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I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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Mild Mannered Woman from Washington is the Democrats Deadliest Weapon: Huff Post


2/18/2017, 10:24am ET
By Michael McAuliff

Patty Murray (D-Wash.) compared the Republicans in the House to the preschoolers she once taught. To deal with a bunch of fractious, obstreperous 4-year-olds, she said, you need a plan.

When Murray made her comparison, she was about to sit down with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in what turned out to be the only significant successful bipartisan budget negotiation Congress has managed since the shutdown.

Four years later, the House is still roiled by a crowd of sharp-elbowed and feuding Republican lawmakers who can’t agree even on how to do the one thing they all say they want ― repeal Obamacare. But now, there’s a new alpha boy atop their playground monkey bars.

President Donald Trump outdid them all, belittling, bullying and insulting his way to the Oval Office.

Murray is familiar with the personality type.

“There is a bully in every classroom,” Murray said this week. “And the best way to teach other children in your preschool class that it’s not OK is to make it not OK.”

That is precisely what Murray and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are trying to do. Since there are only 48 senators on their side of the ledger, they lack the votes to beat back Trump and a raft of nominees that Democrats see as historically awful. What they can do is show the country and their Republican colleagues that it’s not OK. Murray is turning out to be Schumer’s deadliest weapon in that fight.

A Republican gave a speech once..and we can quote it over and over..April 16, 1953

President Dwight D. Eisenhower..."Chance for Peace Speech "


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron...
Sadly..when he left office in 1961...he gave another great speech about the "military industrial complex" and what it stands for...but that one is for another time...


I think that the Republicans are indeed watching Trump..example


Mitch McConnell said yesterday, that Trump should remain on topic, and if he did he would be 10 to 15 points higher in standing....Hit the link..see for yourself..Trump has been warned, for all to see, to get it together and stay focused.....

I believe he is being watched.......by his own people...

from the article linked, (The Hill, Feb 15)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

(R-Ky.) says President Trump’s public remarks and tweets are complicating his ability to enact his agenda.

“ 10 to 15 points higher if he allowed himself to stay on message,” McConnell told the Weekly Standard Wednesday, referencing Trump’s approval rating. "What he’s saying makes everything harder. harder to achieve what you want to achieve.”

McConnell said he had repeatedly urged Trump to tone down his rhetoric, especially on his Twitter account.
“He doesn’t always take my advice,” he said, noting the president is the “most criticized person in the world.”

He said he does not object to Trump’s tweets but “what you say with the tweet” instead. McConnell said Trump creates a “theater aspect” when he publicly tackles certain issues, creating fodder for the media “on a daily basis.”

The Kentucky senator insisted he has “a really good relationship” with Trump despite his remarks, citing an hour they spent together at the White House last week.


and added point....paragraph 3...very important.....................................

McConnell said he had repeatedly urged Trump to tone down his rhetoric, especially on his Twitter account. "He doesn’t always take my advice,” he said, noting the president is the “most criticized person in the world.” .....one word stands out..."repeatedly".....

Now, I hate McConnell with a passion...for who he is and what he has done, especially to Obama. Nevertheless, this is an open admission that Trump has been warned about his language and his tone..So, he is being watched by his own....and he was warned,publically.....a day before today's nut job performance..

One more note...added about 50 minutes later.....why watch him and warn him???...because they are thinking what we are...that he is nuts, and needs to be pushed out, at the correct time, if there is one. That is, they are indeed thinking of impeaching him,,,because, yes, he is dangerous..

Olbermann, 2/15,#34- The Enormous Cost of Trumps War on Immigrants.


Trump Condemns Leaks To News Media in Twitter Flurry

Source: New York Times,

WASHINGTON President Trump lashed out at the nations intelligence agencies again on Wednesday, accusing them of illegally leaking information to the news media, on a day of fresh disclosures about his dealings with Russia during and after the presidential campaign.

In a fusillade of angry, early-morning tweets, Mr. Trump revived his charge that the allegations of a Russian connection were nothing more than a Democratic conspiracy, fed to a receptive news media to distract from the mistakes made by Hillary Clinton during the campaign.

This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clintons losing campaign, he posted on Twitter shortly after 7 a.m.

Minutes later, he added, Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?). Just like Russia

The Times on Wednesday disclosed broader contacts between Russian intelligence officials and people with ties to the Trump campaign and Mr. Trump’s business empire during and after the campaign

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/trump-condemns-leaks-to-news-media-in-a-twitter-flurry.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=b-lede-package-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

I got to say this one sentence is beyond anything I could have imagined. Especially the word, "non-sense"

"This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clintons losing campaign,"

About Republican Leadership...vs Drumpf...

They, whoever and wherever they are...are doing what you and I are doing..


I`wasn't sure before, but now I am sure...sounds kind of off..it isn't...What they are listening, waiting, and watching and trying to comprehend..is this: "Are we going to impeach him"....how bad is he?..How far do we go?..They will act fast and swift if they ever act..

The ultimate embarrassment ....impeaching a member of their own party...their President, ...not Clinton...not Obama..but their guy...so here is what I am thinking..that they are thinking..

.."It is getting bad..seems like he has "no control"...but..maybe..just maybe...he will change..maybe the family will help...?? we will try to intervene... We will talk to him...give him insight. relax him..whatever..But if it gets clear, that we are all in danger...we will act......We will get 2/3 of the Senate to get rid of him if it is necessary.

Now....you may say no...but I am sure,.. when or if that thing happens, whatever that defining moment is... they will act.....Right now, they are thinking.."Just how bad is he?"...That is what we are all thinking...

Let's say You and I are Republican Congressional Leaders..

Just for a moment... Imagine.
What do we do with the new President Trump? Steve Bannon is out of control and Trump is tweeting like crazy. Mocking Democratic leaders and putting out Executive Orders without telling us., or even giving us a heads up on what is coming...so..What do we do????

..Here is what I think is happening. (I have no clue, of course) If I was Republican leadership, I would warn Trump that he is doing things that are impeachable. Before serious action, take ever single step possible to try to stop what seems to be an out of control situation. Every step that can be thought of. Talking to those who have complete access to President Trump..whoever and wherever they may be. A systematic approach to trying to control and change what seems to be a kind of self destructive path to impeachment.

..I believe we are still in this stage as far as Republican leadership is concerned. What day is it? Day 11 or 12?.. Republican leadership will try to change and quiet the situation. Then, if change does not happen in a way that appears stable and for the nation's interest, action will be taken. It will be swift, precise, and complete.....but... we are not there yet, as far as Republican Congressional Leadership is concerned...We, the Republican Leaders will go there if we must, but this is only the 2nd week. Lets give him a chance to change, before the most drastic steps are taken...
.....that is what I think is happening, and that is why it appears that Republican Congressional leaders are standing with the new President. They are, as this is written, .. trying to change and correct a situation which may be impossible to change. At least they are trying before they take other more drastic steps...And they will continue trying this tactic...for a while....

Three, Just 3 Senators could restore balance.

If 3 senators change party affiliation to the Democratic Party, some sort of balance will be restored..
Checks and balances are needed to protect this country. They are inherent in the way the system works.. Can this happen? Why Not? If the leader of a foreign country can hack our election to change the outcome and put Trump into power, than anything can happen.
Willl it happen..?? Probably Not.....But...It could....

That is up to three Republican Senators who would wish to restore the checks and balances that our system relies on...and was founded on. It ain't up to me.................

.It is up to any three that care more about the U.S.A. than the Republican Party...

In Losing the Rams, St. Louis Wins: New York Times, Jan 15, 2016

Informative and fascinating story about the economic advantages for St. Louis, in not keeping the Rams there. When they moved back to LA, (which they did this season) St Louis and its people saved a ton of money that it really didn't have. This article explains that. (and it explains that the move a year ago was about building a new stadium with public money which is what the owner demanded.) St. Louis and Missouri tried to meet those demands, but the owner moved anyway, because it seemed that LA was a much better market than St. Louis.. This article exposes the true nature of sports finances and team moves. Yes, this is a year old, but with the announcement of the San Diego Chargers moving to LA, it explains motives and backgrounds for such moves. And these moves are not about fan loyalty of the city involved.


New York Times,

Sports Business

By JOE NOCERA JAN. 15, 2016

Don’t cry for St. Louis, sports fans.

The departure of the Rams to Los Angeles, whence they came two decades ago, is something for the city’s residents to cheer, not bemoan. St. Louis got lucky.

Sure, fans of professional football in St. Louis are going to miss the Rams. Though they have been bad in recent years, they had some great seasons in St. Louis. From 1998 to 2003, Kurt Warner — one of the greatest undrafted players in N.F.L. history — set the city on its ear, winning two Most Valuable Player Awards as the Rams’ quarterback and leading the team to a Super Bowl victory after the 1999 season.

But the economics underpinning the recent deal St. Louis and the State of Missouri tried to put together to keep the Rams would have been financially ruinous. Let’s not be coy about this: St. Louis, a city of fewer than 320,000 people, with a shrinking tax base, simply couldn’t afford to help finance the $1 billion stadium that the Rams’ billionaire owner, E. Stanley Kroenke, was seeking. Its mistake was in trying.

There is a way some Republicans can show their anger with Mitch McConnell

...and he and the Republican Party will never forget it, and the leaders will be humiliated..

Those Republicans who believe that Mc Connell has betrayed this country by not letting everyone know what was going on with the hacking..and cared more about himself and his position and party..can do this single, simple and most effective thing: reduce Mc Connell's power and humiliate him by leaving the Republican Party and becoming Democrats.

That would leave a sting on the Republican party establishment that would never be forgotten. It would also, (provided 3 Republican senators did this) give a majority to the Democrats and effectively lesson Mc Connells power dramatically. There could be stronger opposition to Trump and his policies with the New Democratic Majority..

This may seem absurd, but it is the only way those that are unhappy with Mc Connell and Trump could powerfully oppose him.
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