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Getting To Know Matt Gaetz


A great article on strategy for November

You have to have a subscription, unless there's some way around the firewall, but here it is:

"Brand New Dems?" by Joseph O'Neill / The New York Review of Books


Speaking Freely: Chalmers Johnson

This is a link to the full film. It's refreshing to listen to someone speaking about history from first person, no-spin, just the facts as he saw them. I'm glad to see his books are being noticed now. The video was posted a couple of years ago, and the interview is from 2007.


Paging Rick Scott


The bill increases the maximum unemployment insurance payment by $600 per week and extends the period for which workers are eligible to four months. Four Republican senators — Senators Tim Scott, Rick Scott, Ben Sasse and Lindsey Graham — raised concerns about what they called a "drafting error" in the bill, arguing that the expansion could incentivize workers to lose their jobs if the totality of state and federal unemployment benefits exceeds their current income.


Once again, progress grinds to halt while some shitheads discuss the possibility that some people might actually get a few more bucks than they "deserve" or be "incentivized to lose their jobs." GOOD GOD!!!

How much money are we talking about here, versus the corporate bailouts they don't think twice about signing off on?

White House chief of operations Daniel Walsh is leaving

Source: WaPo

The White House’s chief operations officer is leaving the administration, the White House said on Monday.

Daniel P. Walsh, whose title was deputy chief of staff, was in charge of the administration’s foreign trips, made decisions about the use of government resources by White House aides, oversaw the White House military office and played a critical role in the attempted planning of the Group of Seven summit at the president’s Doral resort, which was scuttled amid backlash over the emoluments clause.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-chief-of-operations-daniel-walsh-is-leaving/2019/11/25/e0771db6-0fe7-11ea-a533-90a7becf7713_story.html

"Some of the kids are scared to death."


School drills designed to protect students from shootings are in and of itself scary to schoolchildren, some parents and lawmakers say, with little kids in elementary classrooms frightened to the point that they need counseling.

Now, families and politicians are wondering if the so-called “active shooter drills” are too much for vulnerable kids, and whether schools should consider ways to reduce the number of drills that have become part of the education landscape.

Law enforcement officials are now looking at recommendations for state lawmakers.

The drills have come after a series of shooting massacres, from Colorado’s Columbine, to Connecticut’s Sandy Hook to South Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff were killed by a shooter in February 2018.

In Hillsborough County schools doing active shooter drills, “Some of the kids are scared to death,” says State Sen. Janet Cruz, a Tampa Democrat who spoke about the issue at this week’s Senate Education Committee meeting.

The Chosen One. What does that remind me of?

Oh yeah: this!


I don't see any white privilege, do you?

Now all of a sudden, we’re the bad guys. Ungrateful brown immigrant children demand soap and toothbrushes. Navajos and Cherokees keep bitching about how we stole their land (should’ve had better guns, Chief!), and black people run around demanding reparations for slavery, like just because you were kidnapped, dragged here, forced to pick cotton for 250 years, then had to sit in the back of the bus, and still can’t get a bank loan, well, that’s not my fault.


DOC guards fired


Cruelty, Inc

You will have heard the news: on Monday, June 24th, Customs and Border officers removed a couple of hundred children from a filthy, overcrowded “detention center” on the Mexico border.

Come Tuesday, June 25th, 127 of those same children were returned to that same detention center, a place called “inhumane” by lawyers who had seen it.

A doctor called in to treat a flu outbreak at another facility in McAllen, Texas describes “extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water, or adequate food.”

The conditions meet the United Nations definition of torture.

In an almost-certainly related development (given these horrifying stories), the acting head of US Customs and Border Protection, has resigned.

If these migrant children were dogs, the people responsible for mistreating them would be universally condemned. You and I and everyone else would demand that government put a stop to the cruelty and punish the perpetrators.

More here: [link:https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2019/06/28/cruelty-inc/|

by Diane Roberts
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