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He's trying to change the subject.


Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump
Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech....
8:26 PM · Mar 27, 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/846533818811080704

And another one

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump
...money to Bill, the Hillary Russian "reset," praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!
8:35 PM · Mar 27, 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/846536212362018816
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Mar 27, 2017, 09:40 PM (11 replies)

He's tweeting again.

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
7:21 AM · Mar 26, 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/845974102619906048
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Mar 26, 2017, 08:57 AM (18 replies)

Charlie Rose and Michael Morrell discuss House Intelligence Committee

https://charlierose.com/videos/30288?autoplay=true

Great interview, lots of good info regarding incidental collection, masking.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Mar 24, 2017, 03:39 PM (2 replies)

The Rude Pundit has nailed it this time.

https://twitter.com/rudepundit/status/845033007736115201
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Mar 24, 2017, 09:53 AM (36 replies)

Top Dem calls for investigation into House Intelligence chairman

Source: The Hill

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Thursday called for an investigation into House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who bypassed the panel to brief President Trump on information related to U.S. surveillance of his transition team.

During an interview on CNN's "New Day," Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, called the Intelligence panel a "very special committee."

"They are privileged to information that most members of Congress may never see and so you expect them to be extremely confidential," he added.

"What he did was basically to go to the president, who's being investigated, by the FBI and others and by the intelligence committee, to give them information."

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/325370-cummings-calls-for-investigation-into-nunes
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Mar 23, 2017, 09:33 AM (30 replies)

The More Mundane Savagery of Donald Trump's Budget

Olive Hill, Kentucky, is a shitty town of poor people in a beautiful area of Kentucky, in Carter County, near the border where the state meets both Ohio and West Virginia. The population is pretty much 100% white, about a third of the population lives at or below the poverty line, and one out of every 79 residents is a registered sex offender. And the water system in town is so outdated that "Two surveys estimate a 45-50 percent water loss due to corroded piping." You can bet there are issues with the quality of that water coming from the corroded cast iron waterline. But the town, which voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by 74% to 22%, just got a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, a cooperative effort of the state and federal governments to help some of the poorest areas of the country. The $243,000 grant may not seem like much, but for a small town like Olive Hill, it'll be transformative for the health and well-being of the people there.

ARC was part of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, passed on a bipartisan basis, signed by LBJ. The whole thing came about after John F. Kennedy had a report done on the ludicrous poverty under which people were living in the Appalachian area, which includes 13 states. Their governors, mostly Republicans, but some Democrats, sit on the commission (Kentucky's own Matt Bevins works with them constantly, and he's a bastard) along with a presidential appointee. That's currently Earl Gohl, who was confirmed by a voice vote in the Senate in 2010. So since its creation, ARC has been a fairly noncontroversial program.

In fact, you could argue it is doing more for the coal miners than Donald Trump could ever manage. ARC helped give nearly $3 million in a grant to an effort called TechHire Eastern Kentucky in order to retrain workers for jobs in technology and communications, with a big push for investment in the region for the development of a tech sector. The first pilot class of trainees had 1600 applicants for roughly 50 seats. It's a start.

Carter County and most of Eastern Kentucky are in what ARC calls "Distressed Counties," 84 areas that ARC is directing aid and grants to try to pull the region out of poverty, with another 100 or so counties considered "At Risk" for slipping into the "Distressed" category. The agency funded 400 projects last year. In fiscal 2015, ARC was responsible for finding jobs for over 23,000 people. This is in addition to the infrastructure spending, including electricity, telecommunications, roads, and, yes, water. A couple of dozen of the funded projects had to do with drinking water in the region.
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http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-more-mundane-savagery-of-donald.html?m=1


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:25 PM (0 replies)

Well, he's tweeting again.


7m
Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump
The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!



20m
Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump
The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!


34m
Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump
James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!


Changing the subject again since his "wire tapp" story is losing ground?

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:15 AM (9 replies)

Reading comprehension skills needed at White House.

Just for the hell of it, I signed up for the daily emails from the White House that are supposed to let you know what's going on, where Trump is going to appear and news of the day. In today's email, under the heading "News" they published the following satirical piece from the Washington Post.

Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why

Some people are complaining that the budget proffered by the Trump administration, despite its wonderful macho-sounding name, is too vague and makes all sorts of cuts to needed programs in favor of increasing military spending by leaps and bounds. These people are wimps. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has called it a “hard power budget” which is, I think, the name of an exercise program where you eat only what you can catch, pump up your guns and then punch the impoverished in the face. This, conveniently, is also what the budget does.

This budget will make America a lean, mean fighting machine with bulging, rippling muscles and not an ounce of fat. America has been weak and soft for too long. BUT HOW WILL I SURVIVE ON THIS BUDGET? you may be wondering. I AM A HUMAN CHILD, NOT A COSTLY FIGHTER JET. You may not survive, but that is because you are SOFT and WEAK, something this budget is designed to eliminate.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/03/16/trumps-budget-makes-perfect-sense-and-will-fix-america-and-i-will-tell-you-why/?utm_term=.6e38417be471


Here's the link to the White House 1600 Daily: https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily

Apparently someone in the doesn't recognize satire or there is someone there who is spoofing the administration.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Mar 17, 2017, 01:31 PM (1 replies)

OK, y'all, I just found my t-shirt. What do you think?



https://www.lookhuman.com/design/338030-super-callous-fragile-racist-sexist-not-my-potus/tshirt

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:26 PM (19 replies)

Joni Sledge of vocal group Sister Sledge dies at 60

Joni Sledge, a founding member of the vocal group Sister Sledge, was found dead Friday in her home in Phoenix, publicist Biff Warren told CNN on Saturday. She was 60 years old.

The Sledge family was shocked by her death as she had not been ill, Warren said. The cause of death was unknown.

The group of sisters recorded the dance anthem "We Are Family" in 1979. Other hits were "He's the Greatest Dancer" and "My Guy."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/03/11/us/joni-sledge-of-sister-sledge-dies/index.html

RIP, Joni.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Mar 12, 2017, 06:47 AM (1 replies)
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