Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made himself scarce in recent weeks as he blocks any consideration of funding bills to reopen the government, leaving federal workers to suffer.But while he seems to have no time to deal with this crucial task, he somehow had the time to craft a
Source: Mitch McConnell essentially admits Republicans can only win if elections aren’t fair
Typical bully, like his master tRump, McConnell plays the victim when the people he terrorizes stand up to him. He’s full of shit.
This weekend we have studied the Torah portion Bo, Exodus 10.1-13:16. In this portion, Moses and Aaron continue to approach Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave Egypt to worship their God; but each time, Pharaoh refuses to allow it, no matter how severe the plague is on his nation and his people. God, through His prophet Moses, inflicts further plagues on Egypt-Locusts and Darkness. Pharaoh’s own courtiers plead with the king to give in, or the nation would be destroyed. But Pharaoh, still believing himself to be a god-despots develop big egos-refuses to budge, and does not allow the Hebrews to leave Egypt.
Then finally, there is the final plague, the Death of the First-Born, from the children pf Pharaoh to the children of the slave girls. Pharaoh’s will is finally broken, and he begs Moses to take the Israelite out of Egypt. the great thing is, Moses, once a prince of Egypt, was still respected in the court, and the Egyptians looked favorably upon the Israelites. The Egyptians, like all lower-class people, suffer from the stupidity and egotism of their rulers. In the portion is the beginning of the holiday Peach, the commemoration of the liberation of the Hebrews from slavery, with the origins of the Seder; and of the redeeming of the first-born.
In a powerful and lengthy piece, up this afternoon, titled The People vs. Donald J. Trump and subtitled “He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?”He begins with a very blunt paragraph:The presidential oath of office contains 35 words and one core promise: to “preserve, pro
Source: ‘What are we waiting for?’: NYT columnist David Leonhardt calls for Trump’s immediate removal from office in scathing editorial
Libertarianism occupies a peculiar spot in the American political landscape as an ideology that garners much more debate and attention than its base of support would seem to suggest. In 2014 poll, Pew Research found that 14 percent of Americans said they identified as libertarians, but only 11 percent identified as libertarians and correctly identified what the term means, that is, “someone whose political views emphasize individual freedom by limiting the role of government.” Even among this …
Source: Libertarianism is a form of white supremacy: economist
I knew it, I KNEW IT! All the talk about “get government off our backs” has all this time been a code for “I want the right to discriminate against whomever I want to discriminate against, for whatever reason, and I still want the government to provide ME services, but not for those people I want to discriminate against.”
Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean
Source: Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America
We better remember this guy, and all the damage he helped create. This shows that democracy is NOT compatible to absolute capitalism.
trump refuses to give up on his precious border wall with Mexico, because such pundits as Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, presumably speaking for trump voters, complained about any backing down on the construction of the wall. He’s also talked about closing the border with Mexico entirely-that reminds me of East Germany during the Cold war period.
This is not the act of a responsible leader, but of someone who is desperate for whatever support he could get, since Mueller is on his trail, and established Republican leaders are souring on his stupid foreign policy moves, like the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and Syria, to appease such despots he admires like Erdogan of Turkey and Putin of Russia. He has to play tough for his voters-what would he use them for? A crude militia if he IS impeached? I would put nothing past him. The rules of politics in this country have been long gone.
For this stunt, over 800,000 federal employees are without paychecks; these are not the evil “bureaucrats” the right wing myth factory whines about, but people trying to do the best job they can for the community, often with not all that much pay; people who have mortgages and groceries to pay for, and kids to support. But don’t worry, CONgress and the inmates in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue still get their pay. That’s something to think about this new year.
I hope everybody is having a good holiday season. All through the year, not just on certain occasions, we all need to connect with our loved ones, whether they’re biological family or not. But it is particularly true in the winter, when days are short and cold, and the weather is by itself a downer; Seasonal Adjustment Disorder (SAD) is definitely a thing. If you’re feeling down this time of year, reach out to friends and other loved ones, they could also do with a little human contact, like we all do.