Nov 10, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump - Where Do We Go From Here?

President-elect Donald Trump
Step 1 – Admit that we lost.
President-elect Donald Trump will be our leader for the next four years. Yes, he’s our president.

Step 2 – Admit why we lost.
Many of us feel like outsiders in our own country right now. Perhaps we can empathize with all those that felt like this for the past few years. The truth is that many have felt disenfranchised by the Democratic party. While some of us had one priority in mind – defeat Donald trump, a majority of us had other priorities. We didn’t lose this election because half of America are racist, sexist, homophobic bigots who can’t have a female president. Over half of the country did vote for her, in fact. The reasons we lost this election are more complicated than that.

We lost this election when the Democratic National Convention and major media outlets like CNN worked secretly with a campaign, giving that campaign advanced knowledge of questions that would be asked at debates and consorted with that campaign to produce favorable stories in the media for that campaign and negative stories for the opposing campaign.

We lost this election when blue collar workers across America expressed their frustration with politics, as usual, the status quo, the political elite, and income inequality and the Democratic party proceeded to tip the scales for a candidate who represented all those things.

We lost the election when the candidate the DNC chose for us was polling with the second lowest favorable ratings in the history of polling, when she consistently showed weakness in the electoral college against every single Republican opponent, and they installed her anyways.

We lost when the candidate the DNC selected failed to provide reasons to vote FOR her and simply provided reasons to vote against her opponent.

We lost this election when the DNC chose the less electable candidate to represent the Democratic party.

Step 3 – Take Action
The Democratic Party has failed us. The results of this election, ultimately, lie squarely on the shoulders of the Democratic party establishment. It is of utmost importance that the party elite will relinquish the reigns. It is time for the Sanders/Warren Democrats – the millennials and the socialists, the future of our nation, to take control of the direction of the party.

In 2008, after the election of President Obama, the Republican party began to be seized by a people-powered movement called the Tea Party. In 2016, the Democrats should see the very same type of reaction from their constituency. A rebuke of the party establishment and a seizing of control by the voters, rather than the party elite, should take place.

Socialist, populist, progressives all across America need to take up service to their country and run for election to local, state, and federal offices. This is of dire importance to securing our future.

Finally: All Democrats in Congress should meet President Trump and the Republican held House and Senate with the very same opposition that President Obama and the Democrats met with. It is very important that we extend this message to our representatives: We do not want you to work with the President. We do not want you to work across the aisle. We want progressive legislation or nothing. When one party refuses to play by the rules, we are left with no choice but to do the same. We can not get progressive legislation through by trying to play nice. We must learn from the Republican precedent and meet obstruction with obstruction.
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Before last night I had felt disillusioned with the Democratic Party. I felt betrayed when I saw the DNC tip the scales of the election and then saw what I already knew to be true, validated through the Wikileaks email hacks. I was entirely prepared to leave politics behind.

But seeing a misogynistic, racist, bigot rise to the most powerful station on Earth has moved me. Knowing that my daughters will have to grow up STILL without having known a female leader of the free world breaks my heart.

My friend told me today that when she woke her daughter up for school, her daughter asked her “Mommy, are we going to be deported?”

My sister and her wife watched the election results with fear and anticipation, as they wondered if what became an increasingly likely President Trump would install a Supreme Court Justice that would repeal marriage equality.

On campus, I saw two black women embrace each other in front of me, one in tears, as they asked each other where they go from here.

The results of yesterday’s election affect each and every one of us deeply and profoundly – whether we know it yet or not. And I have never been more resolved to work my ass off to elect PROGRESSIVE, honest, liberal, Democrats to local, state, and federal offices. 2018 starts today. Are you in?

Oct 11, 2016

Is Bernie Sanders A Sellout?

Donald Trump Tape

Author: Dennis M. Sweatt

Every politician is a "sellout" depending on your terms. Considering they have to cater to a wide swath of constituents who all have varying needs required of their elected officials.

Since it was never about Bernie Sanders, then how can he be a sellout?
He was simply a masthead, not the ship.

This is and ought to be about the movement, which without Bernie would not be so prevalent. Bernie didn't die or leave the planet on a spaceship. If you believed in Bernie's message it was because of his tireless work for forty+ years which he is still fighting, within the system, to change the system; a system he was fighting to change before he became the progressive savior.

So before anyone crucifies him as a sellout, remember there is still time to save our nations 'soul' without a bloody sacrifice of a moral, if not perfect man.

That man doesn't want Donald 'Locker Room' Trump to be president either. A "moral vote" (third party) will make Trump president.

"We are adults, we have two candidates with the only chance to appoint a liberal judge. Guess who that is." (Author)


Would it be supporting Bernie's message to hand the lowest candidate the highest office?
If you support Bernie, support his call to vote for Hillary.
He will have her ear, and he has our voice.

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Sep 10, 2016

Ari Fleischer Releases Notes From Air Force One to Justify 9/11

George Bush, September 11 2001

There are six pages in all, the only original verbatim text of what US President George Bush said on the presidential plane as he and his senior aides absorbed the news on September 11, 2001. 

"I can't wait to find out who did it," Bush said. "It's going to take a while ...."
[He was trying to hold true to a facade here because a little while later when asking about his family, and his dog ...]
"Barney?" Bush said, inquiring about his beloved Scottish terrier.
"He's nipping at the heels of Osama bin Laden now," said Card

[Andrew Card didn't know about maintaining plausible denial]
They already knew who did it, they'd known for months about bin Laden's intentions.
08:03
"We're at war...somebody's going to pay" George Bush said after 9/11
Handwritten notes providing the only complete verbatim record of how George W Bush reacted as he received the news of the 9/11 attacks have been made public for the first time.
To mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks, Bush's former press secretary Ari Fleischer has released the six pages of notes that he made as Bush and those around him reacted to the unfolding terrorist atrocity.
They reveal that amid the confusion, Bush's immediate reaction was to seek revenge against the terrorists.
Telephoning his Vice President Dick Cheney from Air Force One, he said: Were going to get the b******s. Were at war. 

After hanging up the phone, Bush turned to his aides and said: "When we find out who did this, they're not going to like me as president. Somebody's going to pay."

Handwritten notes from a Bush administration official released before the 15th anniversary of 9/11 give an inside look into how the President responded in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.


The scribbled writings of Ari Fleischer, White House press secretary at the time, show worries about other attacks after George W. Bush was told about the hijackings while at a Florida school.

Story at: 
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/handwritten-notes-air-force-show-bush-response-9-11-article-1.2786088

Sep 9, 2016

40 Reasons to Doubt the Official 9/11 Story

THE TOP 40
REASONS TO DOUBT THE OFFICIAL STORY OF SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001

… An outline in simple talking points …
We are continuing to compile the best documentation links for every single point on this page, and intend to post the updated version as soon as possible, and create teaching tools and more from the info. This is a significant and time-consuming process–if you have useful links, please send them to janice[at]911truth[dot]org. Thanks for your help!
If you use the search function with title key words, you will discover that 911Truth.org is home to articles backing virtually every point made below. Much of the basic research is available at the Complete 9/11 Timeline (hosted by cooperativeresearch.org), the 9/11 Reading Room (
911readingroom.org), and the NY Attorney General Spitzer petition and complaint (Justicefor911.org). For physical evidence discussion, see Point 7.
THE DAY ITSELF – EVIDENCE OF COMPLICITY
1) AWOL Chain of Command
a. It is well documented that the officials topping the chain of command for response to a domestic attack –George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Myers, Montague Winfield, Ralph Eberhart – all found reason to do something else during the actual attacks, other than assuming their duties as decision-makers.
b. Who was actually in charge? Dick Cheney, Richard Clarke, Norman Mineta and the 9/11 Commission directly conflict in their accounts of top-level response to the unfolding events, such that several (or all) of them must be lying.
2) Air Defense Failures
a. The US air defense system failed to follow standard procedures for responding to diverted passenger flights.
b. Timelines: The various responsible agencies – NORAD, FAA, Pentagon, USAF, as well as the 9/11 Commission – gave radically different explanations for the failure (in some cases upheld for years), such that several officials must have lied; but none were held accountable.
c. Was there an air defense stand down?
3) Pentagon Strike
How was it possible the Pentagon was hit 1 hour and 20 minutes after the attacks began? Why was there no response from Andrews Air Force Base, just 10 miles away and home to Air National Guard units charged with defending the skies above the nation’s capital? How did Hani Hanjour, a man who failed as a Cessna pilot on his first flight in a Boeing, execute a difficult aerobatic maneuver to strike the Pentagon? Why did the attack strike the just-renovated side, which was largely empty and opposite from the high command?
4) Wargames
a. US military and other authorities planned or actually rehearsed defensive response to all elements of the 9/11 scenario during the year prior to the attack – including multiple hijackings, suicide crash bombings, and a strike on the Pentagon.
b. The multiple military war games planned long in advance and held on the morning of September 11th included scenarios of a domestic air crisis, a plane crashing into a government building, and a large-scale bio-terrorism emergency in New York. If this was only an incredible series of coincidences, why did the official investigations avoid the issue? There is evidence that the war games created confusion as to whether the unfolding events were “real world or exercise.” Did war games serve as the cover for air defense sabotage, and/or the execution of an “inside job”?
5) Flight 93
Did the Shanksville crash occur at 10:06 (according to a seismic report) or 10:03 (according to the 9/11 Commission)? Does the Commission wish to hide what happened in the last three minutes of the flight, and if so, why? Was Flight 93 shot down, as indicated by the scattering of debris over a trail of several miles?

Aug 15, 2016

Talking White Privilege on Facebook Part: 1

"I don't even pay attention to what color they are."


Yes, you do; your brain does that for you. Flight or fight begins with cultural matching. We are tribal by nature. This isn't a crime, just a residual of natural selection. So to repeat; this isn't racial bias, we are all the same race.
"...but there is no difference between my American culture and the culture of another American who grew up near me."
That is the near absolute definition of white privilege.
That another culture has the same advantages I do so I don't have to think about it. "It just takes care of itself."
"Trying to say that blacks and whites have different cultures because...based on skin color"
You do not read what I write or filter it through your perceptions. We do have different cultures. Of course we do. On a graph we could see black and white culture merging in some aspects. But you wouldn't know what to do if you lived with a black urban family for a month. They are of the same race but of different ethnic backgrounds (depending of variables of geography, income, traditions etc.)

And many are segregated.

Income being the prime factor. Like I asked before, white couple, black couple, statistically who gets the bank loan first? Who has a higher percentage of getting a mortgage on their house, a primary way Americans send their kids to college.

Keep in mind I am 50yrs old. I was around on the eighties, the few black families in Tracy California, had to go to higher lengths to receive a loan. Even so far as bringing in a white friend to cosign. I remember the conversation my dad had about with mom, the first time I heard a conversation about the difficulties of being black in America.

So how many African-Americans went to college when I was college age. Where are they now? When they were less than ten percent of the population in the eighties, how many black men went to college and became captains of industry?

How many black men do you see on Forbes lists compared to whites? How many in congress? Judges, cops, lawyers, doctors? The news casts, even on Fox of all places has been blacker in the last decade than I EVER watched on TV growing up.

I don't know how old you are but life experience makes a difference. I have seen the changes for half a century.

It's waaaaay better but keep in mind that the last whites only drinking fountain was taken down the month I was born. While that may seem like ancient history to you, their father told them about racism (cultural-ism).
My father was a Vietnam vet. Vietnam was his drinking fountain for the government.
Do you think I was raised to trust the government?

These may seem like heady days for you in this era, and it should, we've all done a lot of work to get here.
But there is still work to do.

It begins with understanding history and our real place in it.

Author: Dennis M. Sweatt, Copyright 2016.

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