Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It's Twitter Tuesday

Trump Twitter Tuesday: Attacks Sessions, ramps up on health care
Infuriated by the ongoing Russia investigations, President Trump continued to attack his own attorney general on Tuesday, accusing Jeff Sessions of failing to investigate former election opponent Hillary Clinton and officials who have leaked information to news reporters.

Busy news day recap:
The Senate trying to repeal healthcare for 23 million.
The President trying to repeal the Constitution for 326 million. - Erik Bransteen

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam Trump

Well i for one have admired Mr. Scaramucci ever since the 80s, when he sold me that Isuzu.- John Fugelsang

This Is Bizarre
One week after an unarmed Minneapolis woman was killed in an officer-involved shooting, street signs criticizing "easily startled" police have popped up in the Twin Cities.
The orange traffic sign lookalikes depict a police officer jumping in the air, discharging a gun with each hand. "Warning," the signs read, "Twin Cities Police easily startled."

Russia Totally Innocent of Collusion, Says New Kremlin Spokesman Sean Spicer. - Andy Borowitz

Jeezus, How Many More Russian Connections Can Be Tolerated?
President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Justice’s criminal division used to represent a major Russian bank whose owners have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Brian Benczkowski, whom Trump nominated for the position in June and will have his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, disclosed to lawmakers that he used to represent Alfa Bank, one of Russia’s largest financial institutions

Republican Shenanigans

My friend's drinking game word for the president's Boy Scouts speech was 'momentum' and now the paramedics can't wake him up. - John Fugelsang

Wow. Republicans are going to fly McCain in from his sickbed so he can vote to take away your healthcare. MY IRONY METER JUST EXPLODED. - Jeff Tiedrich

Ethics Lawyer Says Kellyanne Conway Should Be Fired
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway wouldn’t have lasted a week in the Bush administration, according to President George W. Bush’s chief ethics lawyer.
“At this point I think Kellyanne Conway ought to be fired,” said Richard Painter, who served in the Bush administration from 2005 to 2007, during an interview on Boston radio station WBUR Monday.

At this point I'm just grateful that Trump didn't address the Girl Scouts.- Andy Borowitz

Is Reince Priebus The Next One Forced To Resign?
White House press aide abruptly resigned Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s new communications director revealed he planned to fire him over leaks.
Michael Short announced his resignation hours after White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Politico that he planned to fire the press aide, an ally of chief of staff Reince Priebus

John McCain's decorated military record makes him a hero.
Getting on a plane to take away health care from millions doesn't. - Tony Posnanski‏


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FUN FACT:  All the Boy Scouts that attended Trump's jamboree speech just earned a merit badge for workin' with the mentally disabled. - Tea Pain

Rock The Voter News

For those keeping score: yes, Trump says he fired Comey for being too MEAN to Clinton, and will now fire Sessions for being too NICE to her. - Seth Abramson

This Is First Time I Hope John Boehner Is Right
John Boehner didn't mince words about the chances his former Republican colleagues will pass some sort of repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
"Here we are, seven months into this year, and yet they've not passed this bill," Boehner told a private audience in Las Vegas last week...

Chuck Schumer's "new" economic plan in the Times is great. I also liked it when it was Hillary Clinton's campaign platform. - The Rude Pundit

Paul Manafort Will Testify In Public
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been subpoenaed to publicly testify before a Senate committee on Wednesday about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Tuesday that it demanded Manafort’s presence for a public hearing after he refused to cooperate with their terms for a private testimony.

REALITY CHECK: There's no "circular firing squad" on the left. There's Bernie and his diehards still trying to hijack a party he won't join. - Peter Daou


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I asked two ppl close to Trump why he is tormenting Sessions instead of  firing him. The answer from both, paraphrased: Because he can. - Maggie Haberman, NYT

Business/Tech News

This happened in the last 24 hours

Jared Kushner to meet with House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday to see if any of them are interested in investing in NYC real estate. - Tea Party Cat

This Is Why We Can't Have Universal Health Care

Geek Fight!
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday blasted Elon Musk-style warnings against artificial intelligence (AI) as “pretty irresponsible.”
Zuckerberg took various questions via a Facebook Live broadcast over the weekend that showed him in his Palo Alto backyard. While slow cooking a brisket, the CEO fielded a user’s question about the future of AI.

"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt



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Odd News

Time To Deflate Photo
Glass Bridge China. I wonder what the load capacity on that glass bridge is?


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