GOOD RIDDANCE TO A REALLY MISGUIDED SON-OF-A-BITCH IDEOLOGUE!

Aug. 18, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M. P.  

COUNTDOWN: 1,255 days still remain in this dastardly authoritarian and corrupt administration’s term in office…  

It has just been reported that arch-reactionary STEPHEN BANNON has just resigned from his post at the White House. This mean-spirited and arrogant wacko is but one of a long and growing line of Chump administration officials to resign or be fired over the past 7 months, and is another example of how unstable and wholly unqualified the hapless Donald Chump is to supposedly be presiding over the affairs of this country.

Good riddance to that really misguided reactionary son-of-a-bitch, who had no business whatsoever in EVER being that close to absolute power.  

Bannon, full of hate and against many commonly-accepted American political public figures and traditions, viewed himself incorrectly as a sort of major authority figure within this corrupt administration. We can thank the influence of the also sorely-misguided billionaire Rebekah Mercer for having brought Bannon into the White House in the first place. This billionaire heiress also graced us with the likes of that no-mind Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos – thanks for nothing, Mercer! A former high ranking fool from the far-right, constantly-lying Breitbart News, Bannon spewed forth a mountain of propaganda and outright lies from his perch at the White House, labeling lots of non-far-right media as “fake news.” This very devisive far-right idiot ideologue was at odds with Chump’s daughter and son-in -law (unbelievably referring to them as “White House liberals”) and reportedly even clashed with new Chief of Staff John Kelly. This blogger has NO sympathy for the lying Bannon, and is glad he is off the public payroll. Go straight to hell, Bannon – you are utterly WORTHLESS!
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IGNORANCE, GREED, AND FEAR ARE KILLING THIS COUNTRY!

Aug. 17, 2017 By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.  

COUNTDOWN: I am sad, and very impatient, to have to report that a far-too-long 1,256 days still remain in this narrow-minded, hate-filled, and racist administration’s term in office…  

The so-called “Alt Right” (once correctly labeled crackpots and far-right extremists) have been enabled by the current administration and many members of the now reactionary, CON-servative Republican Party.  Led by the likes of uber-CON-servative Stevphn Bannon and funded by the anti-government billionaire Libertarian Koch brothers and Mercer family (among others), these far-right and completely misguided kooks have been irresponsibly stirred up to the point where they have dared to climb out from beneath their rocks to stage pro-white, racist hate rallies. They are allied with neo-Nazis and the racist Ku Klux Klan – need I say more?  They have even gone so far as to call one of these rallies a “prayer march,” as if all of us who oppose them and all that they stand for are godless atheists or agnostics, which many of us are not.  These hateful marches have regretfully cost the lives of a 32 year old innocent lady named Heather Heyer and two policemen in Charlottesville, VA, last weekend. Ms. Heyer was killed when a cowardly, ignorant, and hate-filled Alt Right moron deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of opposition protesters at the Charlottesville event.  Hundreds of other innocents, especially blacks, have needlessly and senselessly been murdered by police and other far-right extremists in recent years, and many have been severely beaten while protesting at Trump rallies.This idiocy must come to a screeching halt!  

Schoolchildren have been taught to memorize and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, both private and public, every single day for well over 100 years. For those who may not remember, this pledge states:

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic,  for which it stands,
one nation, under God, indivisible, 
with liberty and justice for all.” 

This pledge, in its current form, was written back in 1892 by a man named Francis Bellamy. Bellamy was a Baptist Minister AND a Christian Socialist, and a cousin of utopian socialist author Edward Bellamy. Commenting on it many years later, Bellamy noted,”At the beginning of the nineties patriotism and national feeling (were) at a low ebb. The patriotic ardor of the Civil War was an old story … The time was ripe for a reawakening of simple Americanism and the leaders in the new movement rightly felt that patriotic education should begin in the public schools…”  

This pledge soon became a mainstay of every school in the country and has been recited by millions upon millions of students over a great many generations. It has come to be revered by most as a truly patriotic icon of the United States.

Regrettably, though, the definition of true patriotism has been hijacked by a deviant reactionary minority called the Alt Right. These very unfortunate misfits are opposed to most of the vital and sensible social and economic changes made during the entire 20th century.  They, for the most part, hate minorities and immigrants. They also hate labor unions and the collective bargaining rights that unions have brought us for the betterment of wages and working conditions in this country. They oppose the fairer civil rights legislation which has been enacted since the 1960s. They are domineering and authoritarian by nature, and are irrationally fearful of the future. As such, they are actively trying to force this country to go backward in time – to an era dominated by powerful business interests, where individual, economic, and social freedom was far less democratic. With their fear and irrational outlook, they fail to realize that their goals are actually the antithesis of the Pledge of Allegiance! Keeping minorities and women in social and economic subjugation, for example, is hardly practicing “liberty and justice for ALL!” Much needed civil rights regulation like the Fair Housing Act of 1968 is hardly infringing on their rights, unless they are very wrongly interpreting their “rights” to include discrimination against others in ANY form, be it based upon race, creed, gender, economic status, or sexual preference! Contrary to what many of these reactionaries may believe, immigrants and minorities are NOT necessarily “godless” people worthy of scorn and hatred! Regardless of where they were born, they, too, are entitled to the same fair wages and good working conditions everyone else is!

We Progressives must do a better job in taking an active role against those who are trying wrongly to foster even greater ignorance, greed, and fear within this country, for it is killing us! A GREAT way to begin is to actively campaign for the defeat of corrupt, bought-out corporate Republicans AND Democrats at all levels of government in 2018 AND 2020, and to RESIST and DEFEAT President Donald Chump, his Republican Party, and all that they stand for in 2020! For, these reactionaries are pushing for an unfair and unattainable return to the bygone era of robber barons which existed back in the 1890s, and that we CANNOT permit! Beyond all that, ANYBODY who still supports this President or his paranoid, hateful, defiant ideology is as warped as he is!
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Locked Out Politics and the Abolition of Health Care

Aug. 14, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P. (in association with gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator and chief author over at the brilliant blog site Fair and Unbalanced.com – see my Blogroll at the lower right hand column of this page). 

COUNTDOWN: It is our undesirable duty to report that an abominable 1,259 days still remain in this horrid administration’s term in office…

Happy Monday, readers! Today’s off-the-charts reactionary CON-servative Republicans, thanks to House Speaker Paul RUIN and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have all but shut out their minority Democratic Party members 0f any semblance of governance. Yet, even with total control of the federal government by their party, they failed to pass their avowed repeal of “Obamacare” due to the extreme nature of their recent attempt, massive opposition from voters, and resultant in-party squabbles. Of course, these scoundrels, along with Republican President Donald Chump, immediately tried to blame Democrats for their failure. Such attempts at disingenuousness have become a hallmark of the Tea Party-infested, now reactionary Republicans – they’ve been at it for years. One of their repeated ploys has been to feature themselves on a debate stage with an empty chair beside them, indicating lack of  substance or even presence of a Democratic opponent. I recall Mitt Romney employing this foolish tactic in 2012, when he was opposed by, and eventually defeated by, then-President Obama.

As you’ll learn from today’s fabulous podcast, Republican Kenneth Keating employed this questionable tactic, also unsuccessfully, against eventual winner, Democrat Bobby Kennedy, in the New York U.S. Senate race in 1964. Keating had actually locked Bobby out of the debate hall to make sure his [loy would have more impact. That’s the Republican mindset for you – all image and no substance!

In today’s magnificent effort, our master podcaster Burr Deming notes similarities between that 1964 race with the recent failed attempt by current Republicans to repeal Obamacare.

Burr tells us, “Conservatives blame Democrats for their failures in health care repeal.

Democrats might remember Bobby Kennedy and his handling of a faked confrontation over half a century ago.

Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=7043

PODCAST 

 

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THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING!

Aug. 10, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.

COUNTDOWN: It is my sad duty to report that, as of today, an awfully-long 1,263 days still remain in this inept and corrupt administration’s term in office…

It is clearly and disgustingly obvious that President Donald Chump is a pathological liar. While nearly all politicians lie, or severely stretch the truth to bolster themselves and/or their positions, Chump is constantly lying – to the point where one can hardly believe anything he says. He even has his subordinates – Kellyanne Con-job, and Sarah Huckster-Slanders – to echo and embellish his massive lies! We, the public, are continually being assaulted with an unprecedented pile of bullshit emanating from the White House – and knowledgeable persons like this blogger absolutely HATE it!!!

In stark contrast to this President who lacks any semblance of credibility stands a man who all say is a person of utmost integrity – Robert Moeller. In his position as Special Counsel for the Justice Department’s Investigation of the Russian Government’s Tampering with the 2016 Presidential Election, Moeller may very well bring this horribly insecure and seemingly crooked President down once and for all. He is methodically conducting this investigation and is leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to get at the truth of the matter. To his credit, he has convened two Grand Juries: one in Virginia and one in Washington, D.C. He is beginning to investigate the President’s personal financial dealings with Russia, much to Chump’s chagrin. Chump is utterly powerless to oppose him – having been boxed in by congressional Republicans as well as opposition congressional Democrats in their mounting wariness of how the free-wheeling Chump, his campaign, or even his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and namesake Donald Jr., may have broken laws to get him elected.  The very least seems to be that a number of unsavory, illegal, and/or unethical information may be exposed about exactly how the Trump family conducts its business dealings. That alone should make the investigation worthwhile. 

The President seems deathly fearful of having his tax records exposed, and it has been greatly enjoyable to see Chump squirming, helplessly impotent, as the investigation proceeds. Inevitably, regardless of how Chump feels about it, the truth will emerge, along with all the seedy details of what Chump and his extremely corrupt administration and nefarious family have sneakily been up to, behind the scenes. It is becoming increasingly apparent that Chump has been ruthlessly pursuing individual profit every step of the way, and may have even massively cheated on his taxes.

I would put nothing beyond this lying narcissist. His current threats aimed at North Korea are dangerously revealing: they prove that both Chump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are in way over their respective heads; both are reckless and unpredictable; and both are incapable of effective leadership should a nuclear war erupt. The noose is definitely starting to tighten around Chump’s self-centered neck, and we have the courageous efforts of Robert Moeller to thank for it. Even Chump’s vice president, the sly and opportunistic Mike Pence, has begun to fundraise and mount an early 2020 campaign bid, independent of Chump. I’ve said it before and will continue saying it until this dngerous buffoon is removed from power: Donald Chump is NOT suited to lead this country in peace OR war! GO MOELLER – DUMP TRUMP, and his entire squad of lying, scheming, and cheating thieves!!!
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How to Deny with Class When the Denial is True

Aug. 7, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P. (in association with gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator and chief author over at the brilliant blog site Fair and Unbalanced.com – see my Blogroll at the lower right hand column of this page).  

COUNTDOWN: It is truly painful for us to have to report that 1,266 days still remain in the Liar-in-Chief Donald Chump’s term in office…

Happy first Monday in August, everybody! It is plainly obvious that our President is a small, crude, and clumsy sort of man – especially in the way he deals with people. He claims to be a great negotiator (along with countless other false or unproven claims), but gives little evidence that he truly has any knack for negotiating at all. He obviously lacks the politesse necessary for one to be a skillful negotiator. Regrettably, Chump has chosen to surround himself with equally boorish types of subordinates, from press spokesperson Sarah Huckster-Slanders to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

In today’s insightful podcast, our podcaster extraordinaire Burr Deming gives Donald Chump a lesson on how skilled negotiators actually practice their craft, using an example he learned long ago from a true wizard of negotiation – former Cleveland mayor Carl Stokes. 

Burr tells us, “In 1970, Mayor Carl Stokes gently rebuked an accuser.

Not quite half a century later, that rebuke stands in contrast with clumsy denials by Trump’s Interior Secretary.”

PODCAST

Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=6942
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WAYS TO RESTORE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO MAJORITY STATUS!

Aug. 3, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.  

COUNTDOWN: I  am disgusted to say that there are yet 1,270 long days left in this worst-of-all-time administration’s very sorry term in office…

This blogger has been justifiably advocating a huge about-face in the once great, once progressive Democratic Party for a very long time. Yes, before both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders deservedly rose to prominence, I was advocating a return to the principles and stances which had originally propelled the party to strong majority status: a dedication to shoring up the economically disadvantaged, the elderly, labor union members (and all the exploited who work without the benefits of belonging to a labor union), plus the physically and mentally-challenged. For THIS is the TRUE majority of this country – and their needs have sadly been neglected by BOTH major parties since the Reagan era of slamming government began way back in 1981.

That completely misguided fool Ronald Reagan declared “Government is not the solution; Government is the problem.” How utterly absurd: it completely ignores the very needed and very beneficial role government has played in this country ever since the dark Great Depression days of the 1930s. It completely overlooks the immense benefits nearly  all classes of people have enjoyed in this country since the programs of the New Deal, the Fair Deal, the New Frontier, and the Great Society were put in place by progressive Democratic congressional majorities and successive progressive Democratic Presidents over the years! For example, how would a large American middle class – at one point, the envy of the world – ever have developed without the rise and legalization of labor unions to bargain collectively for better wages and working conditions for workers? How would the country ever have prospered so greatly – with only very short-lived economic setbacks or downturns – without needed federal regulations being put on speculators in the banking and insurance industries? These were, of course, enacted by bold, progressive Democratic majorities in Congress. How would millions have been enabled to purchase their own homes or further their education without fabulous government programs like the GI Bill? Indeed, how would this country ever have attained greater social and economic fairness had the Civil Rights Act or the Voting Rights Act never been passed by overwhelming liberal (progressive) Democratic congressional majorities and then signed into law by a liberal (progressive) Democratic President? And what if these same progressive majorities had been unable to pass such greatly beneficial legislation as Medicare and Medicaid?

THAT, my friends, is why I have been advocating the return of Democrats to the resumption and expansion of great Democratic programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and to the passage and implementation of a brand-new program: UNIVERSAL, SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE!

With the election and subsequent re-election of Bill Clinton to the presidency  in 1992 and 1996, Democrats veered dangerously off course and abandoned most of what had been their main constituent base for decades: labor. While Reagan and all succeeding Republican Presidents slammed and have almost eradicated once-strong labor unions, Bill Clinton inadvertently aided these Republicans by neglecting labor and began courting Wall Street banks and other monied elitist groups. He shifted the Democratic Party noticeably rightward and even unforgivingly signed a repeal of the Glass-Steagall bill. In doing so, he unwittingly planted the seeds of the horrible Great Recession of 2008, which was also aided by the conservative Republican administration of George W. Bush, who followed him into office. Clinton’s and Bush’s push toward deregulation of key industries indirectly led to the rise of wacko Libertarians like the secretive and very corrupt Mercer family and the Koch brothers, which have spent many MILLIONS of dollars, sneakily, behind-the-scenes, to corrupt our politics through the buying-out of a great many Congresspersons and Senators. Clinton’s apparent opportunism may have even aided in the defeat of his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the presidential election of 2016. The end result of that, of course, was the installation of a very ignorant billionaire – Donald Chump – as President. Only time will tell what a debacle his presidency will be. The sad fact is that, had Bill Clinton never turned the Democratic Party rightward and in some ways led it to become  Republican-Lite, the election of Chump would have been nearly impossible.

Now the Democrats are a minority and are on the outside looking in. Thry have an uphill battle to restore their majority status, especially considerung how the reactionary, CON-servative Republicans have successfully jury-rigged the electoral system against Democrats, using gerrymandering and nefarious voter supression tactics. The fact that Chump was elected by stealing traditionally Democratic themes of preserving and protecting Medicare and Social Security should give many on the left food for thought. As Chump immediately turned away from those he had courted during the campaign and stocked his cabinet chock- full of billionaires and Wall Street bankers, plus his implementing of pro-wealth policies, it would seem he would be extremely vulnerable in both the 2018 and 2020 elections. But it is all dependent on what type of campaign the Democrats run. Their simple cry of “we’re not Donald Trump” is just too meaningless and will NEVER get the job done….

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schoomer recently launched a new Democratic  theme: “A BETTER DEAL.” My thought is that it should have been named “The REAL Deal“,  “The BEST Deal”, or The TRUE DEAL!” The current monicker seems far too wimpy. What is needed are BOLD moves, like the adoption of Single-Payer; enabling Medicare to bargain for lower prescription prices; the immediate elimination of Student Debt – freeing students from a lifetime of paying profiteering banks who have preyed upon them like vultures; the immediate condemnation and cessation of police violence, particularly awhen directed at the Black, Hispanic, and Asian communities; the immediate passage of a $22 per hour minimum wage (according to  a study done by ecinimist  John Schmitt at the Center for  Economic Policy and Research). THIS is the figure that will restore a wage earner to 1968 standards based upon inflation rates and the great amount of productivity gains we have seen since then. See how far both parties have allowed living standards to fall while they have been repeatedly granting unneeded and very  lucrative tax breaks to billionaires? Actually, had the minimum wage kept pace with the earnings of the top !%, that figure would be now a whopping $22.62 per hour! If few people complain about the vast gains made by the !% over the years, why should an increase to $22 per hour for our worst-paid workers create such a fuss? WHERE IS ECONOMIC JUSTICE HERE? Lastly, the Democrats should divest theselves of the pro-corporate, elitist, and anti-worker elements of the party which havd turned it into Rwpublican-Lite perennial LOSERS! 

Only by campaigning and pushing hard for these types of planks will the Democratic Party EVER hope to regain its majority status! And only by adopting these planks will this lost party ever be able to awake and re-energize the millions of forlorn Democratic voters who choose to stay home and NOT vote!
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John McCain, Brain Cancer, and Human Decency

July 31, 2917  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P. (in association with the gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator of and chief author over at the brilliant blog site FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my Blogroll at the bottom right hand column of this page).

COUNTDOWN: We are aghast at the realization that another 1,273 days still remain in this horribly inept and corrupt administration’s term in office…

Happy last Monday of July, everybody! We learned of a fatal diagnosis of brain cancer for Arizona Republican Senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain 2 weeks ago. It was a sad and shocking diagnosis for a man who is considered a Vietnam war hero and one who has loomed large over the country’s political scene for decades. This news was barely out before ever-the-opportunist Tea Partier Kelli Ward called upon McCain to resign from the U.S. Senate and then promptly suggested that she should succeed him in office! I mention her relevant opportunism because this overly ambitious and apparently quite impulsive little fool had previously announced she would challenge Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake for his Senate seat in 2018 – immediately following her failed bid to snatch away McCain’s seat last November! It is obvious to anyone with a brain that this uncaring woman has little regard for anyone but herself. Perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us, though – the reactionary Tea Party has been a magnet for goofy also-rans ever since its inception in 2010: the likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Sharron Angle are ample proofs of this! Just keep wasting your money on these idiots, sneaky billionaire Mercer family and Koch brothers…

In today’s insightful podcast, our very talented podcaster magnifique Burr Deming decries this opportunism and also compares it and contrasts it with some other political opportunists of the past, like Richard Nixon, his crooked aide H. R. Haldeman, and the much more noble examples set by Gerald Ford, and even candidate McCain himself back in 2008.

Burr says, The announcement is disheartening. John McCain has been stricken with brain cancer.

The nation sees tragedy involving a war hero.

Kelli Ward sees a wonderful opportunity for personal advancement.”

PODCAST

Transcript:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=6842

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