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McCains Brain Cancer Draws Renewed Attention To Possible Agent Orange Connection

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

When Amy Jones’ dad, Paul, was diagnosed with glioblastoma last month, she wondered whether it might be tied to his time in Vietnam.

Then, last week, when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., also a Vietnam veteran, was diagnosed with the same aggressive brain cancer, Jones searched online for glioblastoma and Vietnam vets.

She soon learned the disease is one of a growing list of ailments that some Vietnam veterans and their relatives believe is caused by exposure to Agent Orange, the toxic herbicide sprayed during the war.

“Honestly, it’s not easy to even admit that this is happening, let alone to even talk about it,” said Jones, whose 68-year-old father has had surgery to remove a brain tumor and now is receiving radiation treatments. “It’s only been six weeks. It’s such a devastating diagnosis.”


My step father when he came back was a totally different person, and after about four years started having some major health issues

#Endorse This: Trump Crashes Focus Group On The President Show


The Conflicts Of Interest Hiding Behind Pro-Pipeline Op-Eds Around The Country

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

A retired general wrote numerous op-eds attacking pipeline protesters without disclosing his financial ties to the pipeline industry, including to a security contractor that has used “counterterrorism measures” against those protesters. That deception has led at least one publication to prohibit him from writing in its pages in the future.

James “Spider” Marks serves as a CNN military analyst after retiring from the Army under the rank of major general. He is also the advisory board chair for the international security firm TigerSwan.

Energy Transfer Partners hired TigerSwan to provide security for the Dakota Access Pipeline. As The Intercept has documented in past months, TigerSwan used “military-style counterterrorism measures” against protesters and conducted “sweeping and invasive surveillance of” them. In interviews with Grist, several legal experts “described the contractor’s tactics as highly disturbing and perhaps unprecedented.”


A Manifest Destiny ass****. We have not forgotten.......................

A Father and Son both Battling Brain Cancer the GOP wanted to take their Health Insurance

There are not enough words

Fleeting Senate GOP Revolt Against Skinny Repeal Looks All But Dead

Source: Talking Points Memo

By ALICE OLLSTEIN and TIERNEY SNEED Published JULY 27, 2017 10:12 PM

Just a few hours after it began, a revolt by a handful of senators opposed to voting on a “skinny repeal” of Obamacare they don’t want to become law fizzled out.

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), one of the ringleaders of the short-lived revolt, said around 9:30 p.m. ET that after speaking to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) by phone he was convinced the House would agree to go to conference with the Senate to hammer out a bill.

“He said he doesn’t believe the skinny bill is good policy or good politics,” a weary Graham relayed to a large gaggle of reporters. “He doesn’t want to be the party that repeals part of Obamacare and leaves most of it in place. Paul sees the skinny bill as a vehicle to find a better solution.”

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), another member of Thursday’s brief mutiny against the bill, was similarly won over by these promises. Asked if Republicans now had the votes to pass the “skinny repeal” bill, he said cheerfully: “I hope so. They’ll probably have mine.”

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/revolt-fizzles-skinny-repeal-graham-mccain

Maybe Ron Johnson and Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, should go back and look at how the Congress is suppose to be run, they have abdicated there roles to be completely assured that they are incompetence to in office.

Maybe just maybe they should read the Framers Coup

What these jerks have done is completely bastardized the United Sates Government

Dept. Of Energy Boosts Perry: Winning Fight Against Climate Scientists

Source: Talking Points Memo

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and his department’s communications staff on Thursday boosted an opinion piece praising Perry’s apparent ignorance of the scientific consensus that carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions are the primary cause of climate change.

The Energy Department’s press staff first tweeted a link to the column published in the Hill, which Perry then retweeted from his own account.

In the editorial, Canadian economist Ross McKitrick — who does not appear to have advanced degrees in any scientific fields and was the subject of a column titled “Is climate disinformer Ross McKitrick dishonest or dumb?” — praised Perry for giving a “cautious response to an awkward question.”

Asked on CNBC whether he believed carbon dioxide emissions were the primary driving force behind global temperature and climate changes, Perry replied, “No, most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in.”

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/perry-energy-department-boost-climate-skeptic-column

What a fucking asshole....................

House Passes $788 Billion Spending Bill For Military, Mexico Border Wall

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Associated Press Published JULY 27, 2017 5:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.

The 235-192 vote both eases a large backlog of unfinished spending bills and gives Trump and his House GOP allies political wins heading into the August recess. Significant hurdles remain in front of the measure, which will meet with more powerful Democratic opposition in the Senate.

A potential government shutdown battle over the U.S.-Mexico wall looms this fall. The generous defense spending increases also run afoul of strict spending limits set by an earlier budget law.

For now, however, Republicans controlling the House cheered the measure’s help for military readiness and generous increases for veterans.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/house-spending-bill-military-border-wall

And now the taxpayers are going to make a berlin type wall, when 41.6 billion could be used for roads, schools, and such, no wonder this country is going to hell in a hand basket

Every citizen of Wisconsin is paying $519 so Trump could have this press conference

Source: Think Progress

President Trump celebrated and took credit for Foxconn’s pledge to build a major LCD plant in Wisconsin during a White House ceremony on Wednesday.

With Gov. Scott Walker (R), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) by his side, Trump said that “if I didn’t get elected, [Foxconn Chairman Terry Gao] would not be spending $10 billion.”

“His great company has seen our — you know, you see exactly what I’m saying — our administration’s work to remove job-killing regulations — he’s been watching — to institute Buy American and Hire American, and all of those policies, and to pursue the steps necessary to revitalize American industry, including repealing and replacing Obamacare — we better get that done, fellas, please,” Trump said, according to the White House’s website.

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/every-citizen-of-wisconsin-is-paying-519-so-trump-could-have-this-press-conference-7680f7f59944

The f*cking godfather of the criminal enterprise , that he is about 4 years to late there zippy

Kansas Gov. Brownback To Leave For Federal Religious Freedom Post

Source: Talking Points Memo

By MATT SHUHAM Published JULY 27, 2017 10:46 AM

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will leave that role in favor of a job in the Trump administration, he and the White House announced Wednesday.

Brownback, who turned his state into a massive experiment of tax cuts and privatization (and a failed one at that, many argue), is now one of the least popular governors in the nation, the Kansas City Star noted.

He was tapped by Trump to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, reporting in that role directly to the secretary of state and leading the Office of International Religious Freedom. The post requires Senate confirmation.

On Twitter Wednesday, Brownback said he was “honored to serve such an important cause.”

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/brownback-religious-freedom-post-kansas

And exactly when was this post made up by Congress and the Senate, when have we ever had a religious freedom ambassador, isn't there some blonde trying to get into the Vatican, and when did we become a religious state?

Lets see he bankrupted Kansas, and has for religious freedom, why, doesn't zippy the bankrupt clown first go to Standing Rock and and ask about the Standing Rock Sioux and there religious freedom, being desecrated

GOP Rep. To Media: Your Coverage Forced Trump To Attack Attorney General (VIDEO)

Source: Talking Points Memo

By MATT SHUHAM Published JULY 27, 2017 12:31 PM

Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) blamed the media on Thursday for forcing, in a “bank-shot” fashion, President Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on his own attorney general.

Brat said the media had fueled the attacks — everything short of typing Trump’s tweets for him.

In a statement Wednesday on the matter, Brat said Trump’s anger at Sessions — whose recusal from campaign- and Russian meddling-related matters paved the way for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller — was partially the media’s fault.

“One thing is for sure: when AG Sessions erred on the side of caution by recusing himself, he never could have foreseen the 24/7 full-throated obsession over Russia by the mainstream media,” he wrote. “The media’s attacks have only escalated since Trump’s inauguration. Fake news dominates.”

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dave-brat-says-media-forced-trump-to-attack-sessions

And this jerk is a sitting U.S Congressman

Maybe Blinky the clown should re-read the first amendment again, just so that he can round out his education degree

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