Thursday, March 23, 2017

Working Together


  1. This stuff is starting to look very dicey. For what it is worth, Devin Nunes is our "representative"--NOT! He hides from his constituents.--Alan
    “The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” US officials told CNN.

    “The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings… The information is raising the suspicions of FBI counterintelligence investigators that the coordination may have taken place, though officials cautioned that the information was not conclusive and that the investigation is ongoing.”

    What Devin Nunes's Bombshell Does and Doesn't Say [Click]

    Schiff: 'There Is More Than Circumstantial Evidence Now' [Click]

    Trump-Russia inquiry in 'grave doubt' after GOP chair briefs White House [Click] Democratic representative Adam Schiff calls for independent investigation after Devin Nunes shared information with Trump administration before committee.

  2. Gee—things seem to be warming up, and it’s only early Spring…

    “Move over Teapot Dome. Step aside Watergate. Neither of you involved treason.”
    — GOP strategist John Weaver, on Twitter.
    FiveThirtyEight: “Imagine a Congress and a president of the same party working on health insurance reform. They write up a piece of legislation, and it’s not popular. Within two weeks of its introduction in Congress, the bill garners just 41 percent support from the American public, and the opposition party is completely against it. People protest. People yell at lawmakers. The lawmakers pass the bill anyway, and the party and president are summarily punished in the next election: They lose a ton of seats in Congress. That was President Obama, Democrats and the Affordable Care Act in 2009 and 2010. Minus the passing-the-bill part, that was President Bill Clinton, Democrats and ‘Hillarycare’ in 1993 and 1994 too.”

    “Now imagine a bill that’s even more unpopular, and you have House Republicans’ health care legislation in 2017, the American Health Care Act. The bill is aimed at repealing and replacing parts of the ACA. It’s polling worse than the ACA and the Clinton effort, and history suggests that it could have disastrous consequences for the GOP.”
    A new Quinnipiac poll finds that American voters disapprove of the Republican healthcare plan by 56% to 17%, with 26% undecided. Even among Republicans, support is a lackluster 41% to 24%.
    Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch[Click]

    Nunes Apologizes to Intelligence Committee[Click]

  3. Today’s Gallup Trump approval poll[Click]

    President Trump warned House Republicans that he will leave Obamacare in place unless they approve legislation to repeal and replace it[Click] Why, imagine that!

    Schiff: New Evidence Shows Trump[associates]-Russia Collusion[Click]

    Nunes Now Unsure Trump Associates Were Surveilled[Click] Sounds to me like Devin realizes he got himself into a pickle. Reminds me of Mark Twain: "Thrusting my nose firmly between his teeth, I threw him heavily to the ground on top of me."


  4. Nunes apology is worth nothing. What he has done is to corrupt the Intelligence Committee and point out the fact that they need an independent investigation and a special prosecutor. When Donna Brazile "apologized" for cheating I wrote the same response to her: Throw a plate on the floor. Did it break? Yes? Tell it "sorry". Did it go back together? No? Well, sometimes sorry doesn't fix everything.

    I'm spending less time on line because it's making my soul tired. I've been spending time dealing with my overflowing fabric scrap bins. Cutting squares and strips of various sizes so they're ready to be used. I've already put together two quilt tops and I have a third ready to sew. I need to get busy on the toys and games that I make because people - children especially - are going to need them more than ever now.

    Oh, and I'm going in for a MRI on Wednesday just to make sure there's no anatomical reason why I'm suddenly having migraines and headaches again. I don't really think there is, but I'll be easier in my mind if I know for certain.

    1. ((( 💖 Susan 💖 )))
      Your wonderful postcard arrived today and I smiled all the way back to the house! Thank you so much!! I keep forgetting how nice it feels to find old fashioned mail in the mailbox, since nearly everyone communicates electronically now.

      I'm sad you're still having the migraines. The stress of this time is surely a factor. If DT wants a new healthcare approach, he should step aside and the health of the whole nation will improve dramatically overnight!

      I agree the apology is worthless. What's more it doesn't seem too sincere. None of that "Forgiveness is easier to obtain than permission" this time! No sir!

      Prayers ensuing for your MRI. I'll be eagerly awaiting the results. I hope you do get some peace of mind. Then you can give DT more of a piece of your mind. ;-)

      Take some photos of your quilt tops as you lay them out. Email them along to me and I'll post them out front!

      XOXOXXX ♥

  5. Yes, migraines with headaches are rotten. They seem to be provoked by hormonal fluctuations, which explains why they are more common among boys than girls, and among women than men. In some afflicted people there are particular triggers, like certain foods--but I have never been able to discern any particular triggers for mine. I remember living on aspirin--doses similar to those for arthritis, and that just took the edge off. I would buy bottles of 500 or 1000 aspirin tablets--the cheapest I could find. An MRI sounds like a good idea; here's hoping for no surprises. {{hug}}

    On a happier note, I struck on a form for a capital "D" I particularly like. My lower case "r" is now very legible, since I realized one trick to forming it, but together with lower case "s" it still needs some work, probably when I retire next year. I think I will fancy up my lower case "z" a bit so it will look less like a lower case "y" when poorly formed.