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April 2, 2020

Despite Calls for Global Ceasefire, Trump Threatens War With Iran Amid COVID-19

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/01/despite-calls-global-ceasefire-trump-threatens-war-iran-amid-covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on world economies, claims tens of thousands of lives, and cripples healthcare systems worldwide, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to threaten to attack Iran and make the country “pay a very heavy price” for any “attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq.”

The threat comes on the heels of the Trump administration crippling Iran’s access to crucial medial supplies as it battles over 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 by ramping up a sanctions regime on Iran that leading economists said was “feeding the coronavirus epidemic” and progressive organizations and Democrats said must be eased in light of the deadly disease.

“Unsatisfied with a global pandemic and an economic collapse, Trump wants to add a major war into the mix,” Stephen Miles, executive director of Win Without War, said on Twitter in response to Trump’s tweet.

Miles detailed “a series of escalations” the White House has taken with Iran since Trump took office, including his 2018 formal departure from the Iranian nuclear deal.

“It’s impossible to say with certainty right now what is happening on the ground that’s leading to this latest talk of war, but one thing is clear, we did not have to be here,” said Miles. “The President chose to put us on this path and he continues to own the consequences of his actions.”

Other observers drew attention to the legal language Trump used in the tweet—”Upon information and belief.”

“The United States is threatening wars now based on the standard lawyers use when making allegations they can’t necessarily prove,” said MSNBC analyst Matthew Miller.

There is more information at the link above.   Hugs

They won’t admit they were wrong

Campaign infomercials

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:56

Stop real time coverage of these fake press briefings.  Hugs

I would say we have become the enemy

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:49
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America is an oligarchy, cemented by Citizens United and Russian active measures.

Our racism and misogyny make us heartless, unable to ‘love thy neighbor’ or respect/protect the privacy of women.

Our self-interest is obsessed with suspicion.

Money over people’s health

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:48

This is criminal negligence. Negligent homicide

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:43
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This is criminal negligence. Negligent homicide.

Send Trump to The Hague.

Mike Pence needs to stop pointing fingers

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:42
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Mike Pence needs to stop pointing fingers. You and Pompeo gave away our stockpile to China, and now you’re trying to blame Obama from three years ago.

Trump, Pence, and Pompeo are the axis of death and intentional suffering.

Trump ratings

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:39
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Trump will earn the highest unemployment rate in US history, as well.

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: What reality are they in?

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:19

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Americans Coronavirus approval rating confusing planet

(cartoon by Bart van Leeuwen)

Editorial Cartoon U.S. no paid sick leave health insurance grocers coronavirus front lines

(cartoon by Dave Whamond)

 

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Anthony Fauci Coronavirus governors social distancing medical supplies

Political Cartoon U.S. Joe Biden DNC Democrats primary hiding quiet

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Abraham Lincoln Franklin Roosevelt The Bachelor wartime coronavirus

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump April Fools Coronavirus responsibility buck stops prank

Political Cartoon U.S. coronavirus emergency funding debt stimulus bill

April 1, 2020

Matt Wuerker Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Andy Marlette

Chris Britt Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Lalo Alcaraz Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

John Deering Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

Signe Wilkinson Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

Ken Catalino Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

Rob Rogers Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

Matt Davies Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Steve Benson Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Steve Breen Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

 

April 1, 2020

Remember the way tRump refused to act

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:50

White House Official Admits Trump Has Politicized Coronavirus Response – Favoring Red States to Grab Electoral College Votes

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:42

White House Official Admits Trump Has Politicized Coronavirus Response – Favoring Red States to Grab Electoral College Votes: Report

“The president knows Florida is so important for his reelection”

President Donald Trump has politicized the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, from how it allocates medical equipment and supplies like PPE, to how it responds to requests from red state governors versus blue state governors – and a White House official is freely admitting it.

The Trump administration is sending red states like Florida – which has helped elect with the winner of every presidential race consistently since 1996 – all the coronavirus personal protective gear (PPE) that it has requested, while blue states which he has no chance of winning – like New York – are getting a fraction of their requests filled.

Trump is strongly supporting Florida’s new Republican governor, Ron DeSantis (photo, with Trump), who refused to close his beaches during spring break. That move alone allowed college students to potentially carry the coronavirus back to their friends, families, and dorm mates throughout the nation, fueling the pandemic.

“During a phone call on Saturday, DeSantis complained about people with the coronavirus traveling from New York to Florida. Minutes later, Trump publicly said he was considering a quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. He ultimately decided against it.”

It’s not just policy that Trump is helping DeSantis with.

“One White House official said Trump is attuned to the electoral importance of Florida in November, giving added weight to the arguments DeSantis has made to the administration that his state’s economy should reopen as soon as possible.”

“The president knows Florida is so important for his reelection so when DeSantis says that, it means a lot,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be frank. “He pays close attention to what Florida wants.”

“Three days after requesting 430,000 surgical masks, 180,000 N95 respirators and other equipment on March 11, Florida received all of the items,” The Post continues.  “The state received an additional shipment less than two weeks later. As of late last week, it was awaiting a third shipment.”

where is the Republican fervor over these deaths like there was over her email?

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:29

Impeached Trump is shaking down our Governors like a mobster

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:01

Wait until the next day. It will get worse

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:26
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Wait until the next day. It will get worse.

This is not a press conference. It’s a MAGA circle jerk.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:25
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This is not a press conference. It’s a MAGA circle jerk.

Hardly working

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:13

 

Be the revolution

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:12
I am 57 years old and I agree with the rest.  
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Be the revolution.

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Why don’t you …

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:12

Rob Rogers Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

(cartoon Paul Combs)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Dave Whamond)

Political Cartoon U.S. praise Trump stimulus check coronavirus banker

Editorial Cartoon U.S. General Motors makes ventilators coronavirus crisis lug nuts mishap

Editorial Cartoon U.S. residential nurses save lives superheroes

Ken Catalino Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Editorial Cartoon U.S. stay at home family education school budget 

Political Cartoon U.S. coronavirus briefing Trump no strategy

Editorial Cartoon U.S. denial coronavirus spread China Italy New York here

Lalo Alcaraz Comic Strip for March 31, 2020

Kevin Kallaugher Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Eek! Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Signe Wilkinson Comic Strip for March 31, 2020

Steve Kelley Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

March 31, 2020

Idaho Governor Approves Two Anti-Transgender Bills

Idaho Governor Approves Two Anti-Transgender Bills

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The first of the two bills the Republican governor signed targets a transgender person’s ability to request a birth certificate change.

Under the new law, transgender individuals will no longer be able to change their listed sex on their official birth certificates and the certificate can only be amended within a single year of its initial filing. After that year has expired, the only grounds on which the certificate could be changed would be “fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact.”

Little’s approval of the bill comes almost exactly two years after U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale ruled that a similar Idaho ban was unconstitutional. Dale said in March 2018 that a law banning transgender people from making birth certificate changes was in direct violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution and ordered the ban to be scrapped. Dale also warned the state against future restrictions that would run into the same legal problem.

Legal experts say that the newly approved bill will likely face similar legal challenges. An analysis of the bill conducted by the Idaho attorney general’s office determined that the bill could ultimately be deemed unconstitutional.

The second transgender-related bill Little signed Monday bans transgender woman and girls from participating in women’s sports sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. The law states that a female transgender student will not be allowed to join a women’s sports team.

Opponents to the bill, meanwhile, say that the bill is discriminatory against transgender girls and women who want to participate in sports, that it will require transgender females to undergo invasive or humiliating tests to prove their gender, and that such restrictions could turn prospective athletes away from sports altogether.

The Human Rights Campaign, one of the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the county, said that the bill marks Idaho as the first state in 2020 to target transgender people in such a direct way.

“We are living in an unprecedented global health crisis, with confirmed cases of Covid-19 increasing on a daily basis in Idaho, across the United States and around the world, but Governor Brad Little and the Idaho legislature have decided to prioritize the demonization of transgender people,” Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said in a statement.

“This is unacceptable, and a gross misuse of taxpayer funds and trust. Idaho is leading the way in anti-transgender discrimination, and at a time when life is hard enough for everyone, Idaho’s elected leaders will be remembered for working to make their transgender residents’ lives even harder,” he added. “Shame on Governor Little and the legislators who championed these heinous pieces of legislation.”

Tribe That Drew Trump’s Fire Over Casino Plan Loses Its Reservation Status

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 08:16

The Dear Leader’s money streams must not be interfered with.  tRump will use all the levers of government to crush those who anger the king tRump.   This is again criminal and scary.  We have to deal with tRump and McConnell.    They are turning the country into a one party rule for ever like China.   The corporate Democrats don’t see this as a huge problem as they are paid by the same big donors as the republicans but the Democrats are paid to lose.   Otherwise why run a candidate with as many problems as Biden?   Hugs

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/mashpee-wampanoag-cape-cod-trump-casino-caronavirus-073953500.html

The U.S. Interior Department is rescinding the reservation status of a Native American tribe whose plan to build a casino on its Massachusetts land was attacked by President Donald Trump last year.

The planned gaming operation would have competed for business with nearby Rhode Island casinos with strong ties to Trump, who once owned, then bankrupted, casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs informed the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Friday that its 321-acre Cape Cod reservation will be “disestablished” and its land taken out of federal trust, according to Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell. Land in trust to the federal government effectively grants a tribe special legal status and autonomy. The Mashpee Wampanoag, however, will still be officially recognized by the federal government as a Native American tribe, according to a spokesman for the Interior Department.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs “informed me that the Secretary of the Interior has ordered that our reservation be disestablished and that our land be taken out of trust,” Cromwell said in a statement Friday. The crushing news came as the tribe “desperately” struggled with the “devastating pandemic” as the nation tallied a record 100,000 cases of COVID-19.

Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.), who represents the district including the tribal land, called the action “one of the most cruel and nonsensical acts I have seen since coming to Congress.” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt “should be ashamed,” Keating said in a statement. “In a time of national health and economic emergency, the secretary of the Interior should be reaching out to help all Native American tribes,” he added.

Trump last year attacked the proposed federal Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act, which sought to protect members’ “tribal homeland.” Trump blasted it as a “special interest casino bill” and used the name of a Native American hero as a slur against bill supporter Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), slamming her yet again as “Pocahontas.”

The bill was later passed by the House, but failed to get through the Senate.

The tribe’s proposed casino would have been competition for two casinos in Rhode Island owned by Twin River Worldwide Holdings, whose president, George Papanier, was once a finance executive at the Trump Plaza casino hotel in Atlantic City, The Washington Post reported.

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the Conservative Political Action Committee, is a lobbyist for Twin River casinos, Keating noted. His wife, Mercedes Schlapp, is the White House strategic communications director.

Trump attacked Native American casinos in the past as unfair competition when his operations in Atlantic City were still functioning, at one point calling them the “biggest scandal ever.”

He insisted at a congressional hearing in 1993 that tribal owners “don’t look like Indians to me ” and claimed: “I might have more Indian blood than a lot of the so-called Indians that are trying to open up the reservations” to gambling. (Check out the video up top.)

More at the link above.  Read how vengeful and bigoted tRump is.  Read how he holds a grudge and thinks only of money, his money, and how he can get more money.   Hugs

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