America Is Already Paying for the Wall With Mexico [Click] And will pay, and pay, and pay…Advice for Those Weighing Jobs in the Trump Administration [Click] Including some little history lessons…Remember that John Mitchell, Nixon's Attorney General, was indicted, convicted and served time in US prison?Alan
Ugh. I think I'm going to have to leave my comfort zone again, and I HATE that. There's a protest downtown outside Rep. Mike Turner's office to protest the Muslim ban. I truly am an introvert and I really hate doing this. At the same time I feel an equal and opposite feeling that I MUST do this.I did go to the Dayton Indivisible for All meeting this past Thursday night. They expected 40 people, but 75 of us showed up.Where the hell are the authorities? Steve Bannon is Acting President. He's writing the Executive Orders. He's overruling DHS! On what authority? He wasn't on the ballot. Cheetolini is so forking lazy that he just wants the "glory" and turns Bannon loose on us to turn what used to be a democracy into a totalitarian state. And everyone who could stop it remains silent.
Another entry for the "Congresscritter hiding from the people" file:Healthcare advocates keep up the heat on McCarthy [Click]--Alan
Oops--those last two links were jumbled. Here is what they should have been:Trump Signs Orders with Pens from Company that Makes Most Pens in China [Click] A jumping-off point for a good column on US manufacturing and dependence on foreign manufacturers.--Alan
Blogger trashed my post again--too many links? Here it is, in parts.--alanFor the Warm-up file:Trump’s First Big Defeat [Click] Comment: "And it's only been a week!"A Clarifying Moment for Conservatives [Click] Are there any conservatives left?Trump Will Enlist Local Police In Deportation Force [Click] Good luck with that…it's been tried before, with decidedly mixed results at best.
Trump Is Afraid of Stairs? [Click] Trump Administration Defies Judge’s Order [Click] Are administrators, unlike soldiers, not taught that illegal orders have no force?Inside the Botched Roll Out of Trump’s Travel Ban [Click] “The malevolence of President Trump’s Executive Order on visas and refugees is mitigated chiefly—and perhaps only—by the astonishing incompetence of its drafting and construction.”
Trump Restructures National Security Council [Click]Title [Click]Okay, Maybe They Just Hate Everyone [Click] "Trump halts program designed to bring Jewish, Christian and Baha'i refugees from Iran."From talkingpointsmemo.com: "Some day soon Republicans will realize they face an election in two years as the standardbearers and enablers of extremely unpopular president. (I also hope Democrats will realize this. Jury is still out.) Recent polls show President Trump's approval rating in the mid- to high 30s. That's just the first week. He's barely started. But this is almost always the high point. And the President's party almost always faces losses in the first mid-term in any case."Trump Signs Orders with Pens from Company that Makes Most Pens in China [Click] A jumping-off point for a good column on US manufacturing and dependence on foreign manufacturers.
I have begun presumably daily e-mail tweaks to the White House. That's easy enough.Alan
Just some headlines from The Guardian's US edition:McCain warns of benefits to Isis. Reince Priebus says measure will no longer apply to green-card holders but Mitch McConnell says he will not defend order.State/ Purge sparks worries of "know-nothing approach" to foreign policy.German/Merkel "explains" Geneva refugee convention to Trump in phone call.Meanwhile, in Obamacare…Republican disarray follows Trump's first order=======================From Auntie Beeb:UK ministers to press US on travel banAirbnb offers housing to ease Trump banWalls destroy lives, says Berlin mayorAnd by way of example, we have Squirrel takes on rattlesnake [Click] One small mammal scares off a deadly reptile (VIDEO)
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