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Taxpayers paying to clean up after Pence family


Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build a Midwestern empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the "front row of the American dream."

But what he doesn't talk about is the more than 85 contaminated sites left behind.

Don't you hate it when businesses leave their mess for taxpayers to clean up?

Why do Trump supporters get away with saying "there is no evidence of collusion"?

There is plenty of evidence of collusion: the indictments of Trump advisers, all the lying about contacts with Russians, the meeting in Trump Tower, the sucking up to Putin, the list goes on. Are these things not evidence of possible collusion? They may not be actual "proof" (yet) of collusion, but these things certainly can be called evidence. I think everyone saying there is no evidence of collusion needs to be called out on this, including Trump during interviews.

Oops! Even a stable genius sometimes says the wrong thing

In a way, this is more scary to me than what he did yesterday.

Senator Jamie Raskin had a great summary of yesterday's clown show Must Watch

I didn't see this already posted, so I hope it's not a repeat.

I can't wait to hear it...

the people who are always telling us government can't run things claiming that they can do a great job running toddler detention centers.

What happens with all the crimes Kim Jong-Un is said to have committed against his people?

I'm just wondering, because Trump seems to be pitching him the idea that if he puts down his nukes and opens up his nation to the world all will be wonderful condos on the beaches, that all will be forgiven and there will ground breaking technological advances to enjoy. (Have you seen Trump's film he made for Kim?) But, has not Kim Jong-un committed horrendous crimes against humanity? Will he ever have to pay for those crimes, or will he somehow get a pass? And, who will give him such a pass?

I'm not against reaching out for peace, but dictators are often the types of leaders that need to hold power out of sheer survival. They have done too much against too many to be safe in letting down their guard. To a man like Kim Jong-Un holding absolute power means not having to pay for crimes committed.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see leaders working toward peace, but I think there are certain realities we must consider. Karma can be a bitch for dictators, and Trump won't be able to use his pardon power for Kim Jong-Un.

Does anyone else have a problem with Jordan Peterson's arguments about oppression?

I'm no scholar, but I tend to hear a lot of flaws in Peterson's arguments. For example: listen to this interview with Peterson and ask how he might square his statements with a country like Saudi Arabia where women have been openly oppressed, and just now have the chance to have a drivers' license? Peterson really seems to lose it at about the 6:50 timestamp. To me it almost sounds like he gets very nervous at the questioning.

Like I said, I'm no scholar, but I think Peterson is a bit of a lightweight.

Here is the Senator Merkley video

Trump goes on a pardon spree

My poor 87 year old mother has become confused, and I'm blaming Right-Wing Media.

I just got back from a 2 day visit with my 87 year old Mom for mothers' day. My mother is very healthy, both in mind and body. She is very clear with no signs of memory loss or dementia, but her view of Trump has me worried.

We were talking about the need for consumer protections, especially with financial products, and credit. Both of us agreed that such protections are good and necessary. That's when she said "That's why I'm glad Trump is draining the swamp". I'm like..."What?"!

At first I thought she was being sarcastic, she has a quick wit, but when I questioned her further it became evident that she was serious. Somehow my mother, a very intelligent together person, got the idea that Trump was all about consumer protection with his campaign promise to "drain the swamp". She thinks Trump has been working to make it so big corporations can't scam their customers. I tried my best to explain to her how she needs to support people like Elizabeth Warren for that and not Trump, but she seemed pretty set in her thinking. I'll be following up with her later on this to explain further, but in the meantime I think she actually believes Trump is all for consumer protections.

Later that same evening when she wanted to watch some television the TV defaulted right to FOX. I'm blaming them.

This is a true story! I just back an hour ago from the trip.
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