“People were being ushered into a deeply religious experience…and it made me completely uncomfortable,” the pastor recalls. “I felt like people were here to worship an ideology along with the man who was leading it. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the song per se – it was this inexplicable movement that was happening in the room. It was a religious zeal.”
The Bitemaster was somewhat ambivalent about illegal immigrants but that was before Trump announced he was hiring 10,000 troops to hunt them down.
I’m now 100% in favor of sanctuary cities.
The Repubs have had six years to come up with an Obamacare replacement. They ain’t got one yet and they never will. Be sure to read Jason Linkins’ devastating history of their lame attempts: The Continuing History Of The Republican Alternative To Obamacare | The Huffington Post
Here are some of the personnel failures of Trump’s “fine tuned machine”:
- Monica Crowley — withdrew after revelations of plagiarism
- Paul Manafort — resigned after revelations of lobbying for The Ukraine
- Michael T. Flynn — resigned after revelations of Russian connections
- Andrew Puzder — withdrew after revelations of spouse abuse
- Scott Pruitt — the shit may hit the fan on Tuesday, when Pruitt will have to reveal 2500 emails to and from his pals in the energy industry
The review is being pushed by President Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and would be led by Stephen A. Feinberg, a billionaire private equity executive.
President Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the way the US intelligence community has maintained its independence and is apparently considering engaging Stephen A. Feinberg, a private equity executive, to do a top-to-bottom overhaul.
According to the voices I hear in my head, Steve Bannon immediately put in a call to former KGB Lt. Colonel Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, to ask for pointers on how to use the US intelligence apparatus to assassinate his opponents, harass the media, intimidate nongovernmental organizations, and round up hooligans and rootless cosmopolitans.
Thank you, Mr President: I’ve been waiting eagerly to use that headline.
The biggest issue when State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump gets to the Supreme Court is to balance your traditional deference to Executive authority with the need to affirm judicial authority. Deferring to the Executive is perfectly reasonable in a country of some 300 million people, But the President’s many recent attacks on the judiciary make it necessary for you to assert your authority at this time.
I propose that you strike down the ban and uphold your authority.
- The specifics of the ban do nothing to make the country safer. The protocols previously in place did an excellent job of that.
- In light of the President’s contempt for the judiciary, if you don’t strike down the ban, you will look like a bunch of Executive lapdogs and your Court will be reduced from a co-equal branch of government to a mere rubber stamp.
- Once you strike down this Executive Order, you’ll have a free hand to do what you think best in the future.
According to Wikipedia, virtually every right-to-work state voted Trump in 2016. The only exceptions were Guam (which doesn’t get to vote for President), Nevada and Virginia.
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In a memo to employees, Kalanick said he didn’t want his presence to be seen as endorsing the president or his agenda.
The Bitemaster is no fan of Uber, but when they decide to Do the Right Thing, I praise them!
“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” — Black Panther, Moonie, born-again Christian, Mormon, and Conservative Republican Eldridge Cleaver.