Today is a bizarre and extraordinary day to be an American.
Insider Louisville Experts: ACA repeal threatens health insurance of 100K Louisvillians
Legislators also are getting calls from hospital leaders, medical device entrepreneurs and others, who worry about the impact of a repeal, he said.
Yarmuth urged consumers who like the bill to contact their legislators to persuade them to keep it.
“Be disruptive,” Yarmuth said.
Letters of Note Wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day
In March of 1973, he wrote the following perfectly formed reply to a Mr. Nadeau, who sought White’s opinion on what he saw as a bleak future for the human race.
For our sanity …
NY Times A Trump Administration, With Obama Staff Members Filling In the Gaps
In all, Mr. Trump has named only 29 of his 660 executive department appointments, according to the Partnership for Public Service, which has been tracking the process. That is a pace far slower than recent predecessors, falling far short of the schedule originally outlined by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was Mr. Trump’s transition director before Mr. Trump ousted him 10 weeks ago.
That’s less than 1:22 positions filled because I can math.
Since his election on Nov. 8, Mr. Trump has had little interest in the minutiae of his transition, saying it was “bad karma” to get too involved, according to a person who spoke with him at the time. At one point, he wanted to halt the planning altogether, out of superstition, the person said.
I do this any time I’m prepping for a new job, tbh. Why should we expect that he would do work? Oh, and that vacation was already planned, so we can’t expect him to cancel.
The Daily Beast Trump’s WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights
The page on civil rights was replaced with a page entitled “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community” that replaces concerns with how police act with a demand for more cops.
His dudes were super busy.
The Atlantic He Was a Crook
Some people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism – which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place. He looked so good on paper that you could almost vote for him sight unseen. He seemed so all-American, so much like Horatio Alger, that he was able to slip through the cracks of Objective Journalism. You had to get Subjective to see Nixon clearly, and the shock of recognition was often painful.
I read this a lot when #45 first became relevant in the 2016 primary. It’s one of the rare raw and personal things Thomspon ever wrote.
(via John Gruber at daringfireball.net)
Donald J. Trump is President of the United States of America.