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I'm sure that the GOPr hypocrites are proud of Cheetolini's most recent accomplishment


White People: I Dont Want You To Understand Me Better, I Want You To Understand Yourselves

Ijeoma Oluo

Hi white person in my DMs, let me respond here in the hopes that I never have to again.

Almost every day I get a message like yours from a random white person — on Facebook, Twitter, or email — offering to provide me with the “white perspective” that they think that my work on race and feminism is missing. “Just to give a more well-rounded picture,” they’ll explain, or “Having been a white person my whole life, I think my insight would be useful to you,” or, “I think I can help you understand how this issue looks to white society.”

To which I say: Physician, heal thyself.
No, I do not know everything. I do not cover every angle all the time. Sometimes, I’m flat-out wrong. But here’s the thing: I do know white culture. I know white culture better than most white people know white culture. I know white culture, white history, white politics. I know it better than you because if you knew why you were really in my DMs right now, you’d be embarrassed. Why do I know white culture so well? Because I’m a black woman. And while I, and just about any person of color who has spent their lives in a white supremacist society, know enough about white culture to write a book or two on whiteness and option the bestseller movie rights, y’all know almost nothing about us and even less about yourselves.

Why? Because you don’t have to.


Cheetolini got the cabinet of oligarchs, ideologues and incompetents he wanted

Not to mention his traveling circus of white nationalists, yes men, spin doctoring propagandists, police state strongmen, nepotism beneficiaries and general malcontents.

It won't be pretty.

If we're all not outrunning brain ravenous zombies, Russian remote controlled glow-in-the-dark cockroaches and an army of gibbon faced steampunk Nazis by this time next year, I'll be surprised.


The old rules aren't applying

We shouldn't restrict ourselves from doing what we need to do to save America.

At least everyone was sane during the Cold War

Even with the persistent threat of nuclear annihilation at the time.

These days, I don't know if the people who are charge of The Button understand what they're responsible for.

OMG, I just found an online "The Aristocrats" joke repository

People write their own versions of the joke and submit them for ratings. It's about as filthy and disgusting as one can possibly imagine. But with my dirty mind, I can imagine quite a lot.

Just the other day on Twitter, when Joy Reid labeled the Trumps "Kleptocrats," I jokingly tweeted back to her that a Kleptocrats joke about the Trumps would make the Aristocrats joke sound G rated.


I stand by that assertion.

Presidents don't do war planning, that's what the military staff is for...

If you have a President who picks targets on a map, and decides when to attack those targets, without any inclination of a mission objective, that President is incompetent and presents a danger to both the troops in the field and the overall mission.

The dedicated and delegated staff's job is to present the Commander-In-Chief with information and options. Commanders are dependent on those who work below them. They make decisions and issue orders with the coordination of and through the senior staff.

If commanders are doing the jobs of their staffs, then nothing will go right.

Presidents need to understand what the concept of Command and Control is. They need to ensure that their staff and field commanders handle coordination, reconnaissance and contingency planning and implementation of the operation as planned. They need to let the professionals to their damn jobs.

Trump, doesn't even understand what the lowest ranking NCO knows about military operations. He's never spent one day in the Military. Gawd knows where he thinks he got his information about the Military from. After all, he tells everyone that he knows more than the generals.

That's insane.

Trump is clearly incompetent as Commander-in-Chief. He's incompetent as Chief Diplomat... He's incompetent as everything. This is why he's getting people unnecessarily killed.

And it won't be the only time either.

But, hey... Emails!

First Trump approval rating lags behind past presidents

By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director

Updated 4:04 PM ET, Fri February 3, 2017

Washington (CNN)It's been two weeks since Donald Trump's inauguration, and the new President's work so far hasn't impressed the American people.

A majority, 53%, disapprove of the way the President is handling his job, according to a new CNN/ORC poll, marking the highest disapproval for a new elected president since polls began tracking those results. Trump is the only President to hold a net-negative rating this early in his tenure.
Read the poll results

Overall, 44% approve of the way he's handling the job, seven points below the previous low-point of 51%. Further, the share who disapprove "strongly" of Trump's work as president is nearly as large as the total block who approve, 43% feel intensely negative about Trump. Partisanship is the sharpest divider in opinions on Trump (90% of Republicans approve vs. 10% of Democrats).
Trump's high disapproval most clearly differentiates his ratings from those of his predecessors. While Ronald Reagan's first approval rating measure of 51% from Gallup in 1981 was not that far above Trump's 44% now, Reagan's disapproval number was far lower than Trump's (13% to 53%). And George W. Bush, the last president to be elected without capturing the popular vote, held a far more positive 57% overall approval rating in February of his first year in office, with just 25% disapproving.

Several specific actions Trump has taken in his first two weeks are also meeting with majority opposition, according to the poll. Most oppose the travel restrictions put in place by executive order last week, and 55% say they see it as an attempt to ban Muslims from entering the US. Further, 6 in 10 oppose Trump's plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico.


Keep up the great work, Donnie!


Anyone here watches the series "Colony" on USA?

What's amazing about it is how absolutely willing humans are to let alien creatures take over the planet.

Apparently, the collaborators had no qualms about it at all and were working for the alien "Hosts" long before the actual takeover.

People really suck, because it's really probable that they'd roll over and just give in if this shit actually happened.

All the aliens had to do was throw certain people some crumbs and they sold out humanity no problem.

I just put the word out on Twitter.



By the way, I'm up to 26 different FDT tracks.
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