I Read the News Today

Slow news day, huh?  I haven’t been posting much lately.  There’s just nothing going on to write about.  Actually, things have been crazy busy at work lately and I just haven’t had a ton of time to write in any sort of coherent way but since the lovely Missus is stuck working tonight, now seems like a good time to play catch up. So, here goes…

Starting with healthcare, isn’t it ironic that the GOP has been beating the drum to “repeal and replace” Obamacare since the day it passed seven years ago yet in all these years, has not come up with any sort of viable alternative?  The House GOP has voted to repeal over 60 times!  Now, we have a republican president, House, and Senate, and they couldn’t muster up the votes needed in the House.  That’s freaking hilarious to me.  The president and his staff of amateurs thought they could get this done in 3 weeks.  Three weeks!  A program that effects 1/6th of our total budget and they wanted a vote in 3 weeks.  Amateurs.  This just in, folks.  Everyone needs affordable health insurance.  The ACA is imperfect.  It needs to be worked on.  Improved.  But to repeal it and replace it with something worse is idiotic.  The protests and town halls have made a difference.  Protesting does work.  Look no further than to Senator Tom Cotton for proof.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/sen-tom-cotton-faces-angry-constituents-at-town-hall-meeting/2017/02/22/23b082e0-f978-11e6-aa1e-5f735ee31334_video.html

Moving on to Gorsuch and the Supreme Court, Senator Schumer has said that he will filibuster the nomination.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gorsuch-confirmation-hearing-to-focus-today-on-testimony-from-friends-foes/2017/03/23/14d21116-0fc7-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.7b3e0522f858

Good! Not good enough though.  The senate democrats, in my opinion, should filibuster any and every supreme court nominee not named Merrick Garland.  Surely you know why if you’ve been paying attention.  This is not at all about the merits of Gorsuch.  He’s not my kind of pick but in general, most people would agree that he’s qualified.  Too bad.  McConnell and the senate republicans refused to hold a vote on Garland, coming up with a bullshit excuse that a president should not get to nominate a justice in the final year of his presidency.  That was unprecedented. It was dirty pool.  President Obama had ten months or so left in his term.  The GOP is always looking for ways to break or bend the rules in their favor.  Fuck them.  Filibuster every damn pick Trump makes to the Supreme Court.  Let them “go nuclear”.  When Trump loses in 4 years and voters turn away from the GOP, it’ll bite them in the ass.  This issue leads me into my next bone of contention.

How bout them Ruskies?  Let’s recap, shall we.  How many members of the Trump campaign are being investigated for ties to Russia?  Five?  Six?  Hell, Flynn can’t be called anything but a spy at this point.  Manafort received $10 million from Russia.  The only change to the republican platform last summer that Trump insisted on was regarding Russia and the Ukraine.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-campaign-guts-gops-anti-russia-stance-on-ukraine/2016/07/18/98adb3b0-4cf3-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html?utm_term=.35a39356d9be

Now this week, FBI Director Comey confirmed that Trump is under an FBI investigation!

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-comey-testimony-htmlstory.html

A sitting president is under FBI investigation!  Remember when we weren’t supposed to vote for Hillary because she was being investigated by the FBI?  Oh, Trumpettes, think about how you’d feel and what you’d be saying now if the situation were reversed.  Now we’re supposed to allow Trump to nominate someone to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, while he(Trump) is the subject of an FBI investigation to see if he was colluding with Russia?  And you, dear Trumpette, have no problem with that?

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    synonyms: dissimulation, false virtue, cant, posturing, affectation, speciousness, empty talk, insincerity, falseness, deceit, dishonesty, mendacity, pretense, duplicity; More

     

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2 thoughts on “I Read the News Today

  1. Oh, dear, where to start. Well, it was good to see the smirk off Paul Ryan’s face finally. I hope never to see it again. It’s time for everyone to get involved. The Russia/#45 collusion/treason deal is real. Call, email everyone on the Intel committee and tell them “We the people demand a public hearing that Nunes canceled. He needs to be removed from this committee. He made a grave error running to #45! It will cost him his position if we RESIST and PERSIST!
    Their version of health care is a joke. The reason they are having such trouble is that they really don’t want to give Americans health care. They want to remove all the safety nets put in place by the ACA. This helps the Insurance companies of course. I read that the Republicans tried to dismantle Medicare and Social Security for 20 years before giving up. Sigh!

    I leave you with a link I hope you will listen to. It will give you hope and reasons to push back. We may not have the majority now but we are the majority.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/361760577506208/search/?query=hastings

    Like

  2. Oh, dear, where to start. Well, it was good to see the smirk off Paul Ryan’s face finally. I hope never to see it again. It’s time for everyone to get involved. The Russia/#45 collusion/treason deal is real. Call, email everyone on the Intel committee and tell them “We the people demand a public hearing that Nunes canceled. He needs to be removed from this committee. He made a grave error running to #45! It will cost him his position if we RESIST and PERSIST!

    Their version of health care is a joke. The reason they are having such trouble is that they really don’t want to give Americans health care. They want to remove all the safety nets put in place by the ACA. This helps the Insurance companies of course. I read that the Republicans tried to dismantle Medicare and Social Security for 20 years before giving up. Sigh!

    I leave you with a link I hope you will listen to. It will give you hope and reasons to push back. We may not have the majority now but we are the majority.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alcee-hastings-health-care_us_58d55e49e4b03692bea58d5a

    Like

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