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Obama Gets Sweet Revenge On Republican Obstruction With Rising Approval Ratings
By Jason Easley on Tue, May 24th, 2016 at 6:48 pm
A series of polls are giving President Obama payback for years of Republican obstruction. At the exact time that Republicans were hoping to open the door to take back the White House, the American people are supporting the president at newly high levels.
http://www.politicususa.com/2016/05/24/obama-sweet-revenge-republican-obstruction-rising-approval-ratings.html

Guess Who?: "He is now we the people’s nominee. So, suck it up, cupcake.“

Honestly, I don’t know why she’s complaining about the media and Trump considering it’s been a non-stop Trump show media circus since he announced his candidacy last summer.

However, it was what Palin told the media, and everyone else who thought Trump was a joke, to do with Trump’s nomination that was utterly nauseating — to say the least.

She said of her, and apparently our “golden wrecking ball” after trashing the media:

“Weeelll, he is now though. He is now we the people’s nominee. So, suck it up, cupcake.“


Okay, first of all, he is not “we the people’s nominee,” he is the Republican nominee, not representative of all of the nation’s people. Secondly, telling us to suck up anything in regards to Trump will have most of the nation reaching for a barf bag.

Oh, and Palin also said Trump “wrecked what needed to be wrecked in order to shine light on the shenanigans.” Well, he certainly wrecked the Republican Party and any hope of ever respecting them again, so sure, he wrecked what needed to be wrecked. However, he’s not at all what the country needs, and he needs to stay as far away from the Oval Office as possible. It’s up to us to make sure he’s stays out of the White House.

More plus nauseating Video:
http://addictinginfo.org/2016/05/28/what-sarah-palin-just-asked-us-to-do-with-trumps-nomination-will-make-you-vomit-video/

Senate Dems To Introduce Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United

As the presidential race heats up and the coffers start to pour in for a general election, Senate Democrats are preparing to introduce a package of reforms aimed at curbing (once and for all) the influence of big money in politics. This is a liberal’s dream come true.



Spearheading the reforms is Senator Chuck Schumer of New York — who is poised to become Majority Leader should the Democrats take back the Senate. Closely involved with Schumer are Sens. Tom Udall, Sheldon Whitehouse, Claire McCaskill and Tammy Baldwin.

Included in the package is a Constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United and other Supreme Court decisions that have allowed dark money to be injected into the political process.

The Disclose Act would be included, which would require outside, anonymous groups that spend money on political campaigns to make the identities of their donors public. No more dark money, no more twice removed parties, no more secrets in campaign finance.



http://addictinginfo.org/2016/05/27/senate-dems-to-introduce-constitutional-amendment-overturning-citizens-united/

Trump tells California 'there is no drought'

According to Trump, until the rivers in California are dusty dried up mud pits, there is no drought.

In Fresno, Trump said he spent 30 minutes before the rally meeting with more than 50 farmers who complained to him about their struggles.


"They don't understand — nobody understands it," he said, adding that, "There is no drought."




He obviously does NOT live in California!!!!!:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-vows-to-solve-California-s-water-crisis-7949775.php#photo-10152148
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/5/27/1531876/-Trump-To-California-There-is-no-Drought
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/feb/10/study-california-drought-means-less-hydropower-mor/
https://www.google.com/search?q=calif+drought+2016&espv=2&biw=1084&bih=860&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxxZOu4vzMAhUC7mMKHVI_AWIQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=Nq_LRrVTQ_EKSM%3A

Remember this next time.....

Unfortunate Bug Lands In Trump’s Hair During Rally, Can’t Seem To Escape

Unfortunate Bug Lands In Trump’s Hair During Rally, Can’t Seem To Escape



In what could be seen as an omen of sorts, a fly just landed on Donald Trump’s head, but had no idea what it was in for.

It’s true that flies are attracted to poop, so for the fly to land on Trump, a man that spews utter bullshit daily, it really should come as no surprise to anyone that a fly would land directly on top of his head. Unfortunately for the fly, though, he seemed to get tangled into what can only be called a nest of sorts that lays directly on top of Trump’s head




http://addictinginfo.org/2016/05/27/watch-unfortunate-bug-lands-in-trumps-hair-during-rally-cant-seem-to-escape/

"When it's time for the kiss, I expect passion"

The Reckless Lunatic and The So-Called Conservative
By tekno2600

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Marriage is between one Demagogue and one Wingnut only!

The Reckless Lunatic &
The Future of the So-Called Conservative
As Republicans struggle


To unite behind Trump

They somehow assume

Deep down

He is one of them,

Just another right wing firebrand,

Someone who is on their team.

But is he on their team

Or any team,

Other than his own?

The

Erractic,

Immoral,

Narcissitic,

Proudly unpredictable,

Team.

A reckless, dangerous man

That Republicans

Who claim to be conservatives

--Traditionalists who are careful about change--

Yet,

Somehow,

They think they can trust

Or maybe control

This man,

This Frankenstein

Pieced together

From corpses

Of the dying

Right wing id

And animated with

A spark of madness.

Perhaps

They think

The same way

Right wing politicians

Once did

When they thought

They could control

A fiery little corporal

From Braunau.


http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/5/27/1531676/-The-Reckless-Lunatic-and-The-So-Called-Conservative

I’m Voting For The Democrat In November Because I’m Not A Human Tire Fire

Rant by: Sara Benincasa
Comedian and author. My latest book is Real Artists Have Day Jobs (And Other Awesome Things They Don’t Teach You In School). http://amzn.to/1JWsgxy



This is for anybody wasting time online blathering about how Hillary and Trump are the same; how if Hillary gets the nomination, they won’t vote at all; or how they’re super-stoked to vote for a third party candidate because THEY HAVE PRINCIPLES, GODDAMMIT.

Hi. I’m your Auntie Sara. Time to wake the fuck up. If you are decent, you are going to vote for the Democrat in November. Not because you love Hillary (or Bernie, for whom I will vote if Hillary doesn’t get the nomination!) Not because you love the two-party system (I don’t! Do you? That’s weird! We deserve better!) But because we’re dealing with brass tacks reality here, not our dreams.

No, I don’t assume you’re sexist because you want to vote for Bernie. Of course not. I know many good and decent people, men and women and gender queer folks, who want to vote for Bernie, or for Hillary, or for Jill, or for ALMOST anyone but Trump. Yes, Bernie Bros are real. Yes, Hillary people can be annoying. Yes, any folks can be awful. I am not a woman who thinks everyone who loves a dude is sexist. I love dudes too! Sometimes ladies also! Sometimes folks who don’t conform to gender! Anyway, read on.

When I was a tiny baby woman of 20, I loved Michael Moore’s assertion that Gore and Bush 2 were EXACTLY THE SAME, MAAAAAAAN. I loved this because he was funny and smart, this Michael Moore, in my opinion. I still dig Michael Moore, though only in part and not in an idolatrous way, because I have put away most childish things like blind devotion to anyone who says something that sounds good but does not bear up to actual analysis. He is a wonderful filmmaker and storyteller with whom I do not always agree. He has evolved and so have I.

Other people who I thought were funny and smart and sensible loved Ralph Nader, too! Especially this one girl I knew with expensive dreadlocks (yes she was white, you silly billy, but you knew that already!) I thought Nader sounded great! I recognized he would never ever win the general, so I advocated for Gore. But still, this Nader was a delight! Also he made sure we had seatbelts! Were you aware? History is fun!

Then Bush 2 won.

AHHAHAHAHAH.

Remember No Child Left Behind? AHAHHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, how fun it was to contend with that gem of legislation a few years later when I was teaching in the public high school system. Remember abstinence-only education? Of course you do; it’s how you had your first child. And your second. They’re so cute now! Hooray!

My point is this: don’t throw your vote away because your ego and your “personal brand” says you’ve got to Feel the [fill in the blank thing that sounds great but will not lead to the Democrats actually winning the presidency in November 2016.]

I get it if it makes you feel really good personally and like a great liberal with super awesome true blue standards to vote for Bernie and support Bernie. He has many good things to say! He’s done some lovely stuff! He is smart and amazing and I admire him a great deal. I admire many people. That’s great. I also enjoyed Ralph Nader for a time. You know who’s also great? Dr. Jill Stein, the Green lady! She seems great! But when Hillary gets the nomination, and she will, it is imperative to vote for the Democrat because the DNC platform is vastly superior to the GOP values. And if it makes you feel good in your feelings to stay home from the polls because you don’t like Hillary or don’t agree with things that she has done or said, you are effectively voting for Donald Trump.

And I’m not voting for Hillary JUST because I think she’s more electable. I admire many things about her, too. Too many to list here, in fact! I don’t know her personally. I don’t know Bernie personally. I don’t know Trump personally. This is about the work. This is not about being a fangirl or fanboy or doing what will make my friends (most of whom love either Bernie or Hillary) happy. This is what I think is right for my country in the pragmatic long run where feelings cool and your angry or elated reaction to this post is but a mere memory and you and I and everyone we know has to actually contend with the policies enacted by our president.

So get your fucking shit together once Hillary is the nominee, unless your ego and need to talk about stuff at your organic locally grown dinner parties for the next four years is greater than your respect for and compassion for the people who would suffer terribly under a GOP presidency and the Supreme Court for the next 10 to 40 years.

Sometimes you make the best choice and you still don’t love it. But this is real life, not your copy of “Be Here Now.” I had that book too. It was great! It was written by a wonderful man who comes from a world of white privilege. I do too! Isn’t it crazy that I can make sense in some ways and be annoying or odious to you in other ways? This is how life works: things are not always all great, and neither are people.

Yes, we ought to have a system in which two parties are not dominant. It’d be great to have more than two viable candidates for president. Can you magically make that happen by November? No? Cool. Don’t vote Green. Don’t vote Libertarian. Vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Because it matters, and your choice this fall, barring an act of a God who does not exist, is Hillary or Trump. That’s your choice. Hooray!

You don’t like Hillary’s past support for military actions in XYZ? Cool! Me neither, sometimes! Show me a president who has never made a decision that led to the deaths of women and children and innocent humans at home or (more likely) abroad and I will show you a lie. You think Bernie wouldn’t take military action if necessary? You think our bombs wouldn’t land on kids even if he took every precaution to ensure only military targets were hit? In what fucking world is the leader of any country a saint? Saints don’t exist. Saints are a lie.

You think that’s an endorsement of policies that kill innocent children? Then you’re sorely in need of a course in reading comprehension.

I supported Hillary in the primary back in ’08. Then I supported Barack Obama in the general. Why? Because, as the title indicates, I am not a human tire fire. Barack Obama has done amazing things for queer people here! He has also okayed the use of drones that killed innocent children in Pakistan and elsewhere! If you cannot look critically at your candidate, you will not look critically at your President. You’re a cult member. Cult members never do anything good ever, except for the Amish people who make really great soft pretzels. But they still oppress women, even with their charming bonnets! Can you hold many truths in your brain at once? No? I’m sorry about that. Please read more and then talk to humans who are not like you, sometimes.

In the real world, sometimes you do not get all of the candy. Sometimes you get a little bit of the candy and that is better than getting a pile of actual flaming garbage. Don’t just think about yourself… Think about the people who will be affected by the policies of the next president, as well as the people who will be affected by the Supreme Court. Unless your politics is just about whatever T-shirt you wear, in which case you really ought to get more into football.

You think this is condescending? I’m using small words to help you understand what many, many, many of us get: your assertion that you can’t in good conscience vote for Hillary is an insult to me and women and queer folks and all the people who benefit and even have a chance to thrive under Democratic policies. You’d consign us to 4 years of Trump and two or three decades of a disgusting, vile Supreme Court because you have a sad feelz in your tum-tum?

You’re goddamn right I’m condescending to you. You deserve this.



Get with the fucking program.


I posted the whole thing, BECAUSE!:
https://medium.com/@SaraJBenincasa/im-voting-for-the-democrat-in-november-because-i-m-not-a-human-tire-fire-4a3f48dff372#.64eg8cvsb

Report: 70% Of Trump Endorsements Made After Staring At Bedroom Ceiling For 4 Hours




WASHINGTON—According to a report published Thursday by the Pew Research Center, approximately 70 percent of public officials who endorse Donald Trump for president do so after staring at their bedroom ceiling for at least four hours. “We polled 90 prominent GOP members who have come out in support of Donald Trump in recent weeks, and concluded that the majority of these statements were made after these officials lay in their bed and stared vacantly up at the blank expanse of ceiling above them for quite some time, typically between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m.,” said lead researcher Petra Driscoll, who later confirmed that two in three Trump endorsements were spoken aloud in public by Republican leaders while they silently dug their fingernails into their palms out of view of any cameras. “Our findings show that the remainder of those who publicly endorsed Trump, roughly 30 percent, did so after lying facedown on their bed quietly groaning into their pillow for about an equal amount of time.” Researchers further noted that every one of the survey respondents stated that immediately after endorsing Trump, they spent the next three days once again staring up at their bedroom ceiling.


http://www.theonion.com/article/report-70-trump-endorsements-made-after-staring-be-52998

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

"I held his hand, & we didn’t need an interpreter,” Mr. Tsuboi, 91,said. "I could understand what he wanted to say"



"Our visit to Hiroshima will honor all those who were lost in World War II and reaffirm our shared vision of a world without nuclear weapons," Obama said at a press conference this week.





http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/05/26/hiroshima-soviet-japan-truman-stalin-obama-russia/
http://www.crossroadstoday.com/story/32080155/obamas-hug-of-hiroshima-survivor-epitomizes-historic-visit
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/27/politics/obama-hiroshima-japan/index.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/world/asia/text-of-president-obamas-speech-in-hiroshima-japan.html
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