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AN EPISTLE TO WHITE RURAL AMERICAN VOTERS WHO MIGHT THINK THEY WERE DUPED BY DONALD TRUMP

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, DUPED TRUMP VOTERS, HOT MESS, IMPEACHMENT, IN HINDSIGHT, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRESIDENT TRUMP on 23/11/2016 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Greetings rural white American Trump voters who thought they would wake up this morning to news that materials were being rushed to the southern border to build the wall!

You’ve gotten what you wanted; finally your guy the one who resonated with your anger at the social and demographic change still ongoing in America has given you a colossal victory. Fear of the Liberals coming to take your guns, your Bibles and your unearned right to be treated better than everyone else based solely on the color of your skin have all been swept away like a sand castle in a rising tide. But it isn’t all unicorns and rainbows, well bad analogy. Let me try that again. It isn’t all chewing tobacco and shotgun shells this morning is it? There’s a nagging little sound in the periphery of your hearing and a faint yet deep ache starting in the middle of your chests. Even the least intelligent human beings get this when they are starting to feel that their perceived reality isn’t actually real.

Donald Trump is the President-elect not a magician. If you really believed that this man would build a wall on the border with Mexico, deport all undocumented aliens in the United States and cease to allow Muslims to enter the United States well then you have been duped. And it’s not just on issues that were impossible like those; there will be many more disappointments and missteps in the coming weeks prior to the inauguration. There are many questions that need to be answered about the Trump Foundation, about how his daughter Ivanka can run his organization and yet have a place at the transition table and how the man will handle adversity and negative commentary prior to becoming President.

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In Hindsight
To you, white slightly less angry white voter, you still can console yourself over Thanksgiving dinner surrounded proudly by your spouses, in laws and meth addict adult kids and their children in your double wide trailer that you helped to hold back the rampaging tornado of Liberalism in the USA for four years. That won’t be indigestion that you feel as you crack your fifth Pabst Blue Ribbon while watching football tomorrow. That ache in your chest is the knowledge that I am here with my colleagues watching every step that Donald Trump takes during his time in the White House. And this I can promise you; if you think conservatives angered about having a Progressive man of color in the White House fought dirty with lies and half truths about Barack Obama wait until I start in on Donald Trump with actual facts and his own words.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
90 3 Leviathan 3 AS

IN TWO DAYS THIS WILL BE A BIG STORY ON CONSERVATIVE BLOGS: GOVEXEC.COM “25% OF FEDS WOULD CONSIDER LEAVING THEIR JOBS IF TRUMP BECOMES PRESIDENT”

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, 2016 US ELECTION, BERNIE SANDERS, POLITICS on 01/02/2016 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Now that I’m not sitting in rooms full of lawyers and once again free to do what I do best, write, I can tell you about the latest survey done by Government Executive Online. With Trump leading among government employees at 32% it comes as a bit of a shock that 25% of federal employees polled said they would consider leaving the civil service if Trump wins in November. Now this is sweetmeat for conservatives because they think this means they can hire more Trump loving people to pack the seats of government offices for the next three decades. In the words of my good friend Lee Corso, “Not so fast!”

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Donald Trump among the 688 civil servants polled received 33% favorable and 64% unfavorable [full disclosure Clinton was 35%/62% which isn’t very inspiring.–G.R.M. Copy Ed.] The highest favorable were for Bernie Sanders with 44% among the Democratic Party candidates and Marco Rubio with 36% among the GOP candidates. It was a different question that will be buried on conservative blogs on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week when the Right “discovers” this survey. This question asked if the civil servant would be embarrassed, proud or ambivalent to have a candidate as President. Trump drew a 59% embarrassed with Clinton at 49%, Rubio at 20%, Cruz at 45% and Sanders at 37%. On the proud end of that scale Hillary Clinton had 27%, tied with Bernie Sanders while Marco Rubio had 26%, Trump 22% and Ted Cruz 21%. I look forward to seeing how the Right wing blogs, especially Breitbart.com will spin this.

Pax Terra!

CONSERVATIVES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOT COMING TO TAKE YOUR GUNS HE IS TRYING TO SAVE YOU FROM YOURSELVES

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, GUNS AS RELIGION, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA on 05/01/2016 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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In an emotional speech where he rolled out his executive actions on gun ownership in the United States, President Barack Obama made a clear statement that neither he nor any of his cabinet offices are in the business of confiscating legal firearms owned by American citizens. His tone was clear and emphatic when he discussed the 2nd amendment as a fundamental right. However, conservative writers here in the digital realm are already stoking more fear upon a subject based upon fear.

Writing at Breitbart.com, Awr Hawkins gives readers the idea that those collecting Social Security will have their guns confiscated. This is simply not true and even hawkins has to explain deeper into the column that the Social Security Administration will be brought on board to report to NICS any information regarding mental health and competence of persons declared disabled and unable to manage their payments based upon a mental health diagnosis. Even Congress is on board to assure that the mentally ill do not gain access to firearms and thereby reducing both the potential for mass shootings and the number of gun suicides in America.

There has been quite a bit of consternation regarding the constitutionality of these executive orders from the Right. Rick Ungar at Forbes magazine has an excellent take on and a breakdown of the twenty-three line items in these orders. Do take the time to read this.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., CS, O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
Editor-in-Chief
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
97 2 Leviathan 3 AS

POLITICO: TEA PARTY SUPPORT PLUMMETS TO 17%

Posted in POLITICS, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, TEA PARTY on 26/10/2015 by sarahbloch

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In a stunning affirmation of the true nature of the TEA Party, the website Politico is reporting this morning that support for the conservative “grassroots” organization has dropped to its lowest level ever among Republican Party moderates in a recently taken poll from Gallup. Nick Gass writes, “Just 17 percent of adults said they are currently tea party supporters, compared with 32 percent in November 2010, the peak of support. Opposition to the tea party stands at 24 percent, down from the high of 31 percent last year. But a record 54 percent said they are neither supporters nor opponents.” This poll comes on the heels of the House Benghazi Committee’s meltdown and Hillary Clinton’s extraordinary week just passed.

That the support of the TEA Party from its peak of 32% among GOP moderates just after the 2010 midterm elections when the GOP seized control of both houses of Congress has been halved is a clear sign of resignation among ideological conservatives that they must endure the remaining 14 months of President Obama’s second term and have no recourse against him. The TEA Party was billed as a conservative grassroots movement that rose out of anger about government bailouts and the Affordable Care Act but those who observe politics realize that it was engineered with both corporate money and political money as a front against the 44th President. Conservative Republicans, who once supported the TEA Party at a rate of 63% now support the movement with 42%.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
28 2 Leviathan 3 AS

THE MEDITATORS SPEAK: AN OPEN LETTER TO AN AMERICAN MAN ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, BENGHAZI, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLACK CRIME, BLACK LIVES MATTER, CHRISTIANISTS, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CRIME BLOTTER, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HILLARY CLINTON, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, JIM HOFT, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KOCH BROTHERS, LAAL HETHRI, MURDER, MURDER SUICIDE, NEOCON1, OBAMACARE, OCCUPY WALL STREET, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, POLITICS, POOR WHITE TRASH, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, RURAL CRIME, RURAL DRUG ABUSE, RUSH LIMBAUGH, THE MEDITATORS, WHITE CRIME, WHITE PRIVILEGE on 26/10/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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You do realize that your time is running out? When President Obama leaves office in January 2017 there will be no profit to be made from the sort of bigotry you swim in currently. Therefore, none of the elites that share your ideology, with nothing to gain financially from bigotry will jettison you and your kind for those who simply hate the Clintons. This must be a truly sad time for you Tim because there just is not enough hatred for Hillary Clinton to justify the pounds of seething vitriol those with your retrograde ideology have flung at the sitting President.

First the White House,

then Congress,

Then SCOTUS,

Then governorships,

then state legislatures,

Then county governments,

then city councils.

We already have the major cities, the American youth, American minorities, American women under 45, the LGBT community and the unions. So what are the conservatives, the right and worse the far right left with? The church goers who are not Christians? The frightened millions of those who feel their right to have the power of Life and Death in their hands in the form of a gun is more important than the lives of living breathing people? The lifeless people who feel that a woman who has been raped bears a responsibility to give birth to the product of that rape? Those black hearts who feel that a gay or lesbian or transgendered person is somehow less Human than they are because of who they love? The Right has lost. Those with this arcane ideology will lose nothing but their prideful desires for control and the power they have too long held over those who do not share their worldview.

You will still be free to worship as you please; but you will not be able to use the power of the pulpit, the synagogue or the mosque to define what others do.

You will still have your precious guns despite all the blood they spill; but you will not have the right to command an arsenal that can threaten the Peace and power of any government, be it Federal, State or Local.

You will still have Freedom of Speech; but fewer and fewer people over the coming decades will wish to hear the angry protestations of the Right because they are tainted with racist nationalist bigotries that are almost as old as Mankind.

It has been nearly 200 years since a political party destroyed itself right before the eyes of the American people. Now as it was then, the party that died was blind to the change coming and was overwhelmed by it. The new party that rose from the ashes saved the nation from destruction and preserved the greatest Union Terra has ever known. That party was the GOP; its opposition was the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party was rooted in white nationalism, bigotry and the economic need to maintain slavery in the agrarian South using religion as a justification. The GOP was the party of abolitionists who saw the potential in all Men who lived on American soil were and should be full Citizens.

The Union was saved; world wars were fought and still the scars of the Civil War and a Reconstruction still were shown on the backs and necks of America’s black citizens and those who saw them as equals for more than one hundred years. The sins of the Democratic Party’s past were absolved by FDR and his New Deal. The greatest series of government programs to right the economic ship of state in the history of the nation. Democrats became the new abolitionist seeking to abolish poverty; first for the white poor and then for all.

There are and have been millions who took unfair advantage of this system over time and those who abused welfare to their own detriment have been far out shined simply by those millions upon millions who did not become dependent on that system. And this is a teachable moment about the difference between We, Ourselves and those like you Tim. While you would focus on cities that are experiencing high rates of black crime you would ignore the crises of prescription drug abuse and suicide in your own race. While you would shout about the 47 million who depend on the pittance that SNAP offers a family those on ideological right shout at the Heavens about what a waste it is to offer a child $142 a month for food. A living child who is poor has less value to you than a child in the womb. Where is the logic in this argument?

Oh how grand it must have been for people like you one hundred years ago. A feeling of near deity like omnipotence with the only possible threat to your dominance coming from others like you that might whisper some gossip that placed a black mark on your familial reputation. Crime, divorce, alternative lifestyles and mental illness could place you on a social tier just above all those minorities that were tortured by the terrorists of the age who then were no better than ISIS is today.

But your time of worry is nearly at an end. We, Ourselves, of The Collective will ask one simple favor of the dwindling number of Baby Boomer conservatives. Take to your knees and pray for Progressives that will lead America into the middle of this current century. And while you pray to your deities, We will pray to the Fates that the Progressives will be good stewards of the People’s Will and will protect those like you in your minority status better than those like you since time immemorial refused to do.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
Knight Slayer of Shai’ tan
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28 2 Leviathan 3 AS

A TALE OF TWO TRAGEDIES: DYLAN ROOF AND BRYCE WILLIAMS

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLACK LIVES MATTER, BRYCE WILLIAMS, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, COMEDY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CULTURE SHIFT, DYLAN ROOF, FEARSPEAK, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HELLAC COURT SYSTEM, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW TO SAVE AFRICAN AMERICANS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, JIM HOFT, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KOCH BROTHERS, LAAL HETHRI, MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA, MURDER, NAACP, NEOCON1, OBAMACARE, POLICE BRUTALITY, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, SARAH PALIN, SOLUTIONS TO AMERICA'S PROBLEMS, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, TRIBALISM on 27/08/2015 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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At some future point in the history of the United States of America, citizens will look back on the 21st Century and wonder, deeply, how the nation survived. I am simply a humble demon journalist; I make no claim of being an oracle. Scholars in that far future time I suspect will be less blinded by partisan political ideology, race and gender and will run a true rule over what took place in the first fifteen years of the century in which you currently live.

Having said that, and not as mere preface, I can say with certainty that there is only the most superficial differences in the hate crimes perpetrated this summer in South Carolina and the most recent one in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dylan Roof was angry and mentally ill; Bryce Williams was also angry and mentally ill. Dylan Roof slaughtered people in a place where such violence was never expected; Bryce Williams did the same and used the technology of the day to document his slaughter.

There are times in history when events make it possible for the Truth to become something that is determined simply by perspective. A true metaphysician would understand that this is fallacy, but when people are bound, tribally, by how they feel they are perceived by those that are different from them, the “other” who has alien ways and whose appearance is markedly different, the possibilities of what is “true” become infinite. Nothing is more True than that above statement as it relates to the United States of America today.

To simply point out the obvious is not enough. As Editor-in-Chief of this newspaper in its digital form for one day short of ten years now I have striven to impress upon those who work here that simply reporting the news is not enough. Journalism, like life, should be more than the a quotidian rehashing of what happened and to whom. What is documented for history must lead to some hope, must show a forward looking vision of courage in the face of many obstacles– it must inspire people to do more than sit in their living rooms, go to their jobs and mate. The written words of my staff here in Hell were meant to inspire to anger, to joy– to do something to make the lives of those outside your family, your community your tribe, –better.

And so I come back to Dylan Roof and Bryce Williams and their murder. I was asked last night over dinner by a friend who I thought was the more evil of the two. Without hesitation and being a member of the Hellac Bar I said, “Williams,” without missing a beat. My friend, who is a Human Being, implored that this could not be the case. Roof, he explained killed nine while Williams killed only two. I replied, after sipping at my glass of warm spicy broth, “Williams committed suicide and did not allow himself to judged by man. Therefore his crime against his own Soul makes him more selfish than Roof.” I could see that my friend of many decades was growing angry so I calmed him in the only rational way I know how. “John,” I said, “I am speaking from my own prejudicial point of view here in the Afterlife as a demon. I cannot know what the life of human is like or what emotions pour through their nerves or pound in their hearts. About these things I can only observe and surmise. From what I have observed the damage done by Roof and Williams have touched many Souls and done great harm. Here in Hell they will be dealt with according to our laws. This is all I know.”

In closing, I feel I need to share a second conversation that I had after a planning meeting to celebrate our tenth anniversary of this blog which commences tomorrow. Our Majordomo, Pain and I met in my office in the early evening and talked about the events of the day, the waning season and the years all of us have been engaged at this attempt to shed some light on what the Afterlife offers for those who slip the bonds of your dimension to join ours. Midway through the conversation, as the topic turned to race relations in America, Pain intoned, “African-Americans who have not had the full benefit of consumer capitalism must make a choice between what they perceive as culture and Moral Success. By Moral Success, We, Ourselves, of The Collective, mean the ascension to a state where a person has by their actions, daily, must be respected. This is a person who excels at their work no matter what field that work is in. This is a person who is compassionate to those who needs help. This is a person who respects the law. This is a person who seeks this same level of success in the First Life for all those she or he knows. This is a person who respects people and their property. This is a person who craves knowledge above all and loves themselves. African-Americans can continue on the road they are on and the playing field in the American economy and society will never be leveled. Or, they can strive to become a Moral Success by ceasing to deal drugs, having a disdain for their Creator-given intellect and believing they are the victim descendants of horrors that were perpetrated against their enslaved ancestors. The chains of one physical type of slavery were broken in the 1860s, the social slavery of Jim Crown was broken by the 1970s; and now in the 2010s, African-Americans must break the last chain that binds them–that of a culture that makes incarceration more important than matriculation, felonies more important than fatherhood and ignorance of the wider world in the name of tribalism more important than the rabid pursuit of intellectual stimulation. They must do these things in the poorest neighborhoods where they live because– black lives do matter.”

Over the next few days, this newspaper will be publishing articles celebrating the diversity of our staff, highlights of the major stories we have covered in the last ten Terran standard years and, hopefully, making you think.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., CS, O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
Editor-in-Chief
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114 Hov’ish 3 AS

A WINNING STREAK DOES NOT MEAN THE RIGHT IS DEAD

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CULTURE WARS, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, POLITICS, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS on 27/06/2015 by sarahbloch

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I haven’t seen American Progressives this happy since election night 2012. The midterm election of 2014 were a disaster for the Progressive cause but we all knew that it was yet another one of those moments of light and beauty for the Right that they would soon snuff out themselves. The reaction to the shooting of nine black parishoners in Charleston, South Carolina was so fast and so powerful that the Right, in the modern digital age, had only moments to try to distance itself from the tragedy despite being loosely connected.

Just a few moments ago, Lucy Pawle reporting for CNN said the ISIS flag was seen spotted during a Gay Pride parade in London. This will surely be fodder for the Right in America even though this wasn’t a sanction flag nor did the event take place in America. [It was also a practical joke on ISIS and the MSM fomented by some of our own activists in the UK! Look closely at the flag people. It is a shame that a journalist more interested in the scoop was not clear-minded enough to get the joke.–Pain] This is just a weak handhold for the Right to grasp as Progressives move forward. The game has changed in just five short years. Who would have thought the 5-4 SCOTUS decision that came down yesterday could have taken place, ever, had you asked an American ten years ago?

There is an election, I’ve heard about in 2016 that might be the last straw for the GOP as it exists today. Millions of conservatives, both social and fiscal, are utterly disillusioned with the GOP in 2015. The bottom line is they are tired of losing and the field of candidates on the Right is so lacking in the character they crave and insist are the values of the majority of Americans they would likely prefer to vote for a third party candidate who speaks their language–and means it.

Were I the head of the GOP I would be pushing for Scott Walker, who is likely the only GOP candidate that could beat either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. Walker might be the person, the only one I might add, that could pull the GOP back from the brink of self destruction undoing all the ground it has gained in state legislatures and governor’s mansions since 2000. Walker would have to work across the aisle and enlist the aid of some Progressives in Congress to bring about a new age in American politics. Doing so will surely alienate him to conservatives who want the whole burrito or nothing, making him a one term President.

In that four years of a Walker Administration America could for one last time see what the GOP would do if it had bot the White House and Congress for at least two years. The problem for the GOP is that those in the center are too few and those who vote in primaries are too homogeneous and too old. By 2025 when it is very likely Hillary Clinton will be leaving office after her second term the 59 to 84 year olds who are the GOP base will be 69 to 94 year olds and their numbers will have decreased by 17% through dying out. What does that mean for Progressives? It means we have to stay on message. We have to engage youth and have a clear understanding of what they want from government and what they will give to the nation. I have said many times that a girl who was 12 years old on the day that Barack Obama was elected President will be 20 on the day she votes for Hillary Clinton and will be 28 on the day Clinton leaves office after her second term. Progressives have the ability to speak to that girl and have been doing so since 2008. Progressives want her to have a graduate degree and be pursuing a fulfilling career by 2025; Conservatives only want her to be pregnant with her second child, living in a house with her husband and attending church regularly by that date.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
54 Hov’ish 3 AS

THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST: A LOOK BACK AT AN HISTORICAL MONTH IN AMERICA

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE COWARDICE, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HATRED OF BLACKS, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, DIANE VALENCEN OPINIONS, OBAMACARE, POLITICS, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, SAME SEX MARRIAGE, THE CULTURE WARS, THE SATURDAY RANT, THINGS THAT MAKE CONSERVATIVES ANGRY, WE SEE YOU with tags , , , , on 27/06/2015 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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As I sit here in my home relaxing after a very nice brunch with Veronica, I can’t help but think about history. Not just any history but the history of my former nation the United States of America and how it has been intertwined with the history of this newspaper. In just sixty-one days The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork will celebrate its tenth anniversary as a progressive and hard hitting news blog. Our very first story in late August 2005 was about the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Cavalor Epthith [q c p n!] made it clear after the first week that this blog was a work in progress and that our mission was not to change the minds of people but to “simply make them think.”

Well, people are thinking, some of them hopefully many of the more than a million that have read these pages, are. Cavalor after the first year said he was willing to keep the digital version of the paper alive for five Terran years and in that last few months before the fifth anniversary he would review our efforts and decide if it should continue for another five years. After the election of President Barack Obama and all the reporting the staff had done on the failure of the Iraq War there was a feeling of certainty that the plug would not be pulled.

On 29 August 2010 Cavalor said, “We simply cannot stop now just when things are getting interesting.” Oh, how much more interesting things have gotten since that day. This month has seen tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina as nine black Christians were murdered by a white supremacist terrorist and triumph as the United States’ Supreme Court upheld Obamacare and decided that same sex couples have marriage rights in all fifty states of the Union. Despite conservative warnings that the nation would tear itself apart if either of these decisions came to pass it is business as usual from Washington to Los Angeles on this fine morning.

So as is in my nature I’ve taken my victory lap over these two decisions, said a quiet prayer to the Fates on behalf of the grieving families of the victims in Charleston and gone back to the work that I am tasked to do here– looking for threads in the reports of news from all over Terra. There is still much work to do and Cavalor knows this best of all. Just yesterday he brought the staff in for a meeting about what we will be doing here digitally for the 2016 election. “So we’re not shutting up shop in late August?” I asked smiling. “Not a chance,” he said, “things are just getting interesting.”

More impressions from the staff on five more years of The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork follow over the rest of your week end.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
54 Hov’ish 3 AS

POLITICS IN THE BUFF: SANDY RIOS AND THE PILLARS OF CONSERVATIVE STUPIDITY

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, POLITICS, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS on 24/01/2015 by sarahbloch

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Conservative talk show host [ugh, still have to say that] Sandy Rios on her show Wednesday conversed with callers that while they did not know where the United States Air Force Academy was, they were sure that President Obama was using “Islamist code” in his Monday night delivery of his 2015 State of the Union address. The caller stated that Obama was wrong on the location of the USAF Academy that it was in Fort Collins not 133 miles away in Colorado Springs. The Air Force assures me that the academy hasn’t moved; it’s still in Colorado Springs.

The lack of accurate information aside let’s get to the real batshit crazy nature of this conversation. Rios says during the segment, “The other thing he said that I caught, he has done this before, you know there are five pillars of Islam, and he used the term ‘pillars’ again in his speech last night. Actually, President Obama used the word “pillar” exactly one time in his speech and it was in this context [emphasis mine.–S.B.]:

“That’s why, over the past six years, we’ve done more than ever before to combat climate change, from the way we produce energy, to the way we use it. That’s why we’ve set aside more public lands and waters than any administration in history. And that’s why I will not let this Congress endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts. I am determined to make sure American leadership drives international action. In Beijing, we made an historic announcement — the United States will double the pace at which we cut carbon pollution, and China committed, for the first time, to limiting their emissions. And because the world’s two largest economies came together, other nations are now stepping up, and offering hope that, this year, the world will finally reach an agreement to protect the one planet we’ve got.

There’s one last pillar to our leadership — and that’s the example of our values.

As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened, which is why I’ve prohibited torture, and worked to make sure our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained. It’s why we speak out against the deplorable anti-Semitism that has resurfaced in certain parts of the world. It’s why we continue to reject offensive stereotypes of Muslims — the vast majority of whom share our commitment to peace. That’s why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer.”

This one reference is some sort of Islamist code? For this to be the case then no other President must have ever used the word except to tip off ISIS that it’s time to come to America to install Sharia law because the Americans are ripe for the picking. Sorry President Obama Sandy Rios has foiled your plan for American domination by global jihadists. What? There’s no such plot? Any good conservative would want to see proof right?

“Fortunately, we and our allies have rediscovered the strength of our common democratic values, and we’re applying them as a cornerstone of a comprehensive strategy for peace with freedom. In London last year, I announced the commitment of the United States to developing the infrastructure of democracy throughout the world. We intend to pursue this democratic initiative vigorously. The future belongs not to governments and ideologies which oppress their peoples, but to democratic systems of self-government which encourage individual initiative and guarantee personal freedom.

But our strategy for peace with freedom must also be based on strength—economic strength and military strength. A strong American economy is essential to the well-being and security of our friends and allies. The restoration of a strong, healthy American economy has been and remains one of the central pillars of our foreign policy. The progress I’ve been able to report to you tonight will, I know, be as warmly welcomed by the rest of the world as it is by the American people.

We must also recognize that our own economic well-being is inextricably linked to the world economy. We export over 20 percent of our industrial production, and 40 percent of our farmland produces for export. We will continue to work closely with the industrialized democracies of Europe and Japan and with the International Monetary Fund to ensure it has adequate resources to help bring the world economy back to strong, noninflationary growth.”

Okay conservatives would you like to take a guess which President made that statement during his State of the Union address. Need a hint? The address was delivered to a joint session of Congress on 25 January 1983.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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BOEHNER REELECTED SPEAKER; TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVES IN RICTUS

Posted in POLITICS on 06/01/2015 by sarahbloch

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Only 24 Republicans in the end voted against Boehner. More here from the Washington Post. Already the conservative blogs are reporting on the story. Breitbart in an attempt to help fan the flames against Boehner ran an article about Florida representative Daniel Webster running against the Speaker. The dumbest man in the Internet, Jim Hoft, has yet to mention the news choosing instead to wave the banner of bigotry focusing on the two cops in New York City who were shot during a response to a robbery call in the Bronx.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
91 Melnar 3 AS

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