Sunday, April 14, 2019

White House @PressSec Sarah Sanders thinks we are too stupid to understand taxes. Maybe she's right because I don't understand why the @GOP tax law increased taxes on middle class families in my district. Can you help me understand?

.@presssec Sarah Sanders tells Fox News’ Chris Wallace “frankly, Chris, I don’t think Congress — particularly not this group of congressmen and women — are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be.”

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., who has become a breakout star in the Democratic Party, officially started his presidential bid, presenting himself as a transformational figure who can beat President Trump in 2020

I asked Peru’s foreign minister what he might do if sanctions against Maduro start negatively impacting the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. Pompeo stepped in & said I “shouldn’t ask questions like that” & accused me of blaming the crisis on the US. I didn’t, but you decide:

.@realDonaldTrump’s dangerous video must be taken down. I have spoken with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Rep. @Ilhan Omar, her family & her staff. They will continue to monitor & address the threats she faces

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach along U.S.-Mexico border: "We build bridges, not walls."

"In the good ol' days..."

“Do not cross the picket line,” Elizabeth Warren tells Stop & Shop customers. “Understand people on the picket line are not just fighting for their families. They’re fighting for all our families. They’re fighting for basic fairness and equality in this country.”

“I frankly don’t even recognize the guy anymore. I am outraged that he would do that, to law enforcement and to the criminal justice system of the USA” Fmr. prosecutor Alksne on AG Barr's testimony, when he alluded to possible spying on the Trump campaign

U.S. deficit swells to $691 billion in first half of 2019

Cutting off Puerto Ricos Medicaid is not a fiscal cliff. It will push people off a cliff to die

North Korea Stages Public Executions to Strengthen ‘Social Order’

Trump just love's Kim. Wonder why?

Jerry Nadler tells @jaketapper that Miller should testify. “We heard several weeks ago from whistleblower Stephen Miller came up with this .... Probably Stephen Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain” the policies

Woman outside California Walmart calls 911 on man: "He looks illegal"

"Trump attorney Jay Sekulow has a team of a half dozen attorneys and staffers in place, each assigned to a particular section of the report in order to be able to push back quickly." WHAT? How can they already be assigned to specific sections --UNLESS .... !

con artist (n) - a person who cheats or tricks others by persuading them to believe something that is not true.

HAPPENING NOW: Press pool has been assembled at the White House, it’s possible that @realDonaldTrump will be making some sort of announcement.

Social media blackout: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are all down. Thousands of outages have been reported throughout the northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines.

No part of our government should ever refer to a transgender person’s need to transition as a “defect” or a “deficiency.” Those ideas belong in the past – and they should stay there.

Sheriff Kan Mascara of Ft Pierce, FL says the school resource deputy, who lifted an 11 yr old Black student in the air and body-slammed him on a sidewalk, did not use excessive force.

Assange’s cat is watching RT/Ruptly.

The Mob Boss Presidency

This is the idiot who wants women of Texas who have an abortion to be put to death. So what he wants is for the mother who has an abortion to be killed since killing 2 people settles the question of pro-life. He believes in a traditional marriage. Here he is shown with his 5 wife

“I would have gotten away with it to!”

Pence speech sparks Evangelical uproar: ‘Deeply at odds with following Christ’

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to Vice President Mike Pence: "If you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me -- your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”

NEW: Senate Republicans under pressure as House-passed bills pile up

Riding momentum, Mayor Pete to make 2020 presidential bid official

If this were your grandpa you’d take away the car keys. New video.

Executive branch employees: Now more than ever, your country needs you to remain faithful to the oath you took to support and defend the Constitution. Uphold the executive branch Standards of Conduct that demand loyalty to the Constitution, laws and ethical principles.

Beto O'Rourke speaks in Ladson, SC: "I don't believe that our government should put anyone to death, even those who've committed the most heinous acts. I think violence begets more violence."

Big Agriculture Is Pushing Laws To Restrict Any Neighbors Ability To Sue Farms! ***Farm lobby groups are working with Republicans to strengthen right-to-farm laws —Preventing any legal recourse by average Americans living near & harmed by a #FactoryFarm

At least 9 reported tornadoes including an EF3 in Franklin #TX - dozens injured and several fatalities across the storm zone TX/MS... #tornado threat is ongoing this morning... update coming

Mayor Buttigieg’s response to VP Pence: “I’m not interested in feuding with the vice president ... He could come out today and say he’s changed his mind that it shouldn’t be legal to discriminate against anyone in this country for who they are.”

Within moments of the bloodthirsty Sudanese dictator being overthrown, Saudi Arabia and the UAE support the military junta that orchestrated the coup. A terrifying message to dictators like Putin that there are is no loyalty from their dictator “friends”

Richest 3% of Russians Hold 90% of Country’s Financial Assets – Study. (And this is just what’s based on declared wealth, the real numbers are far worse). Not sure if any other country in the world has this inequitable a concentration of wealth.

Humor is important for denying dictators credibility they demand.

EG:”The Assange/Manning/Snowden narrative was designed to attack the credibility of American NatSec, the last line of defense against an all-out assault by the transnational organized criminal organizations.” Any description of USA as an ‘Empire’ = TOC/RU narrative.

If your uncle posted something this insane on Facebook, there would be a family a meeting about it. Instead, this guy will get up tomorrow and still have access to the nuclear codes.

Trump’s lawlessness is intensifying. Even those such as Tribe who have opposed impeachment, given “the Senate’s fidelity to Trump rather than to the Constitution,” wonder if Trump can be left in office for another year-and-a-half

Thousands of dollars in donations flowed to an undisclosed source at a Trump inaugural ball with links to China and dubious donors. But there's no trace of the money raised that night, as required by law, The Palm Beach Post has found.

How dare the House perform oversight of me as spelled out in the Constitution?

Not much Barr can do at this point to shut everything down without obstructing justice under his own definition of it. If @realdonaldtrump is not already trying to negotiate a less painful exit he should be.

Trump is “Financially Compromised” By #Russia *Mueller didn’t Investigate that, but Congress must.

As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

Trump is trashing the rule of law to stay in power

“The Nazi’s enforced their laws as well,” Acevedo wrote. “You don’t separate children from their families! Ever! You’d have to kill me to take my child from me simply because I was trying to get them to a better place for a better tomorrow. I am glad to be on the right side of history.”

Amazon workers are listening to what you tell Alexa

"The banality of Barr's droning Hill testimony hides its evil purpose: to protect the president, not the rule of law"

ICYMI: Concern grows in Congress over Acosta-Epstein investigation

Bernie Sanders' 2007 financial disclosure form has this very weird line item. It's a number so high ($50MM) that there's no way it's from ad buys, but it's still pretty weird given his "we're poor!" claims. Typo?

One of the anti-vax movement’s most visible figures, has no medical degree or training. But he did read a lot of medical material, he says, working on television.

Advocates hoped census would find diversity in agriculture. It found old white people.

A cross party group of British MP’s weigh in on Russia’s 7th attempt to have me arrested through Interpol. They say in letter to Interpol boss that “Interpol’s integrity at risk” if it doesn’t create serious consequences for Russia’s abusive behaviour.

Here's me sounding the alarm on @CuomoPrimeTime last night...but what do I know, I'm just a drama queen

Trump White House braces for full Mueller report

Following an investigation by @FBIKansasCity, three men have been sentenced to federal prison after being convicted of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against Somali immigrants in a Kansas apartment complex. Read more about the case here

“The MO bill prohibits church-state plaintiffs from being anonymous despite, or perhaps because of, the likelihood that these plaintiffs are harassed & even receive death threats is another example of how emboldened & immoral the religious right is today.

This is a great rundown of how the addition of a census citizenship question came to be

The Trump administration is proposing to monitor the social media accounts of veterans, and if the veterans are “too happy” their disability pensions for PTSD will be reduced.

The point of modern propaganda isn't only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.

O'Rourke: "There is a new member of Congress, a Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, from Minnesota, who happens to be a Muslim member of Congress. The President tweeted a video...It makes her a target for extremists in this country at a time of rising Islamophobia."

.@MaddowBlog: Why it matters that Pres. Trump’s sister stepped down from the federal bench.

gop is seriously going to make defending private insurance their key issue in 2020 and I honestly can’t wait for the rallies where trump tries to convince people that the same insurance companies that overcharge us for pithy coverage then deny our claims are worth saving

Trump: Am I being audited because I'm a Christian?

The State of California is running a massive surplus. The Federal government is running a massive budget deficit. Who’s really guilty of poor management?