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by jacobolus
21 Mar 2017, 22:16
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Party of war criminals and traitors: In a series of texts reviewed by Business Insider that appear to have been sent by Andrea [Manafort] to her sister, Jessica, in March 2015, Andrea said their father had "no moral or legal compass." "Don't fool yourself," Andrea wrote to her sister, according to t...
by jacobolus
17 Mar 2017, 21:02
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Trump is putting US agriculture in disaster mode: http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-farms-immigration/ Eventually labor-intensive crops will just go out of business and get imported from Mexico. Less labor-intensive crops will have prices rise. Remaining farmworkers (mostly still undocumented Me...
by jacobolus
17 Mar 2017, 01:48
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Proposed budget: http://i.imgur.com/1MMcsF1.jpg (Of course, this chart doesn’t include all the money spent on security for Trump to spend every weekend in Florida, for his family to keep living in NYC, and for his sons to jet all around the world with taxpayer-funded security details.) Cuts to progr...
by jacobolus
16 Mar 2017, 05:34
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by jacobolus
15 Mar 2017, 18:37
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002: I’ll agree that Romney’s taxes were a joke. Pulling in Sanders on that one is totally stupid though (also, the number seems wrong?). Sanders’s entire income is his Senate salary, plus Social Security for him and his wife, and maybe a few thousand other miscellaneous dollars. Inre Sanders 2014 t...
by jacobolus
15 Mar 2017, 00:53
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Trump tax returns on their way to the light?

https://twitter.com/maddow/status/841795163664089089
by jacobolus
14 Mar 2017, 01:20
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Party of disease and death.

CBO reports that 24 million will lose insurance coverage under the GOP plan.

Paul Ryan: “I’m pretty encouraged by [the CBO report]. It actually exceeded my expectations.”
by jacobolus
12 Mar 2017, 17:55
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I have no idea what ShareBlue is, sorry. I’m just posting links here for webwit’s sake. Republicans are promoting a proposed bill to allow businesses to effectively charge a large fine to employees who don’t get DNA tested and give the company the results: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/11/emplo...
by jacobolus
12 Mar 2017, 04:49
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http://m.democracynow.org/stories/17163 AMY GOODMAN: So, talk about this, when it comes to Vancouver. And specifically, just having read your piece, talk about Felix Sater and who he is. JAMES HENRY: Right. Felix Sater is a convicted felon. He also happened to run a company with a partner, called Ba...
by jacobolus
12 Mar 2017, 01:07
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by jacobolus
28 Feb 2017, 05:07
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All of the Republicans in Congress just voted to keep Trump’s tax returns secret (except 2 of them, who voted “present”); they’ve decided that the best way to save their skins is to help Trump’s cover up, and pray no investigations (by journalists, domestic or foreign intelligence agencies, or the l...
by jacobolus
28 Feb 2017, 03:15
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LOL. Even Webwit, the great whatabout-ist in chief, who never even tries to engage with anyone else’s conversation – even direct responses to his comments – except to throw in weird off-topic diversions about his Biden/Clinton fetish and weird apologies for Putin, is now overwhelmed and out of defen...
by jacobolus
28 Feb 2017, 01:32
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Turns out that white racist xenophobes in Illinois are happy in principle to deport all the scary “illegals”, but are now shocked to find out that their buddy Carlos who runs the town Mexican restaurant, and has a citizen wife and kids, might be deported. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/us/immigr...
by jacobolus
28 Feb 2017, 01:04
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Trump: “We have come up with a solution [ACA replacement] that’s really, really, I think, very good. It’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Trump’s “solution” that he “came up with” is to let the GOP congress work out the details, because he has ...
by jacobolus
27 Feb 2017, 21:23
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Sessions DOJ is doing everything it can to back off legal challenges to transparently discriminatory voter ID laws. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/texas-voter-id-reversal-doj Trump signed the GOP Congress’s resolution helping fossil fuel companies hide bribery of foreign governments. http://thehill...
by jacobolus
26 Feb 2017, 21:02
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Another desecrated Jewish cemetery, this time in Philadelphia. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/h ... nnsylvania

Trump’s racist and antisemitic rhetoric is emboldening all the racists and antisemites in the country.
by jacobolus
26 Feb 2017, 04:32
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Trump-ism is a pre-Enlightenment anti-rule-of-law government philosophy. Would fit right in in the middle ages, but really has no place in a supposed democracy, after 1700.

“Make America Great Again” is code for “Turn America into Louis XIV–era France”
by jacobolus
26 Feb 2017, 02:27
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Turns out Pruitt used a private email for government business as the AG of Oklahoma, and lied about it to the Senate committee during his confirmation hearing. That’s a felony. Of course, since the GOP-controlled Senate and Trump Justice Department don’t give a shit about the law, it’s likely nothin...
by jacobolus
25 Feb 2017, 19:59
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An individual right to own and carry weapons is a modern construction by the gun industry. Nobody considered that to be what the 2nd amendment was about until the past few decades. The pro-gun lobby doesn’t really care about the interests of gun owners even, though. It’s all about profit for gun man...
by jacobolus
25 Feb 2017, 01:27
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Coal companies cheat the public out of mining taxes they owe for mining on public lands by passing the coal through bogus subsidiaries. New rules would have cut out the loophole, but the Trump Interior Department is in coal companies’ pocket, so they blocked the change. https://www.washingtonpost.co...
by jacobolus
24 Feb 2017, 19:57
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Anyway, I am probably ranting. As a child of an immigrant and as a immigrant to another country, I have a little more stake in the matter. :) No, this is all exactly right. We’re all children of immigrants here (except the rare descendants of indigenous tribes who against the odds survived their pe...
by jacobolus
24 Feb 2017, 09:18
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Sessions rescinds the Obama DOJ memo phasing out private federal prisons. Trump & co. are all in favor on private profits built on unnecessary incarceration of non-violent offenders. Related: they announce they’ll start cracking down on (state-legal) recreational marijuana use. Because everyone agre...
by jacobolus
24 Feb 2017, 02:39
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In direct violation of standard procedure, the White House tried to get the FBI to publicly denounce newspaper stories about Trump campaign officials secretly meeting/communicating with Russian intelligence. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/politics/fbi-refused-white-house-request-to-knock-down-recent-...
by jacobolus
23 Feb 2017, 12:47
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If anyone wants a better understanding of Comey’s epic fuckup:
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/ ... tor-letter
by jacobolus
23 Feb 2017, 08:40
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Wow. Montana GOP starts freaking out about potential vote-by-mail elections, because it might increase turnout, and more people voting means the Republicans lose. http://newstalkkgvo.com/files/2017/02/ESSMAN-LETTER-TO-GOP.pdf Emergency Chairman’s Report on the Long term negative impact on the Montan...
by jacobolus
23 Feb 2017, 08:02
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Apparently Trump is going to start deporting military spouses and parents,
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/opin ... rants.html
by jacobolus
23 Feb 2017, 07:48
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Turns out, as the proportion of old white men and Republicans continues to drop, California is doing better than ever. Economic growth and low unemployment, dramatic crime drop, better consumer protections, stronger environmental controls, healthier diets, etc. LA is even trying to improve public tr...
by jacobolus
23 Feb 2017, 07:31
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The president is basically a child. His staff have to carefully control what he gets to see and make sure enough of it is flattering so he won’t throw a tantrum. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-twitter-staffer-235263 During another damage-control mission, when former Miss Universe Alicia...
by jacobolus
22 Feb 2017, 01:14
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Apparently pro-diversity posters are now anathema to Republican school administrators in Maryland, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sch ... 84faa21446

Can’t let a little tolerance intrude on their safe space for racism.
by jacobolus
22 Feb 2017, 01:07
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Trump: The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! Spicer: [...] he has deep respect for the First Amendment, for the role of the press. I’ve addressed this multiple times in the past. He has a healthy respect for the pr...

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