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  • Harvard/MIT Study: ‘Breitbart Is NOT Alt-Right.'

    08/16/2017 8:22:21 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    true believer forever to grumpygresh
    In the 70s when I took my AP US history in HS, my teacher told us that there was no right and left. Instead ideologies are better described as a circle with the Marxists and fascist at the bottom of the circle and constitutionalists at the top of the circle; essential it is a liberty vs tyranny construct. <<>> It has been dawning on me the last few days that there is really only one true escape - and it is not carnal. I have also found myself wondering about when the original colonists left england and what was going on there in those times. Going to do some research on that. Embrace the day, night is coming.
  • Harvard/MIT Study: ‘Breitbart Is NOT Alt-Right.'

    08/16/2017 8:07:13 PM PDT · 12 of 16
    true believer forever to Mears

    :MIT is great——they have NEVER discontinued the ROTC program.:

    I din’t know that, that’s great!

  • Harvard/MIT Study: ‘Breitbart Is NOT Alt-Right.'

    08/16/2017 7:36:12 PM PDT · 5 of 16
    true believer forever to kearnyirish2
    I loved it when Trump challenged the “reporter” to define alt-right (and she couldn’t). I wish he’d used “ctrl-left” instead of “alt-left”...

    I REALLY REALLY LIKE THAT ctrl-left. BOOM!!

  • Harvard/MIT Study: ‘Breitbart Is NOT Alt-Right.'

    08/16/2017 7:32:25 PM PDT · 4 of 16
    true believer forever to arthurus

    I think here the source is what counts, NY times, Harvard, MIT ... I know they will find a way to ignore it ... but those tags carry some weight in some leftist circles.

  • Harvard/MIT Study: ‘Breitbart Is NOT Alt-Right.'

    08/16/2017 6:52:55 PM PDT · 1 of 16
    true believer forever
    Had a hard time believing what my eyes were seeing ... lots of good quotes, good read.

    NY Times cover story link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/magazine/breitbart-alt-right-steve-bannon.html?mtrref=undefined

  • Fox News Host Slams Trump’s Response to Charlottesville (Watch)

    08/15/2017 4:42:34 PM PDT · 64 of 67
    true believer forever to 2ndDivisionVet; All

    Couldn’t there be a strong case made for a class action suit against this woman? Any Trump supporter with a record of giving to Trump, or rally receipt, or photo, or ... whatever. Certainly she has defamed and libeled them ... I have never wavered from my belief that one of the few things the left behaviorally acquiesces to are lawsuits. While there is still time every avenue pursued.

  • New effort to destroy Hannity with O’Reilly-type advertiser boycott

    08/04/2017 9:14:50 AM PDT · 13 of 45
    true believer forever to CivilWarBrewing
    Kudos to Hannity. He, along with Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs are taking it to the Deep State. Hannity has been relentless lately.

    BTW, email Tucker and he is likely to email you back. He is receptive to new ideas for topics or other comments. Way cool.

    What is that email address for Tucker, do you remember?

    Thanks!

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 6:24:13 PM PDT · 56 of 62
    true believer forever to IndispensableDestiny
    I don’t know why people think Congress are exempt from Obamacare. It was a big deal when the amendment to force them into it was passed.

    How Trump can win the ObamaCare fight: End the "friends and cronies" exemption for Congress.

    ~ John Fund July 28, 2017

    "With a mere stroke of his pen, President Trump could end the exemption that President Obama gave members of Congress and their staffs that makes them the only participants in the ObamaCare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer (the American people) to pay for their health insurance. Nothing would better focus Congress’ attention on changing ObamaCare than being trapped in it just like other Americans."

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/28/how-trump-can-win-obamacare-fight-end-friends-and-cronies-exemption-for-congress.html

    The subsidies are almost 75% paid by the taxpayers. They aren't really in Obamacare if they don't have to endure the skyhigh deductibles and obscene premiums. Let them pay the same way the American citizens do - out of their own pockets.

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 5:16:56 PM PDT · 53 of 62
    true believer forever to sanjuanbob; Openurmind
    It must not have any teeth. Look at the other petitions with over a million signatures that have gone nowhere. What’s the difference with this petition? I support the idea whole heartedly but am skeptical of the methodology.

    I think last night creates an entirely new timeline, and the point is to get the buzz out there and keep pounding in lots of different ways every single day till something changes:

    How Trump can win the ObamaCare fight: End the "friends and cronies" exemption for Congress.

    ~ John Fund July 28, 2017

    "With a mere stroke of his pen, President Trump could end the exemption that President Obama gave members of Congress and their staffs that makes them the only participants in the ObamaCare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer (the American people) to pay for their health insurance. Nothing would better focus Congress’ attention on changing ObamaCare than being trapped in it just like other Americans."

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/28/how-trump-can-win-obamacare-fight-end-friends-and-cronies-exemption-for-congress.html

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 4:44:41 PM PDT · 51 of 62
    true believer forever to Zathras
    Same healthcare, same recital exam at airport security.

    I agree totally, those recital exams are a little edgy sometimes :)

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 4:42:12 PM PDT · 48 of 62
    true believer forever to rainee
    Just saw this on Facebook as well. It’s definitely getting around! Let’s do it people!! Enough with this smug, do nothing Congress.

    With the way the republicans are waffling, this may be the only way to get them to respond clearly re their intentions... nice thing is it includes dems, also! Please keep posting everywhere! THANKS!!

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 4:39:14 PM PDT · 46 of 62
    true believer forever to Blood of Tyrants
    Better yet, force all congresscritters to get their healthcare from the VA.

    From what I understand, Trump is on track to make the VA into something spectacular ...

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 4:35:56 PM PDT · 43 of 62
    true believer forever to TianaHighrider
    Signed petition. It said to check my email inbox to basically verify human signed it confirmation. Haven’t got it yet but will keep checking.

    Thanks, please pass around.

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 4:34:35 PM PDT · 42 of 62
    true believer forever to Intolerant in NJ
    Apparently Trump could do this with a simple order to the Department which handles federal employee affairs - Obama exempted Congress by ordering it done as a term of their employment - apparently it wouldn’t take any more than that to undo it, and as someone on TV said today, what fool congressman is going to go on record demanding that they not be treated the same as the rest of the country?.....

    I think there is great power in your thoughts. Kind of like a roll call vote on hypocrisy with nowhere to hide ... that would make for some powerful ads in 2018!

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 4:31:59 PM PDT · 41 of 62
    true believer forever to NewJerseyJoe
    Someone better versed in this, correct me if necessary — but isn’t this something that Trump could do unilaterally, by executive order? Because it is not creation of law (which is the purview of Congress), but rather modifies the application/execution of existing law (which is the job of the Executive branch).

    The petition is for an executive order from Trump to do that...

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 4:20:35 PM PDT · 38 of 62
    true believer forever to fatez
    I actually Trump mishandled this right from the start. He should have had an ally in the House introduce a bill that requires all federal employees except for the military and all elected federal officials to be in Obama care (including all congressional staffers). Its not to late and it would force the Dems to eat their own dog food.

    I think the President would have trouble finding an ally who would do this -- maybe Cruz, Paul, some others from Freedom Caucus.

    This is his executive order re ACA on Day One - 01.20.17:

    Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - MINIMIZING THE ECONOMIC BURDEN OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PENDING REPEAL

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1. It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended (the "Act"). In the meantime, pending such repeal, it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented, take all actions consistent with law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act, and prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market.

    Sec. 2. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies (agencies) with authorities and responsibilities under the Act shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.

    Sec. 3. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies with authorities and responsibilities under the Act, shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to provide greater flexibility to States and cooperate with them in implementing healthcare programs.

    Sec. 4. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the head of each department or agency with responsibilities relating to healthcare or health insurance shall encourage the development of a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of healthcare services and health insurance, with the goal of achieving and preserving maximum options for patients and consumers.

    Sec. 5. To the extent that carrying out the directives in this order would require revision of regulations issued through notice-and-comment rulemaking, the heads of agencies shall comply with the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable statutes in considering or promulgating such regulatory revisions.

    Sec. 6. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

    (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

    (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

    DONALD J. TRUMP

    THE WHITE HOUSE, January 20, 2017.

    I just think must be some wriggle room in there somewhere, he needs someone like Newt to decode and help with legislation etc ...

    Please sign and get many other to ...

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 4:05:01 PM PDT · 34 of 62
    true believer forever to artichokegrower
    They are enrolled in Obamacare. In 2014 members of congress and their staffs were taken out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program FEHBP)and given the option of enrolling in DC Health Link the Obamacare program for the Washington DC region. They get 72% of the policy fees covered and they pay for the rest.

    ObamaCare required members of Congress to enroll in the law's health insurance plans. But so far, Republicans aren't planning to require lawmakers to participate in the new insurance market they're proposing.... Health insurance for members of Congress — and their staffs — was one of the most contentious inside-the-Beltway fights in the long, drawn-out battle over ObamaCare. Lawmakers were stripped of the health insurance that other federal employees get and tossed into ObamaCare, initially without a contribution from their employer, the federal government — thanks to a Republican amendment introduced by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/congress-health-care-repeal-replace-obamacare-236154

    I tend to think a lot of members can pay for concierge service from any doctor they wish ...

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 3:57:13 PM PDT · 28 of 62
    true believer forever to Sequoyah101
    For some reason I have been told that the President can make this happen by decree.

    Really? If so, make it so.

    If it is to be a law that has to come from congress anyone who thinks they will do this anymore than they will pass a law to term limit themselves is out of their mind and needs to suck in a huge dose of reality.

    The petition is for an executive by President Trump. Please sign and pass around significantly.

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 3:54:03 PM PDT · 27 of 62
    true believer forever to CincyRichieRich
    Trump is supposed to force them...exec order...they won’t force themselves...that leaves us...we work for them now (temporary)...there is no one left to force them...that leaves trump...

    I think last night's travesty may have finally gotten a lot of complacent people riled up, atleast hope so.

  • Force Congress to have Same Healthcare as everyone else!

    07/28/2017 3:51:31 PM PDT · 25 of 62
    true believer forever to exit82; All
    Tell the President directly:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

    Thanks, and I will. So should everyone else!