THE TRUE HEART AND SPIRIT OF AMERICA IS IN THESE WORDS

Posted in AMERICA AS IT SHOULD BE on 22/02/2017 by Majordomo Pain

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“This is where I stand. To me, FB is a useful vehicle for passion and activism. I believe that our 45th President, his Cabinet and administration, and the majority of Republicans in Congress are a real and active threat to me, my way of life, and to the people I love. Some people are saying that we should give #45 a chance, that we should “work together” because he won the election and he is “everyone’s president.” This is my response:
•I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years.
•I will not “work together” to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.
•I will not “work together” to build a wall.
•I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.
•I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from other countries.
•I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
•I will not “work together” to help Trump use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his family and cronies.
•I will not “work together” to weaken and demolish environmental protection.
•I will not “work together” to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.
•I will not “work together” to enable the killing of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people want to get their thrills killing them.
•I will not “work together” to remove any person’s civil rights.
•I will not “work together” to alienate countries that have been our allies for decades.
•I will not “work together” to slash funding for education, or to redirect it from public the private hands.
•I will not “work together” to take basic assistance away from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
•I will not “work together” to get rid of common-sense regulations on the possession and use of firearms.
•I will not “work together” to eliminate the minimum wage.
•I will not “work together” to support so-called “Right To Work” laws, or undermine, weaken or destroy Unions in any way.
•I will not “work together” to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
•I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
•I will not “work together” to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.
•I will not “work together” to put even more “big money” into politics.
•I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.
•I will not “work together” to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.
•I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.
•I will not “work together” to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of a “pre-existing condition.”
•I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.
•I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.
I will not “work together” to eliminate or reduce ethical oversight at any level of government.
•I will not “work together” with anyone that thinks its OK to put a pipeline to transport oil on Sacred Ground for Native Americans.
•I will not “work together” with any proposed legislation that threatens marriage equality for all.
•I will not “work together” with anything or anyone that threatens the rights of LGBTQ individuals in any way.
This is my line, and I am drawing it because “winning”, “being great again”, “rich” or even “beautiful” means nothing when others are sacrificed and our most important Democratic Institutions are being devalued, disrespected, attacked and undercut in the process by the holder of the highest office in our land.”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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INDIVISIBLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA

Posted in INDIVISIBLE on 22/02/2017 by Majordomo Pain

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Here is Wisdom.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
Knight Slayer of Shai’ tan
الافتتاحية من الفتاحات
Majordomo of Hell and Terra’s Skies
Order of the Black Rose of the Empire
Ayatollah of Rham and its Shadow
Fair Judge Executioner of Souls
Quarterer’s Order of the Descending Aorta, 1st Class, with diamonds, rubies, platinum concertina, golden concertina, gilded pancreas, emerald gall bladder, platinum spleen, mesentery and lymph nodes
Lady Gaoler of Dis
Chief Engineer Hellac Power & Light
Womb of Empires
Order of the Superior Vena Cava
先生 立石 上様
Fifth Sea Lord of Hell
Comptroller of the Currency
Chair, Hellac Consumer Products Safety Commission
Oracle of Elections
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Mot. Pict. Arts & Sci.]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Tort]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Fluid Dyn.]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Nuc. Phys.]
Chair, Hellac Commission on Sentient Being Rights
Lady High Justice of the Court of Acts & Merits
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Gold
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Silver
Keeper of the Keys of all the Gates of Hell
Qadi of Hades
Chamberlain Imperial of the Necropontiff of the Universal Fatean Church
Order of the Quartz Heart [Eng.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Journ.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Metaphys.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Philos.]
Countess-Palatine of Sheol
Marquise di Gehenna
Empress Consort
White Rod
President Pro tempore Bax Culdnu
Managing Editor—Breaking News
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
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FORMER KNICK PLAYER CHARLES OAKLEY ARRESTED BY NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN AFTER CONFRONTATION WITH FAN

Posted in CHARLES OAKLEY, NEW YORK KNICKS on 08/02/2017 by Majordomo Pain

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Doris Burke at ESPN is reporting that former New York Knick player Charles Oakley was arrested after shoving a fan in the stands during tonight’s game between the Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers. The incident occurred with 6:18 remaining in the first period with the game tied at 19. It appears from video that Oakley got in a shouting match with a fan that quickly became physical and led to Oakley shoving a MSG security guard. Oakley was hustled by several police officers and stadium security to the tunnel and arrested by the NYPD and is being charged with assault.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
Knight Slayer of Shai’ tan
الافتتاحية من الفتاحات
Majordomo of Hell and Terra’s Skies
Order of the Black Rose of the Empire
Ayatollah of Rham and its Shadow
Fair Judge Executioner of Souls
Quarterer’s Order of the Descending Aorta, 1st Class, with diamonds, rubies, platinum concertina, golden concertina, gilded pancreas, emerald gall bladder, platinum spleen, mesentery and lymph nodes
Lady Gaoler of Dis
Chief Engineer Hellac Power & Light
Womb of Empires
Order of the Superior Vena Cava
先生 立石 上様
Fifth Sea Lord of Hell
Comptroller of the Currency
Chair, Hellac Consumer Products Safety Commission
Oracle of Elections
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Mot. Pict. Arts & Sci.]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Tort]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Fluid Dyn.]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Nuc. Phys.]
Chair, Hellac Commission on Sentient Being Rights
Lady High Justice of the Court of Acts & Merits
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Gold
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Silver
Keeper of the Keys of all the Gates of Hell
Qadi of Hades
Chamberlain Imperial of the Necropontiff of the Universal Fatean Church
Order of the Quartz Heart [Eng.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Journ.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Metaphys.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Philos.]
Countess-Palatine of Sheol
Marquise di Gehenna
Empress Consort
White Rod
President Pro tempore Bax Culdnu
Managing Editor—Breaking News
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KEITH OLBERMANN EXPLAINS IT ALL

Posted in DONALD TRUMP, KEITH OLBERMANN on 31/01/2017 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

There’s no need for me to expound on this–just watch

Pax Terra!

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Managing Editor—Research
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ELIOT COHEN ISSUES A WARNING THAT WILL ECHO THROUGH THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN HISTORY

Posted in DONALD TRUMP on 31/01/2017 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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In his article in the Atlantic Magazine Eliot Cohen, former counselor to the State Department under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, writes, “I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he would force Mexico to pay for, even as the Mexican foreign minister held talks with American officials in Washington. Not by the quiet, but no less dangerous bureaucratic orders, such as kicking the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of meetings of the Principals’ Committee, the senior foreign-policy decision-making group below the president, while inserting his chief ideologist, Steve Bannon, into them. Many conservative foreign-policy and national-security experts saw the dangers last spring and summer, which is why we signed letters denouncing not Trump’s policies but his temperament; not his program but his character.

We were right. And friends who urged us to tone it down, to make our peace with him, to stop saying as loudly as we could “this is abnormal,” to accommodate him, to show loyalty to the Republican Party, to think that he and his advisers could be tamed, were wrong. In an epic week beginning with a dark and divisive inaugural speech, extraordinary attacks on a free press, a visit to the CIA that dishonored a monument to anonymous heroes who paid the ultimate price, and now an attempt to ban selected groups of Muslims (including interpreters who served with our forces in Iraq and those with green cards, though not those from countries with Trump hotels, or from really indispensable states like Saudi Arabia), he has lived down to expectations. Precisely because the problem is one of temperament and character, it will not get better. It will get worse, as power intoxicates Trump and those around him. It will probably end in calamity—substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment. The sooner Americans get used to these likelihoods, the better.”

It is quite rare that Cohen and I agree on anything, but in this case and about this subject the two of us are in lockstep. Trump has begun just as many observers here expected him to begin. He has used the power of the executive order to keep campaign promises to the very nationalist base that elected him. He has not ceased to be more interested in his image than the workings of government for all. And finally, Trump has, as Cohen so eloquently points out, a reckless disregard for those he has elevated to Cabinet posts in favor of listening to “the people” or ideologues who will keep him “popular” in the hearts and minds of less than a quarter of the American population.

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In Hindsight

This is a path to destruction and if a neoconservative historian of the class and character of Eliot Cohen can see it, then I have to acknowledge it. It has been said many times that history is written by the victors. I was terribly wrong about the 2016 election, however my guts tell me that these first twelve days of irrational missteps will lead to a critical mass of failure that as Cohen predicts will bring a Trump presidency and quite possibly the GOP to a final flaming ruin.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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THE MONDAY NIGHT MASSACRE: ACTING AG SALLY YATES FIRED BY WHITE HOUSE

Posted in 2017 MUSLIM IMMIGRATION BAN, DONALD TRUMP, MONDAY NIGHT MASSACRE, SALLY QUILLIAN YATES on 31/01/2017 by Majordomo Pain

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Last night Donald J. Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates because of her refusal to defend the travel ban on Muslim refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. Dana Boente, also an Obama appointee, has assumed the post. All this Nixonian drama comes in the wake of the travel ban issued by executive order by Trump last week that has placed the travel plans and many U.S. airports in chaos.

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This is not like the 2011 Obama very narrow moratorium on travel from Iraq by Iraqi citizens seeking Special Immigrant Visas; this is a step toward a religious test of convenience for a nationalist president as he promised to his his most bigoted supporters during the 2016 election campaign. Yates, to her credit is the first hero to stand up to Donald Trump and his efforts to tear down the fabric of the United States as a diverse democracy. In her memo to the wider Justice Department she wrote, “My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all the facts. In addition, I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right. At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the Executive Order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the Executive Order is lawful. Consequently, for as long as I am the Acting Attorney General, the Department of Justice will not present arguments in defense of the Executive Order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so.”

The Collective must point out that the words used to vilify Ms Yates by the White House were not only out of character for the office, but also toned to send a message of clear misogyny to women in positions of power throughout the American government.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
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الافتتاحية من الفتاحات
Majordomo of Hell and Terra’s Skies
Order of the Black Rose of the Empire
Ayatollah of Rham and its Shadow
Fair Judge Executioner of Souls
Quarterer’s Order of the Descending Aorta, 1st Class, with diamonds, rubies, platinum concertina, golden concertina, gilded pancreas, emerald gall bladder, platinum spleen, mesentery and lymph nodes
Lady Gaoler of Dis
Chief Engineer Hellac Power & Light
Womb of Empires
Order of the Superior Vena Cava
先生 立石 上様
Fifth Sea Lord of Hell
Comptroller of the Currency
Chair, Hellac Consumer Products Safety Commission
Oracle of Elections
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Mot. Pict. Arts & Sci.]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Tort]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Fluid Dyn.]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Nuc. Phys.]
Chair, Hellac Commission on Sentient Being Rights
Lady High Justice of the Court of Acts & Merits
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Gold
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Silver
Keeper of the Keys of all the Gates of Hell
Qadi of Hades
Chamberlain Imperial of the Necropontiff of the Universal Fatean Church
Order of the Quartz Heart [Eng.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Journ.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Metaphys.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Philos.]
Countess-Palatine of Sheol
Marquise di Gehenna
Empress Consort
White Rod
President Pro tempore Bax Culdnu
Managing Editor—Breaking News
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CAN TRUMP REALLY DESTROY AMERICA?

Posted in DONALD TRUMP on 28/01/2017 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Before I dive into this meaty subject on such a fine Saturday morning here in Hell, I have to spend a little time defining what “destroy” means. First of all I don’t mean everybody dead and everything burnt to the ground. That would be silly and is a worse case scenario that, if by some weird quirk of The Fates takes place, I will address as it happens.

With that little caveat in place there are many interpretations of destroy out there. To Progressives like me living on Terra within the borders of the United States, we are concerned with civil rights both of those with citizenship and those without. While Donald Trump has said many times that he will be the LGBTQ friendly president, there is, and will remain constant pressure from the alt-right to turn back the clock on those rights and rights for other ethnic and religious minorities in the United States.

For those in the international law and public policy arena the term destroy would mean actions taken by this administration that would lead to active military conflicts across the globe and a decrease in respect even America’s allies have for the U.S. Curiously, moderates and GOP establishment types have something in common on the third interpretation of destroy and that is a weakening of the Oval Office by means of executive abuses of power or violations of the Constitution. This is the issue that keeps Republicans in Washington awake at night.

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In Hindsight
So to answer the question in full, depending on how you define destroy, yes this administration can make life a living hell for you. As a Progressive I was concerned in the first few weeks of the Obama administration that it could turn into amateur hour in a time of crisis, but quickly the President and his team showed they had the bull by the horns and were working on some serious solutions to grave problems on numerous fronts. Trump’s first week began with nasty tweets and “alternative facts” that don’t give this journalist any indication that Trump as a president will create anything other than a disaster.

Pax Terra!

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