The importance of our constitition

Published December 25, 2017 by Tjchase

DISTURBING Report Proves AG Jeff Sessions ‘Doesn’t Care About the United States Constitution’

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Whenever AG Jeff Sessions makes headlines, he either committed an act of racism or perjury. In this instance, Sessions managed to use the cover of the GOP’s tax bill to propel his racist agenda behind the scenes.

AG Sessions just pulled an unconstitutional move by canceling a DOJ letter issued to states to warn of the illegal practice of jailing people who can’t afford to pay their fines or court fees. The Supreme Court ruled in 1983 that imprisoning indigent debtors was unlawful under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

The Honorable Lisa Foster, who served as the Director of the Office for Access to Justice at the U.S. Department of Justice, told Law&Crime:

“The idea that the Department of Justice doesn’t care about the United States Constitution in courts is so wrong, and really unfortunate. It is a message that should not be sent, and has practical implications.”

Studies show that minorities get hit the hardest when they cannot afford to pay their court fees, which explains why AG Sessions decided to rescind the letter. Sessions just overruled the highest court in the land to ensure minorities illegally suffer.

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GOP outsourcing get nixed by college

Published December 25, 2017 by Tjchase

What horsesh*t’: Tennessee college president enraged after GOP governor’s scheme to outsource jobs falls flat

The email was obtained from an open records request, and shows President DiPietro corresponding with Raja Jubran, the vice chair of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and Governor Bill Haslam’s (R-TN) top political appointee.

DiPietro and Jubran were discussing a plan to use outsource contractor Jones Lang LaSalle for campus facilities work. Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport rejected the job outsourcing plan.

Chancellor Davenport’s promise to not outsource jobs was praised as a “major victory for public sector unions” by Payday Report.

“Despite lacking collective bargaining rights, the United Campus Workers (UCW), an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), have dealt a death blow to Republican Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam’s $300 million plan to outsource thousands of custodial, maintenance, and repair jobs throughout the University of Tennessee system,” Payday Report explained.

“It feels like we did the impossible, we won against the richest governor in America,” Edward McDaniel, a Knoxville locksmith whose job was saved, told Payday Report. “It was a major victory for the working class.”

Two days after the Payday Report story was published, Jubran emailed the article to DiPietro.

“What horse sh*t,” President DiPietro responded.

“In deed (sic),” Vice Chair Jubran replied.

CWA District 3 Organizing Director Tom Smith blasted the emails.

“It goes to show the importance of independent media like Payday. Knowing that DiPietro and Jurban will likely read this story too, I’ll take the liberty as a UTK alum and former UTK employee to wish the hacks happy holidays,” Smith said. “I hope your $600k in public salary helps warm your heart, Joe.”

“The real ‘horse sh*t,’ to draw on the parlance of the UT system president, is the level of obsession for this outsourcing scheme on the part of Governor Haslam and his UT ‘yes men’ to sell off the public good for personal profit,” Smith concluded.

Ex-CIA chief of staff: Trump secretary’s testimony on Russia meeting could add to ‘weeks of panic’

Published December 25, 2017 by Tjchase

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal secretary will testify Friday before the House Intelligence Committee — and she could possibly reveal one key detail linking her boss to Russian collusion.

Jeremy Bash, a former chief of staff for both the Department of Defense and the CIA, said the White House hit the panic button after former national security adviser Mike Flynn pleaded guilty as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

“The big picture is that the last three weeks have been weeks of panic for the Trump team,” Bash told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

He said the Trump team kicked “into a different gear” after Flynn agreed to cooperate with investigators after pleading guilty to lying to FBI agents, which Bash believes indicates their panicked fear.

“They’ve tried to attack the investigation, attack Bob Mueller and try to really obstruct the investigation itself in a whole new way, and I think what’s going on is that the president and his team have realized that Mike Flynn has a critical piece of information he’s going to share with Mueller,” Bash said.

Sally Yates, who briefly served as acting U.S. attorney general, warned the White House counsel that Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by Russia, but Bash believes Trump directed the national security adviser to discuss sanctions with Kremlin officials.

“I think it’s important to remember that the explanation from the White House as to why Flynn was fired was because he lied to the vice president,” Bash said. “They never said he lied to the president. In fact, I think we can assume he told the president the truth. That goes to the question of whether or not the president knew, when he fired (FBI director) Jim Comey, he knew a felony had been committed.”

Mike Allen, co-founder and executive editor of Axios, said those weeks of panic could turn into “months of panic,” based on his conversations with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“When some of the inner-circle Trump witnesses including Jared Kushner, including (Donald) Trump Jr., came up to the Senate Intelligence Committee the first time, they were just questioned by staff members,” Allen said. “This time, Mark Warner tells me, they’re going to be recalled to be questioned by the senators themselves. Now, there will be a fight about whether that’s public or not, but these inner-circle witnesses are going to back on the hot seat.”

Rhona Graff, who has served Trump for more than 20 years at the Trump Organization, will meet with the House Intelligence Committee at an undisclosed New York location, and Bash said she potentially holds one important piece of the puzzle.

“I think there’s two issues, there’s substance and there’s process,” Bash said. “On the substance, I think it’s important for them to talk to her, because she will testify and she will be able to explain on June 9, 2016, after the big meeting with the Russian delegation arrived at Trump Tower and said, ‘We’re here to support the campaign and here’s how. We can’t give campaign contributions, but we can give dirt on your opponent.’”

“She needs to explain to investigators did Don Jr. and Paul Manafort and others walk into Donald Trump’s office and give him a download?” Bash continued. “Probably yes, but I think we need to hear it from her. On the process, though, I think it’s very important to say it is an investigative technique to shield a witness if you do it on their home turf, and don’t bring them into your investigative spaces. This is the Republicans not wanting to offend Trump. I think it’s a huge red flag the investigators aren’t doing their job if they’re willing to investigate witnesses outside of Washington, if there’s no reason they can’t travel to Washington and be interviewed.”

The white house administration show its racisism.

Published December 25, 2017 by Tjchase

 

Whoa! The White House Just Did Something So Racist Even Republicans Are Jumping Ship

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Trump pays people off, including the vile Diamond and Silk, to trick people into believing he’s not racist. Did anyone notice how Diamond and Silk appeared on Fox News shortly after Chief of Staff John Kelly fired Omarosa? When reporters asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to name one African-American White House staffer following Omarosa’s firing, the press secretary had to deflect because she couldn’t think of one.

The saying “actions speak louder than words” typically applies to Trump’s decisions. According to a new report, the White House is considering bringing back the term “Negro” to label African-Americans. For many people, the term “Negro” reminds them of America’s dark past.

During Obama’s presidency, the former president “modernized” 1970s laws by replacing the term “Negro” with “African-American” and “Oriental” with “Asian-American.”

Since Trump loves to reverse everything Obama did as president, Trump could kill two birds with one stone by reinstating “negro” – he not only cancels an Obama-era rule, he also satisfies his white nationalist supporters.

Former Census Bureau director, Robert Groves, apologized for using the term “Negro” in 2010. He wrote, “I am confident that the intent of my colleagues in using the same wording as Census 2000 was to make sure as many people as possible saw words that matched their self-identities. Full inclusiveness was the goal.”

Trump is determined to move America backward through his reckless policies.

Protecting Trump

Published December 25, 2017 by Tjchase

BREAKING: Head Of Secret Service Just Leaked Shocking Statement About Protecting The President

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Donald J. Trump is probably the most hated man in recent history. Some years back, that title would’ve been bestowed upon Adolph Hitler, perhaps Saddam Hussein. But now, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t fully loathe everything about the current President of the United States, Donald Trump. Everyday, he’s annoying the American people with asinine, misguided political policies and agendas that make this country look incredibly racist. But that’s not who we are. That’s just what Donald Trump wants everyone to believe. Well, to be honest, the caring, tolerant people of this nation are downright sick of it.

Not for nothing, but Donald Trump’s incessant cyberbullying and whatnot has landed him a lot of enemies. Which, in turn, has forced the government to up his secret service detail to help protect him from any potential threats. As they should, but, with every insulting thing that flies out of his mouth, it costs the taxpayers that much more money to fund another agent to help protect him.

It’s a very vicious cycle that the taxpayers see no sign of slowing down anytime soon. And those feelings felt even before emboldened recently when the head of the Secret Service made some rather interesting remarks to the press this week.

Tex Alles, the aforementioned man in the know over at the Secret Service, said, “I think we understand that the sizing of the agency is not currently adequate.” Yup. As simple as that. Well, this begs the question: did we ever have a problem like this with Obama? Perhaps. But that would’ve only been due to the overwhelming racially-motivated threats he probably received on an hourly basis.

Donald Trump should be protected. That goes without saying. But he wouldn’t need as much security if he wasn’t such an a**hole. That’s just a fact.

An open letter to Donald Trump

Published December 24, 2017 by Tjchase

One man named Tucker Benedict just instantly set the internet on fire with his open letter to Trump.

Read Tucker’s letter below:

Donald Trump,

My family immigrated to the United States of America on the third boat after the Mayflower. Our heritage precedes any records of Trumps, or Drumpfs, in America. Members of my family have served in every major conflict in US history with the exception of Iraq; your family cannot say the same. Yet, you continue to act as if you’ve sacrificed for the betterment of our country when the reality is: we don’t even know you’ve paid taxes half the time. Instead of acknowledging your past though, and honorably promising to change from a position of great entitlement, you accost service members you don’t care for, threaten democracy with attacks on the media, and worsen divides that threaten to tear America apart. Moreover, there’s a part of me that’s angry from a personal standpoint, my father founded the criminal division of the EPA, and was the senior environmental prosecutor in the country until 2014, and whose storied career began with work on Watergate. You’ve destroyed his life’s work in under 7 months, but I’m not writing this from a position of anger or even from a personal standpoint, I’m trying to speak for a great many Americans who are understandably frightened for the future; who feel they’re watching the degradation of our way of life. This letter isn’t about me, or my feelings, but it is intended for you, Mr. President.

There’s a storm coming and as our enemies around the world lick their chops watching the division within America, we continue to charge towards a future in which we tear ourselves apart. Many of us, yourself included, seem to have forgotten what it means to be American. If our memory continues to fail and we forget entirely what being American truly means, we’ll not only lose our status as the world’s leader, we won’t deserve it anymore. This is not a world I can imagine nor that I have any desire to. Without America to serve as an eternal source of light within the darkness the world will be cast into chaos. In order to preserve what so many gave so much to obtain, we must first remember what it means to be American. While we seem hopelessly intertwined in a national, and very partisan, identity crisis we can only hope to pull out of it by remembering the lessons our founding father’s taught us all those years ago when they first defined, through their actions, what it means to be American.

Currently, there are a few misconceptions on what makes someone American; there seems to be a great deal of entitlement when considering the term. I was born a white male and a citizen of The United States of America but I don’t think that makes me an American. There seems to be a lot of controversies swirling around this notion but the reality is being born a certain way entitles me to nothing. The circumstances of birth don’t make you American, they never have, nor will they ever, but actions do.

We earn our status as American through our actions day to day, month to month, and year to year. In doing the right thing by our loved ones, our countrymen, and ourselves we become American. There’s not flashy gesture or a fancy piece of paper that can make you truly American but living the right way can; waking up and doing the right thing every day, no matter how big or small the action, is what makes us American. It isn’t a static definition either, it’s a dynamic one just like we are as people; always changing, growing, and working towards the betterment of not only ourselves but our society as a whole. When considering how we define being American it’s worth noting those criteria.

When I voted it was in a densely populated, urban sector of Philadelphia. There were four booths for hundreds of people; many of whom were elderly and couldn’t stand for hours. It was a very telling few hours. Some of those elderly individuals struggling the most sported Make America Great Again hats. Instead of being happy at your supporter’s misfortune though I spent my day making trips to a conference room located at the back of the line hundreds of people long in order to ferry chairs to those who couldn’t stand. It wasn’t a big gesture or one that required a tremendous effort, it certainly DID NOT deserve any praise, because I knew it was merely the right thing to do for my fellow American. This attitude seems to be dying though, as we forget more and more what being American means. As I walked back and forth with chairs under each arm I watched many of my young peers barely look up from their phones; some even seemed noticeably annoyed that a fellow millennial would go out of his way to help your supporters. Make no mistake, those watching seemed to have forgotten what being American means just as much as anyone. When nobody joined in to help I was only made more aware of the change I’ve seen in my lifetime; the gradual shift many of us have noticed in our culture. It might seem subtle to some, but many have forgotten to do the right thing for no other reason than it helps another American. If this lack of support for each other continues to proliferate we’ll witness the decay of American values and worth. This is something I attribute to the win at all cost/look out for yourself mentality that’s taken over politics and permeated into our culture; winning has become more important than standing up for each other. Americans used to do the right thing automatically, while many still do, others have stopped if there’s no reward or personal incentive. Americans used to help each other no matter who was President and that’s truly what made America great; our uniquely American loyalty. That loyalty, love, and solidarity saved us from the greatest threat the world has ever known, liberated Europe, and won two world wars. There’s been a change though. It’s apparent everywhere. We saw it when 23 of 24 Texas congressmen voted to deny aid when Hurricane Sandy hit, now faced with Harvey, Texans find themselves in an unfortunate position. This is merely one example of a larger problem within our society though and if this cancerous divisionist mentality continues to spread we’ll witness our downfall.

Hope is not lost though because it isn’t too late to start putting America, and each other, first again; all that’s required is remembering what made us Americans in the first place.

In school, when I was young and studying our history, I learned a great lesson; one I think is important enough to share. I learned that being an American isn’t something you obtain from being born here, or even from keeping other people out; being American is something you become through your actions and character. Defining what it meant to be an American was something our founding father’s sacrificed all that they had for.

Today, with all the modern luxuries we have it’s hard to understand being so passionate about something you’d die for it but our founders had that passion for the characteristics which would later define our nation. By fighting so fervently amongst ourselves that we forget the value of other Americans we put into jeopardy all that we have. It’s all of our duty to honor that which our founding father’s felt defined America. Honoring those traditions can mean different things to different people but all of us must find a way to honor them, every day if we are ever to truly Make America Great Again. This isn’t hard to do, it only takes remembering to do the right thing. I’m not perfect, in fact, I would consider myself the last person for anyone to take their cues from, but for me, I honor those traditions by trying to do the right thing every day to the best of my ability, whether it’s big or small, seen or unseen, noted or unnoticed. You see, if you remember to do the right thing, to treat others how you’d like to be treated, and do everything to the best of your ability, I promise everything else, all the nonsense in the media, won’t matter a single bit, because we’ll once again have a country of people who look out for one another. The alternative is unacceptable.

So Mr. President with this in mind I wanted to give you some advice for salvaging your presidency:

Tell the truth. In times of doubt, the truth is always the right answer. If lies are allowed to be believed as fact America will continue to forget that the real enemy isn’t each other, it’s those who seek to end democracy, freedom, and our way of life.
Stop defining what it means to be American from a partisan stance. You have no right. None of us do. Being American is defined by those who came before, and it’s defined by those whose examples will survive the test of time. If someone is willing to come here, work hard, abide by our laws, and protect our way of life, then you, Donald Trump, have no right to tell them they cannot be Americans. Being born to millions in New York, dodging your country’s call in its time of need, and verbally accosting service members does not make you the one to decide what it means to be an American.
Stop attacking the media. You bear a great responsibility; millions of Americans look to you for guidance and comfort during hardship. If you continue to point their anger at the media we may lose an integral pillar of democracy. If you do not you will cement your legacy as the enemy of democracy. History will condemn you.
Stop using radical Islam and immigrants as scapegoats to bring people together. We’ve seen in history scapegoats unite the masses but at great cost. Instead of pandering to the fears of your base you could teach them to accept. You’ve uniquely been able to reach the individuals that make up your base unlike any before you; you have the opportunity to take advantage of their love for you and to teach them that being American really means doing the right thing above all else. In doing this you could not only save your legacy but America as a whole.
There is a storm coming and it cannot be defeated by a divided nation; a storm that doesn’t care if you’re liberal or conservative, a storm that seeks to upend democracy, freedom, and our way of life. As Americans, we have to do the right thing even when it isn’t easy, even when there’s no reward because that’s truly what makes us Americans and if we forget that, we’ll truly be lost.

Respectfully,

Tucker Benedict.

Published November 20, 2017 by Tjchase

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