Trump Administration Idiot of the Week: Ed Sec'y Betsy DeVoss

With so many candidates to choose from, including POTUS himself, it's hard to select one person to receive this ignoble award, but Secretary of Education Betsy Devoss (an oxymoronic phrase if there's ever been one) never disappoints.

Take a couple minutes to watch this C-SPAN video of DeVoss' recent and highly disturbing appearance before a House Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. Despite being given numerous opportunities to state that she opposes discrimination she simply won't and can't because she doesn't.

That makes her deplorable and an idiot among idiots in an administration packed with them.

Another One Bites the Dust: Price Resigns as HHS Head Before Trump Fires Him

It couldn't happen to a bigger ass. HHS Secretary Tom Price who led the Trump administration's failed efforts to strip millions of Americans of health care coverage resigned in disgrace today. Price hit the


road after Politico revealed that the arrogant, callous former physician and serial violator of the Hypocratic oath had wasted more than one million dollars on charter air flights because he was, apparently, way too special to fly commercial. 


The abuse was too much even for Trump who has signaled all week he was about to surgically remove Price from his post. Now we all have to wait and see who Trump will nominate to occupy the critically important cabinet position. Rumors are flying that Dr. Vinnie Boombatz became the leading candidate for the job after the president was told his first choice, Dr. Kildare, was a fictional character and therefore could not serve.


Click here to read the New York Times report about the resignation and here to access the Washington Post's story.



The Daily 202: After Senate bill falls apart, Republicans don’t have the votes to repeal Obamacare

THE BIG IDEA: A last-gasp Hail Mary for full repeal of Obamacare appears certain to fail. There are not the votes in either chamber of Congress. Click here to read more.

Trump blindsided by implosion of GOP health care bill

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President Donald Trump convened a strategy session over steak and succotash at the White House with senators Monday night, trying to plot an uphill path to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a GOP alternative.

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GOP’s New Health Care Effort Would Cause 18 Million To Lose Insurance In First Year

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The number of people without insurance would jump by 18 million within a year or so, and 32 million within a decade. Premiums would go up by 20 percent to 25 percent right away; by 2026, they’d be double what they would be under current health care law. Click here to read more.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream, delivered on August 28, 1963

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech ranks among the most famous and influential speeches made in the history of mankind. Delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, I Have a Dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's 1963 during the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs, Dr. King's address mesmerized the nation and the world.
The "I have a dream" section of his remarks appears below. The entire speech may be viewed and downloaded as a PDF by clicking the icon at right.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.​

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.


I have a dream today.


I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.


I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.


This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.


This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”


And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”