Sunday Reads: Don’t expect humanity from a #ShitholePresidentPosted: January 14, 2018 Filed under: Foreign Affairs, morning reads, open thread, Republican politics, U.S. Politics | Tags: #shitholepresident, Africa, Black Nations, Brown Countries, environmental racism, GOP and racism, haiti, iv bag shortage 22 Comments
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?
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.