Category Archives: Trump 2017

Obama to expel legal Cuban immigrants

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_CUBA I am surprised that this did not happen sooner – with Barack Obama withdrawing many of the sanctions against Cuba, it is hard to justify continuing automatic refugee status for Cubans that come to the United States. It does … Continue reading

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Pyrrhonian skepticism

Maureen Dowd of the New York Times sat down with Peter Thiel, the gay billionaire from Silicon Valley who spoke to the RNC convention, with a clear message to the room to get used to the idea of gay Republicans. … Continue reading

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New York City Infrastructure projects

The first $4 billion piece of the legendary 2nd street subway has just opened. Having rode the Lexington Subway one time, I can appreciate how much this is anticipated. In case you are not familiar with the geography of the … Continue reading

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The Oath of Office

The entire law about what happens on January 20th, 2017 is what the Constitution says Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will … Continue reading

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Donald J Trump – January, 2017

Your open thread to discuss the new President

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The Department of Truth is not taking over the FCC

Alex Jones has no problem just making stuff up. When he doesn’t understand something, he just creates a theory, then starts embellishing and repeating it. The “Department of Truth” Amendment that Congress just passed and President Obama just signed reorganizes … Continue reading

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What happens on Monday

Since it rarely is an issue, there is a lot of misunderstanding about the electoral vote that will happen on Monday. Most people know each state gets a number of votes equal to the number of House members plus the … Continue reading

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The North Carolina tsunami begins

The North Carolina Legislature has a veto proof Republican majority and will next year. Even bills like HB2 had Democratic Party support because the House members are more Conservative than partisan. The legislature is in special session in Raleigh pushing … Continue reading

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Tom Wheeler to step down as FCC chairman

The FCC commission is run by 5 people, no more than 3 of which can belong to the same political party. The President chooses the members who serve 5 year terms, subject to Senate confirmation. Past practice is that commissioners … Continue reading

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Michael Baisden Returns to Syndication

Newspaper coverage in the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation Just in time for the Donald Trump hateathon, Michael Baisden is returning to radio syndication. He used(?) to do a show for TV One, the TV arm of Radio One, the racially … Continue reading

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