NRA Board Member Allen West Calls for Wayne LaPierre’s Ouster – The Daily Beast

I have yelled at the TV more times than I’d like to think about when Allen West was on spewing his form of conservatism. The NRA must truly be in trouble if this guy comes out and says that both Wayne LaPierre and the new president who replaced Oliver North are lying about access that the board has to financial information. Financial information like the $200,000 in suits that Wayne LaPierre has purchased on the NRA account. What is it with all of these Republicans buying expensive suits, remember Paul Manafort’s?

The NRA started as a gun safety organization and now it’s a purveyor of violence across the country. They claim the second amendment is there right to unlimited arms and yet they seem to forget the first words of the 2nd amendment which say “A well regulated Militia” and yet they negate the word regulated and go for all-out armament of themselves. It’s absurd and it’s even more absurd that courts have upheld this. Look at Australia which had a mass murder in 1998 and also had a strong gun ownership history. They banned guns bought them back and there has been complete drop in gun violence unprecedented in our times. Look at how fast New Zealand acted upon the same issue. It’s funny I’m watching the show called Janet King which is an Australian show that reminds me of Law & order. And season 2 there have been 19 murders over the course of 15 months by gun violence and they have set up a commission to figure out how to stop gun crime. 19 murders! That’s not even an hour in the United States. And by the way the guns were all imported to Australia from the US, any surprises there? It’s making us a hated country.

The United States of America is the number one gun exporter in the world and that’s the legal ones.

When is enough is enough? Sandy Hook, Parkland, Pulse Nightclub, all church, synagogue and mosque shootings or those on army bases? We have become numb to this violence just like we have become numb to the hatred spewing out of this white house and it’s time for a change before we lose our America forever.

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Death penalty repeal sweeping across states as both parties get on board – NBC News

From Wikipedia:

China, India, the United States, Indonesia,Pakistan, Bangladesh,Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, among all mostly Islamic countries

If this is not the company you want the United States to be listed with its time that we take a firm step into the 21st century and abolish the death penalty. How many deaths innocent men and women can our society have on its bloody hands? DNA evidence has cleared so many who have been sitting innocent on death row. can you imagine the stress of being confined when one is innocent? That nightmare should be enough to make us say no to the death penalty. It’s cheaper to house someone in jail for the rest of their life then to goes through the machination of a death penalty appeal process and incarceration.

Last week the Supreme Court stayed the execution of a Buddhist on death row but said no to one man whose only request was that he not be given lethal injection as he was allergic to the chemicals and would suffer greatly. He asked for the gas chamber or some other means but the Supreme Court said no.

We should be embarrassed of the United States.

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WATERGATE’S JOHN DEAN MOCKS DONALD TRUMP OVER MUELLER REPORT: ‘WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU READ 400 PAGES PLUS OF ANYTHING’ – Newsweek

Although Michael Cohen has never had a job in the white house because of the weird nature of trumps businesses he is as close to John Dean of Watergate as we can come to today.

John Dean is absolutely correct in his assessment of the current occupant of the White House’s ability to read books or anything for that matter. He seems to have a problem with even a teleprompter. So to think that he would read 400 pages of what must be for the most part of very dry document, I don’t think so.

Trump now claims that he could read the report anytime he wanted to because he’s President. That may be true but it’s 400 pages!honestly I think the four pages of Pulp fiction that attorney general Barr put out 3 weeks ago is even too long for this President. He would need the cliff notes of the bar four-page memo and even at that I don’t think he’d have the attention span to read it all.

It’s amazing now that Barr has told him what is in the report, Trump no longer thinks we should see it. I think that may be a bit suspicious and I’m not alone. He didn’t get a single bump up in the polls after his fake Victory lap that he did prior to us finding out more about the Mueller report. I don’t know when it will come out but it will come out before the election. Trump thinks he has an ace in the Supreme Court. He did not appoint chief justice Roberts who does not want to make the Supreme Court a political tool of the executive branch. So I think that chief justice Roberts is going to do the right thing. If he votes with the for liberals then we will see the report and I truly believe that Congress is going to expedite this all the way up to the Supreme Court as quickly as possible. It’s important for the American people to find out everything there is to know about the shenanigans during the 2016 election so they can make an informed decision in 2020.

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John Dean, former White House counsel to President Nixon, speaks during a hearing on the nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Hart Senate Office Building on September 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Dean mocked Donald Trump in a tweet on Saturday, asking when was the last time the president read anything near 400 pages long.
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Trump says he is ‘saving’ Barrett for Ginsburg seat: Axios

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Having picked a completely partisan attorney General has been the biggest mistake that the present occupant of the White House has made. Sure he and his sycophants are doing victory dances all over social media and Fox News. The problem is we don’t know what is in the Mueller report. How can four pages of obviously redacted for content stand in the place of a 400-page report? Decant. There are sentences that were not even complete quotes from the report. And the report clearly state that it does not exonerate Trump from obstruction of justice charges. This report is going to become public and what it does this sugar high that the Republican party is on right now is going to taste very very bitter.

Never has in modern times a president hoped for the demise of a Supreme Court Justice. Can you imagine if President Obama had even suggested that he had a replacement for the chief justice? The Republican heads in Washington would have exploded in unison. They are packing the courts, the federal courts with what they said was their biggest problem with quartz, activist judges. Ruth bader Ginsburg is going nowhere and that this man has the audacity to say he’s already picked her replacement is beyond the pale. And judge Barrett has proven herself to be an anti-abortion zealot someone who will do everything in her power to overturn a woman’s right to control her own body. That’s going to sit well with 51% of the population, don’t you think?

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“Mayor Pete” Buttigieg: 2020 primary star of the week – Slate Magazine

As a member of the lgbtqi community I was intrigued by Peter Buttigieg’s presidential run early on. so I started following him closely. I saw posts by influential gays like David mixner on Instagram praising him. I saw snippets of interviews with him and he seemed quite credible. And then I got to watch the town hall meeting that made him look like a star. he had a grasp of the issues that the present occupant of the White House would only wish to have even with all of the presidential briefings. He has boots on the ground experience and two terms of duty in Afghanistan. He’s a Rhodes scholar, went to Harvard and as a lot of people like to say just happens to have a husband.

in 2004 I had a viewing party for the Democratic National Convention at my place. I watched with my friends President Obama make his now famous speech and afterwards I turned to my friends and said he’s going to be our next president. They left, I’m not used to my friends laughing at me when I’m making a serious remark.

Can Mayor Pete be the first yay person in the White House? I’m not sure but we need to give him a chance by putting him on the stageof the democratic debates and let him show how good he is to the rest of the country.

By the way I just got his email regarding his campaign fundraising totals. His average donation was $27.01. A penny more than Bernie Sanders.

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I recorded this on my phone from my TV screen. It’s from the CNN Town Hall meeting with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

GOP meddles in Democratic nomination with takedown of O’Rourke – POLITICO

Repeat after me

The GOP only win when they cheat

Can you imagine the uproar from a Liz Cheney if we try to meddle in the Republican primary process. Their heads would explode.

Basically this tells us that there are afraid of the field that the Democrats are mounting to take on Trump in 2020. I think they are feeling the fact that there’s going to be a tidal wave, a blue tsunami that will change the political landscape. That’s why you see Mitch McConnell rushing unqualified activist judges on the federal bench. he is trying to fill every vacancy that he left open during President Obama’s presidency. Shame on Mitch McConnell and the Republicans.

Better Angels, an organization I belong to, says one should listen to the other side. I’m listening and I don’t like what I’m hearing.

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Senior GOP officials are warning that the president’s popularity has taken a hit in Texas, and a Beto O’Rourke nomination in 2020 could put the state in play for the first time in decades. | Tom Fox-Pool/Getty Images

Trump Slams Russia Investigation And Green New Deal At CPAC – NPR

If it wasn’t CPAC I would think they were all on drugs, on second thought maybe they are.

Between railing about the green New deal and how they’re going to take away our cheeseburgers, SUVs and for God’s sakes airplanes they had a clown come to the show.

Unfortunately the clown is the President of the United States.

They are so outside of the mainstream of American thought that it has become akin to going to a NRA convention. both organizations are outside of the mainstream of American soft, both organizations have people desperately clinging onto power for power’s sake and both organizations should be dismantled.

and there are people out there that are buying this Hook Line & sinker. I’ve got to put in a little word hear about Joe Biden’s comment that Mike Pence is a decent guy. to me it is indicative of the fact that Joe Biden should not be the nominee of the democratic party. Mike Pence is not a decent guy, Mike Pence hates the lgbtqi community and Mike Pence was in charge of the transition. You can tell me that the governor of Indiana comes to Washington and sees all these Russians running around and doesn’t ask a single question. It’s not believable and therefore it can’t be true.

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President Donald Trump hugs the American flag before his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. How can one man be so pathetic?

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Pete Buttigieg says he open to packing the Supreme Court – Slate

The more I hear him speak the more I like him. I have made itclear on this blog that I find him an appealing candidate. Look he’s got the chops. Served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, a Rhodes scholar which is a difficult thing to do and was one of Bill Clinton’s achievements, and he’s gay and married to a husband. I’m gay makes me proud to have someone who’s actually being talked about running for president. My friend Fred Kargar ran for president in 2016. He did not get as noticed as mayor Pete is right now.

I’ve donated to this campaign but I’ve also donated to comella Harris his campaign. I think that would make a great ticket. Is America ready for a gay president? was America ready for a black one? And yet he was re-elected twice. I don’t think that’s the issue. He’s young but he runs a city that has a 385 million dollar budget and 1000 employees. How many senators have had that experience over the last 8 years? As a matter of fact does the person that’s currently residing in the White House have this kind of experience, no, and it shows.

Republicans should love him, they are the ones who have been packing the courts for the last 40 years with their activist judges. remember how they used to talk about Democratic activist judges and how they no longer say that word anymore because they’re the ones doing it?

I wish Mayor Pete all of the best luck on his runand look forward to seeing him on the debate stage. If you get a chance go to his sight and donate some money. His site is:

PeteforAmerica.com

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How bold is Pete Buttigieg willing to go?
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California leads 16 states in lawsuit against Trump national emergency declaration – POLITICO

Calling this President unhinged is an insult to the word unhinged. He’s more than unhinged he is certifiable. Honestly, this is becoming very tiresome. I am worried about what he has done to our federal courts in packing them with his allies. In his little sing-song that he did when announcing the so-called National emergency he was correct in saying that it is going to go to the Supreme Court. what I’m worried is how these new justices that are beholden to him will vote. I’m sure if you tell Justice Kavanaugh that tRUMP will give him some beer, he will fall in line with this madman’s actions. I am worried for the state of our Union has I’ve never been before.

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The complaint alleges that President Donald Trump “has veered the country toward a constitutional crisis of his own making” despite Congress refusing to allocate the funds needed to start construction. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Supreme Court turns down mysterious Mueller subpoena fight – POLITICO

If you’re like me and you watch Rachel maddow house broadcast each night you are more than familiar with this case.

It’s a case that’s been completely shrouded in secrecy. Commentators have had to read tea leaves to figure out what’s going on. What we know is that a foreign corporation has been doing its best to undermine the Mueller probe. we don’t know where this foreign corporation is but we can ascertain that it may be from Russia. It’s unheard of in the history of the Supreme Court for there to be a secret hearing before The Supreme Court and salt I’m not surprised. The Supreme Court sided with the special counsel’s office. But don’t let this decision make you feel comfortable regarding the special council’s ability to continue his probe. We still have Supreme Court Justice cavanaugh on the porch and we know how biased he is and we know that he will not recuse himself because he’s one of those people that just just stubborn and stands his ground. Sounds familiar, he’s cutting the same mold as the man in the White House. For now I am so happy to hear that the Supreme Court did the right thing and I hope they will continue to do so in the future

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An unknown firm had asked the high court to block a federal judge’s contempt order and financial penalties for refusing to comply with a subpoena. | Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images