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To the trump supporters (from Facebook)

Dear Trump supporters:
You created us when your uninformed voting put a dangerously incompetent man into the White House.
You created us when your patriotic outrage was not stirred by proof that a hostile, foreign government interfered in a process we hold sacred.
You created us when with your vote you have caused this country to be imperiled by the choices of your candidate's cabinet picks. His Department of Energy does not know how the Department of Energy functions.
You created us when you tried to still our righteous anger with your mocking patronization.
You created us when your candidate openly derided a handicapped man and your silence was deafening.
You created us when your contemptible tantrum elected a man who was sanctioned and fined for refusing to rent to black people.
Who believes sexual assault is just good ole boys having fun.
Who has expunged the exemplary qualities of the Latino population by his malevolent words about them.
And by the glaring absence of Latino participation in any part of his administration.
You created us when you insist prayer belongs in publicly funded schools, instead of churches. The Founding Fathers held firm on this principle with good reason.
You created us when you put our federal budget at the mercy of a man who will not release his tax returns. Who has a long inventory of failed business ventures, including four bankruptcies.
You created us by not joining us.By clinging resolutely to the belief in the virtue of your choice, despite overwhelming confirmation of the folly of your vote.
You created us when you dismiss critical thinking as something to be ashamed of instead of something that is vital to a thriving democracy.
You created us by your continued wilful ignorance, your misplaced ire, and your stubborn refusal to see the truth.
- Janet Keplan
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 09:52 PM (2 replies)

New Wyoming bill forbids utilities from using renewables

JANUARY 19, 2017 —While renewable-energy use has grown substantially over the last few years, the regulatory environment remains volatile.

Some states have worked hard to stimulate renewable energy, supporting infrastructure projects and offering incentives to consumers who install home solar arrays.

But others have tried to restrict renewable energy, often at the behest of lobbyists for electric utilities and fossil-fuel providers that fear its growth.

One of the states in the latter category is Wyoming, where Republican legislators recently introduced a bill that would essentially ban large-scale renewable energy in the state.

The new Wyoming bill would forbid utilities from using solar or wind sources for their electricity by 2019, according to Inside Climate News.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/In-Gear/2017/0119/New-Wyoming-bill-forbids-utilities-from-using-renewables
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 02:13 PM (9 replies)

Trumps Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.

All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s evidence he was. Bill Clinton said he did not have sex with that woman; he did, or close enough. Lying in politics transcends political party and era. It is, in some ways, an inherent part of the profession of politicking.

But Donald Trump is in a different category. The sheer frequency, spontaneity and seeming irrelevance of his lies have no precedent. Nixon, Reagan and Clinton were protecting their reputations; Trump seems to lie for the pure joy of it. A whopping 70 percent of Trump’s statements that PolitiFact checked during the campaign were false, while only 4 percent were completely true, and 11 percent mostly true. (Compare that to the politician Trump dubbed “crooked,” Hillary Clinton: Just 26 percent of her statements were deemed false.)

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All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s evidence he was. Bill Clinton said he did not have sex with that woman; he did, or close enough. Lying in politics transcends political party and era. It is, in some ways, an inherent part of the profession of politicking.

But Donald Trump is in a different category. The sheer frequency, spontaneity and seeming irrelevance of his lies have no precedent. Nixon, Reagan and Clinton were protecting their reputations; Trump seems to lie for the pure joy of it. A whopping 70 percent of Trump’s statements that PolitiFact checked during the campaign were false, while only 4 percent were completely true, and 11 percent mostly true. (Compare that to the politician Trump dubbed “crooked,” Hillary Clinton: Just 26 percent of her statements were deemed false.)


Those who have followed Trump’s career say his lying isn’t just a tactic, but an ingrained habit. New York tabloid writers who covered Trump as a mogul on the rise in the 1980s and ’90s found him categorically different from the other self-promoting celebrities in just how often, and pointlessly, he would lie to them. In his own autobiography, Trump used the phrase “truthful hyperbole,” a term coined by his ghostwriter referring to the flagrant truth-stretching that Trump employed, over and over, to help close sales. Trump apparently loved the wording, and went on to adopt it as his own.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/donald-trump-lies-liar-effect-brain-214658
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 11:45 AM (1 replies)

Lock HIM UP for deleting tweets

.Donald Trump just deleted a tweet. Now that he's president, that might not be legal.


President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday morning that he was "honered" to serve as 45th president of the United States. Moments later, the tweet was gone — presumably deleted by the president or his team.

Under the 1978 Presidential Records Act, the president must obtain the "views of the Archivist of the United States" before disposing of any records. And his tweets — whether sent from his personal Twitter account or his official @POTUS account — are considered a matter of public record.

https://mic.com/articles/166245/donald-trump-deleted-tweet-illegal-presidential-records-archives#.TYQnj04rL
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 09:58 AM (6 replies)

Is trump corrupt?


Click here to add your 2 cents on the corrupt actions of donald twump.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 21, 2017, 02:33 PM (10 replies)

Only 3 inaugural balls

Obama's attended 10 balls.

The number of balls was as small as the crowd.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 21, 2017, 07:07 AM (4 replies)

Apparently, for the next 4 years anything trump doesn't agree with will be deemed "fake"

This does not mean it is fake or without fact, most likely the opposite will be true.

So anything trump or his talking heads call fake should be considered factual and anything trump or the talking g heads say is fact will be considered "fake".


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 17, 2017, 08:22 PM (25 replies)

Life accordion to trump


Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:13 PM (5 replies)

Why I don't watch professional football

1. The money paid the players, the money taxpayers pay for stadiums so billionaires can pay obscene salaries.

2. And most importantly, I can't stand the commentators and their love affairs with a few players. Get a room!

I turned on the Texans vs the criminals to see the score and the love fest over Brady made me sick.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 14, 2017, 10:08 PM (97 replies)

A Twitter rant from Don The Con is a badge of courage

AmericanS should be looking at it this way. Nothing would piss him off more!
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 14, 2017, 09:56 PM (0 replies)
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