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On the eve of the NBA Draft, Trade rumors run rampant   Leave a comment

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As many of you know by now, the Celtics traded the #1 Draft Pick with the 76ers’ #3 Pick over the weekend for who knows what reason (LOL!). Assuming the 76ers take Markelle Fultz and the Lakers take Lavar Ball (the latest buzz is they’re undecided) with the #2 Pick, that leaves the Celtics with either Josh Jackson or Jayson Tatum. As of two hours ago, the Celtics just got access to Jackson’s medical records for the first time.

To say the Celtics have positioned themselves to get prettymuch ANYONE via trade, draft or free agency would be a massive understatement. LOL. Here’s the short list of players who have come up in just the last 24 hours that may be wearing Celtics green next season:

 

  • Gordon Hayward: The player who many considered to be priority #1 for the Celtics. That was before the Celtics traded Draft Picks with the 76ers.
  • Kristaps Porzingis: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith dropped a bombshell on this morning’s edition of First Take. According to sources close to The Latvian Unicorn, he’s trying to force Phil Jackson out of the Knicks organization. Porzingis hasn’t requested a trade but Phil Jackson said he is open to trading the team’s franchise player. For the right price, the Celtics would have the rim protector and secondary scorer they’ve been looking for to challenge LBJ and the Cavs in the ECF next year.
  • Carmello Anthony: You know the drill. LOL. According to the latest reports, ‘Mello might move this time with Cleveland or the Clippers being likely destinations should it happen.
  • Jimmy Butler: Here we go again. LOL. No more needs to be said. At last check, 4 teams other than the Celtics are interested in him including Cleveland, New York, the Lakers and Dallas.
  • Paul George: Same as Butler. The Lakers traded D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgof to the Nets for Brook Lopez to make room to sign Paul George. It’s believed to be the likely destination for PG-13, who the Cavs are also interested in. It’s certainly possible he might be willing to entertain the idea of heading to Boston, however.
  • Kevin Love: Any superstar Cleveland gets in this offseason obviously means one of their current ones will have to go. LeBron can do what he wants so he’s obviously not included in that (LOL!) so that leaves Love and Irving as the two odd men out. Many pundits believe Love’s run in Cleveland has run its course and he will likely be part of a trade to get Chris Paul, PG-13, Jimmy Butler or Carmello Anthony.
  • Kyrie Irving: Same as Love prettymuch though according to some reports, Irving himself may ask to be traded.
  • LeBron James: According to some reports, weather or not LBJ asks for a trade or not depends on how things pan out during this offseason. If he leaves Cleveland, The Lakers or Clippers are believed to be his likely destinations.

…This is aside from the usual Clippers trio of DeAdre Jordan, Blake Griffin and CP3 trade rumors you hear every year (LOL!). Just the other day, all star Center Dwight Howard was randomly traded to the Charlotte Hornets. Howard is basically Al Horford without range. Howard is also going to play for his third team in as many years (Houston, Atlanta and now Charlotte).

The Golden State Warriors might have the Western Conference locked down tight but the Eastern Conference is another matter. The Celtics are still the odds-on favorites to challenge LeBrom James and the Cavs in the ECF next year regardless of how the offseason goes. It’s just a question of how the team will look come the start of next season.

 

The Boston Celtics end the 2016-17 Season on top of the East; Playoffs begin April 15   Leave a comment

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Here are the 16 teams that made the cut. The Heat became the odd team out in the East with the Pacers and Bulls both winning their final games of the season. The Celtics clinched the top spot in the East tonight after the Cavs lost their final game of the season (LBJ, JR Smith and Kevin Love all sat out the game). The Celtics, on the other hand won their last game and yes Isaiah Thomas played (LOL!).

Like the last two years, it’s question of who can upset the Warriors and the Cavs–the odds-on favorites to return to the NBA Finals for the third year in a row–which as of right now appears to be nobody. Remember: The Cavs went full-power and curb-stomped the Celtics in Boston last week just to assert their dominence in the East and remind everyone they are the defending NBA Champions. It quickly made you forget the fact the Celtics beat both the Cavs and Warriors on the road last season (Ending the Warriors’ then 34-game win streak in the process).

Speaking of the home team, at the very least they should make it out of the first round this year. It pleases me greatly to know the third overall pick of the 2016-17 NBA Draft–Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown–will be going to the NBA Playoffs while Brandon Ingram (LA Lakers) and Ben Simmons (76ers), who were drafted ahead of him will watch the playoffs from home. I delight in the irony given the 2016-17 draft was viewed as a 2-man draft in referral to Simmons and Ingram. Simmons got hurt during the preseason and missed most of the season while mismanagement within the Lakers front office ensured they would have a losing record once again. LOL.

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….Back to talking about Celtics Basketball though.

Despite the criticism the Celtics received for “only” getting Al Horford, keeping two of their six Draft picks (Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier) and stashing the three they kept in Europe or the D-League (Ben Bentil, Gerchon Jabusele and Ante Zizic) the Celtics are in the same position they were last year: Having the assets to literally get anyone they want.

Looking at the playoff picture (and assuming Avery Bradley doesn’t get hurt like he did the last two years LOL), they should get past the Bulls in 5 or 6 games. It helps they have Homecourt advantage. This will make it the first time the Celtcs get out of the first round since Brad Stevens became head coach of the team (falling to the Hawks the last two straight years).

The Wizards are predicted to advance to the second round so they would play the Celtics after their series with the Hawks. The Raptors and Cavs will have their rematch of last year’s ECF in the second round. The Celtics would be looking to get some revenge on John Wall and Bradley Beal in the Second round series. If the Celtics can get past the Wizards in the second round they’ll likely face the Cavs in the ECF.

…Celtics vs. Cavs in the ECF would be a huge draw =O

Once the NBA Playoffs ends, the big question to be asked is “Will the Celtics pull the trigger on getting a superstar this time?!” Only Danny Ainge knows. Many signs point to yes ^_^

Anime Boston 2016 Full Recap   Leave a comment

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Up to now, I did each day in a separate post. AB2016 was more of a blur for me mostly because of how I decided to use my time at the convention and the fact that I was a panelist for the 5th year in a row. This was my first time doing the convention with no budget. The only reason I was able to get through the weekend is because I commuted from home. I can’t imagine I would have been able to get through the weekend if I was in a hotel room because of the added expenses that comes with that. I digress. My financial problems aside, overall I had a pleasant experience.

Anyone who was there and/or followed the goings-on via the Anime Boston Social Facebook Group–which by the way is run and maintained by congoers, NOT the convention itself–was quickly made aware of the lines to get into the Hynes, which were an unfortunate side effect from the increased security presence in the Hynes Convention Center. For those who didn’t know, there was an incident at the Hynes last summer involving a mass shooting plot. Due to this and the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013, security was stepped up for Anime Boston 2016.

Before I continue, the rest of this recap will be broken up into several categories. Those who are familiar with my Video Game Blog know when I review things, I rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. The same will be done for each category I score below.

Line Flow – 4/10

Easily issue #1 at AB2016. It was atrocious. I heard two particular horror stories that struck a nerve from two folks who gave their experience at the Convention Feedback on Sunday after Closing Ceremonies. For those who don’t know, Convention Feedback is held after Closing Ceremonies in room 208 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM. The heads of all of Anime Boston’s departments, the chair and vice chair are there to listen to your feedback and answer any questions you may have. I’m giving this its own section so I’ll leave it at that for now.

Back to this though: Unlike years’ past, the line problems were exclusively around getting into the con. AB’s had a crapton of bad luck in recent years with the security subcontractors the Hynes hires. This year was possibly the worst yet. I followed the goings-on via Facebook on my cellphone. It was painfully clear most of the security detail didn’t want to be there. After the Prudential Center as usual made noise about the mall entrance to the Hynes being so backed up it became a fire hazard, AB Staff closed the entrance at intervals and moved everyone to the Boylston st. Entrance.

The root cause of the problem, of course was the security checkpoints. For many, it took them 30 minutes minimum to get into the Hynes. It goes without saying those who got in avoided leaving the Hynes unless they had to in order to avoid the line that oftentimes wrapped around the side of the building. I want to again stress the root cause of the lines is the security checkpoints which Anime Boston has no control over.

Unfortunately, they will remain until enough people decide they don’t want to live like that anymore. You will need to contact State Lawmakers and the Hynes and let them know how much the security checkpoints effected your ability to enjoy the convention. Increased security has become the norm since 9/11 but the problem is it’s never lowered once raised. If you don’t speak out, the powers that be see no reason to lower them. That’s the trick, actually.

Here’s some food for thought for those who don’t see this as a “problem”: I have attended the Boston Marathon in the 3 years since the bombing in 2013. Boston Police has security checkpoints all over Copley Square, which is the finish line. As you can probably guess, hundreds of thousands of spectators converge at the finish line–easily much more than Anime Boston’s 25,000 to 30,000 attendees each year–to watch the runners finish the race.

How long does it take to pass through security? 5 minutes max. No metal detectors. No one yelling at you. They check your bag, wand you and you’re on your way in 30 seconds tops. Same city. Same area. Different mindset. I posed the question on Anime Boston’s forums a short time ago to see if changing who does security would help.

Dining Options – 4/10

…For those who didn’t know, the Prudential Center’s food court was closed in the summer of 2015 and was replaced with an Eataly, which is a hybrid Supermarket and Restaurant. Still under construction at the time, this slashed the dinining options for congoers, the majority of whom were either on a budget or like me had no food budget (LOL). This is actually outside Anime Boston’s juristiction but I felt the need to mention it anyway as a Boston native myself.

 

Video Selections – 8/10

As in years past, AB2016 offered a mix of mainstream dubbed anime, mainstream subbed anime and new anime of both types being introduced at the con. All courtesy of the industry of course. One Punch Man was a huge draw of course. Most of the anime, I’d say most Congoers had at least heard of overall. It was nice to see Summer Wars, Angel Beats, Ouran High School Host Club, Spice & Wolf and The Last: Naruto the Movie among the featured anime. I say that because I own ALL of them ^_^

My Panels – 7/10

I decided to mark my 5th staight year as a panelist by doing two panels I’ve done before. One was of course my Clannad panel. The other was my Persona 4 Panel, which I also did at AB2014. Attendance at both was pretty good. Unike AB2015 there were no delays with the start times (WOOT!) and even better, no major technical problems (LOL!). Steam randomly decided to do an update when I did a demonstration of the Clannad VN on my laptop. One lucky Congoer got to play the first 15 minutes of the Clannad VN =O

…Fortunately, I had planned to do my Q&A at the same time so it was a minor delay. It was my 5th and likely final time doing my Clannad panel at Anime Boston. Now that the Clannad VN has (FINALLY!) been released in North America, I felt it was a good time to retire the panel. Even though most of the friends I made because of Clannad have since moved on to other fandoms, it will always be my favorite Anime of all time.

My Persona 4 panel is why I rated this secfion a 7/10: I ended up having to change a few things on the fly. I DID allow two Congoers to sample Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4: Dancing All Night during my Q&A session (As a reminder, I have two Vitas). I also gave away my Persona Arcana deck at the end of the panel. I consider myself lucky even though I had an hour I only used 45 minutes. I feel like with my Persona panel I did a bit too much improvising. In comparison, when I did my Clannad panel the next morning I was feeling extremely comfortable.

Dealer’s Room – N/A

As I mentioned at the top I was broke going into AB2016 so I basically avoided the dealer’s room like The Plague. The one time I remember setting foot in there was for a pre-arranged item swap with a friend of mine working one of the booths. I did chat with the owner of Comicopia for a few minutes on Sunday now that I’m thinking about it.

Convention Feedback – 10/10

Convention organizers did not shy away from the widely reported horror stories involving Line Flow and the Security Firm hired to handle security for the weekend. It goes without saying it took up almost all of the alotted time. AB was in full-on damage control, which when you think about it was pretty unfair since they have no control over the security checkpoints. I was impressed but unsurprised the feedback session had a large turnout. Most of those who provided feedback either shared their experience in what’s been dubbed LineCon 2.0.

Huge props to event organizers on a job well done. They knew going in what the main topic was going to be and they handled the criticism like professionals. On that note, it’s worth pointing out NONE of AB staff are paid including the department heads. It’s all a labor of love ^_^

 

Overall – 8/10

Despite the bottleneck at the security checkpoints things went pretty well. Despite being broke, I had a good time. Of course, being broke meant I had no reason to leave the Hynes until I was ready to go home. I didn’t mind not being able to go in the Dealer’s Room but I DID mind not having the money to buy food. Never again. LOL.
…And there you have it.

Ironically, I posted this 5 days before AB2017. I seriously forgot about it due to problems in my personal life before, during and since AB2016. As it happens, for a while I faced the reality I would not make it to AB2017. Then I got my tax return ^_^

This year I have a little bit of money so I’ll be able to eat, travel and do a little shopping in the Dealer’s Room. I actually entertained getting a hotel room for Saturday night but in the end I have decided not to. Instead, I’ll take a cab from Forest Hills Saturday night like I’ve done in the past. It also helps my birthday is the Thursday of pre-registration so…yeah. LOL.

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New England Patriots make history at Super Bowl IL; Alot of Super Bowl Babies gettin’ made!   Leave a comment

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…The Revenge Tour is complete: Almost 2 hours ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell handed Tom Brady his fourth MVP Trophy. Unlke Brady and Belicheck, Patriots owner Robert Kraft didn’t hold back in his comments on how sweet this Super Bowl Victory is. Non-Patriots fans be damned, the New England Patriots are America’s Football Team.

Damn those who had the audacity to compare the Patriots’ comeback victory to last year’s Presidential Election. The Falcons winning probably would have been best for business but in the long run, the Patriots ended up being the better team. There’s also this:
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As you know from my last post, the Celtics played Sunday afternoon in Boston. During last summers’ Kevin Durant Sweepstakes IT4 and TB12 met before they met with Kevin Durant. IT said in an interview in recent weeks he and TB have texted back and fourth since they met last summer. Isaiah Thomas is known as the King of the Fourth this season. He earned that title because he takes over the game in the fourth quarter. Brady was seen texting on the sidelines last night. I doubt either would make it public but I would not be surprised if the Brady took some advice from the King of the Fourth watching the game from Boston. As we all know, the Patriots won the game in the Fourth Quarter. It’s hard for me imagine the two didn’t exchange words before or during the game at some point ^_^

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…That brings me to this interesting statistic the NFL apparently started tracking two years ago (LOL!): There is a surge in births 9 months after a Super Bowl, most notably in cities and towns that are fans of the teams involved in the big game. In other words, some babies are gettin’ made!

All the more reason the day after the Super Bowl should be made a national holiday. LOL.

As Paul Pierce plays his final game in Boston, the future of the Celtics is bright   Leave a comment

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…Paul Pierce and Isaiah Thomas. One is sure to have his number added to the rafters after he retires. The other is primed to lead the Celtics to their 18th NBA Championship. This is the first time since the 1980s that the future of the Celtics isn’t in doubt.

Who could have imagined the Len Bias incident would have seen the Celtics drop out of the playoff picture for almost a decade? When Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish retired (1993, 1994 and 1996) and when Reggie Lewis died in 1995, there were serious questions as to weather or not the team could return to who they once were. The ill-fated Rick Pitino era–and then the now-imfamous “Larry Bird is not walking through that door” jab on his way out after failing to lead the Celtics back to the playoffs–made the possability of a 17th Championship feel more and more like a faraway dream.

Then the Celtics signed Paul Pierce in 1999. Three years later Danny Ainge hired Doc Rivers, who led the Celtics to the 2nd Round of the NBA Playoffs in his first year as Head Coach of the Celtics (2002). The untimely death of legendary Celtics coach Red Aurbach (8 Championships in 10 years) in 2006 reminded the team that although they were getting good, they weren’t good enough to contend with the then emerging superstar LeBron James or the favorite to return to the NBA Finals, the Detroit Pistons.

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So, during the summer of 2007 Danny Ainge pulled the trigger on a trade that brought Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Gerald Green (who is now back with the Celtics this year) and 3 other young players. A few weeks later, the Celtics signed Free Agent Ray Allen. Just like that, the Celtics were now contenders going into the 2007-08 NBA Season. 1 year later, the Celtics woyld raise Banner 17 to the rafters.

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As the last and most beloved member of what was then The New Big 3 prepares to retire, the Celtics firmly control their own destiny. Isaiah Thomas, who was drafted last in the 2nd round of the 2010 NBA Draft is 2nd in Points Per Game behind Russell Westbrook this year. He became the first Celtic since Paul Pierce back in 2006 to score 50+ points in a game in December. He has had SEVERAL 40+ games since mid-December including Friday’s win over the Lakers.

I haven’t even gotten to the supporting cast: You’ve got Al Horford (signed with Boston during the offseason), Avery Bradey (when he returns from injury), Terry Rozier and 1st Round Draft Pick Jaylen Brown (A workhorse with LeBron James’ basketball IQ). You also have Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko and Kelly Olynik.

There’s also the Brooklyn Nets picks from the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from Boston to Brooklyn. Looks like the Celtics are primed to hit it BIG in the next draft to boot: Last year’s draft was just about Ben Simmons (missed half the season with an injury) and Brandon Ingram but Jaylen Brown’s been having one hell of season. Don’t even get me started on the NBA Players who have come up in conversation for a possible trade to Boston before the deadline.

…Getting back to The Truth, he ended his final appearance in Boston with a streak that would remain unbroken: He has scored a basket in every game he’s ever played in The Garden. Fitting that Paul Pierce would score the final basket and his only basket of the game. It would not be enough as the Celtics would go on to win the game 107-102. The three-pointer was more of a token from the home team, who gave him the wide open shot. No doubt the “We want Paul Pierce!” chants during most of the fourth quarter will be a moment he will never forget. As many have said, you can be sure Celtics fans will see more of The Truth after he retires as a player.

 

Confirmed: Israeli Snipers are deliberately targeting Pregnant Palestinians   Leave a comment

I’m sure many of you were horrified by reports two years ago of Syrian snipers targeting pregnant women in rebel and ISIS-controlled areas. Here is one story from last fall that had a happy ending. For countless others, this is not usually the case. It turns out they may have gotten the idea from America’s strongest and closest ally in the region: Israel.

The image is self-explanatory. This is what your tax dollars being sent to Israel are being used for: The deliberate murder of the unborn. Of course, you won’t hear about it on mainstream media. Their job is to report what they’re told to report. Nothing more. I had to jump through alot of hoops just to get this independently verified.

This is a picture of a baby shot in the back while still in the womb. Trigger warning: It is graphic and shows the entry wound on the baby. I took the image from an anti-government conspiracy website but the story behind the picture IS real.

This is a picture of a baby shot in the head while still in the womb. Trigger warning: It is graphic and shows a gaping hole between the baby’s brow and crown, revealing the inside of the skull. I took the image from Pinterest and multiple sources confirm this is authentic.

This is clearly not collateral damage. This is the deliberate targeting of unborn babies by weapons paid for by American tax dollars.

Most of the world and especially AMERICANS are ignorant of what’s really going on in Palestine. The Israeli government only sees America as a means to an end. As long as they say “they’re just protecting themselves”, they know the Republican-controlled Congress will continue to write them blank checks to commit war crimes. In contrast, Israeli citizens don’t have to worry about their children being targeted by snipers (Hamas has kept its word on not deliberately targeting Israeli citizens).

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu–who rigged the last two elections to stay in power–can’t wait for the incoming President to take office next month. People need to understand something about the Israeli Defense Force (IDF): They do not have the freedom to refuse to follow an order on moral grounds. Many former IDF have testified to this.

Because Israel is a military state, most active-duty soldiers are afraid to not only speak out against the war crimes they’re ordered to carry out but are often threatened with execution under the charge of treason if they don’t do as they’re orders. In comparison, American soldiers can refuse¬† to obey an order that they feel is either immoral or unconstitutional. Israel refuses to give the IDF the same buffer under the guise of “national security”.

Anyone with a brain can see the Israeli government is trying to incite a regional war between themselves and most of their neighbors. Of course, America would be morally obligated to get involved, too. Jordan would probably be an allly. Everyone else will either be neutral or back Palestine, which is the world’s largest open air prison. President Obama saw it for what it was and this is why he and Netanyahu didn’t get along. Netanyahu has his own agenda it goes without saying.

 

…I want to end by making sure I say I’m not antisemetic. I don’t have a problem with Israel as a country. What I do have a problem with is the country’s unwillingness to forcibly remove Netanyahu from power. The man needs to be charged with war crimes for what he’s done.

Steve Bannon’s appointment to Trump Administration confirms fears and concerns by most of America   2 comments

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…It was the announcement made Sunday that most Trump supporters were looking for excuses to justify. Stephen Bannon, a well known White Supremicist and leader of of the Alt-Right Movement was announced as being Trump’s Chief Strategist. In the two days since his appointment was announced Neo Nazis, the KKK and other White Supremecist groups in the U.S. have celebrated Bannon’s appointment. In him, they have a champion and a man who will push their agenda in the White House.

Even Fox “News” has called Bannon’s appointment “cause for concern”. In an article released this morning, NY Post Columnist and Civil Rights Activist Shaun King called Bannon’s appointment “confirmation of the fears of many Americans have about a Trump Presidency”. There has been nationwide and worldwide condemnation of Bannon going back 30 years. Anti-Discrimination groups were quick to come out and condemn his appointment to Chief Strategist. The ACLU is chomping at the bit to take Trump to court at the drop of a hat.

I really do feel for those who legit feel Trump should be given a chance. Not just because they want to give him the benefit of the doubt but because they truly believe he can be a positive force for change depending on who he surrounds himself with.

I felt that way myself until Sunday.

Now, I’m actually very relieved to see Trump is still following the GOP script as he’s being advised to (LOL). That’s a very good thing. President Obama basically said the American people should wish for Trump to have a successful presidency but he wasn’t saying it for the sake of maintaining the tradition of a peaceful transfer of power.

Let me put it this way: An experienced airline pilot retires and a new pilot with no airtime logged will be flying your plane. It’s a flight you absolutely must take despite the risks. You don’t hope things go horribly wrong knowing the pilot will basically be seeing the inside of the cockpit for the very first time. You hope the plane makes it to its destination safely. THAT is the point President Obama is trying to make to the Dems and everyone else on the Left. Sure, there is a giant Red Flag that will now have alot of power in the White House but this is where the American people come in. It’s our job to hold Trump accountable just like Republicans held Obama accountable for even sneezing wrong.

So, yeah. I’m very happy to see Bannon’s appointment should it become a done deal.

Let me explain: Republicans have been wasting no time calling the other side “whiners” and “sore losers” because Hillary Clinton lost the election and the GOP now controls Washington. In fact, they’re calling the nationwide protests “Liberal fearmongering” and the protesters “professional protesters”. The Republican Party has maintained the narrative of denying Climate Change despite overwhelming evidence of the contrary (Trump does acknowledge it). They want to regulate a woman’s body (Trump is a well known sexual predator). They view Homosexuality as a mental disorder (Trump does have openly Gay employees and friends) and view Transgender Women as “Perverted Men”. The GOP has traditionally undermined the efforts of non-Whites to advocate for equality (Trump personally does believe in equality). Republicans want to close the boarders to immigrants from the Middle East, Africa and South America (Trump called for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico boarder but has since softened it to building a fence in certain parts of the boarder). They claim to be in pro-life but have done little to advocate for the lives of ALL Americans in practice.

I could go on.

The GOP has always maintained the narrative to their base “The Dems want to regulate everything, take away your guns and give your jobs to immigrants”. They have maintained the narrative “Blacks could care less about making anything of themselves outside sports, comedy, music and acting.”. They have a way of overlooking legit concerns Dem raise as “Partisan politics” and “Not wanting to cooperate with them”. The GOP has a well documented track record going back 60 years of wanting to be in the way of meaningful change where it counts. The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is one such area. Their only concern during the 6 years it’s been on the books has been repealing it. Trump has said he will revamp the ACA but not get rid of it.

Yes, Donald Trump will be the 45th President but as he said in his own words, he will need to be the president of ALL people. Giving his family members top clearance is Nepotism and is actually against the law. His kids will run the Trump Empire while he’s in the White House. Anyone who doesn’t see a problem with the Trump Company having access to classified information knows nothing of how business and trade are supposed to work. It actually flies in the face of what a company stands for when you think about it.

In addition, appointing a known White Supremicist even the GOP rank & file have a problem with ensures division during his presidency. The only people celebrating his appointment are White Supremicists and Hate groups who have already wasted no time asserting themselves and their rhetoric across the country. Bannon being the Chief Strategist is actually a blessing in diguise. The GOP severely underestimates the fears of the international community in regards to the resurgence of racism in America.

Bannon being in Trump’s cabinet will only confirm those concerns were well-founded and simply give them cause to openly bash the Trump Administration. The GOP is calling the national protests “Liberal crybabies”. Conservatives feel since they “won” and the Dems “lost”, they have a free pass to rub it in their faces as much as they want and establush their dominence.

…Folks in the U.S. who are in the line of fire need to dig in and document everything that happens over the next four years. And smile.


It’s like I said in this blog post the week of the RNC. The Republican Party has a number of fatal flaws and is clearly divided. The divisions from 10 years ago with the Republican Party have only DEEPENED, not mended. You have the GOP, the Tea Party and now the Alt-Right. Paul Ryan is simply giving lip service when he says “The GOP is united and 100% behind Trump”. It’s obviously far from that. LOL.

Yes, we should hope Trump has a successful presidency. Some people question how calm President Obama has been in the week since the election that gave Washington to the GOP.¬† The GOP and Conservatives being sore winners is all the more reason to put on your best smile. They are in control of Washington for the next 2 to 4 years. No one forgot Bush 43’s two terms. It wasn’t that long ago. Fewer still forgot the emergence of the Alt-Right and the Tea Party Movement during President Obama’s two terms either.

The GOP will have the keys to the truck now. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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