Charles Vignola: Trumpland, Week Two

By Charles Vignola

Last update: Monday, February 6th, 2017

We’re now rolling into Week Three of living in Trumpland, but a year’s worth of news exploded out of the White House last week.

So before we get lost in all the chaos and confusion, let’s review some of the highlights to see exactly how Trump is delivering on his promise to “Make America Great Again.”

Last Monday, acting Attorney General Sally Yates issued an official memo to the Justice Department stating her legal opinion that she didn’t believe Trump’s Muslim Ban executive order was lawful.

And since the AG is America’s “Top Cop” whose exclusive duty is to determine whether the government’s actions are legal or not – it’s her call to make.

So how does Trump respond? Exactly as he does against any official who holds him accountable: he attacks the AG, claims she has “betrayed” the DOJ for daring to do her job and give her professional assessment – and in a very Nixonian move, he promptly fires her to install a new temporary attorney general who will rubber-stamp his commands.

Imagine if President Hillary Clinton issued a new executive order. And the attorney general refused to enforce it, claiming the order was unlawful. And Hillary responded by firing the AG and replacing her with a “yes man.”

Imagine the outraged conservatives claiming that Hillary arrogantly thinks she’s above the law, and demanding that congressional Republicans launch immediate investigations. …

Yeah, none of that happened when Trump pulled the same stunt. In fact, conservatives applauded his moxie in kicking the AG to the curb for second-guessing his impeccable judgment. The double standard is astounding.

Last Wednesday, the Republican House and Senate employed a little-used congressional tool and voted to overturn Obama’s Stream Protection Rule, once again allowing coal companies to dump toxic coal dust into thousands of miles of Appalachia’s streams, tainting-working class communities’ water supplies.

But last Thursday is when the real tsunami of news hit, so many crazy things happening at once it was almost impossible to keep track of them. Fortunately for you, dear reader, I did.

Thursday started with Trump putting Iran “on notice” after it went ahead with perfectly legal missile tests, followed by imposing sanctions and ominously stating that “nothing is off the table.” A blind man could read the tea leaves that this was foreshadowing an escalating confrontation with Iran.

A leaked copy of a draft executive order revealed that Trump was considering vast new “religious liberty” laws that would roll back the civil rights of America’s LGBTQ community and officially allow corporations, businesses and people to legally discriminate against gays.

If businesses now wanted to deny service to same-sex couples or fire someone because that person had an abortion or premarital sex, as long as it was based on the religious or moral objections of business owners it’d be perfectly legal.

The return of Jim Crow-style laws founded on sexual preference would be sanctified.

Trump decided to reorganize a U.S. government program founded to counter all forms of violent ideologies, dropping ultra-right-wing white nationalist groups from the targeted list and focusing exclusively on Islamic extremists.

Apparently, Trump has a crystal ball and knows that another Oklahoma City bombing or abortion clinic shooting could never happen on his watch, so why bother to keep track of such homegrown extremists anymore?

Trump tweeted about the possibility of cutting federal funding to U.C. Berkeley after demonstrators expressed their First Amendment rights and blocked inflammatory internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos – infamous for spearheading a racist, sexist hate campaign to cyber-bully comedian Leslie Jones – from speaking on campus.

I’m sure it’s merely coincidence that Milo is a Breitbart news editor and close buddy of Steve Bannon’s, and that Trump is using his presidential muscle to encourage a purveyor of vulgar hate speech.

At his first National Prayer Breakfast, Trump vowed to repeal a Lyndon Johnson-era provision of tax law that prevents religious leaders from endorsing political candidates. Conservatives claim this law prevents religious figures from exercising their right to free speech.

In truth, it only prevents taxpayers from subsidizing political activity in churches. Churches don’t pay taxes, and staying out of politics was one of the compromises for this tax break.

Fact is, churches are perfectly free to lobby for political candidates. All they have to do is surrender their tax-exempt status so taxpayers aren’t funding their campaigning.

Finally, on Friday Trump did Wall Street’s bidding by rolling back key financial regulations of the Obama era and easing restrictions on big banks. He also killed rules instructing financial advisers to put their customers’ interests first, thus paving the way to sell more expensive financial products with higher commissions.

Who knew “Making America Great Again” would involve firing the attorney general, making it easier to pollute, threatening Iran and Berkeley, rolling back civil rights for LGBTQ Americans, allowing churches to endorse politicians and giving early Christmas presents to Wall Street?

And if you think that’s wild, wait ‘til you see what he’s got in store for Week Three.

Charlie Vignola is a former college Republican turned liberal Democrat. He lives in Fair Oaks Ranch, works in the motion picture industry and loves his wife and kids.

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Charles Vignola: Trumpland, Week Two

We’re now rolling into Week Three of living in Trumpland, but a year’s worth of news exploded out of the White House last week.

So before we get lost in all the chaos and confusion, let’s review some of the highlights to see exactly how Trump is delivering on his promise to “Make America Great Again.”

Last Monday, acting Attorney General Sally Yates issued an official memo to the Justice Department stating her legal opinion that she didn’t believe Trump’s Muslim Ban executive order was lawful.

And since the AG is America’s “Top Cop” whose exclusive duty is to determine whether the government’s actions are legal or not – it’s her call to make.

So how does Trump respond? Exactly as he does against any official who holds him accountable: he attacks the AG, claims she has “betrayed” the DOJ for daring to do her job and give her professional assessment – and in a very Nixonian move, he promptly fires her to install a new temporary attorney general who will rubber-stamp his commands.

Imagine if President Hillary Clinton issued a new executive order. And the attorney general refused to enforce it, claiming the order was unlawful. And Hillary responded by firing the AG and replacing her with a “yes man.”

Imagine the outraged conservatives claiming that Hillary arrogantly thinks she’s above the law, and demanding that congressional Republicans launch immediate investigations. …

Yeah, none of that happened when Trump pulled the same stunt. In fact, conservatives applauded his moxie in kicking the AG to the curb for second-guessing his impeccable judgment. The double standard is astounding.

Last Wednesday, the Republican House and Senate employed a little-used congressional tool and voted to overturn Obama’s Stream Protection Rule, once again allowing coal companies to dump toxic coal dust into thousands of miles of Appalachia’s streams, tainting-working class communities’ water supplies.

But last Thursday is when the real tsunami of news hit, so many crazy things happening at once it was almost impossible to keep track of them. Fortunately for you, dear reader, I did.

Thursday started with Trump putting Iran “on notice” after it went ahead with perfectly legal missile tests, followed by imposing sanctions and ominously stating that “nothing is off the table.” A blind man could read the tea leaves that this was foreshadowing an escalating confrontation with Iran.

A leaked copy of a draft executive order revealed that Trump was considering vast new “religious liberty” laws that would roll back the civil rights of America’s LGBTQ community and officially allow corporations, businesses and people to legally discriminate against gays.

If businesses now wanted to deny service to same-sex couples or fire someone because that person had an abortion or premarital sex, as long as it was based on the religious or moral objections of business owners it’d be perfectly legal.

The return of Jim Crow-style laws founded on sexual preference would be sanctified.

Trump decided to reorganize a U.S. government program founded to counter all forms of violent ideologies, dropping ultra-right-wing white nationalist groups from the targeted list and focusing exclusively on Islamic extremists.

Apparently, Trump has a crystal ball and knows that another Oklahoma City bombing or abortion clinic shooting could never happen on his watch, so why bother to keep track of such homegrown extremists anymore?

Trump tweeted about the possibility of cutting federal funding to U.C. Berkeley after demonstrators expressed their First Amendment rights and blocked inflammatory internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos – infamous for spearheading a racist, sexist hate campaign to cyber-bully comedian Leslie Jones – from speaking on campus.

I’m sure it’s merely coincidence that Milo is a Breitbart news editor and close buddy of Steve Bannon’s, and that Trump is using his presidential muscle to encourage a purveyor of vulgar hate speech.

At his first National Prayer Breakfast, Trump vowed to repeal a Lyndon Johnson-era provision of tax law that prevents religious leaders from endorsing political candidates. Conservatives claim this law prevents religious figures from exercising their right to free speech.

In truth, it only prevents taxpayers from subsidizing political activity in churches. Churches don’t pay taxes, and staying out of politics was one of the compromises for this tax break.

Fact is, churches are perfectly free to lobby for political candidates. All they have to do is surrender their tax-exempt status so taxpayers aren’t funding their campaigning.

Finally, on Friday Trump did Wall Street’s bidding by rolling back key financial regulations of the Obama era and easing restrictions on big banks. He also killed rules instructing financial advisers to put their customers’ interests first, thus paving the way to sell more expensive financial products with higher commissions.

Who knew “Making America Great Again” would involve firing the attorney general, making it easier to pollute, threatening Iran and Berkeley, rolling back civil rights for LGBTQ Americans, allowing churches to endorse politicians and giving early Christmas presents to Wall Street?

And if you think that’s wild, wait ‘til you see what he’s got in store for Week Three.

Charlie Vignola is a former college Republican turned liberal Democrat. He lives in Fair Oaks Ranch, works in the motion picture industry and loves his wife and kids.

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  • Brian Baker

    “And if you think that’s wild, wait ‘til you see what he’s got in store for Week Three.”

    I can hardly wait! I’ve got to say, Chuckie, that watching you Dem/socialists setting your hair on fire is at least half the fun. Ah, the schadenfreude of it all…

    You guys are so used to being able to trample all over traditional American rights and values, with little or no push-back from the spineless wonders of the Establishment GOP, that you have NO idea what to do when you’re confronted with a guy who actually doesn’t care what you, or your minions in the suck-up mainstream media, think or say or do. It’s delightfully refreshing.

    I think you’re in for a rocky road ahead, Chuckie. Better buckle up your seat belt there, bud!

    • Gil Mertz

      Brian, this kind of misinformation, obstructionism, fear, and loathing is how Democrats think they are going to win hearts and change minds. It’s like patching a sinking ship with chicken wire. Pass me the schadenfreude!

      • Brian Baker

        LOL!… Oh, yeah, Gil. It’s an absolute hoot!

        • Gil Mertz

          Betsy Devos was confirmed today for Education Secretary and the left is having another meltdown, actually claiming that her policies will “kill children”. Democrats are fine with our education system the way it is. In their dark world, they fear any attempt to change public education.

          Be afraid America….be VERY afraid…..!

          • Brian Baker

            Excellent! I hadn’t heard that bit of good news yet. Thanks for the heads up.

            Buckle up, Chuckie!

          • Ron Bischof

            I’m betting the public education monopoly unions are wishing they’d gone all in for the avowed socialist rather than declaring early for the candidate under FBI investigation. 😀

  • Gil Mertz

    Wow…lot’s of hate there, Charlie. That’s more criticism of a president in one column than we’ve seen from you in eight years under Obama. With so many lies in this column, it’s hard to know which one to take apart but I’ll choose this one:

    “In truth, it only prevents taxpayers from subsidizing political activity in churches. Churches don’t pay taxes, and staying out of politics was one of the compromises for this tax break. Fact is, churches are perfectly free to lobby for political candidates. All they have to do is surrender their tax-exempt status so taxpayers aren’t funding their campaigning.”

    First of all Charlie, don’t use words like “truth” and “fact” when explaining your hyper-partisan positions. Not all readers are as gullible as Democrats.

    Second, where is Charlie’s outrage when Democratic political candidates speak in black churches?

    Third, guys like Charlie actually support unions that force their members to subsidize Democratic political activity against their will. Such a hypocrite.

    Fourth, there was no “tax break” given as a “compromise” for a church’s tax exemption. The local church was one of the strongest advocates in the American revolution and if church leaders like Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had listened to the hogwash of today’s Democrats, there may never have been a civil rights movement.

    The left has tried to bully and threaten the church for decades with the threat of losing their tax exemption status if they don’t keep silent. They insist that people of faith can worship inside the four walls of the church but they must not live out their faith in their daily lives in the public square. Sadly, their intimidation has worked and we see the results in our culture.

    Democrats fear the repeal of the Johnson Amendment because their political views are in such opposition to the Bible. The last thing Democrats would ever want is a church that is informed, engaged, and active in public policy. Religious freedom and the FREE EXERCISE THEREOF is the very first right in the Bill of Rights, Charlie.

    It must truly be miserable for you Democrats these days. After only three weeks you’re hysterical. You’ve got another 205 weeks to wallow in your loathing and bitterness.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Trumpland, Week Two”
    America should be shudder in their boots waiting for the next chaotic onslaught !!!!!!

    • Brian Baker

      I’m tingling with delight!

  • lois eisenberg

    Charlie thanks for another outstanding opinion column !!!!
    You rattle the opposing posters to perfection !!!!
    The “Dem/socialists,” as posted so often, applaud you for your
    “DEMOCRATIC VOICE” COLUMN !!!!!!

    • Brian Baker

      The only one here “rattling” is you, actually.

    • Kriss

      There ya go, a party of 3 …lol
      All we’ve heard is rattling since November…

  • lois eisenberg

    Good news for the good guys:
    “Coalition emerges in court against travel ban”
    Maybe that will take care of some of the sting in the next weeks ??????

    • Brian Baker

      Very soon to be overturned on appeal. I have matches, in case you run out next time you want to set your hair on fire.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Though our new president may not realize it, Congress has the power to obtain his tax returns and reveal them to the public without his consent, including returns under audit.”
    That would take out another sting for the next unforeseen chaotic weeks !!!!!!

  • Gil Mertz

    Here’s why Democrats are so terrified.

    If public education is improved…
    If illegal immigration can be reformed…
    If women can be empowered…
    If minorities can be given jobs…
    If ISIS can be destroyed…
    If the Supreme Court is taken out of play…

    Where on earth will Democrats find voters? With all these improvements, they’re seeing their base disappear before their very eyes – and it’s horrifying!!

    • Brian Baker

      Which is why they’re resorting to their standard tactic as defined by their motto:

      “When in panic or in doubt,
      Run in circles, scream and shout”.

      • Gil Mertz

        Much of their frustration is because their tactics that worked for decades against the GOP is not working against Trump. Their comrades in the media are also experiencing similar frustrations. Trump is not acting like the cowardly GOP that the media could run over. This is why we’re seeing such outlandish accusations against Betsy DeVos that her education policies will “kill children!”

        It was bad enough for the Democrats to get humiliated in 2010, 2014, and 2016. But seeing their reactions today will only make them even more irrelevant on the political landscape. All they have left is hate, disruption, and obstruction.

  • lois eisenberg

    Betsy Devos conformation has been confirmed!!
    The conformation was rigged per Donald!!!!!!

    The Most Incompetent Cabinet-Level Nominee ever !!!!!!
    There goes the future of the America’s leaders which will have an inadequate education
    to become leaders.
    America’s standing in education will take a noise dive as well as America not being
    great again !!!!!

    Now that is something to be terrified about !!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      For a more rational perspective, this:

      The Question Isn’t Do You Support Betsy DeVos, It’s Whether You Support School Choice

      The nominee for secretary of education may be an imperfect vessel but what she represents can’t be filibustered forever.

      http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/07/the-question-isnt-do-you-support-betsy-d

    • Ron Bischof

      “rigged”? How, Ms. Eisenberg?

    • Gil Mertz

      Somebody call a waaaaaaaaaaambulance!

      • Sloan Norwich

        Comments like these serve absolutely no purpose other than to deepen the precipitously growing national partisan divide. Constructive disputation is the backbone of a healthy democracy; however, inflammatory comments – like, “somebody call the waaaaaaaaamublance” – have no place in civil debate.

        • Brian Baker

          Who cares? The left killed “civil debate” decades ago. Now they get to reap what they’ve sown.

          • Sloan Norwich

            “They get to reap what they’ve sown
            For killing civil debate decades ago:”
            But in *which* decade it is not known,
            Much like your evidence to support this claim –
            Which you have not shown.

          • Brian Baker

            Which, I guess, makes it a lot like your whiny comment. I doubt anyone’s twisting your arm and forcing you to be here. If you don’t like it, leave.

            Like Ron, I got a chuckle out of you “liking” your own comment. At least you’re assured of an approving audience of one.

          • Brian Baker

            Actually, when one is old enough to have lived through recent history, as I am, it’s easy to pinpoint when the left sowed those seeds: 1968.

            Specifically, the Democrat National Convention in Chicago, which was the point at which the radical left began seriously hijacking that party.

          • Ron Bischof
        • Ron Bischof

          A fair critique if equally applied. I’ll look for future your application.

          By the way, liking your own comment is a bit of self-boosterism, eh?

        • Gil Mertz

          Lighten up Norwich. It was not my intention to deepen the precipitously growing national partisan divide. I thought it was funny. And it was directed at a poster who has never been known for constructive disputation. Most of all, if you feel the comments are beneath your level of enlightenment, you’re welcome to go elsewhere to your intellectual peers.

          • Brian Baker

            You neglectted to issue a “trigger warning” so Norwich could find a “safe space” to ride out the storm. You bad boy, you!

          • Gil Mertz

            Stop deepening the precipitously growing national partisan divide!

  • lois eisenberg

    “In setback for President Trump, Yemen has told the U.S. it must suspend Special Ops missions after civilians died in a SEALs raid”

    • Kriss

      You do realize those have been going on since obeyme was postus?

  • lois eisenberg

    “Too many decisions that affect women are made without a single woman weighing in.”
    ‘Donald reinstated the global gag rule in a room full of men”
    What’s wrong with that picture ???????????????????????

    • Kriss

      And what would those be deary??

  • lois eisenberg

    “Since his inauguration, Donald Trump’s net approval rating — already at a historic low for an incoming president”

    • Kriss

      lol….is that CNN or one of the other liberal wrags coming up with that? Everyone that voted for him is tickled to death, he’s doing exactly what he said he’d do!! It’s like Christmas every week….lol

      • lois eisenberg

        “A federal appeals court refused to reinstate President Trump’s targeted travel ban, delivering a stinging judicial rebuke to his administration by a 3-0 vote “!!!!!!!

        Is this like Christmas every day ????????

        • Kriss

          Hope you get a visit from one of these goons Lois …. that would be like Christmas everyday to you then

        • Ron Bischof

          Political hyperbole.

          The 9th Circuit didn’t lift the stay issued by the WA Judge while the case isn’t be litigated.

          The next logical step is to request an en banc hearing by the 9th Circuit.

  • lois eisenberg

    ” In spreading his lies, Trump poisons the well of democratic discourse.”
    VERY SAD AND DISHEARTENING !!!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      Why won’t you respond to my question about your “rigged” assertion, Ms. Eisenberg?

  • lois eisenberg

    ” US Military will be renting a space in the Trump Tower”
    The space will obviously be called THE WAR ROOM !!!!!!!!!

  • Reason

    This will be entertaining – four years of watching Vignola regurgitate the “fake news” propagated against Trump that got Charlie banging his head against a wall since his last article while doing what every good progressive is required to do nowadays; stick up for our enemies a la “Thursday started with Trump putting Iran “on notice” after it went ahead with perfectly legal missile tests, followed by imposing sanctions and ominously stating that “nothing is off the table.” Hey, if Charlie says that Iran’s ballistic missile test is “perfectly legal” then it must be true. Meanwhile, at least Lois Eisenberg has found another home to continue her ramblings caused by Trump winning the election which started with her opinion piece a few days ago, continues on within comments on her own opinion piece and are now being plastered within her soulmate in progressive political propaganda punditry Vignola’s comments section. This is the best entertainment around.

  • lois eisenberg

    What is entertaining is that Mitch McConnell did Elizabeth Warren a huge political favor
    by doing a “strong arm tactic that looked weak and defensive” !!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      Please. Sen. Warren knows and has agreed to the Senate rules about disparaging a colleague. The rules are applied equally to maintain the collegial culture of the Senate.

      She violated a long standing principle for political purposes and the rule was invoked.

      Given the nature and quality of your posts, I’m not surprised you have this wrong.

    • Gil Mertz

      By political favor, only to the far-left zealots that support her. Normal people were no doubt cheering to have Warren shut up! As one commentator said this morning, Elizabeth Warren is why people hate politics.

      • Ron Bischof

        Oh oh!

        WBUR Poll: Republican Gov. Baker More Popular Than Democrat Sen. Warren

        Over four years in office, Elizabeth Warren has staked her claim as the Senate’s liberal lion. And many Massachusetts voters like it — 51 percent view her favorably.

        But according to a new WBUR poll, only 44 percent think Warren “deserves reelection.” Forty-six percent think voters ought to “give someone else a chance.”

        “No one’s going to look at a 44 percent reelect number and think that that’s a good number,” said Steve Koczela, president of The MassINC Polling Group, which conducts surveys for WBUR. “No one’s going to look at it being close to even between ‘reelect’ and ‘give someone else a chance’ and think that that’s reassuring.”

        The live telephone survey (topline, crosstabs) of 508 voters across Massachusetts was conducted Jan. 15-17. It has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

        Warren’s numbers contrast sharply with those of Gov. Charlie Baker. His favorability rating is 59 percent — 8 points better than Warren. But what’s more striking is that only 29 percent of poll respondents think someone else should get a chance at the governor’s office.

        How could the state’s top Republican be more popular than its top Democrat? Koczela says it’s about bipartisanship.

        “When you look at Elizabeth Warren’s favorables, only 12 percent of Republicans have a favorable view of her,” Koczela said. “When you look at Baker, 60 percent of Democrats view him favorably. So he has bipartisan appeal, where Elizabeth Warren really never has.”

        http://www.wbur.org/politicker/2017/01/23/warren-baker-poll

        • Gil Mertz

          Ah yes, but can Baker ride on a broom and cast spells?

          • Ron Bischof

            I concede your point, Gil.

  • lois eisenberg

    For McDonnell who has been in politics for all of eternity that was an astonishing
    bad political move by the Father of Obstruction!!!!!
    Still playing his pathetic role of “One Term for Obama”

    • Ron Bischof

      Non sequitur. You’re ignoring that Sen. Warren’s Senate colleagues reprimanded her in a vote of 50 to 43.

      Warren was out of line and is subsequently disingenuous. All Senators have the means to represent their constituents without undisciplined grandstanding.

      Permanent protest ≠ governing. The AG nominee will be confirmed and the minority party knows this.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch told a U.S. senator today that he found President Trump’s recent attacks on judges to be “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”

    Bravo to the man who is not afraid to tell the truth and disagree with Donald!!!!!!
    Most of the GOP wimps don’t have the integrity or the guts to do the same.
    Party first!!!!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      I know high level strategy isn’t your forte but have you considered this may be a part of a confirmation success persuasion plan, Ms. Eisenberg?

      Objectives, eh?

  • lois eisenberg

    “McConnell gagging Warren is one of the best gifts she could have received, and her birthday is not even until June.” THANKS MITCH !!!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      LOL! Sad!

  • Ed Shalom

    Just looked up the stats on some of the most prolific contributors to this forum:

    Ron Bischof: 428
    Gil Mertz: 190
    Brian Baker: 232
    TOTAL OF DOUR AND DROLL TROLLS: 850 (GET A LIFE, DUDES !)

    Lois Eisenberg: 754
    Which demonstrates that Lois is punching all the right buttons !

    PS: I took a lot of flak from the trolls when I advocated that Trump products be dropped by all corporations that sell them. Looks like it is happening, even with the so-called Prez complaining about Nordstrom, etc. You’d think the so-called Prez would be so busy maligning the judiciary that he’d have no time to push Trump merchandise; meanwhile, it has got to the point where his own SC nominee is dissing him….how funny is that !

    • Ron Bischof

      I’m so relieved you’re keeping score and utilizing your time productively instead of concocting more conspiracies, Mr. Shalom!

      Your astute analysis on the effectiveness of Ms. Eisenberg’s posts is news we can use. 😀

  • lois eisenberg

    Lois Eisenberg: 754
    “Which demonstrates that Lois is punching all the right buttons !”
    Thanks Ed for the complaint!!!!!
    I’ll keep punching those buttons to show and prove the inadequacy of Donald
    and his ilk !!!!!!!!!
    Ed it’s great when you post, keep it up !!!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      “…complaint!!!!!”

      You can add my complaint as well. Keep up the great work, Ms. Eisenberg!

  • lois eisenberg

    Must post about the new racist AG agenda:
    More voter suppression, weakened civil rights protection, crackdown on Muslims and
    even crackdown on critics !!!!!
    Start getting your arm bands ready for the onslaught !!!!!
    Be aware America of this bigot, etc.etc.etc.!!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      We can’t wait for your scintillating insights, Ms. Eisenberg!

  • lois eisenberg

    “It’s bad enough that President Trump confined his Cabinet search to members of the 1%. But it’s particularly galling that his choice for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services — an agency vital to poor and infirm Americans — may have used his congressional office to expand his personal fortune.”
    Read on and weep !!!!!!
    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-tom-price-hhs-stock-trades-20170208-story.html

  • lois eisenberg

    “How in heck does some ignoramus who denies climate change get a big job with the EPA? Oh, wait, he was appointed by the Ignoramus-in-Chief.”

    “Who is paying for his housing and flights back and forth ???????

  • lois eisenberg

    “A federal appeals court refused to reinstate President Trump’s targeted travel ban, delivering a stinging judicial rebuke to his administration by a 3-0 vote “!!!!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      Simplistic hyperbole.

      The 9th Circuit didn’t lift the stay issued by the WA Judge while the case isn’t be litigated.

      The next logical step is to request an en banc hearing by the 9th Circuit.

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