Morning Reads – Thursday, December 7, 2017

On this date in 1992, the Supreme Court rejected a Mississippi abortion law which, required women to get counseling and then wait 24 hours before terminating their pregnancies.

Continued prayers for California…

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea 

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Paul Ryan says the GOP will be cutting Medicare and Medicaid funding in 2018 as a way to “tackle the debt and the deficit.”
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/politics/paul-ryan-entitlement-reform/index.html

If the deficit is such a big deal that you need to cut health care services for millions of Americans, maybe you shouldn’t be adding over $1 trillion to the deficit through a massive tax cut for billionaires and corporations. But what do I know, I’m not a noted policy wonk like Paul Ryan.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

In keeping with the comprehension of your typical Republican, wonk policy is all of:
More money for those that have it always good. More health care for those that don’t is always bad.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

America’s homeless population is up for the first time in years

“VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump’s commitment”
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/homeless-veterans-benefits-trump-207781

#MAGA

Benevolus
Benevolus

Unbelievable.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Will Durant
Will Durant

That Breitbart has found an outlier doesn’t make it a “wealth-grabbing hoax”. I can give you any number of “studies” done by Creationists trying to prove that the earth is only 8,000 years-old that certainly doesn’t invalidate the scientific evidence that it is more like 4 billion. How about the study results of an aggregate of climate prediction models: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/12/07/More-severe-global-warming-predictions-are-likely-more-accurate/5621512654562/ “It makes sense that the models that do the best job at simulating today’s observations might be the models with the most reliable predictions,” Caldeira said. “Our study indicates that if emissions follow a commonly used business-as-usual scenario, there is… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

C’mon, nothing to really see here, after all it was only “a small stab wound…”
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/john-conyers-iii-was-arrested-domestic-abuse-not-prosecuted-n827151

Benevolus
Benevolus

Not sure what you are trying to say. The DA took a bribe? In Los Angeles the DA was overwhelmed by the celebrity?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“Businesses will totally invest the savings from corporate tax cuts into innovation and new jobs.”

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/362412-cisco-pfizer-coca-cola-plan-to-turn-over-gains-from-proposed-tax-cuts-to

The chief executive of Amgen Inc. said in an October call that the company is “actively returning capital in the form of growing dividend and buyback.”

“And I’d expect us to continue,” Robert Bradway said in the call.
These comments were echoed by executives including Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey, Pfizer Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Frank D’Amelio and Cisco CFO Kelly Kramer, according to Bloomberg.

Kramer said this month that after the tax cut, the company will “be able to get much more aggressive on the share buyback.”

Noway2016
Noway2016

1128 am
I predict Franken won’t resign. He’ll go into treatment, effectively telling his Lib masters to go pound sand.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Looks like he’s going out swinging.

“There is some irony in the fact I am leaving while a man bragged on tape about his history of the sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party. But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota.”

Ellynn
Ellynn

So… let’s see how you sin this prediction.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Hell, Sis, for once…I was wrong. Flabbergasting, I know…

Ellynn
Ellynn

Spin… although sin could work too…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok. How’s this? If Moore loses, Franken goes back on his word! Lol! Hey ain’t going nowhere!!!

Noway2016
Noway2016

In the coming weeks, ‘ol Noway’s 1130 am prediction today will become part of GaPol lore…Frank(l)en ain’t leaving. LMAO!!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Moore losing doesn’t absolve the Republican Party for going all-in in support of an accused child molester and serial predator of underage women. Nor does Moore losing make Franken’s actions any less wrong. The message today is this: no one should get a pass for sexual assault. Franken’s voting record and his work as a Senator have done a lot of good for women in America, but that doesn’t excuse his actions and it doesn’t put him above the consequences of those actions. The people we put in elected office should not only represent us with their votes and their… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Opinion piece re: cities looking to ‘win’ the Amazon headquarters.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/cities-are-scrambling-host-amazon-taxpayers-will-pay-price-ncna827186

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I spoke to a “high up” at Amazon over the T-giving holiday and it seems that N. Virginia is at the top of the list, but ATL is still very much in the running. Dallas…not so much now.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/11/18/heres-the-incredibly-unpopular-gop-tax-reform-plan-in-one-graph/?utm_term=.ee18d58733c4 On average, only 30% of Americans support the GOP’s tax plan. A majority of Americans believe the plan will benefit the rich and believe that the tax plan won’t increase economic growth. The bill less popular less popular than this one in the past 30 years has been the GOP’s Obamacare repeal. This thing is polling worse than Obamacare did in 2009. It’s polling worse than TARP. It’s polling worse than the Clinton Healthcare Plan. That’s not even getting into the question of whether or not it’s a good idea from a policy perspective. Just seems odd the GOP… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

INFRASTRUCTURE… finally. Of course, the majority of the funds will come from SALT and fees. After we are going to tax SALT out of itemizing, and Ryan tells us we are going to cut localized sending because… deficits. Oh, and private sourcing. (This works so well in Kansas)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/trump-is-said-to-ready-infrastructure-plan-for-january-release

Ellynn
Ellynn

I feel like we should play a Queen song whenever this happens… “and another ones gone and another ones gone. Another one bites the dust…”

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/arizonas-trent-franks-expected-resign

Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016

More Democrat Debris circles the drain. Sad!

Ellynn
Ellynn

BUT he only lost one of his two titles… And still works for DOJ as “director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.”

Still works for Sessions.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“Far more of the African-American community is being devastated by the policies of today than were being devastated by policies of slavery.” — Trent Franks

Good riddance.

Noway2016
Noway2016

And this, guess who’s The Most Pissed-Off Man in Washington right now? John Conyers! That’s right! Conyers is told to resign. To ease his pain, he’s told that Franken is going, also. But Franken outwits DC, saying he’s quitting in a few weeks!!! Lol! Lord!!!! Conyers is tricked!!!!!! He’s gone (WTF???!!!!) but Frank(l)en is still there, to Vote and Grope until he decides (a yugeeeeeeee if…) when to leave!!!! The Congressional Black Caucus has to be going nuts!!!!!! I’m calling Racism!!!

Ellynn
Ellynn

He’s technically in a hospital room in Detroit. Has been there over a week. He should be mad. Farnethold had the same ruling as Conyers did in ethics, but He’s still in congress. Lets see what goes down with the Rep. Franks in the next 24 hours.

Noway2016
Noway2016

More LibWatch2017…
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a29743ee4b0b185e53a0ce6
Anybody got any Absorbine, Jr.? My typing fingers are sore!!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope
Noway2016
Noway2016

Yep! A Republican slips occasionally…but name your scorecard somethin’ else. We want folks to be able to tell us apart!

Ellynn
Ellynn

You know I posted the EXACT link yesterday in the Queen comment right? Don’t make use the Noway “that’s old news” comments on you too… (snicker)

And Noway, technically Andrew’s is different, his has a # in front, total meets copyright standards.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ahhhhhh…
Well, I’m sure he wants his own creativity!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Cue the responses of “David Brooks is a closeted librul!” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/opinion/the-gop-is-rotting.html?smid=tw-share&mtrref=t.co&assetType=opinion You don’t help your cause by wrapping your arms around an alleged sexual predator and a patriarchic bigot. You don’t help your cause by putting the pursuit of power above character, by worshiping at the feet of some loutish man or another, by claiming the ends justify any means. You don’t successfully rationalize your own tawdriness by claiming your opponents are satanic. You don’t save Christianity by betraying its message. “What shall it profit a man,” Jesus asked, “if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of… Read more »