Tag Archives: Donald J. Trump

Dear Christian,

screenshot-2017-01-29-13-12-06You don’t know me, and I won’t pretend to know you, but we are at a critical juncture in our country and in our respective faiths and it’s important that we act and act quickly.

On Friday, the Republican president signed an ethically, legally, and morally questionable executive order that restricted immigration from seven nations — none of which have given birth to terrorists who have killed Americans, and you can read that in no less a source than The Daily Caller, which may be the only time I ever link to that woe-begotten publication.

The worldwide reaction has been predictably to the negative, and we, as believers, can do no less than to work our hardest against this man. If you voted for this man, you can no longer shrug that you voted for a racist. If you continue to support him, you are a racist, yourself, and racism has precisely no place in your Book. No amount of tweaking will change this — particularly when Pres. Bannon just last night fired the acting attorney general who refused to enforce his benighted ban.

WWJD? Stand up. Fight back. Swords up.

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America first. The Netherlands, second?

And thanks, Leftover, for sharing this. I guess the rest of the world sees our new president precisely for what he is.

If you would like to talk to the President…

downloadSen. Bernie Sanders’ digital team has figured out a way to let you connect to one of Donald J. Trump’s businesses around the world. This is very cool, because at present, people report that trying to call the White House reroutes them to a website or to Facebook.

So go here, fill out the form. You’ll immediately get a recorded message that explains what’s going on. I’m still waiting for the call that will allow me to talk to one of his properties. I mean, if I can’t talk to the man himself, and he refuses to divest…

I’m sorry (in advance) to whoever answers the phone. I know people are busy, and I hate to bother working people, but how else can I let my president know I’m thinking of him?

Give me your tired…JK

Vox reports four leaked drafts that say

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According to Vox:

In all, the combined documents would represent one of the harshest crackdowns on immigrants — both those here and those who want to come here — in memory.

This is catastrophic for refugee efforts.

Now’s a good time to contact your legislators. You can do so here.

Voter fraud and you

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We can argue whether Donald J. Trump actually should be president (I can argue that until the cows come home…I’ll take the negative), but a constant theme in his Tweets and in his conversations is that there is massive voter fraud, including his repetition of a much-disproven claim that “unauthorized immigrants” (the New York Times’ phrase) voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, which robbed Trump of the popular vote (by nearly 3 million).

In his long laundry list of deplorable acts, Trump has now called for an investigation into voter fraud, which multiple studies say is fairly rare — unless you count people like Trump’s senior white house adviser, that toad Steve Bannon, who is registered to vote in two states, as is Trump’s daughter, Tiffany. (Of course, what’s fraudulent is if either Trumpkin has voted in two states.)

Here’s FactCheck.org’s take on it. Trump’s own attorneys say his claims are crap.

This would be just another lie told by Trump, but when a leader suggests there’s corruption, then the lapdogs who surround this guy start the wheels rolling to make it more difficult to vote — all under the guise of cutting down on fraud — which doesn’t exist.

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Tomorrow, I do solemnly swear…

black-female-hand-bibleTomorrow, Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office as our 45th president. He will swear (or affirm) that he:

“will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

I, on the other hand, am skipping the inauguration (though I’ll listen on radio), and I will take my own oath.

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully make sure that my new president executes the duties of his office ethically, legally, and with malice toward none. I will also do my best to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and I will execute my job as a journalist without fear or favor, and I will do my best to teach my students to think critically, to fear nothing, and to enter the profession that has served me so well with the ability to think critically, recognize facts, and draw their pen/swords, when necessary — also without fear or favor.

So help me God.

Donald Trump Is a Menace, Chapter Eleventy-Million

screenshot-2017-01-16-12-58-47After Donald J. Trump opened the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with a swipe at Rep. John Lewis, I wrote this for The Hill.

Please understand that the Hon. Rep. Lewis needs no help from me. His record speaks for itself, but this is become a reflex on my part, and I promise I’m scattering about for ways to be a more effective dissenter.

But meanwhile, check out this viral video on Rep. Lewis’s district: