TRUMP: A Pre-mortem? Or, Death By A Thousand Cuts?

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim

To return to Trump ….Today is day 1075 since President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. According to the Washington Post, by December 16, 2019, he, Trump, had made a mere 15,413 false or misleading statements (otherwise known as lies). Some claim that he even lied about his father, Fred Trump’s place of birth.

Arguably, the Post’s figures might well have been inaccurate. We do not know and we will never know the exact number of lies Trump would have told family, friends, acquaintances, strangers, his Cabinet members individually or collectively, or even lies he might have told himself during the period. The Post’s figures might therefore have been limited to his “public” lies, and the Post’s estimate far too low.

Such has been POTUS’s achievement here – a far cry from President George Washington who allegedly never told a lie – that American social scientists have now developed a new category pertaining to lies: awarding politicians, such as Trump, “the bottomless Pinocchio”. He is clearly unable to control his lying; a medical condition sometimes known as “mythomania”.

By contrast, a pastor friend, a diehard Trump supporter and a black evangelical here in the N.E USA, like another friend and former Barbados unsuccessful political candidate in last year’s May 24, 2018 election; these see Trump, notwithstanding his “truthful hyperbole” as a great man of destiny. To be fair, the Pastor’s wife, more wise, more discerning, early intimated that as far as she could see “God is not the author of confusion”.

The die, however, has now been cast; the Mueller Report completed; the transcript made available; the Whistleblower’s report publicized; ditto the IG’s report; the respective House Committees have done their inquiries and Reports. and the House has voted its two Articles of Impeachment. The Senate reconvenes in short order.

It now remains for the Senate under Chief Justice Roberts to schedule and conduct its impeachment trial of the President, a rarity, in the context of looming Primaries and a 2020 Presidential election. Senators McConnell and Graham, prospective jurors in any impeachment trial, have said that they already decided the matter. What happens if or when Senator Schumer and the Democratic Senate minority somehow file with C.J Roberts a motion to disqualify McConnell and Graham and any other juror who has already prejudged the matter? And, witnesses such as Bolton and Mulvaney? Remember that for many Republicans Trump remains the only game in town.

It is therefore appropriate to essay some brief, if random, remarks on POTUS, his Administration, certain of its policies and his prospects at this juncture.

In using the term “pre-mortem”, I do not mean to suggest that Trump’s defeat this November is a foregone conclusion. We have been here before with disastrous consequences, as former Secretary of State Clinton belatedly discovered. In a sense, he must harp on the economy. and his apparent “success” …. the economy stupid”?

Yet, there is an inescapable law of diminishing returns. Just ask any older man. (Even King David, 1 Kings 1, when he was old and cold). This law, it seems, applies in almost every sphere, including politics.

Consider a politician, a man not unlike Trumpf who thinks one way. He then speaks a second way. He then acts a third way. He trifles, obfuscates, deflects, dissembles, even lies. Bullshit and trivia persist as standard, daily political fare. His public, usually fickle, often misinformed, uninformed or even dis-informed. But, as Lincoln remarked, you can trick them some of the time, but not all of them all of the time.

As reasonable people, we must therefore resist the idea of The Idiot Posing as Intellect, or some Trump (The Tramp-in-Chief), a renegade bolshevik businessman and Putin stooge masquerading and declaring himself (soi-disant) a man of high IQ and “a very stable” geni-ass. (Cf. his late Wharton School Professor, William T. Kelley, a nonagenarian, who described him as “the dumbest goddam student” he, Professor Kelley, ever had in more than 40 years teaching at Wharton; Kissinger’s reference to him as not having “a very orderly mind”; or Tillerson’s description of him – unretracted – as a “moron”; his former lawyer, Attorney Cohen’s testimony that he pressured Fordham and Wharton not to release Trump’s academic transcripts; his absence from the Dean’s list at Wharton despite his boast that he had graduated “top of his class” at Wharton; all in the context wherein he (Trump) demanded to see President Obama’s transcripts and academic materials). Truly, a man of seemingly impregnable, untouchable ignorance, with legions of rats of all varieties scurrying around upstairs.

Perhaps, Republican Senator Romney, when he was thinking more clearly, had Trump’s measure, when he counseled Trump against releasing his tax returns, and then subsequently described him as a “fraud” and a “conman”. Thus, by way of example, Trump has always proclaimed his love for the military. Yet, beyond his serial draft dodging, and whatever his personal demons, the only war he (Trump) seems ever to have fought may well have been limited to some gilded boudoir with relatively expensive “toys” such as “Stormy” Daniels and Karen McDougal, going rate between US $125K and $150K.

No one can say that he (Trump) had been in the US Air Force; then exiled himself to Canada, Sweden, Denmark, the U.K., or elsewhere, rather than kill so-called “gooks” in the “swamps” and muddy/paddy fields of Vietnam. He made the great escape. He now poses as a “chicken hawk”, like many another draft dodger.

The Reader might still note that in terms of re-election strategy, it is still open to Trump and his advisers to start a war, if necessary, and before the elections, if this will gee up his domestic support. E.g in the case of Iran. Many a red blooded American would then rally to “the cause”, with typical shouts of “USA” “USA”. The problem will be one of graduated response and escalation? In response, the Ayatollahs and the Iranian National Guard may have to decide on the feasibility of shutting down the Gulf – following up on their attack on Saudi oil infrastructure some time ago. Beyond profiteering by armaments manufacturers, the military-industrial complex, billionaire investors, what would be the implications for the world economy, OECD and LDC countries and the least developed countries?

As to the issue of race, Trump’s re-election strategy, the Black, Latino and minority vote.

Fortunately, many no longer deny the fact that POTUS is a racist. For too long, the naive denied this fact, despite the overwhelming evidence, (his spawning of birtherism, his notorious ads about the Central Park Five after their sentences had been vacated and all criminal charges against them withdrawn; the EEOC housing discrimination complaints against him – I would not be surprised if there was not at least one Barbadian family allegedly victim of his housing discrimination; his abuse of African countries and Haiti as “s—hole” countries; his attacks on the inner city as “rat and rodent infested”; his own admission that he is a “white nationalist”).

As to his palpable disdain for Mexicans, rumor once did percolate that his daughter, Tiffany, had dated a wealthy Mexican young man while at Wharton. Imagine some Mexican with his grubby paw on his beautiful, pristine, blonde, blue-eyed daughter! Enough to make a “nationalist” nauseous! Who knows the source(s) of his animus against Mexico and Mexicans?

To my mind, to deny that President Trump is a good old fashioned racist largely surrounded by white supremacist advisers, such as Stephen Miller, is like witnessing a man in a bank, pointing his gun at employees and customers on the bank’s floor, and denying that the gunman was a bank robber. What stupid poppy cock!

Yet, Trump can still make inroads into the Black Vote (with “Blacks For Trump” and some of his allies). What if Trump and his advisers, including Secretary Carson, following the reparations advocates decide to expend some political capital and give black families some sort of money (not “40 acres and a mule”, far less will do), or even Yang’s “Freedom Dividend”? Many a hungry belly black may well be seduced by such an obvious political ploy and vote for Trump.

As to his foreign policy, unlike the Kennedy Doctrine, the Johnson Doctrine, the Nixon Doctrine, and others, the Trump doctrine seems at best a series of ad hoc, incoherent, non-sequential non-points, never going beyond slogans such as “MAGA” and “America First”, reflecting Trump’s typical, torrential nonsensical tweets.

Several decades ago, the British Yearbook of International Law kindly published an article that I had written on some aspects of trade in the natural resources of Namibia (1990?). The French Revue des Revues subsequently dismissed the article in two words “tres interessante”. However, we all got it wrong. There was/is no such country as Namibia, per Trump in one of his recent addresses to the UNGA, He should be forgiven for not knowing the name of such a namby pamby “s–hole” country. And, thank God for small mercies insofar as he did not confuse Namibia with NAMBLA.

Imagine, also, that iyou were an immigrant, a green card holder, and a veteran who had been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria. You return “home” to the USA. You find yourself in conflict with the law, felony or misdemeanor. You are convicted in a court of law. You are then deported to Mexico courtesy of a Commander-in-Chief who never served. (ICE officials who might never have served either). And, there are several hundreds such deported veterans in limbo in Mexico, a country they would have left in their very early childhood when their parents brought them to the US as minor children.

We need not speak of the moral obloquy involved in Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and caging them, with resulting psychological problems.

In the final analysis, in Trump, we have a man singularly classless, embarrassingly clueless, uninformed and unfathomably uncouth. Bristling with hubris, fire and brimstone, he is more the common man’s” Lord Haw Haw”. But, give him credit. He has normalized the abnormal…He has successfully weaponized unspeakable, mass ignorance and intellectual dishonesty in the U.S. No wonder he says he loves “the poorly educated”). He has so consolidated his leadership of the Republican Party, and might yet demoralize his divided 2020 democratic opposition, all with untold implications.

Caveat: As I have said, always beware of any politician who promises that he will end corruption and “drain the swamp”. Experience teaches that he merely brings in his own new, personal swamp, a la Trump.

A second term, however, is no picnic. Just as Nixon defeated George McGovern overwhelmingly and was then driven from Office, early in his second term; just as Bill Clinton’s Presidency was almost derailed early in his second term by the Lewinsky affair, so too Trump’s chickens may come home to roost before any second term or early in his second term if he should win. Few, if any, at any rate, can indefinitely survive a thousand cuts.

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  • Correction:” would like there to be non-stop wars.”

    @ Caleb Pilgim January 11, 2020 8:32 AM

    Have you heard about envy? There they are thinking that they should be in the moron’s position, instead of doing the moron’s biddings. Envy and resentment are the name of the game.

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  • re Have you heard about envy? There they are thinking that they should be in the moron’s position, instead of doing the moron’s biddings. Envy and resentment are the name of the game.

    is trute you ah tell robert AS TRUE AS JOHN 3:16
    NONE OF THOSE ELEVATED ELITE COULD ATTAIN TO THE HEIGHTS AND POSITION THAT DONALD DID, BUT THEY WANTED TO LEAD THE LEADER

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  • JOSEPH GOEBBELS AKA “THE POISON DWARF” WAS THE MAN BEHIND HITLER.
    COMPARE LOCAL ANTI TRUMP PROPAGANDA “GOEBBELS”, AKA CELEB PILGRIM, POISONING THE MIND OF BAJANS.

    JOSEPH GOEBBELS WAS A LITTLE MAN IN STATURE WITH A BIG EGO AND CAREER SEEKER MUCH LIKE OUR LOCAL CELEB PILGRIM AKA “GOEBBELS”. A WANNABE WRITER AND ORATOR WITH A POISON AGENDA…WHEN GIVEN THE NAME, FREEDOM RECOGNISED HIS SIMILARITIES TO GOEBBELS AS A PROPAGANDIST BY USING REPEATED LIES AS HE CON VOLUTES THE TRUTH MAKING IT SEEM BELIEVABLE AS HIS MENTOR DID.

    LIKE HITLER’S GOBBLES CP APPEARS TO BE EDUCATED… HERE WE SEE THAT EDUCATION DOES NOT MAKE A MAN, IT IS WHAT A MAN CHOOSES TO BE MAKETH A MAN.

    AS USUAL HIS PROFANITY CONTINUED TO ERUPT AS PER HIS NARCISSIST PERSONALITY EMERGED AS HE DELIBERATELY TRIES TO SHAME HIS OPPONENTS TO PULL THEM DOWN BECAUSE HE IS ALREADY BENEATH THEM. THERE HE GOES ON THE RAMPAGE IN TRUE GOEBBELS LEFTIST DEMONRAT STYLE “Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty”.

    ANYHOW, TO CONTINUE IS THIS EXPOSÉ…

    GOEBBELS began a career as a journalist and wrote a FEW UNSUCCESSFUL NOVELS.

    GOEBBELS CREATED A NEW METHOD OF NAZI PROPAGANDA. IT WAS CALLED DER ANGRIFF {ATTACK}. HE EXPLOITED THE EMOTIONS OF MOBS AND BY EMPLOYING ALL MODERN METHODS OF PROPAGANDA THAT WAS CRUCIAL TO HITLER’S SEIZURE OF POWER. (MUCH LIKE CP AND OTHER LEFTIST PROPAGANDIST DO FOR THEIR LEADERS.)

    In 1928, Goebbels was elected to the Reichstag, which was the House of Representatives of the Nazi German empire.

    Like many young men within the movement, Goebbels was attracted to the SOCIALIST in its name and THE MORE RADICAL ELEMENTS OF THE PARTY. GOEBBELS HAD MUCH TO DO IF HE WAS TO MAKE THE GERMAN PEOPLE INTO GOOD NATIONAL SOCIALISTS. (Much like how SOCIALIST has Evolved in today’s world, their TOOL being FALSE PROPAGANDA).

    GOEBBELS IDOLIZED HITLER. (FROM GOEBBELS DIARY ABOUT HITLER, ENTRY 6 NOVEMBER, 1925): “And those big blue eyes like stars, he is pleased to see me, I am filled with happiness, he is there, he shakes my hand, then he talks for half-an-hour with wit, irony, humour, sarcasm, earnestness, fire, passion. THIS MAN HAS ALL THE QUALITIES OF A KING, A TRUE CHAMPION OF THE PEOPLE – THE FUTURE DICTATOR.”(Much like how the Dems viewed Obama!)

    GOEBBELS HAD CONTROL INCLUDING OVER THE SA BROWN-SHIRTS AND WOULD BE ANSWERABLE ONLY TO HITLER HIMSELF. (PLEASE NOTE THEY ARE LIKENED TO THE MODERN DAY ANTIFIA WHO ARE ANSWERABLE ONLY TO THE DEMOCRAT PARTY). IT WAS HIS ROLE TO PUBLICIZE, PROMOTE, AND CONVINCE WHERE A BROWN-SHIRTED THUG WAS UNAVAILABLE TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE – HE WOULD INTIMIDATE WITH WORDS.

    AFTER HITLER SEIZED TOTAL POWER IN 1933 AND BECAME DICTATOR OF NAZI GERMANY, GOEBBELS WAS MADE PROPAGANDA MINISTER. THIS POSITION GAVE HIM COMPLETE DOMINANCE OF ALL FORMS OF MEDIA INCLUDING RADIO, PRESS, CINEMA, AND THEATER. (SAME LIKENESS WE HAVE OF THE GLOBALIST ANTI-TRUMP CONTROLLED MEDIA IN AMERICA TODAY).

    GOEBBELS PLACED HIS AMAZING AMOUNT OF INTELLIGENCE AND BRILLIANT INSIGHT INTO MASS PSYCHOLOGY ENTIRELY FOR THE SERVICE OF THE NAZI PARTY.

    HIS MOST VIRULENT PROPAGANDA WAS AGAINST THE JEWISH. (FREEDOM WOULD WAVER THAT CP IS ALSO A JEW HATER)… AS A CAPTIVATING AND EVEN HYPNOTIC ORATOR, HE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN RIVALED ONLY BY ADOLF HITLER HIMSELF.

    IS THIS ALSO CP GOBBLES OBJECTIVE TO BE AN ORATOR ON BU? IN ADDITION, IS IT HIS GOAL TO GO AGAINST PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE?

    IF THESE CHARACTERISTICS OF HIM ARE CORRECT THEN THE NICKNAME GOEBBELS IS PERFECTLY SUITED.

    BAJANS BEWARE OF THE BU PROPAGANDIST. NO ONE COULD MAKE A NOISE QUITE AS JOSEPH GOEBBELS AND HE WOULD ENSURE THAT THE NAZI MESSAGE DID NOT GO UNHEARD, (MUCK LIKE “CALEB PILGRIM” AKA “GOEBBELS” AND HIS LEFTIST EQUALS!

    IF HONESTY WERE THE TEMPLATE OF REALITY THEN THERE WOULD BE NO NEED FOR PROPAGANDA.

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  • @Caleb Pilgrim

    Congratulations! it was only a matter of time before we could point to the relevance of Godwin’s Law.

    As you noted “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”

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  • @ Robert, and
    @ GP

    I am not sure why one would “envy” Trump. His peers, such as Merkl, Macron, Johnson and Trudeau, seem not to take him seriously and poke fun at him. I am sure that not all of his staff “envied” him. Perhaps, his money, but then again how do you bankrupt casinos? Some of his Republican critics, e.g Sen. Flake, might even have questioned his character and integrity.

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  • How do you distinguish between a passenger jet and a drone
    maybe the passenger jets on 11th September 2001 were drones

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  • Caleb Pilgrim
    January 11, 2020 2:25 PM

    @ Robert, and
    @ GP
    I am not sure why one would “envy” Trump. His peers, such as Merkl, Macron, Johnson and Trudeau, seem not to take him seriously and poke fun at him.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It’s the economy stupid!!

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  • Caleb Pilgrim

    Excuse me, but Germany, France, the UK and Canada are “small” economies compared to the United States, and their military organizations rely heavily on US logistics, intelligence and firepower.

    When the press refers to leaders of these countries as peers of Donald Trump, they are using “peer” as a courtesy title.

    Trump is the Colossus towering over all of them. He is a graduate of one of the best business schools anywhere and he succeeded in building a gigantic personal fortune in New York City, the toughest real estate market in the US, arguably in the world.

    By comparison, Trudeau is a former nightclub bouncer and high school drama teacher whose principal qualification for high office is his surname. BoJo and Macron graduated from elite schools and Macron was a modestly successful banker but neither man has had much success outside of politics.

    Angela Merkel is a genuine whiz kid with a superior intellect, but her stewardship of Germany has been a disaster. The German automobile industry has lost its technological edge during her chancellorship, as have other German manufacturing industries. The German economy is stagnating.

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  • Germany, France, the UK and Canada are “small” economies compared to the United States, and their military organizations rely heavily on US logistics, intelligence and firepower.

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    The top 5 economies in the world are below.

    United States
    China
    Japan
    Germany
    India

    India is a bigger economy than France, Canada and the UK.

    These are second tier.

    Germany is in the top 5 economies but will probably be overtaken by India.

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  • re Had the Trump administration been caught in a big lie after blowing up a commercial airliner, the shrieks of condemnation would have been heard from Timbuktu to Shanghai.

    NO Had the Trump administration been caught in a big lie after blowing up a commercial airliner, the shrieks of condemnation would have been heard from ALASKA TO THE FLORIDA KEYS AND EVERY MINUTE ON BARBADOS UNDERGROUND

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  • @Ewart A

    How about the opinion a fellow New York Billionaire?

    “Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s run his business. God help us. I’m a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one.”
    “What’d I miss here? Truth be told, the richest thing about Trump is his hypocrisy”

    Michael Bloomberg

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster, again I beg ur indulgence…delete my earlier post of this info…this is it completed.

    Two points from above

    1@Archer re: “Not a word of condemnation for Iran from anyone on this blog.”

    That’s inaccurate … I did and that came after comments from others that was certainly not complimentary to Iran and their ridiculous assertion of mistake and accident.

    Moreover though the Americans have also been caught in some semblance of lying re the motivation for the killing.

    And that brings me to the 2 issue re @Sargeant’s ruse remark.

    The news feed not only mentioned that second unsuccessful assassination but it has noted that POTUS has adopted the same augmenting hyperbole (which in the past has proven to be lies) on the attack.

    Initially it was an imminent threat, then we had to redefine imminent.

    Then it included explosive attacks at an embassy (which was NEVER briefed to Congress) and that morphed into attacks at 4 embassies.

    Now stop and understand this morass IN CONTEXT.

    This same US admin that can act on alleged imminent threatening Intel from sources they can’t identify demanded and initiated an investigation into a former admin who acted on absolutely better validated info ( confirmed by an Australian diplomat of what he was told) of an even bigger threat to US lives: it’s election of a president.

    This admin called that a witch-hunt and considered it improper grounds to Investigate but with somewhat similiar back channel, human and electronic intel can NOW validate this act.

    That’s what make this admin so reckless: Cherry picking Intel that suits them!

    Its not about “Had the Trump administration been caught in a big lie …”

    The problem is that almost everything they do is based on their fantastical analysis of data …it’s whatever they want it to be as long as it fits their needs and election success.

    I think we should all be “appalled at the way human nature twists itself into knots of evil” and is so readily accepted by masses of supporters.

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  • @ Ewart Archer January 11, 2020 12:02 PM

    “Sugar is unprofitable. Let’s move on. Most food production will soon take place in labs and greenhouses. Let’s think about that.”

    Depends on what you are going to use it for.. you don’t have to start from a sugar substrate. You can start from cane juice as the substrate and derive a lot of products. Sugar cane is one of the most efficient plants photosynthetically ( maize) also: that is, it converts a higher percentage of sunlight into carbohydrates and other metabolites than other plants. Has something to do with what is known as leaf area index and the biochemical reaction mechanism.. You talk about the work that ought to be developed in the lab. I have outlined that the future of agriculture in Barbados depends on a focus in the lab in letters to press more than twenty years ago. Nothing has happened. I want to ask you a question: it might seem funny :where are you going to get the scientist from to do the research work? To be really good in the research business, you have to really like it: the long hours by oneself in the lab, the disappointments of having a particular experimental path end in failure. The low wages that one gets is not really an incentive for most persons. Look at the amount of money that lawyers, accountants and so on make. They spend at most four to five years and come out and make a ton of money. In the research business you are talking of a minimum of at least ten years : first degree, doctorate; at the latter stage you have knowledge but are inexperience and the latter leads to your doing post doctorate studies in a lab of a renown scientist. Money is low and you might spend three-four years and still do not get your own lab to do the work on your own. Extrapolate all of what I have outlined to a country like Barbados. You come up against intrenched customs: you are not supposed to have independency of thought. You are told you think you know every thing by persons who could not even make a button to save their lives. Then there the lack of funding and the total ignorance of what science and scientific thought are all about. Of course, there is also the cover your ass syndrome :you see it when U.W.I advertise for lecturers in the guise that the persons required have to be team players. Team players are definitely not wanted in research science. Despite all the news bites most discoveries are made by one or two persons working separately or together. The final question: when would you expect to arrive in these parts at the conditions required?

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  • ROBERT
    FELLAS LIKE YOU DONT BELONG PUN BU OR IN BARBADOS

    YOU CAN TALK THE TALK CAUSE YOU HAVE WALKED THE WALK

    PUN BU AND IN BARBADOS WE LIKE BULL SHITTERS WHO CAN ONLY TALK ——-USUALLY ABOUT THINGS OF WHICH THEY KNOW VERY LITTLE

    ROBERT YOU TO BRIGHT AND ACCOMPLISHED FOR BU AND BARBADOS

    BUT I ENJOY YOUR POSTS AND I UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHERE YOU COMING FROM

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  • @ GP January 11, 2020 12:17 PM

    I do not know where in Barbados it was produced but it was a damn good product. Not like the stuff ones get now. You can go down by the harbor and for five dollars get a five gallon pig-meat bucket full of the stuff (at least as far back ads eight years ago) I have a five gallon pig-meat bucket of it. The molasses one gets now is more viscous and slow moving than the “Barbados Fancy Molasses”: the latter had a more treacle -like consistency ( consistency is the term used in food science instead of viscous). I have also found that the molasses of today seem to have a high degree of impurities ( seem to have a high level osmophilic ( high sugar tolerant) yeast in it producing gas.

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  • ROBERT

    DR EUNA MOORE WAS A STRICT JAMAICAN WHO RAN A BIOLOGY COURSE AT CAVE HILL IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES CALLED N2 BIOLOGY. IT WAS BASICALLY A LEVEL ZOOLOGY & A LEVEL BOTANY IN ONE YEAR!

    MANY YOUNGSTERS FROM BDOS TRINIDAD AND THE WINDWARDS AND LEEWARDS PASSED THROUGH THAT CLASS AND WENT TO TO ENTOMOLOGY AGRICULTURE MEDICINE ETC

    BUT WHEN UWI DECIDED TO SET UP A FULL DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SHE WAS SENT DOWNSTAIRS AND THEY BROUGHT IN A BULLER FROM BRISTOL.

    WE DONT LIKE OUR OWN, UNLESS…………………………………..THEY COMPROMISING SOME HOW

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  • I DONT KNOW WHO PRODUCED THE FANCY MOLASSES IN RECENT TIMES, BUT COLIN HUDSON SAID THAT ALL THE CANES RECIEVED AT HARROW IN ST PHILIP WAS MADE INTO FANCY MOLASSES EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE CANADIAN MARKET.

    HE USE TO STRESS THAT CERTAIN FACTORIES MADE SPECIFIC PRODUCTS FOR PARTICULAR MARKETS

    GETTING BACK TO THE UWI THING I NOTICE THAT PEOPLE WHO HANGED ON THERE BECAME “SOMEBODY
    BUT THAT THE REAL SMART FOLK LEFT UWI OR/AND THE REGION

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  • @ GP January 11, 2020 12:17 PM

    According to a friend of mine,UWI could do with a course of decolonization. It is a closed shop that is why you constantly hear the talk about team players. Imagine, you have some one who did gender studies in charge of a branch. What the hell is gender studies ? Is it boy meet girl and boy and girl break up?

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  • RE What the hell is gender studies ?

    ROBERT, GENDER STUDIES IS THE SCIENCE OF WOMEN LYING DOWN TO GET UP

    I GWINE CUSS NOW

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  • @ FC:

    Re Goebbels etc.

    Too many serious issues remain to be discussed re Trump and his foreign and domestic policy.

    To read FC and argue with her is the equivalent of picking peas out of a whole lot of feces … Her maggot infested head defiant of any and all human understanding.

    Can’t tarry further. Uh gone.

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  • @ Robert Lucas & GP:

    Re gender studies at UWI:

    Not to stray too far from the subject at hand …..But, do either of you, good gentlemen, know whether UWI (Cave Hill – in addition to its programmes on Gender Studies – offer beginner, intermediate and advanced courses on cybersecurity? Of course, I do not mean to suggest that any such courses are necessary in our university.

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  • CELEB PILGRIM REALLY HAS NO IDEA OF FREEDOMS CAPABILITIES, SOON, VERY SOON HUNDREDS OF BAJANS AND OTHERS WORLDWIDE WILL KNOW WHO CELEB PILGRIM AKA GOEBBELS THE LOCAL ANTI TRUMP PROPAGANDIST IS.

    GOEBBELS MAY JUST BE FORTUNATE TO RECEIVE A COPY OF FREEDOMS WEEKLY EMAILS FROM ONE OF HIS ACQUAINTANCES IN HIS HONOUR. HOW IS THAT FOR A MAGGOT BRAIN!

    OH YEAH SHOW THEM THE PEOPLES POWER AT THE BALLET BOX…TRUMP 2020

    YOURS TRULY

    THE BAJAN FREEDOM CRIER”.

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  • Dr. Lucas

    How did the first Europeans of exceptional ability in the Arts and Sciences get financing for pioneering work and original research?

    Some organized private universities for wealthy students. Some found rich patrons who supported them. A more modern solution is to seek funding from private foundations, private equity firms, or venture capitalists.

    Rihanna has many boyfriends. Can’t you keep her happy for a year? For seed money, so to speak.

    Or hang out at the tourist hotels until you can find a female benefactor?

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  • I DONT KNOW, CALEB

    RE Rihanna has many boyfriends. Can’t you keep her happy for a year? For seed money, so to speak.

    Or hang out at the tourist hotels until you can find a female benefactor?

    I HOPE THAT YOU ARE JOKING OR ELSE YOU ARE INSULTING THE MAN

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  • @ Caleb Pilgrim January 11, 2020 7:22 PM

    I am not sure. Both of my sons did computer science(UWI) and one of them did the master’s in cybersecurity online with an UK university. At that time there was no such program
    There was a Barbadian based at an American university who came down to set up advance programs in IT; the poor fellow had to run back to the US due to the hostile response from Cave Hill.

    @ Ewart Archer January 11, 2020 7:52 PM

    “Rihanna has many boyfriends. Can’t you keep her happy for a year? ”

    I get where you are coming from. It is an interesting suggestion; shows that you are thinking outside the box. Since you are capable of such, surely you are the ideal candidate to make her a proposition.

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  • Trump Derangement Syndrome

    In their zeal to overthrow the Trump administration, Democrats at the New York state legislature have passed laws (1) authorizing the issuance of state driver licences to illegal aliens, and (2) automatically registering new drivers to vote.

    In New York, they plan to run up big voter margins over Candidate Trump in the November 2020 election.

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  • @ GP:

    “Rihanna ——— Can’t you keep her happy for a year? All I can say is that it wasn’t me (Shaggy).

    @ Robert, excellent re the cyber security issue. I suppose it was politically irrelevant in terms of the UWI’s curricula.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    😂 Seriously…

    Re:“Trump Derangement Syndrome”

    This is: Trump
    Disinformation Shellgame

    ‘In their zeal to overthrow the Trump administration, Democrats at the New York state legislature have passed laws (1) authorizing the issuance of state driver licences to illegal aliens, and (2) automatically registering new drivers to vote.’

    A new law that had it’s origins going way back to under Gov Pataki and even Cuomo Sr….namely that DLs would be issued to all and sundry.

    To be clear under Republican Pataki there was an Act for just the opposite but my point is that the entire debate to givie these DLs was a hot button issue since the late 1990s.

    It has as much to do with Trump as sending troops to fight for oil is a Trump issue!

    “In New York, they plan to run up big voter margins over Candidate Trump in the November 2020 election.”

    This makes sense in outer Mongolia or Uranus, I imagine … In US politics or BU blogging its just a joke remark surely to elicit a late night bored reply!

    Running up the voter margins means diddly squat….

    Late night session done. I gone.

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  • @ Ewart:

    Re NY’s Green Light immigration law and policy.

    Not to forget the fact that the matter falls squarely within the right of the NY State to legislate ….

    Even so —- Remember also Deuteronomy 10:19 – “So you also must love the foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt”.

    As a reasonable, moral. Christian person, would you not rather stand with the so-called “foreigne” than stand with Trump’s racist xenophobia, notwithstanding well known, conventional arguments about sovereignty and the right to control the sovereign state’s borders? Don’t you have a well thought out moral position on this issue?

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  • Excuse me, Caleb Pilgrim

    For most of the history of Western civilization, the right to vote has been a prerogative of citizens, and only citizens.

    Not residents. Not visitors. Definitely not illegal migrants.

    I realize this citizen prerogative has been extended to long term residents in certain “progressive” jurisdictions, which is unfortunate.

    But taking the further step of allowing lawbreaking, unauthorized squatters to vote is beyond the pale.

    The Bible says some foolish things. So quoting Scripture does not persuade me.

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  • @ Ewart:

    For most of Western Civilization the right to vote was restricted to citizens.

    Re Deuteromy’s admonition, sorry that you were so dismissive based on your belief that the Bible says a lot of “foolish things”. I dunno, being a “biblical illiterate”.

    Somehow, The Bible, along with Christianity, I thought, was the basis of “Western Civilization”, so-called.
    How do you select those things which you believe are “sensible” versus those things which you believe are “foolish” in the Bible? What is your exact authority?

    Further, as to your argument that for most of “western civilization” only citizens were allowed to vote.
    Yes, but for most of western civilization, non-property holders, women, blacks, and other minorities (e.g the Native Americans, indigenous peoples and “First Nations” in North America) did not have the right to vote. 

    It seems that you would also usurp the sovereign, constitutional right of of the NY State Legislature (whether following Governor Pataki, a Republican, or Governor Cuomo, a Democratic) and replace recent reforms with your personal preferences.

    Fortunately, we appear to be evolving, and expansion of the franchise tends to mean a sorely needed, more representative democracy. 

    I know that Republican gerrymandering is today commonplace (they merely replace the Democrats/Dixiecrats of yesteryear in their efforts to prevent blacks and minorities from voting). But, on balance, we should welcome any legitimate expansion of the franchise in a democratic society, if and when it occurs.

    Re licensing, there are eminently good reasons for allowing non-documented immigrants to be licensed drivers. Hence, the trend to give non-documented aliens the legal right to drive.

    Finally, somehow, I thought that federal law in the USA still expressly prohibited non-citizens and illegals from voting in Federal, Presidential and Congressional elections.
    Be careful with your sources. This seems like more Republican right wing scare mongering and a “solution” in search of a problem.

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  • A pro-Trump media personality was sentenced to prison for fraud. She called it a ‘witch hunt.’
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2020/01/11/pro-trump-media-personality-was-sentenced-prison-fraud-she-called-it-witch-hunt/#comments-wrapper

    A conservative media personality has been sentenced to a month in federal prison and five months of house arrest after pleading guilty to SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD in September. Prosecutors said Karyn Turk… pocketed the money from Social Security checks belonging to her mother, Ilse Schafer, instead of sending it to Schafer’s nursing home. Schafer died in June[2019]. Reinhart also sentenced her to 100 hours of community service, to be done at a nursing home…Turk is a vocal supporter of President Trump’s and has established herself as a conservative media personality, interviewer, radio host and social media figure since his election. Turk has just shy of 60,000 followers on Instagram and 7,900 on Twitter. She hosts the interview show “Behind the Headlines” and provides political and news commentary for RT International, a news outlet FUNDED BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT..Turk is being sued by the Finnish American Rest Home, where her mother had stayed since 2015; by Schafer’s appointed guardian, Amy Nicol; and by Nicol’s lawyers, court records show. In its complaint, the nursing home claims it is owed more than $219,000 by Turk.

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  • Caleb Pilgrim

    This blog is not a suitable forum for complicated philosophical arguments, which take many thousands of words to explain.

    Suffice it to say that in the United States elections have consequences — sometimes catastrophic consequences — and OUTSIDERS/FOREIGNERS should not have the right or the power to influence the outcome of an election that might damage or destroy a society that took a long time to build, and was constructed with great EFFORT and INGENUITY by A PARTICULAR POPULATION made up of the blood relatives of certain individuals with interlinked interests and a shared history of working together.

    In other words, the United States is like a certain magnificent piece of property. Only the people who built the property, or who were designated and approved to inherit the property, should decide its fate.

    Giving illegal aliens the right to vote in a single federal election could damage the United States irrevocably. For example, in the recent past, the presidency has been decided for the Republican party by a few thousand votes in the single swing state of Florida. Florida has over 700,000 illegal aliens, who would make the state reliably Democrat for the foreseeable future if they were allowed driver licences and de facto permission to vote.

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  • @Ewart Archer January 12, 2020 3:10 AM “For most of the history of Western civilization, the right to vote has been a prerogative of citizens, and only citizens.Not residents.”

    NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. I believe that the United States has already fought a Revolutionary War over this issue.

    If I have a ‘green card” and I am living in the U.S. and being taxed, then U.S. history tells me that i have a right to representation, (to help choose elected representatives).

    If you don’t want me to vote, I am cool with that, but then YOU MUST EXEMPT ME FROM ALL TAXATION, since I am excluded from the representation thingy.

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  • @Ewart Archer January 12, 2020 7:59 AM”This blog is not a suitable forum for complicated philosophical arguments, which take many thousands of words to explain.”

    Are you a politician?

    Only politicians and liars need many thousands of words to explain whatever.

    Since it is Sunday lemme do a little preaching, and show you how Jesus explained a complicated philosophical issue, “thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and thous shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

    Looka how the early American revolutionaries explained it “no taxation without representation.”

    No lotta long talk needed.

    Unless ya planning to tell lies.

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  • Even so —- Remember also Deuteronomy 10:19 – “So you also must love the foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt”.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I always enjoyed the story of how Joseph’s family got to Egypt.

    Brothers who did another brother wrong ending up needing him to survive and ultimately being invited to come to Egypt.

    Joseph rose to be the most powerful man in Egypt, the president if you like, because God gave him the ability to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams.

    Here is the absolutely beautiful story (Hollywood’s version) of how Joseph’s family came to Egypt as foreigners to escape famine and deprivation in their own land.

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  • @GP January 11, 2020 6:24 PM “ROBERT, GENDER STUDIES IS THE SCIENCE OF WOMEN LYING DOWN TO GET UP
    I GWINE CUSS NOW.”

    Nope. No cussing. Just two words from me.

    ya mudda.

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  • Addendum

    If Democrats were issuing driver licences to illegals merely to improve public safety on the roads, or to give illegals improved access to community services, they would not have included legal provisions to automatically register new drivers to VOTE.

    Even when new drivers are not automatically placed on voter lists, a driver licence makes it easier for an illegal alien to vote. He can, for example, use a licence to acquire other government documents and IDs that permit voter registration.

    Finally, although federal law theoretically limits voting in federal elections to US citizens, the US government has very limited resources for identifying and prosecuting illegal voters. Only a relatively tiny number of illegal voters have ever been punished.

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  • Genesis 46 King James Version (KJV)

    46 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

    2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

    3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

    4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

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  • https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/principal/biography.aspx
    Professor Violet Eudine Barriteau, the principal of the University of the West Indies, Cvae Hill Campus has received a number of national, regional and international awards and recognitions. On February 07, 2016, as Grenada celebrated its 42nd Anniversary of Independence, The Government of Grenada presented The Order of Grenada Gold Award for Excellence to her, in recognition of her contribution to education. In celebration of Barbados’ 47th Anniversary of Independence in 2013, the Barbados Government awarded her the Gold Crown of Merit, the country’s third highest honour in recognition of her invaluable contribution to gender and development. In July 2011, she was bestowed the 10th CARICOM Triennial Award for Women at the Opening Ceremony of the 32nd Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in St. Kitts. Professor Barriteau served as the President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) from 2009 to 2010. Professor Barriteau was appointed Chair of the CARICOM Review Panel on the Governance of Cricket in May 2015. In July 2017, Professor Barriteau was appointed as a Board Member on the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas – External Advisory Committee.

    She was an inaugural International Research Fellow at the Centre for Excellence in Gender Research, GEXCEL, Örebro, Sweden in April 2008, and returned in November 2010 and March 2013 by special invitation. In 1997 she had the honour of being the Inaugural Fellow of the Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Women in Development Visitor Programme at the University of Toronto. She was awarded a Howard University Doctoral Fellowship in 1992 and was a LASPAU/Fellowship scholar at New York University 1982 – 1984. In 1992, she became a Scholar of the American Association of University Women and prior to that, the first Caribbean scholar to be awarded the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarship in 1991. ”

    I t’ink that some ah wunna BU old menses just jealous.

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  • January 12, 2020 2:02 AM

    @ Ewart:
    Re NY’s Green Light immigration law and policy.
    Not to forget the fact that the matter falls squarely within the right of the NY State to legislate ….
    Even so —- Remember also Deuteronomy 10:19 – “So you also must love the foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt”.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Doesn’t Deuteronomy say a lot more about foreigners besides 10:19?

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  • Silly Woman

    When you apply for a green card or a work visa like an H-1B, you effectively agree contractually to be taxed without having the right to vote.

    Nobody is holding a gun to your head when you beg the US government for a green card or a visa. You voluntarily accept TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.

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  • What about the word Sojourner?

    I notice the Bible also uses this word a lot.

    What does it mean?

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  • Silly Woman

    Professor Barriteau has not published books or papers that have been well received by the leaders in any field of scholarship that I know about. Certainly not in feminist economics.

    I would describe her as a well-connected individual with powerful friends.

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  • THE WAYS THE LEFT TWISTS THE TRUTH TO SPREAD #FAKENEWS i.e. CALEB PILGRIM AKA LIED GOEBBELS

    RE GOEBBELS “I know that Republican gerrymandering is today commonplace (they merely replace the Democrats/Dixiecrats of yesteryear in their efforts to prevent blacks and minorities from voting).”

    WHY DID THE DEMOCRATIC SOUTH BECOME REPUBLICAN?

    The south used to vote Democrat. Now it votes Republican. Why the switch? Was it, as some people say, because the GOP decided to appeal to racist whites? Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, explains.

    THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party.

    https://www.prageru.com/video/the-inconvenient-truth-about-the-democratic-party/

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  • Silly Woman
    January 12, 2020 8:07 AM

    @Ewart Archer January 12, 2020 3:10 AM “For most of the history of Western civilization, the right to vote has been a prerogative of citizens, and only citizens.Not residents.”
    NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. I believe that the United States has already fought a Revolutionary War over this issue.
    If I have a ‘green card” and I am living in the U.S. and being taxed, then U.S. history tells me that i have a right to representation, (to help choose elected representatives).
    If you don’t want me to vote, I am cool with that, but then YOU MUST EXEMPT ME FROM ALL TAXATION, since I am excluded from the representation thingy.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • THIS IS THE PARTY TO WHICH SOME ASPIRE AND LOOK UP TO

    HUMOUR 101
    WILL YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IN THE WORLD DID I JUST WATCH?

    LAUGH OUT ALOUD …THE ANSWER!

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  • LAUGH OUT ALOUD …THE ANSWER!

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  • Iran getting interesting.

    British Ambassador arrested for attending a protest of the leadership.

    Hard line militia protests outside the British embassy chanting “death to Britain”.

    Protestors take to streets saying “our enemies are right here” and demanding the military leadership resign.

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  • @ Silly Woman January 12, 2020 8:38 AM

    You missed the point being made: you have limited your response to your inherent feminist prejudice. The point being made is that in a highly technological world, the University should be headed by some one who has an inkling of knowledge in the area.. The gender studies diplomas are not worth the cost of the paper that they are printed on. Lemonade courses are what they are called

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  • RADICAL MUSLIM A FORMER REVOLUTIONARY GUARD COMMANDER AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL DR. DANIEL SHAYESTEH CONVERTS TO AND PREACHES CHRISTIANITY.

    THE ANSWER TO THE RADICAL ISLAMIC WORLD!

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  • TRUMP TWEET IN FARSI ‘THE MOST LIKED PERSIAN TWEET’ IN HISTORY OF TWITTER

    President Trump’s tweet in Farsi expressing his support for Iranians protesting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has already earned over 200,000 likes, making it the “most liked Persian tweet” in the social media giant’s history, according to a leading think tank adviser.

    On Saturday, protesters in the country called upon Khamenei to step down after Iran admitted to shooting down a commercial airliner on which dozens of Iranian citizens were traveling. That evening, the president sent out a tweet in Farsi, saying that he stands with their efforts.

    “To the brave and suffering Iranian people: I have stood with you since the beginning of my presidency and my government will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely. Your courage is inspiring,” Trump wrote.

    After just one hour, the tweet had received over 100,000 likes and has since more than doubled that number.

    “This tweet by @realDonaldTrump with more than 100k likes is already the most liked Persian tweet in the history of Twitter,” Saeed Ghasseminejad, senior adviser and financial economist at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, claimed. “A strong show of support by Iranians for Trump’s Iran policy, something the MSM does not and will not report.”

    FDD is a policy institute based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on national security and foreign policy. Described as hawkish, the group is highly critical of Tehran’s theocratic regime, and its members advise the Trump administration on its Iran policy. Born and raised in Iran, Ghasseminejad also teaches finance at Baruch College of New York.

    The president’s inner circle began celebrating the news shortly after, with Dan Scavino Jr., the assistant to the president and director of the White House’s social media, tweeting in Farsi, “Excellent.”

    Iran responded to the U.S.’ recent killing of its top Gen. Qassem Soleimani by firing off over a dozen ballistic missiles at two military bases housing American troops in Iraq this week. While the missiles were being launched, a Boeing 737 carrying over 176 people from Tehran to Kyiv, Ukraine, crashed, killing everyone on board.

    On Friday, Iran admitted to “unintentionally” shooting down the plane after originally claiming there was a mechanical problem and blamed “human error,” sparking the protests.

    LEFTIST LOGIC, JUST LIKE THAT THE DEMOCRATS SIDED WITH THE TERRORIST!

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  • TRUMP TWEET IN FARSI ‘THE MOST LIKED PERSIAN TWEET’ IN HISTORY OF TWITTER
    President Trump’s tweet in Farsi expressing his support for Iranians protesting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has already earned over 200,000 likes, making it the “most liked Persian tweet” in the social media giant’s history, according to a leading think tank adviser.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I heard Giuliani in a clip with this suggestion on Judge Jeanine this morning.

    That Trump is some genius, he can even communicate in Farsi!!

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  • @Ewart Archer January 12, 2020 8:39 AM “Silly Woman. When you apply for a green card or a work visa like an H-1B, you effectively agree contractually to be taxed without having the right to vote. Nobody is holding a gun to your head when you beg the US government for a green card or a visa. You voluntarily accept TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.”

    Where is this explained in U.S. law or the U.S. Constitution, or U.S. history, or in the visa/green card application process? Or are you just telling lies as usual?

    And I don’t know why you would think that people begging the U.S. government for visas or green cards. The U.S. government sets up visa application offices abroad, presumably because the U.S. NEEDS immigrants, so it may be said that the U.S. is begging immigrants to come, not so?

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  • RE Caleb Pilgrim AKA Goebbels January 12, 2020 6:58 AM …”Yes, but for most of western civilization, non-property holders, women, blacks, and other minorities (e.g the Native Americans, indigenous peoples and “First Nations” in North America) did not have the right to vote.”

    SO WHO PREVENTED THESE PEOPLE FROM VOTING?

    THE KKKDEMONRATS YOU SO REVERE!

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  • @robert lucas January 12, 2020 12:51 PM “You missed the point being made: you have limited your response to your inherent feminist prejudice.”

    Is their something called inherent masculinist prejudice?

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  • @robert lucas January 12, 2020 12:51 PM “The point being made is that in a highly technological world, the University should be headed by some one who has an inkling of knowledge in the area.”

    So Robert my boy, why didn’t you or some of the BU scientific/technological intelligentsia not apply for the principalship of UWI, Cave Hill?

    So you int apply and now complaining?

    Stupssseee!!!

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  • So what does the Trump supporting BU intelligentsia think about the vocal Trump supporter tiefing her mammy’s social security pension money?

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  • @ Silly Woman January 12, 2020 6:46 PM

    A good response:but there is the inherent male tendency to be protective towards females which you cannot deny.

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  • @ Silly Woman January 12, 2020 6:52 PM

    I am de facto persona non gratis in most places in these part because of the way I think. Just a statement of fact.

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  • Silly Woman

    Actually, no, the United States does not NEED immigrants. Or at least, that is not why it has set up visa application centers in foreign countries.

    First of all, the US government receives more applications for green cards and work.permits than it can handle from foreigners who are already in the United States as foreign students, temporary workers, or visitors.

    Secondly, there are 11 million American adults who are currently unemployed or out of the work force because they have given up looking for a job. Many of these people are being denied employment because foreigners have displaced them in the US labour market.

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  • I always heard Cave Hill was for the soft sciences and St. Augustine was for the hard sciences.

    https://sta.uwi.edu/principal/about-principal

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  • Silly Woman
    January 12, 2020 6:55 PM

    So what does the Trump supporting BU intelligentsia think about the vocal Trump supporter tiefing her mammy’s social security pension money?

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    Never heard of the RT News network, have you?

    When was the last time you read or listened to Turk … never heard of her.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ GP
    The substance is/was manjac. A hard black tar.used in making music discs as well.

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  • @ Ewart Archer January 12, 2020 7:31 PM “Silly Woman. Secondly, there are 11 million American adults who are currently unemployed or out of the work force because they have given up looking for a job. Many of these people are being denied employment because foreigners have displaced them in the US labour market.”

    So Ewart are you one of those nasty foreigners who has deprived a good American of his or her rightful job?

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  • @ Silly Woman January 12, 2020 6:46 PM
    “Is their something called inherent masculinist prejudice?”
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    No!! But we know, biologically speaking, that Mother Nature favours the female in the survival game despite the fact that more male babies are born than females.

    That’s why females live longer than males, on average, right across the globe.

    What we want to see from armchair feminists like you and Prof. Barriteau is for you to stop the ongoing onslaught against black Bajan men and direct your menopausal energies towards releasing your sisters from cultural bondage trapped in the Muslim community.

    Why not put your shoes where your big mouths are by taking your placards, and armed with your bullhorns, go to those mosques to demand that women in the Muslim community be given equal recognition and status as their men folk?

    Let us hear you girls spit your feminism and ‘pussy’ catcalls for equality against the practices of Sharia law while the men are entitled by its cultural allowances (prejudices) to take more than one ‘affordable’ wife and can simply get rid of them by shouting “talaq” {talaq, talaq} instead of having to go to the Supreme Court like ‘Christian’ black and white men.

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  • John, it is a VERY BAD thing to steal your mammie’s social security pension money, no?

    And yes i have heard of RT Russia Today.

    It is like VOA Voice of America, but by the Russian State and directed at foreigners, especially nice, juicy Americans.

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  • @Miller January 12, 2020 7:51 PM “instead of having to go to the Supreme Court like ‘Christian’ black and white men.”

    Black nor white Bajan men don’t have to go to court to get divorced.

    It is their black and white wives who go to the Supreme Court to divorce the sorry bustards.

    Lolll!!!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @SimpleS/Silly Woman, let’s maintain reasoned analysis on the blog pleeease on one side of the debate at least.

    Your remark is totally inaccurate vis: ‘Where is this explained in U.S. law or the U.S. Constitution, or U.S. history, or in the visa/green card application process?”

    I know from being an international student in that land and like u having various relatives who live and are naturalized there that ur statement is inaccurate.

    The US laws specifically forbids ANY and ALL non-US citizens from voting in general elections.

    You can send ur kids to school -that’s mandatory – and thus u can vote at PTA and such elections but absolutely illegal BY LAW to vote at state or national elections…as one example of the dichotomy of life.

    Context: A relative of mine recently received a voter form from US courts asking her to attend for possible jury selection… because as a student/resident for a few years and now doing a job attachment segment of her BI-B2 she pays taxes and is on that roll.

    Woe betide her if she were to accept that invitation and then not tick that she is NOT a citizen and participate !

    In sum names of residents are pulled from various govt dbases but the law is still very clear and has ALWAYS been.

    I really believe u know that only too well so why go into nonsense talk mode!

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  • @Miller January 12, 2020 7:51 PM “That’s why females live longer than males, on average, right across the globe.”

    Only since about 1962 when the oral contraceptive became available. Before that men routinely outlived women. Ya think it is easy to give birth every other year from 17 to 47 and still live to a ripe old age?

    Go into any churchyard in any part f the world and you will see that many men buried two or three wives.

    Thank God for the pill. Women no longer have to have 20 or more children for some idiotic man (or even a sensible one)

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  • Another view.

    Trump taking on the Establishment and is now a super hero worldwide!!

    His presence is felt in Hong Kong, Taipei and Iran.

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  • @Pedantic

    I was not suggesting that non citizens should vote in state or federal elections.

    What I was suggesting is that since the U.S. is morally/politically built on “no taxation without representation” then non citizens who cannot vote should also be exempt from paying taxes. This is my brand new idea. But it may need a new American Revolution to get this done.

    It was Ewart who put forth that visa applicants agree to be taxed without being able to vote. I asked him to show me where this is explained in U.S. law or U.S. history, or in the visa application process.

    He can’t show me because is is NOT explained in the visa application process.

    I agree however that it may be customary, but nowhere is it written in law.

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  • Only since about 1962 when the oral contraceptive became available. Before that men routinely outlived women. Ya think it is easy to give birth every other year from 17 to 47 and still live to a ripe old age?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I was hiking with a group in White Hill years ago and met a remarkable woman.

    Won’t call her name.

    She had 14 children and had just buried her husband.

    We asked for directions to get into “Back River” and she offered to take us and show the way because she was on her way down to get some “Green Tar” for a friend in the US.

    We followed her, barefoot, along a track through the bush to the “Green Tar” and then she said she could as well take us down to Haggatts factory which she did.

    She left us there and walked back up the White Hill where she lived, or used to live.

    Last time I passed there I asked for her and someone told me she had moved to the then new tenantry in Plumtree/Farmers.

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  • Silly Woman
    January 12, 2020 7:55 PM

    John, it is a VERY BAD thing to steal your mammie’s social security pension money, no?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So what does that have to do with Trump?

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  • Furthermore a non-U.S. citizen who is no longer living in the U.S. and who has not yet surrendered his or her green card is still subject to U.S. tax law.

    Why?

    Last week I went to my bank here in Barbados and of all the things my bank wishes to know about me, even though I was banking with them since i was 15, and even though i have lived at the same address for more than 30 years, the bank want to know if “are you a U.S. person?”

    You would think that the U.S> knows who its people are and that I am NOT one, and that my bank would not be required to ask me foolish question on behalf of the U.S. tax authorities.

    NO. I am NOT a U.S. person?

    NO. I do NOT owe the IRS any money.

    NO. I did not steal gran-grans Social Security pension cheque.

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  • @January 12, 2020 8:16 PM “So what does that have to do with Trump?”

    i did not say it had anything to do with Trump. I only said that as reported the woman who stole her mamie’s pension money is a big, big Trump supporter, just like you are.

    I think that it is a bad, bad thing to steal pension money from elderly, sick grannies.

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  • I have seen numerous widows in the 17th century getting remarried in the records.

    Margaret Forster for example, married Benjamin Berringer who died.

    She then married John Yeamans who also predeceased her.

    Then she married Robert Hackett.

    She had numerous children from first Benjamin Berringer and then John Yeamans.

    All Quakers!!

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  • i did not say it had anything to do with Trump. I only said that as reported the woman who stole her mamie’s pension money is a big, big Trump supporter, just like you are.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    So what’s it to do with me?

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  • Chill John.

    Even though it is said that birds of a feather flock together, I know that you would not steal your elderly mother’s pension.

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  • You need some “Green Tar”!!

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  • @ Ewart A;
    Dr. G.P &
    John

    Reprise: Rebmy observation that Trump’s “peers” – Merkl, Macron, May/Johnson, Trudeau – looked askance at him and may have questioned his basic intelligence.

    You argue that these are not Trump’s “peers”. But, they are in some respects, and his superiors in others.

    You compare the US economy with the economies of Germany, France, the U.K., and Canada to support your argument.

    However, two observations in this regard. First: Sovereignty (a legal principle/fiction and a basis of the current international system), in its external application, recognizes the sovereign equality of states. Germany, France, Britain, Canada, even Barbados are all equal in their sovereignty (legal principle) with the Great Powers. THIS PRINCIPLE HAS NOTHING TO WITH ECONOMIC OR MILITARY POWER OR WORLD ECONOMIC RANKING. (As an aside, note also that in the UNGA, each state has one vote, not as some far right Republicans oppose).

    Secondly, if we take the EU economy as a whole, including Germany and France as pillars, we might reach a different result.

    Finally, one cannot seriously dispute the fact that Merkl, Macron, Johnson, Trudeau are not Trump’s “peers”, but clearly see themselves as his intellectual superiors. A single variable – the size of the individual national economy – is not the alpha and the omega.

    Go further, which intelligent world leader today questions climate change and the danger it poses? None of Trump’s so-called “peers”. He alone calls it a “Chinese hoax”,

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  • @ FC:

    First, let me thank Sargent for his earlier reference to Godwin’s law and DPD and Miller for citing to at least ten of the 16,000+ lies that Trump has told to date.

    Next, let me turn to your argument that I am Goebbels, then a Leftist, then a communist, and then an anti-Semite all at one and the same time? This is absolute tripe.

    As I have repeatedly stated, we always pick and choose among political candidates, their philosophies and their stances on various issues. In this vein, which right thinking person would not have supported Republican Senators such as Connecticut Senator Lowell Weicker, Arlen Spector and other independent, sometimes progressive minded Republicans? Which right thinking individual would not have supported and, like many others, not urged Republican Gen. Colin Powell to run for the Republican nomination for the Presidency years ago?

    Another example. A man empathizes with the Israeli center and the Israeli left, but disagrees with the Likud, Netanyahu (probably another political bandit under serious investigation for alleged corruption) and the Israeli Right. You, pretending to be “an Arab-Barbadian” – in fact, just another ignorant Barbarian – deem support for the Israeli center-left as “anti-Semitic. Do you have any idea what anti-Semitism is?

    You are a lost cause, FC; your marbles way too loose, i.e. if you have not lost them entirely.

    BTW, which one of your teachers or family members was so negligent that s/he failed or neglected to properly supervise your lobotomy? Your procedure was clearly botched Did you not get to consult with Dr. GP? Did you not get a referral from him? Perhaps, there are still some creative solutions. Medicine, after all, is always evolving and sometimes more art than science.

    Will check on your mental health status on Wed, November 4, 2020, (the day after elections), by which time, barring another triumph by ever probing, thrusting, versatile, skilled, professional, sometimes superior Russian Intelligence, your idol with his organized crime syndicate along with his (the idol’s) clay feet will have been successfully exposed and partly retired to the dust bin of history. (Be careful, lest the Russians ditch him in the interim if and when they see it as being in their own best objective, material interests).

    Bye, until then, ye ole, regressive, politically unconscious, silly dingbat!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @ Archer, do u make statements to simply offer disinformation, due to boredom or because of other motives.

    You said: “‘Secondly, there are 11 million American adults who are currently unemployed or out of the work force because they have given up looking for a job. Many of these people are being denied employment because foreigners have displaced them in the US labour market.”*

    What exactly is ur point?

    Americans for some years now have given up the ‘hard labour’ low wages job to whomever wanted them and that included the Chinese, other Asians, S. Americans in their respective countries and those illegally in US.

    In the latter group those jobs were on farms picking fruit, tending animals or other menial work at or under minimum wage.

    They always protected the high wage jobs as best as possible … so it’s much more difficult to get a pick for key construction jobs, as an example.

    In the former situation the US allowed the labor shift to reach explosive highs like the fact that the Walmart Corp in the past had annual imports from China in excess of $25 BILLION … A base value that would set it in around the top 110 as a country GDP …it was THAT gargantuan.

    One cannot now simplistically adopt this piped piper alarmist rhetoric when the US has benefited TREMENDOUSLY from these events …even as they have encountered problems.

    They have benefitted because the same Walmart now has some 1000 or so stores in China, add that to the impact of Apple Corp sales, those of the US car companies etc and then the economic growth of China and across Asia from the employment benefits which has redouned to more purchases of goods and SERBICES (of high paying jobs) from US and of course the purchase of trillions in US investment paper.

    Let’s get real.

    Immigration will always be an emotive subject but the western world have finally perhaps reachef that Rodney retort level where they can no longer ‘under develop’ the third world as they enhance their own development… So yes they are closing their doors and becoming very ethnocentric but in reality HTF does that work now after they have grown wealthy beyond measure.

    Let’s get real please!

    @Simple, I am not going to do a search n paste’ re the law but suffice to say it is clearly known not only by custom that it is illegal to vote as a non citizen.

    And u are too smart to conflate “no taxation without representation” with the issue of illegals who are coming to another country uninvited and demanding a say in what happens legally when they themselves are NOT following the law.

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  • Silly Woman

    You are wrong as usual.

    US tax laws compel ALL individuals and businesses with US-source income to pay US income taxes, regardless of their nationality or place of residence.

    Other laws prohibit foreigners from voting in US federal elections.

    When you apply for a US visa and then use it to work in the US, you voluntarily subject yourself to all these laws, which mean TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.

    Nothing has to be explained to you on a visa application. You have to inform yourself about the laws. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

    Case closed.

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  • Why is POTUS claiming executive privilege to prevent Bolton from testifying (based on first hand knowledge such as he possesses) about the “drug deal”?

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  • Dribbler

    It is a crude oversimplification to claim that “Americans have given up the hard labour low wages job(s).”

    Have you done any field research to verify this claim?

    Let me suggest the situation is more complicated.

    Mexicans and other foreigners have outbid native-born Americans for low wage jobs.

    Remind yourself that hundreds of thousands of black people left the Deep South to travel all the way to places like Chicago to work in filthy, stinking workshops and factories processing pigs and cattle from Midwestern farms. (Have you ever worked in a leather factory?). While the current generation of blacks is different from previous generations, there are plenty of blacks who would take “hard labour, low wage jobs.”

    But most employers prefer illegal Mexicans, because Mexicans are (perceived to be) more malleable, more agreeable, better looking, and often more skilled and disciplined than blacks. And cheaper to hire.

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  • Caleb Pilgrim

    Please stop the derogatory remarks about Trump’s intellect. He graduated from the business school at the University of Pennsylvania. The curriculum at the so-called Wharton School is even more demanding than that of Harvard Business School. Do some in-depth research on this question before denying what I have said.

    Justin Trudeau could not cut it at the University of Pennsylvania. BoJo might have trouble too.

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  • “MURDER FROM THE GOLF COURSE”

    And where is his evidence to support his claim that QS was planing 4 imminent attacks on American embassies? Why not produce it?

    Even “W” had Powell make a powerful, ultimately misleading, power point presentation to the UN!

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  • @ Ewart:

    Re Trump’s alleged academic prowess at Wharton to the extent that he is brighter than his “peers”. You mentioned Wharton:

    FACT: Neither his contemporaries nor his Professors (e.g Professor Kelley) remember him as a diligent student (euphemism) despite his braggadocio.

    Also, all of these institutions (including the HBS and Wharton) have “legacy places/seats”, whereby your family’s donation(s) virtually guarantee you admission. Who knows whether or how much Fred Trump donated?

    Oh, the stones he threw at poor Obama, (a far more intelligent and accomplished student and Editor of the Harvard Law Review), questioning his academic qualifications. Those who live in glass houses should never throw stones.

    Let us move on.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Archer, u write here with a certain aplomb which says: highly educated, experienced practioner.

    So I read ur words carefully to see how profoundly u are pulling on the Mickey, so to speak … Lot of mickey in last post.

    With that in mind I would say that the number of folks who have done…. field research to verify this claim” are many!

    Your snide remark about … “most employers prefer illegal Mexicans, because Mexicans are (perceived to be) more malleable, more agreeable, better looking, and often more skilled and disciplined…”

    …reminded me bluntly of how the ancestral forerunners of these modern day employers adopted the same cheap labour, malleable tactics for forced labour eons ago…

    In sum, you clearly very facetiously extolled the ‘virtuous’ capitalist ethos of the 18, 19 century trade in the cheapest human labour possible!

    Yes… It’s DAMN complicated…it goes around and comes around and those who benefit extoll it’s virtutes until they no longer care too.

    I believe ur blog mate FC speaks to it regularly: accuse your opponents of what you are doing (going to do) first.

    Your immigrant bashing hero ..has used illegal immigrants in his companies regularly, but so what!

    His family never owned plantations so he never used that form of cheap labor … but he moved the manufacture of his ‘wares” to low cost countries …

    Yep…quite complicated….when disinformation is rampant!

    I gone.

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  • Reprise: Rebmy observation that Trump’s “peers” – Merkl, Macron, May/Johnson, Trudeau – looked askance at him and may have questioned his basic intelligence.
    You argue that these are not Trump’s “peers”. But, they are in some respects, and his superiors in others.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Trump is peerless.

    He will be remembered throughout the world long after he is gone!!

    The others will just pass from the stage and no one will remember them.

    …. except perhaps Boris!!

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  • Caleb Pilgrim

    Please don’t compare Trump to Obama.

    Obama never released his university transcripts.

    He was almost certainly an affirmative action student at Columbia and Harvard and his appointment to the editorial board at Harvard Law was unquestionably an AA appointment. At the time, Harvard was desperately looking for a black editor.

    After graduation from Harvard, Obama declined offers to work for a top flight law firm, so his legal skills have never been tested in the “real world”. Instead, he became a “community organizer,” then an instructor at the University of Chicago law school. He published nothing of scholarly merit while at Chicago, although within a few years, he won election as a state senator, and after that as a US senator.

    So, a talented politician? Yes. A first rate intellect? Probably not. No evidence to support that.

    Certainly, Obama did not make money in a tough industry like Trump did. In a country of more than 300 million people, Trump is among the 100 most successful real estate moguls of our generation. Think about that.

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  • Trump is being impeached but acting like a petulant man-child about the reality.
    His first money came from father’s wealth who was a ghetto landlord and his granddaddy was a pimp.
    He is the patron saint of trolls and the God of racist right wing dogs. White trash is pure ugly.

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  • Obama was a joke, that’s why most things he did as president are being changed.

    The only lasting effect he left is the damage and corruption he created.

    He may yet get his comeuppance when Barr and Durham complete.

    He may be remembered as the first “African-American” president but in even this he is flawed and not authentic.

    Even foolish Al Sharpton had him figured out!!

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  • @ John January 13, 2020 6:41 AM
    He may be remembered as the first “African-American” president but in even this he is flawed and not authentic.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You dare not use that dirty “Word”‘ ‘black’ because you will be spitting in your own tar-brushed face painted with ‘half-breed’ makeup!

    Do you despise the uppity educated mulatto (like yourself) because of his Muslim father?

    You might be surprised to know that the distaff ancestry of this same “African-American” goes back to the Plymouth colony.

    What does that make him other than a 25 % Puritan with 25% Quaker blood in him?

    Doesn’t that commingling make his the perfect ‘half-breed’ American (unlike Trump the nouveau arrivant of an invading immigrant).

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  • You dare not use that dirty “Word”‘ ‘black’ because you will be spitting in your own tar-brushed face painted with ‘half-breed’ makeup!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Black replaced Negro and African-American replaced black.

    The point is that while Obama is African-American he is unlike all/most other African-Americans in that he has no ancestry that came out of slavery in America.

    His father’s religion is irrelevant.

    That’s how I interpret Al Sharpton’s opposition to him in 2007/8.

    It is the lack of slave ancestry that made Obama not authentic to the Reverend Al.

    I am sure you can figure that one out.

    It’s too simple.

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  • @ John January 13, 2020 8:29 AM

    So what does that make ‘Trump’? A ‘German-American’ or a ‘Scottish-American’?

    He certainly can’t be called a “full-American” since neither side of his ancestral tree came over on the Mayflower (according to your previous argument regarding who and who is not “Indigenous American”).

    BTW, how would you describe yourself, ethnically speaking? As a ‘coloured Bajan’ or simply as ‘Ecky Becky’?

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  • BTW, how would you describe yourself, ethnically speaking? As a ‘coloured Bajan’ or simply as ‘Ecky Becky’?

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    Human being is fine if you must have a description.

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  • He certainly can’t be called a “full-American” since neither side of his ancestral tree came over on the Mayflower (according to your previous argument regarding who and who is not “Indigenous American”).

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Long before the Mayflower there was Virginia named after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I who reigned 1558-1603.

    New England, 1620, was a reflection of Puritan attempts to throw off the old and put on the new.

    Reverend Al isn’t concerned about America.

    His point is that Obama has no link to slavery and is an African-American in name only.

    BTW, Africans did not come over on the Mayflower, Puritans did.

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