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This entry originated here » Hypocrisy in America - Page Two (2 Oct 2018).

» Show Me the Moral Excellence

Next time you see Mike Pence, ask him what he thinks about his boss being a gigantic tax cheat. Ask him how that sits with his values .. with his sense of moral excellence. With his sense of right-n-wrong.

How does that sit with his sense of patriotism?

Trump says about Pence: 'I dont question his loyalty at all.' (17 Nov 2018)

Ask him about the condition of the planet that is being left to our children.

U.S. Climate report warns of damaged environment and shrinking economy

Because neither he nor his boss seem to be the least bit concerned.

Trump refuses to see climate change as man-made (27 Nov 2018)

Ask him what he thinks about his generation living at the expense of the next generation?

CBO deficit projections

What does he think about his generation stealing from its kids?

Proverbs instructs the believer » "Do not let mercy and kindness leave you. Instead let these qualities define you. Bind them securely around your neck and write them on the tablet of your heart."

Ask him "Where is the 'mercy and kindness' in ripping young children away from their vulnerable parents?" (Ye shall know them by their fruit.)

Member of Homeland Security Advisory Council resign over admin's morally repugnant immigration policy of separating children from parents

Lemme know what he says .. because he can't say that he wasnt warned.

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This entry continues from here » Writers are Forged in Injustice (9 June 2018).

» A Political Statement

Oh, I see you are getting political there in Tennessee. (My brother lives on a mountain top in Tennessee.)

Taylor Swift gets political in Tennessee (8 Oct 2018)

This is a nicely-crafted statement. Kind of ballsy. Margaret says that it took lots of courage to post such a statement .. citing what happened to the Dixie Chicks.

This is how a democracy is supposed to work. We need to call out bullshit when we see it.

This whole Kavanaugh fiasco must be infuriating for women.

I saw this other video where the guy says that pretty much everything is political now (at t=2:10) .. because it has invaded so much of our life.

Trump's Reality-TV version of the White House has crept into so much of our life that it is hard to get away from. Just when you think that you've seen it all, and that this administration can't possibly go any lower .. Trump proves you wrong.

Both you and this guy who says that everything is political now .. both you and her are "going political" for the first time.

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Hypocrisy in America - Page Four

This page continues from here » Hypocrisy in America - Page Three (2 Oct 2018).

» "It's Okay if You Hack Up Enemies-of-the-People"

If I were going to try a similar thing as Blow does here .. by giving existential voice to actions ..

.. I might say that the Administration's response to the Saudis for the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi is something like »

Jamal Khashoggi walking into Saudi consulate in Istanbul (2 Oct 2018)

"It's okay if you use a bone-saw to hack up journalists from the Amazon-Washington Post .. long as the blade is sharp and not very rusty .. because they are just enemies of-the-people anyway. Downright disgusting, I tell you. Thanks for the help, but try to be a little more careful next time. And 15 guys is way too many. You shouldnt need more than two or three. Talk to the Russians."

Operation InfeKtion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War (25 Nov 2018)

I am talking about actions here, not words. What do the actions say if you strip away all the words .. because you can no longer trust the words. And because actions always speak louder.

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Hypocrisy in America - Page Three

This page continues from here » Hypocrisy in America - Page Two (2 Oct 2018).

» Elite-Level Hypocrisy and the Sad Lesson of Paul Ryan's Speakership

Check out this review and fact-check of Paul Ryan's speakership done by Ari Melber (6 Dec 2018).

Paul Ryan's Speakership reviewed and fact-checked by Ari Melber (6 Dec 2018)

He is not putting words into Paul Ryan's mouth. Ari is letting Paul Ryan speak for himself .. and then looking at how Paul did relative to those statements that he publicly uttered himself.

» Nobody is Even Close

I wonder what Charlie Pierce thinks of this.

Paul Ryan is the biggest fake in politics says Charlie Pierce .. nobody is even close (19 Dec 2018).

You could spend the rest of your life trying to identify and document all the hypocrisy in our government .. and still not capture it all.

I bet that Michael Moore knows what I am talking about.

Michael Moore says Donald Trump chaos makes him frightened for the country (20 Dec 2018).

Have they no shame? Do they just say whatever they think that people want to hear? It certainly appears that way.

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Hypocrisy in America - Page Two

This page continues from here » Hypocrisy in America - Page One (2 Oct 2018).

» Birds of a Feather Flocking Together

Speaking of being renowned for hypocrisy .. here is Ken Starr with a young Brett Kavanaugh.

Ken Starr and Brett Kavanaugh are birds-of-a-feather

Birds-of-a-feather are they.

» Hypocrisy and Self-Delusion

Nobody lives a life completely free of hypocrisy .. but gross hypocrisy is a result of self-delusion.

We are better at deceiving ourselves than others (at t=1:10)

They dont see their hypocrisy because they dont know themselves .. because they are self-deluded.

And because they dont see this obvious thing right in front of them .. they naturally think that others dont see it either.

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Hypocrisy in America - Page One

This entry originated here » When Governments Inflict Lasting Psychic Trauma on Children as a Matter of Policy - Page Two (21 June 2018).

» What a Hypocrite

I wonder what Mike Pence thinks of this. He seems to be familiar with the way that bad morals can end up incinerating the planet.

Mike Pence the hypocrite speaks to Bill Clinton's moral failures

He is such a hypocrite. He is a hypocrite's hypocrite. Paul says that such people condemn themselves.

Peter says to rid yourself of all hypocrisy. (Mike mustve skipped that part.)

Jesus himself warned the people about the hypocrisy of the members of the Establishment of his day ..

.. saying that these members of the Establishment do not practice what they preach ..

.. and that these self-righteous Establishment hypocrites like to major in the minor things .. while neglecting the really important stuff, such as justice and mercy.

Mike Pence the hypocrite speaks to Bill Clinton's moral failures

Mike Pence seems to have two drastically different sets of moral standards that our elected officials should live by.

The moral standard that he uses for members of the opposite party appear to be very different from those that employs for members of his own party.

I so badly want to tell Mike Pence (along with his shitty, hypocritical values) to go fuck himself .. but I should probably just bite my tongue.

I bet that George Will would back me up here. And McKay Coppins. And Stephen. And Ellen Wald.

Mike Pence is a self-righteous, fake believer .. just like George. And just like Fred "God-Hates-Fags" Phelps.

Mike Pence is in it purely for the political appeal (.. and the racism that accompanies it).

A generation comes and a generation goes. They can't say that they werent warned. Peter knows what I am talking about.

Peter Wehner knows what I am talking about.

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» A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

America is learning a lot about itself these last few years.

Nighttime rally by white supremacists at Charlottesville VA August 11, 2017

It is not a pretty picture.

Nazi flag and Confederate flag marching together side-by-side in Charlottesville, VA. August, 2017

But at least we know better where we stand.

President Trump identifies with and defends hate groups in America

And who stands for what.

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» His Foot has Slipped

When I saw Trump hold up the executive order after signing it ..

Trump signs XO with Kirstjen Nielsen ending refugee children being separated from their parents 20 June 2018

.. the one ending refugee children being separated from their parents .. after fleeing violence and threats of violence in their home countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) ..

Map of Central America

.. when I saw him hold up that executive order .. the voice in my head said, "His foot has slipped. The day of his calamity is near."

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This entry originated here » A Departing Sting with the Venom Meant to Do Lasting Harm (19 March 2018).

» Mika Goes Ninja-Like on Kirstjen Nielsen

Oh, look at Mika go here .. getting all ninja-like on Kirstjen Nielsen. I dont think that I have ever seen another thing quite like that.

She is calling out every single piece of bullshit that is being said .. right at the point where it is being said it. That has a cool effect when she does that.

It is a different topic, but Ana does a similar thing here. That was outstanding.

And here is Mr. Ninja himself talking about the devolving of language.

» Doctors Say that Toxic Stress Can Affect a Child for Their Entire Life

Shame on you, Kirstjen Nielsen. Shame the fuck on you and your shitty values and priorities. You are spineless.

Statement on the effects of separating children from their refugee parents by James Madara, CEO AMA

Woe unto you. "Here, hold this millstone for me."

And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble. Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come.

Audio recording of immigrant child crying for her daddy

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Fuck-Ups at Facebook Jeopardize Democracy Itself

This entry originated on this page » Values & Priorities that are Rotting from the Inside Out (26 Jan 2018).

» Sheryl Sandberg Does Not Have What It Takes to Run Facebook

And speaking of management fuck-ups with obviously fucked up values .. let me be the first to say here that » Sheryl Sandberg is a fuck-up. She has demonstrated unreliability in her capacity as head of Facebook.

Sheryl Sandberg admits to problems with security at Facebook only after problems revealed

Perhaps she knows how to write a good book, but she does not have what it takes to run a company like Facebook. She need to go lean in somewhere else .. where the decisions that she faces are not so difficult for her to get right.

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