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2018 Government Shutdown?

As of this moment, there is a decent chance that Congress will not pass ether a budget or continuing resolution (CR) for the President to sign by midnight tomorrow and keep the government from shutting down.  For months there was a deal in place that kept the government open and included a bi-partisan immigration deal on DACA and border security.  As most of us know, Republican hard-liners convinced President Trump to change his mind, thus scuttling the bi-partisan bill.  With mere days before the deadline, Republicans scrambled to craft at least a CR, and did so without meaningful Democratic input.  ...

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Roseanne is Comedy, not a Political Endorsement

Last week I watched the first two episodes of the reboot “Roseanne” show on ABC, as did apparently 18 million people.  I very much enjoyed the original series and expected the new version to be similarly worthwhile television.  While I do not predict many Emmy wins, the show was good, fun to watch, and all I can say is welcome back.  However, rather than an analysis of the show’s qualities by the entertainment writers, the commentary is emanating from political pundits wrongfully trying to equate the show with political statements and endorsements.  I have watched many commentators simply embarrass themselves ...

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Trumpericans Giving False Credit for Softbank $50 Billion Deal

OMG Attention Trumpmericans…. PLEASE DO NOT give President Elect Trump credit for another deal that was already brokered and done before he was elected… Do you people really think these type of business deals happen “overnight” or “at the stoke of a pen” because someone got elected??? If you believe that then I would I have to say you are truly business naïve… NO company is going to fork over $50 billion on an investment without months and years of strategic and financial planning especially a company from Japan… CEOs in Japan are the best in the world when talking technology. ...

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The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend – but What is Comey?

Disappointing…  Former FBI Director James Comey appeared on ABC News on April 15, 2018, to discuss the release of his book, “A Higher Loyalty.”  He later appeared on other network shows for similar interviews.  No doubt the book will be a best seller as people are interested in reading about Comey’s account of his firing by President Trump and his role in the Clinton and Trump investigations.  Ever since firing James Comey, President Trump has assailed Comey’s character, live and in numerous Tweets, referring to him as a “nut job,” “slimeball,” and other classic Trumpian derogations.  Comey made mistakes, should ...

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