Archive for the 'Trumpcare' Category

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 […]

IN TRUMPLAND, LOYALTY TRUMPS HONESTY…

June 20th, 2017

What really happened, however…

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
BOB MURRAY’S LAWYERS’ JOBS JUST GOT HARDER…

June 19th, 2017

[Update at 1042—Jake Nevins offers his take in John Oliver on the coal industry: ‘Trump needs to stop lying to miners’ for The Guardian.] So, at the time I posted John Oliver’s latest, the video had only been viewed 121,520 times, garnering 11,888 likes and 271 dislikes (a number, I’ll assume, representing all of Robert […]

SEE BEYOND TRUMP’S DANGEROUS ILLUSION

June 18th, 2017

The national threats engendered by the election of President Donald John Trump are not relative. Banning only some Muslims is not measurably better than banning all Muslims. Phasing out Medicare and Medicaid over any period of time is not better than phasing both programs out tomorrow. No one should feel any comfort in using any […]

GIVE ROBERT GREENSTEIN A SERIOUS LISTEN…

June 18th, 2017

I sat in my car this morning listening to Robert Greenstein deliver his City Club of Cleveland presentation: The budget would turn back the clock even farther to before the 1960s.. You should listen as well. Seriously.

YOU CAN’T MAKE A PIPE LINE SAFE, MR. EDDY…

June 18th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I left this comment on Haley Zaremba story Despite High Profile Spills, Oil Pipelines Are Still Safer Than Other Options for OilPrice: Good morning, Pipelines are safer than all the other bad choices. Safer does not equal safe. Safe would be to leave the fossil fuels in the ground and […]

LOOKS LIKE A BERNIE RALLY TO ME…

June 17th, 2017

Given the young woman wearing a New York Yankee cap on the left and the size of the crowd, you might be forgiven for mistaking the event for a Bernie Sanders’s rally from last summer. The people gathered in the crowd are, in fact, there to hear Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Great Britain’s Labor party. […]

TRUMP THINKS HE’S STILL ON THE APPRENTICE…

June 14th, 2017

So, not only has President Donald John Trump failed to even bother to nominate people to fill hundreds of vacant positions in his administration, he’s also bent on firing those already working for him. Ralph Nader, in Trump: Dumping More Prosecutors? writes: The turmoil inside the Trump White House is much more intense than the […]

5 STEPS TO PREPARE FOR/DEFEAT COMING SHOCKS…

June 14th, 2017

Sorry, I cannot get the captions turned off. I per-orderd my copy of No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need back in April and I expect to read the book in the next week. Meanwhile, Klein, in How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine for The Intercept writes: I’ve […]

ENGLAND, BREXIT AND THATCHER IN THE RYE, OR
THE POLITICS OF HOPE VS. THE POLITICS OF FEAR…

June 12th, 2017

I think Great Britain just gave us a preview—if we last that long—of our own mid-term elections. If you voted for President Donald John Trump, how do you trexit? The biggest winner in the ill-conceived snap election was hope for a better world. Mehdi Hasan, writing in Jeremy Corbyn Is Leading the Left Out of […]

THE SINS CHILDREN LEARN FROM THEIR FATHER…

June 8th, 2017

Dan Alexander, reporting in How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business for Forbes, writes: The best part about all this, according to Eric Trump, is the charity’s efficiency: Because he can get his family’s golf course for free and have most of the other costs donated, virtually all the money contributed will […]

THIS IS HOW DEMOCRACY ENDS…

June 7th, 2017

So, this is what I’m readng this morning: …Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states unequivocally in its summary statement that it was Russian military intelligence, specifically the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, that conducted the cyber attacks… That’s the lede for Top-Secret […]

CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE WATCHDOGS…?

June 7th, 2017

Ralph Nader in Obama: Launch Watchdogs in Washington, writes: After eight grueling years in the White House, ex-president Barack Obama looked forward with his wife Michelle to a deserved, extended rest and vacation. Nearly five months later, he’s enjoying the company of the rich and famous at their secluded mega-retreats so much that a generally […]

NO CONTENT FROM OLD MEN…

June 6th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
STAND WITH AMERICA, OR THE ONE PERCENT…?

June 4th, 2017

So, is Rep. Jim Bupkis* Renacci in favor of clawing back a few of those 13 million clean energy jobs President Donald John Trump just shipped to China, or does he think exporting experts to France is a good idea? *After extensive searches, I have been unable to determine what Renacci’s middle initial stands for. […]

PRESIDENT SACRIFICES MOTHER EARTH TO HIS EGO…

June 1st, 2017

PROFITING FROM ILLNESS IS JUST WRONG…

May 30th, 2017

I have tried to make the case before that there are certain universal services that ought not be subject to profit. At the top of my list are education and healthcare. When a profit motive is introduced to either—no matter how well intentional or meaning—they are corrupted. When the question shifts from “how best can […]

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