NRA’s Wayne LaPierre accuses Democrats of exploiting Parkland shooting in speech – NBC News

Today the NRA is like a wounded animal. They see the power of the young people and they understand that the tide is turning and turning quickly. They will do anything to keep selling more guns. A lot of people think about the NRA has some sort of an organization of gun owners. In fact it’s the lobbying group for gun manufacturers. An interesting aspect of gun manufacturers is that they are the only, the only, manufacturer that is not liable for defects in the manufacturer of their products. If a gun explodes in your hand you can do anything about it they are protected by the law.

Yesterday Trump said that he would consider raising the age for purchasing an assault weapon, he also said that he would consider making it more difficult to buy one through better checks. He also floated the idea of arming teachers. Today the first three ideas are off the table and now all he wants to do is put more guns in the school. This is not acceptable. Teachers, and we’ve all had them, or not there to kill a student or an assailant there there to teach our kids. It seems that Trump is doing everything to destroy our schools. He put in an in-depth Secretary of Education, he is cut funding for schools and teachers now have to buy the supplies for their students with their own money. Or his Russian overlords demanding that he dumb down the United States.

Never again is the rallying Cry of the students and they will not except this so called compromise. It’s not a compromise it’s a complete surrender to the NRA’s demands. The NRA wants more guns because the NRA represents gun manufacturers and please never forget that.

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Just in case you thought that this was an impromptu session yesterday here are his notes.

And by the way do you think that President Obama had 44 embroided in his sleeve? Photo credits screenshot from Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC

Mueller asking if Manafort promised banker White House job in return for loans – NBC News

When a financial institution lends more than a quarter of its total worth to an individual who has no job, no major assets and no way to repay the loan then why would they do it? They did it because Paul Manafort has something that no one wants to hear that is in power. Look at the machination songs that have gone on regarding Paul Manafort and his illicit activities in Ukraine and in Russia. Paul Manafort is at the center of a spoke that goes out all the way around the White House and is what is scaring the hell out of the White House. Loans like this don’t just happen, they happen because somebody is filling the till on the other side.

There’s a Chinese curse that says may you live in interesting times. Maybe you now understand why it’s a curse.

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Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached. – HuffPost

The drum beat for the case to impeach Clarence Thomas it’s starting to grow. The me-too movement has given more weight to allegations made by those who have worked with Clarence Thomas. The New York Magazine article entitled the case for the impeachment of Clarence Thomas lays out a very good argument why this man should not be allowed to remain in the Supreme Court.

People often ask me what are we going to do about Trump? And I say the only thing we can do is to make sure we go out and vote and vote in large enough numbers that whatever the Russians are going to try to do us in 2018 they can’t succeed. Because unlike the Republicans of the Nixon era these Republicans are fed, I’ll say it breastfed, by the money’s of the different lobbyists that control them like puppets on a string. I’m not saying the Democrats are better but Democrats get more money from individuals then the Republicans could ever dream of. The Democrats have not been in power and as such are not the target of lobbyists the same way the Republicans are. Mitch McConnell and his imaginations over the 1 year delay in putting a replacement in 4 Supreme Court Justice Alito tells you much about how Republicans cheat. The only way Republicans win is by gerrymandering, and cheating as much as they possibly can a system which thought that are public servants would actually serve the public.

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Fact-checking Trump’s error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigation – The Washington Post

Fact-checking has become almost quaint with this liar in Chief. I only have to listen to know that the man is lying. Although there is a special trick if he says something three times it’s a huge lie. Here are some examples, not a puppet not a puppet not a puppet or no collusion no collusion no collusion.

One thing I would like to say here is that I truly believe it’s our civic duty to have a subscription to our local newspaper whether it’s a small town or the big city. Are newspapers needs or survive because in this era of not knowing what is true anymore the newspaper is still your best choice.

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Trump inaugural committee paid $26 million to friend of Melania Trump – CNBC

For a major part of my life I was an event planner, whether it be for volunteer events or events that war for commercial bases. 1.6 million dollars is a huge fee for an inaugural. And then to boot it’s to someone who is in a close friendship with the First Lady. This white house has never had and will never have any Scruples about how they do business. It’s how they can line their pockets and the pockets of those who are in theory loyal to them. what we have learned is that the Loyalty vanishes the minute there is no more profit motive involved. Look at Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon and the latest reince priebus and the way they have attacked this President and his white house once they left. Mike Pence is putting himself into quite a little box here pushing the lies of the president over and over again. He thinks he’s going to be president, he believes God wants him to be. I think the people will overrule that.

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The two first ladies and their husbands – Photo credit Getty Images

“Who Needs a Controversy Over the Inauguration?”: Reince Priebus Opens Up About His Six Months of Magical Thinking – Vanity Fair

If you’re Sean Spicer you go on Saturday Night Live and make fun of yourself. I guess if you’re reince priebus you go on Vanity Fair and call it the year of magical thinking. In my opinion they both are as guilty as Sin. They helped this President get elected and now has a Stranglehold on our country. All the articles in Vanity Fair or appearances on Saturday Night Live will not wash away their sins, to me they just augment them. How cynical they are thinking they can redeem themselves by telling on the person they swore an allegiance to serve. They are the worst of the worst.

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Record 21 States See Decline in Well-Being in 2017 – Gallup Polling

I think I can pinpoint exactly when this decline started. How to round 1 a.m. on November 9th. I know that what is happening in our White House has to have reverberations across the community. One scandal after the other, one bad tweet after another, it all adds up. Well being is something that one feels not just in ones bank account but also in how we see ourselves in our community. The current occupant of the White House has done irreparable harm to our country. I hope and pray we will be able to recover from this vial men’s actions.

Look at his chief of staff, General Kelly. The true nature of this man has come out and he has become the Gering under 45. The chief propaganda officer also known as Sarah Huckabee Sanders lies on a continuing basis from the podium of the White House. And there are no repercussions for her lives. She just use them daily. But then all of this comes from the top and it needs to be exercised like a cancerous tumor. We need to vote this man out and hopefully impeach him before 2020.

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Record 21 States See Decline in Well-Being in 2017 – Gallup Polling

Railroad agency’s acting chief resigns amid questions about his employment – POLITICO

I remember during the summer of 2016 Trump supporters chanting lock her up and drain the swamp. I would take that swamp any day compared to the landfill that we now have as a government. The stench of political appointments is now making it impossible for this government to work correctly. Whether the individuals are wife beaters or have made stock trades to make themselves rich or in this case working two jobs at the same time it’s amazing how this Administration has been incompetent in their ability to find the proper people for positions.

I have to assume that the good candidates for positions in the government are looking the other way. Why would one want to ruin their resume with the stain of working for 45.

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A former Federal Railroad Administration employee also told POLITICO this week that she had fielded at least three requests from a Mississippi TV journalist seeking to speak with Hall last summer – POLITICO

Jim Carrey urges users to delete Facebook accounts and dump stock | Stuff.co.nz

I deleted my Facebook account on November 11th. At that point I weighed 224 lb. So here I am 3 months later and I weigh 183 lb. I can’t tell you that deleting your Facebook account is going to make you dump weight like I did,

But it will make you feel better about yourself. You won’t be part of a giant social experiment. You won’t be having arguments with strangers. You’ll have more time to talk to your friends. You’ll have more time to spend with your family. You’ll have more time to be with yourself.

I applied Jim Carrey and I hope and many others follow in his footsteps. If I hear another Facebook executive claim that did not know that Russia was influencing the 2016 election I will throw up in their mouths. They accepted the advertising against Hillary Clinton in Rubles, the Russian currency. You would think that if somebody painted you in Frank’s you would know that they were French. So this is all hypocritical on Facebook’s part and they need to be punished and the only way we can do it is by deactivating our accounts and if you own their stock selling it.

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