Link Me Up, Scotty - Make Them Hear You Edition

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How 45 has become the unreliable narrator of his Presidency, and what that means.
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Guess who doesn't have a clue about what is included in the Republican's health care bill? The Republicans that are drafting it, that's who. GRAIN OF SALT WARNING: Vox is a left biased news source, but the questions and responses are direct quotes, which leaves us free to draw our own conclusions.
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Turns out 45 has hundreds of millions of dollars in financial liability. The new financial disclosure also outlines where his money is coming from in a general sense, and the fact that 45's promises to "donate" money to the US Treasury that was earned from foreign governments is basically lip service. Can you say "emoluments clause?" I knew you could.
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The GOP is still crafting their Health Care Bill in secret and behind closed doors. I have daily missives going to my Republican Senator on this issue, with calls for transparency and PUBLIC hearings. I'm not holding my breath, however - the Coward Cory Gardner has never disobeyed his Party Masters, and as my divorce attorney used to say, "The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior."
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"Two-and-a-half miles below the ocean near Australia, there is crushing pressure, total darkness and a collection of some of the strangest creatures on the planet — if you're willing to go find them." And scientists are, with the help of a grant. All of time and space, and the wonders and horrors therein.
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Another fine example of how 45's Presidency is the Presidency of bigotry, apathy, and ignorance. This administration is so lacking in basic human kindness and compassion, every day they remain in the once-proud White House is another day where I'm further embarrassed to be a voting member of a Republic that would make such a miscreant our President.
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Check out this performance of Three Mo' Tenors recorded in 2001 at (of all places) Troy High School in Troy, OH. A wide variety of music sung by three STUNNING tenor voices who are obviously having a great time.
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I loved this story of former NFL player Ryan O'Calloghan's journey to self-acceptance and purpose. Too many young people don't get the support they need, when they need it, and I'm happier than I can say that our culture is slowly making strides to accept people in the LGBT community.
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My favorite Christian Pastor with observations on Carrie Fisher's unrelenting battle with mental illness and substance abuse. Addicts are weak my ass. Carrie Fisher is one of the bravest human beings I've ever heard of, and her passing only re-emphasizes for me how much grit it took for her to live as long as she did. An amazing woman.
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And speaking of awesome music, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington chose to respond to the protesters at the Knoxville Pride event with song. You know, like you do. I love this response so very much. It clearly emphasizes the hate and vitriol of the so-called Christians while the chorus sings about love and courage. Way to go, gents!




Today's Sources:
  • NPR: Mainstream Media source with left-center bias and a high degree of factual reporting. 
  • Vox: Internet Media source with left bias and a high degree of factual reporting. 
  • NBC News: Broadcast Media source with left-center bias and a high degree of factual reporting. 
  • New York Times: Mainstream Media source with left-center bias and a high degree of factual reporting. 
  • The YourTube Channel of Jazz Music Vault 
  • Outsports: An online source for LGBT athletes.  
  • Things That Need to be Said: The personal blog of Pastor John Pavlovitz
  • The YouTube Channel of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington.

2 comments:

Darren Meyer said...

I think autocorrect bit you by turning emoluments into "emollients". Though I quite fancy an emollients clause, to be honest ;)

Janiece said...

Snort.

Thanks, Darren. It's corrected now.