Along comes a county in Missouri, who has now decided to lower their flags for a full year for "mourning" over the Supreme Courts marriage equality ruling. Glad to see the Republicans are still showing their disrespect for the flag.
Turns out before turning birther that Donald Trump really loved him some Obama. Buzzfeed has uncovered a slew of quotes from 2009 of Trump praising Obama and his accomplishments. This should add some really nice fuel to an already heated GOP Presidential Primary season.
Politico has a nice run down of blue dog Democrats out publicly slamming Bernie Sanders. Apparently all of us dumb Democratic voters are just way to ignorant to realize that Bernie is hurting the party. At least that appears to be their sentiment. Perhaps they would prefer a more Republican type approach, similar to the Tea Party? Yeah, because that has worked out so well for the GOP.
I've been covering the Trump phenomena a lot lately. The reason is that Donald Trump is becoming more than just a thorn in the side of the RNC, but also a real threat to them. That is now even more evident as Trump has taken the lead in his first national poll. Add to that him leaving the door open yesterday for a third party run and the RNC has a huge problem on their hands. How huge? Well the fact that they are starting to publicly admit it more means this could be a primary nightmare for the RNC, the likes that we have never seen. For my fellow political junkies out there, this is a golden cycle to be alive!
An emotional gathering today as South Carolina removed the Confederate Flag from the State Capital. For many this is a sign of moving on, coming together and embracing repairs this country has put off for all too long. For others, well they are still stuck in the past. It's now time they either accept what the American society has pushed for or risk obscurity. It's a good day for America.
The FAA has announced they are dropping coordination points named after Donald Trump. That's something I never knew existed and makes you wonder if they shouldn't maybe drop that whole naming system.
That's the speculation right now as Trump has now said he won't commit to backing the party's eventual nominee. That really puts the GOP in a bigger pickle than I mentioned earlier. Now they need to try to tame him, but in such a way that it won't piss him off and make him go third party. Add to that his continuous rise in the polls, his chance of going rogue are even greater and pose an even larger threat to Republicans. So much fun in politics these days!
Ever sit there and think "I really need to work more hours?" Well good news. You don't have to think that because Jeb Bush is thinking it for you. Yes, the brother of the President that took more vacation time than any other President actually said Americans need to work more hours. Of course this is no shock. We've heard this from Republicans for years. For example, Jack Kingston, a Republican from Georgia made the very same complaint on the House floor in 2005, saying if families can't survive then they need 2 or 3 jobs. Of course a couple of months later, when Democrats regained control of the House and announced 5 day work weeks, Jack Kingston whined and complained that Democrats didn't care about families and were "keeping us up here eats away at families".
That's your Republican Party. Go ahead and vote for them if you like, but don't you dare bitch about working so many hours to barely survive. It's what you voted for!
Following the huge passage of a bill to remove the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina State Capitol by the State Senate on Tuesday, the South Carolina House has approved the measure, sending it to their governor, Nikki Haley, who has been advocating the removal. So 42 years after raising the flag in opposition to the civil rights act, the flag will be coming down in the Palmetto State. Kudos South Carolina for finally joining the right side of history.
Disney is removing a bronze bust of Bill Cosby from it's Orlando park after the latest news of Cosby's admission that he gave women drugs to have sex with them were discovered in court records from 2005. It's pretty much to the point that there are no supporters of Cosby left, save the few that believe women deserve whatever happen to them.
Time Warner decided to keep calling a Texas woman saying she was late on her bill. The problem? Their robocall system had the wrong person, and even after she called and even after she filed lawsuit, their system kept calling. Now a judge has had enough and ruled that the cable giant must pay that plaintiff $229,500 in damages. The award was triple the amount specified in US Code, but the judge also said "Defendant harassed plaintiff with robo-calls until she had to resort to a lawsuit to make the calls stop, and even then TWC could not be bothered to update the information in its IVR system". This is a win for the good side and hopefully one that starts making changes on the harassing policy of so many companies.
First she quit her job as Governor of Alaska. Then she quit Fox News. Now the former VP candidate, Sarah Palin, has quit something else. This time it's her own web network. Yes, the online channel, launched just last year for $10/month, has announced it's going bye bye. Hard to imagine why it bombed so quick, especially with such riveting custom content as this. Hard to imagine, indeed.
Last week the NYTimes reported the health insurers are seeking some huge premium increases in 2016. When I read it the only one really mentioned was the typical culprit, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Needless to say that came as no shock. We heard the same story last year, and why they did go up here in Ohio, other plans stayed the same or even dropped. I saw a 20% decrease in my premiums and I got much better coverage than BC/BS offers and for a much better price with lower deductibles and co-pays. So it should come to no shock that we need to look into the insurance giant, and that's exactly what California has done. The non-profit BC/BS was found to be hoarding in excess of $4 billion, and that has now caused them to lose their non-profit status in California. Perhaps it's time HHS and the DOJ also do the same and initiate a nation-wide investigation into the insurance giant?