Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Rosenberg on Trump

Christian author Joel Rosenberg (like many others) says a Trump presidency would be a catastrophe for the following reasons: "Trump has said some of the most despicable things a presidential candidate has ever said, yet he continues to rise in the polls." The American people are blind and deaf. "He is trying to hoodwink Christians into thinking he is one of us. He claims to support conservative policies today that have never been his position in his decades in the public spotlight." He is literally saying and promising anything needed to get elected.

"Every few days we learn more about how completely disqualified Trump is from serving as President, and how dangerous he would be. Trump repeatedly re-tweets the KKK's praise of him. Trump refuses to condemn the KKK."

"Trump has also repeatedly praised communist leaders in China and North Korea for how they violently suppress pro-democracy dissenters in their countries. Trump has criticized past Soviet leadership for not using more violence to suppress pro-democracy in the USSR. And Trump has repeatedly called for violence against those who disagree with him and those who protest against him at his political rallies. As Rosenberg writes: Last November, Trump directed his private security detail to an African American protestor, saying, "Get him the hell out of here, will you, please? Get him out of here. Throw him out!" His supporters proceeded to punch and kick the man. Later, Trump defended his supporters, telling Fox News, "Maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing." <>

At a campaign rally in early February, Trump urged his supporters to "beat the crap" out of people who might disrupt the event by throwing tomatoes -- and then promised to pay their legal fees if they got in trouble. "So if you see someone getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of 'em. Would you? Seriously. Ok? Just knock the hell—I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. I promise." <>

Later that month at another campaign rally, security removed an unruly protester, but Trump said he wished stronger action could be taken. "The guards are being very gentle with him," Trump said. "I'd like to punch him in the face, I'll tell you that."<>"

Recently Trump was overheard stating that he himself does not believe in his own anti-immigration policies, that he has no plans to actually build the wall that he has for so long promised. The New York Times has this information but has yet to publish it. Ted Cruz is demanding the information be released. And I thought Obama and Hillary and Bernie were bad. Come Lord Jesus come.

Monday: Not much to report. Worked just past six. People forget about all the extra duties month end requires, especially with certain people out.

As per custom I called Ceil as I was pulling out of the parking lot. She had just remembered she had left her bag outside of the school, which is in a business strip center. Her nice mini-guitar was on top. So I changed course and drove over to the school. A couple of businesses were still open, but the school was further back. The bag and guitar were still there. On the way home I stopped by two thrift stores and Kroger, so it was after 7:30 when I got home.

Both C and M were in the kitchen. M baked his buffalo chicken pizza. C cooked grilled chicken, green beans, and baked sweet potato strips. I ate a lot (but this morning my weight has still low). M sat with us and ate the whole pizza. Earlier he drove over to the grocery store for C.

Watched a competitive Jeopardy game. Three smart competitors. M was answering a bunch of the questions. The odd looking bowtied champion hit the last two daily doubles and ran away with it. Then C had to watch the premiere of The Voice. I checked email and vegged out. Cleaned the kitchen and remembered a computer task, so I didn't go to bed until 10:30.

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