"Remember all the news reports suggesting, without evidence, that the Clinton Foundation’s fund-raising created conflicts of interest? Well, now the man who benefited from all that innuendo is on his way to the White House. And he’s already giving us an object lesson in what real conflicts of interest look like, as authoritarian governments around the world shower favors on his business empire." Much of the Trump campaign bombast against Clinton was projection.
"Two weeks after Election Day, voting rights advocates are taking stock of the issues that plagued the 2016 election cycle—barriers to registering to vote, access to the ballot box, confusing new laws and court cases—and looking ahead to the battles to come. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Trump's pick for attorney general, has a troubling record when it comes to voting rights, only adding to the post-election worries among voting rights supporters." (Grokked from Cat Rambo)
"The plan, called the Miners Protection Act, was sent for floor action by a bipartisan 18-to-8 vote of the Senate Finance Committee in September. But it has run into trouble with the Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. He questions why the bill would protect only members of the United Mine Workers of America… The senator’s concern for nonunion miners seems a classic example of a hackneyed legislative tactic — arguing for the perfect to block the good." (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)
"Whereas President Bush offered America the illusion of morality clarity, President-elect Trump offers an ever-shifting phantasmagoria of sense impressions and unreliable information, barely held together by a fog of anxiety and bewilderment. Think Kafka more than Lord of the Rings." Well that's kind of horrifying, because I've read both. But here is the real goal, "When fake news becomes omnipresent, all news becomes suspect. Everything starts to look like a lie…" and "Non-linear warfare is intrinsically authoritarian. The president-elect is speaking the language of dictators." (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)
I see four fingers.
Tweet of my heart: @SarahThyre All the people who still believe he's tweeting crazy shit to distract us from real scandal: congrats, you never had an alcoholic parent. (Grokked from Christopher Moore)