Archive for the 'Jim Bupkis Renacci' Category

HOW TO INTIMIDATE A UNITED STATES SENATOR…

July 26th, 2017

I should have called Senator Robert Jones Portman yesterday, but I didn’t. That’s on me. This morning, however, I did call (and write) the senator’s office and left this message: Good morning. My name is Jeff Hess and I live in North Royalton, Ohio. I’m calling this morning to encourage Senator Rob Portman to not […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
THE RENACCI-LEWANDOWSKI-TRUMP THREESOME…

July 26th, 2017

Last week as I listened to the discussion on WCPN’s Sound Of Ideas concerning the invitation extended by the City Club to Corey Lewandowski to speak, the first question that came to my mind was: who thought that inviting Corey Lewandowski was a good idea. Only after the show did I discover the answer: my […]

THE U.S., RUSSIA AND THE MAGNITSKY PROBLEM…

July 21st, 2017

So, before this morning I had never heard of Sergei Magnitsky and I confess to scratching my head reading about how the meeting between Donald John Trump Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya (with a supporting cast of only they know how many) on 9 June of last year somehow involved the adoption of babies. Now, thanks […]

OUR CHILD-IN-CHIEF TAKES HIS BAT & BALL HOME…

July 19th, 2017

President Donald John Trump just told his base that he couldn’t care less about them and that if he couldn’t win his way, he is taking his bat and ball and stomping home to Mar-A-Logo. Three corageous Republican senators—Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia and Susan Collins, Maine—are already taking heat for doing […]

CORBYN/KLEIN: GETTING THE WORLD WE WANT…

July 18th, 2017

Key moments, for me, in the discussion include Jeremy Corbyn’s examination of root causes and his 15 February 2003 speech before Parliament and his take on the power of Social Media; You can also read the transcript of their discussion at The Intercept.

WHERE I’LL BE TAKING A LEAP THIS EVENING…

July 17th, 2017

From Steve Holecko at the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus writes: The Regional Community Issues Forums are much like the Regional Meeting’s we had earlier this year. The agenda is the same for all of the meetings. Choose the date and location that best fits your schedule. Meeting Agenda: 1) CCPC update 2) Indivisible CLE update […]

SOUND ADVICE: TRUST…, DEFEND NOTHING

July 14th, 2017

[Update at 0546 on 15 July: see my inline note to French’s reference to Jonah Goldberg below and my comment this morning.] Starting back in November, The Guardian launched Burst Your Bubble, a weekly collection of items produced by conservative journalists and writers on the administration of President Donald John Trump. Reading these pieces is […]

OH… MY… (BEST EVER…!) PRECIOUS…!

July 13th, 2017

GETTING AHEAD OF THE STORY V. TRANSPARENCY

July 12th, 2017

President Donald John Trump’s official statement on his son’s email chain regarding a 3 June 2016 meeting was: My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency. That high-quality son, Donald John Trump Jr., commenting on his release of the email chain wrote: To everyone, in order to be totally transparent, I am […]

MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STOSSTRUPPS…

July 6th, 2017

There are two ways to deal with repeated shocks: become numb or become tougher for the fight. In 2017 America, President Donald John Trump and his Republican sycophants, hope for the former; we must deliver the latter. Naomi Klein, reporting in How Power Profits From Disaster for The Guardian, writes: This strategy [of using the […]

WHAT SEYMOUR HERSH KNOWS…

July 5th, 2017

I continue to be troubled by the silence following the publication of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s Trump’s Red Line on 25 June. In an interview with The Real News Hersh is very careful to not speculate or share what he thinks happen. Midway through the interview, however, Hersh emphatically says what he does […]

WELL, MR. PETERS, PRESIDENT TRUMP DISAGREES…

July 3rd, 2017

PREPARE NOW TO RESIST AND BRACE FOR SHOCK…!

July 2nd, 2017

In the Navy, one of the drills we conducted periodically was how to respond to a collision alarm. If properly braced for the shock the crew stands a far better chance of recovering and continuing to service or fight the ship. Naomi Klein, in No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the […]

WHERE THE HEALTHCARE DEBATE SHOULD BE…

July 1st, 2017

Here’s the ugly truth, if we as a nation really, really want to slash the cost of healthcare, efficiencies won’t get us there. The biggest waste in healthcare is profit. Full stop. As long as there is money to be made from human suffering, costs will remain high because lowering costs to consumers by reducing […]

A SAMANTHA BEE TWOFER: TRUMPCARE 3.0…

June 29th, 2017

OBJECTIVITY IS THE IMPOSSIBLE MYTH…

June 28th, 2017

I graduated from Ohio University in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Journalism. (The double irony there is inescapable.) Unlike most of my peers I had the slight advantage of being a bit older than the norm and I think that maturity edge helped me resist the popular drive for objectivity. Yes, journalists should attempt […]

NO ONE’S LISTENING… EVERYONE’S CHEERING…?

June 23rd, 2017

OIL & GAS IS A DEAD-END CAREER FOR THE YOUNG…

June 23rd, 2017

A writer at KallanishEnergy would have young people believe that there is a bright future in becoming a fossil fuel worker. Well who wouldn’t want to work in a dying industry that is rushing to exploit as many natural resources for shareholder profit and personal wealth as possible before rising sea levels and heatwaves make […]

SENATOR ROB PORTMAN (R-OH) KNOWS THAT
TRUMPCARE II IS NOT A HEALTHCARE BILL,
THE BILL IS A TAX CUT FOR THE VERY WEALTHY…

June 20th, 2017

[Update @ 1822—Yes! Republicans say they will release draft of health bill amid pressure over secrecy: Senate Republican leaders said they would release draft language of their healthcare bill on Thursday amid mounting frustration among lawmakers in both parties over the way the party is assembling their bill—behind closed doors and without a single public […]

LIBERTY AND FREEDOM PALE BEFORE DEMOCRACY…

June 20th, 2017

Earlier today I wrote about The Gang Who Can’t Talk Straight plotting in secret to slash $834 billion from Medicaid and throwing 23 million Americans under the Trumpcare II bus. This evening I’m reading Ralph Nader’s take on the Senate shenanigans. Nader, in Closing Democracy’s Doors Until the People Open Them, writes: In 2006 a […]

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