(SL) – Insert *side-eye* emoji. Just days after Donald Trump retweeted a gif that shows him hitting a golf ball that knocks Hillary Clinton over, Melania Trump thought it would be a good idea to preach about cyber bullying during a recent U.N. event.
Whether with his attack on Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Manning, Katie Couric, Arianna Huffington and Paul Ryan or Ana Navarro, Kim Jong-Un, Mexicans and Muslims…one thing the whole world knows is that Donald Trump is the bully of all bullies.
How Melania thought this was a good idea is beyond all things that make sense, but nevertheless she did it and with a straight face.
In the words of most, Melania….start with your Husband.
(SL)– Puerto Rico is in complete devastation, Mexico has been hit with three earthquakes in two weeks and North Korea wants to blow up the capitol and Donald Trump is picking on black athletes.
During a rally in Alabama, Trump, once again, left the topic to attack NFL players who choose to kneel during the National Anthem.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired,’” Trump said. “You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”
Trump is out of line for many reasons and most importantly Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who choose to kneel are well withing their first amendment rights. Colin’s mom’s response has been liked over 100 thousand times and the retweets are vast as well.
(SL) – Donald Trump went after the NFL Friday night during a rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. The president suggested that any player that takes a knee or protests during the national anthem should be fired.”Get that son of a b—- off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded today saying, “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”
(SL) – It will happen behind closed doors but, DJ is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about a 2016 meeting he attended with a lawyer linked to the Kremlin today.
Donald Trum Jr. attended the meeting in an attempt to get dirt on Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. USA Today reports, his testimony was confirmed Wednesday by congressional aides who were not authorized to speak publicly, is part of the panel’s investigation of the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
The president’s son attended a June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower along with Paul Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign manager at the time, and Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law.
Trump Jr. released emails in July of this year that showed he actively sought damaging information about Clinton from the meeting even after he was told it would come from the Russian government. Trump Jr. has described the meeting as a waste of time, saying it did not yield any useful information for his father’s campaign.
The Judiciary Committee and the Senate and House Intelligence committees are all conducting Russia probes. Special counsel Robert Mueller is leading a separate investigation.
Senate Judiciary Committee staff and some senators will question Trump Jr. in Thursday’s closed session.
(SL) – Day to day, Americans try to go on with their lives cautiously not knowing what Donald Trump will pull next. With the fear of war hanging imminently over the country with his continued beef with Kim Jong Un and his relentless attempt to undo everything Barack Obama did at any cost, one loses hope.
But then, doing what he did so well in uniting the country while he was president and now, Barack Obama speaks up when needed. Donald Trump is planning on rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program in six months with Jeff Sessions claiming it has to be done because it is unconstitutional.
If it was so unconstitutional, I doubt Obama would’ve ever been able to start the program. What is unconstitutional…Donald Trump continuing to make money off of his presidency for his businesses. But Americans are noticing and Actor Chris Evans summed it up best.
Yahoo reports, Obama tweeted his reaction, which described Trump’s decision as wrong and “contrary to our spirit, and to common sense.”
Trump’s decision puts into uncertainty the futures of roughly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, also known as Dreamers.
The president also put the responsibility on Congress to craft a legislative replacement for DACA before the Obama-era rule is eliminated in six months. Republicans and Democrats have disagreed on protections for Dreamers in the past.
(SL) – As Texas continues to get buried by floods following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the country is being reminded of another hasty mistake Donald Trump made a couple of weeks ago.
A recent report by CNBC states, President Donald Trump was planning on revoking an Obama-era executive order that required strict building standards for government-funded projects to reduce exposure to increased flooding from sea level rise.
Trump did in fact sign his own executive order that afternoon revoking the standards as part of his administration’s plan to “streamline the current process” for infrastructure projects.
The officials say the Trump order does not prohibit state and local agencies from using a more stringent standard if they choose.
The sources claim Trump’s order will establish “discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects, but most don’t agree with the move.
The Trump administration has complained that it takes too much time to get permits and approvals for construction projects. The administration has issued dozens of rules and orders to reverse or rescind Obama-era regulations addressing climate change and its consequences such as rising sea levels and more severe storms.
The Obama-era standard Executive Order 13690 required that builders factor in scientific projections for how climate change could affect flooding in a certain area and ensure projects can withstand rising sea levels and stronger downpours.
Obama required all federal agencies apply the standard to all public infrastructure projects from public housing to highways.
It raised base flood levels to a higher vertical elevation to “address current and future flood risk and ensure that projects funded with taxpayer dollars last as long as intended,” according to a 2015 Treasury Department presentation on the order.
U.S. officials have estimated that the United States suffered $260 billion in flood related damages between 1980 and 2013.
Flood policy expert Eli Lehrer, president of the libertarian R Street Institute, has been critical of many Obama initiatives. But he said revoking this order was a kneejerk political reaction by the Trump administration, which will end up costing taxpayers money.
“The Trump administration is acting very rashly in part out of the desire to undo a climate measure under the Obama administration,” he said. “This is an enormous mistake that is disastrous for taxpayers. The (Obama) rule would have saved billions of dollars over time.”
(Washington, DC) – While most people were glued to their televisions and social media sites following Hurricane Harvey’s destruction on Texas, Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio. Arpaio is the former Arizona Sheriff whose aggressive efforts to hunt down and detain undocumented immigrants landed him with a criminal conviction.
Mr. Arpaio had touted himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” making inmates wear pink underwear and serving jail food that at least some prisoners called inedible. He was also at the forefront of the so-called birther movement that aimed to investigate President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
The criminal conviction grew out of a lawsuit filed a decade ago charging that the sheriff’s office regularly violated the rights of Latinos, stopping people based on racial profiling, detaining them based solely on the suspicion that they were in the country illegally and turning them over to the immigration authorities.
In 2011, a federal district judge hearing the case ordered Mr. Arpaio to stop detaining people based solely on suspicion of their immigration status, when there was no evidence that a state law had been broken. But the sheriff insisted that his tactics were legal and that he would continue employing them.
(SL)– Donald Trump seems to think that among a group of racists white supremacists shouting “Jews will not replace us” where good people. I wonder if he’s referring to this racists individuals who attacked DeAndre Harris during the Charlottesville protests.
Video is now circulating showing the attack in full living color and it is a blessing that this young man is still alive. Harris suffered many injuries and no arrests have been made.
(SL) – LeBron James used his platform at Cedar Park Amusement Park to react to Donald Trump’s mouth dropping press conference in which he seemed to support White Supremacy and equally blame anti-racists for the violence in Charlottesville VA.
(SL) – History is like a marriage combined of good times and bad, for better or worse… but let’s be clear honoring those who suppressed and enslaved doesn’t deserve such loyalty. And with that being said, let death do us part.
Shall I be the next to yell “Timmmmmmberrr!” The statue of evil has crumbled to the grown. Traveling through various cities, you see pieces of history here there and everywhere and most write it off as just that. History. But some memories should’ve never been solidified in concrete, erected and paraded as a monument of pride. A part of Civil War history, yes. Worthy of concrete memories, no.
Following the announcement that a confederate statue will be removed from Charlottesville and the dismantling of a confederate statue in Durham, NC (by fed up residents), Gainesville Florida legally took the charge to fall next in line.
A monument dedicated to fallen Confederate soldiers that’s stood in downtown Gainesville, in front of the Alachua County Administration Building, for 113 years was brought down Monday and removed.
Nicknamed “Old Joe,”, the statue now stands in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Rochelle, southeast of Gainesville. A representative of the Kirby Smith Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was on hand, but declined to comment.