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 And this was high school stuff. A little bit better than Herman's Hermits.

17 minutes ago, Vautrin said:

Too wimpy and not politically aware. :)

 

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One Thing Between Trump And Impeachment Is Brazen Republican Hypocrisy

"On Feb. 23, 1999, then-Sen. Jeff Sessions voted to impeach President Bill Clinton on the basis that President Clinton demonstrated a “continuous pattern to lie and obstruct justice.”......

Sessions wasn’t alone in his belief that obstruction of justice was an impeachable offense.

More than 40 Republicans who currently serve in Congress voted to impeach or remove Clinton, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr, Sen. Roy Blunt, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher....

Trump’s assault on the free press is a deliberate attempt to discredit the messenger and thereby inoculate himself from the Mueller investigation. If Mueller finds that Trump committed obstruction of justice or collusion, the media will obviously report it. At that point, Trump is banking on having eroded the American people’s, or at least his devout base’s, trust in the media so much that when the bad news comes, they simply won’t believe it. 

The true test, however, will fall on Republicans in Congress – especially those who voted to impeach Clinton and spoke passionately and directly about obstruction of justice.

"[The president’s] decisions have led the United States Senate to its own critical crossroads. And now we must choose our path. We can do the right thing. Or we can lower our standards and allow [the president] to cling to public office ― regardless of the consequences to our nation, to our system of justice, and to our future generations... "

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-bardella-mcconnell-impeachment_us_5b647e89e4b0fd5c73d9267a?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

 

 

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18 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

 And this was high school stuff. A little bit better than Herman's Hermits.

 

They were a tad more hard core than HH, which isn't saying a lot. My parents had

friends whose daughter was totally into HH. When we visited them for dinner I knew

I would have to listen to at least 15 minutes of HH in her HH decorated bedroom. Get

me out of here. 

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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

Morning Joe forced to bleep out Rick Wilson when he calls GOP 'chicken****' who secretly hate '****' Trump

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/morning-joe-forced-bleep-rick-wilson-calls-gop-chicken***-secretly-hate-*******-trump/

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 As long as the GOP is getting what they want out of it, they will go on with their Faustian deal.

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The GOP’s Biggest Charter School Experiment Just Imploded

How a washed-up lobbyist built a charter school empire and siphoned millions from public schools.

.......after two Ohio Department of Education reviews from 2016 and 2017 found that ECOT had overbilled taxpayers by $80 million for thousands of students it couldn’t show were meeting the department’s enrollment standards. As a result, the state ordered the school to begin paying back almost $4 million per month in school funds, which ECOT claimed it was unable to do. .....

 

"(Xerox) saw the power of the model immediately,” Lager wrote. He sold them on the idea that tech companies were in a position to lead a transformation in American education, and they knew “that if they didn’t come on board someone else would.” Lager called it “a paradigm shift no less extraordinary than the advent of the automobile or electricity,” a tech-fueled revolution in schooling that would push education even further into a “market-driven role.”........

“ECOT did not have any written policies or procedures for enrolling students,” that it exhibited an “inability to provide computers to students at the beginning of the school year,” and that in two months there were “106 instances in which the reported student was either less than 5 years old or greater than 21 years old, contrary to legislated age requirements.” It also found that the school received almost $1 million in the month of September 2000 as payment for the students it claimed to be educating, although that month “only 7 students logged-in to one of the available computer-based instruction systems.” In other words, during the first month of operations, only about 1 of every 300 ECOT students managed to access Lager’s revolutionary new online education program. .....

students could be legally counted as enrolled even if they only logged into the ECOT systems but never accessed learning material. And in order to keep a student enrolled, and for ECOT to receive state funding, a teacher simply had to note that a student had engaged in some kind of learning or a field trip. ...

“When you have a situation where public moneys are used to enrich individuals,” he added, “who then in turn support the politicians that support the policies that enrich them—it may not be illegal, but I think that fits the definition of corruption.”

the cost of more than $1 billion in public funding, much of it diverted from better performing Ohio schools, and at least 15 percent of that money—about $150 million—was paid to Lager’s private companies, subject to almost zero oversight or transparency. In 2017, Columbus’ public schools posted a four-year graduation rate of 74 percent. ECOT’s was 40 percent. Nevertheless, that year Columbus schools sacrificed $11 million in funding—about 3 percent of their total state allocation—to ECOT....

Last November, Betsy DeVos gave a speech to yet another pro-charter group founded by Jeb Bush, specifically trumpeting the potential of new e-learning schools, and warning teachers’ unions and Democrats in Congress who might oppose such new proposals that “I’m not going anywhere. In fact, I’m just getting started!” ....

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/01/the-gops-biggest-charter-school-experiment-just-imploded/

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ex-south-carolina-gop-leader-sacrifices-family-dog-after-claiming-to-receive-command-from-god

Ex-South Carolina GOP leader sacrifices family dog after claiming to receive command from God

A former leader of the South Carolina Republican Party faces animal cruelty charges after he allegedly killed his mother's dog, claiming he is “the second coming of Christ” and God needed the “sacrifice.”

Police officers found Todd Kincannon in his underwear, bloodied and covered in dog hair on July 26 on the front steps of his parents' home in Simpsonville, S.C., according to multiple reports. The officers were responding to an early-morning 911 phone call placed by his father. Kincannon's father told police Kincannon's mother had locked herself in their bathroom fearing of her life.

“The reason I killed the dog is this, it’s real simple ... I’m sorry, I think ya'll [sic] are going to have to take me to the Psych Institution, I get that," Kincannon told officers, according to their police report, per the Washington Post. "But I’ll tell you from a legal standpoint you know, it’s in the State Constitution that God is sovereign and I honestly think he told me to do it."

They later found the dog “choked, stabbed, and mutilated” in the family's kitchen, NBC News reported. Kincannon, 37, had been living with his parents at the time of the incident.

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18 minutes ago, jakeem said:

NEW: Federal records show Betsy DeVos has her family's $40 million yacht on the Great Lakes registered as a foreign-flagged vessel from the Caymans -- a situation that allows for tax dodging. http://bit.ly/2KASQ0p 

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Looks like Betsy  could be the teacher for Tax Evasion 101. She seems to know a lot about it.

 Unfortunately she knows more about tax evasion than public education.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

Chris Collins put millions into a drug maker seeking FDA approval. Then he wrote legislation speeding drug approval. And his kids, staff, donors, and more chipped in—which experts said was a conflict of interest

https://www.thedailybeast.com/congressman-bought-pharma-stock-pushed-bill-that-could-help-it-and-bought-more?via=twitter_page

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What a shame to be such a bad father that you pull your son into procedures that are potentially illegal which could lead to a jail term.

Whatever you want to say about Martha Stewart,. She didn't implicate her daughter did she?

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New York Rep. Chris Collins indicted on insider trading charges

The case is related to Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech company, on which the elder Collins served on the board.

............At an earlier news conference, prosecutors walked through their case, which involves Innate Immunotherapeutics, a small North Melbourne-based pharmaceutical company.

Collins "placed his family and friends above the public good," said Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York....

"Insider trading is a clear violation of the public trust," Ryan said, adding that Collins would be removed from his seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the time-being. .....

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/new-york-rep-chris-collins-arrested-insider-trading-charges-n898661?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

 

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17 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Laura Ingraham: "The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like ... this is related to both illegal and legal immigration"

Image result for laura ingraham the america we know and love

 

12 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Robert E Kelly Retweeted Josh Marshall

How much longer before Foxers or Trump officials just come out and say their politics is about race? He’s been in office just 18 months and look at how far they’ve come. Yikes. Is this really what Republicans in Congress want to leave behind? Say something

--Central Park Five

 

 

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12 hours ago, jakeem said:

BREAKING: #Maddow obtains tape of Devin Nunes confessing to a Rosenstein impeachment plan and the GOP must impede the investigation or 'all of this goes away'

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/maddow-obtains-tape-devin-nunes-confessing-gop-plan-impeach-rosenstein-must-impede-investigation-goes-away/#.W2uYgQh-ZsQ.t

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12 hours ago, jakeem said:

Wow the @Maddow scoop on this new secret tape of Devin Nunes reveals:

1) Nunes secretly wants another Rosenstein impeachment push — just after SCOTUS hearing

2) Nunes admits foreign *collusion* on stolen email *is a crime*

(A legal fact, but at odds with Trump legal team)

 

12 hours ago, jakeem said:

Wow @DevinNunes is dumb. Not only does he discuss his plans to use his congresssional position to obstruct the Mueller investigation and thus obstruct justice, but the “speech and debate” clause doesn’t protect conspiracy.

 if all this was a Woody Allen movie it would be funny.

But Since this is Congress it's pathetically tragic.

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20 hours ago, jakeem said:

The Latest on the close Republican primary race in Kansas: Colyer (left) is calling on Secretary of State Kris Kobach to stop advising county election officials while their tight race remains unsettled.

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

Aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach's vow to remove himself from further vote counting in their contested Republican primary race is not enough.

https://apnews.com/af7bdf0948a74285be59da26c062a990?utm_medium=APCentralRegion&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

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It looks as though these two Kansas Republican birthers, Kobach and Colyer, want to give the keys to the governor's office in the Kansas Statehouse to the Democratic  gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Laura Kelly.

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Just now, Princess of Tap said:

 

 

It looks as though these two Kansas Republican birthers want to give the keys to the governor's office in the Kansas Statehouse to the Democratic  gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Laura Kelly.

In Kansas,  would a Dem be able to beat even a Roy Moore? 

 

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James --when you get a chance, look up the names of two recent governors of Kansas.

They both just happen to be Democrats and women--

Joan Finney and Kathleen Sebelius.

 

Kansas is a rock rib Republican state that was never part of the Confederacy.

If you can remember your history, Kansas is where they fought out the bloody  preliminary to the Civil War.

John Brown is considered to be a hero in Kansas.

Also the Supreme Court desegregation case of Brown versus Board was based on plaintiffs from Kansas.

 

In the 20th century post-war era,  Kansas has had 6 extremely popular Democratic Governors-- 4 who  had two terms-- exceptions were Sebelius' replacement and the first female governor Joan Finney in 1990's, who preferred to have one term.

In the Millennium she was followed up by the second female Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius, I think you recognize that name, she was Obama's first secretary of Health and Human Services. 

The populated Northeast Kansas and Wichita Area are full of Democrats and independents who are having a bit of a hay day at the moment. LOL 

But more importantly, they're joined by many moderate Republicans --

Voters as well as former office holders --who have been kicked out of the official Republican Party.

 

** But the wild card is that both Republican gubernatorial candidates are closely linked politically and in terms of policy with

Former Governor Sam Brownback-- who is universally hated in the state. 

Colyer was his lieutenant governor and Kobach wants to continue the Brownback failed tax cut experiment.

 

BTW --The Democrats even have 2 Congressional seats in play in the Northeast Kansas area.

 

 

1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

In Kansas,  would a Dem be able to beat even a Roy Moore? 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., suspends re-election campaign days after he was arrested on insider trading charges

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/11/chris-collins-suspends-re-election-campaign-arrest-insider-trading/965940002/

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Being the good father that he is, he shared this information with his son who is now also in Jeopardy with the law.

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