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The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
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“Trump also seeks a return to the past,” Slim said. “Like a friend said, to a ‘regressive utopia.’ ” Franco Ordonez, Modesto Bee, Jan. 27, 2017
Trump may find he’s facing a master negotiator in talks with MexicoRead More »
Reporter: How will Mexico pay for the wall?
President Trump: "It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form."
Reporter: Will it be as complicated as your tax forms?
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After little more than a week, thoughtful Americans are anticipating the impeachment of Trump, basing their prediction on the evidence of Trump's unfitness to hold the office. He has already outraged more sectors of the population than can be imagined and the numbers grow by the day. The only real question is how much damage will be done before he is removed. -- blj
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They then began to build bridges across the Hellespont from Abydos to that headland between Sestus and Madytus, the Phoenicians building one of ropes made from flax, and the Egyptians building a second one out of papyrus. From Abydos to the opposite shore it is a distance of almost two-thirds of a mile. But no sooner had the strait been bridged than a great storm came on and cut apart and scattered all their work.
Just a little note from John Dean, White House counsel to President Richard Nixon, to the crowd that prepared the political ground for the Ascent of Trump by declaring the end of history.
No doubt it won't mean a thing to the neocons because it don't have that triumphalist swing. And the Alt-Right, the Devil knows, has its own chosen frequencies. Maybe you had to have been there watching Dean (not Howard, the antsy New Democrat from Vermont, but John, the lawyer with the photographic memory), testify before the Senate Watergate Commission in the summer of 1974, to understand how dangerous this moment is. John Dean is a dark and mottled character in American history, but he is a touchstone like few other living Americans are and fewer would wish to be. -- blj
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The thing about lies and threats is that they are meant to intimidate and they often achieve their goals. Part of the shock involves the recognition that the regime in power actually wants to intimidate you.
Actually, it does. It does it blatantly, as in Trump's lies about the number of illegal votes cast in the last election, who is going to pay for the alleged wall on the southern border, the size of the crowd at his inauguration.Read More »
A Bad Day For The Environment, With Many More To ComeRead More »
Greg "Ol' Hoss" Hostetler of Los Banos, a prominent local real estate developer whose unfinished projects surround several cities in Merced, recently bought a full-page ag in the local McClatchy outlet. It is a call to "Fix Mariposa Creek Flooding," which had closed a section of SR 59 between Los Banos and Merced. For years, Hostetler, reportedly also the largest almond grower in Merced County, has shown animosity for any free-running water in the county. He deep-rips vernal pools and playas on pasture land to prepare orchards; he drives construction equipment through creeks in his way and tears out any riparian vegetation in the path of his development projects; he deep-rips a federally designated flood plain within the city limits of Merced to prepare it for orchard development; he does the same to plant cotton in another section in town, mangling a small creek with his equipment while preparing the soil; and he expresses in his ad that he cannot understand why government has not prevented Mariposa Creek from flooding after a five-year drought.Read More »
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