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Thank you Erick for tweeting this. And trust me I am NO fan of yours.

It’s weird that people in the room don’t remember Trump using that word when Trump himself was calling friends to brag about it afterwards. I spoke to one of those friends. The President thought it would play well with the base.


Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather

A historian has discovered a royal decree issued to Donald Trump’s grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back.

Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued with the document in February 1905, and ordered to leave the kingdom of Bavaria within eight weeks as punishment for having failed to do mandatory military service and failing to give authorities notice of his departure to the US when he first emigrated in 1885.

Roland Paul, a historian from Rhineland-Palatinate who found the document in local archives, told the tabloid Bild: “Friedrich Trump emigrated from Germany to the USA in 1885. However, he failed to de-register from his homeland and had not carried out his military service, which is why the authorities rejected his attempt at repatriation.”

The decree orders the “American citizen and pensioner Friedrich Trump” to leave the area “at the very latest on 1 May ... or else expect to be deported”. Bild called the archive find an “unspectacular piece of paper”, that had nevertheless “changed world history”.


Dear Mr, Trump,

Dear Mr, Trump, When my white Marine son was fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Marines who were brown and from "shithole" countries had his back. Where were your German/Irish sons?


Wonderful Painting by Haitian artist Walter Mere!


P.U. - Toon Goes THERE!


Cartoon: Have you heard...


German magazine Der Spiegel - depicts Trump as devolved man in "March of Progress"

In the image, Trump is depicted last in a line of devolving humans, a spoof of the scientific illustration "March of Progress."

Der Spiegel's cover comes just two days after Trump caused international outrage when it was reported that he referred to Haiti, El Salvador and several African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers.

The remark caused bipartisan outrage at home and condemnations abroad, including from all 55 African nations.


Dear media, telling us that Donald Trump is a racist is ... not news. It is low-hanging fruit. . . .

'Shithole' nationalism
Elsie Eyakuze by Elsie Eyakuze
12 Jan 2018

Seriously, though. There's a couple of things going on here. First of all, I want to address the fact that Donald Trump is flamingly out of his mind. Where I come from - proudly a #shitholecountry - we generally try to be kind to our elders whose minds have clearly gone into the void while leaving them physically behind. Because there are values connected to the concept of Utu (or as non-East Africans call it, Ubuntu) that demand a basic level of common decency from individuals. It's a social contract thing.

As a consequence, I am largely horrified on a daily basis that his people are letting The Donald run around nekkid-minded in public every day under the pretext that he doesn't have a formal mental health diagnosis. The only response that's appropriate from out here is a gentle eye-roll and some prayers for America. This man is dying a slow and horrible public death and here I am writing about it. Utu forgive me.

The other issue is condescension. Dear media, telling us that Donald Trump is a racist is ... not news. It is low-hanging fruit. He's a mean old git who promised to build a wall between the US and Mexico to appeal to his voters. Was anyone surprised that he also despises people from continents he has never visited, especially considering he can hardly read to expand what appears to be a tragically limited intellect? Nope. It only adds insult to injury that we have to talk about this as though it merits consideration. Another overprivileged American goes Heart of Darkness. Been there, done that.


.........Everything I have said above about #shithole countries is applicable to the United States of America and everywhere else. Genocide, slavery, rape, sexual slavery, extreme patriarchy, religious nuttiness, gun-toting fools, horrendous presidents, electoral shenanigans, corruption, inefficiency, brutality, apartheid (what are "Native American reservations"… like, seriously?), the drug trade, you name it. It takes a #shithole to recognize one.


Statue Of Bigotry

Trumps plan to win the midterms: Hope thousands of Americans are murdered by foreign terrorists

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