Sep 132017
 

This article is bogus.  Daily Kos is usually an impeccable source, but not this time.  The author depended on a report from Alliance for Justice, which I have now read.  It contains only unattributed claims.  Barrett clerked for and sings the praises of Antonin “Sizzling” Scalia, so she should not be confirmed, but if she made the statements below, I can’t find evidence. I apologize to you all  for posting fake news.  When I’m wrong, I say so.

Here is the ninety-fourth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett. She is so honored for saying that the US Constitution must be ignored to mandate the antichristian dogma demanded, but never obeyed, by Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians.

0913BarrettAnyone serving in the U.S. Government has to abide by the U.S. Constitution as the supreme law of the land, but that is not the ardent belief of Trump’s nominee to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

The idea that the Constitution is secondary to a judge’s religious belief has been a growing threat for a decade or so, but now that threat is becoming reality as America lurches toward an evangelical theocracy. For far too long politicians have looked the other way as theocracy-minded evangelicals have infected the government hoping to spread their bastardized version of Christianity like a virulent plague.

At least now some members of the Senate realize the danger of a religious fanatic serving as an appeals court judge, but it is likely far too late to stop a serious threat to the rule of law by a Trump nominee who said judges have a duty to put their faith above the Constitution.

Amy Coney Barrett is a practicing conservative Catholic, and is an extraordinarily enthusiastic opponent of a woman’s right to choose. She has written extensively on the Catholic Church’s need to dismantle an American long-standing legal medical procedure adjudicated as constitutional in Roe v. Wade.

Barrett also does not subscribe to the idea of adhering to long-established legal precedents if they conflict with her religious belief that laws, or High Court rulings “were gross mistakes” because they are not founded on her Christian religion

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Barrett claims, falsely, to be a Christian.  A Catholic, she opposes Pope Francis, like her more liberal judicial example, Sizzling Antonin Scalia.  She is a Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian, and that makes her an antichristian.  But none of these things disqualify her for a seat on the 5th Circuit.  What does is her belief in Theocracy, because she is directly and openly opposed to the establishment clause in the First Amendment to our Constitution.  That is also what qualifies her for a parade.

RESIST THE REPUBLICAN REICH!!

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Aug 102017
 

It’s another hot sticky day, and I’m so sick of needing a shower ten minutes after the water is off, I could scream.  On the plus side, if the forecasts are correct, today is the last day in the 90°s for at least two weeks.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:44 (average 3:38).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Religious Message:

After months of languishing in misery, deprived of the holy light from the Ellipsoid Orb, the blessed Orb is returning, so for me, today is a holy day.  My Broncos are traveling to worship this evening with a team so indecent that they go around Bear.  I shall be meditating this evening.  May the holy Orb shine its light on my Broncos.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (RWW Channel): Rick Joyner Is Not Worried About North Korea Because Trump ‘Is Really Open To Words From The Lord’

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

The problem with Joyner’s notion that Trump is "really open to words from the Lord" is that Trump’s lord has cloven hooves and carries a pitchfork. RESIST!!

From DC Report: Donald Trump went to war Tuesday with his former campaign manager, the global influence peddler and Kremlin-friendly Paul Manafort. We know this because of the top article in today’s National Enquirer, which often acts as an attack dog for Trump and hushes up stories he wants to be kept quiet.

“Trump Advisor Sex Scandal—Paul Manafort’s Sick Affair,” the tawdry tabloid’s headline screamed. “Target in FBI-Russia probe also cheated with a woman half his age!”

Not only is Manafart under the bus, but also, for the first time in history, the National Enquirer is reporting straight news. RESIST!!

From Raw Story: Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is itching to play himself on Saturday Night Live after quitting his Trump administration job.

During his first months as press secretary, Spicer became a favorite target of the NBC live sketch show when Melissa McCarthy repeatedly lampooned the embattled White House staffer.

This week, sources told Us Weekly that Spicer is now “angling” to take a crack at showing off his own comedic skills.

“He is asking people about getting on — it was his idea!” one source told the publication.

Melissa McCarthy is a far better Shitty Spice than Shitty himself. Here’s proof.

RESIST!!

From Newsweek: A former Republican senator has suggested that Donald Trump is “sick of mind” and should be removed from office.

Gordon Humphrey told New Hampshire lawmakers in a letter that has been widely shared that they should back his bid to dump Trump.

In a letter sent to Representative Annie Kuster, Humphrey urges her to back a bill that would set up an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity to decide whether Trump is fit for office.

"Donald Trump is seriously sick. He is dangerous," read Humphrey’s letter, which he shared with news station WMUR on Wednesday.

Dang! It’s not very often that I find myself in complete agreement with a Republican!  Unfortunately, the commission would be meaningless.  Congress’ only remedy is impeachment.  To declare Trump unfit, getting Pence and the majority of Federal Department Heads to agree that he is unfit, as the 25th Amendment requires, is very improbable, and only removes him temporarily.   RESIST!!

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Jul 212017
 

I’m feeling pretty tired because the humidity here is si high, I feel sticky, even when I’m cool.  I have a very hot weekend coming up.  For those of you, who worked all week, TGIF!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:12 (average 5:10).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): The Media Must Fight Back | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

 

Keith could not be more correct. When the conspirators lie, their lies should not be covered, unless they are covered as lies. There can be no balanced position between truth and lies. RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: This overt hostility and flagrant assault on transparency has had an impact on a certain sector of the electorate. Trump voters have evolved into a breed of ill-informed, willfully ignorant yokels whose devotion to their Orange Julius Caesar borders on cult worship. This alarming descent into madness is frightfully illustrated in the results of a new survey by Public Policy Polling (PPP). The depth of the delirium of these lost souls is unimaginable. And yet, the data from the PPP pollsters is clear. Here are some examples from the study:

  • Only 45% of Trump voters believe Donald Trump Jr. had a meeting with Russians about information that might be harmful to Hillary Clinton…even though Trump Jr. admitted it. 32% say the meeting didn’t happen and 24% say they’re not sure.
  • 72% of Trump voters consider the Russia story overall to be ‘fake news,’ only 14% disagree.
  • Only 24% of Trump voters even want an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, 64% are opposed to an investigation.
  • Only 26% of Trump voters admit that Russia wanted Trump to win the election, 44% claim Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win, and 31% say they’re not sure one way or the other.
  • Even if there was an investigation, and it found that the Trump campaign did collude with Russia to aid his campaign, 77% of his supporters think he should still stay in office to just 16% who believe he should resign.

What manner of sickness is this? Less than half of the Trump disciples believe that Don, Jr. met with Russians despite his having confirmed it. Do they think he’s lying? More troubling though, is that more than three quarters of the StormTrumpers are comfortable with him serving as president even if he conspired with a foreign hostile enemy to steal the election.

The sad thing is that these morons vote. Sadder still, they reproduce. ARGH!! RESIST!!

From Exposed by CMD: Now that GOP state legislators have control over 32 state legislatures (both chambers), thanks in large part to partisan gerrymandering, some extremists are preparing to use their clout to gerrymander the U.S. Senate.

This week in Denver, July 19-21, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will welcome Republican state legislators and its corporate funders, including Koch Industries, ExxonMobil, K12 Inc., Peabody Energy, and PhRMA, to vote on corporate legislative priorities and create cookie cutter “model” bills in task force meetings that are still closed to the press.

ALEC will welcome U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke [ALEC Koch Suckers delinked], Newt Gingrich and other Trump loyalists to the meeting.

On the agenda for debate and discussion? A model bill to repeal the 17th Amendment, which established the popular election of United States Senators in 1913.

Previously, U.S. Senators were selected by state legislatures and political party bosses beholden to powerful industries. The corruption scandals erupting from the wheeling and dealing fueled some of the great muckraking investigative journalism of the early 20th Century. In 1912, progressive Republican U.S. Senator Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette campaigned for the popular election of U.S. Senators as a means of cracking down on political corruption and corporate control of the democracy. Reformers introduced direct primary elections, ballot initiatives, and recall votes, in the same time period.

Now right-wing extremists want to roll back the clock to enable Republican state houses and Republican governors to hijack at least 10 U.S. Senate Seats held by Democrats in Republican trifecta states, and force an ever more extreme agenda through Congress.

We must protect the 17th Amendment from Republican Koch suckers at all costs! RESIST!!

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Jul 152017
 

The last couple days have been extremely hectic.  On Thursday I went to my Prosthetist, Amanda and got new shoes.  They were a little loose, but I figured they were workable, as I broke them in.  I lay down to rest for a couple hours after I returned home and published.  I found out that, when my foot is up and not in a shoe, it gets smaller.  When I put the shoe on to get up for supper, and transferred from my bed to my wheelchair, hopping with my walker, my foot came out of my shoe, and I almost fell.  The new shoes have to go back.  ARGH!  My appointment with Megan was interrupted by a fire drill at Providence Professional Plaza, and they evacuated a large six floor medical building, myself included.  Megan cleared me for surgery, and I returned home at around 4:30.  I’m very, very tired, but surviving medical mahem.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:00 (average 4:59).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (RWW Channel): RWW News: Trump Wants To Repeal Johnson Amendment So RR Pastors Can Praise Him

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Any pastor has always been able to speak out and say that he or she supports a particular candidate. The Johnson Amendment never prevented that, nor was it intended to. What it did prevent is a pastor ordering his church to support a candidate or using the church’s tax exempt facilities for the benefit of a candidate. That should remain a violation of 501(c)(3).  I don’t mind paying a little more in taxes so churches’ tax exemption helps pay for the charitable work some churches do.  I do mind helping them fund political activities, especially ones I oppose.  RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: The House Republicans tried to exempt themselves from Trumpcare and the reaction was so angry and so bad that they had to abandon the effort. But that example wasn’t enough to deter Mitch McConnell.

Senate Republicans included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from part of their latest health care plan.

This exemption could have the effect of ensuring that members of Congress have coverage for a wider array of benefits than other Americans who purchase their own coverage.

If RepubliCare becomes law, which I doubt, the Republicans that pass it should be the first to experience the RepubliCare Death Benefit: if you can’t pay, you get to die! RESIST!!

From Washington Post: The White House on Thursday made public a trove of emails it received from voters offering comment on its Election Integrity Commission. The commission drew widespread criticism when it emerged into public view by asking for personal information, including addresses, partial social security numbers and party affiliation, on every voter in the country.

It further outraged voters by planning to post that information publicly.

Voters directed that outrage toward the Trump White House and the voter commission, often using profanity-laced language in the 112 pages of emails released this week.

Just as Trump and his Republican Rectum Reich released these emails from voters, you can be sure that the Republican so-called Election Integrity Commission will either publish voters’ personal information, or forward it to Putin’s FSB (formerly KGB). RESIST!!

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Jun 162017
 

This is today’s only article from me.  The good news is that I seem to have recovered from Republicosis.  The bad news is that the blog caught it.  I went to update the poll this morning, and went to the administrators’ page that I always use to edit the sidebar widgets.  It is blank.  That means we have a conflict, between one of our plugins and WordPress, between two of our plugins, or between our theme and WordPress.  I’m going to have to deactivate all our plugins and add them back one at a time until I find the culprit.  During the process, the blog will be changing rapidly in appearance and function, so please be patient, and know that you are not the cause of this.  At worst I may need to rebuild from scratch with far fewer bells and whistles. I needed this like America needs Trump!  ARGH!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:23 (average 5:46).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (MoveOn Channel): 13 Men Deciding Health Care

 

I have nothing against men. I am one. I would not want 13 women to make decisions on my absolute need to scratch certain itches, and 13 well-intended progressive men, let alone 13 Republican misogynists, must not be allowed to make decisions on women’s health needs. RESIST!!

From YouTube (Full Frontal Channel): Sessions ‘n Cotton’s Movie Talk

 

The Red Queen should sue over her comparison to the Fuhrer. RESIST!!

From Exposed by CMD: This year’s legislative season saw a strong push in the states from right-wing groups, bankrolled by the Koch brothers and other ultra-conservative billionaires, hoping to convene a national constitutional convention in order to inject rigid fiscal constraints into our country’s founding document. Advocates of a federal “balanced budget amendment” (BBA) picked up two more states, Wyoming and Arizona, in their drive to win the 34 resolutions needed to bypass Congress and convene a convention to propose changes to the U.S. Constitution.

That momentum, however, was blunted by surprisingly successful campaigns to rescind convention calls in three states, New Mexico, Maryland, and Nevada. As a result, BBA proponents now claim 27 states in their column, down from 28 at the beginning of the year.

Two steps forward and three steps back…from the brink of a political experiment untried since 1787.

Click Through.  A Constitutional Convention of, by, and for Republican Koch Suckers would be an unmitigated disaster. RESIST!!

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May 102017
 

For those who did not see it until today, the Care2 Glitch Monster ate my Personal Update yesterday, and I had to upload it again this morning.  I’m working late because I expect a grocery delivery after 3:00 and Wendy comes this evening to de-stink the TomCat.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:00 (average 5:26).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): On Russia, Let’s Follow the Money | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

 

No matter what you follow, you find corruption and treason all along the Republican path to power. RESIST!!

From Think Progress: A reporter has been arrested for pressing Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to say whether or not the Trump health care bill would make it harder for domestic violence survivors to obtain insurance.

West Virginia police arrested Dan Heyman at the state capitol Tuesday as he walked with Price and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, holding a recorder out and asking Price repeatedly about claims that insurers could refuse to serve survivors of familial abuse. That claim is based on inference from the bill’s provision allowing states to abandon consumer protections from Obamacare with federal permission.

Heyman had sought out Price on his way into the capitol.

“At some point, I think [they] decided I was too persistent in asking this question and trying to do my job, so they arrested me,” Heyman told West Virginia Metro News. Heyman was later charged with “willful disruption of a governmental process,” according to the news service.

Republicans hate the First Amendment. RESIST!!

From Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House on Wednesday to discuss Syria and a wide range of international issues, a senior U.S. official said.

It will be the highest-level contact between Trump and the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin since Trump took office on Jan. 20.

Putin’s Pervert has to check in with his boss’ representative. RESIST!!

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