ROLL BACK INTERNET PRIVACY PROTECTION? WHY?

A very good example of what I’ve been harping about in comments about biased reporting recently is HERE IN THIS ARTICLE, ESPECIALLY THE HEADLINE:    CONGRESS VOTES TO ROLL BACK INTERNET PRIVACY PROTECTION

“What?”  a person might ask upon reading the headline. “Are they crazy?  I’m fed up with fears of internet hacking and my loss of privacy and now this stinkin’ Republican congress wants to ROLL BACK privacy?

SO….please take a look at the whole article…IT LOOKS LIKE A HORRIBLE IDEA FROM CONGRESS.  TELL US HOW IT ISN’T.  TELL US WHAT A CONSERVATIVE JOURNALIST MIGHT SAY TO COMBAT THE TRULY CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN THIS BILL~

Please!
Z

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Silverfiddle still gets it right…!

Our retired blog owner great friend and amazing thinker/writer, SILVERFIDDLE, linked this at AOW’s blog the other day.   I just saw it yesterday.

It’s a really good overview of what a workable, good healthcare plan should include.  Since we’ve been talking about healthcare, I thought I’d publish it today and let you read it and comment.

Z

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Republicans are WHAT to the POOR??

I thought THIS ARTICLE was fascinating and we all deserve to know these truths.

So, tell me something…in what other ways are Republicans kinder to the poor than Democrats?

In what ways are Republicans kinder to America?

I”m eager to see your responses….let’s talk!

Let’s feel GOOD ABOUT OUR COUNTRY and IDEOLOGY today!

I couldn’t resist this:

XXX Z

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Sunday Faith Blog

If you could pray one prayer for our country and knew it would come true immediately, please tell us what it would be.

“May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”  Psalm 141: 2

Blessings, Z

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Trump Care

“”GOP” stands for Get Old People…THAT’s what Republicans are going to vote for today!!”    This is what one rather female haggish Democrat yelled on Capitol Hill yesterday!   That’s the rhetoric.  A Democrat, also a woman, accused Republicans of being in charge of the microphones and lowering the sound of Democrats as they debated in chambers last night so people couldn’t hear them as well as they could hear Democrats.  Man, they are trying ANYTHING they can.

Trump’s rhetoric is including “How ironic that Freedom Caucus Conservatives don’t like abortion but they’re not going to vote out Planned Parenthood funding if they don’t vote for our bill”  and “You know, this IS the last chance you have to get rid of Obama Care”.  ugh.  (I paraphrase, but…that’s the message).  SO….kind of thuggish himself, in my opinion.

This morning, I watched Tom Price dance around Alyson Camarata questions….He did a pretty good job.   Then Chris Cuomo introduced Debbie Wasserperson Schultz who he said was coming on to “show how what you just heard is lies.”    (I swear that’s what he said), Not “will give her opinion of what you just heard,”…oh, no.

SO!  Talk to me about what you think.

WHAT IN THE HECK’S GOING WRONG?    WHY?

Z

 

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Retirement: how to tell time:

This CRACKED ME UP!!  I hope you smiled, too!

HERE IS MY QUESTION:  WERE YOU TO RETIRE TOMORROW, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR TIME?  

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE RETIRED, HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS?

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Z

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BLAME……..CAN we get back to responsibility?

BLAME  (make sure you see and answer my question below!)

How the  world works lately…

If  a   man  cuts   his  finger off  while 
Slicing  salami at  work, 
He blames the  restaurant.  

If you  smoke three packs a  day 
For 40  years and die of lung cancer,
   
Your family blames the  
Tobacco  company. 

If your  neighbour crashes   
Into   a tree  while driving home drunk,   
He blames the  bartender.  

If your  grandchildren are 
Brats  without  manners, 
You blame  television. 

If your  friend is shot by a   
Deranged  madman, 
You blame the gun manufacturer  .. 

And if a  crazed person breaks   
Into   the   cockpit  and 
Tries   to  kill   the  pilot   at  35,000 feet,   
And   the  passengers 
Kill   him  instead,   
The mother of the  crazed deceased  
Blames the airline  

I must  have lived too long to   
Understand the   world   
As   it   is   anymore.   

So, if I  die while my   OLD  WRINKLED ARSE 
Is  parked   in front of this computer ,   
I want  all of you to   
Blame   Bill  Gates .

Z:  Can we get back to accepting responsibility for having been sloppy with the salami slicer, for realizing we shouldn’t have smoked, for understanding it’s the shooter who’s nuts not the gun, etc?
THAT’S HOW LIFE WAS……..Hey, is it LAWYERS who caused a lot of this BLAME GAME, or is it human nature led by liberal minds who don’t think anybody should feel bad…i.e. take the blame?  I know a lot of teachers get flack from parents because their kids aren’t doing well..what kind of message does that give future generations?

What do you think?   If you have a bad answer, I’ll blame you.
Don’t blame ME for having blogged this subject!

Z

 

 

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Nunes v Schiff and how Trump fits in

Sooo….you surely have heard about the mess created today regarding surveillance of Trump & Co.  OH, my gosh.

I watched earlier today when Devin Nunes said there’s proof that Trump WAS surveilled, blah blah blah…I thought “Hallelujah!  Trump was RIGHT! This vindicates him!”

…not so fast, Z.   Then we find out Nunes had just come out of the White House, where he supposedly told Trump (there’s a lot of talk that Trump told HIM what to say, considering that, last week, the WH said ‘you’ll know something next week’ and VOILA!) about someone telling him Trump HAD been surveilled…  Also, Nunes is saying “he can’t present the paperwork where he saw this info on ..” (what?)  Also, he never went to his own committee FIRST!  Not even the Republicans on the committee, let alone that snake Adam Schiff who’s also on the House Intel Committee!  Nunes just popped right over to the WHITE HOUSE???

WHAT WAS NUNES THINKING!??  SO, of COURSE, Schiff had a presser this afternoon during which all my hopes of vindication were TOTALLY dashed.    Again, the Republicans handing grenades on a silver platter to the Democrats.  WHY?  WHY? WHY?

Anybody here think Nunes did the right thing?  Anybody think he’s telling the truth and he did NOT get it from Trump people?

Martini time gets earlier and earlier these afternoons 🙂

PLEASE TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS.

Z

 

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Mr. Neil Gorsuch

Let’s talk about his hearings…..I’m eager to hear your comments.  Most of you probably didn’t watch yesterday but I’m thinking you might have got highlights on the news last night and would like to chime in?

Al Franken, Dick Durbin, Dianne “the Constitution is a living document” Feinstein, etc…they made Gorsuch look like an even bigger mental giant than he probably is.

Obviously, I admired the Republican comments because they took comments the libs had made and steered them straight with facts;  like there was one law student who accused Gorsuch of finding it okay to ask young women if they plan to get pregnant in a job interview.  A Republican reminded the hearing that another student, female, said that was not at all the way Gorsuch had handled it.   Important to set the record straight.

Here is a quote from liberal media after the hearings…”Gorsuch — sprinkling his answers to the committee’s questions with “gosh” and “golly” and “goodness””   So, you see…an honest, nice guy is insulted with what they think are silly expressions….

SO….hearings continue today…watch if you can, it’s fascinating and important.

AND TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!  Imp and I watched yesterday and got some good comments in on my post below….let’s add to it.

Imp:  We hope to hear a lot from you!

Z

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Germany and Trump’s Acumen

Not sure, but I think Mr. Trump needs a crash course in the way the world’s made up these days…or something?  It seems he doesn’t know he can’t negotiate certain things with Germany directly, that he has to negotiate with the EU, which Germany is part of.

From THIS ARTICLE….. “Trump told Merkel and the press that Germany had gotten the better end of the stick in trade deals with the US in the past and that he was looking to rectify that situation.

“The negotiators for Germany have done a far better job than the negotiators for the United States,” he said. “But hopefully we can even it out.”

We know what “even it out” means, and it is an absurd notion. It means negotiating a bilateral trade deal with Germany and somehow ignoring the rest of the rest of the European Union.

Of course, that can’t happen. The US has to negotiate with the EU as a whole.

Merkel made sure to remind Trump of that fact — literally saying, “The European Union is negotiating those agreements for all of the member states” — after having told reporters she was “deeply convinced” that the EU is integral to the success of Germany’s economy.”

I’m wondering who could show him what’s up…FAST, particularly before meetings with leaders of other nations?   I’d have thought his Secretaries would be up on this stuff and would clue him in.

This is a LOT TO LEARN…how can that be easily facilitated?   Is he just too busy doing too much, or getting too involved in details on too many subjects to have the time necessary to get some background on these things?  I think most people know that the EU is who we bargain with on subjects concerning …well…EU members.

I think with the right input from true experts, he’s a guy who’d understand this stuff and stop making gaffes FAST.  What do you think?

Z

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