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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TRUMPERS: If you believe this Horse Manure, you're dumber than DIRT!





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Trump seemed to indicate that he felt some of the threats were 
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trump - no words bad enough - "suggests Jewish community is spreading anti-Semitic threats" Here are some responses from the Jewish community. Schumer is wonderful - to my great surprise, the ADL is off the walls and horrendous, other comments excellent also from Jewish community.
"Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told the Daily News that Trump’s remarks were “an absurd and obscene statement,” while the Anti-Defamation League said it was “astonished.”
“It is incumbent upon the White House to immediately clarify these remarks,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement. “In light of the ongoing attacks on the Jewish community, it is also incumbent upon the President to lay out in his speech tonight his plans for what the federal government will do to address this rash of anti-Semitic incidents.”
Trump acknowledging rampant anti-Semitism won't make it disappear
“If the reports are true, President Trump has gone over the Anti-Semitic deep end,” Steven Goldstein, the executive director of the Anne Frank Center, said in a statement.”
"Mr. President, have you no decency? To cast doubt on the authenticity of Anti-Semitic hate crimes in America constitutes Anti-Semitism in itself, and that's something none of us ever dreamed would disgrace our nation from the White House,” Goldstein added. “If the reports are true, you owe the American Jewish community an apology." Via Polly T. Strife

RSN: Angst in the Church of America the Redeemer, David Brooks on Making America Great Again




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Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch 
Bacevich writes: "Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation's endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most unforgiving jobs there is. The pay may be decent (at least if your gig is with one of the major papers in New York or Washington), but the pressures to perform on cue are undoubtedly relentless." 
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RSN: Lies the White House Sells Us







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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon in the Oval Office. (photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Boardman writes: "'Fake news' as a denunciation peddled by Republican and Trump apparatchiks is an old-fashioned, fascist-style Big Lie with a neat capitalist twist. The obvious lie is that most of the media, accused of reporting 'fake news,' actually report real news - with real corrections when they get something wrong." 
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TRUMP: RUSSIAN COVER UP! THEY'RE HIDING! RSN: Trump White House Scrambles to Check Scandal Over FBI Inquiry Into Russia Ties





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Marc Ash | Tom Perez: A Good Man in a Bad Situation 
Former Obama labor secretary and newly elected DNC chairman Tom Perez. (photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Ash writes: "Tom Perez has good progressive credentials. He's certainly not a bad guy to head the DNC. Perez isn't the problem - it's the people who engineered his rise to the chairmanship who are." 
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Trump White House Scrambles to Check Scandal Over FBI Inquiry Into Russia Ties 
Tom McCarthy, Guardian UK 
McCarthy writes: "The White House made a messy attempt on Sunday to control public perceptions of a widening scandal over alleged contacts between aides to Donald Trump and Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election, alleging that the FBI had dismissed reports of such links." 
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Billionaire Investor Wilbur Ross Confirmed as Trump's Secretary of Commerce 
Ana Swanson, The Washington Post 
Swanson writes: "Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., a former banker and investor who earned billions during decades of buying and selling industries and who President Trump has touted to lead his trade negotiations, was confirmed as secretary of commerce by the Senate in a 72-to-27 vote on Monday night." 
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Sick, Dying and Raped in America's Nursing Homes 
Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN 
Excerpt: "Some of the victims can't speak. They rely on walkers and wheelchairs to leave their beds. They have been robbed of their memories. They come to nursing homes to be cared for. Instead, they are sexually assaulted." 
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Smartphones Have You Pegged, and for Better or Worse They'll Soon ID You 
Tim Johnson, McClatchy DC 
Johnson writes: "Your smartphone now gathers more information about you than you probably realize." 
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Berta Caceres Court Papers Show Murder Suspects' Links to US-Trained Elite Troops
Nina Lakhani, Guardian UK 
Lakhani writes: "Leaked court documents raise concerns that the murder of the Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres was an extrajudicial killing planned by military intelligence specialists linked to the country's US-trained special forces, a Guardian investigation can reveal." 
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New EPA Head Takes Action - Delaying a Mining Clean-Up Rule 
Samantha Page, ThinkProgress 
Page writes: "In one of his first acts of business, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directed his new staff to delay a initiative that would require mining companies to prove they can clean up after themselves." 
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Spineless Republicans COVER UP ...TREASON? ESPIONAGE? OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE? AND....?




THIS is what he has done to "make America great again"???
We WERE great before the fall into tRUMPlandia.
Wow, this is SO embarrassing.
Americans need to see this - Spread it everywhere!
Is Donald Trump the laughing stock of the world?
SHARE = HECK YES!


TRUMPERS: You are uninformed and ignorant. 

You have made the US a LAUGHING STOCK before the World with your 
ignorance! 



COVER-UP !
" According to the reports, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asked Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Nunes to speak to reporters and dispute stories alleging frequent contact between Trump campaign members and Russian intelligence operatives. Burr picked up the phone at Spicer’s request and told reporters the story was false, Axios reports, but didn’t provide any evidence to back it up, and wasn’t quoted on the record.
Nunes reportedly volunteered. He told The Post that he was already making similar calls, but made an additional one at the White House’s request.
Burr and Nunes are, respectively, the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees. Both committees are currently leading the ongoing investigation into the alleged links. "

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The case for an independent investigation just got stronger.

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The 3 investigations into Trump and Russia are all hopelessly compromised

The case for an independent investigation just got stronger.

LAUREL RAYMOND 

The lawmakers in charge of investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives are also helping the Trump campaign counter negative news stories, according to reporting by The Washington Post and Axios.
The news — confirmed by the White House and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), one of the lawmakers — is a strong blow to the credibility of the congressional investigation and any appearance that the investigation is being conducted free from political influence.
According to the reports, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asked Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Nunes to speak to reporters and dispute stories alleging frequent contact between Trump campaign members and Russian intelligence operatives. Burr picked up the phone at Spicer’s request and told reporters the story was false, Axios reports, but didn’t provide any evidence to back it up, and wasn’t quoted on the record.
Nunes reportedly volunteered. He told The Post that he was already making similar calls, but made an additional one at the White House’s request.
Burr and Nunes are, respectively, the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees. Both committees are currently leading the ongoing investigation into the alleged links.
There are currently three investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

The House investigation

One of those investigations is going forth in the House Intelligence Committee, led by Chairman Devin Nunes.
Nunes was an early Trump ally and a member of his official transition team. In the days since the Washington Post report about his calls on the administration’s behalf, he has repeatedly defended himself as having done nothing wrong.
“I felt I had something to share that didn’t breach my responsibilities to the committee in an ongoing investigation,” Nunes told the Post for their original report.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Nunes said he didn’t see any issue with the White House connecting reporters to the members of Congress currently conducting an investigation — nor any issue with the White House asking the FBI to publicly knock down stories about an ongoing investigation, a request Sean Spicer made before he asked the lawmakers. 
Nunes, on Saturday, likened the news reports and ongoing investigation to McCarthyism.
“This is almost like McCarthyism revisited,” he told reporters, calling the investigation and calls for a special prosecutor a “witch hunt.”
“At this point, there’s nothing there,” Nunes said. “We can’t go on a witch hunt against the American people, any American people who have not had any contact, just because they appeared in a news story.”

The Senate investigation

Like in the House, the Senate investigation is going forth within the Intelligence Committee, led by Chairman Richard Burr.
Burr has not responded to the recent reports, but Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, put out a statement saying that he had “grave concerns” about the news.
“I have called Director Pompeo and Chairman Burr to express my grave concerns about what this means for the independence of this investigation and a bipartisan commitment to follow the facts, and to reinforce that I will not accept any process that is undermined by political interference,” he said.
Though Warner stopped short of calling for an independent investigation, he left the door open: “I have said from the very beginning of this matter that if [the standing committee] cannot conduct an independent investigation, I will support empowering whoever can do it right.”
Warner has previously maintained that the Senate Intelligence Committee is equipped to handle the investigation in a bipartisan fashion independent of the Trump administration. In that, he’s out of step with many congressional Democrats, who have repeatedly called for an independent, bipartisan investigation.

The Department of Justice investigation

The third investigation, also ongoing, is being carried out by the FBI. The results of that investigation will be handed over to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who will decide what to do with them.
Sessions was a key figure in Trump’s campaign, and he has been a staunch ally of the president. He has also refused calls to recuse himself from the investigation.
Many Democrats have pointed to the conflict between Sessions’ close Trump administration ties and his duty to investigate that same administration, and said that Sessions should recuse himself.
There are also some cracks opening up on the Republican side: on Friday, House Republican Darrell Issa (CA) also said that Sessions should recuse himself, and invoked a special prosecutor.
“You’re right that you cannot have somebody — a friend of mine, Jeff Sessions — who was on the campaign and who is an appointee,” Issa said on HBO’sReal Time. “You’re going to need to use the special prosecutor’s statute and office.”

The need for an independent investigation

As it stands, all three men in charge of the investigations into the Trump campaign are Republicans, and two of the three are vociferous Trump allies.Burr, the third, also tied himself to Trump during his close 2016 reelection campaign.
Because the congressional investigations are being carried out in standing committees, the majority Republican party has enormous power over how they proceed. Burr and Nunes control how aggressive the investigation in their own committees will be and what it will focus on — including holding power over who is called as a witness, whether records have to be retained, and subpoenas.
So far, both men have been reluctant to attack the Trump administration. Instead of investigating the Trump campaign, for example, Nunes has recently indicated that he’s more concerned with the leaks themselves. Burr initially indicated that he thought the Trump campaign’s interactions with Moscow were outside the scope of his committee’s investigation, before reversing course as public pressure mounted.
Many Democrats, concerned by the clear ties between the men investigating Trump’s allies and Trump himself, have called for the investigation instead to be carried out in bipartisan, independent committees, which would equally distribute power over how the investigation proceeds.
Initially, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also called for an independent investigation. They walked back, however, after no other Republicans came forward.
Now, however, all three of the current investigations are surrounded by a cloud of suspicion, and tainted by the appearance of cooperation with the very administration they are investigating.
Some prominent Republicans are taking note, though thus far, none are the ones actually in power over the shape of the investigation.
“We all need answers,” former President George W. Bush said on Today on Monday. Though Bush stopped short of endorsing a special prosecutor, he said he’d support one if others recommended it — naming Burr as one man whose advice he’d take on the topic.










TRUMPERS: Draft Dodging Chicken Hawk Criticizes THE MILITARY?





TRUMPERS: NEVER EVER EVER LET FACTS form your opinion!
Just keep on rewarding Big Pharma and their Bought & Paid For Congressmen!

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The Attorney General revives debunked pot-crime link.

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  • "In reality, violent crime rates tend to decrease where marijuana is legalized.
    Denver saw a 2.2 percent drop in violent crime rates in the year after the first legal recreational cannabis sales in Colorado. Overall property crime dropped by 8.9 percent in the same period there, according to figures from the Drug Policy Alliance. In Washington, violent crime rates dropped by 10 percent from 2011 to 2014." - Alan Pyke


Draft Dodging Chicken Hawk criticizes the MILITARY?

STOP THE GOP RIGGED ELECTIONS AND VOTE THEM OUT!

Anyone who doesn't step forward and condemn this Intellectual Midget deserves to be OUT OF OFFICE!

Kevin Petersen Saying Trump was in a military school or academy. Is wrong 
That is virtually the equivalent to the Boy Scouts Totally different 
Trump being a 5 time Vietnam draft dodger, not once, but 5 times should have been reason enough for no USA citizen to vote for him 

That totally shows his character 
In his case. Lack there of


Nancy C. Wasserman At the time he was at NYMA , military schools were used to teach discipline to hard to manage boys. They were called incorrigible .




Senator Tammy Duckworth — US Senator for Illinois


Not only are the President’s remarks not truthful, they are offensive to every man and woman who has ever worn this great nation’s uniform—including thousands currently deployed and in danger.
For someone who has never served and thinks he knows more than Generals with real combat experience to say these things is disgusting. It’s yet more evidence that President Trump is not fit to be Commander-in-Chief.
If he thinks our troops are not fighting to win, he needs to tell the American people why he’s ordering them to remain in harm’s way.

Apparently Draft Dodger in Chief Trump doesn't just have contempt for POWs.
From the article:

"President Trump attended a military academy, but never served in the armed forces. He received a total of five draft deferments in the Vietnam War, including one for bone spurs in his heels, The New York Times reports. Trump has been previously criticized for being insensitive to the sacrifices made by service members and their families for the country: "You have sacrificed nothing and no one," said Khizr Khan, the father of an American soldier killed in Iraq, at the Democratic National Convention last year."





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The Washington Post Just Asked A MAJOR Question Of Trump’s Administration, And He’ll Be LIVID

Trump’s young administration is fraught with trouble, but we all knew that already. Most of us probably haven’t thought of just how to frame Trump’s behavior since assuming the White House, but an enterprising writer at the Washington Post just did. Eugene Robinson, an opinion writer for the Post, wrote an entire op-ed based around the following question:
“Does Trump know he’s president?”
Well, does he? One of the things that Robinson points to as evidence that he doesn’t, or, at least, doesn’t know what he’s doing at all, is the fact that we had a bunch of government executives tell Europe, tell Iraq, even tell the U.N., not to listen to what Trump says. For instance, he said we’re going to take Iraq’s oil. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the press in Baghdad that we were absolutely not there to do that. 
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said that we absolutely support a two-state solution after Trump said we didn’t. Mike Pence told NATO that we’re fully devoted to them, after Trump has said repeatedly that NATO is obsolete and wants to cozy up to Russia.
He said that rounding up undocumented immigrants is “a military operation,” which supposedly means a “non-military operation,” and he was just using “military” as an adjective, according to Sean Spicer.
Not mentioned in Robinson’s article is Trump’s neverending Twitter temper tantrum, though he does mention Trump’s feud with the press.  There’s also the fact that Trump loves hobnobbing with his rich buddies in Florida, to the point where he had a meeting on North Korea in plain view of his VIPs, who pay him a ton of money. He won’t divest from his businesses, which is creating massive conflicts of interest and may even be in violation of the Constitution.
He rushed out his Muslim ban and the courts promptly halted it, and we have to wonder if he even consulted with anyone knowledgeable about the law with that. The 9th Circuit just rejected the Justice Department’s request to put that case on hold pending a new order.
So when the Post has to ask if Trump even knows he’s president, we have to wonder the same thing. We also have to assume that Trump will be pissed if he hears about this op-ed because it makes him look like the buffoon he is, and he already hates the Post. Not as much as The New York Times or CNN, but he hates them enough. The answer to Robinson’s question is, “No, he doesn’t know he’s president, especially not in the same way every other president we’ve had knew they were president.”