IOTD …. Image of the day, #469 …. “Real Name: Drumpf .. did you know?”!!


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~~March 4, 2016~~ 

THE NAME IS …. DRUMPF!

On Sunday, February 28, Last Week Tonight‘s John Oliver showed no mercy and annihilated Donald Trump’s viability as a presidential candidate.

In his 22-minute spiel, he dismantled Trump’s promises, suggested that he was a “serial liar,” and, most delightfully, took him back to his ancestral roots. As Oliver pointed out,”Trump” sounds elite … but “Drumpf”? Not so much. Most of us might be surprised to learn that Trump’s ancestors came to the States with the surname “Drumpf” and changed it to “Trump.”

The GOP frontrunner doesn’t tend to shy away from anything. He’ll dismiss something questionable completely and call it “stupid” before he acknowledges a complaint or provides a viable answer. And somehow he gets away with doing so. Oddly, though, that bold, pompous demeanor hasn’t come out in response to Oliver’s new parody campaign, “Make Donald Drumpf Again!

The NYC billionaire hasn’t said a word in response to the segment. But don’t stop holding your breath.

Something must be brewing.

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No intention of taking credit.

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https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/at-the-end-of-the-day-makedonalddrumpfagain-john-oliver/

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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To start the day …. “SCOTUS: Buckle up …. It’s Gonna be a Bumpy Ride”!!


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~~February 15, 2016~~ 

LAST WEEK TONIGHT

St. Valentine’s Day, the day of love and friendship was only a day ago.

The Pope’s USA visit was a while ago.

Where has all the “LOVE” gone?

While we all respect and offer condolences to the Scalia Family, some are making this a circus by claiming incredible erroneous facts and bending the laws of this country to their benefit.

America, this is what you have. It this what you want to keep?

Read on.

I takes a set of British eyes and a reasonable mind to see what some don’t see or, rather, don’t want to see.

Do buckle up …. what’s coming isn’t pretty.

HortyRex©

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MARLOW STERN

John Oliver Slams Republicans for Attempting to Block Obama’s SCOTUS Choice

In his return to HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight,’ the Brit took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership for advocating against the president’s constitutional right.

In an unprecedented move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement just one hour after the sudden passing of divisive Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

While there have been Senate objections to SCOTUS appointees in the past under similar circumstances, launching an instant, preemptive rejection of any candidate the president chooses is a first.

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He then threw to a clip of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump endorsing Sen. McConnell’s historic stand during last night’s South Carolina debate, saying, “I think it’s up to Mitch McConnell and everybody else to stop it. It’s called delay, delay, delay.”

“Well, that does not bode well because Mitch McConnell is actually pretty good at delaying things for people – whether it’s legislation, court appointments, or orgasms,” joked Oliver. “Believe me, if you ever need to ‘delay, delay, delay’ [an orgasm], just picture [McConnell’s] face and I guarantee you nothing will happen possibly for the rest of your life.”

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He then threw to a 2008 clip of Sen. McConnell addressing the Senate

“Our Democratic colleagues continually talk about the so-called Thurmond Rule, under which the Senate supposedly stops confirming judges in a presidential election year,” said McConnell.

“This seeming obsession with this rule that doesn’t exist is just an excuse for our colleagues to run out the clock on qualified nominees who are waiting to fill badly-needed vacancies.”

Oops. Sen. McConnell also stated in 2005 that he supported a sitting president’s absolute right to nominate judges, although that – again – was when a Republican sat in the White House.

“Yes, it seems the ‘Thurmond Rule’ is a bit like God: when things are going your way, you don’t bring it up a lot, but as soon as you’re in trouble it is all that you talk about,” quipped Oliver.

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

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/14/john-oliver-slams-republicans-for-blocking-antonin-scalia-s-scotus-replacement.html?via=mobile&source=facebook

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~John Oliver slams Republicans for attempting to block Obama’s SCOTUS choice~

~Published on Feb 15, 2016~

In his return to HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight,’ the Brit took aim at Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership for advocating against the president’s constitutional right.
In an unprecedented move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement just one hour after the sudden passing of divisive Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

While there have been Senate objections to SCOTUS appointees in the past under similar circumstances, launching an instant, preemptive rejection of any candidate the president chooses is a first.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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LAST WEEK TONIGHT …. John Oliver: “Voting Rights are restricted in US Territories”!!


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~~June 29, 2015~~ 

Watch John Oliver Cast His Ballot for Voting Rights for U.S. Territories

ROCK THE VOTE … A TAD LATE BUT ALWAYS INFORMATIVE

To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, Alabama, John Oliver focused his Last Week Tonight ire on a topic that does not tend to generate headlines: voting rights for the U.S. island territories — that is, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Marianas Islands.

According to Oliver, there are 4.1 million people living in Puerto Rico and the island territories. Of that population, 98.4% are racial or ethnic minorities, none of whom have the right to vote in U.S. elections. According to Oliver, the more you look into the reasons that the U.S. territories don’t have voting rights, the harder it is to understand why these dated laws have not been changed.

Way back in 1901, it was said that the island territories were inhabited by “alien races” that couldn’t “understand Anglo-Saxon principles” and thus were denied the vote. That hasn’t changed, despite the fact that even at the time, American legal thinkers thought that the territories’ lack of voting power should only last for a limited time.

Fast forward 114 years and the U.S. citizens living on these territories still can’t vote, which Oliver compares to failing to update your computer operating system for over a millennium.

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But Puerto Rico is lucky compared to some of the other U.S. territories.

American Samoans aren’t even automatically granted U.S. citizenship, which, according to Oliver, renders the “American” part as moot as the phrases “social media expert” or “People’s Choice Award nominee.” Instead, they’re considered U.S. nationals, but not citizens. Over on Guam, 27% of the island is occupied by U.S. Navy and Air Force bases, and a staggering high number of Guam citizens are veterans of the U.S. military, but they still have no voting rights. Despite that, Guam holds a straw poll every presidential election and has higher voter turn-out than any other U.S. state — you know, the ones whose votes actually count.

It’s a valuable civics lesson and an important reminder to ask — if you don’t mind cribbing a line from Oliver — how is this still a thing?

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

http://time.com/3736845/john-oliver-last-week-tonight-voting-rights/

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What’s the historical justification for this?

Essentially, racism.

The US Supreme Court in the early 20th century ruled that these territories are inhabited by “alien races” that may not be able to understand Anglo-Saxon principles that guide American law. Although this decision wasn’t supposed to be permanent, governments as recent as the Obama administration have cited it to continue denying people in US territories equal rights.

“There are a lot of complicated issues surrounding what the precise status of all the US territories should be and what the people who live there would prefer,” Oliver said.

“But surely, when it comes to denying Americans the right to vote, we have to find a better reason than citing a 100-year-old legal decision written by a racist that was always supposed to be temporary.”

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TURN OUT FOR WHAT?

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

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/9/8174603/john-oliver-US-territories

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~Last Week Tonight with John Oliver~

U.S. Territories

~Published on Mar 8, 2015~

A set of Supreme Court decisions made over 100 years ago has left U.S. territories without meaningful representation.

That’s weird, right?

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I am very much aware of this situation in Puerto Rico, my country. However, I must confess that I wasn’t aware that this was the case with the other territories. I didn’t even know which other countries in this world were “territories”.

This is something that I wasn’t taught about in school.

Since I read the best selling book “War Against All Puerto Ricans” by Nelson A. Denis, I’ve been looking at the past. I have learned facts that are making me question the “nature of the beast”.

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I’ve been wondering what the historical relationship between the United States, Guam, the Philippines and even Hawaii has been.

“America’s five unincorporated territories and commonwealths: Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the US Virgin Islands.”

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From the “War Against All Puerto Ricans” book:

Don Pedro Albizu Campos expressed his amazement at how “owning a man makes you a scoundrel, yet owning a nation makes you a colonial benefactor.”

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