Current Events

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  • EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board June 23, 2017
    Pruitt’s actions completely wipes out the existing Board of Scientific Counselors. It means the whole board can now be reappointed, filled with industry lobbyists and science deniers, and the EPA can then go forward on the basis that “its scientific advisers” tell it that carbon dioxide is good for plants, only can change the climate, and Donald Trump is ...
  • New polling numbers are out for ‘Trumpcare’, and they’re a disaster for Republicans June 23, 2017
    Many in the Republican base are still fine with it, because they would agree to saw off their own legs and glue live chickens to the stumps if they thought would be against them doing that, but anyone with a preexisting condition, anyone who has health insurance now that didn’t have it before, anyone ...
  • Sessions doesn’t recall June 22, 2017
    McCain—who hasn’t given the most coherent hearing performances lately—managed to dismantle Sessions’ rationale for taking those meetings with a very basic line of questioning. Why did you take those meetings? How did they relate to issues you’re passionate about? What did you discuss? McCain: Did you raise concerns about Russia’s support for President Bashar al-Assad and ...
  • Republican who voted against background checks wants to know background of Scalise’s shooter June 22, 2017
    he’s just a member of Congress, it’s not like he’s supposed to have a solid grasp of the constitution or anything. Source: Republican who voted against background checks wants to know background of Scalise’s shooter
  • Why Trump is really angry: Mueller is following the money June 22, 2017
    this will set the stage for a major federal RICO case against Trump and the as well, with evidence ultimately showing and proving that both took foreign money in laundered SuperPac campaign donations and used them to fund any number of 2016 election activities. Source: Why Trump is angry: Mueller is following the money
  • The Trick Mitch McConnell (R) has planned, exposed June 21, 2017The Trick Mitch McConnell (R) has planned, exposed
    The Trick Mitch McConnell (R) has planned, exposed
  • We can’t un-crazy crazy June 21, 2017
    We can’t un-crazy crazy, but we can each try to stem the madness. It begins with simply caring: By looking up from our cellphones and making eye contact; by asking the checkout girl about her day; thanking the garbage collector; doing favors without a scorecard; giving away money because someone needs it more. Kathleen Parker Yes, we ...
  • Things Trump did in Week 21 June 21, 2017Things Trump did in Week 21
    1497785736Source: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up
  • Pence’s record June 18, 2017
    I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the desire for Trump to be impeached early on in his presidency, but it’s becoming clearer by the day that Mike Pence as President would likely be far worse for America
    ‘Mike Pence said you should not only take away money from HIV and AIDS programs, he said ...
  • That’s capitalism, baby! June 18, 2017
    CUBAN SAID… “Look, you have to yourself what’s the market for a former president giving a speech, right? So, first of all, Ronald Reagan was paid more than a million dollars for speeches in 1989.  He went to Japan and gave two speeches.” Boom!  Cuban hit Fox News wear they live with that quote.  ...
    “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  In small clumsy letters he wrote: April 4th, 1984. He sat back. A sense of complete helplessness had descended upon him. To begin with, he did not know with any certainty that this was 1984. It must be round about that ...
  • Being “better than” is not sufficient May 27, 2017
    Being “better than” is not sufficient A Kaiser Health News article titled “Preexisting Conditions And Continuous Coverage: Key Elements Of GOP Bill” lays out the pitfalls that the Trumpcare snake oil salespeople are peddling. The following anecdote from the article is probative. Before he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2015, Anthony Kinsey often went without health insurance. He ...
  • Segregation by another name May 27, 2017
    Segregation by another name a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, according to budget documents obtained by The Washington Post. The administration would channel part of the savings into its top priority: school choice. It seeks to spend about $400 million to expand charter schools and vouchers for private and schools, ...
  • Lynch people who take down Confederate monuments, says Mississippi state rep. on Facebook May 27, 2017
    Over the past few hours, I’ve watched as a Facebook post (which Facebook has just taken down — screenshot above) by Mississippi state representative Karl Oliver has become a national news sensation as multiple major MSM outlets have now picked up on his call for people who take down Confederate monuments to be lynched. Here’s ...
  • The life and death of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory – The Washington Post May 27, 2017
    When Seth Rich’s Gmail account received an alert this week from, attempting to start a new account on a website created by the New Zealand-based Internet businessman and convicted hacker Kim Dotcom, his family knew that something was off. A conspiracy theory that began on pro-President Trump message boards — a theory that Rich was ...

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