Great U.S. Presidents: Franklin Roosevelt was a Great U.S. President – He Knew How To Run A Country

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FDR showed that great personal sacrifice and unselfishness are important characteristics of that a president of the United States must have to lead the nation.

During this time of great tumult, hatred and division, let’s cheer a truly great American President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

During the 1930’s,  when the United States faced its great struggle with the Depression, it was blessed with a great President -Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Roosevelt  was a very wealthy man, But his far-reaching, generous policy and concern for the well being of America’s middle and working class led to the creation of some of the greatest public works projects ever undertaking to create jobs –  e.g. The Tennessee Valley Authority, a hydro-electric project that created jobs and also extended electrification to remote parts of the US.

FDR had great advisers and he listened to them. He sacrificed the narrow interests of the plutocracy of which the Roosevelt family stood. Theodore Roosevelt, a president in the early years of the 20th century was a cousin, to really benefit and improve the lives of the less financially well off.

For a history of he Roosevelt family please click here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_family

FDR was the first president to use the First 100 days as a measure for how well he was helping the Nation. And he did plenty. His policies to help Americans cope with the Great Depression is known as The New Deal

FDR’s   National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), Works Public Administration (WPA) and National Relief Administration (NRA), the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB), the Social Security Act,  and a number of other progressive measures  helped millions and millions of Americans survive the Great Depression.

For a history of FDR’s New Deal click here: http://www.history.com/topics/new-deal

FDR embodied the spirit of sacrifice and unity. For those who planned to profit from the people’s misery, FDR had this to say:

“The forces of ‘organized money’ are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.”

He went on: “I should like to have it said of my first Administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match, [and] I should like to have it said of my second Administration that in it these forces have met their master.”

In his second term a much more aggressive fight against the people who were profiting from the Depression-era troubles of ordinary.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a great leader, a great US president who despite personal suffering helped improve the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans

It is not hard to see why FDR won an unprecedented 4 terms as US president. A feat that will never again be accomplished because of term limits imposed by Congress after FDR’s death. Presidents may now only serve 2 terms.

His measures have been attacked by the neanderthal Conservative Democrats and Republicans have been railing against for over 80 years.

You see, to be a great President or champion of the working class you don’t have to be from the working class.

You just have to stand by your personal principles of unselfish caring for your neighbours and taking measures to help them, instead of fooling them to vote for you and then abandoning them only to enrich your own pockets.

In fact some of the greatest enemies of the working class and middle class have themselves come out of the middle and working class..e.g. Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini to name two.

Hitler was a loser who failed at everything he tried.

Mussolini was a bombastic idiot, who instead of following policies steeped in reality to help the Italian nation, he was obsessed with childhood fantasies of rebuilding the Roman Empire.

Let’s Cheer the Great Franklin Roosevelt ! And remember a truly great American President.

A man who showed that disabilities, he was wheel chair bound due to polio, need not be a hindrance to being great.

Also lets recognize that it was under FDR, the first seedlings of the civil rights movement were planted with such historical events as Marion Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial Concert, the first time a black performer sang on the Washington Mall.

That generation produced some great music. Here is Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land sung by Peter Seeger and Bruce Springsteen in 2010.

Perhaps current political leaders should listen to the hopes and dreams of this inclusively themed song, instead of spewing hatred, bigotry and division.

“Great Thoughts by a Not So Great Man”:Every Day Trump Defies the Will of the Majority

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Donald being Donald tells the world where it can go: “People try to put me down, but I just tell them all to kiss my billions.

Everyday, when Donald Trump sits down to enact his political agenda he is defying the will of the majority of US voters…Every one of his tainted actions is for the privilege of a minority of US citizens… The vote will always read 53 million against Trump vs. 50 Million for Trump.

But isn’t democracy government by the people, for the people?
In the case of Trump what you have is government for a minority against the will of the people.
Therefore in plain English, Trump is a dictator, dictating unpopular laws, and executive orders against the will of the people.
People of America, wake up. You, the majority voted against Trump. His actions defy
the will of the majority.
Therefore, as Michael Moore so correctly says, it is up to the majority of US citizens to reclaim their right to be governed according to their wishes. Their wishes run counter to what Trump is ordering the country to do.
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/? q=michael%20moore%20resistance%20calendar

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Michael Moore is right. Resistance to Trump is an American Duty, because everyday Trump is defying the will of the majority of Americans who voted against him.

All government officials, in all three branches of government. All the majority of Americans have a duty to obstruct, defy and resist Donald Trump unless and until he implements the will of the people.
That means he has to stop implementing his minority policies immediately, including his Muslim ban and his Mexican Wall and his Anti-Free Trade tirades.
Or resign.
That would be the remedy in a British Parliamentary democracy. When the leader loses the support of the will of the majority of the people..he resigns.
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Donald Trump, admires Adolf Hitler. Notice the Hitlerian influence on Trump. Here is Trump’s open mouth yelling of his hateful messages..Just like Adolph Hitler’s open mouth yelling.

Political Humour: “The Lost Wager ” by Frank Giorno : A Northern Blog – The world seen through northern eyes

Recently I asked my Facebook friends to provide me advice on how I should handle a request for a replacement cheque of $100  that I provided a right wing friend of mine when Donald Trump was declared president-elect of the United States.

Thank you for all your advice on how to respond for the request  for me to replace the $100 cheque.

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Donald Trump, admires Adolf Hitler. Notice the Hitlerian influence on Trump. Here is Trump’s open mouth yelling of his hateful messages..Just like Adolph Hitler’s open mouth yelling.

After I sent the $100 cheque to my hyper conservative friend, he failed to deposit it and left it in his shirt pocket which his wife put in the washing machine and dryer thus destroying it.

I dismissed outright the suggestion from another elderly conservative, Trump-loving friend (well more elderly than me LOL), who wanted me to immediately re-write the cheque and send it to the unfortunate fellow whose wife laundered the cheque in the wash.

To all my middle of the road and lefty friends who said I paid my debt and it is his problem that the cheque was destroyed in the wash ha ha ha ha ha…the symbolism is drenched in comedy. LOL.

As an admirer of Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon McKenzie King who on the issue of a Canadian wartime conscription during World War 2 utter these very funny words: (part of the evolution of the Canadian comedy tradition, I guess) — my approach will be be pragmatic and flexible.

“Conscription but not necessarily conscription,”said PM King.

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Wartime Canadian PM, William Lyon Mackenzie King.

So in paraphrasing King, I say unto the the winner of the wager: “Re-issuing the cheque, but not necessarily re-issuing the cheque”

Here is my email to his wife with my proposed solution.

“Haha ha a ha ha ha ha ha LOL.

This must be God’s displeasure at the incomprehensible results of the US election leading to the so-called victory of the satanic Mr. Trump.

How else can one explain the comedy over the destruction of the cheque that was my payment in full for the $100 wager I lost to your husband.

And the irony that the cheque was destroyed while his shirt was being washed and laundered clean.

As if God was saying “wash away the filth that is Donald Trump.”

Trump is a loser, whom 65 million Americans rejected, but despite only gaining 63 million votes – two million less than Hillary Clinton, the undemocratic US ‘Lector College declared Trump, President.

(The ‘Lector College kills democracy as surely as Hannibal Lecter killed people in Silence of the Lambs).

Doesn’t the Book of Revelation say something about the end of times being near when the insane rule over the good, sane people of the earth? LOL!

Donald Trump is the first, openly insane presidential candidate to win the Presidency.

Some of us remember the insane candidacy of Lyndon Larouche. Mr. Larouche who espoused much of the same philosophy as the Trumpster never won in the 1980s and 1990s.

I must also note, that the 2016 Election was also tainted by the massive and unprecedented incursion of the FBI into the election on Trump’s behalf a week prior to voting – falsely claiming Clinton was embroiled in Anthony Weiner’s emails. And then saying oops…we were wrong – she wasn’t.

Let me think about whether I should replace the cheque.

Certainly if I do re-issue it, it will be after the recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, that will be triggered by allegations of cyber hacking of the computer based voting systems in those states.

Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, has already filed for a recount in Michigan on Friday. She now has the funds to officially demand a recount in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Also, I will require your husband to sign an agreement/acknowledgement and mail it to me before I possibly send him the replacement cheque.

That is of course unless the recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania reverse the totals thus giving those states’ electoral college votes to Hillary Clinton, who in those circumstances will be declared President elect.

In that case of course your husband will send me the cheque.

In the attachment I have included several sections from Harry Hurt III’s 1993 book on Trump and Ivana titled “Lost Tycoon”. The sections describe Donald Trump’s brutal sexual assault and rape of his wife at the time– Ivana Trump.

You can not say this book is some false news that was cooked up to defeat Trump in this election, like the James Comey false allegations and all the Ezra Levant and Breitbart bullshit your husband wants me to read in his support of Trump.

These facts in Harry Hurt’s book have stood the test of time and are true. Trump has had 23 years to sue the writer for libel, but he didn’t because the truth will trump Trump and his denials that he raped Ivana.

Ivana filed a deposition in court in 1992 saying she was raped by Donald Trump in 1989. She also told author Harry Hurt III the same information in the interviews, Hurt conducted with Ivana. Hurt also interviewed Trump himself, Trump’s dad Fred and others in researching the book.

Afterwards, Trump got a restraining order on Ivana because their pre-nuptial agreement said she could not disclose the details of Trump’s business and personal life.

Fearing that the courts would take everything away from her, as Donald wanted as a relief from the breach of the pre-nup, Ivana watered down her allegations, but in no way recanted or denied them.

As the Lost Tycoon was going to be released to bookstores, Donald Trump sent a notice to the publisher and demanded that the insert which is included below, be attached to the book.

The notice reworded Ivana’s claim of rape and used more weasely words to describe what still amounted to spousal rape.

I will ask your husband to sign an acknowledgement of all of Donald Trump’s business failures, misogyny, racism and sexual assaults on women beginning with his rape of Ivana.

I also want your husband to acknowledge that Trump was a major business loser,  having gone bankrupt six times and someone who played fast and loose with other people’s money to the point where the US banking industry considered him to be financial poison.

That is why Trump had to go to billionaires like Vladimir Putin, and others in Kazakhstan, China and India for loans. And now they own him.

Harry Hurt provides a 1993 snap shot of so-called billionaire Trumps’ financial troubles.

Hurt said Trump’s value in 1993 was approximately, – $350 million; that is negative $350 million, if he was forced to liquidate all his highly leveraged properties to repay his loans, bonds and debentures.

I will ask your husband to acknowledge that Trump is a racist who coddles the KKK (will we soon see an invitational only cross burning at the Trump White House Lawn — Whites Only????)

If your husband signs, seals and delivers the agreement/acknowledgement I will gladly re-write the laundered cheque.

However, if he refuses to sign the acknowledgement, then I will refuse to re-write the cheque, which God destroyed as a sign of displeasure at the election of that cretin Trump.

You should not feel bad for unwittingly destroying the $100 cheque in the wash, as you were only working on God’s behalf — deus ex machina – the hand of God.

Ha ha ha ha… wow…best $100 wager I ever made…It will provide me a lifetime of hilarity.

Did I say hilarity? I meant to say “Hillary-ity”.

LOL

In friendship…Frank

Dear readers here is Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered

 

 

Joke: Why do the Americans call it the Lecter College? by Frank Giorno : A Northern Blog – the world seen through northern eyes

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Ok here is a joke.

We all need a good laugh.

Shortly after the 2016 US presidential election a young girl asked her parents a question.

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Why do they call it the Lecter College? Because the Electoral Collage kills democracy in America, the way Hannibal Lecter killed people.

“Dad? Mom? Why in the U.S. presidential elections do they call it the Lecter College?”

“Well that’s easy dear,” the parents replied.

“It’s called the Lecter College because the Electoral College kills democracy in America, the way Hannibal Lecter, the serial killing cannibal killed people.

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Donald Trump, American’s serial, political cannibal, shows the mouth and jaws he used to devour his opponents.

“Washington Celebrity Apprentice — Comey! You’re Fired! For Lacking Balls ” by Frank Giorno : A Northern Blog — the World Seen Through Northern Eyes

James Comey was warned by the Attorney General’s office and the Department of Justice not to go public with the “Anthony Weiner-Hillary Clinton email” investigation letter to the Republican controlled congress.

Comey should be fired for insubordination.

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James Comey, FBI Director, swearing to uphold the law…an oath he failed to keep.

James Comey is a weak and confused leader of the FBI who lacked the balls to do the right thing. He should have fired the pro-Trump FBI officers for insubordination.

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FBI linking Weiner to Clinton emails stole election for Trump

 

Is no one in charge here? Are the inmates controlling the insane asylum?

If Comey told the NY FBI office to stop their leaks about the Anthony Weiner-Hillary Clinton alleged emails and they refused to listen, he should have fired them.

Instead Comey spreads the untruthful innuendos of the The Rudolf Giuliani Pro Trump FBI faction in a letter to Congress – Comey told congress and the world about unsubstantiated and false claims concerning Clinton’s email on Anthony Weiner’s cell phone and computers.

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Rudolf Giuliani former  DA Manhattan District, former Mayor of NY and a paid Trump stooge.

This swayed enough voters to abstain from voting Clinton or to stay home to steal the election for Donald Trump.

I would have fired the lot of Pro Trump FBI agents for insubordination. Leaking information before an investigation is complete is an egregious breach of police practices. This amounts to professional misconduct.

I know, I cover the police beat in Timmins, Ontario. North Country, Canada.

Whenever I press the local police chief about details of an unsolved murder for example, the chief always replies -“Sorry, can’t comment, the case is under investigation.”

The Timmins police chief doesn’t provide innuendo about someone who might be guilty. That would be shoddy and unethical if not illegal police tactics.

Comey on the other hand is all about babbling unsubstantiated details to the world. Details that as it turned out amounted to hill of bullshit.

There was nothing there – there.

Comey should have said nothing and he should have told the NY Pro-Trump FBI agents to follow police protocol…warn them if you didn’t they will be fired!

Comey could have ordered the seizure of the FBI Office and placed it under trusteeship under his direct command sequestering all FBI  computers and cell phones.

If agents didn’t obey Comey, he should have fired the lot and exposed Giuliani’s and Trump’s undue influence on the pack of FBI renegades from New York.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/comey-praises-brave-f-b-i-agents-who-had-to-touch-anthony-weiners-computer

Once Comey fired the lot for insubordination, I then would write a letter to Congress and the Attorney General explaining why this dangerous clique had to be fired, because they were going to leak untrue information about Clinton on the final week of the campaign and unjustly interfere with American democracy.

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Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General

This incursion of the FBI into an election is the hallmark of any tin pot dictatorship in banana republics around the world.

Now if I were Obama or Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General,I would fire James Comey ASAP…for insubordination and incompetence. If Comey can’t control a rump faction of the FBI in New York that is controlled by Rudolf Giuliani what other gross injustices have occurred under his watch that have been simply swept under the rug.

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Fire Covey, Obama!

Obama and or the Attorney General should quote the law as it stands and also Police Practice of never commenting on a case before all the facts are in as the bases of his action.

Of course Donald Trump would re-hire Comey on becoming President on January 20th…but Obama would be making a bold statement. The firing of Comey would be fact-based and hard to dispute.

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President-elect Donald Trump, like former U.S. President Bill Clinton, his former friend, is a serial groper of women who said he likes to “grab women by their pussy.”

The re-hiring of this blatantly incompetent FBI director by Trump could set the tone for the Trump regime — corrupt to the core.

The Comey Dirty Trick turned enough potential Clinton voters off in Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida to swing the election to Trump…less than a million voters had to be so turned off Clinton that they stayed home or went to vote for Trump.

And that is difference. Before Comey Clinton was up by as much as 8 percent in the polls…after Comey Clinton sunk to the bottom even trailing Trump by 2 percent the weekend before the election.

The majority of Clinton voters dismissed the Comey dirty trick…50,000,000 Americans plus voted for her, about 250,000 more than voted for Donald Trump.

Clinton won more votes than Trump And should be the legitimate president of the USA, but the USA doesn’t practice democracy and by a quirk of their goofy system Trump with less votes becomes President.

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Clinton won the popular votes in the 2016 election. But the goofy and authoritarian Electoral College system denies the majority of Americans their choice of president elected by the people. America’s democracy is tainted.

That is like the second place runner being declared the Gold medal winner in the Olympics. Or the second place horse in the Kentucky Derby being declared the winner.

Comey’s dirty trick turned off a tiny, slim amount of support say 1/50th of Clinton’s support or one million voters were turned off enough to lose Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida.And give the Trumpster those badly needed electoral college votes.

Enough to steal the election for that Liar Trump.

Folks, we all know Trump is a Liar. He doesn’t represent working America. Unfortunately Trump pretended to listen to their voices when the Democrats under Hillary Clinton failed to connect with them.

Also don’t discount the ingrained American racism as a factor in Trump’s razor thin climb to the white house. This Make America Great Again slogan by Trump is really Make America White Again.

And it worked barely, but it worked.

Listen to Henry Rollins song Liar because the lyrics and the video that accompany the song tell the story of Donald Trump– the Liar.

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Henry Rollins’ song Liar summons up Donald Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaysTVcounI

And oh yeah ! James Comey — You’re Fired!