Fed approves its first rate cut since 2008, Dow plunges as Chairman Powell speaks – NBC News

It took him 30 months but Trump f***** up President Obama’s come back from the great recession. Car sales are at recession levels, the trade tariffs are putting a huge impact on how we live our daily lives. I just went to the groceries and could not believe how the numbers have gone up. I am blessed or cursed with a really good memory and so when I see prices go from $2.69 to $3.49 for something that I buy all the time like Coffee-Mate I know this is impacting everyone everywhere.

Mark Sanford the guy who ran away with his girlfriend to South America while still the sitting governor of South Carolina is supposedly running against Trump in the Republican primary if there is one. Chris Hayes interviewed him and asked him why he was running and he said it wasn’t because he was upset at the way Trump behaved but rather that he wanted to have a more balanced budget with less deficit spending. Chris Hayes told him then why don’t you start pushing for a Democrat to be the president of the United States because once a Democrat is in office you Republicans who are spending like it’s going out of style are going to become fiscal Hawks again.

Oh the hypocrisy of the Republican party.

The Trump recession is coming

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., on July 31, 2019

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Don’t Worry About the Democratic Presidential Polls – The New Yorker

To say that it’s too early to understand how the field in 2020 is going to and up is a great understatement. Even later in the game then the article States we were completely wrong about who everyone thought would be either the nominee or the president. We don’t have a president Giuliani or Jeb Bush or Fred Thompson for that matter. What we have is a President who defies what we see in the polls. I truly believe that some people are just plain embarrassed of supporting this man and will not tell posters. So the numbers mean very little right now. Joe Biden has the the recognition that no one else has. For those of us who follow politics closely most of the names are household once but for those who just sit back and let things fall as they may either it’s easy to say Joe Biden or they really have no opinion.

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Soon after Joe Biden entered the Presidential race, polls showed him to be far ahead of his Democratic competition, including Bernie Sanders. But Biden’s initial lead has dwindled.

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Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman referred to ‘Might is Right’ neo-Nazi manifesto before shooting – NBC News

I’m sure we’re not going to be surprised. I’m sure we’re not going to be surprised by this president. I am so sure that I’m going to say this now. If this had been a Muslim or a person of color he would come out and call them terrorists. But this is a white teenager with a Neo-Nazi calling and he’s just going to say thoughts and prayers but never say the word terrorist about an individual who brought Terror to a community.

Let’s stop mincing words, neo-nazis are the bad people. They were in the back people in Charlottesville, they were the bad people who killed the African American Church and they are the people that killed a little six-year-old boy and a 13 year old girl and another innocent man yesterday in Gilroy. It’s funny I’ve always wanted to go to the Gilroy garlic festival so when I heard the words Gilroy come up in a breaking news last night I feared that I knew where the shooting that happened.

Speaking of terrorist, let’s talk about the NRA.when the NRA was formed it was a gun safety organization. Now they are of purveyor of fear across our country. where is Wayne LaPierre and his million-dollar salary today? Nowhere to be found because they cower after these killings and when the dust settles like cockroaches they come back. It’s time for the NRA to be dismantled and crushed.

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Alaska defunds scholarships for thousands of university students ahead of fall semester – NBC News

Every time I read a story like this it breaks my heart. every time I read a story like this it’s the same political party that is doing the harm, the Republicans. They will funds unnecessary Wars, unnecessary border walls,but when it comes to students education they claim they’re holding the budgetary line there.

I’ve written about the dumbing down of America has a goal of the Republican party and this illustrates that. these are young people who applied for and received these grants and expected to get to use them in a few weeks and now the money is gone. Can you imagine the stress that this is putting on them and their families? there is absolutely no excuse for this kind of behavior. We are the richest country in the world and we can’t educate our young people?

When you saw Betsy DeVos, a useless imbecile, become the the Secretary of education someone who doesn’t believe in public education you knew that we were going down the bat path and this path is now becoming a superhighway of bad decisions.

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A student walks by the Alumni Drive time and temperature sign on a particularly cold February morning

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Remarks by President Trump at Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 – The White House {and how he lied about something that makes him look so small}

This is the first time I’ve ever posted anything from the Trump White House. I am posting it because this is a White House that puts out lies on a daily basis. Some of them are big and some of them are so small that they point out what a tiny man tRUMP is.

this is a speech that most people have heard about if they’ve heard about it because of the mistakein the presidential seal that Trump spoke in front of for an hour and 15 minutes. Some idiot who is now fired was lazy and found the seal online on a website that mocks Trump by selling T-shirts. Briefly the seal hadreplaced the eagle with the double headed hawk from the Russian federation flag. It had replaced the 13 Spears in its talons withgolf clubs that the designer said were specifically tiny to fit into tiny hands that the president has. The other talent was filled with cash replacing olive branches and of course the one that everybody knows is the e pluribus Unum 1 was replaced by the Spanish words he is a puppet.

Now that we’ve had our laughhere Comes what’s really serious wrong with this presidency. during the course of the speech he talked about going to the military academy for the graduation hand he said that he decided to shake every hands, was descriptive in thefact that he said it was very hot and there were Eleven hundred people that he should hands with. He said that he askedif out of the presidents did the same and was told that most of them only stay for 15 minutes and go away. That’s an outright lie. President Obama and President George w bush all went to every military academy graduation because they are the commander-in-chief and shook hands with every single graduate. Why the base those who were in the office before you to make yourself look bigger I guess that’s because you’re very very small.

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Pro-Trump Republican aiming to unseat Ilhan Omar charged with felony theft – The Guardian

I guess following in the footsteps of the current occupant of the White House is how the Republicans are looking to take back the house.Well they already have Duncan Hunter and a slew of others that are facing criminal charges.

They have a man in the White House who’s been credibly charged with 10 lb of obstruction of justice. Now they want to replace one of the most beloved members of Congress by a shoplyfter. I hope the rest of their House and Senate Oriole candidates follow the same pedigree. I’m not hopeful for a blue wave and I don’t even say the word because I think that plays into the Republican agenda. I just hope that the American people are informed and that we get to get our votes counted and we are not obstructed from voting. it seems that’s also part of the Republican agenda.

It’s amazing how the Republican party has become the pro-Putin party of the United States.

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Danielle Stella, reported to support baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, held twice this year over alleged shoplifting

McConnell blocks two election security bills – TheHill

This is not breaking news in anyway.

Everyone already knows that Mitch McConnell has done this but what is more irksome to me is the reason he’s used for blocking this. Despite hearing from Robert Mueller yesterday in front of two house committees, Robert Mueller a lifelong Republican, saying that Russia is continuing its assault our election systems. Despite a bipartisan Senate intelligence report saying that Russia Target election systems in all 50 states and actually was able to go and change voter rolls into jurisdictions, after all this Mitch McConnell has the gall to say that this is just a democratic push to rig an election.

Yesterday I heard several members of the Senate judiciary committee claiming that Russia actually meddled in the election to help Hillary Clinton win the election!Why not go on Prime aphasia evidence here. Russia paid Facebook in Russian currency to run ads against Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. That’s a weird way that Russia is trying to get her to win.

No, Mitch McConnell you want to rig the election. You want it to be up in the air whether or not Russia is interfering in the election for our next president. You wanted up in the air because if there’s a recount and you know there may be there were even recounts in 2018 that lasted for months, Mitch McConnell and his Republican cohorts are going to use this as an excuse to invalidate the election results and throw our country into turmoil. These people are not Patriots as far as I’m concerned they are on the verge of being traitors.

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MAGA Bomber Cesar Sayoc’s Lawyers Blame Trump, Sean Hannity for His Radicalization – The daily beast

Is it me or is it a right-wing thing to blame others for your actions. I am 65 years old. I live alone with two cats. most of my friends unfortunately have passed away or have drifted away. My closest relatives are in France. And yet here I am not blaming anyone else for where I am. I watch as much MSNBC as my cats will allow and post to my block almost daily. I keep informed but I also keep an open mind.

Reading through mister Sayoc’s pleading is rather telling. He blames being on steroids and living in a camper for his alleged crimes although he’s pled guilty so we may want to drop the word alleged. And now in a Shakespearean turn he is blaming Trump and Hannity for his dilemma or at least that’s what his attorneys are claiming.

As far as I can see there have not been a lot of violent Acts attributed to the left side of the political spectrum. Remember Charlottesville that was another right-wing nut who ran over I’m innocent protester.

I have a theory about people in general. Having lived in large buildings all my life I’ve learned that about a quarter of the population veers towards the insane or at least pretty cray cray. And I venture of that 25%, 23.99% of them are Trump supporters, no scientific backing for what I’m saying it’s just my opinion.

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Teacher’s union head calls DeVos handling of student loan forgiveness program ‘a travesty’ – TheHill

I feel for those who have played by the rules followed every edict of the Department of education so that there student loans would be forgiven. They have to pay 120 monthly payments in a row on time. They have to work for the government or some nonprofit and then and only then can they apply for forgiveness. It’s the law and yet only 1%, and these are numbers from the Department of education, of those who apply get approved. It turns out it’s all about your acratic nightmares that they have to endure. The Department of education doesn’t seem to understand that we have computers now and they require the applicants to continuously update with where they are working. Can they not just link the IRS computers to the Department of education computers so that the job history is right there but instead know they make it more difficult.

The dumbing-down of America is a Republican goal witch they are succeeding at. The more uneducated the individual the more likely they are to believe what’s on the cover of the national enquirer as they check out each time they go shopping. I really didn’t believe that people actually took that stuff seriously. I had an IHSS worker who was my provider he was an actor and it’s late 50s and each time we walked by the check out he would say to me you see Hillary Clinton is this or Hillary Clinton is that.

Education is important but the Republicans don’t want the citizenry to have it.

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Mueller last-minute request for aide to appear as witness during his testimony – NBC News

I would say that the statement from the ranking member saying that the Democrats were trying to obstruct the investigation would be as the old adage says the pot calling the kettle black but in this case there’s only one and it’s the Republican that’s the kettle.

We have watched has this administration and its cohorts have done everything to distort the Mueller report. First when Trump’s personal attorney general Barr hijacked the report by misrepresent its findings before it was released. Danner pain releasing it in a terribly redacted way he wants again misrepresented what was in the report. He has lied, his convoluted and he’s not doing the job of attorney general. He’s doing the job that Trump hired him for, Trump’s Roy Cohn.

look I can’t read the tea leaves about what this move means and whether or not this is going to derail tomorrow’s testimony by Robert Mueller. last minute changes always scare me. Especially when the Republicans will say that this is not fair and they have not had a chance to adjust their questioning for this new weakness. I’m hoping that all of the attacks on Robert Mueller by the occupants of the White House has made him angry. My Lord, Robert Mueller is a republican. Perhaps not a trump Republican but then of course that’s not a republican anymore. Republicans used to care about deficits, LOL! I watched one of the interviewers asking the former governor of South Carolina who went on his little 30 day trek screw South America with his mistress if voting in a Democrat would assure fiscal responsibility because the Republicans would do everything in their power to cut back on budgets. He refused to answer.

Having an aide during a congressional testimony is not something that’s outside the realm of what normally happens in Congress. And for the ranking member, to say that this is completely outside of what is normal is again a republican revision of History.

I have one prediction about tomorrow’s testimony, the first our will be spent on Republicans objecting to everything. Because obstruction of justice is the only way they know how to defend the current occupants of the White House. Ask so-called attorney general Barr.

I diverge, I hope and pray that tomorrow’s testimony goes the way our country needs a to be. A fair and balanced hearing but then of course that was what Fox News used to call themselves.

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Attorney Aaron Zebley arrives at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, on April 21, 2016

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