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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ted Crockett, a spokesman for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, apparently just found out that lawmakers don't have to be sworn into office with a Christian Bible. The lesson was delivered during a Tuesday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. When Tapper asked why Moore believed that Muslim Americans should be barred from Congress, Crockett said it was because the former judge thinks it's unethical for Muslims to swear on the Bible. "You have to swear on the Bible to be an elected official in the United States of America," Crockett claimed. Then Tapper informed the campaign spokesman that elected officials can be sworn in on any text of their choosing. Crockett, a former county commissioner, was left speechless. read more


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A couple of members of President Donald Trump's family got rocked by the vote in last month's New York City mayoral election. Absentee votes cast by the president's wife, Melania, and daughter Ivanka Trump were not counted by city officials after both made mistakes with their ballots, a spokeswoman for the New York City Board of Elections confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday. The first lady did not sign the envelope that contained her completed absentee ballot before she sent it in, as is required by the New York City Board of Elections, said a board spokeswoman, Valerie Vasquez said. Ivanka Trump, for her part, didn't mail her absentee ballot in until Election Day, Nov. 7, Vasquez said, and it didn't arrive in time to be counted. read more


Thursday, December 07, 2017

The number of U.S. jobs eliminated due to foreign competition since President Trump's election last year has largely kept pace with previous years, according to a new report. An analysis of Labor Department data by the labor coalition Good Jobs Nation found that more than 93,000 U.S. jobs have been eliminated since Trump's election due to foreign trade. That's roughly on par with the previous five years, which saw an average of 87,500 jobs per year eliminated. read more


Trump ends homeless vets program as their numbers rise for first time in 7 years By Matthew Chapman | December 6, 2017 The Trump administration is ending a popular and effective program that prevents veterans from ending up on the street -- just as the number of homeless vets is on the rise. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Donald Trump, from the outset, cast himself as a champion of veterans, and promised that he would improve veterans care as president. But the toxic right-wing ideology of Trump and his administration has nonetheless seeped into the way they take care of and prioritize veterans. According to Politico, a popular program to house homeless veterans is on the chopping block -- and at the worst possible moment: read more


Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said President Donald Trump shows clear signs of physical and mental decline -- and he challenged GOP lawmakers to speak up. The president slurred his words during the announcement Wednesday that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Schmidt said Trump's apparent impairment was even noticeable on the radio, without the visuals of television. "It's not the first instance, he's clearly slurring his words," Schmidt told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I don't know what the cause of it is, but when you combine it with (Sen.) Bob Corker's critique that the president of the United States is unstable, that he's dangerous, when you look at the private comments that are made by members of Congress around his stability, you look at his actions in recent weeks." read more


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Donald trump is a reality TV star in a country that idolizes reality TV stars. He's where he is today as a result of his celebrity status.

It's not bad enough that the US did not learn last time they elected a celebrity and what he did to the structure of the United States but it seems that this time, the GOP decided that Reagan was not bad or crazy enough for the US and they decided to dredge the bottom to the cesspool even deeper.

They gambled that a narcissistic compulsively lying sociopath could tell everyone exactly what they wanted to hear and that no one would bother to notice that one days speech was 180 degrees opposite of the previous. The GOP saw that the voting public were desperate ignorant children that would gladly ignore a candidates history in exchange for the comfort of him telling them what they wanted to hear.

The American dream is not dead if you are lucky enough to be born to the 1%, but for the rest of us the GOP sure is trying really hard to strangle it out.

Look no further than the policies...

Taking 80% of a national park and preparing to hand it over to uranium miners.
Taking arctic wildlife refuge and handing it over to oil drillers.
Handing control of internet access to conglomerate ISPs.
Saying the "air is too clean for the public to be healthy".
Masquerading a tax cut of 85% to the 1% as a big gift for everyone, creating massive deficits in the process and then will use the deficits they created as a reason to gut social security and medicare.

There's a gift coming for the middle class.... bend over and take is the GOP's message.

A Brief History of Oaths and Books

www.newyorker.com

"There is no constitutional requirement for any federal official -- firefighter, ambassador, or President -- to take the oath of office over a particular text or, in fact, over any text at all."

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