EXHALE


For Every Win 

 

Somali Refugee, Palestine Immigrant: First 2 Muslim Women In US Congress

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Someone must fail

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There comes a point when 

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When we Exhale 

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DEMOCRATS WIN THE HOUSE 

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  Americans voted and history was made last night.    Two Muslim women were elected to congress.  Rashida Tlaib(D) a Palestinian-American representing Michigan’s 13th district. Ilhan Omar(D) a Somali American representing Minnesota’s fifth congressional district.   Two Native American women.  Sharice Davids (D) was the first lesbian Native American representing Kansas Third Congressional District.  Deb Haaland (D) representing New Mexico’s First Congressional District.

Two rising stars in the Democratic Party.  Andrew Gillum(D) lost to Ron DeSantis (R) in Florida’s gubernatorial race.  Beto O’Rourke(D) lost to Ted Cruz(R) in Texas US Senate race.

Voters in Colorado, elected the Nations first openly gay Governor Jared Polis (D)

“Ladies Night”

Millions of women and Independents who voted to Donald Trump in 2016 voted with the Democrats last night taking over the House.  Voters under 40 overwhelmingly voted Democratic.  

Tennessee voters elected its first woman to the US Senate Marsha Blackburn(R).   With the ballots still being counted, either Krysten Sinema(D) or Martha McSally(R) will be Arizona’s first female US Senator.

Veronica Escobar(D) and Sylvia Garcia(D) are the first Hispanic women elected to Congress from Texas.

Never in the history in the United States, has their been more women election to office.  With the ballots being counted in several States, anywhere between 120 to 127 women will be in the next Congress.

Exhale

Trumps unchecked, unquestioned administration ends in 2019.  No one expects his erratic behavior to end.  There will be gridlock.  He could shut down the government after a childlike temper tantrum. The midnight Tweets will continue as well as the personal attacks. This is his DNA.  This year he will have to answer to women.  In fact, more elected men will.

Today , For the first time during his administration, Americans can exhale.

CityFella

 

 

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Facts Fiction and Don Lemon


CNN anchor Don Lemon on a Wednesday evening segment of CNN Live.

Perhaps there would be less outrage if the story was told by Wolf Blitzer or Jake Tapper.

There are many white men who are OUTRAGED!!!   Here you have a black man stirring the racist pot.    IF a white man said something about a Black man, they’d lose their jobs.    Megan Kelly lost her job over “Blackface’ so here we have a black man calling white men terrorist, he should lose his job is only fair!

There are white men in this rapidly changing world who believe that they are under attack.  It had gone too far and it far more difficult to be a white man in America and this morning advertisers and CNN will  demand that Don Lemon lose his job.

THE OUTRAGE

In the course of a week, 14 bombs were mailed to prominent Democrats.  On Wednesday, a white man attempted to enter a black church in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. Fifteen minutes later, he drove to near by Kroger Supermarket and killed two black people.  As the gunman passed a white shopper in the parking lot he said, I won’t shoot you. Whites don’t shoot whites.”   Saturday, a white man entered a synagogue and killed 11 worshipers and wounded six others including four Police Officers.

Cnn’s Don Lemon said Trump would have people believe immigrants are to be feared, but statistics reveal the biggest threats are home-grown.   He went on to say, we have to stop demonizing people and realize that the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them. So ,have to start doing something about them. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban — you know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no white-guy ban. So what do we do about that?”

“the biggest terror threat in this country is white men.”

This is what some people heard!   Other’s heard he called for a “white guy ban”               Fox news said Lemon was ranting!   Others called him a racist!

You decide, Listen. 

There are many in this country who supported the Presidents ban on Muslims and individuals from the middle east based on a unsupported belief that, Muslims hate Americans and want to destroy America.    The facts are white men are the principle source of terrorism in the United States and no one is proposing a ban on “white men” this is what I believe Mr Lemon meant.

When its not Fake News

Since 9/11 attacks in 2001, far-right violent extremists have killed 106 people in 62 attacks in the United States, while radical Islamist violent extremists have killed 119 people in 23 attacks.

https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/683984.pdf

From  2008 to 2016, there were almost twice as many terrorist incidents carried out on U.S. soil by right-wing extremists — many of whom are white — than by Islamist extremists.  It showed there were 115 incidents involving right-wing extremists and that those that ended in death were more deadly than incidents carried out by other groups.

https://www.revealnews.org/article/home-is-where-the-hate-is/

An analysis of the Global Terrorism Database by researchers at the University of Maryland published in 2017 shows a “sharp increase”in the share of attacks by right-wing extremists, from 6% in the 2000s to 35% in the 2010s. The share of attacks by religious extremists also increased, from 9% to 53% between the two decades.

https://qz.com/1435885/data-shows-more-us-terror-attacks-by-right-wing-and-religious-extremists/

White supremacists in the United States killed more than twice as many people in 2017 as they did the year before, and were responsible for far more murders than domestic Islamic extremists, helping make 2017 the fifth deadliest year on record for extremist violence in America, a new report states.

https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/adl-report-white-supremacist-murders-more-than-doubled-in-2017

Politics of Fear

For decades,some members of the GOP have demonized immigrants from Mexico. They were accused of  straining our resources and crossing the border to have babies and to get on welfare.

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump took it further, he said the people coming from Mexico were bringing drugs, bringing crime and-they’re rapist.   There isn’t any subjective data that supports any of these claims.

A point of reference for some against Mexican immigration is the murder of Arizona Rancher Rob Krentz in 2010.   Krentz’s property is near the Mexican border. The Krentz family was accustomed to undocumented migrants crossing their 35,000 acres.  Because of this, many assumed he was killed by one of those undocumented migrants. His widow was convinced his was killed by an illegal immigrant. After an extensive search, no one has been linked to his murder.  Today, many are convinced he was killed by a Mexican national.

Less than a year after the Death of Mr Krentz.  Arizona passed a law requiring anyone suspected of being in US illegally to produce papers to the police.

 

Race Baiting 2018 (Donald Trump’s Evil Caravan)

Before I talk about our president current attempt to inject white fear in the midterms, I want to look back a few years.

But first thing’s first! What is “Race Bating?:    The unfair use of statements about race to try to influence the actions or attitudes of a particular group of people

A look Back to 1986

In 1986, a convicted felon named Willie Horton — who was serving a life sentence for murder — was released from a Massachusetts prison on a weekend furlough program, during which time he escaped and raped a woman. Then-governor Michael Dukakis had supported the prison furlough program, and when he ran for President in 1988, his opponent, George H. W. Bush, used that to his advantage. The “Revolving Door” ad never mentions Horton by name, but the connection was clear and the ad received considerable news coverage.

Bush Played on the fears of whites who were terrified of blacks.

2018, President Trump,  has told his base a Caravan is coming, filled with thugs, bad people, including people from the middle east.   He has a few days to convince his base these horrific people filled with diseases  (so says Fox News) will be here at any moment.  In a world where facts don’t matter.  These terrible people are walking and they only have 800 miles to reach our borders.  Tuesday, if you believe the president. Bringing lawless people who will kill the men and rape the women. (a small exaggeration)

The footage is several years old and his story about Democrats allowing illegals in is patently false.  Donald Trump is doubling down on his attack on brown skinned people using fear to get them to the ballot box.

Luis Bracamontes was first deported to his native Mexico in 1997, during the Clinton administration, after he was busted selling drugs. But, according to U.S. Immigration officials, Bracamontes managed return to the United States by 2001, when he was deported a second time for being in the country illegally. That was during the first year of the Bush administration.

Bracamontes was back in America again by 2002. He married a U.S. citizen and remained in the country even as the Bush administration deported people at a record rate, topped only by the Obama administration.

When Bracamontes shot and killed the two Sacramento county deputies in 2014, he had been deported once under a Democratic administration and once under a Republican administration. He had been back in the United States for at least six years during the Bush administration and five years under the Obama administration.  He is currently on death row in San Quentin.

It’s 2018

Perhaps, some white men would have been more comfortable with CNN’s Jake Tapper or  Wolf Blitzer talking about this subject.   One would think, in 2018 we are beyond this. Apparently not.

By the reaction,s only black people should talk about black on black crime in cities like Chicago or Detroit.  Or Hispanics in El Paso or Albuquerque.     Don Lemon ins’t racist, he didn’t attack white men, he talked about the news and the double standard.

I can’t remember a time when a white reporter was dismissed after reading statics about black people or any other persons of color.     I can remember when a reporter or personality was dismissed after saying  spic, called black women nappy headed hoes, fag and other disparaging words or terms on air.   Blackface, hasn’t been acceptable since the 1930’s neither are insulting ethnic impersonations.

 It’s 2018, come on America, come on

 

CityFella

Desperate Times For The GOP


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Did he or didn’t he?

We may never know.  Today, after all the polls are conducted, the Republicans are in a lose lose proposition.  Support Kavanugh and deepen the divide with women voters or pull Kavanaugh and lose their evangelical support.  Devout christians have tolerated Trump, so that they would have a strong conservative in the Supreme Court.  At 53,   Judge Kavanaugh could be on the bench thirty to forty years.

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh has baggage. 100,000 pages of baggage, withheld by the Trump Administration.    People who knows him ,says he is aggressive when he drinks.  He has Roy Moore baggage, where three women,(so far) who do not know each other has accused him of getting aggressive with women.

Epic Fail?

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Rachel Mitchell was the designated mouthpiece for the old white men club.  Her role was to discredit Professor Ford in manner they could not.  However, Professor Ford, was impossible to annihilate.   Not only did Ford answer every question, she readily admitted to her own errors.

When it was time for Judge Kavanagh to speak, they were clearly done with her.  Unlike Professor Ford, Judge Kavanagh, was defiant, combative with the Senators and refused to answer twenty persent of the questions.

The Judge said: This is destroyed my family and my good name. A good name built up through decades of very hard work and public service at the highest levels of the American government. This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit,” 

“Fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.

The Judge cried and yelled.  He says he has never raped anyone!  He repeatedly spoke of his diligence as a student and of his positions in sports.  I think Trumps base was proud. Tomorrow is another day.

There were other judicial choices, but he chose Kavanaugh, a choice with 100,000 page mystery.  Yes, these are super ugly partisan times.   Yes, like the Republicans, I believe the leak of Professor Fords info to the press was intentional and it has cost her.

I also believe, by the end of weekend she will be seen as hero.  Meanwhile, the clock is quickly winding down on the GOP and the news isn’t good.   Every day the wait the risk another woman coming forward. If the vote goes down party lines, they can’t afford to lose more than two votes.  As the Repulican Senators made very clear today, they do not have any interest of an FBI inquiry.

Theyr are down to two options.   Quickly install the tainted Judge Kavanaugh in the next few weeks and lose more Independents and women,or start the process over with a new candidate and losing the Evangelical base.

News at 11

CityFella

 

 

 

Carol Merrill, Tell Us What She’s Won?


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A white nationalist tweeted her home address and called for peaceful protest outside her home. Her life is no longer her own and any form of normalcy may not return for years.

Christine Blasey Ford, could have remained silent and lived her life in the Bay Area.  For her it may have been a sense of duty.  A man she believes who once held her down with his hand over her mouth. A potential judge on the highest court in the land. A position of power  that is his for a lifetime, someone needed to know.

It’s politics on both sides, the Trump Administration and the Republican wants a young judge who may sit on the high court for 30 years or more.   The Democrat’s want to delay or derail those plans, perhap a retalitory move against the Republians who blocked Obama’s pick for the highest court.

The Republicans wants a hearing as soon as possible.  With little room for error the timer is ticking. They need to get  Kavanagh through the Judiciary Committee and on to the Senate before the mid terms.   Without additional witnesses the hearing will be swift.

Its doesn’t matter what she says, or how creditable she seems and Professor Ford knows this.  She has seen our government in action, she who Anita Hill is.

She has been summoned to the mountain, next Monday.   If need be ,they will bring the mountain to her.  At the mountain, she will face a group of old white men whose goal is to politely discredit her, after all, she doesn’t know where the party took place or the name of the  host.    Mr Kavanagh, will respectfully say she is mistaken. With doey eyes he may even go as far to say, he believes her, but it wasn’t him.     The  Judiciary Committee will look at each other, the gavel pounds wood and its dinner at the Olive Garden.

In a statement to CNN, Professor Ford’s attorney Lisa Banks said a rush to a hearing is unnecessary and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth.   She went on to say that Ford has been “thrust into the spotlight ” and isn’t able to go home because she’s receiving threats to her and her family’s safety.    She continues to believe that a full non partisan investigation of this matter is needed and she is willing to cooperate with the Committee.  However, the Committee’s stated plan to move forward with a hearing that has only two witnesses is not a fair or good faith investigation; there are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceedings.

At the moment the tide is in the Republicans favor.  However, there are some in the #meetoo movement who are restless and a break in the silence could change the direction of the tide.

The Republicans would be better served if they allowed the FBI to get involved.  The Trump Administration refusal to release one hundred thousands of pages related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh’s service could become front and center.  Allowing mid term voters  to wonder if the Republicans are hiding information related to Kavanagh and Professor Ford.

Could Professor Ford be mistaken? After all it was more than 30 years ago.  Maybe she has an ax to grind and wants to derail his chances or worse an San Francisco Bay Area Ultra Liberal Democrat.  In a matter of days, the life she has enjoyed in relative anonymity has been turned upside down.  So Carol Merrill, tell us what she’s won?

CityFella

Meanwhile over at Fox News……….


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When it comes to news ,yesterday was an 8.0 on the richter scale.    Never in the history in the United States has their been two major breaking news stories that brushes the shores of the White House.   The President’s former Campaign Chairman was convicted by of jury of his peers and his former lawyer admitting his guilt in a form of a plea deal.

This was the lead story in the United States and other parts of the world.

Meanwhile over at Fox News, the number one story was about an illegal immigrant  suspected of killing the Iowa State Student.    With a banner “Justice for Mollie”

At the West Virginia rally Tuesday Night the President said:   “You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in, very sadly, from Mexico and you saw what happened to that incredible, beautiful young woman,” “Should’ve never happened. Illegally in our country. We’ve had a huge impact, but the laws are so bad, the immigration laws are such a disgrace. We’re getting it changed, but we have to get more Republicans.”

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Its clear this incident will be front and center during the midterms.  “Those Mexicans murdering our citizens”    Attempting use this single incident to justify the spending of 25 billion for a wall.

Fox, received a lot of criticism for virtually ignoring the biggest story of the Trump Administration.  Today the cable news channel clapped back, criticizing  MSNBC  and CNN for not giving “Tibbetts” the story adequate coverage.

Needing a diversion from Cohen and Manafort will the President keep the immigrant story alive and will Fox follow suit?

News@11

CityFella

 

 

Omarosa Wins Primary in Every State


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Omarosa wasn’t on any ballot yesterday.  But she won in every state.  Thanks to the President.  If you live outside of Connecticut, Minnesota,Vermont and Wisconsin you may not be aware there were major contests in those states. Especially after 9am on the west coast, as all the media focused on The Presidents tweet, calling his favorite black woman a Dog.

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I’m not a fan of Omarosa, but her performance yesterday was Brilliant!  

Click on the link below for the full story

https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2018/08/14/the-real-white-house-part-719-dt-omarosa-is-a-dog/

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Did the Protege Become the Master?

After three stints on the The Apprentice it became very apparent, she’s learned from the master.   It’s very clear, Omarosa, has studied Donald Trump,and knows him well.

1. She knew the announcement of the tapes would make him crazy. (Unhinged)

2. The mere suggestion of a meeting with Robert Mueller would cause an explosion. (Dog)

3. Promised the release (drip, drip, drip, ) of future recordings, resulting in fear and chaos in the White House.

Omarosa released a tape to CBS yesterday.  The issue was the dreaded “N” word”.  In the book  Omarosa said GOP pollster Frank Luntz told them he had heard Trump use the racial slur on an audio tape. (Luntz denied having heard Trump use the word.)”

On the tape was Former Trump spokesperson, Katrina Pierson and Lynne Patton the three of them talked about the possible existence of the tape.   On Monday, Pierson told Fox News  the conversation was pure fiction.  On another Cable news show, she said admitted (of course after CBS played the tape) she was on the tape and yes she did say that Donald might have used the “N” word.  But she only said that to placate Omarosa.  “That happened a number of times because Omarosa is a bully.”    (It was as if Omarosa was sitting in the director chair, telling her what to say and how to react)      NEXT!!!!

  1. Like Trump, Omarosa will speak into any microphone placed in front of her.
  2. Like Trump, she cant escape from a lie, a falsehood, so she will twist the pretzel until you’ve forgotten the question.

  3. Omarosa isn’t known for loyalty. She is polarizing figure and not highly regarded.

She’s doing Trump as well or better than he is,”“This is his mini-me. He created Omarosa. He gave her license and invited her into the sacred space of the Oval Office . . . Now, after having created this monster that’s coming back on him, what’s he going to do?”            The answer, for now at least, is tweet.       

Michael Steele, Former Republican National Committee chairman. 

The Perfect Storm

I believe she wants to be sued by the President, this will keep her in front of the cameras and sell more books.    Unlike the other authors, Omarosa, knows Donald too well.  She knew he would attack her .  There are rumors that he leaned on her for comfort, after all they have known each other for more than a decade.   This IS the perfect storm for Omarosa.  A woman who isn’t creditable , against an entire administration that isn’t creditable.    CNN’s Gloria Borger said it best  “They deserve each other”

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CityFella

The Real White House (Part 719) DT: Omarosa is a Dog!


Viewers of this reality show knows when this star gets scared.  He lashes out on twitter.

   Did PDT, call black employees working on The Apprentice set,niggers?

 

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Is there tape? has he used nigger before?    Sarah Sanders, wouldn’t go there today!  She said she could’t guarantee PDT has ever used the word.   She didn’t say HELL NO! ” The Prez ani’t never evah! evah! evah! called nobody a nigger!”   Noooo, she wasn’t gonna tell that lie, TODAY!

 

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We feel you Kandi Burress Tucker!

On your basic reality show you get a sense of who the liers are?      “Omarosa’s credibility doesn’t exist.     But in THIS White House she’s safe, because who tells the truth in this White House?  Who  would you ask?  Sarah Sanders,  Kelly Ann Conway? how bout Sean Spicer?

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Hell’s waiting room is full, today you need a ticket, just to get in line!

Omarosa, knows PDT.    She knows where all of his buttons are.

Its as,if she has written the script and the players were perfect  on point, especially PDT.

She told NBC, she spoke to Robert Muller,

“Think about it “

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Her book was officially released today!

“And She Got him”

Today, as people are standing in line to Vote in four states.

 NO news show is talking about elections. They are talking about

“Omarosa Manigault Newman “

and how PDT has insulted yet another woman!   Attacked another Black Person!

Give Omarosa a standing ovation !

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Because today, on Election Day ,they day her book came out she caused PDT to become……

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Well Played!!!

 

CityFella