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Month: January 2018

Well, Since You Asked Me: Michigan State University/Betsy DeVos Scandal (Paul Lavigne)

Key Take-Aways:  I find it hard to believe how anyone associated with this stink can survive. It’s Penn State bad. Maybe worse, as it appears that the Leadership of MSU hasn’t really learned anything.

 
Some additional nuggets jump out at me. It appears that MSU was stalling in their attempt to provide the requested documentation to the DOE. And then it comes into existence, why. They were trying to shoehorn this suit into a newly enacted policy of Betsy DeVos.

More – when you dig a little deeper into this thing, one sees that DeVos was pretty cozy with MSU. Like substantial Endowments cozy. So cozy in fact, records show that on September 20th, Ms. DeVos met with former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon. Two days later DeVos, enacted a policy to roll back Title IX protections for Sexual Assault victims on College Campuses. I suspect that this will break through in a huge way. I suspect that Ms. DeVos will find herself called before Congress to provide clarity around this. At a minimum, it reeks to high heaven.

Well, Since You Asked Me: John Kelly Report To The IDIOT’s Office (Maggie Haberman)

Key Take-Aways:  John Kelly is discoverying that life comes at you fast in The IDIOT’s Administration. He should have learned from EVERY other person that has out shown The IDIOT. It will hasten your exit stage left. The interviews he conducted last week, combined with the press he received from the #TrumpShutdown and being called President Kelly sealed the deal.

To add injury to insult, Ivanka has been given the job of trying to find his replacement. Ouch! Look for Kelly to be gone shortly after February 8, at the latest.

Well, Since You Asked Me: The Rise Of Trumpvangelicals (William Barber, II/Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove)

Key Take-Aways:  Rev. Barber is a gifted speaker. His Moral Mondays are legendary, if you’re not familiar with them, please become so. And the speech he gave at the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be studied for years. This is a very nuanced and layered piece. It’s also dealing with a subject that needs to be discussed. It is past time we have a COME TO JESUS MEETING with White Evangelicals. Something is rotten amongst their ranks and needs to be rooted out for what it is.

And I love how he ALWAYS refers to JESUS as a brown-skinned Palestinian Jew. As we say in the community, show me where he lying!

Well, Since You Asked Me: Mueller Has His Man (Renato Mariotti)

Key Take-Away:  Renato lays out the case he believes Mueller has. And this is without all the facts that Mueller has. He’s simply using what’s in the public arena, and even that is quite damning. I’d also add that it’s obvious that Mueller felt compelled to move on this piece now to parry any additional attempts The IDIOT planned to make with respect to firing him. We also now have greater clarity into why allies of The IDIOT have been in a frenzy the last month or so. Should be a fun February.

Well, Since You Asked Me: Soul Of A Nation (Charles Blow)

Key Take-Away:  There is not much I disagree with Charles on and this column is no exception. He truly is one of the Shining Stars from this Shitshow. And if you’re not following him, you should.

Blow touches on something that every Person of Color knows to be true. If this mess or a hint of any of this mess had occurred while 44 was either contemplating, running or serving as POTUS, I have little doubt that he would have been removed from office. Possibly forcibly at that. 

The degrading that The IDIOT has inflicted on the Office and by extension the United States will take years to undo. Domestically and Internationally. I suspect that as soon as he’s removed, and a sensible Congress is elected, we’ll see some changes in who can run and what we must know about them, at a minimum.

In the meantime, we all sit back and wait on Mueller to do his job. And try without much success not to look too much at our watch.

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