Archive for the 'Jim Renacci' Category

NORTH DAKOTA TRASHES 1ST, 14TH AMENDMENTS…

February 22nd, 2017

So, yesterday I was talking with one of my students about the 14th Amendment to our Constitution which reads, in part: No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States. The legislature of North Dakota and that state’s Governor, Doug Burgum, believes that […]

IT’S THIS THING CALLED NUCLEAR WEAPONS…

February 20th, 2017

So, we’ve all heard what our President has to say about the 92nd element, but did you know (thank you sonderval) where he’s getting his information from ? You know what uranium is, right? Well, it’s not exactly a “thing called nuclear weapons”, but Uranium is a tremendously important element. Incredibly important. Nuclear weapons would […]

WILL VP PENCE TAKE THE (TWENTY-) FIFTH…?

February 18th, 2017

Yesterday I wrote: In reading this morning I cam across the reference to a tweet that suggested: I think both houses of Congress should assemble and watch the video of this press conference w/o interruption, then talk about what to do. That won’t happen because the vast majority of Republicans in our Congress either loudly […]

COULD SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE EVER TOP THIS…?

February 17th, 2017

So, I listened to much of President Donald John Trump’s press conference yesterday while I was driving between students and I have never been so fearful for the future of my country as I was then and as I am now. Trump’s performance vividly recreated conversations I’ve had over the years with students whose self-esteem […]

THE HUNGER GAMES HAVE COME TO AMERICA…

February 16th, 2017

From Intercepted at The Intercept: The first contestant in Donald Trump’s reality administration has left the West Wing. This week on Intercepted, Glenn Greenwald offers some provocative pushback on the Russia fearmongering surrounding Gen. Michael Flynn’s resignation (or firing). Naomi Klein walks the dark aisles of the Trump family department store. Former Rep. Liz Holtzman, […]

REMEMBER WHAT KILLED H.G. WELLS’ MARTIANS…

February 16th, 2017

Ralph Nader, in An E.Coli’s Message to President Trump, writes: The current troubling news reports from China are describing a major Avian Flu epidemic among huge flocks of chickens. Such epidemics have been worrisome to public health specialists because they could be the precursor of transmission to humans and a possible global pandemic. Since President […]

WE HAVEN’T GONE OVER THE CLIMATE CLIFF, YET…

February 16th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
INDIVISIBLE DISTRICT 16 VISITS RENACCI’S STAFF…

February 15th, 2017

I need to pay better attention to the other editions of my free, local, weekly newspaper The (Royalton) Post. While browsing that edition this morning, the headline—Renacci shares thoughts on ACA repeal, replacement—Community group concerned about future for those covered under ACA—caught my eye. The story appeared in the Northern Wayne edition of the paper […]

TRUMP V. TRUTH: JOHN OLIVER RETURNS…

February 13th, 2017

[UPDATED] N.R. POST POLL’S SURPRISE RESULT….

February 12th, 2017

So, my copy of the free weekly North Royalton Post arrived in my mailbox yesterday and, as always I turned to the opinion pages first. The head of the Publisher’s Notebook asks: Is SNL funny or sad? (This column is not yet available online, I’ll post a link ASAP.) Post Publisher Bruce Trogdon writes: What […]

WOULD JACKSON TELL TRUMP TO BACK OFF…?

February 10th, 2017

Is there a possibility that even King Mob I (President Andrew Jackson) might advise King Mob II that he’s going to far in confronting the judiciary and criticizing the obligation of the branch to exercise the checks and balances defined by our Constitution? Jackson infamously took on the Supreme Court Of The United States’ decision […]

IMPRISON THOSE WHO HIRE ILLEGALS IN AMERICA…

February 10th, 2017

If a company is hiring illegal aliens to do jobs that belong to American citizens, then is that not treason? Do they not deserve our contempt and condemnation? Ought they not to be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law? Of course they do!

THE DNC IS A SMOKING PILE OF RUBBLE

February 10th, 2017

At a political meeting this past week I got to see just how great the level of denial among old-line Democrats is when a woman told the group that she felt uncomfortable and wasn’t sure she was in the right place because the conversation had turned to taking over the Democratic Party from the inside. […]

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, SENATOR PORTMAN…!

February 9th, 2017

News and events from the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: CCPC Valentine’s Day Doubleheader Game 1 (Pregame)—Sending All Our Love to Senator Portman: A CCPC and Indivisible Guide Project. We hope you can pick up the sarcasm! We should not be happy with Portman’s support of the Swamp Cabinet. Now we want to be sure that […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND SLOBODON MILOŠEVIĆ…

February 8th, 2017

After the election of President Donald John Trump, sales of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 soared. I think that a homegrown American novel is the one that deserves a wider and closer readership. In 1935 Sinclair Lewis wrote his semi-satirical novel: It Can’t Happen Here: The novel describes the rise of Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip, a […]

REPUBLICANS SILENCE SENATOR FOR REAL TRUTH…

February 8th, 2017

David Smith, writing in Jeff Sessions: uproar as Republicans exploit procedure to silence Elizabeth Warren for The Guardian, explains: Senate Republicans voted on Tuesday night to silence Elizabeth Warren for reading out a letter from the widow of Martin Luther King during a debate over Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general, eliciting furious response […]

CALL SENATOR ROB PORTMAN THIS MORNING…

February 7th, 2017

Billionaire and educational lightweight, Betsy DeVos faces a split senate and the near certainty that only the tie-breakeing vote of Vice President Mike Pence can seat her as the Secretary of Education, a post she is most certainly not qualified for. From Our Revolution: Last week, you made over 10,000 calls and logged 40,000 minutes […]

REALITY IS THAT WHICH DOESN’T GO AWAY…

February 7th, 2017

Last evening at the Middleburg Heights meeting of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, those in attendance were asked if the organization ought to reach out to Trump voters. Some thought we should, but I preferred the option of gathering in all the disaffected and ignored progressives in our communities first. Perhaps some Trump voters can […]

HOW’S THAT REPEALY-HEALTHY STUFF WORKIN’…?

February 7th, 2017

I’m sorry, not really, but I couldn’t help playing off of Sarah Palin’s hopey-changey quip from Tea Party convention in 2010. Our Revolution, and the very vocal and always present push back to President Donald John Trump’s wrong-headed belief that he’s the CEO of a corporation and not the head of the executive branch of […]

MY VALENTINE LETTER TO SEN. ROB PORTMAN…

February 6th, 2017

I’ll be attending the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus membership meeting this evening in Middleburg Heights. In addition to talking about Representative Jim Renacci and Ohio’s 16th Congressional District, I’ll be adding my letter to Senator Rob Portman encouraging him to vote no on the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of The […]

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