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Trump Administration Fantasy League

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Donald Trump Paul Ryan Jared Kushner

I don’t play fantasy sports, not because I wouldn’t enjoy it, but more so because I’m not enough of a sports fan. I am however a measured political junky, so when I learned about the Trump Administration Fantasy League, I discovered a fantasy sport that I could find the time and interest to join! Join the Trump Administration Fantasy League by using the site’s random number generator to draft seven unique players from Trump’s administration that includes a selection of 29 players. Then track the league news via Twitter and see your players gain points! The creator of the site Matt McCaleb has been closely monitoring the latest news on the Trump administration to maintain up to date player stats!

Currently former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is at the top of the score board at 100 points. Devin Nunes is a far second at 65 points. Trump needs to up his game as he’s only fourth at 35 points. If he launches a war against North Korea, I’m certain he’d win hands down (although I don’t see launching a war as a possible stat). The stats used to measure the value of the players include:

  • Arrested / Arrests another player 100
  • Dies / Kills another player 100
  • Resigns / Is fired 75
  • Flees jurisdiction 75
  • Turns state evidence 75
  • Prosecuted for a crime / Prosecutes another player for a crime 75

There are many more stats and some that I question the low value of such as “Fabricates information/Reveals another player’s fabrication of information” as only 10 points. The fabrication of information can of course lead to overwhelming consequences, so I feel it should be worth more. Or perhaps in the new world order, information fabrication is far too normalized to be worth much…

It’s tough to select a team, do you go for the most outspoken that may be out of the game sooner than later such as Bannon or the sleazier ones that may play the long game such as Devin Nunes? And why are Eric and Donald Jr Trump one figure?

With the current 29 players, I would select the following seven:

  1. Steve Bannon
  2. Kellyanne Conway
  3. Devin Nunes
  4. Jared Kushner
  5. Rex Tillerson
  6. Vladimir Putin
  7. and Donald Trump himself

Trump Talk

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Donald to Donald: “I am the most famous man in the world. I AM THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN THE WORLD. I CAN DO ANYTHING! I have OVER 25 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS. I AM THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN THE WORLD! I need to have another rally!”

Steve Bannon enters the room.

Steve to Donald: “Donald, we’ve got to turn back the clock! This country is in total disarray. It’s our job to clean things up. We’ve got to stop people from illegally pouring in to our country and taking away our resources. Stealing the welfare from hard working Americans!”

Donald to Steve: “Steve, you write it up and I sign it! 100% agree! I’m here to make America great again. This is why I won by a landslide!”

Donald to Donald: “I am AMAZING!”

Steve to Steve: “My dreams will be realized! White Christian Right America once again! Ours for at least the next 50 years, perhaps a 100 years when we get the second and third terms!”

Donald to Donald: “I love this office! I need an escape to the Southern White House! I need a rally! The people need to adore me!”

Steve to Donald: “I’ll get to work and have something drafted by the morning. Oh and we need to do something about the gays. People can’t just be going into any bathroom they want! The perverts can harm the innocent.”

Donald to Steve: “Draw it up! I’ll sign it!”

Donald to Donald: “I am amazing. The people love me! RALLY!”

Written by ricardo

February 22nd, 2017 at 9:30 pm

Constructing a Christian Right White Nation

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Not My President hashtag with Trump portrait

Not My President

The underlying narrative to the many promises that Trump made to his following during the long presidential campaign was a return to the idyllic and fictive whiteness of post World War II America. This is a socially conservative and materialistic culture obsessed with modern appliances, ease of life, conformity and the centrality of white privilege… This is Trump’s America First.

So how can the current administration divert the progression of the browning of America, the progression of religious diversity, the progression of the diversification of race and gender identity?

The Trump administration hopes to do so by sealing up the border by adding to the existing wall to keep the Latinos out and by instituting the Muslim Ban. In order to veil the America First racist agenda, Trump deals in fear, because these presidential executive orders are enacted in order to protect the United States from terrorism and crime. It is well documented that no terror attacks have been enacted by citizens of the 7 targeted nations. In Trump’s America First Brown equals Terror and Whiteness equals Safety, Normality and Privilege

Written by ricardo

January 31st, 2017 at 9:16 am

Trump Greatest President Ever!

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The 2017 Presidential Inauguration inspired this mashup:

Written by ricardo

January 22nd, 2017 at 7:25 am

On This Election Day

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This morning I was up with my family at 6am to vote. We got to the Brooklyn Museum and the lines were already getting long. People were excited, looking forward to the end to this much too long presidential campaign and surprisingly, people appeared to be in good moods, even at 6am facing growing lines!

So as the work day gets started, I’d like to briefly consider the accomplishments of the last two presidents…

Last time this country elected a Republican President:

We entered in to continual war on false pretenses as there were no weapons of mass destruction.

We entered in to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression resulting in evictions, foreclosures and prolonged unemployment.

Since electing a Democratic President:

The world has a more positive image of the United States of America.

Obama ordered U.S. military forces out of Iraq.

Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth that has lead to the current unemployment rate of 4.9%, consistent with pre-crisis unemployment rate.

Established universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010) giving millions of uninsured Americans health care, a quality of life right in wealthy countries.

Signed 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act, which allows the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover health care for 4 million more children, paid for by a tax increase on tobacco products.

Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession.

Eliminated Osama bin laden, something that President Bush was incapable of executing while helping send an entire region of the globe into prolonged war.

Reversed President Bush pointless Torture Policies.

Increased Support for Veterans.

Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.

Signed Omnibus Public Lands Management Act (2009), which designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, created thousands of miles of recreational and historic trails, and protected more than 1,000 miles of rivers.

Written by ricardo

November 8th, 2016 at 7:00 am

A Donald Love Affair Gone Wrong

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Donald Sterling and Donald Trump

Donald Sterling Is Not Happy With Donald Trump

This is the exchange that occurs when one ego undermines the culture in power.

Written by ricardo

October 12th, 2016 at 8:08 pm

To Trump Machado Is a Product

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Trump told “Fox and Friends” it was a “real problem” when Machado gained significant weight after winning the pageant he then owned. He added that Machado was “the worst we ever had. The worst. The absolute worst. She was impossible.”

If you consider critically these words by Trump, Alicia Mechado to Trump is a product, not a human being. Based on several other claims and responses during the debate last night, Trump considers everything as a business transaction. The value of this country, the value of people, the value of cities… His concern with the murder rate of Chicago is directly related to his properties in Chicago. The fact that Trump has refused to make his taxes public and did not pay federal taxes over years is smart, after all the government would waste his money. Waste his money in public education, in public resources… Why would any middle class individual who sends their kid to public school ever vote for someone who has such disdain for social health and stability?

Written by ricardo

September 27th, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Donald Trump On Birther Issue

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In mid-September 2016, Donald Trump lied by accusing Hillary Clinton of having started the Obama birther question in 2008. Here we see Trump lying in 2016 followed by five year old interviews with Trump in which he questions Obama’s birth country and legitimacy as president.

Written by ricardo

September 19th, 2016 at 7:28 am

Trump Tshirts

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Get your Trump Tshirts and more before the summer GOP convention!

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Trump Tshirts available at Society6 - CHEAP!

Trump Tshirts available at Society6.com – CHEAP!

Written by ricardo

April 6th, 2016 at 9:08 am

Drawings for Bernie!

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Alevo Zkaynak drawing for Bernie

On an outing to Fort Greene Park yesterday afternoon, I met Alevo Zkaynak at the entrance of the park. She was holding a home made banner declaring “BERNIE DRAWS THE LINE – LINE DRAWINGS!!!”. From the banner hung 5 terrific line drawings created by the artist to generate donations for Bernie. She told me that she was out of money to give to Bernie, so she made the drawings to sell; she’d send half the proceeds to the Bernie campaign.

It is this sort of youthful and earnest enthusiasm that makes me wish that Bernie Sanders Political Revolution did occur. Unfortunately as with Obama’s HOPE, the United States is far too divided for any revolution to occur whether it’s a revolution of bigotry and hate or one of openness and love. As with much of Obama’s tenure, the Republicans are blocking the President’s right to select a new Supreme Court judge. When our representatives are unwilling to do their job, it is amazing that any legislation gets done in this country. Change must occur, perhaps it will happen through today’s youth, people like Alevo Zkaynak.