Deport Ferguson demonstrators from the USA, Donald Trump says

Donald Trump's anti-Mexican racism, cartoon

By Nick Gass in the USA:

Ferguson mayor taunts Trump over gang comments

8/26/15 11:34 AM EDT

Updated 8/26/15 11:43 AM EDT

The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday mocked Donald Trump’s assertion that the north St. Louis County suburb and the city of St. Louis have gangs with immigrants in the country illegally.

“I’m assuming that Donald Trump is saying that from his extensive experience in St. Louis and in Ferguson. He has never been here as far as I know.

Republican party presidential candidate Trump has that in common with a ‘witness’ who played a major role in the impunity for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson. In her Grand Jury testimony, self-confessed racist Sandra McElroy lied that she had been in Ferguson, and had supposedly seen Michael Brown charge ‘like a football player’ policeman Darren Wilson who killed him. Ms McElroy’s lies helped prejudiced prosecuting attorney Robert P. McCulloch to get a non-indictment of Darren Wilson. Ms McElroy’s lies were repeated as gospel truth again and again in the Rupert Murdoch media and by extreme right conspiracy theorists on the Internet.

I’ve never seen any roving bands of illegal immigrants or gangs in Ferguson,” James Knowles said in an interview Wednesday morning with the Fox affiliate in St. Louis. “I think he’s just trying to find headlines and we just gave him one.”

Trump made the remark in response to a question at a press availability in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday night, naming Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis and its northern suburb as places that have numerous incidents of unrest in the past year.

“You know a lot of the gangs that you see in Baltimore and in St. Louis and in Ferguson and Chicago. You know, they’re illegal immigrants,” Trump said. “They’re here illegally. And they’re rough dudes, rough people. They’re going to be gone so fast if I win, that your head will spin. They’re going to be gone so fast, OK?”

Trump Calls Martin O’Malley A ‘Disgusting Little Weak Pathetic Baby’ For Recognizing Black Lives Matter: here.

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin: here.

United States Republican candidates and guns, satiric video

This video by Mark Fiore from the USA is an animated cartoon, saying about itself:

Republican Guns 2016

20 August 2015

Sure, it seems like there are a lot of Republicans running for president, but that doesn’t even include the guns who are also trying to get to the Oval Office. As the candidates try to out-tough and out-gun each other, it turns out that the sixteen candidates own at least 40 guns. That’s quite a candidate-to-gun ratio. You can see more here.

Ellen Page has been filmed confronting Texas senator Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair, in an exchange that saw the actress ask him about “the persecution of gays in the workplace”. As the presidential candidate flipped burgers at a barbecue, the actor asked him about his opposition to legislation which would ban discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation: here.

United States President Jeb Bush would torture, like his brother

This video from the USA says about itself:

“These Are Crimes”: New Calls to Prosecute Bush Admin as Senate Report Reveals Brutal CIA Torture

10 December 2014

Graphic new details of the post-9/11 U.S. torture program came to light Tuesday when the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 500-page summary of its investigation into the CIA with key parts redacted. The report concludes that the intelligence agency failed to disrupt a single plot despite torturing al-Qaeda and other captives in secret prisons worldwide between 2002 and 2006, and details a list of torture methods used on prisoners, including waterboarding, sexual threats with broomsticks, and medically unnecessary “rectal feeding.”

The report also confirms the CIA ran black sites in Afghanistan, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Thailand, and a secret site on the Guantánamo Naval Base known as Strawberry Fields. So far no one involved in the CIA interrogation program has been charged with a crime except the whistleblower John Kiriakou.

In 2007, he became the first person with direct knowledge of the program to publicly reveal its existence. He is now serving a 30-month sentence. We speak with Reed Brody, counsel and spokesperson for Human Rights Watch, who has written several reports on prisoner mistreatment in the war on terror, including a 2011 report which called for a criminal investigation of senior Bush administration officials.

Watch all Democracy Now! reports about the U.S. torture program in our archive.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Jeb Bush doesn’t rule out torture

UNITED STATES: Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush refused to rule out a resumption of the use of torture if he becomes president.

At a party campaign rally in Iowa, the former Florida governor said on Thursday that, in general, he believed torture was inappropriate.

But, asked whether he would enforce President Barack Obama’s ban on “enhanced interrogation” practices, he said: “I don’t want to make a definitive, blanket kind of statement.”

Election 2016: Jeb Bush Got $1.3M Job At Lehman After Florida Shifted Pension Cash To Bank: here.

Donald Trump impersonation by comedian Jimmy Fallon

This video from the USA by comedian Jimmy Fallon says about itself:

Donald Trump Clarifies Megyn Kelly Comment

11 August 2015

Trump holds a press conference to clarify his Megyn Kelly comment, as well as other controversial statements.

See also here.