What Do Democrats Really Want?

Thom plus logo Thomas Friedman, the confused billionaire, told us decades ago that "free trade" is what made the Lexus a successful product when, in fact, it was decades of Japanese government subsidies and explicit tariffs that did so. He then rather pathetically told us the Iraq war would be over within six months so many times that six months came to be known as a "Friedman unit." Now he thinks he's figured out what's going to get Democrats and swing voters so excited they'll kick out Trump in 2020.

He says we need to keep giving our for-profit insurance corporations and big pharma nearly twice as much money as citizens of any other developed country pay for their healthcare and drugs. He thinks that if people in the US have a contagious disease, we should check their citizenship before giving them treatment - something only a billionaire like Trump or Friedman could afford because they live in such bubbles - while the rest of us would rather not catch their illness. Finally, he says that Democrats will only be brought together by fear of Trump, because Americans really don't want a return to the values of FDR's New Deal or LBJ's Great Society.

Friedman quotes a Democratic politician who complains that her "critics" say she's "too close to business," suggesting politicians should stay in bed with the fat cats. In fact, the vast majority of Americans want what he calls "radical" change. We want money out of politics. We want leeches like insurance companies peeled off of us. We want the big banks broken up and re-regulated. We want everybody to be able to go to college or trade school without going into debt. And we want workers to be decently paid and have the right to unionize. There are three Friedman Units before the election.

If Democrats try to run on Friedman's "moderate" platform, a continuation of Friedman's "free trade" Clintonism that took over the Party in 1992 and rejected FDR, we'll get the result we deserve: 4 more years of Trump and his corporatist buddies.

-Thom

Comments

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HotCoffee 4 weeks 2 days ago
#1

Diane,

LOL

Suze Orman wants young people to stop “peeing” away millions of dollars on coffee. Last month, the personal-finance celebrity ignited a controversy on social media when a video she starred in for CNBC targeted a familiar villain: kids these days and their silly $5 lattes. Because brewing coffee at home is less expensive, Orman argued, purchasing it elsewhere is tantamount to flushing money away, which makes it a worthy symbol of Millennials’ squandered resources.

Orman’s not alone in this view. The old guard of personal finance has spent years turning the habit of buying coffee into a shorthand for Americans’ profligacy, especially that of young Americans. Dave Ramsey, a finance personality who hosts a popular radio show on getting out of debt, says that forgoing lattes is one of four keys to saving thousands of dollars. Kevin O’Leary, one of the investors on the entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank, once told CNBC, “I never buy a frape-latte-blah-blah-blah-woof-woof-woof.” Even the official Twitter account for Chase Bank has gotten in on the fun, intimating via meme that a failure to brew at home is why young people don’t have any money.

In the face of coffee shaming, young people usually point to things like student loans and housing prices as the true source of the generation’s instability, not their $100-a-month cold-brew habits. Nonetheless, coffee endures as a personal-finance flash point because it provides such a tidy intersection of generational tensions. A cup of coffee embodies changes in everything from how younger Americans eat to where they live and how they approach their finances. For young people who buy one each morning, the walk up to the barista can be a shame-tinged tug of war.

Finance media has seized on coffee in part because, in the space of a generation, how Americans drink coffee has changed dramatically. In 1994, Starbucks had fewer than 500 locations in the United States. Today, it has more than 14,000. With this expansion, the Seattle-based coffee chain pioneered a more European approach to coffee throughout the country, replacing the mediocre-at-best cup of mud many Americans were accustomed to with espresso-based drinks and beans sourced from far-off locales.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/07/coffee-financial-advice/594244/

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deepspace 4 weeks 1 day ago
#2

[LMAO ...kinda hung up on the whole coffee thing, aren't ya, óinseach? Better cut back on the jitter juice and partake more of that Humboldt bud up there on the backwaters of the Eel River.]

HotCoffee [radical false religionist, posted the following]:

They will say things about this man, but it will not affect him, and they shall say it rolls off of him like the duck, for as the feathers of a duck protect it, so shall my feathers protect this next president. Even mainstream news media will be captivated by this man and the abilities I have gifted him with, and they will even begin to agree with him says the Spirit of God.

https://sites.google.com/site/cathoderaytubeland/thanksgiving-from-hell/mark-taylor-prophecy-page

[Follow the link ...if you dare.]

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[LMAO ...from the bowels of shoot-'em-up Texass.]

Dianereynolds [racist/fascist/liar, posted the following]:

Sorry for the long quote but it is dead on point.

BILLY GRAHAM'S SON IS TELLING THE SAD TRUTH

NEVER SAID BETTER

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, when he said America will not come back.

He wrote:

"The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012. The second term of Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind.

A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.

People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

The Cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back yard The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the strings on their beige puppet and have brought us Act 2 of the New World Order.

The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has been told.

Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness.."

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[LMAO, LMAO, LMAO]

[Of course, the Trump-troll clown show on Thom's Blog wouldn't be complete without Mentalage3 (self-deluded MAGA Redhat) adding his two cents through an upside-down, inside-out looking glass]:

"Are you kidding me? The party of racism is the democratic party. And by the way, they are also now the party of fascism as well. They will do whatever it takes to silence any dissenting voice. Anitfa? They are just the new fascist brownshirts. Beat the hell out of anybody they don't like. Sure sounds and looks like fascism to me, and the leadership of the democratic party just remains silent. As the saying goes, their silence speaks volumes. Per Don Lemon, they "aren't perfect". Yeah, just like the KKK is not perfect either.

The democrats have now totally abandoned the working people and unions in this country in favor of the 1% elite and their minions. Kind of ironic, isn't it?

What has happened to the democratic party in this country?"

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[And this gem that Mentalage3 dredged from deep within the Republican swamp where minds go to die.]:

From Peter Van Buren: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/muellers-investigation-...

Excerpts:

The core problem—at least that we know of—is that Mueller hasn’t found a crime connected with Russiagate that someone working for Trump might have committed. His investigation to date hasn’t been a search for the guilty party—Colonel Mustard in the library—so much as a search for an actual crime, some crime, any crime. Yet all he’s uncovered so far are some old financial misdealings by Manafort and chums, payoffs to Trump’s mistresses that are not in themselves illegal (despite what prosecutors simply assert in the Cohen sentencing report, someone will have to prove to a jury the money was from campaign funds and the transactions were “for the purpose of influencing” federal elections, not simply “protecting his family from shame”), and a bunch of people lying about unrelated matters.

And that’s the giveaway to Muller’s final report. There was no base crime as the starting point of the investigation. With Watergate, there was the break-in at Democratic National Headquarters. With Russiagate you had…Trump winning the election. (Remember too that the FBI concluded forever ago that the DNC hack crime was done by the Russians, no Mueller needed.)

Almost everything Mueller has, the perjury and lying cases, are crimes he created through the process of investigating. He’s Schroeder’s Box: the infractions only exist when he tries to look at them. Mueller created most of his booked charges by asking questions he already knew the answers to, hoping his witness would lie and commit new crimes literally in front of him. Nobody should be proud of lying, but it seems a helluva way to contest a completed election as Trump enters the third year of his term.

Mueller’s end product, his report, will most likely claim that a lot of unsavory things went on. But it seems increasingly unlikely that he’ll have any evidence Trump worked with Russia to win the election, let alone that Trump is now under Putin’s control. If Mueller had a smoking gun, we’d be watching impeachment hearings by now.

[How very prescient ...face palm.]

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[Thom's Blog, like nearly every other social media platform these days, has morphed into an exposé of the Republican inner mind -- the racist, sexist pigs that populate the Mad King's looney-toon base of chanting chumps. Each passing day reaffirms the complete fecking idiocy of the American kakistocracy that is the Trump WHITEMAN House.

Keep the hits a' comin', all you sad, angry, hateful trolls ("Russia, if you're listening..."), but the winter of 2020 is coming for the Republican Party. They had their chance to show America their stuff, and it made the People sick. Now, the flaming racist/sexist/fascist Redhats must face Judgement Day.]

Coalage3 4 weeks 1 day ago
#3

Thanks for agreeing with me DS. The reposting of Peter Van Buren's article about the Mueller witch hunt, er sorry, investigation is spot on. And there is no doubt that the party of death has now turned into a facist, bigoted group that will tolerate no dissent from the party line. Sounds like Germany in the mid 1930's.

The democrats have totally abandoned what made them the party of choice for most americans when I was growing up. Trump has stolen some of their economic policies (if you don't believe that, just listen to Warren for a few minutes and you won't be able to tell them apart), they offer nothing in the way of world matters, and the best they can come up with now is that everybody is a racist. Oh and lets not forget how the democratically controlled state legislatures cheered when they said it was okay to go ahead and kill a baby born alive after an abortion attempt. Along with open borders, free everything, climate change lunacy, etc., dems are now completely out of the mainstream and out of touch with most americans.

How come Thom's blog hasn't morphed into a liberal posters paradise? Afraid to hear other points of view?

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Dianereynolds 4 weeks 1 day ago
#4

Good morning HotCorree, Coalage.

Loved the coffee story. I see people lined up at a drive through and always wondered.

You tell me as I have been busy most of the week. I don't expect Hatrmann to ever change his tune but have any media outlets actually quoted President Trump's full quote? Didn't think so.

Are the leftie socialist radio talking heads claiming that some RW kook will take a shot at one of the four horseladies of the apocalypse? I found the truth to be one of the most vile among the four America hating bimbos, Talieb, actually accuse Pelosi of being the creator of the threats.

Back to SF renaming "manholes", If leftie/socialists don't believe in biological gender, then why did they march for women's rights?

Back a bit later

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entera79 4 weeks 1 day ago
#6

That guy Richard who's been calling the show IS a troll. For years he's called into Norm Goldman and even Stephanie Miller's shows, sometimes daily, to harp on the same two issues: Some supposed all out war on Christianity that's happening in America, and against womens reproductive rights. He's especially virulently anti-abortion. Says he's a union member and small business guy, etc etc etc but never seems to be at work all day, unless it's a call center.

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HotCoffee 4 weeks 1 day ago
#7

Good morning Diane & coalage,

Trump is getting signifintaly more campaign contributions from California than expected....

SHOCK DATA: Trump Has Raised More Money in Liberal-as-Heck California Than Most Democratic Candidates

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released this week, 35% of California voters approve of the president’s job performance.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/shock-data-trump-has-raised-more-money-in-liberal-as-heck-california-than-most-democratic-candidates/

Also....Trump approval rating jumps, just shy of locking in reelection

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trump-approval-rating-jumps-just-shy-of-locking-in-reelection

What a lovely day!!

As for Omar of the jihad squad.....

Earlier this week a Somali American patriot reached out to The Gateway Pundit to share some more on Ilhan’s radical past. The man also expressed to TGP that not everyone in the Somali community is a fan of Ilhan Omar. We have heard that from several of our sources.

Here is his letter to The Gateway Pundit:

As one of their fellow clansmen who has moved to America and embraced the American Dream, I am not happy with how they are representing Somali Americans. There are many patriotic Somali Americans who have fought for this country, some of which gave the ultimate sacrifice. She doesn’t espouse our beliefs nor our love for our adopted country. She has more loyalty to Somalia and our clan than she has towards this great country.

We left a country where we were indoctrinated to believe things like Northern Somalis are Jewish and should be exterminated, only for them to have brought that ideology here with them which may explain her antisemetism. I spoke out to my fellow clansmen during Ilhan’s election here, but I was silenced and nearly ostracized by the community here under the orders of the tribal-chiefs President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo paid off in Somalia to garner votes for her in her election here. Unbelievably, as we’re one of the biggest donors of the current Somali government, my taxes in America are still funding the warped ideology we all fled!

That same extreme ideology and anti-Semitism that Ilhan displays, is what led to the genocide in Somaliland and Al-Shabab taking over, and I don’t want that ideology to set foot in our great nation. I’m also not happy about the influence that Ilhan has on our foreign-policy towards Israel.

I don’t want another generation of Somalis to be indoctrinated by that twisted ideology, that by the way, Ilhan’s dad personally helped formulate during his time as a propagandist in the Barre regime.

The story about Ilhan marrying her brother is well known and is a very common thing among Somali people in the diaspora. Ilhan had a child with her real husband while married to her brother to get him US residency and ultimately obtain US citizenship. This is clear example of someone who does not respect the laws of this country and probably thinks that the Sharia marriage with her actual husband is the one that counts.

He did not want his name to be public at this time due to threats by Ilhan suppporters.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/that-same-ideology-led-to-genocide-in-somaliland-somali-american-speaks-out-against-ilhan-omars-extreme-ideology-and-antisemitism/

Going to town... back this afternoon.

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HotCoffee 4 weeks 1 day ago
#8

Diane

Well the left should stay out of hardware stores...all the plumbing fttings are male or female...such as.... a short threaded piece of pipe is called a nipple.

No more plumbing for lefties! :)

They are creating a language...but it isn't based on english.

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Dianereynolds 4 weeks 1 day ago
#9

HotCoffee, inside today so lots of computer time.

I never thought of plumbing but I remember back a couple of years,

An expert weighs in on the ‘front hole’ debate

And then there is this idiot,

AOC Is the Gift That Keeps Giving

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HotCoffee 4 weeks 1 day ago
#10

Diane,

Pretty amusing AOC claims shes threatened and wants police protection...while she trys to get ICE and HS fired...so just how does that work?? Gee would you mind protectng me as I try to get your asses fired....hmm....you go for it dumb shit.

About as smart as losing all those Amazon jobs.

That sure is a whole lot of info on holes!....geez

Just got home...ended up having lunch in town with friends.

maybe later.....

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deepspace 4 weeks 1 day ago
#11

@#3:

Good god, you are one ignorant f*ck!

Ergo, Mentalage3.

You haven't even read the Mueller Report, have you? Yet, here you are, opining stupidly about something of which you obviously know very little, other than the mind-numbing garbage that Fux Fake News, Trump, and his Republican party churn out on a daily basis. You and your butt-buddy Trump-trolls are their feckless victims, the poster children of a study that concludes people who watch Fux Fake News are more ignorant of current events than those who don't watch any news at all. Go figure. The troll trio on Thom's Blog is proof in the pudding.

Mueller Report Volume I: Although it did not rise (almost but not quite) to the very high standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt of criminal conspiracy with a foreign government or its agents -- a most exacting standard of law -- the self-dealing and unpatriotic "collusion" (not a legal term) of Trump and his campaign with Russia for corrupt purposes was extensive and serious.

The most important conclusion of Volume I is that the Russian military viciously attacked the beating heart of our democracy in an unrelenting campaign to denigrate Hillary and elect Trump (Why was that?) through electronic and social media warfare -- a war still being waged to this day, about which the Trump "Administration" and his lackeys in Congress are effectively doing nothing, presumably hoping for a repeat in 2020.

Also in evidence are ample facts that Trump and numerous key campaign officials knew about Russia's aggression, welcomed it, sought it out, benefited from it, did not report it to the FBI, and lied about it repeatedly, betraying their consciousness of guilt. Putin totally played them, knowing they were too stupid and inexperienced to formally "conspire" as actual double agents. So he just used Trump's dummies to sew discord and undermine our democracy. In that, the Russian military-grade attack against the United States succeeded beyond Putin's wildest wet dream.

In view of such hard facts, how can anyone misconstrue Trump as being a patriotic guy? It's as clear as the rising and setting of the sun that this greedhead cares about nothing and nobody except his money and himself. He should go back to Germany, where his grandfather was stripped of citizenship in the old Kingdom of Bavaria for refusing military service. (Bone spurs?)

Mueller Report Volume II: The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued an obscure internal memo (which is nowhere in the Constitution) during the Spiro Agnew corruption scandal in 1973, which stated that a sitting president cannot be indicted and cannot even be accused of a crime.

(Horsesh*t -- in our country, no one is supposed to be above the law, especially a president, for god sake!)

Mueller, being the tight ass he is, strictly followed that guideline throughout the report. Therefore, he only presented the clear and plentiful evidence of obstruction of justice in several instances without arriving at a charging decision, leaving that unpleasant chore to Congress in his rather vague, double-negative prose.

Over a thousand of our nation's most venerable prosecutors -- from all political stripes -- are in total agreement that anyone else who is not the president would easily be charged and no doubt convicted with numerous felonies. If not for that constitutionally-suspect OLC memo, we would now have a convicted felon as president, who would be immediately tried, found guilty as hell, and sent to prison upon removal from office, either through impeachment or by way of an election defeat.

BTW, sh*thead, the only reason you are able to post worthless opinions, which are backed up neither by facts nor outside reality, is that Thom loves to entertain other points of view, whether they are based on truth or not. Anyone who listens to his program is well aware of that fact.

No one is "afraid" of your ridiculous lies; they are simply disgusted. To me, your shallow, sophomoric efforts to defend the indefensible are more amusing than anything else. Every word that a Trump troll utters is just more rope to hang the whole Republican Party of reprobates. Trump trolls are the poster children of a study that demonstrates Fux Fake News viewers know less about current events than those who don't watch any news at all.

It's vitally important that the rest of the electorate understands the depths of Republican depravity -- in their own words.

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Dianereynolds 4 weeks 1 day ago
#12

Hey HotCoffee,

President just gave the young and healthy a great gift.

Federal judge upholds a Trump alternative to ‘Obamacare’

https://apnews.com/9103a6d4d37e4063b93e9dc3215ac985

If only 11 million people have Obama-Care, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed? Will an additional 13 million people be randomly shot?

BTW, President Trump is up to 129 appointed judges on the bench and at least 50 to 75 more to go. Thanks, Mitch.

Have a great night.

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deepspace 4 weeks 1 day ago
#13

It's the young and UNhealthy who should be worried. Great price for insurance ...unless you actually need it to cover the many things it doesn't cover. It's just like the Trump University, the Trump Foundation, the Trump Anything and Everything -- a total scam, a giveaway to rapacious insurance companies and their greedy billionaire owners who profit by denying coverage.

Pink-skinned racists/fascists should go back to where they came from.

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HotCoffee 4 weeks 1 day ago
#14

Diane

This is going to explode................

“It’s Going to Be Staggering, the Amount of Names”: As the Jeffrey Epstein Case Grows More Grotesque, Manhattan and DC Brace for Impact

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-case-grows-more-grotesque

and check this out

Hammam Yalbugha

https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/Hammam_Yalbugha/

and here the one on Epsteins lsland

https://www.insider.com/jeffrey-epstein-private-island-temple-2019-7

Sick people!!

later.............

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deepspace 4 weeks 1 day ago
#15

Epstein was Trump's buddy, and they both shared the same taste for young and vulnerable females. Even his own daughter is not spared.

here, here, and here

Sick person!

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Dianereynolds 4 weeks 14 hours ago
#16

Epstein and Weinstein both tied to big Hollywood democrats.

Think Hatrmann will go in depth with this one or try to tie him to Trump as you called it from the start. Clinton 26 times without any Secret Service?

Might need a lot of popcorn this year.

Lot's more popcorn.

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deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#17

Granny with a gun,

Oh, so now you postulate that Thom will try to tie things together in a vacuum? What is it with Republicans anyway? They always blame Democrats for Republican failures and Trump's own words and actions.

"You can grab 'em by the pussy."

"I moved on her like a bitch, and she was married"

"... I’ll go backstage before a show, and everyone's getting dressed and ready and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere. And I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it."

You know they’re standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that.

I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump booms from a speakerphone. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it – Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

Yup, Trump is as pure as the wind-driven snow, and Democrats just make stuff up.

Riiight!

How about just waiting for the FBI evidence to come out before falsely accusing Thom of idle speculation in the future?

Why don't you go back to where you came from: The Rush Limbaugh Show. He's more your speed -- a liar to a liar.

BTW: If Bill Clinton is guilty, throw him in the darkest dungeon too. Never did like that pervert; never defended his sexual predations; never voted for him. He can rot in hell along with Epstein for all I care ...if he's found guilty, that is.

Sexual predation should be a nonpartisan issue, as both parties have suffered from such immorality by their leaders and prominent members of their constituencies.

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stabilizer 3 weeks 6 days ago
#18

Friedman is an excellent example of the power of propaganda by the American Nazi Party. He has impressive analytical skills, but his conclusing are logically based on lies. To me, this shows clearly that Buttigieg is right when he claims white supremacy will destroy America. 50 years of constantly deluging low knowledge Americans with farefully crafted lies has produced two generations of drones.

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deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#20

stabilizer,

White supremacy has already destroyed America, at least our political discourse and good reputation. Look no further than the irreligious, racist hatemongering of the (haha) "leader of the free world," a xenophobic bigot and mentally ill fool who has, in only three short years, transformed our once-respected nation into a laughingstock and pariah of Western democracy and into a patsy for some of the world's worst dictators -- comforting our enemies and betraying our allies along with our most sacred principles.

Racism comes out of the closet...

He dragged white supremacy out of the shadows and into mainstream politics, which is gleefully championed by a third of the population. "Send her back; send her back; send her back!"

Send me back...

The three racist zealots on Thom's Blog (Dianereynolds, HotCoffee, and Coalage3), who disseminate their lies and delusions on a daily basis (e.g., "Just a thought, If Democrats don't want foreigners involved in our elections, why do they think it's all right for illegals to vote?" --Dianereynolds), are an obtrusive testimony to our sad new reality as a degenerate, morally bankrupt outcast.

Teach our children...

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Dianereynolds 3 weeks 6 days ago
#21

Good Sunday morning HotCoffee,

Looks like these clowns are going to be troublemakers for the democrat party.

Eariler this year one of the squad appears to hate the likes of obama. How racist of her.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar ripped former President Barack Obama in an interview published Friday, belittling his “pretty face” and saying his agenda of hope and change was an illusion.

She cited the “caging of kids” at the Mexican border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch — and argued that he wasn’t much different from President Trump

More on "the squad" better known as the committee to re-elect President Trump.

Tlaib being thrown out of a Trump rally.

Just a thought,

If Democrats don't want foreigners involved in our elections, why do they think it's all right for illegals to vote?

Much more later,

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Dianereynolds 3 weeks 6 days ago
#22

HotCoffee,

Another hysterical display of the all too frequent term racist, a word that has completely lost all meaning thanks to the likes of leftie/socialist radio talking sock puppets.

"On Friday, Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas, a Democrat, moved from a “slow” checkout lane at her local Publix supermarket into the express lane . . . Thomas claimed she was “verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from because I had to many items in the express lane . . .

. . . Celebrities including Patty Arquette, Tom Arnold, Bill de Blasio, Ted Lieu and Beto O’Rourke joined the fray “usingthe #IStandWithErica hashtag.” Thomas is/was scheduled to share her agonizing story on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on Sunday morning . . .

. . . Then, the truth emerges . . .This accused “racist” man turns out to be a “Cuban immigrant and a Democrat who just defended “The Squad” against Trump’s “racist” tweets, told the president to “go back to Germany and his Nazi roots . . .

Like the #MeToo movement, all a “person of color” has to do is make an accusation against a white person and they are instantly believed. Democrats, especially celebrities, are quick to pounce on the accused with attacks of their own. The news spreads fast. Suddenly, someone who has done nothing wrong becomes Public Enemy #1.

This story illustrates the anatomy of a false racial smear and the ease with which one begins and how rapidly it can accelerate.

If this man did not have a social media history clearly displaying his dislike of Donald Trump and his support for “The Squad” in the latest feud, this story would surely escalate.

Georgia Rep. Erica Thomas should be forced to resign for her false accusations against this man. But she won’t."

Will these dummies ever learn? No need to answer as it was a rhetorical question.

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deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#23

Dianereynolds is a flaming racist/bigot -- in her own words!

She is once again blaming the messenger -- too mentally and morally weak to look in the mirror and recognize the ugly reality. If racists are tired of having the word "racist" hurled at them constantly (appropriately) then they should quit being racist.

It's a learned behavioral characteristic that can be unlearned. But it takes deep self-knowledge and high moral character, which Dianereynolds obviously lacks in spades.

BTW: Trump trolls can clog up Thom's Blog with as many links as they can find on the dark side of the internet -- other assholes' racist words and lies that the average, rank-and-file trolls, such as Dianereynolds, are too stupid to string together into coherent sentences themselves -- but it does not change the fact that the Republican Party has been commandeered by a low-intelligent, racist carnival barker, who purposely incites hate at every opportunity to bask in the negative energy of his chanting crowds of fiery-eyed jerks and suckers.

Hate and racism are the only tools left in their deplorable baskets.

It's Sunday, granny; go to church and beg God for forgiveness before your hourglass runs out of sand. I'm concerned for your soul.

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HotCoffee 3 weeks 6 days ago
#24

Morning Diane,

I'm the "racisist" that with 6 out of town friends spent over $200.00 for lunch friday at a awesome Mexican resturant run by a Mexican husband and wife that have been there at least the last 15 years I've eaten there. The lunchtime crowd was about 1/2 white and 1/2 hispanic no one there seemed racisist to me. Seems most folks in my part of the woods get along just fine. When Nancy Pelosi is a racisist you know sombody's lying.... Go figure!

This week we get the Muller do over..........after being coached by the dems for the last month or so...should be interesting!

back later!

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deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#25

And here comes HotCoffee, right on cue, proudly displaying one of the oldest racist tropes of all: "Don't ya know, I have a friend who is black, or brown, or yellow, or red, or olive (choose a color that ain't white); therefore, I must not be a racist."

FU -- go back to where you came from.

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deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#26

Okay, enough responding to wickedness and evil on a Sunday morning; it's too nice of a day to waste on unrepentant lowlifes.

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HotCoffee 3 weeks 6 days ago
#27

Diane,

Hey Dems WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDRREN???

In past 18 months, illegal aliens in N.C. have been charged with 1,172 child sex crimesBy Ben Bowles July 21, 2019

https://libertyunyielding.com/2019/07/21/in-past-18-months-illegal-aliens-in-n-c-have-been-charged-with-1172-child-sex-crimes/

Being in the right place at the wrong time. That describes the plight of any law-abiding American citizen who has been victimized by a criminal illegal alien. Liberals will protest that the crimes inflicted on these citizens could have been committed by anyone, but that misses the point that illegals aren’t just anybody. They don’t belong here in the first place, a point that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi — the leaders of the Democratic party in Congress — openly conceded until recently, when they began cynically seeing the warm bodies inhabited by illegals as potential votes.

Another argument the Left clings to is that illegals account for only a small portion of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. But that myth has just been debunked.

Hmmm.......

however.....

According to CalMatters, POTUS has already raised $3.2 million in the “resistance” state — more than all but two of his major Democrat challengers:

This may come as surprise to the president, the national media and more than a few Californians, but there are plenty of Trump supporters in the “Resistance State,” too. And since the beginning of the year, they’ve been spending a lot of money to keep the president in the White House.

New campaign finance statistics show that President Donald Trump raised $3.2 million—more money from the California donor class than all of his Democratic challengers, but two.

Not only that, but the Trump campaign collected more from itemized small donors—those who gave in increments of less than $100 at a time—than anyone else in the field. The president bested even Democratic contender Bernie Sanders in the small-donor sweepstakes.

https://thenationalsentinel.com/2019/07/21/shocker-trump-is-raising-more-money-in-california-than-nearly-all-of-his-democrat-challengers/

Either the Dems don't have no money... or Ca. is coming to it's senses.

later.....

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deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#28

APRIL 11, 2016

Are Sex Offenders White?

by JUDITH LEVINE – ERICA MEINERS

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There’s a striking difference between the sex offender featured in most journalism, activist campaigns and popular media and the guy who’s usually the focus of criminal justice attention. The latter is usually a person of color. The sex offender is portrayed as white.

But is the sex offender really white?

Yes, this group is more racially proportionate to the general population than, say, drug offenders. But like every other criminal population, people convicted and punished for sex crimes are disproportionately African-American.

Six in 10 people in prison are nonwhite. But two-thirds of convicted sex offenders are white. In other words, sex offenders comprise the only criminal population in which white people are represented roughly in proportion to their numbers in the general population. Among those who are publicly listed on the registries, more than two-thirds are also white, according to an ongoing analysis by Alissa Ackerman and colleagues of over 445,000 publicly registered sex offenders in all 50 states, the federal government, and the U.S. protectorates.

Still, the analysis found, black people are disproportionate represented on the registries. African Americans account for 22 percent of publicly listed registered sex offenders nationally; they make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population.

Limited data are available on race and juvenile sex offenders (JSOs). But preliminary research published in 2015 by Rebecca L. Fix and colleagues in Sex Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment suggests a similar pattern. Looking at a sample of juvenile offenders in Alabama, the study found that while the state’s juvenile population is 32 percent African-American, 41 percent of JSOs and 67 percent of non-JSOs were African-American. “African American youth were overrepresented among confined JSOs and non-JSOs,” the authors write, “yet African Americans were significantly less overrepresented among JSOs compared with non-JSOs.” The same is true for adult criminal populations.

Adding to the skewed numbers, like other arrestees, defendants, and inmates, people convicted of sex offenses move through criminal justice systems structured by racial bias. Prosecutors are more likely to charge a man of color with rape, and juries are more likely to convict.

Racialized assumptions are also built into sex crimes policy and forensic practices, from the statute defining an offense’s seriousness—and therefore the severity of its penalty—to the instruments used to assess a person’s risk of reoffending. For instance, assessment tools such as the Static-99 give higher risk “points” to the sexual assault of a stranger—a crime for which African-Americans are convicted more than whites—than they do to incest, which is more likely to be reported by white families. Risk points are also added for prior convictions, whether for sexual or nonsexual crimes—another disadvantage to people of color disproportionately arrested, charged and convicted.

Sex offenders may be “whiter,” but it is likely that non-white sex offenders receive more significant charges and face more prison time and more rigid terms of parole and probation than white sex offenders.

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deepspace 3 weeks 6 days ago
#29

F*ck this insanity and f*ck the trolls ...I'm outta here!

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Dianereynolds 3 weeks 6 days ago
#30

HotCoffee, it is interesting how the democrat party now is now openly endorsing and promoting child trafficking with the full knowledge that most of the young women are going to be raped somewhere along the way. I guess they are more pissed at losing to President Trump than caring for young children.

I read that article about CA money rapidly flowing into President Trump's campaign coffers. Will CA come to its senses? I fear with so much of the population centered in large cities where the democrats can ballot harvest to their heart's content, the weight of those cities will carry whichever loonie democrat gets nominated, although there is now visible pushback against the democrat platform in major US cities. Even the most strident democrat is coming to the understanding their platform is from crazy town and just pandering to anyone and everyone.

Just to refresh the partial list that every clown on that stage has endorsed. Occasionally one or two when all by themselves has stammered but when in front of a national audience they all kowtow to their new leaders called the jihad squad. Pelosi must be going bald.

Thanks, democrats, If you think this makes sense, you are against every rational person in the country

1. Open Borders

2. Elimination of ICE and Homeland Security

3. Infanticide (full term baby has no rights)

4. Eliminate 2nd Amendment (Right to bear arms)

5. Ok with exporting jobs overseas and higher unemployment

6. Ok with mediocre economy and GDP (1.9%)

7. Higher Taxes

8. More Government Regulation and Control

9. Socialism vs Capitalism

10. Government run Healthcare (Government chooses)

11. Government Pays people who don’t want to work (guaranteed income)

12. Weaken Military

13. Eliminating some or all of the Constitution

14. Eliminating the Electoral College

15. Freedom of speech filtering via social media

16. Free college

17. All school loans are forgiven. $1.6 trillion

18. Reparations for blacks.

19. Reparations for gays.

20. Freeshit for everybody

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HotCoffee 3 weeks 6 days ago
#31

Just a little bump in the freesh*t road............

Report: Bernie cut campaign staff hours after they demanded $15/hour minimum wage

Posted by Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

Sanders: “It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media”

these are all links.....

If the Democrats are going to allow the “squad” to be their public relations team, they might have a problem.

More of this, please.

Oh goody.

Bernie did not have a good week.

Neither did Warren.

Really Joe?

The thrill is gone.

Professor Jacobson spoke in Washington, DC!

World news.

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HotCoffee 3 weeks 6 days ago
#32

and then there's this the............

AOC: The Sitcom

We don’t want Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to feel left out after a video featuring her fellow Squad member Ilhan Omar, so let’s watch the trailer for a new sitcom starring the Future of the Democrat Party. Mr Reagan costars as her boyfriend:

https://youtu.be/0bhdUNuT5RQ

So that’s how AOC came to discover garbage disposals.

It's national ice cream day and the cherry on top....

Plastic “Trump straws” sell out almost immediately

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/07/21/plastic-trump-straws-sell-almost-immediately/

LOL

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HotCoffee 3 weeks 6 days ago
#33

For your Sunday enjoyment the always awesome BB King & Eric Clapton

https://youtu.be/RzngbuoJSXo?t=83

Imagine black & white so great together.

and to our latino friends that came LEGALLY...

Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, BB King, Robert Cray, Keb´Mo´, Steve Winwood o Joe Bonamassa. "El festival Crossroads es para mi la realización de un sueño, juntar a un grupo de músicos de extraordinario talento para tocar en un mismo escenario" ha declarado Clapton.

later!

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Dianereynolds 3 weeks 6 days ago
#34

HotCoffee, I am still laughing at your links. I would say you have been busy but they are dumping this crap on the public, all one has to do is grab the headlines from any conservative source and every day it is a dozen or so faux pas from the democrat party.

With respect to Fauxahontas, I would have a dislike for that woman (if I can still use that word) as her shrieking voice alone drives me insane.

Here is one from creepy Uncle Joe who has apparently learned nothing.

Gotta get some Trump straws.

Traveling tomorrow, back on the computer maybe tomorrow night.

Coalage3 3 weeks 5 days ago
#35

I think I heard a report that AOC wants a commission to study the illegal immigrant children detention policy. Where was she , and especially where were her fellow party of death members during the Obama administration? Chirp...chirp...chirp. Let us not forget that the very first released pictures of "children in cages" were taken during the Obama presidency.

I think we need a commission to study what happened to the democrats common sense, rationality, and brains. Of course, the cost would be enormous to go on such an arduous investigation but AOC says she doesn't want spending to matter anymore. So there you go...

Why didn't Mueller call for Trump to be indicted for his alleged crimes? Even if a sitting president cannot be indicted, Mueller could easily have said that he should be charged after his second term is over. But he didn't. He has repeatedly said he doesn't want to testify and his report speaks for itself. Now this could all be a big act so as for Mueller to try and salvage what might be left of his dignity after this disaster of an investigation. After all, we were told for two years that Trump was going to be impeached and was going to jail. CNN said so. So why didn't Mueller just go ahead and say he was guilty instead of this legal mish/mash of an explanation? He supposedly points out different things that happened that might be considered obstruction. Well if that's the case, why didn't he say so? Get off the fence and make a determination. Could it be because he also knows that there were many problems with the way that the Russia collusion hoax was perpetrated?

DS thinks that republicans/conservatives really care if Trump is thrown out of office. Most die hard repubs I know would welcome a Pence presidency in its place. He would be a real conservative and not some fake wannabe like Trump.

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HotCoffee 3 weeks 5 days ago
#36

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