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Thursday, August 3, 2017 (3 comments)     

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Trump, Religious Hypocrisy And The Bible Belt Our worldview is influenced and driven by a 24/7 news cycle packaging entertainment as news and living only for the next "5-day wonder."

Monday, July 24, 2017     

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21st Century Black "Nobodiness" It therefore is not hard to see why "Black nobodiness'" persists. Or that Black children - and their elders - look into mirrors every day and see no one special standing there.

Trump Pinocchio Saturday, June 17, 2017 (5 comments)     

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Trump, Celebrity Culture And The Politics Of Lying "Those are lies, plain and simple," Comey said, referring to Trump's description of his firing.

Monday, June 5, 2017 (2 comments)     

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A New American Future: Socialism The bold fact is that American capitalism, as a system, is now increasingly challenged.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Death Panels, Trump's Ego And Republican Hypocrisy Palin's macabre death panels are now real - they're in Ryan's and Trump's latest repeal bill. And many, many voters know it.

Bomb bay with Nuclear Bomb Monday, April 17, 2017 (11 comments)     

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The Threat Of Nuclear War Is Real Again Who are these crazy men? Let's start with the North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. He's on an aggressive war-binge with an oversized lust for weapons -- including nuclear weapons.

Evolution vs. Religion Thursday, April 13, 2017 (26 comments)     

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Religion Vs Evolution: A Pragmatic Viewpoint Let me again be blunt and go even further: religion has its origin in and derives its power from the natural world. In response to fear, superstition, and ignorance

Tuesday, April 11, 2017     

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The Bombs Of Springtime For the umpteenth time, a sitting US president sought to change a set of pesky and annoying subjects and narratives at home by launching an attack abroad.

Monday, April 10, 2017 (2 comments)     

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The Death Of Truth And Love Of War Its not that the United States President on down continue to have an adversarial relationship with truth and facts, but it is the nonchalance and uncaring way that they cavalierly just toss around easily discerned falsehoods.

Monday, April 10, 2017     

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How Christ Was Betrayed And Murdered A Chief Priest Of Jerusalem Recounts The Sordid Details and Political Intrigue

Friday, April 7, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Capitalism And American Politics The reality of capitalism's American-Dream-Turned-Nightmare is that now there are millions of hardworking, intelligent people who are living from paycheck-to-paycheck and are stuck in jobs with few opportunities for advancement and little hope for the future.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017     

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The "White Wing" Of American Politics Then the next morning you get a WFT moment and look at yourself with open revulsion as if you'd just woke up from sleeping with a pig with lipstick.

Sunday, March 26, 2017     

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Trump's Nightmare Budget Yah! Let's Make America Suffer Again! These cuts represents the widest swath of reductions in federal programs since World War II.

Monday, February 27, 2017     

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Trump's $166 Billion Immigration Bill Footing The Bill For Trump's Immigration Plan; Stark Lack Of Funding Details

Tuesday, February 14, 2017     

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Donald Trump's Kakistocracy This den of questionable characters are repugnant, lack any scruples, and appear ignorant of the meaning of integrity, give validation and meaning to the term "kakistocracy" -- government by the worst people.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017     

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American Dictatorship And Republican Cowardice Welcome to United States of Caesarism; enter Republican cowardice and complicity with an arrogant, narcissistic White House and leader.

Monday, January 23, 2017     

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Lipstick On A Pig -- Still A Pig Former United States President, Barack Obama, once inarticulately said: "no matter how much lipstick you put on a pig -- its still a pig." Ditto. Thanks Big O! Words of wisdom! God, I miss you already!

Friday, January 6, 2017 (10 comments)     

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Russian Chess And False Flag Operations There is an old saying in the Caribbean: "look at the pot telling the kettle its bottom is black."

Tanning Thursday, January 5, 2017 (3 comments)     

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American Narcissism: Body And Beauty According to the Skincare Foundation, America is home to more than 18,000 tanning salons, with more than one million people frying their skins in them each and every day -- 7 days a week.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016     

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Of Cows, Herds And Resolutions More than 50 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions every year. But, humans are creatures of habit and so mentally it's very hard to change.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 (5 comments)     

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I'm Colombo: "Just One More Thing About Fidel Castro" The United States has therefore lost the moral right to accuse Cuba or ANY other nation of the very things of which it's guilty.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 (12 comments)     

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Castro, Revolution And Cuba So the reaction to his death by the US media was predictable. There was no love lost between the United States and the old uncompromising revolutionary even after the historic visit of President Obama.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016     

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Confronting White American Racism Reshaping and Remaking The Democratic Party After Hillary Clinton Lost The Argument Against White, Christian Americans.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (1 comments)     

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American Democracy And The Tyranny Of The Majority But is changing the faces of members an elite class in government and in American society every five years a good measure of democracy?

Saturday, November 12, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Rebuilding The Democratic Party The Phoenix Option: Rising from the ashes of defeat; Democrats have been there before.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Why Democrats Lost: Voter Turn Out Republicans tuned out to vote in far larger numbers than Democrats. For all the best laid plans and strategies you can't stay home and will an election -- it's not a spectator sport.

Friday, October 28, 2016 (6 comments)     

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Thank You FBI! You Helped To Make President Clinton Now Comey's action has rendered this proud and efficient agency as a dopey version of the Keystone Kops. A kind of Uncle Gadget-like approach to anything Clinton perhaps a reaction by political osmosis contaminated by his brethren in the Congress.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Google And God The fact is that today, with the click of a mouse button the era of seeking answers and advice about God directly from rabbis, pastors, or imams is gradually coming to an end.

Monday, October 24, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Which Is It Donald? "Election Rigged Or You're Winning?" But the stark, unvarnished facts is that, one -- Trump is loosing and with 15 days to go before Americans get to choose a new president .

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (3 comments)     

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The Gutter Duo: Julian Assange And Donald Trump Assangehe has abandoned any pretense or attempt at behaving as the folk hero fighting institutional corruption and governmental wrongdoings as he's now completely genuflected to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

Monday, October 17, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Redux: Why I Hate Sheep II Open Letter To The Donald And The Trumpites;Trump has infamously hated Rosie O'Donnell because she's an independent, strong-willed, and assertive woman.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016     

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Alex Jones: Donald Trump's Brain Though you might not have heard about him - he's Donald Trump's [lame] brain

Monday, October 10, 2016     

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The Gutter And U.S. Presidential Debates GOP House Speaker Knows Race Is Over -- Ditches Donald Trump

Sunday, October 9, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Trump, American Hypocrisy And Sex Male-mating language, many and oftentimes sexually objectifying of women, and utterly crude, is unfortunately normal.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Democracy Is Not For Children Trump's legions, composed primarily of white people, exist in a state of self-induced panic, made more acute by the delusional ramblings of their "champion."

Alice in Wonderland Friday, September 30, 2016 (6 comments)     

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The U.S. Congress, Obama And Stupidity Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason and sense.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 (8 comments)     

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The Law of Meaningless Things Yes, I'm the kind of person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions. I am an iconoclast. And proud of it.

Thursday, September 15, 2016     

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My Money Is On Bill For A Second Round Gotham's Politics And The DeBlasio Conundrum; He does not need a majority of the white vote to win re-election

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (10 comments)     

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The "Basket Of Deplorables" Exists They're Republicans Supporting Donald Trump; Today's Republican Party is a white, ethno-nationalist, and xenophobic organization of exclusively white Americans.

Friday, September 9, 2016     

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Manufactured "National Polls" And US Presidential Elections The Math Favors A President Hillary R. Clinton; unless Trump wins Florida AND Pennsylvania he has NO PATH to the 270 Electoral College votes necessary and needed to win the White House.

Friday, September 2, 2016 (1 comments)     

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The Skin Bleaching Syndrome: "Color Discrimination," Self-Hate And Blackness And after the slave shackles were removed many still remained in mental slavery and identified with the oppressor rather than their own

Saturday, August 27, 2016 (2 comments)     

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America: Still Separate and Unequal Changing The Language Of Racism And Segregation; A Persistent Ugliness And A False Narrative Hides The Modern Version of Racism

Thursday, August 25, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Trump's Houdini Wall -- Adacadabra! So will a President Trump just ILLEGALLY confiscate the money legally earned by Mexican businesses and order US banks to cough it up for his wall ?

Friday, August 19, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Neo-Capitalism And the American Middle Class Myth Fact is that in the first decade of the 21st century in America, the much-ballyhooed Middle Class is a phantom, a figment of the collective imagination of dishonest politicians long adept at hoodwinking the American people.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Debunking Trumpspeak: The Gordian Knot Of Syntax There is something acutely disturbing about a person whose statements are not always what you hear, what he says you heard or did not hear, or the difference between what he says today and the realities of tomorrow.

Rio Favela Tuesday, August 16, 2016     

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Why The Olympics Is More Politics Than Sports In Rio the pre-Olympic eviction and displacement process was realized by the state's Police Pacification Units being dispatched to the city's favelas -- the poor districts of Rio.

Monday, August 15, 2016 (1 comments)     

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The Road To 270 Is Paved With Math Donald Trump looms large over these races, peeing and pooping on them like a dog with and acute attack of diarrhea

Saturday, August 13, 2016     

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Clean Up After Your Dog Of Tall Tales, Dog Poo And Spokesgoblins In A Quixotic Campaign

Thursday, July 28, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Hillary's Gunslinger Come To Town President Obama Help "Close The Sale" For Hillary Clinton

Friday, July 22, 2016 (40 comments)     

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Donald Trump's "Mad Max America" - Be Very Afraid A 75-Minute Rant Of Monumental Proportions - Long On Rhetoric But Short On Solutions And Specifics

Friday, July 22, 2016     

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All Hail King Donald! That flummoxed convention attendees already jacked up on "Trump Juice" and in no mood to tolerate any open or veiled criticism of their Guy on The Pedestal.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 (6 comments)     

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No, President Obama: "That's EXACTLY Who We Are" There are no "rights" that a white cop has to respect when it comes to Black people

Friday, June 17, 2016     

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John McCain And The Wascally Obama That wascally Obama done gone and say that since ISIL started to terrorize people in Araq he's killed 120 of their leaders and B-52 bombers are hitting them with precision strikes every day.

Monday, June 13, 2016     

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"Radical Islam," And Homegrown American Terrorism Indeed, ALL of the mainstream media appeared to rush to judgment by disregarding the fact that he was born right here and was an American citizen even though his parents were Afghans.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016     

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Hijacking Muhammad Ali's Legacy The mainstream corporate media conveniently "forgets" that in 1967, Ali was stripped of his boxing license and, like Paul Robeson before him, had his passport taken away, after refusing to serve in the U.S. military.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Hillary Clinton Is A Formidable Politician Many are sometimes miffed at her military hawkishness that is more in line with Republican positions in Congress.

Monday, June 6, 2016 (7 comments)     

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Facebook, Black Self-Hatred and "Colorism" This neo-colorism is the result of self-hatred, a pervasive inferiority complex, and low-self esteem in the "oppressed classes" and their identification with the oppressor.

Saturday, June 4, 2016     

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Why Blacks Are Poor Today The unfinished set tasks left undone by the Civil Rights Movement find manifestation in the corresponding struggles for Black empowerment in economic entrepreneurism and financial literacy.

Friday, June 3, 2016 (6 comments)     

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Hillary Hawks, Bernie Bros And Political Intolerance These days, you're either a Hillary Hawk or a Bernie Bro on the Democratic side or a Trumpeter on the Republican side.

Friday, June 3, 2016     

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Donald Trump's "Death Song" You know someone has presence when they walk in and immediately command the room. Like Barack Obama or Bill Clinton.

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