Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Corporate America Mercinary Paul Ryan and The Truth About Medicare and Social Security

How do Trump and Paul Ryan plan to repeal Medicare (as well as Medicaid and Obamacare)? Watch our latest video to find out -- and prepare to stop them.

Keep Your Hands Off Our Medicare  

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Trump "Thanks" Himself Cuz No One Else Will

He really meant to Tweet "Thank you" President Obama but being incapable of telling the truth... 

Our "P*ssy-Grabber" President Is Going To Get A Real Eye Opener At The Women's March On Washington

By ursulafaw 

The Women's March On Washington takes place January 21, 2017 and the ladies are going in style.   The marchers are making a bold and unmistakeable statement with their choice of headgear, a knitted pink hat, with cat ears; i.e., a "pussyhat.”

"We want to ensure that this country knows women are not happy," Women’s March on Washington co-founder Tamika Mallory said. "And when we get angry, change happens. We make things happen."
[The march] “is pro-women. This is a continuation of a struggle women have been dealing with for a very long time. In this moment, we are connecting and being as loud as possible."

Dear Liberals: If You Don't Own A Gun Yet, You May Need One With Trump As President

Dear Liberals: If You Don't Own A Gun Yet, You May Need One With Trump As President

Why Paul Ryan Is So Desperate To Vote On Obamacare Repeal Quickly

A debate could expose enough about the consequences to scare off the public — and maybe Donald Trump too.

12/27/2016 02:28 pm ET
House Speaker Paul Ryan has vowed a quick repeal of Obamacare in order to “stop the damage” and because “things are only getting worse.”
Meanwhile, here is a selection of news reports from the past two weeks:
The Obama administration announced that the number of people signing up for insurance through, the federal website that 39 states use to administer Obamacare plans, is even higher than last year. State-run sites such as Covered California are reporting similar surges.
Full Article via Huff Post

Obama Says He Would Have Won 2016 Election, And Donald Trump Is DYING OMG LOL

Remember on Monday, we told you all about President Barry Bamz Kenyastan Jones sitting down with his old pal David Axelrod, who prefers to be called “Axe,” but is really just known behind his back as “Axeldork” (allegedly), and telling “Axeldork” that, if he had been inclined to throw the 22nd Amendment in the trash heap with his long-form birth certificate and run for a third term in 2016, he probably would have won, which by extension, means he would have picked Donald Trump by his tiny little hands and thrown him directly into the sun, assuming that in this scenario the sun is where you throw yooge losers?


GOP Ideology

How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler

Reports on the rise of fascism in Europe was not the American media's finest hour

How to cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of anti-constitutionalism, racism and the encouragement of violence? Does the press take the position that its subject acts outside the norms of society? Or does it take the position that someone who wins a fair election is by definition “normal,” because his leadership reflects the will of the people?
These are the questions that confronted the U.S. press after the ascendance of fascist leaders in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.

Full Article via

Bourdain’s wake-up call for liberals calling for revolution: “Whose heads are gonna be on the pike first? Us”

In a new interview, the famously outspoken chef and TV host doesn't mince words about Trump and America

Like many Americans, Anthony Bourdain is deeply worried about what the future of this country will be under President-elect Donald Trump.
“No fan of the Clintons am I, by a long shot,” Bourdain told Eater in an interview published on Wednesday. “But I’m a New Yorker, Donald Trump is a New Yorker. And the New Yorkers I know, we’ve lived with this guy for 30 years. I’ve seen Donald Trump say things one day, and then I saw what he did the next.”
Full Article via Salon

Trump will continue tweeting as President


The Year in Review: The 10 Best Comedians of the Resistance

By Robbie X Pierce

With a new year (and a new America) fast approaching, it’s time to look back and appreciate the comedians who did their best to satirically expose the horrors of a Trump presidency back when we still had a chance to fix it. From getting his supporters to admit their shockingly unpleasant views to uncovering unbelievable facts about the man himself, these are the people who were really there to make us laugh in one of the darkest years in recent memory. (Notably not on this list: Jimmy Fallon. You know what you did).

See the Top Ten because Lord knows you deserve a good laugh so click HERE for The Advocate 

BRAGGADOCIOUS!: Randy Rainbow Moderates Debate

Disgraced GOP operative may have violated probation by trying to funnel Chinese money to Trump

A disgraced campaign operative for Kentucky senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul may have violated his probation by meeting in New York with undercover reporters offering to make illegal donations to Donald Trump.
Jesse Benton, who was sentenced in September to two years of probation for buying a senator’s endorsement while working for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, told the journalists Oct. 13 that he could funnel $2 million toward a pro-Trump PAC through his public affairs company to hide its origins, reported the Associated Press.
The reporters from the Telegraph newspaper were posing as associates of a Chinese benefactor, and foreign nationals are prohibited by law from donating to U.S. federal elections.
Full Article via Raw Story

Jesse Benton with Mitch McConnell. Yes, something really stinks.

Trump rewards big donors with jobs and access


Not Best And Brightest But Richest And Whitest

Donald Trump Rewarding Million-Dollar Donors With Plum Postings

Team Trump takes pay-to-play politics to a new level

Anti-LGBTQ Junk Science And Fake News Are Poised To Harm the Future of LGBTQ Equality

Pseudoscience and lies have long been the favorite tactics of anti-LGBTQ extremists, but now that the incoming U.S. president is highly influenced by hate groups, fake news purveyors, and far-right publications that peddle such misinformation, these smoke and mirror tactics are well-positioned to harm LGBTQ equality.

For decades, junk science has been used to attack LGBTQ people as unhealthy and dangerous. Longtime LGBTQ advocate and journalist Claude Summers recently defined the purpose of anti-LGBTQ junk science as “not to persuade the scholarly community, which will immediately note its sloppy methodology,” but to “provide na├»ve readers some quasi-respectable justifications for their prejudices and to fuel social conservative political chatter.”
After scientific consensus rejected the “sickness theories” of homosexuality in the 1970s, “anti-LGBT professionals retreated from mainstream scientific organizations and formed their own groups,” Summers explained. These fringe splinter groups, like the deceptively named American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) -- an anti-LGBTQ hate group with about 500 members whose name is meant to be confused with the 60,000-member American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) -- funnel debunked “research” to anti-LGBTQ extremist organizations like the Family Research Council (FRC), also a designated hate group. FRC and its allies peddle this misinformation as widely as possible to be used as ammunition in the fight against equality.
Right-wing outlets like Breitbart and The Daily Caller are the go-to platforms for anti-LGBTQ activists looking to push hateful lies and myths. Breitbart in particular regularly pushes pseudoscientific attacks on transgender people. Since March 2016, Breitbart authors have cited ACPeds to falsely claim that affirming transgender youths’ gender identity is a “form of child abuse” in at least 19 different articles. The talking point originated from an American College of Pediatricians “report,” which was quickly touted in other right-wing outlets like The Blaze and The Daily Caller. As The Daily Beast’s Samantha Allen highlighted, right-wing journalists published ACPed’s “child abuse” claim “without contrasting their primary source with the AAP.”
This type of anti-LGBTQ pseudoscience isn’t confined to right-wing web outlets. On Fox News, “Medical A Team” member Dr. Keith Ablow frequently pushes harmful anti-transgender misinformation. In April, Ablow speculated wildly about medical care for transgender youth, and proposed his own harmful “treatments,” akin to conversion therapy, that go against scientific evidence and professional standards from mainstream medical associations.
Even mainstream outlets like The Associated Press and NPR have allowed well-known purveyors of junk science to attack LGBTQ people.

Read More via Media Matters

How Donald Trump Beat Palm Beach Society and Won the Fight for Mar-a-Lago

Psychiatrists Call For Trump Mental Exam, Fear He Might Be Unstable

Ya Think???

Published on Dec 25, 2016
A group of psychiatrists have sent an open letter to Barack Obama about Donald Trump’s mental health, pleading with him to seek help. They believe that his outbursts and behaviors indicate some sort of mental instability. And they’re probably correct. The Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this.