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With the F**king Moron's latest EO, how many rural hospitals do you think

will close by year end? I read 673 were just hanging on because of more people having insurance under the ACA. Too bad most are in areas that support the rotting mango in the White House.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:01 AM (5 replies)

Rob Bishop's, R-Utah, "No New National Parks" bill is out of committee and will be

voted on as early as tomorrow. This bill guts the Antiquities Act and puts our parks, like the Grand Canyon, Arcadia, and Muir Woods at risk. Can we stop this?


So, what does this bill do? Here are the four main

1. It changes the definition of what qualifies as deserving of protection. Artifacts and buildings are in, items of scientific importance and natural objects are definitely out.
2. It places restrictions on the size of monuments. Anything over 85,000 acres definitely canít be a monument. National monuments between 10,000 and 85,000 acres require approval from state legislatures and governors, which has been known to take decades.
3. It includes language that explicitly permits the president to rescind a national monument, totally undercutting the Administration and Bishopís arguments that the Antiquities Act as currently written already allows the president to get rid of a monument.
4. It completely prohibits the creation of marine monuments under the Antiquities Act.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:51 PM (6 replies)

The coming EO that will destroy the ACA:


I posted
about the synthetic strategy yesterday here:

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Mon Oct 9, 2017, 01:10 PM (9 replies)

How the GOP will destroy the ACA.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sun Oct 8, 2017, 03:50 PM (1 replies)

Want to read a response about DACA from a walking POS?

Dear Sinkingfeeling,

Thank you for contacting me about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Itís good to hear from you, as always.

President Trumpís decision to phase out the DACA program is a first step toward cleaning up the mess that President Obamaís unlawful amnesty left behind. President Trump is right that this amnesty would never have stood up in court. Yet, we now face a situation where 800,000 people, who were brought to our country as minors, face legal limbo. Dealing with this problem is a legislative task, not an executive-branch task.

We must recognize that codifying the DACA program will have two negative consequences: encouraging future illegal immigration with minors and allowing those 800,000 people to obtain legal status for their family members via chain migration, which rewards the very people who broke the law in the first place and further depresses working-class wages. If Congress decides to codify DACA, we must mitigate these consequences by stopping the chain migration that hurts the working class and by strengthening the enforcement of our immigration laws.

Iíve introduced legislation, the RAISE Act, that would update Americaís permanent, legal immigration system to fit the needs of our 21st century economy, and my colleagues have several proposals to strengthen enforcement. These should be the starting point of our discussions over legislation to codify DACA, and I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to come up with a deal that protects American workers.

Iím honored to serve as your senator. You, your family, and our state will remain on my mind and close to my heart in my work. Always feel free to call my office at (202) 224-2353 or visit www.cotton.senate.gov. Be sure to drop by my office and say hello if you ever visit our nationís capital.


Tom Cotton
United States Senator

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Oct 4, 2017, 12:22 PM (2 replies)

U..S. Votes Against U.N. Ban On Death Penalty For Homosexuality

Source: Newnownext.com

A United Nations resolution banning the death penalty for homosexuality was opposed by a total of 13 countries in the U.N. Human Rights Council. While several were in Africa and the Middle East, the U.S. surprisingly voted against the measure, as well.

Fortunately the resolution passed on Friday anyway, with 27 countries voting for the measure.

"This is a monumental moment where the international community has publicly highlighted that these horrific laws simply must end,Ē said Renato Sabbadini, director of The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). ďIt is unconscionable to think that there are hundreds of millions of people living in states where somebody may be executed simply because of whom they love.Ē

Previous efforts by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Russia to block or water down the resolution failed.

Read more: http://www.newnownext.com/u-s-votes-against-u-n-ban-on-death-penalty-for-homosexuality/10/2017/
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue Oct 3, 2017, 01:41 PM (34 replies)
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