6 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-13-17

  1. I see where Rosie O’Donnell wants to impose martial law and postpone inauguration until Trump reveals his tax records.
    Or something.
    You don’t want to get Rosie mad at you.

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  2. I don’t understand the godlike worship of Obama and his family. While I don’t begrudge Biden for the honor he received I don’t know what he did to deserve it. He was a decent vice president but is that deserving of this honor? I don’t know and really it doesn’t effect me one way nor the other.

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  3. For your consideration……


    “IN JANUARY 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decadelong escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further.

    This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as “Fake News.”

    Their most valuable instrument is the U.S. media, much of which reflexively reveres, serves, believes, and sides with hidden intelligence officials. And Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss, as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry, and damaging those behaviors might be.

    The serious dangers posed by a Trump presidency are numerous and manifest. There is a wide array of legitimate and effective tactics for combating those threats: from bipartisan congressional coalitions and constitutional legal challenges to citizen uprisings and sustained and aggressive civil disobedience. All of those strategies have periodically proven themselves effective in times of political crisis or authoritarian overreach.

    But cheering for the CIA and its shadowy allies to unilaterally subvert the U.S. election and impose its own policy dictates on the elected president is both warped and self-destructive. Empowering the very entities that have produced the most shameful atrocities and systemic deceit over the last six decades is desperation of the worst kind. Demanding that evidence-free, anonymous assertions be instantly venerated as Truth — despite emanating from the very precincts designed to propagandize and lie — is an assault on journalism, democracy, and basic human rationality. And casually branding domestic adversaries who refuse to go along as traitors and disloyal foreign operatives is morally bankrupt and certain to backfire on those doing it.

    Beyond all that, there is no bigger favor that Trump opponents can do for him than attacking him with such lowly, shabby, obvious shams, recruiting large media outlets to lead the way. When it comes time to expose actual Trump corruption and criminality, who is going to believe the people and institutions who have demonstrated they are willing to endorse any assertions no matter how factually baseless, who deploy any journalistic tactic no matter how unreliable and removed from basic means of ensuring accuracy?

    All of these toxic ingredients were on full display yesterday as the Deep State unleashed its tawdriest and most aggressive assault yet on Trump: vesting credibility in and then causing the public disclosure of a completely unvetted and unverified document, compiled by a paid, anonymous operative while he was working for both GOP and Democratic opponents of Trump, accusing Trump of a wide range of crimes, corrupt acts, and salacious private conduct. The reaction to all of this illustrates that while the Trump presidency poses grave dangers, so, too, do those who are increasingly unhinged in their flailing, slapdash, and destructive attempts to undermine it.”


  4. Kim,

    You just don’t appreciate all he’s done for us. But don’t worry, you still have the chance to thank him, with his adoring masses no less. 🙂


    “The idea hatched from an off-the-cuff comment to her older brother. It was months before America would elect Donald Trump as its president, and already Bejidé Davis was worried that the country hadn’t appreciated Barack Obama.

    “I feel like no matter who wins in November, they are going to miss Barack Obama and I think it will take him to leave office for people to see how great he was and how effective he was. I wish I could show him grateful I am,” she recalled telling her brother. “Maybe I’ll just go to the White House and give him a round of applause.”

    “You want to give the president a fifth-grade clap out?” her brother asked teasingly.

    Yes, she did. And as it turned out, so did tens of thousands of others.”


  5. And the Trump effect continues. More jobs are on the way, this time Fort Worth is the lucky city.

    Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson emerged from a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump Friday pledging to bring down the cost of the F-35 Lightning II and promising to hire more than 1,800 additional workers in Fort Worth.

    Her comments were the latest in a dogfight initiated by Trump, who has questioned the F-35’s costs and capabilities. Last month he went on Twitter to say that the stealth fighter program was “out of control” and threatening to seek a new bid for a comparable F-18 Hornet built by Boeing as an alternative.

    “We had the opportunity to talk to him about the F-35 program and I certainly share his views that we need to get the best capability to our men and women in uniform and we have to get it at the lowest possible price,” Hewson told the press standing in the lobby of the Trump Tower in Manhattan.


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  6. I am relieved to hear that Congress is considering a sort of gradual unwinding of Obamacare rather than an abrupt end which would be traumatic for so many people. I’m also glad I don’t have the job of trying to find a reasonable and workable replacement.

    On their way to killing Obamacare, Republicans are leaning toward funding up to $9 billion in health care subsidies this year to keep the program afloat — even though they sued the Obama administration to stop those exact payments.

    The move is the most significant sign yet that the GOP is serious about propping up Obamacare temporarily to provide a smooth transition to a yet-to-be disclosed Republican replacement.


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