Moses Lambert on Chicago

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From T. Paine, at Saving Common Sense:

“Chicago was a perfectly symbolic setting for Obama to give his last official speech; the city is a petri dish of the failed radical policies Obama attempted to impose on the country as a whole.

“Of course, Chicago was an appropriate locale for the goodbye address. It’s a violent, one-party city that is collapsing under the weight of its own corruption.

“Ruled by his White House chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in 2016 there were 762 murders in Chicago, more than all the murders recorded that year in New York City and Los Angeles combined…”

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The Gift of Literacy

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From A Wayfarer’s Notes:

Let highest literacy prevail! For in reading we gain personal knowledge of the past, with its wisdom and folly, bypassing hearsay; and thus build a bulwark of wisdom against any barbarian present and future. Not that everyone need be summoned to this vocation, nor needs to be. It is but a leaven in the entire recipe & my duty to add it while I can.

The world as a whole has nothing to fear from illiteracy, though in today’s frenetic world it may—alas!—be a handicap to those for whom simple living, close to the soil, is not an option. Illiteracy carries its own blessings—for example to be spared most of the lies and clichés that corrode honest dealings and even private thought.

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Ryan Ignores GOP Governors’ Blocking Medicaid Expansion

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From Frances Langum:

Paul Ryan is a liar, but you knew that.

The big lie in this clip is he said Medicaid didn’t reach coverage goal WITHOUT MENTIONING Republican states refused to expand Medicaid. That refusal is almost entirely responsible for Medicaid not reaching its coverage goals under the Affordable Care Act.

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Taking A Trump!!

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Raymond: Our own local censor, Aunt Tildy, warns – NSFW
 
From Max’s Dad:

After last night’s eloquent moving speech from President Obama sank in and you realized that America is finished because a vulgar buffoon is assuming power, perhaps you said to yourself, self, it cant be that bad? Then came today when a crass, orange cult leader held his first press conference since he asked his Russian masters to hack the DNC. And as crazy as it may seem, Il Douche was worse than ever.

Pointing and gesturing and speaking at his normal 5th grade level, remember he loves the poorly educated, this talking pumpkin lived down to his incoherent image by speaking directly to the his core constituency. The poorly educated.

Playing the poor victim card as usual, this waddling narcissistic personalty disorder poster boy began this morning on the Twitter machine by bashing the intelligence community and asking if we lived in Nazi Germany?

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Loss of a New York City Police Icon

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From Scott Crass at The Moderate Voice:

McDonald gave countless interviews. Bruce Springsteen babysat for Conor. The New York Rangers established an award for him, the “Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award.” Upon his death, the Rangers lauded McDonald. In a panegyric statement, they noted he “exemplified the true meaning of the word hero and also personified the ‘Blueshirt Faithful.’”

Indeed, refusing to go off-duty (he was promoted to detective in 1995), McDonald became a voice for the aspiring. He addressed police graduations, spoke to students and literally became an ambassador of goodwill. Astonishingly, that gesture extended to his own assailant.

As his recovery was in its early stages, McDonald said that he had no animus toward Jones, saying,“I forgive him, and hope that he can find peace and purpose in his life.” He expressed hope that the duo could give lecture together focusing on forgiveness. That would never come. Jones was killed in a motorcycle accident after his release from. prison. McDonald was bereft.

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Leftist Religionists and Climate Catastrophists

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From libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara at Principled Perspectives:

The confluence of climate change catastrophism and religion continues apace. And it makes sense. Climate catastrophism is itself a religion, running on a faith-based belief in a moral concern higher than human well-being. In the catastrophists’ vision, the pre-human environment replaces God as the Almighty.

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Trump Heart, Obummer, Health, Ill Enough Alone, Pet Sex, Yuck

  • Our favorite Bernie-or-Buster, Jerry Wolfe at Dog Bless Us One And All, goes all Ahab on our heinies. He wants to compare the latest improbable Golden Showergate tales of Donald Trump with his remaining hard feelings about how Hillary had no right to win over Bernie. Yeah, that’s the path he follows.
     
  • Last Of The Millenniums gets weirded by Kellyanne Conway as she goes all cardiac MRI on her boss. She demands we not listen to what Donald Trump says. We should, instead, go by what’s in his heart.
     
  • In his continuing efforts to discredit President Obama, T. Paine, at Saving Common Sense, turns to video personality Chad Prather and his series on “Unapologetically Southern.” The thesis seems to be that the President’s list of accomplishments is illusory. That would, I suppose mean most Americans are delusional.
     
  • Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger reports on Republican dead-of-night progress in repealing healthcare reform while America sleeps.
     
  • Libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara at Principled Perspectives argues that Obamacare and vague Republican promises to replace it frame the debate along socialist/statist lines. “But the real alternatives are government planning of everyone’s healthcare with taxpayer money, or each individual planning his own healthcare with his own money.”
     
  • Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass seems surprised. A new proposed law in Kentucky would, at long last, make it a crime to have sex with an animal. But bestiality would only be outlawed with pets. The sponsor says he does not want to antagonize conservative hunters and farmers.
     
  • Patience can be a virtue. Green Eagle has been diligently waiting to bring us news from the massive march in Whitefish, Montana of a mammoth gathering of Trump inspired American Nazis. Unfortunately the report has been delayed. The Nazis were unable to come up with the $125 fee for the parade permit. The primary organizer is now telling readers of a Nazi website that the city conspired to deny Nazis freedom of speech. Nothing to do with the teeny tiny wee little fee.
     

Golden Showergate

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From The Swash Zone:

Now, the guy getting blackmailed by Russia says it’s all a lie. And the country doing the blackmailing says it’s all a lie. Of course, the intelligence report says otherwise, but it’s become obvious that Donald Trump doesn’t use intelligence.

I feel I should point out that there’s nothing in the Constitution requiring a compromised president to step down: I mean, a man with principles would, but I think we’ve established pretty clearly that the GOP didn’t elect one of those.

Think about it for a second: if Donald Trump steps down in the face of these golden shower allegations, his brand is dead. He’s spent his entire life selling himself. Building up his name as a symbol of wealth and privilege. And if he just admits it’s true, he just pisses all that away.

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The Fate of Obamacare

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From Iron Knee at Political Irony:

As someone who has spent a large part of my life starting new businesses, I know that repealing Obamacare without replacing it with something better will make it difficult for people to leave their jobs (with their health insurance) and start new companies. This, in turn, will strangle our economy. As politicians know, small businesses create most of the jobs in this country (and definitely not tax breaks for large corporations).

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