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Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

"So you never Trumpers it will eventually come down to Trump care or no care."

or we could wait for the next president

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Posted by Palisades on 07/20/2017 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

They also deserve full benefits and a pension plan. Wait a minute nobody was cleaning the streets before except volunteers that payed taxes.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Nobody Does It Better on 07/20/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Only a fool would count him out. Just watch and wait.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Sound the Trump Et on 07/20/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Tour Diaries! XIXA in Fun, Fun, Fun on the Autobahn. Detained!

Forgive the typo, it's actually Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Posted by WW on 07/20/2017 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Flow Job

Yep, it's always the left. And those damn environmentalists.

Between the two of them, all we get are common sense solutions to the short sided greed that the wrong, oh excuse me, the "right", engage in.

But, hey, we can all eat money and drink oil, right MYOB?

Make sure you're the first in line to drink the tainted water if the Rosemont Greedmongers get their way. Who knows, that action may actually change what you believe to be true.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/20/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Flow Job

Either way the left will blame them. It's what they do. We have no money for street maintenance but we will fight business to the very death of our county.

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Mine Your Own Business on 07/20/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Crop Circles

So if our aid interests foreign, out of state, or big market big business, Profits are managed by outside interests and the old stand by consulting fees.

So here is the question Whats the point if the dispensary is Veteran, minority, disabled ,woman owned? If they dont control the business profits or management.

What is happening here is these unwitting are being duped. This is quite simple if a person entity controls that is given on a limited lottery basis.

Then the license should go up for reissue on a lottery basis as it did originally. The only thing to be sold is the physical assets not the license. As well as no dispensary can represent no more than 2% of the licenses issued in business license form or as trustees in any other dispensary.

Just another issue for the legislature to address is the non disclosure of nonprofits.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carpet baggers on 07/20/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Flake Loves Him Some Cruzcare

Francis, just in case you hadn't noticed, what you are advocating for is already available in the US. It's called the VA. My family knows all too well what the government can do to our healthcare. The military has been abused for decades, and now you want to include all Americans in the abuse.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Just Try To See A Doctor on 07/20/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Considering obamacare was given an illegal infusion by obamantion from medicare and the Treasury Department and the fact that it is not self sustaining, I'm sure obamacare only has a little while to live because I'm sure Trump will not do that again. So you never Trumpers it will eventually come down to Trump care or no care. You better pick soon or like Trump says, he will leave it to die.

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by AZPaul on 07/20/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Dr. Word Says: Trump Tries His Hand at Poetry

There is some Trump coverage that would be useful: e.g., taking the campaign promises he made that persuaded working class and middle class people to vote for him and investigating -- entirely without ridicule, without snark -- to what exact extent his policies, appointees, and actions in office are delivering on those promises and to what exact extent Trump's administration is actually benefiting Trump's economic class at the expense of labor.

That is the Trump-related reporting that needs to be done. Not Russia conspiracy theories, not "Ivanka took his seat at the G20 summit," not "Kushner looked stupid in his bullet proof vest," not "Melania isn't living at the White House," not "he was childishly delighted with the military displays in Paris" and certainly not "here's a metrical analysis of one of his Tweets." How can the constant mockery and condescension and the inability of distinguished media titans (NYT, WaPo, even WSJ) to report on him using the tone usually reserved for discussions of the U.S. President do anything but confirm in the minds of ordinary people who voted for him that the "mainstream media" doesn't see or understand the economic issues they believed Trump would address? It seems likely that the approach being used will just confirm their belief that the "mainstream media" should not be trusted because they are on a non-stop, mean-spirited, elitist witch hunt.

The economic threats this generation of Americans face are real. The unreported story which, nevertheless, many people who work for a living understand, is that since Bill Clinton's presidency, the Democratic Party has not only failed to better the lot of the working and middle classes, and it has failed to defend them from abuse and damage in debacles caused by failures of regulatory oversight like the housing market crash and the pending student loan debt crisis. A significant percentage of working Americans have home mortgages and a growing number have burdensome, even crushing, student loan debt. 2008-2016 made clear the extent to which elected representatives of the people were failing to put reasonable checks on the financial sector, as Obama presided over an unprecedented bailout of the banking system at taxpayer expense and the Justice Department's failed to prosecute those responsible for -- and profiting from -- the disaster: you know, people like the banking executives who proposed to pay themselves bonuses with taxpayer-funded bailout funds, within a year of crashing our economy with worldwide repurcussions.

In this context, ridiculing Trump won't persuade people who voted for him based on his promises to increase their prosperity, opportunity, and security to jump on the bandwagon pulled by the Democratic donkey who looks more and more like a self-involved JACKASS every day. It will probably just intensify their hatred of "the elites."

Job well done, David Safier et al. Keep up the good work.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by In Trump coverage like this, the donkey seems a jackass. on 07/20/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Danehy

Who could possibly disagree that death is a bitch? Consequently, I will simply add:

I see Captain Kirk listening to the Rolling Stones' "2000 Light Years from Home" and/or Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun."

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 07/20/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Minor point, but details are important: Mitch McConnell is not the "Senate President." By virtue of the Constitution, that title belongs to Mike Pence. For succession purposes, it is important to note that the President Pro Tempore (usually "pro tem") of the Senate is Orrin Hatch. If Trump were to leave office, and somehow Pence and Paul Ryan were eliminated from the succession by resignation, impeachment, or death, the next person in line would be Orrin Hatch.

Brrr. I just had a cold chill at that possibility.

Mitch McConnell is the majority leader of the Senate.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 07/20/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

single payer isnt exactly being shoved down our throats if thats what most americans want…

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 07/20/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

I think this program would be even more effective if they paid these folks a similar wage to what they would pay the city workers. How is it this can cost a fraction of the price it should?? Seems like they could be taking advantage of an already disadvantaged population.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Lizzy on 07/20/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

Forget Hillary. She lost the election and does not matter anymore.

I do not understand continuing support for Trump when so many lies are proven, and "Yes, I do," accept responsible journalism over Trump Tweets.

So try:…

If you refuse to believe these examples, then keep voting for the man and all he represents.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Discouraged & Dismally Dismayed on 07/20/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Danehy

Death has been a common occurrence in my life, since age barely 6 years old, when my dad died. Two years later when my uncle died, I knew what that meant; that person wasn't coming back. During my 30+ career as an RN/ANP, I sat at the bedside, held the hand, grieved with the family of many patients of mine who died. Deployed for 2 years to LRMC when the battles were raging & the incoming averaged 750/month, and the outbound to the US averaged 680/month. I saw many, many who were never going to live the same physical life that they'd had, and even more who will always bear the mental scars of war. That was like a death. Recently, one of the people in my life who I've loved & has been my friend for over 30 years has died. He was one of those people who has been a touchstone in my life; always there somewhere, always able to reach out & say hey, if I needed a lift or a bit of ass-kicking counseling. Now he's gone. The void is there, something that can't be filled, but will eventually scar over to join other scars. Death is, indeed, a total bitch.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tiredofpc on 07/20/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Dr. Word Says: Trump Tries His Hand at Poetry

"A man has got to know his limitations."-Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by The Russians Hacked My Email Again on 07/20/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Dr. Word Says: Trump Tries His Hand at Poetry

...because there certainly aren't any serious policy issues about which the American public needs to receive valid facts and analysis. Most citizens have little leisure time available to consume commentary, and what time they do have available, they should be asked to fill with scoffing at Trump's various high-profile idiocies and analyzing the meter and literary devices in his Tweets.

Still waiting, David, for your "compare and contrast" of higher ed financing in various developed economies and for your explanation of why our efforts to create universal health care in the U.S. did not produce a single payer system. But perhaps competently addressing those policy topics would undermine your goal of promoting Democratic policy compromises that produce better yields for the banks, the insurers, and the pharmaceuticals than they do for the citizens who are asked to vote for "Democratic" politicians.

(If I thought it was worth my time, I would calculate the % of NYTimes and Washington Post news alerts I receive that begin with the word, "Trump." But it is NOT worth my time. Neither reading the articles, nor calculating the degree to which our media "watchdogs'" time is spent avoiding reporting on wages, entitlements, worker safety protections, regulation of the banking system and other paltry matters that reporters seem to think are of such negligible importance to the citizenry. It'll be interesting to see what's left of the country three years down the road after so much of the citizenry's attention has been wasted on Trump, as though we could afford to waste time available for advocacy in a country this troubled and on a trajectory this disturbing.)

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by What's missed while the media indulges in Trumpomania? on 07/20/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Where this this week's Skinny?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/20/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead


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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/20/2017 at 10:30 AM

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