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  1. drvoke

    Cortez takes time off for ‘self help’

    You cons would be okay with it if she wanted to golf every other motherf*cking day.
  2. Good for Pittsburgh. And that's con country too. A portent of things to come.
  3. +1 Very true. And Republicans NEVER solve problems, they just create more. And they love to scapegoat. Nazi Propaganda 101.
  4. The opioid crisis came home for me the other day. I just found out yesterday that this girl I grew up with (her brother was one of my best friends) lost her second child from an overdose. She lost her son several years back from an overdose. She lost her daughter a couple of months ago. Those were her only two kids. She is all alone now. Ohio has been hit hard by unemployment and the opioid crisis.
  5. MSNBC live in their own fantasy world. They are to the left what Fox is to the right, except worse. And who wants Pence? That guy is a disaster just waiting to happen.
  6. I think Trump's approach to international relations will pay large dividends. Domestically, the economy is fine. I have no problem with tightening the border. My only beef is with the typical Republican disregard for the environment and wildlife. And I fear some fallout from Trump's less than candid proclamations, but that may be just a personal idiosyncrasy. Most of the media on both sides is a dog and pony show.
  7. Advocacy and empathy are not a sign of weakness; indifference is.
  8. I never heard these types of stories when President Obama was in office. He showed compassion for the less fortunate. It is a trait shared by Democrats.
  9. This is nothing short of cruel. Since when are Americans without mercy? I demand she be let in the U.S. to see her dying son. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/travel-ban-keeping-mother-from-dying-2-year-old-son-in-california/ar-BBR4HmA?ocid=spartanntp (Full article at above link) Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan has been on life support at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland for the past month. He was born with a brain condition that caused weekly seizures, according to his father Ali Hassan. Hassan says his son's condition is not improving, and he just wants his wife, Shaima Swileh, to see their son one last time. But President's Trumps travel ban, which applies to travelers from mostly Muslim majority nations, is keeping her from entering the U.S. "It's separating family–literally separating family from each other," said Hassan. "Right now, there's no parent supposed to go through what I'm going through–nobody. I'm just doing my best, I do what I can." Hassan is a U.S. citizen living in Stockton. His son was born in Yemen, but later became a U.S. citizen. Swileh, is a Yemeni national living in Egypt. In October, Hassan brought his son from Cairo to the U.S. for medical treatment. That was the last time the toddler saw his mother. "It's horrible right now to be honest," said Hassan. "I'm going through it and my wife is going through it. My son is in critical condition right now. He's really, really unhealthy." Hassan says his son is not expected to live much longer. The U.S. State Department is processing her request for a waiver to get her into the U.S., according to the family. But time is running out. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) plans to file a formal letter with the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to speed up her request for a visa. "She starts crying and crying every single day. She wants to be next to her son," said Hassan. "Right now, he can't breathe, and his eyes are literally shutting down for almost two weeks already, and all you can see is the life support giving him air, that's it." CAIR is scheduled to hold a press conference with Hassan in Sacramento on Monday. "Our hearts are breaking for this family," said CAIR-SV Civil Rights Attorney Saad Sweilem. "The loss of a child is something no parent should experience, but not being able to be there in your child's last moments is unfathomably cruel." CAIR is also pushing an online campaign to get people to urge their representatives to take action.
  10. This is a horrible story. A 6-year-old little baby dies of dehydration because they haven't eaten or had anything to drink for days. It's depressing. If I was the father, I couldn't live with myself. As a country, we should create measures so this can't happen again.
  11. If you go on Fox News for an interview, you have to pay a price. She will think twice next time. Melania Trump's spokeswoman slams critical op-ed, says media focus on 'trivial and superficial' https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/melania-trump-spox-slams-critical-op-ed-says-media-focus-on-trivial-and-superficial/ar-BBR0xij?ocid=spartanntp (Full article at above link) Melania Trump’s spokeswoman said Saturday that “absurdity abounds in the media's coverage of our first lady,” offering the type of vehement public defense President Donald Trump has grown to expect of his most loyal aides. “Reports focus on the trivial and superficial, rather than the deeper issues facing our country that she has tirelessly worked to address,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s director of communications, wrote in an op-ed published on CNN.com. Grisham’s roughly 1,300-word entry was written as a rebuttal to an opinion piece published earlier Saturday on CNN.com by network contributor Kate Andersen Brower, titled: “Melania shows she's a Trump through and through.” Brower, who has authored a book on the history of America’s first ladies, argued that Melania Trump’s interview Wednesday with Sean Hannity of Fox News “proved that she doesn't understand what it means to be first lady.” In that conversation, Melania Trump slammed “opportunists” including journalists, comedians and performers who use “my name or my family name to advance themselves.” The first lady added: “The problem is they’re writing the history and it’s not correct.” Brower took aim at the remark, writing in her op-ed Saturday: “Really? Is her family's legacy the thing that worries her most? After all the pain she has witnessed as first lady, from meeting with a survivor of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting to visiting with children separated from their parents at the border, has the media really been the most difficult part of her job?” Grisham accused Brower and the media-at-large of unfairly exaggerating Melania Trump’s interview with Hannity, as well as the results of a CNN poll released last week showing that the first lady’s approval rating has dropped 11 points since October. “When Brower claims Mrs. Trump has no understanding of what it means to be first lady, she intentionally ignores all the effort the first lady has put into fulfilling the traditional responsibilities of the role,” Grisham wrote, citing the state dinner Melania Trump organized in April for French President Emmanuel Macron, her various holiday events at the White House and other official duties. Grisham also lamented that Melania Trump “is still characterized as a ‘reluctant’ first lady,” and claimed she is routinely attacked for giving “honest answers” in interviews. “I could continue with examples, but will inevitably be attacked for having a ‘woe-is-me attitude’ -- it couldn't possibly be that we are defending ourselves,” Grisham wrote. “The simple fact is that Mrs. Trump deserves honest reporting and media coverage that focuses on the substance of her message: the importance of helping children grow up to be happy, healthy and socially responsible adults.” In her most forceful indictment of the media, Grisham wrote that journalists have “the opportunity and responsibility to report fairly, accurately and without bias,” adding: “They are, in fact, writing the first draft of our nation's history. In many ways, they are failing to measure up to this responsibility. This failure must be addressed.”
  12. It's all over for Trump. Sen. Gillibrand has no detractors like Hillary Clinton did. She will get full support from the Democrats and will flip many Republican women. Trump is a one term President as of now. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-on-a-2020-run-im-definitely-thinking-about-it/ar-BBR0i3M?ocid=spartandhp (Full article at above link) Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she is "definitely thinking" about running for president in 2020 and will announce a decision in the near future. "I'm definitely thinking about it, of course. And I'm going to think about it over the holidays with my children and my husband, and I will make a decision soon," Gillibrand said on CNN's "The Van Jones Show," airing at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. "This is sort of where my faith drives me. I do believe in these moments of great darkness — of great pain, of great suffering, of great division, of great hatred — that all of us are called to do something ... to restore what is good in our world," Gillibrand said. "And I feel very called at this moment to fight as hard as I possibly can to restore that." When asked why she might not run for the presidency, Gillibrand said she wants to make sure her family is ready for an "arduous and serious process." Gillibrand joins a growing field of potential Democratic candidates looking to toss their hats in the ring for 2020. According to a CNN poll this week, the top contenders include former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke. When questioned if it worries her that the top three are all white men, Gillibrand said she hopes a woman gets to be president one day and that diversity is essential to the United States. "I aspire for our country to recognize the beauty of our diversity in some point in the future. And I hope some day we have a woman president. ... A more inclusive America is a stronger America," Gillibrand said.
  13. That's correct. You don't kick someone when they're down. You people have no character.
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