Happy Fathers Day to the Senators Who Take Children

I think it’s appropriate, on this day when we celebrate fathers, to give a shout out to all the members of the Senate who will not sponsor a bill that would stop Donald J Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

Happy Fathers Day Senators! Enjoy the day with your children while 2000 migrant children sit, without the protection of their parents, in the concentration camps you played a part in creating.

*List updated on 6/18/2018

**All Democrats now sponsor the ‘Keep Families Together Act’ S.3036 , but not a single Republican.

Call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121

This list does not include the House of Representatives, which is why you don’t see other familiar names, like Paul Ryan and Devin Nunez.

The following story is hard to read, so imagine what it is to live through.

What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated? – Texas Monthly

Trump Tries a New Story on for Size

“I think Comey was the ringleader of this whole den of thieves. It was a den of thieves they were plotting against my election. Probably it’s never happened like that in terms of intelligence and in terms of anything else — but they were actually plotting against my election.” Donald J Trump June 16, 2017

The man lies knowing full well there is proof on film that he is lying.

https://youtu.be/8mKxeo67fn4

Why does he continue to lie so blatantly? Because it works. His tactic of repeating lies until they are accepted as fact got him elected. And they keep his “people sitting up at attention when he speaks,” just like North Koreans do with Kim Jong Un.

I saw some unsettling numbers yesterday regarding this “Trump, Rusherrr investigation”:

  • 59% of voters don’t know about the indictments & guilty pleas
  • Mueller’s approval rating is, at an all time low, 32%
  • Only 53% of voters believe Mueller is conducting a fair investigation

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

Let’s remind those people, shall we?

There have been over 100 charges filed against 20 people, and 3 companies.

More specifically:

  • Mike Flynn, convicted
  • Rick Gates, convicted
  • George Papadopoulos, convicted
  • Alex Van der zwaan, convicted
  • Paul Manafort, indicted and jailed
  • Robert Cohen, expected to cooperate
  • Felix Sater, expected to cooperate
  • George Nader, cooperating
  • Richard Pinedo, cooperating

Then there are those who have perjured themselves:

  • Trump Jr,
  • Jeff Sessions,
  • Eric Prince

For those who missed the news yesterday, Paul Manafort is no longer on house arrest. He traded in his ankle bracelets for an orange jumper, because was found to have been in contact with witnesses in the investigation… witness tampering.

Trump and Giuliani are now waving pardons in front of Paul Manafort before he’s even convicted, no doubt in attempt to keep him from cooperating with the prosecution. This is also witness tampering.

Paul Manafort’s crimes are both State and Federal, and State charges can not be pardoned by the president. I’d bet my tax cut (🙄) that Mueller is aware of this, as is the New York Attorney General.

But why would an innocent man need to be pardoned?

For an innocent man, Trump has put a lot of thought into pardoning himself.

New York State also has Trump and his family in an unpardonable net:

That the disinformation campaign continues to sway public opinion is mind boggling.

We are at war. Disinformation continues to spread unchecked. Russia is in the White House. The Kremlin has influenced most of the GOP, to the extent that they continue to push for an end the Mueller investigation.

Who wants to end an investigation that has been so successful in such a short period of time?

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Devin Nunes (R-Calif), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Orin Hatch (R-UT), Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky)… just to name a few.

They say it’s costly and distracting. That $17 million spent in a little over a year is distracting our dotard.

Many members of the GOP still in office, (like Mitch McDonnell and Orin Hatch), had the opposite sentiment with regards to Iran Contra investigation which cost tax payers $47 million, and the White Water investigation which cost $52 million. The duration of each of those investigations was 5 years. Did I mention those investigations were unsuccessful?

So, what’s my point?

We need to educate those who are unaware of Mueller’s success to date. Spread the word. Wake these people up. November 2018 is just around the corner, let’s not let history repeat itself.

Trump Will Not Fire Mueller… they don’t think

“I’m the one who decides what we take to the floor, that’s my responsibility…and we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate.” Mitch McConnell

What is it Mitch McConnell REFUSES?

To limit Trump’s power abuses

Disallowing a vote

Many in congress wrote

Mueller’s probe ends if Trump so choses

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McConnell and Ryan’s excuses

They claim Donald Trump only muses

About firing Muller

He won’t… they’re pretty sure

If they’re wrong America loses

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Inquiring minds are asking today,

Is the problem that they’re afraid?

Has Mueller discovered

Crimes they’d like kept covered

How many rubles were these guys paid?

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Can I Get A— “What About Her Emails?!”

Which title to use? There are so many possibilities:

  • Donald Trump— “I Alone Can Fix It.”
  • Irony, hypocrisy, and the GOP
  • “So Much Winning”
  • A GOP Day… Without Government
  • America, the Worlds New Shithole.
  • “So Much Winning!”
  • The Government is Closed for Business

You get the idea. Today felt like Christmas morning… in that I didn’t know what I would find when I woke up.

After GOP leaders locked Democrats out of negotiations and instead sat with lobbyists to write tax legislation, that they passed on their own, they demanded Democrats sign the check. This standstill continued when I fell asleep… face in popcorn.

I woke weary with anticipation and looked at the news headlines on my phone with some satisfaction. I found the Democrats did not completely roll over to enable the failure that is Donald Trump to continue.

In fact, this was not a vote that went along party lines. There were a number of crossovers from both parties. Several Democrats from Red states voted yes to the proposed budget, and several Republicans voted no. More specifically, the following Republicans also voted against the budget— Senator Flake, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Lindsey O. Graham. Own it Mr. President.

In the end Mitch A.(Am-I-a-turtle) McConnell and Paul E.(Eats-small-children) Ryan did not have the votes. We can guess who they blame.

He who holds power of the majority, in all branches of government shall blame the minority, (democrats), for their own political impotence. — I am pretty sure that’s in the constitution.

Paul Ryan, who received government assistance as a child, tried to use children’s healthcare to shame members of congress into supporting their policies. In order to balance the tax cuts for Koch Industries, and Wells Fargo, and Pfizer, and Goldman Sacs, and Walmart and Apple and Exxon and etc. Ryan held a press conference implying that those who vote no “don’t want healthcare for kids.”

McConnell tweeted a similar sentiment.

Mitch McConnell is a no-brainer… literally. CHIP expired three months ago and the GOP could have reauthorized it at any time. They did not.

… and let’s try that old standby now

Can I Get A—

“What About Her Emails!?!”

What happens now that there is no government?

The Ten Commandments of Government shut down.

  1. The middle class shall get screwed. Government employees go on immediate unpaid leave.
  2. Thou shalt exclude politicians from unpaid part of #1. Politicians shall receive pay continuance.
  3. Thou shalt not attain passport. Who wants to leave this shithole anyway?
  4. Mail will prevail. Rain, sleet, snow, government shut down, nor hail, shall ever stop the US mail.
  5. Thou shalt not receive word of financial aid for college. Because planning for college isn’t stressful enough.
  6. Air Traffic Control, and Essential Military and Defense shall continue. Those who planned ahead with their passports can expect all typical ATC delays, of which they are accustomed, to proceed as usual.
  7. Thou shall not be ticketed for enjoying Dog Parks without permits. Grab your dog, Fish Face, and head over to the forest preserve dog park, No one will be on duty to ticket those without permits. (Don’t take my word on that, and it’s very muddy this time of year, so dress accordingly.)
  8. Mueller shall carry on his investigation.
  9. Grandma shall receive her social security and Medicare, (although perhaps delayed.)
  10. Donald S. (Stable Genius)Trump will golf on your dime. But you knew that.

How the press is covering this:

MSNBC: There’s a government shutdown looming.

CNN: shutdown 2018.

FOX: Searching the Woods for Hillary Clinton. Yep, it’s true.

In summation, McConnell did not even have 50 Republican votes, so he can not, (but will), blame Democrats.

IN OTHER NEWS:

  • It has been a year since the Women’s March and we trod on, marching around the world again today.

ALSO:

  • In an attempt to redeem themselves Deutsche Bank reported questionable transactions involving President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, to German securities regulators and will forward the info to special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
  • The FBI is investigating whether top Russian banker Alexander Torshin, who has close ties to the Kremlin, sent money to the NRA to help President Trump win the election. – Mclatchy reports
  • Oh…marosa is lawyering up, word is she may have secretly taped White House conversations. Lordy, I hope there are tapes.

Happy Anniversary Donald Trump… is this what Happy is?

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Walmart, By the Numbers

Trump and his spawn, and those members of the GOP who pushed hard on the tax-scam are using recent Walmart news as an example of how their corporate tax cut is working for the American people.

This week Walmart announced plans to gift employees a bonus, the average amount being $190 to each of their 1.4m US employees. After federal taxes that comes to $142.50 for each employee.

This bonus will cost Walmart a total of $266m.

Walmart had revenue of $480 billion in 2016 according to Fortune Global 500.

Walmart corporation also owns Sam’s Club. At the same time Walmart was announcing a one time bonus of $142.50 for their underpaid employees, 11,025 Sam’s Club employees showed up for work to find the doors closed and locked.

11,025 employees spread across the country in cities like— Houston, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Dayton, Mt Olive NJ, Syracuse, Rochester, Holland MI,, San Antonio, West Allis, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Jamestown, City of Industry CA, Manchester CT, Tampa, Lithonia GA, Batavia IL, Matteson IL, Naperville IL, Owing Mill Md, Goshen IN, Baton Rouge LA, Romeoville IL, Streamwood IL, Wheeling IL, Budd Lake NJ, Cincinnati, Loveland OH, Memphis, Renton WA, and Seattle—

were laid off without notice.

11,025 full-time employees lost jobs that paid them an average of $11/ hour this = $252m in annual wages

$266m, a 1X bonus for some Walmart employees

-$252m, a permanent loss in wages for Walmart’s/Sam’s Club employees

The layoffs more than offset the bonuses.

The Trumps are very happy to announce the bonuses and take credit.

The fact that Walmart’s Sam’s Club simultaneously announced massive LAYOFFS for 11,025 employees— fired without notice isn’t worth mentioning.

These are 11,025 people the Trump family can not relate to, enduring problems the Trumps will never understand, or even acknowledge.

McConnell, the GOP, Donald Trump, Trump Junior, and Ivanka Champaign Popsicle, pick and choose the part of the story that suits their narrative, to evoke the desired response, big picture be damned.

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GOP Tax Plan Passes Senate and the Wealth Gap Widens

“The American people wanted change. We were able to deliver.” Republican Senator John Brarrasso

The GOP prioritizes the wants of it’s financial contributors above the needs of American tax payers.

“My donors are basically saying: ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again’” -Republican Rep. Chris Collins

“Donors are furious” -Republican Senator Cory Gardner

“The financial contributions will stop” -Republican Senator Lindsey Graham

At approximately 2 am Saturday December 2, 2017, the senate passed the GOP tax plan.

“Not a single Democrat thought the tax plan was a good idea.” -Republican Senator Mitch McConnell said with a smirk.

This plan will not help the middle class. It is a gift to the wealthy, and gives U.S. corporations more provisions to ship jobs overseas, and that is precisely where the wealthy will hide more of their spoils.

The bill adds $1.47 trillion to the deficit, while it takes a first step toward dismantling healthcare, leaving 12 million more Americans uninsured.

Healthcare does not exist in the dystopian world of Donald Trump and his GOP America, not when the cost of it can be dispersed among people like Trump, his billionaire supporters, and his his co-conspirator cabinet members.

Those who voted were given a 478 printed page copy, many of which had illegible handwritten changes added, just a few hours before the vote. They were not given the time to read it, but that was by design. Had there been time to read it, perhaps it wouldn’t have been successful in it’s vote.

Senators voted along party lines— Democrats unanimously voted no, republicans voted yes, with the exception of 1 republican, Senator Bob Corker who voted no. The final vote was 51 to 49. The bill now only needs to clear two small hurdles before it is enacted.

Despite proof of the opposite, Mitch McConnell and other republicans continue to promise economic growth will be triggered by corporate tax cuts and that in turn will offset the deficit. Several CEO’s have said they will not re-invest the money in jobs. This money will not trickle down, nor was it meant to.

We may as well give the Statue of Liberty back the the French. This bill changes America into a country that doesn’t take care of its elderly, its sick, or its impoverished. It makes cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, and it dismantles the American healthcare system for the sole purpose of giving more money to the 1% of the population who already own 38% of the country’s wealth.

Trump will have this as his single victory before he is removed from office. Republican’s strategy to ignore Trump’s crimes of treason and his violations of the Emoluments Clause has paid off as they have succeeded in their ultimate goal which is seemingly to increase the wealth gap.

This will be the end the GOP. Rest assured, the bill will be short lived, because first on the agenda for the next administration will be to reverse it. Who knows how long it will be before we take back the government back from Putin. I suggest those of you in the top 1% offshore your new riches asap.

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