Saturday, July 30, 2016

Trump Responds To Father of Killed American Soldier, Can't Name A Single Sacrifice.
Sam Levine
Huffington Post

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday responded to the father of a U.S. Muslim soldier killed in Iraq who accused the mogul of never sacrificing anything for his country.
Khizr Khan gave a moving speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday in which he took on Trump’s hateful rhetoric toward Muslims.
“Let me ask you, have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy,” he said as his wife stood by his side. “Look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.’ Have you ever been to Arlington National Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending this country.”
“You have sacrificed nothing,” he said.
In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that was published Saturday, Trump said he had sacrificed a lot in his life.
“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve done― I’ve had― I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”
“Those are sacrifices?” Stephanopoulos interjected.
“Oh sure, I think they’re sacrifices,” Trump said, going on to tout his work to help build the Vietnam War memorial in Manhattan and raising money for veterans’ charities. 
Trump’s business record isn’t as great as he claims. The mogul has also preyed on poor people by urging them to spend their money on Trump University ― a series of real-estate seminars that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has called “straight up fraud.”  Two years before the 2008 housing market crash in which millions lost their homes, Trump rooted for the market to collapse. He has also been incredibly stingy with charities, making several false promises to donate money. He donated $1 million to charity in May, several months after he initially promised to do so and after he came under media scrutiny for dragging his feet. 
Khan’s son, Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, was born in the United Arab Emirates. He was killed in Iraq in 2004 by a vehicle filled with explosives. Khan saved the lives of several other soldiers by urging them to stay back while he approached it.
On Friday, Khazir Khan pleaded with Republican leaders to repudiate Trump.
“If your candidate wins and he governs the way he has campaigned, my country, this country, will have constitutional crises [like] never before,” he said.
Speaking with ABC, the Republican nominee also took on Khan and his wife, Ghazala, suggesting she wasn’t allowed to speak at the convention. 
“If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me,” Trump said. 
Ghazala Khan was in tears as she spoke about her son during an interview on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” on Friday. She said she told her son, “’be safe, and don’t become hero for me, just be my son, come back as a son.’ He came back as a hero.”
Trump also suggested that Khan’s remarks were not his own but were written by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In fact, Khan told The Huffington Post Friday the DNC allowed him to say whatever he wanted.
There simply are no words to describe the malice I feel for this Trumpster fire. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

So why would I vote for anyone other than the Democrat?

I've been trying hard to bite my tongue. To not lash out at those fellow Americans of mine who have, apparently, gone insane and are actually backing this dangerous, moronic demagogue, this cheeto=colored old man who has told more lies than a thousand Pinochio's could've told in a million years. This creature who wants to make a mockery of our Constitution and any moral standing we have left in the world after Bush Jr. and Chain gang Cheney took a giant dump on the planet. And yet, there must be people backing Trump for his poll numbers to be as close to Hillary's as they are. Terrifying notion that there are that many of Trump's famous 'Poorly Educated' out there. Luckily, I only know of one person backing Trump and, for the life of me, I can only assume that the reason he does (after years and years of hearing him trash Trump in the most pointed ways) is that he's so ingrained into voting for the R - any R that he had to convince himself that Trump was somehow 'his guy.' It's odd too, because my friend is actually a very nice guy. He's smart - certainly not one of Trump's ''poorly educated'' - and generous and has a heart of gold for animals. I just will NEVER understand his politics and I doubt he'll ever understand mine, either. I also doubt that Trump's obvious traitorous actions and words and his refusal to prove he's not in bed with the Russians by releasing his tax returns will somehow not affect my friend one bit. It'll somehow all be the 'liberal media' out to get The Donald. It'll be the fault of Democrats for not recognizing Trump's 'joke'. It'll be anything but what it obviously is - he, and millions of others, are backing an overt traitor to our nation. A man who cares nothing about America but how much he can suck out of her for his own empire. A man for whom "LOW" is the starting point and he will sink from there until the sewer is a lofty place full of unicorn babies and puppy smiles. A man who has long sung the praises of Putin and who's campaign manager recently worked for Putin's BFF in the Ukraine before he absconded with millions. This is the guy they want. Ugh.
I hadn't planned on working for the Democrats this year unless Bernie got the nomination. But, as an American, as a veteran and as a father I CANNOT sit back and allow even a small possibility that these people can get Trump into office. NO WAY. It cannot happen and I'll be out there working as hard as I can to ensure that it does not happen. I urge anyone who truly thinks America is already pretty great, anyone who doesn't think we need a 'savior' to come in and fix everything while not telling anyone how he'll do it, anyone who believes that America is and should remain a melting pot and who doesn't want to give in to the terrorists who love to see us cower in terror and toss everything that makes America unique and special overboard for 'safety'. If you are one of those people you MUST not sit back and do nothing this election. Your vote against Trump - even if you don't like Hillary - is a great and important first step, but you've got to bring all of your family and friends into the mix too. We need not just to beat Trump and his Trumpanzees but we need to beat them in a landslide of huge proportions so they never again pick someone as dangerous and unqualified to lead their party.