Sunday Reads: Don’t expect humanity from a #ShitholePresident

 

 

When talking about the racist president in the White House… (and I still can’t believe a year later that turd of a man is the president.) Whether, it be Asshole or Shithole, both words describe both his personality and outlook on and to humanity. Well, I should place a caveat there and state *humanity that does not look or have the same qualities as he does…mainly white and wealthy. Aryan white and like, yugely wealthy.

It has been a few days since he called the Continent of Africa…a shithole nation. And don’t tell me he did not also mean that extended to Haiti and El Salvador and other Black or Brown populous countries.

Whatever any of his people may say or lie to protect their “Dear Leader” or (for what I tend to believe more myself…) to protect their own ass from whatever Kompromat the said “Dear Leader” may have on them. Uh…I am talking about the performance from Tom Collins and Perdue et al.

G.O.P. Senator Says Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations – The New York Times

Transcript: Sen. Tom Cotton on “Face the Nation,” Jan. 14, 2018 – CBS News

I guess Cotton and Perdue got the message? Check out the time on this…JAN 12, 2018, 2:58 PM…that is the time that post was published over at Think Progress.

Read those links if you want to…it should come as no surprise. Especially after the other attempts to wag the dog have gone amiss. (Now that is my own opinion, and what is that saying? About assholes?) But after becoming so jaded over the past few years, you cannot tell me that certain news items were not leaked to get the news cycle off the Shithole comment. Especially after it was apparent that the victory lap which was previously taken the night before, was premature to say the least.

 

But you see:

 

I think the orange shithole let the porn star leak…and if you really want to know…I think there is something strangely tRumpian about this “Mistake” over in Hawaii.

Hey, maybe he knew it was coming?

 

It did take the Shithole news off the TVs for a little bit, however before long we were back to the obvious.

It seems like a point that I keep driving home on my threads. Hey, let us look at what this GOP has come to:

That comment above notwithstanding…who are the ones with most of the college loan debt?

Meanwhile, in Kentucky:

I think we are at the point where, it really doesn’t matter. The people will be screwed anyway:

This is a serious issue, and from the comments on that twitter thread, it looks like it could be something that will explode in our faces!

Hospitals face critical shortage of IV bags due to Puerto Rico hurricane | US news | The Guardian

Hurricane Maria crippled a key maker of fluid bags, and as ‘wellness’ clinics pay a 600% markup, hospitals unable to afford them scramble to make do without

And who, just who can pay for those markups?

Guess?

Here are just a few links to make a point, from Toledo to Shreveport and Anchorage to Fisherville, Virginia:

IV saline shortage: Triangle hospitals scramble to keep patients medicated | News & Observer

Nationwide IV bag shortage affecting local hospitals

Alaska hospitals are dealing with the nationwide IV bag scarcity linked to Puerto Rico hurricane injury | Kaplan Herald

IV shortage affects some Louisiana hospitals during flu season

Northeast Ohio Hospitals Are Keeping an Eye on Dwindling Supply of IV Fluid and Equipment | WKSU

Augusta Health finds solutions to IV bag shortage

Nationwide IV bag shortage caused by Hurricane Maria

A crisis is at hand. Only I do not think this Administration, or much of this nation for that matter, will really give a shit when people start to die.

Video shows patient left at cold bus stop at night, wearing only a hospital gown – CNN

I know we have mentioned this woman already on the blog…but I wanted to post it again for emphasis. You know, to bring home the point. Who the fuck could do this?  Where is the humanity?

I guess there is none when you have to put food on the table? Or was there something darker involved? That word is used on purpose mind you.

But, then how do you explain this shit:

That protest was over this:

This is what “humanity” has come to…here:

 

While these white supremacists and hate groups gather momentum…and tRump makes racist statements about black and brown continents and countries…here in our own country…predominantly areas populated by people of color are still subjected to environmental racism and outright negligence. It just makes me physically ill. Which brings me to my final point to all this…noise over the Shithole racist remarks, I wanted to save this little tidbit for last:

 

Trump denies Haiti slur amid fallout from ‘shithole’ comment – NBC News

Sen. Durbin on Pres. Trump’s use of the term “chain migration”:

“I said to the president, ‘Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people? African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains. When you speak about [it], it hurts them personally. And he said, ‘Oh, that’s a good line.'”

I am glad Durbin mentioned this…glad that he made this point…even if it went totally over the head of the racist in chief. So much of what is devastating about the direction this nation is going is the lack of humanity in a racist view of the world. tRump has made this the “ideal” to strive for…don’t tell me differently. The GOP is his accomplice.  (I truly believe that Russia (whatever way possible) got him in that White House to begin with…but that is another post all together. ) Sure Shithole is a bigger slap in the face…but the nuance of the phrase chain migration, has just as much importance. They both are significant of the same disease that is being brought forward into our everyday lives.

Racism…Corruption and Racism. It is bringing down our democracy.  Soon the only humanity left will be those who are marginalized and left with feelings of disgust and despair. You can’t expect humanity from a #shitholepresident.

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22 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Don’t expect humanity from a #ShitholePresident”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Hey, if there are any typos, i will fix them…

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    Yeah, I don’t like the script text…I think a plain clean one would be better.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I think so too. It’s a shame we can’t have script on the banner and straight text in the headings.

  3. joanelle says:

    JJ, you can’t believe he is president after a year – I can’t believe that the Repugs haven’t done anything about him. He has totally destroyed whatever modicum of reputation the Repugs had left.

    He is an embarrassment. a total embarrassment – just disgusting

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      I guess what I meant to say was…after a year, I still have to wake up to that reality that he is president and I can’t believe that… it is like my brain doesn’t want to accept that fact.

    • Enheduanna says:

      Even after a year I can’t get used to the daily outrages – it’s just relentless and seems to be getting worse. His fan club eats it up while the rest of us are experiencing head explosions every day. It can’t last – it just can’t.

      Thanks for the round-up JJ – so much going on. I hope your head gets better fast!

      • jane says:

        Think of it as one fourth of the way to the end. Doubt very much if he will be re-elected and won’t he be sad going out as a failed president.

  4. Sweet Sue says:

    Can you imagine any other President not going on TV last night to reassure the American people that everything was under control?

    • NW Luna says:

      His behavior — and what he tells his admin staff to do — keep getting worse and worse. The country’s under imminent nuclear attack but it’s the little people who were terrified so no prob. It’s all a state “accident” so not his fault. He’s not going to worry about mistakes in nuclear missile detection when he’s playing golf.

      The police feel emboldened by Trump’s display of white supremacy, so they choke whomever they feel like. We’ll have the Gestapo in every city soon.

      • Sweet Sue says:

        Luna, as long as the Republicans in Washington continue to buttress the Unspeakable, we’re in very big trouble.

  5. Minkoff Minx says:

    I am working on the fonts…I will change them and leave them up for a bit and switch them out…let us know what you all think.

  6. quixote says:

    Ooh. Ooh. I have an idea. This is how we shut the Nazis down. You know how in Home Depot and such they have the spray paint in locked cabinets because they’re worried about misuse by vandals? Well, they need to put their tiki torches in there too! And then sell only to people with dreadlocks. Those pinkfaced kids will be totally stymied if they have to figure out how to make a torch, one that stays lit anyway. End of problem. (:P)

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  9. bostonboomer says:

    I just read this NYT op-ed on American racism. It’s a must read. The author has a book on the subject.