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#141 golden_valley

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:02 PM

Ah ha! Welcome to TRUMP CITY!

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

Netanyahu was touring the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said there was a “need to express our appreciation” to the president. He says he will advance “a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump.”


Bibi might get surprised if Trump demands money in exchange for allowing his brand to be used. Gratitude may not be enough.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:39 AM

They won't engage Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on substance over Israel so once again they take the low, lying road. In right-wing circles that's also known as the road 8--lane superhighway constantly traveled.

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A senior adviser to President Trump’s 2020 campaign posted a video of a 2015 Ukrainian missile firing, misidentifying it as rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza, in an attempt to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been critical of U.S. support of Israel.

In the tweet, Pierson claims that “650 rockets” were fired into Israel, four people were killed and 28 wounded before she called on Omar to respond “to this violence.”

“Will she condemn it?” she tweeted.


As AnBr so eloquently put it just a short time ago:

View PostAnBr, on 15 April 2019 - 03:25 PM, said:

Why is it that some do not understand that when you leave people with nothing left to lose...

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

Israel First. It really is all about the Benjamins. Being able to attack a Dem is just a bonus.

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I’ve read the transcript of Rashida Tlaib’s words in the bogus “controversy” a number of times. I saw the actual video of what she said for the first time earlier this afternoon. This controversy is so baseless, so riddled with bad faith and malice. It’s simply gross. I don’t agree with Tlaib on everything. I don’t agree with her advocacy of a one-state solution, which is what she was actually arguing for in the interview in question. But she wasn’t saying anything malicious or even terribly remarkable in those words, let alone anything anti-Semitic. She was talking about the reality of Palestinian dispossession in the creation of the state of Israel but how this loss, one closely tied to her ancestors and national community, wasn’t for nothing. Palestine became a haven for Jews fleeing the Holocaust and as refugees in the aftermath of the Holocaust. She doesn’t say Palestinian Arabs were welcoming them, as some are claiming. She certainly doesn’t diminish the horror of the Holocaust in any way. She basically says that some good came from the dispossession because the Jews were also an oppressed and endangered people and she takes some comfort from that even though it was at the expense of the Palestinians.

This entire episode is just a disgraceful smear which is part of a calculated and on-going Republican effort to demonize these two freshman Muslim members of Congress to score partisan points and focus attention away from the Republican party’s coddling of far-right white supremacists and neo-Nazis. It’s gross. It’s despicable. It is apparently endless.

I’m not afraid to criticize when it’s merited, as I think I demonstrated, even to the deep unhappiness of some TPM readers, after Ilhan Omar’s comments about foreign “allegiances.” But the aim here is clearly to police any and all statements by these two members of Congress to try to pit American Muslims against American Jews to gain partisan advantage in the U.S. political arena — a conflict right-wing Republicans would like to create but which mainly does not exist. Most are cases like this where it is clearly an intentional distortion of what she said. That’s reprehensible and a danger to Jews as much as it is to Muslims.

A number of people are claiming that Tlaib said Palestinians welcomed Jews to Mandatory Palestine after the Holocaust. That’s clearly not true. It is just as clearly not what she said. Listen to her actual words.


Trump is, of course, all in.


The Dems are having none of it. Good for them. They're finally learning how to fight back rather than cower.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:50 PM

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has a friend who responded perfectly.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) kept it blunt when she spoke on Monday night about the GOP’s outrage over her Holocaust comment.

NBC’s “Late Night” host Seth Meyers asked Tlaib about the controversy, and she lamented that it was “unfortunate” how President Donald Trump, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) had twisted her words.

Tlaib told Meyers, “I got a text message from a friend who’s like ‘Hey, next time, you know, really clarify. Maybe talk like a fourth-grader because maybe the racist idiots will understand you better.'”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:41 PM

Here's a two sentence article from TPM that should strike fear into the hearts of all real Americans.

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United States Ambassdor to Israel David Friedman: “Israel has one secret weapon that not too many countries have. Israel is on the side of God, and we don’t underestimate that.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:14 PM

View PostLFC, on 16 May 2019 - 12:41 PM, said:

Here's a two sentence article from TPM that should strike fear into the hearts of all real Americans.
That's the standard view of most Evangelicals, and Israel can by definition do no wrong. So it wasn't such a far jump for them to give Dumpster the same reverence.

Bibi could shoot a Palestinian on ANY avenue in Tel Aviv, and it's a divine act.
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