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White House says Trump weighed in on son’s Russia meeting statement ‘as any father would’ – The Washington Post

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Maybe I had the perfect father. Perhaps the fathers I interacted with were perfect. Or maybe that’s not how a father would act with his son. I think the latter is true. Throwing one son under the proverbial bus is not how a father Acts. He knew very well that by making his son write those words he was implicating him in a conspiracy and was making him the Fall Guy for his mistakes. We don’t have a role model for president, look all presidents have their flaws, but this one is the essence of what is wrong with the world. To do this to his own son and then have his press maven say that this is how any father would act is implicitly evil.

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Lawsuit Alleges Fox News And Trump Supporter Created Fake News Story – NPR

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Reading the story made me sick to my stomach. The White House, our White House, the people’s Wight House concocting fake stories to hurt their opponents. What have we come to? I wish I could say more but I am beside myself at this point.

Please click on the link below and read the story. I think you’ll understand. Please pass this story on, you don’t have to pass it through this blog, but please pass it on. This NPR story is indicative of how this White House works.

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Mary Rich, the mother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich, speaks at a press conference on Aug. 1, 2016. A lawsuit alleges Fox News and a wealthy Trump supporter intended to deflect public attention from growing concern about the administration’s ties to the Russian government by concocting a story about the murder of Seth Rich.

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Republicans reject last-ditch ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare – LA Times

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We have won a battle but not the war. Let us not be fooled into believing that the Republicans will just let this go. They have run on this for the last 7 years and they need to show something to their base or they will be thrown out of office. As our genius in the White House has said, Health Care is complicated. You’re dealing with 1/6 of the largest economy in the world. You’re dealing with people’s lives. Did the Democrats do it right yes or no with the Affordable Care Act, I don’t know. I think this is a time for bipartisanship and maybe we can get the country behind something for once. I know this is not going to be popular. If Senator McCain can cross the aisle then so should we.

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DOJ: Title VII does not protect sexual orientation – CNNPolitics.com

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 Just when you thought that this Administration and it’s shitshow could not get any worse well here it goes. Referring to the LGBTQ community as homosexuals, a term that has not been used by our government in years, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard sessions wants to put his path of religious bigotry on our country, perhaps we should start referring to his Department as the department of Injustice. Allowing the lgbtq community to be discriminated against in the workplace without any repercussions against those who do the discriminating. The rainbow tide is going to sweep these people out of office.

Does the administration not realize that everyone has a member of the lgbtq community in their close relations whether a son, brother, father, mother, sister and the list goes on and on let alone all the friends and co-workers. The backlash is going to cause them whiplash. Shame on them Shame Shame Shame.

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Trump bans transgender individuals from U.S. military service – POLITICO

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Wikipédia says:

The 19 countries confirmed as allowing transgender people to openly serve in their militaries are: AustraliaAustriaBelgiumBoliviaCanadaCzech RepublicDenmarkEstoniaFinlandFranceGermanyIsraelNetherlandsNew ZealandNorwaySpainSweden and United Kingdom.[4]

So once again 45 puts United States backwards from other countries. If someone wants to serve in the military they should be applauded and not banned. There have been multiple studies that show that LGBT individuals are some of the best individuals in a military. This is a disgusting decision and one that will be fought hard in the courts. He knows that all he has left is his base and now he’s ruling to the 25% of the American people who he thinks will vote for him at any cost. Even the day that Nixon resigns for high crimes and misdemeanors he had a 24% approval rating. Trump doesn’t realize that having that little is not enough to keep power and each time he makes these kind of decisions money flows to his opponents.

I am repulsed each morning when I read about this man and his decisions and how he is ruining the United States of America.

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My good friend David passed away today and I will miss him every day of my life. He died from complications from throat cancer. He is survived by his partner Bobby Gaines, I cannot understand the deepness of the loss Bobby feels right now, and my heart goes out to him.

If you care to, please make donations in his name to the American Cancer Society.

Thank you for reading this most personal of blog posts,

Alain

David Anthony Trujillo

The resistance is already planning for when Trump fires Robert Mueller – Slate

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First I would like to thank my friend Kile Ozier for posting this article originally on Facebook. 

In my opinion, this will be a seminal moment for the Republican Party. It will prove that it’s truly a party that believes in our constitution and in the American way or if it’s become a cult of Trump. 

I’ve said this many times before on my blog that I remember the Watergate scandal vividly. I used to take a portable TV to my summer job to watch the hearings. I guess I was a political junkie even back then. Happy that I’m still fascinated by the subject. That being said the Republican party of 1973 and 74 is a different animal from the one I see today. Sure, there was partisanship, but the love of country came before everything else. The Republicans today are turning their back on the fact that there president won the election with the help of one of our greatest enemies, Russia and Putin. President Nixon, who later apologized for his misdeeds carried out a series of firings called the Saturday night Massacre until he found someone in the Justice Department willing to fire the special prosecutor. I believe the Russians are handing Jeff Sessions head on a platter to the president by insinuating that they had conversations with him about the elections in 2016. This would be a direct contradiction to his testimony during his confirmation hearings in front of the Senate and grounds for his removal. Jeff sessions is a terrible choice for attorney general by any measure but I cannot imagine who president number 45 would choose as his replacement. So as the article says we will need to go out in the streets but we will need to sustain our anger and not let his daily distractions take our focus off of the price of getting him out of office.

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McCain’s primary rival urges him to step aside after diagnosis — and suggests she could replace him – The Washington Post

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Kelli Ward is a poor excuse for a human being. Trying to make herself better because of the illness and someone else he wants to vomit. I have not agreed with John McCain and some of these decisions but he is the senator from Arizona until he said he’s not and not because of some primary rival.

Shame on the Republican party that’s not coming down on this despicable sweeter and telling her she doesn’t deserve a place in their party, but then the GOP is a party of win at all costs and treason with the Enemy.

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Report: Trump Lawyers Exploring Pardons to Undercut Mueller – The Daily Beast

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I guess I’m getting old. Having lived through the excruciating Lee slow Watergate process I never thought things would get so bad and so quickly for 45. I always anticipated pardons being part of how this is all going to end. Whether it is pardons by 45 or some future president of the Republican persuasion I always thought that they will be Parton’s. Now the snake of a lawyer that Trump has, wants to use the presidential pardon powers to undercut director Mueller’s investigation of this corrupt Administration. I guess that if they parted all of the potential Witnesses then they cannot be compelled to testify and this whole Scandal goes slithering away. What is not being taken into consideration is the anger of the American people. Sure Trump can easily pardon who he wants. But let’s not be fooled into thinking that if he does there will not be a democratic-led Senate and House ready to impeach him with the full backing of the majority of the American people.

Russia cannot win this.

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One of the snakes that 45 has as his attorney

A California businessman born in former Soviet Union also attended Trump Jr. meeting – LA Times

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Soon we’ll find out the whole Politburo, oh wait that was the Soviet Union, was there. I never thought I would be quoting Congressman Trey Gowdy but the drip drip drip is starting to take a toll. These true-blooded Americans who voted for this charlatan must now be realizing they are being lied to everyday. Last night Seth Meyers said that line comes to 45 the same way breathing comes to a whale when it reaches the surface of the ocean. I am hoping that this is going to either make 45 even more intransigence or he realizes that his family is in jeopardy and resigns but gives them all pardons before he does.

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