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I saw this morning another "collusion is not a crime" post. This is horseshit quoted nearly verbatim from Rudy Guliani who said "I read the statute books and no where was the term collusion" which sounds really convincing, right? Then I heard this quote which makes Rudy's little trick of semantics clear-"I read through the statute books and nowhere in there was the term "bank heist" so I guess bank robbery is legal!"...The chargeable term is conspiracy which is in the statute books and is a synonym for collusion.

Now I remember...

I failed and missed an anniversary which was yesterday. 37 years ago yesterday was what brother my and I referred to as "The Day The Music Died". It was the beginning of the death throes of organized unions at the federal level and you would be hard pressed to find a more stunning reversal for worker's rights.
On August 3, 1981, during a press conference regarding the PATCO strike, President Reagan stated: "They are in violation of the law and if they do not report for work within 48 hours they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated."
At 7 a.m. on August 3, 1981, the union declared a strike, seeking better working conditions, better pay, and a 32-hour workweek (a four-day week and a eight-hour day combined). In addition, PATCO wanted to be excluded from the civil service clauses that it had long disliked. In striking, the union violated 5 U.S.C. (Supp. III 1956) 118p (now 5 U.S.C. § 7311), which prohibits strikes by federal government employees. After supporting PATCO's effort in his 1980 campaign, Ronald Reagan declared the PATCO strike a "peril to national safety" and ordered them back to work under the terms of the Taft-Hartley Act. Only 1,300 of the nearly 13,000 controllers returned to work.[5] Subsequently, at 10:55 a.m., Reagan included the following in a statement to the media from the Rose Garden of the White House: "Let me read the solemn oath taken by each of these employees, a sworn affidavit, when they accepted their jobs: 'I am not participating in any strike against the Government of the United States or any agency thereof, and I will not so participate while an employee of the Government of the United States or any agency thereof.'"[7] He then demanded those remaining on strike return to work within 48 hours, otherwise their jobs would be forfeited. At the same time, Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis organized for replacements and started contingency plans. By prioritizing and cutting flights severely, and even adopting methods of air traffic management that PATCO had previously lobbied for, the government was initially able to have 50% of flights available.[5]

On August 5, following the PATCO workers' refusal to return to work, Reagan fired the 11,345 striking air traffic controllers and unions have been systemically been cut from federal, state, and local governments ever since...

One thing I haven't seen addressed in regard to single payer

How would this effect the size and budget of the VA and if the VA were downsized what would be the overall effect on health care costs? What percentage of the VA is devoted to programs unrelated to health care?

Oath of enlistment


I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

"all enemies, foreign and domestic"

We keep the oath even after 50 years and there are millions of us. Sleep well you Traitorous Russian Stooge. And Oh yeah-the Russian "help" means you are not actually my president.

I hear that at the resignation party

...Trump is going to give him the symbolic gift of a used mattress!

No new supreme court justice can be named prior to the end of Mueller's probe.

Democrats should make it clear that if the president is found guilty of conspiracy then the legitimate president is Hillary Clinton and that any new nominee, along with Gorsuch is illegitimate and that the next elected president is the proper person to name two legitimate justices.

Something I posted on FB


Are all Republicans Hypocritical lying bastards? Well-they support Trump's immigration policy where children without parents are thrown in cages. And there was a time within recent memory when a Hispanic child wasn't caged and was treated quite differently than the way that Republicans now support. So are they lying hypocritical bastards now-or were they lying hypocritical bastards in the year 2000???

"Elian's plight would likely have elicited strong emotions from parents, and even members of Congress, no matter where he came from. Cute and photogenic, he is a motherless child with enough pint-sized stamina to have endured two days alone and adrift in the Atlantic Ocean. But because he is Cuban, because his divorced mother drowned while fleeing the island with him, and because he has been claimed by South Florida's politically powerful and highly vocal Cuban community, his case has been propelled into the realms of high politics and foreign policy."

"On January 21, 2000, Elián González's grandmothers, Mariela Quintana and Raquel Rodríguez, flew from Havana to the United States to seek their grandson's return to Cuba. While they were able to meet with the boy only once at the Miami Beach home of Barry University president Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin, they journeyed to Washington and met with congressmen and Attorney General Janet Reno. After nine days of media coverage (during which Republican lawmakers acknowledged they did not have the votes to pass a bill to give González U.S. citizenship), they returned to Cuba to "a hero's welcome".[8]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/…/200…/16/030r-011600-idx.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli%C3%A1n_Gonz%C3%A1lez

It has to be asked...

How highly is the term "feckless" trending on google?

Two lnsults...

one implies a person is a sub-par human and the other implies a person is sub-human. That's why one can kiss my ass and the other I support (Samantha Bee). And remember that in a world seeking gender equality the term used is exactly like calling a male a dick or a prick. When has anyone been called on to apologize for that?












On the NFL

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’” the president said

Is he violating his oath?
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