POLL:— True Blue Liberal - #BidenHarris2020 (@TrueBlueLiberal) September 30, 2020
With #TrumpIsARacist trending this evening, it may be time for this question again.
When confronted with the incomplete phrase "TRUMP IS A RA_IST," are you more apt to fill the missing space with a "C" or a "P"?
Is "racist" or "rapist" more central to your image of Trump?
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
After today's historic front page of The New York Times on the Trump Crime Family's tax returns and financial crimes, it seems clear that somebody connected with the Trump Organization is going to be found guilty of a financial misdeed, but which member of the family will be the first one we see in a perp walk?
POLL:— True Blue Liberal - #BidenHarris2020 (@TrueBlueLiberal) September 28, 2020
Which member of the #TrumpCrimeFamily will be the first to see the inside of a jail cell for financial crimes?
Saturday, September 26, 2020
As distressing as it is, we should prepare for the eventuality that the current occupants of the White House and the Naval Observatory might still be at their current D.C. addresses on January 21, 2021. If that happens, and they continue in their quest to transform the United States of America into the Bankrupt Republic of Gilead, what will replace the formerly-mighty U.S. Dollar as the world's favorite reserve currency.
POLL:— True Blue Liberal - #BidenHarris2020 (@TrueBlueLiberal) September 27, 2020
So, if Trump is re-elected, what will replace the American dollar as the world's most important currency?
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
And will we only find out the details years after this November's election?
One of the most shocking conversations I had in the days after the election of November 2016 took place over a lunch with two African-American co-workers, one male and one female, both in their forties. I spoke (ranted?) about my horror of the new White House resident planning to move in on January 20, 2017, and both of them told me that they had not voted, even though they were registered and had voted in 2008 and 2012. When I asked why, the short answer was that "Hillary Clinton would be just as bad as Trump" and "her emails" were somehow proof that she was just as dishonest as Trump. Neither one of them was a heavy consumer of television news or a reader of the New York Times (our local paper), but they were both watchers of popular entertainment (including the Apprentice shows) and active on social media. As more and more has come out about targeted Russian propaganda aimed at American Blacks through Facebook (as addressed in the following 2019 video from Senator Kamala Harris), I have to believe that some of their attitudes about Hillary came from that blizzard of lies, even though we were not living in one of the swing states that Trump's Campaign Manager Manafort had told the Russians to target.
Today’s bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russia confirms what I talked about back in August 2018: Russians targeted Black voters and attempted to suppress Black voter turnout. pic.twitter.com/8tjDdy0t4o— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) October 8, 2019
With only 41 days until the election, what lies are currently being told to Black voters (and other key groups) about vice-presidential candidate @KamalaHarris in targeted social-media posts? What lies are being told about @JoeBiden to suppress voter turnout in 2020?
Friday, September 18, 2020
It's worth remembering this quote from the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg captured on my television screen on July 12, 2016.
She tempered these statements about the Republican nominee for President soon after they became public, but that didn't make them any less true. None of us -- in our worst prognostications -- could have imagined what the country would become with Donald Trump as our president.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
The frame of this video is interesting too. Billy Bush and his co-host Kit Hoover are in the Access Hollywood studio on election day of 2012 looking back at Donald's antics of 2004 and giving an update about Donald's current (2012) racist attempt to get Barack Obama to release his college transcripts and passport documents.
"Your vote is one vote. His vote is a GIANT vote." --Billy Bush, Election Day 2004
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
POLL:— True Blue Liberal - #BidenHarris2020 (@TrueBlueLiberal) September 14, 2020
Which is a more likely root cause of the record-setting wildfires currently spreading across all the western United States? The #ClimateChange addressed in @JoeBiden's speech today or the #ExplodingTrees that you-know-who talked about?
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Criticizing the grammar in the tweets of the current White House occupant seems like swinging at the lowest of low-hanging fruit, but there are Americans reading his misspealings and random CapitalizatIons and thinking they are normal. Many adults can laugh off his constant abuse of the language, but think of those who look toward him as "a very smart person," and think, God forbid, of the children who might be reading his tweets and repeating his grammatical examples in their school assignments.
Today the topic is commas because of two howling errors in recent tweets (and I'm making an effort to not look at all of his 280-character presidential pronouncements, so these are two found at random).
This morning came the "Just call me Kate" tweet:
Some things just don’t get any crazier. Just call me Kate, problem over! https://t.co/86SCqZ05ZG— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2020
And two days ago he tweeted about his son, Donald, [sic] and his "important new book":
My son, Donald, just wrote a really important new book, “Liberal Privilege”, talking, with great knowledge, of our world today. Lets make him a number one bestseller, again! @DonaldJTrumpJr @seanhannity— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020
The error in first tweet should be obvious. He is asking all of us to call him Kate. If he were asking someone named Kate to call him, he should have included a comma before her name to show that she is the one being addressed. But wouldn't it be wonderful if simply calling him Kate would solve all our problems?
Your use of commas suggests that you have only one son.— True Blue Liberal - #BidenHarris2020 (@TrueBlueLiberal) September 1, 2020
Hire a copyeditor (unless this is your subtle way of telling us that Gary Busey really is Eric's father).