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Remember the names

Here is the full list of those that have called for Franken to resign:

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/full-list-senators-call-for-al-franken-to-resign-282175

Remember these names.

Also remember these names. The ones that didn't call for Al Franken to resign.


Democratic senators who had not yet called on Franken to resign:

Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut,
Ben Cardin of Maryland,
Chris Coons of Delaware,
Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada,
Tim Kaine of Virginia,
Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota,
Joe Manchin of West Virginia,
Bob Menendez of New Jersey,
Brian Schatz of Hawaii,
Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire,
Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and
Mark Warner of Virginia.

Coons, Shaheen and Schatz couldn't comment due to the pending investigation before the Ethics Committee. This article was written on 12/6 so if there are any on the "didn't call for resignation" list that ultimately asked him to resign please update
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Dec 10, 2017, 06:07 PM (70 replies)

Ted Cruz grabbed my butt..

See how easy it is to make a baseless allegation.

I am sick and tired of the Al Franken groping controversy. Except for the first allegation there is no proof that any of it actually happened.

Even the first allegation is fishy. It isn't possible to "forcibly put your tongue" in someone else's mouth. There I not one but two barriers. First, if you put your lips together it's pretty hard to stick a tongue I. If you get past the lips there are teeth. It would be pretty damn hard to get a tongue past clenched teeth.

The picture is fishy too. He isn't actually touching her and she has a flack jacket on. And there was at least the photographer there - and probably others since it was on a plane.

The others have even less credibility. Two were anonymous. This is getting out of hand.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon Nov 27, 2017, 03:02 PM (7 replies)

Trump might send 60,000 Hondurans back home - and it could backfire, officials say

Trump might send 60,000 Hondurans back home - and it could backfire, officials say
TEGUCIGALPA
With the Trump administration set to decide next month whether to renew Temporary Protected Status for nearly 60,000 Hondurans — potentially sending them back to a country they barely know — government leaders and citizens in the Central American country worry the move could worsen economic and food insecurity problems, and even prompt some immigrants to return to the U.S. illegally.

The U.S. granted Hondurans the special immigration status in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch, allowing them to stay in the country without fear of deportation as long as the designation continued. TPS grants immigrants legal status in the U.S. —they can work and must pay taxes — because of conditions in their home country, such as civil war or natural disaster. Since the hurricane, the U.S. has renewed TPS for Hondurans 13 times.

The Trump administration has said it may revoke TPS for some countries, affecting as many as 300,000 people from the Western Hemisphere. In addition to Honduras, it currently extends to Haitians, Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, among others.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has called on the Trump administration to continue TPS for the “honest” and “hardworking” Hondurans in the U.S. The U.S. is expected to make a TPS decision for Honduras in early November, 60 days before the current Jan. 5 expiration.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article180679161.html
Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:29 AM (1 replies)

Trump might send 60,000 Hondurans back home - and it could backfire, officials say

TEGUCIGALPA
With the Trump administration set to decide next month whether to renew Temporary Protected Status for nearly 60,000 Hondurans — potentially sending them back to a country they barely know — government leaders and citizens in the Central American country worry the move could worsen economic and food insecurity problems, and even prompt some immigrants to return to the U.S. illegally.

The U.S. granted Hondurans the special immigration status in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch, allowing them to stay in the country without fear of deportation as long as the designation continued. TPS grants immigrants legal status in the U.S. —they can work and must pay taxes — because of conditions in their home country, such as civil war or natural disaster. Since the hurricane, the U.S. has renewed TPS for Hondurans 13 times.

The Trump administration has said it may revoke TPS for some countries, affecting as many as 300,000 people from the Western Hemisphere. In addition to Honduras, it currently extends to Haitians, Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, among others.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has called on the Trump administration to continue TPS for the “honest” and “hardworking” Hondurans in the U.S. The U.S. is expected to make a TPS decision for Honduras in early November, 60 days before the current Jan. 5 expiration.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article180679161.html
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Oct 29, 2017, 06:54 PM (7 replies)

Smerconish doesn't understand free speech

Smerconish and his guest talk about Comey being shouted down and a new study with its author.



The relevant segmento starts at 13:06

Freedom of speech gives you the right to say something without the government stopping you. It doesn't give you the right to say it without being shouted down or punched in the face.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Sep 23, 2017, 11:43 AM (2 replies)

Smerconish doesn't understand free speech

Smerconish and his guest talk about Comey being shouted down and a new study with its author.



The relevant segmento starts at 13:06

Freedom of speech gives you the right to say something without the government stopping you. It doesn't give you the right to say it without being shouted down or punched in the face.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Sep 23, 2017, 11:32 AM (0 replies)

Separated at birth?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212858163542551&set=a.1200695331204.31464.1043167219&type=3&theater
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:34 PM (0 replies)

CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

Source: CNN

By Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Pamela Brown, CNN
Updated 5:52 AM ET, Wed May 10, 2017



Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

The subpoenas issued in recent weeks by the US Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, were received by associates who worked with Flynn on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, according to the people familiar with the investigation.

Robert Kelner, an attorney for Flynn, declined to comment. The US Attorney's Office in Alexandria, the Justice Department and the FBI also declined to comment.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/grand-jury-fbi-russia/index.html
Posted by cannabis_flower | Wed May 10, 2017, 11:29 AM (1 replies)

My call to Ted Poe's office

On February 9 I went to Ted Poe's website and signed up for his "Telephone Townhall" and had not heard anything so today I called and was told he had one last week. I asked why I was not contacted and told they didn't know. I asked if it had anything to do with the fact that I voted in the Democratic Primary. She said know and she wasn't sure how it was decided who got notified. I told her that it seemed like he is trying to avoid his constituents when he has these Telephone Town Hall because he can only have so many on a phone call and with an in person town hall people can come even if it has to be moved outside or there had to be overflow. It seems like our Texas Republican Congressmen are avoiding in person meetings by not having town halls in their districts.


Am I right to feel like congressmen having "Telephone Town Halls" are a way for them to weasel out of facing their constituents?
Posted by cannabis_flower | Thu Feb 23, 2017, 01:19 PM (1 replies)

Now I am starting to worry about mi esposo

My husband is from Honduras. He has Temporary Protected Status (TPS - has a Texas State ID , a SS card and a work permit) - for the last 20 years. Because he was deported a few years before he applied for and got TPS (caught in Harlingen, Texas and voluntarily agreed to be returned, no criminal record, except a Public Intoxication about 10 years ago), he is not eligible to have his status adjusted to permanent resident. Additionally, he works on a crew with 2 undocumented aliens from Mexico doing construction. Feeling very worried about how long before I might get a call from him saying that he's either in detention or that he is stuck somewhere because Juan and Roberto were picked up and the truck was impounded and I need to come pick him up.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:39 AM (3 replies)
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