Author: The BPI Squirrel

GOP Eliminates Online Privacy, plus Other Stuff

Republicans want your ISP to sell your personal data … all of it. (More) “Congress today voted to sell off your privacy and your security online” Yesterday House Republicans joined their Senate colleagues in repealing Obama-era protections for online privacy: Despite widespread popular outcry, House Republicans on Tuesday voted to strip citizens’ of their right to privacy online, selling out the American public to the deep-pocketed telecom industry. With 215 voting for and 205 against, 15 GOP representatives joined the Democrats in opposing the S.J. Res. 34, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s...

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Sanctuary City Myths, plus Other Stuff

The Klanmaster General is perpetuating myths about sanctuary cities. Also, Democrats, abortion, and Occam’s Big Paisley Tie. (More) “They make our nation less safe” Klanmaster General Jeff Sessions put on his white hood in the Out House Briefing Room: Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise appearance at today’s White House press briefing, slamming cities that are working to ignore the federal law to turn over people who are living in the country illegally. Sessions said he “strongly urges” these cities, known as sanctuary cities, to “consider carefully” the damage they are doing to national security and public safety...

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The ‘NATO Debt’ Myth, plus Other Stuff

The God-King’s ‘bill’ for Germany’s ‘NATO debt’ was both insulting and false…. (More) “The chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations” Maybe the God-King thought it was a joke, or maybe it was a bargaining ploy: Donald Trump handed the German chancellor Angela Merkel a bill – thought to be for more than £300bn – for money her country “owed” NATO for defending it when they met last weekend, German government sources have revealed. The bill – handed over during private talks in Washington – was described as “outrageous” by one German minister. “The concept...

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Health Care: Ideology Meets Reality

The GOP’s health care bill failed because their ideology ran face-first into reality…. (More) “Forget about the little shit” House conservatives say that’s when the God-King lost them in his pitch for the American Wealthcare Act: Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act – the language that would leave Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” in place, the community rating provision that limited what insurers could charge certain patients, and whether the next two steps...

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God-King Gives House Ultimatum on Wealthcare Act

He’s still acting as if members of Congress are his employees…. (More) “The president has said he wants a vote tomorrow up or down” Last night the God-King told House Republicans to vote on the GOP’s Wealthcare Act today or he’ll move on: In the meeting with House Republicans on Thursday night, according to Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told his former colleagues “the president needs this, the president has said he wants a vote tomorrow up or down.” “If for any reason it’s down, we’re just going to move forward with...

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