The ASPCA is alerting Georgia citizens that on Monday, puppy mill lobbyists will be trying to pass an amendment to a bill in the Georgia house. This amendment(to HB 876) will “prevent local governments from banning the sale of puppy mill puppies in existing pet stores.” These Puppy mills, according to the ASPCA “are cruel breeding facilities that prioritize profits over the health and wellbeing of animals. Dogs in these operations are often kept in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization.”
Republicans who support the amendment advertise themselves as supporting local control, but this amendment prevents local communities from deciding that they don’t want their pet stores to sell these cruelly treated animals.
Please phone: Lieutenant Gov. Georgia Casey Cagle. You can leave a message on the weekend, or phone Monday. (404) 656-5030. You can also contact your local representative and senator.
The Lyin’, the Rich and the Warmongers
Hose Intelligence Committee
The Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have announced that they are shutting down the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. While this is not surprising, the timing is interesting. There are already reports in the press that Trump orchestrated the sudden announcement and virtually dictated the “no collusion” statement.
Everybody in punditdom is saying that the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee will be embarrassed in the future for their actions. They are incapable of being embarrassed. The real question is why they are beholden and I’m still holding out for the explanation that they have taken tons of Russian money.
Trump has fired Rex Tillerson just hours after Tillerson made an unequivocal statement about Russian involvement in the poisoning in Britain. Reports are that Tillerson was not even informed he was being fired.
The polls are predicting a win for the Democrats in Pennslyvania’s 18th district. The Republicans sunk an estimated $10 million to save this seat even though the district will most probably disappear when redistricting rules are implemented.
The Democratic candidate in Pennlyvania has run to the right of most Democrats. He made a campaign ad with himself shooting a semiautomatic rifle and he’s personally opposed to abortion. He supports Trump’s proposed steel tariffs. If he wins, this will embolden the DNC in their attempt to continue to run non-progressive candidates arguing that they are the only ones that can win.
Trump couldn’t help gloating that he won the Pennsylvania district by 22 points, paving the way for excusing himself if Rick Saccone loses.
John Kasich’s critique of Donald Trump in the face of all this news: Trump just “thinks differently.” What a weasel.
Muhammed bin Salman is supposed to visit the United States this week. His rise to power and his moves since coming to power are fascinating.
Who the hell are these young women standing behind Trump in Pennsylvania? They are holding up “Women for Trump” signs, bouncing up and down like cheerleaders on the sidelines, cheering everything Trump says and making heart shaped signs with their hands. Who are these people? What kind of dumb are they from? When Trump turns around, they bounce up and down smiling and screaming, trying to get his attention, like fans at a 1950s Elvis concert. It’s revolting, just revolting. It reminds me of how much women in Germany loved Hitler. Good God.
WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 2018
Things I’m Thinking About