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    Republican greed and corruptions continues without any limits.

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    The Transportation Department under Secretary Elaine Chao designated a special liaison to help with grant applications and other priorities from her husband Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky, paving the way for grants totaling at least $78 million for favored projects as McConnell prepared to campaign for reelection.


    Chao’s aide Todd Inman, who stated in an email to McConnell’s Senate office that Chao had personally asked him to serve as an intermediary, helped advise the senator and local Kentucky officials on grants with special significance for McConnell — including a highway-improvement project in a McConnell political stronghold that had been twice rejected for previous grant applications.

    Beginning in April 2017, Inman and Chao met annually with a delegation from Owensboro, Ky., a river port with long connections to McConnell, including a plaza named in his honor. At the meetings, according to participants, the secretary and the local officials discussed two projects of special importance to the river city of 59,809 people — a plan to upgrade road connections to a commercial riverport and a proposal to expedite reclassifying a local parkway as an Interstate spur, a move that could persuade private businesses to locate in Owensboro.

    Inman, himself a longtime Owensboro resident and onetime mayoral candidate who is now Chao’s chief of staff, followed up the 2017 meeting by emailing the riverport authority on how to improve its application. He also discussed the project by phone with Al Mattingly, the chief executive of Daviess County, which includes Owensboro, who suggested Inman was instrumental in the process.

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    “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” -- The kind of Republican that would kicked out of the party today.

    "You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things." -President Trump

    Putin has built up their military again and again and again. Their military is much stronger. He’s doing nuclear, we’re not doing anything. Our nuclear is old and tired and his nuclear is tippy-top from what I hear. Better be careful, folks, okay? You better be careful.” -President Trump



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    In the context of Trash degrading the Medal Of Freedom to Arthur Laffer,

    I read an article that Laffer's economic fantasy BULLSHIT in the 1980s told Repugs that they could do any damn thing they wanted to do, detached from facts, science, morals, ethics, because there would be no punishment.

    Will McConnell / Chao be punished for their corruption? hell no

    Will Trash? hell no

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    She also is enriching herself and her corrupt family by taking them to China and making illicit deals with china - all while representing the US government.

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    Nothing from TSA et al.

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    Nothing from TSA et al.
    There's no controversy if one side refuses to argue.

    Anyway, what's the point of fighting corruption if doing so does not tend to extend Republican minority rule?

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    There's no controversy if one side refuses to argue.

    Anyway, what's the point of fighting corruption if doing so does not tend to extend Republican minority rule?
    It's shocking how little air this gets. In any other administration, this would be a four-alarm fire.

    I guess when the entire city is burning, what's one more building?

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    Republican greed and corruptions continues without any limits.
    Was wondering if that was still a thing

    Thx for the update, OP!!
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    Was wondering if that was still a thing

    Thx for the update, OP!!

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    It's shocking how little air this gets. In any other administration, this would be a four-alarm fire.

    I guess when the entire city is burning, what's one more building?
    I remember complaints that there was so much shit going on with the Repug Reign of Error 2001-2008 that much of slipped by unnoticed.

    I'm sure Trash, as well as opening the Overton window lower, and the Repugs have so much nasty, retrograde, sociopathic, unConstitutional shit going on since 2017 that it's hard to publicize it all, and none of it is being punished, exemplifying to the next Repugs where to start in ing up America even more.

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    Mythical democracy only works when there is willful agreement on what the reality is, and the people must participate in good faith for the common good. Obviously, America hasn't been a democracy forever, and it's getting much worse.

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    When rules are not enough to curb corruption


    Even in the world’s least-corrupt countries,

    recent scandals have led to a search for new ways to appeal to individual integrity as a solution.


    https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2019/0607/When-rules-are-not-enough-to-curb-corruption?j=186738&sfmc_sub=38882700&l=1222_HTML& u=6623624&mid=10979696&jb=26&cmpid=ema:Commentary: 20190613&src=newsletter

    today's eg:

    WH is saying " you" to KAC's violations of the Hatch Act.

    And they will get away with it.

    No accountability, no punishment. And they know it.

    Repugs are doing WHATEVER THE they want, and getting away with it.


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