Tag: Donald Trump

UPDATED: You can’t shame the shameless: Take the fight over Trump’s immigration atrocities to members of Congress

UPDATED: You can’t shame the shameless: Take the fight over Trump’s immigration atrocities to members of Congress

“I did try and fuck her. She was married… I moved on her like a bitch.” “You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” “[John McCain]’s not a war hero. I like people who weren’t captured.” “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy the country?” “[Kim Jong Un] […]

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G7 Summit Clown Donald Trump takes his alpha male, narcissistic circus on the road, gets trolled by his international counterparts

G7 Summit Clown Donald Trump takes his alpha male, narcissistic circus on the road, gets trolled by his international counterparts

President Trump arrived to the G7 trade summit late, left early, and held a single press conference where he threatened the other global leaders with a trade war and portrayed the United States of America as a weak global player that has been had by its allies for decades. At a gender equality breakfast, Trump arrived late so the other […]

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Trump’s fascist dehumanizing of Mexican criminals paves the way to treating all immigrants inhumanely, calls them “animals” 10 times in one press release

There are a variety of definitions of “dehumanization” but this one is as succinct as I have seen: Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. This can lead to increased violence, human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide. History is rife with this demonizing of […]

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Political artist Michael D’Antuono displays a fleet of truck-mounted billboards in Washington, DC, highlighting Trump’s unsavory alliance with Vladimir Putin

Political artist Michael D’Antuono displays a fleet of truck-mounted billboards in Washington, DC, highlighting Trump’s unsavory alliance with Vladimir Putin

These Billboards Are Thrilling DC Tourists And Driving the GOP Nuts Regular readers of Eclectablog know that I am a BIG fan of the political art of Michael D’Antuono. Through his provocative and thought-provoking artwork and installations, D’Antuono is documenting the political climate of the USA in a way few other artists are. This week, D’Antuono is taking his art […]

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Vice President Pence has been on a nationwide cheerleading tour for the wildly unpopular #TrumpTaxScam since January

Vice President Pence has been on a nationwide cheerleading tour for the wildly unpopular #TrumpTaxScam since January

Donald Trump signed the Trump Tax Scam bill into law in late December. The new law was supposed to save Republican Party from Donald Trump but, so far, that hasn’t happened. Despite spending millions of dollars running nearly 17,800 advertisements on television, the law remains extremely unpopular. 36% of Americans think the law is a bad idea while only 27% […]

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How Trump’s tax scam fuels the red state education revolts

How Trump’s tax scam fuels the red state education revolts

If we can afford to give the Kochs $1 billion a year, maybe your kid’s teacher shouldn’t have to drive an Uber at night Around 125 teachers and their supporters marched from Oklahoma City to Tulsa this week to demand the state restore funds to the state’s starved schools. The Guardian’s Mike Elk reported that the marchers were met with […]

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Tahoe Elementary School, Sacramento, CA

The sinister motive behind Trump & DeVos’ plan to “harden schools”

The news has been full of reports over the last few weeks on the need to “harden” our schools in response to the seemingly daily onslaught of school shootings in our nation. Many of our elected officials, such as President* Donald Trump and Secretary of Education* Betsy DeVos, have called for teachers and other school personnel to be given firearms […]

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Trump wants you to freak out that he’s scrolling donors’ names during tonight’s #SOTU livestream. Here’s why.

Trump wants you to freak out that he’s scrolling donors’ names during tonight’s #SOTU livestream. Here’s why.

In his groundbreaking novel Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace (R.I.P.) extrapolated the concept of naming stadiums and arenas after their corporate sponsors to the annual calendar. He called “Subsidized Time“: In the book’s future, advertising’s relentless search for new markets has led to a world where, by O.N.A.N. dictate, years are referred to by the name of their corporate sponsor. […]

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Guest post: Living in the midst of “the first rough draft of history”

Guest post: Living in the midst of “the first rough draft of history”

The following essay is by Michael Andrade, a friend who sent it to my wife as a Facebook message. It was powerful enough that she read it to me and I thought it was a perfect piece to run today on Martin Luther King Day, particularly as we approach the one year anniversary of Donald Trump taking office as the […]

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On bipartisan agreement on Dreamers, Trump goes from “I’m signing it” to rejecting it in just 3 days

On bipartisan agreement on Dreamers, Trump goes from “I’m signing it” to rejecting it in just 3 days

Flip. Flop. At a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate leaders on Tuesday, Donald Trump had this to say about an impending bipartisan agreement to protect roughly 800,000 Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the USA when they were children: [W]hen this group comes back — hopefully with an agreement — this group and others from the Senate, from the House, […]

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The #MeToo Backlash Is in Full Swing

The #MeToo Backlash Is in Full Swing

Hi, ladies*, I’m here to tell you that it’s OK to step away from the keyboard for a few days. It’s cool not to check Twitter and especially Facebook, where you’re supposed to be linked with your actual friends. Because it is a cesspool right now over the sexual harassment and abuse scandals in Washington, especially with two Democrats (U.S. […]

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