Sochi, Krasnodar Krai (RP) - The now-disbanded "Voting Integrity Commission" launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of major voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday. Once translated into English, the documents revealed that the highly-touted team, led by Russian mathematician Gregor Yukuvlevich Perlman, discussed the possibilities for over an hour at each of the bimonthly meetings that ran from January through March in the picturesque resort town overlooking the Black Sea.
The conclusion that no major fraud occurred seems to have left a void of information about whether minor voter fraud occurred, what the difference between major and minor voter fraud might be and how well major and minor translate into Russian. When questioned about this discrepancy the translator had to excuse herself for personal reasons, and Perlman - whose ability to speak English tends to fluctuate - was unable to effectively communicate well enough to finish the press conference.
Washington, DC (RP) - A "Federal Commission on School Safety" has been launched by the Trump administration in response to the increasing number of tragedies involving guns, students and teachers. Department of Education Chief Betsy DeVos announced that the newly-formed commission will not look at the role of guns in school violence, disregarding the fact that so far in 2018, at the rate of one incident per week, school shootings have caused the death of at least thirty-seven students and adults, as well as at least thirty-one serious injuries.
The Education Honcho also is seeking to eliminate 29 discretionary programs and declares that "our commitment to spending taxpayer dollars wisely and efficiently by consolidating and eliminating duplicative and ineffective federal programs that are better handled at the state or local level." In other words, 'Instead of working to make education more effective by consolidating and standardizing and regulating our nation's education at the national level, I choose to continue to cop out, put my head in the sand, be a traitor to the very concept of education and admit that dutifully doing the job I am being paid to do is way beyond me or anyone on my team.'
Menlo Park, CA (RP) - Mark Zuckerberg was admitted into Stanford Hospital today suffering from stress-induced heart palpitations after an historic and impassioned plea from President Obama has reduced traffic on facebook by more than half! In his twenty-minute address on national TV, President Obama masterfully explained how the Russians were able to affect our last election and how they might be planning to again interfere in what may be the most important election in our nation's history.
Our forty-fourth president also detailed how Zuckerberg and others have amassed fortunes by duping America and the world into being his product, for which he pays nothing, while selling them and selling to them. Obama's pleas to not log into facebook at least until after the election have hit home with a large percentage of the electorate, leaving facebook personnel reeling, as this company built on little more than air and an idea possesses nothing tangible upon which to stand.
NYC, NY (RP) - Roger Goodell delivered his "State of the League" address yesterday, emphasizing the strength and health of the NFL. The bewildered Commissioner focused on player safety, claiming "We can remove the violence from an inherently violent game without adversely affecting the product", comparing the negligibly noticeable difference between drinking a non-alcoholic beer and imbibing in your favorite draught. This, about a game in which one of the primary goals is to hurl a participant to the ground against their will.
Goodell also defended his continued attempts to place a team in London in hope of securing his legacy as the Commissioner that made football a global sport, despite the clear indications that Europe loves soccer, few NFL players want to live in England, the 'N' in 'NFL' stands for 'National' or that the sport -while still popular - is clearly in decline, making further expansion a fool's game.
Washington, DC (RP) - Protests unlike any we have seen since the days of Nixon hiding in his office and peering at America's youth through parted curtains continue in DC as thousands of demonstrators chanted "Real News. Fake President." The group repeated the mantra for close to twelve non-stop hours today before finally breaking for the evening.
An eerie feeling of a creepy Halloween tinted the day, as trump masks, memes, altered photos and a wave of orange wigs dotted and decorated the landscape. It was reported that upon viewing the uprising the president's initial response was to claim a win for himself, seeing it as a sign that America unmistakably loves him and his hair! Accordingly, plans to construct a one-panel White House Walk of Fame with a new bigger star commemorating trump's achievements during and before his time in the White House were quickly drawn and funded; construction has begun.
Bacon & eggs. Love & marriage. Autumn & football. Some things just go together. Like Hate & religion. Whether it be crusading Christians & Muslims, battling Catholics & Protestants or Islamic terrorists destroying history, an incalculable amount of destruction has been done and an immeasurable number of souls have been lost in the name of God / religion.
Speaking to a group of realtors, and referring to the LGBTQ community, Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California recently declared, "We've drawn a line on racism. But I don't think we should extend that line. A homeowner should not be required to be in business with someone that they think is doing something that is immoral."
His spokesman Greg Blair doubled down in a statement in which he said that the congressman "does not believe the federal government should force those with strong religious convictions into a personal or business relationship that is contrary to their religion."
Let's be clear: What is immoral, is judging other people and masquerading prejudice, ignorance, hate and fear as religion.
As a boy this author lived in a Florida town that was physically divided by an irrigation canal. The blacks lived on one side of the canal and the whites on the other, and never the twain did mix! I first saw the other side of town through the porthole of forced bussing, and that initial year was one of confused anger and aimless beatings and early dismissals due to race riots - weirdly amid an atmosphere of trying to get along.
When affluent blacks made efforts to buy homes 'across the canal', not only were they terrorized, but if there was any indication that a white neighbor might sell to a black family they would also be sent not-subtle messages that could include burning crosses, broken windows, or vicious epithets, slurs and threats scorched into lawns with gasoline - they cruel inventiveness of the bigot knows no bounds!
To have witnessed the turmoil and then watched as things gradually got better; to have reached a point where even a throwback to Strom Thurman like Rohrabacher acknowledges that blacks in America can buy a home wherever they can afford one; to have applauded as the United States grew up before our babybooming eyes, only to now see elected representatives try to take us back to Square Zero is more disheartening than any humorous simile can describe.
To Representative Rohrabacher and all the old, white, used-up, bigoted Republicans out there making one last ditch effort to create a name for yourself while Trump is in office: If you want to carry a sign that says "I Hate Queers" or some other repulsive pronouncement, that is your right. If you want to drape yourself in religion and paint yourself as both moral and an apt judge of morality, that too is your right. If you carry your vicious sign while draping yourself in religion, that is more obscene than any loving act two consenting adults could possibly share; a sin worthy of your God smiting you - no?
Let us hope that those smart and talented California realtors, as well as realtors, loan officers, banks & mortgage companies and home sellers across the country enable and encourage all prospective home buyers to disregard the canal of hate and live wherever they choose to. Let us hope that the voters of California and the voters across this land all say 'NO' to hate and vote these bigots out of office. Let us continue to move forward, teeny tiny step by teeny tiny step, and never let selfish ignorant people like Rohrabacher nudge us backward.
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Space Force One?
posted Aug 10, 18
Real News. Fake President.
posted Aug 06, 18
Mortgaging our Future
Time for an Education Revolution
posted Aug 02, 18
Booze - Yay!
posted Jul 29, 18
How About Some Age Limits?
posted Jul 24, 18
Too Much Forged in Fire?
posted Jul 17, 18
Tritler and the Party of Trump
posted Jul 11, 18
The Malicious Commish
posted Jul 02, 18
Gerry Mander and the Trumpettes
posted Jun 26, 18
The Tacet Underground
posted Jun 20, 18
All Hail the Chancellor
posted Jun 15, 18
Trump and the Big Leagues
posted Jun 11, 18
Bogus Commission on School Safety
posted Jun 08, 18
To Insure Promptness in the Age of Entitlement
posted May 31, 18
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Being Mean to Kids!
posted May 22, 18
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for Professors and Teachers
posted May 20, 18
School is for Winning
posted May 16, 18
The League You Need
posted May 12, 18
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Some Go To College - All Go Through Life pt1
posted Apr 20, 18
Some Go To College - All Go Through Life pt2
posted Apr 19, 18
Some Go To College - All Go Through Life pt3
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Leaders in School
posted Apr 04, 18
Opiates - Hey Doc! A Little Help Please
posted Mar 19, 18
The Grass is NOT Always Greener
posted Mar 14, 18
Teachers and the Sun
posted Mar 13, 18
Can Social Media Contribute to Mental Health Issues?
posted Mar 08, 18
Hope - A Beautiful Sight
posted Feb 28, 18
All You Need is Love … and enough money
posted Feb 24, 18
Teachers and Guns
posted Feb 22, 18
NEA or NRA?
posted Feb 21, 18
I don't (k)NO(w)
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Helmet to Helmet HIts Must Go
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