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Trump's taxes show how thoroughly corrupt our systems are.

This is why defeating him in 2020 does little to nothing to bring about the change that we desperately need. We need to reform the very systems that allowed Trump to be president in the first place.

Because if we don't, we will get another Trump in the near future.

Best video explaining why Game of Thrones has turned out the way it has

Wow, this SNL sketch cuts deep. Real deep. Deeper than the writers even know.

We convince ourselves to stay in shitty jobs or relationships and that a vacation will fix everything. It doesn't. Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing. Happiness is a sustatined state of being content no matter where you are.

Ramin Djawadi performing "Needle" (Arya Stark's Theme) Live on KCRW

Florence and the Machine - "Jenny of Oldstones"

Why is Barr protecting Trump? Simple. It's greed.

He's an attorney that's served in government for the entirety of his career. He's only been in private practice since 2009, and he was probably hired to bring in powerful clients to help them deal with the government.

Read his Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Barr

In 2009, Barr was briefly of counsel to the firm Kirkland & Ellis. From 2010 until 2017, he advised corporations on government enforcement matters and regulatory litigation; he rejoined Kirkland and Ellis in 2017

Trump's policies serve the interests of the 1%. Trump's demagoguery builds political support for those policies. The 1% need Trump to survive. At 69, with his usefulness fading, Barr saw an opportunity for himself. Protect Trump and be rewarded by the 1%. He can sell himself as the corporate lawyer that protects the powerful from the government.

Look at what defending Michael Jackson and OJ did for Johnnie Cochran's legal practice.

George RR Martin is not happy about the Giants...

picking Daniel Jones in the NFL draft:

If you've been paying attention to the NFL draft lately, you have something in common with George R.R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series on which "Game of Thrones" is based. Martin was born and raised in New Jersey and devoutly follows both the Jets and the Giants, and has been known to blog about his feelings on each team from time to time.

This weekend was no different, as Martin took the time to jot down his thoughts on each team's draft haul despite the fact that "Thrones" was airing one of its most anticipated episodes yet. And your man George R.R. Martin is NOT thrilled that the Giants took Daniel Jones at No. 6 instead of Dwayne Haskins.


The Republicans are nakedly grabbing power to further their agenda while the Democrats...

fervently want to return to some sort of "normalcy". At some point, the Democratic congressional leadership has to understand that there is no return to normalcy.

What needs to be done today is the creation of a select committee in the House to investigate the president. You don't have to call it "impeachment". Call it whatever you want. But that committee needs to be raining subpoenas on the White House like a tsunami. If Trump wants to fight them all in court, so be it. Dare him to. But if people don't comply, order their arrest. Call Trump's bluff.

Not standing up to Trump will weaken efforts to replace him in 2020. Don't rely on presidential election polling data a 18 months ahead of the election as comfort. Take more aggressive action now or risk losing big in 2020.
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