Melania Trump’s parents become naturalized U.S. citizens despite the president’s hostility toward ‘chain migration’ – The Washington Post

First and foremost I want to make one thing clear, this is not chain migration. This is the natural order of how our country has been and will be built. My parents came here in 1947 and I was born in the United States. My dad was naturalized in 1959. My bad had me do the Pledge of Allegiance before my prayers every night. My dad was one of the most patriotic man I’ve ever known, hell he was born on the 4th of July !

So, no this is not chain migration. I applaud Melania Trump’s parents for becoming American citizens. It is the natural Order of Things. Let us not forget that other than Native Americans we are all immigrants, we are all immigrants in this country.

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Viktor and Amalija Knavs listen as their attorney makes a statement in New York on Thursday. First lady Melania Trump’s parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week – The Washington Post

The Trump regime and its Cadre of collaborators who are in the pocket of big corporations that don’t want to see regulations that will help our planet survive. These companies don’t live on a long-term plan most Executives only last five to seven years in a company all they care about is what they can do now. The future that’s not their problem and it seems they don’t really care about their kids, grandkids or the future of our planet.

we have an EPA administrator who is so deep in a quagmire of scandals it’s amazing that this man still has a job. In any Corporation he would have been fired by now. But he’s following exactly what the Trump regime wants. Do everything to increase the economy on the short-term so that they get reelected. What’s happening though is the price of gas. Has anybody noticed how quickly it’s going up? You can mark the date of when we pulled out of the Iran agreement as the beginning of the rise in fuel prices. You may think the Trump regime would want the fuel prices to remain low, but you are wrong. They want to blame the countries that have the predominance of oil for this increase. Of course they will never ever ever criticize Russia and its giant oil industry.

on this Fourth of July I hope we as a planet will take heat and do something to protect the future of our children and grandchildren if we are to have a planet at all.

There is no Planet B as President Macron has said.

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(University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer)

Mitt Romney’s new campaign: Not exactly a friend of Trump’s but not an enemy, either – The Washington Post

We are building jails for young people some of which are so young that the Administration has come up with a term call Tender age individual. I watched Rachel Maddow start crying when she read the press release about tender age individuals. Mitt Romney is not the enemy of trump then he is his friends because he is backing Trump and his internment of individuals.

Trump told a group of so-called businessmen that the Germans need to be careful because they are letting in too many Middle Easterns and their racial makeup is going to be changing. That sounds very familiar and not in a good way. Weather there Middle Eastern Muslims or Jews where does the line get put into the sand? We have a man in the White House who is a fascist end of discussion. There’s no two ways around this anymore he is a fascist and he is surrounded by fascists and that they are yelled at in restaurants is a small price to pay compared to putting 20,000 children in prisons across our country for doing nothing but asking to come and ask for Asylum from danger and their countries. We are a country built with immigrants. The only ones in this country were not immigrants or the American Indians who we did a really good job of killing off as much as we could. Our history is ladin with terrible moments but this is going to be on the top of the list. We are building internment camps for children and Trump is asking his supporters to attack physically Maxine Waters, a member of Congress. Who does that?

Shame!

Shame!

Shame!

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Mitt Romney, right, running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, meets an event attendee during a campaign stop Friday in Draper, Utah. Romney, a former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor, is facing state lawmaker Mike Kennedy in GOP primary election Tuesday. (Kim Raff/Bloomberg)

Mitt Romney’s new campaign: Not exactly a friend of Trump’s but not an enemy, either – The Washington Post

We are building jails for young people some of which are so young that the Administration has come up with a term call Tender age individual. I watched Rachel Maddow start crying when she read the press release about tender age individuals. Mitt Romney is not the enemy of trump then he is his friends because he is backing Trump and his internment of individuals.

Trump told a group of so-called businessmen that the Germans need to be careful because they are letting in too many Middle Easterns and their racial makeup is going to be changing. That sounds very familiar and not in a good way. Weather there Middle Eastern Muslims or Jews where does the line get put into the sand? We have a man in the White House who is a fascist end of discussion. There’s no two ways around this anymore he is a fascist and he is surrounded by fascists and that they are yelled at in restaurants is a small price to pay compared to putting 20,000 children in prisons across our country for doing nothing but asking to come and ask for Asylum from danger and their countries. We are a country built with immigrants. The only ones in this country were not immigrants or the American Indians who we did a really good job of killing off as much as we could. Our history is ladin with terrible moments but this is going to be on the top of the list. We are building internment camps for children and Trump is asking his supporters to attack physically Maxine Waters, a member of Congress. Who does that?

Shame!

Shame!

Shame!

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Mitt Romney, right, running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, meets an event attendee during a campaign stop Friday in Draper, Utah. Romney, a former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor, is facing state lawmaker Mike Kennedy in GOP primary election Tuesday. (Kim Raff/Bloomberg)

Publix suspends contributions to Adam Putnam amid David Hogg’s anti-NRA ‘die-in’ protests – The Washington Post

Growing up in Florida I saw Publix grow from the quaint Art Deco stores that dotted the landscape to a complete taking over of the grocery ecosystem. Finding other grocery stores like Winn-Dixie or Piggly Wiggly is almost impossible now because Publix has taken over.

After living 10 years in Los Angeles I moved back to Florida. I was very disappointed in how becoming a Monopoly has made Publix not a nice place anymore. Where shopping is a pleasure? The produce was bad and the prices were ridiculously high. And I came for Los Angeles.

Congratulations to David Hogg and those brave kids for mounting pressure against the NRA in every nook and cranny that organization seems to creep into. Enough is enough.

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Republicans whose jobs once seemed safe are struggling for a 2018 survival strategy – The Washington Post

I can listen to political pundits up to a point. And I truly believe that all elections are local. That being said there’s a wave coming, and it’s a giant blue one.

We have witnessed during the special election season the Republican base not coming out to vote and the Democratic bass coming out in numbers that are unprecedented. Trump would have to start a war something the Republicans don’t want for there to be a change in this dynamic. I pray that he does not start a war but I don’t trust this man and his lust for power and vengeance.

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Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) takes a photo of Vice President Mike Pence, right, after a tax policy event in Charlotte last month. Pittenger is facing a primary challenge from conservative pastor Mark Harris that has pushed him to the right, which could be a problem in the general election against a Democratic challenger, Dan McCready, who’s outraised him so far. (Chuck Burton/AP)

Michael Cohen, once at pinnacle of Trump’s world, now poses threat to it – The Washington Post

In order for Michael Cohen to dodge a bullet he may have to take the proverbial gun and aim it at Trump. He’s facing years in prison if not for the rest of his life on the multitude of charges. All the reporting in the last week since the raid on Michael Collins office makes it clear that the feds had a huge amount of information in order to mount such a spectacular raid on an attorney’s offices. Especially the private attorney to the president of the United States.

In order to garner loyalty from those around you you have to be nice to them. You have to be respectful of them. You can’t treat them like yesterday’s garbage. But Trump doesn’t understand any of this and he is mistreated and belittled Michael Cohen throughout their decade-long relationship. And I think Michael Cohen is not going to take that proverbial bullet for Trump this time.

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Behind the chaos: Office that vets { THE BEST PEOPLE} Trump appointees plagued by inexperience – The Washington Post

Trump supporters, and by inference the American people, were promised the best people.

Instead we got a clown car full of the most inept individuals ever to work in a White House. The true Republicans that we see now on MSNBC criticizing this White House are right. Those Republicans who stay quiet or support the machination of this White House are traitors. Some may say the traitors is a harsh word for partisanship but we are watching the dismantling of the US government and it seems that it’s being guided from the Kremlin. All the policies of this Administration has helped the Kremlin. The trade Wars, the appointments, and the continuous fear of War looming on our country is exactly what the Kremlin wants.

Russia has the 29th largest economy in the world. Just to put this into perspective California has the fifth largest. Russia’s military is basically gone other than four people. Their Navy and Airforce is no longer what we think of as the Soviet Union’s powerful Strike Force. Russia can only real Power by having influence over the president of United States in a way that is sickening.

So that’s when we see the office that vets future candidates is filled with 24 year old campaign operatives and volunteers and is fraction of the size from any other White House we understand why we see this clown car happening everyday. From the Secretary of the Interior writing into his office on a horse on the first day to his $116,000 set of 3 Doors. Or the Secretary of Hud ordering a $31,000 dining set, seemingly doesn’t know about Ikea. Or the one that hits me the most is the head of the EPA having a soundproof booth in his office, does he think he is Get Smart? Why does the EPA need to have a soundproof booth?

We did not get the best people instead we got the swamp on steroids.

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White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House personnel director Johnny DeStefano, and National Security Council Chief of Staff Keith Kellogg follow President Trump as they walk to board Marine One from the Oval Office, Feb. 16, 2018. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal are talking to one reporter: Anderson Cooper – The Washington Post

Talk about “Must See TV”! Tonight on CNN and Sunday on CBS Anderson Cooper is going to make the private residence of the White House not a fun place to be. I know this is all very salacious but he is the president and he did it allegedly right after marrying his wife and her having their baby. That’s reptilian.

Anderson Cooper knows how to ask questions and get right to your soul so I know that this is going to be fascinating to watch.

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Anderson Cooper. (Photo by Anthony Behar)