Category Archive: Politics

May 09 2017

The Russian Connection: Still Too Many Questions

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate subcommittee about Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Russian entanglement. “We wanted to tell the White House as quickly as possible,” Ms. Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday. “To state the obvious: You don’t want your national security adviser compromised with the …

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May 08 2017

FCC Attacks Net Neutrality, Again

Three years ago, we fought the good fight to protect the internet and with a lot of the help from the good senator from Minnesota, Al Frankin, and an HBO comedian, John Oliver, we won. It was Oliver in particular and the popularity of his then new show, “Last Week Tonight,” that really woke up …

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May 07 2017

French Presidential Election Results

As per The Guardian, centrist Emmanuel Macron, 39, will become the next president of France. He trounced Marine La Pen, as expected, winning by a wide margin. The centrist Emmanuel Macron is the next president of France, defeating his far right rival Marine Le Pen by a comfortable 65.1% to 34.9%, according to a usually …

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May 04 2017

The Zombie Healthcare Bill Has Passed The House

The House has passed the latest version of a trillion dollar tax cut disguised as a healthcare bill. The text of the bill only became public last night and has not been scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Why the rush? Besides the fact that Little Donnie needs a win, the House is going …

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May 03 2017

The Republican Healthcare Scam Keeps Getting Worse

The struggle by the House Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a scam to cut one trillion dollars from health care programs. The GOP bill will not lower premiums or deductibles or improve access to affordable healthcare. It will also cut Medicaid by $800 billion. By effectively ending the …

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May 03 2017

Please define what a good government shutdown means?

Little Donnie got his feefees hurt by Democrats. The spending bill that will fund government until December was a loss for him, or at least that’s what he heard the other morning on Fox and Friends. So Donnie went on a Twitter tear, threatening to shut down the government if he doesn’t get his way. …

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Apr 26 2017

Groundhog Day

“Groundhog Day,” one of ek hornbeck’s favorite movies, is about a man caught in a time loop doomed to repeat the same day over and over until he examines his life and changes. Like Bill Murray’s character in the movie the US seems to be unable to move on from the bad tax policies that …

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Apr 23 2017

French Presidential Election 2017: Round One (Update)

Update 20:45 CEST: François Fillon conceded defeat calling for his supporters to vote against the far-right that Marine Le Pen represents and endorses Emmanuel Macron. Update 20:35 CEST: The Guardian has an historic note about this election: (T)his is the first time in modern French history that neither of the mainstream centre-right or centre-left parties …

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Apr 19 2017

Don’t Let The Door Hit You

Utah Republican House Representative Jason “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi” Chaffetz announced this morning that he will not run for reelection in 2018. Unfortunately, he will serve out his term and, even more sadly, he will remain as chair of the House Oversight Committee where he has refused to do his job. The Utah Republican was first …

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Apr 17 2017

French Presidential Election: Vive La France

On April 23 French voters will go to the polls to elect a new president. The French election of its chief executive is a direct election, unlike the US, which is determined by vote of the majority of the people. The winner must get 50%. If not, then in two weeks on May 7, there …

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