Archive for the 'Trumpcare' Category

YELLOW TAPING AROUND TRUMP’S WHITE HOUSE…

August 5th, 2017

Listening to Trump surrogates on the radio attempt to make a nothing burger out of the grand jury empaneled in Washington D.C. this week made me wonder: if there was already a grand jury working on the collusion-with-Russia case that had been working for months, what was the big deal about the news of this […]

OHIO SENATORS PORTMAN AND BROWN RESPOND…

August 5th, 2017

In recent weeks I’ve contacted my senators—Sherrod Campbell Brown and Robert Jones Portman several times to leave messages regarding Trumpcare via both the phone and email. The senators responded to my messages in emails. The first to get back to me was Sen. Brown on 27 July. Here is what he said: Thank you for […]

NIXON HAD TAPES, TRUMP HAS TRANSCRIPTS…?

August 4th, 2017

I’m printing out a copy of the transcripts, high-lightening the good bits and keeping them handy for the next person I see wearing a Make America Great Again ht.

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
WE KNOW YOU BY THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU…

August 4th, 2017

So, Corey Lewandowski came to Cleveland to court Congress James Bupkis* Renacci and show his undying love for conservative politics money. As the warmup for his yacht club smoochfest, Lewandowski scored a Renacci-assisted place at the podium of the City Club of Cleveland where he told the paying attendees: If you want to have a […]

MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LOCAL MILK PEOPLE

August 4th, 2017

Not, of course, to be confused with these people…

WILL WARREN BUFFETT RESCUE HEALTHCARE…?

August 2nd, 2017

Personally I have greater faith in individuals like Bernie Sanders than I do anyone with more money than they know what to do with, but maybe Ralph Nader has insights that I lack. Writing in Will a Mega-Billionaire Rescue America from GOP’s Insurance Mayhem?, Nader explores his question: Before recommending a practical way to reverse […]

TAIBBI CHECKS TWITTER, AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN…

July 28th, 2017

Matt Taibbi, writing in Anthony Scaramucci Era Will Be Freakish, Embarrassing, Short for Rolling Stone… Oh, of fuck trying to excerpt and comment on Taibbi. Just read the whole fucking thing. (I have to say, however, that the last three paragraphs are particularly tasty.)

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 […]

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 […]

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