A round up of Trumpian events ๐Ÿ–•๐ŸŠ๐Ÿคก


#4546

Privatizing Everything

However: โ€œTo be sure, the private sector getting involved in the ISS isnโ€™t exclusive to Trump. NASA took steps to outsource cargo supply flights to the ISS to the private space companies Orbital ATK and SpaceX under President George W. Bush; the Obama administration extended the model to hire Boeing and SpaceX to fly astronauts there.โ€

โ€œThe proposal doesnโ€™t say what companies would take over or what private enterprise might want to do with the station. Itโ€™s also worth noting that anything like this is far from becoming a reality.โ€


#4547

Yeah, thatโ€™s been the GOP goal for years now.


#4548


#4549

I was wondering when the killing would begin.

The Daily Caller calls it fake news:

Also


#4550

#4551

Sounds like Sessions let his Sovereign Citizen flag fly there for a moment. Too bad he cut himself off before he could say anything about admiralty law.


#4552

Iโ€™m starting to suspect that this guy may be more than the Avenue Q acceptable amount of โ€œa little bit racistโ€.


#4553

Grand Wizard speak.


#4554

#4555

IDK Youโ€™d think that he would cut the funding. Either he didnโ€™t know it was in there or somebody wants the show to go on.

He wants to cut these programs however:

  1. The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education, which donates agricultural commodities and financial assistance to carry out school feeding programs in foreign countries.

  2. The Rural Business and Cooperative Service, which provides loans, grants and payments intended to increase opportunities in rural communities.

  3. The Economic Development Administration, which provides federal grants to communities in support of locally-developed economic plans.

  4. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which subsidizes advisory and consulting services for small and medium-size manufacturers.

  5. 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which helps communities establish or expand centers to provide before- and after-school programs and summer school programs.

  6. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, an Education Department program that provides grants to support college preparation for low-income students.

  7. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which researches ways to enhance the effectiveness of health services.

  8. The Advanced Research Projects Agency, which provides support for Energy Department projects.

  9. The National Wildlife Refuge Fund, which compensates communities for lost tax revenue when the federal government acquires their land.

  10. The Global Climate Change Initiative, a proposal that reflects Trumpโ€™s decision last year to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

  11. The NASA Office of Education, which provides grants to colleges and universities, museums and science centers. The funding would be redirected within NASA.

  12. The Chemical Safety Board, which is tasked with investigating accidents at chemical facilities.

  13. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which funds service opportunities, promotes volunteering and helps nonprofit organizations find volunteers.

  14. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds public television and radio stations including Public Broadcasting Service and NPR.

  15. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, which funds museums and libraries nationwide with grants.

  16. The Legal Services Corporation, a nonprofit that provides civil legal assistance for low-income individuals.

  17. The National Endowment for the Arts, which funds American artists and projects with grants.

  18. The National Endowment for the Humanities, which provides grants to American humanities scholars.

  19. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, which funds community development projects nationwide.

  20. The Denali Commission, the Delta Regional Authority and the Northern Border Regional Commission, which fund infrastructure and economic projects in specified areas.

  21. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, which provides U.S. goods and services for foreign projects.

  22. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a think tank focused on international affairs and foreign policy.


#4556

In the face of the budget shortfalls imposed by Republicansโ€™ atrocious tax cut plan, this is less rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic and more adjusting the incline of one particular sun chairโ€™s backboard. Meanwhile Steerage class still drowns.


#4557

Remember when conservatives believed in conservation?


#4558

I was born in the late seventies, soโ€ฆ no.


#4559

Like I keep saying, they are not conservatives anymore. They are reactionaries who want the respectability of conservatism.

Donโ€™t let them have it.


#4560

thatโ€™s corey robinโ€™s thesisโ€“except he stretches that back far beyond the 1970s


#4561

oops


#4562

To whom? The Russians? The Chinese? The Saudis?


#4563

to a LLC with opaque ownership.


#4564

#4565

Just noticed this

not a day to be tweeting half cocked, Mr Tribe.