Friday, May 10, 2024

Truth and Lies

 


"If the republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." - Adlai Stevenson

Monday, April 22, 2024

Who LOVES a Rapist


The jury all KNOWS Trump is a rapist, so it is of course going to be HARD to find 18 people who LIKE him.

“You ask jurors, how do you like sex abusers?” Merchan mused. “And the answer is nobody likes them.”

Friday, April 19, 2024

Yes, Trump Raped E Jean Carroll

Right wingers cry, "But Trump was never charged with rape."  >  True -- but this is a strawman argument. No one is claiming Trump was charged with rape. What we have correctly noted is that, according to the presiding judge, the jury DID conclude Trump raped Carroll. He wrote it in his opinion. 

"Judge clarifies: Yes, Trump was found to have raped E. Jean Carroll" > https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/07/19/trump-carroll-judge-rape/



Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Biden Inherited Trump's Border Crisis


Some say Biden created an unprecedented crisis at the US southern border. Nonsense. The situation at the border was viewed as a crisis back in April of 2019 by the EXTREMELY right wing Heritage Foundation. Do you suppose they lied?

Apparently even the right wing Heritage Foundation knows the situation at the border is NOT Biden's doing.

             

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Corporations, Profits, and Inflation


President Biden often is blamed for inflation. The Kansas City Fed, though, has looked into the matter and determined that most of the inflation is because of corporate profit taking. This is from NPR:

"In the past, corporate profit growth accounted for maybe a third of inflation. But a report from the Kansas City Fed found that nearly 60% of inflation in 2021 was because of corporate profits."

If presidents set grocery prices, why didn't Trump make a loaf of bread cost a nickel? 

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Medicare Advantage Adjustment Will Increase Funding


Texas governor and other republicans falsely claim Biden is cutting Medicare when in reality, he's increasing payments to Medicare Advantage companies.

"Despite the base payment reduction, Medicare Advantage plans are projected to receive a net payment increase of 3.7 percent, equivalent to $16 billion, once risk adjustments are applied."

https://www.newsweek.com/medicare-advantage-cuts-seniors-lose-benefits-biden-administration-adjustments-1886664


Illegal Immigration Increased during Trump's Tenure


Apprehensions at the southwest border, were 14.7% higher in Trump’s final year in office compared with the last full year before he was sworn in. So rather than securing the border, Trump allowed MORE to enter. 

https://www.factcheck.org/2024/04/trumps-misleading-chart-on-illegal-immigration/


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Did Trump's Abortion Ban Cost a Young Texas Woman Her Life? -- Answer? Yes

 

Did Trump's Abortion Ban Cost a Young Texas Woman Her Life? <=>Answer? Yes


A woman in Luling, Texas lost her life because doctors were BANNED from discussing with her the need for her to abort her deadly pregnancy.


Ask the family of Yeniifer Alvarez-Estrada Glick in Luling, Texas if Trump's abortion ban kills.<>https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/01/15/abortion-high-risk-pregnancy-yeni-glick

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Abortion Ban Kills



Those who wish to deny women access to mifepristone (the abortion pill) argue that women will still have access to the drug "under the same protections that existed for the first 16 years of its use." Baloney. Women in the US do not have access to ANY abortion that they did in 2016.

From April 8, 2024, "Talk of the Town" - "The Next Abortion Battle

“Women will still have access to chemical abortion under the same protections that existed for the first 16 years of mifepristone’s use,” the A.H.M. writes. This is, of course, nonsense. As both the A.H.M. and the Justices—who will hear oral arguments in the case on Tuesday—know quite well, women in the United States do not have the same access to any type of abortion that they did in 2016.

According to an amicus brief from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other groups, mifepristone “has a safety profile comparable to that of ibuprofen.” The acog brief also emphasizes that easier access is crucial to low-income and rural patients, many of whom live in what are called “maternity-care deserts.”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/04/01/what-the-abortion-pill-battle-is-really-about


But, wait! There is more! There is the travel tax imposed on a hundred sixty thousand people who had to FLEE to another state to obtain reproductive health services.

Fourteen states, including Texas, Missouri, and Indiana, have banned almost all abortions; Guttmacher found that in states that bordered those fourteen the number of abortions in the formal medical system had increased by thirty-seven per cent since 2020. (Nationally, the increase was ten per cent.) That number suggests that Dobbs has levied a travel tax: Guttmacher estimates that a hundred and sixty thousand people crossed state lines to obtain an abortion last year.

How Many Mass Shootings Happened on Trump's Watch?



According to Market Realist, there were 1716 mass shootings on Trump's watch.

https://marketrealist.com/p/how-many-mass-shootings-happened-under-trump/


Trump Advice on How to Treat Women

 


Yes, Snopes checked it out. Trump is a misogynist.

 https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-women-treat-em-like-shit/

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Facial Recognition and Systemic Racism


From the November 20, 2023 "The New Yorker" - an article by Eyal Press:

"In 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal agency, published a study revealing that many facial-recognition systems falsely identified Black and Asian faces between ten and a hundred times more frequently than Caucasian ones. Errors were also more common for women and elderly people."

And some folks wonder why the informed among us decry systemic racism.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/11/20/does-a-i-lead-police-to-ignore-contradictory-evidence

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Israelis also Used River to the Sea Slogan

Israel’s Likud party, which is led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, embraced a river to the sea slogan in its original 1977 platform. They used the expression “between the Sea and the Jordan there will only be Israeli sovereignty.”  That certainly can been seen as having malign intent.

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/original-party-platform-of-the-likud-party

Monday, November 6, 2023

Yes, Trump Is a Racist


Yes, Trump is a known racist. He told John R. O'Donnell,the one-time president of Trump Plaza Hotel, of one of his Black employees, "I think the guy is lazy. And it's probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It's not anything they can control.""

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Dis-Inflation Denial by Paul Krugman


 " Inflation has, by almost any measure, been coming down remarkably quickly and painlessly. But a lot of people aren’t having it; disinflation denial is so

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/19/opinion/core-inflation-rate-data.html


Monday, September 11, 2023

Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden Despised Each Other


"From the Christian Science Monitor -- a well respected newspaper. "Hussein, a secularist, and bin Laden, a Muslim fundamentalist, are known to despise each other."





Sunday, September 10, 2023

Yes, It Was an Insurrection


 Yes, it was an insurrection according to THIS District Court Judge. > "Mr. Griffin aided the insurrection . . ." > Judge Francis Mathew >

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-faces-14th-amendment-suits-cuoy-griffin-speaks/story?id=103009491

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Where Was Fred Trump Born?


 Trump claims father born in both Germany AND Sweden. 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-claims-his-father-fred-was-born-in-germany-when-he-was-really-born-in-new-york

Monday, June 20, 2022

How to Define a Woman


 Quoting  ATribeCalledZest:  "There's only one definition of woman! No male gonads!" 


So in his view, a newborn baby girl is a woman!

Friday, May 27, 2022

Good Guys Armed?


The massacre of all those students and teachers laid to rest a favorite gun nut talking point.

The "guns in the hands of the good guys" meme got debunked in TX. The armed "good guys" had the shooter out-numbered 19 to 1. They froze.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Why Mueller Did Not Indict


Mueller was asked if the reason he didn’t indict was “because of the OLC (the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel) opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct?" > 

Mueller answered under oath, “That is correct.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/did-mueller-mean-trump-could-be-indicted-when-he-leaves-n1033901


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

McConnell Confirms Trump Insurrection






"We saw it happen. It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election, from one administration to the next. That’s what it was.” - Senator Mitch McConnell 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Trump "The Sociopath"


Trump's "Art of the Deal" author says book should be renamed "The Sociopath" - 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trumps-art-of-the-deal-co-author-tony-schwartz-says-book-should-be-renamed-the-sociopath/

Trump Said COVID "Affects Virtually Nobody"


"Trump said coronavirus 'affects virtually nobody,' as U.S. surpasses 200,000 deaths" - CBS News - BY CAITLIN O'KANE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Trump Owns His Insurrection


Trump set the time and date; he lined up the speakers to rile the mob; he sent out invitations to his terrorists, inviting them to show up for a "wild" time. He staffed it, he funded it, and he planned it. It's HIS insurrection.