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tenderfoot

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"Yes. I know. But I just didn't like Hillary."



From a Facebook friend:

I heard this exact wording from more than a few friends, who bought into the whole, decades-long smearing of her name (but refused to research and recognize it as such). That and "I just don't feel like I can trust her." Blech. Your feelings suck. BTW, if Trump manages to fire Mueller, it will be a long, long battle to get our democracy back. How do you feel about that?

Supreme Court rejects former Cheektowaga teacher's religious free speech appeal



A former teacher's religious free speech suit against the Cheektowaga Central School District is over.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied Joelle Silver's petition appealing two lower court decisions that dismissed her suit over the removal of religious items from her classroom.

Silver, with the help of the American Freedom Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., accused district officials in the 2013 suit of violating her First Amendment rights and acting hostile toward her Christianity when they ordered her to take down posters with religious messages and other items from her classroom. Silver taught biology and anatomy at Cheektowaga High School.

The case began after a Cheektowaga student alerted the Freedom From Religion Foundation to a biblical poster and a drawing of three crosses in Silverís classroom.

The foundation says the student also reported a guest speaker in Silverís anatomy class who used Bible passages in his presentation. The group also claims Silver referred to Adam and Eve while talking about the human rib cage.

http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/15/supreme-court-rejects-religious-free-speech-appeal/

The first lady of Poland disses Trump.

LOL

Trumps Call To Help Charlie Gard Is Both Cynical And Cruel, And Fuck Him...



Today, our president sent out a tweet that was not about women bleeding or him wrassling a news media organization. A tweet meant to make him look like a real nice guy who totally cares about people and whether or not they live or die. A tweet that I would actually say is the most sickening and infuriating thing he has ever tweeted.

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Charlie Gard, if you are not aware, is a terminally ill 10-month-old in the UK with a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. As a result of this disease, the child cannot move his arms or legs, nor breathe without help, and is also suffering from extensive brain damage. Itís a tragic, tragic situation and one cannot help but feel for his parents, who want nothing more than to try to save their child.

Doctors, however, say that prolonging treatment would only prolong the childís suffering ó and the courts have sided with them, and have decided to allow the hospital to take Charlie off of life support. His parents have been fighting to bring him to the United States to take some experimental medication, which doctors at the Great Ormond Street hospital (one of the best pediatric hospitals in the world) say would not work. Not only because itís experimental, but also because itís only been tried by a very small amount of sufferers, and none with the same faulty gene as Charlie.

So basically, the courts are telling the Gards that they canít keep their baby on life support or take him to the United States because doing so would be cruel. Because the child would be in pain.

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The fact that a man who is about to let 32 million Americans (yes, thatís the number heís calling for, higher even than the 22 million who would have their insurance stolen under the Senate Republicansí plan) go without health insurance because coming up with a replacement is just TOO HARD, has the gall to grandstand on this particular case is absolutely sickening. Save some kids in America, whydontcha?

This, from a man who has proposed massive cuts to childrenís healthcare? Whose plans for Medicaid and health insurance will likely hurt millions of children across the United States? Whose party repeatedly chants ďHealth Care Is Not A Human RightĒ like a snide, sadistic mantra? Who is totally A-OK with children growing up in poverty and not having enough to eat because their parents were bankrupted by their own medical bills?

I wonder! If Charlie were an American baby whose parents could not afford his treatment, if Trump would be so eager to help. Because Iím pretty goddamned sure he would not.

more: https://wonkette.com/619783/trumps-call-to-help-charlie-gard-is-both-cynical-and-cruel-and-fuck-him
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