Tuesday, January 24, 2017

HHS nominee would scuttle Obamacare and Medicare, both, in 2017

Rep Price Attacks TPM In Senate Hearing!

During and even after the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised credulous geezers he would safeguard Social Security and Medicare, absolutely.

This is the guy he nominated for HHS.

By Josh Marshall

Price is an arch-supporter of phasing out Medicare, in addition to being an extreme critic of Obamacare and virtually any effort to make quality health care broadly available and affordable to all citizens. 

Indeed, in November he was pushing for a Medicare phaseout bill to be enacted in 2017! 

Many Republicans have expressed unease about phasing out Medicare the same year they're trying to phase out Obamacare.

Calvera: If God did not want them sheared, He would not have made them sheep.

(Eli Wallach was awesome.)

Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi

I haven't fully mastered the frothing part, but I find I do like Turkish coffee.

My mistake may be that I have stirred the coffee to mix it well with the water before heating.

Apparently you are supposed to let the coffee and sweetener float on top as the water heats.

The heating water will cause the coffee to sink and dissolve, and then you can stir a small amount just to make sure the sugar is mixed properly.

Or maybe my error has been letting the water get to a boil.

You have to stave off boiling to get that frothing stage.

Turkish coffee is never supposed to actually boil.

What are you going to do about all that vote fraud?

A reporter characterized the president's claim that 3 to 5 million illegals voted in the elections as, if true, the greatest scandal in American history, and asked whether the administration has launched an investigation and what does it plan to do about it?

Quiet chuckles and snickers.

Sean: No and nothing.

Another reporter pursued the question and Sean, of course, blew it off.

A reporter pointed out the VA hospitals have 41,000 unfilled medical jobs, nationally, and that the VA was not an exception to the hiring freeze, asking what about that?

Sean: We know there are a lot of problems with VA hospitals and hiring a lot of new people won't help.

When the president has his meeting with Theresa May on Friday will he inquire about her pussy?

Will he try to touch it?

Update.

Steve King Says 'I Ran The Numbers', Found 2.4M 'Illegal Votes' Against Trump

Ah.

Good to see someone checked.

No doubt a national, blue-ribbon commission will be appointed to find ways to fix this.

A quick move against abortion

Trump signs order defunding International Planned Parenthood, foreign abortions

In his very first pro-life action, President Donald Trump signed an executive order today reinstating the “Mexico City Policy” banning government funding of foreign pro-abortion groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

A cultural political football, the policy was first enacted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and was maintained by President George H.W. Bush until it was rescinded first by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993. 

Eight years later, President George W. Bush reinstated Mexico City and it was in effect until Barack Obama reversed it upon entering office in 2009.

The Mexico City Policy bans funding to organizations that perform abortions overseas or lobby for legalizing them in foreign nations.

The slow and continuous suicide of the Democratic Party continues

DNC Chair Candidate: My Job Is To Tell White People When To Shut Their Mouths

How RCP lets Democrats drive white people into Trumpism and the Republican Party.

Just let them talk.

Not exactly a surprise, eh?

FBI Director James Comey says president asked him to stay and he agreed

FBI Director James Comey, whose handling of the federal inquiry into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State was harshly criticized by both Republicans and Democrats during the contentious presidential campaign, is expected to remain under new President Trump, an official with knowledge of the matter confirmed Tuesday.

Comey, more than three years into a 10-year term as chief of the federal law enforcement agency, told top aides in recent days that Trump had asked him to stay on, said the official who is not authorized to comment publicly on the matter. 

The director and Trump briefly discussed the matter during their first meeting in New York about three weeks ago.

Although FBI directors are appointed to decade-long terms, they can be removed by the president.

So, how many illegals voted, and how did they do it?

No evidence, no documentation, not one bleat out of any of the mostly Republican state officials who control elections and are responsible for their integrity.

Trump just plain made it up, that he won the popular vote among actual citizens and lost only because of 3 to 5 million illegals voting illegally.

He pulled that number out of his ass, in part, I would guess, with the mischievous intention of being outrageous.

Parliament can stop it

Not clear they want to, or would dare.

Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead

Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled.

The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their backing - although this is expected to happen in time for the government's 31 March deadline.

But the court ruled the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies did not need a say.

Brexit Secretary David Davis promised a parliamentary bill "within days".

Sources have told the BBC the bill - to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and get formal exit negotiations with the EU under way - will be introduced this Thursday, with an expectation that it could pass through the House of Commons in a fortnight.

Put up or shut up


A group of senior Senate Democrats on Tuesday plan to unveil their own $1 trillion plan to revamp the nation’s airports, bridges, roads and seaports, urging President Trump to back their proposal, which they say would create 15 million jobs over 10 years.

The Democrats said their infrastructure plan would rely on direct federal spending and would span a range of projects including not only roads and bridges, but also the nation’s broadband network, hospitals run by the Department of Veterans Affairs and schools.

. . . .

Advisers to Trump have said they would rely on federal tax credits and public-private partnerships rather than federal spending to pay for a new infrastructure program.

Trump supporter

Did she really say that?

I have the right as an American citizen to support whomever I want – I can support Satan if I want.

The thing is, I respect you for your opinion but you must respect me for mine.

Satan is not a citizen.

There is no need to respect her for her idiocy.

She voted for a malignant Bozo.