Posted by: Boston Bravery | December 20, 2016

Obama Accomplishments


Posted by: Boston Bravery | February 24, 2017

The Problem

This morning I was listening to PBS Newshour. It started with usual new headlines. The headlines that caught my attention were:

  • Education secretary Betsy Devos on the administration’s rescinding of Obama administration guidance to schools on transgender rights. “This issue was a very huge example of Obama administration overreach, one-size-fits-all approach to issues best solved at personal and local level,” DeVos told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC.
  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that he expects states to be subject to “greater enforcement” of federal laws against marijuana use, a move that could undercut the growing number of jurisdictions moving to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.

Are conservatives for state rights or against them?

CNN also recognized the problem with the headline, “States’ rights for bathrooms, but not for marijuana” the story only reported on the two story, not providing any details on how the two contradict each other.

Devos’ comment is interesting because when it comes to individual rights it one-size-fits-all is exactly the right approach, not the wrong approach.

Spicer comment shows that are conservatives are only for local control when they agree with the local.

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 25, 2017

Think About It #AlternativeFacts

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 23, 2017

Special Kind of Stupid

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 23, 2017

Not #AlternativeFacts

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 23, 2017

The Phrase of the Day is “Alternative Facts”
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the White House had put forth “alternative facts” to ones reported by the news media about the size of Mr. Trump’s inauguration crowd.

She made this assertion — which quickly went viral on social media — a day after Mr. Trump and Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, had accused the news media of reporting falsehoods about the inauguration and Mr. Trump’s relationship with the intelligence agencies.

New York Times

“These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.

“When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase ‘alternative facts’…

“when you have a press secretary in his first appearance before the White House reporters threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the cajones to answer a single question…

“when you have a President stand before the stars of the fallen CIA agents and boast about the size of his crowds (lies) and how great his authoritarian inaugural speech was….

“these are not normal times.

“The press has never seen anything like this before. The public has never seen anything like this before. And the political leaders of both parties have never seen anything like this before.

“What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation. ‘A lie, is a lie, is a lie!’ And if someone won’t say it, those of us who know that there is such a thing as the truth must do whatever is in our power to diminish the liar’s malignant reach into our society.

“There is one group of people who can do a lot – very quickly. And that is Republicans in Congress. Without their support, Donald Trump’s presidency will falter. So here is what I think everyone in the press must do. If you are interviewing a Paul Ryan, a Mitch McConnell, or any other GOP elected official, the first question must be ‘what will you do to combat the lying from the White House?’ If they dodge and weave, keep with the follow ups. And if they refuse to give a satisfactory answer, end the interview.

“Facts and the truth are not partisan. They are the bedrock of our democracy. And you are either with them, with us, with our Constitution, our history, and the future of our nation, or you are against it. Everyone must answer that question.” ~ Dan Rather

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 21, 2017

Graceless And Disturbingly Ahistoric

“President Trump presented such a graceless and disturbingly ahistoric vision of America on Friday that his Inaugural Address cast more doubt than hope on his presidency.

Instead of summoning the best in America’s ideals, Mr. Trump offered a fantastical version of America losing its promise, military dominance and middle-class wealth to ‘the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.’

With sweeping exaggeration, Mr. Trump spoke of ‘carnage’ in the inner cities. He deplored all of this decline as a betrayal of America, implicitly trashing the four former presidents who sat listening behind him at the inaugural ceremony. Those presidents, Democratic and Republican, must have put Mexico first, or perhaps Sweden, or China. Offering himself as a kind of savior, the leader of a ‘historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before,’ Mr. Trump proclaimed he would have a different priority: ‘America First! America First!'”
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Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 21, 2017

What Difference 8 Years Makes

JAN 20Th  2017Gas $2.10 (national average)

Dow 19,819

NASDAQ 5560.7

Unemployment 4.7%

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 21, 2017

What the Fuck

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 21, 2017

Change has come to the (Un) United States of America

“REDWASHING BEGINS: The White House pages on LGBT Civil Rights and on Climate Change have been deleted! Don’t be scared, BE FURIOUS!  We will not be Redwashed!” ~ State Representivative Brian Sims

#Rage #Redwash

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 20, 2017

It’s a great cover

“Every so often, you hear stories on the news about a toddler who somehow manages to start the family car and drive the vehicle across town, where the law finally apprehends him—and it’s almost always a him—before too much damage has taken place,” Barry Blitt, the artist behind this week’s cover, says. “As to why this would come to mind on the week of our new President’s Inauguration . . . I have no idea!”

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