Did Betsy DeVos just use the old Grizzly Bear defense in a guns in school debate?
Did Tom Price buy not one or two but over 6 medical company stocks and then submit laws specifically aimed at improving their value?
Did Rick Perry really think he was going to be an ambassador for the oil and gas industry instead of maintaining our nuclear arsenal?
Just how many lawsuits has Scott Pruitt brought against the EPA, an agency he is being nominated to run?
Yes, all this just happened and more. It's downright frightening at the scope of ignorance the new cabinet is going to have and the power. Not to mention the delegitimizing of our free press and the crown jewel of our safety net, our intelligence services. I have to say I think the latter two are a well planned ploy so that when the president elect is found to have been in collusion with Russia he can say it is all a lie. That is, of course, assuming any information gets to us. I wonder if dissidents will be thrown in jail? Do we have a Siberia or will we just send them to the gulags in Russia? USSA? Health care will be a thing of the past, as will SS and Medicare and Medicaid. It's all in jeopardy. Oh yes, we'll have access, but that doesn't mean affordable access does it? Breathe deep folks, this may be the last time in the next four years that you feel safe. A man of dignity and ethics is leaving us to ourselves with the new president elect. It is up to us to safe guard democracy because it looks like the new administration can't be bothered with that pesky little detail. The congress is too busy gleefully dismantling any program that helps the poor, women, children, minorities and the disabled. Mitch McConnell is wearing hypocrisy like a well tailored suit and Paul Ryan is pumping up his racist talking points on black men like so many bullets. So, so many bullets.
Yes, this is all just happening. None of this is normal. None of it and tomorrow, the nuclear codes will be handed off to the most unqualified president in history. We're all in this together and no matter what your persuasion it is all our jobs to defend our freedoms for each and every one of us, press included, press especially. Remember that. Peace.
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