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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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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Inside Robin Roberts’ ‘GMA’ interview with Jussie Smollett – Page Six

I’ll be honest I did not watch the whole interview but the part that I did watch made me think that he was lying through his teeth. I know hindsight is 20/20 but it’s how I felt when I watched it. I thought the tears were phony and his whole storyline made no sense. Just as Robin Roberts said why would you not give up your phone when you are being threatened by two big guys. Your an actor on a successful television program and you can’t afford to get a new phone and it’s worth being injured for it? It didn’t make sense then and now we know it was not true.

Look as a gay man I wanted to believe him. But there were too many holes in the story. one more thing, if someone put a noose around my neck, I certainly would not walk around Chicago with it there and would have figured out a way of hiding it until I got to the hospital. But he did not he wore it all the way to the hospital.

I’ve said this before on this blog. What he did hurts every single person who has been, or will be a target of a hate crime. That’s all I can say at this point without getting angry.

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Jussie Smollett and Robin Roberts photo credit ABC

{SHAMED BY SEN. FEINSTEIN (D)} House panel releases transcript of interview with Fusion GPS co-founder – POLITICO

It’s amazing how transparent the GOP has become. I would love to play a game of chicken with them. Having been shamed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and her courageous release of the Senate interview of Fusion GPS founder now they release their interview. The fake news that the Fusion GPS dossier was paid for Hillary Clinton is a misnomer. Originally it was contracted by a republican opponent of trump. When Trump won the nomination, I am so sad to say, at that point the Fusion GPS people shopped it to the Hillary campaign. I wish we could get this story straight but as with everything in this White House that lies 5.6 times a day the truth is out there but not coming from the White House.

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Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS appeared before a closed House Intelligence Committee. | Pablo Martinez Mosivais/AP Photo

This Is The ‘Daily Show’ Interview Jon Stewart Regrets Most

I am and have been a Jon Stewart fan. Although since his announcement that he will be retiring he’s become a little bit to pick you in about subjects, although important, just not as funny. maybe he’s lowering the bar for his successor, I don’t know it could be just coincidence.
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After 16 incredible years as the anchor of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart has one big regret.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/20/jon-stewart-daily-show-regret_n_7093002.html

[VIDEO] John Oliver’s Edward Snowden Interview — Last Week Tonight | TVLine

For the first time I meant to be your, in this case John Oliver a comedian, mate what the government is doing with our data personal. Even people who had no idea of who Edward Snowden was did not want the government to be able to access personal photographs of their genitals. June 1st the Patriot Act is supposed to be off arised, many sections of it should not be because of the way the internet works. When you send an email through Gmail to someone in the United States, Google may start in a server in another country. on its return trip to the United States it is now in the hands of the NSA. if that doesn’t scare you then you get the country you deserve.
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Edward Snowden being interviewed by John Oliver. Edward Snowden is holding a folder that contains a photo of John Oliver's junk.

http://tvline.com/2015/04/05/john-oliver-edward-snowden-last-week-tonight-interview-video/