Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/19/2017


 

Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/19/2017
 


10 March 2017 at 12:37:02 PM
salon

I have some video from govt meetings I attended last week, will be working on posting them throughout the upcoming week.

So, is Roger Williams EVER going to have a public town hall with ALL of his constituents? How about Bill Flores? Looks like he WILl be having town hall events.  Here was one for Pete Sessions of Dallas. In Iowa, more constituents flood a GOP town hall to protest Trump policies

I've been pondering about Trump voters. I don't believe, like some, that Trump voters are all terrible, racist, etc. What I do think is that at least some of them thought that Trump was a man of the people that was going to be for them, and not for the status quo. His Trumpcare wants to gut Medicaid (which he said he wasn't going to do), and screws the elderly (To me, only a monster would defund a program like Meals on Wheels). Why, and especially when so many Trump voters profess to have christian values, is this okay with them? I really don't understand. I'm not religious, I'm an atheist, and my values are to take care of those who are elderly, weak, disabled, etc. Seems extremely cruel to be otherwise.

Republican Health Care Act (Trumpcare)

James Waltimire, a police officer on unpaid medical leave, has been going to the hospital in this small city twice a week for physical therapy after leg surgery, all of it paid for by Medicaid.

Mr. Waltimire, 54, was able to sign up for the government health insurance program last year because Ohio expanded it to cover more than 700,000 low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. He voted for President Trump — in part because of Mr. Trump’s support for law enforcement — but is now worried about the Republican plan to effectively end the Medicaid expansion through legislation to repeal the health care law.

“Originally the president said he wasn’t going to do nothing to Medicaid,” Mr. Waltimire said the other day after a rehab session. “Now they say he wants to take $880 billion out of Medicaid. That’s going to affect a lot of people who can’t afford to get insurance.”

Trump is a baby

we’re about to start hearing tales of Trump’s shitgibbonry from his years of forcing himself into the world of legitimate celebrities, like this one from One Direction member, Liam Payne. Via Death and Taxes:

Trump actually kicked us out of his hotel once,” Payne said. “You wouldn’t believe it. It was about [meeting] his daughter. He phoned up our manager, and we were asleep. He said ‘Well, wake them up,’ and I was like ‘no’ and then he wouldn’t let us use the underground garage.”
Can you believe a bunch of musicians who were probably exhausted from a relentless touring cycle didn’t want to wake up to take selfies with a rich kid?
Trump’s tantrum didn’t stop with denying the band garage access. “Obviously in New York we can’t really go outside,” Payne continued. “New York is ruthless for us. So he was like, ‘Okay, then I don’t want you in my hotel.’ So we had to leave.”

Neat. Our President is the shitbag kid who takes his ball and goes home when he loses. Never would have guessed that.

Lawmakers: No evidence to back Trump's wiretap claims against Obama (USAToday)

Dems must not be thinking

I don't know what the Democrats are thinking. Every day the Repubs dish up new disasters, and the Dems aren't channeling that info to the people who they're screwing over. If they don't do that, what do they do? It's not clear they have figured out that they too can go direct, that they don't have to go through journalism. They can do what Trump does, only more responsibly, in more adult-like ways. The new publishing technologies are not limited to trolls and emotional infants.

Texas House ethics chair to probe anti-abortion group contact (Carol Everett)

The head of the Texas House ethics committee says she wants answers about an anti-abortion group that received $1.6 million to bolster women's health clinics after The Associated Press found that promises have come up short.

Republican state Rep. Sarah Davis on Thursday grilled top state officials over The Heidi Group, which received taxpayer funds last summer as part of a broader effort by conservative lawmakers to give women alternatives to Planned Parenthood. The AP reported this week that eight months into a contract to help clinics attract more patients, The Heidi Group has done little of the sweeping outreach it promised.

Davis, who chairs the House General Investigations and Ethics Commission, hinted that a closer look will be taken as to how The Heidi Group received funding in the first place.

"It's just not looking very good. It's not looking promising for this provider," Davis told state officials testifying before her committee in the Texas Capitol. "And we're going to be back here, and talking about contracting and procurement issues with this. I'm just predicting that."

YES. Wonder woman. One of the few movies I want to watch IN A THEATRE

According to science, at what age do we peak?

Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. A California waiter refused to serve 4 Latina women till he saw "proof of residency" 

Republican House Member says It Never Hurts to Say You're Sorry

A key House Intelligence Committee member said he has seen no evidence to support President Trump’s claim of former President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower and offered that Trump may want to consider some favorite advice by the congressman's father.

“To quote my 85-year-old father ... 'It never hurts to say you're sorry,'” Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" on Sunday. “And it's not just sorry to [Obama] but sorry to the [United Kingdom] for the claims - or the intimation - that the U.K. was involved in this as well."

Hurd, a former CIA agent, said the unsubstantiated wiretapping claims "take away from the rest of [President Trump's] agenda.”

A key House Intelligence Committee member said he has seen no evidence to support President Trump’s claim of former President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower and offered that Trump may want to consider some favorite advice by the congressman's father.

 


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