The Difference Between a Bastard and a Stupid Bastard

Oct. 30, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P. (in association with the gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator of and main 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 disappointed that we must tell you that an unbearable 1,179 days are left to go in this apathetic and uncaring administration’s term in office…                                                                   

A good last Monday of October to all of you! We have recently seen a huge display of character flaws displayed by our horribly inadequate President. Donald Chump: he is completely devoid of empathy, and he cannot apologize or admit to blame for anything. When a charge is leveled against him, he responds only with evasion or some sort of diversion rather than facing it directly like a man. In today’s sterling example, our master podcaster Burr Deming equates Chump’s inabilities with a scene from an old Cliff Robertson film wherein a fictional President lectures his endorsed, hopeful successor-to-be by saying, “,…it’s not that you’re a bastard that I object to. I don’t object to that at all. It’s just that you’re such a stupid bastard that makes you insufferable!”

Burr says, A movie, an actor, and a Hollywood scandal from decades ago, remind me of a Presidential attack on a grieving widow.”

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THE EVER-RIGHTWARD SPIRAL DOWNWARD!

Oct. 26, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.                                                

COUNTDOWN: There are still 1,183 days left in this thug’s administration. He MUST go soon!!!!!

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”
– Theodore Roosevelt –

Halloween is but 5 days away, and the current political scene in America is definitely scary. President Donald Chump is still supported by a huge majority of the Republican Party, despite having had NO legislative achievements to date. He has dominated headlines with his continual bluster, much of it found in his demented daily Tweets. The rest of the world correctly views him as being a crazy, unstable bully. He is so insecure and thin-skinned that he cannot allow even the slightest bit of criticism to go unchallenged. That is why he has taken it upon himself, using Twitter, to blast any and all who oppose him in the least. In has own party, Senators Bob Corker, John McCain, and Mitch McConnell have experienced his wrath via Twitter. His latest victim appears to be Senator Jeff Flake, whom Chump has been bludgeoning incessantly for a long time.

Within the past 10 days, both Corker and Flake have announced their retirement from the Senate at the end of their term. Both have been justifiably critical of Chump. Both are considered to be pragmatic moderates to conservative. In a trend which has been building for a long time, their Republican Party has  moved far to the right of where it had previously been. The once right-of-center party has morphed into a reactionary CON-servative Republican Party heavily supported by deluded far-right billionaires like the Mercer family and the Koch brothers and their corporations. The Mercers, who basically bought Chump the White House, are reveling in their new sense of power and are funding like-minded far-right types like Arizona’s notorious and overly ambitious stooge Kelli Ward. Without a serious primary challenger, this opportunitic and cold-hearted bitch will undoubtedly waltz hetrself in to the senate seat currently held by Flake. She has received a huge level of support from former White House propagandist Steve Bannon, who himself had previously wormed his way into political prominence in the Chump administration courtesy of heavy funding and lobbying from the Mercers. The seemingly unending financial support from these far-right extremist billionaires places all but the very reactionary few in the GOP at a distinct disadvantage. It has nullified any chance moderate Republicans and Democrats may once have had at gaining political office. It is a dangerous and anti-democracy phenomenon which MUST be defeated in the 2018 midterm elections, or democracy as we have known it will vanish completely – and along with it, all vestiges of economic fairness. That is why it is becoming CRUCIAL that Republicans at every level of government be defeated in the next 4 or 5 elections, so the stranglehold they are placing on working and middle class people who make up the overwhekming 99% MAJORITY of the voting public be lifted and completely destroyed. The Democratic Party also needs to end its impotence and renew itself as the true party of the poor, the marginalized, working people, and the middle class.

The time has come for ALL Americans to throw off Trumpism completely, and to end this suicidal ever-rightward spiral of the Republican Party downward!
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A Venn Diagram Explains Trump’s Hostility Toward Puerto Rico

Oct. 23, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.  (in association with the most talented writer BURR DEMING, creator and chief author at the brilliant website FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my Blogroll at the bottom right column of this page).  

COUNTDOWN: Regrettably, there are still 1,186 days remaining in this horribly under-qualified blowhard President’s term in office…  

Happy Monday, readers! We have repeatedly seen that our President, Donald Chump, was raised in the lap of luxury and therefore cannot understand people who are struggling. He cannot grasp either the nature or the extent of this struggling. This lack of understanding explains, but certainly does not pardon, his appalling lack of empathy toward those who are suffering. This was shown quite clearly  in recent days when we saw his ineptness at making a call of sympathy to a grieving pregnant military wife who had lost her husband in an ambush in Niger, and especially in Chump’s prior visit to the hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico, wherein Chump insulted the mayor of San Juan, flippantly pitched paper towels to needy island inhabitants, uncaringly admonished the beleaguered residents by proclaiming that “you’re blowing a hole in my budget”, and so on, and on, and on, ad nauseam. 

In today’s excellent and revealing podcast, master podcaster Burr Deming ingeneously imagines a Venn Diagram of overlapping circles, each representing a facet of  this President’s character (or lack thereof). 

Burr states, “Traditional logic does not explain the elements of childhood insularity, willful ignorance, and ethocentric hatred…the President of the United States has the international knowledge of the stereotypical loudmouth occupying the corner stool at the local bar…if he has the intelligence of which he boasts, then his ignorance is willful, borne of laziness… Childhood insularity and ignorance are only the more innocent possibilities…

At the very center, where all three overlap, there are no primary or secondary colors. Only a gray sort of mixture represents an ugly possibility as life in an inherited bubble, intellectual laziness, and pure malevolence combine into an ugly, colorless core.

In the diagram called Donald Trump, other explanations fade, as that core grows. Primary colors merge into one round unity.”            

 PODCAST  

TRANSCRIPT:
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=8137
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IN WAAAYYY OVER HIS HEAD!

 Oct. 19, 2917  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.    

COUNTDOWN: I am disgusted to say that a long 1,190 days are still left in this inept and ignorant administration’s twem in office…

AN OPEN MESSAGE TO ALL TRUMP SUPPORTERS : I post this today to hopefully get you to think hard and reconsider the support you are still giving to Donald Trump. I hope you will see how he has deceived and betrayed you, and that you will withdraw any and all future support for him.  

First, he has shown only stubborn unwillingness to get along with almost everybody. Have you ever known ANYONE to pout and complain as much as he does? That is not an admirable trait, and one that can lead only to failure.  He has feuded with his own wife Ivanka and has picked unnecessary fights with his own Senate Majority Leader,  the NFL, the NBA, his own original press secretary Sean Spicer,a dangerous wacko foreign dictator named Kim Jong un, his own hand-picked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Washinggton press corps, mainstream news networks,  a sitting Senator of his own party. and FAR too many others! 

Second, he has chosen to befriend only brutal strongmen and corrupt dictators around the world like Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the murderous Rodrigo  Duterte in the Philippines,  and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogann – men who are basically foes of true democracy.  

Third, he has chosen to surround himself with too many  inexperienced, absolute loyalists, like his yuppie-puppy immature and pampered son-in-law Jared Kushner, and the adoring but mouthy new press secretary Sarah Huckster-Slanders , and has even had his daughter Ivanka sit in as a First Lady on occasion.  He has shown himself to be unstable and woefully insecure in this regard, making certain that none of these worshipping types will ever rise up to question or challenge him.  Those who have challenged him, notably Tillerson and his wife, the actual First Lady, have been subjected to either weeks of his ignoring them or a fusillade of childish abuse via Twitter rants – pathetic behavior from one who is supposed to be an adult  serving as our Chief Executive!  

Fourth, he has shown a very unpresidential knack of displaying inappropriate behavior at the worst possible times. For example, during the catastrophic Hurricane Maria devasttion of Puerto Rico, he chose to spend a weekend gkilfing first before going to that badly-affected island. Before he even arrived, he attacked a desperate San Juan mayor who justifiably criticized him for his administration’s slow response in getting aid there. Then, he shows up and tours only the relatively undamaged sections of one area, and throws out paper towels to needy Puerto Ricans  – such uncarubg arrogance!  But to top it all off, at a press conference, he insultingly “jokes” that Puerto Rico is “blowing a hole in my budget – we’re spending a lot of money on you!” Utterly unbelievable and offensive behavior – from one who was elected to serve, protect, AND care!          

Fifth, this man is far too reckless, impulsive, and spontaneous to ever be trusted to run a complex country like the United States. His hissy-fits which occur all too frequently and his unstable, volatile temper are huge liabilities rather than assets.  Think about this: do you really want a person who isn’t even patient enough to sit through an important briefing  to be able to make vitally important decisions about whether or not to start a nuclear war?

Sixth, this horribly insecure little boy posing as a man is in dire need of constant approval and adulation from virtually everyone for everything he does. He viciously lashes out at any and all who oppose him on anything, and this leads to behavioral excesses like threatening to revoke the licenses of networks who don’t report stories the way he ways them to.  When these networks report news he disagrees with, or which portray him unfavorably, he accuses THEM of lying and reporting “fake news.” This tendency of his to ignore all but news favorable to him is not only childish, but ignorant and delusional as well. Close White House aides have reported him to be extremely unhappy with the isolation his office requires, and have reported him saying “I hate everybody in the White House. ” Abnormal, antisocial attitudes like this are not healthy for anyone, let alone a President. This, my friends, is a VERY sick person!

Seventh, he is constantly taking mini-vacations away from the White House, usually to one of the many golf courses he owns.  This would sure seem to prove that he hates his job, and can’t wait to get away from it as often as he can,wouldn’t it?

Eighth, both current Senator Ben Sasse of NE as well as retiring Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, each of whom is a solid conservative and a Republican, have expressed very grave concerns about this President’s mental capacity and fitness to hold the high office he now occupies. Are their concerns not valid, and can we afford to ignore them?

Ninth, this con-man deliberately lies about EVERYTHING! A born pathological liar, he simply cannot be trusted with anything of any consequence whatsoever!

Tenth, and last (but certainly not least), is how, TWICE in recent days, after making a great deal of fanfare in front of media cameras, this pompous President had to be reminded to actually sign the preposterous “Executive Orders” he had previously brandished before those cameras only moments before! Such actions plainly show not only his vanity and constant need for attention, but also his forgetfulness and possible early signs of dementia starting to creep in. These are definitely NOT good signs for a President to exhibit!

Wouldn’t you ptefer someone who was well-informed, whom you knew would make a rational decision, and was clearly IN HIS RIGHT MIND  before resorting to a possibly unwinnable war which could destroy ALL life on this earth?  

Think about it – would you hire a sportscaster to do your gardening, or a ballerina to perform brain surgery on you, or a baker to repair your automobile, or an airplane mechanic to be your tailor ir seamstress? Of course not – you would insist the person you hired for a particular job be properly trained snd an expert in that field rather than just a blowhard who is simply trying to talk their way into the position. Why, then, did you choose a con-man who has declared bankruptcy four times to run your country, and why do you still support him?

This President has time and again shown himself to be incapable of handling his important job – he is simply not up to the task!  He has shown us clearly that he is in waaayyy over his head; has displayed lapses in judgment and basic nrain power numerous times; and therefore MUST be removed from office as soon as possible!

The 25th Amendment  is one way to do this,  Section 4 of this amendment reads, “Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President…”  

Keeping  this current unhappy and thoroughly unqualified President in office any longer will prove disastrous not only to the United States, but also to the entire world. The 25th Amendment MUST ne invoked as quickly as possible, and the sooner the better!
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Republicans Frightened by the Bell

Oct. 16, 2017  By Jack Jodell (in association with the most gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator of and main author over at the brilliant blogsite FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my blogroll at the lower right hand column of this page).

COUNTDOWN: We are  bound by our sense of duty to tell you that a wearisome 1.193 days yet remain in this insecure and wholly unqualified President’s term in office…                

Happy mid-October Monday, everybody! In today’s thought-provoking example, podcaster extraordinaire Burr Deming likens deliberate ignorance by top-level Republicans to mistakes made by others throughout history  in a number of other lands. In doing so, Burr reminds us that there are sins of action as well as sins of Inaction, and that both can be equally as bad.  

Burr says, “It is frustrating, being a patriot these days. Seems even Republicans, at least those in Congress, are seeing the obvious about our President…

A series of supposed ancient stories of judicial wisdom tells us something of more modern political criminals.”  

PODCAST

Transcript:  
http://fairandunbalanced.com/?p=8039
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AN EXCEPTIONAL VOICE OF COMMON SENSE AND ECONOMIC FAIRNESS!

Oct. 12, 2017  By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.  

COUNTDOWN: A horrendous 1,197 days are still left in this inept, fully compromised, obtuse piece-of-flotsam President’s term in office…

“In America, we debate everything except capitalism. If there’s an institution in your society that’s above criticism, you’re giving it a free pass to indulge all of its weaknesses and darker tendencies.”
– Richard D. Wolff –

This blog has spent an inordinate amount of time focusing on what I perceive to be the evils of American political and economic life (e,g. the corrupt, corporatist, and constantly lying Donald Chump regime, the sinister and reclusive billionaire Koch brothers and Mercer family [who are doing their best to sabotage our electoral process], CON-servarive reactionary Republicans who try to minimize the legacy of Barack Obama, GOP voter suppression efforts, corporate enemies of the people like the health insurance industry, and so on). Today, however, I wish to devote this post to someone I believe to be more than worthy of praise.  

The noted economist, professor, and author  Richard D. Wolff  comes to mind as one who is truly on-the-ball when it comes to correct analyses of our economy. His parents (the father was a French lawyer who had been working in Cologne, Germany until the Nazis came to power, and his mother, who was actually a German citizen. emigrated here during World War II). After trying unsuccessfully to land a job in Youngstown, OH, where Richard was born, the elder Wolff and his family settled outside of New York City.  Wolff credits his parents’ European background for having heavily shaped his world view. He says, wisely, that “everything you expect about how the world works probably will be changed in your life, that unexpected things happen, often tragic things happen, and being flexible, being aware of a whole range of different things that happen in the world, is not just a good idea as a thinking person, but it’s crucial to your survival. So, for me, I grew up convinced that understanding the political and economic environment I lived in was an urgent matter that had to be done, and made me a little different from many of my fellow kids in school who didn’t have that sense of the urgency of understanding how the world worked to be able to navigate an unstable and often dangerous world. ”   That was a very important lesson for me.” Wolff studied hard and eventually went to Harvard, where he earned a B.A. magna cum laude in history in 1963 and then went to Stanford, where he intended toearn an M.A. in economics, studying with economist Paul A. Baran. Baran had been born in Imperial Russia, fled there in 1917, but returned there several times before he unexpectedly died of a heart attack in 1964. Wolff, who had been studying Marxist economics under Baran, then transferred to Yale, where he received  his M.A. in economics in 1966, plus an M.A. in history in 1967. and a PhD in economics in 1969. His dissertation, “Economic Aspects of British Colonialism in Kenya, 1895-1930” became published in book form in 1974. Woldd began teaching at the City College of New York in 1969, remaining there until 1973. He then began an ongoing collaboration with antwar activist economist Stephen Resnick and economists  Herbert Gintis and Samuel Bowles, plus Rick Edwards. This group all became part of a “radical package” which was hired by the Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst that year. Wolff has remained there as a full professor since 1981. He retired in 2008 but still remains  professor emeritus standing, and since 2008 has also served as visiting professor at The New School in New York City.

The first co-authored academic publication by Wolff and Resnick was “The Theory of Transitional Conjunctures and the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism,”, which laid out the underlying framework that they have worked on since then. They advanced a class-analytical approach for understanding the arguments concerning the transition to capitalism from feudalism. They have included Marxist theory, radical economics, international trade, business cycles, and social networks, plus even more, and have compared and contrasted both Marxist and non-Marxist economic theories in their writing.

Professor Wolff has made many appearances on TV shows. I have seen him discussing politics and economics on RT America’s The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann numerous times, and has twice even appeared on programs on the Fox “News” network! He has spoken strongly in support of labor unions, correctly believuing them to be an important source for working people to obtain better working conditions and higher and fairer wages. Like myaelf, he greatly opposes neoliberalism and the rise of corporate power. He has written for many magazines and has begun to do an increasing amount of public lectures at various universities around the world. His radio interviews have been extensive, and can usually be found on independent stations like KPFK in Los Angeles, WBAI in New York, and KPFK in Berkeley, as well as National Public Radio stations, and the Real News Network, plus many others. His engagements usually consist of lectures on the current economic crisis and globalization  the difference among various economic theories (neoliberalism, keynesian, marxist, fascist, etc.), the history pf marxism, a class analysis of the rise and fall of the USSR, plus many newer topics, like the rise of worker co-ops in the U.S, His driving underlying topic usually revolves around the topic of ending or reducing economic inequality, and the establishment of economic democracy in this country. I must admit that I am often spellbound at his depth and breadth of knowledge, and I share strongly in his desire for far greater economic fairness and far less wealth disparity in this current age of corporatism gone wild in America.

This blogger finds Wolff’s philosophy of promoting economic fairness and greatly reducing our current record wealth disparity to be sound. I find his ideas on workplace democracy to be very intriguing  and very much worth exploring and someday implementing. I encourage each of you to view him on YouTube, and to do as much research on his lectures and policy analyses as you can. For Richard D. Wolff is quite inspiring and thought-provoking, and provides a welcome alternative and even an antidote to our current, morally and ethically bankrupt CRAPITALIST system, which is proving to be beneficial almost exclusively only to corrupt, Donald Chump-style, Koch brothers, and Mercer family  billionaires!
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Trump Truth

Oct. 9, 2017  By Jack Jodell (in association with the most gifted writer BURR DEMING, creator of and main author over at the brilliant blogsite FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my blogroll at the lower right hand column of this page).                           

COUNTDOWN: We report impatiently today that there are still 1,200 days to go in this very misguided administration’s term in office…  

Happy start of a new week to all of you!  We have all noticed the propensity for our current president, Donald Chump, to always say the awkward, or wrong, thing at the wrong time. He goes down to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, meets with the local population, and advises them to “have a good time.” Nearly totally devoid of supplies, he is seen standing, completely aloof, throwing bundles of paper towels into the outstretched hands of an assembled crowd.  This lmmature 10 year old little boy is in way over his head , and has proven himself time and again to be an ignorant, uncaring oaf who is pathetically inept, even as he desperately but unsuccessfully  tries to slip into a pair of “man pants.”

In today’s analytical podcast, our talented podcaster Burr Deming examines Chump’s weakness and lack of character in the way he can’t relate well enough to the needs of others to be able to express any grnuine empathy for them in their time of urgent need.  

Burr notes, “In Puerto Rico, as in all of life, one standard motivates our President:

One primary principle to which he swears fidelity.”

 

PODCAST 

Transcript:
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