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Roberts: Kavanaugh Joining Court Is Like Having A New In-Law At Thanksgiving

Source: The Hill

By Kate Riga
October 17, 2018 8:51 am
Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday that having a new member of the Supreme Court is making the other justices bring on their A game, according to a Tuesday Politico report.

“It is like having a new in-law at Thanksgiving dinner,” Roberts joked during an appearance at the University of Minnesota. “Uncle Fred will put on a clean shirt.”


He also went to great lengths to emphasize the independence of the court, despite the political brawl that preceded Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

“The story of the Supreme Court would be very different without that kind of independence,” he said. “Without independence, there is no Brown v. Board of Education.”

“We do not serve one party or one interest, but we serve one nation,” he continued. “I want to assure all of you that we will continue to do that to the best of our abilities, whether times are calm or contentious.”

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/kavanaugh-new-in-law-thanksgiving



So asshole.....................who do you fucking serve..........Walmart, or Busting Unions, Kochs, after all one fucking dollar is free speech right asshole.................depends on who's free speech it represent, right........................you make the fucking rules, on what comes before the becng, and most of the shit that comes to your fucking bench is meant to hurt society in general, so you now have this asshole and Gorsuch have a sit down on passing more shit for the big donors, all you have to do is look at one Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginny , and then there is Alito..........hobnobbing with the fucking Kochs .................FUCK YOU.......................you made it political along time ago..asshole


You have a sexual predator fucking drunk, that has paranoid delusions that democrats and the Clinton's are out to get him...................he's a fucking bastard.........................and then you think he's a new in law over for Thanksgiving.................FUCK YOU


Veterans slam indicted GOP congressman's false and racist ad

By Eric Boehlert - October 16, 2018

Duncan Hunter is running one of the most hateful campaigns in the country this year.

California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter is struggling to win re-election while under federal indictment for bank fraud — and he’s also running one of the most offensive, unapologetically racist campaigns in the country.

Hunter’s Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, is Christian. His Mexican-American mother raised him after his Palestinian father left the family when he was a boy.

But that hasn’t stopped Hunter from launching virulently Islamophobic, unhinged conspiracy theories that Campa-Najjar’s heritage makes him a threat to national security.

Now, however, veterans are pushing back on Hunter’s racist lies.

This week, Hunter got three retired U.S. Marine generals, all of whom are now registered lobbyists, to sign off on a hateful campaign letter sent to San Diego voters.

https://shareblue.com/duncan-hunter-indicted-veterans-false-racist-islamophobic-ad/

I guess when it comes to duty and honor..................the three generals forgot what that means .....................

Devin Nunes attacks San Francisco -- then begs for cash in San Francisco

By Tommy Christopher - October 16, 2018

It's both hypocritical and desperate.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has spent weeks running ads smearing San Francisco, and attacking his opponent for holding fundraisers there.

But now that Democratic challenger Andrew Janz has destroyed Nunes’ fundraising total in the last quarter before the midterms, Nunes has resorted to begging for campaign dollars … in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Nunes sent a fundraising letter to conservatives in the Bay Area in which he asks “conservative patriots” to help him defeat “the left’s freakish coalition” of unions, environmentalists, and “other bizarre elements.”

But as Janz pointed out on Twitter, Nunes has been running ads for weeks attacking Janz as having “San Francisco’s values, not the Valley’s,” and mocking his supporters as being members of a “resistance party in San Francisco.”

https://shareblue.com/devin-nunes-attacks-begs-fundraises-san-francisco/


-snip-

Meanwhile, Nunes has refused to hold an open town hall meeting with constituents since 2010.

Instead, he’s spent his time going on television to lie about the Mueller investigation, accepting an award from a designated hate group, pushing for the release of documents that could harm national security, and plotting to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Perhaps that explains why Nunes has so little to show for his district after 15 years in Congress.


Let this sink in.....................Meanwhile, Nunes has refused to hold an open town hall meeting with constituents since 2010.


Hey Nunes who do work for the the Russian Mafia......................apparently so..............8 years without a town hall meeting..............8 fucking years , making over $223,000 a year in the Congress, and other kick backs form your scam...........8 fucking years.............


Solution:

https://www.andrewjanzforcongress.com/


November 2018 cannot get here fast enough........................vote

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/election?p0=263&iso=20181106T12&msg=2018%20Midterm%20Elections

FBI raids San Juan city offices weeks after Trump alleges corruption

Source: The Hill

BY JOHN BOWDEN - 10/16/18 11:40 AM EDT

FBI agents raided San Juan's municipal building on Tuesday amid an investigation into purchasing practices used by city officials, including Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

Video posted on Twitter shows several uniformed FBI agents proceeding into the building Tuesday morning. Local journalist Luis Guardiola noted in a tweet that dozens of FBI agents were involved in the raid.

A spokesman for the agency told news service elnuevodia.com that Tuesday's raid was related to an ongoing investigation into whether the mayor's office and other city officials had shown favoritism when the city agreed to a contract with the company BR Solutions for $4.7 million over two years.

BR Solutions is owned by Leonel Pereira O'Neill, a Puerto Rican businessman who has donated to the campaigns of several local politicians, including Cruz's, according to the news service.

"The raid helps us to confirm whether the allegations of irregularities are substantiated or not," FBI spokesman Carlos Osario told the website.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/411618-fbi-raids-san-juan-city-offices-weeks-after-trump-alleges-corruption



So are the FBI going to raid the office of Trump Tower............................for fucking fraud...................

DC Council officially repeals minimum-wage hike for tipped workers

Source: The Hill

BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO - 10/16/18 05:12 PM EDT

The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to repeal a ballot measure which would have required tipped workers to be paid a full minimum wage.

The vote repealed Initiative 77, which was approved by 55 percent of voters in June.

The D.C. Council voted 8 - 5 for the repeal, the same margin as the first vote in the process.

The bill would have ended a system that allows employers to pay as low as $3.89 hourly to tipped workers as long as customer gratuities add up to the minimum wage.

The initiative would also have gradually increased that wage to meet the standard minimum wage in 2026, which is expected to be $15 by 2020 in DC.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/411710-dc-council-officially-repeals-minimum-wage-hike-for-tipped-workers



So let me get this straight 55% of the voters wanted the servers to get a minimum wage.....................voters said yes, the DC Council, just said no............................this is just fucked up.................

Cutting the capital gains tax will raise tax revenue

BY MICHAEL BUSLER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/16/18 04:15 PM EDT 86 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL


Last Thursday, the House Ways and Means committee approved several tax reform bills collectively known as Tax Reform 2.0. These bills now move to the full House of Representatives where approval is likely. Then, the bill moves to the Senate where 60 votes are required for passage.

The Senate vote will occur after the election next month. Unless the GOP can get 60 Senate seats, which is a possibility, the tax reform bill will die in the Senate. Even with 60 GOP senators, the bill my not pass the house because of a cap on deductions for homeowners.

The bills have three parts.

First, it makes portions of last year’s tax reform bill permanent. Temporary tax cuts set to expire in 2025 will be made permanent as will the $10,000 cap on deductible homeowner expenses. Also, temporary deductions for pass-through business would become permanent.

Next, the bill encourages family savings by creating tax-deferred savings accounts. Lastly, the bill increases deductions for new businesses to encourage innovation. All three parts of the bill are generally viewed as positive, except it is believed that the deficit will increase.

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/411650-cutting-the-capital-gains-tax-will-raise-tax-revenue



BULL SHIT............................FUCKING BULL SHIT......................this "opinion" and this fucking tax being permanent lands squarely on the backs of the poor, who can't save enough money to get a deferment from the IRS, and this lands squarely on the recipients of social security and Medicare to be cut, to pay for this "capital gains tax" hey dude, Reagan broke the fucking bank or did you forget ..............this libertarian................ Bull SHIT is more trickle down fucking economics.........................

McConnell Calls For Cutting Government Programs To Deal With 'Disturbing' Debt




Hey Bloomberg News..................really ...................did you by chance lay the fucking blame on the 3.8 trillion dollar tax cut................................did you ask this asshole that question...................

McConnell Calls For Cutting Government Programs To Deal With 'Disturbing' Debt

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Cameron Joseph
October 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called on Congress to rein in major government programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in order to slow America’s spiraling national debt on Tuesday, ignoring the fact the tax plan he recently passed has further grown that number.


“It’s very disturbing, and it’s driven by the three big entitlement programs that are very popular: Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid. That’s 70 percent of what we spend every year,” he said on Bloomberg News Tuesday when asked about the national debt. “There’s been a bipartisan reluctance to tackle entitlement changes because of the popularity of those programs. Hopefully at some point here we’ll get serious about this. We haven’t been yet.”

McConnell’s comments give Democrats more fodder for an argument that they’ve been making in campaigns across the map: That the GOP will ultimately try to pay for its tax cuts by slashing social programs.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected that the GOP tax cuts would add $1.9 trillion to the national debt over the next decade. The loss of government revenue from the cuts has been a larger proportional loss than what was caused by the Great Recession, according to the New York Times.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/mcconnell-calls-for-cutting-government-programs-to-deal-with-disturbing-debt



Fucking asshole........................and for all you fucking republican trolls that come on this site.................fuck you, we are at war with you assholes ......................

Hey McConnell....................FUCK YOU...................your fucking 3.8 trillion fucking tax cut is the problem asshole you fucking libertarian POS.......................

Hey Kentucky................how many of your family members are on these programs that they "paid for" McConnell has not paid one fucking dime into the system....................not one fucking dime................




And "they" want us to be civil, and that we are a "mob", if I lived in Kentucky or wherever there was a fucking Republican, and they were out eating......................I would be fucking making there dinner awful, they would not get any peace, none, I would plant myself outside there fucking home with a "permit" and would be protesting....................24/7 on fucking shifts................no fucking peace.....................none..............

November cannot get here fast enough..................vote

'What gives?' MSNBC analyst explains why deficit exploded under Trump




Another words there fucking republican libertarians from the school of James Buchanan (economist) and that fucking ilk from the Mount Pelerin Society of Bullshit................

Devin Nunes' hometown paper slams 'laughable' idea he deserves medal

By Tommy Christopher - October 16, 2018

The same paper that endorsed Nunes for 16 years is now savaging him for protecting Trump.

Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) hometown paper came down on him like a ton of bricks after Trump suggested giving Nunes a “very important medal” for his campaign to undermine the Russia investigation.

During an interview with “Fox & Friends” last week, Trump said that “Devin Nunes should get the Medal of Honor. What he’s gone through, and his bravery, he should get a very important medal.”

He then suggested a Medal of Freedom, since Nunes is a civilian.

The “Medal of Honor” comment drew condemnation from Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a U.S. Army veteran who lost both her legs while serving in the Iraq War, and who eviscerated Trump for “insult(ing) real Medal of Honor recipients.”

Trump’s “Medal of Freedom” suggestion didn’t go over any better with his hometown paper’s editorial board. The Fresno Bee published a scathing editorial slamming the “laughable” idea.

https://shareblue.com/devin-nunes-fresno-bee-laughable-medal/

Solution:

https://www.andrewjanzforcongress.com/
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