From The Guardian: “A historian has discovered a royal decree issued to Donald Trump’s grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back.Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued with the document in February 1905, and ordered to leave the kingdom of Bavaria within eight weeks as punishment for having failed to do mandatory military service and failing to give authorities notice of his departure to the US when he first emigrated in 1885.” Roland Paul, a historian from Rhineland-Palatinate who found the document in local archives, told the tabloid Bild: “Friedrich Trump emigrated from Germany to the USA in 1885. However, he failed to de-register from his homeland and had not carried out his military service, which is why the authorities rejected his attempt at repatriation.” The Trump family is use to crawling out from under rocks.
I think that rock is called the GOP.
As a certifiable draft dodger myself (with paperwork to prove it: USA vs. RSR, 71-CR-71), I rise up in defense of people who don’t want to fight in wars started by the rich and/or fanatic to aggrandize themselves. To quote Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973), first woman elected to Congress and the only one to vote against US entry into both WW1 and WW2: “You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.”
Or, as the bumper sticker points out: “Rich man’s war, poor man’s blood”
What if they gave a war and no one came?
It’s ironic that all the free-marketeers who are always saying that the price of labor should be determined exclusively by supply and demand are so eager to pay people miserable wages to put their lives on the line in the military and to force them to serve if they can’t find enuf willing warm bodies to fill their ready supply of coffins.
Professor reminds Trump of his two immigrant wives: Four of his five children are children of immigrants.
Or, he could just go to hell.
The Democrats can’t let the Republicans make these most young and rookie representatives the face of the party.
The fear of course is that he has not crawled out of the swamp but Pandora’s box…
Does anyone remember when we did not have to be ashamed of or government ?
You are close, Mr. Rogers, but he came from a much warmer place than just a pile of rocks…
I really would prefer that he not go hide under his rock again. Rather, I think we as a society need to lance that boil, not cover it. But under the rock would be better than the current situation.
He isn’t that evolved a life form.
By Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League
President Donald Trump is facing a firestorm of controversy over his recent racist and xenophobic tweetstorm attacking liberal freshman members of Congress. And for good reason: His series of tweets suggesting that four U.S. congresswoman should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” reads as if it was ripped from a white supremacist manifesto.
It was shocking to hear the leader of the free world make such offensive statements about other elected leaders. But it didn’t stop there. As the criticism increased, rather than retract his statements, the president instead doubled down, insisting that he’s not racist and that the members he’s attacking hate America and hate Israel.
While I also have been deeply troubled — even at times disgusted — by comments from some of these congresswomen about Israel and Jews and have disagreed strongly with some of their policy statements, none of that justifies speaking in such racist and xenophobic terms.
And let’s be clear: Trump’s language was absolutely and unquestionably racist despite his denials to the contrary.
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Trump just said what many are thinking.
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