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.
Essays and Open Threads
(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.)
Some Albums really stood out for one reason or another, but never seemed to get the recognition they deserved. There are others that I just like to play every once in a while.
The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
Naturally, this is an open thread too.
When Peace was far away—
As Wrecked Men—deem they sight the Land—
At Centre of the Sea—
And struggle slacker—but to prove
As hopelessly as I—
How many the fictitious Shores—
Before the Harbor be—
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.
Good morning folks.
Here's a quick roundup of recent changes here at our little Hernando's Hideaway.
Just wait a little longer. Maybe ten more years.
In my opinion, we should not allow being a billionaire to be a good thing. That will greatly increase the chances of there being trillionaires on this planet. That will not be a good thing.
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.
Quick post. Things are a bit hairy around here.
If you feel the urge, post a photo.
Happy Gnome survives another winter...... in his Kettle of Power.
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 never heard of Nation of Change, but whatever else it might be or do, at least this bunch of leftists don't have their heads in the sand with regard to food and farming issues.
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.
GusBecause had a comment on the thread about what we learned from last year's election.
This will work.
Chuck. Luv y'a dude.
“My vote will be no and I urge my colleagues to do the same,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a floor speech today. And with that, Democrats have officially decided to give their base the fight it wants, a filibuster of Judge Gorsuch.
in the space-time continuum and our world has entered an alternate universe.