Jul 222017
 

Trumpcare Fails, Sessions Is Disloyal, Loyal Spicer Resigns

 

Last week in the United States. The strong rule. The weak continue losing. Common sense is out the window. Francis Coppola created a monster.

 

Trumpcare falls flat which would be a reason to celebrate except the proposed “repeal” of Obamacare without an immediate “replacement” might leave even more people without health insurance than the convoluted Trumpcare itself.

President Trump goes on record saying that had he known Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from the Russia investigation, he wouldn’t have hired him! (One has to wonder about the President’s understanding of the government’s structure. The Attorney General is not – and shouldn’t be – beholden or “loyal” to the president but to the law and the American Constitution…..)
Did you too notice that the words and behaviors of the President don’t resemble those of ANY American president, but are eerily similar to those of a very famous film character? (Yes, I’m referring to the 1972 Francis Coppola movie.) One is almost tempted to believe that by providing a “role model”, Francis Coppola created a monster.

The President has more and more objections regarding the staff, work and direction the investigation of Special Counsel Mueller is taking. According to reports, the lawyer hired by President Trump to defend himself from Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation is researching “immunity” and “pardons”.

Nearly every day(!) additional details emerge about the meeting of Donald Trump Jr. with the Russian government’s attorney: now we know that EIGHT people attended the meeting. (One of them was a Russian businessman – United States resident – once suspected of laundering over a billion dollars of Russian money…)

We’ve learned also about yet another meeting between President Trump and President Putin while in Hamburg which wasn’t previously disclosed. Only the two presidents and their wives + one Russian translator participated. The get-together was so innocent that no one but the President represented the United States during the secret meeting. It barely deserved the much belated mention.

Arizona Senator John McCain, 80, who underwent a blood clot surgery last week, was diagnosed with brain cancer.

O.J. Simpson, 70, was paroled after serving nine years of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery in Nevada. Simpson is expected to be a free man on October 1st of this year. Rumor has it that numerous media outlets are competing for interviews once the “Juice” is released. Simpson’s celebrity life will resume in October. Meanwhile, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are still dead. There is a relief from a prison sentence, but no respite from death.

Sean Spicer resigns or is forced to resign, depending whom you believe. The man must have REALLY needed a job! God knows he’s done the possible – and the impossible: “Even Hitler didn’t use chemical warfare” – to accommodate President Trump…

And how was YOUR week?

Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine’s Editor, E. Elrich

 

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Here's a tip for Special Counsel Mueller: no one but a godfather insists on "loyalty". Follow the breadcrumbs: the financial history of president Trump's "business success" reveals his lack of morals and scruples. Bad for America, detrimental to our future. Don't let one family transform (deform!) our democracy into a dictatorship.
Jan 152017
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

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We celebrate Martin Luther King’s Day every year. This year – just days before the Inauguration Ceremony during which a President Elect who expressed his disregard for civil and human rights will be sworn into the office – it seems more significant than ever.

We all know who Martin Luther King Jr. was and what he stood for. We all know that while he fought to advance civil rights using wisdom and civil disobedience, the government attempted to stop him using force. Governments change. The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is here to stay and for us to learn from.

I Have A Dream Speech

This year, Martin Luther King’s Day is honored throughout Los Angeles not only with celebrations such as the 32nd Annual Kingdom Day Parade, but with numerous peaceful political protests that – like the ones MLK organized! – support civil and human rights. Similar protests are taking place throughout the country. There is a movement Online too, this is just one example. The protests may not be celebrations, but they sure are tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr life’s philosophy.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said:

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

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If you are looking to attend an actual Martin Luther King’s Day celebration (he would have turned 88 today!) LAist has an impressive list.

In the words of the President Elect:

  • John Lewis, the civil rights leader (one of the original Freedom Riders!) and U.S. Congressman often referred to as the “Conscience of Congress” and the “Living Link to MLK legacy” is “All talk and no action.”
  • Meryl Streep, the greatest actress of our times, is “overrated”
  • Of course, these are only his latest targets. We still remember that neither Senator John McCain nor the American Muslim soldier who gave his life for our Country is enough of a hero for the President Elect.

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

The reign of the President Elect is about to begin. He will have every opportunity to prove us wrong, to become a great President and to Make America Great Again. We’ll be there to record and – in cases of positive changes – applaud.

Anything L.A. Magazine’s Editor, E. Elrich

 

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