Stop the Madness Saturday

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Despite Donald Trump’s recent statement that he is looking forward to being interviewed “under oath” by Robert Mueller, it’s long been clear that the president has been involved in an all-out effort to sabotage the special counsel’s sprawling investigation into Trump-Russia matters. We know that Trump ordered his White House counsel to fire Mueller just weeks after Mueller was appointed, that he pressured Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut down the probe, and that he has openly attacked DOJ and FBI leaders as corrupt.

In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Trump gave two conspicuous signals that he will continue to do everything in his power to fight Mueller—including trying to grab more power. Not long into his speech, Trump uttered a chilling line: He called on Congress to give his White House the authority to summarily fire any federal employee deemed to “undermine the public trust, or fail the American people.”

Trump did so under the cover of talking up the need for better veterans care and praising his administration for already removing “more than 1,500 VA employees who failed to give our veterans the care they deserve.” But following days of intense and rapidly escalating political battle over a controversial memo from House Republicans aimed at giving Trump cover from the Mueller probe, the broad meaning of Trump’s proclamation was unmistakable. He basked in an applause line about giving “accountability and respect” to “our wonderful heroes, our veterans.” Then he continued:

So tonight I call on Congress to empower every cabinet secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust, or fail the American people.

David Corn @ MJ

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16 Responses to Stop the Madness Saturday

  1. Den says:

    Like I said, the a-hole wants to be a Dictator and rule with a iron fist.

    With all the Dictators in place across the World already we don’t need one more.

    We need Mr. Mueller to come forward with something that will stop this idiot from turning the US into a Gulag run by ruthless puggers.

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    • §º¿º§ Carol says:

      He, they, are so obviously guilty. Blows my mind how that isn’t enough. I can imagine how fast one of us would be taken into custody and grilled if we appeared as guilty at they are.

      And now the memo is out, there’s nothing in it as expected, and now the pundits will waste days and weeks talking about the nothing until the next memo is released. Nunes said there are more to come.

      In the meantime Trumps minions have been busy cutting budgets in important departments of government, erasing regulations that keep us safe, shrinking national monuments and opening them to uranium mining. The list or horrors is already lengthy.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      No, an iron fist would ruin his golf grip.

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  2. §º¿º§ Carol says:

    I worked in the basement today, tossing things, cleaning, vacuuming cobwebs. Can’t call it Carolizing anymore. I read a review of a book called, “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter.” Of course, I’ve been trying to do that here since 1998 when we had to clean out Bob’s mom and dad’s house. So much stuff in drawers, one bedroom was a catch-all, garage had way too much stuff in it. Vowed then to NOT leave our house in that condition to our kids.

    Now that Bob is gone I’ve had to face the fact I’m next to check out, and who knows when that will be. Have to keep busy around here, clearing out all things I haven’t touched in years. Now, mind you, my house is neat as was my mother-in-laws, but there is always stuff one keeps, thinking it might be useful down the road.

    I have Jill’s old chest of drawers, very small and cheap, for a child’s room, three drawers that I have stuffed with Bob’s old undershirts, old kitchen towels and dishrags…if I haven’t used ANY of that stuff for rags by now, I’m probably NEVER going to need them. So, that’s next on my list when I go back down there tomorrow. I will purge those 3 drawers.

    Now it’s time to eat something. I’m going to eat my salad and have a small glass of wine with it and I think I’ll watch Real Time with Bill Maher will I do that. I can’t take another minute of MSNBC and that damned memo that says nothing.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Den, asked you a question yesterday.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    A few wheeling pigeons overhead on the way to the Old Post Office in 24 minutes.

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  5. Den says:

    I’ll see your wheeling pigeons and raise you 1 motorcycle yoga:

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  6. §º¿º§ Carol says:

    A bit of snow today. Just a smidgen, didn’t have to shovel OR sweep.

    Worked in the basement a little more today, and I finally have a viable birthday card figured out for my sister-in-law. It’s going to be late. Tomorrow is her birthday.

    I’ve had the TV off all afternoon, and it’s still off. I was fed up with nothing but the memo. How much more can be said? Wish they’d take on another topic. This Trump all the time, 24/7 is causing progress to continue to stall, everything important ignored.

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