Let’s Start with a Prayer

Improving on the Happy Birthday FLOTUS Pic

The White House’s recent official “Happy birthday FLOTUS” tweet was so bizarre it was hard not to wonder what message it was sending. That Melania is alone? That Melania’s natural expression is just this side of simmering scorn? That Melania really likes to expose her legs and sit down when wearing uncomfortable shoes?

Hard to say. But Photoshop afficionados got right to the next step: making good use of that empty space on the couch.

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Compilation of Fox News Attacks on the President

The hypocrisy is strong

The Very Best Silent Protest of a Trump Nominee Ever

Swamp Creature is Listening, Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt

Keep watching.

Rep. Adam Schiff Doesn’t Think the Trump-Russia Connection is OK

So much for “total exoneration.”

Why Are Guns So Far Being Held Blameless in Parkland Teen Suicides?

Guns continue to get off the hook in the deaths of two teens who attended Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Even though drug overdose is the method used in 70 percent of potential suicides, it’s only responsible for about 12 percent of the deaths. Guns are far, far more effective. Of the comparatively smaller 6 percent of people who attempt suicide by using a gun, they find “success” about 82 percent of the time. That makes guns responsible for more than half of our country’s suicides.

The role of guns, and access to them, has so far been ignored in the stories about the two teens at Stoneman Douglas. I have yet to find one that asks, let alone answers, the question of where the guns used by the teens came from. But states with the most guns have the most youth suicides.
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Dr. Democrat Discusses the Candidates

doctor democratDear Dr. Democrat:

How you are feeling about the 2020 Democratic contenders and who are your early favorites?

I’m impressed big time by Pete Buttigieg, but wish he had a different last name. Also like Kamala Harris and John Hickenlooper (again with the last name! Sheesh!).

Not a fan of Bernie or Biden, but will hold nose and vote Warren, if the need arises.

I’m looking forward to Beto entering the race. He has the GOP running scared.

On the Republican side, I like Bill Weld over the other guy.

Best regards,

Not in the Prediction Biz in Bismarck

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On His Last Day in Office, Ronald Reagan Delivered a Message for Donald Trump

“If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.”

AOC: How Politicians Game the System and Profit in Office – And It’s Perfectly Legal

Funny, but we haven’t seen this clip on any of the news channels.

Mexican Airline Offers Discounts to Qualifying Haters

Oh my.