Thursday, June 28, 2018

Justice Kennedy Retirement – Democrats Are Screwed

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of next month, preparing the way for the most significant change in the court's makeup in half a century.
The vacancy will allow President Donald Trump to make the Supreme Court a solidly conservative body for years, if not generations, to come — a towering legacy of his time in office.
This week has been a bad week for Democrats and will continue to get worse since the Democrats basically have no way to stop a Trump Supreme Court nominee.
The best panel discussion today on the consequence of Kennedy’s retirement announcement was from Rachel Maddow who observed that Democrats have self-imposed limiters, not liking to do radical things, always following the rules. The Republican Party, however, has no limiters and are willing to go outside of the norm to win at all cost.
Democrats have to get tough and fight dirty to keep the Senate from voting on Trumps nominee until after the November election. Mitch McConnell stole the SCOTUS seat from President Obama and had the nerve to tweet a picture of himself with Neil Gorsuch yesterday after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Trumps Muslim ban showing his middle finger to Democrats.
There was a lot of praise for Justice Kennedy as historically being the swing vote on the Court siding with the liberal judges on abortion rights, gay rights, and voting rights. But fundamentally, he was a conservative appointed by Nixon and decided with conservatives on the infamous Citizens United case which put unlimited amounts of money in politics, upholding Trump’s Muslim Ban, and severely restricting Labor Unions recruitment efforts.
Kennedy’s decision to retire now before the November elections with the most unqualified president in office makes me think of Melania message on her infamous jacket “I Don’t Care, do U”.
Elections matter#VoteBlueInNovember
Carol T. Ealey

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Trumps Muslim Travel Ban

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld Trump's travel ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries. This ruling was a stinging defeat for opponents who contended it was motivated by religious discrimination.
I feel especially disappointed every day with the news because it appears Trump aka the “illegitimate one” that occupies the White House continues to weaken our democracy. This decision will embolden him, even more, to discriminate against everyone his administration deems undesirable, as we have seen in recent weeks.
You know how everyone said that our institutions would be a check on this president. Well, no our institutions are failing us. Congress and now the Supreme Court have failed us. There is no check on the “illegitimate one” that occupies the White House. The Supreme Court seat was stolen by Majority Leader McConnell who deprived President Obama of filling the open Supreme Court seat with Merrick Garland; instead, we got super conservative judge Neil Gorsuch.
This should be a reminder that every vote counts. #VoteBlueInNovember
Carol T. Ealey

Friday, June 22, 2018

Trump Caves on Family Separation at the Border

If you’ve been following this issue you know that Trump created this separation policy and then today bowed to pressure and caved on separating families at the border. He said that he didn’t like the sight of families being separated which really means he didn’t like the optics. Trump has no heart, remember he said yesterday that immigrants are “infesting” the US. You don’t change your views overnight.
The temporary executive order signed by Trump keeps the zero-tolerance policy in force. If an immigrant tries to enter the border at the authorized ports of entry they are being delayed and told to come back later. If they try to enter at other locations then they are accused of entering unlawfully and arrested. The executive order will temporarily keep families together while their case is being decided.
So what happens to the children that have already been separated? About 2500 children have already been dispersed throughout the country, so what happens to them? There is no organized way to reunite these children back to their families. Trump’s executive order did not address this issue.
A video released today shows about six immigrant girls ages 7-9 being led into a shelter around midnight in New York City. The mayor of NY confirmed that there are 239 immigrant girls in NY shelters.
An American Airlines employee said that immigrant children were transported under the guise of a soccer team from Texas to other cities in the country. American Airlines released a statement asking the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents. United Airlines also stated that they have no desire to be associated with separating families.
The best statement that I heard today from the media was Rep. Linda Sanchez (D) from California regarding Trump's executive order today. She said that “Trump is like an arsonist who starts the fire and then volunteers to put it out so he can be the hero to save the day”.
Trump calls out the news that he doesn’t like as fake news. Well, we have a fake president and every day we’re all living in this reality show.
Vote Blue in November so we can rid ourselves of this fake president and end this reality show.
Carol T. Ealey

Thursday, June 21, 2018

America Is this Who We Are? Trump’s Family Separation Policy

For the past few weeks, if you’ve been following the news we learned about another Trump policy of separating children from their families who have crossed the border seeking asylum. Trump's explanation that it’s the Democrat’s fault is a big fat whopping LIE! Trump created this policy and can change it with a stroke of his pen.
Journalists have only been allowed in a few camps that house the boys separated from their families. The boys are locked in large cages like animals sleeping on mats with Mylar blankets. The question that was asked by reporters several days ago how are the children ultimately reunited with their parents? And tonight we learned from MSNBC news that there is no organized way to reunite the kids with their parents. Once the parents are sent away to jail the kids are turned over to HHS which has no mechanism to reunite the children with their respective families. The parent may also be deported without their children. This is outrageous and it’s happening in America.
If this isn’t inhumane enough we now learned that babies are being housed separately in infant shelters somewhere in south Texas. Reporters are not being told the exact location of these baby shelters and no pictures are being allowed inside of the girl's shelters.
In Trump's speech today to the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) he used more inflammatory and racist language to defend his border separation policy saying that “immigrants would pour into and infest the US”.  Let those words sync in…infest the US.
So this is America now under this fake president, our racist underbelly has been exposed for the entire world to see.
Carol T. Ealey

Friday, August 25, 2017

Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

The following was an anonymous post forwarded by my Facebook friend who succinctly touches on the real issue of the Charlottesville White Nationalist rally.
"You know what worries me? It's not that a group of racist idiots lit some tiki torches and decided to have a rally. I worry that on Monday they'll go back to their job in human resources and decide who gets hired and who gets fired. They'll put their uniform back on and "serve and protect. They'll sit on a jury and decide the fate of a young person of color.
They'll teach in a kindergarten class. They'll sit across from a couple, who came to this country, worked hard and saved, and have the power to approve or deny them a loan to purchase their first home.
“They'll decide an insurance claim. They'll give an estimate to repair the brakes on a mother's only mode of transportation to get to work each day.”
I don't stay up lamenting the fact that racists feel emboldened to parade in the street.
I stay up because racists have, do, and will apply their racist beliefs in their daily lives and, by extension mine and they don't do it carrying a banner to distinguish themselves.
It isn't the theatrical that worries me. It's the practical."
Now is the time to get off the couch America and let your voices be heard.
We cannot depend on the cowards in Congress to protect our institutions or our rights. Speak out, get involved and Take a Stand!

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Your Internet Privacy is Over
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Trump’s first 70 days in office feel more like 70 years. He’s hell bent on rolling back all of President Obama’s achievements for this country not because he has some deep conservative beliefs but his desire to loosen regulations so the rich can make more money. It’s always about the money, in my belief, and his deep hatred for President Obama.
Earlier this week, Congress passed a bill to repeal the FCC privacy rules set by the Obama administration, giving internet service providers (ISP) the power of collecting and selling all your internet history and other personal data.
If anyone hoped that President Donald Trump might come to his senses and decide against signing the bill, you should know that won’t happen. The White House confirmed that Trump will sign the bill that will give ISPs more freedom to commercialize your personal data.
That means that your private data such as: websites you’re visiting, what kinds of video’s you’re watching, what kind of weird underwear you like to buy, what your passwords are, the things you Google, financial information, your emails, social security numbers are now up for sale by ISP’s without your opt-in consent.
The worry isn’t just that companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others will start selling your browsing habits. The more data these companies hoard about users, the more dangerous it can be for a user’s safety in a case of a data breach. Hackers proved time and again that they’re able to penetrate even systems believed to be very secure, and ISPs user databases might become appealing targets. And let’s not forget that spy agencies may want to tap into that kind of data too.
After effectively killing internet privacy, Trump’s administration may further harm internet users in the near future. The FCC’s new chairman Ajit Pai is a strong opponent of net neutrality – thereby allowing Internet providers to block content they don’t like or charge websites a fee to reach consumers over faster internet speeds.
Elections have consequences and we’re living in this nightmare of the Trump presidency. So those of you who voted for Trump, did you expect your  privacy rights being taken away all for the sake of making a buck? Well you wanted a “so called” business man in the White House. Now we all have to live with the consequences.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns

In a few hours, he went from having Trump’s “complete confidence” to being the first major casualty of the administration.
Retired US Army 3 Star General National security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday, following revelations that he discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador in the days surrounding their imposition ― and weeks prior to Trump’s inauguration.
Retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr. will serve as acting national security advisor until a full-time replacement is named, the White House announced. Kellogg, as well as Vice Adm. Robert Harward and retired Gen. David Petraeus are the three candidates in line to succeed Flynn, according to the administration.
Flynn’s resignation came after a tumultuous few days of revelations about his ties to Russia and his role in attempting to ease sanctions that were put in place weeks before the Trump administration took office.
My understanding is that now that he’s out of office the Senate can now subpoena him to find out what he knows and the more important question is what does Russia have on President Trump?  This white house is not functioning well. They knew in January that Flynn had been compromised according to the Washington Post but chose to keep quiet. Without the press report the public would not have known.
For those that continue to say let’s give the Trump administration a chance – we can now say this administration doesn’t know what they’re doing and it shows big time or as Trump would say, “bigly”. This is just the first shoe to fall, and the start of the unraveling of the Trump administration.

Bring it on!

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