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Tax Bill

Let’s learn about the tax bill, shall we?

The GOP received assurances of 51 ‘yea’ votes, so now they are writing in the margins what they want to vote on in a few hours.

Follow Focused Feed for updates on the more ridiculous provisions.

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The tax bill sucks.

But this cracked me up:


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Rosa Parks Day

From the Twitter feed of John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon:

“62 years ago today, Rosa Parks stood up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just, by sitting down on a Montgomery city bus and refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger.  her actions took raw courage and helped ignite a movement.”

Always stand up for what is right.  For Rosa, it meant staying seated.  What does standing up for what is right mean for you?

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Tax Dollars at Work

I know there’s a lot going on, but what’s a news day without some sexual harassment updates?

My fellow citizens, please be advised per this Politico piece that $84,000 of our tax dollars went to settle a sexual harassment claim regarding Texas Representative Blake Farenthold.

This guy:

Also known on the internet as THIS GUY:

Sometimes representative democracy can be glorious as we elect leaders who are the best among us, and then sometimes you question the votes of your fellow citizens.

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Deep Thoughts…by James Comey

News is crazy, and James Comey has deep thoughts like he’s on a vision quest or something.

So, he takes the high road with a biblical quote. I’m sure he feels vindicated.

Meanwhile, others take a somewhat lower path and read a bit more in to his post:

Referring to Comey’s verse (as shown above):

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Who’s interested in the actual plea deal?

Here it is.

In case you don’t want to read it all, basically it says Trump lied to the FBI multiple times about talking to Russian Ambassador Kislyak and then reported his findings back to the Trump Transition Team.

Keep in mind Mueller likely isn’t playing all his cards, and is only revealing what he needs at this moment.

I’m all out of Tupac/Biggie metaphors, but this is getting good.

What a time to be alive.

Stay tuned – we’ll keep updating the blog as news breaks (because then we pick up the pieces).

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Buzz Harshed (But Only A Bit)

This harshed my Flynn plea deal buzz a little:

This sucks, and people will be harmed, but keep your eyes on the prize.  Bad tax policy can be changed.  And they still have to vote, then get it through conference committee.

Plea deals directly related to the President are more troubling.

AND – come November 2018, I think people who feel differently about the tax cut may also “HAVE THE VOTES”.


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Trump Attorney Statement

Presented for your info…

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Reupping This Story

Here’s a friendly reminder of this story from a few weeks ago…

Ivanka came in to a Transition Team meeting after the election, took over and said Michael Flynn could have whatever job he wanted.

Seems relevant today.

What was that SNL skit?


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