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My American friends are asking me about President Trumps’s observation that the British ‘like him’
I regret this is quite unfounded
The explanation for this canard is that Trump is pronoid
Pronoid is the opposite of paranoid. A paranoid person thinks, without any basis in reality,
that everybody is out to get them. A pronoid person is someone who thinks, without any
basis in reality, that everybody likes them
The fact is that the British loathe Donald Trump
This is because he is the polar opposite of a ‘ Gentleman ‘, who has qualities the British admire.
A fine example is Gareth Southgate
To the British, a ‘ Gentleman ’ is a man who is modest, well-mannered, self-deprecating, quietly intelligent,
considerate of other people’s feelings, and well-informed.
He is not vulgar, inflated, vain, boastful, noisily ignorant, sleazy, and common as muck
I hope this clears up any confusion


Corrupt Trump’s going down… :D:D:D


New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office said Tuesday night it is is “now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity,” along with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

James’ office informed Trump Organization lawyers in late April that its investigation had turned criminal, and “suggested that criminality could apply to actions by current and former company executives and employees if the investigation finds wrongdoing,” the [I]Post[/I] reports. It is rare for New York’s attorney general and Manhattan’s district attorney to collaborate.
James’ new disclosure “is not necessarily an indication that she is planning to bring criminal charges” herself, [I]The Associated Press[/I] reports. But state prosecutors “have a suite of powers called the Martin Act, which is just about the most extensive anti-fraud criminal law of any state in the country,” legal analyst Neil Katyal told MSNBC, adding that these tools could help “flip” Trump insiders, notably finance chief Allen Weisselberg.

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[SIZE=7]Rick Santorum axed by CNN over racist remarks on Native Americans[/SIZE]
[li]Ex-Republican senator’s April comments prompted outrage[/li][li]Santorum said he misspoke but did not apologize for remarks[/li][/ul]
A CNN spokesperson confirmed to the Guardian that the network has parted ways with Santorum. Photograph: Chuck Burton/AP

CNN has dropped former Republican US senator Rick Santorum as a senior political commentator after racist remarks he made about Native Americans at an event in April. News of Santorum’s termination was first reported by HuffPost. A CNN spokesperson confirmed to the Guardian that the network has parted ways with Santorum. No further comment on the firing was provided, though an anonymous CNN executive told HuffPost that “leadership wasn’t particularly satisfied with that appearance. None of the anchors wanted to book him.”

Speaking at an event for the Young Americans Foundation, a conservative youth group, Santorum said that there was “nothing” in the US before European colonizers arrived.

“We came here and created a blank slate,” he said. “We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes we have Native Americans, but candidly there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture.”

American Indians in costume on Prom Night

The comments sparked outrage among indigenous groups, including the National Congress of American Indians, which specifically called on CNN to fire Santorum over the remarks.

“Televising someone with [Santorum’s] views on Native American genocide is fundamentally no different than putting an outright Nazi on television to justify the Holocaust,” said Fawn Sharp, the group’s president, in a statement from last month. “Any mainstream media organization should fire him or face a boycott from more than 500 Tribal Nations and our allies from across the country and worldwide.”

Following the backlash, Santorum was invited to speak to Chris Cuomo to explain his comments. Santorum said he “misspoke” and denied that he was “trying to dismiss what happened to Native Americans”.

“Far from it. The way we treated Native Americans was horrific. It goes against every bone and everything I’ve ever fought for as a leader in the Congress,” he told Cuomo.

CNN anchor Don Lemon, who follows Cuomo’s show on the network’s primetime schedule, said Santorum’s non-apology was infuriating.

“I can’t believe the first words out of his mouth weren’t ‘I’m sorry, I said something ignorant, I need to learn about the history of this country,” he said. “Did he actually think it was a good idea for him to come on television and try to whitewash the whitewash that he whitewashed?”

Santorum has not publicly commented.

For more than four years, Americans, like the rest of the world woke up every morning in the knowledge that, whatever they did, Donald Trump could turn their entire day upside down with a single tweet. Now, with a far more predictable and laconic president, peoples spend their mornings miraculously oblivious to “the latest tweet” or upsetting comments to the daily news. It is actually a relief to notice this is the MOST Controversial headline in The US since January 6: :D:D

[SIZE=7]Vice President Kamala Harris under fire for ‘disrespectful’ tweet[/SIZE]
[SIZE=6]Social media users remind the vice president Memorial Day is to remember fallen soldiers[/SIZE]

Vice President Kamala Harris came under fire Saturday for tweeting about Memorial Day, but without mentioning the significance of the weekend.
“Enjoy the long weekend,” Harris wrote, above a candid photo of herself smiling.
Social media users condemned Harris’ lack of tact reminding the vice president of the sacrifices the “long weekend” is meant to honor.


My response is this:

4 minutes ago

The GQP doesn’t want you woke or awake or even using your brain. They want an army of mindless, angry, controllable sheep. They voted against the Jan 6 investigation because they want to do it again. Use you to overthrow America and give them dictatorial power. Telling you the elections were stolen, telling you the news is all fake, telling you Dems, blacks, immigrants, teachers, unions, baseball, and Coca Cola are to blame for all your problems. Anything to turn you into good slaves they can point at our democracy and let loose like hounds. The GQP is calling for civil war because they hate America.

[I]Always did!

They did everything they could to prove her right. [/I]


For more than four years, Americans, like the rest of the world woke up every morning in the knowledge that, whatever they did, Donald Trump could turn their entire day upside down with a single tweet. Now, with a far more predictable and laconic president, peoples spend their mornings miraculously oblivious to “the latest tweet” or upsetting comments to the daily news.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a “National Month of Action” and outlined additional steps his administration is taking to get 70% of US adults at least one Covid-19 shot by July 4.
“It’s going to take everyone, everyone – the federal government, the state governments, local, tribal and territorial governments, private sector, and most importantly the American people – to get to this 70% mark so we can declare our independence from Covid-19 and free ourselves from the grip it has held over us, our lives, for the better part of a year,” Biden said, speaking from the White House.
The President warned Americans who are not vaccinated that they remain at risk of getting seriously ill, dying or spreading the disease to others. He made a special appeal to younger Americans and said Covid-19 could have long-term implications on their health.
“All over the world, people are desperate to get a shot that every American can get at their neighborhood drug store at no cost with no wait,” Biden said.


Biden said getting vaccinated is “not a partisan act,” and noted the science behind the vaccines was developed under both Democratic and Republican administrations.
The President touted his administration’s response to the pandemic and said that because of the success of the national vaccination campaign, the US was heading into this summer in a very different place from last summer, when lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of the virus had been put in place.
“A summer of freedom, a summer of joy, a summer of get-togethers and celebrations. An all-American summer that this country deserves after a long, long dark winter that we’ve all endured,” Biden said.
The month of action includes a partnership with Anheuser-Busch that could mean free alcohol for every American 21 years of age and older. Anheuser-Busch, the national brewer that produces Budweiser, announced Wednesday it will give away free alcohol if the nation reaches Biden’s goal to have 70% of US adults receive at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4.


The company said in a news release that if the US reaches that goal, “Anheuser-Busch will buy America’s next round of beer, seltzer, non-alcoholic beverage or other A-B product.” It instructs those 21 and up to upload a picture of themselves at their favorite bar or restaurant and enter to win.
“At Anheuser-Busch, we are committed to supporting the safe and strong recovery of our nation and being able to be together again at the places and with the people we have missed so much. This commitment includes encouraging Americans to get vaccinated, and we are excited to buy Americans 21+ a round of beer when we reach the White House goal,” said Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch.

Biden announced new vaccination incentives, new outreach efforts to educate Americans about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines and new steps to make it easier for Americans to get the shot.
The President set a new goal last month of administering at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose to 70% of the US adult population and having 160 million US adults fully vaccinated by July 4. As of Wednesday morning, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows 62.8% of the US adult population has received at least one dose and more than 133.5 million American adults are fully vaccinated.
Four of the nation’s largest childcare providers will offer free childcare from now until July 4 to Americans who are getting their Covid-19 vaccine or recovering from the shot, Biden said. KinderCare and Learning Care Group locations across the nation will offer free, drop-in care to support Americans getting vaccinated, and more than 500 YMCAs will offer drop-in care during vaccination appointments. Bright Horizons will also provide free childcare to support more than 10 million workers employed at participating organizations.
Starting next week, thousands of pharmacies, including Albertsons, CVS, Rite-Aid, and Walgreens will stay open late every Friday in June in order to allow more Americans to get vaccinated.
Vice President Kamala Harris will lead a nationwide tour to reach millions of Americans who have not gotten their Covid-19 shot and encourage them to do so. The vice president’s travel will be anchored in the South, the White House said, and first lady Jill Biden, second gentleman Doug Emhoff and members of the Cabinet will also travel to communities across the country
Mayors across the country are launching the “Mayors Challenge,” which is a competition to see which city can increase its vaccination rate the most by July 4, the White House said, adding that more than 50 mayors of cities have signed up. The Biden administration says it has created a toolkit for the mayors and local leaders and will help recognize the winning cities later this year.


The Biden administration is teaming up with the Black Coalition Against COVID, the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity and SheaMoisture to launch “Shots at the Shop,” which is an initiative to engage Black-owned barbershops and beauty salons to conduct outreach and educate Americans about the vaccines.
The administration is also increasing vaccine outreach on college campuses and encouraging colleges and universities to take a pledge to get their students and communities vaccinated.
Vaccine education segments will also air on local TV and radio stations and the administration will continue to conduct outreach on social media platforms and engaging celebrities and influencers.
Thousands of employers and businesses have also offered incentives for Americans to get vaccinated this month.
Nearly 51% of the total US population has received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, and nearly 41% of the total population is fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.
Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Biden delivered a message of hope and optimism on the declining number of Covid-19 and increased vaccination rates. Last week, the White House touted the US reaching the milestone of having more than 50% of American adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
CDC data shows 12 states have met the Biden administration’s goal to have 70% of adults with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. California and Maryland recently joined Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont in reaching that benchmark.
Three Covid-19 vaccines have emergency use authorization by the FDA – the two-shot Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines and the one shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.
This story has been updated with additional developments on Wednesday.

[li]Facebook on Friday announced that it may allow former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to be reinstated in January 2023.[/li][li]At that time, the social media company will reevaluate whether the risk to public safety of allowing Trump back onto its services has receded.[/li][li]This two-year suspension will prevent Trump from using Facebook or Instagram to broadcast to his followers until after the 2022 U.S. midterm elections.[/li][/ul]…latform-for-2-years-effective-from-jan-7.html


Former Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday night that he doubts that he and former President Donald Trump will ever see “eye to eye” over the Jan. 6 insurrection led by a mob of pro-Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol.

In a speech to a Republican group in New Hampshire, Pence called Jan. 6 “a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol, but thanks to the swift action of the Capitol Police and federal law enforcement, violence was quelled, the Capitol was secured and that same day, we reconvened the Congress and did our duty under the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”

Pence was at the Capitol that day to oversee the counting of electoral votes, a normally ceremonial task that was interrupted by the Trump supporters, some of whom shouted “Hang Mike Pence,” and forced lawmakers and the vice president to evacuate.

“President Trump and I have spoken many times since we’ve left office, and I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day,” Pence said, “but I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”


Pence spoke at the annual Hillsborough County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Manchester. Pence’s appearance in New Hampshire, which holds the nation’s first presidential primary is seen as a testing of the waters, as he decides whether to mount his own run for the presidency.

But while delicately distancing himself from Trump, Pence offered up plenty of red meat for the GOP crowd and praise for the former president.

He tried to turn Jan. 6 onto Democrats, saying their calls for an independent commission to investigate the events of that day and what led up to it were political.

“I will not allow Democrats or their allies in the media to use one tragic day to discredit the aspirations of millions of Americans,” Pence said, “or allow Democrats or their allies in the media to distract our attention from a new administration intent on dividing our country to advance their radical agenda.”


Two days after President Biden attended a commemoration marking the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in which a Black community was torched by a white mob, Pence asserted that “America is not a racist country,” and that it was “past time for America to discard the left-wing myth of systemic racism.” He also said, “Black lives are not endangered by police. Black lives are saved by police.”

Pence called Biden “the most liberal president since FDR,” and added, “They’ve proposed trillions of dollars in a so-called infrastructure bill that’s just a thinly disguised climate change bill.”

Trump, who polls show remains the favorite of most GOP voters, delivers one of the first speeches of his post-presidency Saturday in North Carolina.




This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government,
they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.”

- Abraham Lincoln


courtesy @Tom Bayeye



Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while fighting climate change and backing a minimum tax on multinational firms.


At the group’s first face-to-face meeting in two years, the leaders dangled promises of support for global health, green energy, infrastructure, and education — all to demonstrate that international cooperation is back after the upheavals caused by the pandemic and the unpredictability of former U.S. President Donald Trump.


U.S. President Joe Biden, who was making his first foreign trip as leader, said it was an “extraordinary, collaborative and productive meeting” that showed “America’s back in the business of leading the world alongside nations who share our most deeply held values.”

Biden said the leaders were clear that the commitments they made to donate doses wouldn’t be the end. The U.S. president said getting shots into arms around the world was a “gigantic, logistical effort” and the goal might not be accomplished until 2023.

The G-7 also backed a minimum tax of at least 15% on large multinational companies to stop corporations from using tax havens to avoid taxes, a move championed by the United States.

Biden also wanted to persuade fellow democratic leaders to present a more unified front to compete economically with Beijing and strongly call out China’s “nonmarket policies and human rights abuses.”

During their three-day summit in southwest England, the G-7 leaders wanted to convey that the club of wealthy democracies — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States — is a better friend to poorer nations than authoritarian rivals such as China.


Biden Achieves Another Dramaless Milestone In The World Stage…

President Joe Biden said he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday of consequences if jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny were to die in prison, though he declined to specify which actions he would take.
“I made it clear to him that I believe the consequences of that would be devastating for Russia,” Biden said.
He continued, “What do you think happens when he’s saying it’s not about hurting Navalny, all the stuff he says to rationalize the treatment of Navalny, and then he dies in prison?.. It’s about trust. It’s about their ability to influence other nations in a positive way.”

If the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize was made today, I propose the recipient should be President Biden, who has been formally nominated.


What follows are reasons that our nation’s president, based on what he has achieved during his first six months in office, and what he aspires to achieve going forward, has earned the honor.
First, Biden, after four years of a president who divided America from our democratic allies and praised various enemies of democracy and abusers of human rights around the world, has restored America’s role as a leader of the free world of democratic nations.


Biden is a powerful and passionate champion of democracy at home and abroad, domestically and internationally. The world is a better place because of the stand he takes.
Second, Biden places respect for human rights, human dignity, and human aspirations at the center of his presidency and foreign policy. By contrast with his predecessor, those who abuse human rights no longer see our president as an enabler or apologist. Those who support human rights see him as a friend and champion.
Third, Biden has succeeded in America, achieving policies that advanced mass vaccinations of our people that are defeating the most deadly disease in a century and restoring our national economy. He has now turned his attention to donating mass vaccinations to hard-suffering nations around the world.
The announcement by Biden and leaders of the Group of 7 democracies, of a united plan to dramatically increase support for vaccinations to nations that desperately need them, was an important achievement and only a beginning.
My view is that the great democracies should do far more, and far sooner than they have already announced. My expectation is that Biden will continue to escalate this noble mission, and the Nobel Committee should consider how much the president and other democracies achieve on this front, before making a final decision.


Fourth, Biden, who is up against mighty forces, has made solving the deadly dangers of climate change a core principle of his domestic policy, economic policy, environmental policy, and foreign policy. He has named leading advocates of dramatic improvement on climate change to high posts throughout his administration.
Fifth, Biden, in his domestic and foreign policies, is a powerful voice on behalf of the poor, the hurting, the needy, and the destitute for Americans and people everywhere.
I applaud the president for naming Samantha Power to lead the Agency for International Development. A recent column in The New York Times titled “Samantha Power still believes America can help save the world” made the point brilliantly. Her appointment was as powerful and noble as his naming former Secretary of State John Kerry as his lead diplomat to combat climate change.
Sixth, Biden has made increasing economic equality a defining purpose of his presidency. From his initial COVID-19 relief package, a historic program that advanced economic equality, to his naming of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary, which empowered a leading champion of economic equality to the highest financial post in his government, he has advanced the cause of equality as a fundamental purpose of governing.

As Biden often and passionately says, there is a worldwide battle of democracy versus dictatorship, freedom versus authoritarianism, human rights versus oppression, civil rights versus bigotry, and the urgent need for those who have the most to help those who suffer the most from poverty and pain to achieve a better life.
Biden brought to the presidency the principles, values, and aspirations that motivate decent people everywhere and are among core visions of the Nobel Peace Prize and core values of the American idea at its noblest and best.
In our troubled world we should fully appreciate the incalculable value to America and the world of an American president who believes what he believes does what he does, and achieves what he achieves.

Budowsky was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) and former Rep. Bill Alexander (D-Ark.), who was chief deputy majority whip of the House of Representatives.

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