Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday Reads

GRS/SRS should be outlawed not just as "conversion therapy" of the most extreme type, but the surgeries/hormone treatments should be outlawed as a form of eugenics.

Batshit crazy man in White House is going after his political enemies, it seems.

We are on the brink. Keith Olbermann:

Scary, scary times we are living in, which is why I am not posting all that much about politics in general these days. I am trying to focus on real life although I am paying attention to the insanity in D.C.

I am downright nostalgic for Obama and even Bush II at this point. Trump has gone way beyond where nobody else has gone before.

The rest of the GOP doesn't have the guts to remove him.

Democrats really don't want him gone because it helps them next year and 2020.

Besides, if Trump is gone, Pence is just as tainted. If Pence goes, then you have Paul Ryan, who is a completely evil sack of shit.

We are fucked.

While in the past I half-joked about Bush II being a dictator, Donald Trump actually IS attempting to be one along the lines of Idi Amin. Going after the FBI is beyond the pale.

First, Trump boasts to NBC’s Lester Holt not only that he decided to fire Comey himself, regardless of the advice from his Department of Justice, but that he did it specifically to strike back at the FBI’s Russia investigation. (“When I decided to [fire Comey], I said to myself, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story.”) Reports from numerous media organizations have confirmed the centrality of the Russia investigation in Comey’s firing. Now Trump is admitting it in public.

Second, the New York Times reports that Trump in January asked Comey to promise his loyalty. (Comey said he could only offer “honesty.”) Two Comey friends heard this account at the time, and have felt free to share it since. This is not only wildly improper, it is a window into Trump’s disregard for basic democratic norms surrounding law enforcement. If the FBI is operating out of loyalty to the president, then one of the most important barriers between a democratic government and an authoritarian one has fallen.

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