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Bernie’s statement after Trump’s insane tweet:

President Trump has no legal authority for broadening the war in Syria. It is Congress, not the president, who determines whether our country goes to war and Congress must not abdicate that responsibility. We have been in Afghanistan for 17 years and Iraq for 15 years. The result has been massive regional instability, terrible loss of life and a cost of trillions of dollars. If President Trump believes that expanding the war in Syria will bring stability to the region and protect American interests, he should come to Congress with his ideas.


Pointing out that Trump and his generals are waging an illegal war is a good first step. Hopefully this leads to another senate resolution; this time Bernie needs to call out and target the democrats who betrayed us last time around.


As Nuclear Powers Trade Threats, Gorbachev Calls on US and Russia to ‘Return to Sanity’
“The situation hasn’t been this bad in a long time,” says the former Soviet leader.

Given “this new round of militarization,” he said “we must demand that world leaders return to the path of dialogue and negotiations.”

Ultimately, he argued, “A world without nuclear weapons: There can be no other final goal.”


How Privatization Sparked the Massive Oklahoma Teacher Uprising
For more than a decade, state legislators—Democrats and Republicans alike—have marched the state off the proverbial financial cliff, then used budget shortfalls to push privatization.


Shaun King gets the treatment returning to the U.S.

In a series of tweets and a telephone interview, King described a “frustrating” and “weird” episode like something out of the “Twilight Zone.” He said he was approached by a customs official who pulled him out of line and took him down a white hall to a nondescript office. His wife, unwilling to be separated, came along, as did their children.

King said the agent first attempted to ply the children with small talk but that he, King, told his wife and kids “to not say a damn word.” According to King, the agent asked why they had visited Egypt- “traditional family vacation” was the reply – then inquired about King’s work with Black Lives Matter. He spoke in such a way, said King, that it became obvious he had “been reading my tweets and knew all about me.” And King said the agent made reference to his “case,” indicating that whatever this was was ongoing and longstanding.

Can you say in-ti-mi-da-tion? (As the author says, in other words.)


The local take on Ryan not running:
House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election

Ryan’s announcement was cause to celebrate for Democrats, who long have loathed his proposals to slash safety net programs and cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations.Wisconsin Democrats targeted Ryan with even greater intensity heading toward this year’s election. They touted his departure Wednesday as a sign of their momentum — and GOP weakness — heading into the 2018 cycle. Caledonia activist and ironworker Randy Bryce and Janesville school board member Cathy Myers are seeking the Democratic nod in the district.
Ryan told reporters Wednesday that he will serve the remainder of his current term but will not seek another one in the November election. He later told CNN he has no plans to run for office again, including U.S. Senate, governor or president.consideration” to a run.

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Cough, cough, wonder why? Rats are not just deserting the ship, they are going haywire. We are still dealing with the GOPuke Lite. Oh well.


Not that much has changed on Trumpcorps daily routine, but i would be intrested in his blood pressure since his last physical?

Trump Is So Angry, He Mostly Just Eats and Watches TV: Report

Updated | President Donald Trump is so angry about the FBI’s raid on his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, that he is spending much of time brooding, eating or just watching TV.

The president has openly expressed his frustration with the Monday raid on Cohen. “Attorney–client privilege is dead! ” he tweeted on Tuesday, following up with another message that simply read: “A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!! ” in a repeat of the language the president has previously used to describe the ongoing probe into possible connections between Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign and the Trump team.

Several people close to the president told The New York Times that Trump had what they described as a “meltdown” over the raid, which was related to Cohen making a $130,000 hush payment to the porn star Stormy Daniels. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, allegedly had an affair with the president around the time his youngest son, Barron Trump, was born.

Prior to the raid, which renewed concerns over whether Trump would attempt to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the president was reportedly in a bad mood—spending the weekend doing little other than dining at the Trump International Hotel, watching Fox News and bemoaning his lack of support. Two people familiar with the situation told The Times the president had watched a Fox News piece about the so-called “deep state” working to bring him down, pushing him further into a bad mood.

After he viewed the program, Trump told advisers he wanted to get rid of officials in the Department of Justice who were working against him, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
This isn’t the first time the president’s eating and TV viewing habits have made the news. His behavior in the White House has been closely watched by both those working for him and casual political observers. Former Trump campaign manager Cory Lewandowki wrote a book last year, Let Trump Be Trump, that detailed the president’s preference for eating McDonalds sandwiches, drinking soda and ordering well-done steaks with ketchup.
Meanwhile, the president’s associates told The New York Times in December that he can watch as many as eight hours of television at a time. His favorite program is reportedly Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.

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