❝ Before Hugo Boss A.G. became known for classic men’s suits and flashy ties, the clothing manufacturer made uniforms for the Nazis, a company spokeswoman acknowledged today.
The company said it had become aware of the dealings with the Nazis after the name of its founder, Hugo Boss, who died in 1948, appeared on a list of dormant accounts released by Swiss bankers last month…
❝ ”Of course my father belonged to the Nazi Party,” Siegfried Boss, 83, said in the latest issue of the Austrian news weekly Profil. ”But who didn’t belong back then? The whole industry worked for the Nazi Army.”
Hugo Boss founded the textile factory in 1923, Ms. Steilen said. He joined the Nazi Party in 1931, and two years later, began manufacturing Nazi uniforms. Production continued throughout the war, and according to Profil, the company brought forced laborers from Poland and France to its factory to increase output in the later years.
Do you think it unlikely that, say, seventy-five years from now (or sooner) that legal historians will be taking apart relationships between the Right Wing of the Republican Party, the NRA, the Tea Party, Trump and other phonies pretending to be traditional fiscal conservatives?
❝ We have entered an age of unreason; an American dark age. A major political party has fallen into decay, seized full on by extremists and overrun by racism, tribalism, greed, xenophobia and demographic panic. It is no longer a question of whether their president can ever be our president, and speak to the nation with moral authority. He can’t. His legitimacy is too much in doubt and his character too absent. The only question is whether the majority can hang onto its collective outrage long enough to drive the neo-Nazis, anti-modernists, haters and fear-mongers who have organized under the Trump banner back into the shadows.
RTFA. Read further. Americans of good will and well-educated in economics and politics recognize the criminal liaison between Trump, the Republican Party, and fascist-minded racists.
❝ Following a school shooting, the White House reportedly refused requests to release a photo of President Trump signing a bill overturning an Obama-era regulation restricting certain people from buying guns.
CBS News reported Thursday that it asked the White House to release a photo of Trump signing H. J. Res. 40, legislation that the Republican Congress passed just over a month after he took office.
White House…responded…“We don’t plan to release the picture at this time.”…
❝ The original regulation would have barred an estimated 75,000 Americans who receive disability benefits from buying a gun and required the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI’s background check system.
The Republican alternative to bald-faced lies is attributing the existence of news to life in a time warp. Inter-dimensional honesty is required to produce records of events already proven to exist. A new wave of Republican dishonesty provided by Trump’s “leadership”.
❝ You’re almost certainly too young to remember (or more likely have never heard of) a madcap television sitcom from the very early 1960s called Car 54 Where Are You? This wasn’t high-brow humor. Think Abbott and Costello in a police car and you’ll get the picture.
The most memorable part of the show by far was its opening theme song which talked about all of the things happening at the same time that were causing chaos for the New York City police: a holdup in the Bronx, Brooklyn broken out in fights, a traffic jam in Harlem, a scout troop missing a child and USSR leader Khrushchev about to to arrive at the airport…
❝ For the House and Senate GOP majorities and the Trump White House, the federal government shutdown situation that will occur this week with the fourth continuing resolution of fiscal 2018 set to expire at midnight on Thursday is the equivalent of that Car 54 theme song.
After four CRs, it should be safe to assume that Congress and President Trump has narrowed what needs to be decided to just a very few items. Instead, think about this sitcom-like chaos of everything that’s happening at the same time.
Click the link and view not only the bad news, but, the even worse handling of everything by this clown show that used to be a sort-of substantial portion of government decorum and accomplishment. As bad as the politics often were.
Michele Bachmann, the former Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, indicated last year that she was looking for a sign from God about whether she should run for the U.S. Senate.
God ― or rather a prankster claiming to be the deity ― answered with an actual sign:
If you’re wondering when the Republican Party will make it into the same century as your current calendar — Give Up!
“We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world, a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us. No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we’ll kill you.
Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads? Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine?”
Hunter S. Thompson in 2004, “Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century”
At the narrowest analysis, these voters are ignorant – or bigoted – or both. I’m not certain what is to be accomplished by wider examination.
The mass of American eligible voters is better than this. And the fight is to protect their rights and access to voting. We already know who is trying to prevent universal suffrage.