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Budi's Journal
Budi's Journal
December 1, 2020

WATCH: Biden introduces nominees for key economic positions

Introductions followed by brief speeches

December 1, 2020

From Steve Schmidt on the WH Communications Team


Steve Schmidt
The announcement of the incoming White House Communications team is a significant event for a country that has been abused for four years by constant gaslighting and lies from the White House.

@jrpsaki will return integrity to the Office of the Press Secretary the instant she steps behind the briefing room podium.
@KBeds will lead a White House Communications team that is grounded by reality, facts and truth. Thank God. This country has been plagued by pathological liars like: @KellyannePolls@seanspicer@SarahHuckabee@PressSec@JHoganGidley

Appearing from the familiar grounds of the White House, ensconced in the trappings of the American Presidency for four long years.
They have abetted the greatest, most prolific and lethal liar in American history. With each lie they poisoned faith and belief in every institution that matters in a Republic.
They lied like Baghdad Bob once did; spectacular, delusional, disproveable lying.
They did their best to obliterate reality and the concept of truth for the purposes of poisoning the public good for political power and advantage.
They put obedience to Trump ahead of their oaths to the Constitution and duty to the American people.
Truth is the keystone of a democratic society. The lie is the cause of its’ ruin. Always.

The appointment of these women of integrity is important to mark.
They represent a restoration of honesty, decency, dignity, sanity and the Truth to a place where they must never again be extinguished from.
What a great relief it will be to not be lied to for a change.

Bravo, Mr Schmidt

December 1, 2020

From The Rick Wilson: "We Won't Forget and We Won't Forgive What Trumpists Did to America"

Trump heads to the door before even dropping the cash on the nightstand

That's the last 4 years condensed into one sentence

We Won’t Forget and We Won’t Forgive What Trumpists Did to America

Rick Wilson

The dark is rising for Trump’s sycophants, toadies and enablers. Their tough-guy acts and fuck-your-feelings shit-talk have become a furious whine of complaints and recriminations as a toxic slurry of rage and despair has left a stinging bile in the back of their throats that won’t go away.
Trump lost, and they can’t spin their way past it.

Even as his lawyers are all but chased out of each town where they file their absurd, doomed lawsuits, the true believers still imagine some miracle ]emerging from the wreckage of Trump’s campaign.

The media apparatus that monetized the moronic state religion of Trumpism is still pumping their slowcoach followers full of stupid, easily disproven lies.

The Professional Class of Republicans, though, know that the bitter end is here—that their dirty half-decade of personal abnegation and degradation is coming to a sick, sad finale. It would leave them with a sense of shame if they had any.
Most of the GOP, Inc. types long ago lost that sensibility.
Still, America is watching them experiencing a combination of fury and humiliation as Trump heads to the door before even dropping the cash on the nightstand

December 1, 2020

"Staggering" "RICO Indictment Against Former L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar & 5 Defendants.."


New Indictment in RICO Case Against Former L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar Adds 5 Defendants, Including a Former Deputy Mayor


The Indictment is stunning:


The scope of corruption outlined in this indictment is staggering,” said United States Attorney Nick Hanna. “As the indictment alleges, Huizar, Chan and their network of associates repeatedly violated the public trust by soliciting and accepting numerous cash bribes and other financial benefits, turning Huizar’s City Council seat into a money-making criminal enterprise.

Powerful developers, operating through well-connected lobbyists, eagerly participated in the schemes to get preferential treatment for their downtown projects. This detailed indictment, which lays bare these backroom deals, should prompt a serious discussion as to whether significant reforms are warranted in Los Angeles city government.”

The charges announced today allege wholesale corruption and outline the way in which Huizar and Chan brokered their powerful positions to gain personally, politically and financially by selling to the highest bidders in a stunning betrayal of the Angelenos they swore an oath to serve,” said Kristi K. Johnson, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. “I’m proud of the investigators and prosecutors who investigated this case and methodically uncovered – then dismantled – abject corruption in one of America’s largest cities, with the shared goal of restoring trust in city government.”

The indictment alleges that Huizar and Chan operated the “CD-14 Enterprise,” named for City Council District 14, which Huizar represented from 2005 until this year. Other members of the conspiracy were George Esparza, Huizar’s former special assistant, and real estate development consultant George Chiang, each of whom pleaded guilty earlier this year to participating in the RICO conspiracy.
The indictment adds overt acts to the RICO conspiracy alleging that CD-14 Enterprise members illegally solicited political contributions by foreign nationals to help maintain the enterprise’s political power.

Among the numerous other corruption allegations, the indictment charges that Huizar illegally accepted more than $800,000 in benefits from Huang, mainly during luxury-laden gambling trips. In addition, at Huizar’s and Chan’s request, ...

As goes LA govt, so goes Miami. Bet they're not just selling real estate either.
December 1, 2020

The way forward is *Medicare Extra*. Neera Tanden's "Social Contract for the 21st Century"

A New Social Contract for the 21st Century
It is high time to rethink the relationship—the basic bargain—between the individual, companies, and our government.

Tanden on Health Care Policy:

"We have the ability to provide health-care coverage to all Americans, while at the same time ensuring that people can keep private insurance through their employer if they wish.
The way forward is *Medicare Extra*, a program that would set up a public insurance option via Medicare that would provide much more affordable health care, with coverage for dental, hearing, and vision, all with no deductibles and minimal copays.

The plan would achieve universal coverage, be open to anyone, and would incorporate the ACA and other individual coverage. It would also allow people who work for large employers to keep their coverage if they chose to do so.
For those who are uninsured, as well as those who are currently purchasing insurance through the Obamacare marketplaces, or who are Medicaid beneficiaries or newborns, they would automatically be enrolled in an improved Medicare program, one that would continue to cover seniors as well."
"And this system could be put in place for a fraction of the cost of Medicare for All."


BRAVO to the brilliant Neera Tanden.

Neera Tanden has developed & offered perhaps, the most across the board, Workable & Cost effective Health Care policy to date.
Building on programs already in place, such as the ACA & by expanding & including Medicare & Medicaid, Tanden has her policy platform narrowed down to details that M4A has yet to present, & at far less the cost..

This defines the future forward careful planning & wonky brilliance of Ms Neera Tanden.

This is why she is perfectly suited for the position at OMB.
President Biden made an outstanding choice with Tanden.

Biden's recent staff & appointee selections along with VP Harris are indeed the face of the future of our Democratic Party.

These women don't just Talk the Talk.

Thank you President Biden.

November 29, 2020

Joe Biden, Governance & the Law of Physics

The Center is the ONLY successful & sustainable place to govern a nation of 300,000,000 citizens.

It's the oldest law in the world.
It's the Center.

Thanks Joe.
November 29, 2020

Joe Biden, Governance & the Law of Physics

The Center is the ONLY successful & sustainable place to govern a nation of 300,000,000 citizens.

It's the oldest law in the world.
It's the Center.

Thanks Joe.

November 27, 2020

Fuckers with their heads buried deep so they don't have to know the truth

Head in the sand idiom

(bury/have) one's head in the sand: to ignore or refuse to think about a problem or something unpleasant. ... This idiom is often used as bury one's head in the sand or have one's head in the sand.


You know who you are.

Our Democracy & Our Constitution, Our Democratic Republic will live on longer than you.

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