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THE TRIMP EFFECT? WELL THERE'S NO "EVIDENCE" IS THERE?

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NATIVE AMERICAN MEN IN WASHINGTON STATE RUN OVER BY WHITE MAN IN PICKUP TRUCK SHOUTING RACIAL SLURS 




NOTE: With the murder of two men and severe wounding of another by a self-styled white supremacist in Portland, Oregon, last week for attempting to stop a man from harassing two young Muslim women, there's seems to be an uptick in hate crimes of late. Coincidence?  Surely, right?  After all there's just no evidence that the words that come out of a racist, bigoted, fascist, anti-semitic, Muslim hating President's mouth or his TweetWords have the slightest impact on what happens around the country. Is there?  



From Daily Kos
May 31, 2017

Sadly, this Memorial Day weekend saw its share of chaos and tragedy as racists decided to take their hatred out on people of color in attacks around the country. In Portland, Oregon, two people were killed and a third injured when they stood up to a man yelling hateful slurs toward two women on a train. And in Washington state, one Native Ame…

THE TRUMP EFFECT BORES DOWN DEEPER

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Cities join call for impeachment



By  05/29/2017
POLITICO


Congress may not be ready to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, but a growing number of cities and towns are trying to push members in that direction. Brookline, Mass., became the 10th and latest local government Thursday to pass a resolution calling for impeachment, a step designed to add pressure on the state’s congressmen to launch a formal investigation that could ultimately lead to the president’s removal from office. The Massachusetts towns of Cambridge, Amherst, Pelham and Leverett have already made the call, and Newton has a proposal up for consideration. California is another hotbed of impeachment. The Los Angeles city council in early May overwhelmingly passed a measure asking for impeachment proceedings to begin. Richmond, Alameda and Berkeley did the same. In Chicago, the city council drafted an ordinance that quickly drew 31 sponsors. Alderman Ameya Pawar, who introduced the resolution, said…

WHAT PART OF “MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” ARE 4 DAY SCHOOL WEEKS?

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OKLAHOMA FOLLOWS KANSAS DOWN THE OUTHOUSE SHITHOLE OF CONSERVATIVE ECONOMICS


It seems as if the utter failure of Governor Sam Brownback’s radical conservative economic “experiment” (as he terms it) in Kansas, hasn’t resonated with adjoining Red State to the south, Oklahoma.Up in Kansas there is no need to await an allegorical “jury verdict” to judge the failure of the brand of radical economics that Brownback has adopted.Even his own Republican controlled state legislature has been pushing back – with limited success thus far – against the damage his policies have wrecked upon the good citizens of “The Sunflower State.”The four year old “experiment” of cutting taxes, exempting 300,000 small businesses from paying taxes, and eventually phasing out all income taxes to be replaced by a consumption tax, was supposed to generate millions of new jobs and spur the creation of a tsunami of entrepreneurial small business enterprises.  What it's actually done is plunged Kansas into one fisc…

MY TAKE ON WATERGATE VERSUS RUSSIAGATE COMPARISONS

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IT WASN'T THE WATERGATE ROBBERY THAT DID NIXON IN; IT WAS THE COVER-UP

Happened to catch “All The President’s Men” last night, the 1976 movie about Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s (two Washington post reporters) successful efforts to topple President Richard M. Nixon If you haven’t seen it please do given all the contemporaneous comparisons between our current Russiagate and Watergate you've heard of late.As I’ve noted before, the two scandals are actually quite different although both seem to following the same pathway to conclusion,Russiagate, of course, at a horrifically accelerated rate.The similarities between the two “Gates” are worth exploring.Both center around “ratfucking” (the term Donald Segretti invented for the Republican Party's election campaign of dirty tricks) and the Watergate burglary was only one of literally hundreds of attempts to undermine Democratic candidates across the county.The “ratfucking” activities engaged in by the Republicans back in the …