Thursday, April 19, 2018

NEWS FROM RACHEL MADDOW SHOW: JAMES COMEY WAS FIRED BEFORE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE F.B.I., AN OFFICE SUSPECTED OF FEEDING LEAKS TO THE PRESS DURING THE CAMPAIGN AND FILLED WITH GILUANI ENTHUSIASTS, WAS COMPLETED. VERY INTERESTING.

More of the Worst and the Dumbest

David Halberstam once wrote a book about the Kennedy and Johnson men called The Best and the Brightest. The theme of that book was despite the qualifications and acclaim these public servants had earned before and during most of their White House Service, most still offered the Presidents poor advise on how to handle the war in Vietnam. Now if most of the people regarded as the best and the brightest at that time helped lead this country into one of the worst foreign and military policy periods in our countries history, imagine what the Presidents aides, probably some of the worst and dumbest to serve, can do to us. Today was another example of how our President, who pledged to get the best people, with the aid of a compliant Republican Party, received the consent of the Senate on his nominee to head the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.). While the nominee, James Bridenstine, is regarded as a war hero, he, like the nominee to head the Veterans Administration, has no management experience or background with the agency. He is someone who has questioned the human factor in climate science which makes him a good reactionary fit with the other executive department positions in this administration that handle scientific matters like the E.P.A. and Energy Department. With Russia serving as our caddy to the space station and the Chinese wanting to push their own vibrant space program, this is probably the wrong selection to lead our space agency for the coming years.



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-19/trump-s-divisive-pick-to-run-nasa-wins-narrow-confirmation?cmpid=socialflow-facebook-politics&utm_content=politics&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_medium=social

The latest from Robert Reich on Third Party Voting

https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/1930917616920825/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNDUyNTM4MzUxNTE5MzUw/

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