Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

September 23rd, 2018 - 10:41 am § in Donald Trump, Jefferson, Misc., Politics

Imagine Michael Bloomberg vs Trump!

When Barack Obama became President, I thought .. maybe my Granddaughter could become President of the US? After he became President, I saw how racism and bigotry could make a great man’s life hard! When Donald Trump became President, I began to doubt we would ever elect a rational leader.[...]

September 6th, 2018 - 10:07 am § in Politics

Sen. Booker defies GOP secrecy and dares Republicans to expel him

Releases confidential records and accuses Kavanaugh of lying about Roe v. Wade The Senate confirmation hearings for Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh turned explosive Thursday when Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) confronted Republicans by releasing confidential Senate documents that imply Kavanaugh is lying ab[...]

September 3rd, 2018 - 7:44 pm § in Politics

Nike takes a side.

Its new ad pays homage to Colin Kaepernick. Read story here.[...]

August 28th, 2018 - 6:41 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Puerto Rico’s real death toll

The death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria has been officially revised from 64 to 2,975 — a number eerily similiar to the 9/11 attacks, in which 2,980 died (not counting the hijackers). Read story here.[...]

August 27th, 2018 - 1:28 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Trump’s consumer agency suppressed report that banks are ripping off student borrowers

The student loan ombudsman at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency created by Elizabeth Warren and now run by Trump officials, resigned in protest today, saying the Trump administration “has turned its back on young people and their financial futures.” In a scathing l[...]

August 25th, 2018 - 5:55 pm § in Politics

Who will replace McCain?

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey now has to appoint an interim senator who will serve until a special election is held in 2020. (The window closed on May 30 for a special election this year.) By law, Ducey can’t appoint himself, and said he won’t.¬†At first, you might expect him to go with a risi[...]

August 21st, 2018 - 2:35 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

Mueller twofer: Manafort found guilty, Cohen pleads guilty

Trump’s top associates each guilty of 8 counts A Virginia jury has found Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, guilty on 8 counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and hiding a foreign bank account; the jury deadlocked on 10 other counts, and acquitted on 0 counts. The judge declared a[...]

August 17th, 2018 - 4:29 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Racist Georgia election officials shutter black polling places

This November, Stacy Abrams, a black woman, will be the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia. Apparently the folks who run elections in Randolph County, which is over 60% black, don’t want their citizens to be able to vote for her. They’re planning to shut down 7 of the county[...]

August 7th, 2018 - 9:52 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Missouri voters annihilate GOP’s “right to work” law

Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum overturning a Republican-passed “right to work” law Tuesday, by more than a 2-to-1 margin. It was a major victory for labor. “Right to work” laws, which exist in 27 states, are anti-union measures that keep wages low. Read st[...]