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March 16, 2017

Donald Trump and “The picture of Dorian Gray”

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:25 am

You can read about “The picture of Dorian Gray” on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray

Recent photos of Donald Trump

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Has anyone noticed that photos of Donald Trump are beginning to look like the pictures of Dorian Gray, who was a character in an 1890 novel?

In the story of the novel, Dorian remains young and handsome as he gets older, but his picture in a painting gets more and more ugly. The painting ages, but Dorian doesn’t.

When the most recent Presidential campaign started, the first words out of The Donald’s mouth, as the candidates walked on stage, were “look at that face” referring to a female candidate, Carly Fiorina.  Now, I am saying “look at that face” referring to Trump. His photos have become more and more ugly. I have not seen him in real life, so I don’t know if he is really as ugly as his recent photos.

March 13, 2017

Will Trump cause the Chinese president to “lose face”?

Filed under: Health, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:08 pm

“Look at that face” as The Donald would say.

According to this news story, Donald Trump is planning to meet with the president of China.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/politics/donald-trump-xi-jinping-summit-mar-a-lago/

I think that Trump should bone up on Chinese manners, as fast as he can. He should learn what “losing face” means in Chinese culture. I am familiar with this Chinese expression because I have a Chinese doctor. I used to take acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture cures everything. But the last time that I visited my Chinese doctor, he put small black stones in a line down my back, as is shown in a Geico  commercial. He said that I was too old for acupuncture which would be too strong for me.

Read this to learn what “losing face” means: https://www.yoyochinese.com/blog/What-Does-Losing-Face-Mean-Importance-Face-Chinese-Culture

I predict that the Chinese President will bring his own food and his own cook. Trump will be serving steak and potatoes, but the Chinese don’t eat this type of diet.

The Chinese believe that potatoes are poison and that meat should be eaten in very small amounts. The Chinese think that half of your food should be rice and that the other half should be divided between meat or fish and Chinese vegetables.

 

March 9, 2017

Republicans blocked a resolution which declared that Jews were the primary victims of the Holocaust

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:04 am

I am blogging today about a news article which you can read in full at http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/02/07/republicans_block_vote_on_resolution_stating_that_holocaust_targeted_jews.html

This is the headline of the article:

House Republicans Avoid Voting on a Resolution Stating That the Holocaust Targeted Jews

The following quote is from the news article:;

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The resolution, a shrewd effort to pin Republicans down on something the Trump administration has needlessly made an issue, condemned the White House’s Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, which failed to mention Jews or the anti-Semitism that led to Adolf Hitler’s genocide against them. It also called for the House to reiterate “the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust,” condemn Holocaust denialism, and demand acknowledgment from the White House that Jews were targeted.

In the wake of controversy over the Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, the White House defended it, saying that it had wished to be inclusive by acknowledging that other groups had been killed by Hitler’s regime as well.

End quote

The problem is that President Donald Trump has not bowed low enough to the Jews, in spite of the fact that his daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner are both Jewish.

The victims of the Holocaust included many categories of people besides Jews. However, the non-Jews that were killed are not important. Only the Jews count, and Trump seems to ignore this. What is WRONG with him?

March 4, 2017

Tips for visitors to the US Holocaust Museum

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:46 am

I have just read a news article, which states that Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, recently visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I wish that I had known about this visit in advance — I could have given Ivanka some tips on what to look for.

Three years ago, I wrote a blog post about what to look for when you visit this museum, which is at the end of the Capital Mall, very close to the White House.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/us-holocaust-memorial-museum/

The following quote is from the news article on the web site, cited above:

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First daughter Ivanka Trump toured the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and her father [Donald Trump] may soon do so as well, Bloomberg reported Friday.

The tour was private, and Trump was joined by her husband’s parents Charles and Seryl Kushner, who are Orthodox Jews. Her husband and senior adviser to President Trump Jared Kushner’s grandmother was a Holocaust survivor who helped found the museum. [this is news to me]

Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism before marrying Kushner in 2009.

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O.K. here is my advice to The Donald. If you tour the Museum, keep saying to yourself “Don’t laugh! Don’t laugh.” The Holocaust Museum is so full of errors that it is hard to keep from laughing.

If you do find yourself laughing, you should quickly turn it into  a cough. I have been to many Holocaust sites, and I’ve never been arrested. I have always avoided going with a tour group, for fear that I would burst out laughing at the ridiculous stories that are told.

March 3, 2017

If Jeff Sessions is the new Hitler, who is the new Hess?

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:27 am

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Although many travel guidebooks say that the Zeppelin field was first used in 1927 for a Nazi party rally, the picture above clearly shows that it was held in the city of Nürnberg that year. In this photo, taken during the August 19-20, 1927 rally, Georg Halberman and Pfeffer von Salomon stand in the front, wearing Bavarian lederhosen (leather shorts) and knee socks as part of their uniform while Hitler and his right-hand man, Rudolph Hess, who is smiling in the background, salute the parade of Sturmabteilung (SA) troops from the back seat of a convertible.

You can read about Jess Sessions in a recent news article at http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/sorry-but-jeff-sessions-absolutely-did-not-perjure-himself-under-oath-when-asked-about-russia/

The following quote is from the news article:

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Supporters and critics of Jeff Sessions agree, mostly, on one thing: The longtime U.S. senator from Mobile is a nice, down-to-earth Southerner whom lawmakers often enjoyed chatting up or sharing time with in the gym.

But that’s where the niceties end. When it came time to confirm Sessions as the 84th attorney general, Democrats collaborated and vocalized their dissent. In the process, they blasted Sessions as anti-immigrant, a racist and someone who will oversee the Justice Department as a “rubber stamp” for President Donald Trump.

Only one of the 46 Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Sessions as attorney general, despite the Alabama conservative’s 21-year tenure in the same body.

The vote also bucked early projections that Sessions, because of his familiarity among his Senate colleagues, might enjoy more Democratic support.

End quote from news article

I learned about Jess Sessions, for the first time, on the TV news last night. People are saying that Jess Sessions is the “new Hitler.”

Hitler’s closest friend, from his earliest days, was Rudolf Hess. Jess Sessions is apparently a close friend of Donald Trump.

Everyone in the civilized world knows the name Hitler, but who was Rudolf Hess?

I wrote about Hess on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/rudolf-hess-flew-on-a-peace-mission-but-was-convicted-of-crimes-against-peace-at-nuremberg/

After Hess flew to England and bailed out of his plane by turning the plane upside down and falling out, he was arrested, put into prison, and was never allowed to speak to anyone, except his son, ever again. There were rumors that Hess had flown to England to try to prevent a new war. Allegedly, the English wanted war.

Now, some people fear that Donald Trump will start a new war. Who will be the Rudolf Hess character in this saga? Who will try to stop the war?

March 1, 2017

Donald Trump’s anti-Semitic attack against Jon Stewart

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:52 am
Jon Stewart and Donald Trump

Jon Stewart and Donald Trump

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/01/revisiting-donald-trump-s-anti-semitic-attacks-against-jon-stewart.html

This headline is in the news today:

Revisiting Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitic attacks [plural] against Jon Stewart

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I have got to get on Twitter so that I can follow Trump’s insults, as they happen.  I have been out of the loop for far too long. I must keep up.

Here is what our President said about Jon Stewart on Twitter:

Begin quote from Twitter:

I promise you that I’m much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz – I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated.

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That’s our President! Ronald Reagan is turning over in his grave!

Jon Stewart had previously tweeted:

“Did you know Donald Trump’s birth name is F**kface Von Clownstick?

The news article continues with this quote:

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This led many of Stewart’s online followers to start tweeting at Trump, addressing him as “Fuckface Von Clownstick.” A Twitter war had begun, and Trump, as is his wont, replied by first calling Stewart an “overrated asshole” and “total phoney” and then doubling down on the anti-Semitic attacks, accusing Stewart of not being “proud of his heritage” for using a stage name.

End quote from news article

That’s all she wrote — and she rubbed that out!

February 21, 2017

President Trump spoke out against anti-Semitic threats, but his words were not enough for the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:45 pm

The title of this blog post is a quote from this news article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/21/anne-frank-center-slams-trump-do-not-make-us-jews-settle-for-crumbs-of-condescension/?utm_term=.05934eba3a7d

This is the headline on the news article:

Anne Frank Center slams Trump: ‘Do not make us Jews settle for crumbs of condescension’

The following quote is from the news article:

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On Tuesday morning, Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, blasted Trump in a Facebook post.

“His statement today is a pathetic asterisk of condescension after weeks in which he and his staff have committed grotesque acts and omissions reflecting Antisemitism, yet day after day have refused to apologize and correct the record,” Goldstein said in the statement. “Make no mistake: The Antisemitism coming out of this Administration is the worst we have ever seen from any Administration.”

End quote

Trump is learning that you can never bow low enough to the Jews.

I have a section on my website that is all about Anne Frank: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AnneFrank/AnneFrank02.html

President Trump, under pressure to speak out against rising anti-Semitic vandalism in the country…

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:36 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/21/trump-calls-rising-violence-aimed-at-jews-horrible-and-painful/?utm_term=.9cc12014caac

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump

Why should there be “rising violence aimed at Jews” at this point? Is it because we have Jews in the White House now: Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka who converted to Judaism after she married Kushner?

The following quote is from the news article:

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“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community at community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” Trump said.

During an earlier interview with NBC News at the site, Trump said: “Anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s going to stop, and it has to stop.”

End quote

February 9, 2017

calling Trump a Nazi is a new kind of Holocaust denial

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:28 pm

You can read about Trump and Holocaust denial in this recent news article: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/calling-trump-a-nazi-is-its-own-kind-of-holocaust-denial/19433#.WJzonRBNF4s

The following quote is from the news article:

President Trump has done some rash, bad things since he took power three weeks ago. But his critics have done something rasher. Something even more bereft of reason than Trump’s orders and tweets. Something more likely to stoke prejudice.

They’ve reduced the Holocaust to a meme.

They have used and abused the greatest crime in history to underscore their contempt for Trump, comparing him to Hitler, talking of his travel ban in the same breath as the Nazis’ persecution of Jews, warning darkly that ‘we know how this ends’. And in the process they’ve relativised the Holocaust. They’ve normalised it. They have dented its gravity and uniqueness by presenting it as a routine, recurring feeling in history that currently finds expression in ‘Trumpism’. They have turned the extermination of Europe’s Jews into an exclamation mark to their angst over Trump, and that is unforgivable. Morally, politically and historically, it is worse than anything Trump has done so far.

There is more than one way to deny the Holocaust. Some do it maliciously, with racist intent, arguing that the Holocaust is a hoax, an invention of Jews who wanted to secure their moral and political power in the postwar era. Others do it more thoughtlessly, with what they consider to be good intentions: they treat the Holocaust as a motif, to be wielded against any contemporary political idea or movement they find terrifying or simply don’t like. Bad people become ‘New Hitlers’, awful conflicts are said to echo the Holocaust. Holocaust dilution, we might call it. And it is a close, if sometimes unwitting, cousin of Holocaust denial.

Holocaust dilution has been rampant in media and radical circles over the past three weeks. In the overblown, sometimes even unhinged response to Trump, all sense of moral and political decorum, or basic reason, seems to have been abandoned. Journalists speak openly of ignoring Godwin’s Law in the Trump era — Godwin’s Law being the internet adage that if a web-based discussion about politics goes on long enough, someone will make a potty Hitler analogy. This grating BTL (‘below the line’) habit has now burst upwards, into actual commentary, and is embraced by the very hacks who for years sneered at the sad web-surfers who couldn’t go five minutes without typing ‘HITLER’.

End of quote from news article

Comparing someone to Hitler is the worst insult you can make.

February 8, 2017

Is Trump the new Hitler?

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 5:17 pm
Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump

Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/stop-comparing-donald-trump-adolf-hitler-nazis-it-trivialises-holocaust-1605459

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Following Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries, his presidency has immediately been equated with the rise of Hitler.

Perennial-loud-mouthed MP Dennis Skinner has labelled President Trump as a “fascist”. On the continent and across the Atlantic, the mayors of Madrid and Philadelphia have both compared Trump to Hitler.

Who knew that Ken Livingstone’s constant blathering on about Hitler would finally catch on?

End quote

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

The news article continues with this quote:

The SNP’s Carol Monaghan has warned that “the Holocaust didn’t start with the gas chambers” and consequently, we needn’t wait for Trump to plaster the White House in Swastikas to label him a Nazi. But while it’s true that it took Hitler a few years to pass the Nuremberg Laws, it is absurd to equate Trump’s inclination towards authoritarianism with Hitler’s rise to power. Although the 45th president’s half-hearted approach towards press freedom deserves criticism, it is hardly comparable to the 1933 Enabling Act which gave Hitler the power to pass laws without consulting the Reichstag.

Of course, the tendency to refer to the travel ban as “Trump’s ban” certainly encourages people to assume President Trump is acting in a dictatorial manner. Not only does it forget that the list of seven countries was previously drawn up by Obama, but it also ignores the fact that more Americans support the travel ban than oppose it. This isn’t Trump imposing his will on America. It is Trump carrying out an election promise.

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