Poll: More Dems approve of McCain than Republicans after his death – TheHill

When I was a kid I used to read Superman comic books. Once in awhile Superman would end up in Bizarro world. Everything would be backwards. Does that sound familiar to what is happening today?

Senator McCain may be remembered as the last of the bipartisans. I did not agree with him on everything but I knew that he listens and wanted to try to come to some arrangement. The republicans in Congress now have one goal, to feed that insatiable thirst for more money so they can get reelected. Freshman Congressman arriving or told by their party that they need to forget about writing bills and instead they need to worry about running for congress again. The average Congressman spends 6 hours a day calling for donations to the very rich. I may be going out on the tension here but Senator McCain makes me want to get up on top of a hill and scream that we need reform in our politics. First and foremost we need to get big money out of politics, it’s what has created the swamp and it’s turning our whole country into one.

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Colin Kaepernick wins summary judgment case vs. NFL keeping grievance alive – Yahoo News

Let’s just face it, other than for a few outliers, the NFL ownership is mainly billionaires and all white. so it’s not hard to believe that they may there be some Republicans in that fold. And it may not be hard to believe that some of those people are Trump supporters. So when Trump starts badgering NFL players for kneeling, their constitutional right to free speech, he is obviously working hand-in-hand with NFL owners.

I’m so happy to see that Colin Kaepernick has been able to go forward with his court case. I hope in the end the courts give him the justice that the NFL has so unjustly denied him.

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Ron DeSantis Outed as Administrator of Racist, Conspiracy-Sharing Facebook Page – Miami New Times

Dog whistles are meant to be heard by A specific group. In the case of Ron DeSantis that group is racists. if you don’t believe that then you haven’t seen him in action. With the unexpected win by an African-American for the Democratic nomination for Florida governor Ron DeSantis has gone on the offencive. And his offencive is a objectionable. The governor of Florida like the president of the United States needs to be the leader of all the people not just those who vote for you. And yet that seems to be a recurring theme with the Republican Party. Do things for your base and ignore The rest of the country because they didn’t vote for you. That’s not how government was supposed to work and shame on the GOP for making it so.

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‘Winter is coming’: Allies fear Trump isn’t prepared for gathering legal storm – The Washington Post

For those of us who watch the Game of Thrones we know what winter is coming means. Although in the White House case it’s not going to be white walkers but it’s going to be Democrats crawling all over this white house and finding out all of those crimes that have been committed during his presidency. Look I’m the first to admit I thought that Trump did not have a chance against Hillary Clinton, and yet here we are. So this blue wave that is supposed to go across the country electing Democrats to the house and set it seems wonderful but until November 7th I won’t be pleased. We need to volunteer, donate to candidates and most importantly make sure we and all our friends go out and vote on November 6th.

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With White House Counsel Donald McGahn’s impending departure, President Trump’s large and ever-changing legal team is thrown into turmoil once again. (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Massachusetts Democrat calls for Clarence Thomas impeachment – POLITICO

Those of you too young to remember the Clarence Thomas hearings would have missed some of the best testimony in front of Congress by Anita Hill. She was compelling and truthful yet the Republican Congress decided to ignore her and allowed this unfit man to become a lifetime member of our Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas has not had his hand clean since he’s been in the Supreme Court. His wife it continues in to work companies that have business in front of the Supreme Court and yet never has thought to recuse herself. She has profited from having a husband on the Supreme Court and that’s not acceptable in American politics or government

Clarence Thomas is a disgrace to the Supreme Court and should be impeached.

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ 1991 confirmation hearing was marked by sexual harassment allegations against him relating to his conduct at several federal agencies. Barbara L’Italien said she would file an impeachment resolution against Thomas for perjury during his confirmation hearings. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

Devin Nunes Seeks Intel on Christopher Steele in London – The Atlantic

It’s remarkable that a member of Congress, yes the US Congress, is believed to be a leaker of information and not just any information but information vital to the safety of our country. Devin Nunez has undermined his country’s ability to protect itself from Russians. It is seemingly that he is in some way compromised because of his behavior or actions. The Russians must have something on him. I have no information that says this but if one looks at Behavior then one can speculate. Even our closest ally the United Kingdom refused to meet with him because of fears that he would turn around and leave the information. is this truly someone we want representing us in Congress?

remember this is the Devin Nunes who is the chairman of the house intelligence committee. This is the same Devin Nunez that has done everything in his power to stop the Mueller investigation. This is the same Devin Nunez that has called in for questioning the two highest people fighting Russia in the FBI and tried to crucify them in front of eye closed hearing of Congress which was promptly leaked. This is the same Devin Nunez who should not be reelected as a member of Congress.

Andrew Janz is running against him in November. It’s imperative that we donate to this wonderful candidate. This is not a normal election, 2016 has turned the tide on America and we are seeing our rights and Privileges and safety being the night. Whether it’s the Clean Water we drink or the Clean Air we wish to breathe. So I ordered you to go to his site and give them even one dollar because every little bit will help.

https://www.andrewjanzforcongress.com/

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U.S. Representative Devin Nunes of California JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi wishes for ‘English to English’ translation after Trump’s incoherent Mexico trade deal presser

Finally, somebody verbalized what I have been thinking forever. We need a translator whenever this man start stalking if you want to call it that.

Donald Trump and his incompetent White House cannot do anything correctly. I’m not sure if it was a trait being played on Trump by the outgoing president of Mexico or if it was in confidence, either way it’s sad. Sad…

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Facing bipartisan criticism, Trump belatedly issues McCain full honors, lowers W.H. flag – NBC News

Over the last few Decades of the Trump White House, or so it seems, we have seen many spectacles. Today was one of the best or the worst. First this President wanted to Rebrand NAFTA by renaming it and essentially not having anything changed about it and organized a phone call with the outgoing Mexican president. This white house is so incompetent they cannot orchestrate a White House call tour foreign leader on camera. I don’t like Trump, but I was embarrassed for him and our country.

Then after this photo shoot, he was repeatedly asked to talk about Senator McCain. Then after meeting with another foreign dignitary he was repeatedly asked to talk about Senator McCain. And then again after some other White House Event he was repeatedly asked to speak about Senator McCain and each time he said nothing. And that stupid face that he makes when he doesn’t want to say something. Very much like the one when they ask them on air force one about the payments by Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

The legacy of this presidency is going to be that he has embarrassed Us in the eyes of the world. We look benign and weak and pathetic. Thank you so much mr. President!

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An example of the stupid face I was talking about

Stormy Daniels, Trump and the power of telling the truth – NBC News

Stephanie Clifford also known as Stormy Daniels along with her attorney, Michael Avenatti, May well be the Catalyst that causes the Trump ship to sink. I wasn’t of this opinion right away. I thought Playboy model Karen McDougal was more believable in her interview with Anderson Cooper than was Stormy Daniels. But both women need to be given credit because dare truth was absolutely the truth. At the end of the day everything they both have said about their dealings with Trump have been corroborated by multiple individuals.

with Trump we’re dealing with an individual who thinks he and he alone is above the law. This was something that was clear from the time he tried to get out of going to Vietnam for the lame reason that he had bone spurs. And through his history as a failed developer he cheated his way through every business deal. He’s a cheat and got into the White House by cheating and now the American people know that. What to me was more important than anything that happened this week was the interview with the juror in the Paul manafort case that wanted Paul manafort to be innocent but said that he wasn’t and the evidence was overwhelming. She confessed to wear a make America great again hat to the courthouse. But she left her hat in the car and brought her citizenship into the courtroom. I believe this is giving a lot of people out there validation and the ability to walk away from Trump and his lies.

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The story of Stormy Daniels is in some ways the ultimate American affirmation of the underdog.Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via AP file

Aides expect Trump to go rogue on Manafort pardon – POLITICO

Great tactician have been defeated by the smallest details. Alexander didn’t realize how hard it would be to rule an Empire that large. Napoleon Bonaparte never thought how he would feed his troops while invading Russia. And I could go on. Now mind you I don’t think of Trump as a great tactician, his tactics car seat of the pants. So I say all this because I’m not sure that he realizes if he pardons Manafort that will make it easier for prosecutors to question Manafort because he has no self-incrimination problems and cannot plead the Fifth Amendment.

So if our fearless leader plans on pardoning Manafort he’s got to do it well into Manafort’s prison term. I’m sure that I am not the only person that has heard pundants talked about this on television. Me thinks that Mr manafort’s family may be listening to it as well and will tell their imprisoned family member that it’s time for him to flip. Yes I use the colloquial that seems to be Trump’s favorite, the language of the mob. He has referred to John Dean, of Watergate Fame, as erect. Yesterday he said in his Fox and Friends interview that he thinks flipping should be illegal.

That’s why I am of the same opinion as Bill Maher who honestly believes, and so do I that this election coming up in about 2 months will be pivotal to the continuation of the United States of America as we have come to know it. Bill Maher gave a million dollars last week and I will be pumping as much money into the Senate as I possibly can to make sure the Democratic candidates win.

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