Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Another Trump Scandal

The Trump regime is filled with confusion and disarray now. There is the report from the NY Times that Trump met with former FBI Director James Comey in February in order to try to convince Comey to shut down the federal investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn. This comes after the report from the Washington Post that Trump shared classified information about ISIS to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (who are Russian officials). These events show that the military-intelligence establishment doesn’t like Trump. Members of the FBI are among the sources for the Times report. Sean Spicer held an off camera press conference, which is bizarre. Trump is hated by the intelligence community, because Trump (in their minds) refuse to go far enough in the CIA-led campaign to overthrow Assad and the confronting of Russia. The Democrats and the Republicans in their leadership are unison in their opposition to Russia. Many of them agree with military aggression. Real opposition to the Trump regime should consist with opposition Trump’s attacks on democratic rights, immigration, environmental and safety regulations, and social services (along with Trump’s military aggression overseas). The Comey memo story is shown all over national media. The article had an additional revelation, that “The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation.”

In other words, Comey, an experienced political operator in the national security bureaucracy, was preparing a dossier to be used against Trump in the event that he moved against Comey—as he did May 9, firing the FBI director summarily. Comey shared the memo of the February 14 conversation—and no doubt other documents—with “senior FBI officials and close associates,” according to the Times. One week after Comey’s firing, almost to the minute, the Times article based on the leaked Comey memo was posted on the newspaper’s web site. The Trump White House flatly denied Comey’s version of the February 14 meeting, declaring in a statement, “The president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn … This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.” This comes after Trump implied to Comey that he might have tapes of his conversation with him. So, Comey is responding in a way. The Post article said that Trump had revealed highly classified information about ISIS plans to attack airliners with bombs concealed in laptops during a meeting May 10 in the Oval Office with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak. Trump declared that he had every right as president to divulge classified information. Many people are calling for his impeachment. I do believe in an independent investigation to figure out the truth. If the Comey memo exists, then it should be release into public even if a subpoena is issued. We have to find the truth.

Sometimes, we have to accept inconvenient and uncomfortable truths. One truth is that millions of franatics, extremists, racists, and sexists voted for Trump. Many people want to promote the lie that since they voted for a racist like Trump, then they aren't racist. What is disgraceful is how Trump supporters try to justify their bad decisions when Trump has advanced environmental destructive policies, a refusal to fight police terrorism, and he's a supporter of a voter suppressor like Kobach. Many people are naive to think that racism is extinct or xenophobia is extinct. Trump has shown the world that America is filled with religious hypocrites and other hypocrites who lecture others on morality, but believe in an immoral resident of the White House. A con artist and a liar (who disrespects women and minorities) has no respect from me. Studies document how mostly white people voted or him despite his deception. That tells me that the Republicans forsake ideological consistency for political expediency. In other words, many Trump supporters could care less about Trump's views or his mediocre intellect. They do care about power and maintaining a right wing regime in American society. So, progressive people shouldn't kiss up to people who don't respect them. They should fight back and stand up plus speak up for the values that our ancestors lived for and died for. It will be very difficult to impeach Trump not just because of the extremist Republicans in Congress. Also, many cowardly Democrats like Joe Manchin (who voted for Sessions) want to play nice and refuse to expose Trump for what he is.

Kara McCullough is the new Miss USA for 2017. She is gifted in STEM fields and other aspects of science. She understands numbers, studies, and nuclear science a great deal. She should be acknowledged for her contributions in society. She should never be disrespected. She shouldn't be slandered. Yet, she is incorrect to say that health care is a privilege primarily for workers. Health care is a human right. When children, adults, etc. get sick, they shouldn't be deprived of health care just because they don't work. The deprivation of health care from those with preexisting conditions for years and decades by many factions have caused hurt, death, and pain. Today, we live in a new generation. We know of many nations with universal health care that have worked wonders for people from Australia to Singapore. The victims of water poisoning of Flint, Michigan deserve to be told that their health care is a human right not a privilege. Just because something is not explicitly mentioned in law doesn't mean that something is not a right. For centuries, black people were deprived the right to vote, but voting is a human right. Inalienable rights persist throughout the ages. Natural hair is beautiful. Likewise, those who use extensions, wigs, and other diverse types of hair should be respected too. People don't have to be called feminists to be conscious. That is her right not to consider herself a feminist. Yet, there are many in the world who slander every feminist as a man-hater, which is a lie. Feminism simply means equality for all regardless of sex. We live in a time where some want to demonize feminists in every prerogative way possible, but they refuse to address gender inequality involving pay and they refuse to promote social justice. So, Kara McCullough has the right to her views and people have the right to legitimately disagree with some of her views as well.

This is nothing new. First, I will show where I agree with Monique and where I disagree with Monique. I agree with Monique that Lee Daniels is part of the machine. He admitted that he's sellout and he wants to allow white people to call black people the N word. He's a coward. She talked about Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey not treating her fairly. I don't know whether that is true or not, but that Hollywood world is filled with backstabbing and betrayal. The truth will come out one way or another. She's right that Sisters have the right to be free as human beings. I disagree with Monique is cursing all 3 of them out. Regardless of how we feel about any of those 3 (Daniels, Perry, and Winfrey), we don't have to curse them out to make our points clear. I wish Monique the best. She's a gorgeous black woman. She's grown and she is entitled to her views. Also, she's from Baltimore. I have relatives who live in Baltimore, so B-More is always in the House.

By Timothy

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