Is America really asking the rest of planet Earth to take our President seriously when he continues to prove he can only engage in bully, mean spirited, demeaning descriptions of people…TRUMP is incapable of extending common courtesy…

…Is America really asking the rest of planet Earth to take our President seriously when he continues to prove he can only engage in bully, mean spirited, demeaning descriptions of people…TRUMP is incapable of extending common courtesy…

 

Donald Trump boils over in morning tweets, calls Comey a ‘slime ball’ and ‘weak’

 

Mark Sumner  …Daily Kos Staff…2018/04/13 · 05:42

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The original plan had been for Donald Trump to be spending some time in Peru this week, where the details of former FBI Director James Comey’s new memoir might come and go while Trump was puzzling over the food and making inane statements about the Inca. Instead, after the raid on Michael Cohen’s files, Trump dug in his heels and refused to leave DC. With the last few days a constant stream of threats to fire Mueller, or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or Jeff Sessions, or all of the above, it isn’t surprising that as the first details of Comey’s book reach the public, Donald Trump responds with the level of tact and restraint for which he is known.

 

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

 

James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH. He is a weak and…..

5:01 AM – Apr 13, 2018

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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

 

….untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI. His handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst “botch jobs” of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey!

5:17 AM – Apr 13, 2018

 

Reminder: Trump’s actual excuse for firing Comey was that Comey was too hard on Clinton, and the RNC is continuing to use very carefully edited complaints from Democrats as “proof” that Comey was “bad at his job.” By … being too hard on Hillary Clinton.

 

‘Untruthful slime ball’: Trump blasts Comey as details emerge from scathing book

Trump fires off tweets as the former FBI director talks about his book that savages Trump and his presidency.

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NO $ecret as Ducey is “dark$$$” owned…

clip_image002…NO $ecret as Ducey is “dark$$$” owned…

 

Ducey signs bill to keep secrecy of anonymous campaign donors

 

By: Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services April 6, 2018 , 1:34 pm

 

Arizona cities are losing their right to demand that nonprofit groups seeking to sway local elections divulge who is financing the effort.

Gov. Doug Ducey late Thursday signed legislation which preempts local ordinances that require these groups to register as political action committees. More to the point, the measure which takes effect this summer makes any effort to identify contributions off limits.

The new law, however, could face an uncertain future.

By a margin of 9-1, Tempe residents voted earlier this year to mandate disclosure of spending on local races. That new ordinance also requires that voters be told who is behind any effort that spends more than $1,000.

But Tempe is a “charter city,” constitutionally entitled to enact laws on strictly local matters. And the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled on two separate occasions that local elections in charter cities are not subject to state oversight.

It is not known whether Tempe will challenge the new law as an unconstitutional infringement on local powers. But other charter cities, including Phoenix, are considering similar measures.

There also is currently a statewide initiative drive being pushed by former Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard which would put a “right to know” provision in the Arizona Constitution to require that all sources of $10,000 or more be made public. If it makes the November ballot and is approved, it could override any state laws.

This law, pushed by Rep. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, is aimed at gaining protection for donors to “social welfare” groups that spend money to help elect or defeat certain candidates through independent expenditures.

Ducey has been supportive in the past of allowing anonymous donations. And he himself has been the beneficiary of such expenditures.

He got elected governor in 2014 with the help of $8.2 million spent by outside groups both supporting his election and running commercials attacking Democrat foe Fred DuVal. That eclipsed the $7.9 million Ducey spent on his own, money that came from disclosed donors.

That wasn’t just a one-way street. DuVal benefited from $2.4 million in independent expenditures compared to his own $4.3 million campaign.

The governor has said he believes in transparency. But he also said there’s a valid reason to allow people to contribute anonymously to campaigns.

“I think people have a First Amendment right as well to participate and not be bullied,” he said.

That’s the same argument advanced by Leach in pushing the legislation through the House and, just this past week, by Senate Republicans in giving their own approval.

“Citizens have a right to privacy,” said Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake. “They have a right to give their money to whatever cause they deem is right.”

She also said there is as need for privacy.

“The problem is that the Left will use this information and they harass businesses,” Allen said.

 

Ducey’s “fishy-smelling-package

…Az Gov Ducey’s promise of 20% increase in wages for teachers is nothing more than smoke & mirrors as at best it’s merely a campaign stunt designed to garner him votes with a warm fuzzy feeling as he proved NO details and we still have a GOP/Koch Bro$ owned state legislature clip_image002which has NOT officially signed off as buying into Ducey’s “fishy-smelling-package”…

 

Arizona’s governor is freaking out, promises 20 percent increase to teachers’ salaries

 

Walter Einenkel  …Daily Kos Staff…2018/04/12 · 18:03

 

Teachers across the country are rising up after decades of education cuts, resource cuts, and tax cuts without results for the children of our country. After weeks of protests and outcry, Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey has relented, AZ Central reports.

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday boosted his proposal for teacher raises to 9 percent, up from 1 percent he proposed in January, saying lawmakers would work through the weekend to figure out how to fund the plan.

Coupled with with 5 percent raises for the next two years, and the 1 percent raise given last year, Ducey said his proposal would give teachers a "net pay increase" of 20 percent by 2020.

This is considerably more in line with what teachers have been asking for, as other Republican legislators continue to try to figure out ways to cut education funds from infrastructure and then present that money back as a gift; a plan that is so garbage I almost wish I hadn’t read it. When the entire school infrastructure breaks down, those same lawmakers will be the first to blame these “greedy” teachers, who are trying to make ends meet with basic livable wage increases. Arizona teachers are at the bottom of wage rankings amongst America’s teachers, along with Oklahoma.

However, before everyone shakes hands, teachers want to know if ALL of their demands are being met. They haven’t simply been asking for more money for themselves, they’ve been asking for more money for education, across the board.

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Derek Harris, a Tucson teacher and an AEU organizer, said in the video that went out to the group’s 44,500 members that they didn’t know what the governor would announce, but said “we need to be sure that this is not just a pay (increase) for teachers.”

The group’s five demands also include competitive pay for all education support professionals, such as teachers’ aides and paraprofessionals.

“If (Ducey’s proposal) is just a pay raise for teachers, that is not gonna cut it because we have a whole other slew of people who make our schools operate every day that we need to take care of, too,” Harris said in the video message.

Teachers are fighting for what should have always been the setup in Arizona, and every other state in the union. Anytime a legislator “relents,” they should be supported for making the right decision, but let’s not pretend they deserve anything more. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s piss-poor excuse for an Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, has delivered her useless piece of analysis, according to The Hill.

“I think about the kids,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said. “I think we need to stay focused on what’s right for kids. And I hope that adults would keep adult disagreements and disputes in a separate place, and serve the students that are there to be served.”

Shut up, Betsy, and let the adults talk.

 

anyone surprise as DEFIANT is the tone set by our President…

…Is anyone surprise as DEFIANT is the tone set by our President…

Defiant Mulvaney tells Senate he doesn’t have to talk to them, Elizabeth Warren gives him an earful

 

Joan McCarter  …Daily Kos Staff…2018/04/12 · 15:37

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget and squatter in the director’s chair at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has really been feeling his oats since he’s gotten all the jobs in the Trump administration. That includes winning a showdown with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in which Mulvaney elbowed his way into writing the regulations to go with the Republican tax cut law. Mulvaney has been on a total power grab, and feels like he’s king of the hill now, as his testimony Thursday in an oversight hearing for the CFPB attests.