Month: September 2017

So Is Trumpcare Finally Dead‽

The third GOP Amigo has come out against Trumpcare which will make pumpkin king Donald Trump very upset. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said Friday she’s leaning against the bill because among other things it undermines protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions, according to the Portland Press Herald. “The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable,” she said. (Bloomberg) Senator Rand Paul announced on Twitter his opposition to the pseudo Obamacare repeal… No one is more opposed to Obamacare than I am, and I've voted multiple times for repeal. The current bill isn't repeal. — Senator...

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Church (Finally) Abandons Robert E. Lee Name

Photo by Kevin Remington Apparently the parishioners in Virginia decided that bearing the name of a (violently pro-slavery) Confederate General was no longer an excellent representation of Jesus Christ. Sadly it took the tragedy of Charlottesville (& not the B-I-B-L-E) to open up their eyes. Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington voted Monday evening to change the parish’s name to Grace Episcopal Church — what it was originally called when the Confederate general moved to town after the Civil War and joined the congregation. The decision concludes a quiet, two-year debate among congregants over whether it’s...

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Jack Sparrow Explains Trump

So Trumpsters & GOP loyalists are freaking out having a hard time rationalizing Donald Trump’s sudden pivot towards amnesty for Dreamers & budget agreements with Democrats. Residential Never Trumper Rick Wilson explains it best: “It makes all of their normalizing and ‘Trumpsplaining’ look silly and hollow,” said Rick Wilson, a Republican strategist sharply critical of Trump, referring to his party’s congressional leaders. “Trump betrays everyone: wives, business associates, contractors, bankers and now, the leaders of the House and Senate in his own party. They can’t explain this away as [a] 15-dimensional Trump chess game. It’s a dishonest person behaving...

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Freedom Of Speech Vs Freedom Of Association

Scrolling through the locked vaults of Medium (aka member only content) I came across an article lamenting how businesses disassociating from Nazi’s was somehow censoring their freedom of speech. The author was confusing freedom of speech with freedom of association (which are similar, yet different). Legally companies & customers do not have to conduct business with other customers & companies whose ideals are an offense to their own. We’re Meddlesome… America’s Constitution prevents government from restricting, hindering or censoring the rights & speech of citizens  —  not businesses  —  even if their rhetoric is reprehensible. The problem with progressives & conservatives is they...

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