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January 3, 2020

Just Sayin’ (War on Iran)

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, opinion, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 11:15

Just Sayin’ (War on Iran)

“We affirm that what happened is a flagrant violation of Iraqi sovereignty and a clear breach by the American forces of their mandate which is exclusively to fight Islamic State and provide advice and assistance to Iraqi security forces.”…

Experts have warned that the strike on Iran’s top general puts the US and allies, including the UK, at risk.

 

Dr Jack Watling, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, told the news agency PA Media that the attack was “very significant” because it was a “declared assassination” outside a declared armed conflict.

But he said that Iran was not likely to want to provoke a war with the US. “The significance of this strike is that it is a declared assassination of a senior officer in another state with whom the US is not in a declared armed conflict and conducted on the territory of a third party,” he said.

Let’s talk about it from their point of view….

Filed under: History, Ideas, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:49

December 22, 2019

Trump must remain in power to stay out of prison: Watch what he does after Senate acquits him

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, opinion, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:31

https://www.salon.com/2019/12/21/trump-must-remain-in-power-to-stay-out-of-prison-watch-what-he-does-after-senate-acquits-him/

He’s going to put the full weight of his Department of Justice behind efforts to suppress the votes of poor people, young people, blacks, Latinos, women, the LGBTQ community — in fact anyone likely to vote Democratic. He’ll call for “investigations” of every Democratic presidential candidate who’s going up in the polls and announce he’s got “dirt” on every one of them. He’s going to unleash an army of surrogate liars to spread falsehoods about his opponent. He’s going to go from one rally a week to two to three; maybe he’ll hold a rally every other night. He’s going to turn Air Force One into an airborne criminal command post.

He’s going to wave unindicted co-conspirator Rudy Giuliani like a red flag and tweet out every red-meat lie he blabs on Fox. Then he’s going to pardon his indicted co-conspirators like Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos and Roger Stone and line them up at rallies alongside the murdering war criminals he’s already set free.

Donald Trump is the O.J. of American politics. He murdered American democracy, and his search for the “real killer” produced a villain: Joe Biden.

 

Republicans have taken an openly sick delight in electing Trump. They are proud of him. He’s the perfect avatar of their party. All he cares about — and all his entire party cares about — is power. Impeaching Trump won’t remove him from office, and we’d better get serious about removing him at the ballot box. Republicans — Mitch McConnell, especially — have already shown us what they’ll do with the power they will seize with four more years of Trump. They’ll cram that nightmare down our throats.

They’ve already cut taxes for the wealthy and driven the budget into a hole. They’ve packed the federal courts with the simpering incompetent children of the Republican conservative “revolution” and jammed two yes-men punks onto the Supreme Court in a pure exercise of rank political power. If Trump is re-elected, they’ll strip-mine Social Security, murder Medicare and shred the social safety net, and they won’t stop there. Even as the dead bodies from one mass killing after another pile up in the schools, churches, streets and shopping malls, they’ll remove the few controls states have been able to put on gun ownership. They will turn voting into more of an exercise in futility than it already is. They’ll commit every crime they can to nullify the demographic changes that are on the horizon before new voters will have a chance to save us.

December 8, 2019

What is Trump?

Filed under: opinion, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:56

What is Trump?

Trump is a snowflake’s idea of strength and masculinity, an incel’s * idea of a playboy, a racist’s idea of white supremacy, a Christian extremist’s idea of being godly, a nationalist’s idea of patriotism, and an idiot’s idea of being a self-made millionaire. But perhaps worst of all, he’s a bully’s idea of how might-makes-right is “nature’s way” of how the world works. In the end, these bullies are more than willing to shut off whatever empathy they may have, and will use the power of the law to make the lives of everyone that isn’t white, rich, straight, and Christian complete and utter hell, and worse if possible. Why? Because they can.

November 25, 2019

One must be taught to be a bigot

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Education, Gender, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, opinion, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:22

November 10, 2019

This Is No Ordinary Impeachment

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, opinion, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:52

He seems to think in the Ukraine context that l’état c’est moi is the core American truth, rather than a French monarch’s claims to absolute power. He believes in the kind of executive power the Founders designed the U.S. Constitution to prevent. It therefore did not occur to Trump that blackmailing a foreign country to investigate his political opponents is a classic abuse of power, because he is incapable of viewing his own interests and the interests of the United States as in any way distinct. But it is a core premise of our liberal democracy that the powers of the presidency are merely on loan, and that using them to advance a personal interest is a definition of an abuse of power.

And the GOP as a whole has consistently backed Trump rather than the Constitution. Sixty-two percent of Republican supporters have said that there is nothing Trump could do, no crime or war crime, no high crime or misdemeanor, that would lead them to vote against him in 2020. There is only one way to describe this, and that is a cult, completely resistant to reason or debate. The tribalism is so deep that Trump seems incapable of dropping below 40 percent in the national polls, and is competitive in many swing states. The cult is so strong that Trump feels invulnerable. If Trump survives impeachment, and loses the 2020 election, he may declare it another coup, rigged, and illegitimate. He may refuse to concede. And it is possible the GOP will follow his lead. That this is even thinkable reveals the full extent of our constitutional rot.

November 2, 2019

Let’s talk about another question I wish wasn’t being asked….

Filed under: Bigotry, Gender, Harm, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, opinion, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 16:35

September 11, 2019

An incredibly powerful post. It is well worth the read

Filed under: Harm, Hate, History, Ideas, opinion, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:16

http://www.stonekettle.com/2019/09/scabs.html

September 3, 2019

Your rights

Filed under: Cartoons, Gender, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:19

December 10, 2018

Lewis Black | 12/7/18 Wichita KS: Canadian Health Care

Filed under: Economics, Health, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 15:14

Islamic Feminism – Debunked (Yassmin Abdel-Magied Hitchslapped)

Filed under: History, Ideas, opinion, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:26

There has been a lot of debate here on my Toy Box about Islam and what it really is about, means, or practices.   I have my own opinions and views as someone not in a Islamic run country, and not a member of the faith.   I have seen the comments here that range from supportive to arguing that Islam is a danger to the whole world.  I admit I am confused by this subject, but I live in a country where there use to be a separation between government and religion, something the Christians are trying their best to destroy.  They may not like the result of their actions on this subject.   So I offer this video for discussion.  I look forward to hearing from everyone.  Hugs

December 7, 2018

A question for my readers

Filed under: Education, Ideas, opinion, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:29

Recently some things have caused me to ponder on Islam and the way even Muslims see it.  I read different opinions people have about Islam and I sometimes wonder if we are talking about the same subject.   As I often say I have never been personally targeted by a Muslim for assault or harm, but I have been assaulted , lost jobs due to, and been denied service by Christians.

This post is not to defend Islam , nor to speak against Christianity.   I was wondering at the change in main stream Christianity over the centuries, and the way it has seemed to mellow over time.  I was wondering why that happened.  I also wondered if it could also happen with main stream Islam.  I recently had the grand opportunity to have a few comments and email words with a Pakistani girl named Manahil.   At first I thought I was being played.  But it soon became clear she was a teen who loved her country, her family, her friends, her religion.   She had a view of Islam that was strikingly mild compared to even the majority of people in her country.  She admitted that the views of her family on Islam were not widely held.    She also had a young persons respect and awe for her teachers, all of whom are of course religious teachers also.  

So I am asking all my wonderful readers.  What mellowed out Christianity?   Will the same thing happen to Islam.    What would it take.   

I know there are extreme branches of Christianity as there are also extreme branches of Islam.    But as both groups have a large following and will not be going away any time soon, we must find a way to deflate the extreme parts.  Thanks to anyone who has any information , I love to learn.   Hugs

 

November 29, 2018

Islam And The Future Of Tolerance (2018) | Official Trailer (HD)

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Education, History, Ideas, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:19

November 23, 2018

The arrogant stupidity is mind blowing. Give it a read and see if you have steam coming out of your ears like I did. Hugs

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Harm, News, opinion, Political, Questions, You Tube — Scottie @ 09:13

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/11/trump-on-thanksgiving-im-most-thankful-for-myself/

October 25, 2018

Troops on the border.

Hey everyone, in an attempt to keep tRump’s promise to send the military to defend the border, the Sec. of homeland security has requested troops for the border, and the Sec of Defence is said to be signing off on 800 military members to be sent.   

Here’s my question.  By law the military is prohibited from enforcing civilian laws or to be sued as laws enforcement in the USA.    The last time they were sent to the border all they could do was to provide eyes and support for the border patrol.  The military in all their gear in the hot sun would monitor the fence and border and call the patrol if they seen anyone crossing.  They were not permitted by rules to even try to engage someone coming over the border.  

Unless there is a declaration of war, the troops can do nothing but cost money and make the presidents base feel macho.  The fact is less people are coming over the border than a decade ago and has been on a steady decline for several decades.  Most of the people from these caravans are not going to reach our boarder and the ones that do are asking for asylum, not a invading force of marauding bandits.  These are mostly women and children fleeing death and rape.  

 So what the hell is the use of sending troops to the border to stand around and do nothing?  Has not enough money been wasted by this administration?  Why not use that money to hear out the asylum claims?  I am so tired of the attempts by this administration to mislead and to drum up drama.   Hugs

September 29, 2018

Would you hire this person ???

Filed under: Memes, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Twitter — Scottie @ 16:04

Kavanaugh

What if it was your son ?

Filed under: Gender, My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 13:58

Once more into the breech…

I was listening to the news and heard that some people were using the line “What if it was your son”.  Clearly these people were saying what if it was your son’s career on the line because a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her.    This was a big topic on fox news.   The idea they wanted to push was what if a woman lied about your son, or even if true would you want your son’s future high ranking job threatened by things they did in high school and college.  

However if you think on it what they should be thinking, what it really should be asking, is “What if it was your son that was sexually harassed or assaulted”?  It happens, it has happened, and if we don’t educate ourselves and protect our children of all genders it will happen again.   Not to drag up old memories but as you all know I am living proof it can happen to your sons, to any male.   It has happened to a a lot of males.   So yes what if it was your son, wouldn’t you want the truth to come out and his attacker to not get promoted to a life time appointment on the highest court in our land?   What if it was your son, wouldn’t you want him believed?  What if it was your son, wouldn’t you demand accountability from his attacker?   What if was your son?   Hugs

September 27, 2018

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Harm, Memes, News, opinion — Scottie @ 22:55

OK every wonderful person of any gender or orientation who comes here, I thank you and give you the following information.  I am struggling all evening with the Kavanaugh hearings I subjected my self too.  It should be a matter of law that all beings watching that gets mood and anxiety stabilizers prior and after the event.  Because watching some one be abused is shit, and being the one abused is double shit.  Do you now get the damn point???

Great , and thank you.  I am going to bed now.  Hugs

July 9, 2018

Yet my side is told to be civil? Really in the face of this crap?

Filed under: Criminal, History, My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Twitter — Scottie @ 18:14

I was civil

Filed under: Memes, My Life and Rants, News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 09:49

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