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Trump’s defense: A house is not a hole

Leave it to the worst U.S. president in history to bring the office down a few more notches by making this remark at a meeting about immigration last week: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

The Washington Post reported the quotation, and that was that for a day or so, until it dawned on the dummy-in-chief that people outside his base thought his remark had been despicable.

So then, of course, he tweeted “…this was not the language used at the meeting.”

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was present at the meeting, rebuked Trump and added that the “shithole” remark was in keeping with the rest of what Trump had said to those in attendance: “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” And Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham, also at the meeting, more-or-less went along with the Post’s account.

But then, incredibly, Trump attempted to turn the shitstorm in his favor by trotting out two Republican lackeys — Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, both at the meeting — who reportedly said that our fearless leader had said “shithouse” countries, not “shithole” countries.

Scholars took note. The leader of the free world might have said “shithouse” instead of “shithole.” Untold millions had begun to wonder if Trump harbored cruelly racist feelings about poor, non-white peoples and was stupid enough to voice those feelings in front of congressional leaders at a meeting about immigration.

Thank God he cleared that up!

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Corporate powers stealing online identities to push for consumer law repeals

Plz tell the FCC: to remove fake comments regarding there Net Neutrality filing immediately and call for an investigation by the appropriate authorities" by signing this petition as there planing to treat the fraudulent comments as if they were not fraudu

Forget Russian fake news for a moment. Another extremely consequential privacy-breaching, identity-theft hack is undermining our democracy and almost certainly being perpetuated by corporate America. A pattern of cyber deception is appearing across the federal government in the nooks and crannies of the process where White House directives or Congress’ laws are turned into the rules Americans must abide by-or in the Trump era, are repealed. Continue Reading →

Fun with viruses

walk in clinic in Massapequa and Amityville

You know, if they really want poor people to use urgent care instead of ERs, they might want to make it illegal to demand a credit card up front for any costs not covered by insurance. Just sayin’!

Anyway, I went to the local center the other day because I started to have asthma attacks with my cough, and it was a little scary when I couldn’t breathe. Fortunately, I was the only one in the waiting room and got seen right away.

The doctor told me I didn’t have the flu; he said you have to have a high fever, which I didn’t. Whatever. He said I had your basic upper respiratory infection, and told me to stay in bed for three days because I was run down. (Uh huh.) “I can give you a note for work,” he said, but I explained I worked from home. He gave me an inhaler for the cough.

Well, I tried to sleep all day yesterday. The contractors working downstairs were apparently cutting hardwood flooring at one end, and banging on something else at the other. But I did get a couple of naps, I stayed off Twitter and I didn’t watch any news. Yay for me!

Elizabeth Warren: Congress needs to fund community health centers right away

Community Health and Literacy Center

My local community health center was how I survived for a couple of years. Yeah, it takes an entire day to do the interviews and paperwork, but it was worth it. So I’m 100% behind Sen. Warren:

I love community health centers. They do wonderful work and enjoy widespread support. But I’m worried because Republican leaders in Congress have held these centers hostage by halting federal funding while they focus on passing tax cuts for the wealthy. Continue Reading →

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