Thursday, January 12, 2017

Well who didn't know this?

Conservatives really are better looking, research says
A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia.

The researchers also offer a more general psychological explanation for the trend: That good-looking people are often treated better than others, and thus see the world as a more just place. Past studies have found that the more attractive people believe themselves to be, the lower their preference for egalitarianism, a value typically associated with the political left.

Judge for yourself: 

Anchor for MSNBC or Anchor for FOX News

Writer for VOX or Writer for Hot Air?

Anonymous Liberal blogger or Anonymous Conservative blogger?


opie said...

What a juvenile shot at roger's image. Totally sophomoric for someone with a big brain like you think you have. Sad how low you have gone.

Commonsense said...

Lighten up Francis!! It's funny.

C.H. Truth said...

All in good fun...

I have a feeling this story probably hits Opie a little too close to home, which makes him a bit ultra-sensitive to this.

Roger isn't ultra-sensitive about his looks and I am sure understands that I used a "funny photo" of him. In fact, Roger is fairly convinced that he's a handsome devil.

Roger Amick said...

Opie, it's fine. I'm actually surprised that even with makeup, I look better than the accountant. :-)

Roger Amick said...

Handsome? Not really, but I'm kind of striking is the word. My height and silver beard, I get a lot of smiles. When I was dating online after my divorce, I was surprised that very good looking women liked me. I didn't have the beard. I followed the Tom Leykis rule. Sex by the third date or good by. I had a lot of fun. You know what I mean.

rrb said...

The opposition research firm that hired a former British spy to dig up dirt on Donald Trump is the same shady outfit that was hired by Planned Parenthood to put a positive spin on videos showing the sale of baby parts.

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Washington D.C.-based Fusion GPS is the firm that hired Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the salacious but unsubstantiated 35-page Trump dossier that was published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday.

Read more:

rrb said...

that picture of roger looks like he just stepped out of a golden shower...

KD said...

Well, Obama has been pissing on him for 8 years and HB thought it was rain.

I see CA is getting rain, removing 40 percent of those in drought, out of the drought status.

Question, did those in CA prior to the rain, do what was required to capture and use Billions of gallons of it, or did they send it to the blue striped toad?

Commonsense said...

Harris to Pompeo: Repent, climate heretic

Confirmation hearings often reveal more about the panelists than they do about the nominee, and that’s certainly the case in the exchange that took place between Mike Pompeo and newly installed Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). Donald Trump nominated Pompeo for director of the CIA, a role for which his years as chair of the House Intelligence Committee have prepared him, including an understanding of the role intelligence services play. Harris seems to have a strange set of priorities for intelligence operations, and her obsession with climate change leaves Pompeo almost laughing in bemusement.

Obviously not an upgrade to Boxer. What is this? The designated bimbo seat for California?

These are the people Roger votes for and he thinks he's smarter than conservatives?

rrb said...

liberals really are economic imbeciles:

Philly Mayor Blames ‘Price Gouging’ for Outrage Generated by City’s New Soda Tax

Businesses are passing along the cost of the tax to consumers, because that's how taxes work. Someone get Jim Kenney an economics textbook.

try to read this without laughing out loud.

KD said...

Liberal leadership threats their voters like needy infants.

Commonsense said...

You can add Chicago, Oakland, and Berkeley to the list of idiots.

rrb said...

in other news, slow joey hairplugz was just awarded the 0linsky medal of fweedom by skeets 0linsky himself.


KD said...

These are the people Roger votes for and he thinks he's smarter than conservatives?" CS

Yes, they are smarter because they are emotional, they feel more then you and I.

“Yesterday, I met in Washington with 45 nations – defense ministers and foreign ministers – as we were working together on the challenge of Daesh, ISIL, and terrorism,” Kerry said at the Vienna summit. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we – you – are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

Kerry’s statement was all the more remarkable because no hyperbole was intended. He actually meant that reducing the world’s use of hydrofluorocarbons, which he called “exceptionally potent drivers of climate change,” is just as important for the security of the world as combatting Islamic terrorism."

CS, Libealism is a mental disorder.

Loretta Russo said...

Good Lord, how many more circle jerks before Obama leaves?????

January 20th can't come soon enough.

rrb said...

my junior senator is a fucking imbecile -

rrb said...

Blogger Loretta Russo said...
Good Lord, how many more circle jerks before Obama leaves?????

at least a few, probably including a pardon for bradley manning. and maybe that traitorous bergdahl scumbag too.

KD said...

Tomorrow Night or Tonight, CBS is going to kiss his ebony behind for an Hour on prime time.

Ette, did you see how angry Opium got when I asked him if he owned a business and how many people does he employ?

It was a priceless rant.

**** Careful over the weekend, freezing rain **** not good HoverRound driving weather"

rrb said...

These are the people Roger votes for and he thinks he's smarter than conservatives?

these confirmation hearings have been a lot more revealing about the questioners than the nominees.

from harris to corey "T BONE" booker to gillibrand to fauxcahontas to stuart smalley, they've all beclowned themselves. and i think that's a good thing.

the american people need to be reminded every single day what fucking stupid assholes these people are.

KD said...

in other news, slow joey hairplugz was just awarded the 0linsky medal of fweedom by skeets 0linsky himself."

Is it like the Nobel, award because of the Color of his Skin???

KD, said...

I am so proud of HB, his Company, Chrysler has been caught cheating on emission data.

Polluters suck.

Loretta Russo said...

"Careful over the weekend, freezing rain **** not good HoverRound driving weather"

We're not going anywhere if it gets bad.

We've been to the commissary, checked on family in Horton (Kickapoo side).

Military life teaches you to plan ahead.

Loretta Russo said...

"from harris to corey "T BONE" booker to gillibrand to fauxcahontas to stuart smalley, they've all beclowned themselves. and i think that's a good thing."

Frauds, every single one.

Roger Amick said...

Check out the legacy blog. It's a beauty contest.

Loretta Russo said...

No thanks.

Roger Amick said...

A twit free zone is good.

opie said...

C.H. Truth said...
All in good fun...
I have a feeling this story probably hits Opie a little too close to home\\

What hits close to home is you acting like a sanctimonious horses ass. Yep, infantile humor does your big brain sharp and on top of things. But again, thanx for speaking for me, it's all you got.

opie said...

Ette, did you see how angry Opium

You ain't seen angry, idiot. But stupid is what you do best/

Loretta Russo said...

I don't associate with garbage such as yourself.

Roger Amick said...

The USS Trump is sinking.

American voters approve 55 - 39 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his best approval rating in seven years, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. These same voters disapprove 51 - 37 percent of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president-elect.

Donald Trump will be a worse president than Barack Obama, 45 percent of voters say, while 34 percent say he will be a better president and 15 percent say he will be about the same, American voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll.

Americans are optimistic 52 - 43 percent about the next four years with Trump as president and say 47 - 31 percent that he will help rather than hurt the nation's economy.

Trump will be a "great" president, 12 percent of voters say; 30 percent say he will be a "good" president; 20 percent say he will be "not so good" and 32 percent say he will be "bad." That is 52%

rrb said...

Roger Amick said...
The USS Trump is sinking.

it hasn't even left port yet, alky.

but when it does i expect you to turn your asshattery up to eleventy.

KD. Obama just go with no more Damage said...

Huffington Post is Mad, I know not really news, but, they are mad that not ONE of Trumps Nominations has gone down in Flames yet.

They feel that Ben Carson is one that should have been targeted stronger for defeat.

The left is going to be ever more fun to watch and ridicule.

Loretta Russo said...

"Huffington Post is Mad,"


More entertaining than I could have imagined.

Loretta Russo said...

Roger isn't the brightest bulb...

Roger Amick said...

The Coldheartedtruth is that the Russians and the FBI letter altered the presidential election results.

Despite all of Donald Trump’s best efforts, the question of whether and why Russia interfered in the presidential election continues to dog him.

The latest twist comes from a bombshell report published early Tuesday evening by CNN, with four bylines, including Watergate legend Carl Bernstein. The story is unsettling, because it touches on suggestions that the Russian government might have compromising information about the president-elect. But the story is significantly more nuanced than that, and requires a careful parsing.

Here’s what CNN does say: When top intelligence officials briefed Trump last week on their conclusion that Russia interfered with the election to hurt Hillary Clinton and aid Trump’s presidential hopes, they presented him a two-page classified memo that included allegations that Russian agents say they have “compromising personal and financial information” about him. It is not, clear, however, whether U.S. intelligence officials believe those allegations to be true.

CNN says:

These senior intelligence officials also included the synopsis to demonstrate that Russia had compiled information potentially harmful to both political parties, but only released information damaging to Hillary Clinton and Democrats … The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials.

Trump has consistently rejected the idea that the Russians were behind the hacking, and he has dismissed the idea that the intention was to help him. His opponents, on both left and right, have for months spoken hopefully of some sort of Holy Grail of information that would fatally compromise him, but so far no such information has emerged. There have been more concrete reports linking Trump aides to Russia. Carter Page, a one-time foreign-policy adviser, is deeply enmeshed in business interests there, while Paul Manafort, who for a time managed Trump’s campaign, had previously worked for a Kremlin client who was president of Ukraine and did business with a member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

During a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Comey was asked by senators whether the FBI was investigating ties between Russia and Trump. Comey refused to say, saying he “would never comment on investigations, whether we have one or not”—a response that drew some embittered comments from senators who noted Comey’s very public statements about his agency’s investigation into Clinton’s emails.

The report offers yet more grist for Trump’s planned press conference Wednesday morning—his first in almost 170 days.


The President Elect is unwilling to admit that these Russians and the FBI letter altered the election. Clinton made mistakes on election strategies, but the early voting changed dramatically to favor Donald Trump after the letter from Comey and the Russian government hacking.

He won and is going to have a 37% approval on January 20, 2017. This will act as a drag on his agenda. In the Senate, the narrow lead will give a few Republicans the courage to push back against some of his controversial policies.

rrb said...

Huffington Post is Mad,

so is the clown prince of mahogany ridge.

trump is giving ol' rog a golden shower every day lately.

rrb said...

CNN says...
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ they report from the nearest starbucks while the rest of the white house press pool is reporting from the white house briefing room.

poor jim acosta. his ass must be really chapped and blistered.

hey jimbo... 'ya better put some ice on that.'

rrb said...

...according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

since they were so "spot on" with their election polling predictions, i'll reserve the right to get a good chuckle out of their polling of the trump presidency.

KD, Bye Bye ObimboCare said...

Speaking of lying Liberals, how come all of those that said they were leaving the USA IF Trump wins are still living in the USA.

Alky said he was leaving, yet he pollutes this, the Adult Blog with begging to go to the spam blog. I like others here go there for RRB threads.

When Obama took office he promised to take on Big Pharma, then he caved and did nothing. Now that we pay for both HB and his sickly wife it is needing to be fixed. Medicare/Medicaid spends I believe I heard 150 Billion dollars a year on drugs, yet, not one purchase is negotiated, that is a Yuge error.

President Trump will fix that, saving us tax payers money.

Roger Amick said...

The repeal of the ACA, ObamaCare, will cost $3 trillion dollars. The Republicans don't have a plan to replace it.

Hospital and health plan leaders talk in almost apocalyptic terms about what might lie ahead if Republicans abolish Obamacare without a blueprint for its replacement.

Their doomsday scenario: Millions of people could lose their health care coverage, hospitals could hemorrhage cash and shocks to the $3 trillion-a-year health system could send ripples through the entire economy.

“That transition period is going to be like that slow-moving tsunami that we know is coming, and we can watch it and try to prepare for it — but in the aftermath of the tsunami, there’s devastating loss that we never could have planned for,” said Heidi Gartland, vice president for community affairs and government relations at Cleveland-based University Hospitals Health System.

Hospitals estimate that repealing Obamacare could cost them $165 billion by the middle of the next decade and trigger “an unprecedented public health crisis" if sick people are unable to get care. Even before that happens, though, uncertainty about what might replace the law and how it could affect the bottom lines of hospitals, in particular, has spurred CEOs to cut spending.

“Everybody is going to continue to belt tighten and take action fearing the worst is going to happen,” said William Conway, CEO of Detroit’s 1,300-physician Henry Ford Medical Group.

That anxiety has already claimed casualties: The Advisory Board Company, which provides services to health care firms, announced last week that it is laying off 220 people in part because hospitals hit the brakes on spending following the GOP sweep. Providers warn the situation will worsen the longer Congress goes without passing a replacement as fears of mounting losses prompt decisions to close programs, trim staffs and curtail care.

Hill Republicans insist they have no choice but to take drastic action immediately. Obamacare, they argue, was headed into a death spiral well before they gained full control of Congress. They point to skyrocketing premiums, insurer exits and dwindling consumer choices as evidence that the current system can’t be salvaged.

Roger Amick said...


growing number of Senate Republicans are resisting the idea of repealing Obamacare without a concrete replacement proposal, complicating GOP plans to move swiftly to undo the health care law.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) started the open, intra-party dissension this week when the libertarian-leaning senator urged Republicans to vote on a replacement plan at the same time they pass a repeal bill. He was followed a day later by hard-line conservative Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), then by the more centrist Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.).

And Paul said on Twitter late Friday that the most important Republican, President-elect Donald Trump, is fully on board, too.

"I just spoke to @realDonaldTrump and he fully supports my plan to replace Obamacare the same day we repeal it," Paul wrote. "The time to act is now."

At least a half-dozen GOP senators have now expressed public or private concerns about the party's current trajectory. Their worry: Republicans will be blamed for wreaking havoc on the health care system and causing people to lose their coverage without any assurance they have a superior — or any — plan of their own.

“I think the president-elect’s position is the right position,” Corker told reporters on Friday morning. “During the campaign he said that repeal and replace should take place simultaneously. That to me is the prudent course of action.”

The GOP can only lose two votes in the narrowly-divided Senate once Mike Pence becomes vice president and can break a tie. The package is expected to include a related provision to defund Planned Parenthood, which makes it more difficult for a pair of moderate Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to support it.

People close to Senate Republican leadership believe that they’ll ultimately have the votes to get the repeal plan through. Republican lawmakers, they say, will be hard-pressed to vote against killing a law so widely despised by conservatives.

The 37% approval will get more Republicans to pull their heads out of their asses

Roger Amick said...

The bright lights are showing how the truthers beliefs are deeply separated from reality.

Loretta Russo said...

April can't come soon enough.

KD, HB the queen of emotions said...

LOL @ HB, he is doing exactly what CODE PINKO told him to do here, spam any blog that is Pro-America and Pro-Trump.

Good girl HB. (pat on top of head)

KD, Alky Dresses in Pink said...

Alky,I know from past posts of yours that you are a retard, but please explain how when Obama said is Obamacare Train Wreck would never ever cost more then $1 trillion dollars, yet repeal and replace will cost $3 Trillion.

Don't run off , like you normally do, don't get all pissy and sissy, just do your best job of explaining.

Roger Amick said...

Robert Reich

Tyrants don’t allow open questioning, and they hate the free press. They want total control. Trump's so-called “news conference” today (the first time he’s faced reporters in six months) was a sad example:

1. Trump refused to answer questions from reporters who have run stories he doesn’t like, or from news outlets that have criticized him.

2. He loaded the audience with paid staffers who cheered his statements and jeered at reporters.

3. He continued calling the media “dishonest.”

4. He criticized CNN for dispensing “fake news,” called Buzzfeed “a pile of garbage,” and sarcastically called the BBC “another beauty.”

It wasn’t a “news conference” at all, and shouldn't be called one. It was another attempt to control the media. Trump isn’t even president yet, but he’s already eroding our democracy. We must not allow him to.

The truthers hate the free press.

They are the Nazis, not the CIA.

Roger Amick said...

K'putz, unlike you, I think for myself. I've been thinking about and reading about politics for 55 years.

Loretta Russo said...

Obviously not.

You're the only one spamming the real blog.

Loretta Russo said...

Too bad your ancestors didn't stay home.

Commonsense said...

Yawn, when Trump jails reporters like Obama did get back to me.

KD, putting Pink Dress on Alky said...

So Alky, answer my question.

Alky,I know from past posts of yours that you are a retard, but please explain how when Obama said is Obamacare Train Wreck would never ever cost more then $1 trillion dollars, yet repeal and replace will cost $3 Trillion?

KD said...

Chrysler Diesel Engines are polluting , they lied to the US Public about how clean they were, 100,000 have been sold to pollute in the USA.

That is a fine black mark on Alky and Obimbo.

Roger Amick said...

Trump Cabinet nominees differ from the Republican President Tweeter.


The Alabama senator had the most exhaustive confirmation hearing of the week, stretching into two days. NPR's Meg Anderson had a recap:

"Democrats don't have the votes to stop Sessions' appointment. Perhaps as a result, they focused primarily on fleshing out what Sessions' relationship would be with the president as attorney general and reminded him of the importance of an independent Justice Department. Sessions spent a lot of the day reassuring his colleagues that he would follow the law, first and foremost, and expressing his disagreements with some of the president-elect's more extreme proposals."

In Day 2, Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearings Turn To Civil Rights
In Day 2, Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearings Turn To Civil Rights
Sessions said he opposed bringing back waterboarding as an extreme interrogation technique, and he also said that he opposed other Trump campaign proposals of banning Muslims from coming into the U.S. amid terrorism concerns and also said he opposed any type of registry of Muslims either.

"And I think we should avoid surveillance of religious institutions unless there's a basis to believe that dangerous or threatening illegal activity could be carried on there," he added.

Sessions' record on race was a key focus, 30 years after his hopes of a federal judgeship were scuttled by the same committee over allegations he had used racist language as a U.S. Attorney. Sessions denied those allegations, reiterating that, "I did not harbor the kind of animosities and race-based discrimination ideas I was accused of. I did not."

In Day 2, Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearings Turn To Civil Rights
In Day 2, Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearings Turn To Civil Rights
But that didn't stop some of Sessions' colleagues from taking an unprecedented step in testifying against his confirmation. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., the first sitting senator to testify against a fellow senator during a confirmation hearing, said Sessions' record "indicates that we cannot count on him to support state and national efforts toward bringing justice to the justice system."

And Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a venerated civil-rights leader who marched with Martin Luther King Jr., told the Judiciary Committee that, "Those who are committed to equal justice in our society wonder whether Sen. Sessions' calls for law and order will mean today what it meant in Alabama when I was coming up back then."

The Republicans are not going to let Trump be himself
The rest of the article showed that most don't support the crazy President Trump.

KD, This Trooper is Alive Because of A Armed Citizen said...

The Democrats and their fake group BlackLiesMatter were cheated last night. This Trooper lived, because a Armed Citizen took on the piece of shit and killed him.

Not only was the Trooper shot, but the POS Democrat started to beat him as well, Enter the ARMED CITIZEN, HE took aim and killed the criminal. Saving the live of one of my brothers in blue and cheating the liberals a killing of yet another LEO.

(CNN) — An Arizona trooper who had been shot and was being beaten by a man with a pistol was saved Thursday by a motorist who killed his attacker, authorities said.

The man who came upon the scene warned the suspect to stop striking the officer, but the man continued, said Capt. Damon Cecil, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said.

The good Samaritan got a gun from his car and shot the suspect, who died at the scene.

The trooper, a 27-year veteran, was shot in the chest and shoulder. He is in serious and stable condition, Cecil said.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers this morning for our Trooper that was shot. Looks like he will be okay after some recovery @Arizona_DPS
— Col. Frank Milstead (@frank_milstead) January 12, 2017
Col. Frank Milstead, director of the public safety department, said he would like to thank the man who stepped in. "I don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his assistance," he said, according to CNN affiliate "

Roger Amick said...

I'm a direct descendant of a German immigrant who came here in 1759.

KD, Put pink shoes on HB said...

HB, failed, not anything new, he has been a failure his entire life.

So, with no answer on how the cost goes from $1 trillion to keep Obama care to $3 trillion to cancel and replace , I will drive over alky like a stupid piece of road kill.

Let's get this straight, independent minds giving differing answers to those in the confirmation hearings is now a BAD THING. OMG alky, you are funny,,,,, So unless like you, a lock step , yes boy , a mere step in fetch in your old work, unless the Nominees are in full lock step they are not to be confirmed?

Can you tell us in a non-cut n past why having and independent free thinking men and woman around this President is a bad thing?

Loretta Russo said...

He should have stayed home.

Loretta Russo said...

"VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Legislation to Stop Arming Terrorists"

"Under U.S. law it is illegal for any American to provide money or assistance to al-Qaeda, ISIS or other terrorist groups. If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Yet the U.S. government has been violating this law for years, quietly supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Jabhat Fateh al Sham and other terrorist groups with money, weapons, and intelligence support, in their fight to overthrow the Syrian government.[i]

“The CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. This support has allowed al-Qaeda and their fellow terrorist organizations to establish strongholds throughout Syria, including in Aleppo."

KD, putting Pink spike heals on HB Daily said...

Excellent post Ette.

Commonsense said...

Donald J. TrumpVerified account
All of my Cabinet nominee are looking good and doing a great job. I want them to be themselves and express their own thoughts, not mine!

No yes men for the Donald unlike the current narcissist in chief.

opie said...

Excellent post Ette.

Again written by others. Her other posts on this thread are single minded insults which is about all her intellect allows. And yes, no yes men which donnie will put under his thumb in no time being the irrational businessman he is.

Loretta Russo said...

Stupid Opie.

KD, ALky nice pink heals, emotional wreck that you are Daily said...

CS, Alky is in a pink dress and pink heals that I provided for him.

His two issues that he brought to the Adult blog and then ran from are these:

1, Alky said that Obama care was to cost only $1 Trillion more dollars ( a lie) and now that it looks be ending it will cost $3 Trillion to dismantle.

I asked her to explain how , he rain like the queen he is away.

His issue two, you and I have addressed, his issue President Trump is not going to have yes Women and Men around him, Alky a step in fetch thinks this is a very bad thing for the country, when asked how is that bad she ran off, again.

It is her way, he brings an issue to the Adult Blog then runs from his own posts, well, not really his posts, others work that he claims to be his.

Ice Storms coming to the middle of the country, not ONE governor has asked FEMA or the Golfer in Chief for assistance aka money. We did build it, we built it to last , to endure and to over come what Mother Nature throws at us.

ETTE< being a former US Army Sgt. I know we know how to pre-plan, to pre-position stores ahead of a storm and not run around like an alky with our heads cut off. I feed Hay to my feed lot calves and the Main Herd Yesterday, put out old bales for bedding for both and have the chicken coup with new hay so that my kritters stay healthy.

KD said...

Opie the cross dresser how are you, I see Alky gave you his pink dress and heals, you both look so silly in them.

Ette provided a link, it is a very good piece.

Opie, your express belief is that the Former Generals are going under his tumb?

Really, how so?

DO you run in high heals as well as Alky from issues you bring to this Adult Blog, we shall see.

Roger Amick said...

The country’s leading doctors group is urging Republicans to take steps to ensure that people do not lose their health insurance once ObamaCare is repealed.

The American Medical Association (AMA), wrote a letter to congressional leaders on Tuesday calling for the gains in coverage from ObamaCare, which has expanded insurance to 20 million people, to be preserved.

“In considering opportunities to make coverage more affordable and accessible to all Americans, it is essential that gains in the number of Americans with health insurance coverage be maintained,” AMA CEO Dr. James Madara wrote leaders in both parties.

“Consistent with this core principle, we believe that before any action is taken through reconciliation or other means that would potentially alter coverage, policymakers should lay out for the American people, in reasonable detail, what will replace current policies,” Madara continued.

“Patients and other stakeholders should be able to clearly compare current policy to new proposals so they can make informed decisions about whether it represents a step forward in the ongoing process of health reform.”

Loretta Russo said...

Plagiarized spam.

Loretta Russo said...

Cool Mich.

Our daughter is a veterinarian, so I understand (and appreciate) what's involved this time of the year.

opie said...

Yes it is not topical to this slice of heaven, but is a short piece from A group of real climatologists repeating what I posted the other day about the current climate trends . Btw kansas dolt, had nothing to do with a link, the comment was directed at loretta's lack of ability to write nothing but insult posts which makes her feel superior, to what, who knows. LOL

For a while, 2010 was the hottest year on record globally. But then it got overtopped by 2014. And 2014 was beaten again by 2015. And now 2016 is so warm that it is certain to be once again a record year*. Three record years in a row - that is unprecedented even in all those decades of global warming. (...) As climate scientists we are by no means surprised at this development, as there has been clear evidence that the variations of the sun's activity have played a completely subordinate role in climate change over the last 65 years. We've covered this issue many times (...).

Loretta Russo said...

Stupid Opie.

opie said...


Loretta Russo said...

"Presidents-elect usually lie low during the interregnum. Trump never lies low. He seized the actual presidency from Barack Obama within weeks of his election...." -Charles Krauthammer

Roger Amick said...

Homeland Security Secretary nominee John Kelly

Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, also broke with Trump on several key points during his Tuesday confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

On Trump's seminal campaign promise, to build a wall along the Mexican border, Kelly acknowledged that "a physical barrier in and of itself will not do the job. It has to be a layered defense" of human patrols, drones and other sensors. On the administration's deportation policies, Kelly also broke with Trump, saying that undocumented children who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would "probably not be at the top of the list" and that he would "keep an open mind."

Homeland Security Pick Kelly Splits With Trump Over Immigration, Torture
Homeland Security Pick Kelly Splits With Trump Over Immigration, Torture
The former head of the U.S. Southern Command also repeatedly stressed working with other Latin American countries to better curtail drug and human trafficking.

Kelly also said he opposed reinstating waterboarding and also said he had "high confidence" in U.S. intelligence findings on Russian attacks on the elections.

And Kelly said he opposed any kind of surveillance on mosques or any creation of a Muslim database, testifying that, "I don't think it's ever appropriate to focus on something like religion as the only factor" when looking to prevent terrorism.

CIA Director nominee Mike Pompeo

The Kansas GOP congressman Trump has chosen to lead the intelligence department also broke with the president-elect, opposing waterboarding as a form of torture.

In this hearing, in which the power was lost and the C-SPAN camera feed went down (just as they were talking about Russia), Pompeo also said he had confidence in the current U.S. intelligence program and said he agreed with their findings that Russia had tried to meddle in the elections, again putting him at odds with the man he would serve, NBC News reported:

"In his opening remarks, Pompeo took aim at Russia, saying that Moscow has 'reasserted itself aggressively, invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe and doing nothing to aid in the defeat of ISIS.'

"He later said, 'It's pretty clear about what took place here about Russia involvement in efforts to hack information and to have an impact on American democracy.'"

Roger Amick said...

Torture living menstrangld has a love for torture.

He must be against those or be a hypothetical Republican.

Oh yes, he has been since the first time his crack head bs hit the blog.

Commonsense said...

“I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.

Mad dog diplomacy.

rrb said...


for someone who considers himself to be so brilliant, your political instincts are for shit.

if you had actually been watching the hearings on c-span like i have you would see the hearings for what they really are - kabuki theatre.

the interviewees have spent most of their time telling the senators what they want to hear. of course they're against torture and in favor of increasing the HUD budget. fucking DUH. why create controversy when they'll be confirmed anyway since democrats are powerless to stop them.

my junior senator made an ass of herself over women and LBGTQWERTY's in the military, and T-BONE booker kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign with some phony protestation.

trump castrated your party and your media. and since then he's been playing you for the fools that you are. and you're falling for it.

rrb said...

Blogger Roger Amick said...
Torture living menstrangld has a love for torture.

with mattis in charge who needs torture?

just slaughter them all.

and let their bodies rot in the desert sun.

rrb said...

“Consistent with this core principle, we believe that before any action is taken through reconciliation or other means that would potentially alter coverage, policymakers should lay out for the American people, in reasonable detail, what will replace current policies,” Madara continued.

“Patients and other stakeholders should be able to clearly compare current policy to new proposals so they can make informed decisions about whether it represents a step forward in the ongoing process of health reform.”

i hope and pray that you're an administrator who no longer treats patients. someone this ignorant could kill someone.

Commonsense said...

For 10000 years.

Loretta Russo said...

Poor Roger.