Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Republican Dogma in a Sentence: Movies, Booze, Women

American people, working people, people struggling to keep a roof over their head or to send their kids to school, are a tough bunch.

Workers, students waiting for a bus in January

A resilient bunch.  A ridiculously hard-working bunch.  No matter what Republicans try to tell you.  No matter how badly Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tries to disparage them for spending too much money on "movies, booze, and women." (See the link.)

The Young...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My Favorite 2017 Election Memes:

Yes, the Democrats did very well last night, especially in Virginia and in New Jersey.  

Yes, people of color, LGBTQ people, women all did great yesterday.  

Yes, I do believe that these races are a harbinger of things to come in 2018 and perhaps even in deep red Alabama next month.  (I had written that Republicans needed to be running scared after they WON several Congressional races earlier this year because they won those races by surprisingly small margins.  My prediction was right, at least last night.  And let's remember that things have only gotten worse for the Republicans under Trump since.)

So I will celebrate today with a few memes that have come across my timeline in the last few hours.  Feel free to share, as I am cross-posting all of these on my Facebook pages 
Trump Watch Today and Molly Middle's America. (And please like one or both of my pages when you stop by!)  To share from this blog, just click on the pic, download to your computer or phone, and share from there.

And maybe I will treat myself to something chocolate-y later today!  Why not?
Stolen from a Facebook friend

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Is there a Clinton Uranium One Scandal? Links and more links

Four solid sources with links about the new, improved right-wing scandal.  (Yes, I'm engaging in sarcasm.)  Though I haven't included any links from right-leaning sites, some of the sites I have linked to do include links to places like Sean Hannity and the National Review. 

So why are the Republicans starting this investigation now, just as Mueller is starting to get indictments?  My comment about this whole mess:

"Uranium One will be the big shiny object. It's confusing and complicated enough to fool people into thinking it is a big thing."

Friday, October 27, 2017

Senator Dianne Feinstein Isn't Giving Up

Senator Dianne Feinstein sent Russia inquiries to White House, Facebook, Twitter, Politico reported earlier today.

Senator Dianne Feinstein found at Politico

Here's Feinstein's letter to Facebook (click to read)
Politico stated, "Feinstein sent five letters to key players, including one asking Facebook and Twitter for copies of advertising that Russian buyers aimed at the U.S."  Please click the above link to Politico for more information about this; please click the photo right above this read a copy of Feinstein's letter.

The Twitter Thread:

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut welcomed her overture with this Twitter thread found HERE and reproduced below:

"I welcome Sen. Feinstein's letters - A vital step in investigation of obstruction of justice and Russian interference. The Judiciary Committee has a unique oversight role concerning the Department of Justice & FBI - potential targets of obstruction and interference by the President and others. 

The White House should turn over documents related to Trump/Comey interactions as well as docs related to Kushner contacts with foreign nationals.

We call on Facebook and Twitter to provide additional information on ads connected to Russian entities with Kremlin ties.

The American people deserve the truth about any collusion, obstruction of justice, and related wrongdoing that may have taken place - now."

Friday, October 6, 2017

How the GOP Will Manage "Synthetic Repeal" of ObamaCare, ACA

"Synthetic Repeal" of the ACA?  They will try anything.

A Tweet thread about the GOP plans for health care posted by Andy Slavitt* Thursday afternoon, October 5.  He talks about "synthetic repeal" of the ACA since all of the other attempts to repeal it have not passed.  I did correct some of Andy's tweets for "regular" non-140 character limits, but there were a few things that I couldn't quite understand.

Who is Andy Slavitt?  Info and links at the bottom.
From Andy's Twitter feed

Andy writes: 

"I am leaving four intense days in DC and I now have a very different theory of what's going on in Health care.  I will tweet soon. Follow if interested.
3:37 PM - Thursday 5 Oct 2017

2/ The GOP is now trying to create what I call "synthetic repeal." Before I explain what that means let me tell you why this is happening.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Alt-Right's War Against Women; RIP Heather Heyer

Liberals, progressives, and Democrats do NOT have any war against Christmas, no matter what the Republicans and fundamentalists say.  

Image Found at Variety  
But the Alt-Right, the white supremacists who marched with torchlights to protest the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend of August 11-13, are definitely engaging in a disgusting, disturbing War Against Women that is just as vile, just as repulsive, as the racism and antisemitism that these people espouse.

Are there more White Supremacists?  Or are they just crawling out of the woodwork now?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Here's Page 1 of the Crazy Memo Written by Former NSC Staffer Rich Higgins

The Crazy Memo Written on the Government's Dime

The article at Foreign Policy magazine about this crazy memo,  the crazy far right memo which was written by a National Security Council staffer named Rich Higgins (on your and my dime as American taxpayers), was published by Foreign Policy magazine on Thursday, August 10th.  It rolled down my Facebook newsfeed yesterday; that is, Friday morning. 

Though Foreign Policy magazine published the whole memo Thursday, I found the format they used difficult to follow.  So I copied the 7 page memo to my blog one page at a time starting here, and I added a few paragraph breaks for readability.

(I will be adding pages 2 through 7 during the week.  This has become more important after this weekend's Nazi march in Virginia.) 

I've also listed links to other information and articles about this whole insanity and some of the people involved.  Those links are found below the copy of Page 1.

Why is this important?  

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