GOP Fl. Gov Rick Scott Asked What to Do to Prevent School Shootings – Answer: “Pray”

Time Magazine: “Scott who is strongly considering a Senate run to challenge Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, is like Rubio, a favorite among the NRA, who noted in 2014 that he had signed ‘more pro-gun bills into law — in one term — than any other Governor in Florida history.’ Nelson and Scott have contrasting ratings from the NRA: Nelson has an F and Scott has an A+.”

Five Questions to Ask When Someone Leaves the Trump Administration

FiveThirtyEight has an interesting article about the questions we should ask when a high-level individual departs the Trump administration — whether they jump or are pushed.

The authors looked at Human resources literature in both the public and private sectors and interviewed experts to identify the five questions:

    • How long was this person in the job?
      “Turnover is unavoidable within the federal bureaucracy, and that’s not always a bad thing. In fact, political scientists agree that some changes in leadership are necessary for a functioning democracy. Frequent turnover, though, can create a number of problems, which is why it’s important to take a look at how long a departing leader has been in his or her position.”

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Trump Team Has Had Eight Secret Meetings with Putin and Top Russians

Rachel Maddow reviews what now makes at least eight times that Americans have learned about Donald Trump interacting with Russian officials from Russian media instead of the White House.

Wind Reveals Donald’s Bald Head

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
– Jane Austen

John Kelly Is the Second Biggest Bozo in Trump’s Klown Kar

Bob Dylan Should Record Jimmy Fallon’s New “Times They Are A-Changin'”

Jimmy Fallon’s version is better than the original. The lyrics, as posted on YouTube, follow. BELOW THE FOLD »

God Speaks — Will Bachmann Listen?


A billboard in St. Paul, Minnesota, funded by “The Good Lord Above,” is sending former Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) an answer to the question she posed.

It’s Not Your Imagination — Gas Prices Are Higher Under Trump

Take a look at this graph from AAA and you might think, “Yes, the price of gas seems high but it’s not the highest it’s been lately. Look how high it was in June of 2015! And how about September of 2017? Thanks Obama!”

Hold on. While it’s true that the price at the pump always goes up in the summer, look at each of the past Januaries. Now are you feeling worried? You probably should be.

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Chart: Donald Is Not Responsible for Declining African-American Unemployment

So. Much. Lying…

Vox: “Trump is certainly right that black unemployment hit a historic low in December 2017, not only falling to its lowest level since the Great Recession but falling below 7 percent for the first time since the statistic began being recorded. Given that black unemployment hit a high point of around 16.7 percent in August 2011 as the country recovered from the Great Recession, the new number is ostensibly good news. But exactly how much progress the new 6.8 percent number reflects, and what role Trump played in getting it there, isn’t exactly what the president says.

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Turn off the State of the Union

Drive the ratings down!