Who Is Justin Amash And Why Is He Willing To Go Against His Own Party? – NPR

As far as I can see Justin Amash is a patriot.

I love the backstory in this article from NPR. His parents are both immigrants from the Middle East. I guess Trump would call them Shit-hole adjacent countries, I call them countries.his work ethic is uncompromised. Even as a child he would not go out and play with his friends until he finished his homework. That ended up making him the valedictorian and he has excelled ever since. He’s very young to be in Congress, 39, compared to those old white men that permeate the Republican Party.

And now the Republican party is turning his back on him. But he is not flinching. I love this Twitter give and take what he had with Donald Trump jr.

From the NPR article by Dustin Dwyer

If there is anything that we can take away, that we did not know already, from the George Stephanopoulos interview with Trump is that Trump talks like a mob boss. And so it is not out of character for his son to act like a mob boss also. Although both would be terrible, seriously if anybody watched The Sopranos, Goodfellas are The Godfather movies you’ll know that Trump and his family would not make it very long. But I guess I’ll president has ambitions to be a mob boss. Not very reassuring?

I bring up Watergate a lot on my blog. I guess it thrust me into my love of politics at a very young age. I watched every single minutes of the Watergate hearings on the 13 inch GE PortaColor television that my parents gave me for my bar mitzvah. I had a summer job answering phones and I got my boss to let me watch the hearings on my television what’s on your piece in one year and answering the phones with the other.I would carry my TV back and forth everyday and trust me it wasn’t lite. At the beginning of the hearings there was no Republican support for impeaching vixen but as history now tells us by the end of the hearings take it. Maybe because make sense want a second term and there was no election could take him out of office.

I understand Justin Amash and his wish to have Trump impeached, if I could see this guy out of office tomorrow it would make me so happy. I would deal with a Mike Pence presidency or maybe not. One of those phrases that Trump uses on the media is enemy of the people. Honestly it’s the Republican party and Trump who are the enemy of the people. So even someone that he’s seemingly benign like Mike Pence trying to make himself look is actually deep down a radical bigot.

I think that the best way to Democrats can go is through impeachment inquiries but without actually losing in an impeachment fight. The inquiries will be chiseling away at Trump’s support and hopefully he’ll the weakend enough that by November 2020 he is defeated in a I landslide.

As far as Justin Amash is concerned, he can count on my donating to his re-election campaign. He’s not in my party but he’s the kind of leaders we need in our country.

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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., walks up the House steps of the Capitol for the final votes before the Memorial Day recess on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

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Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Trump’s mental health is now a “national and global emergency” – Salon

The old joke is “I’m not a doctor but I play one on TV”.

Honestly I think do any of us need to be doctors or psychiatrist to see how Disturbed the present occupant of the White House is? I think the 59% who disapprove of trump also understand that he’s mentally ill. Calling him a narcissist is too easy. It goes deeper than that let’s think about a few of the signs. He’s lies over 10,000 times in public since taking office. His weird obsession with his daughter. The way he treats everyone from his cabinet members to the White House staff.  He destroys relationships whether it’s with his wives or with anyone within his inner circle. This is the guy that has the nuclear codes.

In his interview with George Stephanopoulos he said that the world doesn’t work that way and he’s right the world should not work with a man like him as president of the United States. The Secretary of States is called him a moron. His Chief of Staff told people he was an idiot. And this is what we have as the man leading our country. this is a scary time for America and all those people on the America first bandwagon need to get a hold of themselves and see what they have put in the White House.

Car sales are at recession levels. And they are always the canary in the coal mine. Next we’re going to start seeing unemployment start goingng up but will it be in time for the country to get rid of this scourge, I hope so.

It’s courageous people in the medical establishment to come out and say the things that this doctor has said but it needs to be said. 

My friends who are Trump supporters brush all of these kind of things away because in essence they like the fact that has a very rich people he has lowered their taxes. At Whose expense? One of those friends I had a friend who needed help in Florida and he asked me if I could help. I told him no. He was surprised because he lives in California. I explained in Florida there is no income tax, sales taxes are lowbut as each to be said. It’s funny, my friends who are Trump supporters brush all of these kind of things away because and that sucks they like the fact that as a very rich people he has Lord there taxes. Had who’s expense? Want of those friends had a friend who needed help in Florida and he asked me if I could help. I told him no. He was surprised because he lives in California. I explained and floor. They’re is no tax on the state, sales taxes are low and where did you think the money was going to come from. He had no answer and that’s the problem with the Republican Party, they have no answers.

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Dr. Bandy Lee; Donald Trump (AP/Yale/Salon)

In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGA – NY Magazine

I’m sure you’ve heard the name of attorney Roy Cohn. He was a terrible terrible man who died a terrible death of AIDS still denying what he was. Course the man in the White House thinks that he wants one of these people at his side. Enter in the scene Attorney General Barr. He interviewed via a 19 page memo that he sent to the White House claiming that’s the president was basically an emperor or King and could Do no harm or wrong and was completely immune to all prosecution. Of course the current occupant of the White House saw this and jumped. We don’t have an Attorney General of the United States we have a standing who is actually the personal attorney of the occupants of the White House.

I hope that Attorney General Barris a student of History. Perhaps you should look at the early 1970s to see where his fatemay end up. You see, Richard Nixon, yes, that the president could Do no harm. John Mitchell and his wife Martha went to jail. John Mitchell went to jail for 22 months.

Honestly if you get a top criminal attorney you look more guilty then if you don’t in my mind and Trump is not only getting himself is on Roy Cohn but a guy that is sticking his tongue out at the justice system of our country. . A judge has set a deadline of May 31st for the justice department to unredact all the information about Michael Flynn and any of the documentation regarding Michael Flynn. The justice department ignored most of the judge’s order. That judge is not going to be happy. Judges in general are not going to be happy because States no. That’s the only way you’re going to uphold the law. We have a lawless Administration and it’s time that we as a people get rid of them either through impeachment or through new elections.

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Attorney General William Barr. Or Donald Trump’s Roy Cohn
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Read the Mueller Report: Searchable Document and Index BY THE NEW YORK TIMES

In 1966 Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech that included an instance: There is a Chinese curse which says “May he live in interesting times.” Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They aretimes of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind.

Two days ago special counsel Robert Mueller made a 9 1/2 minute report to the country. Whether you like him or you don’t like him this man is a patriot and I believe he wanted to warn us not just about the abuses in the white house but also the threat to our democracy by foreign actors, especially Russia, but with thanks to this Administration to others including China and Iran.

he urged that all Americans read the reports that he and his team put together. It’s not a dry read but it’s certainly not a John Grisham novel I’m posting this because I’m hoping that my followers on this blog will take the time to download this and read the part they are interested in if not the whole 485 pages.

Our democracy is at stake here. I think it is our civic duty to read this report that took two years in the making. Yesterday the report paid for itself. Paul manafort’s for securus of his properties including a condominium on the 43rd floor of Trump Tower are now the properties of the United States of America and its citizenry. The Marshal Service will be posting these properties for sale and they’re value is considered to be conservatively at 42 million dollars. The whole power investigation cost $22, 000,000.

Let TV commentators be TV commentators but it’s time for us to get on the saddle and read the report itself.

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McConnell: Republicans would confirm a justice during 2020 election – Politico

Republicans only win when they cheat and those who support their cheating ways are cheaters themselves.

So the turtle speaks and he says that’s what he said in 2016 was a lie.anyone who knows the man or watched him perform knows that he lies through his teeth and will do anything to win, destroying thesystem our government has worked with for the last 230 years. our government works because there are three branches and the turtle wants to make sure there’s only one branch and that’s the presidency. The turtle will be upset when a Democrat wins the presidency and this time I hope the Democrats don’t play fair but instead use his words against him.

It was fun watching Lindsey Graham get the Chuck Todd message used on him during an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox news this weekend. Chuck Todd loves to play people something they have said in the past And ask them how they feel about it now. That pieocracy of Republicans is beyond the pale. I’m going watch Lindsey Graham on television anymore but I’ve read the reports and he lied through his teeth like all the Republicans in the Senate seem to be doing right now. What a shameful display by a once-great party.

Remember Merrick Garland he deserves to be on Supreme Court but the turtle would not let it be on it because of politics and lies.

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MSNBC’s Wallace alters video of herself to show how Trump tried to ‘smear’ Pelosi – The Hill

Before showing the doctored video of herself, Nicole Wallace said that in a 3-second Google search she found an altered video of Trump. I don’t know why we need altered videos of trump, the reality is scary enough. Has he not slurred his word or mispronounced things during rallies enough to make us wonder about his mental health?

Trump knows this and he’s trying to shine the spotlight on others. That’s why I think it’s important that we do not nominate Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders. It will be hard for him to attack a Kamala Harris or a Peter Buttigieg for slurring their words. He’s the decrepit old man who eats nothing but fast food what’s a clot waiting to go up into his reign. I don’t wish harm on anyone so I hope this never happens to him and he dies a quiet sleep in prison.

It’s funny how things change in this world. When Nicole Wallace was this press spokesman for George W bush I would yell at the scream like I do to Sarah Huckabee whenever she deems it okay to do her job. I watch Nicole Wallace everyday and her intelligence and insightful commentary on politics should be watched by a lot more people.

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Screenshot of Nicole Wallace demonstrating how you can alter a video to make anyone sound like they’re slurring their words.

Trump Officials Prepare to Bypass Congress to Sell Weapons to Gulf Nations – NYT

Do you remember when do United States promoted democracy across the globe? It wasn’t that long ago, like in 2016. Now we have a government that praises dictators and welcomes them into the White House with open arms. Now we have a government that believes liars like Putin and Mohammed Bin Salman.now we have a government that says there are good people on both sides when white nationalist kill someone in Charlottesville.

We are not used to selling arms, We are in the arms Dealer to the world. Of course we never had a former Boeing executive as the acting Secretary of Defense before. Selling arms to other countries has a process.and the process needs to go through Congress but this President and his administration believe they are above the law. let’s see how the spineless republicans in Congress hold up the power of their branch of government, I have very little faith they will.

So let’s all bask in the orb of Darkness that is descending upon a country under this Administration. The little boy that never grew up, Jared Kushner, is having his day. John Bolton knows that this is going to provoke Iran. So everybody’s having their cake and eating it too.

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Honestly, could you imagine if President Obama had participated in this cold like orb ceremony? Republicans in Congress has heads would all have exploded.

Trump rails about impeachment in tweetstorm – NBC News

Before I even use the I word, I would like to say a couple of things about his approval rating. He claims that his approval rating would be at 65% if it were not for the Russia investigations. I have to respectfully disagree. Russia has nothing to do with his approval ratings. His approval ratings are a function of the fact that about 30% of the American people are Republicans, 30% of the American people are Democrats and the rest are Independents. from the day he took office this president has never acted like the president of the United States but rather the president of those who voted for him. He is attacked Democrats as if they are not part of this country. Independentsare not affiliated to any party but they have eyes and ears and they see what’s happening with this presidency. The profanity, the vulgar ism’s, the lack of moral standards, tell lies, the poor choices for people in high places, and the lack of stability is why his approval ratings are always in the mid-30s. The Russia investigation has nothing to do with his terrible performance as a president. He continuously claims that the economy is because of his doing. He inherited President Obama’s economy which was like a giant snowball rolling down a hill with the momentum that has kept going. Don’t worry mr. Trump, your tariffs and poor judgment will wreck this economy. You’re ridiculous tax breaks for the very very wealthy are going to cause this deficit to explode.

Today, he canceled meetings with pop Congressional leaders regarding infrastructure because he says the agreement between Canada and Mexico needs to be ratified first. Disagreement should be ratified but it is a necessary step because what we had with Canada and Mexico was a great agreement I was working well for all three countries. This is a slight tweak to the agreements not an overall the way he claims.

Anybody who flies within the United States and goes to another continent sees how terrible are airports are. We are the laughing stock of the world because we are the richest economy and we are not spending the money we’re needs to go. Are roads, bridges Aaron’s power transmission infrastructure is falling apart. We could be attacked by China, Russia or ran using our antiquated electrical grid to take down this country. But this modern-day emperor Nero is fiddling while the United States of America is burning.

This is a difficult choice but I agree with speaker Pelosi and we need to do the investigations before we start the impeachment process. My main rub with how Congress is proceeding is that Congress is acting like this is a normal presidency, which it is not. We need to be much more proactive and set timelines that are shorter and with more punitive actions for those who do not answer subpoenas and aids in the investigation up his corrupt man.

I bring this up often but can you imagine call the Republican heads would explode collectively if President Obama went on a tweetstorm of any kind?

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Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on May 20, 2019
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Google is trying to eliminate misleading ads from anti-abortion clinics – The Verge

When Google started there mission statement said Do No Harm.

There are people who started off with Windows, like me, and have not been an Apple fan.there are people who have been in the Android ecosystem as opposed to the Apple One. I am firmly entrenched in the Android ecosystem.

Google has been criticized, and rightfully, that it’s algorithms will radicalized individuals. This is true because of how, especially YouTube, and it’s algorithm will start sending you what it thinks you would want to see again, to keep your eyes on the screen. I once looked up how to lubricate the seals in my Volkswagen convertible and I had nothing but those videos showing up in my suggestion list.so if someone looks up an Isis video for example, they will be fed Isis video after Isis video. Let me be clear that Google doesn’t have Isis videos on its site, or so it thinks, people are clever and they will hide their their intentions but the algorithm doesn’t see that. So if you see one hate video you will see thousands of them come up on your suggestion list.

What Google is doing here is requiring companies that are advertising abortion services to prove that they actually offer abortion Services. What has happened in the past is that so-called pro-life companies or individuals have said they are abortion providers and then when somebody clicks on their ad it takes you into that dark world trying to keep you from doing what you need to do to your own body.

I applaud Google for this and I hope other companies like Facebook and Amazon will start taking a more proactive approach when they accept advertising. I have gone on and on on my block about the fact that Facebook accepted Russian currency for ads against Hillary Clinton. Who did they think was buying these hats? That’s why I deleted Facebook over a year-and-a-half ago and I’ve never looked back.

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U.S. military to build 6 tent cities near border for migrants – NBC news

Do you think that a guy whose name is Miller might be an immigrant or at least from an immigrant family can his past? He does not sound native American in any way and the way I see it unless you are native American you should be proud of America’s immigration policies that have made our country great.

Stephen Miller will not make our country great again he will make our country fail. I don’t have any idea of what happened in his childhood which has made him into this nasty creature that lurks the White House. it must have been something traumatic because even his own Rabbi thinks that Stephen Miller is a bad seed.

Immigration is the lifeblood of our country. Look at Japan with its aging population and no immigration looking at Doom in the future. How long has it been since you bought a Panasonic television?

If we are to prosper we need to bring you and wonderful people into our country. My dad and mom were immigrants and they were amazing people that contributed to their communities in every way they possibly could. I am a proud US citizen born in Houston Texas but I am still considering myself of immigrant roots.

ICE should not be abolished but their powers need to be curtailed. Angry people have taken over ice, should I say angry Republicans or just angry trumper’s? I’ll let the readers figured that out.

And now I’m speaking to my state legislators. California cannot be complicit in this terrible scheme. I know that attorney general Xavier Becerra will do the right thing.

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