George Conway Joins Others in Calling for Michael Bloomberg to Buy Fox News – Newsweek

I’m Jewish but I love watching Christmas movies. So maybe this is just a Christmas wish but if Michael Bloomberg buys Fox News that would be a miracle.

I have misgivings about his candidacy for president. He’s everything that’s those Trump voters hate. Plus the giant elephant in the room is that he’s Jewish. I still remember those white supremacist marching in Charlottesville saying “Jews will not replace us.” Since proud boys and white Arians are told not to masturbate they also don’t understand math. Choose makeup at best 1.7% of the American population. It’s going to be hard to replace everyone with just seven billion people. This hatred of Jews is so deep-seated that I worry. Look, I thought that I having a African American president would be impossible and yet we had Barack Obama. but the African-American population of the United States compromises between 22 and 27% of the population and they can go out and vote. despite what the Republicans will tell you about voting we can vote more than once. So yes I worry about a Bloomberg candidacy.

But if he buys Fox News I’m in.

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Eric Holder would be the right choice for the Democrats and for America

If there was only one piece of bad news that we got from Tuesday’s elections it was that the African American vote was suppressed. They didn’t have a reason to come out to vote and they did not. We need to have candidates that will spark their Joy.

If there’s ever been a boy scout in American politics is Eric Holder. Has the attorney general for President Obama he oversaw the Department of Justice that actually did Justice. We saw rights being bestowed upon people that have been forgotten, the trans community, native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, people of all religions and foremost the American people.

since leaving his job at the Department of Justice he’s been spearheading a drive to end gerrymandering in the US. He and President Obama have been working diligently to turn back the tide on gerrymandering even if it means the Democrats may lose some seats. Unless are congressional districts are drawn fairly people will loose faith in our system of government.

I hope it Atourney General holder does run because he is exactly the kind of man we need to heal our country.

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Pompeo should quit and run for Senate or do his job at State – The Kansas City Star

I guess the thing one would hope for if one loses one’s job is that the person that replaces you is worse. Well Secretary of State tillerson got his wish. The new secretary of state Mike Pompeo makes tillerson look like an angel. My opinion of television is not very good. He has been raping our planet as the CEO of Exxon Mobil for decades. He’s a good friend of Putin and receive Putin’s highest honor. But Mike Pompeo is on a whole new level of bad.

You can read my post from yesterday for more insight on to how I feel about Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. But his home newspaper in Kansas it’s telling him to quit his job or run for second but not to both. He is spending more time in Kansas than anywhere else in the world. perhaps I need to explain to him that Secretary of State means foreign affairs not domestic ones. Mike Pompeo is a political animal in the extreme. He was a terrible congressman and even worst CIA director and a miserable Secretary of State. I hope this whole Ukraine scandal falls on him as he deserves it so.

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The Daily Beast: Senior State Adviser: Pompeo’s Silence on Yovanovitch Attacks Absolutely Killed Morale

I want to make one thing perfectly clear. If you are not following the state department’s downfall in the last 3 years you would not be aware that this is a calculated attempt to hollow out our ability to deal with foreign Nations. Steve bannon wants the state department to become toothless because an unstable state department will cause a weakening of the United States and will allow for someone like Trump, a would-be dictator To hold on to power. This was started with Secretary of State tillerson, an ExxonMobil executive, someone so close to Putin that it is believed Putin put his name into Trump’s ear as the nominee.

Now we have Pompeo, the man has really drank the Kool-Aid. First he went to the CIA and destroyed the morale there and now he is at the state department to do the same thing.

We don’t have ambassadors in so many countries that we don’t have the governmental memory necessary to deal with these countries. And now we’re watching State Department officials one-by-one resign because of their anger at how the state department is being run. when you lose someone who’s worked for 37, 42 or even longer years in the state department you don’t replace them with someone else, there is no one else to replace them. To add to the trouble at the state department is that applications to become foreign Service officers are down by two-thirds. people don’t trust our government to back our diplomats across the world. I remembered that being a diplomat was always one of my greatest desires but because I was very close to my parents I could not go to work in a foreign country. I did do translations at the UN in the summer from English to French and vice versa. To watch what is happening to foggy bottom is so disheartening. we have played into Putin’s hands so well that he might as well be the puppet master of our country.

First he went to the CIA and destroyed the morale there and now he is at the state department to do the same thing.

We don’t have ambassadors in so many countries that we don’t have the governmental memory necessary to deal with these countries. And now we’re watching State Department officials one-by-one resign because of their anger at how the state department is being run. when you lose someone who’s worked for 37, 42 or even longer years in the state department you don’t replace them with someone else, there is no one else to replace them. To add to the trouble at the state department is that applications to become foreign Service officers are down by two-thirds. people don’t trust our government to back our diplomats across the world. I remembered that being a diplomat was always one of my greatest desires but because I was very close to my parents I could not go to work in a foreign country. I did do translations at the UN in the summer from English to French and vice versa. To watch what is happening to foggy bottom is so disheartening. we have played into Putin’s hands so well that he might as well be the puppet master of our country.

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This picture is the perfect metaphor for the hollowing out of our state department. There’s just no one to go to the podium.

Could there be an “organic” label for a product’s climate impact? – CBS News

As a consumer I rely on ratings to make sure I purchase items that will stand the wear of time. I’m also looking for things that are not going to harm the environment part or in the case of soaps and shampoos are not going to harm me. The organic label has gone a long way to show us how we can ethically eat food but now we need to go one step further. Clothing is the next frontier. Clothing that does not have an impact on the world’s resources or at least as little impact as possible is what the American Consumer and for that matter the world consumer is looking for. I would be thrilled if I saw a label that said that something I was buying, even if it were a little bit more expensive, would help reduce the ravages of climate change. Even China, the country that Trump seems to want to bring out each time to criticize the Paris Accord would because of market forces be forced to mend their ways and get in line with what are planet desperately needs.

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Tillerson: Netanyahu, Israelis ‘played’ Trump – POLITICO

We should have voted in Tony Schwartz as our president in 2016. He actually wrote The art of the deal. The guy we have in office right now doesn’t know how to do a good deal if it hit him in the face. So when former Secretary of State tillerson says that Israel and especially the corrupt Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu played Trump that is as unsurprising as anything one has heard in the last three years.

This is the most corrupt and inept president we’ve ever had in this country. He insists on running the country as if the 38% that voted for him are the only people who live here. He has stepped over every boundary that was set up by our founding fathers. They never ever thought that the American people would be so stupid as to elect a man like Trump. But we did.

On a similar subject that is big news right now it was really unsurprising that Trump did not deny making a phone call to a foreign leader and subsequently making up a promise that alarmed a whistleblower. He just said that he knew that people would be listening but never denied it. we watch him on television during his rallies and his brain, the brain of a stable genius, wanders more than anything I’ve ever seen can a human brain. He can’t stay on one subject for any length of time. it’s almost like there is a laser pointer and he’s a cat.

Do United States of America and its population has one remedy and that’s in 20/20. We have 400 days to pick someone to run against them and hope that the foreign powers that this man has cozied up to don’t interfere and how we elect our president. I am in no way confident of this outcome. He has made it clear that he would happily accept help for his re-election from Russia. his people are blackmailing Ukraine into trying to get information on potential Democratic rivals. The corruption of this man, the corruption in plain sight, is nauseating, depressing and disheartening.

On a side note, Tillerson and Exxon Mobil are responsible for this climate crisis. 10 billion birds have been in North America in The last 5 ears, our planet is crushing in on itself.

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Hillary Clinton’s Zombie Impeachment Memo That Could Help Fell Trump – POLITICO Magazine

You know how they say you don’t forget important moments in your life, well I vividly remember that November morning in 2016 when I realized that Donald Trump was going to be in the white house. I was crushed. I have been crushed for almost three years now. All of my fears about this man have come true and some of them I could have never imagined. The never-ending barrage of scandals coming out of this White House it’s nauseating.

Perhaps Hillary Clinton will have the last word after all. She wrote 45 years ago when she wasn’t Hillary Clinton a memo that has become the blueprint on whether or not Congress has grounds for impeachment. It was used and Watergate then again against her husband in 1998. And now perhaps the impeachment gods will have their last laugh. Many people say that it’s a little late for Congress to impeach him but the Republicans started impeaching Bill Clinton in 1998 and it did not end until late 1999. I remembered that. Hand, honestly, it was ugly. But in this case, with Trump, it’s not about having an affair with an intern it’s about so much more. Weather his allegiance to Putin or his love of white supremacist or just his love of money and trying to make the most of it while in the White House. He is violating the Constitution domestic emoluments clause which says that the president cannot make money from his office. He gets his salary and nothing else not even gifts that come from dignitaries that are worth more than $50. Nothing but we know that he has been using his office to try to bolster his failing properties. Doral used to be a beautiful place but industry has surrounded it and its proximity to Miami International Airport makes it a nightmare to stay there. My mom and dad are buried in the cemetery that’s just outside of Doral country Club. And now he wants to make world leaders pay him to stay at his property.

I hope Hillary Clinton has the last laugh, and the majority of American people can finally take a breath.

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NOAA Says Trump Was Right About Hurricane Dorian’s Threat To Alabama – NPR

Under Trump the United States of America is no longer recognizable. He mandates States so that there is no primary against him in the Republican party, that’s a page out of any dictators book.

He tells lies and gets the government to backup is lieabout a hurricane that had no intention of going to Alabama, Putin would be very proud of his little boy.

Shame on you NOAA!

He releases photos from a military satellite giving everyone our abilities to look at other countries without thinking about the repercussions just because he wanted to stick it to Iran.
He mandates States so that there is no primary against him in the Republican party, that’s a page out of any dictators book.

He tells lies and gets the government to backup is lieabout a hurricane that had no intention of going to Alabama, Putin would be very proud of his little boy.

He releases photos from a military satellite giving everyone our abilities to look at other countries without thinking about the repercussions just because he wanted to stick it to Iran.

The Republican party is morally bankrupt. Look at the conservative party in the UK. 22 of their members include Winston Churchill’s grandson and some that have served decades I’ve given up their seats in Parliament to do the right thing. Have you seen any Republicans do that? Even Jo Johnson, Boris Johnson’s younger brother, quit Parliament because he said that his brother is going against what is right for the UK.

I’m 65 years old and I’ve seen some elections that people said were pivotal. I don’t think there has been one in my lifetime as pivotal as what’s coming up in 2020. I’m just worried that whatever happens Trump won’t abide by the results and he’ll do what his primary opponent Joe Walsh, a former member of Congress who started the tea party, said if Trump didn’t win he wanted people to take up their muskets. In today’s world that’s an AK-47.

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The tiny hands that wielded the Sharpie to try to back up his lie

Trump says he will approve ‘major middle income tax cut’ if GOP wins House, Senate in 2020 – TheHill

What president has ever said something like this? What did he do but openly bribing the American electorate. Sure politicians do it all the time but not with these kind of conditional promises.

he is unhinged, unfit and erratic. He scares me and he scares the rest of the world. I’m not sure when or if the giant corporations that run us will start worrying about him. Of course some of them are drooling for a war so we can buy new Jets, tanks and whatever other killing machines they’re willing to sell. but beyond that you would think that the fact he is destroying the fabric of our government would be worrisome. I’ve given up on the Republicans because the Republicans bought and paid for have the Democrats aren’t that much better to be honest.

Dark money is the issue here. The Koch brother can now do more damage and there is nothing to stop him.the Amazon is on fire and you can thank the Koch brothers for that in part. They have stripped cut Forest throughout the world including the Amazon to feed their pockets of Georgia-Pacific. Yes we need would but there’s ways of doing it using sustainable products with the Koch brothers don’t care all they wanted was to make as much money using up the resources of our dying planet.

Sono the liar in Chief is not going to give you a tax break, if he was going to give you a tax break if you do it right now. There’s a recession looming and he needs a tax break to the people-watching we will spend the money. So far the corporations who how are paying almost nothing in taxes now aren’t doing anything to stimulate the economy. Trickle-down economy is basically the way how liquid will trickle down your leg into your shoes, it is disgusting. The house would be more than happy to vote on a true tax reform bill which would increase the taxes on the rich and Lord for the poor but he’s not looking to do that nor will he.

He is the liar in Chief.

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