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This is how this mean spirited “Healthcare” Republican legislation would affect me

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I am not a statistic. I started coughing for no apparent reason in August. I have been subjected to every test you can throw at someone. They still don’t know what’s wrong with me. It has made my life a third of what it used to be. I can’t go out to take walks anymore. I can’t do the things I could do just in August of last year. And I just turned 63. So are wonderful members of Congress of the Republican persuasion believe that cutting taxes for 700 very rich families harworth making it harder for me to get my life back to where it was. Shame on them. They should be ashamed the way they shame people on Game of Thrones. Mitch McConnell at the top of the Heap. They don’t deserve the moniker of leadership because leaders worried about their constituents. Mitch McConnell claims that he’s worried about the 75,000 coal miner jobs in his state but doesn’t even consider all the retail jobs that are going down the drain. The coal industry is powerful and has lots of money because it creates a product that comes out of the ground and is burnt without any regard to the environment. Clean Coal technology, it should be called Clean Coal mythology. 

I am truly scared of what will happen to my health because of these Draconian cuts to Health Care that the Republicans want to put on our country. What do we have to do two make it clear to them that their jobs are not safe if they pass this law.

That claim is we cannot afford it. What we cannot afford is an 800 billion dollar tax cut for the rich. What we cannot afford is to let cancer patients die because they cannot get the medications they need. What we cannot afford is to let those fetuses that they care so much about died when they come to this world because they don’t get the care needed to keep them alive. And these people call themselves pro-life! 

They are in fact pro-death and the rich.

I am one of the lucky ones who got himself to California and has been able to thrive under the care of Medi-Cal. But those monies will dry up and what happens to me and all those like me? This will be a stain on our country that will rival what happened to Germany in the forties under Hitler. They are planning to weed out those who are sick and poor. And that’s what we call our government!

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I hate selfies, but I took this one because every breath I take has become difficult.

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L.A. Times – These local Democrats feel guilty for sitting out last year’s election. So they are venturing into GOP territory to register voters for 2018 

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Making phone calls for your candidate is difficult. People hang up on you but there is no person to person interaction. You have to admire these individuals who are going out into Republican neighborhoods knocking on doors and asking them to register to vote and consider the Democratic party and its candidates. Bravo, let’s have more of these people do this across the country and maybe we stand the chance of getting the Tangerine Menace out of the White House.

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Mitch McConnell’s Secret Healthcare Bill Is Cruel and Reprehensible – Esquire

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Mitch McConnell thinks he has won.

Mitch McConnell could be no further from the truth.

His agenda of hate we’ll come back and haunt him for the rest of his miserable days. He is the tool of all that is wrong in our country. He has allowed 45 to become president. He denied President Obama his rightful pick to the Supreme Court. He mailed that President Obama would be a one-term president. He has been an obstructionist during the eight years of the Obama Administration. Think of how great some of the strides we could have had if it were not for Mitch McConnell and his band of Republicans. Enough with the talk. It’s time for action. We need to go out and vote and vote with the same fervor that the Tea Party did. We need to sweep all of these people out of office. Mitch McConnell will still be there but let’s leave him with a legacy of loss and this grace. He will be the Senate’s majority leader that has two watch over the impeachment of 45. Let us not forget what they have done to us and what they plan for our country. Poor people are not something that one should sweep under the rug. They are human beings and honestly are more human for the most part then Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell is what gives America a bad name. His hypocrisy is beyond measure. He was the first to decry the fact that the Affordable Care Act was not debated long enough even though it was debated for over a year. Where is the debate on his secret and evil healthcare plan? Nowhere my friends.

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‘Major Lawsuit’ Against Trump Promised by D.C., Maryland Officials – NBC News

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All the states are going to be such a pesky thing for this illegitimate man living in the White House. Has he tries to divert our attention away we the people will not be distracted. Wasn’t that a bunch of winning last week with all of that infrastructure rollout ? It’s a joke, each week he claims he’s going to do something important and never gets to it because all he knows how to do is tweet to his detriment. The quicker he resigns the better for this country. And I’m not looking forward to a Pence Administration, but I can’t imagine how he’s going to be able to keep claiming he knows nothing. He supposed to be one of the president’s confidants and he knows nothing?

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Feds Arrest NSA Contractor in Leak of Top Secret Russia Document – NBC News

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Instead of arresting her they should be declaring her a hero, a patriot or at least a whistle-blower. But 45 and his gang of cronies won’t do that. Although the article says that the papers do not say that the Russians actually changed votes it does say that they had uncanny knowledge of how voters would be counted and the numbers would end up in the final tally. Russia’s hands is all over this and it’s time for Congress to stop sitting on their asses and doing nothing about this. A full-fledged independent commission needs to be appointed. We cannot trust this justice department with people like Jeff sessions running it and whoever the FBI director is going to be will do the right thing. This is our country we’re talking about and it’s time for all of this partisan crap coming from the Republicans to end. What if this had been Hillary? Can you imagine the furor? These holier-than-thou Republicans are not Patriots they are traitors.

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The case for voting on the day of the election

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I have only voted once early and that was in 2012 to vote for president Obama in Florida where I knew the lines would be very long on Election Day and my health was quite bad at the time. I was recovering in a nursing home from an assault. I’ve only voted once and absentee ballot and again it’s because I was out of town on the day of the election. 

I vote in person for many reasons. I love the visceral Act of going into the polling place and doing my civic duty. But then there is also the fact that we live in a world where things happen so quickly and things can change radically overnight. 

Montana voters for the most part have voted. Say, the Secretary of State reported a large number of calls in Montana asking if they could change their vote in light of the assault on the reporter. Unfortunately the answer was no.

So although I know I’m going against every single rule that says you should go and get your vote in as soon as possible I still believe that things can happen that may want you to change your vote. Look, I’m a proud liberal and I’m not very comfortable with the progressive moniker. I’m a Kennedy liberal and proud of it. So I know who I’m going to vote for and I support those people. But people are people and sometimes they’ll disappoint you. So I wait until election day to vote. That’s my point of you and I’m sure that some of you think that I am wrong. 

I have never missed a single election since I turned 18. I remember voting on a one-issue election in Miami to renew the lease of a restaurant on Key Biscayne called The Rusty Pelican. I’m that devoted to voting. So I’m not the normal person but still things change and people disappoint so I like to get every bit of information about an election prior to Casting my vote.

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Screenshot from MS NBC and all in with Chris Hayes, May 25th 2017.

Montana GOP Congressional Candidate Cited With Misdemeanor Assault of Reporter – NBC News

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It is ironic that when this first occurred the Reflex action of the police was to take the reporter into custody and then later to the hospital. Montana is a weird state that has so few people that it only has one Congressional seat. If the Republicans lose this seat it will be a major body blow to the GOP. Hopefully having the Republican candidate cited for assault will make the people of Montana wake up and smell the coffee.

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read full article at NBC news here

Comey Wrote Memo Saying Trump Urged Him to Drop Flynn Investigation: Sources – NBC News

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Minute after minute this feels very much like avairy fast reenactment of the fall of Richard Nixon. I was in high school when Nixon was in power. I was in the University of Miami when he was removed from Power. I remember that summer watching the Watergate hearings at my part time job on my small TV which I brought to my job answering phones and was mesmerised by the Senate earrings. And now we have a president that makes President Nixon seem but 9. We have allies now that are threatening to no longer share information with us on terrorism because of his loose lips. And he is very scared of the Russia investigation. This memo by former FBI director Comey is indicative of how scared he is of any investigation of his dealings with Russia prior to becoming president. He knows that it’s the slippery slope that will lead to his downfall. I hope it comes soon because as much as I don’t relish the thought of a president Pence, it seems like a better option that what we have right now in the White House.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/comey-wrote-memo-saying-trump-urged-him-drop-flynn-investigation-n760471?cid=eml_nbn_20170516

FBI Director James Comey at a news conference on child sex trafficking at FBI headquarters in June 2014. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Comey invited to testify before Senate panel – POLITICO

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Whatever you think about former FBI director Comey, and I don’t think much good about him, his testimony will be pivotal in unearthing the collusion that is going on in 45’s White House. His unceremonious firing yesterday went against all the rules of protocol. First sessions who is supposed to be recuse from anything to do with the Russian investigation recommended his firing. Then they used the investigation of Hillary Clinton as a cause for his dismissal. Trump while campaigning praised call me over and over again for his investigation of Hillary Clinton and the so-called email server. Now Sean Spicer says that that was just campaign rhetoric and not what the president thinks. That’s so full of BS then smells all the way here to Los Angeles. I am very pleased to see a bipartisan senate committee start unraveling this this mantling of our government. Amazingly, the only public event that 45 has today is to meet with his Russian cohorts.

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Leader of ‘Cal-Exit’ Drops Bid for California to Secede, Instead Moves to Russia – NBC News

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Once the proverbial cat was out of the bag, the leader of Cal exit went back to the motherland. Putin’s Russia has been meddling in the west Affairs for too long. They hit water behind the push for brexit and obviously Trump’s win but no one knew that they were the force behind Cal exit. Now the leader is moving to Russia where he belongs

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