Archive for the 'Trumpcare' Category

WHAT I’M READING NOW: BERNIE TO EDUCATION…

March 26th, 2017

First up this morning, Trevor Timm on Everyone loves Bernie Sanders. Except, it seems, the Democratic party. My takeaway: In other words, [the DNC elite are] doubling down on the exact same failing strategy that Clinton used in the final months of the campaign. Sanders himself put it this way in his usual blunt style […]

ADVICE FOR REVOLUTIONARIES FROM THE ROTR…

March 25th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
REPRESENTATIVE JIM RENACCI IS TOAST IN 2018…

March 25th, 2017

There are three kinds of Republicans in our House of Representatives: there are the members of the Freedom Caucus who publicly stood up and said they would vote No on Trumpcare because of their Conservative principles (like Jim Jordan (OH-4); there are those members who publicly stood up and said they would vote No on […]

NO WONDER TRUMP HATES SESAME STREET…

March 25th, 2017

Part of President Donald John Trump’s wish list proposed federal budge includes the elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other vital federal agencies. I know that I’m attributing a grandly petty motive here to President Trump, but grandly petty seems a pretty appropriate description of the inner workings of a man who seems […]

THE DONALD CAN DO NO WRONG…

March 25th, 2017

Continuing in his role as petulant two-year-old of the Free World, President Donald John Trump is pointing fingers at everyone except himself following the spanking delivered yesterday by his own party. David Graham, reporting in It’s Never Trump’s Fault: Speaking after the collapse of the Republican health-care bill, the president assigned blame to plenty of […]

HONESTLY, DON’T YOU FEEL MUCH SAFER NOW…?

March 24th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
A BRIDGE TOO FAR IS NOT REPUBLICANS’ END…

March 24th, 2017

I think that comparing today’s events to Waterloo is way over the top. President Donald John Trump is far from finished (although I think Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, whom I’d cast as Ahab in this saga, may be done). If we have to reach for a military metaphor, perhaps Operation Market Garden and […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
GO TO YOUR PHONE NOW AND CALL JIM RENACCI…

March 24th, 2017

President Donald John Trump thinks he’s King Henry V, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan his Duke of Exeter and my representative in the House, Jim Renacci is relegated as that brave yeoman. Following the president’s failure yesterday to bully and bribe enough Republicans into accepting that the steaming pile of shit gathered by Ryan, […]

FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS WE CANNOT ALTER…

March 23rd, 2017

Ralph Nader, in Reason and Justice Address Realities, writes:F It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off the […]

SCARY WAS SO MUCH MORE SIMPLE THEN…

March 23rd, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
EVEN THE KOCH BROTHERS SAY VOTE NO…

March 23rd, 2017

[Update at 0551: Renacci’s Washington voice mailbox is full, but both Ohio offices are still taking messages.] This morning I’ll be calling all three offices—see phone numbers below—of my representative in the House of Representatives to encourage him to vote No if (and this is a fascinating if) the bill replacing the Affordable Care Act […]

TRUMP’S WHISPERER, THE NEW AHMED CHALABI…

March 23rd, 2017

Like President Harry S Truman, Gorka has an odd initial in his name. Truman’s “S” is problematic for journalists and historians, ; Gorka’s v. (lowercase), however, is a bigger problem for all Americans (feck, everyone on the planet given his proximity to the guy with the nuclear codes) because the v. is his dog whistle […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
WILL REP. RENACCI KICK VOTERS TO THE CURB…?

March 22nd, 2017

[Update at 0530 on 23 March: Rut roh—Later on Wednesday, a group of conservative donors, led by the powerful brothers Charles and David Koch, reportedly announced that it was putting together a new fund for Republican reelection races in 2018 – except for candidates who voted for the healthcare overhaul.] According to CNN, 23 House […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
CRAIG MOSS JUMPING OFF THE TRUMP TRAIN…

March 22nd, 2017

Here’s Moss just a week before the inauguration of President Donald John Trump: JAKE TAPPER: Welcome back to CNN Live, tonight at George Washington University. With one week until the inauguration of Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan is our guest. I see you’ve got your Packers pin on now. PAUL RYAN: You bet I […]

SOME, MYSELF INCLUDED, DO CALL THIS TREASON…

March 21st, 2017

Spencer Ackerman, reporting in Trump-Russia collusion is being investigated by FBI, Comey confirms for The Guardian, writes: [FBI director James] Comey and [NSA director, Adm Michael] Rogers refused to answer scores of questions speculating on who in Trump’s orbit could be part of the wide-ranging investigation and spurned countless invitations to comment on news reports. […]

RIGHT UP TO THE FUCKING TIPPY TOP…

March 20th, 2017

TICKLING GIANTS COMING TO CLEVELAND…

March 16th, 2017

A quick check this morning found two screenings of Tickling Giants already scheduled for Cleveland. The first, at the Cleveland International Film Festival (three showings on 1, 2 and 3 April) and the second at Case Western Reserve University on 1 April. From Tickling Giants: In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef […]

PULL DOWN TRUMP’S TOWER OF CONTRADICTIONS…

March 14th, 2017

Ralph Nader, in “Making America Great” at Americans’ Expense, writes: Donald J. Trump was a builder of casinos and high-priced hotels and golf courses. Now he is a builder of a tower of contradictions for the American people that is making “America Great” at their expense. He made many conflicting promises throughout his presidential campaign. […]

MUST SEE: BERNIE SANDERS IN TRUMP COUNTRY…

March 14th, 2017

Due to a technical difficulty, the video ends before the completion of Sen. Bernie Sanders response. You can see the end of the town hall meeting here if you fast forward to timemark 1:01:09 You may never watch a more important video, so I strongly encourage you to view the entire town hall meeting, but […]

YOU CAN’T TAX A BIG BALL OF ORANGE GAS…

March 14th, 2017

Also Stephen Colbert…

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