Jimmy vs. the Nazis

Kimmel vs the Nazis WP

A while back, Jimmy Kimmel had a Senator Bill Cassidy on his show. Bill PROMISED Jimmy that he would write a bill that would make sure that Jimmy’s son would remain able to have health insurance. See, Jimmy’s newborn was born with a heart defect and is only able to live because the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — makes sure those with preexisting medical conditions are able to be insured.

Well, it turns out that Cassidy is a Republican and *surprise* Republicans are half-witted white supremacist LIARS. Cassidy is the Cassidy in the Graham-Cassidy Republican Healthcare poison pill.

Surprise, it wipes out coverage for people with preexisting conditions.

Jimmy had to endure some anti-science cretins who came out against *him* for calling Cassidy out for lying right to his face on national TV.

Of course, first came Cassidy himself. Then Lindsey Graham. Then Fox talking slime, Brian Kilmeade and was followed by some condescending tripe out of Chris Christie’s fat mouth (even though he, too, was even against this sick bill).

So, Jimmy sat down with his son who is alive because of Obamacare, and wrote a nice monologue response to Cassidy and Lindsey Graham.

Jimmy and his son TWEET

TWITTER –> https://twitter.com/jimmykimmel

As you’ll see in Jimmy Kimmel’s video from his show last night, below, Kimmel basically roasted to charcoal all involved in this sick, bigoted mess of a tax giveaway to the super-rich under the guise of “healthcare,” and also noted that:

  1. The Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare bill would gut $243 BILLION from federal healthcare assistance.
  2. States would be able to price you out of your of coverage under the Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare bill if you dare have a preexisting condition.
    – This means that if you have a preexisting condition like MS, a heart defect, cancer
    in remission, diabetes, etc., that you may be granted healthcare, but it would be
    allowed to be so expensive as to price you out and then not even cover your
    preexisting condition anyway.
  3. Federal funding disappears completely after 2026 under the Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare bill.
  4. The Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare bill would no longer make insurance companies pay for essential care like maternity care; cancer screenings; or pediatric visits.
  5. The American Medical Association (AMA); the Muscular Dystrophy Association; the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Blue Cross / Blue Shield; the ALS Association; America’s Health Insurance Plans; the Cistic fibrosis foundation; the American Medical Association (AMA); the American Hospital Association; the Association of American Retired Persons (AARP); the National Council for Behavioral Health (represents more than 2,000 mental health and addiction treatment groups); the American Academy of Pediatrics; the American Cancer Society; the Cancer Action Network; the American Diabetes Association; the American Heart Association; the American Lung Association; the Arthritis Foundation; the National Health Council; and the March of Dimes all spit on this vile bill.

Kimmel shows he very much gets it. It’s Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, along with Trump and all of the rest of the Deplorable anti-science, pro-rich daddy tax break Senators who actually back it who don’t.

 

Even with as much of a BAD joke as this bill is and with as ZERO support as it has, don’t assume it is going to crash and burn. It is still up to YOU to activate and make it DIE. Until we depose this criminally illegitimate poseur of a President and right the good ship America, we are going to have to FIGHT for every breath. Nazis never let up. These Nazis have an ex-KGB spy for their leader.

FIGHT!

Flood the lines of these “swing voters” with phone calls and tell them mitts off ACA.

Start making the calls!

McCain 202-224-2235
Murkowski 202-224-6665
Collins 202-224-2523
Portman 202-224-3353
Capito 202-224-6472
Alexander 202-224-4944

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Democratic Governors Pick Up Where Trump Tripped and Dropped the Ball

Governors Take Control WP

California governor Jerry Brown has had to take the reins to right California’s ecological wagon as Trump spooked the horses and left it careening toward a mountain bend. Old West movie stylz. In a nut-shot to Trump, Brown has announced plans to have California host a Global Climate Summit this summer. Not to mention the fact that he has already announced that California — the 5th largest economy in the world — will abide by, and exceed the goals set by the 2016 Paris Climate Accord.

Los Angeles Times –> http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-jerry-brown-climate-summit-20170706-story.html

Governors Take Control 2 WP

Donald Trump has completely dropped the ball for America where US climate maintenance is concerned.

He’s hired a director of the Environmental Protection Agency who vowed years before to destroy the agency, and has sued it to do just that.

“For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent taxpayer dollars on an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs, while also undermining our incredible farmers and many other businesses and industries at every turn.

USA Today –> https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/12/07/donald-trump-scott-pruitt-environmental-protection-agency/95104512/

Now, as head of the agency, he it taking counsel from Oil Industry executives and has slashed regulations that protect Americans from their air and water poisoned by corporations.

Rolling Stone –> http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/scott-pruitt-is-gutting-the-epa-serving-fossil-fuel-industry-w494156

Below, a TV interview Brown gave to a hostile reporter. He handled himself with, dare I say, Presidential demeanor? And, no, I don’t think Jerry will or WOULD run for President in 2020. The right will just have to continue looking for the Donkey to pin the target on for now. Jerry will retire to legend and mountains of gratitude from his constituents when his next term runs out.

Since our Executive and Legislative branches of government have completely let us down, it is up to Democratic Governors of the states with more than 4 million more voters than the Right Wing Red State Confederacy to save all out butts.

Democratic Governors Association –> https://democraticgovernors.org/

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Unanswered Questions

Unanswered Questions WP.jpg

I didn’t see this on MSNBC, but heard about it.  It’s something needs to be addressed, because it is the way the Right Wing Republican Establishment is allowed to bob and weave around any public accounting of their foul doings.

This Right wing Interview technique allows for the subject’s re-engineering of the interviewer’s question into a simple justification for the  trivial propaganda factoid they want to promote.

In the technique’s beta-testing, the interviewers still had the upper hand.  The subject could only bore their way in to adjust the question to fit their answer to it.  With Donald Trump’s nuclear attacks on the 4th estate, they now feel comfortable being the bull-menace in the china shop.  They now just forcefully bully their way into completely making their interview their bully pulpit.

This has to be taken on as forcefully as the bullies that have assaulted the very intent of a free press.  IMHO.

I think that the second a Right Wing jackass starts to deviate from answering a question, they should do exactly what Turr did, but then follow up with a solid parry.  If the subject refuses to answer as directed, their mic is cut off.  The footage of the slick pig of a Republican guest squirming out of accountability is edited for discussion of what the question was; how it was avoided; and why it was avoided.  A panel of a Republican with respect for truth and honor, alongside a centrist / liberal Democrat who can set whatever train it was back on its tracks.

They can go on to talk about how true bipartisanship and a free press work.  See below links for how you can help hold the establishment accountable to our press.

Defend our Free Press WP

ProPublica – An American nonprofit organization based in New York City. It describes itself as a nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.   –> https://www.propublica.orghttps://www.propublica.org

The Committee to Protect Journalists – An American independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, based in New York City, New York with correspondents around the world. CPJ promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists.  –. –>  https://cpj.org/https://cpj.org

The American Civil Liberties Union – A nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country –> https://www.aclu.org/

The Society of Professional Journalists – Formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi, the SPJ is the oldest organization representing journalists in the United States.
–> https://www.spj.org

Freedom of the Press Foundation A non-profit organization founded in 2012 to fund and support free speech and freedom of the press.  –>  https://freedom.press

First Amendment Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law – The FALC provides pro bono legal services to student journalists grappling with censorship and other 1st Amendment issues.  Also offers workshops to high school journalists and their faculty advisors to teach them about student press rights.  –> https://www.law.msu.edu/clinics/first-amendment.html

Media Law Resource Center –  The MLRCV provides the lawyers who represent media organizations and 1stAmendment interests with the information and resources they need to carry out that role.  –>  http://www.medialaw.org

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Healthcare Grand Theft 2.0

REPUBLICAN ANTI HEALTHCARE V2 WP

We all saw this coming, but here it is.

You thought Sara Palin’s papa McCain was some kind of hero?  For disallowing the last theft of our healthcare?

Well, he’s onboard the vote to burn the Affordable Care Act, taking healthcare from 30 million Americans.

Taking away protection for citizens with preconditions.

Not allowing children to stay on their parents’ healthcare plan until they leave home as adults.

Destroying Planned Parenthood altogether.

Los Angeles Times –> http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-graham-cassidy-20170918-story.html

This is much worse than either of the former ridiculous Trump Republican Repeal-Replace bills that crashed and burned a little more than a month ago.  Fight to the bitter, bloody end to stop the Republicans from succeeding in this vile gutting of the remaining soul of our country.

#RESIST

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Alex Jones Felled by a Child

FU INFOWARS STILL FEATURED WP

Alex Jones sends creepy teenage pedo-bears out into the heart of RESISTANCE profiles to accost children. Fortunately, these childrens’ parents teach them to look out for creepy stalker-men working for Nazi front-groups.

Enjoy watching one of them nut-punch one of the InfoWars minions:

 

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Texas Governor Proves More Dangerous Than Trump

Arkema Plant Houston WP.jpg

I’m sure you’ve heard that multiple GIANT toxic chemical storage facilities at Arkema Chemical have or are set to explode in the biblically-flooded Houston area. The first explosion has already released untold amounts of untold chemicals into the air and water in an area that already has the most Superfund sites in the United States.

You’ve heard that it has gone snap, crackle pop-sizzle-boom, but you very likely have no idea how untold the amount of untold chemicals there even are there to be about to blow. And, there’s a reason for that.

Crazy Klanmeister Texas Governor Greg Abbott is hiding that information from you. Texas refuses to regulate where chemicals can be stored. No zoning ordinance whatsoever in this anarchist’s dreamscape of a state. In 2013, a chemical facility next door to a school and an apartment exploded, leveling the entire town. But, only 15 women and children were killed, so GO TEXAS!

It inspired Abbott (still the Texas Attorney General at the time) to sign a “ruling change” that essentially said the public no longer has the right to the information about the chemicals Texas companies use or store; what risks they pose to Texas citizens; or what measures the companies plan to implement in case of emergency.

Arkema’s plan apparently included turning tail and running like cowards with their tails tucked up under their ass crack as they just let it all burn.

Brilliant.

Houston already has the most SuperFund sites of any county in the US. Now, the entirety of South Texas is a very likely a giant flooded Superfund site because Abbott and the rest of the Republican “leaders” in the state are owned by the Chemical, Oil, and Pharmaceutical lobbies and don’t have any shits to give about the Citizens of Texas.

Now, sleep tight knowing that the entire rest of the Arkema plant, along with their untold types and amounts of chemicals are about to explode. Not might be. ARE getting ready to.

BBC –> http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41104451

Below is Joy Reid filling in for Rachel Maddow tonight interviewing Matt Dempsey of the Houston Chronicle about his investigative pieces in the newspaper exposing the shade.

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Trump Has Some Words. World Sighs.

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Trump gave a press conference with the Commander Royale of Finland, today. You won’t be able to listen to an ocean breeze without hearing about it, but just a couple notes:

~ Trump compared Mexico to Russia, telling sir Finland that “OMG, you’d totes neva-in-a-million-years have signed NAFTA, but NAFTA is only something us big boy pants know about, so scurry along, little blonde country FanofTrump.”

~ He then went directly into how Mexico ‘gon pay for that wall, because they are a drug den and their rapists and murderers and drugs can only be kept at bay by Mexico paying to fence themselves in. I may remind

~ President Sauli Niinistö spoke in a nuanced fashion about the dangers of “black carbon” coating Ice in the Arctic, exacerbating the melt-off (as goes the Arctic, so goes the world, he said). Trump spoke as a stoned middle-school dropout who had no clue what any of it was about and could only say “We like sparkling clean air and the cleanest air in the history of the world.”

~ He showed that criminal behavior is to be judged on a curve. He justifies his criminal empire by saying Kubla Khan was bloodier, “you know you know.” He opened with cocky confidence the “Damn them Clinton Southern Race Traitors!” playbook and said, “you know we’re all crooks, who cares?” Failing to mention or realize that he has set the new standard for criminal — in an elected office, or out.

~ He had a redi-made defense to his burying some super-shady bizniz in a pile of hurricane. He said he “did it on purpose, see?” He claimed that because people would be tuning in en masse, his crazed-bigot pardoning would get the ratings it deserves. Because he lies to himself when he sees mirrors, and we all know that. Reality is, though, that his publicity team knows that regular folks can only process at most ONE thing at a time, and, the ideal dump would be on the night of the beginning of the weekend when they are programmed to turn off their thinker. Shady goin’s on waiting to do something like this on the night of a devastating hurricane. You can see them high-fiving in a board room at the beautifully-evil coincidence that one landed on a Friday night.

Here’s the entire Press Conference. For researching purposes. Eww. Sorry ’bout that.

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