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Folks, as we know, he has many screws loose

The Orange bloviater speaks:

"For instance I don’t watch CNN. I don’t watch MSNBC. Scarborough used to treat me great. But because I don’t do interviews and stuff and want to … He went the other way. Which is fine. He’s got some problems. But I don’t watch the show anymore. It drives him crazy. I don’t watch the show.I do watch Fox in the morning, and their ratings have gone through the roof because everyone knows I’m watching Fox. But they’re pleasant. And if I do something wrong they report on it. I don’t mean they – if I do something wrong. But it’s really, honestly it’s the most accurate.CNN in the morning, Chris Cuomo, he’s sitting there like a chained lunatic. He’s like a boiler ready to explode, the level of hatred. And the entire, you know the entire CNN platform is that way. This Don Lemon who’s perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting, Don Lemon at night it’s like – sometimes they’ll have a guest who by mistake will say something good. And they’ll start screaming, we’re going to commercial. They cut him off. Remember?I’ve seen things where by mistake somebody they bring in a guest and it turns out to be a positive. And they go, I mean they get just killed. The level of hatred. And poor Jeffrey Lord. I love Jeffrey Lord. But sometimes he’s sitting there with eight unknown killers that nobody ever heard of. And CNN actually is not doing nearly as well as others. They’re all doing well because of me. But it’s not doing as well as others that are doing better actually. But Fox treats me very fairly. MSNBC is ridiculous. It’s just bad.It’s an ability I never thought I’d have. I never thought I’d have the ability to say, they’re doing a big story on me on CNN and I won’t watch it. And it’s amazing, it doesn’t matter. But it really, the equilibrium is much better. As far as newspapers and things, I glance at them. They’re really dishonest. I mean they’re really dishonest."


http://time.com/4775633/donald-trump-stephen-colbert-cnn-msnbc-chris-cuomo/

This will make the for-profit prison corporations happy

A pox on all the houses of the Libertarian, middle-of-the-roaders, and JPR types who thought tRump was the better choice.



Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms
The Attorney General says a harsher approach is “moral and just.”

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors this week to take the most aggressive approach possible against federal criminal defendants. The policy change will result in lengthier prison sentences for drug offenders and likely reverse a recent drop in the federal prison population.

In a memo dated May 10, Sessions wrote federal prosecutors “should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense,” calling that a “core principle” of the Justice Department’s charging and sentencing policy.

The new policy replaces the approach of the Justice Department during the Obama administration under former Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. They gave federal prosecutors more leeway to decide when it was appropriate to charge crimes that trigger mandatory minimums, which automatically result in set prison terms.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-doj-drug-sentencing-trump_us_59155c78e4b0fe039b339a20?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009



Republican voters feel their taxes pay for "freeloaders"

This is a very common thread among them.
They believe their taxes are high and that the cause are "lazy people" that "don't want to work".
Not sure if they will ever get to the truth.

Notice I said "feel" instead of "think".

Marijuana...Gateway To Health

This is a fantastic book.
I very much recommend it as does Andrew Weil M.D.




http://www.marijuanagatewaytohealth.com/store/

"Outrage over Russian Hacking Claims is Laughable"

In light of who Putin is and what his crime ridden oligarchs have murdered and plundered I need to ask:

Is Chomsky going senile?

"So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact, why are they focusing so much attention on the one element of Trump’s programs which is fairly reasonable, the one ray of light in this gloom: trying to reduce tensions with Russia?"


http://m.democracynow.org/stories/17256

The government should be run like a great American company"

“The government should be run like a great American company,” Kushner said Sunday in an interview with The Washington Post, which first revealed the new initiative. “Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.”
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58d88946e4b02a2eaab52798


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While some may think this rhetoric sounds reasonable and smart, it's not.
In fact it's dangerous.

Business goals and our government's goals are at odds. They are often at times at war and this is for good reason.
Our government was established with the goals of the "general welfare" of all citizens and for, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". We established a representative democracy to achieve these goals through our collective voices.
We established a "Bill of Rights" to assure our rights would be protected from mob rule.

There is no "democracy" in business unless the workers form a union. In business you have winners and you have losers. It's a dictatorship for the most part. Top down rule with the goal of profit.

Mussolini coined the word "fascism" as when "government and private interests merge" and we saw the results in Germany 80 years ago.

The fact that Jared talks like this really points to the utter lack of understanding about the completely different functions of government vs business.
And these fools are in charge of our country.

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This is well past Watergate level

This was a foreign invasion.

Those that sided and abetted better start copping plea deals and squealing their heads off because this time I don't think justice is going to fuck around.

I hear there's panic in the Whitehouse.

I favor democracy

Ultimately the public sector and public programs are held accountable by activism and democracy.
If you don't like something City Hall is doing for instance you can attended the council meetings and voice and/or vote your concerns. That's democracy in action.

Apply this to any crucial program like health insurance for instance. The fact that people want to place their health access and coverage in the hands of profit motivated private insurance where we have no voice rather than a public health insurance which would ultimately be held accountable to our voice via democracy is mind boggling to me. Private means less public control yet that's where we are now.

Trump attempts health insurance

The Moscow Project... you need to see this

Sorry if this is a duplicate post but it's too important to not post.
Fantastic timeline.


Trump and Russia: A Timeline

Below is a timeline of known incidents before and after the election that reveal a troubling pattern of alignment and possible illegal conduct between President Donald Trump’s inner circle and Russian officials. But the question remains: What don’t we know?

The American people need answers, and that requires an independent, bipartisan commission to fully investigate all aspects of Russia’s operation targeting the 2016 presidential election.


https://themoscowproject.org/timeline.html
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