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Happily retired and now enjoy being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. Dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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If the House rejects the GOP plan, the president says, Obamacare will stay.

Trump demands Friday vote on health care plan

UPDATE: 7:42 p.m.: President Donald Trump is demanding a vote Friday in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said. If the bill fails, Trump is prepared to move on and leave Obamacare in place, Mulvaney said.


President Donald Trump and House Freedom Caucus members failed to strike a deal on the GOP Obamacare replacement Thursday, endangering the prospects of passage and all but assuring any immediate vote on the measure would fail.

Hours later, House leaders canceled a planned Thursday night vote on the legislation, dubbed the American Health Care Act. There was no immediate word when a vote might be rescheduled. The House Republican Conference is planning to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday about how to proceed, with procedural votes expected later in the evening.

Wow.....nice to have a non-political approach.....

Time interviewed Trump yesterday...he makes Palin sound coherent.

You really should read this..and for god's sake, share it.

My favorite part is where the reporter disses Trump, who does not get the point at all:

"And then TIME magazine, which treats me horribly, but obviously I sell, I assume this is going to be a cover too, have I set the record? I guess, right? Covers, nobody’s had more covers."

"I think Richard Nixon still has you beat. But he was in office for longer, so give yourself time."

" Ok good. I’m sure I’ll win."


"Watergate is no longer the standard by which we measure political corruption."

How does that feel to hear????

As someone who was a young adult during Watergate, that is a powerful statement.....
until now, it was hard to imagine anything worse

and Nixon was not even as close to the Plumber crew as Trump is to his gang.

If you want to know about how deep Trump, Manafort and Stone go

this Slate article has all the info.
and would be something good to know when they all start lying.

The genesis of Donald Trump’s relationship with Paul Manafort begins with Roy Cohn. That Roy Cohn: Joe McCarthy’s heavy-lidded henchman, lawyer to the Genovese family. During the ’70s, Trump and his father hired Cohn as their lawyer to defend the family against a housing discrimination suit. (Cohn accused the Feds of using “Gestapo-like tactics.”) But Cohn and Trump became genuine pals, lunching at the Four Seasons and clubbing together at Studio 54. It was Roy Cohn who introduced Stone and Manafort to Trump.

During those disco years, Stone and Manafort were tethered together. They were both kids from Connecticut, attending colleges in Washington, though they couldn’t have been more different. Stone loved attention and garnered it with theatrical flair. He was a bad boy, soi-disant. As a student at George Washington University, Stone moonlighted for the Nixon campaign and gravitated to Jeb Magruder, deputy director of the Committee to Re-Elect the President.
Dirty tricks came naturally to Stone. He assumed a pseudonym and made contributions on behalf of the Young Socialist Alliance to one of Nixon’s potential challengers. He hired spies to infiltrate the McGovern campaign. Stone wasn’t shy about his handiwork. In fact, he wasn’t shy about anything. He loved to sit for interviews and vamp. Stone is a bodybuilding fanatic who posed shirtless in the New Yorker. The photo captured his implanted hair, but not the tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back.

Manafort had a very different mentor. He studied under the future secretary of state, James A. Baker III, who wielded his knife with the discipline of a Marine and the polish of a Princetonian. It was a good fit for Manafort, who shared his mentor’s pragmatic conservatism and his thirst for politics. (His father spent six years as the mayor of New Britain, Connecticut, a Republican who flourished in Democratic terrain.) Baker, an avid collector of young talent, had managed Gerald Ford’s re-election campaign. That’s where he spotted Manafort and anointed him aide de camp. When Baker needed his own manager for his 1978 campaign to become attorney general of Texas, he tapped Manafort. The experience of whispering in Baker’s ear left a lasting impression. “Paul modeled himself after Baker,” one of his friends told me.


Hawaii Republican Leader Beth Fukumoto quits Republican Party over Donald Trump

Rep. Beth Fukumoto explains her resignation from the Republican Party and intention to join the Democratic Party.

Rep Devin Nunes owns part of a winery-that has Russian distributor-who's close to Putin

Reportedly has most of his income tied to it.


Trump Just Hired His Next Scandal

This is an prescient article from last spring, outlining Trump's hire of Manafort, and providing very detailed background of Manafort's sleazy and criminal history..

If Congress ever gets to question Manafort, it might be interesting to know this background. Apparently he was not focused only on Russian/Crimean bad guys.

But Manafort's real specialty is in the netherworld of international lobbying. Trump has criticized both parties as selling out the U.S. to foreign interests. Now he is counting on a man who has represented many of them.

Manafort has offered his services to not one but two presidents driven from power through popular revolution -- Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine and Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines. He has lobbied for Saudi Arabia, a Bahamanian president suspected of narco-trafficking and a former Angolan rebel leader accused of torture.

Snip....In 2013, Manafort surfaced in a French influence-peddling scandal involving Edouard Balladur, who was prime minister in the mid-1990s. Manafort acknowledged in a Virginia court that he was paid by an adviser to the Saudi royal court more than $200,000 for advice he provided on security issues. That adviser in turn funneled the profits of an arms sale back into Balladur's political campaign.

In 1989, Manafort was hauled before Congress for a classic example of Washington double-dealing. His firm received a $326,000 fee for securing for a client a $43 million Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidy for a block of low-income apartments in Seabrook, New Jersey. Manafort then purchased a 20 percent stake in the Seabrook subdivision that was to receive the federal subsidy for which he lobbied.

Just to be clear...( pic)

Now he has lost the conservative Wall Street Journal

according to Juanita Jean:

Yesterday, the reliably right wing The Wall Street Journal awoke and turned on Cheeto Jesus yesterday, speaking to what has been obvious to the rest of the planet for months now – CJ is a liar, and clings to his lies “like a drunk to an empty gin bottle.” The WSJ goes on to say that when the real crisis comes (and it will), will Americans believe the words he spews, or will they just dismiss it as another reality television show rant?

According to WSJ, behind paywall, but first paragraph is visible:

If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.

Lindsey Graham Just Threatened To Impeach Trump

and Gorsuch agreed!

Graham had been asking Gorsuch about waterboarding...

Gorsuch had no problem interpreting the clear intent of the Senate’s language in this case. He immediately agreed that the existing laws forbid waterboarding in any form.

Graham was quick to use this opportunity to warn the President against any attempts at fulfilling this campaign promise:
“In case President Trump is watching … if you start waterboarding, you may be impeached.”

Gorsuch immediately acknowledged as much, replying:
“Senator, the impeachment power belongs to this body.” He added, “No man is above the law.”
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