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San Francisco State University grad (Psychology).

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The Atlantic is the First Major Media Outlet to Endorse Impeachment

The Atlantic
March 2019 issue
By Yoni Appelbaum


On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capital, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
He has not kept that promise.

Instead, he has mounted a concerted challenge to the separation of powers, to the rule of law, and to the civil liberties enshrined in our founding documents.
He has purposely inflamed America's divisions.
He has set himself against the American idea, the principle that all of us--
of every race, gender and creed-- are created equal.

This is not a partisan judgement.
Many of the president's fiercest critics have come from within his own party.
Even officials and observers who support his policies are appalled by his pronouncements, and those who have the most firsthand experience of governance are also the most alarmed by how Trump is governing.

"The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivete, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate," the late senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain lamented last summer.
"The president has not risen to the mantle of the office," the GOP's other recent nominee, the former governor and now senator Mitt Romney, wrote in January.

Read more:
https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/580468/


Senate Democrats introduce bill to pay back furloughed contract workers

Daily Kos
January 17, 2019


For the 800,000 federal employees who have been furloughed by the partial government shutdown, life is pretty shitty right now, as they try to figure out how to make ends meet without their paychecks.
They at least have the ability to go to creditors and tell them that once the shutdown is over, they'll get their back pay and will be able to get caught up.

More than a million contractors who work for the federal government don't have that luxury, since they weren't included in a bill to provide back pay passed by Congress.

Senate Democrats are trying to remedy that, with legislation sponsored by Sens. Tina Smith of Minnesota, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin of Maryland, and Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia.

"This bill is about helping a group of people who are often invisible - people who work in the cafeterias, who clean offices after everyone else goes home, security guards who keep our building safe overnight," said Senator Smith in a statement announcing the legislation.
"These low and mid-range federal contract workers have had to go without pay for weeks now, and in past shutdowns, haven't received back pay.
That's wrong, and that's what my bill is trying to fix."

Read more:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/17/1827125/Senate-Democrats-introduce-bill-to-pay-back-

Great Dan Rather Facebook post from Monday

Facebook
Monday January 14, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/theDanRather/posts/10161342925730716?_xts_0=68.ARBjIfME4XosE

Dan Rather
@theDanRather

"What President Trump doesn't understand (or acknowledge) is journalists didn't ask previous presidents if they were agents for hostile foreign powers because it was never a question anyone thought to ask..The disgrace lies not in the query but in the plausibility of the premise"

What's your favorite Rolling Stones song?

Honorable Mentions:

- It's All Over Now
- Midnight Rambler
- Jumpin' Jack Flash
- As Tears Go By
- Beast of Burden
- Monkey Man
- Ruby Tuesday
- Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
- She's a Rainbow
- Shattered
- Time Is On My Side
- Loving Cup
- Fortune Teller
- Get Off of My Cloud
- Soul Survivor
- Angie
- Sway
- Memory Motel
- Moonlight Mile
- Before They Make Me Run
- Spider to the Fly
- Flight Number 505
- Blue Turns To Gray

Did you know that Ivanka Trump was booed in Germany?

Apparently she told the people of Berlin:
"Why would you get rid of a perfectly good wall?'

(Conan O'Brien)

How Tony Siroco's Criminal Past Prepared Him To Play Paulie Walnuts On "The Sopranos"

uproxx.com


When "The Sopranos" had hit it's stride, it had made household names out of a handful of actors that had made their livelihood playing bit parts in mostly mafia-themed movies.
One notable example was Genaro Anthony Siroco, who played Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri, a hilarious, quirky tough-as-nails enforcer for the Soprano crime family with an unforgettable hairdo.

Siroco had originally auditioned for the role of Uncle Junior, along with Frank Vincent, who'd later be cast as big bad Phil Leotardo, and Dominick Chianese, who landed the role.

After getting a call from showrunner David Chase to tell him he'd lost out on the part he'd auditioned for, he was instead offered the part of Paulie.
Siroco agreed, only on the condition that his character "wouldn't turn out to be a rat."
While a seemingly unusual request for a struggling actor, it turns out that Siroco's resume included a bit more than playing tough guys on screen.
Namely, he made a living as one.

Growing up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Siroco was first arrested at age 7 for stealing nickels from a newspaper stand and ultimately rang up 28 arrests in total.

Read more;
https://uproxx.com/tv/the-sopranos-paulie-walnuts-facts/2/

What is Donald Trump's favorite Pink Floyd album?

The Wall

Post a line from a TV commercial & see if anyone knows the product without using Google..Part 5

1) "Snap, Crackle, Pop" (answered)

2) "When you've got it, flaunt it!"

3) "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"

4) "More ______ please" (answered)

5) "Taste the Rainbow" (answered)

6) "Gentle as a lamb?"

7) "Raise your hand if you're ___" (answered)

8) "When you care enough to send the very best" (answered)

9) "Just do it!" (answered)

10) "Must-see TV" (answered)

11) "It's delightful, it's delovely, it's _ ____"

12) "Gee that's great, _____, what else is new?"

13) "If you're not using ____, you're working too hard"

14) "The heartbeat of America" (answered)

15) "What's in your wallet?" (answered)

16) "It gives you Wiiings!" (answered)

17) "It does exactly what it says on the tin"

18) "Biggest candy bar on reservation!"

19) "Grace, Space, Pace"

20) "Because you're worth it!" (answered)

21) "The Make Up of Make Up Artists" (answered)

22) "Probably the best beer in the World"

23) "What's the worst that could happen?"

24) "Butter, Eggs, __ ___ bread"

25) "Coffee at it's best!"

26) "Cigars, cigarettes, ______s" (answered)

27) "Don't leave home without it" (answered)

28) "Tuesday is ___'s Tamale Day"


More unanswered TV commercial lines from Part 4
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181151575

Why did Trump tell his driver to make a U-turn?

Because he saw a 13-year-old girl hitchhiking on the other side

https://www.justiceforkatie.com

Know any good limericks about Spanky?

There once was a grumpy old fart
Who turned lying into an art
He couldn't be trusted
But never got busted
His lawyers were always too smart.

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