Lindsey Graham: “I Don’t Care” If Migrants “Stay in These Facilities for 400 Days” {CAGES} | Vanity Fair

I have no words for this kind of language.

I have a theory.

In the summer of 2016 both the DNC and RNC we’re at by Russia. what happened to all the information that the Russians have on the Republicans? I think that Trump is being blackmailed by Putin and intern Trump is getting information fed about these Congress people and he’s blackmailing them. I’m at no point in my life been a conspiracy theorist but nothing makes sense right now other than there is something else pushing these people.

The only thing that will solve this is a well-educated electorate. The Republicans are cutting funding to education and as they dumb down the population the population will listen to the last thing they’ve heard and if they go out to vote in any election they will vote against their own special interest. This is systemic I hope that a blue Wave in 2020 including and state legislatures will allow for the systemic fix that we need so badly.

If we do not we will end up with in America that looks a lot like the Russian Federation or North Korea.

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Senator Lindsey Graham

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Americans’ pride in US hits low: Gallup – TheHill

This is most disturbing because Gallup is a Republicans leaning polling organization. but then of course why would Americans be proud of the United States under the current occupant of the White House?

we have a man in the oval Office who has lied over eleven thousand times since taking office. We have babies in cages we have little, children and their parents dead on the border, we snuggle up to dictators and ignore our allies, we are raping the land that feeds us, we have swamp creatures running every single one of our cabinet positions, we have a man who has obstructed Justice in the White House and yet he seems to have some weird fixation over hugging flags, only thing weirder is his fixation over his daughter Ivanka.

So no I am not proud of the United States right now. I love this country, something that my dad who was born on the 4th of July and instilled in me. I hope I’ll be able to be proud of my country again in my lifetime.

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Reportedly Involved in Scuffle With North Korean Security at DMZ – Newsweek

I am all for peace. But capitulating 2 strongman dictator that killed his own people and gets a much-needed photo op with the president of the United States that I do not condone. Illustrative of the fact that this illegitimate ruler of North Korea is not good people is the way his military true YouTube our press. There is no freedom of the press in North Korea and they wanted nothing of what America stands for within the demilitarized zone.

I wish the current occupant of the White House witch spend as much time with Iranian officials. We had a perfectly good denuclearization plan with Iran but Trump tore it up because it was something that President Obama did. It seems that anything that President Obama did Trump is jealous of whether it be a ranian denuclearization, the affordable Care act or more importantly the Paris climate Accord.

Let’s hope this new press secretary at the White House will continue in defending freedom of the press when she gets back to the White House the same way she did in North Korea.

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Ex-Trump Supporter: I Was ‘Really An Idiot’ to Think He’d Be a Good President – Newsweek

Have you ever bought something once you got home you realized you had been conned? Buyer’s remorse? I guess that’s what a lot of people who for some reason had a weird dislike for Hillary Clinton are feeling after two-and-a-half years of this presidency.

What’s surprising is the number of people willing to say this in public. MSNBC is littered with people including some of their anchors who were Republicans that I yelled at while they served under different in administrations who are now either Independents or straight up Democrats. I don’t think it’s just Trump. I think if you throw into the mix Mitch McConnell and the hypocrisy of a lot of leaders in Congress like Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz you see why people are having their come to Jesus moment.

Trump is a con man. What’s so funnythe word con man that Trump hates so much is becoming synonymous with him on Google searches. Good for yourself, do Trump con man as a search and see what happens.

Today Trump pulled back from the brink of war with Iran. I think he finally realized that he has calmed himself into the presidency and I don’t think he wants that job anymore. Maybe that’s why he is making so many errors including all of these undisciplined interviews across what he called fake news media networks.

Is the Republican party Doom to be on the junk pile of History? Can’t say that. Americans have very short memories case in point is how they are looking with nostalgia upon George HW Bush and his presidency even though he took us into an unnecessary war and was the cause of a near world depression. You put him next to Trump and he looks great.

I’m hoping that this man is not re-elected but until I watch him leave the White House I won’t believe anything about what people are prognosticating.

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Fake science led a mom to feed bleach to her autistic sons and police did nothing to stop her – NBC News

The word fake has certainly made quite a comeback in the era of trump. Those of us who hear the word fake news either are horrified or chuckle, I am always horrified and I’ve stopped using the word site even in my daily conversations as not to bring up the memory of fake news in someone else’s head.

We have fake videos also known as deepfake which can be used by anyone with a decent laptop to make videos of anyone saying anything. I know this is going to be prominent in the 2020 election cycle and beyond. As technology gets better it’s going to be harder and harder to see what is actually the truth. Putting words into an opponent’s mouth that he or she had never said will be commonplace. I remember when Photoshop first appeared on the scene. In the early 90s it was easy to see that something was photoshopped. It’s getting harder and harder to see that as the technology and the skills of those using it have improved.

And now we have fake science. Whether it’s these weird anti-vaccination people who’s ranks are growing day by day. I saw that Jessica Biel is not one of these anti-vaccination weirdos.I am 65 years old and in pretty good health for a man my age. I have had every vaccination that is cold for my medicine since I was born and I continued that practice today. I’ll be having my pneumonia vaccine done on the 17th of June. I schedule my flu shot vaccine in October and have my yearly physical at the same time. What’s a science is not just a sad story of people who are desperateI am 65 years old and in putting it is health for a man my age. I have had every vaccination that is cold for my medicine since I was born and I continue that practice today. Hope he having my pneumonia vaccine done on the 17th of June. I schedule my flu shot vaccine in October and have my yearly physical let the same time. But say science is not just a sad story of people who are desperate for a cure it’s also story about how Facebook in Twitter spread these ridiculous claims. Drinking bleach? Really? I know this mother was trying to make her infant better so I understand why the police did not pursue charges but even in Kansas I hope they are following up on the carrot she’s giving her kids.

I think we need to defend the first amendment a lot more than we need to defend the second one. That being said there are times when the first amendment needs to be breached. The famous case is the one where someone yells fire in a movie theater when there is no fire. Well I think that that same rationale should be used on social media for posts that claim things that are dangerous to do. Prime example giving bleach to your child to get rid of autism or telling people that vaccines are dangerous. enough is enough and it’s time for social media to take responsibility for what they are doing to our communities.

This is what state of Kansas is like for those who can’t take care of themselves:

Local police, the state’s division of adult protective services and a medical doctor treating Jeremy have all declined to intervene. A police spokesman said there wasn’t enough evidence that chlorine dioxide was dangerous; a caseworker with the Kansas Adult Protective Services told police that she didn’t see the situation as serious enough for the state to take action.

Shame on Kansas.

Yesterday I deleted my Twitter account. I was harassed for being gay by a trump supporter but Twitter said that he did not violate their guidelines because this person did not have a history of doing this. Does that mean that I can go out and shoot someone and not have any repercussions because I have never had a history of shooting someone. I won’t be unnecessarily upset because I’m on some social media platform. So unfortunately I think my blog will be coming to an end next month.yesterday I deleted my Twitter account. I was harassed for being game but he Trump supporter but Twitter said that it did not violate there guidelines because this person did not have a history of doing this. Does that mean that I can go out and shoot someone and not have any repercussions it does I have a never had a history of shooting someone. I won’t be unnecessarily upset because I’m on some social media platform. So unfortunately I think my blog will be coming to an end next month. Then a great run but after leaving Facebook my traffic was cut by 95 percent and Twitter and LinkedIn were my only ways to reach out to potential readers. I don’t have advertising on this blog but posting so that one or two people see it is what I think is akin to mental masturbation.

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A Kansas case illustrates the ways in which online health misinformation can sway authorities, including doctors and the police, who are charged with protecting the vulnerable.

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Vatican office calls gender theory ‘confused concept’ in guide for Catholic schools – NBC News

I mean no offense to those of you of the religious persuasion. Let us not forget this is the same church that for years believed that the Earth was flat and still thinks that the Earth was created in 6 days.

And now they are define scientific study again. This time they’re affecting the lives of the lgbtqi community in ways they don’t seem to understand. Many in the community or raised under the Catholic faith and they were holding thatthe Catholic faith would walk in to the 21st Centuries with open arms. Sadly they are not. I have so many friends who are conflicted because of the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Are we supposed to believe in the precepts laid out 2,000 years ago as scientific fact?it’s mind-boggling that a church with over a billion followers and be stuck in the 15th century. I was raised as a Jew, but I no longer practice because I have seen what religion does to the world. let’s look back at history and think about the wars that were not caused by religion and you’ll see that it’s very few and far between. Honestly the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq were caused by religion and I can go on and on Century to Century listing Wars that religion brought on. Why? Why?

Even the article fron NBC says that this is basically sticking a finger in the eye of the lgbtqi community during gay pride month celebrations.

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Pope Francis’s his name is not on this document but his fingerprints are all over it.
Pope Francis celebrates the Pentecost Mass in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican on June 9
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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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Nearly 140 Dogs Found Inside Mansion In Anaheim Hills, California

As an animal lover the fact that someone had 150 small animals living in a mansion when none of their neighbors in a gated community new that they even had a dog is frightful to me.

This is disgusting.

As a political junkie what I find most disturbing is the fact that these people, Edward and Jo Reitkopp were rabid Trump supporters. I’m not putting a correlation between the two but if you go to this person’s Facebook page you will see nothing but pictures of Trump.

The house was so filthy that people had to go in to get the animals in hazmat suits. the animals were covered in feces and urine, these people need to be put in jail for a long time and hopefully a jail that doesn’t let him go to the bathroom in a toilet just like what they did to their poor animals.

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Jo Reitkopp and as far as I’m concerned the picture of evil

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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Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts – NYT

If you’re reading my blog you like politics and so you may know this already. But I have to make a huge Point here, don’t your bank is not a respectable banking institution. It has been found to fund terrorist and terrace backwards. This is basically a bank of last resort if you are a corporation. And this bag, that has seen so much, thinks that Jared Kushner and Donald J Trump were suspicious in their activities.

It’s time for Congress to do its job and start down the road to complete investigation of this president. The election being less than 16 months away impeachment may not be the remedy. But congressional oversight certainly should be. And I have to ask respectfully to the chairman that have been giving this President these incredibly generous time frames for complying with subpoenas they need to stop. He’s not going to comply with subpoenas and we need information about this man before he does even more damage to our country.

War in Iranis looked upon by the GOP as a good distraction and a way of making people more patriotic and voting within the country’s interest. I think people are smart and they understand what war is. We had war with Iraq and is anybody happy with the outcome? I heard Tom Cotton on Meet the Press completely distort what’s happening with a Iran. Yes of late they are ramping up the fences because of this president. If you have a bully in school and you start taking self-defense courses one should not think of that as being hostile and its intentions but rather self-defense. I am no fan of Iran ruling establishment but the people of Iran are wonderful people and they should not be thrust into war because of some bull headed male testosterone driven War.

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Tammy McFadden, a former Deutsche Bank employee, saw potentially suspicious transactions involving the company of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, she said.
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