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February 17th, 2020

Not So Free

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO still hip-deep in controversy regarding his decision to allow political ads, is now doubling down, saying his embattled company will stand for "free expression." He claims his hands are tied under existing constitutional limitations. No Mark, you're wrong. The 1st amendment was Madison's belief that ... Read More

February 16th, 2020

This Ain’t That

Considering that Michael Bloomberg has not yet competed in a caucus or primary, it might be premature to start assigning running mates. But this ain't that. Matt Drudge reported that Michael Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as a potential 2020 running mate. Did I mention Matt Drudge? Drudge is the ... Read More

February 13th, 2020

Iran; If Only We Had A Treaty…

Obamacare, Merrick Garland, Kavanaugh, Russia, Ukraine??? Gotta love the irony that old white Republicans vote to protect Iran, but our constitution? People of color, LGBT, our Muslim & undocumented Americans working to make America Great? Not so much. The Senate voted 55-45 on the resolution, that requires Trump to pull ... Read More

February 12th, 2020

Lies, Damn Lies and Trump

Trump's lies. Not to belittle the squat monkey, but to show his followers. (And a little belittling.) "Trump says "best economy ever," but his annual GDP, (how we judge) has never been above 3%. But Hillary's husband? 1997, 98, 99, GDP grew 4.5& 4.5% & 4.7% Remember, if you can't ... Read More

February 12th, 2020

The Prosecution Rests

Back in 2018, when Trump instructed Justice to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, prosecutors budged. When more than a thousand Federal prosecutors, after reading the Mueller report, declared Trump had obstructed Justice, the earth shifted. Again. Today, four prosecutors who handled the prosecution of Roger Stone withdrew, and one quit ... Read More

February 10th, 2020

The MIA EPA

First it was the EPA, then it became the EA, no need for the "protection" word, now it's just "A", as in "Awww, you're effin kidding me, right? In January, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that those streams and wetlands that provide not only the backdrop for all that is ... Read More

February 10th, 2020

The Wall That Won’t

Trump is proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid. He's also calling for at least $2 billion more in new spending on a wall that won't work, isn't needed, and is a substitute for his flaccid policies and failures. Cutting government, or "draining the swamp" has been ... Read More

February 9th, 2020

A Florida Man

• While media pundits mock Iowa, where a faulty app delayed the results in the first 'primary" and sent conspiracy theorists into spasmodic delight, the real threat to our Democracy is not a Russian hacker, it's us. The Federal Government, which can deny highway funds to a state that lets ... Read More

February 7th, 2020

Still Impeached 2/2/20

• Week's end, thoughts from Rush Limbaugh, the latest recipient of the presidential medal of honor; "Holocaust? Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos; what's to complain about?"..."Feminism was established so unattractive ugly broads could have access to the mainstream." ..."Pay for her birth control? What ... Read More

February 2nd, 2020

A Cynical Day

• Half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict and remove President Trump from office, according to a new Fox News poll. Yeah, I said Fox. But apparently that isn't enough to sway McConnell and the cowed Republican Senate from doing it's job. Friday's vote to bar witnesses ... Read More

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