IOTD …. Images of the day, #392 …. “Pure Perfection”!!


DTMouth

~~November 23, 2015~~ 

PLAIN RHETORIC AND PURE LIES

Donald Trump — the post-truth 2016 candidate

by CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY and CARRIE DANN

We’ve been around the political block long enough to know that almost all presidential candidates exaggerate, dissemble, take statements out of context and, yes, lie.

But from the start of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign (remember Mexican rapists?), he has taken this to a level we haven’t seen before in American politics.

Consider just these two examples from the weekend.

First, Trump said on Saturday in Alabama:

“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering.”

In fact, as the New York Times writes, “No news reports exist of people cheering in the streets, and both police officials and the mayor of Jersey City have said that it did not happen. An Internet rumor about people cheering in the streets, which said it was in Paterson, not Jersey City, has been denied numerous times by city and police officials.” But when ABC pressed Trump on his statement, he stood his ground.

“It did happen. I saw it … It was on television. I saw it.”

Second, Trump retweeted a graphic claiming — falsely — that African Americans are responsible for the killing of most blacks and whites in America. “That is not true, the Washington Post notes. “According to data from the FBI, most whites are killed by whites, as most blacks are killed by blacks.

There’s an obvious reason for that: Most people are killed by someone they know.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/first-read-donald-trump-post-truth-2016-candidate-n468111

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GoldSwirl

I do not get it. I simply don’t. It’s not even a matter of which political party anyone is affiliated with or which beliefs anyone holds. I grew up in Puerto Rico, a colony of the United States but never the less “US land”. I was brought up thinking how great the US was …. as a country, as a leader, as an example to the world.

I cannot believe what I’m seeing and hearing now.

Any human with decreased number of brain cells can get what this “person” is doing and saying. There are no limits to his “statements”, nothing is off limits. He’s raised the “idiocy bar” so high that the other presidential hopefuls have no other option but to go along or even come back with more asinine statements. If they don’t, they will be left in his dust.

It’s true … this man isn’t an embarassment of this country. He’s an indictment of it.

I pity the United States of America.

(And I am an American citizen)

HortyRex©

GoldSwirl

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PROUD AND “FOS”

I’ve used this meme before. I totally think it states the truth

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Thoughts for today, #288 .… “We Come in MANY Colors”!!


Boricua

~~November 17, 2015~~ 

PUERTO RICANS 

“Our skins are different.

We have many colors.

We are all Puerto Rican (Borinqueños).

(translated)

HortyRex©

GoldSwirl

Puerto Ricans (Spanish: Puertorriqueños; Taíno: boricua) are the inhabitants or citizens of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different ethnic and national backgrounds. As a result, some Puerto Ricans do not treat their nationality as an ethnicity but as a citizenship with various ethnicities and national origins comprising the “Puerto Rican people“.

Despite its multi-ethnic composition, the culture held in common by most Puerto Ricans is referred to as mainstream Puerto Rican culture, a Western culture largely derived from the traditions of Western European migrants, beginning with the early Spanish settlers, along with other Europeans arriving later such as the Corsicans, Irish, Germans and French, along with a strong West African culture which has been influential.

Puerto Ricans commonly refer to themselves as boricuas. “The majority of Puerto Ricans regard themselves as being of mixed Spanish-European descent. Recent DNA sample studies have concluded that the three largest components of the Puerto Rican genetic profile are in fact indigenous Taíno, European, and African”.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Ricans

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The view in Ocala, Florida …. on July 12, 2015!!


Oc9

~~July 13, 2015~~ 

INFORMATIONAL POST

I don’t live too far from Ocala.

It’s a tolerable drive from where I am. I’ve been there several times because that’s where my tattoo artist lives and has her shop.

She posted the collage pictures of the “celebration” on Sunday, July 12. She posted them and said that this was the view in front of her shop.

I must confess that I wasn’t really aware of the clear and true meaning of this flag until the event in South Carolina.

I have read post after post and believe that this is a symbol that brings very painful memories to members of the community and the nation.

To me it’s still a symbol of racism, race, death, white supremacy …. but what do I know?

I’m Puerto Rican.

HortyRex©

BLine

Marion County Commission votes unanimously to fly Confederate flag once again

There’s always got to be the one place where they buck the trends, right?

Contrarian Marion County, Florida, is that place. Commissioners voted unanimously to put the confederate flag right back up the flagpole, with the excuse that it represents “history.”

I suppose that “history” depends on which perspective you’re looking through, doesn’t it?

Officials in Florida’s Marion County have decided to buck the national — not counting Mississippi — trend of removing the Confederate battle flag from government buildings by restoring the one they took down after the June shootings in Charleston, South Carolina.

At the Marion County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, “several” members of general public argued that the flag ought to be restored, and the commission voted to do exactly that.

Members of the commission assured the Ocala Star Banner’s Kristine Cane, however, that the flag would be accompanied by an informative display that would outline its historical significance.

At the time of its removal, a spokeswoman for Interim County Administrator Bill Kauffman said that it was necessary because of “perceived connotations of displaying the flag at governmental agencies.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/florida-county-votes-unanimously-fly

BLine

~~GALLERY~~

The collage pictures are actual pictures of the people of Marion County celebrating

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~Why the Marion County Commission voted to raise Confederate flag~

~~Published on Jul 8, 2015~~

We sent FOX 13 Chief Investigator Craig Patrick to ask why, and Commission Chairman Stan McClain sat down with him.

McClain said the decision was based on history. So Craig asked him to explain the history, and his vote.

~HERE IS HIS LAME ANSWER~

“There are five flags that flew over Florida during periods of time and this is one of the five flags,” he said, later conceding, “you could probably add more.”

BLine

~~ANOTHER GALLERY~~

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~~RELATED~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/something-to-think-about-the-flags-are-coming-down-but/

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Something to think about …. “The Flags are Coming Down but … “!!


Bigots

~~July 10, 2015~~ 

Three weeks after a gunman massacred nine worshippers in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the Confederate battle flag that has flown for decades at the state Capitol is gone.

The flag issue has ignited fierce passion on both sides, from those who say it honors Southern heritage and sacrifice and those who call it an ugly symbol of racism and slavery.

Members of a South Carolina Highway Patrol honor guard lowered the flag for the final time.

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/LABPROLIB?fref=ts

BLine

“In wake of the tragic massacre of nine members of the AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Gov. Nikki Haley is calling for the removal of the Confederate flag which flies on the premises of the seat of our government.

It’s long overdue and a no-brainer that this divisive symbol has no place on Statehouse grounds.

Put it in a museum, put in in your backyard, put it on the back of your truck, but don’t let it fly on Statehouse grounds.

The Confederate flag is an anachronism — a thing that seems to belong in the past and not to fit in the present — and a contradiction in the direction South Carolina seeks to go.

This is an opportune time to capitalize on tragedy. It’s sad that it took such a horrific event to bring Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Lindsey Graham to this stark realization.

But “the arc of the moral universe is long but bends towards justice.”

Dwight Donald

Simpsonville

BLine

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/06/27/bring-flag-wake-tragic-massacre/29346557/

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

https://www.facebook.com/marlette.cartoons?fref=ts

BLine

It must be kept in mind that this is the removal of the flag from the state Capitol. There are many of them all over the South. There are decals on vehicles, there are personal flags, there are souvenirs … you name it.

This is an ingrained value, a feeling of “heritage” and pride in some people.

Maybe because they don’t know the real meaning behind it, maybe because they truly believe in white supremacy, maybe because they are racist, maybe because they are just plain mean.

This is a “step” …. the first step in a long journey.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu

HortyRex©

BLine

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#LatinosUnidos …. “Thank You, Donald Trump”!!


AmFerrara

~~July 2, 2015~~ 

DEAR DONALD

Anyway, I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are — people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and rape to America. While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don’t want to spend my time chastising you. I’ll leave that to your business partners like Univision and NBC, who have the power to scold you where it hurts.

Instead, I’m writing to say thank you!

You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined!

Thank you for that.

Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective. Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on election day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric.

BLine

~~GRAPHIC/INFO SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/LABPROLIB?fref=photo

~~RELATED~~ 

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/america-ferrera-donald-trump/story?id=32188515

BLine

You, Mr. Trump, are living in an outdated fantasy of a bigoted America.

Last week, America celebrated some amazing milestones — marriage equality, universal healthcare, removing of the confederate flag — making it clear in which direction the country is moving.

That is why racist remarks that play to extremists won’t change the tide, no matter how hard you try. They will only serve to rally more Latino voters to the polls.

Your negativity and your poorly thought out speech ignited a fire in our community.

The truth is, Mr. Trump, that your comments mean that you fail to see that immigrants are what have made this nation. They are at the core of our ideals, and they are the foundation that keeps us afloat.

No, Mr. Trump, you may not reduce us to drug dealers and rapists. We are moms and dads, sons and daughters. We are valedictorians and honor students.

We are college graduates, bankers, police officers, entertainers, teachers, journalists, politicians and we are the future of America.

Thank you for helping us in our work to energize the Latino vote and to usher in our shared future! Keep it up!

Sincerely,

America

BLine

Of Honduran decent, America was born and raised in Los Angeles and received a degree in International Relations from USC. An award winning actress, she is best known for her starring role in the ABC hit Ugly Betty. America is saluted by Congress for raising the profile of Latinos in popular culture, serving as a role model for young Latinas, and working to empower the Latino community.

Thank you, Mr. Trump!

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/america-ferrera/thank-you-donald-trump_b_7709126.html

BLine

~~GALLERY~~ 

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~~America Ferrera Responds to Donald Trump’s Comments on Latinos~~

~~Published on Jul 2, 2015~~

In an open letter posted on the Huffington Post, America Ferrera has responded to Donald Trump’s controversial comments on Latino immigrants. What you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined!

Thank you for that, she writes.

BLine

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Something to think about …. “Hate in people’s hearts need to be removed”!!


Flags

~~July 1, 2015~~ 

CIRCULATING AROUND SOCIAL MEDIA

I completely understand the thinking process about the removal of the Confederate flag by Bree Newsome.

I get it … it won’t solve the racism problem rampart in this nation.

Yet, I think, that there’s always that the longest journey is started by the fist step.

HortyRex©

BrownBord

Bree Newsome, the woman who climbed a flag pole as dawn broke in Columbia, S.C. to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the statehouse, has been called “courageous” and a “superhero.”

“We made this decision because for us, this is not simply about a flag, but rather it is about abolishing the spirit of hatred and oppression in all its forms,” Newsome added.

‘I refuse to be ruled by fear’.

They decided that a black woman should be the one to remove cut the flag down and that a white man, activist James Tyson, 30, would help her over the fence “as a sign that our alliance transcended both racial and gender divides.” Tyson was also arrested on Saturday.

BrownBord

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/06/29/why-bree-newsome-took-down-the-confederate-flag-in-s-c-i-refuse-to-be-ruled-by-fear/

BrownBord

Taking Down The Confederate Flag Won’t ‘Solve’ Racism

If removing the flag could counter the impact of centuries of oppression, that would be incredible. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The Confederate flag may no longer be flying over the capitol, but the families of the nine Emanuel AME Church members who were killed in the name of hatred will still never be the same.

It might seem obvious that removing the flag won’t “solve” racism, but the sentiment bears repeating. Taking down the Confederate flag is just a band-aid over a gaping wound, and right now, our country is still bleeding.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/23/confederate-flag-racism_n_7647194.html

BrownBord

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Something to think about …. “Can anyone explain this one to me?”


RoofVersus

~~June 19, 2015~~

Dylann Roof, 21, has been identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17. The FBI says Roof is from Lexington County, South Carolina.

The suspect reportedly told a survivor, “I have to do it. You’re raping our women and taking over the country. You have to go.”

The Charleston Police Department describes Roof as a white male with a slender build. Roof was captured Thursday morning, June 18, in Shelby, North Carolina.

Has confessed to carrying out the shooting massacre that left nine people dead at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/5-things-know-about-dylann-roof-charleston-church-/nmf8c/

BLine

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BLine

We ALL are ONE!! 

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