The media and her fellow Democrats are making much of Ocasio-Cortez and her proposal for a “Green New Deal”.
In fact, a “Green New Deal” was proposed some 10 years ago by the Green Party.
Ocasio-Cortez’s version is feeble when compared to the Green Party version. Moreover, I see precious little chance it would be approved by a Republican Senate or signed by the madman in the White House.
This is an example of stunts I expect the Democrats to pull during the next two years: Promise to take care of the working class serfs and introduce bills they know will have no chance of making it through the Senate (or signed by Trump). It looks good for the Democrats, making it appear they really want to help serfs and working class (when they are primarily concerned with payola).
New Democrats: Same as the old Democrats.
Far too many churches, it appears, are involved in politics, violating their tax-exempt status.
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“As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more Muslim, it is increasingly the case that the GOP cannot win if all voters vote. It cannot win, in other words, without cheating.”
North Carolina election-fraud investigation centers on operative with criminal history who worked for GOP congressional candidate
I recently tried to call the IRS about a bill I received. I was put on hold and after an hour of waiting I gave up and wrote a letter instead. About a month later, the IRS sent me a letter saying they would respond within a month or so. The response I finally received, about two months later, did not answer all of my questions.
Republicans went on a yuge “cost-cutting” spree several years ago which has cut agencies such as the IRS and Social Security to the bone.
Do you need to contact one of those agencies? Good luck.
But don’t worry…the rich and corporations still got $1.5 trillion worth of tax cuts, thanks to the GOP.
Have a Social Security Question? Please Hold (NY Times)
The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States.
American taxpayers have spent $1.46 trillion on wars abroad since September 11, 2001.
The Department of Defense periodically releases a “cost of war” report. The newly released version, obtained by the Federation of American Scientists Secrecy News blog, covers the time from the September 11th terrorist attacks through mid-2017.
The Afghanistan War from 2001 to 2014 and Iraq War from 2003 to 2011 account for the bulk of expenses: more than $1.3 trillion. The continuing presence in Afghanistan and aerial anti-ISIS operations in Iraq and Syria since 2014 have cost a combined $120 billion.
International Business Times
The moron refused to visit a cemetery near Paris to pay respect, along with other world leaders (Merkel, Macron, Trudeau, etc.) to those who died fighting WWI.
The moron couldn’t attend because it was raining!
The moron and his minions said Marine One (the helicopter) couldn’t fly in the rain. Like everything else we hear from the moron, that’s a lie:
Helicopters can fly just fine in the rain, and in conditions way worse than prevailed in Paris on November 10.
Then there’s this:
A Sikorsky Veteran on Marine One in the Rain
More than most, Mr Trump, who has flown Sikorsky aircraft for years, should know his press office is uttering easily disprovable falsehoods in suggesting the aircraft was the cause of his absence from Armistice Day ceremonies.
He couldn’t drive 50 miles. The cemetery was 50 miles away
On Saturday, the White House scrapped the president’s visit to a ceremony for fallen American soldiers at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in Belleau, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Paris, saying rainy conditions made it unsafe to fly there via helicopter as planned. (Bloomberg)
and the moron’s minions say it would have been a 2-1/2 hour drive.
This is the guy who condemns football players for kneeling!
Obama was able to fly on Marine One in the rain.
The moron has again threatened to pull funding from California for fighting forest fires.
He’s continuing to prove how uninformed a moron can be.
Iceland’s [a U.K. frozen foods store] Christmas advert has been banned from being broadcast on TV due to its overtly political message.
The frozen food supermarket chain re-used a short animated film made by Greenpeace which details the environmental destruction caused by the manufacture of palm oil.
But Clearcast, the advertising watchdog, has said that the ad is in breach of the 2003 communications act, and will not let it air on TV.
The U.K. is largely controlled by conservatives, btw.
The banned advertisement:
About Clearcast, the organization which called the ad “political” (emphasis mine):
Clearcast is a non-governmental organisation which pre-approves most British television advertising. It came into being on 1 January 2008 and took over the responsibilities of the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre. Clearcast is now owned by six UK commercial broadcasters: ITV, ITV Breakfast, Channel 4, Channel Five, British Sky Broadcasting and Turner.
Scorecard: Trump Declares ‘Great Victory,’ But 34 Of His Candidates Lost
In 2018, he held 44 “Make America Great Again” rallies and tweeted endorsements of 83 candidates. In all, 91 Republican candidates got some kind of nod from Trump.
But Trump’s actual success record fell well short of a “complete victory.” Overall, approximately 55 percent of the candidates he endorsed won so far in Tuesday’s voting.