Monday, July 25, 2016

Vetting done, next comes briefing the next President of the United States of America, The Exceptional and Indespensible Nation on Earth.

What if

LBJ met with crime kingpins says his mistress.

Donald Trump presumably has been vetted by the FBI and given Top Secret clearance. I'm wondering what would happen were the FBI to deny Top Secret clearance to a presidential candidate?  Did Bernie Sanders get Top Secret clearance? 

When I got drafted into the United States Army in 1967 I refused to answer the questions posed to me on the mandatory Loyalty Oath questionaire. In a case of one hand not knowing what the other hand was doing I was brought several times to the Military Intelligence located in downtown Columbia, South Carolina where I'd accept a cigarette and a cup of coffee and take the Fifth Amendment. Then they sent me to radio school, but pulled me out of there a week later, sent me to pitches to become an officer candidate and then told me I wasn't even cleared for re-enlistment. 
What if I wanted to run for office.

Here's a question : What if David Duke, a convicted felon and straight up thought criminal (I detest his world view if I need to state that) what if he wins the Republican primary for United States Senator from Louisiana and gets elected. Would he be allowed to sit in on those secret Executive Session briefings of the United States Congress? Was Senator Sanders given permission by the FBI to be privy to secrets of State, and therefore function like a full member of The Club?

It's known that Trump is such a tea totaled that like a Mormon, he won't even touch tea or coffee. He does, however have a sweet tooth for women with exotic accents and he often engages his jawbone prior to switchinges on his mind.

Given the FBI gets to approve or reject candidates for sensitive office. Like when Military Intelligence disqualified me for radio school or Army re-enlistment due to my thoughts and non criminal associations.

See where I'm going with this?

What if the people chose a leader who didn't have the trust of the "Intelligence Community"? Could they disqualify the choice of the people? 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sanders Should Rescind Endorsement #SandersShouldRescindEndorsement

Wikileaks has released 20,000 reasons why Sanders should rescind his endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

There's plenty more but I'm going to give Bernie Sanders  #reason 2001 why #SandersShouldRescindEndorsement .
Hillary Clinton is a corrupt warmongering amoral hack who will lose and open the door to #TrumpoliniFascism. This is the threat that Senator Sanders is keenly aware of. It's what he's ready to do anything to stop.

I watched  on livestream as Alex Jones and friend stormed onto the set while The Young Turks show was broadcasting,  shutting it down. This is a miniature version of  Classical fascism. History tells us that fascism uses non state irregular forces (in collusion with elements of the state, like the organized White Supremacists who've infiltrated the police forces in the USA) to suppress dissent and terrorize scapegoated minority groups. Think Hitler s Storm troopers, Mussolini's Black Shirts, Ku Klux Klan, armed Israeli settler vigilantes, Death Squads in Latin America 

Hillary Clinton is too easily discredited to be counted on to beat Donald Trump. These are desperate and frightening times for millions of Americans. Imagine: half of Americans can not gather up $2,000 cash in a thirty day period. That means if the car they use to get to their jobs breaks down, they'd be shit out of luck. That means if a family member dies unexpectedly they'd be shit out of luck to provide a funeral. To be in such a status is frightening and disorienting. Here comes a rich man in a suit, exuding self confidence, saying loudly EVERYTHING IS NOT OKAY I'M ON YOUR SIDE. He's running against "Same O Same O" who's not liked, respected or trusted and who is in fact the Wall Street candidate. 
If the Democrats want to win they'd better think twice. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New York City's New Taxi 12 Hour Shift Rule Changes Nothing.

You can file New York City's new 12 hour shift rule for taxis, black cars, Ubers, etc. under "much ado about nothing" or "taxi bullshit " if The New York Times report is accurate.

You've got to read the whole article, exercise critical thinking and ask questions, but if you do you'll understand that the new 12 hour shift limit as reported by The New York Times, set to take effect on November first changes nothing. Read deeper and you'll understand that it's a public relations oriented response to a public relations disaster.

They've had a twelve hour shift rule on the books since the twelfth of never and it never had any meaning. But last November a taxi driver who had been on the road for sixteen hours managed to kill an 88 year old pedestrian on what was probably a slow news day. Something had to be done.

The old twelve hour rule was a joke with no definition of the amount of time that had to elapse between drivers' shifts. There never ever was a penalty levied against any driver, dispatcher or taxi owner for violating the rule. Had there been one, ever, the offender would have been set back a whole twenty-five bucks with no points against his hack license. It was a rule that no one ever had intended to have meaning, at least not since the days of old school New Deal Democratic governance of the city.

The Loophole

The new rule stipulates that hours a driver spends actually transporting passengers are what's going to count, as per The New York Times. Since drivers typically spend hours searching for passengers, waiting in airport holding lots, hotel lines and informal taxi lines outside of bars and nightclubs in the early morning hours, as well as on meal breaks and personal necessity breaks it's a safe bet the new rule will change nothing on the road, though it will probably fool the public into believing that something has been done about dangerously drowsy cabbies.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Another King Gino Report Sunday, July 17, 2016

This King Gino Report touches on Uber, The Current Recession, the strong dollar, the weak euro, pound and yen, summer doldrums, the Donald, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders. Jill Stein, Gloria LaRiva, Monica Moorhead.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

K2, Geeked Up, AK47, Green Giant, Smacked, Bizzaro, call it what you will

It ain't weed and it can eff u up!

Sophisticated Downtown Taxi Riding Asshole gets a $1000.00 ride to the World Famous Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx. If this bozo is bonded at his job He. Is. Triple. Fucked.

I'm sure he enjoyed a quick detox and debrief at World Famous Lincoln Hospital. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

The right wing CATO Institute did us a service in reminding the world what a racist Donald Trump's buddy Rudy Giuliani is.

Trump and Giuliani have a real "bro'" vibe going on. Remember when Giuliani’s one time chauffeur , Corrections Commissioner and Police Commissioner was nominated by George Bush to be in charge of "Homeland Security "? That was on Giuliani’s recommendation but Bernard Kerick ended up in jail instead. It's likely Giuliani will get the job.


Rudy’s Racist Rants: An NYPD History Lesson

It was one of the biggest riots in New York City history.
As many as 10,000 demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Manhattan on Sept. 16, 1992. Reporters and innocent bystanders were violently assaulted by the mob as thousands of dollars in private property was destroyed in multiple acts of vandalism. The protesters stormed up the steps of City Hall, occupying the building. They then streamed onto the Brooklyn Bridge, where they blocked traffic in both directions, jumping on the cars of trapped, terrified motorists. Many of the protestors were carrying guns and openly drinking alcohol.
Yet the uniformed police present did little to stop them. Why? Because the rioters were nearly all white, off-duty NYPD officers. They were participating in a Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association demonstration against Mayor David Dinkins’ call for a Civilian Complaint Review Board and his creation earlier that year of the Mollen Commission, formed to investigate widespread allegations of misconduct within the NYPD.
In the center of the mayhem, standing on top of a car while cursing Mayor Dinkins through a bullhorn, was mayoral candidate Rudy Giuliani.
“Beer cans and broken beer bottles littered the streets as Mr. Giuliani led the crowd in chants,” The New York Times reported.
Now, almost 25 years later, Giuliani continues to fan the flames of racial division. The two-term mayor, who has been a prominent surrogate for presidential candidate Donald Trump and is his likely choice to head the Department of Homeland Security, recently made headlines for condemning the Black Lives Matter protests as being “anti-American” and arguing that the term itself is “inherently racist.”
But Giuliani has yet to condemn the blatant racism that rippled through the crowd during the 1992 demonstration.
Newsday columnist Jimmy Breslin described the racist conduct in chilling detail:
“The cops held up several of the most crude drawings of Dinkins, black, performing perverted sex acts,” he wrote. “And then, here was one of them calling across the top of his beer can held to his mouth, ‘How did you like the niggers beating you up in Crown Heights?’”
The off-duty cops were referring to a severe beating Breslin suffered while covering the 1991 Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn.
Breslin continued: “Now others began screaming … ‘How do you like what the niggers did to you in Crown Heights?’
“ ‘Now you got a nigger right inside City Hall. How do you like that? A nigger mayor.’
“And they put it right out in the sun yesterday in front of City Hall,” Breslin wrote. “We have a police force that is openly racist …”
Newsday reported on other instances of racial abuse. City Councilwoman Una Clarke, a petite black woman, was blocked from crossing Broadway “by a beer-drinking, off-duty police officer who said to his sidekick: ‘This nigger says she’s a member of the City Council.’”
Mary Pinkett, another black councilwoman, was trapped on the Brooklyn Bridge as her car was rocked back and forth by off-duty officers. The two elderly passengers in her car were terrified.
Former NYPD officer and New York state senator Eric Adams, currently serving as Brooklyn’s borough president, told Newsday at the time that the demonstration was “right out of the 1950s: A drunk, racist lynch mob storming City Hall and coming in here to get themselves a nigger.”
An internal-strategy report (the “Rudolph W. Giuliani Vulnerability Study”) prepared for the candidate’s 1993 mayoral campaign devoted more than 50 pages to the 1992 police riot under the all-caps heading “RACIST.”
“When dealing with direct questions about the police rally, Giuliani should acknowledge and criticize the underlying racial nature of the protest,” the study urged.
Giuliani never condemned the overt racism of the 1992 NYPD riot. Instead, he ordered the vulnerability study destroyed, but a copy was leaked to journalist Wayne Barrett in 2000.
Giuliani won the 1993 election against Dinkins and won re-election in 1997. During his two terms, the NYPD ran roughshod over the civil liberties of all New Yorkers, particularly in neighborhoods where most young men of color grew up under the thumb of constant police harassment. At the heart of Giuliani’s law enforcement policy, in case after case, was a lack of accountability for police misconduct.
Now, Giuliani is back again to give us his sage advice. Jangling his chains like Marley’s Ghost, he reminds us of everything that is wrong about the NYPD’s past policing practices. But unlike Marley, Giuliani has no remorse for his past misdeeds and wants us to repeat them into the future. There is nothing that the onetime presidential candidate can tell us about proper policing that is worth listening to.
This isn’t the first time in recent years that Giuliani has rattled the chains of racial division.
In 2014, after a grand jury cleared NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Giuliani criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio for publicly acknowledging a history of racism within the police department.
“This helps to create this atmosphere of protest, and even sometimes violence,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”
Giuliani was particularly critical of de Blasio’s comment that he has had to train his own mixed-race son on how to avoid being victimized by the police: “I was always told the policeman’s always right. There’s a good reason for that: He’s got a gun.”
The lesson Giuliani should have learned a long time ago is that the police should always be held accountable, not only because they carry a gun in their holster, but because they have been entrusted with the full power of the state to use that gun to end human life.
“Making police accountable is essential,” said former NYPD detective David Durk, who, along with Frank Serpico, broke the blue wall of silence before the Knapp Commission in 1971. “At 3 o’clock in the morning, a cop is more powerful than the mayor, the governor and the president. He can kill you.”

Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. He is a member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Cato Institute, where he is a senior fellow. Nick Hentoff is a criminal defense and civil liberties attorney in New York.

God willing, if I'm still alive I am going to vote to stop Donald Trump

I've tried to explain to some of my Facebook friends why I am going to
vote for Hillary Clinton. This is one more try.

From The Guardian

Why does Donald Trump do so poorly among these groups? Because he's widely understood to be leading a racist campaign that threatens the well being of these vulnerable minority groups. Overwhelmingly they do not want this hate campaign to succeed.

I'm no fan of CNN or Anderson Cooper but they did some checking up on Trump's public remarks about women. See the above video.

From the horse's ass' own mouth.
Let’s deal with some political realities:

1- The United States has never been a democracy. That means that the system is designed to thwart a well informed population to even exist, let alone govern through majority rule. You will not find any reference to our country being a democracy in either the United States Constitution or the Declaration of Independence.  So, at best, the citizenry's voice, or voices, are muffled by the system. That's why we are facing a choice between to very unpopular and distrusted candidates and it's why real issues are rarely debated by candidates in the mass media. 

One candidate for major party nomination did try to inject the actual concerns of the population into the campaign. His name is Bernie Sanders. He became the center of gravity for a potentially effective mass democratic movement without, and in fact in opposition to Wall Street, eccentric billionaires, white supremacists or the Israel Lobby. He and the movement took it about as far as they could.
Other candidates are blocked from participating in the few rigged candidates debates that are likely to take place. These are voices that the public deserves the right to hear and consider. 

2- Because we do not have a parliamentary system but rather one designed for two major parties to contend for office votes for alternative candidates translate into votes for the eventual winner. Actually abstention translates into the very same thing. So those who are in sympathy with the concerns of African Americans,  Hispanics, Muslim Americans, underpaid exploited workers, young people crushed by debt and women, from many perspectives, anti militarists and anti interventionists are literally up Schitz' Creek with a tiny paddle. By their vote or non vote they take sides even in spite of themselves. 

3- Hillary Clinton is a horror show. Her husband, putative unelected Economy Czar under her potential administration is anti worker, as disrespectful of women as any man on earth, a miserable human being.  Yet, due to the undemocratic nature of the political system our most vulnerable friends,  neighbors, and co workers put their hopes in her election. That is because, for them, Donald Trump, the alternative, is more threatening, more dangerous and within striking distance of taking the presidency along with the Congress, state governments and The Supreme Court. 

Ultimately elections will at best be a small part of our gaining a democracy that lives in peace with and respects the rest of the world and the environment. We need a fighting reality based movement in the streets, organizing strikes and demonstrations, using social media and guerilla style propaganda (educational ) campaigns. It would be good, though if we hand the organized bigots a moral defeat in the coming election. That's why I want Trump to lose, and why I am going to vote for his opponent.

"I was Grand Marshall at the Salute to Israel Day Parade."
One thing the Bernie Sanders campaign did was it challenged the stranglehold of the Israel Lobby on United States policy towards Israel and Palestine. It was praised and recognized by Alison Weir of If Americans Knew. In my opinion Alison Weir is the most serious and effective friend Palestinians have in the United States. 

She supported Bernie Sanders.  Now that Sanders has done what he said he would do from the beginning- support the Democratic nominee as opposed to Donald Trump - she says she's lost all respect for him. I hope that somehow she could read this post and consider my point, that the United States is not a democracy, that the public is consistently given unpalatable choices and that whatever one chooses to do one is in fact making a choice between Clinton and Trump. 

And Trump has dangerous magical qualities - charisma and teflon. He's now the spiritual and political leader of a dangerous social formation- armed, combat hardened militarily trained fear inducing white man biker thugs.

It will be good for the United States and the world if the Rolling Thunder boys suffer a setback.