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  # 2189811 2-Mar-2019 13:59
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Perhaps if the democrats can keep a woman in the same room throughout his presidency, Pence will starve to death

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/31/mike-pence-doesnt-eat-alone-women-speaks-volumes

A Washington Post article about Karen Pence revealed that the vice-president will not eat a meal with a woman other than his wife. Those on the right are commending Pence’s marital devotion and moral fortitude, claiming that such a rule is a smart defense against sexual temptation.

One conservative blogger questioned where there was ever a good reason for a married person to eat out alone with a member of the opposite sex; the former CEO of the blog RedState chimed in to answer: “Planning your spouse’s surprise party or funeral and that is it.” [hopefuly not your spouse's surprise funeral / party.]

Why overwhelming sexual desire is only a danger over a plate of pasta, I’m not sure, but perhaps this explains the noticeable lack of women in White House photos – they’re all out to lunch!

While Republicans swoon over Pence’s supposed old-school propriety, the rest of us were simply reminded that you don’t need to brag about “grabbing pussies” to be a misogynist.

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  # 2189815 2-Mar-2019 14:15
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https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/a3zbmz/mitch-mcconnell-polio-refused-march-of-dimes-meeting-over-senate-health-bill

Mitch McConnell Refused to Meet With Group That Funded His Polio Recovery

Without the March of Dimes, he might have been among the people with disabilities arrested for protesting the Senate health bill.

Say a charity group helps you recover from polio. Decades later, representatives from that same organization ask to have a word about your bill being drafted in secret that would reportedly gut healthcare for millions, including people with disabilities, while giving massive tax cuts to the wealthy. You might at least hear them out. Some people might even say that you owe them one.

Southern gentleman and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, though, apparently disagrees. As Death and Taxes recently pointed out, McConnell contracted polio as a two-year-old. As he described years later, on the 50th anniversary of the polio vaccine being introduced, polio is a virus that comes on like the flu, but can paralyze people for life. In McConnell's case, after he'd gotten over the initial illness, he had residual effects in his left quadriceps muscle.

McConnell was lucky enough that his family lived within driving distance of Warm Springs, Georgia, home to the first (and for many years, the only) hospital devoted solely to treating people with polio. In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had himself been paralyzed by polio, created a charity called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP) to support the hospital and aid polio patients around the country. Comedian and radio personality Eddie Cantor called for Americans to send their spare change to President Roosevelt, in "a march of dimes to reach all the way to the White House."

Despite a slow start, the plan succeeded beyond all expectations: By the end of the first month, it had raised $268,000. That money helped fund the NFIP hospital at Warm Springs and the foundation also sponsored polio research, including that of Jonas Salk, who would go on to develop the first polio vaccine. It was licensed for use on April 12, 1955, following massive crowdsourcing success; one writer declared that "more Americans had participated in the funding, development, and testing of the polio vaccine than had participated in the nomination and election of the president." The World Health Organization says, "As a result of the global effort to eradicate the disease, more than 16 million people have been saved from paralysis."

McConnell, born in 1942, was one of those millions. At Warm Springs, his mother learned how to give her young son physical therapy and McConnell recovered with no ill effects, save for some slight difficulty going down stairs; he takes the elevator instead. "My first memory in life, Mr. President, was stopping at a shoe store in LaGrange, Georgia," he recalled in 2005. "We had left Warm Springs for the last time, and the physical therapist there had told my mother: 'Your son can walk now. We think he is going to have a normal childhood and a normal life.' We stopped at a shoe store in LaGrange, George, and bought a pair of saddle oxfords...So I am particularly moved by the fact that we can stand here today and say that polio is essentially eradicated from the face of the earth."

His first memory is of being recovered thanks to Warm Springs and the NFIP—the foundation that later changed its name to the March of Dimes. On the 50th anniversary of the polio vaccine, he spoke on the floor of the Senate about his experience and how it shaped him. He's able to walk today thanks to the physical therapists who helped his mother when he was just two years old.

So when the March of Dimes asked to meet with the Senate Majority Leader about the healthcare plan he and his colleagues were then crafting behind closed doors, he might have thought about how he'd avoided becoming paralyzed. He might have thought about how, without the March of Dimes, he might have been among the people with disabilities arrested for protesting the Senate health bill's reported cuts to Medicaid.

But whatever Mitch McConnell, able-bodied Southern gentleman, thought, he refused to meet with them and 15 other patient groups, the March of Dimes among them. Mitch McConnell, according to his staff, was just too darn busy.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2189861 2-Mar-2019 15:03
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One thing surprised me about Cohen's testimony. His concern that Trump would not go peacefully if voted out:



Reuters: “Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power,” Cohen said during his closing remarks before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee.

Cohen did not say anything more than that. Still it is surprising.

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  # 2189872 2-Mar-2019 16:10
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gzt: One thing surprised me about Cohen's testimony. His concern that Trump would not go peacefully if voted out:

 

Reuters: “Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power,” Cohen said during his closing remarks before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee.

 

Cohen did not say anything more than that. Still it is surprising.

 

See above. WP link on prospects of new Civil War. Also, Trump's previous refusal to say he would accept election result if he lost. Do you think the trigger fingers of those fanatics in MAGA hats at Trump rallies aren't just itching to get to work? Violence is the American way.

 

 





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  # 2190003 2-Mar-2019 18:24
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Republicans being a$$holes again. This sure is a long way from the days of Eisenhower.

 

 





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  # 2190012 2-Mar-2019 19:12
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Unless you want to marry your 14 year-old moonshine-drinking shotgun-toting sister/cousin, West Virginia is best to avoid.

From the same group, West Virginia Republicans state lawmakers (state level, not the federal government)



http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/02/13/wv-gop-delegate-faces-backlash-after-comparing-lgbtq-groups-kkk/

WV GOP delegate faces backlash after comparing LGBTQ groups to KKK

West Virginia state lawmaker is facing criticism from all sides of the political spectrum for a string of statements condemning the LGBTQ community.

But he does not appear to be backing down.

The amendment to House Bill 2699 was proposed to stop cities from adding non-discrimination ordinances that protect sexual orientation and gender identity.

The amendment failed but Mercer County delegate Eric Porterfield made some controversial comments regarding the LGBTQ community.

"This is discrimination against the First Amendment and religious liberty, and the LGBT is the most socialist group in this country,” said Porterfield.

Those remarks sparked a fiery debate on the House floor last Thursday.

Friday afternoon Porterfield stood by his remarks.

“Those were not anti-gay remarks, those were anti LGBTQ remarks that I make, because they are a political terrorist,” Porterfield said. “They are probably the closest thing to the Ku Klux Klan in the modern political era and they have already proven that.”

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  # 2190015 2-Mar-2019 19:25
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He kind of looks like that 14 year-old moonshine-drinking shotgun-toting sister/cousin was also his sister/cousin/mother.

 

 





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  # 2190025 2-Mar-2019 20:04
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Since he has non-webbed hands and feet and a fully formed skull he's considered quite the catch in West Virginia.

Is it any wonder that the Republican party platform has stated:

"We assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.”

No exceptions — period. Even in cases of first-degree relative incest.

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  # 2190103 3-Mar-2019 07:53
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The moment that defined yesterday's "Conservative Political Action Conference" CPAC



Hawley’s CPAC debut: a moment in the spotlight and a subpoena in Missouri lawsuit
By Bryan Lowry

Senator Josh Hawley capped a tumultuous week Friday with his debut appearance at the American Conservative Union’s CPAC conference— and receiving a subpoena as he left the stage.

Elad Gross, a Democratic candidate for attorney general who is suing Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s office, said on Twitter that the Missouri senator was served moments after he completed his appearance.

“We got him,” Gross said. “After more than two weeks of evading service, Senator Josh Hawley was personally served with the subpoena at CPAC.”

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  # 2190113 3-Mar-2019 09:09
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They look like vultures on a fence in their identical black uniform suits. Creeps, every single one of them. Exactly the types I would expect to steal elections and undermine the rule of law.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2190140 3-Mar-2019 09:38
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Normal services have been resumed ...

 

The Washington Post - Trump derides Mueller probe, mocks Democrats and his former attorney general

 

March 2 at 2:53 PM

 


President Trump capped a tumultuous week by reveling in the embrace of conservative activists on Saturday, deriding investigations of him as “bullsh*t,” repeatedly complaining about coverage of his crowd sizes and abruptly announcing an executive order to mandate protection of free speech on college campuses.

 

In his remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which stretched beyond two hours, Trump also mocked the “Green New Deal” promoted by liberals to address climate change, disparaged his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a faux Southern accent and defended his move to declare a national emergency to secure money for his U.S.-Mexico border wall that was denied by Congress. ...

 

 

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President Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019

 

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  # 2190159 3-Mar-2019 10:34
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Why does the image of Trump hugging the flag look like a sexual assault?

 

 





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  # 2190192 3-Mar-2019 11:47
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Rikkitic:

Why does the image of Trump hugging the flag look like a sexual assault?


 



Aren’t his hands too high up to be grabbing it by the P..........? 😁




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