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Democrats need to employ new tactics to deal with Trump. Don't just give endless facts to try and contradict Trump's lies .... turn his lies back on him. For example: Trump says he won't own Obamacare vote, say that he is now the Obamacare decider. Trump says that climate change is hoax, say that Trump's climate change view is hoax, as decided by every other nation in the world. Simple, shame the bastard, isolate him and his beliefs. People don't like being associated with a loser so Dem's need to start pointing this out about Trump .... simply and without all the facts that seem to make American's eyes glaze over.

Fidget this


''In recent months the small whirling toy known as the fidget spinner has assumed a state of near-ubiquity, at least in any area with children of a certain age. After your mind goes through more pressing questions like, "How much would it hurt if an unruly child flung a fidget spinner at me?" you might have asked yourself "Where does the word fidget come from?" We can't help you answer the former, but we're all over the latter.''

Listen to your Elders


Stop it .... media

Been watching for awhile now .... we need to stop with 'he said, he said' , BS. We need to say what is wrong and what is right because a lot of Americans have been brainwashed. GET IT !!!! Folks need to be re-educated .... I know because I live in Trumpland.
Our Media NEEDS TO STOP GIVING Trump talking heads equal floor time. I know plenty of very good Americans who are not getting the facts/truth about Trump. They would change their minds in a NY minute if they were presented with the facts. These folks would not support Trump if he "shot someone on 5th Ave." Most Americans are true patriots in rural America and they are not stupid. Trump presented himself as an America ideal ..... that was a lie, but folks out here are easy targets.

Trump, too bad he ain't that cool

Hearings today; Repubs trying to hold back the tides

King Canute on the Seashore
by: James Baldwin, The Book of Virtues

Long ago, England was ruled by a king named Canute. Like many leaders and men of power, Canute was surrounded by people who were always praising him. Every time he walked into a room, the flattery began.

"You are the greatest man that ever lived," one would say.

"O king, there can never be another as mighty as you," another would insist.

"Your highness, there is nothing you cannot do," someone would smile.

"Great Canute, you are the monarch of all," another would sing. "Nothing in this world dares to disobey you."

The king was a man of sense, and he grew tired of hearing such foolish speeches.

One day he was walking by the seashore, and his officers and courtiers were with him, praising him as usual. Canute decided to teach them a lesson.

"So you say I am the greatest man in the world?" he asked them.

"O king," they cried, "there never has been anyone as mighty as you, and there never be anyone so great, ever again!"

"And you say all things obey me?" Canute asked.

"Absolutely!" they said. "The world bows before you, and gives you honor."

"I see," the king answered. "In that case, bring me my chair, and we will go down to the water."

"At once, your majesty!" They scrambled to carry his royal chair over the sands.

"Bring it closer to the sea," Canute called. "Put it right here, right at the water's edge." He sat down and surveyed the ocean before him. "I notice the tide is coming in. Do you think it will stop if I give the command?"

His officers were puzzled, but they did not dare say no. "Give the order, O great king, and it will obey," one of then assured him.

"Very well. Sea," cried Canute, "I command you to come no further! Waves, stop your rolling!. Surf, stop your pounding! Do not dare touch my feet!"

He waited a moment, quietly, and a tiny wave rushed up the sand and lapped at his feet.

"How dare you!" Canute shouted. "Ocean, turn back now! I have ordered you to retreat before me, and now you must obey! Go back!"

And in answer another wave swept forward and curled around the king's feet. The tide came in, just as it always did. The water rose higher and higher. It came up around the king's chair, and wet not only his feet, but also his robe. His officers stood before him, alarmed, and wondering whether he was not mad.

"Well, my friends," Canute said, "it seems I do not have quite so much power as you would have me believe. Perhaps you have learned something today. Perhaps now you will remember there is only one King who is all-powerful, and it is he who rules the sea, and holds the ocean in the hollow of his hand. I suggest you reserve your praises for him."

The royal officers and courtiers hung their heads and looked foolish. And some say Canute took off his crown soon afterward, and never wore it again.

How many days left in Trump's reign of terror?

I give him until the Ides of March, that would be a very fitting date. He will belly wail about how he was betrayed by everyone. Then Trump will waddle off to the sweet sound of a distant Balalaika

New Jersey Misused $54 Million Meant to Protect Children from Lead Poisoning


A decade-old program designed to get lead out of the home lives of children in New Jersey has been routinely underfunded despite the dictates of state law.

An investigation by the Asbury Park Press found lawmakers, including Republican and Democratic governors, approved the shift of $54 million in funding from the Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund (pdf) over a 10-year period.

“At least $77 million and up to $154 million in dedicated sales tax revenues was supposed to go into the lead fund through fiscal 2015,” journalist Todd Bates reported. “But only $23.3 million went to the fund to date.” Only once, in 2006, was the fund fully seeded with tax revenues collected from the sale of paints and surface coatings, the newspaper discovered.

Arnold Cohen, senior policy coordinator at the Trenton-based Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, told Bates: “It's another horrible example of the governor taking money that was designated for an important purpose and putting it in the general fund.”

The decision to divert the money, which was used to pay state bills and salaries, left the lead fund nearly empty. Lawmakers have yet to approve legislation that would restore some monies into it.

Meanwhile, thousands of children have been left at risk to lead exposure and poisoning, which can result in brain damage, learning disabilities and other health problems. Every year, above-average lead contamination is found in more than 5,000 New Jersey children, most of whom are low-income minorities who live in cities where older buildings were made with lead-based materials, according to Bates.

There are more than half a million American children who have higher than normal levels of lead contamination.


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