Sunday, January 15, 2017

It All Seems Plausible To Me

Reince Priebus Warns Head Of Government Ethics: 'Be Careful' Criticizing Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin Mark Ruffalo Michael Moore Rally Trump International Hotel NYC Thursday

10 Investigative Reporting Outlets to Follow

Trump won't visit African American museum on MLK Day: report

Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal

Trump's Presidential Honeymoon - Robert Reich

New presidents traditionally enjoy a “honeymoon” when they move into the Oval Office, because the public hopes they’ll succeed. Barack Obama had a 75 percent approval rating in mid-December 2008. Even after the bitterly-contested 2000 election, in which George W. Bush lost the popular vote, Bush went into office with a 65 percent approval rate.
But it looks like Trump’s honeymoon is over even before Trump begins. His approval rating is between 37 percent (Quinnipiac poll) and 44 percent (Gallup). That’s the lowest recorded approval rating of any president in the final days before first entering office. Why? His compulsive need to be at the center of attention and to respond to any perceived slight with a juvenile putdown, his petulance and vindictiveness, his chronic boastfulness, and his non-stop belligerence.
What do you think?

No transition honeymoon for Trump

via Politico

Rep. John Lewis: I would not invite Trump to Selma

Mike Pence on Face The Nation

January 15, 2017, 10:31 AM| Vice President-elect Mike Pence weighs in on the Senate Intelligence Committee's decision to investigate Russian meddling in the election and discusses Mr. Trump's response to Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, who said Mr. Trump is not a "legitimate president." The full interview aired on the January 15, 2017 broadcast of "Face the Nation."

Keeps on sayin Trump won by a landslide...huh what Russians??
What's so bad about Russia anyways? Not kicking out press, press room is just soooo small, just need a bigger place that especially is not in the White House
Birther thing not the same, shilled that he's badass and hangs with Rep. Lewis.  
Legitimate issues there Mike. Oh what a world...

Trump: Number of Democrats who support me "will only get higher"

and drunker.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Election Results Altered By Russia "This Is The Future of Democracy"

In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) talks to Chuck Todd about allegations of Russian hacking, and the Department of Justice's investigation of the FBI.

Pence, Priebus dispute booting press out of White House's like they took the KGB handbook and Mein Kampf and are combining the techniques to whats looking more and more like our new Russian Oligarchy. -Seems Putin orchestrated to me.

Updated: These 20 Democratic lawmakers are skipping Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony

If you repeat a lie often enough...

Sanders slams "outrageous" FBI director: Not a "bad thing" if he resigns

President Barack Obama awards the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to John Lewis

Priebus calls John Lewis "irresponsible"

well we all have new standards for the word irresponsible, has nothing to do with John Lewis either. 

CIA director slams Trump: It's "outrageous" to compare intelligence community to Nazis

Woman's March!

Make America Great Again - Pussy Riot

Russian group members were jailed by Putin for speaking out against him 

#PussyGrabsBack #NastyWoman (!) Because YOU decide elections and if we get together, we could blow this shit up, take action and reverse this erosion of rights. Because fuck it.

Read more about them and life in Putin's repressive Russia
Not a Bunch of Pussies: The reaction to Pussy Riot jailing

Trump is Repellent

China to Trump: "One China" policy is non-negotiable

No reason China should be talking war right now. Why would we provoke them like this?

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions and "One China" policy

...and China has no sense of humor about this.

Rand Paul teases unveiling of ObamaCare replacement plan for this week

What we still don’t know after a week dominated by Russia questions

Russia loomed over this week’s congressional hearings. What kind of investigation is needed to look into unverified reports that Russia has information on the president-elect? And why didn’t the White House do more early on to stop Russian hacking? Steve Inskeep speaks with David Ignatius of The Washington Post, who has been compiling unanswered questions about each of the players. Via PBS

Sales of Mattress Protectors Surge In Wake Of Trump Press Conference

U.S. insurers get inside cars, mouths, grocery carts in profit search

By Suzanne Barlyn | NEW YORK
Twice a day, Scott Ozawa's Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets free brush heads and the employer which bought his insurance gets premium discounts. The scheme, devised by Beam Technologies Inc, is just one of the latest uses of technology by insurers hungry for more real-time information on their customers that they say lets them assess risk more accurately and set rates accordingly.
In theory, everybody wins, as policyholders adopt better habits and insurance companies save money on claims.
However, there are concerns that insurers will eventually use the data they get to cherry-pick the best and most profitable customers, while hiking rates or even denying coverage to people who choose not to participate.
Full Article Via Reuters

SNL - Weekend Update 01/14/2017

News Saturday Night Live on 01/14/2017

Team America

If Trump doesn’t take the prophylactic approach to his conflicts, impeachment may be the only other remedy

Justin Trudeau

President Obama delivers his final weekly address thanking the American people

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, President Obama delivered his final weekly address thanking the American people for making him a better President and a better man. Over the past eight years, we have seen the goodness, resilience, and hope of the American people. We’ve seen what’s possible when we come together in the hard, but vital work of self-government – but we can’t take our democracy for granted. Our success as a Nation depends on our participation. It’s up to all of us to be guardians of our democracy, and to embrace the task of continually trying to improve our Nation. Despite our differences, we all share the same title: Citizen. And that is why President Obama looks forward to working by your side, as a citizen, for all of his remaining days.

Trump’s Plan to Quickly Recall Ambassadors Is ‘Risky Move’: Experts

A plan by Donald Trump to turf out dozens of ambassadors on the day he takes office risks months of uncertainty in some of the most sensitive parts of the world, according to several experts.
The president-elect's stance that all politically appointed ambassadors must, with no exceptions, be gone from Day One risks cutting off nations' direct line to the president while Congress wades through the lengthy process of approving their successors, analysts said.
Full Article 


Caroline Kennedy, You're Fired 


Russian Ties - MI6 - How Russia Kills Dissidents - Rachael Maddow

Rachel Maddow reports on how the uproar over the entanglements between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have only increased, and shares Meet The Press video of Congressman John Lewis citing Russia's interference as a delegitimizing factor for the Trump presidency

Scary that Trump has more more respect for Putin than a Civil Rights icon

Who is actually getting sworn in?

Please explain these shady practices and dubious donations

Planned Parenthood is not the problem - it's the solution

Amazon to Add 100,000 Jobs as Bricks-and-Mortar Retail Crumbles

Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to hire 100,000 new employees in the next 18 months. Sounds like good news until you realize Amazon is putting retailers out of business all over America, and those retailers account for 16 million jobs -- the largest single source of jobs for the nation’s non-college graduates (as well as many college grads).
The economics are simple: The typical online retailer generates $1,267,000 in sales per employee, versus $279,000 at bricks-and-mortar stores. No contest.
But what happens to all these retail workers, as Amazon and other online sellers take over?
Trade isn’t taking away most American jobs. It’s technology. In the next decade, as driverless cars replace 4.5 million commercial drivers, diagnostic apps replace 1.5 million nurses, robots replace 1.8 million assistants, and learning apps replace millions of teachers, where will the new jobs come from and how much will they pay?
It's one of the biggest unanswered questions in this economy. And unless or until we answer it satisfactorily, authoritarian demagogues like Trump -- spouting simplistic solutions and blaming scapegoats -- will continue to haunt the nation and the world.
What do you think?
Robert Reich

Amazon to Add 100,000 Jobs as Bricks-and-Mortar Retail Crumbles  Via NYT 

Trump to Visit Smithsonian African American History Museum on MLK Day Amid Fight With Civil Rights Icon


Walter Cronkite

BBC report that Trump's possible compromise by the Russian government has multiple sources & is regarded as "credible" by U.S. intelligence.

House Democrats SO PISSED OFF At James Comey Right Now. Let’s Irresponsibly Speculate Why!

Democrats confront FBI chief James Comey at closed-door intelligence briefing

Rep. John Lewis: Donald Trump Won’t Be A ‘Legitimate President'

In an exclusive interview for “Meet the Press,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he believes Donald Trump’s election is illegitimate because of Russian interference in last year’s election.

Lady Liberty Catches A Smoke

It's well within the realm of possibility that Trump will kill the James Comey investigation before it even begins.

Carl Bernstein: Kellyanne Conway is Donald Trump's "propaganda minister"

She'll be in rare form this morning...lot's of explaining to do

Donald Trump may dispense with intelligence that other presidents have relied on

The Globe spoke with black teens in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston questioning their place as Obama leaves office

SNL - Cold Open 01/14/2017

Alec Baldwin returns to SNL to brutally mock Donald Trump's Russian pee-pee party