DDT: Week Nine – Big Failure

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When Dictator Donald Trump (DDT) signed S. 442 with $19.5 billion, the NASA Transition Authorization Act, I thought, “Finally! He did something positive!” Ha! Nope. With a $200 million increase (one percent), the bill is the first time the mission does not include earth science, including climate research, diverging from six GOP administrations and five Democratic ones. DDT’s budget from last week cuts out several NASA initiatives, including the Office of Education, and terminates the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE), Orbital Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3), Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), and CLARREO Pathfinder missions. Through monitoring and predicting weather, climates, and ecosystems, these four satellites help save lives and prepare the nation for long-term changes.

DDT did have a sort-of win this week when Anthony Trenga, a George W. Bush-appointed judge, ruled in favor of DDT’s Muslim ban, but the injunctions against it hold because the 4th Circuit Court will…

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45, Subterfuge, and Russia

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Love’s Twisted Secret

Forgive my absence, but I have been experiencing such fatigue from 45 that there are days I can barely hold my head up. We seem to awake to a new disaster from 45 every morning, with his late night or early morning tweets.

Where do we even start to unpack the number of lies perpetrated by 45 and his administration? When do we as a nation say ENOUGH! STOP! Clearly, the morally bankrupt GOP are not going to put 45 in check, as he is implementing the pathetic agenda of the Republican party: stripping people of healthcare, fear mongering, normalizing racism, homophobia, and, misogyny. Sadly, if we impeach 45 we are stuck with people that are just as nefarious and just as sociopathic as he is.

I hear and read about the number of distractions by 45 and have come to my own conclusion that these distractions…

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Deny Gorsuch for Supreme Court Justice

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The Senate hearings for Neil Gorsuch ended today, and Republicans are already congratulating themselves for getting such a far-right justice after refusing to even speak to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee almost an entire year before the end of his second term. “Unreasonable” and “obstructionist” are two popular terms from the conservatives who completely ignored Garland for almost a year while they claimed that Supreme Court justice decisions should never be considered during a campaign season. Yet the United States is in the midst of a campaign season: Dictator Donald Trump (DTT) declared his 2020 candidacy on the day of his inauguration, and he’s already holding rallies funded by his campaign donations.

Even worse, the evidence keeps piling up that DDT was not legitimately elected to his current office following testimony by FBI director James Comey and other reports from intelligence agencies. The strong suggestion of an impeachment for DDT…

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Neil Gorsuch: SCOTUS Nominee, Unfeeling Fake ‘Originalist’

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Neil Gorsuch, nominee for Supreme Court Justice, is “polite”: that seems to be the consensus on both political sides. But that’s where the agreement ends. The farther right a Senator is, the more he likes Gorsuch, whereas moderates (aka Democrats) are painfully aware of how conservative he is—somewhere to the right of Antonin Scalia. During Gorsuch’s hearings in the Judicial Committee, a unanimous Supreme Court ruling showed how bad Gorsuch is. Four progressives and four conservatives agreed to overturn Gorsuch’s ultra-conservative decision from the 10th Court of Appeals.

The case concerns the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), requiring public schools obtaining federal funding to provide a “free appropriate public education” to certain students with disabilities and bring meaningful education to disabled students. In a lawsuit from an autistic student, parents sought tuition reimbursement from a specialized school for children with autism. Gorsuch’s opinion in Thompson R2-J School District…

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32 Multicultural Picture Books About Strong Female Role Models

Multicultural Picture Books About Strong Female Role Models: Picture Book Biographies about famous women of African/Asian/Hispanic/Native American heritage.

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