Congressman Adam Schiff’s Closing Statement From trump’s Impeachment

In case you missed it, Congressman Adam Schiff’s closing statement from the trump impeachment yesterday was one for the history books:

“If right doesn’t matter,
It doesn’t matter how good the Constitution is.
It doesn’t matter how brilliant the framers were.
It doesn’t matter how good or bad our advocacy in this trial is.
It doesn’t matter how well written the oath of impartiality is.
If right doesn’t matter, we’re lost.
If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost.”

Congressman Adam Schiff delivers his closing statement from the trump impeachment trial.

The White Fragility Of Facebook’s “Community Standards”

Last week, I posted an article from Medium titled “The 2010’s: The Decade Of Shitty White People” to my Facebook page, Resonant Muse. It was up for a couple of days, but I recently received notice that it went against FB’s “community standards” and that only admins can see it.

Not only that, but after appealing, I also received notice that my posts from that page will not be shown in newsfeeds for a week. In addition, I am de-monetized (can’t place ads in the videos I post to FB) for a week as well.

All of this for an extremely well-written and accurate article that is about RACISTS and how they have dominated the American political landscape for the past 10 years. Apparently white fragility on FB is such that you can’t call white supremacists “shitty.” Perhaps the author of the article was remiss is not reminding readers that he’s not referring to ALL white people. He’s not talking about most of the good people who make up Middle America (many of whom are still, by the way, on the fence about whether they will vote for trump in 2020 or not, but I digress.)

It feels pointless to delve into the reasons why this suspension is bullshit, and why saying “Shitty White People” is not the same as if you referred to marginalized groups in the same way. People who don’t get it by now probably won’t and don’t want to. And if they really wanted to know, they could pick up a book or jump on Google for a while. And it just goes to show the ridiculous ways some people think racism/hate speech work.

We have a long way to go…

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal On trump Impeachment: “The President Is The Smoking Gun”

In mid-December of last year, Representative Pramila Jayapal eloquently summed up why she voted to impeach trump, from her perspective as an immigrant to the United States who cherishes the Constitution and the checks that it offers Americans against a POTUS that is willing to abuse his power for personal gain.

In her words, “America is so deeply worth it.”

Representative Pramila Jayapal sums up why she voted to impeach trump

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria Shows How To Deal With Racism In The Military

In light of the white power “OK” symbols flashed during the pregame of today’s Army-Navy contest, I thought we should revisit the words of U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria from 2017, as he dealt with racial slurs at the Air Force Academy.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria Addresses Racial Slurs At U.S. Air Force Academy

THIS is how you deal with that bullshit in our military institutions.

Beto O’Rourke Has Had It With The Media’s Stupid Questions About trump And Racism/Violence

Many journalists still don’t acknowledge how racist trump is, or how his hateful rhetoric serves to inspire acts of deadly white supremacist terrorism, such as the recent attack in El Paso in which 20 people were killed by a gunman who expressly stated in an online manifesto that he was going after Hispanic immigrants.

So when Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke was asked a stupid question about what he thought trump could do to help the United States’ white supremacist terrorism problem, he went off.

Beto Lets The Media Have It

For me, Beto had become somewhat lost in the crowd in terms of who I would most like to see win the Democratic nomination for POTUS. I’m sure he will get some criticism from the civility police, but his candor in this exchange has definitely scored him some points with me.

This Is How A Decent POTUS Addresses Gun Violence

We once had a POTUS who was decent, caring, compassionate and empathetic.
About as far away as you can possibly get from the classless, degenerate, white supremacist, stochastic terrorist garbage we currently have in our White House.

Here are excerpts from a January 2016 press conference, in which President Obama breaks down in tears while recounting numerous instances of gun violence, including Sandy Hook.

Flash forward to August, 2019 – things have only gotten worse.

That Time When trump Laughed Off Someone In His Rally Crowd Yelling “Shoot Them!” About Immigrants

In light of today’s white supremacist terror incident in El Paso, let’s revisit this moment from a trump rally in Florida from a few months back, in which trump laughs off a comment from someone in the crowd yelling “shoot them!” about immigrants, and follows it up with a joke.

MAGA is hate and violence.

trump laughs and cracks a joke after someone in crowd yells “shoot them!” about immigrants.

Five Very Damning Minutes From Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation Testimony

There were several key moments and admissions during Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress regarding the Russia investigation. Congressman Adam Schiff’s closing remarks and questions of Mueller stand out in this regard. When asked to confirm that accepting foreign help during a presidential campaign is unethical, Mueller agreed, and even added that doing so would be considered a crime under the given circumstances. Schiff also made sure to pound home the point that all of the lies from the trump campaign opened key trump team members up to potential blackmail. In all, a quite damning five minutes.

CNN Anchor Victor Blackwell’s Passionate Response To More Racist trump Tweets

trump likes to tweet racist things. It keeps his idiot white supremacist base fired up and angers decent Americans who oppose him. CNN’s anchor Victor Blackwell has apparently had enough. After trump tweeted out a racist attack on Baltimore, referring to it in his choice Hitler-ian language as “infested,” Blackwell offered up a passionate and emotional response.

CNN’s Victor Blackwell addresses trump’s racist tweets about Baltimore.

Rep. Eric Swalwell Read’s Trump’s Racist Words Aloud, Prompting Objection To “Shithole”

Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell read the many racist trump statements that have been made over the years on the floor of Congress. And that’s a good thing, considering that trump loves to lie and deny things that he has said and done.

Representative Eric Swalwell reads trump’s racist words on the floor of Congress.

Republican Doug Collins objected, supposedly over the word “shithole.” I wouldn’t be surprised if his true objection was to trump’s racism being read aloud, though.