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| Our Response
Media outlets have been asked for a most public response to Donald Trump’s statements about America’s worst enemy. Claiming it is the American media, as mentioned as “fake news”.
We have thought about a response, and want now to join media outlets in a public response.
The enemy of America, even the worst one is not the media who keeps checks and balances , who find facts even when at times all facts are not known. We know the role in Media, and we understand the vile attack on those in Media by the present Administration.
We stand against such hogwash in these attacks on the media, and We will address facts in this dreadful time in American politics.
We will value Truth in journalism and debate false statements that could damage Media as a whole.
It is time that the present Administration stop it’s war on the American media, the American people, and it is time that the American media stand up on the values that do make America great.
The Name callings, the outlandish behavior presented as “truth”, falsehoods presented to the American people must end. The Damage that is being imposed on our nation is not because of Media, rather it is due to one man who has most apparent self loathing and lack of self control on the world scene. The damage being done, is not the fault of media outlets reporting on what is going on, rather it is being done by this present administration of which has two goals.
Our nation is more divided , hate crimes are up, gun violence is up, poverty rates are up. Homelessness is up, lack of healthcare is also up. Pay checks are down, poll numbers of any President are at near all time lows.
The Approval rating of Congress, the Senate and White house are at near record lows. There has been nothing that has come from this present Administration in the last year plus , that has united America as a whole, and nothing that has been done to help our nation be as progressive as it can be.
While We have heard the name callings, the demeaning of women, making fun of Disabled reporters, Being outlandish in comments about Women’s bodies. We have heard of vile attacks verbally against American allies, and have seen complete support of nations that are not friends of America. We have seen threats that if a wall is not built, the government would shut down. We have seen this present Administration crumble and yet the language and hate is not stopped, but it is upheld as truth.
America is better than this. Americas values are not being represented, nor the heartbeat of America being heard.
Our Nation has began to turn on each other, as violent rages are what the “new norm is”. America, this is not acceptable. This new form of “norm” is not right and we will stand against it.
Racism, hate, bigotry are symptoms of this “new norm”, which divide not unite.
We must guard our news media, and we must do fact checking. We must stand firm that Americas values are simply the fabric that holds it together.
In closing, The biggest threat to America is not the media. It never was. It is however the occupants of law which are destroying it down to the spirit of the law, and leaving American’s in dire conditions. Our political views may differ, yet the American values and heartbeat are what we must hold on to. No matter how vile, unconventional or untrustworthy some leaders have proven to be.
We will stand firm, and have faith that the true enemy of America will be revealed as such, leaving no question to who it is, or the present dangers we face.
It can be changed, it can be fixed. Question is “Are we willing to fix it” or just accept what is going on as normal.
Recovering from Mother nature, a harsh reality some face
The Reality of global warming seems to evade lawmakers until a massive storm hit’s their home state, then suddenly minds seem to change.
The Real truth is that for example 1 out of 10 homes had flood insurance and less than 1% of them will see their insurance company pay out for damage done due to the hurricane. Yet we have seen the flood waters rise, and the entire Houston Texas area did in fact sink during the event. 3CM is not much one would say, however on a mass scale it seems like a lot.
Looking at global warming surely is not something many people enjoy looking into, or even lawmakers to address it. The White house today is far removed from science and understanding the threat these storms pose.
Leaving millions in the wake of the Storms in Texas and in Florida, something must be done. Leading scientist have said that the world, not just America has five years to change course and to help prevent thermal warming else, we will cross a threshold that can not be undone.
Yet those in Power seem to forget that the world population has in fact caused tragic harm to the earth, and yet few who want to protect it.
The Hurricanes we see are getting far bigger, Tornado’s far worse than ever imagined, Winter snow in places that just “don’t see snow”, and lack of rain in places that are known for rain.
One right wing talk show host said that the recent hurricane that hit Florida was a hoax. Not real. Came from Fake news.
Yet days before the hurricane did hit Florida twice, this same talk show host got in his private Gulfstream jet and left the state. His excuse? who knows. We have seen images of homes destroyed yet one by one, family by family now comes time to rebuild, or give up.
In the news, it showed landlords whom even their rental houses were destroyed or Apartments, Condo’s destroyed still demanding rent on property that can not be occupied, or properties that simply no longer exist.
Why does this happen? Hateful people perhaps? The facts are, Mother nature is not something to play around with. Yet at the drop of a hat, a handful of religious leaders say “Hurricanes are the penance because of the gays”. It is “time to repent because of the gays”. Really? In fact this is what they have been saying. Trust me, “the gays” have nothing to do with it. It is mother nature and the lack of control of human beings that in fact are the causes of such disasters.
War is Man made, it can be prevented. Global Warming the same. For years people have abused the earth, and each other to get ahead. yet looking backwards people still do not get it.
We have a small window to reverse course which even then will take time, years, maybe a century to allow the earth time to recover from the damage caused by humans. It is not fair nor is it correct to blame these disasters on a single group of people. The funny part of it is, many times people want to blame these storms on “the gay people” as if these storms have a sexuality discomfort. You read it correctly.
As we do however awake from slumber, some are seeing the reality of our world and it surely is not a pretty one.
It is time, and past time to begin a new, to do damage control and to help curve history into a bright future where the water and air are pure, clean, trees growing and yes grass in the yard. At the moment there are still people who refuse to accept any responsibility but do want to install judgement on a group of people no matter what happens, it’s the same group that cause these issues.
Time to wake up, and move onward. We all can be responsible for our own actions, way of life, and each one can surely do our part. Yes it might be small, but great things happen when they start small.
We rejoice in those seeking to change. We rejoice in knowing that we are not alone.
It is time for our lawmakers to wake up, and for the EPA in the United states to stand up against the tirent in the white house and demand as a nation to take into consideration Global warming, its effects, harms and threats it does cause.
The EPA and many governmental agencies in the United states were told to remove any and all facts or research on Global Warming- did you know that? Well, its time to end this bad policy and it is time for all of us to renew our liberty to protect the earth.
The American Dream what has become of it
We often hear the term “The American Dream” what it used to be and the glorious days of a future that could be retained. Today, we address the American dream and how unlikely many Americans will ever see this in their life.
In recent news, Donald Trump began to dismantle the DACA program designed to give younger persons whom were brought into America undocumented the ability to live here, to get an education, a job, pay taxes and otherwise live a life otherwise not able to have in countries where their parents were born. These two stories do come to one intersection here. Our American dream was to own a home, have 2 children, have a life and live within our means. This however has taken yet another path. These days, unless one is rich, they barely make it though month to month. As it was recently reported that few Americans have even 500.00 US funds, for emergency cash in such event that it is needed. Why is this? The Ultra rich get tax breaks that the Poorer Americans do not. That is to start. Now the American dream is not about Taxes, yet we find the lower income of people in America the higher taxes they do pay.
Our jobs have gone overseas in some market places,and now we see multi generations living under one roof. The fact that Donald Trump wants to gut the DACA Program is really a bad move. These young adults and children could be forced to live in a country they know little about, and perhaps even war torn nations. That is not the America I for one, know.
Our borders represent nations divided yet show where opportunity can begin.
We know that the DACA Program has worked, and has installed hope in the hearts and eyes of those under this program. Some of which, are becoming Nurses, Doctors, Educators and a chance to live in freedom. As a First generation seeking change. What is wrong with this? What is so wrong with American political figures providing a fast track to citizenship to these persons who seek a better life? Frankly, we see a washington that does not care about the rest of the country, and leaders in the house that simply have over stayed their welcome.
To afford war, to afford ” the wall” to afford hate and tolerate Anger as a nation, that is not what America should be happy about. To fund war after war yet deny people from working, saving and beginning their own American dream.
So the Dream act is being attacked from within just as many other things that help America to be what it has become, aid to the poor, and social net programs that feed the needy.
The World of politics has surely turned one evil corner. American’s look to washington for guidance and for leadership in times of crisis. Today, we do not have this. We have seen the dream die. We in this generation have seen our very livelihood in crisis mode, and not one leader standing up and being that leader.
We have passed the election, and many feel what we had hoped to elect simply was not.
Sad thing is, This turmoil in Washington has just began. We will see radical changes take place, and few of these changes accepted or even wanted by the American public.
It is time to stand up and let our voices be heard. A time that we seek better leadership.
When will this happen, is anyone’s guess. We stand with those who are in American borders with the DACA Program, and in hopes that Congress will finely put a stop to what appears to be racial discrimination.-
America need’s a leader and someone who offers hope, is this what we have now?
By Robert Christian
The Hurricane that has hit Texas twice caused billions of dollars in Damage as Houston and Beaumont and as far south as Corpus Christi swimming in water. Meanwhile Donald Trump visited part of the state and made it appear it was yet one more reality television show. He did not meet with one family, not one condolence to any family member while there on trip number one-, yet praised the “huge” crowd that gathered to hear Trump.
America’s leadership is in question here. Where is it? Why is it that the leadership America needs is simply not there? This is beyond the matter of Republican vs Democrats, Independents to Tea Party.
This is beyond who won or was given the white house, and far beyond the capabilities of the present day oval office.
America has been torn apart, and has suffered greatly. Not just because of a storm, but a political storm that has risen an ugly beast of a head.
I like many Americans now wonder and ask “Where is Americas leadership?”. Lets take note that the Prime Minister of Canada was first on the spot to offer help, sending in their own people to help and Mexico had also offered help.
This is a fantastic support from both countries yet seeing the news, many thousands are left with little to nothing in the wake.
The Trump administration reversed a law set in by President Obama, that in part states “if a hurricane or flood hits, upon repair the home,business or building would need to be built better, stronger -to withstand future storms as what hit Houston.” This was reversed by Trump, meaning if your home or business was destroyed “good luck” build it back the way it was, no worry on other future storms.
Looking at this in prospective , Cutting FEMA funding and cutting programs that help Americas poor is not the way to govern. It is not the way to suddenly find “trillions of dollars” or “Billions ” of dollars to pay for a wall. Trump said “mexico will pay for it”, now as of two weeks ago he said he would shut down the government if they did not allot funding to pay for the same wall mexico was to pay for.
Is this really your leader? Is this really what a president is to act like? I would say no.
The Leadership America needs is not one that cuts funding that help the Poor, the Seniors just to give massive tax breaks *(not reform) to the wealthy.
The Leadership America needs is one with passion and understanding. Not meeting with one single victim of the storm, not one family, not one small business owner is hardly “seeing it first hand”.
What America voted for is not what we got, now is it? We need hope in the middle of disaster. We need a promise of commitment and urgency to bring resolve. That is a leader.
So far, Trump has disgraced the office and the American people.However this rest on him not on President Obama.
This mess could not be avoided lets make no mistake there. Having solid leadership and a solid message of hope might not be popular in “ratings”, but presidents never have been so concerned about ratings as Trump is.
What angers me is not seeing leadership. We see a dictator who fires everyone that questions him or his relations with corporate America. We see someone who has yet to prove passion and commitment of peace, love, understanding.
I am not so sure that America as a whole thought this approach was ever a good idea.
Article by Courtney Ward
Why was the party that condemns participation trophies and screams ‘snowflakes’ protesting taking down the statue of the losing side of a rebellion? Why does Germany avoid discussing its worst time in history but the alt right pontificates how the ‘south will rise again’? Why is this part of history not vilified but eulogized? Why are these mutineers exalted for causing the highest number of American casualties in the history of American war?
Perhaps I do not understand these questions due to my short comings. I do not have a degree in American history. I do not have a degree in military strategy. I do not have a degree in law. Therefore, by definition, I am not educated. However, I am far from deaf, dumb, or blind. I see the reason Black Lives Matter was initiated. I understand why the ACLU and NAACP were inaugurated. I get that I am labeled a liberal or snowflake or whatever because I disagree with white supremacy and that is fine. Like Kennedy said, call me a liberal because I’m for civil rights and I’ll proudly proclaim it.
How sad is that we are in 2017 and a Neo-Nazi killed a woman on the streets of our great country. A human life was taken because people thought a traitor’s statue was worth rallying up to proclaim ‘white rights’. I personally cannot think of another country that worships a flag or the leaders of a rebellion, which by the way, lost. “It’s not hate, it’s heritage”. We saw that heritage come to full bloom this weekend. And yet, I cannot grasp why people are proud of that. Hillary Clinton tried to warn us that this would happen. She told the people that our POTUS would embolden hate groups. David Dukes proved her right when he told the American people how he would push Donald Trump’s agenda.
I’m not against the protests. It’s the right of every American to protest, peacefully. I personally will be protesting in Gainesville, Fl on September 12th. What I against is shouting the mantra ‘heil Trump’ while inciting violence. You can’t help but to compare it to a past experience the entire would once dealt with. That’s when the word genocide was invented. Haven’t we learned not to make the same mistakes others have in the past? One death is not genocide but it could be the catalyst to the beginning of one.
I often wonder if the civil rights heroes of the 1960-70’s were around today if they would be ashamed or proud of what has been accomplished. I wonder how dejected they would be to know that the ones who were assassinated died in vain. Rosa Parks said “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” Would they be proud of the message our administration and president is sending to the future generations? Let me be clear- I do not hate our president or wish for him to fail. However, I do hate his rhetoric (to include Tweets), ideologies, and refuse to stand by it or accept it. I’m thankful we have leaders like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren who refuse to stand by convoluted narrative and stand up for what’s right. I wish I could meet both of them and tell them thank you face to face.
Please excuse any errors. After all, I am just a simple uneducated southern, liberal snowflake.
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A Democrat intends to introduce Impeachment articles against Donald Trump
A Democrat intends to introduce impeachment articles against Donald Trump over the President’s response to a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country in the Resolution of No Confidence (HRes 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues,” Representative Steve Cohen said in a statement. “However, after the President’s comments on Saturday, August 12 and again on Tuesday, August 15 in response to the horrific events in Charlottesville, I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office.”
White nationalist demonstrators last Saturday descended on Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee. The rally, met by counter-protests, quickly became violent – prompting the governor to declare a ‘state of emergency’.
Mr Trump has received widespread bipartisan criticism for his comments on Tuesday insisting that white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups did not deserve 100 per cent of the blame for
the violence that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
Speaking from Trump Tower in New York, Mr Trump said there were “some very bad people” among the protesters, but added, “You also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”
In his statement on Thursday, Mr Cohen lambasted the President for not “unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy.”
“There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” he added.