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Working to keep the agenda of President Obama forever. Michelle, Kamala, Cory, Deval, Eric, Elizabeth, Sheryl, Cecile, Elijah,John Lewis, Dr King, LBJ. And a woman shall lead us. "Doesn't matter I I'm not enough, for the future or the things to come"(C)EG)."There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"(c)Leonard Cohen, anthem

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today a big step forward

today yet another smoking gun was found


the media of all types is very slow to pick it up

Donald Trump flailing away, distracting it with all his might to not be heard, doesn't mean it isn't being heard

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive"
- Sir Walter Scott (c)

“Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general,” the Washington Post reports.

Said sessions at his confirmation hearing: “I did not have communications with the Russians.”

“The previously undisclosed discussions could fuel new congressional calls for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election. As attorney general, Sessions oversees the Justice Department and the FBI, which have been leading investigations into Russian meddling and any links to Trump’s associates. He has so far resisted calls to recuse himself.”

never forget-
Republican President Richard Milhaus Nixon was taken down by the Republican Party itself
Republican Supreme Court Candidate Harriet Miers was taken down by the Republican party itself

DAY 41
MARCH 2 2017
one second closer

to quote- and both of these were before the revelations of Sessions, above-
JOHN DEAN- from last week-
"When a White House leans on the FBI, they’re in a cover-up mode," John Dean said regarding the way the Trump administration is trying to lean on the FBI.
JOHN DEAN: Well, what I see and hear, in following it, are echoes of Watergate. If you recall, Watergate ran about 900 days. In other words, it went on for years, starting with a bungled burglary at the Democratic National Committee and right up to Richard Nixon’s resignation, followed by the conviction of his top aides. So it ran a long time. What we’re seeing is very accelerated. It’s partially responsible because of the media and the technology today, but it’s also the behavior of Trump and his aides, as well as the media’s vigilance on this. So we’re seeing things accelerated. And what I see or hear are echoes of Watergate. We don’t have Watergate 2.0 yet, but we have something that is beginning to look like it could go there.
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Thu Mar 2, 2017, 01:42 AM (36 replies)

I am Walt Kowalski.

Walt was cooler than cool.
The ending of the best Eastwood movie ever was the greatest ending ever

So cool that Henry Fonda could've played him had he still been alive.
and nobody was cooler than Henry Fonda except for Bob Mitchum, who could have played Walt too

and that song Clint sang.


and so apropos to today.
Gran Torino (c) Clint Eastwood
So tenderly
Your story is
Nothing more
Than what you see
What you've done
Or will become
Standing strong
Do you belong
In your skin
Just wondering

Gentle now
The tender breeze
Whispers through
My Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song

I am Walt Kowalski, Henry Fonda's Tom Joad, and Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men

Life itself.


a proverbial 3 hanky movie, real men cried during that ending

I am Walt Kowalski

Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Thu Mar 2, 2017, 01:21 AM (0 replies)

speaking of the Rainbow Connection and coalition- Rainbow Connection (c) Jim Henson

Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Tue Feb 28, 2017, 01:58 AM (1 replies)

Day 39 Feb 27 Leaked Report Says Millions Will Lose Health Care under GOP Plan, plus other stuff

Day 39-
Leaked Report Says Millions Will Lose Health Care under GOP Plan
Part of the reason the governors were more than a tad nervous about health care is that a detailed analysis of some of the possible plans to replace the ACA has already leaked out. The analysis includes charts that show that in one scenario, 30% of the ACA enrollees would be left uninsured. In states that did not expand Medicaid, the number of insured people might be cut in half. However, McKinsey & Co., which did the analysis, noted that the plan is not cast in stone yet and could change, which would require recalculating the numbers. What all the governors' fear, however, is that the whole point of going to a system of block grants is not really to give the governors more flexibility, but to allow Congress to spend less money on health care for the poor and then let the governors take the blame when they decide how to ration the care. (V)
This would be the feather on the cap for Jerry Brown, the single greatest Governor of all time.
Wish he could run for another term. California leading the way as always.
California Mulls Single Payer Health Care System
With President Trump now vowing to put forward a replacement for the Affordable Care Act in March, some California politicians and healthcare advocates are once again promoting the idea of a state-run ‘single-payer’ system that operates like Medicare,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

“Backers say the uncertainty surrounding Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare presents California with a chance to rethink how healthcare is delivered to its 39 million residents.”

“In a single-payer system, residents would pay into a state agency that essentially functions as an insurance company. The agency would pay doctors and hospitals when people sought treatment"
GOP governors split on Obamacare replacement

the path to 2020 is through the south, starting with Texas-
and GREAT NEWS- Ted Cruz is tanking with some of the worst numbers ever

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with a dismal 38% to 39% approval rating.
Could be an easy Democratic pick up in the next election, Cruz has from day one been one of the worst of the worst of the worst
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with a dismal 38% to 39% approval rating.
Among independents, Cruz holds a 20% to 53% approval rating.

and in the first new election since Tom Perez' DNC election
the Democratic party roared to a landslide victory.
50 states every district backed by Perez and Ellison
one victory at a time.
and thanks to the Rainbow Connection and coalition of lovers and dreamers

reclaiming the Frog, as in the good Kermit. Kermit is ours.

RESIST that poor relation that is the white supremacy logo green frog

Day 39
Feb 27

Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Tue Feb 28, 2017, 01:57 AM (20 replies)

Bravo to Mr. Rogers as he made the world a better and more comfortable place for all

and its a shame that the internet provides fake moveable images that so easy attempt to sully
someone so good and kind as Mr. Rogers.

And I myself IMHO can say, that someone posting such an ugly distorting moveable whatever you call it
on Mr. Rogers loses me, in the same way seeing the Pepe Frog or the Dixie Flag do.
Now, it's their right on this board to do so, but it loses me.

And I want all the Mr. Rogers and all the Kermit the Frogs this world has to offer.
And I am reclaiming Kermit as the official Green Frog, one who unites the world and the Rainbow connection
in a positive filled with Love meaning, as opposed to full of hate.

IMHO- I consider it real cool that you were able to see him walk by everyday.

I couldn't find any pictures of Mr. Rogers & Kermit, but here is one of him and Big Bird

Peace love and harmony, unity and the Rainbow connection of lovers and dreamers

Mr. Rogers was and always will be a safe haven from the bullies and the haters.

Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Mon Feb 27, 2017, 07:40 PM (3 replies)

Day 38 Feb26 This is my President, beloved by the people. Mr. President I salute you President Obama

President Obama proud to be in NYC

Day 38 Feb. 26, 2017

Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Sun Feb 26, 2017, 07:52 PM (8 replies)

First off, Roger Stone is wikileaks, and he is a Republican operative, so its fake news, secondly

nothing actually wrong with that statement.

Bernie $27 Sanders, the 2%er totally ignored 87% of the Democratic party base
He just didn't care about that 87%
and his crowds and Richard Donald Trump Nixon Putin were exactly the same if one juxtaposed
the photos of each.

seemingly, Bernie was tonedeaf and blind and forgot what a person he himself supported in 1984
(so did I) always said, and campaigned on.
Bernie cared nothing about the "Rainbow Coalition" that Jesse Jackson (who he backed) ran on.
Bernie is anti-worker because the 87% base of the party are all hard-working Americans, and Bernie's
one paragraph message just does not have meaning to those 87% of the party.

Bernie also ran on an anti-Semitic slogan(I am Jewish and I cringed everytime I heard him or his operatives and TeamBernie members use those words), much like Donald Nixon Agnew Trump did
using code words (Wall Street, Banksters), that is a slur against Jewish people.

All Bernie ever talks about is money, money, money (he might as well be singing the ABBA song,
appropriate as Bernie is mired in the Nixon years ABBA first came to be in).
Bernie sure wasn't able to articulate how he got from his pre-written(by operatives) one paragraph
statement he kept reciting, when asked to delve into specifics, he had as few as Donald Agnew Trump
did. Just silly slogans (and bus loads of Republics that Roger Stone and Breitbart paid to sit in his crowds,
and do push polls as if those meant anything.

the Rev. Jesse Jackson is good people. He has real credentials unlike follower Bernie, who has
never led anything in his life. (So of course the $$$ and the #1 on the best seller list made him
feel groovily important, like a cult leader).

Hillary released 100% of her tax records. Mitt, Bernie, Donald released almost zero.

What is in Mitt & Bernie & Donald's taxes that is so devastating to them, that they don't want anyone
to know???

People who don't support Donald Trump long ago got over the primaries.

Also, it is so telling that on Feb. 26, 2017, at no point in the last 18 months I have been asking this question
has anyone answered it-
WHO DID BERNIE SANDERS VOTE FOR IN 1980 and why did he vote for him?

So telling that no one is willing to answer that question that I myself have known for such a long time now.

So telling is that Bernie doesn't have the (D) next to his name, but has the (UI) next to his name.
So very telling.

Social issues over economics.
if one can't walk down the street without being in fear of the police, be it a poor person, or the richest
person, money is meaningless.
Which is why #blacklivesmatter has been so successful,
and why the Woman's March has been so successful,

and why OWS was a total failure, squandering an opportunity by not standing for anything
just sitting and watching time pass by.

(Cue in "As Time Goes By" in celebration of the Oscars today.

Have a great Oscar Sunday! Every new day is one day closer to impeachment then ouster
of Donald Richard Nixon Agnew Trump.

that's my opinion, feel free to differ.

and best of wishes to DNC head Tom Perez & DNC deputy head Ellison, both who are working
forward and not replaying the primaries.
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Sun Feb 26, 2017, 06:51 AM (2 replies)

Day 36 2/24 Boehner-Obamacare repeal/replace NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, + Trump tanks bigly

John Boehner: Obamacare repeal and replace “not going to happen”

Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner isn’t optimistic about Republicans’ ability to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what he told a health care conference on Thursday morning, via Politico:
He said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest.
“ going to fix Obamacare — I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said.
Boehner said the talk in November about lightning-fast passage a new health care framework was wildly optimistic.
“I started laughing,” he said. “Republicans never ever agree on health care.”
Boehner learned firsthand the difficulty of keeping the Republican caucus together during his tenure as House speaker, which ended in late 2015. And his comments come as congressional Republicans continue to struggle with the challenge of ending a program that covers 21 million Americans and standing up a new coverage expansion in its place. The Trump administration previously promised it would deliver its own plan, but members of Congress now say they do not expect a White House proposal.
Boehner also commented on the future of Medicaid expansion, which has become another thorny issue — especially in states that participate in the program and are run by Republican governors. Plans previously offered by current congressional leadership, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, would significantly cut funding for the program. But Boehner suggested that his party would not cut Medicaid expansion rolls significantly, according to an attendee at the speech.

John Boehner told Republicans some inconvenient truths on Obamacare
The GOP’s repeal-and-replace strategy made sense in 2012. It’s a mess in 2017.

It was plausible, if Republicans had won Congress in 2010 and won the presidency in 2012, that repeal and replace — or at least repeal — might happen. At that point, the law’s main insurance expansion hadn’t even begun. But now it has, and so that ship has sailed.
Repeal and replace worked in 2012. It doesn’t work in 2017.

In early January, Yuval Levin, who is deeply plugged in with Republican legislators, wrote a guide to the GOP’s repeal-and-replace strategy. The most interesting point Levin made was how much of it, even today, remains based on plans that Mitt Romney’s team drew up in 2012 — plans drawn up at a very different point in the Affordable Care Act’s life cycle:

The movement to repeal and replace Obamacare was born with 2012 in mind. Obamacare was enacted in 2010 but would not take full effect for four years, and there was a presidential election in the middle of that period. The idea was that if Republicans won in 2012, they would move swiftly to unravel the law before it took effect and then move more slowly and incrementally to enact conservative reforms that would enable a genuine consumer market in coverage for individuals.

The Romney transition team in 2012 developed a detailed strategy for such a two-step approach (including plans for an early repeal-by-reconciliation bill if Republicans took over the Senate). They effectively locked it away in a glass box marked “break in case of Republican president” – and left it unbroken in 2012. But after Trump’s unexpected victory, the first instinct of some Capitol Hill Republicans was to break the glass and get going.

In this telling, Republicans had a message for 2010, and a plan for 2012, and then when Barack Obama won reelection and the Affordable Care Act began delivering benefits, they didn’t revisit either. So now they’re adrift. Their 2012 plan doesn’t make any sense in 2017.

Obamacare Approval Hits New High
Rick Klein and Sushanna Walshe: “The best thing to happen to Obamacare might have been Donald Trump. A new Kaiser tracking poll has the approval rating for the Affordable Care Act up to 48% – the highest it’s been in some 60 such polls. Lawmakers, of course, are hearing about that newfound popularity firsthand at raucous town halls that are developing into mirror-image opposites of the famous Tea Party events that hurt the bill’s popularity back in 2009 and 2010.”

“With President Trump’s address to Congress coming on the eve of the month slated for repeal/replace, it may be that Republicans have lost critical momentum around what they all once agreed would be their top priority. Former House Speaker John Boehner’s statements on the difficulty the GOP will have in undoing Obamacare is a clue to the anxiety Republicans are feeling right now about their promise of repeal.”
Republican Mo Brooks of Alabama is whining-

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said that protests at town halls around the country might prevent Republican lawmakers from repealing the Affordable Care Act, CNN reports.

Said Brooks: “I’ll tell you, there are a significant number of congressmen who are being impacted by these kinds of protests and their spine is a little bit weak. And I don’t know if we’re going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active, they’re putting pressure on congressman and there’s not a counter-effort to steel the spine of some of these congressmen in tossup districts around the country.”


A new PRRI survey finds that 47% of the American public believe President Trump has acted in ways that violate the U.S. Constitution, while 46% say that he has not.
53% of Americans believe Congress should investigate Donald Trump's Russia ties-
54% of Americans believe Congress should investigate Russia's interference in election
NBC/WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL- (remember WSJ is Murdoch/Fox owned
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that 53% of Americans believe that Congress should investigate whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had contact with the Russian government in 2016, while only 25% say that lawmakers should not probe the issue.

A similar share — 54% — believe that Congress should look into Russian interference in the election generally, while 29% disagree.

Donald RIchard Nixon Trump is now down to 25% of the public and falling


and -Gabby Giffords today told the Congresspeople to stop being cowards, and to face the public
who voted for them and to go to town halls-
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) blamed his decision not to hold town hall events on “the threat of violence at town hall meetings.”

He also pointed to a specific violent event to bolster his case, invoking the 2011 shooting that severely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and killed six others, the Washington Post reports.

Giffords responded: “To the politicians who have abandoned their civic obligations, I say this: Have some courage. Face your constituents. Hold town halls.”


Day 36
Feb. 24, 2017 Trump tanks bigly
one second closer to impeachment
then one second closer to ouster
Richard Donald Trump Nixon
Donald Richard Nixon Trump

no wonder Donald Richard Nixon Trump wants the public to only hear good news about him
as if, that would stop the drip drip drip of his impending impeachment ouster to happen
Richard Donald Trump Nixon thought he could run and hide from the press and the media

Donald Trump- you are a bad man

Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:01 PM (1 replies)

Day 35 2/23- FBI refuses after Trump illegally asked FBI to repudiate Trump's

Richard Donald Trump Nixon tried to interfere in the Watergate investigations, and now
Donald Richard Nixon Trump is illegally attempting to strong arm the FBI into saying falsely that
there were no ties... This is illegal, and the coverup and the crimes are continuing to drip drip drip

the march to impeachment & ouster is another second closer to happening

and this confirms the NY Times story from the other day (so many Trump Nixon like bad doings makes
it hard to keep track of all of them, and its only 35 days).

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories
Washington (CNN) — The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.

White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russia matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts, the officials said. The reports of the contacts were first published by The New York Times and CNN on February 14.

The direct communications between the White House and the FBI were unusual because of decade-old restrictions on such contacts. Such a request from the White House is a violation of procedures that limit communications with the FBI on pending investigations.


except for Russia, of course!
Banning visitors from entering your country appears to be very bad for the tourism industry.

According to a new report from the travel search and research site, the number of flight searches on international routes bound for the U.S. has plummeted since President Donald Trump issued a controversial order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven primarily Muslim countries from entering the country.

The site gathered flight-search data from 122 countries over the past five weeks, and found that weekly international U.S.-bound flight searches decreased 17% after the travel ban was announced. The number of flight searches dropped from 61.5 million per week during Obama's final days in office, down to 56 million during Trump's inauguration week, before falling to 50.9 million after the travel ban was ordered. data revealed that searches dropped for U.S.-bound flights from 94 out of the 122 countries in the report. Curiously, the one place experiencing a sharp increase in demand for flight searches to the U.S. is Russia—which Trump has defended amid speculation of multiple business ties he has with the country.

yet one more sign Trump is tanking
A new CBS News poll finds President Trump’s overall job approval rating at 39%, with 51% of Americans disapproving and 10% who don’t have an opinion


and here is another-
Most Say Trump Has Done Something Unethical or Illegal
McClatchy- Marist-
A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that more than half of voters believe President Trump has done something illegal or unethical as he faces potential conflicts of interest by continuing to own his businesses while serving as president.

Even more voters – nearly six in 10 – say Trump’s conduct as president makes them feel embarrassed.

and more
Trump Out of Step with Voters on Key Issues
A new Quinnipiac poll finds that President Trump’s policy agenda is not very popular with most American voters:
•62% to 31% are against reducing taxes across the board, even if it increases the deficit
•51% to 38% are against restarting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines
•76% to 18% are against lowering taxes on the wealthy
•50% to 43% are against lowering taxes on businesses and corporations
•54% to 34% are against removing regulations on businesses and corporations
•63% to 27% are against removing specific regulations intended to combat climate change
•54% to 43% are against repealing the Affordable Care Act
•60% to 37% are against building the wall on the Mexican border, with 65% to 33% against the wall if the U.S. must pay for it

Said pollster Tim Malloy: “He rattled the rafters with bold calls for pipelines and tax cuts, a big wall and a new health care plan. But while his base may be eating it up, a broad portion of the electorate is telling President Trump there is a big difference between campaign bravado and an agenda that works for all Americans.”


Day 35
Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
each second that goes by is one second closer to impeachment then ouster
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Thu Feb 23, 2017, 09:33 PM (3 replies)

Wed 2/22 Day 34. Trump sinking like a rock. Resistance has upper hand. It's a good life Billy

new Quinnipiac poll finds President Trump with a negative 38% to 55% job approval rating, his worst net score since he took office.
•55% to 40% say he is not honest
•55% to 42% say he does not have good leadership skills
•53% to 44% say he does not care about average Americans
•63% to 33% say he is not level-headed
•64% to 32% say he is a strong person
•58% to 38% say he is intelligent
•60% to 37% say he does not share their values

Said pollster Tim Malloy: “President Trump’s popularity is sinking like a rock. He gets slammed on honesty, empathy, level headedness and the ability to unite. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows. This is a terrible survey one month in.”

Jonathan Chait-
The Resistance Has the Upper Hand
Jonathan Chait: “It is worth noting that, so far, normal political countermobilization seems to be working quite well. ‘The Resistance,’ as anti-Trump activists have come to be known, has already rattled the once-complacent Republican majorities in Congress, which Trump needs to quash investigations of his corruption and opaque ties to Russia. Whatever pressure Trump has tried to apply to the news media has backfired spectacularly. His sneering contempt has inspired a wave of subscriptions that have driven new revenue to national media, which have blanketed the administration with independent coverage. Popular culture outlets, rather than responding to Trump’s election by tempering their mockery, have instead stepped it up, enraging the president.”

“If Trump has a plan to crush his adversaries, he has not yet revealed it. His authoritarian rage thus far is mostly impotent, the president as angry Fox-News-watching grandfather screaming threats at his television that he never carries out. The danger to the republic may come later, or never. In the first month of Trump’s presidency, the resistance has the upper hand.”

This Is totally scary, straight out of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone
It's a Good life Billy- Happy thoughts only Billy..Show.Happy thoughts only to Billy
This is why to Trump there is only sympathetic channels/media he sees
Because they have found a way to shut him up
President Trump’s former campaign staffers “claim they cracked the code for tamping down his most inflammatory tweets, and they say the current West Wing staff would do well to take note,” Politico reports.

“The key to keeping Trump’s Twitter habit under control, according to six former campaign officials, is to ensure that his personal media consumption includes a steady stream of praise. And when no such praise was to be found, staff would turn to friendly outlets to drum some up — and make sure it made its way to Trump’s desk.”

If one is hearing extra negative remarks about Senator Warren, it is a coordinated Republican hit job
aganst her. Warren seems to scare De-facto President Steve Bannon, and the Republican operatives
in the same way Hillary scared De-facto President Steve Bannon. So they are doing everything they
can to brand her and defeat her.
Republicans need a new campaign villain — and Elizabeth Warren is looking increasingly like their choice.

With Barack Obama and Harry Reid out of office and Nancy Pelosi toiling deep in the minority, Republicans are in search of a figure so reviled by the conservative base that he or she motivates donors to open their wallets and voters to go the polls.

Party strategists believe the liberal Massachusetts senator’s brand of politics is a serious turnoff to voters outside the coasts — and will be a liability for at least five Democrats up for reelection in states President Donald Trump easily won. So Republicans are already making plans to raise her profile — in the worst way possible — ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Warren is getting top billing in news releases by the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund, a prominent Republican super PAC with ties to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The NRSC is launching a new round of digital ads on Wednesday dinging incumbent Democrats for voting with Warren, officials said. And it’s just a matter of time before she’s featured prominently in TV ads, too.

Here is a simple solution for the DNC-
Why not have both Ellison and Perez and also the others all be partners in the DNC
Each have just about the same views, Perez' base is labor which (to Bernie, that means jobs doesn't it?)
and remember the path to 2020 is through the South and Southwest and the east southern coast,
nowthat Virginia is a deep blue state, make

and the rest will organically follow

Day 34

one second closer to impeachment
a few seconds more to ouster
34 days in
tick tock tick tock goes the clock
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Thu Feb 23, 2017, 01:59 AM (15 replies)
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