not bad, but not really good either. It's just sort of there, like Denmark.
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Saturday, 5 January 2019

HR1 - The For The People Act of 2019

quote [ This historic reform legislation—the most sweeping since Watergate—includes policies to ban members of Congress from serving on for-profit corporate boards or using nonpublic information to personally enrich themselves. It also shines a bright light on dark money and foreign money in our elections and enacts a small-dollar campaign finance system to vastly amplify the voices of everyday Americans in our elections. CAP urges the House to quickly pass the For the People Act in order to curb corruption in our political system and rebuild the public’s confidence in our elections and our government. ]

Good first day. To bad it will never be law, but what it does is lay down the marker of what should be. Which is about all we can expect from this congress.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 WTF]
[by bbqkink@6:33amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 4 January 2019

"No applause for Ronald Reagan?"

quote [ I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still. ]

They are showing over and over again their principals are as phony as their hero worship of Saint Ronny.
[SFW] [politics] [+1]
[by bbqkink@2:38amGMT] [16 comments]

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Elizabeth Warren: 'No to the billionaires' funding politics

quote [ Senator Elizabeth Warren, in her first interview since announcing the launch of an exploratory committee for a run for president in 2020, talks with Rachel Maddow about financial disparities in the United States and why she believes the Democratic Party should stick with grassroots politics and eschew the influence of billionaire funding. ]

Good open to the 2020 election.

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by bbqkink@3:49amGMT] [18 comments]

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Lie to me...7,645 times.

quote [ Trump's rapid pace of lies in 2018 ]

The assault on the Truth is the story of the year.

The endless lies from Trump...his claims of Fake news...the real Fake News, from Russian troll farms and the right wing fervor swamp...the constantly evolving lies that change as they fall apart, faster than they can be told...lies, lies and more lies.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 WTF]
[by bbqkink@2:20amGMT] [14 comments]

Friday, 28 December 2018

Corporate Democrats Are Already Punching the Left Ahead of 2020

quote [ National polling shows that the U.S. public strongly favors bold policy proposals that Sanders has been championing for a long time. On issues ranging from climate change to Medicare for All to tuition-free public college to Wall Street power, the party’s base has been moving leftward, largely propelled by an upsurge of engagement from progressive young people. This momentum is a threat to the forces accustomed to dominating the Democratic Party. ]

And as always they are using identity politics as the cudgel. And once again putting black women as the counterweight.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by bbqkink@1:23amGMT] [15 comments]



Thursday, 20 December 2018

Sneezing and wheezing the calliope crashed to the ground

quote [ Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned. Here’s the letter

“Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.” ]

After the out of the blue announcement of the withdrawal in Syria followed shortly the announcement of the withdrawal from Afghanistan Mattis seems to have had enough.

[SFW] [politics] [+4]
[by bbqkink@11:46pmGMT] [29 comments]

Monday, 17 December 2018

Dems 2020 presidential candidates economic plans are starting to surface.

quote [ Democrats eyeing 2020 presidential bids test simple pitch: Have some money.

Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Sherrod Brown talk to NBC News about their plans to boost your bank account. ]

I'm still looking at Sherrod Brown, still not sure. Still looking like over a 20 person field, should be interesting.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by bbqkink@8:33amGMT] [1 comment]

The Steele Dossier: A Retrospective

quote [ The dossier is actually a series of reports—16 in all—that total 35 pages. Written in 2016, the dossier is a collection of raw intelligence. Steele neither evaluated nor synthesized the intelligence. He neither made nor rendered bottom-line judgments. The dossier is, quite simply and by design, raw reporting, not a finished intelligence product....

These materials buttress some of Steele’s reporting, both specifically and thematically. The dossier holds up well over time, and none of it, to our knowledge, has been disproven. ]

With the news out of the Southern District this week a lot of people act like this is coming to an end...its not, it is just getting started. There are several investigation on going and several more about to start...drip...drip...drip.

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2 Funny]
[by bbqkink@1:52amGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Obamacare ruling delivers new shock to health system

quote [ Expanded Medicaid for millions. Penalties for poorly performing hospitals. Even the Trump administration's own plans to lower drug prices.

Those and many other initiatives would all be illegal under a federal judge’s sweeping decision that the entire Affordable Care Act must be struck down ]

This is headed to the SCOTUS.

[SFW] [health] [+1 WTF]
[by bbqkink@6:30amGMT] [3 comments]

Michael Flynn flirts with jail time after getting a 0 recommendation from Mueller

quote [ Michael Flynn's allies have claimed that Flynn was essentially set up by FBI agents wanting to take down the president. ]

They called him said they would like to send two senior FBI agents over to talk to him.



Flynn: Is this about speaking to Sergey Kislyak ?

FBI: Yes, would you like counsel or maybe the Whithouse attorney present

Flynn: No come on over...

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+1 Interesting]
[by bbqkink@1:39amGMT] [9 comments]



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