Occasionally I visit old sites where I've been bumped and banned from, just to check out their current reality. These infrequent visits, unfortunately, pretty much confirm my view of the rump Democratic Party. They have learned nothing.
Exhibit A today is a post by "Doug!" at Balloon Juice asking for donations to the campaign of Jon Ossoff for Tom Price's old seat in the Georgia 6th District.
Some in the media are reporting that Trump handed Merkel a "bill" for 300 billion for U.S./NATO war and imperialism spending. The White House is saying that is not true but it doesn't matter, the narrative is out there and the people are swallowing it.
The CBSN Originals documentary, “Gender: The Space Between,” debuts on CBSN Monday, March 27, at 8 p.m. ET and will be available afterwards on CBSNews.com.
Roger Severino most recently was director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation, where he concerned himself with "religious liberty, marriage and life issues." But the Trump Administration has been staffing itself with Heritage people, so Severino has been chosen to be director of the Office of Civil Rights at HHS.
(Small editor note: some of these links are probably a repeat from previous posts, but I'm sharing this with friends outside C99 who haven't seen those posts. So that would be the reason. Some of them... well some of them deserve a repeat anyway.)
Americans? Democrats? Republicans? Obama? Trump? The Koch brothers?
First off, I would like to thank my inspiration for this article or essay or rant, whatever to the following:
1. CS in AZ whose post about Ryancare (AKA Trumpcare, AKA Death panels for the sick) provided the primary inspiration.
Now a strictly military action.
The Pentagon under President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants -- and not constantly seek White House approval on important decisions.
Just when you think you have a solid grasp on reality . . . The handle falls off.
"ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!"
Donald Trump tweet after getting made a Fool, again
From the republican president who has a republican party majority in the Congress and Senate.
Here I'd like to briefly interrupt the ongoing discussion of how we're being screwed by the neoliberals to suggest that C99% do two things:
1) institute a candidates' forum, in which candidates who actually claim to do something for us can receive some scrutiny
2) create a coalition for vetting candidates
There are a lot of ethical guidelines with regards to proper conduct in our highest levels of government. For the most part, these are formalities that allow the proper flow of business. However, there are some unwritten rules which are the highest authority within the hallowed halls of congress.
Therefore, I present to you, the ACTUAL rules of Order that our representatives observe, and obey with almost slavish devotion.
Just wait a little longer. Maybe ten more years.
OK, Here is V2. Now with Neo-liberal tips...
Virtually all the tips for RWNJ's can apply but I added some addendums to the end that specifically deal with Neo-libs in the Democratic Party.
I just read that Paul Ryan went to the White House to tell President Grump they don't have the votes. Trump's long-promised "beautiful" alternative to repeal and replace the ACA is apparently DOA. I'm not surprised. Their promises were obviously lies and bluster all along. Still, it's enjoyable to see them fail so spectacularly.
They're calling it a "Free Speech Bus." By "they,' I mean The National Organization for Marriage, the International Organization for the Family, and a new hate group called CitizenGO. The latter is a Madrid-based organization with ties to the Church. The leading figure in all these organization is, of course, Brian S. Brown.
230 innocent civilians were killed in Mosul in a single night from U.S. bombs. The American media barely noticed.
It's not like we were responsible. Those hundreds of dead women and children were “human shields” for ISIS snipers, so it was their fault.
I wanted to write something but I didn't know what to write. So I thought I'd just write. It's like when you have so many fucking chores to do you don't know what to do first so you crack a beer, sit at your computer, and read deep political opinion essays.
Tennessee Sen Mae Beavers attempted to re-introduce a measure which would have required schools to restrict bathroom and locker room based on sex at birth. She even had a proposed an amendment to the bill which she thought would allow "accommodations" for transgender and intersex students.
I don't want to post this article from Rudaw, especially the slideshow of photographs, but we're grownups, right? We need to face the reality of our foreign policy.
Mosul residents flee the city with dead bodies of loved ones
By Rudaw 18/3/2017
The human mind is not as flexible as we might like to think. The most obvious place to see this is in the political sphere. Knee jerk responses to frames are the norm, not the exception. The most common place to see this is in the mass media. Political propagandists have known this for centuries.