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February 16th, 2017 - 11:53 pm § in Politics

Tillerson purges State Dep’t careerists

Diplomats? We don’t need no fricken’ diplomats! Trump’s kids run U.S. foreign policy now. From CBS News: “While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday. “Much of seventh-floor staff,[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 5:44 pm § in Politics

Trump’s pick to replace Flynn says “no”

As expected, President Trump tapped retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward to replace disgraced Gen. Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser. But there’s a hitch: Harward rejected the job offer. Read story here. Photo: Not the next National Security Adviser[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 2:35 pm § in Misc.

A levy to solve homelessness

David Brewster · In Los Angeles, voterd on a $1.2 billion bond issue to build 10,000 units for homeless people. Below is an editorial exploring LA’s problem and the ballot measure, endorsed by the LA Times. Expect a serious levy proposal soon in Seattle, in the range of $100-200 million to tr[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 2:34 pm § in Politics

Trump calls U.S. “drug-infested” as teen drug use falls to record lows

President Trump, in his rambling alternative facts-infested press conference on Thursday, asserted the U.S. is becoming a “drug-infested nation” and drugs are “cheaper than candy bars.” In reality, overdose deaths have ticked higher, but teens are abusing drugs at a lower rat[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 2:10 pm § in Politics

Trump repeats lie that Hillary gave U.S. uranium to Russia

In his rambling press conference Thursday, President Trump again asserted that Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, gave American uranium to Russia, repeating a campaign lie that was debunked by PolitiFact. Russia purchased a majority stake in a Canadian company that owns 20% of U.S. uranium pro[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 12:54 pm § in Politics

Storm of the century

After less than a month in office, America’s amateur presidency is in full-scale crisis. The Republican Party’s response is to pretend nothing is wrong. Read story here.[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 8:42 am § in America, Donald Trump

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Selects Billionaire to Purge Intelligence; Nominee for National Security Advisor Withdraws

Following the scandal around departure of Michael T. Flynn, as national security adviser. President Trump plans to assign a friend, Stephen A. Feinberg, co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management, as an over czar to investigate the American intelligence community as a whole. Feinberg has no experti[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 8:14 am § in Misc.

Is the (political) grass greener in BC?

Those packing bags to emigrate to British Columbia might ponder this article about how easily political cash flows to politicians up there. For instance, Christy Clark, premier of BC, gets an extra $40,000 a year from her Liberal Party, financed by political donors. B.C. has no limits on political d[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 1:34 am § in Misc.

Rebuilding the GOP

Growing Cotton in Iowa An ambitious young senator offers a revealing glimpse of a post-Trump Republican Party ECONOMIST.COM Read More about Tom Cotton[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 1:26 am § in Misc.

Political Correctness … Maybe the AP should just use DSPOX” or “SHILL” or “FLACK?”

From FACEBOOK Justin D. Leighton  Remember when I got upset for being called a SpokesMAN and I requested the media outlet change my title to Spokesperson and they said NO because that was not proper AP Style? Well I set out to change that. I had to become a member of the AP and then I […][...]