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Miles Archer

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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
Number of posts: 5,838

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Who was our last openly, gleeful, unapologetically racist President?

This "Pocahontas" shit is getting old.

I'm trying to think of another President who got away with these racist dog whistles, but for the life of me, I can't.

I'm not talking about Presidents who said racist crap that was revealed years later in biographies.

I'm talking about any President who is doing what Trump is doing right now, in office.

Krugman: Trump is like the monster child who terrorizes a town in an episode of "The Twilight Zone"



http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/krugman-trump-is-like-the-monster-child-who-terrorizes-a-town-in-an-episode-of-the-twilight-zone/

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman compared President Donald Trump on Friday to an evil child with supernatural powers as portrayed in an episode of the late 1950s and early 60s TV show, “The Twilight Zone.”

“Fans of old TV series may remember a classic ‘Twilight Zone’ episode titled ‘It’s a Good Life,'” wrote Krugman. “It featured a small town terrorized by a 6-year-old who for some reason had monstrous superpowers, coupled with complete emotional immaturity. Everyone lived in constant fear, made worse by the need to pretend that everything was fine. After all, any hint of discontent could bring terrible retribution.”

Such is Pres. Trump’s relationship with his administration and, by extension, the rest of the world, Krugman said.

“What set me off on this chain of association?” he said. “The answer may surprise you; it was the tax ‘plan’ the administration released on Wednesday.”

House Republicans FAIL in 11th-hour push to give Trump a "first 100 days major legislative victory"

WASHINGTON — An 11th-hour White House push to give President Trump a major legislative victory in his first 100 days in office broke down late Thursday as House Republican leaders failed to round up enough votes for their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Some White House officials had hoped for a vote on Friday on a measure to prove that Mr. Trump was making good on his promise to undo the sweeping health law — President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement — in his first 100 days in office.

But seesawing commitments and the reservations from numerous lawmakers throughout Thursday laid bare the difficulty that Republican leaders faced in trying to push through a repeal bill. While revisions to their bill won over conservative hard-liners in the Freedom Caucus this week, those same changes threatened to drive away other members, even some who supported the first version.

A senior House aide said late Thursday that there would not be a vote on the health bill this week. At least 18 House Republicans oppose the latest version of the bill, the American Health Care Act, and leaders can lose no more than 22 to win passage if all members vote.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/us/politics/republicans-propose-short-term-funding-plan-to-avert-shutdown.html

"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. I like to drive. I cant drive anymore."



“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump told Reuters in an interview. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”

A wealthy businessman from New York, Trump assumed public office for the first time when he entered the White House on Jan. 20 after he defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an upset.

More than five months after his victory and two days shy of the 100-day mark of his presidency, the election is still on Trump’s mind. Midway through a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president paused to hand out copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map.

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“I like to drive,” he said. “I can’t drive any more.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-says-he-thought-being-president-would-be-easier-than-his-old-life_us_5902b2c6e4b0bb2d086c6c09

Trump voter and fan of the big, beautiful wall in mourning over yet another broken "promise"

https://twitter.com/thetalentscout/status/856904383920918530

Ivanka captions Donald & Melania photo: "A wonderful example of kindness and grace for us all."

Ivanka Trump took to Instagram to wish her "incredible stepmom" Melania Trump on her 47th birthday Wednesday. The first lady made a rare mid-week travel to Washington D.C., on her birthday and spent the day with Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, at a luncheon for Senate spouses at the National Gallery of Art.

"Happy Birthday to our first lady (and my incredible step-mom!) Melania Trump," Ivanka captioned a photo of Melania and President Donald Trump. "A wonderful example of kindness and grace for us all! @FLOTUS."





Ivanka's message for Melania came after Sunday's report on Vanity Fair claiming the two women have a frosty relationship. The report, citing two unnamed sources, said Ivanka and her stepmother have had cold interactions with each other. However, a White House spokesperson dismissed the rumors, telling the Huffington Post Melania and Ivanka have always had a close bond.

Trump's wife received the disapproval of many Americans when it was announced she will live in New York with her son Barron, while Ivanka was often seen working closely with her father. The first daughter also took on a larger role in her father’s campaign than Melania did.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/ivanka-trump-gushes-over-melania-on-her-47th-birthday/

PEN America details approximately 60 times Trump has threatened the press and public discourse



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pen-america-on-trump-100-days_us_590209e7e4b081a5c0fb7bbf?6qm&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

In an effort to quantify the damage done against America’s constitutional belief in free expression, PEN America released a thorough survey of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.

The organization, a nationwide community of novelists, journalists, editors, poets, playwrights and more, chronicled the president’s various statements that undermine the validity of news outlets, his lack of transparency and his choice to defund groups that support artistic expression. The report, titled “Trump the Truth,” explores a total of approximately 60 incidents in which the White House has undermined the press.

The 30-page memo focuses chiefly on how Trump’s administration treats journalists, citing some positive developments ― the administration offers “Skype seats” in its media briefing room for reporters outside of Washington, for example ― but mostly taking the opportunity to home in on the president’s false indictments of “fake news.”

In the document’s introduction, the organization writes:

...what this Administration is doing ― the relentless lies, the constant efforts to chip away at public support for the press and trust in their reporting, the dismissal of peaceful public demonstrations as illegitimate ― is not normal.

Journalist Amanda Terkel...once stalked by Jesse Waters...writes about his "vacation."

Fox News Host Jesse Watters Finally Gets In Trouble For Something
Insulting Asian-Americans and homeless people is fine, but making a joke about Ivanka Trump is too much.
By Amanda Terkel

Over the years, Fox News personality Jesse Watters has mocked Asian-Americans in New York City’s Chinatown, shamed homeless people, ambushed journalists at their homes and made a number of offensive comments about immigrants, LGBTQ people and others.

Yet through it all, Fox has stood by him. And even though the network recently fired his mentor, Bill O’Reilly, over numerous allegations of sexual harassment, top executives decided to stick with Watters. In fact, they promoted him to be a host on the primetime show “The Five.”

https://twitter.com/davidmackau/status/857238421575806976

In 2009, Watters ambushed me while I was on vacation, claiming that I was causing rape victims pain and suffering because I wrote a post criticizing O’Reilly for implying that a woman was partially responsible for her own rape because of what she had been wearing and how much she had been drinking. O’Reilly then did several segments about me on his show the next week, calling me a villain.

I hope that Watters is able to enjoy his vacation this week in peace, without anyone following him and ambushing him and his family.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jesse-watters-ivanka-trump_us_5901ff98e4b0026db1def03a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Rand Paul: Freedom Caucus "has done a good job of making" RyanCare "less bad"



The new proposal, known as the MacArthur Amendment in honor of its lead author, New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur, would allow states to apply for a waiver with the federal government to get out of some of Obamacare's requirements, like insurance companies not being able to charge people more if they have a preexisting condition.

That change brought the majority of the three dozen or so members of the House Freedom Caucus on board and seems to offer leaders a path forward.

"We think the MacArthur Amendment is a great way to lower premiums, give states more flexibility," House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Wednesday. "We think it's constructive."

"I think the Freedom Caucus has done a good job of making the bill less bad," Sen. Rand Paul told reporters at the Capitol. "For me it's a big stumbling block, still, that there's taxpayer money that's being given to insurance companies, and I'm just not in favor of taxpayer money going to insurance companies."

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trumpcare-has-a-pulse-but-remains-on-life-support-w479120

54% of physicians concerned about FDA nominee Dr. Scott Gottlieb's conflicts of interest

54% of physicians concerned about FDA nominee Dr. Scott Gottlieb's conflicts of interest



http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/survey-54-of-physicians-concerned-about-fda-nominee-dr-scott-gottlieb-s-conflicts-of-interest.html

Physicians are divided on the potential appointment of Scott Gottlieb, MD, as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to a survey from MDLinx, an online physician forum.

The survey polled 527 MDLinx physicians for their opinions on Dr. Gottlieb, who previously served as the FDA deputy commissioner for policy. MDLinx found 54.5 percent of respondents were concerned Dr. Gottlieb's consulting work presented a potential conflict of interest with the FDA job.

"We all know that the FDA is run more by financial interests than true science," one respondent wrote in the comments section of the survey. "I do not think he will lead the FDA in any meaningful way away from that sad tradition."

Respondent opinions were scattered, however, on how effectual Dr. Gottlieb would be in the head FDA role. Of those surveyed, 24.4 percent said they thought he "may be good" for the pharmaceutical regulatory process, while 21.8 percent said his appointment "may harm" the process. Slightly more than 19 percent of respondents were unsure and 15.6 percent said they felt the appointment would be "very bad" for the pharmaceutical regulatory process.
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