It Takes A Village – VNV Monday: We the People – 6/12/17

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Resistance News:

Hillary Clinton

In an interview with Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event in New York, the former presidential candidate said that she is now “part of the resistance,” and despite no longer holding office, she considers herself to be an “activist citizen.”

“I spent decades learning about what it would take to move our country forward—including people who clearly didn’t vote for me—to try to make sure we dealt with a lot of these hard issues that are right around the corner like robotics and artificial intelligence and things that are really going to be upending the economy for the vast majority of Americans, to say nothing of the rest of the world,” she said.

“I am going to publicly request that this administration not end our efforts making women’s rights and opportunities central to American foreign policy and national security.”

Clinton gave the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for Medgar Evers, a college in Brooklyn, New York. While the nation’s attention was turned to former FBI director James Comey’s testimony at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Clinton stayed silent on the revelations about his conversations with President Donald Trump, instead urging the graduating class to remember that “the work of justice is never finished.”

“The first months of this year saw a surge in hate crimes across our country,” Clinton said. “White supremacists are emboldened, and their numbers on the rise.”

She reminded the audience of the May 26 stabbing on a Portland commuter train, when Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, allegedly stabbed three men who defended two teenage girls from Christian’s “racist, xenophobic tirade,” as Clinton put it. One of the girls was wearing a hijab, and Christian reportedly made comments such as telling the girls to go back to Saudi Arabia.

Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, died in the attack. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was seriously injured but survived.

“They stepped in front of those girls to block the abuse,” Clinton said. “Other passengers rushed forward to comfort and pray with the victims, and one victim’s last words as he was carried away by paramedics echoes what [Medgar Evers College President Rudolph Crew] said at the very beginning of this ceremony: ‘Tell everyone on this train that I love them.’”

 QUESTION OF THE DAY: What cause Hillary the Election:

During the 2016 election cycle, Bill Clinton met with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona ― a move that was widely discussed because it coincided with the Justice Department investigating his wife, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

After hearing about that meeting, Comey said he was prompted to bring the news of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s emails to the public spotlight.

When asked in his testimony on Thursday whether his decision was influenced by the meeting, Comey said, “Yes, in an ultimately conclusive way.”

“That was the thing that capped it for me that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department,” Comey said.


 Musings On The Vagina Grabber In Chief:

Republicans are well on their way to repealing the Affordable Care Act, putting millions of people at risk of losing their health insurance. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday took steps to fast-track their efforts, sidestepping the typical committee hearings in favor of closed-door meetings. And many Republicans are avoiding their own town hall meetings, where the subject is likely to come up. 

As progressive New York Times writer David Leonhardt notes, the Comey hearing has relieved some of the pressure Republicans faced in previous months against their health care plans. But it shouldn’t, he says.

“Even amid the Comey testimony, and all of the attention it deserves, don’t let health care be forgotten,” Leonhardt wrote this week. “It’s too important.”

    On Thursday, while every major news channel was trained on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was busy defending the Trump administration’s budget before the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee.

Under the proposed budget, the Department of the Interior — which manages about 500 million acres across the country — would see its funding cut by 13 percent. Climate programs, in particular, would take a substantial cut, seeing reductions of around 80 percent

Not The Onion: Trump proposed covering his untenable border wall with solar panels

  11 comments for “It Takes A Village – VNV Monday: We the People – 6/12/17

  1. bfitzinAR
    June 12, 2017 at 10:28 am

    {{{Philly}}} – Comey’s a liar but we need him to prove pvl45’s an even greater liar. Comey is the one who made that accidental and very public meeting controversial. Comey is the one who gave it the “appearance of impropriety”. Comey basically created the situation so he could use it against the Clintons and Loretta Lynch. He is culpable for that much of Hillary’s E.C. loss – no more, but definitely no less.

    Meanwhile – eyes on the prize – do everything we can to block AHCA (the death panel bill) and organize at the precinct level to take back Congress. There are only 3 ways to get rid of pvl45 – impeachment, Amendment 25, or wait out his term. That doesn’t mean we can’t block his agenda while he’s still in office because we can – we have been. But we can do a whole lot better job of blocking his and the Rs Evil agenda by taking back Congress.

    Soloing today – all this week actually – and gotta get to work. {{{Moose Villagers}}}

  2. WYgalinCali
    June 12, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Good morning, Philly and thanks for writing another interesting piece. Although I’m not affected (yet?) by the repeal of the ACA, it’s become my rallying call. For half of my life, I did not have medical (or dental and optical) insurance. Thanks to California’s Med-iCal program, my daughter was covered until I got a job with insurance. I still remember having to decide if I really needed to go to urgent care or should I ignore my symptoms and spend the money on my daughter. It’s a feeling I have never forgotten nor do I want other people to be faced with this kind of decision.

    It’s going to be another wonderful day here in the valley. A high of 74 and another dental appointment. How fun is that?

    • basket
      June 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Good luck with the dental appointment!

      • WYgalinCali
        June 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        Thanks, basket.

    • bfitzinAR
      June 12, 2017 at 11:29 am

      {{{WYgalinCali}}} – Healing Energy. I still don’t even think about going to doctors at all unless it’s an urgent care issue – like something’s swelling and needs to be lanced or I need an antibiotic to bring it down or both – that kind of urgent care. It just doesn’t occur to me until it hits that point, I’ve spent so much of my life without it.

      • WYgalinCali
        June 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm

        I’m the same way. With the dentist, I am trying to keep the ones I have left so I go every six months like a good girl.

  3. DoReMI
    June 12, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Good morning, Philly and Meeses! High of 90 today here, which is pretty much my definition of ghastly. But it’s supposed to go down to 81 by tomorrow, so there’s that to look forward to. I’m also going to see Wonder Woman with my pastor tomorrow; that means I’ll get posts up here and at DK, but I can’t guarantee I’ll be around much to comment. What the content will be is anybody’s guess…still mulling that one over!

    • basket
      June 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      90 is quite tolerable. Well, unless it’s humid…

      • DoReMI
        June 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm

        We’ll have to agree to disagree ;)

        • WYgalinCali
          June 12, 2017 at 3:38 pm

          I’d take 90 over the 102 we’re expecting on Saturday. But I prefer the upper 70’s and low 80’s.

  4. MomentaryGrace
    June 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you Philly76! Hi Village Meeses. :)

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