Pulling the Plug on a Pedophile
Politico reported Tuesday that the Republican National Committee is pulling out of a joint fundraising agreement with GOP Senate candidate.
Moore, who is running in the Dec. 12 special election to fill Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat, has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women who say he preyed on them when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers.
Moore has denied the allegations and vowed to stay in the race.
I wonder if he’ll get the Russian allies involved in this one.
Trumptanic is Leaking Badly
Trumpism took a beating at the polls this month.
CNN immediately assembled its panels of experts, talking heads, phrenologists, prophets and other clairvoyants to analyze what went on inside voters’ heads as ballots were cast in Virginia and New Jersey.
What did it all mean?
It means that the Trumptanic is slowly sinking by way of a thousand leaks, most caused by the Mueller iceberg, and that the political life preservers are quietly being passed out by people who are obsessively enamored with a political party because addictions to power and congressional perks are hard to break.
It also means that it is going to be more difficult for Trump and the Republicans to go behind closed doors and thick walls to concoct makeshift legislation such as tax and health-care reforms.
Polls indicate that Americans are more concerned with health-care coverage than Trump bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war with North Korea with his Twitter account.
Who is going to pay for the medical bills? Not, did Kim Jung Un respond to Trump’s latest tweet as the 7th fleet stands by offshore?
The election results in Virginia and New Jersey along with Maine voters’ decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare sent a clear message that sane Americans have had enough of the GOP and its standard bearer, Donald J. Trump.
The expansion of Obamacare in Maine packed a wallop because it underscored what matters most to Americans.
And in the case of health-care reform, it will become nearly impossible to take another desperate but futile swing at the Obamacare pinata by proposing, a simplistic and pretend health-care bill that offers neither health nor care.
If it is done, it all comes with a warning that doing so will mean that the GOP will be committing nothing short of political suicide. But so far, everything they’ve done has been self-inflicted.
Alabama’s Religious Right Sticking With Moore
More than 50 Alabama pastors are publicly supporting Roy Moore who has been accused of hanging out at malls, high school football stadiums to try and pick up children to sexually abuse.
“For decades, Roy Moore has been an immovable rock in the culture wars ― a bold defender of the ‘little guy,’ a just judge to those who came before his court, a warrior for the unborn child, defender of the sanctity of marriage, and a champion for religious liberty,” the pastors wrote. Their letter was posted on the Facebook page of Kayla Moore, the candidate’s wife, on Sunday and published Monday on Alabama news site AL.com.
I bet many pastors who signed this letter are having second thoughts about endorsing this pedophile after a tearful Beverly Young Nelson told her story in front of the media. Young Nelson’s story this week is compelling.
Little did Moore realize decades ago that he was going to help dig his own political grave when he signed Young Nelson’s High School Yearbook.
But many Alabama’s residents are still sticking to their beloved pedophile. Alabama is the only state where the average IQ matches the age of consent.
The Republicans realize that Moore is toxic and are concerned that his mug might end up in political ads next year linking Moore to the party of Lincoln, Reagan, and Roosevelt.
Flynn Will Flip
Robert Mueller and his team are wrapping yellow crime scene tape around the White House for the holidays and are closer to flipping Michael Flynn.
Flynn is going to reveal where the Trump Organized Crime Family buried the bodies and connect the loose ends involving Trump, Moscow and Putin.
Flynn will be like the Who’s Who of Russians that were making contacts and doing shady deals Trump and his crew.
Reuters recently reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller gathered enough evidence to charge Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, and his son, with a list of crimes such as money laundering and lying to federal agents.
Also Mueller’s investigation is looking into Flynn’s role in a sinister plot to remove a cleric opponent of the Turkish president from the United States in exchange for millions of dollars, according to Reuters.
Flynn who has indicated through lawyers earlier this year that he wants to come clean to the feds. He wants to save his and his son’s asses from a long prison sentence.
But I believe Flynn is still holding on to the hope that his former boss, Donald Trump, will pardon him and the usual suspects involved with a batch of crimes with Russians and others.
I suspect that Trump, who is a dark and devious conman, will try to contact Flynn or his lawyer, if he hasn’t already done so to offer a pardon if Flynn keeps his mouth shut. The feds will be monitoring that situation to make a strong case, even stronger, against Flynn and pile more evidence against Trump.
Trump, reports indicate, is becoming increasingly desperate in keep all his nefarious secrets from seeing the light of day, especially the origin of his loans since many American banks are very hesitant in lending Trump money. They caught on to his financial cons long ago.
In desperation, Trump will run to his pal Hannity and others at Fox to drum up lies and conspiracy theories to cook up against and use to fire Mueller. Sadly, the Republican Congress will do nothing.
This is could become a very dangerous Constitutional crisis if Trump tries to tamper with Mueller’s investigation.
Meanwhile, follow the money and keep an eye on the usual suspects.
By Raul Hernandez
After a Washington Post/”60 Minutes” investigation, Trump dumped his latest bottom feeder from his steady stream of political scavengers working at his administration.
Trump says drug czar nominee Tom Marino is withdrawing.
“Rep. Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar,” Trump said in a Tuesday morning tweet. “Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!”
The excellent investigative piece by the Washington Post/”60 Minutes” investigation paints a disturbing portrait of Marino.
Trump could put on a happy face in defending a broken sewer system while wading through it, noting that the gutter rats are well fed. Then, he’d turn around and accuse the media of hating chubby rodents.
I have more respect for Drug Cartel leaders than guys like Tom Marino who put profits and pharmacy companies above cracking down on corporate drug dealers posing as legitimate pill pushers.
At least with drug traffickers like El Chapo, they make no bones about who they are and what they do.
Marino and his ilk hide behind law books, Congress and the pharmaceutical industry to write elaborate laws that defang the DEA and make it possible to legitimately push dangerous drugs across America unabated and do it over millions of drugstore counters.
“He knew what he signed up for”
President Trump called the families of troops who lost their lives in the Niger raid. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson says he told the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson, “He knew what he signed up for,” according to CNN.
Trump is a mentally ill con man who lacks the compassion and an understanding of what military service means — the words Duty, Honor, and Country elude him.
This is the guy who spent a lot of energy getting out from serving in the military during the Vietnam War, saying he had foot spurs. He got four foot-spur deferments He got a college deferment also to keep from getting drafted.
The GOP’s standard-bearer likes to wrap himself in the flag and criticizes NFL protesters to get a rise from his bottom feeders who love their con man and his pretend patriotism.
Neither Trump nor his sons have ever served in the military.
Trump will never truly appreciate the brave sacrifices these heroes make in defense of this country because he really sees no value in their service aside with using their deaths to score political points.
BY RAUL HERNANDEZ
Jerry Jones’ Red, White and Blue Edict
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would hire Attila the Hun if he believed Attila could take him to the Super Bowl.
Jones recently said he would bench players who took a knee during the national anthem.
But if Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, and Dez Bryant took a knee at a football stadium during the playing of the national anthem, Jones’ pretend patriotism and self-righteous Christianity would take a backseat to profits and posting wins.
Jones maintains that he doesn’t want anyone to disrespect the flag or our soldiers. But he is okay with players who beat women and are deemed too violent to be put on the rosters of other NFL teams.
Father Jerry Jones has a history of running an NFL’s Boys Town for troubled football players dumped by other teams.
Here are some of Jones’ Boys Town members: Randy Gregory, Charles Haley, Leon Lett, Adam “Pacman” Jones, Alonzo Spellman, Dimitrius Underwood, Dez Bryant, La’el Collins, Michael Irvin, Greg Hardy, and of course, Terrell Owens, aka T.O.
Source: Sports Day
Jones should have simply said that while the Cowboys Organization disagrees with the way some are protesting police brutality and abuse by taking a knee, this is America and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people don’t have to stand during the national anthem or salute the flag.
And, the highest court in the nation also ruled that people can burn the flag as a form of protest.
Therefore, although the Cowboys organization doesn’t understand or agree with what some are doing during the anthem, it respects their constitutional right to engage in peaceful protest.
Instead, Jones painted himself into a corner that will end up with him eating crow and worse, losing money and respect from his players.
CNN’S NFL’S CONTRACT EXPERT
This week a so-called legal expert on CNN said the billionaire NFL owners can dictate through NFL contracts what players can and cannot do on and off the football field.
I disagree. This is why.
The case, it appears, governing this national anthem and flag issue goes back to 1943 ( West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943).
In a 6-3 decision, the justices in 1943 held that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects students from being forced to salute the American flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance in public school.
The court noted that free speech and constitutional rights are generally placed “beyond the reach of majorities and officials.”
The CNN legal “expert” apparently has no clue that contracts cannot trump (excuse the pun) the Constitutional rights of people.
This means that people have a right to free speech but you can’t voice your political or religious views at the workplace if the boss doesn’t allow it. That is understandable.
Also a clause in the NFL contract can prohibit employees from spouting racist views and comments on social media or engaging in immoral acts and conduct.
That is also understandable.
But I doubt that an employer can play the national anthem at work and fire workers who refuse to stand, place their hand over their hearts or salute the flag . Or require employees to say certain prayers or attend certain places of worship.
So, the NFL can’t take disciplinary or remedial action against a player or players who refuse to stand or sit on the bench when the national anthem is played to exercise their right to peaceful protest or silent disagreement.
Here is what Justice Hugo Black wrote in the 1943 Supreme Court case: “Words uttered under coercion are proof of loyalty to nothing but self-interest. Love of country must spring from willing hearts and free minds, inspired by a fair administration of wise laws enacted by the people’s elected representatives within the bounds of express constitutional prohibitions. These laws must, to be consistent with the First Amendment, permit the widest toleration of conflicting viewpoints consistent with a society of free men.”
In addition, Americans, as a form of protest, are allowed to burn the U.S. flag.
In Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), Justice William Brennan wrote the five-justice majority saying that Gregory Lee Johnson’s flag burning was protected free speech under the First Amendment.
Brennan stated: “We never before have held that the Government may ensure that a symbol be used to express only one view of that symbol or its referents.”
And, Jerry Jones, well, the Dallas Cowboy owner seems to love blacks who keep their mouths shuts, restrict and choreograph their protests to NFL standards that are set up by billionaires and conform to Donald Trump’s Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
Blacks who go deep, make game-winning catches and run over defenders while heading for the goal line.
I was a Cowboy fan many years before Jerry Jones bought the team. I bleed Cowboy blue and root for my Cowboys at full-lung capacity.
But if the players on America’s team comply with Jones’ no-kneeling edict during the anthem and have no balls to stand by their convictions, I will give the team the middle finger and put them on the rearview mirror of my life.
TRUMP’S AND HIS POODLE’S PUBLICITY STUNT
Trump’s poodle and publicity whore Mike Pence spent $200,000 of the taxpayers’ money for an NFL stunt. Pence is a creepy human being who tries to pimp himself as a Christian to please the “faith” community, the evangelical cheering section and the right-wing loons.
Vanity Fair made this observation about Pence’s stunt wrote: “In case you didn’t see this coming from several miles away, The New York Times notes that a member of Pence’s staff told the pool reporter traveling with him not to enter the stadium because there was a chance the V.P. would make an early departure. And of course, no stunt would be complete without a breathless (and definitely not pre-meditated) Twitter statement.”
I love GQ’s Keith Olbermann’s comments on Pence’s stunt:
THE MORON AND AMERICA’S NUKES
Would anyone give a 5-year-old a box of matches and then allow him to play at a gasoline station?
But this country voted into office a complete moron with the attention span of a gnat and gave him the nation’s nuclear launch codes.
Now, America’s five-year-old wants to know what’s in the arsenal toolbox and without the slightest clue of the power that nukes have to incinerate the earth and humanity.
BY RAUL HERNANDEZ
What is going on in Puerto Rico brings back memories of 1979 and Hurricane David.
When I worked at the El Paso Chapter of the American Red Cross, sometimes the staff would get assigned to work on national disasters with the National Red Cross.
In 1979, I went to Puerto Rico after Hurricane David caused flooding on the island. Although it did not hit Puerto Rico but passed about 100 miles from the island with 75 to 85 mph winds.
Hurricane David with category 5 winds of up to 175 mph resulted in 56 deaths and tremendous damage to the Dominican Republic. Hurricane David in Puerto Rico cost the lives of seven people, including four by electrocution.
I was assigned to do casework in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, which involved going to heavily flooded areas. This involved going to rural areas so I had to hook up with social workers Mirna and Edie so I can find these places.
The roads were in pretty good shape but there were mudslides that killed two or three people and blocked a few roads.
People never really asked for Red Cross help unless they really needed. I recall stopping at this cluster of houses that looked like they were being held up by chicken wire and duct tape.
In some areas, Puerto Rico looks like a Third World Country.
We stopped and parked our car, and one shyly a man came forward and asked whether we were helping people who were victims of the rains. I explained what we were doing, and he said nothing got damaged or destroyed.
“My clothes got wet that’s all,” he said.
The guy with his family looking on had nothing, and I was wrapping up the Red Cross assistance in Puerto Rico. I wasn’t going to turn away this man. So I played Santa Claus.
I wrote him a $250 clothing voucher for him and his family to go to a store and buy clothes.
The next thing I had a line of people saying their clothes got wet, and I wrote with a smile about 15 clothing vouchers. The average voucher was about $200.
I felt good, and the Red Cross didn’t spend as much for disaster relief as expected because the island didn’t take a direct hit from Hurricane David.
The Red Cross provides food, shelter, and clothing to victims of disasters and they do great work. Sometimes, Red Cross workers along with other relief workers are given the tasks of providing shelters before hurricanes hit.
I met a lot of wonderful people who were friendly and very appreciative of the help from the Red Cross, other private organizations, and FEMA.
The latest images and words coming from Puerto Rico indicate that a lot of political squabbling is involved in the latest relief effort. To add to the frustration, the U.S., unfortunately, elected Eddie Haskell with a Twitter account, who spews venom about Puerto Ricans while pushing a self-serving, billionaire-fueled, Ponzi scam disguised as a tax plan.
The government needs to do more for the people on the island, the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Carmen Yulin Cruz pleaded.
Washington Post Sunday story: San Juan mayor continues calls for relief after attacks from Trump
What the federal government has done so far in Puerto Rico is posted on the FEMA website: FEMA
Much, much more needs to be done, including rebuilding the communications and electrical systems.
Many Puerto Ricans are leaving the island and not looking back, and I don’t blame them.
Climate change is going to be sending more of these powerful and destructive monsters that will make places like Puerto Rico almost impossible for people to live and sustain the loss of life and monumental destruction.
Why hasn’t the media obtained the government expense accountants of Trump and his staff that is being submitted by those working at the White House?
The expense accounts are probably filled with trails of unauthorized and extravagant expenses charged by staff members and paid for by taxpayers.
The investigative reporting of Politico lead to the ouster of former Health and Human Services Tom Price who fleeced taxpayers for a million dollars by hiring private charter planes.
Expense reports can be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
The media headline: John Kasich Hints That He May Need To Leave The GOP
Subheadline: “The Ohio governor also noted that Americans seem enthusiastic about the idea of candidates outside the two main parties.”