GOP Health Plan Fails

The Affordable Care Act lives to see another day!

Trump, the great deal maker couldn’t close the deal with his GOP majority and Trumpcare goes down.

The Affordable Care Act is here to stay, for now!

Jared Kushner Stays Silent, His Grandmother Didn’t

While Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner stays silent, his grandmother spoke out about being banned from the US.

An interview with the late grandmother of Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close aide Jared Kushner has re-emerged in which she describes her anguish over America’s refusal to accept Jews fleeing the Holocaust.

 

She could be talking about today.

Rae Kushner was one of the only members of her family to survive the second world war. She talks about the difficulties she faced as a Nazi-era Jewish refugee and criticises the US – beset by an anti-immigrant sentiment at the time – for its reluctance to take people in.

 

John Mellencamp’s New Song

 

Easy Target is the new political song by rocker John Mellencamp.

“Easy Target” features late-night, smoky-bar piano and an ornate string section, and Mellencamp delivers his grim lines in a dry croak. He sings about a world where everyone is on their own and no one is safe: “Easy targets all along the avenue/ Living here in sucker town, baby me and you/ Behind the bars to keep each other apart/ Easy targets, our country’s broken heart.”

 

Trump Scandals

This article sums up all of Trump’s scandals that are not going to go away.

The breadth of Trump’s controversies is truly yuge, ranging from allegations of mafia ties to unscrupulous business dealings, and from racial discrimination to alleged marital rape. They stretch over more than four decades, from the mid-1970s to the present day. To catalogue the full sweep of allegations would require thousands of words and lump together the trivial with the truly scandalous. Including business deals that have simply failed, without any hint of impropriety, would require thousands more. This is a snapshot of some of the most interesting and largest of those scandals.

My experience at the Women’s March

I had never been to a march before or even a rally. I have always voted and even campaigned for Martin O’ Malley when he ran for governor of Maryland. Yet, I was never an activist, until, Saturday when I walked in the Women’s March in D.C.

I marched with my sister, brother, and brother-in-law. We marched for our rights that are in danger of being taken away. We marched for a woman’s right to choose and equal pay. We marched for our brother and his husband to protect Same Sex Marriage. We marched for unity. We marched to move this country forward, not back. From what I experienced at the Women’s March, I am confident that we are not going back but moving forward.

Here are a few pics from the march.

Ellen’s Tribute to Obama

Below is Ellen’s video tribute to President Obama and the First Lady Michelle. The president wasn’t perfect, he did more for this country than he is giving credit for. Anyway, Ellen’s tribute expresses better than I can why the Obama’s are going to be missed.

Thank You, President Obama

president_barack_obama     On Nov. 8, 2008, then President-elect Obama walked onto the stage as the newly elected 44th president, making history as the first black president. From my living room, I was privileged to watch his historic night. That night he brought, not only this country but the world together, that cold night in Chicago. On that Tuesday, the American people elected hope and change and in the eight years, President Obama served our country he brought hope and change.

 

After eight years of war, scandals in the White House, and uncertainty
during the Bush years, President Obama gave us a future to believe in. He went to work, and with the help of Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, insuring most Americans had health insurance – for the first time in their lives. He saved the U.S. Auto Industry, passed the Economic Stimulus, signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and ordered the attack that killed Osama bin Laden.

 

He didn’t stop there. He supported repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and became the first sitting president to come out in support of Same Sex Marriage. He ended the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and negotiated the Iran Deal. All this President Obama did without the help or support of Republicans.

 

I thank President Obama for making our country better. In my lifetime, we will probably never have a cooler president or first family.