some dirt on Biden and his family, so maybe he will either lose support, or get him booted out of the primaries. Trump was investigated for this, and it’s no one’s fault but his own that he was impeached. He’s getting these foreign governments involved because he knows that Biden can and will win if he becomes the Democratic candidate, and even with the senate voting to acquit him, he’s helped his opponent deliver the finishing move to his Presidency.
Oh lord, of course I was going to have to mention the war. Did I mention the Kurds? And so why did Trump leave the Kurdish people to die by the hands of invading Turkish forces in Syria? Because (he thinks) they didn’t help us in the Second World War. You want to talk about the Second World War? During that time period, the Kurdish Iraqi levies probably didn’t have the power to station themselves across the world; They were probably mostly just fighting Vichy France (the Nazi puppet state, which occupied modern day Syria) and Rashid Ali’s government (The Kingdom Of Iraq, which supported the Nazis). What’s more, what use, what potential do you see in 1940’s Kurds that they would’ve been an effective ally against the Nazis and Japanese outside of being a small splinter militia of the British military? Are you kidding me? Moreover, let’s talk about the fact that during the Second World War, the Germans and Japanese were literally FIGHTING us, yet we still hold alliances with those 2 countries. So what is the big deal? If countries (and apparently non-sovereign militias, now) helping us win the Second World War is such a passionate issue to you, why haven’t you broke off with Japan and NATO, declared war on Germany and Japan, and use our massive nuclear arsenal to wipe them off the face of the Earth? Why bother with tariffs? Why worry about money when these 2 countries were, nearly 3/4 of a century ago (because I guess by his logic, no 2 countries can change so quickly without faking it to some extent), were trying to take away our freedom and reign down with terror WORSE than that of 18th century Britain? While we’re on the topic of countries that fought against us, let’s talk about the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s predecessor state. They were on the Central Powers, we were on the Allies. Why not just invade that whole region and be done with it? Should we sanction Turkmenistan for not helping us, even though they were still part of the Soviet Union at the time? Or is it going to be the mere fact that they WERE part of the Soviet Union that we do? Or does he think that Muslims are going to beat each other up until there’s practically nothing left of the religion, and he’s going to kill them off that way, and is just using not fighting for the Allies in WW2 (even though they did) as an excuse to withdraw? I know you want Muslims to just kill each other off, but at least get your facts straight before giving a stupid reason to withdraw. WHY did we even leave if we knew Turkey would begin slaughtering Kurds, only to sanction them when they actually start? Jesus, is there anything beyond “stupid” that we can call Trump? So much for “Stable genius”. Maybe that could apply if used sarcastically. Wouldn’t be surprised if NATO breaks up because of this, seeing as how he thinks NATO (or really any alliance we’re in) is unfair for us to him. Maybe that’s his plan with this. Who really knows. When you have someone confused over your completely and utterly ridiculous actions as President, that’s when you know you screwed up. Oh yeah, remember that line about him believing Napoleon is still alive? He thinks Napoleon CAN be the one to save the Kurds. I’m sorry, but what in god’s name is that supposed to mean? I mean MAYBE he was just saying that to be funny, but given his previous remark about airports during the Revolution, I find that hard to believe. To his credit, he did include the modern day based Russia and China. But still, Napoleonic France? Napoleon wasn’t even still alive when Trump was born (1946). Napoleon died in 1821, over 100 YEARS before Trump was born. Christ in Heaven, next thing you know, he’s coming out and saying that by “Russia and China” he meant “The Russian Empire and The Qing Dynasty”. I’m assuming Canada is still a British colony? Does Brazil still belong to Portugal? What’s next? How much more idiotic and delusional can Trump get? I would bring up that time he called the Italian President “President Mozzarella”, and that The U.S. and Italy have been allies since Ancient Rome, but I heard it was the one example of fake news that Democrats were, for once, spreading.
I don’t know who will agree with me on this one, because it seems that Democrats and Republicans share common ground on this one thing. I know I shouldn’t let this get to me because I don’t smoke, but it still ticks me off that the Trump administration raised the minimum age to purchase cigarettes AND vaping products to 21 federally. I’m more upset because I feel like this takes some of the meaning away from being an adult for those that are 18, or are still 19 or 20. Trump signed it into law while awaiting his impeachment trial, and did it as part of a series of defense bills. What? So when an individual turns 18, they are immediately allowed to own their own house, get married, have a mortgage, join the military, get a tattoo, heck, they can even go into the porn industry! But as of December 20, 2019, they are barred from purchasing cigarettes, as well as the less dangerous alternative, vape pens. They lowered the age in the first place because it was deemed unacceptable that people between the ages of 18 and 20 were being sent to fight in Vietnam. What happened to that? Suddenly that no longer matters because the draft is no longer being used? So what would happen if war with Iran were to break out tomorrow? We’ll surely be drafted for that. Can we see the smoking age return to 18 though? Or will we see the voting age also return to 21? Can we please make up our minds how old we must be before we are legal adults? It’d make sense if we legalized marijuana federally, for a trade in. Give us at least that much. Weed is legal, but we have to wait until we’re 21 to buy either a tobacco product, a vape product, or a cannabis product. I think we should ban cigarettes in exchange for marijuana legalization, but right now, the law is stupid, and to me, comes off as another Elitist Conservative move by the Trump administration, and I hope that individuals between 18-20 that are hooked on cigarettes will vote Democrat in November.
Him and his supporters are expecting a Nobel Peace Prize as if it’s in the natural order of the universe. But what has Trump done that shows his Presidency in a positive light? Is the economy better? Maybe. But according to some sources, we’re on track for a recession this year thanks to the trade war with China. And plus he’s cutting food stamps for thousands of poor Americans, laying off steel mill workers in Detroit, killing off dairy farms in Wisconsin, and limited benefits for college students. So by feeding off the American people, maybe the economy is better. I also would have brought up serving Daesh, but they were already on the decline before Obama was out of office, as well as denuclearizing North Korea, but I guess the Kim regime is still tossing nuclear threats at us. And let’s not forget that he almost started WW3 THREE TIMES; Once when he ignored Russia’s warning in consequence to a strike on the Assad regime, again when he approved a strike on Iran but pulled out at the last second, and now with the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Taking on a country like Iran seriously isn’t going to “Make America Great Again”, it’s only going to break the figurative back of this country. We are already the most spending country military-wise by nearly $500 billion. If the war with Iran actually happens, our annual spending could’ve potentially jumped from $716 billion to over $1 trillion. I’m surprised our GDP is able to keep up with the spending rate as it is. Not only would a war with Iran be super costly, it could also set the stage for a Chinese ascension to the #1 largest economy, and breed more terrorism in the Middle East. And also, let’s not forget that he’s holding immigrant children in concentration camps, is willing to let the Earth become a scorched, polluted, lifeless wasteland, wants to rule over the most powerful country like a tyrannical king, is a widely accused rapist whose lapdogs, governors in Republican states have women living in fear that if they get pregnant through a broken condom or a rape, that they wouldn’t have had access to a safe and legal abortion had they been more dedicated to overturning Roe v. Wade, has violated the rights of the people who are TRULY entitled to the land that us European-Americans ruthlessly and illegally conquered, and live on today, has threatened a civil war if the political process does not go in his favour, is leaving Syrian Kurds to die in a potential genocide at the hands of invading Turkish forces, asked foreignh governments to interfere with a guaranteed free and fair election coming in November, is cyberbullying a 16 year old girl just because he doesn’t agree with her stance on climate change, and because she got Person Of The Year when he believes he was entitled to it just because he’s the President, or whatever outweighed reason that I’m not currently aware of, and even made history in a negative way, by being the third President to be impeached. Now tell me, how many Presidents who were impeached won a Nobel Peace Prize? What’s even more on the border issue, is that he was prepared to deal with the migrant caravan in 2018 as a MILITARY INVASION from Mexico and other Central American countries, and was preparing to use military force to repel this “invasion” in a scene reminiscent of the Boston Massacre.
Did I mention that far-rightists TRUST Trump and his supporters? I mean maybe that’s obvious when Neo-Nazi groups are teaming up with Republican elitists to prepare for a civil war against the Biden administration, but British Anti-Muslim, Tommy Robinson wants to live in our country as a political refugee as our former tyrant overlords are becoming increasingly Left leaning, although so much so that you can’t even JOKE about The Third Reich without legal rammifications. I mean, what the Nazis did was terrible, no one (except for nut cases like Tommy Robinson) would argue with that, but if those rules applied here, lord help me I’d be crucified. But that doesn’t matter. When we have Anti-Muslim Neo-Nazis trying to reach out to our President, saying that they agree with his policies, and expressing a desire to migrate as a political refugee, that’s a serious problem.
I will keep repeating this list through this year, through the primaries, through the election, and possibly until inauguration in January 2021. I will be posting this on a number of Anti-Trump subreddits, and possibly Pro-Trump subreddits to hopefully wake up his supporters that this is not the America that seceded from The British Empire. If the founding fathers were put into a time machine on course to this date, they would be absolutely disgusted, and would be calling for not yet brainwashed Americans to take advantage of the second amendment, and prepare to oust this President who has lost all credibility, or at least protect ourselves from the increasingly violent tendencies of the opposite party.
Although these times are so desperate that the Trump administration is allowing kids to be detained separate from their families and be thrown in concentration camps so overcrowded that they have to stand and sleep in potentially freezing cold temperatures, probably without proper protection, and have to worry about being sexually assaulted and/or systematically killed, and that we ought to take matters into our own hands, I want to share some advice to my partners further Left on the spectrum, as well as the entire Left in general; be sophisticated and nonchalant towards Trump and his supporters. Show your hatred towards them through the disdain in your eyes, not the anger in your face. In other words, do not instigate physical combat with his supporters out in public. In December, a video surfaced on Facebook of a group of Democratic teenagers beating up a Trump supporter on a bus ride, last month. This violent behaviour should be condemned as an accurate example of the Radical Left that Trump repeatedly blames the entire Democratic party for. It’s embarrassing and degrading to our cause. Followers of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. did not allow violence to drive them, and it succeeded in making British colonisers and segregationists look like heartless savages. The same might be said about the Trump supporters that are trolling all over Anti-Trump subs. Trump, on the other hand, encouraged [violent] behaviour against Hillary supporters during the 2016 election season, and had offered to pay his supporters’ legal fees. Let’s not stoop to his level. We are smarter, and generally better people than they are. We know this, but we must make sure of it. The only Democrats that have anything to prove are the candidates competing for nomination to the election, and what they have to prove is that they’re the better choice. As for the border issue; let’s trust that when Biden is elected and inaugurated, that he will do everything in his power to reverse the decision made by the Trump administration, and have that situation squared away as soon as possible. I really do worry about those kids, because if that was me when I was 6 years old, moving to a new country, probably legally even, and being detained anyway, and separated from my parents with maybe only my 2 year old baby brother with me, him and I would be scared to death. Knowing this, I refuse to stand with Trump, especially on immigration. He’s a heartless demon. My parents would probably resist something like this, and on top of that, we’d have to witness them being beaten, arrested, probably even killed.
Trump has all the makings of a tyrant. His strategy is to bend the rules, and blatantly break a few, to rule like one.
To Conservatives and other Rightists that have been convinced that Trump is a terrible President, but choose to not support a Democratic candidate, there is an alternative; Bill Weld. At this point, I don’t even care if it needs to be a different Republican, but Trump needs to be stopped. Support Weld in the Republican primaries, please!
I remember this one nonsensical tweet in particular from him, where he CALLED FOR HIS OWN IMPEACHMENT. Well, your wish had been granted, Mr. President. You could’ve at least accepted it, you sadist.
When Christianity Today, the top evangelical newsletter is calling for his removal ahead of impeachment, and questions the unconditional loyalty Trump supporters have for their choice of President, that’s when you know it’s a must. Christianity Today isn’t too Liberal, either. Seriously, they couldn’t help but sneak in their anti-abortion sentiments. Let’s make this the last stop of the Trump Train before we send it to the junkyard for scrap.
I have one last address, to fellow Democrats, before I end this article. A screencap had been floating around various Anti-Trump subs through this month, of Ivanka Trump quoting Thomas Jefferson’s denial that he had raped Sally Hemmings, a woman that he had kept as a slave, “which he did, in fact, do”. Let me just start by saying, I hate rapists and sexual predators of all kinds. Rape is actually the ONE crime I see fit for the death penalty. I am not, nor have I ever been, and I certainly never will be, an apologist. But the accusation that Jefferson raped Hemmings, to me, is outlandish and baseless, and it hurts to see this coming from my party, because Thomas Jefferson, a man who was very Liberal himself, is my favorite founding father. Despite owning slaves himself, he wanted to write a condemnation of slavery in the Declaration Of Independence, but out of fear of losing support from the Southern colonies, he deleted it from the final draft. A bachelor in history described it best him/herself; Their affair started in France, where slavery was ILLEGAL. Hemmings followed Jefferson back to the states. She consented and was devoted to Jefferson. This is deemed common knowledge by the person who wrote this, and I, myself certainly find it implausible that Jefferson would be capable of such an atrocious crime with the morals and principles that he had. Yet the opposition I saw towards Jefferson was sickening, saying he played the victim card, calling him a “white male” as if it’s a bad thing? “White male”? I’m sorry, but how can we be dedicated to the erasure of racism AND sexism if being a white male is supposed to be a bad thing? I’m a white male, am I demon just because of this? I’ll bet there are tons of white male Democrats who will do everything in their power to sway the support and the odds of winning in the favor of the Democratic candidate. Making being a white male a bad thing, not only that, but attacking a person who, if they were alive today, would be vehemently Anti-Trump and vote Democrat himself, is how you LOSE Moderate support. We don’t want that as we get closer to the election. I’m a Liberal, but not like this.
Sometimes you just have to know when to criticize your party. It’s the reason I call forth the support of enlightened Republicans.
May this list expand as I stay with you, and help expose Trump’s tyrannical and unpolitician-like behaviour. May you have a friend in the Progressive Moderate u/frantzianleader.
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2020.02.04 21:00 DangerDylan [Tuesday, 04. February]

World News

Second monarch butterfly sanctuary worker found dead in Mexico - A second worker at Mexico’s famed monarch butterfly sanctuary has been found murdered, sparking concerns that the defenders of one of Mexico’s most emblematic species are being slain with impunity.
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Chinese Citizens can face 7 yrs imprisonment for illegally sharing "unofficial" news/details about Corona virus
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Khashoggi fiancee: 'Saudi Arabia can get away with whatever it wants' - The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi has said the world has failed to hold Saudi Arabia to account over the journalist’s murder and the kingdom is being “encouraged to do whatever it wants”.
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All news, US and international.

Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has Lung Cancer
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Harvey Weinstein's rape trial abruptly halted amid witness's panic attack
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Homeless US student population reaches new high
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Reddit Science

Babies, even when hungry, are willing to give a tasty snack to a stranger in need, new study shows. The findings demonstrate that altruism (the act of giving away something desirable, even at a cost to oneself) begins in infancy and suggest that early social experiences can shape altruism.
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Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a chemical recycling method that breaks down plastics into their original building blocks, potentially allowing them to be recycled repeatedly without losing quality.
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Two million Americans lost health coverage/access in Trump's first year, new study shows. Over the course of 2017, positive trends in insurance coverage and healthcare access from the Affordable Care Act reversed, particularly for low-income residents of states that did not expand Medicaid.
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/Technology

Microsoft Teams goes down after Microsoft forgot to renew a certificate
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Elon Musk is recruiting for Tesla: I ‘don’t care if you even graduated high school’
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Google: Oops, we may have sent your private Google Photos videos to strangers
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Sadly, this is not the Onion.

Florida troopers find narcotics in bag labeled ‘Bag Full of Drugs’
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Nintendo's late president Hiroshi Yamauchi said N64 lost to PS1 due to Japanese gamers wanting to play depressing games while being alone
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Homeless man sues Honolulu, police after being forced to lick urinal
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Ask Reddit...

Mattel releases a new version of Uno called "Fuck-You-No." It's like Uno, but there's a ton of new Special Cards, and all of them are designed to fuck over the next player. What are some of these special cards?
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People who post NSFW pics on Reddit, have you even been approached by a "fan", if so how did it go?
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Dear Reddit, If you were to have sex with any insect scaled up to human size, what would it be?
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Sysadmin

TeamViewer doesn't hash stored passwords; encryption key is now public
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Pearson Vue
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Tools & Info for Sysadmins - File Recovery, Certificate Tutorial, Coding Podcast & More
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Microsoft SQL Server

There are no SQL Server instances or shared features that can be updated on this computer
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PowerShell

Get to Know who has Accessed Another User's Mailbox.
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GPO shutdown script to remove user from local Administrator group
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Finding all the occurences of a string in microsoft word and replace it with another string
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Functional 3D Printing

Easy model optimization
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Not a super complicated functional print but some mounts that let me connect an IKEA pegboard I had loose and an IKEA trolly I just bought to get out the bigger tools I have that I haven't had a spot for (on the other side, I put the pegboard on the back)
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Something to keep your coffee handy while your desk is a mess :)
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Data Is Beautiful

Sunniest cities in the world [OC]
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[OC] Melbourne's Growth by Water Main Construction Date
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The pandemic movies we are watching again [OC]
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Today I Learned (TIL)

TIL that a woman was promised a Toyota after winning a contest, but was given a toy Yoda instead. She sued the company and was given the Toyota.
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TIL after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Lithuania could not afford to send its men's basketball team to the 1992 Olympics, so the Grateful Dead sent the team colorful, free-flowing tie-dye warm-up jerseys with a flying, dunking skeleton, and the team took the bronze medal.
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TIL that the last person to die of smallpox was Janet Parker in Birmingham, UK in 1978. She was infected in the laboratory at Birmingham Medical School. When the Professor in charge of the lab found out about her illness, he committed suicide.
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So many books, so little time

I've always been a huge reader, but depression has made it so much harder to get involved and finish books.
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Whoaaa I never realized that John Green from Crash Course on YT was the same person who wrote the “Fault in Our Stars”, “Papertowns” and “Looking for Alaska”
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Lets talk about that other Douglas Adams series: Dirk Gently
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OldSchoolCool: History's cool kids, looking fantastic

Stephen Fry's words to live by, early 1980's.
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Roller skating with the neighborhood kids, 1970s
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Carrie Fisher in Norway during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back, 1979. One of my favorite photos of her
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aviation

Boeing 747 pilot Christiaan van Heijst captured this stunning photo of the Northern Lights and the Milky Way.
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My first landing.
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Earlier today an Air Canada 767 had a fragment of a bursted tire damage one of the engines in Madrid. As they didn't have a way to dump fuel they had to spend 4 hours in a holding pattern. The Spanish air Force sent 2 F-18s to escort and inspect the damage. This footage is from one of the passengers
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Reddit Pics

My 5th attempt at an oil painting, I struggled a lot with it but I like how it came out
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Fire station in Italy looks like a villain hideout
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Indoor arcade shot of my friend,.
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.gifs - funny, animated gifs for your viewing pleasure

Young boy high fives Atlanta Hawks players coming out of the tunnel
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Beautiful view at Lake Blausee in Switzerland
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New Yoga Position
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A subreddit for cute and cuddly pictures

My daughters fist time standing on her own, look how happy she is when she realises!
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“Is...is this thing supposed to be food?”
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Check out this cool place I just found!
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Daughter’s first “boyfriend”
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Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has Lung Cancer
posted by Gringo_Please on /news
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For our wonderful Respawn team and Apex Legends family: THANK YOU for all your hard work and dedication this past year! I present to you “The First Anniversary.”
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Now this is Padres-ing.
posted by cooljammer00 on /baseball
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**Rush on nicotine:** > “There is no conclusive proof that nicotine’s addictive... And the same thing with cigarettes causing emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease.” `**Rush on the genocide of American Indians:**` `> “Columbus saved the Indians from themselves.”` **Rush on Michael J Fox having parkinsons disease:** > \"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act... This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting.\" `**Rush on African Americans voting:**` `> “[African Americans] are twelve percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”` **Rush on the NFL:** > “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” `**Rush on global warming:**` `> “If you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming.\"` **Rush on global warming 2:** > \"Global warming relies on the theory that we are destroying ecosystems. There is no evidence that we could destroy ecosystems.\" `**Rush on global warming 3:**` `> \"For years I’ve pointed out that global warming is bogus.\"` **Rush on feeding poor children in public school:** > “If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple.” `**Rush on a 13 year old girl:**` `> \"Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” (Rush Limbaugh, while holding up a photograph of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton)` **Rush on exercise:** > “Exercise freaks … are the ones putting stress on the health care system.” `**Rush on feminism:**` `> \"Feminism has led women astray. I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.”` **Rush on LGBT:** > “When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it’s an invitation.” `**Rush on people in the military who didn't support the Iraq War:**` `> \"The phony soldiers.\"` **Rush on women:** > \"Women still live longer than men because their lives are easier.\" `**Rush on women protesting sexual harassment:**` `> “They’re out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes.” ` **Rush on the homeless population:** > \"Isn't that how the homeless became homeless? They used to be institutionalized and a bunch of liberals came along and said, \"They have rights! You can't keep them there\"?\" `**Rush on the heterosexuality:**` `> \"Heterosexuality may be 95, 98 percent of the population. [Heterosexuality is] under assault by the 2 to 5 percent that are homosexual.”` **Rush on legalizing gay marriage:** > I simply asked you to think what was your first reaction when you heard first about gay marriage? And I said you’re probably having the same reaction here. And gay marriage is now standard, normal operating procedure. [Pedophilia] could be, too. `**Rush on what criminals look like:**` `> \"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”.` **Rush on Sandra Fluke who testified that women should have access to affordable contraceptives:** > \"It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps. (interruption) The johns? We would be the johns? `Also very pro-torture. Hard to pick just one torture quote from him.` This list ends here because I choose to stop. It could be 15 times longer as there is no shortage of crude, hateful lies that he's told to his audience of millions over the years. Fuck Rush Limbaugh and anyone sticking up for him. ` edit: I'm super flattered people are gilding this post but if you're considering spending any money please redirect it to either The Human Dignity Trust Fund which is a charity that defends the legal rights of LGBT people or Planned Parenthood. Rush would hate it.`
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Rush lied for years about the dangers of lung cancer and smoking/second hand smoke: `CALLER: If you’re in an environment where somebody smokes, you can get secondhand disease from —` RUSH: No. `CALLER: — secondhand smoke.` RUSH: No. You can’t. That is a myth. That has been disproven at the World Health Organization and the report was suppressed. There is no fatality whatsoever. There’s no even major sickness component associated with secondhand smoke. It may irritate you, and you may not like it, but it will not make you sick, and it will not kill you. `[Source](https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/04/17/we_really_should_thank_smokers/)` CDC: [\"Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. \"](https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/secondhand_smoke/index.htm)
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Hi guys. `I’m a Film Major Senior at Watkins. To summarize a bit, we’re trying to save our school. The land deal made on the property that our school sits on is dirty, malicious and unjust- and collectively the Watkins community is going after our President Dr. J Kline and The Board. ` They had the opportunity to be transparent and work with the community to find ways to help fund our school, but instead they waited until the last minute so they could make $20 million off of prime nashville property. In essence, they never really cared about any of us. Watkins students are essentially being forced to enroll at Belmont or find another school, and the faculty have been left to face unemployment, unless they’re Christian. Belmont only hires Christian faculty, but even then, most of their positions are filled so it doesn’t matter. `The students and faculty are genuinely a family and we’re not going down without a fight. ` If you could take the time to sign our petition, it would mean the world. Or just share it around, spread the word. `These hashtags are what we’ve been using to share. ` #declinekline #readthewill #watkinsproud #projectsamuel https://www.change.org/p/open-letter-to-the-president-of-watkins-college-of-art-and-board-of-directors-in-response-to-the-recently-announced-merger-with-belmont-university?recruiter=58723502&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_abi&utm_term=share_petition&recruited_by_id=c2d2b910-e040-0130-1741-00221964dac8&utm_content=fht-20167990-en-us%3Av12 `Also.` `AMA. I can’t promise my responses will be immediate but I’m very open to answering questions as I’ve been researching a lot of things of the past week. ` Thanks guys, you have no idea how much this means to us.
posted by kithlea on /news
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At least your kids won't look like you
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2020.01.21 08:41 LeJacquelope What has feminism taught you?

I consider myself a critic of feminism, not an opponent. I think it is still relevant to the world even if, like Men's Rights, it is a "my gender, right or wrong" movement. The rise of the Patriarchy revivalist culture aka Conservatism gives justification to women rising up to protect their rights. If they want to do it under the banner of feminism, well who can blame them in a world where a man can get in the White House after admitting he molests women just because he's their boss. You have incel groups cheering Elliot Rodger and the van killer under the banner of "incel revolution" - if these perps had been women killing men, if Trump was a woman talking about grabbing men's junk at work, if the states had been given free reign to stop funding Planned Parenthood even when it comes to men's reproductive services that isn't abortion, Men's Rights groups would be well within their rights to march. So I can't begrudge feminists for reacting to that.
I'll say what I've learned from feminism. I've learned that Patriarchy does hurt men - it validates the Spiked Floor that nature has established for men, in which we become non-persons if we fail to achieve an arbitrary modicum of "manliness". Male supremacism is automatically a dual edge sword that cuts us if we fail to be arbitrarily masculine. However, I've also learned that misandry hurts women - by allowing women to even prey on each other with little or no consequence because of the "Women are Wonderful" mindset that feminists more than enthusiastically push.
I've learned from feminism that fear mongering and collective guilt is wrong. It's wrong when they do it to men, and when I read about men being afraid of mentoring or working with women because of #MeToo, it's wrong then, too. As one feminist said to me, she is terrified of men raping her, but she dates men anyway: therefore a man can be terrified of false rape accusations but he can and should still work with and mentor women. If Not All Men Are Like That is a valid comeback to feminist panic-mongering about male violence then Not All Women Are Like That is a vaiid comeback to legitimate fears of false accusations by women against men.
I've learned that feminist gender jingoism - "womankind first, right or wrong!" and gender revenge politics - "there is no such thing as an innocent man" - are dreadfully wrong. From this I have come to realize that the Men's Rights movement is inherently "men first, right or wrong!" because the very definition of Men's Rights is focusing on men as victims, with no concern for what happens to women. And in practice this has been the case practically without exception. Who even cared about teacher Rachel Deltondo when she was caught sitting in a car with a boy, suspended from her job, not even accused of inappropriate behavior by the cops (it's not like every adult who sits in a car with a kid is a f$%king pedophile!), but then shot dead soon after in her driveway? No one knows if she was doing something wrong, but it is reasonable to say she was murdered over this business. What if this had been a man that this happened to? Feminism has taught me that ignoring injustices inflicted on "the other side" only makes me into the monster that I hate, and that we who fight against the monster of misandry must also not let misogyny walk by unmolested. "Let the feminists deal with it" is morally bankrupt thinking - it's what feminists say when men's issues come up, and look where it's left us.
Then there's the thing Rush Limbaugh once called "get even with 'em-ism." (Ironically he's the worst offender.) Feminists love to say hooray about bad things that happen to men, because, well, some men oppressed them in the past and so we all deserve it. MRAs like Paul Elam hitched his cart to Trump because he wanted to get back at women for what feminists have done to us. In fact the only real reason for a MRA to back Trump is revenge - get even with 'em-ism - to teach women a "lesson" and "kick them back in line". Again, it's just another example of becoming the monster we've fought against.
Feminism's penchant for being professionally offended taught me another big lesson. Watching men's groups get mad at Marvel characters like Mockingbird just because she wore a "my feminism" shirt, or rage at Mad Max Fury Road because a woman was a lead character, the dude who edited "Last Jedi" to create a female-free version of the movie, and the whiny who hand-wrote a letter to a Jet Blue woman pilot about how women shouldn't be pilots, are all examples of professionally offended men who are no better than the infamous Triggly Puff. These weren't MRAs, but like feminists ignoring the professionally offended crowd, MRAs just, at best, shrugged and said "we don't care about these guys". Where's the sunlight between them - I mean, aside from the fact that at least MRAs didn't encourage these men, a fact I can't really being myself to appreciate? To me, silence is complicity. I've said it about feminists, and it applies to my side, too.
Ultimately, feminism has taught me that sexism is a two-headed hydra. Cut off only one head and it will just grow back and the endless loop of misogyny and misandry feeding each other will go on. To achieve meaningful change the world needs more people willing to roll their sleeves even further back than they're comfortable with and swing harder - for both heads at once.
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