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« on: Yesterday at 12:12:15 PM »
McConnell, once a holdout, calls for Senate vote on criminal justice reform
The GOP-controlled Senate will vote on a sweeping bill to overhaul the nation’s criminal justice system before the end of the year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Tuesday.https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article222943125.htmlIt's not much of a "reform," but it does help a bit.
He explained that recent changes to the bill, such as preventing some violent criminals from benefiting from its rehabilitation programs, had won over enough conservative holdouts to bring the measure to the floor, potentially by the end of the week.
“At the request of the president, and following improvements to the legislation that has been secured by several members, the Senate will take up the recently revised criminal justice bill this month,” said McConnell. “I intend to turn to the new text as early as the end of this week.”
« on: Yesterday at 01:34:22 AM »
Democratic leaders to Trump: Drop border wall plans to avoid shutdown
Democratic leaders have a message for President Donald Trump on the eve of their meeting Tuesday: Drop a proposal to spend $5 billion on the border wall to avoid a partial government shutdown.
"This holiday season, the president knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House and Senate, and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement," Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer of New York and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a joint statement Monday night.
They are sheduled to meet with the president in the White House at 11:30 a.m.
Congress and the president have until Dec. 21 to reach a budget deal to avoid a government shutdown except for essential services in several agencies.
« on: Yesterday at 01:28:32 AM »
THERE'S A HUGE NEW HOLE IN THE DIKE!!!
44 ex-senators (including 10 Repubs) pen op-ed calling Senate to defend democracy as Mueller probe concludes
A bipartisan group of more than 40 ex-senators are calling for the current members of the upper chamber to join together to defend democracy, saying that the U.S. is entering a "dangerous period" as the investigation into Russian election interference nears its conclusion.
"We are on the eve of the conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and the House’s commencement of investigations of the president and his administration," the 44 senators write in an op-ed addressed to current senators for The Washington Post. "The likely convergence of these two events will occur at a time when simmering regional conflicts and global power confrontations continue to threaten our security, economy and geopolitical stability.
"It is a time, like other critical junctures in our history, when our nation must engage at every level with strategic precision and the hand of both the president and the Senate."
The former senators go on to write that the U.S. is at an "inflection point" in which the core principles of democracy and national security interests "are at stake."
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:35:11 PM »
...with him WHILE KUSHNER IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
We ALL remember how outraged Olds..t was told to be (by the fFar fRight echo chamber) when Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch met on a plane, so...
CLEARLY, Olds..t will be OUTRAGED that - during an investigation under the supervision of the Acting AG which has Kushner in its sights - Kushner would invite Whitaker to fly with him on Marine One.
The noise from the props is better at wiping out any recording by nosy investigators of their conversation than the old gangster trick of going into the bathroom and turning on the faucet.
So, step back and let Olds..t blast Kushner for this terrible breach and "obvious" tampering with the investigation.
4, 3, 2, 1....
« on: December 07, 2018, 07:02:45 PM »
The Southern District of NY says that Cohen and Individual #1 (who the docs identify as Donald J. Trump) committed FELONIES in re: campaign finance violations (FELONIES).
More, much more, to come!
« on: December 05, 2018, 02:47:56 PM »
“I made it a point to remain unbiased in my political opinions when asked about Mr. Obama while on this assignment. I also tend to judge others by how they treat me rather than how they expect to be treated.
I will say that, personally, I have differed on many of President Obama’s stances in politics. I do not support much of his political agenda.
With that stated… Senator Obama, Mrs. Obama and their two daughters were always extremely cordial and appreciative for everything that we provided them.”
“They were engaging with us, asking us about our families and making sure that we were provided for.
On numerous occasions, Mr. Obama would ask me how my wife was doing (she was pregnant with our first child), and wished her the best.
I never, never saw him belittle another person, I never witnessed him do anything behind his wife’s back… For all of my political differences with Barack Obama, I will be the first to say that he is a very decent man.”
UNQUOTEhttps://braincharm.com/2018/06/19/ex-obama-secret-service-agent-reveals-what-barack-was-like-when-the-cameras-werent-on-him/?utm_source=AOLPartnership&fbclid=IwAR1h6thsjTHtDZw1BzD7WkhvxwwyqoOYx-9elTBNbmiWQpDvZm4GgyzpZCcCan you imagine what an honest Secret Service agent will have to say about #ErraticTrump?
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:20:54 AM »
Rudy Giuliani on Friday tweeted out what seemed a typical missive from the Trump camp aimed at Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russia’s alleged cyberattack on the 2016 election:
Mueller filed an indictment just as the President left for http://G-20.In
July he indicted the Russians who will never come here just before he left for Helsinki.Either could have been done earlier or later. Out of control!Supervision please?
1:21 PM - Nov 30, 2018 · Manhattan, NY
What wasn’t so typical was the link in the tweet. If you click the “G-20.In” — a hyperlink created by Giuliani’s omission of spaces after the terminal punctuation marks in his tweet, presumably to make room for more typographical characters — in the tweet’s text, assuming the link remains live, you’ll be taken to this screen:
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:35:50 PM »
...is looking around for the courage they lost in 2016.
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:09:42 AM »
« on: November 29, 2018, 11:49:48 PM »
You know the hook:
In the fifth month of Trump’s Mess
time to take break
five days of golf
use a nuclear bomb
sell off public lands
enforce a muslim ban
and he still wants to build a border wallhttps://parodyproject.com/twelve-months-of-trumps-mess/
« on: November 29, 2018, 10:51:57 PM »
You guys claim to be patriots, so I am interested to know what you think about #ErraticTrump's threat to declassify FISA information - which could reveal sources and methods - for the SOLE ANNOUNCED INTENTION of embarrassing members of Congress to intimidate them from investigating him.
What do you think about him doing that?
President Donald Trump threatened to declassify “devastating” documents next year if House Democrats launch probes into his administration. “If they want to play tough, I will do it,” he said during an Oval Office interview Wednesday with the New York Post. "They will see how devastating those pages are." Trump told the paper he would declassify FISA warrant applications and other confidential documents from Robert Mueller’s investigation, which he said would expose efforts by the FBI, the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign to set him up.
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:25:19 PM »
Keeping it real!!!
« on: November 25, 2018, 11:53:07 PM »
QUOTEYes, there is a war on Christmas in America. The Evangelicals were right. The pulpit-pounding preachers were right. Franklin Graham was right. The Republicans were right. Donald Trump was right. Fox News was right. The Religious Right was right. Every single one of them was speaking gospel truth.
They have all been warning me for years, and I did not want to believe them, lest hopelessness set in—but the proof is unavoidable now, and I need to confess they were right and I was wrong. I once was blind and now I see it clearly.
They told me Christianity was under attack here. It is. They told me Jesus was being rejected. He is. They told me a brazen mockery was being made of his birth. It is. They told me the Gospels were being perverted. They are. They told me decent people were being deceived. They are.
They only thing they neglected to tell me in their bombastic, sanctimonious, sky-is-falling sermonizing—was the source of the offensive. The brutal yuletide assaults haven’t come from Atheists or Agnostics, not from Humanists or Muslims, not from coffee franchises or the Liberal Media or Progressive Christians.
The very white Conservatives who’ve been loudly sounding the alarm, are the incessantly advancing hordes. They are the only ones warring with Christmas, because they have forgotten their own story.
Christmas, is a child of Palestinian parents desperately feeling politically ordered genocide. Christmas is a dark-skinned refugee, born amid the smell of damp straw and animal dung, because no human-worthy welcome could be found. Christmas is a poor, itinerant street preacher, living off the generosity of those around him.
Christmas is a compassionate caregiver, feeding and clothing and healing whoever crossed his path. Christmas is a liberal activist fighting for the poor, condemning violence, shunning material wealth, and calling the world to live sacrificially for the common good.
The white Evangelical Church in America in 2018 has no use for this Christmas. In fact, worse than that — it has open contempt for it. Because this Christmas is antithetical to its arrogant supremacy. This Christmas is incompatible with its rabid nationalism. This Christmas is counter to its ravenous capitalism. This Christmas is resistant to its closed borders and erected walls. This Christmas will not consent to its heartlessness, its callousness, its myopic America First hubris.
White Evangelical Christianity as it is currently constructed in America cannot peaceably coexist with the Jesus of the scriptures; with the truth of the baby in the center of the Nativity, with the gritty off-white reality of Christmas — which is why it is choosing to remove him.