Though O'Keefe styles himself in following the tradition of the muckrakers of a century ago, the purpose of breitbarting is quite different. Instead of exposing corruption, the purpose of brietbarting is to present the appearance of corruption. This is what O'Keefe, with diminishing success, tries to do. This was what made Breitbart famous before his untimely death.
UPDATE: At midnight last night (1/19/2018) the government shut down. This shutdown lies firmly at the feet of Mitch McConnell, the Republicans in Congress and 45. The Republicans are holding CHIP and DACA hostage in order to force Democrats into supporting a CR.
According to Business Insider, in 2017, the United States was the 13th richest country on earth. There is really no reason that people should DIE because they lack the money to seek medical care. Shane Patrick Boyle started a GoFundMe to raise money to buy insulin. He came up $50 short and died. HE DIED. A young man I know got 'road rash' on his leg. He could not afford to go to the doctor. He died from infection. HE DIED. There is no excuse for this.
With the Republicans in power, over 3,000,000 people have already lost their medical insurance. Whether it is 'Obamacare', 'Medicaid' or 'Medicare', the Republican congress and the Republican Administration are going after it. They don't even have any qualms about it.
Silver linings are hard to find these days and it is apparent that we really have no clue how to proceed under this administration.
What are we to do when we realize that our country has become a threat to the well-being of the entire planet? What would happen to the human race if only idiots like Donald Trump survive the blast and resulting 'winter'?
When people, humans started being referred to as "Human Resources" we were all in trouble. Bottom line? The people doing the work were just a resource, a means to an end. Now, with all the technological advances, those Human Resources are in lesser and lesser demand.
Remember all those jobs that Hair Furor saved at Carrier? Well, the company is going to invest the reward money in ... more automation!
[Originally written & posted on Daily Kos by dKos user Colorado is the Shiznit; reposted here with permission.]
If you want a funny or original Shiz diary that just slacks off and asks people to post songs and videos, so’s we can take our collective minds off The Orange Menace currently residing in the White House, sadly — this is not even remotely that.
One of my Wisconsin friends on Facebook posted a link to this absolutely terrible shit last week, and it’s taken me several days and many hours of digging and reading to come to terms with what this means, not only for residents of my Walker-Asshole state, but for the country as a whole:
Republican legislators want to make Wisconsin the 29th state to call for a convention to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, raising concerns among Democrats that the state could help open the door to ultra-conservative proposals that would drastically reshape the nation’s guiding document.
Saw the base picture crop up multiple places, and then saw the photo of the headline — thought combining them with a little flair would tell the whole story with its irony intact.
We don’t have a President. We have a fraud wielding the powers of the Presidency, but he’s no President.
He never was.
When he took the Oath of Office, he was already in violation of it and he had no intention of rectifying that. He had every intention of furthering his misuse & abuse of office, heightening and deepening the corruption and conflicts of interest, and undermining the rule of law, the checks and balances against abuse of power, and anything that could impede his own selfish gain.
He is not a President. He never was.
It's up to us, folks. All of us.
The @GOP’s increased, incessant drumbeat & incitement of racism, hatred, bigotry, misogyny has solidified into the platform of the party in power. The negative impact to the State of the Nation has been immediate, and to the shame of all US citizens. The Trump GOP is doing its literal damndest to drag this nation back into their personal, paranoid, xenophobic hell...it's now time for all remaining citizens, for all mature and civilized adults, to not only hope but to strive to undo the damage before it sets.
#Impeact #Indict #Remove #Investigate #Expose #Resist