Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser Wears Wacky Trump Socks

It’s not uncommon for a voter to express homage to his political hero by donning a tie. I’ve seen more than one MAGA cultist wearing a Trump tie, and I don’t mean a Trump brand tie but a wacky tie featuring Trump’s unique visage.

There’s always that one zealot who takes things to an extreme to demonstrate his fealty to his favorite politician, witness Roger Stone who has a huge tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back.

Somewhere in the middle is Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser who wore socks depicting the face of Trump. In an exhibition of abject humiliation Nungesser even hiked his trouser leg so that Trump could take a good look at them.

I would be too embarrassed to wear a Trump pin on my suit or have a Trump bumper sticker on my car. I wouldn’t want my friends to lose all respect for me knowing that I support a racist ignorant buffoon.

The only Trump-themed article of clothing I might wear is a pair of Trump drawers. I wouldn’t change them for a week figuring that a feces encrusted and urine-stained underwear is the perfect tribute for the stable genius.  

White Evangelicals Like Mike Pence and Jerry Falwell Jr. Betray the Gospel of Jesus Christ

The last time Vice President Mike Pence spoke at Liberty University, he used the backdrop of one of the world’s largest Christian schools to vouch for candidate Donald Trump’s faith credentials during the 2016 campaign.

When Pence returned to the school Saturday to deliver the commencement address, his remarks were more personal.

Pence, who has been facing criticisms of his own religious views recently, warned graduates that they have to stay strong against the challenges they’ll get from Hollywood, the media and the secular left.

‘Throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian,’ Pence said. ‘It didn’t even occur to people that you might be shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible. But things are different now.’

USA Today

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, was the first prominent evangelical to endorse the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.

Ever since Trump and his lackeys have maintained a close relationship with Falwell and his university, so it wasn’t surprising that Vice President Mike Pence made a pilgrimage to the Mecca of White Evangelicalism to deliver the commencement address.

Pence warned the graduating class that they might be ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible. Jerry Falwell Jr. and his acolytes have been mocked and castigated by Hollywood, the media, the secular left and true Christians not for defending the teachings of the Bible, but for making a mockery of the teachings of Jesus Christ by supporting and enabling a morally degenerate president.

Pence, who was dubbed, a cheerleader for a porn president, by Mayor Pete is the last person on Earth who should be dispensing spiritual advice to graduates.

WWJD if He was the commencement speaker at Liberty University? He would rail against the university in the same way that he railed against the Pharisees. He would condemn them for turning their backs against poor folks, immigrants, prisoners and other social outcasts. He would condemn them for embracing the spirit of anti-Christ in the person of Donald Trump.

I beseech my readers to be like Jesus and condemn the anti-Christian spirit of Trump, Pence and other reprobated white evangelicals.

Read More: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/11/mike-pence-liberty-commencement-speech-prepared-ridiculed/1151252001/

Donald Trump’s Tweets: The First Rough Draft of History

The late David Carr, the New York Times culture and media critic famously quipped that Trump’s tweets are the first rough draft of contemporary American history.

“Rough draft” is an understatement, Trump doesn’t employ any editors or fact checkers to correct his syntax, spelling errors and outright lies. Even though Trump is cognizant that his tweets can rock the stock market, ignite political dissent at home and abroad, and cause citizens to doubt his sanity, he promiscuously tweets without giving it any thought or consideration.

Before a reporter’s story is published by the Washington Post or the New York Times it’s vetted by lawyers for any possible legal liabilities, editors for grammatical mistakes and fact checkers for truth and veracity. Trump, the most influential publisher in the world by virtue of his Tweeter feed, answers to no one and tweets away like a glutton farting away after a huge banquet.

It’s not the broadcast TV evening newscasts or the cable news outlets that directs or controls the news cycles, it’s Trump’s Twitter machine. Of course, the major news outlets and bloggers are complicit in Trump’s stranglehold on the news cycle, but how can we be blamed for commenting on the tweets of the Leader of the Free World?

One day Trump’s tweets will be intensely studied by historians, educators, and students of the media. They will surely wonder how the confluence of the rise of social media and the rise of a populist racist almost destroyed American democracy.

Should Melania Divorce Trump and Marry a Dildo?

In his editorial New Rule, Bill asks for help from the only person who might be able to knock out Donald Trump: Melania. Maher askes the first lady to leave President Trump, preferably for a Mexican.

Real Clear Politics

Melania’s long career trajectory from glorified escort to supermodel to Trump’s trophy wife has only one satisfying conclusion: She divorces her worthless husband and marries a billionaire, preferably a Mexican, say Carlos Slim. She can simply explain to Trump that she’s upgrading from a millionaire who pretends to be a billionaire to a real billionaire worth $60 billion.

I can think of an even better outcome: Melania kicks Trump to the curb and marries a Mexican woman, preferably a housekeeper. She can simply explain that this time she’s marrying for love, and that the love of her sweetheart is worth more than Trump’s millions.

Or better yet: Melania divorces Trump, and simply explains that she’s traded in her husband and his mushroom-shaped puny pecker for a gold-plated dildo.

Multiple bankruptcies, and being exposed as a fraud and a con artist have failed to humiliate the egomaniac, but if Melania took Maher’s advice he would be so crushed that he might just resign and hide out in Mar-a-Lago for the rest of his miserable life.

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https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/05

Homophobic White Evangelicals Are Dying Out! Praise the Lord!

“Nearly 60% of white evangelicals between 18 and 34 believe homosexuality should be accepted, according to a 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center. By contrast, about the same share of white evangelicals over 65 said homosexuality should be discouraged.”

USA TODAY

It’s axiomatic that white evangelicals are vehemently opposed to LGBTQ rights, for generations Republican politicians have used homosexuality as a wedge issue.

White evangelicals favorite refrain is that they hate the sin but love the sinner. Bullshit! It’s difficult for gays and lesbians to feel the love when they are cudgeled over the head with Old Testament verses, and televangelists rail against same-sex marriage.

It would be different if white evangelicals had the mindset that homosexuality went against their interpretation of the Bible, and they respected the fact that we live in a pluralistic society, and simply live and let live.

But the times they are a-changin’ as a notable poet once said, younger evangelicals live in a more religiously and culturally pluralistic environment, and they are much less prone to label their gay and transgender friends as perverts or hell-bound sinners.

It should be noted that most of the prominent white evangelical leaders are Generation X’ers and Baby Boomers, and many of the younger people in their congregations are less likely to share their homophobic views.

Evangelicals who were against were pro slavery and mixing of the races died out, and in a generation evangelicals who are fervently opposed to gay, lesbians and transgenders will die out.

But already the vast majority of Americans, including many white evangelicals, are accepting of same-sex marriage, and it’s incumbent upon us to vote against homophobia in 2020

The Donald Trump Crime Family

Donald Trump is the Godfather of a crime family, and it should come as no surprise that his administration isn’t full of wise statesmen and honest public servants, but grifters, back-biters, con artists, and publicity whores.

Trump doesn’t trust or tolerate an honest person in his administration for the same reason a law-abiding person is anathema is a crime syndicate: an upright individual would get in the way of making money by any means necessary.

When a mafia boss suspects that an underboss or the consigliere may be plotting to take over the outfit he has him whacked. When a Cabinet member or member of Trump’s administration is getting too much publicity or he doesn’t toe the company line to the letter, the stable genius throws him under the bus.

Nobody leaves the Trump administration, whether he departs via resignation or termination, with his reputation and dignity intact. Just ask Sean Spicer, Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions … Well, you get the point.

Not that I feel sorry for any of these characters, after all if you go to bed with a $50 hooker don’t be surprised if you get an STD, and your reputation in tatters if you’re arrested.

If Trump replaced the massive front oak door in the White House with a revolving door, and stationed bar bouncers instead of Marine sentries, there would still be a long line of ne’er-do-wells seeking employment.

A huge pile of steaming dung always attracts flies, the White House needs to be fumigated, and I hope and pray that voters will take care of business in 2020.

There’s a Reason Why Donald Trump is a Golfer and Not a Bowler

Professional golfers live by an honor code, one that requires calling penalties on themselves, and indeed this gentleman’s game has witnessed PGA golfers call penalties on themselves that has cost them tournaments.

However, golf lends itself to cheating and cheating is par for the course when scoundrels the likes of Donald Trump are playing the game. In fact, sportswriter Rick Reilly wrote “Commander in Cheat”, chronicling the myriad ways Trump cheats in golf.

The White House Bowling Alley was recently renovated at great expense, and one has to wonder why since Trump never bowls. Bowling isn’t the short-fingered vulgarian’s favorite pastime, he can’t get away with cheating at bowling as easily as he can on the golf course. To say nothing about the fact that it’s almost impossible for Trump to pick up a bowling ball with his tiny hands.

A bowling ball’s tiny holes are custom-made for Trump’s puny manhood, and when the escort line is busy I wouldn’t be surprised if he defiles a bowling ball.

Dear Lord, I think I just made myself so sick that I may never go bowling again.

Donald Trump is the Epitome of the ‘Ugly American’

Donald Trump is the “Ugly American” on steroids, the coarse and vulgar putative “Leader of the Free World” treats our NATO allies with contempt, and exhibits an affinity for dictators the likes of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and Rodrigo Duterte.

Trump isn’t saddled with a George Bush type “Freedom Agenda” that foolishly attempts to make Jeffersonian democracies out of third world failed states like Iraq or Afghanistan.

Trump believes in American Exceptionalism, only he believes it’s our super-charged economy and our nuclear arsenal that makes us great, and not our democratic and humane values.

Trump has repeatedly stated that, after conquering Iraq, “we should have kept the oil.” This isn’t a gaffe or an inartful phrase, but a statement that reveals his mission statement: Make America Great domestically and internationally by exerting American power and dominance.

America was founded on the genocide of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans, and it’s this innately American ruthlessness that Trump cherishes. Trump has no desire to be the most popular leader in the world, he seeks only to be the most feared one, and towards that end he bullies our nearest allies Canada and Mexico, as well as our European friends.

Trump has no desire to see democracy thrive in Venezuela, North Korea, Iran or Syria, he wants only to see these authoritarian states cower under American might. He doesn’t want to plant the American flags in these hot spots, although he wouldn’t mind seeing Trump-branded properties in these faraway lands.

Unfortunately, for Trump he doesn’t instill fear in foreign lands, the world doesn’t see him as a Joseph Stalin like leader, but as a Ronald McDonald clown on crack.

Trump has miserably failed in making America the envy and fear of the world, he’s succeeded only in making us the laughingstock of the world.

For the sake of democracy in the homeland and our reputation abroad, we must elect a normal human being as president in 2020.

Thank God There’s a Few White Evangelicals Who Distance Themselves From Mike Pence

Jesus Christ didn’t limit his outreach only to the poor, social outcasts and the disenfranchised who would be receptive to his message of love, understanding and redemption.

He also sought out the Pharisees and Sadducees, and berated them for their hypocrisy, self-righteousness and pride.

Vice President Mike Pence, an evangelical Christian, has agreed to be a commencement speaker only at Christian colleges and military academies who he feels would be receptive to his brand of conservative evangelical philosophy.  

But there’s light shining even in the darkest citadels of white evangelicalism, when Taylor University, an evangelical school in rural Indiana, announced that Pence would speak at the commencement ceremony on May 18 hundreds of students immediately protested. Surely Pence thought that a white evangelical university in his home state of Indiana would be a safe place for his religious bigotry.

Alex Hoekstra the author of an online petition asking the university to disinvite Pence wrote:

“Inviting Vice President Pence to Taylor University and giving him a coveted platform for his political views makes our alumni, faculty, staff and current students complicit in the Trump-Pence Administration’s policies, which we believe are not consistent with the Christian ethic of love we hold dear.”

Indeed, any university, college or military academy that invites Pence to speak is complicit with the anti-Christian and anti-democratic views of Donald Trump.

Taylor University should honor Christ, disinvite Pence, and extend an invitation to Mayor Pete, a man who truly embodies the loving and humanitarian spirit of Jesus Christ.

Donald Trump Indulging in ‘God Talk’ to Pander to White Evangelicals

Donald Trump is consumed with expanding his business empire and burnishing his brand, and demeaning and ridiculing any perceived threats to his financial dynasty or his political power.

There is simply no room in Trump’s consciousness for God, a belief in a Creator isn’t congruent with his business model of winning by any means necessary. Although expressing a belief in the Biblical God is necessary to hold onto his evangelical base.

I give Trump credit for not pretending to be a devout Christian, he almost never mentions God, and he famously declared that he’s never asked the Supreme Being for forgiveness, because he’s never done anything wrong. Never mind that he commits the Seven Deadly Sins on an almost daily basis, and by all accounts he’s a moral degenerate.

Trump has never attended church regularly in his adult life, in fact the only time he darkens the doors of a church are on Christmas and Easter. Maybe if a white evangelical congregation names their church after Trump, he might attend church more regularly.

Recently Trump has started to invoke the name of God, religious rhetoric is creeping into his stump speeches that are still dominated by xenophobia, misogyny, racist dog whistles and just plain buffoonery.

On Thursday, Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer at the White House, and he said the Almighty had helped him persevere through the ordeal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Trump doesn’t drink or take illicit drugs, I imagine that what really helped him persevere through the ordeal of the Mueller investigation was hookers and hamburgers.

In that same speech Trump also said:

“One of the things that Mike and I were discussing just a little while ago—people are so proud to be using that beautiful word, God, and they’re using the word God again, and they’re not hiding from it. They’re not being told to take it down, and they’re not saying we can’t honor God. In God we trust. So important.”

Yeah, Right. It will be a cold day in hell when Trump discusses the Almighty with Pence. In fact, the only context in which Trump would discuss God with Pence is when he is admonishing on how to look at him when he is delivering a speech:

Listen Pence you holy rolling piece of shit! You’d better gaze at me adoringly while I’m speaking. Just pretend I’m your daddy or you’re freaking God!

So what’s up with Trump employing more God talk? Let’s just say that God didn’t help him persevere through the ordeal of the Mueller investigation, but invoking God is helping him deal with its aftermath. Throw in a few God is beautiful comments, and his evangelical base might be distracted from the finding of the Special Counsel’s report, namely that he obstructed justice and that his administration is a shit show.