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California PG&E's 100 Year Old Transmission Grid

A million or more Californians have their electricity cut due to wind and the chance a transmission tower, line or cable might fail and start a fire.  A large part of the reason is the advanced age of the high voltage electrical grid that carries power long distances from hydroelectric and other sources in the state to cities where it is used.

ABC Debate Ad Links Cambodian Genocide w Democrats

Slate:

On the debate stage in Houston, Bernie Sanders frustratedly batted away any comparisons between his brand of “democratic socialism” and that of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro. But that was mild stuff compared with the red-baiting going on during the commercial breaks, when viewers were treated to a commercial in which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s face goes up in flames, replaced by images of skulls from the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.

Trump Has the Power, Case is Closed

In the International Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977 the Congress gave the President the power to declare "national emergencies" based on what the "President believes" (section 1703 of the Act). Trump is claiming that Act gives him the power to force all American companies to leave their manufacturing and assembly operations, and their commerce with, China. He is right.

The 1977 law, which was meant to limit presidential power, did no such thing. The law says emergencies can be declared, and almost unlimited presidential power on foreign commerce can be exercised, based on only presidential "beliefs".

Only the weak and frankly vacuous instruction in the 1977 Act to "report to Congress when the President believes" (section 1703), to "consult with Congress", and to "At least once during each succeeding six-month period after transmitting a report" send another report, are the extent of Congressional involvement once a president uses this Act.

If You Needed Further Proof

President Trump and his wife Melania and their personal White House staff are empty self absorbed shells of human beings. Robots could provide more empathy. How to describe the first family? No self awareness, no compassion, no recognition of others emotions or loss,  unable to offer sincere condolences,  no feelings for the loss suffered by the infant they hold.  Who but a Trump would grin widely and give a thumbs up, while his also grinning wife holds an injured recently orphaned infant in a hospital? And then publish the photo on the First Ladies twitter? What kind of person does that? Did Trump see this as a personal "win", as all 8 other wounded victims still in the hospital declined to see him?

Trump Wants Execution During a Reelection Rally

The Trump administration has decided to restart federal executions. White House sources indicate this action by Attorney General Barr was taken after unconfirmed reports that President Trump had inquired as to why there had been no executions of federal inmates during his tenure in the Oval Office, while he heard George W. Bush had three, including Timothy McVeigh.

Trump Threatens Withdrawal from 1848 Treaty

After attacking Japan today and "lamenting what he views as an unequal military alliance" Wednesday, claiming that if the US is attacked, Japan "doesn't have to help us at all" and "can watch it on the Sony television."

He then lit into Mexico and connected an 1848 Treaty to the crisis at the border.

 Trump also asked why Mexico got paid millions for losing a war against the US in "the Treaty of Guadalupe"... "Mexico attacked us and we responded, then to settle the war they gave us Utah, Colorado and California which were already American anyway, and then they got paid a huge sum of blackmail money." He went on "Who names a Treaty after the woman who used to clean my resort residence in New Jersey?"

AOC, Omar Vote with GOP to Protect Trump Powers

The Democrat Purity Angels who joined with the unanimous Republican rejection of the Bill which passed, on the votes of Democrats alone.

  • Heck
  • McAdams
  • Ocasio-Cortez
  • Omar
  • Peterson
  • Pressley
  • Tlaib

 

Impeachment? Mitch McConnell Could Ignore It

US Constitution, Article One

6: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Current Senate Rules, on impeachment, from 1986:

President Trump, Just Do It !

President Trump -JUST DO IT ! You!  YES YOU!

Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of US law...

President, people say you're crazy. they laugh at you on late night TV. Good. It's OK.

Blitzkrieg! Trump Unleashes Attack on Obamacaregrad

After being distracted and insufficiently appreciated for his unprecedented electoral victory, and his relentless assault on the rule of law, on regulations, on judges, institutions, our allies, facts, the press, a balanced budget, the Fed, Montenegro, his former cabinet secretaries, the environment, Puerto Rico.... Trump has the scent of the blood of the enemy in his nostrils.

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