June 20, 2018
Today's Kos story: Xenophobe Stephen Miller is also a homophobe.
I was originally going to include Stephen Miller, who I found in my reading is a homophobe, in my story yesterday about Trump's heartless female enablers as a snark suggesting he might be a closeted self-loathing gay. Then realized this would be a distraction. I decided to write another story for today just about this, a small matter but then it hasn't been written about elsewhere recently. My original story was going to be rude, focussing on calling him a butt boy. I thought this would a distraction so I didn't even use the term, choosing instead to put a link to Urban Dictionary. As I said before, my ultimate goal on Kos is to become one of the sidebar contributors who regular readers recognize as having interesting perspectives they want to take a look at. Then when I write about my primary interest, duty to warn, my hope is more people read and share what I write.
June 19, 2018
Tuesday story: Trump's heartless female enablers
More Than 600 Members Of Jeff Sessions’ Church Have Filed A Formal Complaint Against Him Over Immigrant Family Separations
“While we are reticent to bring a formal complaint against a layperson,” the letter said, “Mr. Sessions’ unique combination of tremendous social/political power, his leading role as a Sunday School teacher and former delegate to General Conference, and the severe and ongoing impact of several of his public, professional actions demand that we, as his siblings in the United Methodist denomination, call for some degree of accountability."
“As members of the United Methodist Church, we deeply hope for a reconciling process that will help this long-time member of our connection step back from his harmful actions and work to repair the damage he is currently causing to immigrants, particularly children and families,” the letter added.
Citing Paragraph 2702.3 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline, the complaint specifically accuses Sessions of child abuse, immorality, and racial discrimination in connection with his support for an array of Justice Department policies on immigration and other issues, including the detention of immigrant children, the decision to refuse asylum to immigrants fleeing gang or domestic violence, and the attorney general’s declared intent to stop investigations into police departments accused of racial discrimination.
‘WHY WOULD I WANT TO TALK TO YOU? LOOK AT ALL THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN HERE.
I WOULDN’T LET YOU S–K MY D–K.’”
Asked by a Fox anchor what he was going to be doing on Father’s Day, the president replied, “I’m going to be actually calling North Korea.”
It makes sense if you think about it: A wannabe dictator who took over the family business from a dictatorial father talking to a real dictator who took over the family business from a dictatorial father.
Happy Father’s Day.
June 16, 2018
Don't read this unless you want to feel even more enraged at Trump and Sessions' NAZI-like border policy, and more despondent over what is happening to our country.
Snippets from Rick Wilson's Daily Beast article.
SEPARATION ANXIETY - daily Beast
Anna Freud and Dorothy Burlingham tirelessly cared for children separated from their parents by WWII. Their policies, born of experience, are everything the president’s are not.
Excerpt: While Trump’s behaviour, which is suspect at the best of times, justifiably angers Canadians, the entire saga brought to mind a passage from Sun Tzu’s Art of War. The Chinese military strategist and philosopher wrote that “he who exercises no forethought but makes light of his opponents is sure to be captured by them.”
Although President Trump’s ego and hubris seem to border on narcissism and at the same time a notoriously thin skin leaves him frequently slighted, he is, at other times, crazy like a fox. Witness his tearing up of the dubious Iran deal, domestic tax policy changes and refusal to continue blocking the relocation of America’s embassy to Jerusalem, which every modern president has done.Not posted on Daily Kos:
June 14, 2018
From The WaPo:
Today, the Justice Department’s inspector general is expected to release a reportscrutinizing the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement. I’m going to predict that President Trump is going to lie about this report — a lot — as part of his broader ongoing campaign to delegitimize special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into his campaign’s collusion with Russia’s sabotage of our election on his behalf.
But the nature of Trump’s lying in this particular case, I think, will command special attention, and it’s not clear that we in the news media are up to dealing with it. The most likely scenario is that Trump will tell a series of lies that aren’t merely dishonest in any conventional sense, but add up to a broader feat of gaslighting that is so spectacularly absurd and self-undermining that it will be hard to adequately convey to news consumers just how deeply saturated in bad faith it really is.Trump would probably want to put a Trump theme park here.
It is estimated that there are a total of 5,929 specifies living in the demilitarized zone, including endangered species. Yang-gu, Goseong (eastern area), Yeoncheon (western area), Hwacheon and Cheorwon (middle area) are known to be particularly rich in biodiversity.
Experts say that both Koreas should promote the DMZ as a UNESCO biosphere reserve so that it can be preserved with international support. “The World Heritage Committee ambassadors at UNCESCO have praised DMZ as a wonderfully preserved natural heritage, with potential to be registered as a natural reserve immediately,” Korean Ambassador to UNESCO Lee Byung-hun told The Dong-A Ilbo. South Korea had applied for registry in 2012, but was thwarted by opposition from North Korea.
June 13 2018
Today's Daily Kos story:
Donald Trump shows off his bomb-proof limousine dubbed ‘The Beast’ to Kim Jong-un - and Kim merely gave a quick glance inside and turned on his heels and walked away. Video.
June 11, 2018
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