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A.B.D. in Political Science from the University of Kansas, 1997 M.A. in Political Science from KU in 1995, Summa Cum Laude B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Notre Dame in 1993, Magna Cum Laude Valedictorian at Rockhurst High School, 1989

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Guess Who’s Back?

Intro

This is the calm before the storm right here.

Wait, how was I gonna start this off? I forgot. …

Oh yeah.

Verse

That’s an awfully hot coffee pot,

Should I drop it on Donald Trump? Prob’ly not,

But that’s all I got ’til I come up with a solid plot.

Got a plan and now I gotta hatch it,

Like a damn Apache with a tomahawk,

I’m a walk inside a mosque on Ramadan,

And say a prayer that every time Melania talks,

She gets a mou— ah, I’m a stop.

But we better give Obama props,

‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikaze,

That’ll prob’ly cause a nuclear holocaust,

And while the drama pops,

And he waits for s— to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up

And fly around ’til the bombing stops.

Intensities heightened, tensions are risin’,

Trump, when it comes to givin’ a s—, you’re stingy as I am,

Except when it comes to having the balls to go against me, you hide ’em,

‘Cause you don’t got the f—ing nuts, like an empty asylum,

Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for,

‘Cause that’s how he gets his f—ing rocks off and he’s orange,

Yeah, sick tan,

That’s why he wants us to disband,

‘Cause he can not withstand,

The fact we’re not afraid of Trump,

F— walkin’ on egg shells, I came to stomp,

That’s why he keeps screamin’, “Drain the swamp!”,

‘Cause he’s in quicksand.

It’s like we take a step forwards, then backwards,

But this is his form of distraction,

Plus, he gets an enormous reaction,

When he attacks the NFL, so we focus on that,

Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada,

All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather,

Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.

Then says he wants to lower our taxes,

Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips,

Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?

Same s— that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered,

Then does it more,

From his endorsement of Bannon,

Support for the Klansmen,

Tiki torches in hand for the soldier that’s black,

And comes home from Iraq,

And is still told to go back to Africa,

Fork and a dagger in this racist 94-year-old grandpa,

Who keeps ignoring our past historical, deplorable factors,

Now if you’re a black athlete, you’re a spoiled little brat for,

Trying to use your platform or your stature,

To try to give those a voice who don’t have one,

He says, “You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us you bastards,”

Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered,

‘Cause to him, you’re zeros,

‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes captured.

That’s not disrespecting the military.

F— that! This is for Colin, ball up a fist,

And keep that s— balled like Donald the b—-,

“He’s gonna get rid of all immigrants!”

“He’s gonna build that thing up taller than this!”

Well, if he does build it, I hope it’s rock solid with bricks,

‘Cause like him in politics, I’m using all of his tricks,

‘Cause I’m throwin’ that piece of s— against the wall ’til it sticks,

And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his,

I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against,

And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split,

On who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this: F— you.

End

The rest of America stand up,

We love our military, and we love our country,

But we f—ing hate Trump.

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When The Biggest Threat To National Security Is The President

White House officials are trying to contain the real threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation’s security.

Text of GOP Senator Bob Corker’s Interview with the New York Times

          CORKER: I know for a fact that every single day at the White House it’s a  situation of trying to contain him.

          MARTIN: Yeah.

          CORKER: Look, you know that. It’s not like —

          MARTIN: Yes, you’re right.

          CORKER: I mean, you’ve talked to enough people to know that that’s just a fact.  So, thankfully we’ve got some very good people there. At least today,  we’ve got some very good people there and they have been able to push back against his worst instincts.

          MARTIN: Yeah.

          CORKER: But yes, I mean, you know, yes. He concerns me. I mean he would     have to concern anyone who cares about our nation. But a lot people that —   Let me put it this way, I think that — So I’ll just stop there. Sure, I  mean, do I  want him to be successful? Absolutely.

https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000005486638

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The Pledge of Allegiance in Trumpland

Given the national controversy over the #Takeaknee movement and “the Donald’s” reaction to it, this seems like a good time to remind all Americans what the Pledge of Allegiance might look like in an idealized version of Trumpland.

CSA: Confederate States of America

CSA: Confederate States of America

 

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History Is Not There To Be Liked: On Historical Memory, Real and Fake – Foreign Policy Research Institute

NOTE: This is a shared article from the Foreign Policy Research Institute. I am not the author.

 

My grandmother had an excellent memory. We would sit at her kitchen table in Montreal, in the home my mother grew up in, and she would describe her childhood in Poland 70 years earlier. She lived in Gorzków, 50 miles from the Ukraine border, and her father owned a lumberyard in Krasnobród. He traveled there each week by horse and buggy, passing the goyische cemetery on his way. Non-Jews lived on the outskirts of Gorzków; Jewish families lived around the main square. It was a bustling place, my grandmother recalled. “It was a city!” she said.

Source: History Is Not There To Be Liked: On Historical Memory, Real and Fake – Foreign Policy Research Institute

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Dearest Donald: With A Friend Like Me, Who Needs Enemies?

Anyone that doubts that “the Donald” could have been so easily manipulated by the Russians should check out this email.  I have not been shy in expressing my disdain for Mr. Trump and everything that he represents.  If he is going to invite me into his inner circle, who would he exclude?*

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*Other than the obvious:  women that don’t like being groped, people that are not white, people that were not born in the United States, people that were born in the United States but don’t look, think, or act the way that Führer Trump thinks people born in the United States should look, think, and act, people that don’t pretend to be good Christians, people that take the central message of Jesus too seriously, people that don’t speak English, people that prefer real facts over “alternative” facts, and anybody that criticizes Führer Trump for any reason.

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The Economist | Iran and the world: Not quite a dead cert

The Economist | Iran and the world: Not quite a dead cert http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21728907-his-distaste-barack-obamas-accord-could-make-world-more-dangerous-place-donald-trump?frsc=dg%7Cd

If Trump Decertifies the Iran Nuclear Deal, He Will Be Ignoring the Advice of His Generals and His Secretary of State