How could anyone be so stupidly offensive:
How could anyone be so stupidly offensive:
Nine states, including California, will run out of federal health insurance funding by late December or early January for nine million children and 370,000 pregnant women:
Republicans also plan to give billions of dollars in tax cuts to the rich and increase the military’s budget to $700 billion.
The Republican majority in the FCC plans to remove equal access protections so that a few giant internet service providers can do whatever they want, including increase prices, slow download speeds, and even block access to websites for political reasons:
The Republicans’ claim that turning over the internet to the free market will benefit consumers is specious, as 50 million homes only have access to one internet service provider. There is no free market without competition:
The changes will permit monopolies to charge whatever they want for internet access and censor the internet to promote their agendas:
Net neutrality protects the people’s access to the internet:
Here is a site that makes it easy for you to contact your Congress member to voice your opinion and save the internet:
If enough people demand net neutrality be saved, Congress and the FCC will notice that the public disagrees with their plans:
Protests are planned nationwide Dec. 7:
An FCC member is urging the public to demand net neutrality be saved:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai attacks celebrities for their criticism of his plans to gut net neutrality protections:
I am so impressed with Reid’s heartfelt and brilliant comments about why NFL players are kneeling during the national anthem. He makes it clear that the athletes are doing exactly what good citizens are supposed to do in a democracy: They are expressing their opinions about serious problems that are unacceptable:
If only Trump and Pence were half as decent, patriotic courageous as Eric Reid.
When 49ers players knelt during the national anthem, Vice President Pence left the game as a planned stunt in a desperate attempt to divert attention from Trump’s failure to accomplish anything significant as president.
California is to become a sanctuary state to protect immigrants:
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda had some choice words in response to Trump’s crude tweets and weak response in helping Puerto Rico recover from the hurricane:
Russel Honoré, the tough as nails retired general appointed by George Bush to take over the federal response to Katrina in 2005, also did not mince words about Trump:
San Juan’s mayor pleaded for a faster response to help desperate people in Puerto Rico:
Congress needs to pass legislation to extend DACA protections before they expire in March and create a reasonable path to citizenship. Either one without the other would not be enough.
The deadline to file for DACA renewal is fast approaching:
Other athletes also criticized Trump:
The NFL’s commissioner also criticized Trump:
More than a dozen NFL players knelt or locked arms during the national anthem before their game Sept. 24:
Trump attacks free speech as a racial weapon to divide the nation and divert attention from his failure to help pass any significant legislation:
It’s inspiring to see athletes and sports executives standing up to police brutality and Trump. Now leaders in every profession need to follow their lead. Then there would be a groundswell demanding Trump’s resignation.
The inspirational, timely film is in theaters now and will air on PBS for free on Feb. 26, 2018:
The closest theater is in Claremont:
Trump is expected to announce his decision by Sept. 5:
Many RCC students could be deported if Trump cancels DACA.
There will be court challenges, of course, and many protests. DACA will not go down without an epic fight:
RCC students have the option to withhold their information from the federal government by selecting “No” in WebAdvisor, although the college district’s policy is to comply with warrants, etc.:
Trump, it seems, seeks to harm everything good, decent and worthwhile he can get his brutish hooks into.
California takes steps toward becoming a sanctuary state:
Update: Trump is planning to kick the can down the road on DACA by announcing he will end it in six months unless Congress passes its own legislation to continue the program. Of course, by taking this approach Trump can blame Congress if DACA is eliminated:
The Inland Empire’s people and economy would suffer if DACA is ended:
This brave DACA Dreamer died trying to save lives after the hurricane:
Trump has announced the end of DACA unless Congress acts to protect it, which is extremely unlikely:
The New York Times said in its editorial that Trump is a coward because of the way he handled the announcement to end DACA and because of the decision itself:
Former president Obama described Trump’s decision to end DACA as “cruel.” Here is Obama’s statement:
“They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours,” Obama wrote. “They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s license.”
Obama is correct: It would be cruel to deport DACA Dreamers. They are as American as any citizen. They serve in the U.S. military, provide the food we eat, excel in college and generate billions of dollars for the economy. They have proven that they deserve to be here.
Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York says Trump’s decision to eliminate DACA is “contrary to the spirit of the Bible and of our country, and a turning away from the ideals upon which our beloved country was founded”:
Update: Trump has proposed a legislative DACA compromise, but it is very unlikely Congress will agree to it or any other legislation within Trump’s six-month deadline:
Update: Congressional leaders and Trump have agreed to attempt to pass legislation that would protect DACA Dreamers. Nothing has been approved yet, but this new development looks promising:
What has propelled this new spirit of compromise between Trump and Democrats is Trump’s frustration with Congressional Republicans and his desire to be seen as successful in approving new legislation. Let’s hope the trend continues and that he is then impeached after the investigation into his ties to Russia concludes.
Update: Undocumented young people have until Oct. 5 to attempt to renew DACA status:
Even if a deal is struck to extend DACA, the protections would only be temporary:
There is no end to Trump’s reckless madness:
Trump also said he may pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio, a blatant bigot who brutally housed inmates in tents during the summer in Arizona in 120 degree temperatures and illegally imprisoned people for no reason other than that they were suspected of being undocumented.
Update: Trump followed through with his plan to pardon the blatant racist Joe Arpaio:
Trump tweeted that he wants the nation to “heel.” That is exactly what he wants. Merriam-Webster, the dictionary, tweeted that its most searched word is “fascism.” Indeed:
Section 4, Amendment 25 to the Constitution:
“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”
It should be clear by now to all reasonable people that Donald Trump cannot effectively lead the nation and that he will actively seek to harm it by severely weakening its institutions and threatening everything good people hold dear.
Members of nonprofit groups, activists, environmentalists, civil rights attorneys, opinion writers, musicians, artists, actors, celebrities, athletes, teachers, professors, students, religious leaders, politicians, and everyone with a moral conscience could unite in one awe-inspiring national day of music, marches, speeches, walkouts, meetings, vigils, petitions and tweets for the sole purpose of demanding that President Trump immediately resign. If he ignores this demand, Trump would still be so severely weakened that he would quickly figure out that he cannot succeed with any of his plans to destroy the nation’s institutions. The people will have won, either way.
This can be done. Tens of millions of Americans and people throughout the world can unite to end this nightmare.
Prominent charities fire Trump:
How to contact your representatives to request that they impeach Trump:
Trump actually claimed that people who express their opposition to Nazis are just as bad as Nazis:
One of these Nazis killed an activist in Charlottesville. And the president of the United States then said one group is no worse than the other.
The most defining and consistent characteristic of Trump as president has been his lust for violence fueled by hate. It was clear during his campaign when he encouraged his supporters to attack protestors at his rallies. It was clear last week when he threatened to launch nuclear weapons. It was clear this week when he said Nazis are no worse than people who express their opposition to Nazis. And it will continue to be clear throughout his presidency.
Today’s editorial from The Washington Post: “The nation can only weep”:
Corporate executives are fleeing Trump:
Former CIA director John Brennan described Trump’s bizarre and bigoted comments as “despicable”:
World leaders react to Trump’s bigotry:
NBA players and coaches react to Trump’s bigoted comments:
Prominent Republicans hammer Trump for claiming Nazis are no worse than people who oppose Nazis:
A Move On petition to demand Congress censure Trump for failing to condemn white supremacy and Nazis:
Enough is enough:
Seth Meyers criticizes Trump for his failure to lead the nation after the violence in Charlottesville:
The mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed by a Nazi in Charlottesville, urges everyone to confront bigotry:
The U.S. government is censoring the use of the words “climate change.” Instead, government employees are now required to use the words “weather extremes”:
The change in terminology has been ordered to make it less difficult to push through an increase in the use of coal and oil. The Trump administration has learned that whoever controls the language is more likely to win public support, as occurred when Republicans referred to the “estate tax” as the “death tax” when they proposed tax reform.
The timing of the change in terminology could not be more suspect, as a new national study details the devastating effects of climate change:
Climate change is expected to lead to more extended droughts in California:
Without urgent action, climate change effects are expected to include more wildfires, diseases, wars, starvation, ocean acidification, flooded coastal cities and species extinctions.
The planet has only a 5 percent chance of reaching the goals set out in the recent Paris climate agreement:
Update: A U.S. State Department science envoy has resigned. His blistering resignation letter spelled out the word “IMPEACH” in embedded text:
The police in the county where Trump spoke released a statement strongly rejecting police brutality:
Los Angeles police react:
Trump also encouraged his supporters to attack protestors during the election campaign:
Trump has a creepy fixation with violence and a sad lack of basic human decency.
What a bizarre week for Trump:
The entire world — even North Korea — signed the agreement in Paris, but not the U.S.
Trump ignores the fact that the use of clean energy helps the economy:
Trump also is expected to propose cutting funding for Habitat for Humanity, subsidized school lunches and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Trump would also slash funding for food stamps:
Update: Trump’s proposed budget is an outrageous scam:
Update: Republican plan would leave 23 million Americans without health insurance:
Of course, the rich, including Trump, would get giant tax breaks.
Millions of Americans would be left without health insurance with the Republican plan. Planned Parenthood would be defunded. The rich would receive hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts:
The Republicans’ plan is cruel and heartless:
Republican congressman: “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care”:
My sister died because she did not have health insurance. And thousands more will die every year with the Republican anti-health care plan.
The Senate now takes up the measure. Trump will sign whatever the Republicans offer.
The bipartisan agreement would fund the federal government through September. Congressional lawmakers are expected to approve the spending plan by May 5:
The budget agreement represents a resounding rejection of Trump’s plans to build a border wall, to slash funding for Pell Grants for college students and to deny funding to Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities.
A partial list of the agreement’s budget items:
Trump, of course, will launch a tweet storm attacking Congress and special interest groups. It’s always the fault of everyone else when he doesn’t get his way.
You can watch the event live or later:
White House Correspondents’ Association:
“It is our job to report the facts and to hold leaders accountable,” said the association’s president, Jeff Mason, in his opening comments at the annual event. “That is who we are. We are not fake news…We are not failing news organizations. And we are not the enemy of the American people.”
Guest speaker Hasan Minhaj from Comedy Central nailed it: “Even the president is not beyond the reach of the First Amendment. But the president did not show up. Because Donald Trump does not care about free speech. The man who tweets everything that enters his head refuses to acknowledge the amendment that allows him to do it…I am proud that all of us are here tonight to defend that right, even if the man in the White House never would.”
Carl Bernstein, who exposed the Watergate scandal that led to Nixon’s resignation, also spoke at the event.
“Follow the money, but follow also the lies,” Bernstein said to the journalists at the event.
Trump was too chicken to attend the event:
Trump, called the “liar-in-chief” by Minhaj at the correspondents’ dinner, has lied 469 times in his first 100 days as president, The Washington Post reports. Trump is on a pace to tell more than 6,000 lies in his four years as president, if he lasts that long without being impeached:
Trump claimed success in his first 100 days as president and bashed the news media with bizarre comments:
Trump told a journalist that he thought being president would be “easier”:
Trump says he wants more power to force approval of his agenda and prevent judicial or legislative oversight:
Trump also wants to weaken journalism’s scrutiny of his administration. He threatened, again, to change libel laws:
Trump cozies up to brutal dictators:
Trump says he would be “honored” to met with North Korea’s petulant dictator Kim Jong-un:
Trump’s administration has had ties to Nazi groups:
Here is the reason Trump ran for president:
Science is not an opinion:
Trump’s presidency will have devastating effects on the environment:
Protestors march in Riverside:
Earth Day Network:
Species face extinction:
Trump plans to promote dirty fuels instead of clean power:
The Environmental Protection Agency has removed climate change reports from public view on its website:
Protestors again criticize Trump’s attacks on environmental protection in second week of marches:
More musicians need to step up like “The Boss” has to protest against Trump’s attacks against the people and the truth:
More Bruce about Trump:
Meanwhile, ICE officials invite undocumented people to attend what are usually just routine check in meetings — and then they deport them:
A judge has blocked Trump’s sanctuary cities order in California:
The FBI asked for a warrant to investigate a Trump adviser because it believed he was acting as a Russian agent:
Most Americans favor an independent inquiry into the Trump team’s ties to Russia:
A former Trump team member has offered to testify about ties to Russia if he is granted immunity from prosecution:
Flynn’s troubles deepen:
The Trump team met with a Russian spy:
Russia hired 1,000 trolls to attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including in key swing states:
The Trump administration has approved the use of a nerve agent pesticide that harms children’s health:
The Trump administration is deleting climate change research:
A judge has ruled that a lawsuit alleging Trump incited violence may proceed:
Trump, the liar-in-chief, attempts to discredit the news media:
Trump’s press secretary claimed that Hitler did not use chemical weapons. Trump and his people are doing everything so stupidly and crudely that their bizarre actions and comments have become commonplace. The danger now is that many people will be so bored with the Trump administration’s daily destruction of the nation that they will stop paying attention:
The chances of a Trump impeachment are increasing:
After eliminating all funding for work study and cutting funding for Pell grants, the Trump administration canceled an Obama plan to help student borrowers: